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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Difference and Repetition by Gilles Deleuze
    Difference and Repetition (English, Paperback) Gilles Deleuze

    Since its publication in 1968, Difference and Repetition, an exposition of the critique of identity, has come to be considered a contemporary classic in philosophy and one of Gilles Deleuze's most important works. The text follows the development of two central concepts, those of pure difference and complex repetition. It shows how the two concepts are related, difference implying divergence and...

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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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  • 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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  • The Fantastic by Tsvetan Todorov
    The Fantastic (Multiple languages, Paperback) Tsvetan Todorov

    In The Fantastic, Tzvetan Todorov seeks to examine both generic theory and a particular genre, moving back and forth between a poetics of the fantastic itself and a metapoetics or theory of theorizing.

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  • Paper Minds by Jonathan Kramnick
    Paper Minds (English, Paperback) Jonathan Kramnick

    A study of the knowledge we can glean about perception and consciousness through the study of literature.

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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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  • Monster Theory by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
    Monster Theory (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

    Monsters provide a key to understanding the culture that spawned them. So argues the essays in this wide-ranging collection that asks the question, what happens when critical theorists take the study of monsters seriously as a means of examining our culture?

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  • Writers by DK
    Writers (Hardback) DK

    From Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison, delve into more than 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers. ...

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  • A Dictionary of Critical Theory by Ian Buchanan
    A Dictionary of Critical Theory (English, Paperback) Ian Buchanan

    With over 750 authoritative entries covering all areas of critical theory, this dictionary is an essential reference work for anyone needing a clear guide to theory, from feminism to globalization, from Marxism to psychoanalysis. This edition is fully revised and updated.

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  • The Measure of Homer by Richard Hunter
    The Measure of Homer (English, Hardback) Richard Hunter

    Homer was the greatest and most influential Greek poet. This book explores central themes in the reception of the Homeric poems in antiquity, and pays particular attention to Homer's importance in shaping ancient culture. It will appeal to all those seriously interested in Greek and Roman literature and culture.

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

    Lost in the raging debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what, precisely, is being constructed. Facts, gender, quarks, reality? Ian Hacking's book explores an array of examples to reveal the deep issues underlying contentious accounts of reality-especially regarding the status of the natural sciences.

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  • The Mirror and the Lamp by M. H. Abrams
    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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  • Culture by Terry Eagleton
    Culture (English, Paperback) Terry Eagleton

    One of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture's value...

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  • Saint Foucault by David M. Halperin
    Saint Foucault (English, Paperback) David M. Halperin

    The acclaimed author of One Hundred Years of Homosexuality offers an uncompromising and impassioned defense of the late French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault as a galvanizing thinker whose career as a theorist and activist will continue to serve as a model for other gay intellectuals, activists, and scholars. Illustrations.

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