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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00
Michelle Zerba engages current debates about the relationship between literature and theory by analyzing responses of theorists in the Western tradition to tragic conflict. Isolating the centrality of conflict in twentieth-century definitions of tragedy, Professor Zerba discusses the efforts of modern critics to locate in Aristotle's Poetics the origins... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00
Virtue, as used here, connotes integrity--that living force that issues from persons, societies, or texts in consequence of their accomplishing their distinctive ends. Professor Berthoff outlines the descent of the intuition of virtue from classical times into our own era and examines it as a formative presence in a series of major literary works... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00
A reader may be in" a text as a character is in a novel, but also as one is in a train of thought--both possessing and being possessed by it. This paradox suggests the ambiguities inherent in the concept of audience. In these original essays, a group of international scholars raises fundamental questions about the status--be it rhetorical, semiotic... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.00
Eco displays in these essays the same wit, learning, and lively intelligence that delighted readers of The Name of the Rose and Foucault?s Pendulum . His range is wide, and his insights are acute, frequently ironic, and often downright funny. Translated by William Weaver. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95
The eighteenth century was a period when the modern Novel emerged through the work of writers such as Laurence Sterne (1713-68), Richardson, Defoe, Fielding and Johnson. However, the writing of Sterne is recognised as influencing modern writing from Joyce and Woolf onwards more than any of the other eighteenth century novelists.In the last twenty years... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95
The first book of its kind in the field, this timely introduction to post- colonial theory offers lucid and accessible summaries of the major work of key theorists such as Frantz Fanon, Edward Said.Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak. The Guide also Explores the lines of resistance against colonialism and highlights the theories of post-colonial identity... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.99
Fresh, original and compelling, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ?the beginning? and concluding with ?the end?, the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract isms... more...
- Philosophical Library/Open Road 2012; US$ 14.99
In a probing philosophical exploration of the act of literary creation, Sartre asks: ?What is writing?,? ?Why write?,? and ?For whom does one write?? After discussing existentialism as it pertains to art, human emotions, and psychology, French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre turns the question of existentialism to the subject of literature... more...
- Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99
George Steiner?s essential tome on linguistics, hailed by the New York Times as a ?dazzling inquiry into the possibility of translation? In his classic work, literary critic and scholar George Steiner tackles what he considers the Babel ?problem?: Why, over the course of history, have humans developed thousands of different languages when the... more...
- Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99
?A fresh, revelatory, golden eagle?s eye-view of western literature.? ? Financial Times Early in Grammars of Creation, George Steiner references Plato?s maxim that in ?all things natural and human, the origin is the most excellent.? Creation, he argues, is linguistically fundamental in theology, philosophy, art, music, literature?central,... more...