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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...

  • Reporting Baseball's Sensational Season of 1890by Scott D. Peterson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    When the members of the first baseball players' union formed their own league in open revolt against the reserve clause and other restrictive practices of the National League, baseball journalism became less of a "curiosity shop" practice and moved into the mainstream of the newsroom. Baseball writers Henry Chadwick, T.H. Murnane, and... more...

  • The Little Magazine in Contemporary Americaby Ian Morris; Joanne Diaz

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    Ian Morris has taught courses on literature, writing, and publishing at Lake Forest College and Columbia College. He was managing editor of TriQuarterly magazine for over a decade and is the founding editor of Fifth Star Press and the author of the novel When Bad Things Happen to Rich People . Joanne Diaz is associate professor of English at... more...

  • News and Politicsby Stephen Cushion

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    News and Politics critically examines television news bulletins ? still the primary source of information for most people ? and asks whether the wider pace and immediacy of 24-hour news culture has influenced their format and style over time. Drawing on the concepts of mediatization and journalistic interventionism, Stephen Cushion empirically traces... 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...