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Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide, Second Edition
Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide, Second Edition
by Lois Tyson
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The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
by David J Skal
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Illuminating the dark side of the American century, The Monster Show uncovers the surprising links between horror entertainment and the great social crises of our time, as well as horror's function as a pop analogue to surrealism and other artistic... (read more)

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Orientalism
Orientalism
by Edward W Said
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Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books
Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books
by Slavoj Zizek
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Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Zižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world. Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Zižek... (read more)

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Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
by Clive James
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Echoing Edward Said's belief that "Western humanism is not enough, we need a universal humanism," the renowned critic Clive James presents here his life's work. Containing over one hundred original essays, organized by quotations from A to Z, Cultural... (read more)

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Subculture : the Meaning of Style (79 - Old Edition)
Subculture : the Meaning of Style (79 - Old Edition)
by Dick Hebdige
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'Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style is so important: complex and remarkably lucid, it's the first book dealing with punk to offer intellectual content. Hebdige ...] is concerned with the UK's postwar, music-centred, white working-class... (read more)

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The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages
by Harold Bloom
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Harold Bloom is a Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. As The Paris Review has pointed out, "no critic in the English language since Samuel Johnson has been more prolific." His more... (read more)

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Deceit, Desire and the Novel: Self and Other in Literary Structure
Deceit, Desire and the Novel: Self and Other in Literary Structure
by Rene Girard
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Culture and Imperialism
Culture and Imperialism
by Edward W Said
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Very Short Introductions #4: Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #4: Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
by Jonathan Culler
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"Jonathan Culler has always been about the best person around at explaining literary theory without oversimplifying it or treating it with polemical bias. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction is an exemplary work in this genre."--J. Hillis Miller,... (read more)

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Much Ado about Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You about Date Expectations, Not So-Great Gatsbys, and Love in the Time of Internet
Much Ado about Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You about Date Expectations, Not So-Great Gatsbys, and Love in the Time of Internet
by Jack Murnighan
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Ah, romantic happiness.You’d think finding it would be easier now than ever before, given all the options modern life allows us. Instead, it’s much harder—because there’s so much to figure out. And we feel such pressure to... (read more)

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Urn Burial (New Directions Pearls)
Urn Burial (New Directions Pearls)
by Thomas Browne
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Hydriotaphia, or Urn Burial, is one of the pinnacles of Renaissance scholarship and without doubt one of the great essays in English literature. Beginning with observations on the recent discovery of Roman antiquities in the form of burial urns, Browne... (read more)

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Idea of Culture (00 Edition)
Idea of Culture (00 Edition)
by Terry Eagleton
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Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow at the University of Manchester. His numerous works include The Illusions of Postmodernism (1996), Literary Theory: An Introduction (second edition , 1996), The Ideology of the... (read more)

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Nobility of Spirit: A Forgotten Ideal
Nobility of Spirit: A Forgotten Ideal
by Rob Riemen
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Already translated into ten languages, this brief testament to the transformative power of ideas is resonating with readers—especially the rising generation—throughout the world. Nobility of Spirit is a spiritual journey to the source of... (read more)

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Snobbery: The American Version
Snobbery: The American Version
by Joseph Epstein
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"[SNOBBERY is] like a chorus line of wonderful observational one-liners . . . All these gems add up to a fun and funny read." --Joan O'C. Hamilton Business Week "[SNOBBERY] is a captivating jeu d'esprit of a book, one that brims over with illuminating... (read more)

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Inventing the Enemy: And Other Occasional Writings
Inventing the Enemy: And Other Occasional Writings
by Umberto Eco
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In these “impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays (Atlantic Monthly), “the Andy Rooney of academia” (Los Angeles Times) takes on computer jargon, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, bad coffee, taxi drivers, 33... (read more)

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My 1980s & Other Essays
My 1980s & Other Essays
by Wayne Koestenbaum
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Wayne Koestenbaum returns with a zesty and hyper-literate collection of personal and critical essays Wayne Koestenbaum has been described as “an impossible lovechild from a late-night, drunken three-way between Joan Didion, Roland Barthes, and... (read more)

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The Setting Sun: A Memoir of Empire and Family Secrets
The Setting Sun: A Memoir of Empire and Family Secrets
by Bart Moore Gilbert
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Bart Moore-Gilbert was born in Tanzania and studied in Britain. He is currently a Professor of Postcolonial studies at Goldsmith's College, London, and the author of, among others, Postcolonial Theory and Hanif Kureishi.... (read more)

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Popping Culture
Popping Culture
by Murray Pomerance
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Long popular with students who have used it, Popping Culture presents a compilation of articles dealing with current issues in popular culture, including media violence, sexuality, social inequality, racism, and war. Some of the leading theorists in... (read more)

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How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken (09 Edition)
How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken (09 Edition)
by Daniel Mendelsohn
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“Brilliant. . . . Masterful. . . . Wise, funny. . . . A wonderful collection.” Time Out New... (read more)

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