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  • The Difficulties of Modernismby Leonard Diepeveen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Miss Herbertby Adam Thirlwell

    Random House 2012; US$ 21.24

    The secret history of novelists is often a history of exile and tourism - a history of language learning. Like the story of Gustave Flaubert and Juliet Herbert, it is a history of loss and mistakes. As Flaubert finished Madame Bovary , Miss Herbert, his niece's governess, translated the novel into English. But this translation has since been lost.... more...

  • Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theoryby Derek Ryan

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 112.00

    Explores Woolf’s writing alongside Deleuze’s philosophy and new materialist theories of ‘sex’, ‘animal’, and ‘life’. How does Virginia Woolf conceptualise the material world? In what ways has Woolf’s modernism affected understandings of materiality, and what new perspectives does she offer contemporary theoretical... more...

  • Haptic Modernismby Abbie Garrington

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    This book contends that the haptic sense - combining touch, kinaesthesis and proprioception - was first fully conceptualised and explored in the modernist period, in response to radical new bodily experiences brought about by scientific, technological and psychological change. more...

  • De grijze aapby Dirk Sikkel

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 10.50

    Lang geleden, voordat er mensen bestonden, bleven alle dieren vruchtbaar tot hun dood. De afgelopen vijf miljoen jaar hebben wij ons ontwikkeld tot de enige diersoort met een menopauze. Kennelijk was dit ergens goed voor; de natuur geeft deze onvruchtbare extra tijd van leven niet cadeau. Het nut van de vijftigplusser, en daarmee zijn natuurlijke gedrag,... more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 17.26

    Literature suffers from appearing both deceptively easy and dauntingly difficult. We all like to think we can read a novel and understand what 'genre', 'style' and 'narrative' mean, but do we really understand them fully and how they can enrich our reading experience? How should we approach the works of great writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S.... more...

  • Interpretieren nach den »turns«by Claudia Liebrand; Rainer J. Kaus

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 48.00

    Since the 1990s, various »turns« have chased each other around literary criticism. Thus, the »cultural turn«, »performative turn«, »spatial turn«, »iconic turn«, and »philological turn« - to name just a few - have been proclaimed. The volume at hand questions the state of the art of interpretation. What does it mean for the literary scholars to interpret... more...

  • Robert Louis Stevensonby Frank McLynn

    Random House 2014; US$ 21.24

    A sensual Calvinist, a Tory radical, a consumptive celebrant of action, a Passionate Scot who chose to live anywhere but Scotland. Not for nothing was Robert Louis Stevenson the author of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde . The greatest of Scottish novelists, Stevenson lived a life as extraordinary and as absorbing as his books. But it was a life... more...

  • Fictions in Autobiographyby Paul John Eakin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    Investigating autobiographical writing of Mary McCarthy, Henry James, Jean-Paul Sartre, Saul Friedlander, and Maxine Hong Kingston, this book argues that autobiographical truth is not a fixed but an evolving content in a process of self-creation. Further, Paul John Eakin contends, the self at the center of all autobiography is necessarily fictive.... more...

  • The Signifying Monkeyby Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "eclectic, exciting, convincing, provocative" and in The Washington Post Book World as "brilliantly original," Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s The Signifying Monkey is a groundbreaking work that illuminates the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and... more...