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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Uses of Literatureby Rita Felski

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 99.95

    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 literary... more...

  • Bordering on the Bodyby Laura Doyle

    Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 38.99

    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$ 23.00

    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...

  • 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

    The reissue of this work as a Routledge Classic brings some radical ideas to a new audience, and argues persuasively for a totally new way of reading. As such, it is an essential work for anyone interested in the development of literary theory. more...