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- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 137.40
In today?s world, the increasing progress in biotechnologies has paved the way for profound challenges to basic notions defining the human existence. Paramount concepts, such as autonomy, dignity and the very assumption of human finitude, need to be reframed in the light of unprecedented innovations and possibilities. The multidisciplinary... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 102.00
With reference to a brief description of inherent properties of the international news reporting process in a free press tradition, Verschueren criticizes their being neglected in linguistic approaches to the language of the media. In an attempt to illustrate the potential contribution of functional linguistic analyses to a better understanding of... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 49.95
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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 113.00
Jucker endeavors to test pragmatic concepts (such as Grice?s principles of conversational inference) by applying them to concrete data. This application leads to suggestions for various modifications in the available pragmatic methodology. While pursuing this theoretical goal, he makes a significant contribution to descriptive pragmatics by offering... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 158.00
The objective of this study is to inquire, from a broad epistemological view, into the underlying nature of fictions, and above all, to discover how it is possible to create and process them. In Chapter One, I put forth four "postulates" in the form of though experiments. in Chapter Two I turn attention to make-believe, imaginary, and dream worlds,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 113.00
La sémiotique a-t-elle quelque chose à dire sure la littérature en tant que s?ur des ?beaux-arts?? Peut-elle rendre compte des raisons d?une réussite d?écriture? ? Intention naïve, dira-t-on, que de vouloir décourvrir, sure la base des seules méthodes structurales, pourquoi une ?uvre nous captive. Si le problème, et son enjeu, sont immenses (car il... more...
- NewSouth 2011; US$ 29.95
For many years reading Alan Ramseys vitriolic, confronting but always engaging and insightful pieces in the Sydney Morning Herald was a standard feature of Saturday mornings for many Australians. He may have disappeared from our Saturday papers but he certainly hasnt been forgotten by those who applauded his opinions, those he enraged,... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.29
How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature. Accessible and enlightening, Damrosch offers readers the tools to navigate works as varied as Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Dante, Murasaki, Moliere, Kafka, Soyinka, and Walcott. Offers a unique set of "modes of entry” for... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62
Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock Argues for a new “phenomenology” in... more...