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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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Sisters In Literature

Sisters In Literature

by Hirai, Masako

Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace

Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace

by Murray, Janet H

Free Press, 1997. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Very good condition with the exception of a small 1/4 inch edge rip on rear dust jacket corner. Otherwise minimal wear. Clean and tight. No writing or marking..
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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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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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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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$4.09
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
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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$8.19
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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$5.04
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
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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$8.82
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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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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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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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 about this item
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$11.97
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 about this item
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$20.00
Callaloo : A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, Volume 18, Number 2 (Spring 1995) - Remembering Ralph Ellison

Callaloo : A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, Volume 18, Number 2 (Spring 1995) - Remembering Ralph Ellison

by Rowell, Charles H. (ed.), Ralph Ellison, Rita Dove, Marilene Phipps, Nathaniel Mackey (interviewed), Reginald McKnight, Astrid Roemer, et al

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. Tall 8vo, 318pp, printed wrappers. This thick issue includes a special section memorializing Ralph Ellison. A corrected masthead leaf is laid in (as issued). Unmarked, internally clean copy, light reading wear.
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$30.00
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 about this item
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$20.00
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
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 about this item
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$16.99
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 Masako Hirai

Hardback. New. A unique study of how novels by Lawrence, Forster and George Eliot can be read as rewritings of Sophocles's Antigone : each is presented as a socially and sexually involving argument between two sisters.
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$131.03
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 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 about this item
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$16.99
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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$9.45
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 about this item
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$12.47
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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$11.34
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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$6.30