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  • Russian Formalist Criticismby Lee T. Lemon; Marion J. Reis; Gary Saul Morson

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 20.00

    The Russian formalists emerged from the Russian Revolution with ideas about the independence of literature. They enjoyed that independence until Stalin shut them down. By then, however, they had produced essays that remain among the best defenses ever written for both literature and its theory. Included here are four essays representing key points... more...

  • The Consolations of Writingby Rivkah Zim

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between the prisoner and his mentor, Lady Philosophy. This classic philosophical statement of late antiquity has had an enduring influence on Western thought.... more...

  • Hieroglyphicsby Arthur Machen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In the engaging nonfiction volume Hieroglyphics, Machen turns his focus to literary criticism, opining on the role of the ecstatic in literature. more...

  • Insulting the Public?by Peter J. Anderson; Tony Weymouth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 86.95

    Insulting the Public? examines the way in which the European Union and issues relating to it are represented to the public. Combining theoretical and empirical research, the text explores and provides an assessment of the performance of the British Press in its representation of the European Union in the period immediately preceding the General Election... more...

  • Nigel Dempster and the Death of Discretionby Tim Willis

    Short Books 2010; US$ 21.86

    ‘If the trade of the gossip columnist is trivial, then all life is trivial? – Nigel Dempster No one is more responsible for Britain?s current obsession with celebrity culture than the late, great gossip columnist Nigel Dempster (1941-2007). For a quarter of a century, as the editor of the Daily Mail?s Diary, he was the man perfectly placed and... more...

  • Literary Anthropologyby Fernando Poyatos

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 188.00

    The traditional gulf between the theory and practice of literature and the various areas subjoined under anthropology has hindered the development of some very fruitful perspectives in the realm of poetics and the general theory of literature (particularly in its narrative forms). Poyatos' initial idea of literary anthropology as the study of people... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to World Literatureby Theo D'haen; David Damrosch; Djelal Kadir

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    In the age of globalization, the category of "World Literature" is increasingly important to academic teaching and research. The Routledge Companion to World Literature offers a comprehensive pathway into this burgeoning and popular field. Separated into four key sections, the volume covers: the history of World Literature through... more...

  • Citizens' Media against Armed Conflictby Clemencia Rodriguez

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    For two years, Clemencia Rodríguez did fieldwork in regions of Colombia where leftist guerillas, right-wing paramilitary groups, the army, and drug traffickers made their presence felt in the lives of unarmed civilians. Here, Rodríguez tells the story of the ways in which people living in the shadow of these armed intruders use community... more...

  • The Sound of No Hands Clappingby Toby Young

    Da Capo Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    The first-ever paperback edition of Toby Young?s further misadventures in Hollywood more...