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  • 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

    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... 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...

  • The Sense of an Endingby Frank Kermode

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    Frank Kermode contributes a new epilogue to his collection of lectures on the relationship of fiction to age-old concepts of apocalyptic chaos and crisis. 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$ 100.00

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

  • The Use and Abuse of Literatureby Marjorie Garber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    As defining as Christopher Lasch?s The Culture of Narcissism, Allan Bloom?s The Closing of the American Mind, and Dinesh D?Souza?s Illiberal Education were to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, respectively, Marjorie Garber?s The Use and Abuse of Literature is to our times.   Even as the decline of the reading of literature, as argued by the National... more...

  • Pauline Johnsonby Pauline Johnson; Michael Gnarowski

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 4.99

    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...