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  • Miss Herbertby Adam Thirlwell

    Random House 2012; US$ 22.28

    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...

  • Literature & Existentialismby Jean-Paul Sartre

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2012; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Language and Silenceby George Steiner

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    A collection of essays and articles about the life of language, and its role in a world where words are used to manipulate as often as they are used to convey meaning Language and Silence is a book about language?and politics, meaning, silence, and the future of literature. Originally published between 1958 and 1966, the essays that make up... more...

  • After Babelby George Steiner

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...