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  • How Milton Works

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $46.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674012332
    • Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    • Published: October 2003
    Surprised by Sin, first published in 1967, established Fish as one of the world's preeminent Milton scholars. The lifelong engagement begun in that work culminates in this book, the magnum opus of a formidable critic and the definitive statement on Milton for our time.
  • How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061840531
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: August 2012
  • How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061840548
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: 2011
    The New York Times columnist and world-class professor of law offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure, skills invaluable to any writer (or reader). In this entertaining and erudite gem, Stanley Fish's analysis takes readers on a literary tour of great writers throughout history - from William Shakespeare to Elmore Leonard. HOW TO WRITE A SENTENCE is both a spirited love letter to the written word and a key to understanding how great writing works.
  • Professional Correctness

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674712201
    • Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: April 1999
    The discipline of literary criticism is strictly defined, and the most pressing issues of our time—racism, violence against women and homosexuals, cultural imperialism, and the like—are located outside its domain. In Professional Correctness, Stanley Fish raises a provocative challenge to those who try to turn literary studies into an instrument of political change, arguing that when literary critics try to influence society at large by addressing social and political issues, they cease to be literary critics at all. Anyone interested in the debate over the place of cultural studies in the field of literary criticism, or the more general question of whether academics can become the "public intellectuals" many aspire to be, needs to read Fish's powerful and unconventional argument for restoring discipline to the academy.
  • Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198123736
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: January 1996
    Here, the Duke University Professor of English contends that proficiency in literary interpretation will be a ticket of entry to university English departments and scholarly journals, but not to the arenas in which urgent social and political questions are being debated. Appendix: the Folger Papers. Index. 146p.
  • Save the World on Your Own Time

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199892976
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: April 2012
    What should be the role of our institutions of higher education? To promote good moral character? To bring an end to racism, sexism, economic oppression, and other social ills? To foster diversity and democracy and produce responsible citizens?In Save the World On Your Own Time, Stanley Fish argues that, however laudable these goals might be, there is but one proper role for the academe in society: to advance bodies of knowledge and to equip students for doing the same. When teachers offer themselves as moralists, political activists, or agents of social change rather than as credentialed experts in a particular subject and the methods used to analyze it, they abdicate their true purpose. And yet professors now routinely bring their political views into the classroom and seek to influence the political views of their students. Those who do this will often invoke academic freedom, but Fish suggests that academic freedom, correctly understood, is the freedom to do the academic job, not the freedom to do any job that the professor so chooses. Fish insists that a professor's only obligation is "to present the material in the syllabus and introduce students to state-of-the-art methods of analysis. Not to practice politics, but to study it; not to proselytize for or against religious doctrines, but to describe them; not to affirm or condemn Intelligent Design, but to explain what it is and analyze its appeal." Given that hot-button issues such as Holocaust denial, free speech, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are regularly debated in classrooms across the nation, Save the World On Your Own Time is certain to spark fresh debate--and to incense both liberals and conservatives alike--about the true purpose of higher education in America.
  • Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost (Second Edition)

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $50.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674857476
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: March 1998
    Filed under Milton
  • The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781982115241
    • Publisher: Atria/One Signal Publishers
    • Published: October 2019
  • The Trouble with Principle

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $18.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674005341
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: March 2001
    Stanley Fish is an equal opportunity antagonist. A theorist who has taken on theorists, an academician who has riled the academy, a legal scholar and political pundit who has ruffled feathers left and right, Fish here turns with customary gusto to the trouble with principle. Specifically, Fish has a quarrel with neutral principles. The trouble? They operate by sacrificing everything people care about to their own purity. And they are deployed with equal highmindedness and equally absurd results by liberals and conservatives alike.In this bracing book, Fish argues that there is no realm of higher order impartiality--no neutral or fair territory on which to stake a claim--and that those who invoke one are always making a rhetorical and political gesture. In the end, it is history and context, the very substance against which a purportedly abstract principle defines itself, that determines a principle's content and power. In the course of making this argument, Fish takes up questions about academic freedom and hate speech, affirmative action and multiculturalism, the boundaries between church and state, and much more. Sparing no one, he shows how our notions of intellectual and religious liberty--cherished by those at both ends of the political spectrum--are artifacts of the very partisan politics they supposedly transcend. The Trouble with Principle offers a provocative challenge to the debates of our day that no intellectually honest citizen can afford to ignore.
  • There's No Such Thing as Free Speech: And It's a Good Thing, Too

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $34.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195093834
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 1994
    In a collection of essays written for a series of debates with Dinesh D'Souza, the controversial author of Surprised by Sin takes on conservatives, liberals, and complacent middle-of-the-roaders in arguments about law, politics, academia, and more.
  • Versions of Antihumanism: Milton and Others

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521176248
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: May 2012
    "Stanley Fish, one of the foremost critics of literature working today, has spent much of his career writing and thinking about Milton. This book brings together his finest published work with brand new material on Milton and on other authors and topics in early modern literature. In his analyses of Renaissance texts, he meditates on the interpretive problems that confront readers and offers a sustained critique of historicist methods of interpretation. Intention, he argues, is key to understanding whichpieces of historical data are relevant to literary criticism. Lucid, provocative, direct and inimitable, this new book from Stanley Fish is required reading for anyone teaching or studying Milton and early modern literary studies"--Provided by publisher.
  • Winning Arguments: What Works and Doesn't Work in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Classroom

    By Stanley Fish

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062226679
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Published: July 2017

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