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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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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
Contemporary Criticism: Stratford Studies 12

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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£4.00
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
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 : 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
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
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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£2.50
Magpie

Magpie

by Goldsworthy, Peter and Matthews, Brian

Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 1992. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Mild age-toning to page edges and cover. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 144 pages. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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AU$11.00
Callaloo : A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters 3 (Volume 1, Number 3; May 1978) - Ernest J. Gaines : A Special Issue

Callaloo : A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters 3 (Volume 1, Number 3; May 1978) - Ernest J. Gaines : A Special Issue

by Rowell, Charles H. (ed.), Ernest J Gaines, Isaac J. Black, Michael S. Harper, Alvin Aubert, John Wideman, Todd Duncan, Barry Beckham, Michel Fabre, et al

Lexington, KY: Callaloo, 1978. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 8vo, 142pp, printed wrappers. This scarce early issue of Callaloo is devoted to work by and about Ernest J. Gaines. Unmarked copy, light reading wear, sunning to spine, small spot to page edges.
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$25.00
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 : 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
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 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
Mosaic V/I

Mosaic V/I

by Collins, R.G. and Kenneth McRobbie (eds.), Ralph T. Berry (review ed.), and Peter M. Horowitz (assoc. ed.)

Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1971. Paper bound, illustrated, 167pp. As new. Includes the following: 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; Matthew Arnold and the Vision of Sin: Underground Themes in the Poetry; Wordsworth and the Poetry of Objects; Shakespeare... Read more
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$22.00
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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£6.00
Mosaic V/4

Mosaic V/4

by Collins, R.G. and Kenneth McRobbie (eds.), Ralph T. Berry (review ed.), and Robert E. Finnegan (assoc. ed.)

Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1972. Paper bound, illustrated, 204pp. Very good. Includes the following: 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 Reception Critique de Siegfried; Yeats and the... Read more
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$16.00
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
CALLALOO - VOL 21, NO. 1 - WINTER, 1998 EMERGING MALE WRITERS - A SPECIAL ISSUE IN TWO PARTS

CALLALOO - VOL 21, NO. 1 - WINTER, 1998 EMERGING MALE WRITERS - A SPECIAL ISSUE IN TWO PARTS

by ROWELL, CHARLES H. (EDITOR)

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.SIGNED and inscribed by the editor. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. A Special Issue, Part I, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. The editor's gift inscription can be found on the front credits page. Front cover art is a reproduction of ""Dark and Handsome"" by Kerry James Marshall. The... Read more
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$25.00
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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£7.00
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
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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£6.50
Organic Form: The Life of an Idea

Organic Form: The Life of an Idea

by Rousseau, G. S. (editor)

London: Routledge Kegan Paul. Hardback. 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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£7.00
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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£7.00
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
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