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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00
The articles in this collection focus attention on the concept of literature and on the relationship between this concept and the concepts of a literary work and a literary text. Adopting an analytic approach, the articles attempt to clarify how these concepts govern our thinking about the phenomenon of literature in various ways, exploring the issues... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95
" Of Literature and Knowledge looks ... like an important advance in this new and very important subject... literature is about to become even more interesting." ? Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University. Framed by the theory of evolution, this colourful and engaging volume presents a new understanding of the mechanisms... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...