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  • The Limits of Critiqueby Rita Felski

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    Why must critics unmask and demystify literary works? Why do they believe that language is always withholding some truth, that the critic?s task is to reveal the unsaid or repressed? In this book, Rita Felski examines critique, the dominant form of interpretation in literary studies, and situates it as but one method among many, a method with strong... more...

  • Critical Practiceby Catherine Belsey

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 31.95

    What is poststructuralist theory, and what difference does it make to literary criticism? Where do we find the meaning of the text: in the author's head? in the reader's? Or do we, instead, make meaning in the practice of reading itself? If so, what part do our own values play in the process of interpretation? And what is the role of the text? Catherine... more...

  • Arthurian Literature XIXby Keith Busby; Roger Dalrymple

    Boydell & Brewer 2002; US$ 99.00

    Articles on comedy in Arthurian romance - French, Dutch, Italian, Scottish and English. more...

  • The Performance of Nobility in Early Modern European Literatureby David M. Posner

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    Illuminates the idea of display and performance in Renaissance noble life and literature. more...

  • Ruminations on Twentysomething Lifeby Aaron Karo

    Touchstone 2005; US$ 16.95

    IS THERE LIFE AFTER COLLEGE? In this sidesplitting follow-up to his smash hit, Ruminations on College Life, Aaron Karo takes readers on another outrageous journey -- this time through his early twenties. With hilarious anecdotes and irreverent observations, Karo captures the twentysomething experience like never before and answers the question,... more...

  • Deconstructing the Heroby Margery Hourihan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95

    This book sets out to explore the structure and meanings within the most popular of all literary genres - the adventure story. Deconstructing the Hero offers analytical readings of some of the most widely read adventure stories such as Treasure Island , the James Bond stories and Star Wars . The book describes how adventure stories are influential... more...

  • Textual Practiceby Terence Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 1989; US$ 37.95

    This book should be of interest to students and teachers of literature and literary theory. more...

  • A Companion to European Romanticismby Michael Ferber

    Wiley 2008; US$ 240.00 US$ 208.00

    This companion is the first book of its kind to focus on the whole of European Romanticism. Describes the way in which the Romantic Movement swept across Europe in the early nineteenth century. Covers the national literatures of France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain. Addresses common themes that cross national borders,... more...

  • The Literature of Satireby Charles A. Knight

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This is an accessible but sophisticated study of satire from the classics to the present. more...

  • From Text to Literatureby Professor Stein Haugom Olsen; Professor Anders Pettersson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    The articles in this collection focus attention on the concept of literature and on the relationship between this concept and the concepts of a literary work and a literary text. Adopting an analytic approach, the articles attempt to clarify how these concepts govern our thinking about the phenomenon of literature in various ways, exploring the issues... more...