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  • Deceit, Desire, and the Novel by Rene Girard
    Deceit, Desire, and the Novel (English, Paperback) Rene Girard

    Translation of Mensonge romantique et vaeritae romanesque.

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  • Taz by Hakim Bey
    Taz (English, Paperback) Hakim Bey

    Cultural Writing. In its third publication since 1985, this book contains essays and flyers on anarchy as well as a new preface by the author. Pieces from this collection have appeared in various publications around the world, including Ganymede (London) and Pan (Amsterdam). This work is a "literary masterpiece" - Freedom (London) and "Dear to our hearts" - Exquisite Corpse; reading it is "Like...

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  • Of Grammatology by Jacques Derrida
    Of Grammatology (English, Paperback) Jacques Derrida

    One of contemporary criticism's most indispensable works, Of Grammatology is made even more accessible and usable by this new release.

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  • How Fiction Works by James Wood
    How Fiction Works (English, Paperback) James Wood

    Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel, How Fiction Works is a scintillating and searching study of the main elements of fiction, such as narrative, detail, characterization, dialogue, realism, and style.

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  • Modernism: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Butler
    Modernism: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Christopher Butler

    Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler examines how and why Modernism began, explaining what it is and showing how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life.

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  • Hotel by Joanna Walsh
    Hotel (English, Paperback) Joanna Walsh

    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things....

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  • Bergson by Keith Ansell-Pearson
    Bergson (English, Paperback) Keith Ansell-Pearson

    A totally original introduction to Bergson's work which positions this key thinker as a major 'philosopher of life'.

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  • The Social Construction of What? by Ian Hacking
    The Social Construction of What? (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Often lost in the debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what is being constructed. Ian Hacking looks at the issue of child abuse, and examines the ways in which advanced research on new weapons influences not the content but the form of science.

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  • Critique of the Power of Judgment by Immanuel Kant
    Critique of the Power of Judgment (English, Paperback) Immanuel Kant

    This edition, first published in 2000, offers serious students of Kant a richer, more complete and accurate translation.

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  • Poetics by Aristotle
    Poetics (English, Paperback) Aristotle

    Suitable for all students of Greek theatre and literature, this book examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process.

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  • The Literature Review by Diana Ridley
    The Literature Review (English, Paperback) Diana Ridley

    The complete guide to doing a literature search and review also contains a wealth of features to calm students overwhelmed at the prospect of doing their dissertation or thesis

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  • The New Jim Crow by Ryan Moore
    The New Jim Crow (English, Paperback) Ryan Moore

    The United States has the world's largest prison population, with more than two million behind bars. Alexander says this is mainly due to America's 'war on drugs,' launched in 1982. In The New Jim Crow, she explains how this government initiative has led to America's black citizens being imprisoned on a colossal scale.

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  • Hamlet on the Holodeck by Janet H. Murray
    Hamlet on the Holodeck (English, Paperback) Janet H. Murray

    An updated edition of the classic book on digital storytelling, with a new introduction and expansive chapter commentaries.

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  • Desire: A Memoir by Jonathan Dollimore
    Desire: A Memoir (English, Paperback) Jonathan Dollimore

    Fifty years after the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised homosexual acts, Jonathan Dollimore explores, in, through and beyond the gay sub-cultures of cities like New York, Brighton and Sydney, what the new freedoms meant for him and others in the following decades. He writes honestly and movingly about his teenage attraction to risk and danger; of accidents and escapes; of curiosity as a...

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  • Energy Humanities by Imre Szeman
    Energy Humanities (English, Paperback) Imre Szeman

    "Energy humanities is a field of scholarship that, like medical humanities and digital humanities before it, overcomes traditional boundaries between the disciplines and between academic and applied research. Like its predecessors, energy humanities highlights the essential contribution that the insights and methods of the human sciences can make to areas of study and analysis once thought best...

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  • Mary Douglas's Purity and Danger by Padraig Belton
    Mary Douglas's Purity and Danger (English, Paperback) Padraig Belton

    Mary Douglas is an outstanding example of an evaluative thinker at work. In Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo, she delves in great detail into existing arguments that portray traditional societies as ?evolving? from ?savage? beliefs in magic, to religion, to modern science, then explains why she believes those arguments are wrong. She also adeptly chaperones readers...

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  • Key Writings by Henri Bergson
    Key Writings (English, Paperback) Henri Bergson

    The twentieth century - with its unprecedented advances in technology and scientific understanding - saw the birth of a distinctively new and 'modern' age. Henri Bergson stood as one of the most important philosophical voices of that tumultuous time. An intellectual celebrity in his own life time, his work was widely discussed by such thinkers as William James, Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand...

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  • Metahistory by Hayden White
    Metahistory (English, Paperback) Hayden White

    This book will be of interest to anyone-in any discipline-who takes the past as a serious object of study.

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  • On the Origin of Stories by Brian Boyd
    On the Origin of Stories (English, Paperback) Brian Boyd

    Offers a comprehensive account of the evolutionary origins of art and storytelling. This title explains why we tell stories, how our minds are shaped to understand them, and what difference an evolutionary understanding of human nature makes to stories we love.

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  • The Tree by John Fowles
    The Tree (Hardback) John Fowles

    As lyrical and precise as Fowles' novels, The Tree is a provocative meditation on the connection between the natural world and human creativity, and also a rejection of the idea that nature should be tamed for human purpose.

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