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  • Language, Madness, and Desireby Michel Foucault; Philippe Artières; Jean-François Bert; Mathieu Potte-Bonneville; Judith Revel; Robert Bononno

    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...

  • Liebe, Lust und Leidenschaftby Barbara Vinken

    Komplett Media GmbH 2011; US$ 5.60

    Die Liebe - wir alle glauben, sie zu kennen. Und doch scheint jeder anders zu lieben: die Leidenschaft der Sappho lässt sie erglühend erzittern und raubt ihr das Bewusstsein. Didos rasende Liebe zu ihrem Ein und Alles Aeneas führt nach dem Liebesverrat zum Selbstmord. Der vom Eros begeisterte Platoniker vervollkommnet sein Ich und steigt durch die... more...

  • Memories and Studiesby William James; Henry James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    William James was a towering intellectual figure with a vast knowledge base that transcended typical disciplinary boundaries. In this collection of essays, William James explores the topics of memory and cognition through the lenses of philosophy, psychology, and his own personal life experiences, all recounted in his uniquely engaging writing style. more...

  • Merlin and Legendary Romanceby Carol Harding

    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...

  • Modern Genre Theoryby David Duff

    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...

  • 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 Fictionby Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • 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$ 11.99

    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...

  • Prospects Of Powerby John Snyder

    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...