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Orientalism (78 Edition)
Orientalism (78 Edition)
by Edward W. Said
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Understand Postmodernism: Teach Yourself ((3RD)11 Edition)
Understand Postmodernism: Teach Yourself ((3RD)11 Edition)
by Glenn Ward
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More than 60 million books sold in the Teach Yourself series Learn to understand and appreciate postmodernism Understand Postmodernism is an indispensable guide to this sometimes challenging domain. Using contemporary examples to further understanding... (read more)

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The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (Vintage)
The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (Vintage)
by Lewis Hyde
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The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room (Contemporary American Fiction)
The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room (Contemporary American Fiction)
by Paul Auster
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Amazing psychological twists will keep you guessing and leave you spellbound as you wind your way through these three stories. It's not a new release but worth discovering if you haven't already.... (read more)

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Colonialism Postcolonialism 2ND Edition
Colonialism Postcolonialism 2ND Edition
by Ania Loomba
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Recommended on courses across academic disciplines and around the world, Ania Loomba 's Colonialism/Postcolonialism is accepted as the essential introduction to this vibrant and politically charged area of literary and cultural study. This remarkably... (read more)

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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
by Elif Batuman
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A wickedly smart and rollicking journey through the birth, life, and afterlives of popular culture's most beloved sleuth Today he is the inspiration for fiction adaptations, blockbuster movies, hit television shows, raucous Twitter banter, and... (read more)

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The Family Fang
The Family Fang
by Kevin Wilson
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Oppen Porter thinks hes dying. (Hes not.) From his hospital bed, with tape recorder in hand, he unspools his tale for the benefit of his unborn son, the tale of his forty-day journey from innocence to experience, from self-described “slow absorber&#... (read more)

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The Idea of Culture (Blackwell Manifestos)
The Idea of Culture (Blackwell Manifestos)
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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Elsewhere
Elsewhere
by Richard Russo
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A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction An NPR Best Book of 2012 After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate... (read more)

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The Culture of Yellow: Or, the Visual Politics of Late Modernity
The Culture of Yellow: Or, the Visual Politics of Late Modernity
by Sabine Doran
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This is the first book to explore the cultural significance of the color yellow, showing how its psychological and aesthetic value marked and shaped many of the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of late modernity. It contends that yellow... (read more)

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An Introduction to Literature Criticism and Theory
An Introduction to Literature Criticism and Theory
by Andrew Bennett
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A new edition of one of the market leading texts for those interested in critical theory and its effect on our reading of the English literary canon. Renowned for its accessible, witty style, the new edition is updated throughout and contains... (read more)

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Introducing Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide to Cutting-Edge Thinking (Introducing)
Introducing Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide to Cutting-Edge Thinking (Introducing)
by Richard Appignanesi
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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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Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers
Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers
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DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF WHAT MAKES A MEGA-BESTSELLER IN THIS ENTERTAINING, REVELATORY GUIDE   What do Michael Corleone, Jack Ryan, and Scout Finch have in common? Creative writing professor and thriller writer James W. Hall knows. Now, in this... (read more)

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Seven Types of Ambiguity (66 Edition)
Seven Types of Ambiguity (66 Edition)
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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Is There a Text in This Class?: The Authority of Interpretive Communities
Is There a Text in This Class?: The Authority of Interpretive Communities
by Stanley Fish
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It is a great...pleasure these days to find a critic willing to discuss language, literature, reading, writing, and the community of readers on the understanding that the reader plays a real part in the production of his experience. Denis... (read more)

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Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace
Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace
by Janet Murray
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Janet H. Murray is Ivan Allen College Dean's Recognition Professor of Digital Media and Director of the Experimental Television Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the author of Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace... (read more)

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Metaphors We Live by
Metaphors We Live by
by George Lakoff
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George Lakoff is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. He previously taught at Harvard and the University of... (read more)

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Subculture: The Meaning of Style (New Accents)
Subculture: The Meaning of Style (New Accents)
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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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Elements of Semiology
Elements of Semiology
by Roland Barthes
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"In his Course in General Linguistics, first published in 1916, Saussure postulated the existence of a general science of signs, or Semiology, of which linguistics would form only one part. Semiology, therefore aims to take in any system of signs... (read more)

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