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  • The Golden Age Shtetlby Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The shtetl was home to two-thirds of East Europe?s Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, yet it has long been one of the most neglected and misunderstood chapters of the Jewish experience. This book provides the first grassroots social, economic, and cultural history of the shtetl. Challenging popular misconceptions of the shtetl as an... more...

  • A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Cultureby Laura Marcus; Ankhi Mukherjee

    Wiley 2014; US$ 174.95

    This concise companion explores the history of psychoanalytic theory and its impact on contemporary literary criticism by tracing its movement across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Contains original essays by leading scholars, using a wide range of cultural and historical approaches Discusses key concepts in psychoanalysis, such as the role... more...

  • Contemporary Feminist Utopianismby Lucy Sargisson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Sargisson explores current debates around feminist theory, utopian studies and deconstruction. She argues for utopianism as a way out of the dilemma of contemporary feminism, as well as a way of conceptualizing its current situation. more...

  • Philosophy of Literatureby Christopher New

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 38.95

    Lucid,,well-organised and free of jargon, Philosophy of Literature: An Introduction offers fresh approaches to traditional issues and raises new questions about the nature of philosop- hical problems which literature gives rise to. more...

  • Literary Theory: The Basicsby Hans Bertens

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 19.95

    Providing the ideal first step in understanding the often bewildering world of literary theory, this text is an easy to follow and clearly presented introduction to this fascinating area. more...

  • On Storiesby Richard Kearney

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 26.95

    Richard Kearney shows how stories are deep at work in all forms of writing. He examines the power of the story and its ability to affect both individual and national identity. more...

  • Narrative Fictionby Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 32.95

    What is a narrative? What is narrative fiction? How does it differ from other kinds of narrative? What featuers turn a discourse into a narrative text? Now widely acknowledged as one of the most significant volumes in its field, Narrative Fiction turns its attention to these and other questions. In contrast to many other studies, Narrative Fiction... more...

  • The Singularity of Literatureby Derek Attridge

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95

    This brilliant contribution to the theory of literature demonstrates how a new understanding of the literary might be applied in a 'responsible', creative mode of reading. more...

  • Attributing Authorshipby Harold Love

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 39.00

    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$ 29.99

    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 of... more...