Literary Non-Fiction - Criticism


  • The History in Literature: On Value, Genre, Institutions

    By Herbert Lindenberger

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231072533
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: September 1990
  • """"Born in a Mighty Bad Land"""": The Violent Man in African American Folklore and Fiction

    By Jerry H. Bryant

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253215789
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: April 2003
  • "A God of Justice?"

    By Qiana J. Whitted

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813927978
    • Publisher: Univ of Virginia Pr
    • Published: May 2009
  • "Disintegration of the Atom," "Petersburg Winters"

    By Georgy Ivanov

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    • ISBN-13: 9781618114549
    • Publisher: Academic Studies Press
  • "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

    By Daniel Kane

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780231162968
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: July 2017
  • A "Finnegans Wake" Lextionary

    By Bill Cole Cliett

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781463589455
    • Publisher: Createspace
    • Published: December 2011
    "Finnegans Wake" is most definitely a deliberately difficult book, complex, complicated, obscure. The reasons for this are diverse, but an important cause is Joyce's capacity for creating his brave new work from thousands of bold new words. They are creative collisions of existing words, concocted collaborations of multilingual words, and combinations of both that are the inception of a comprehensive, catholic language all its own, what is generally referred to as Wakese. A "Finnegans Wake" Lextionary introduces readers to over 800 of these offbeat, bizarre, weird, and way out words, words well outside our dictionaries, that exist in a literary "langscape" all their own. And since Joyce meant for his inventions to contain multiple meanings evocative with elusive allusions, the defintions given here are only the jump-off point for lots more fun with "Finnegans Wake."
  • A "Labyrinth of Linkages" in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

    By Gary L. Browning

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781936235476
    • Publisher: Academic Studies Press
    • Published: August 2011
  • The "Odyssey" Re-Formed

    By Frederick Ahl

    Our Price: $37.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801483356
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: May 1996
  • "The Busiest Man in England": Grant Allen and the Writing Trade, 1875-1900

    By Peter Morton

    Our Price: $115.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781403966261
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
    • Published: April 2005
    Although he only lived into middle age, Allen wrote about 30 novels and reams of travel guides and commentaries on everything from atheism, socialism, evolution, and sexual experimentation. The problem is, why would a man from a wealthy family need to live by his pen? Morton (humanities, Flinders U., Australia) searches for clues in family records as well as in Allen's writings, which include science and light fiction as his "stock in trade," but also feature The Woman Who Did , a work now much scrutinized by feminist critics of the era. He proved to be a prosperous businessman in a time when freelance writing was particularly brutal, largely through sheer hard work and the need to succeed in the face of those who thought he could not. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • "The Quarterly Review" Under Gifford

    By Hill Shine

    Our Price: $37.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807879412
    • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
    • Published: September 2011
  • The "Tragic Mulatta" Revisited

    By Eve Allegra Raimon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813534824
    • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
    • Published: November 2004
  • "What Happened to You?"

    By Lois Keith

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781565842809
    • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
    • Published: June 1996
    A collection of fiction, essays, and poetry by physically handicapped women relates their varied experiences and struggle to overcome prejudice and achieve independence
  • "Yellow Woman"

    By Leslie Marmon Silko

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813520056
    • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
    • Published: September 1993
  • 'After Mecca': Women Poets and the Black Arts Movement

    By Cheryl Clarke

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813534060
    • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
    • Published: November 2004
  • A 'Craving Vacancy': Women and Sexual Love in the British Novel, 1740-1880

    By Susan Ostrov Weisser

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780814793053
    • Publisher: New York University Press
    • Published: January 1997
    What is the problem of sexual love? Neither inclusive of all aspects of sexuality nor fully synonomous with the idealized mythos of romantic love, sexual love as desire is marked by the highly charged intersection of sexuality and romantic love; it is a space where gender is imagined and enacted. In A Craving Vacancy, Susan Ostrov Weisser examines sexuality in the context of changing ideas of romantic love and feminity in Victorian Britain. Focusing her analysis on the works of Samuel Richardson, George Eliot, and Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Weisser reveals the complex relationship between conceptions of romantic passion and ideologies of sexuality. She illuminates the Victorian period as a time when these conceptions were shifting according to changing ideas of gender. With close attention to textual details, she introduces the concept of Moral Femininity, placing it in useful opposition to the competing Victorian ideal of the Lady. By forging a direct link between sexuality and romantic love ideology in the 19th century, and by highlighting the way in which the literary preoccupation with these subjects arises from anxieties about the construction of gender, A Craving Vacancy breaks important new ground.