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  • 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...

  • The Best American Magazine Writing 2014by The American Society of Magazine Editors

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Jonathan Franzen?s eloquent rumination in National Geographic on the damage we continue to inflict on the environment and its long-lasting consequences; William T. Vollman?s blackly comic reflections in Harper?s magazine on being the target of an extensive... more...

  • Reporting from the Frontby Brian Best

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    When the war was declared in August 1914, one of the first acts to be implemented by the politicians and military was a strict censorship on the newspapers. As the poacher turned gamekeeper, Winston Churchill said: The war is going to be fought in a fog a more...

  • The Eventby Ilai Rowner

    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...

  • What's Left of Theory?by Judith Butler; John Guillory; Kendall Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 37.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Literature Workbookby Clara Calvo; Jean Jacques Weber

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95

    The Literature Workbook is a practical introductory textbook for literary studies, which can be used either for independent study or as part of a taught class. Laying the ground for further study, The Literature Workbook introduces the beginning student to the essential analytic and interpretative skills that are needed for literary appreciation... more...

  • Narrative and Genreby Mary Chamberlain; Paul Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Any life story, whether a written autobiography or an oral testimony, is shaped not only by the reworkings of experience through memory and re-evaluation, but also art. Any communication has to use shared conventions not only of language itself but also the more complex expectations of 'genre': of the forms expected within a given context and type... more...

  • Parodyby Professor Simon Dentith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 24.95

    Parody is part of all our lives. It occurs not only in literature, but also in everyday speech, in theatre and television, architecture and films. Drawing on examples from Aristophanes to The Simpsons , Simon Dentith explores: * the place of parody in the history of literature * parody as a subversive or conservative mode of writing * parody's pivotal... more...

  • Towards a 'Natural' Narratologyby Monika Fludernik

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    In this ground breaking work of synthesis, Monika Fludernik combines insights from literary theory and linguistics to provide a challenging new theory of narrative. This book is both an historical survey and theoretical study, with the author drawing on an enormous range of examples from the earliest oral study to contemporary experimental fiction.... more...

  • Marxism and Literary Criticismby Terry Eagleton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 18.95

    Is Marx relevant any more? Why should we care what he wrote? What difference could it make to our reading of literature? Terry Eagleton, one of the foremost critics of our generation, has some answers in this wonderfully clear and readable analysis. Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged... more...