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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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The Idea of Culture (Blackwell Manifestos)
The Idea of Culture (Blackwell Manifestos)
by Terry Eagleton
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Terry Eagleton's book, in this vital new series from Blackwell, focuses on discriminating different meanings of culture, as a way of introducing to the general reader the contemporary debates around it.... (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 explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores... (read more)

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Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays
Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays
by Camille Paglia
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A collection of twenty of Paglia's out-spoken essays on contemporary issues in America's ongoing cultural debate such as Anita Hill, Robert Mapplethorpe, the beauty myth, and the decline of education in America.... (read more)

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The Liberal Imagination
The Liberal Imagination
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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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Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide, Second Edition
Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide, Second Edition
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This new edition of the classic guide offers a thorough and accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory. It provides in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today: feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, reader... (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
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This study extends beyond the scope of literature into the psychology of much of our contemporary scene, including fashion, advertising, and propaganda techniques. In considering such aspects, the author goes beyond the domain of pure aesthetics and... (read more)

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Orientalism (78 Edition)
Orientalism (78 Edition)
by Edward W. Said
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The noted critic and a Palestinian now teaching at Columbia University,examines the way in which the West observes the Arabs.... (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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Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography (Harvest Book)
Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography (Harvest Book)
by Roger Shattuck
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In his “best achievement to date” (Harold Bloom), National Book Award- winner Roger Shattuck gives us a “deeply learned, highly intelligent, and beautifully written” (New York Times) study of human curiosity versus the taboo, from... (read more)

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Culture and Imperialism
Culture and Imperialism
by Edward W Said
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In Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said's immense erudition and interpretive audacity are brought to bear on a variety of literatures, reanimating the terms of his title and discovering, in the process, how some of the most revered cultural productions... (read more)

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About a Mountain
About a Mountain
by John D'Agata
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When John D'Agata helps his mother move to Las Vegas one summer, he begins to follow a story about the federal government's plan to store high-level nuclear waste at a place called Yucca Mountain, a desert range near the city of Las Vegas. Bearing... (read more)

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Follow for Now
Follow for Now
by Roy Christopher
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Spanning over seven years, Follow for Now includes interviews with such luminaries as Bruce Sterling, Douglas Rushkoff, DJ Spooky, Philip K. Dick, Aesop Rock, Erik Davis, Howard Bloom, David X. Cohen, Richard Saul Wurman, N. Katherine Hayles, Manuel De... (read more)

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Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature
Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature
by Patricia Waugh
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This Reader is the first of its kind to offer access to important intellectual contexts that have helped to mold the production and reception of twentieth-century literature. Representing such fields as the philosophy of science, theories of knowledge... (read more)

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Raymond Williams
Raymond Williams
by Fred Inglis
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In his life, Raymond Williams played many parts: child of the Black Mountains, inspirational adult lecturer, Cambridge professor, folk hero and guru of the left. After his death, he has remained a symbolic figure and his classic works, Culture and... (read more)

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Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
by Camille Paglia
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From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art’s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George... (read more)

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Chick Lit: The New Woman's Fiction
Chick Lit: The New Woman's Fiction
by Suzanne Ferriss
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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,... (read more)

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Doing What Comes Naturally
Doing What Comes Naturally
by Stanley Fish
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In literary theory, the philosophy of law, and the sociology of knowledge, no issue has been more central to current debate than the status of our interpretations. Do they rest on a ground of rationality or are they subjective impositions of a merely... (read more)

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Weird Emptiness: Essays and Aphorisms
Weird Emptiness: Essays and Aphorisms
by Alex Stein
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In highly polished prose filled with humor and perception, this individual take on what it means to be a writer offers insight into aesthetics, metaphysics, ethics, and logic. The witty aphorisms and essays draw from the authors influences—Blake... (read more)

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The Postmodern Explained: Correspondence, 1982-1985
The Postmodern Explained: Correspondence, 1982-1985
by Jean Franco Lyotard
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A major figure in the contemporary critical world, Jean-Francois Lyotard originally introduced the term 'postmodern' into current discussions of philosophy. The Postmodern Explained is an engaging collection of letters addressed to young philosophers... (read more)

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