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  • Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticismby Dr Bernhard Kuhn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Set against the backdrop of a rapidly fissuring disciplinary landscape where poetry and science are increasingly viewed as irreconcilable and unrelated, Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a previously ignored, fundamental connection between autobiography and the natural sciences. Examining the autobiographies and scientific writings of Rousseau, Goethe,... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fictionby Bran Nicol

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    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...

  • Poetics of Expressivenessby Yu Shcheglov; A. Zholkovsky

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 213.00

    The volume presents for the first time in book form in English the work of two major representatives of the so-called Moscow-Tartu school. The Introduction outlines their project for a poetics of expressiveness against the background of the structural-semiotic movement of the '60s and '70s. Part I is a systematic exposition of the theory, concentrating... more...

  • WissensWeltenby Holger Hettwer; Markus Lehmkuhl; Holger Wormer; Franco Zotta

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 35.49

    Hauptbeschreibung Welche gesellschaftlichen Funktionen werden dem Wissenschaftsjournalismus zugeschrieben? In welches Interessengeflecht ist er eingebettet, welche Konsequenzen ergeben sich daraus für den Qualitätsbegriff? Was lässt sich aus den medialen Karrieren bestimmter Themen lernen, was wissen Journalisten über ihr Publikum, welche Rolle spielen... more...