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Spectralities Reader

By: Blanco, Maria Del Pilar

Price: $35.00

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC US:

Seller ID: 9781441105592

ISBN: 144110559X

Condition: USED


Ghosts, spirits, and specters have played important roles in narratives throughout history and across nations and cultures. A watershed moment for this area of study was the publication of Derrida's "Specters of Marx" in 1993, marking the inauguration of a "spectral turn" in cultural criticism. Gathering together the most compelling texts of the past twenty years, the editors transform the field of spectral studies with this first ever reader, employing the ghost as an analytical and methodological tool. "The Spectralities Reader" takes ghosts and haunting on their own terms, as wide-ranging p... View more info

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Hamlet: Poem Unlimited

By: Bloom, Harold

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9781573223775

ISBN: 1573223778

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In Harold Bloom's "New York Times" bestselling" Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human," the world's foremost literary critic theorized on the authorship of the historic play "Hamlet." In this engaging new stand-alone work, he offers a full and warmly personal account of the play itself, explores its extraordinary impact throughout the history of western literature, and seeks to uncover the mystery at its heart. View more info

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How to Read and Why

By: Bloom, Harold

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 10/4/2014

Seller ID: 9780684859071

ISBN: 0684859076

Condition: USED


Information is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?" is the crucial question with which renowned literary critic Harold Bloom begins this impassioned book on the pleasures and benefits of reading well. For more than forty years, Bloom has transformed college students into lifelong readers with his unrivaled love for literature. Now, at a time when faster and easier electronic media threatens to eclipse the practice of reading, Bloom draws on his experience as critic, teacher, and prolific reader to plumb the great books for their sustaining wisdom. Shedding all polemic,... View more info

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Company We Keep

By: Booth, Wayne C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR: 2/7/2012

Seller ID: 9780520062108

ISBN: 0520062108

Condition: USED


In "The Company We Keep," Wayne C. Booth argues for the relocation of ethics to the center of our engagement with literature. But the questions he asks are not confined to morality. Returning ethics to its root sense, Booth proposes that the ethical critic will be interested in any effect on the ethos, the total character or quality of tellers and listeners. Ethical criticism will risk talking about the quality of "this" particular encounter with "this" particular work. Yet it will give up the old hope for definitive judgments of "good" work and "bad." Rather it will be a conversation abou... View more info

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Modern American Novel: New Revised Edition

By: Bradbury, Malcolm

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140170443

ISBN: 0140170448

Condition: USED


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Modernism: A Guide to European Literature 1890-1930

By: Bradbury, Malcolm (ed)

Price: $5.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/24/2014

Seller ID: 0140138323

ISBN: 0140138323

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The Modern movement in the arts transformed consciousness and artistic form just as the energies of modernity--scientific, technological, philosophical, political--transformed for ever the nature, the speed, the sensation of human life, ' write the editors in their new Preface. This now classic survey explores the ideas, the groupings and the social tensions that shaped this transformation. View more info

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Brecht on Theatre

By: Brecht, Bertolt

Price: $7.50

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER: 7/7/2013

Seller ID: 0809005425

ISBN: 0809005425

Condition: USED


This volume offers a major selection of Bertolt Brecht's groundbreaking critical writing. Here, arranged in chronological order, are essays from 1918 to 1956, in which Brecht explores his definition of the Epic Theatre and his theory of alienation-effects in directing, acting, and writing, and discusses, among other works, "The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, "and "Galileo." Also included is "A Short Organum for the Theatre," Brecht's most complete exposition of his revolutionary philosophy of drama. Translated and edited by John Willett, "Brecht on Theater" is essent... View more info

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Understanding Fiction (3rd Edition)

By: Brooks, Cleanth

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PRENTICE HALL:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 0139366903

ISBN: 0139366903

Condition: USED


Ample collection of short stories, with essays, notes and questions for each. View more info

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Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative

By: Burger, Mary/Gluck, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: COACH HOUSE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781552451427

ISBN: 1552451429

Condition: USED


What is the best way to tell a story?In this anthology, the first-ever collection of essays by innovative, cutting-edge writers on the theme of narration, forty of the continent's top experimental writers describe their engagement with language, storytelling and the world. The anthology includes renowned writers like Kathy Acker, Dennis Cooper, Nicole Brossard, Daphne Marlatt, Lydia Davis and Kevin Killian, writers who have spent years pondering the meaning of storytelling and how storytelling functions in our culture, as well as presenting a new generation of brilliant thinkers and writ... View more info

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Rhetorical Drag: Gender Impersonation, Captivity, and the Writing of History

By: CArroll, Lorrayne

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Publisher: KENT STATE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780873388825

ISBN: 0873388828

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In this fresh examination of seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century American captivity narratives, author Lorrayne Carroll argues that male editors and composers impersonated the women presumed to be authors of these documents. This "gender impersonation" significantly shaped the authorial voice and complicated the use of these texts as examples of historical writing and as women's literature. Carroll contends that gender impersonation was pervasive and that not enough critical attention has been paid to male intervention in female accounts. Rhetorical Drag examines the familiar ter... View more info

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Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative and History

By: Caruth, Cathy

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Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780801852473

ISBN: 0801852471

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"If Freud turns to literature to describe traumatic experience, it is because literature, like psychoanalysis, is interested in the complex relation between knowing and not knowing, and it is at this specific point at which knowing and not knowing intersect that the psychoanalytic theory of traumatic experience and the language of literature meet."--from the IntroductionIn "Unclaimed Experience," Cathy Caruth proposes that in the "widespread and bewildering experience of trauma" in our century--both in its occurrence and in our attempt to understand it--we can recognize the possibility o... View more info

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World Republic of Letters (Convergences: Inventories of the Present)

By: Casanova, Pascale

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780674010215

ISBN: 0674010213

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The "world of letters" has always seemed a matter more of metaphor than of global reality. In this book, Pascale Casanova shows us the state of world literature behind the stylistic refinements--a world of letters relatively independent from economic and political realms, and in which language systems, aesthetic orders, and genres struggle for dominance. Rejecting facile talk of globalization, with its suggestion of a happy literary "melting pot," Casanova exposes an emerging regime of inequality in the world of letters, where minor languages and literatures are subject to the invisible bu... View more info

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Boss Ladies, Watch Out!: Essays on Women, Sex and Writing

By: Castle, Terry

Price: $13.00

Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Seller ID: 9780415938747

ISBN: 0415938740

Condition: USED


A new collection of essays on literature and sexuality by one of the wittiest and most iconoclastic critics writing today. View more info

Profession of Authorship in America, 1800-1870 (Social Foundations of Aesthetic

By: Charvat, WIlliam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0231070772

ISBN: 0231070772

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American Novel and Its Tradition

By: Chase, Richard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 080182303X

ISBN: 080182303X

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"Since the earliest days," writes Richard Chase in this classic study, "the American novel, in its most original and characteristic form, has worked out its destiny and defined itself by incorporating an element of romance." In his detailed study of works by Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James, Frank Norris, George Washington Cable, William Dean Howells, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner, Chase identifies and traces this tradition through two centuries of American literature.The best novelists, he argues, ha... View more info

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Helene Cixous Reader

By: Cixous, Helene

Price: $10.00

Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Seller ID: 9780415049306

ISBN: 041504930X

Condition: USED


This is the first truly representative collection of texts by Helene Cixous. The substantial pieces range broadly across her entire oeuvre, and include essays, works of fiction, lectures and drama. Arranged helpfully in chronological order, the extracts span twenty years of intellectual thought and demonstrate clearly the development of one of the most creative and brilliant minds of the twentieth century.With a foreword by Jacques Derrida, a preface by Cixous herself, and first-class editorial material by Susan Sellers, The Helene Cixous Reader is destined to become a key text of feminist... View more info

Narrative (The New Critical Idiom)

By: Cobley, Paul

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 9780415212632

ISBN: 0415212634

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This comprehensive, accessible guidebook traces the ways in which human beings have used narrative to make sense of time, space and identity over the centuries. Particular attention is given to: * early narrative, from Hellenic and Hebraic* the rise of the novel* realist representation* imperialism and narrative* modernism and cinema* postmodern narrative* narrative and new technologies.With a strong emphasis on clarity and a range of examples from oral cultures to cyberspace, this is the ideal guide to an essential critical topic. View more info

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Romantic Opera and Literary Form (Quantum Books)

By: Conrad, Peter

Price: $5.50

Seller ID: 0520045084

ISBN: 0520045084

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Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice

By: Cornell, Drucilla

Price: $15.00

Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Seller ID: 9780415903042

ISBN: 0415903041

Condition: USED


The purpose of this volume is to rethink the questions posed by Derrida's writings and his unique philosophical positioning, without reference to the catch phrases that have supposedly summed up deconstruction. View more info

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Postmodern Pooh

By: Crews, Frederick

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 10/26/2013

Seller ID: 9780865476264

ISBN: 0865476268

Condition: USED


A sequel of sorts to the classic (and bestselling) sendup of literary criticism, "The Pooh Perplex" Thirty-seven years ago, a slim parody of academic literary criticism called "The Pooh Perplex" became a surprise bestseller. Now Frederick Crews has written a hilarious new satire in the same vein. Purporting to be the proceedings of a forum on Pooh convened at the Modern Language Association's annual convention, Postmodern Pooh brilliantly parodies the academic fads and figures that hold sway at the millennium. Deconstruction, poststructuralist Marxism, new historicism, radical feminism... View more info