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  • Freud's Literary Cultureby Graham Frankland

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 42.00

    This original study offers a comprehensive reappraisal of Freud's work from a literary-critical perspective. more...

  • Literature and the Taste of Knowledgeby Michael Wood

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 29.00

    A lively study of the forms of knowledge in literature, first published in 2005. more...

  • Deconstructing the Heroby Margery Hourihan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95

    This book sets out to explore the structure and meanings within the most popular of all literary genres - the adventure story. Deconstructing the Hero offers analytical readings of some of the most widely read adventure stories such as Treasure Island , the James Bond stories and Star Wars . The book describes how adventure stories are influential... more...

  • James Joyce and the Problem of Psychoanalysisby Luke Thurston

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00

    Luke Thurston explores psychoanalytic readings of Joyce, in particular those of Jacques Lacan. more...

  • Literature and Scienceby John H. Cartwright

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 75.00

    A survey of the interaction between science and Anglo-American literature from the late medieval period to the 20th century, examining how authors, thinkers, and philosophers have viewed science in literary texts, and used science as a window to the future. more...

  • Cold War Criticism and the Politics of Skepticismby Tobin Siebers

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 49.99

    Claiming that a Cold War mentality has impaired the ability of literary theorists to talk about the politics of criticism effectively, the author of this treatise argues that modern criticism is a child of the Cold War. more...

  • Fifty Key Literary Theoristsby Richard J. Lane

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 29.95

    Covering over a century's worth of debate, thinking and writing about literature, this is a unique guide to the lives and works of fifty theorists who have left an indelible mark on literary studies. Featuring theorists such as Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, Sigmund Freud and Edward Said, this accessible guide includes: a glossary of terms... more...

  • The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Wasby Wendy Doniger

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    Offers a cross-cultural exploration of the theme of self-impersonation. The stories considered in this book range from ancient Indian literature through medieval European courtly literature and Shakespeare to Hollywood and Bollywood. They describe a human way of negotiating reality, illusion, identity, authenticity, memory, and more. more...

  • The Blackwell Guide to Literary Theoryby Gregory Castle

    Wiley 2009; US$ 109.95

    This student-friendly text introduces students to the history and scope of literary theory, as well as showing them how to perform literary analysis. Designed to be used alongside primary theoretical texts as an introduction to theory or alongside literary texts as a model for performing literary analysis. Presents a series of exemplary readings... more...

  • American Theorists of the Novelby Peter Rawlings

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95

    The American theorists: Henry James, Lionel Trilling and Wayne C. Booth have revolutionized our understanding of narrative and have each championed the novel as an art form. Concepts from their work have become part of the fabric of novel criticism today, influencing theorists, authors and readers alike. Emphasizing the crucial relationship between... more...