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  • 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...

  • Attributing Authorshipby Harold Love

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    The present book is the first comprehensive survey of attribution from a literary perspective to appear for forty years. more...

  • Resisting Representationby Elaine Scarry

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Renowned scholar Elaine Scarry's book, The Body in Pain , has been called by Susan Sontag "extraordinary...large-spirited, heroically truthful." The Los Angeles Times called it "brilliant, ambitious, and controversial." Now Oxford has collected some of Scarry's most provocative writing. This collection of essays deals with the complicated problems... more...

  • The Sense of an Endingby Frank Kermode

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    Frank Kermode is one of our most distinguished critics of English literature. Here, he contributes a new epilogue to his collection of classic lectures on the relationship of fiction to age-old concepts of apocalyptic chaos and crisis. Prompted by the approach of the millennium, he revisits the book which brings his highly concentrated insights to... more...

  • Border Writingby D. Emily Hicks; Neil Larsen

    University of Minnesota Press 1991; US$ 81.00

    A paradigmatic contribution to literary theory and interpretation out of the writings of Latin America. more...

  • Mothering across Culturesby Angelita Reyes

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 60.00

    Blending the personal and the historical, the practical and the theoretical, Angelita Reyes draws on a wide range of texts from Africa and the African diaspora to establish mothering as a paradigm of progressive feminisms. Reyes creates a comparative dialogue among the fictions of five postcolonial women writers: Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Simone... more...

  • Narrative Form and Chaos Theory in Sterne, Proust, Woolf, and Faulknerby Jo Alyson Parker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This study demonstrates how the insights afforded us by chaos theory can be applied to the analysis of narrative structure and meaning. more...

  • Pauline Johnsonby Pauline Johnson; Michael Gnarowski

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 8.99

    Canada's first Native writer, Pauline Johnson, exemplified the duality of culture in early Canada through her half-Mohawk, half-English heritage. Her unique poetry and presention style remain a legend in Canadian literary history. more...

  • Theory of Literature and Other Critical Writingsby Natsume Soseki; Michael Bourdaghs; Atsuko Ueda; Joseph Murphy

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was the foremost Japanese novelist of the twentieth century, known for such highly acclaimed works as Kokoro , Sanshiro , and I Am a Cat . Yet he began his career as a literary theorist and scholar of English literature. In 1907, he published Theory of Literature , a remarkably forward-thinking attempt to understand... more...

  • Writing At Riskby Jason Weiss

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 33.95

    Much has been made of the image of writers in Paris?romanticized and idealized in fiction and on screen, these émigré artists in sidewalk cafés spark our imagination with unusual force. But rarely do the real-life figures speak to us directly to comment on their work, their lives, and their reasons for choosing to live and work in Paris. In these... more...