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Still Crazy After All These Years: Women, Writing and Psychoanalysis

by Rachel Bowlby

One of feminism's most dynamic critics brings together psychoanalysis, critical theory and cultural studies to look at how texts construct possibilities and limits for thinking what a woman is, and where women...


John Ruskin: The Critical Heritage

by J.L. Bradley

The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literrature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read...


Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature

by Jorge Luis Borges, Katherine Silver & Martín| Hadis

In English at last, Borges’s erudite and entertaining lectures on English literature from Beowulf to Oscar Wilde

Writing for Harper’s Magazine, Edgardo Krebs describes Professor Borges:“A compilation of...


A Political Companion to Walker Percy

by Peter Augustine Lawler & Brian A. Smith

In 1962, Walker Percy (1916--1990) made a dramatic entrance onto the American literary scene when he won the National Book Award for fiction with his first novel, The Moviegoer. A physician, philosopher, and...


Parabolas of Science Fiction

by Brian Attebery & Veronica Hollinger

Essays about the inherently collaborative nature of science fiction


The Historical Austen

by William H. Galperin

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title

Jane Austen, arguably the most beloved of all English novelists, has been regarded both as a feminist ahead of her time and as a social conservative...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Narnia

by Jr., James S. Bell

Everything you want to know about Narnia ... This fun-to-read reference guide goes through each book in Lewis's bestselling fantasy series, examining characters and events for literary and religious comparison....


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter

by Tere Stouffer

For fans of all ages ... Here is an entertaining and easily referenced presentation of insider information to the world that J.K. Rowling has created in her spellbinding series of novels. The Complete Idiot's...


Names and Naming in Young Adult Literature

by Alleen Pace Nilsen & Don L. F. Nilsen

Names and Naming in Young Adult Literature shows how authors of young adult literature use the creation of names for people, places, events, inventions, animals, and imaginary concepts as one of their most important...


The Early Years of Brian O'Nolan

by Ciaran O' Nuallain

Ciaran O Nuallain's memoir of his brother Brian O'Nolan (1991-66), the only major source on the early life of the man who later achieved literary fame as Flann O'Brien and Mylan na gCopaleen, appears here for...


The Burning of Brinseley MacNamara

by Padraic O' Farrell

The Valley of the Squinting Windows (1918), Brinsley MacNamara's first published novel, so enraged the Westmeath community in which he lived that the book was publicly burned, its author humiliated and his father,...


Voices from a Journal

by Bill Naughton

This is a writer's journal of his friendships, encounters and observations during the 1950s and 60s, describing relationships with Cork author Frank O'Connor, Patrick Kavanagh, Charles Cape (onetime governor...


A Biographical Dictionary of Irish Writers

by Anne M. Brady & Cleeve Brian

This authoritative handbook of Irish writings, from earilest times to the present day, is a comprehensive guide to authors of every description - dramatists, essayists, philosophers, poets, scientists, story-tellers...


American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

by Cindy Weinstein & Christopher Looby

In these diverse essays, leading critics recast the place of aesthetics in the production and consumption of literature. Rethinking the category of aesthetics in light of recent developments in literary theory...


Nietzsche's Epic of the Soul: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

by T. K. Seung

The author deciphers Nietzsche's most enigmatic work as Zarathustra's epic campaign to save secular culture from degradation in the godless world. In this epic reading, the ostensibly atheistic work turns out...


Novel Images: Literature in Performance

by Peter Reynolds

Written specifically with the student in mind and focusing on a number of well-known texts, including Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Nicholas Nickleby, Nice Work and The Color Purple, the contributions in this book...


A Short History of Fantasy

by Farah Mendlesohn

Some of the earliest books ever written, including The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey, deal with monsters, marvels, extraordinary voyages, and magic, and this genre, known as fantasy, remained an essential...


Dictionary of World Literature - Criticism, Forms, Technique

by , Joseph T Shipley

The dictionary of world literature: criticism-forms-technique presents a consideration of critics and criticism, of literary schools, movements, forms, and techniques-including drama and the theatre-in eastern...


William Gibson

by Gary Westfahl

A pioneering full-length study of the creator of cyberpunk


Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

by Hannah Miodrag

It has become an axiom in comic studies that "comics is a language, not a genre." But what exactly does that mean, and how is discourse on the form both aided and hindered by thinking of it in linguistic terms?...