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  • Pragmatics and Fictionby Jon-K. Adams

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 98.00

    Pragmatics and Fiction explores the basic pragmatic differences between fictional and nonfictional discourse. These differences derive mainly from the creation of a fictional figure who narrates the text and who, in turn, addresses his narrative to a fictional audience. Since these figures become the language users of the fictional text and, therefore,... more...

  • Fiction Sets You Freeby Russell A. Berman

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    In what can only be called a genuine intellectual adventure, Russell Berman raises fundamental questions long ignored by literary scholars; Why does literature command our attention at all? Why would society want to cultivate a sphere of activity devoted to the careful study of literary fiction? Written as a tonic to what he calls the debilitating... more...

  • The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fictionby Jeff Gerke

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 17.99 US$ 16.19

    Let's face it: Christian fiction is fun. Even if you're writing a serious-minded study of man's inhumanity to man, there is something exhilarating about story; about creating people and worlds and events; about telling a tale that keeps readers enraptured and maybe - just maybe - leaves them fortified in their walk with Jesus. But for all of the... more...

  • Metafictionby Mark Currie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Metafiction is one of the most distinctive features of postwar fiction, appearing in the work of novelists as varied as Eco, Borges, Martin Amis and Julian Barnes. It comprises two elements: firstly cause, the increasing interpenetration of professional literary criticism and the practice of writing; and secondly effect: an emphasis on the playing... more...

  • Mythology in the Modern Novelby John J. White

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44

    J. J. White reexamines the use of myth in fiction in order to bring a new terminological precision into the field. While concentrating on the German novel (Mann, Broch, and Nossack), he discusses the work of Alberto Moravia, John Bowen, Michel Butor, and Macdonald Harris as well, in order to show the modern predilection for myth in whatever national... more...

  • Heroizabilityby Ibrahim Taha

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    It is commonly believed that some approaches of structural semiotics, narratology and cognitive science have not yet succeeded in constructing a complete and coherent theory of literary character. The author argues that the primary explanation of the failure is the artificial separation between characters and their actions. One of the... 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...

  • The Twig People of Mossdown Woodsby Joe Thomson-Swift

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 4.50

    Another adventure from Joe & Lucy's story box. This time they go to Mossdown Woods where they want to 'I Spy' with all the creatures that live there. But they are in for a big surprise when they meet Laura the magical nature queen and the twig people who look after the trees and flowers there. The twig people are made from every letter of the alphabet... more...

  • The Stranger - Albert Camusby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    Camus's landmark novel traces the aftermath of a shocking crime and the man whose fate is sealed with one rash and foolhardy act. The Stranger presents readers with a new kind of protagonist, a man unable to transcend the tedium and inherent absurdity of everyday existence in a world indifferent to the struggles and strivings of its human denizens.... more...

  • Strange Voices in Narrative Fictionby Per Krogh Hansen; Stefan Iversen; Henrik Skov Nielsen; Rolf Reitan

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    From its beginnings narratology has incorporated a communicative model of literary narratives, considering these as simulations of natural, oral acts of communication. This approach, however, has had some problems with accounting for the strangeness and anomalies of modern and postmodern narratives. As many skeptics have shown, not even... more...