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Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics

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  • Romantic Imageby Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    This classic work, back in print for the first time in over a decade, questions the public's harsh perception of the artist, while at the same time gently poking fun at the artists' own, often inflated self-image. more...

  • Parodyby Professor Simon Dentith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 24.95

    Parody is part of all our lives. It occurs not only in literature, but also in everyday speech, in theatre and television, architecture and films. Drawing on examples from Aristophanes to The Simpsons , Simon Dentith explores: * the place of parody in the history of literature * parody as a subversive or conservative mode of writing * parody's pivotal... more...

  • Ideologyby David Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    Any literary student who is new to the terminology and uses of critical terms will welcome David Hawkes' Ideology , a comprehensive and concise overview. In refreshingly clear and jargon-free prose, Hawkes: * Considers the myriad definitions and meanings of ideology * Traces the history of the term and the debates which surround it, from Martin... more...

  • Revenge of the Aestheticby Michael Clark

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    This collection of essays showcases the work of some of the most influential theorists of the last 30 years of the 20th century as they grapple with the question of how literature should be treated in contemporary theory. The contributors challenge trends that have recently dominated the field - especially those that emphasize social and political... more...

  • Psychonarratologyby Marisa Bortolussi; Peter Dixon

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00

    This book provides a broad, integrative framework for pursuing research in the field of psychonarratology. more...

  • Theorizing the Avant-Gardeby Richard Murphy

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00

    Challenges conventional approaches to the avant-garde through a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary take on postmodernism. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Before Modernism Wasby Geoff Gilbert

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00

    Before Modernism Was places modernist writing within the texture of modern history. Texts by Woolf, James, Freud, Wyndham Lewis, Stein, Malinowski, and others are read through a range of figures that construct and disrupt modern meaning: the ghost that affects the value of your property; the sulky, graceless adolescent; the Pole who may not be Polish;... more...