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The Pursuit Of Signs

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Callaloo

by Charles H Rowell

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Callaloo:  A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters.  Volume 13, Number 1 - Winter, 1990

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... Read More
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$16.99
Callaloo:  A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters.  Volume 13, Number 3 - Summer, 1990

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" -... Read More
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$16.99
CALLALOO

CALLALOO

by Rowell, Charles H. (editor)

Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1994. Perfect bound magazine. Light shelfwear. Very Good.. 362pp., with color printed covers. An anthology featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography. Notable for featuring the interview with Jimmy Santiago Baca, and the early poetry of Sherman Alexie.
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$25.00
Dead Artists Live Theories and Other Cultural Problems

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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£7.50
Tjomnyj Genij Vsevolod Mejerhol’d = The Dark Genius of Vseovold Meyerhold.

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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$45.00
Callaloo : A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, Volume 27, Number 2 (Spring 2004)

Callaloo : A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, Volume 27, Number 2 (Spring 2004)

by Rowell, Charles H. (ed.), Reetika Vazirani, Douglas Field (on James Baldwin), Rita Dove, Madison Smart Bell, et al

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. Tall 8vo, 238pp, printed wrappers. Issue includes Douglas Field essay on James Baldwin, memorial tributes to Reetika Vazirani by Rita Dove and others, etc. Unmarked, internally clean copy with a bit of edge wear.
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$25.00
Stanford Humanities Review: Critical History: The Career of Ian Watt

Stanford Humanities Review: Critical History: The Career of Ian Watt

by Bruce, Ryan Johnson and Laura McGrane Thompson ,

Stanford University Press, Stanford,, California, USA, 2000. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Volume 8, Issue 1, Spring 2000; Professor emeritus of English at Stanford, Watt was the author of numerous articles and several books on literary theory, most notably 'The Rise of the Novel' and 'Conrad in the Nineteenth Century'. This volume offers essays and memoirs about the career and critical influence of lan Watt as well as studies in literary and intellectual history... Read More
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£30.00
Mosaic V/4

Mosaic V/4

by R.G. Collins; Kenneth McRobbie (eds.)

Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1972. Paper bound, illustrated, Pp204. A tight, unmarked, very good or better copy of this early issue. Contents include: Numerology and Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde; Undoing Substantial connection: The Late Medieval Attack on Analogical Thought; Trends and Problems in the Study of Emblematic Literature; Strindberg's The Ghost Sonata and Sonata Form; Aristotle to Gertrude Stein: the Arts of Poetry; Giraudoux Entre Deux Nationalismes: Quelques Aspects de la... Read More
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$20.00
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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£7.50
Veil and the Mask: Essays on Culture and Ideology

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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£6.50
Our Halcyon Dayes: English Prerevolutionary Texts and Postmodern Culture

Our Halcyon Dayes: English Prerevolutionary Texts and Postmodern Culture

by Venuti, Lawrence

Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press,. Paperback. 1st edn., 9'' x 6'', 320 pp. An examination of Marxist theory and English Renaissance texts such as Philip Massinger and Cavalier love poetry. Indexed. Some edge wear. Spine uncreased. Clean and sound. Good+, sound copy. . Paperback. 1989.
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£8.75
A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

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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£3.50
Truth to Life: The Art of Biography in the Nineteenth Century.

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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£7.50
Lecons et Modeles de Litterature Francaise early full leather

Lecons et Modeles de Litterature Francaise early full leather

by Chapsal; Gustave Chouquet

New York: Roe Lockwood and Son, 1846. Nouvelle Edition. Hardcover. Pages show some small fox spots . Pages show some small fox spots throughout, binding solid, leather boards show some soil marks and repair to front hinge
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$36.69
Callaloo : A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters 17 (Volume 6, Number 1; February 1983) - inciudes a Special Section on Aime Cesaire : Caribbean Poet

Callaloo : A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters 17 (Volume 6, Number 1; February 1983) - inciudes a Special Section on Aime Cesaire : Caribbean Poet

by Rowell, Charles H. (ed.), Aime Cesaire, Clayton Eshleman, Annette Smith, John Edgar Wideman, Brenda Marie Osbey, Charles Johnson, Nathaniel Mackey, et al

Lexington, KY: Callaloo, 1983. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 8vo, [ii]+190pp, printed wrappers. This scarce early issue of Callaloo includes a special section devoted to Aime Cesaire. Unmarked copy, light reading wear, some rubbing to covers.
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$35.00
Mosaic V/I

Mosaic V/I

by R.G. Collins; Kenneth McRobbie (eds.)

Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1971. As new! Paper bound, illustrated, Pp167. An unmarked, near fine copy of this very early issue. Review editor is Ralph T. Berry and Peter M. Horowitz is associate editor. Contents include: Synge in the West of Ireland; Synge The Dramatist; John Millington Synge: The Man and His Background; Synge's Poetic Use of Language; New Worlds for Old: The Apocalyptic Imagination, Science Fiction, and American Literature; Myth and Tragi-Comedy in Beckett's Happy Days;... Read More
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$20.00
On Ugliness

On Ugliness

by Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen (translator)

Rizzoli, 2007-10-29. First Edition. hardcover. Clean pages, tight binding, clea/illustrated dust jacket over clo. 7x1x9. Clean pages, tight binding, clean boards, original dust jacket, illustrated dust jacket over cloth boards
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$48.89
Callaloo:  A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters.  Volume 13, Number 2 - Spring, 1990

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... Read More
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$16.99
Callaloo : A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, Volume 24, Number 1 (Winter 2001) - The Confederate Flag Controversy

Callaloo : A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, Volume 24, Number 1 (Winter 2001) - The Confederate Flag Controversy

by Rowell, Charles H. (ed.), Ernest J. Gaines, Madison Smartt Bell, Guy Davenport, George Garrett, Reynolds Price, et al

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. Tall 8vo, xii+288pp, printed wrappers. This stout issue includes content related to the Confederate Flag Controversy. Unmarked, internally clean copy, light edgewear.
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$60.00
Callaloo: Volume 17, Number 1; Native America Literatures, A Special Issue

Callaloo: Volume 17, Number 1; Native America Literatures, A Special Issue

by Rowell, Charles H

Lexington: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994. Paperback. 362 pg. paperback, 7 x 10 inches. Small tear in rear cover, rubbing on bottom edge of front, else very good. Fiction, poetry, prose, and art from indigenous writers. Folded list of books by Native American Writers from Walden Pond Books inlaid.
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$18.00
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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£5.00
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
THE CULTURE OF THE PASSIONS OF THE ORIGINS OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL

THE CULTURE OF THE PASSIONS OF THE ORIGINS OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL

by SILL, Geoffrey

Cambridge University Press, 2001. 8vo, 261pp. A near fine hardback copy in like dust jacket.
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A$20.00
Callaloo : A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, Volume 25, Number 4 (Fall 2002) - A Centennial Celebration of Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967

Callaloo : A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, Volume 25, Number 4 (Fall 2002) - A Centennial Celebration of Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967

by Rowell, Charles H. (ed.), Langston Hughes, Sonia Sanchez (interview), et al

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. Tall 8vo, 312pp, printed wrappers. This thick issue is largely devoted to work by and about Langston Hughes. Unmarked, internally clean copy with general cover wear.
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$30.00
Alien Plots : Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James  Tiptree's `A Momentary Taste of Being'

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,. Paperback. 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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£10.00