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Glossary of Literary Terms, Eighth Edition

By: Abrams, M.H.

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Publisher: 2/23/2012

Edition: 8

Seller ID: 1413002188

ISBN: 1413002188

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First published in 1957, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS contains succinct essays on the terms used in discussing literature, literary history, and literary criticism. This text is an indispensable reference for students. View more info

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Glossary of Literary Terms

By: Abrams, M.H.

Price: $6.00

Edition: 10

Seller ID: 9780495898023

ISBN: 0495898023

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First published fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the tenth edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism... View more info

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Critical Theory Since 1965

By: Adams, hazard

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Seller ID: 0813008441

ISBN: 0813008441

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"An overwhelmingly rich display of critical theory." -Rocky Mountain ReviewCritical Theory Since 1965 (originally published in 1986 and now in paperback) is a collection of theoretical writing by thirty-eight contemporary theorists and, as background, eighteen important intellectual precursors. It is by far the most complete representation of critical theory available, including phenomenologists, structuralists, deconstructionists, Marxists, feminists, reader-response critics, dissenters, and eccentrics, and supplying the background texts necessary of a working understanding of contemporary cr... View more info

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How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

By: Adler, Mortimer J./Van Doren

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Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS:

Seller ID: 9780671212094

ISBN: 0671212095

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"How to Read a Book, " originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a "living" classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated. You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them -- from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading, you learn how to pigeonhole a book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, criticize. You are taught the different reading techniques for reading practical books, imaginative... View more info

Deconstruction and Theology

By: Altizer, Thomas

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Seller ID: 0824504755

ISBN: 0824504755

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Recreating Jane Austen

By: Austen/Wiltshire, John

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521002820

ISBN: 0521002826

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Recreating Jane Austen is a book for readers who know and love Austen's work. Stimulated by the recent crop of film and television versions of Austen's novels, John Wiltshire examines how her work has been "recreated" in another age and medium. Written in an engaging and readable style, this accessible study approaches the central question of the role Jane Austen plays in the contemporary cultural imagination. View more info

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Dialogic Imagination

By: Bakhtin, M.M

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Publisher: UNIV OF TEXAS PR:

Seller ID: 9780292715349

ISBN: 029271534X

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These essays reveal Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975)--known in the West largely through his studies of Rabelais and Dostoevsky--as a philosopher of language, a cultural historian, and a major theoretician of the novel. The Dialogic Imagination presents, in superb English translation, four selections from Voprosy literatury i estetiki (Problems of literature and esthetics), published in Moscow in 1975. The volume also contains a lengthy introduction to Bakhtin and his thought and a glossary of terminology.Bakhtin uses the category "novel" in a highly idiosyncratic way, claiming for it vastly l... View more info

Rabelais and His World

By: Bakhtin, Mikhail

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Seller ID: 9780253203410D

ISBN: 9780253203410D

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Time of Need: Forms of Imagination in the Twentieth Century

By: Barrett, William

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Seller ID: 0060102160

ISBN: 0060102160

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S/Z

By: Barthes, Roland

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Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 3/5/2010

Seller ID: 0374521670

ISBN: 0374521670

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Preface by Richard Howard. Translated by Richard Miller. This is Barthes's scrupulous literary analysis of Balzac's short story "Sarrasine." View more info

Barthes Reader

By: Barthes, Roland/Sontag, Susan

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Publisher: 8/24/2017

Seller ID: 9781435109773

ISBN: 1435109775

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On Writing with Photography

By: Beckman, Karen

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Publisher: UNIV OF MINNESOTA PR:

Seller ID: 9780816677290

ISBN: 0816677298

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From James Agee to W. G. Sebald, there has been an explosion of modern documentary narratives and fiction combining text and photography in complex and fascinating ways. However, these contemporary experiments are part of a tradition that stretches back to the early years of photography. Writers have been integrating photographs into their work for as long as photographs have existed, producing rich, multilayered creations; and photographers have always made images that incorporate, respond to, or function as writing. "On Writing with Photography" explores what happens to texts--and ima... View more info

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Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms

By: Bedford

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Publisher: BEDFORD BOOKS:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780312461881

ISBN: 0312461887

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Engaging, authoritative, and affordably priced, "The Bedford Glossary" is a comprehensive reference that clearly and accessibly defines hundreds of important literary and critical terms from classical times to the present, making them real and relevant to twenty-first century students through examples uniquely drawn from contemporary literary and popular culture. View more info

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Writing Race Across the Atlantic World, 1492-1789

By: Beidler, Phillip/Taylor, Gary

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Publisher: PALGRAVE:

Seller ID: 9780312295974

ISBN: 0312295979

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Writing Race Across the Atlantic World, Medieval to Modern comprises a set of lively, diverse, and original investigations into contemporary notions of race in the oceanic interculture of the Atlantic during the early modern period. Working across institutional boundaries of "American" and "British" literature in this period, as well as between "history" and "literature," ten essays address the ways in which cultural categories of "race"-brown, red, and white, African-American and Afro-Caribbean, Spanish and Jewish, English and Celtic, native American and northern European, creole and mestizo-... View more info

Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition

By: Bell, Bernard

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Selected Writings, Volume 2: 1927-1934

By: Benjamin, Walter

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Seller ID: 9780674945869

ISBN: 0674945867

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In the frenzied final years of the Weimar Republic, amid economic collapse and mourning political catastrophe, Walter Benjamin emerged as the most original practicing literary critic and public intellectual in the German-speaking world. Volume 2 of Selected Writings, covering the years 1927 to 1934, displays the full spectrum of Benjamin's achievements at this pivotal stage in his career.Previously concerned chiefly with literary theory, Benjamin during these Years does pioneering work in new areas, from the stud of popular Culture (a discipline he virtually created) to theories of the m... View more info

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Origin of German Tragic Drama

By: Benjamin, Walter

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Seller ID: 9781859844137

ISBN: 1859844138

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Walter Benjamin is widely acknowledged as amongst the greatest literary critics of this century, and "The Origin of German Tragic Drama" is his most sustained and original work. Indeed, Georg Lukacs--one of the most trenchant opponents of Benjamin's aesthetics--singled out this work as one of the main sources of literary modernism in the twentieth century. "The Origin of German Tragic Drama" begins with a general theoretical introduction on the nature of the baroque art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, concentrating on the peculiar stage-form of the royal martyr dramas called "T... View more info

Origin of German Tragic Drama

By: Benjamin, Walter

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Reflections Essays Aphorisms Autobiographical Writings

By: Benjamin, Walter

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Publisher: SCHOCKEN BOOKS INC:

Seller ID: 9780805208023

ISBN: 080520802X

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A companion volume to "Illuminations," the first collection of Walter Benjamin's writings, "Reflections "presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. He moves seamlessly from literary criticism to autobiography to philosophical-theological speculations, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest and most versatile writer... View more info

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Crisis of Criticism

By: Berger, Maurice

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NEW PR: 2/23/2012

Seller ID: 9781565844179

ISBN: 1565844173

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This "collection offers the undeniable pleasure of reading intellectually stimulating arguments" (Kirkus Reviews) on the controversial nature of artistic criticism. View more info