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  • Thomas Hardy, Time and Narrativeby Ken Ireland

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    How is Hardy's development of thematics and characters matched by that of narrative techniques and his handling of time? This book uses narratological methods to stress the interdependence of content and expression in a key transitional writer between the Victorian and Modernist eras. more...

  • Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zanaby Philip Edward Phillips

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zana critically examines selected works of writers, from the sixth century to the twenty-first century, who were imprisoned for their beliefs. Chapters explore figures' lives, provide close analyses of their works, and offer contextualization of their prison writings. more...

  • Reconstruction in Literary Studiesby Bryan Vescio

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Pointing the way toward a revitalized future for the study of literature, Reconstruction in Literary Studies draws on philosophical pragmatism to justify the academic study of literature. In turn, Vescio connects the changing field to its social function as an institution. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environmentby Louise Westling

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    This authoritative collection of rigorous but accessible essays investigates the exciting new interdisciplinary field of environmental literary criticism. more...

  • The Reader in the Textby Susan Rubin Suleiman; Inge Crosman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    A reader may be in" a text as a character is in a novel, but also as one is in a train of thought--both possessing and being possessed by it. This paradox suggests the ambiguities inherent in the concept of audience. In these original essays, a group of international scholars raises fundamental questions about the status--be it rhetorical, semiotic... more...

  • Tragedy and Theoryby Michelle Gellrich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Michelle Gellrich engages current debates about the relationship between literature and theory by analyzing responses of theorists in the Western tradition to tragic conflict. Isolating the centrality of conflict in twentieth-century definitions of tragedy, Professor Gellrich discusses the efforts of modern critics to locate in Aristotle's Poetics... more...

  • Distant Readingby Franco Moretti

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD  How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory,... 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...

  • On Storiesby C. S. Lewis

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 13.95

    The theme of this collection is the excellence of the Story, especially the kind of story dear to Lewis-fantasy and science fiction, which he fostered in an age dominated by realistic fiction. On Stories is a companion volume to Lewis?s collected shorter fiction, The Dark Tower and Other Stories. Edited and with a Preface by Walter Hooper. more...

  • On Writingby A.L. Kennedy

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.07

    After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books - it's just a wonder she's found the time . These are missives from the authorial front line - urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration... more...