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- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95
There have been signs now, for some time, that poststructuralist hegemony is declining. This book helps us to understand the theoretical flaws that make this decline inevitable. The essays in this volume represent a collective questioning of the poststructuralist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
The Poverty of Structuralism is the first in a sequence of volumes which examine in turn the basic ideas of Saussure, Marx and Freud, and analyse the way in which they have been developed and applied to art, culture and modern textual theory. The text offers a critical introduction to the structuralist foundations of modern literary theory. It gives... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95
This incredibly useful volume offers an introduction to the history of literary criticism and theory from ancient Greece to the present. Grounded in the close reading of landmark theoretical texts, while seeking to encourage the reader's critical response, Pelagia Goulimari examines: major thinkers and critics from Plato and Aristotle to Foucault,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95
The concepts of 'Modernism' and 'Postmodernism' constitute the single most dominant issue of twentieth-century literature and culture and are the cause of much debate. In this influential volume, Peter Brooker presents some of the key viewpoints from a variety of major critics and sets these additionally alongside challenging arguments from Third World,... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 14.99
Rescuing the subject from dry theorists and isms?, Clare Connors considers the real questions that emerge when studying literature, such as how we find meaning and how it relates to its historical context. Using selections from works including Annie Proulx?s Brokeback Mountain?, this unpretentious introduction highlights how enjoyable it is to think... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00
What role has Jewish intellectual culture played in the development of modern Romance literature? Susanne Zepp seeks to answer this question through an examination of five influential early modern texts written between 1499 and 1627: Fernando de Rojas's La Celestina , Leone Ebreo's Dialoghi d'amore , the anonymous tale Lazarillo de Tormes (the... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 0.00
Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays! Volume Includes: "Truth and Lies" – Debra Driza Downtown Chicago Faction Map from "Mapping Divergent's Chicago" – V. Arrow From Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy , edited by Leah Wilson "Welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse"... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
The First World War is a watershed in the intellectual and spiritual history of the modern world. On the one hand, it brought an end to a sense of optimism and decency bred by the prosperity of nineteenth-century Europe. On the other, it brought forth a sense of futility and alienation that has since pervaded European thought. That cataclysmic experience... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95
Deconstruction -- a mode of close reading associated with the contemporary philosopher Jacques Derrida and other members of the "Yale School" -- is the current critical rage, and is likely to remain so for some time. Reading Deconstruction / Deconstructive Reading offers a unique, informed, and badly needed introduction to this important movement,... more...