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• Author :_Everett Franklin Bleiler
• Pages :_998 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780873384162
• ISBN-13 :_0873384164

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• Description : Contains author, title, and publishing information, and plot summaries [...] by Publisher : 'Kent State University Press'



• Author :_Dorrit Cohn
• Pages :_208 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780801865220
• ISBN-13 :_0801865220

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• Description : Winner of the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies The border between fact and fiction has been trespassed so often it seems to be a highway. Works of history that include fictional techniques are usually held in contempt, but works of fiction that include history are among the greatest of classics. Fiction claims to be able to convey its own unique kinds of truth. But unless a reader knows in advance whether a narrative is fictional or not, judgment can be frustrated and confused. In The Distinction of Fiction, Dorrit Cohn argues that fiction does present specific clues to its fictionality, and its own justifications. Indeed, except in cases of deliberate deception, fiction achieves its purposes best by exercising generic conventions that inform the reader that it is fiction. Cohn tests her conclusions against major narrative works, including Proust's A la Recherche du temps perdu, Mann's Death in Venice, Tolstoy's War and Peace, and Freud's case studies. She contests widespread poststructuralist views that all narratives are fictional. On the contrary, she separates fiction and nonfiction as necessarily distinct, even when bound together. An expansion of Cohn's Christian Gauss lectures at Princeton and the product of many years of labor and thought, The Distinction of Fiction builds on narratological and phenomenological theories to show that boundaries between fiction and history can be firmly and systematically explored. [...] by Publisher : 'JHU Press'



• Author :_Nina Baym
• Pages :_327 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780252062858
• ISBN-13 :_025206285X

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• Author :_Gary Westfahl
• Pages :_1395 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780313329517
• ISBN-13 :_0313329516

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• Description : A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film. [...] by Publisher : 'Greenwood Publishing Group'



• Author :_Suzanne Ferriss
• Pages :_288 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1136092501
• ISBN-13 :_9781136092503

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• Description : From the bestselling Bridget Jones's Diary that started the trend to the television sensation Sex and the City that captured it on screen, "chick lit" has become a major pop culture phenomenon. Banking on female audiences' identification with single, urban characters who struggle with the same life challenges, publishers have earned millions and even created separate imprints dedicated to the genre. Not surprisingly, some highbrow critics have dismissed chick lit as trashy fiction, but fans have argued that it is as empowering as it is entertaining. This is the first volume of its kind to examine the chick lit phenomenon from a variety of angles, accounting for both its popularity and the intense reactions-positive and negative-it has provoked. The contributors explore the characteristics that cause readers to attach the moniker "chick" to a particular book and what, if anything, distinguishes the category of chick lit from the works of Jane Austen on one end and Harlequin romance novels on the other. They critique the genre from a range of critical perspectives, considering its conflicted relationship with feminism and postfeminism, heterosexual romance, body image, and consumerism. The fourteen original essays gathered here also explore such trends and subgenres as "Sistah Lit," "Mommy Lit," and "Chick Lit Jr.," as well as regional variations. As the first book to consider the genre seriously, Chick Lit offers real insight into a new generation of women's fiction. [...] by Publisher : 'Routledge'



• Author :_Hayden White
• Pages :_382 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780801894800
• ISBN-13 :_0801894808

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• Description : For students and scholars of historiography, the theory of history, and literary studies, Robert Doran (French and comparative literature, U. of Rochester) gathers together 23 previously uncollected essays written by theorist and historian Hayden White (comparative literature, Stanford U.) from 1957 to 2007, on his theories of historical writing and narrative. Essays are organized chronologically and reveal the evolution of White's thought and its relationship to theories of the time, as well as the impact on the way scholars think about historical representation, the discipline of history, and how historiography intersects with other areas, especially literary studies. They specifically address theory of tropes, theory of narrative, and figuralism. [...] by Publisher : 'JHU Press'



• Author :_John Robert Morgan
• Pages :_290 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780415085076
• ISBN-13 :_0415085071

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• Description : First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. [...] by Publisher : 'Psychology Press'



• Author :_Gerald Ernest Paul Gillespie
• Pages :_733 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9789027234568
• ISBN-13 :_9027234566

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• Description : In this volume a team of three dozen international experts presents a fresh picture of literary prose fiction in the Romantic age seen from cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. The work treats the appearance of major themes in characteristically Romantic versions, the power of Romantic discourse to reshape imaginative writing, and a series of crucial reactions to the impact of Romanticism on cultural life down to the present, both in Europe and in the New World. Through its combination of chapters on thematic, generic, and discursive features, Romantic Prose Fiction achieves a unique theoretical stance, by considering the opinions of primary Romantics and their successors not as guiding “truths” by which to define the permanent “meaning” of Romanticism, but as data of cultural history that shed important light on an evolving civilization.SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount for a complete set order (5 vols.).The Romanticism series in the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages is the result of a remarkable international collaboration. The editorial team coordinated the efforts of over 100 experts from more than two dozen countries to produce five independently conceived, yet interrelated volumes that show not only how Romanticism developed and spread in its principal European homelands and throughout the New World, but also the ways in which the affected literatures in reaction to Romanticism have redefined themselves on into Modernism. A glance at the index of each volume quickly reveals the extraordinary richness of the series' total contents. Romantic Irony sets the broader experimental parameters of comparison by concentrating on the myriad expressions of “irony” as one of the major impulses in the Romantic philosophical and artistic revolution, and by combining cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies with special attention also to literatures in less widely diffused language streams. Romantic Drama traces creative innovations that deeply altered the understanding of genre at large, fed popular imagination through vehicles like the opera, and laid the foundations for a modernist theater of the absurd. Romantic Poetry demonstrates deep patterns and a sharing of crucial themes of the revolutionary age which underlie the lyrical expression that flourished in so many languages and environments. Nonfictional Romantic Prose assists us in coping with the vast array of writings from the personal and intimate sphere to modes of public discourse, including Romanticism's own self-commentary in theoretical statements on the arts, society, life, the sciences, and more. Nor are the discursive dimensions of imaginative literature neglected in the closing volume, Romantic Prose Fiction, where the basic Romantic themes and story types (the romance, novel, novella, short story, and other narrative forms) are considered throughout Europe and the New World. This enormous realm is seen not just in terms of Romantic theorizing, but in the light of the impact of Romantic ideas and narration on later generations. As an aid to readers, the introduction to Romantic Prose Fiction explains the relationships among the volumes in the series and carries a listing of their tables of contents in an appendix. No other series exists comparable to these volumes which treat the entirety of Romanticism as a cultural happening across the whole breadth of the “Old” and “New” Worlds and thus render a complex picture of European spiritual strivings in the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries, a heritage still very close to our age. [...] by Publisher : 'John Benjamins Publishing'



• Author :_Roger Luckhurst
• Pages :_305 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0745628931
• ISBN-13 :_9780745628936

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• Description : In this new and timely cultural history of science fiction, Roger Luckhurst examines the genre from its origins in the late nineteenth century to its latest manifestations. The book introduces and explicates major works of science fiction literature by placing them in a series of contexts, using the history of science and technology, political and economic history, and cultural theory to develop the means for understanding the unique qualities of the genre. Luckhurst reads science fiction as a literature of modernity. His astute analysis examines how the genre provides a constantly modulating record of how human embodiment is transformed by scientific and technological change and how the very sense of self is imaginatively recomposed in popular fictions that range from utopian possibility to Gothic terror. This highly readable study charts the overlapping yet distinct histories of British and American science fiction, with commentary on the central authors, magazines, movements and texts from 1880 to the present day. It will be an invaluable guide and resource for all students taking courses on science fiction, technoculture and popular literature, but will equally be fascinating for anyone who has ever enjoyed a science fiction book. [...] by Publisher : 'Polity'



• Author :_Edith Wharton
• Pages :_125 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0684845318
• ISBN-13 :_9780684845319

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• Description : Discusses approaches to writing a short story or novel, and stresses the importance of character and situation [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'



• Author :_Walid Hamarneh
• Pages :_327 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780802069955
• ISBN-13 :_0802069959

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• Description : A collection of 24 essays dedicated to critic Lubomir Dolezel contributing to the theory of fictionality and examining issues in narratology and the history of poetics. The international group of scholars (including renowned critics such as Umberto Eco and Michael Riffaterre) keep their distance from deconstruction and approach fictionality from a philosophical perspective, considering theories of models, character, genre and gender, and dealing with questions of fiction from a historical and poetics standpoint. Two concluding essays expand Dolezel's contribution to the theory of fictionality and fictional semantics, and the works of Homer, Casanova, Woolf, Borges, Kundera, and Bakhtin are given particular attention. Lacks an index. Canadian card order number C95-933272-3. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR [...] by Publisher : 'no defined'



• Author :_David Seed
• Pages :_147 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0199557454
• ISBN-13 :_9780199557455

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• Description : David Seed examines how science fiction has emerged as a popular genre of literature in the 20th century, and discusses it in relation to themes such as science and technology, space, aliens, utopias, and gender. Looking at some of the most influential writers of the genre he also considers the wider social and political issues it raises. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press'