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Literary and Cultural Studies
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The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts

Richard A Lanham

The personal computer has revolutionized communication, and digitized text has introduced a radically new medium of expression. Interactive, volatile, mixing word and image, the electronic word challenges our assumptions about the shape of culture itself.... (read more)

Poetry Criticism
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The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing

Richard Hugo

Marjorie Perloff writes in her preface to Poetics in a New Key that when she learned David Jonathan Y. Bayot wanted to publish a collection of her interviews and essays, she was “at once honored and mystified.”  But to Perloffs surprise... (read more)

Short Stories
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At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing

George Kimball (edt)

American writers have been fascinated by the ring, both the primal contest inside the ropes and the crazy carnival world outside them. From neighborhood gyms and smoke-filled arenas to star-studded casinos and exotic locales, they have chronicled... (read more)

Comics and Graphic Novels
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The Classic Era of American Comics

Nicky Wright

The world has never seen the like of the American comic book. In their heyday, the top 500 comics sold over 60 million copies a month, and are still avidly collected. Taking us from the 1930s into the 1950s, Nicky Wright tells the fascinating story of... (read more)

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Desert Islands and Other Texts (1953-1974)

Gilles Deleuze

One day, perhaps, this century will be Deleuzian, Michel Foucault once wrote. This book anthologizes 40 texts and interviews written over 20 years by renowned French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, who died in 1995. The early texts, from 1953-1966 (on... (read more)

Literary Reference
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The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory


The most up-to-date and authoritative introduction to critical theory available, this acclaimed dictionary provides an ideal overview of the full range of theories, schools of thought, and theorists. Whether it's Arendt or Woolf, object relations or... (read more)

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