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The Pursuit Of Signs

The Pursuit Of Signs

by Jonathan Culler

Callaloo

Callaloo

by Charles H Rowell

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Callaloo : A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters 19 (Volume 6, Number 3; Fall 1983) - Jay Wright : A Special Issue - INSCRIBED by Jay Wright

Callaloo : A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters 19 (Volume 6, Number 3; Fall 1983) - Jay Wright : A Special Issue - INSCRIBED by Jay Wright

by Rowell, Charles H. (ed.), Jay Wright, Robert B. Stepto, Gerald Barrax, Vera M. Kutzinski, Guy Davenport, et al

Lexington, KY: Callaloo, 1984. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, 136pp, printed wrappers. This copy of the special Jay Wright issue was INSCRIBED by Wright to a fellow writer in 1992. Unmarked otherwise, some reading wear and sunning to spine and covers.
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$35.00
Culture and Anarchy

Culture and Anarchy

by Arnold, Matthew

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,. Paperback. 241pp. Literary and social criticism. Edited with an introduction by J. Dover Wilson and takes the 1869 text as its basis whilst retaining the organisational improvements of the 1875 second edition. Pages are tanned and have some pencil annotation. Faded to wraps and creased to spine. Good-, sound copy. . Paperback. Reprint. 1963.
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£1.50
Theory of Reading

Theory of Reading

by Gloversmith, Frank

Brighton: Harvester,. Paperback. 246pp. Seven essays on theories of reading as applied to modernists texts. Contributors include Valentine Cunningham, Stuart Laing, David Morse. Includes chapters on The Rainbow and Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence; Ortega, Roger Fry and Virginia Woolf; Bakhtin, Sociolinguistics and Deconstruction.; etc. Faded and somewhat creased to spine. Binding is sound. Good, sound copy. . Paperback. 1984.
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£4.00
What is Literature?

What is Literature?

by Sartre, Jean-Paul

New York: Harper Colophon,. Paperback. 299pp. Introduced by Wallace Fowlie. Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman.  Very rubbed to all edges and with some creasing. binding is still sound. Reading copy only. . Paperback. 1965.
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£4.00
Culture and Anarchy

Culture and Anarchy

by Arnold, Matthew

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,. Paperback. 241pp. Literary and social criticism. Edited with an introduction by J. Dover Wilson and takes the 1869 text as its basis whilst retaining the organisational improvments of the 1875 second edition. Pages are tanned and have some pencil annotation. Previous owner's name to prelim. Good, sound copy. . Paperback. Reprint. 1963.
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£3.50
Callaloo : A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters 18 (Volume 6, Number 2; Spring - Summer 1983) - inciudes a Special Section on Paule Marshall : Fiction Writer

Callaloo : A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters 18 (Volume 6, Number 2; Spring - Summer 1983) - inciudes a Special Section on Paule Marshall : Fiction Writer

by Rowell, Charles H. (ed.), Paule Marshall, Barbara T. Christian, Dorothy H. Lee, Gerald Barrax, Tchicaya U Tam'si, Marilyn Nelson Waniek, Trudier Harris, et al

Lexington, KY: Callaloo, 1983. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, [ii]+158pp, printed wrappers. This scarce early issue of Callaloo includes a special section devoted to Paule Marshall. Unmarked copy, some reading wear to spine and covers.
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$25.00
In Search of Authority  A Beginner's Introduction to Literary Theory

In Search of Authority A Beginner's Introduction to Literary Theory

by Bonnycastle, Stephen

Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1991. Trade Paperback. 0921149808 . In Near Fine condition with very light scuffing to the cover. Tightly bound with an unmarked interior. "The overall argument of the book is to reproblematize the general notion of authority. We should not approach literary texts or literary theories, Bonnycastle suggests, looking for an external authority. Rather we must realize that authority is a social construction, that we all play a... Read more
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CA$16.95
Sisters in Literature: Female Sexuality in  Antigone ,  Middlemarch ,  Howards End  and  Women in Love

Sisters in Literature: Female Sexuality in Antigone , Middlemarch , Howards End and Women in Love

by M. Hirai

1998-03-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$422.10
Callaloo:  A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters.  Issue No. 40 - Volume 12, Number 3 - Summer, 1989

Callaloo: A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters. Issue No. 40 - Volume 12, Number 3 - Summer, 1989

by Rowell, Charles H. [editor]

Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989. Scholarly quarterly including art, interviews, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and book reviews by African Americans or of interest to African Americans. Featured in this issue are: Alvin Ailey; James Baldwin; Romare Bearden; Albert Murray; Edouard Maunick; Charles Gomillion; Simone Schwarz-Bart; Fatima Shaik; Mary Kemp David; Carolyn Ferrell; Lorna Goodison; Carolivia Herron; Devorah Major; Victoria Pratt; others. Softcover with color artwork on... Read more
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$16.99
English People: Experience of Teaching and Learning English in British  Universities

English People: Experience of Teaching and Learning English in British Universities

by Evans, Colin

Buckingham: Open University Press,. Paperback. 242pp. Deals with Englishness and identity as well as studying the experiences of those who pursue English at university level. A little rubbed with a hint of creasing to spine. Very good copy. . Paperback. 1993.
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£6.50
Callaloo:  A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters.  Issue No. 34 - Volume 11, Number 4 - Fall 1988

Callaloo: A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters. Issue No. 34 - Volume 11, Number 4 - Fall 1988

by Rowell, Charles H. [editor]

Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988. Scholarly quarterly including art, interviews, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and book reviews by African Americans or of interest to African Americans. Featured in this issue are: Al Young; Charles H. Rowell; Olympe Bhely-Quenem; Valerie Smith; Janet Sims-Wood; VeVe A. Clark; Janis A. Mayes; others. Softcover with color artwork on front cover. Light shelfwear, internally very clean and free from names or other markings.. Soft Cover. Very Good.... Read more
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$16.99
Degenerative Prose: Writing Beyond Category

Degenerative Prose: Writing Beyond Category

by Amerika, Mark and Ronald Sukenick (editors)

Black Ice Books,. 148pp. Collection of avant-garde, innovative pieces playing with genre and other mainstream concepts. Some edge wear. Good+, sound copy. . Paperback. 1995.
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£6.50
Radical Perspectives in the Arts

Radical Perspectives in the Arts

by Baxandall, Lee (editor)

London: Pelican,. Paperback. 388pp. Rather dust marked and somewhat rubbed. Binding is sound. Good, sound copy. . Paperback. 1972.
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£2.00
Organic Form: The Life of an Idea

Organic Form: The Life of an Idea

by Rousseau, G. S. (editor)

London: Routledge Kegan Paul. 108pp. Three essays on 'the ancient principle of organic unity' and aesthetic form, plus a select bibliography (14 pages) of works on organic form. Index to bibliography. General index. Grey boards with silver titles to spine are generally neat. Hint of fading. Hint of bumping to spine ends. Very good copy . Hardcover. 1972.
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£6.00
The Critical Decade: Culture in Crisis

The Critical Decade: Culture in Crisis

by Tredell, Nicolas

Manchester: Carcanet,. Hardback. 194pp. A study of poststructuralism /deconstruction and the work of F. R. Leavis, Q. D. Leavis, Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Jean-Paul Sartre, Terry Eagleton, Stanley Fish, Edward Said, etc. Black boards with gilt titles to spine. Dust wrapper is rather sunned especially to spine. Very good copy in Good dw. . Hardcover. 1993.
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£6.00
The Contest of Faculties: Philosophy and Theory After Deconstruction

The Contest of Faculties: Philosophy and Theory After Deconstruction

by Norris, Christopher

London: Routledge,. Paperback. 247pp. Loosely laid in is a detailed letter from the author to Bernard Bergonzi on Derrida. Somewhat faded else neat. Very good copy. . Paperback. 1985.
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£4.00
Deconstruction: Theory and Practice

Deconstruction: Theory and Practice

by Norris, Christopher

London: Routledge,. Paperback. 157pp. Very light annotation. New Accents Series. Very good copy. . Paperback. 1982.
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£2.00
The Discipline of English: A Guide to Critical Theory and Practice

The Discipline of English: A Guide to Critical Theory and Practice

by Watson, George

London: Macmillan,. Hardback. 125pp. Useful guide for A level or undergraduate students. Lightly rubbed. Very sunned to spine and to front of dust wrapper. Very good copy in Good dw. . Paperback. 1980.
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£3.50
Beyond Poststructuralism: The Speculations of Theory and the Experience of  Literature

Beyond Poststructuralism: The Speculations of Theory and the Experience of Literature

by Harris, Wendell V. (editor)

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press,. Hardback. 445pp. 19 essays. Blue cloth with silver titles to spine. Hint of superficial rubbing One minor ding to fore-edge. Very good copy. . Hardcover. 1996.
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£16.00
The Canadian Novel Here and Now (vol. 1)

The Canadian Novel Here and Now (vol. 1)

by Moss, John (ed.)

Toronto: NC Press, 1978. Hard bound, volume one only, 204pp. Tight and clean - very good in very good dust jacket. 360 grams. All books in stock and available for immediate shipment from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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$12.00
The Story-shaped World: Fiction and Metaphysics; Some Variations on a  Theme.

The Story-shaped World: Fiction and Metaphysics; Some Variations on a Theme.

by Wicker, Brian

London: Athlone,. Hardback. 225pp. Inscribed by the author to a fellow academic and loosely enclosed is a letter from the author and a newspaper review. A little sunned to spine of dust wrapper. A little rubbed. Very good copy in good dw. . Hardcover. 1975.
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£10.00
The Dilemma of Being Modern  Essays on Art and Literature

The Dilemma of Being Modern Essays on Art and Literature

by Hodin, J. P

Routledge & K. Paul. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1956. Hardback. VG-/VG-, green boards with gilt, in a light blue d/jkt, price-clipped and rubbed all over; text & b&w plates inside are clean and bright. Essays on art, psychology and literature from a romantic and expressionist angle. ; 8.8" x 5.8" x 0.8"; 271 pages .
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£15.00
The Reign of Ideology

The Reign of Ideology

by Goodheart, Eugene

New York: Columbia University Press,. Paperback. 203pp. Includes chapters on the New York intellectuals, Leslek Kolakowski, Kenneth Burke, Matthew Arnold and Richard Rorty etc. Hint of rubbing. Very good+ copy. . Paperback. 1997.
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£5.50
Modern Literary Thought

Modern Literary Thought

by Watson, George

Heidelberg: Carl Winter. Paperback. Paperback. 96pp. Text is in English throughout. Inscribed by the author a to a fellow academic. Forum Anglistik series. Sunned to spine. A little rubbed. Good+, sound copy. . Paperback. 1978.
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£7.00
The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

by Ousby, Ian

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,. Hardback. 1056pp. Foreword by Doris Lessing. Detailed biographical and critical articles not only on writers and their works as substantial coverage is also given to such literary genres as popular fiction, science fiction, detective novels, and children's classics. Over 4,500 alphabetical entries, cross-referenced throughout . Includes all literature in English - British, Irish, American, Australian, African, Canadian, New Zealand, Indian and Caribbean.... Read more
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£8.00