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  • Against World Literatureby Emily Apter

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”?the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language... more...

  • Laurence Sterneby Marcus Walsh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The eighteenth century was a period when the modern Novel emerged through the work of writers such as Laurence Sterne (1713-68), Richardson, Defoe, Fielding and Johnson. However, the writing of Sterne is recognised as influencing modern writing from Joyce and Woolf onwards more than any of the other eighteenth century novelists.In the last twenty years... more...

  • Introduction To Post-Colonial Theoryby Peter Childs; Patrick Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    The first book of its kind in the field, this timely introduction to post- colonial theory offers lucid and accessible summaries of the major work of key theorists such as Frantz Fanon, Edward Said.Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak. The Guide also Explores the lines of resistance against colonialism and highlights the theories of post-colonial identity... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Literature and the Continuances of Virtueby Warner Berthoff

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    Virtue, as used here, connotes integrity--that living force that issues from persons, societies, or texts in consequence of their accomplishing their distinctive ends. Professor Berthoff outlines the descent of the intuition of virtue from classical times into our own era and examines it as a formative presence in a series of major literary works... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...