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  • Travels in Hyperrealityby Umberto Eco

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theoryby Andrew Bennett; Nicholas Royle

    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...

  • 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...

  • Moralische Erzählungenby Rüdiger Bittner; Susanne Kaul

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 8.41

    Von populärer bis zur hohen Literatur: auf der Suche nach der praktischen Bedeutung von fiktiven Texten jenseits einer moralischen Lehre. Lehren Erzählungen Moral? Ein Gang durch vielfältige Erzählformen - durch klassische und zeitgenössische, einfühlsame und schematische, populäre und solche der hohen Literatur - zeigt: Nein, Erzählungen sagen einem... more...

  • Politics and Lettersby Raymond Williams

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    Raymond Williams has made a central contribution to the culture of the Left in the English-speaking world. Politics and Letters is a volume of interviews with Williams, conducted by members of the New Left Review editorial committee, that is designed to bring into clear focus the major theoretical and political issues posed by his work. Ranging... more...

  • Creating Books for the Young in the New South Africaby Barbara A. Lehman; Jay Heale; Anne Hill

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of essays analyzes the work of 29 authors and illustrators. South African children's and youth literature has a long history. The country is the most prolific publisher of children's books on the continent, producing perhaps the highest quality literature in Africa. Its traditions resonate within the larger world of children's... more...