Literary Criticism, Philosophy and Theory

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    French Fiction Today
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    French Fiction Today focuses on the French novel in the twenty-first century, examining a series of works that are exemplary of broader currents in the genre. Each of these texts may be thought of as a critical novel, a form that calls upon us to engage with it in a critical manner, promising that meaning will arise in the articulation of writing and reading.


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    Translation as Innovation
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    The proceedings of the second biennial conference coordinated through a partnership between the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois and the Centre d’Études sur la Traduction at the University of Paris Denis-Diderot examine the role of translation in the transmission of knowledge, particularly in the sciences, recognizing translation as a non-neutral activity and instead as an act that may enhance topic awareness or even generate debate.


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    Prancing Novelist
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    In these pages–by turns instructive, mischievous, and even gossipy–Brigid Brophy seeks nothing less than a vindication of the eternal liveliness of fiction itself against the persistent rumors that it is dying or dead. Though serious in intent, Prancing Novelist is not only a monument to Firbank, but is also a delightful showcase for Brophy’s own uproarious prose, not to mention her genius for telling good stories.


  • Sale! The Great Latin American Novel

    The Great Latin American Novel
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    Combining historical perspective with personal and often opinionated interpretation, Fuentes gives us a tour from Machado de Assis to Borges and beyond. A landmark analysis, as well as a scintillating and often wry commentary on a great author’s peers and influences …


  • Sale! An Angel

    An Angel Walks Through the Stage and Other Essays
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    Called “the new Ibsen,” and heralded throughout Europe, JON FOSSE is one of contemporary Norwegian literature’s most important writers. Born in 1959, he has published some thirty books of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction since 1983.


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    The Field of Nonsense
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    … a masterpiece of American literary criticism. This magnificent and witty study by an unrecognized innovator seeks to define and explore the nature of “nonsense” in literature. Relying mainly on readings of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Elizabeth Sewell not only sets out plausible boundaries for what or does not constitutes gibberish, but elucidates just how much of what is considered “sensible” writing must rely on nonsense for its power.


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    Diglossia and the Linguistic Turn
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    With Flann O’Brien widely acknowledged as a subversive genius of early postmodernism, Flore Coulouma places the “question of language” at the center of his literary identity. Connecting O’Brien’s philosophy of language to the convoluted structure of his writing, Coulouma demonstrates how bilingualism and an ambiguous relation to language inspired O’Brien’s satirical fiction, while developing narrative oppositions such as orality and literacy, truth and fiction authority and legitimacy, and native and national language(s).


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    Telling It Again and Again
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    How do writers and filmmakers use repetition? While repetition is useful when accenting an idea, in this original and thought-provoking book, Bruce F. Kawin argues it serves a more important function as a manipulator of our sense of time and the timeless. Brilliantly juxtaposing the aesthetics of novelty against those of repetition, Kawin shows how the connections and rhythm of repetition offer revelations about literature and film, nature and memory, and time and art.


  • Sale! Louis Bury / Excersises in Critisism cover

    Exercises in Criticism
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    Exercises in Criticism is an experiment in applied poetics in which critic and poet Louis Bury utilizes constraint-based methods in order to write about constraint-based literature.


  • Sale! cover of Life Sentences by William H. Gass

    Life Sentences
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    A dazzling collection of essays—on reading, writing, form, and thought—from one of America’s master writers.