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  • Ruminations on Twentysomething Lifeby Aaron Karo

    Touchstone 2005; US$ 3.99

    IS THERE LIFE AFTER COLLEGE? In this sidesplitting follow-up to his smash hit, Ruminations on College Life, Aaron Karo takes readers on another outrageous journey -- this time through his early twenties. With hilarious anecdotes and irreverent observations, Karo captures the twentysomething experience like never before and answers the question,... 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...

  • Textual Practiceby Terence Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 1989; US$ 37.95

    This book should be of interest to students and teachers of literature and literary theory. more...

  • The Literature of Satireby Charles A. Knight

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This is an accessible but sophisticated study of satire from the classics to the present. more...

  • A Companion to European Romanticismby Michael Ferber

    Wiley 2008; US$ 240.00 US$ 216.00

    This companion is the first book of its kind to focus on the whole of European Romanticism. Describes the way in which the Romantic Movement swept across Europe in the early nineteenth century. Covers the national literatures of France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain. Addresses common themes that cross national borders,... more...

  • Fifty Key Literary Theoristsby Richard J. Lane

    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 full... more...

  • From Text to Literatureby Professor Stein Haugom Olsen; Professor Anders Pettersson

    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...

  • A Companion to Satireby Ruben Quintero

    Wiley 2008; US$ 225.00 US$ 202.50

    This collection of twenty-nine original essays, surveys satire from its emergence in Western literature to the present. Tracks satire from its first appearances in the prophetic books of the Old Testament through the Renaissance and the English tradition in satire to Michael Moore’s satirical movie Fahrenheit 9/11 . Highlights the... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Erotic Literatureby Gaëtan Brulotte; John Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 450.00

    The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature is a two-volume work that contains some 540 entries on erotic literature on an international scale. The Encyclopedia has an unprecedented scope, the first scholarly reference resource to bring the field together in all its fascinating variety. The entries examine the history of the literature in different... more...

  • Of Literature and Knowledgeby Peter Swirski

    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...