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  • 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...

  • Allegorical Quests from Deguileville to Spenserby Marco Nievergelt

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    An examination of sixteenth-century quest narratives, focussing on their conscious use of a medieval tradition to hold a mirror up to contemporary culture. more...

  • The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theoryby Hanna Meretoja

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theory explores the philosophical and historical underpinnings of the postwar crisis and return of storytelling and shows their relevance for the ongoing debate on the significance of narrative for human existence. more...

  • The Spirit of Carnivalby David Danow

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The world of literature responds to the "spirit of carnival" in ways that are both social and cultural, mythological and archetypal. Literature provides a mirror in which carnival is reflected and refracted through the multifarious perspectives of verbal art. In his original, wide-ranging book, David K. Danow catches the various reflections in that... more...

  • Victorian Settler Narrativesby Tamara S Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This edited collection from a distinguished group of contributors explores a range of topics including literature as imperialist propaganda, the representation of the colonies in British literature, the emergence of literary culture in the colonies and the creation of new gender roles such as ?girl Crusoes? in works of fiction. more...

  • Theology After Readingby Darren J. N. Middleton

    Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 49.95

    Theology After Reading explores how recent novelists, alongside certain post-War Christian theologians, appear to be challenging, inverting, reinterpreting, and sometimes even affirming, the basic questions and answers of more traditional theologians. Focusing on five novels, Darren Middleton's book illustrates how literary art provokes theological... more...

  • Postmodernist Fictionby Brian McHale

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    In this trenchant and lively study Brian McHale undertakes to construct a version of postmodernist fiction which encompasses forms as wide-ranging as North American metafiction, Latin American magic realism, the French New New Novel, concrete prose and science fiction. Considering a variety of theoretical approaches including those of Ingarden, Eco,... more...

  • Literature and Michael C. Frank; Eva Gruber

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 70.20

    The years following the attacks of September 11, 2001 have seen the publication of a wide range of scientific analyses of terrorism. Literary studies seem to lag curiously behind this general shift of academic interest. The present volume sets out to fill this gap. It does so in the conviction that the study of literature has much to offer to the transdisciplinary... more...

  • The Move Beyond Formby Mary Joe Hughes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Fictional narratives of the late twentieth century often cross boundaries. This study argues that the undoing of structure in postmodern art form demands a different way of thinking and represents a commentary on the material and social conditions of the late twentieth century and beyond. more...

  • Migration, Space and Transnational Identitiesby Daniel Conway; Pauline Leonard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Twenty years after the post-apartheid Government took office, this timely text interrogates the extent to which the attitudes, identities and everyday lives of British people have changed in accordance with the 'new' South Africa. New ethnographic research is drawn upon to explore important questions of mobility, locality and identity. more...