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- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 139.00
In the aftermath of the theory wars, the imaginative, formal, and moral features of literature have been substantially marginalized, downgraded, and neglected. Yet for many readers such elements will always be central to the experience of reading, just as for writers they are central to the experience of writing. This provocative study argues that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00
Saunders analyzes the ideological uses of loss in literary, philosophical, and social texts from the late 19th and 20th centuries through the lens of women?s lament traditions and includes philosophical texts by Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida; as well as literary works by William Faulkner, Stéphane Mallarmé, Dimitris Hatzis, and Tahar Ben Jelloun. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 110.00 US$ 95.33
Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock Argues for a new “phenomenology” in... more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 72.99
The figure of the mother in literature and the arts has been the subject of much recent critical attention. Whereas many studies have focused on women writers and the maternal, Laura Doyle significantly broadens the field by tracing the racial logic internal to Western representations of maternality at least since Romanticism. She formulates a theory... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00
From Homer and Shakespeare to Toni Morrison and Jonathan Safran Foer, major works of literature have a great deal to teach us about two of life?s most significant stages?growing up and growing old. Distinguised scholar Arnold Weinstein?s provocative and engaging new book, Morning, Noon, and Night, explores classic writing?s insights into coming-of-age... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 24.95
Who is more important: the reader, or the writer? Originally published in French in 1966, Pierre Macherey?s first and most famous work, A Theory of Literary Production dared to challenge perceived wisdom, and quickly established him as a pivotal figure in literary theory. The reissue of this work as a Routledge Classic brings some radical ideas... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
Seventeen wide-ranging essays explore the evolving scientific understanding of Mars, and the relationship between that understanding and the role of Mars in literature, the arts and popular culture. Essays in the first section examine different approaches to Mars by scientists and writers Jules Verne and J.H. Rosny. Section Two covers the uses of Mars... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
Born in Croydon in 1936, Roy Hudd's early life was turbulent. His father left home and his mother committed suicide during the war. His big television break came with "Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life". His radio career includes the hugely popular "The News Huddlines". This book presents stories from his life. more...