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  • Lamentation and Modernity in Literature, Philosophy, and Cultureby Rebecca Saunders

    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...

  • Uses of Literatureby Rita Felski

    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...

  • Bordering on the Bodyby Laura Doyle

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    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...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fictionby Bran Nicol

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    A lucid exploration of the key features of postmodernism and the most important authors from Beckett to DeLillo. more...

  • Morning, Noon, and Nightby Arnold Weinstein

    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...

  • The Use and Abuse of Literatureby Marjorie Garber

    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...

  • Visions of Marsby Howard V. Hendrix; George Slusser; Eric S. Rabkin

    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...

  • A Theory of Literary Productionby Pierre Macherey

    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...

  • Fart in a Colanderby Roy Hudd

    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...

  • Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literatureby Robert Spencer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Via readings of novels by J.M. Coetzee, Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie and the later poetry of W.B. Yeats, this book reveals how postcolonial writing can encourage the enlarged sense of moral and political responsibility needed to supplant ongoing forms of imperial violence with cosmopolitan institutions, relationships and ways of thinking. more...