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The problem of translation has become increasingly central to critical reflections on modernity and its universalizing processes. Approaching translation as a symbolic and material exchange among peoples and civilizations--and not as a purely linguistic or…

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Shakespeare's plays have been adapted or rewritten in various, often surprising, ways since the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking anthology brings together twelve theatrical adaptations of Shakespeares work from around the world and across the centuries.…

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The period before 1917 was a brilliant one for Russian literature marked by the innovations and experimentation of modernism. With the Bolshevik seizure of power, a parallel process of drastic social innovation and experimentation began. How did revolution in the…

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"Of the small number of unimpeachably major, original voices in modern French literature, Blanchot's enthralling fiction and essays have waited the longest to find an audience in English". -- Susan Sontag The short novels and critical essays published by Station…

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Emphasising the increasingly regional or national approach to the legacies of colonialism, this Reader provides an entirely new way for students to engage with an important and complex area of discourse.

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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.

Gilles Deleuze

by Claire Colebrook

|October 26, 2001

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Why think? Not, according to Gilles Deleuze, in order to be clever, but because thinking transforms life. Why read literature? Not for pure entertainment, Deleuze tells us, but because literature can recreate the boundaries of life. With his emphasis on creation,…

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Cet essai esthétique du jeune Lukacs met en rapport les grandes catégories du genre romanesque et les étapes de l’histoire occidentale : des romans de chevalerie à Flaubert, Tolstoi et Dostoievske en passant par Cervantes, les grands romans correspondent aux…

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In Theorizing the Avant-Garde Richard Murphy mobilizes theories of the postmodern to challenge our understanding of the avant-garde and assesses its importance for the debates among theorists of postmodernism such as Jameson, Eagleton, Lyotard and Habermas.…

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This is a major study of the history of Shakespeare criticism in the modern era. Every epoch recreates its classic icons - and for literary culture none is more central nor more protean than Shakespeare. Even though finding the authentic Shakespeare has been a…

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Focusing on innovative works by Woolf, Baldwin, Kingston and Winterson, the author analyzes how they each represent the self as unique, collectively "other," and inclusively human, and how these conflicting aspects of selfhood interact.

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Allegories of Violence demilitarizes the concept of war and asks what would happen if we understood war as discursive via late 20th Century novels of war.