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  • Grammars of Creationby George Steiner

    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...

  • Romanticism and Modernityby Thomas Pfau; Robert Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Though traditionally defined as a relatively brief time period - typically the half century of 1780-1830 - the "Romantic era" constitutes a crucial, indeed unique, transitional phase in what has come to be called "modernity," for it was during these fifty years that myriad disciplinary, aesthetic, economic, and political changes long in the making... more...

  • Politics and Lettersby Raymond Williams; Geoff Dyer

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    ? Guardian ?For anybody interested in the relationship between literature and society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries this book is essential reading.? ? Financial Times ?An absolutely riveting piece of work.? ? New Society ?This is, quite simply, one of the most magnificent books I have read.? ?Philip Corrigan, Media,... more...

  • Fantasy and the Real World in British Children?s Literatureby Caroline Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This study examines the children?s books of three extraordinary British writers?J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett?and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different... more...

  • Phallic Critiques (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Schwenger

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Phallic Critiques, first published in 1984, is a study of ?masculine? styles of writing in the twentieth century ? an age, according to Virginia Woolf, when ?virility has become self-conscious?. Writers who carry macho values to their extreme often subscribe to the popular feeling that writing is an effeminate activity for a real man to be engaged... more...

  • Insister of Jacques Derridaby Peggy Kamuf; Helene Cixous

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 46.99

    "Exciting, passionate writing. A refusal to mourn her very close friend Derrida's death, it begins with a telling of a dream in which Derrida and Cixous feature as footballing mice." Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski, The Independent. In 2003 Derrida had promised to attend a colloquium on 'Reading Cixous and Derrida Reading Each Other/Themselves'.... more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus 2011; US$ 15.86

    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...

  • Dancing with Disasterby Kate Rigby

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    The calamitous impacts of climate change that are beginning to be felt around the world today expose the inextricability of human and natural histories. Arguing for a more complex account of such calamities, Kate Rigby examines a variety of past disasters, from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to the mega-hurricanes of the twenty-first... more...

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

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    Seit den 1990er Jahren jagen sich die »turns« in den Literaturwissenschaften. So wurden der »cultural turn«, der »performative turn«, der »spatial turn«, der »iconic turn« oder der »philological turn« ausgerufen - um nur einige zu nennen. Der Band stellt nun die Frage nach dem State of the Art der Interpretation. Was heißt es für die Literaturwissenschaftler_innen,... more...