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An Ecology of World Literature

(Available January 6, 2015)
An Ecology of World Literature
Written by Alexander Beecroft
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ISBN: 9781781685730
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An Ecology of World Literature
From Antiquity to the Present Day
Written by Alexander Beecroft


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
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What constitutes a nation’s literature? How do literatures of different countries interact with one another? In this groundbreaking study, Alexander Beecroft develops a new way of thinking about world literature. Drawing on a series of examples and case studies, the book ranges from ancient epic to the contemporary fiction of Roberto... Read more >
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Against World Literature
On the Politics of Untranslatability
Written by Emily Apter


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $29.95

Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”—the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language, or especially resistant to... Read more >
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The Antinomies Of Realism

Written by Fredric Jameson


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $34.95

The Antinomies of Realism is a history ofthe nineteenth-century realist novel and its legacy told without a glimmer of nostalgia for artistic achievements that the movement of history makes it impossible to recreate. The works of Zola, Tolstoy, Pérez Galdós, and George Eliot are in the most profound sense inimitable, yet... Read more >
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The Antinomies Of Realism
The Antinomies Of Realism
Written by Fredric Jameson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781681336
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The Antinomies Of Realism

Written by Fredric Jameson


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $34.95

The Antinomies of Realism is a history ofthe nineteenth-century realist novel and its legacy told without a glimmer of nostalgia for artistic achievements that the movement of history makes it impossible to recreate. The works of Zola, Tolstoy, Pérez Galdós, and George Eliot are in the most profound sense inimitable, yet... Read more >
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Distant Reading
Distant Reading
Written by Franco Moretti
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ISBN: 9781781680841
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Distant Reading

Written by Franco Moretti


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $29.95

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 

How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory... Read more >
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Distant Reading

Written by Franco Moretti


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $24.95

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 

How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory... Read more >
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Willa Cather In Europe
Willa Cather In Europe
Written by Willa Cather
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ISBN: 9780307831460
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Willa Cather In Europe
Her Own Story of the First Journey
Written by Willa Cather


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

“Not often are we given an opportunity to observe a great American writer arrive for the first time in the Old World from the New, there to record first impressions spontaneously, as they came, subject to no second thoughts, no later, leveling revision,” George N. Kates writes in his Introduction to... Read more >
Willa Cather On Writing
Willa Cather On Writing
Written by Willa Cather
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Willa Cather On Writing

Written by Willa Cather


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
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"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears inWilla Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first published in 1949. In the course of it Cather writes, with grace and piercing clarity, about her own fiction and... Read more >
Against World Literature
Against World Literature
Written by Emily Apter
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ISBN: 9781844679706
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Against World Literature
On the Politics of Untranslatability
Written by Emily Apter


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $29.95

Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”—the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language, or especially resistant to... Read more >
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Reading for the Plot
Reading for the Plot
Written by Peter Brooks
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ISBN: 9780307962829
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Reading for the Plot
Design and Intention in Narrative
Written by Peter Brooks


Format: eBook, 363 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $23.99

A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life. Read more >
The Liberal Imagination

Written by Lionel Trilling
Introduction by Louis Menand


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $16.95

The Liberal Imagination is one of the most admired and influential works of criticism of the last century, a work that is not only a masterpiece of literary criticism but an important statement about politics and society. Published in 1950, one of the chillier moments of the Cold War, Trilling’s essays... Read more >
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Transmission and the Individual Remix
Transmission and the Individual Remix
Written by Tom McCarthy
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ISBN: 9780345803276
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Transmission and the Individual Remix

Written by Tom McCarthy


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2012
Price: $1.99

Sub-titled "How Literature Works" this essay by the renown novelist is a provocative and entertaining work of postmodern theory that re-evaluates literature and literary meaning from Aeschylus to Kraftwerk. A VINTAGE EBOOK ORIGINAL.

Tom McCarthy is one of the most vital young voices in contemporary literature, and in this essay he identifies...

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Life Sentences
Life Sentences
Written by William H Gass
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307595843
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Life Sentences
Literary Judgments and Accounts
Written by William H Gass


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $28.95

A dazzling new collection of essays—on reading, writing, form, and thought—from one of America’s master writers.
 
It begins with the personal, both past and present. It emphasizes Gass’s lifelong attachment to books and moves on to the more analytical, as he ponders the work of some of his favorite... Read more >
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Life Sentences
Life Sentences
Written by William H Gass
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ISBN: 9780307957443
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Life Sentences
Literary Judgments and Accounts
Written by William H Gass


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $14.99

A dazzling new collection of essays—on reading, writing, form, and thought—from one of America’s master writers.
 
It begins with the personal, both past and present. It emphasizes Gass’s lifelong attachment to books and moves on to the more analytical, as he ponders the work of some of his favorite... Read more >
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The Emergence of Social Space
The Emergence of Social Space
Written by Kristin Ross, Foreword by Terry Eagleton
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ISBN: 9781844672066
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The Emergence of Social Space
Rimbaud and the Paris Commune
Written by Kristin Ross
Foreword by Terry Eagleton


Format: Trade Paperback, 170 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2008
Price: $12.95

The 1870s in France – Rimbaud’s moment, and the subject of this book – is a decade virtually ignored in most standard histories in France. Yet it was the moment of two significant spatial events: France’s expansion on a global scale, and, in the spring of 1871, the brief existence on... Read more >
In Theory
In Theory
Written by Aijaz Ahmad
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ISBN: 9781844672134
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In Theory
Nations, Classes, Literatures
Written by Aijaz Ahmad


Format: Trade Paperback, 358 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2008
Price: $12.95

After the Second World War, nationalism emerged as the principle expression of resistance to Western imperialism in a variety of regions from the Indian subcontinent to Africa, to parts of Latin America and the Pacific Rim. With the Bandung Conference and the formation of the Non-Aligned Movement, many of Europe’s former... Read more >
Graphs, Maps, Trees
Graphs, Maps, Trees
Written by Franco Moretti, Afterword by Alberto Piazza
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ISBN: 9781844671854
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Graphs, Maps, Trees
Abstract Models for Literary History
Written by Franco Moretti
Afterword by Alberto Piazza


Format: Trade Paperback, 119 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2007
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In this groundbreaking book, Franco Moretti argues that literature scholars should stop reading books and start counting, graphing, and mapping them instead. In place of the traditionally selective literary canon of a few hundred texts, Moretti offers charts, maps and time lines, developing the idea of “distant reading” into a full-blown... Read more >
The Triumph of the Thriller
The Triumph of the Thriller
Written by Patrick Anderson
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ISBN: 9781588366146
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The Triumph of the Thriller
How Cops, Crooks, and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction
Written by Patrick Anderson


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 6, 2007
Price: $14.99

There’s been a revolution in American popular fiction. The writers who dominated the bestseller lists a generation ago with blockbuster novels about movie stars and exotic foreign lands have been replaced by a new generation writing a new kind of bestseller, one that hooks readers with crime, suspense, and ever-increasing violence... Read more >
Criticism and Ideology
Criticism and Ideology
Written by Terry Eagleton
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ISBN: 9781844670802
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Criticism and Ideology
A Study in Marxist Literary Theory
Written by Terry Eagleton


Format: Trade Paperback, 191 pages
On Sale: August 17, 2006
Price: $23.00

Terry Eagleton is one of the most important—and most radical—theorists writing today. His witty and acerbic attacks on contemporary culture and society are read and enjoyed by many, and his studies of literature are regarded as classics of contemporary criticism.

In this new edition of his groundbreaking treatise on literary theory, Eagleton... Read more >
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