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  • How Novels Workby John Mullan

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 10.99

    Never has contemporary fiction been more widely discussed and passionately analysed; recent years have seen a huge growth in the number of reading groups and in the interest of a non-academic readership in the discussion of how novels work. Drawing on his weekly Guardian column, 'Elements of Fiction', John Mullan examines novels mostly of the... more...

  • To Seek Out New Worldsby Jutta Weldes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 41.00

    This volume explores the science fiction/world politics intertext. Through detailed analyses of such texts as Blade Runner, Stalker, Star Trek, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the chapters in this volume examine the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between world politics, both as discipline and as practice, and discourses of science fiction.... more...

  • How to Read a Bookby Mortimer J. Adler; Charles Van Doren

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 16.99

    With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to... more...

  • The Theory of Criticsmby Raman Selden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This book is divided into five parts and covers: representation; subjectivity; form, structure and system; history and society; morality, class and ideology. Each part contains several thematic sections in which extracts from different writers and periods are juxtaposed. The study of literary theory has tended to concentrate on very recent developments.... more...

  • Critical Theory Todayby Lois Tyson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new... more...

  • The Sea-God's Herbby John Domini

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    A witty and sophisticated examination of nontraditional storytelling in contemporary art and literature. The Sea-God's Herb contains reviews and essays on some of the most interesting authors and artists of the last forty years. From William Gass and Thomas Pynchon to Brian Evenson and Steve Erickson, John Domini takes readers beyond that which... more...

  • Literaturwissenschaft im Wandelby Christine Magerski

    Springer Fachmedien 2009; US$ 39.99

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  • Going Globalby Amal Amireh; Lisa Suhair Majaj

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Real History of Tom Jonesby John Allen Stevenson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    The Real History of Tom Jones revivifies historical materials from which Henry Fielding constructed the greatest comic novel of the eighteenth century. This study recovers and explores the contexts necessary to understand Fielding's subtle art, such as the bloody conflict for the throne between Stuarts and Hanoverians, a contradictory class system,... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to the Short Story in Englishby Adrian Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    This 2007 volume is a unique overview of two centuries of short stories from Britain and other English-speaking countries. more...