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The postmodern condition
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Many definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed. This book extends that ...
Between Quran and Kafka
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What connects Shiite passion plays with Brechts drama? Which of Goethes poems were inspired by the Quran? How can Ibn Arabis theology of sighs explain...

The afterlives of Roland Barthes
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Roland Barthes - the author of such enduringly influential works as Mythologies and Camera Lucida - was one of the most important cultural critics of...
The seven basic plots
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In this work, the author proposes his thesis about the nature of storytelling, showing that there are a number of basic themes which continually reappear in the storytelling of mankind, shaping tales of very different kinds.

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'Barthes' purpose is to tear away masks and demystify the signs, signals and symbols of the language of mass culture' The TimesIn this magnificent and...
Create dangerously
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'To create today is to create dangerously'Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those ...

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Writers and artists across the centuries, from Chaucer to Ian McEwan, and from the creator of the Luttrell Psalter in the 14th century to John Piper i...
Theorists of the modernist novel
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Tracing the developing modernist aesthetic in the thought and writings of James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf, Deborah Parsons consider...

The Shakespearean forest
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The Shakespearean Forest, Anne Barton's final book, uncovers the pervasive presence of woodland in early modern drama, revealing its persistent imagin...
The Cambridge companion to Adorno
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The great German philosopher and aesthetic theorist Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno (1903-69) was one of the main philosophers of the first generation of t...

Freud's Jaw and Other Lost Objects
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What does it mean to live with life-threatening illness? How does one respond to loss? Freud's Jaw and Other Lost Objects attempts to answer these que...
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Modernism is the movement which attempts to redefine the relationship between art and life, seeking to establish a mode of thought to account for new ...

How to Read a Book
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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, complet...
The hidden adult
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What exactly is a children's book? How is children's literature defined as a genre? A leading scholar presents close readings of six classic stories t...

Transforming Contagion
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Moving from viruses, vaccines, and copycat murder to gay panics, xenophobia, and psychopaths, Transforming Contagion energetically fuses critical huma...
Memory unbound
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Though still a relatively young field, memory studies has undergone significant transformations since it first coalesced as an area of inquiry. Incr...

Native American literature
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In North America, the Indigenous literature we know today reaches back thousands of years to when the continent's original inhabitants first circled f...
If not critical
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Eric Griffiths delivered hundreds of lectures at the Faculty of English in Cambridge, yet his lectures were never turned into books. If Not Critical b...

Epistemology of the closet
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Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. This has been due, in no...
The mirror and the lamp
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This text traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early 19th century.

Moving through modernity
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Andrew Thacker's account of modernism from the perspective of literary geography demonstrates how space and geography were also central to concerns for modernists through new readings of E.M. Forster, Imagism, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys.
Gender trouble
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One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler's Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial. Arguing ...

The green studies reader
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Green Studies is a booming area for study and The Green Studies Reader is a fantastically comprehensive selection of critical texts which address the ...
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What is implied when we refer to the study of performing arts as 'drama', 'theatre' or 'performance'? Each term identifies a different tradition of th...

White girls
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'I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jeremiah Sullivan'Als has a serious claim to be regarded as the next James Ba...
The Cambridge companion to literature and science
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In 1959, C. P. Snow lamented the presence of what he called the 'two cultures': the apparently unbridgeable chasm of understanding and knowledge betwe...

Writer's luck
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David Lodge's frank and illuminating memoir about the years where he found great success as a novelist and critic.Luck plays an important part in the ...
Plebeian Prose
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The Argentinian-Brazilian anthropologist, sociologist and poet explores the politics of desire, identity, violence and dissidence in relation to Latin American culture and politics.

Contemporary stylistics
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How do texts create meaning? How do we arrive at our textual interpretations? Why do we become 'lost in a book' or feel deep emotion in response to a ...
Postcolonial parabola
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Postcolonial Parabola: Literature, Tactility, and the Ethics of Representing Trauma interrogates the relationship between the literary representation ...

The Cambridge companion to Foucault
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For Michel Foucault, philosophy was a way of questioning the allegedly necessary truths that underpin the practices and institutions of modern society...
Our aesthetic categories
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The zany, the cute, and the interesting saturate postmodern culture. They dominate the look of its art and commodities as well as our discourse about ...

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Who ponders the sock? This common object i...
Time and literature
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Time and Literature features twenty essays on topics from aesthetics and narratology to globalisation and queer temporalities, and showcases how time ...

Children's fantasy literature
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Fantasy has been an important and much-loved part of children's literature for hundreds of years, yet relatively little has been written about it. Chi...
The semiotics of theatre and drama
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The late twentieth century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate. In this study, t...

Jewish exiles and European thought in the shadow of the Third Reich
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Hans Baron, Karl Popper, Leo Strauss and Erich Auerbach were among the many German-speaking Jewish intellectuals who fled Continental Europe with the ...
Beckett's art of salvage
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This innovative exploration of the recurring use of particular objects in Samuel Beckett's work is the first study of the material imagination of any ...

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In Chroma, Derek Jarman explains the use of colour in Medieval painting through the Renaissance to the modernists and draws on the great colour theori...
Creative criticism
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Including pieces by creative critics as varied as Anne Carson, Jacques Derrida, Geoff Dyer, H?l?ne Cixous, Ali Smith, and John Cage, this anthology an...

Renaissance self-fashioning
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Renaissance Self-Fashioning is a study of sixteenth-century life and literature that spawned a new era of scholarly inquiry. Stephen Greenblatt examin...
Detaining time
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Detaining Time is the first book to investigate the representation of time in literature in terms of the project to reconceptualize time, so that its ...

Literature in a digital age
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Literature in a Digital Age: An Introduction guides readers through the most salient theoretical, interpretive, and creative possibilities opened up b...
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Speed. Bump. Speed. Traffic considers the ...

The literary mind
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Mark Turner makes the revolutionary claim that the basic issue for cognitive science is the nature of literary thinking. Using tools of modern linguis...
Judith Butler
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Since the publication of Gender Trouble in 1990, Judith Butler has revolutionised our understanding of identities and the ways in which they are const...

Literary criticism and theory
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This incredibly useful volume offers an introduction to the history of literary criticism and theory from ancient Greece to the present. Grounded in t...
Black sun
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In Black Sun, Julia Kristeva addresses the subject of melancholia, examining this phenomenon in the context of art, literature, philosophy, the histor...

The Cambridge companion to Walter Benjamin
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This Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to the work and thought of the highly influential twentieth-century critic and theorist Walter Benj...
The sense of an ending
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Frank Kermode is one of our most distinguished and beloved critics of English literature. Here, he contributes a new epilogue to his collection of cla...