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Gambling, Game and Psyche (Suny Series in Psychoanalysis and Culture)
Gambling, Game and Psyche (Suny Series in Psychoanalysis and Culture)
by Bettina Liebowitz Knapp
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Bettina Knapp adds a new spin on the study of gambling as she explores both sides of the coin -- the rush and thrill of risk taking versus the depression and defeat of losing. In a unique Jungian approach, Knapp probes the universal and eternal mysteries... (read more)

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Concise Companions to Literature and Culture #27: A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry
Concise Companions to Literature and Culture #27: A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry
by C.d. Blanton
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This Concise Companion introduces students to the most important poetic figures, movements, contexts, and trends in post-war British and Irish poetry, providing a much-needed reference point in a sprawling and often contentious field. Written by critics... (read more)

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The Ground of Our Beseeching
The Ground of Our Beseeching
by Peter Sharpe
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This book describes the signature styles of meditation in three American poets, and shows how each generated language out of spiritual yearning. Beginning with a survey of twentieth-century thinking on metaphor, the study concentrates on hermeneutical... (read more)

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Joseph Brodsky and the Baroque
Joseph Brodsky and the Baroque
by David Ward Macfadyen
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MacFadyen shows that the works of John Donne, the existential philosophy of Kierkegaard and Sestov, and the cities of St Petersburg and Venice inspired in Brodsky a fundamentally Baroque evolution. He provides a compelling and comprehensive examination... (read more)

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Weather for Poetry: Essays, Reviews & Notes on Poetry, 1977-1981
Weather for Poetry: Essays, Reviews & Notes on Poetry, 1977-1981
by Donald Hall
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A collection of essays on the work of contemporary poets... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in Romanticism #38: Romanticism and Slave Narratives: Transatlantic Testimonies
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism #38: Romanticism and Slave Narratives: Transatlantic Testimonies
by Helen Thomas
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The first major attempt to relate canonical Romantic texts to writings of the African diaspora.... (read more)

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Poetry's Appeal: Nineteenth-Century French Lyric and the Political Space (Meridian)
Poetry's Appeal: Nineteenth-Century French Lyric and the Political Space (Meridian)
by E S Burt
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Socrates banished poetry from the ideal republic, adopting the position that poetic language operates outside the conventions of public discourse and is private in expression. But what does the banished language of poetry say about its relation to public... (read more)

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Regeneration: Telling Stories from Our Twenties
Regeneration: Telling Stories from Our Twenties
by Jennifer Karlin
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There is nothing more powerful for troubled twentysomethings than to hear words of support and stories of survival from their peers. Karlin and Borofsky bring together fresh and talented contributors for this anthology composed entirely of works by the... (read more)

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Paths to Contemporary French Literature
Paths to Contemporary French Literature
by John Taylor
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Although the great French novelists of the last two centuries are widely read in America, there is a widespread notion that little of importance has happened in French literature since the heyday of Sartre, Camus, and the nouveau roman. Curious American... (read more)

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Social Transformations in Hardy's Tragic Novels: Megamachines and Phantasms
Social Transformations in Hardy's Tragic Novels: Megamachines and Phantasms
by David E Musselwhite
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Drawing on the theoretical work of Deleuze and Guattari, and that of Jean Laplanche-- particularly his major and as yet relatively unfamiliar notion of phantasme--Social Reformantion in Hardy's Major Novels is an original and groundbreaking rereading of... (read more)

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Masterpieces of African-american Literature
Masterpieces of African-american Literature
by Frank N Magill
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A unique and vital guide that summarizes, explains and evaluates the greatest works of African-American literature -- including articles on writings from James Baldwin, W. E. B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Malcolm X, Toni Morrison and many more.... (read more)

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Twayne's English Authors #529: A S Byatt
Twayne's English Authors #529: A S Byatt
by Kathleen Coyne Kelley
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Twayne's United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors Series present concise critical introductions to great writers and their works.<P>Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an author's work, each study takes account of... (read more)

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New Directions in Prose & Poetry #51: New Directions 51 Anthology
New Directions in Prose & Poetry #51: New Directions 51 Anthology
by James Laughlin
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This anthology series draws on authors from countries across the world and features selections of the finest new prose and poetry.... (read more)

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies
The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies
by Stanley Wells
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of Shakespeare in a series of essays specially written by an international team of eminent scholars. Studies of Shakespeare's life, and of his relationship to... (read more)

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Theory and History of Literature #62: Text and Culture: The Politics of Interpretation
Theory and History of Literature #62: Text and Culture: The Politics of Interpretation
by Daniel Cottom
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Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible to scholars, students, researchers, and general readers. Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the... (read more)

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33 Keys to Unlocking the Lost Symbol: A Reader's Companion to the Dan Brown Novel
33 Keys to Unlocking the Lost Symbol: A Reader's Companion to the Dan Brown Novel
by Thomas R Beyer
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Ever since Professor Beyer read The Da Vinci Code, he became intrigued by Dan Brown's use of facts in fiction. He realized that an examination of the novel could be a tantalizing and entertaining entry into the world of research and evaluating... (read more)

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Dictionary of Shakespeare
Dictionary of Shakespeare
by Louise Mcconnell
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This is a reference about Shakespeare's plays, characters, productions and themes. It includes over 1500 entries that should help explain all the terms used in Sheakespeare's texts and in their execution.... (read more)

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Images for Wholeness: Strategies, Poems, and Stories To Transcend Cultural Illusions
Images for Wholeness: Strategies, Poems, and Stories To Transcend Cultural Illusions
by Carol Mays
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\\With essays that redefine reality and poetry that transports, Images for Wholeness is a must read for the world weary.\\ -Janice Booher, Performing Artist \\It's not just about liberating ourselves from the pressures of modern life. It's about becoming... (read more)

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Edward Said at the Limits
Edward Said at the Limits
by Mustapha Marrouchi
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In "Edward Said at the Limits, Mustapha Marrouchi offers a sensitive critique of Edward Said, one of America's foremost commentators on the Palestinian cause. Marrouchi does justice to the extraordinary life of a complex figure who was fundamentally a... (read more)

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Fredric Jameson: A Critical Reader
Fredric Jameson: A Critical Reader
by Douglas Kellner
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Fredric Jameson is one of the most important and audacious cultural critics writing today. His work impacts across a range of disciplines from literary and cultural studies to film, sociology and architecture. This new collection of previously... (read more)

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