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Anatomy of a Short Story: Nabokov's Puzzles, Codes, "Signs and Symbols"

by Yuri Leving

A unique anthology devoted to a single story-"Signs and Symbols" by Vladimir Nabokov-which exposes the way we read and interpret short stories.�


Death of a Discipline

by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

For almost three decades, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has been ignoring the standardized "rules" of the academy and trespassing across disciplinary boundaries. Today she remains one of the foremost figures in...


The Poems of John Donne: Volume One

by Robin Robbins

John Donne (1572-1631) is firmly fixed in the canon of English literature. "No man is an island" and "For whom the bell tolls" are just two of his phrases known by virtually everyone.

The Poems of John Donne...


Modernist Fiction: An Introduction

by Randall Stevenson

In the revised edition of this popular text, Randall Stevenson has expanded, re-emphasised and amended his work to make it even more relevant to today's student studying the Modernist period in literature. The...


Literature, Psychoanalysis and the New Sciences of Mind

by Leonard Jackson

At a time when psychoanalysis is attacked by biologists, psychologists and literary critics alike, this book offers a radical defence.

Literature, Psychoanalysis and the New Sciences of Mind gives a clear introduction...


The Poverty of Structuralism: Literature and Structuralist Theory

by Leonard Jackson

The Poverty of Structuralism is the first in a sequence of volumes which examine in turn the basic ideas of Saussure, Marx and Freud, and analyse the way in which they have been developed and applied to art,...


Robert Browning

by John Woolford & Daniel Karlin

Robert Browning (1812-89) rivals Tennyson as the major Victorian poet with such important works as Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances and Lyrics, Men and Women, Dramatic Personae and the monumental The Ring...


Stendhal: "The Red and the Black" and "The Charterhouse of Parma"

by Roger Pearson

Both critic and writer, Stendhal has now become established as one of realism's founding fathers. Dr Pearson's book maps out, for the first time, the critical reception of Stendhal's two most widely read novels,...


Image and Power: Women in Fiction in the Twentieth Century

by Sarah Sceats & Gail Cunnigham

Image and Power is an important work of literary and cultural criticism. This collection of essays focuses on some of the major issues addressed by women's writing in the twentieth century, concerning genre,...


A Preface to Ezra Pound

by Peter Wilson

Provides an introduction to the life and works of Ezra Pound, a major modernist poet, theorist and literary critic. Throughout his life Pound was regarded by many to be a contentious and controversial figure,...


A Preface to Shelley

by Patricia Hodgart

This volume discusses the life and work of Percy Bysshe Shelley in the social and political context of the world and time in which he lived.


Literary Rivals: Feuds and Antagonisms in the World of Books

by Richard Bradford

Novelists, poets and playwrights live double lives, sharing the real world with everyone else while spending a good deal of time in a universe of their own making. When they fall out with each other, they are...


A Short History of Ireland's Writers

by A. Norman Jeffares & Muriel Bolger

An introduction to all the leading Irish writers and some of the lesser known playwrights, novelists, short story writers, poets, placing them in context and providing a list of their works. Commentaries give...


Facing the Fiend: Satan as a Literary Character

by Eva Marta Baillie

Satan is not a theological concept, but a literary character. Systematic and pastoral theology struggles with the existence of Satan and at the same time, the devil inspires authors, poets, artists, and musicians--his...


Runagates in Scarceness: A Holy Mystery

by O.C., Jr. Edwards

Runagates in Scarceness tells of a murder that took place in a fictitious Episcopal seminary in Indiana during the Vietnam War. The victim is a student there who represented the flower-child movement of the...


The Rabbi of Worms

by M. K. Hammond & Eric M. Meyers

Six-year-old Josef is tormented by bullies. He is rescued from his misery by an older boy, Mosche, who lives in the Jewish quarter of Worms, a city on the Rhein River. The two boys and Mosche's sister Miriam...


Sound Bites: A Novel about Politics and the Media

by Victor L. Cahn

The absurdities of contemporary politics and culture are lampooned in this unique and biting novel, composed entirely of media sound bites. Here are the voices of our time: politicians, reporters, pundits, and...


The Broken Circle

by David P. Bridges

Dr./Major Breathed chooses the cause of the Confederacy over medicine but will that decision cost him the love of his life? James is swept away into a war created by divisions between the northern and southern...


Renunciation: A Novel

by John D. Barbour

Traveling in New Mexico in 1971, Will George converts to Bhakti Dharma, a new religious movement influenced by Hinduism and Sikh tradition. Returning to his home in Minnesota, he renounces his previous life,...


My Father the Immigrant: In the Light of Love

by Michael H. Mitias

This novel is the story of an immigrant, Mikha Midas, who came to the U.S. in quest of a life animated by the ideals of love, justice, freedom, and peace; of a romantic whose will to love never weakens in spite...