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Literary Theory & Criticism

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  • The Odyssey

    'The Odyssey is a poem of extraordinary pleasures: it is a salt-caked, storm-tossed, wine-dark treasury of tales, of many twists and turns, like life itself' GuardianThe epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - ship-wrecks, battles, monsters and the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Confessions of St. Augustine

    by St. Augustine ...
    series Dover Thrift Editions
    More than an autobiography, The Confessions of St. Augustine is one of the most influential religious books in the Christian tradition. A great work of Western literature, it recalls crucial events and episodes in the author's life, in particular, life with his devoutly Christian mother and his origins in rural Algeria in the mid-fourth century A.D.; the rise to a lavish life at the imperial court ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Fellowship

    The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

    C. S. Lewis is the 20th century's most widely read Christian writer and J.R.R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker. For three decades, they and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the Inklings, which met every week in Lewis's Oxford rooms and in nearby pubs. They discussed literature, religion, and ideas; read aloud from works in progress; took philosophical rambles in woods ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Storytelling Animal

    How Stories Make Us Human

    “Insightful...draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around us.”—The New York Times Book ReviewHumans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It’s ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • The Iliad

    by Homer ...
    Translated by E V Rieu ...
    'The first great book, and the first great book about the suffering and loss of war' GuardianOne of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, who refuses to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Meditations

    series Dover Thrift Editions
    One of the world's most famous and influential books, Meditations, by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121–180), incorporates the stoic precepts he used to cope with his life as a warrior and administrator of an empire. Ascending to the imperial throne in A.D. 161, Aurelius found his reign beset by natural disasters and war. In the wake of these challenges, he set down a series of private ... Read more

    $3.00 USD

  • The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions

    The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions is a beloved queer utopian text written by Larry Mitchell with lush illustrations by Ned Asta, published by Calamus Press in 1977. Part-fable, part-manifesto, the book takes place in Ramrod, an empire in decline, and introduces us to the communities of the faggots, the women, the queens, the queer men, and the women who love women who are surviving ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays

    The Drinking Gourd/What Use Are Flowers?

    Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier | Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    The Kingdom of This World Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Test Bank Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults 7e Miller

    by Joe Derr ...
    Test Bank Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults 7e Miller ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The importance of language in cross-cultural identity production

    As presented in Julia Alvarez's How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

    Essay from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,3, TU Dortmund, language: English, abstract: At the centre of Julia Alvarez's novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents stands the Dominican girl Yolanda, who moved to America as a youth. Since then, she has often been back in the Dominican Republic to visit her family and maintain a close link to her cultural origin ... Read more

    $2.68 USD

  • Emerald Tablet of Hermes

    by Hermes ...
    Emerald Tablet of HermesThe Emerald Tablet of Hermes first appeared in the Alchemical Libraries of Europe during the 12th Century. Traveling home with the Crusaders, this seminal work is alleged to be written by Hermes Trismegistus-Thoth. The work deeply influenced Western Magick, and the tenets presented influence modern magick to this day. The Kybalion was first published by The Yogi Publication ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Sea of Cortez

    A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research

    The collaboration of two friends—one a novelist, one a marine biologist—produced a volume in which fascinating popular science is woven into a narrative of man’s dreams, his ideals, and his accomplishments through the centuries. Sea of Cortez is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers. Actually the record of a brief collecting expedition in the lonely Gulf of California, it will ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • A Carnival of Snackery

    Diaries (2003-2020)

    by David Sedaris ...
    There’s no right way to keep a diary, but if there’s an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mastered it.If it’s navel-gazing you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward: a fight between two men on a bus, a fight between two men on the street, pedestrians being whacked over the head or gathering to watch as a man ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

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  • War and Peace

    by Leo Tolstoy ...
    Hailed as one of the greatest novels of all time and a classic of world literature, War and Peace unfolds in the early nineteenth century during the turbulent years of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia. Tolstoy's epic ranges from stirring depictions of historical events to intimate portraits of family life, moving between public spectacles and private lives to offer a tale of both panoramic scope ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • 凶宅怪談:人可怕還是鬼可怕?

    by 松原田螺 ...
    Translated by 李喬智 ...
    series FOCUS #89
    「我住凶宅6年了,一開始只是因為沒錢沒工作。雖然家裡總有些奇怪光點和不自然聲響,但我現在還活著。因為死亡很近,讓我變得更想活下去。」──松原田螺★日本銷量賣破60,000冊,小學館Big Comics人氣漫畫連載中★日本第一也是最強凶宅藝人唯一著作!49個故事,49種恐懼,進門那一刻起開始毛骨悚然,卻欲罷不能──最深層的驚悚就在生活中、空間裡,無所不在。★58張凶宅、靈異現場平面圖+26張靈異照片,真實感加倍!看過之後,你確定你家真的沒問題嗎?★譯者‧李喬智嚇破膽推薦:「作者真的太會說故事了,節奏抓得超好,再加上每一則都是真實的體驗,更讓人覺得不可思議。非常棒的一本書,佩服作者的膽識,也真心推薦給喜歡嚇嚇自己的讀者。」窺探各個凶宅的祕密◎ 住進去,身體就越來越差的房子◎ 前一位房客和前前位房客都自殺身亡的房子◎ 兩年會死一次人的房子... ... Read more

    $8.02 USD

  • Zapatista Encuentro

    Documents from the 1996 Encounter for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism

    by Zapatistas ...
    series Open Media Series
    "Why is everyone so quiet? Is this the democracy you wanted?" So ask the Zapatistas, the group of indigenous Mexicans who, on January 1, 1994, mounted a rebellion against the implementation of NAFTA, political corruption, and the slow, unreported genocide of indigenous people worldwide. As the group expressed their demands and revealed their tactics, it quickly became obvious that they were less ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Record of a Night too Brief

    Translated by Lucy North ...
    series Japanese Novellas #3
    The Akutagawa Prize-winning stories from one of the most highly regarded and provocative contemporary Japanese writers: part of our Japanese novella series, showcasing the best contemporary Japanese writing.In these three haunting and lyrical stories, three young women experience unsettling loss and romance.In a dreamlike adventure, one woman travels through an apparently unending night with a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Spring Garden

    Translated by Polly Barton ...
    series Japanese Novellas #2
    Winner of the Akutagawa Prize, a sharp, photo-realistic novella of memory and thwarted hope: part of our Japanese novella series, showcasing the best contemporary Japanese writingDivorced and cut off from his family, Taro lives alone in one of the few occupied apartments in his block, a block that is to be torn down as soon as the remaining tenants leave. Since the death of his father, Taro keeps ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Semicolon

    The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark

    **“Delightful.” —**Mary Norris, The New YorkerA page-turning, existential romp through the life and times of the world’s most polarizing punctuation markThe semicolon. Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut, and Orwell detest it. Herman Melville, Henry James, and Rebecca Solnit love it. But why? When is it effective? Have we been misusing it? Should we even care?In Semicolon, Cecelia Watson charts the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

    by Peter Abelard ...
    Translated by Betty Radice ...
    The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. Through their letters, we follow the path of their romance from its reckless and ecstatic beginnings when Heloise became Abelard's pupil, through the suffering of public scandal and enforced secret marriage, to their eventual separation. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Tolkien's Art

    A Mythology for England

    by Jane Chance ...
    This literary study examines the scholarly and mythological roots of the author’s beloved stories, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.J.R.R. Tolkien captured the imaginations of generations with his expansive fantasy worlds and tales of high adventure. But Tolkien was also an accomplished scholar whose deep knowledge of mythology and language provided a wellspring of inspiration for ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Willa Cather

    by Hermione Lee ...
    Hermione Lee’s provocative and influential biography provides a sensitive reappraisal of a marvelous and often underrated writer. The Willa Cather she reveals here was a Nebraskan who spent much of her life in self-imposed exile from the prairies she celebrated in O Pioneers! and My Antonia, a woman whose life was riddled with the tension between masculine and feminine, and a writer whose ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Nazi Literature in the Americas

    Translated by Chris Andrews ...
    A "biographical dictionary" gathering 30 brief accounts of poets, novelists and editors (all fictional) who espouse fascist or extremely right-wing political views.Nazi Literature in the Americas was the first of Roberto Bolano's books to reach a wide public. When it was published by Seix Barral in 1996, critics in Spain were quick to recognize the arrival of an important new talent. The book ... Read more

    $12.29 USD