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  • Of Literature and Knowledgeby Peter Swirski

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • American Theorists of the Novelby Peter Rawlings

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95

    Rawlings? book explores the work of revolutionary critics - Henry James, Lionel Trilling and Wayne C. Booth. Packed with student-friendly features, he discusses their ideas on moral intelligence, realism and representation, and authors and narration. more...

  • Temporality in Life as Seen Through Literatureby Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

    Springer 2007; US$ 239.00

    Temporality pervades the existence, and the human being as such. As human beings unfold through ontopoiesis, each move of which punctuates the temporality of life, they, whose life experience, deliberation, planning, and dreaming are permeated by temporal motivations and concerns, feel that they are engaged in the spinning of a common thread. more...

  • Exotic Parodiesby Asha Varadharajan

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 75.00

    This groundbreaking text begins with the premise that postmodernism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism, and Marxism continue to present certain problems with the self/other distinction. It goes on to offer the first extended critique of the work of Gayatri Spivak; challenge the critical reception of Adorno in the American academy; examine Said's... more...

  • Genealogy and Literatureby Lee Quinby

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 60.00

    Traditionalists insist that literature transcends culture. Others counter that it is subversive by nature. By challenging both claims, Genealogy and Literature reveals the importance of literature for understanding dominant and often violent power/knowledge relations within a given society. more...

  • The Poetics of Descriptionby Janice Hewlett Koelb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book tells a remarkable story that begins in classical antiquity with ecphrasis, the art of describing the world so vividly that the audience could become imaginative eyewitnesses, and the events that caused an ideal of immediacy to be transformed into nearly its opposite, a preoccupation with representation of representation. more...

  • Queer Constellationsby Dianne Chisholm

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 60.00

    Queer Constellations investigates the dreams and catastrophes of recent urban history viewed through new queer narratives of inner-city life. Dianne Chisholm introduces readers to new practices of walking, seeing, citing, and remembering the city in works by Neil Bartlett, Samuel R. Delany, Robert Glück, Alan Hollinghurst, Gary Indiana, Eileen Myles,... more...

  • Narratology beyond Literary Criticismby Jan Christoph Meister; Tom Kindt; Wilhelm Schernus

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 168.00

    This anthology presents the results of the Second International Colloquium of the Narratology Research Group (Hamburg University). It engages in the exploration of approaches that broaden Narratology's realm. The contributions illustrate the transcendence of traditional models common to Narratology. They also reflect on the relevance of such a 'going... more...

  • The Implied Authorby Tom Kindt; Hans-Harald Müller

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 147.00

    This book addresses itself to the concept of the implied author, which has been the cause of controversy in cultural studies for some fifty years. The opening chapters examine the introduction of the concept in Wayne C. Booth?s ?Rhetoric of Fiction? and the discussion of the concept in narratology and in the theory and practice of interpretation.The... more...

  • The Autonomy of Literatureby Dr Richard Lansdown

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 133.00

    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...