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Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
by Wendy Lesser
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“Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of Americas most significant cultural critics,” writes Stephen Greenblatt. In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of... (read more)

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Into the Woods: A Five ACT Journey Into Story
Into the Woods: A Five ACT Journey Into Story
by John Yorke
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The idea of Into the Woods is not to supplant works by Aristotle, Lajos Egri, Robert McKee, David Mamet, or any other writers of guides for screenwriters and playwrights, but to pick up on their cues and take the reader on a historical, philosophical... (read more)

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Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance
Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance
by Mark Rifkin
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In Settler Common Sense, Mark Rifkin explores how canonical American writers take part in the legacy of displacing Native Americans. Although the books he focuses on are not about Indians, they serve as examples of what Rifkin calls “settler... (read more)

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American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Th
American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Th
by Susan Cheever
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography "Thoroughly absorbing, lively . . . Fuller, so misunderstood in life, richly deserves the nuanced, compassionate portrait Marshall paints." and#8212; Boston Globe Pulitzer Prize finalist Megan Marshall recounts... (read more)

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Proust, Class, and Nation
Proust, Class, and Nation
by Edward J Hughes
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Writing in 1927, Julien Benda described France as being afflicted by the twin scourges of narrow, class-based politics and rabid nationalism. He nevertheless identified Marcel Proust (who had died in 1922) as a writer who had refused to embrace the... (read more)

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Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Oxford Handbooks
Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Oxford Handbooks
by Frederick Burwick
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A practical and comprehensive reference work, the Oxford Handbook provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on all aspects of Coleridge's diverse writings. Thirty-seven chapters, bringing together the wisdome of experts from across... (read more)

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How Fiction Works
How Fiction Works
by James Wood
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In the tradition of E. M. Forster's  Aspects of the Novel and Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel, How Fiction Works is a scintillating study of the magic of fiction--an analysis of its main elements and a celebration of its lasting power. Here... (read more)

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Before Fiction: The Ancien Regime of the Novel
Before Fiction: The Ancien Regime of the Novel
by Nicholas D Paige
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Fiction has become nearly synonymous with literature itself, as if Homer and Dante and Pynchon were all engaged in the same basic activity. But one difficulty is simply that a literature trafficking in openly invented characters is a quite recent... (read more)

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Seven Types of Ambiguity
Seven Types of Ambiguity
by William Empson
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Revised twice since it first appeared, it has remained one of the most widely read and quoted works of literary analysis. Ambiguity, according to Empson, includes "any verbal nuance, however slight, which gives room for alternative reactions to the same... (read more)

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A Tongue Not Mine: Beckett and Translation (Oxford English Monographs)
A Tongue Not Mine: Beckett and Translation (Oxford English Monographs)
by Sinead Mooney
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A Tongue Not Mine examines the significance of bilingualism, translation, and self-translation in the work of Samuel Beckett. After a mid-career adoption of French as a language of composition, Beckett continued to write in his native English as well as... (read more)

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The Liberal Imagination
The Liberal Imagination
by Lionel Trilling
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'\'\\\'\\\\\\\'\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'The NYRB Classics series is designedly and determinedly exploratory and eclectic, a mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and... (read more)

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Essential Shakespeare (13 Edition)
Essential Shakespeare (13 Edition)
by Jenny Bickley
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An introductory critical study for first year undergraduates, aimed at bridging the increasing gap between A Level and university level study. The book offers a comprehensive approach to fourteen key texts looking at different critical perspectives... (read more)

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The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens
The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens
by Stephen Apkon
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An urgent, erudite, and practical book that redefines literacy to embrace how we think and communicate now We live in a world that is awash in visual storytelling. The recent technological revolutions in video recording, editing, and distribution... (read more)

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Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers
Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers
by Janet Malcolm
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A National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Criticism A deeply Malcolmian volume on painters, photographers, writers, and critics. Janet Malcolms In the Freud Archives and The Journalist and the Murderer, as well as her books about Sylvia Plath and... (read more)

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The Novelist's Lexicon: Writers on the Words That Define Their Work
The Novelist's Lexicon: Writers on the Words That Define Their Work
by Villa Gillet
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At the renowned, international literary conference hosted by Villa Gillet and Le Monde, organizers asked more than seventy prominent authors to choose a word that opens a door to their work. Their musings, collected here for the first time, offer an... (read more)

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Why Trilling Matters (Why X Matters Series Why X Matters)
Why Trilling Matters (Why X Matters Series Why X Matters)
by Adam Kirsch
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Lionel Trilling, regarded at the time of his death in 1975 as Americas preeminent literary critic, is today often seen as a relic of a vanished era. His was an age when literary criticism and ideas seemed to matter profoundly in the intellectual life of... (read more)

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By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life
By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life
by Ramona Koval
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What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer? By the Book is respected literary journalist Ramona Koval's love letter to books and writing, about reading and living, and about the authors that have written... (read more)

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Romantic Image (Routledge Classics)
Romantic Image (Routledge Classics)
by Frank Kermode
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"In this extremely important book of speculative and scholarly criticism, Mr Kermode is setting out to re-define the notion of the Romantic tradition, especially in relation to English poetry and criticism." -- "Times Literary... (read more)

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On the Pleasure of Hating (Great Ideas)
On the Pleasure of Hating (Great Ideas)
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The Fight '- The fight, the fight's the thing, Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.' Where there's a will, there's a way - I said to myself, as I walked down Chancery-lane, about half-past six o'clock on Monday the l0th of December, to inquire... (read more)

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Culture and Anarchy
Culture and Anarchy
by Matthew Arnold
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Without the challenging precedent of 'Culture and Anarchy, ' literary criticism and sociology in England and the United States would want both purpose and direction. Manifesting the special intelligence of a literary critic of original gifts, 'Culture... (read more)

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