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  • Where the Meanings Are (Routledge Revivals)by Catharine R. Stimpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1990, this collection of essays in literary criticism, feminist theory and race relations was named one of the top twenty-five books of 1988 by the Voice Literary Supplement . The title covers such subjects as black literature; the reconstruction of culture, changing arts, letters and sciences to include the topics of women and... more...

  • Metafictionby Mark Currie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Metafiction is one of the most distinctive features of postwar fiction, appearing in the work of novelists as varied as Eco, Borges, Martin Amis and Julian Barnes. It comprises two elements: firstly cause, the increasing interpenetration of professional literary criticism and the practice of writing; and secondly effect: an emphasis on the playing... more...

  • The Technique of Fiction Writingby Robert Saunders Dowst

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Whether you're a new writer struggling to find your way into the story you want to tell or an experienced scribe looking to shake things up with a few novel tips and techniques, Robert Saunders Dowst's The Technique of Fiction Writing can help. Packed with practical guidelines and instructions that are sure to break you out of your rut and... more...

  • The Tale of Terrorby Edith Birkhead

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    If you're a true fan of horror fiction, don't miss scholar Edith Birkhead's classic survey of the origins of the genre, The Tale of Terror. Focusing on the early roots of horror in the Romantic and Victorian eras, this comprehensive study offers compelling insight and analysis of well-known tales and obscure gems alike. more...

  • The Dematerialisation of Karl Marxby Leonard Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This volume constitutes both an attack on modern left wing literary theory - the main product of the last Marxist renaissance in the past thirty years - and a defence of the one element of Marxism which, in the general collapse, modern theorists have been happiest to lose, its economic materialism. It traces Marxist theory from its beginnings in Hegelian... more...

  • On Poets and Othersby Michael Schmidt; Octavio Paz

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos... more...

  • Gut Busters and Belly Laughsby Steven D. Price

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    Although no one has ever said that growing old is a zany laugh riot, humor certainly eases the path to and through one?s golden years. And here is a heaping dose of jokes and anecdotes (anecdotes for one?s anec-dotage, you might say) to lighten and brighten the day of anyone who?s reached that certain age. You and the special senior in your life will... more...

  • Reading Joyceby David Pierce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    `Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake . The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would `keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality,... more...

  • A Preface to James Joyceby Sydney Bolt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This new edition includes material on Joyce's distinctive view of femininity and a greatly expanded treatment of Finnegan's Wake . The first section outlines the biographical and cultural background, the second offers a detailed critical survey of three major works, including Ulysses and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , and the third section... more...

  • The Book Lovers' Companionby Various Authors

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    With so many fantastic books out there, it can often be difficult to choose what to read next. Thankfully, The Book Lovers' Companion - an updated and revised version of The Book Club Bible - is here to help: bringing together a huge range of the best and most loved titles in one comprehensive guide. Featuring a diverse selection of books to choose... more...