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  • Children's Literatureby M. O. Grenby

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 26.99

    This critical guide provides a concise yet comprehensive history of British and North American children's literature from its seventeenth-century origins to the present day. Each chapter focuses on one of the main genres of children's literature: fables, fantasy, adventure stories, moral tales, family stories, the school story, and poetry.... more...

  • Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novelby Lorri G. Nandrea

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 41.99

    The complicated junctions negotiated by the novel during the eighteenth century reveal not only achievements but also exclusions. Misfit Forms offers a speculative reconstruction of roads less traveled. What if typographical emphasis and its associated transmission of sensuality and feeling had not lost out to "transparent" typography and... more...

  • Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics: For de Manby Andrzej Warminski

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    Readings of de Man's critique of aesthetic ideology and the strange 'materiality' that emerges from it. This volume explicates Paul de Man's late project of a critique of aesthetic ideology and attempts to extend it in ways productive for critical thought. After a reading of de Man's work in all its rigour - and hence also the aesthetic... more...

  • Material Inscriptions: Rhetorical Reading in Practice and Theoryby Andrzej Warminski

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    A new work of scholarship in the 'practice' of rhetorical reading. This monograph provides readings of literary and philosophical texts that work through the rhetoric of tropes to the material inscription at the origin of these texts. The book focuses on the practice and pedagogical value of rhetorical reading. Its readings follow an itinerary... more...

  • Literary Livesby David Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    This book meditates on the nature of biography and the way biographers habitually explain their subjects' loves by reference to psychology, ancestry, childhood experience, social relations, the body, or illness. more...

  • The Holocaust Novelby Efraim Sicher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The first comprehensive study of Holocaust literature as a major postwar literary genre, The Holocaust Novel provides an ideal student guide to the powerful and moving works written in response to this historical tragedy. This student-friendly volume answers a dire need for readers to understand a genre in which boundaries and often blurred between... more...

  • Postcolonial Theory and Autobiographyby David Huddart

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Cultural theory has often been criticized for covert Eurocentric and universalist tendencies. Its concepts and ideas are implicitly applicable to everyone, ironing over any individuality or cultural difference. Postcolonial theory has challenged these limitations of cultural theory, and Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography addresses the central... more...

  • The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 4by David Finkelstein; Alistair McCleery

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 249.99

    In this volume a range of distinguished contributors provide an original analysis of the book in Scotland during a period that has been until now greatly under-researched and little understood. The issues covered by this volume include the professionalisation of publishing, its scale, technological developments, the role of the state, including the... more...

  • Autobiographyby Linda Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 24.95

    If every writer necessarily draws on their own life, is any writing outside the realm of ?autobiography?? The new edition of this classic guide is fully updated to include: developments in autobiographical criticism, highlighting major theoretical issues and concepts different forms of the genre from confessions and narratives to memoirs and... more...

  • Metafictionby Patricia Waugh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...