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Book Title : What is Literature and Other Essays
Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Date : 1988
Pages : 361
ISBN : 0674950844
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"What is Literature?" challenges anyone who writes as if literature could be extricated from history or society. But Sartre does more than indict. He offers a definitive statement about the phenomenology of reading, and he goes on to provide a dashing example of how to write a history of literature that takes ideology and institutions into account.

Book Title : Literary Theory A Very Short Introduction
Author : Jonathan Culler
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2011-07-28
Pages : 165
ISBN : 9780199691340
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject.

Book Title : An Introduction to Literary Studies
Author : Mario Klarer
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 2004
Pages : 173
ISBN : 0415333822
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In this volume, Mario Klarer provides the essential beginner's guide to English literary studies. Offering a concise, easy-to-understand discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at: definitions of key terms such as 'literature' and 'text' major genres, such as fiction, poetry, drama and film periods and classifications of literature theoretical approaches to texts the use of secondary resources guidelines for writing research essays. Klarer has fully updated the highly successful first edition to provide greater guidance for online research and to reflect recent changes to MLA guidelines for referencing and quoting sources. He concludes with suggestions for further reading and an extensive glossary of important literary and cinematic terms.

Book Title : What Literature Teaches Us about Emotion
Author : Patrick Colm Hogan
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2011-03-21
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ISBN : 9781139497305
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Literature provides us with otherwise unavailable insights into the ways emotions are produced, experienced and enacted in human social life. It is particularly valuable because it deepens our comprehension of the mutual relations between emotional response and ethical judgment. These are the central claims of Hogan's study, which carefully examines a range of highly esteemed literary works in the context of current neurobiological, psychological, sociological and other empirical research. In this work, he explains the value of literary study for a cognitive science of emotion and outlines the emotional organization of the human mind. He explores the emotions of romantic love, grief, mirth, guilt, shame, jealousy, attachment, compassion and pity - in each case drawing on one work by Shakespeare and one or more works by writers from different historical periods or different cultural backgrounds, such as the eleventh-century Chinese poet Li Ch'ing-Chao and the contemporary Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka.

Book Title : Literary Theory
Author : Terry Eagleton
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 234
ISBN : 9780816654475
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First published in 1983.

Book Title : The Event of Literature
Author : Terry Eagleton
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release Date : 2012-05-29
Pages : 252
ISBN : 9780300178814
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Offers a thorough examination of the philosophy of literature, looking at the place of literature in human culture, what literature can be defined as and much more.

Book Title : Words with Power
Author : Northrop Frye
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 343
ISBN : 9780802092939
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Words with Power is the crowning achievement of the latter half of Northrop Frye's career. Portions of the work can be found in Frye's notebooks as far back as the mid-1960s when he had just finished Anatomy of Criticism, and he completed the book shortly before his death in 1991. Beyond summing up his ideas about the relation of the Bible to Western culture, Words with Power boldly confronts a host of questions ranging from the relationship between literature and ideology to the real meaning of words like 'spirit' and 'faith.' The first half of the 'double mirror' structure looks at the language in which the Bible is written, arguing that it is identical to that of myth and metaphor. Frye suggests, therefore, that given this characteristic, the Bible should be read imaginatively rather than historically or doctrinally. However, he is also careful to point out the ways in which the Bible is more than a conventional work of fiction. The second half is an astonishing tour de force in which Frye demonstrates how both the Bible and literature revolve around four primary concerns of human life. This edition goes beyond the original in its documentation of Frye's dazzlingly encyclopedic range of reference. Profound and searching, Words with Power is perhaps the most daring book of Frye's career and one of the most exciting.

Book Title : Landmarks in English Literature
Author : Philip Gaskell
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 1999
Pages : 173
ISBN : 1579581900
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This text investigates the meaning of conditional protasis markers like Spanish si and English if from a pragmatic perspective instead of taking them to be used in hypothetical or uncertain situations only.

Book Title : Lectures on Literature
Author : Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 2017-12-05
Pages : 416
ISBN : 9780547541327
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For two decades, first at Wellesley and then at Cornell, Nabokov introduced undergraduates to the delights of great fiction. Here, collected for the first time, are his famous lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers; Introduction by John Updike; illustrations.

Book Title : The Book of Literary Terms
Author : Lewis Turco
Publisher : UPNE
Release Date : 1999
Pages : 224
ISBN : 0874519551
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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An expert's indispensable guide to English letters and the writing arts.