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  • On the Decay of the Art of Lyingby Mark Twain

    Joshua James Press 2006; US$ 2.99

    Observe, I do not mean to suggest that the custom of lying has suffered any decay or interruption--no, for the Lie, as a virtue, a principle, is eternal; the lie, as a recreation, a solace, a refuge in time of need, the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse, man's best and surest friend, is immortal, and cannot perish from the earth while this club remains.... more...

  • The Singularity of Literatureby Derek Attridge

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95

    Winner of the ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Book Award for Literature 2006   Literature and the literary have proved singularly resistant to definition. Derek Attridge argues that such resistance represents not a dead end, but a crucial starting point from which to explore anew the power and practices of Western art. In this lively,... more...

  • The Beginnings of Medieval Romanceby D. H. Green

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    Explores the emergence of the romance in the twelfth century. more...

  • The Character of Criticismby Geoffrey Galt Harpham

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 26.95

    Why are some critical texts more compelling, memorable, or engaging than others? Can criticism be judged as a discourse of description, explanation, and analysis alone, or do our evaluations reflect other kinds of investments in it? In this book, Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that the most powerful and effective criticism demands to be read as an expression... more...

  • Closed Encountersby Jeffrey Wallen

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 66.00

    In a provocative and fair-minded look at current critical practices and the future of the academy, Jeffrey Wallen draws a disturbing picture of public intellectuals in search of a public and cultural critics unable to enter a dialogue with others. Taking up several of the most influential critics of recent years?Edward Said, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick,... more...

  • Religion and Literature in Western England, 600?800by Patrick Sims-Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 66.00

    Describes the early conversion to Christianity of the pagan peoples of an area stretching from Stratford-upon-Avon to Offa's Dyke. more...

  • Law and Literatureby Ian Ward

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    The interdisciplinary theory of law and literature, and its application to the literary text. more...

  • A Companion to Comparative Literatureby Ali Behdad; Dominic Thomas

    Wiley 2011; US$ 56.95 US$ 49.36

    A Companion to Comparative Literature presents a collection of more than thirty original essays from established and emerging scholars, which explore the history, current state, and future of comparative literature. Features over thirty original essays from leading international contributors Provides a critical assessment of the status... more...

  • A Companion to Alexander Literature in the Middle Agesby David Zuwiyya

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    Drawing on decades of research on Alexander literature from all over the world, this book is bound to become a medievalist's best companion. It studies Alexander romances from the East and the West in literary form and content. more...

  • Die Ordnung der Fiktionby Brigitte Kaute

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 41.75

    Brigitte Kaute wendet die Prämissen, Verfahren und Ergebnisse des wissenshistorischen und diskursanalytischen Denkens Foucaults konsequent auf literaturwissenschaftliche Theoriebildung an und zeigt, dass die von Foucault beschriebene spezifisch historische Konfiguration des Wissens ihre strukturelle Entsprechung in den jeweiligen figurativen Arrangements... more...