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  • Textus - Contextus - Circumtextusby Johanna Sprondel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 95.10

    This work uses textual hermeneutics to examine how we might conceive of myth as method. Following the central thesis that myth is uniquely suited for depicting cultural, historical, and social change, this book analyzes the topic through the examples of James Joyce?s Ulysses , Aristotelian poetics, and the late writings of Paul Ric?ur.... more...

  • The Concept of Literary Applicationby Anders Pettersson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Application is the process in which readers of literature focus on elements in a text and compare them with the outside world as they know it ? an operation with cognitive and emotional consequences. This book demonstrates how and why this simple yet neglected mechanism is of profound importance for the understanding of literary art and experience.... more...

  • The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicidesby Gary Lachman

    Dedalus 2013; US$ 15.99

    Gary Lachman investigates the many links between self-death and the written word more...

  • Deleuze on Literatureby Ronald Bogue

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This is the first comprehensive introduction to Deleuze's work on literature. It provides thorough treatments of Deleuze's early book on Proust and his seminal volume on Kafka and minor literature. Deleuze on Literature situates those studies and many other scattered writings within a general project that extends throughout Deleuze's career-that of... more...

  • Realisms in Contemporary Cultureby Dorothee Birke; Stella Butter

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 105.68

    ?Realism? is a pervasive term in discussions of contemporary developments in literature and film. By drawing on different theories of realism, the authors explore how the term may be used as a helpful concept in order to analyse and evaluate current trends in cultural production and, in turn, how cultural production changes our understanding... more...

  • A Curious Invitationby Suzette Field

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Forty of the greatest fictional festivities as seen through the eyes of the world's greatest writers. People love to party. And writers love to attend and document these occasions. The party is a useful literary device, not only for social commentary and satire but also as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in and out of love, or even get... more...

  • Epicby Paul Innes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95

    This student guidebook offers a clear introduction to an often complex and unwieldy area of literary studies. Tracing epic from its ancient and classical roots through postmodern and contemporary examples this volume discusses: a wide range of writers including Homer, Vergil, Ovid, Dante, Chaucer, Milton, Cervantes, Keats, Byron, Eliot, Walcott... more...

  • Los géneros poéticos del Siglo de Oroby Rodrigo Cacho Casal; Anne Holloway

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Este volumen de estudios, que contiene artículos escritos por algunos de los más prestigiosos siglodoristas en el ámbito internacional, ofrece un análisis abarcador de las formas poéticas del Siglo de Oro. ENGLISH TRANSLATION This volume of essays by some of the most prestigious international scholars offers a comprehensive analysis of the poetic... more...

  • Grotesqueby Justin Edwards; Rune Graulund

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95

    Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use (and abuse) of this complex literary term. Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film. The book: presents a history of the literary... more...

  • John the Baptist's Prayer or The Descent into Hell from the Exeter Bookby

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Edition, translation and full critical study of a hitherto marginalised text, bringing it to full attention for the first time. more...