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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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  • 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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  • Chroma by Derek Jarman
    Chroma (Paperback) Derek Jarman

    In Chroma, his most poetic and lyrical book, Derek Jarman explores the uses of colour in art, from medieval paintings through the modernists, and in doing so draws on the great colour theorists from Pliny to Leonardo. a paean to colour from an artist seeking to memorialise its centrality to all aspects of his life.

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  • Beginning Theory by Peter Barry
    Beginning Theory (English, Paperback) Peter Barry

    Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field....

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  • Dark Ecology by Timothy Morton
    Dark Ecology (English, Paperback) Timothy Morton

    Timothy Morton explores the foundations of the ecological crisis to reestablish our ties to nonhuman beings and rediscover playfulness and joy. Dark ecology puts us in an uncanny position of radical self-knowledge, illuminating our place in the biosphere and our belonging to a species in a sense that is far less obvious than we like to think.

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  • Forms by Caroline Levine
    Forms (English, Paperback) Caroline Levine

    Forms offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today?how to connect form to political, social, and historical context. Caroline Levine argues that forms organize not only works of art but also political life?and our attempts to know both art and politics. Inescapable and frequently troubling, forms shape every aspect of our...

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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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  • Critical Theory Today by Lois Tyson
    Critical Theory Today (English, Paperback) Lois Tyson

    This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay,...

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  • The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative by H. Porter Abbott
    The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (English, Paperback) H. Porter Abbott

    This popular textbook has been completely revised and updated, and includes two entirely new chapters.

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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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  • If Not Critical by Eric Griffiths
    If Not Critical (English, Hardback) Eric Griffiths

    Eric Griffiths' lectures were attended by hundreds, yet the lectures were never turned into books. Published here for the first time, the ten lectures range across literary periods and European languages to address, among many other things, practical criticism, comedy, and tragedy.

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  • The Tree by John Fowles
    The Tree (Hardback) John Fowles $14.89 $19.00
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  • Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler
    Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Jonathan Culler

    Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject.

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  • The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker
    The Seven Basic Plots (English, Paperback) Christopher Booker

    Examines the basis of story telling in literature, film, and libretto. This book provides an answer to the riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using many examples, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes.The author then leads us through the changes in the nature of storytelling.

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  • Metaphors We Live by by George Lakoff
    Metaphors We Live by (English, Paperback) George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

    George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that basic metaphors used in everyday speech not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning.

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  • Ecocriticism on the Edge by Timothy Clark
    Ecocriticism on the Edge (English, Paperback) Timothy Clark

    The twenty-first century has seen an increased awareness of the forms of environmental destruction that cannot immediately be seen, localised or, by some, even acknowledged....

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  • An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory by Andrew Bennett
    An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory (English, Paperback) Andrew Bennett, Nicholas Royle

    Lively, original and highly readable, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ?The Beginning' and concluding with ?The End', chapters range from the familiar, such as ?Character', ?Narrative' and ?The Author', to the more unusual, such as ?Secrets', ?Pleasure' and ?Ghosts'. Now in its fifth edition, Bennett and Royle's classic...

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  • Close Reading: The Basics by David Greenham
    Close Reading: The Basics (English, Paperback) David Greenham

    Close reading is the most essential skill that literature students continue to develop across the full length of their studies. This book is the ideal guide to the practice, providing a methodology that can be used for poetry, novels, drama, and beyond. Using classic works of literature, such as Hamlet and The Great Gatsby as case studies, David Greenham presents a unique, contextual approach to...

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  • Draft No. 4 by John McPhee
    Draft No. 4 (Paperback) John McPhee $14.82 $16.92
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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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