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  • The Literature Review
    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 Lucifer Effect
    The Lucifer Effect (English, Paperback) Alexander O'Connor

    Philip Zimbardo is fascinated by why people can behave in awful ways. uSome psychologists believe those who commit cruelty are innately evil. Zimbardo disagrees.

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  • The Seven Basic Plots
    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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  • Weatherland
    Weatherland (Paperback) Alexandra Harris

    An account English weather, which is at the very heart of English life and culture, as it is experienced physically, emotionally and spiritually. It catches the distinct voices of compelling individuals: 'Bloody cold', says Jonathan Swift in the 'slobbery' January of 1713; Percy Shelley wants to become a cloud and John Ruskin wants to bottle one.

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  • Chroma
    Chroma (Paperback) Derek Jarman

    In Chroma, Derek Jarman explains the use of colour in Medieval painting through the Renaissance to the modernists and draws on the great colour theorists from Pliny to Leonardo. The colours on Jarman's palette are mixed with memory and insight to create an evocative and highly personal work.

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  • Touched With Fire
    Touched With Fire (English, Paperback) Kay Redfield Jamison

    Kay Jamison draws on her work as a psychiatrist and researcher in mood disorders to explore connections between manic-depressive illness and artistic activity. She applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of artists including Byron, Van Gogh, Schumann and Woolf.

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  • The Social Construction of What?
    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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  • The Mirror and the Lamp
    The Mirror and the Lamp (English, Paperback) M. H. Abrams

    Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century.

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  • Spatiality
    Spatiality (English, Paperback) Dr. Robert T. Tally

    Spatiality has risen to become a key concept in literary and cultural studies, with critical focus on the ?spatial turn' presenting a new approach to the traditional literary analyses of time and history....

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  • Desire: A Memoir
    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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  • Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    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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  • Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction
    Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Helen Morales

    This book goes beyond a simple retelling of stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical mythology. Examining how the myths are used and understood in both high art and popular culture, it takes the reader from the bedrooms of Pompeii to skyscrapers in New York, and finds classical myths in a variety of unexpected places: from Arabic poetry and Hollywood films to...

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  • On Writing
    On Writing (English, Paperback) A. L. Kennedy

    At the core of On Writing is the hugely popular blog that Kennedy writes for the Guardian - and we follow her during a three-year period when she finished one collection of stories and started another, and wrote a novel in between.

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  • Metahistory
    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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  • The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
    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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  • Modernism: A Very Short Introduction
    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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  • Critical Theory Today
    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 Wretched of the Earth
    The Wretched of the Earth (English, Paperback) Riley Quinn

    Frantz Fanon's 1961 masterpiece is both a powerful analysis of the psychological effects of colonization and a rallying cry for violent uprising and independence.

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  • Studying the Novel
    Studying the Novel (English, Paperback) Jeremy Hawthorn

    "Updated throughout to explore the impact of digital resources, e-reading and growing interest in world literature, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of the novel in all its forms"--

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  • Literary Theory: the Basics
    Literary Theory: the Basics (English, Paperback) Hans Bertens

    A guide to literary theory explores such topics as reception theory, biopolitics, feminist criticism, postmodernism, and aesthetics.

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