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- Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 18.05
These travelerís impressions across cultural and psychological spaces portray the two sides of this coin called life, oftentimes belligerent toward each other. In casting light on that dream of total freedom and the daunting contradictions inherent in its being and attainment, they represent a dialectic in our seemingly unending journey toward the... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.27
Cultural phenomena taking place in Medieval Europe rarely attained the dimensions of the legend of Barlaam and Josaphat. This volume includes essays about different aspects of this phenomenon along with a previously unpublished Latin version. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the publication, it will appeal to German scholars, Romance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
An indepth work on the origins of the Merlin of Arthurian legend, this book examines early texts, thirteenth century romances focusing particularly on Merlin as a character, rather than those where Merlin is a background cast member. The outline here starts with looking at the genre and the place of fantasy, moving on to consider the attitudes towards... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95
Since Aristotle, genre has been one of the fundamental concepts of literary theory, and much of the world's literature and criticism has been shaped by ideas about the nature, function and value of literary genres. Modern developments in critical theory, however, prompted in part by the iconoclastic practices of modern writers and the emergence of... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00
What is an event? From a philosophical perspective, events are irregular occurrences?moments of change and interruption?categorized by human perception, language, and thought. While philosophers have pored over the subject of events extensively in recent years, The Event: Literature and Theory seeks to ground it: What is literature?s approach to... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
Genre -- the articulation of "kind" -- is one of the oldest and most continuous subjects of theoretical and critical commentary. Yet from Romanticism to postmodernism, the concept of genre has been punched with so many holes that today it hardly seems graspable, let alone viable. By combining theory with dialectical literary histories of three significantly... more...
- McSweeney's, Believer Magazine 2015; US$ 11.99
The Believer ?s mission is to introduce readers to the best and most interesting work in the world of art, culture, and thoughtwhether that means literature, painting, wrestling, philosophy, or cookingin an attractive vehicle that?s free from the bugbears of condescension, mustiness, and jargony obfuscation. Its content (including essays, interviews,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available
As a transformative thinker of the twentieth century, whose work spanned all branches of the humanities, Michel Foucault had a complex and profound relationship with literature. And yet this critical aspect of his thought, because it was largely expressed in speeches and interviews, remains virtually unknown to even his most loyal readers. This book... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 38.95
Literature, like the visual arts, poses its own philosophical problems. While literary theorists have discussed the nature of literature intensively, analytic philosophers have usually dealt with literary problems either within the general framework of aesthetics or else in a way that is accessible only to a philosophical audience. The present book... more...