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Out Of The Shadows: A Structuralist Approach To Understanding The Fiction Of H. P. Lovecraft

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James Arthur Anderson takes a structuralist approach to dissecting the horror fiction of H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937. This book offers both scholars and fans alike new insight into the work of the best-known American horror writer of the first half of the 20th…
The Monk
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|December 1, 2007

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One of the most extravagantly dark works of Gothic fiction ever written in English, admired by the likes of Lord Byron and the Marquis de Sade, The Monk drew a firestorm of criticism when it was published in 1796. Contemporaries condemned it as "lewd,"…
Philo Of Alexandria, An Exegete For His Time

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Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction

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In the past hundred years, since the publication of Bram Stoker's infamous book, no literary figure has enjoyed a more horrific resiliency than Count Dracula. In film, television, novels, and short stories, he keeps coming back to life, fed by the vital…
The Pleasures of Exile
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|October 9, 1992

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In The Pleasures of Exile , as in his other works, George Lamming embraces the intricate issues of colonization and decolonization with a canny combination of playfulness and seriousness, irony and commitment. “[It] is a reciprocal process,” Lamming…
Natural Right & The American Imagination: Political Philosophy In Novel Form

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Named Outstanding Book in Philosophy and Religion for 1990 by the Association of American Publishers R.
The Letters Of Symmachus: Book 1

The Letters Of Symmachus: Book 1

by Michele Renee Salzman

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|October 26, 2011

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This introduction to, commentary on, and translation into English of the first book of letters by Quintus Aurelius Symmachus shows the leading orator and statesman of the fourth-century Roman Senate deeply engaged in conversation with the leading men of the…
Narrative Strategies in Science Fiction and Other Essays on Imaginative Fiction
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|November 15, 2009

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Eight essays on science fiction and fantasy: "Narrative Strategies in Science Fiction," "Immortality in Science Fiction," "Why There Is (Almost) No Such Thing as Science Fiction," "Perfectibility and the Novel of the Future," "In Search of a New Genre," "Ecology…
Hamlet
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|August 18, 2008

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books…
Fiction Sets You Free: Literature, Liberty, and Western Culture
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|December 1, 2007

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In what can only be called a genuine intellectual adventure, Russell Berman raises fundamental questions long ignored by literary scholars; Why does literature command our attention at all? Why would society want to cultivate a sphere of activity devoted to the…
Studies in Early Victorian Literature (Large Print Edition)
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|October 11, 2007

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books…
The Inner Vision: Liberty and Literature

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The concepts of liberty and responsibility have been dealt with extensively from the perspectives of economics, political theory, philosophy, and religion. But a special kind of insight into man’s exercise of liberty and acceptance of responsibility is…
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