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  • Hieroglyphicsby Arthur Machen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In the engaging nonfiction volume Hieroglyphics, Machen turns his focus to literary criticism, opining on the role of the ecstatic in literature. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Believer, Issue 111by Vendela Vida; Heidi Julavits; Karolina Waclawiak

    McSweeney's, Believer Magazine 2015; US$ 8.99

    The Believer is edited by Heidi Julavits, Vendela Vida, and Karolina Waclawiak. more...

  • Jani Confidentialby Jani Allan

    Jacana Media 2015; US$ 18.99

    Trained classical pianist. Fine Arts graduate. Former high school teacher and model. Extensive experience in South African journalism, publishing a weekly column for almost a decade at the Sunday Times. Jani Allan has interviewed everyone from cabinet ministers to Hollywood royalty. She once interviewed Oliver Reed in a Jacuzzi. Hosted a talk-show... more...

  • Mightier than the Swordby Rodger Streitmatter

    Westview Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Highly readable and powerful case studies of landmark events in US history demonstrate the enduring power of the news media. more...

  • 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...