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Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics

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  • About Timeby Mark Currie

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 119.40

    About Time brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and demonstrates through a series of arguments and readings that anticipation and other forms of projection into the future offer new analytical perspectives... more...

  • Badiou and Deleuze Read Literatureby Jean-Jacques Lecercle

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 123.50

    Why do philosophers read literature? How do they read it? And to what extent does their philosophy derive from their reading of literature? Anyone who has read contemporary European philosophers has had to ask such questions. This book is the first attempt to answer them, by considering the ‘strong readings’ Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze... more...

  • Rethinking Empathy through Literatureby Meghan Marie Hammond; Sue J. Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In recent years, a growing field of empathy studies has started to emerge from several academic disciplines, including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. Because literature plays a central role in discussions of empathy across disciplines, reconsidering how literature relates to "feeling with" others is key to rethinking empathy conceptually.... more...

  • Ginger-Snapsby Fanny Fern

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    An influential critic, commentator, and journalist, New England-based writer Fanny Fern (born Sara Willis) ascended to the very highest levels of literary acclaim in the late nineteenth century, even at one time commanding the title of the best-paid woman writer in the United States. The collection Ginger-Snaps brings together many of Fern's most... 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...

  • Robert Pierpointby Tony Silvia

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This is the first biography of journalist Robert Pierpoint, a contemporary of Edward R. Murrow, hired by him to cover the Korean War for CBS. He went on to cover the White House, through six presidents. In more than 40 years with the network, he covered the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Nixon's resignation, and the State Department, culminating... more...

  • A Curious Invitationby Suzette Field

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Forty of the greatest fictional festivities as seen through the eyes of the world's greatest writers. People love to party. And writers love to attend and document these occasions. The party is a useful literary device, not only for social commentary and satire but also as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in and out of love, or even get... more...

  • The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media Worldby S. L. Alexander; Frank D. Durham; Alfred Lawrence Lorenz; Vicki Mayer; C. W. Anderson

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book is a study of the 2012-2013 transition of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans from a daily newspaper to a three-day-a-week publication with emphasis on its online presence (?Digital First?). It is instructive for all concerned with what the transformation might signify for the news profession and the role of the press in the digital age.... more...

  • Disorders of Magnitudeby Jason V. Brock

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book illuminates the impact, lasting influence, and personalities involved with the creation and development of dark fantasy works of the 20 th and 21 st century?classics of literature, cinema, and television. This collection of new and reprinted material will focus on recognized trailblazers?Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Hugh Hefner,... more...

  • 1914-Goodbye to All Thatby Lavinia Greenlaw; Ali Smith; Ales Steger; Jeanette Winterson; Elif Shafak; NoViolet Bulawayo; Colm Toibin; Xiaolu Guo; Erwin Mortier; Kamila Shamsie; Daniel Kehlmann

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    A wide-ranging collection of reflective essays, to mark the centenary of the conflict that changed the world. In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914-Goodbye to All That borrows its title from Robert Graves's "bitter leave-taking of England"... more...