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Craft In The Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing And Workshopping

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Things Hidden Since The Foundation Of The World

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An astonishing work of cultural criticism, this book is widely recognized as a brilliant and devastating challenge to conventional views of literature, anthropology, religion, and psychoanalysis. In its scope and itnerest it can be compared with Freud's Totem…
The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry

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Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its own long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between tradition and the individual…
Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity Third Edition/Expanded

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Bradbury, all charged up, drunk on life, joyous with writing, puts together nine past essays on writing and creativity and discharges every ounce of zest and gusto in him." - Kirkus Reviews ¶" Zen and the Art of Writing is purely and simply Bradbury's love song…
Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human As Praxis

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The Jamaican writer and cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter is best known for her diverse writings that pull together insights from theories in history, literature, science, and black studies, to explore race, the legacy of colonialism, and representations of…
Homo Psyche: On Queer Theory And Erotophobia

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The Western Canon: The Books And School Of The Ages
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|January 17, 2002

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD “Heroically brave, formidably learned…  The Western Canon  is a passionate demonstration of why some writers have triumphantly escaped the oblivion in which time…
Ulysses Annotated: Revised and Expanded Edition

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Don Gifford's annotations to Joyce's great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. The suggestive potential of minor details was enormously fascinating to Joyce, and the precision of his use of detail is a…
The Pleasure Of The Text
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|January 1, 1975

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What is it that we do when we enjoy a text? What is the pleasure of reading? The French critic and theorist Roland Barthes's answers to these questions constitute "perhaps for the first time in the history of criticism . . . not only a poetics of reading . . .…
Humanistic Existentialism: The Literature of Possibility

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Since it was first published in 1959, this book has been generally acclaimed as “the most thorough and reliable exposition of the works of Sartre, Camus, and de Beauvoir to have appeared in this country” ( Chicago Sun-Times) .
Speaking in the Past Tense: Canadian Novelists On Writing Historical Fiction

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“ Speaking in the Past Tense participates in an expanding critical dialogue on the writing of historical fiction, providing a series of reflections on the process from the perspective of those souls intrepid enough to step onto what is, practically by…
Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 2: Part 1: 1927-1930
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|June 15, 2005

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In the frenzied final years of the Weimar Republic, amid economic collapse and mounting political catastrophe, Walter Benjamin emerged as the most original practicing literary critic and public intellectual in the German-speaking world. Volume 2 of the Selected…
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