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Glossary of Literary Terms, Eighth Edition

By: Abrams, M.H.

Price: $7.00

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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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: 3/12/2015

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

Short Story in English

By: Allen, Walter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 8/5/2061

Seller ID: 0198126662

ISBN: 0198126662

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Deconstruction and Theology

By: Altizer, Thomas

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Seller ID: 0824504755

ISBN: 0824504755

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Dead Artists, Live Theories, and Other Cultural Problems (Cultural Studies & Soc

By: Aronowitz, Stanley

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Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Seller ID: 9780415907385

ISBN: 0415907381

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In these far-reaching essays, Stanley Aronvitz examines some of the crucial cultural shifts associated with the crisis of modernity and argues that art is a kind of social knowledge. View more info

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Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature

By: Auerbach, Erich

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Publisher: 4/8/2015

Seller ID: 0691012695

ISBN: 0691012695

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A half-century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's "Mimesis" still stands as a monumental achievement in literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics.A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the U... 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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Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online

By: Barekat, Houman

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781682190760

ISBN: 1682190765

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Time of Need: Forms of Imagination in the Twentieth Century

By: Barrett, William

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 0060102160

ISBN: 0060102160

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Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory

By: Barry, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/14/2014

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780719062681

ISBN: 0719062683

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In this second edition of "Beginning Theory," the variety of approaches, theorists, and technical language is lucidly and expertly unraveled and explained, and allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles have been grasped. Expanded and updated from the original edition first published in 1995, Peter Barry has incorporated all of the recent developments in literary theory, adding two new chapters covering the emergent Eco-criticism and the re-emerging Narratology. View more info

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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

Mythologies

By: Barthes, Roland

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Publisher: 8/24/2013

Seller ID: 9780374521509

ISBN: 0374521506

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" "Mythologies"] illustrates the beautiful generosity of Barthes's progressive interest in the meaning (his word is signification) of practically everything around him, not only the books and paintings of high art, but also the slogans, trivia, toys, food, and popular rituals (cruises, striptease, eating, wrestling matches) of contemporary life . . . For Barthes, words and objects have in common the organized capacity to say something; at the same time, since they are signs, words and objects have the bad faith always to appear natural to their consumer, as if what they say is eternal, true, n... View more info

Barthes Reader

By: Barthes, Roland/Sontag, Susan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 8/24/2017

Seller ID: 9781435109773

ISBN: 1435109775

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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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Seller ID: 0870235680

ISBN: 0870235680

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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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Walter Benjamin (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

By: Benjamin, Walter/Wolin

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Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520084001

ISBN: 0520084004

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Few twentieth-century thinkers have proven as influential as Walter Benjamin, the German-Jewish philosopher and cultural and literary critic. Richard Wolin's book remains among the clearest and most insightful introductions to Benjamin's writings, offering a philosophically rich exposition of his complex relationship to Adorno, Brecht, Jewish Messianism, and Western Marxism. Wolin provides nuanced interpretations of Benjamin's widely studied writings on Baudelaire, historiography, and art in the age of mechanical reproduction. In a new Introduction written especially for this edition, Wolin di... View more info