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    Callaloo: A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters - No.2 (February, 1978) by ROWELL, Charles H. (editor)

    Lexington: Department of English, University of Kentucky, 1978. Paperback. Attractive copy of this southern literary journal, with contributions by Alvin Aubert, Leonard Bell, Gregory Domingue, Susan Dorsey, Pinkie Gordon Lane, Marilyn Moore, and others. Octavo (21.5cm); photo-illustrated card wrappers; 148,[4]pp; illus. Light wear to wrapper extremities, else very Near Fine.


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    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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    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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    Alien Plots : Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's `A Momentary Taste of Being' by van der Spek, Inez

    Liverpool: Liverpool University Press,. Paoerback. 241pp. Part of the Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies series. A series of close readings of the science fiction story `A Momentary Taste of Being' by James Tiptree (pseudonym of Alice Sheldon-Bradley). Draws strongly on feminist literary theory particularly the work of Julia Kristeva. Near fine, bright copy. . Paperback. 2000.


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    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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    Dead Artists Live Theories and Other Cultural Problems by Aronowitz, Stanley

    London: Routledge,. Paperback. 323pp. 15 essays divided into four sections: Against Modernist Cultural Theory; Literature as Social Knowledge; Cultural Politics; Political Culture. Theorists assessed included: Susan Sontag, Paulo Freire, Jürgen Habermas, Raymond Williams, Mikhail Bakhtin and Roland Barthes amongst others. Indexed. Slightly rubbed. Some light reading wear. Good+, sound copy. . Paperback. 1994.


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    Callaloo: A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters. Volume 13, Number 1 - Winter, 1990 by Rowell, Charles H. [editor]

    Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990. 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: Paule Marshall; Leopold S. Senghor; John Edgar Wideman; Chinua Achebe; Wilson Harris; many others. Softcover with color artwork on front cover. Light shelfwear, internally very clean and free from names or other markings.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Painted Kipper : A Study Of The Spurious In The Contemporary Scene by Grisewood, Harman

    London: C. A. Watts & Co.,. Hardback. 182pp. A study of the nature of culture, and the way in which cultures are essentially a series of autonomous cults. From the New Thinker's library: general editor Raymond Williams. Dust wrapper is edge worn and slightly sunned to spine. Neat pale blue boards with dark blue labels and gilt titles. Gilt device on dark blue medallion to frpnt. Near fine copy in fair dw. . Hardcover. 1970.


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    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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    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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    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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    A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory by Selden, Raman and Peter Widdowson (editors)

    Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf,. Paperback. 244pp. An introduction to 8 of the major schools of literary theory: New Criticism, Russian Formalism, Reader-orientated theories, Marxist theories, structuralist theories, poststructuralist theories, postmodernist and postcolonialist theories, feminist theories. Clean and neat. Good+, sound copy . Paperback. 1993.


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    Tjomnyj Genij Vsevolod Mejerhol'd = The Dark Genius of Vseovold Meyerhold. by Elagin, Juri

    London, England: Overseas Publications Interchange Ltd, 1982. . 8vo. 455pp. Soft Covers. Very Good. Text in Russian.


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    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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    Callaloo: A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters. Volume 14, Number 1 - Winter, 1991 by Rowell, Charles H. [editor]

    Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 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: Amiri Baraka; Erna Brodber; Audre Lorde; Clarence Major; Lloyd Richards; Jay Wright; many others. Softcover with color artwork on front cover. Light shelfwear, internally very clean and free from names or other markings.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Veil and the Mask: Essays on Culture and Ideology by Merquior, J. G

    London: Routledge Kegan Paul,. Hardback. 161pp. Multidisciplinary approach to cultural and literary theory drawing on sociology, psychology, philosophy and Marxism. Pale yellow boards with gilt titles to spine and some finger marks. Dw is a little tanned and has the remains of an old price label to front. Very good copy in Good+ dw. . Hardcover. 1979.


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    Poetic Process (Texts and Contexts) by Kudszus, W.G

    University of Nebraska Press. Very Good+. 1995. Hardback. 0803227272 . No dust jacket issued, binding tight, no insciptions, text bright and unmarked throughout. Top, bottom and fore-edges all good.; Texts & Contexts; 8.84 X 5.82 X 0.73 inches; 145 pages .


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    Truth to Life: The Art of Biography in the Nineteenth Century. by Cockshut, A. O. J

    London: Collins,. 220pp. Heavily sunned to spine and edges of dust wrapper. A little rubbed. Very good copy in Good dw. . Hardcover. 1974.


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    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. Illustrated throughout with over 115 photographs and line drawings. Previous owner's name heavily inked out to prelim, and tear to spine of dust wrapper else clean and neat. Very good copy in poor dust wrapper . Hardcover. 1993.


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    Contemporary Criticism: Stratford Studies 12 by Bradbury, Malcolm and David Palmer (editors)

    London: Edward Arnold,. Paperback. 219pp. Stratford Studies series. 9 essays including: Battering the Object: The Ontological Approach; Criticism of Comparison: The Approach through Comparative Literature and Intellectual History; Criticism as an Individual Activity: The Approach Through Reading, etc. Tanned. Good+, sound copy. . Paperback. 1970.


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    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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    Callaloo: A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters. Volume 13, Number 3 - Summer, 1990 by Rowell, Charles H. [editor]

    Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990. 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 Aubert; Houston A. Baker, Jr.; Tahar Ben Jelloun; Marjorie Thorpe; many others. Softcover with color artwork on front cover. Light shelfwear, internally very clean and free from names or other markings.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    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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    Callaloo: A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters. Volume 13, Number 2 - Spring, 1990 by Rowell, Charles H. [editor]

    Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990. 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: Houston A. Baker, Jr.; Yusef Komunyakka; Clarence Major; Wynton Marsalis; John McCluskey; many others. Softcover with color artwork on front cover. Light shelfwear, internally very clean and free from names or other markings.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    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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