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321 SPENCER, NICHOLAS. After Utopia: The Rise Of Critical Space In Twentieth-century American Fiction.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2006. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
By developing the concept of critical space, After Utopia presents a new genealogy of twentieth-century American fiction. Nicholas Spencer argues that the radical American fiction of Jack London, Upton Sinclair, John Dos Passos, and Josephine Herbst reimagines the spatial concerns of late nineteenth-century utopian American texts. Instead of fully imagined utopian societies, such fiction depicts localized utopian spaces that provide essential support for the models of history on which these authors focus. In the midcentury novels of Mary McCarthy and Paul Goodman and the late twentieth-century fiction of Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, Joan Didion, and Don DeLillo, narratives of social space become decreasingly utopian and increasingly critical. The highly varied "critical space" of such texts attains a position similar to that enjoyed by representations of historical transformation in early twentieth-century radical American fiction. After Utopia finds that central aspects of postmodern American novels derive from the overtly political narratives of London, Sinclair, Dos Passos, and Herbst. Spencer focuses on distinct moments in the rise of critical space during the past century and relates them to the writing of Georg Lukacs, Ernst Bloch, Antonio Gramsci, Hannah Arendt, Henri Lefebvre, Gilles Deleuze and Flix Guattari, and Paul Virilio. The systematic and genealogical encounter between critical theory and American fiction reveals close parallels between and original analyses of these two areas of twentieth-century cultural discourse. Nicholas Spencer is an associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he specializes in twentieth-century American literature and critical theory. 
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322 SPENCER, NICHOLAS. After Utopia: The Rise Of Critical Space In Twentieth-century American Fiction.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2008. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
By developing the concept of critical space, After Utopia presents a new genealogy of twentieth-century American fiction. Nicholas Spencer argues that the radical American fiction of Jack London, Upton Sinclair, John Dos Passos, and Josephine Herbst reimagines the spatial concerns of late nineteenth-century utopian American texts. Instead of fully imagined utopian societies, such fiction depicts localized utopian spaces that provide essential support for the models of history on which these authors focus. In the midcentury novels of Mary McCarthy and Paul Goodman and the late twentieth-century fiction of Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, Joan Didion, and Don DeLillo, narratives of social space become decreasingly utopian and increasingly critical. The highly varied "critical space" of such texts attains a position similar to that enjoyed by representations of historical transformation in early twentieth-century radical American fiction. After Utopia finds that central aspects of postmodern American novels derive from the overtly political narratives of London, Sinclair, Dos Passos, and Herbst. Spencer focuses on distinct moments in the rise of critical space during the past century and relates them to the writing of Georg Lukacs, Ernst Bloch, Antonio Gramsci, Hannah Arendt, Henri Lefebvre, Gilles Deleuze and Flix Guattari, and Paul Virilio. The systematic and genealogical encounter between critical theory and American fiction reveals close parallels between and original analyses of these two areas of twentieth-century cultural discourse. Nicholas Spencer is an associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he specializes in twentieth-century American literature and critical theory. 
Price: 24.65 USD
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323 SPENGEMANN, WILLIAM C. Mark Twain And The Backwoods Angel: The Matter Of Innocence In The Works Of Samuel L. Clemens.
Kent State University Press: 1966. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
An examination of Mark Twain's use of the matter of innocence from his earliest writings to the anxious outpourings of his last phase. Includes an Index. 
Price: 48.78 USD
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324 SPILLER, ROBERT E. The Cycle Of American Literature: An Essay In Historical Criticism.
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York: 1967. Tenth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This comprehensive and penetrating study of American writing traces its colorful development from the first writing produced in the Western Hemisphere, a letter from Christopher Columbus to King Ferdinand, to the works of William Faulkner. Includes an Index. "Mr. Spiller presents a sane and lively synthesis in the name of "historical criticism". He mediates between extremes on the level headed proposition that literature "has a relationship to social and intellectual history, not as documentation, but as symbolic illumination." - New York Times Book Review 
Price: 6.89 USD
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325 SPILLER, ROBERT E. The Cycle Of American Literature: An Essay In Historical Criticism.
The New American Library, New York: 1957. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
This comprehensive and penetrating study of American writing traces its colorful development from the first writing produced in the Western Hemisphere, a letter from Christopher Columbus to King Ferdinand, to the works of William Faulkner. Includes an Index. "Mr. Spiller presents a sane and lively synthesis in the name of "historical criticism". He mediates between extremes on the level headed proposition that literature "has a relationship to social and intellectual history, not as documentation, but as symbolic illumination." - New York Times Book Review 
Price: 4.47 USD
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326 STAFF OF CHRISTOPHER P. STEPHENS BOOKSELLER, INC. Modern Literary Criticism, Catalogue 42.
Christopher P. Stephens Bookseller, Inc., New York: 1976. s Softcover. Fair condition. 

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327 STEWART, CHARLES ORAN. Lowell And France: A Study Of The French Element In The Collected Writings Of James Russell Lowell.
Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville: 1951. First Edition (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Throws a central light and interesting sidelights on a significant phase of Lowell's literary background and productivity. Explores the French influences as reflected in Lowell's writings with thoroughness and sympathy over a number of years, and here sets forth the results of that fruitful research. 
Price: 67.45 USD
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328 TATE, ALLEN (EDITOR). T. S. Eliot, The Man And His Work: A Critical Evaluation By Twenty-six Distinguished Writers.
Delacorte Press, New York: 1966. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The binding is beginning to go. Dustjacket is worn. 

Price: 37.53 USD
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329 TATUM, STEPHEN (EDITOR); GRAULICH, MELODY (EDITOR). Reading The Virginian In The New West.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2003. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Although the origins of the western are as old as colonial westward expansion, it was Owen Wister's novel The Virginian, published in 1902, that established most of the now-familiar conventions of the genre. On the heels of the classic western's centennial, this collection of essays both re-examines the text of The Virginian and uses Wister's novel as a lens for studying what the next century of western writing and reading will bring. The contributors address Wister's life and travels, the novel's influence on and handling of gender and race issues, and its illustrations and various retellings on stage, film, and television as points of departure for speculations about the "new West"—as indeed Wister himself does at the end of the novel. The contributors reconsider the novel's textual complexity and investigate The Virginian's role in American literary and cultural history. Together their essays represent a new western literary studies, comparable to the new western history. 
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330 TAYLOR, ANDREW. Thinking America: New England Intellectuals And The Varieties Of American Identity.
University Press of New England: 2010. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In this thoughtful and wide-ranging cultural critique, Taylor explores the condition and role of the intellectual in nineteenth-century New England by examining five writers: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, William James, and George Santayana. Using key texts from each, he analyzes the status and identity of intellectual figures, and explores the relationship between intellectual work and theories of national identity. The questions the book raises—about the alliance between thought and action, about the best locations for intellectual work, and about the challenges posed to thinking by an increasingly fragmented and diverse public—remain pertinent today. Chronologically and geographically focused, Thinking America has wide resonance for the ongoing debates about the genealogy—and future viability—of the public intellectual. 
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331 THOMPSON, E. P. Witness Against The Beast: William Blake And The Moral Law.
The New Press, New York: 1993. 1565840585 / 9781565840584 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
E. P. Thompson's long-awaited book on William Blake was published shortly after the historian's death in August 1993. Written with a vivid passion, and bearing the marks of Thompson's lifelong struggle against authoritarian and anti-humanitarian politics both at the level of the individual and of the state, Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law is a profound enquiry into the structure of Blake's thought and the character of his sensibility. Its qualities are among those which place Thompson himself in the same tradition of dissenting values and non-conforming radicalism represented by Blake some two hundred years earlier. Contents of book: 1. Works or faith?; 2. Antinomianisms; 3. The 'Ranting' impulse; 4. The polite witness; 5. Radical dissent; 6. A peculiar people; 7. Anti-hegemony; Appendix 1. The Muggletonian archive; Appendix 2. William Blake's mother; Part II. Human Images: Introduction; 8. The new Jerusalem Church; 9. 'The Divine Image'; 10. From innocence to experience; 11. 'London'; 12. 'The Human Abstract'; 13. Conclusion. Includes an Index. "Everything characteristic of the late E. P. Thompson - his clarity, humanity, and breadth of learning - is present in this book." Financial Times "The book stands as a tribute by an outstanding historian to an idiosyncratic genius. - Literary Review "Thompson speaks to us once more in his highly individual voice through the pages of this vital and challenging work.'" Tribune "This book should go onto every undergraduate's reading list." - Evening Standard "A stunning, undoubtedly major work." - Anarchist Studies 
Price: 28.26 USD
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332 THOMPSON, E. P.; HILL, CHRISTOPHER (FOREWORD) Witness Against The Beast: William Blake And The Moral Law.
The New Press, New York: 1993. 1565840585 / 9781565840584 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
E. P. Thompson's long-awaited book on William Blake was published shortly after the historian's death in August 1993. Written with a vivid passion, and bearing the marks of Thompson's lifelong struggle against authoritarian and anti-humanitarian politics both at the level of the individual and of the state, Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law is a profound enquiry into the structure of Blake's thought and the character of his sensibility. Its qualities are among those which place Thompson himself in the same tradition of dissenting values and non-conforming radicalism represented by Blake some two hundred years earlier. Contents of book: 1. Works or faith?; 2. Antinomianisms; 3. The 'Ranting' impulse; 4. The polite witness; 5. Radical dissent; 6. A peculiar people; 7. Anti-hegemony; Appendix 1. The Muggletonian archive; Appendix 2. William Blake's mother; Part II. Human Images: Introduction; 8. The new Jerusalem Church; 9. 'The Divine Image'; 10. From innocence to experience; 11. 'London'; 12. 'The Human Abstract'; 13. Conclusion. Includes an Index. "Everything characteristic of the late E. P. Thompson - his clarity, humanity, and breadth of learning - is present in this book." Financial Times "The book stands as a tribute by an outstanding historian to an idiosyncratic genius. - Literary Review "Thompson speaks to us once more in his highly individual voice through the pages of this vital and challenging work.'" Tribune "This book should go onto every undergraduate's reading list." - Evening Standard "A stunning, undoubtedly major work." - Anarchist Studies 
Price: 114.00 USD
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333 THOMPSON, E. P.; HILL, CHRISTOPHER (FOREWORD) Witness Against The Beast: William Blake And The Moral Law.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1994. 0521469775 / 9780521469777 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
E. P. Thompson's long-awaited book on William Blake was published shortly after the historian's death in August 1993. Written with a vivid passion, and bearing the marks of Thompson's lifelong struggle against authoritarian and anti-humanitarian politics both at the level of the individual and of the state, Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law is a profound enquiry into the structure of Blake's thought and the character of his sensibility. Its qualities are among those which place Thompson himself in the same tradition of dissenting values and non-conforming radicalism represented by Blake some two hundred years earlier. Contents of book: 1. Works or faith?; 2. Antinomianisms; 3. The 'Ranting' impulse; 4. The polite witness; 5. Radical dissent; 6. A peculiar people; 7. Anti-hegemony; Appendix 1. The Muggletonian archive; Appendix 2. William Blake's mother; Part II. Human Images: Introduction; 8. The new Jerusalem Church; 9. 'The Divine Image'; 10. From innocence to experience; 11. 'London'; 12. 'The Human Abstract'; 13. Conclusion. Includes an Index. "Everything characteristic of the late E. P. Thompson - his clarity, humanity, and breadth of learning - is present in this book." Financial Times "The book stands as a tribute by an outstanding historian to an idiosyncratic genius. - Literary Review "Thompson speaks to us once more in his highly individual voice through the pages of this vital and challenging work.'" Tribune "This book should go onto every undergraduate's reading list." - Evening Standard "A stunning, undoubtedly major work." - Anarchist Studies 
Price: 47.50 USD
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334 THRALL, WILLIAM FLINT; HIBBARD, ADDISON. A Handbook To Literature With An Outline Of Literary History English And American.
The Odyssey Press, New York: 1936. Seventh Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. 
Alphabetized glossary of literary terms and movements, accompanied by a historical outline of American and English literature. 
Price: 6.41 USD
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335 TINDALL, WILLIAM YORK. A Reader's Guide To James Joyce.
The Noonday Press, New York: 1972. 0374501122 / 9780374501129 Seventeenth Printing. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
Provides a detailed and extraordinarily informed analysis of all Joyce's works in prose. Dubliners, Stephen Hero, Exiles, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake are discussed separately, yet with full consideration of Joyce's art as a whole. Includes a Selective Index. 
Price: 8.69 USD
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336 TINDALL, WILLIAM YORK. The Literary Symbol.
Indiana University Press, Bloomington: 1962. Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Tindall provides a splendid critique of a number of the most challenging poets and novelists of contemporary literature. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.31 USD
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337 TONER, JERRY. Homer's Turk: How Classics Shaped Ideas Of The East.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A seventeenth-century English traveler to the Eastern Mediterranean would have faced a problem in writing about this unfamiliar place: how to describe its inhabitants in a way his countrymen would understand? In an age when a European education meant mastering the Classical literature of Greece and Rome, he would naturally turn to touchstones like the Iliad to explain the exotic customs of Ottoman lands. His Turk would have been Homer's Turk. An account of epic sweep, spanning the Crusades, the Indian Raj, and the postwar decline of the British Empire, Homer's Turk illuminates how English writers of all eras have relied on the Classics to help them understand the world once called "the Orient." Ancient Greek and Roman authors, Jerry Toner shows, served as a conceptual frame of reference over long periods in which trade, religious missions, and imperial interests shaped English encounters with the East. Rivaling the Bible as a widespread, flexible vehicle of Western thought, the Classics provided a ready model for portrayal and understanding of the Oriental Other. Such image-making, Toner argues, persists today in some of the ways the West frames its relationship with the Islamic world and the rising powers of India and China. Discussing examples that range from Jacobean travelogues to Hollywood blockbusters, Homer's Turk proves that there is no permanent version of either the ancient past or the East in English writing—the two have been continually reinvented alongside each other. Jerry Toner is a Fellow at Hughes Hall at the University of Cambridge. "Expertly traces how the Greek and Roman classics were used in constructing images of the East… This brisk and intelligent study shows the extent to which the classics created many of the presumptions (and prejudices) of the modern political world."—Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman "Writing for a general readership, [Toner] covers in an accessible style a great deal of material from the Byzantine age to the present day, showing numerous ways in which allusions to classical authors have been used to express western (and particularly English) ideas of the East."—Tim Rood, Bryn Mawr Classical Review "Toner's thesis is both convincing and important. Greek and Roman literature did crucially shape subsequent Western perceptions of the Orient and, in doing so, was only slightly less important than biblical references and Christian theological preoccupations."—Robert Irwin, Literary Review "[Homer's Turk] gently chips away at modern scholarship about Western writing about the Orient… The merit of Toner's book lies in disabusing ideas generated by 'Orientalism.' Homer's Turk explores the world of early Western travel writing and observations about the Middle East and India. The question he tries to answer is how Europeans, who lacked any frame of reference except ancient Greece and Rome, tried to represent the East to their readers. This was a simple enterprise of making sense of a different world. A reading of the book makes clear that links between power and knowledge were more imagined than real. In this, he is among a new generation of writers who have taken a skeptical look at the issue… A splendid effort."—Siddharth Singh, Mint "This is an engaging, timely study of an important and challenging subject."—C.E. Bene, Choice "In this erudite work of survey, synthesis, and analysis, Toner examines the ways in which English historians and travel writers used the classics as a scaffold for understanding and constructing images of the East through allusion and analogy. His scope is both broad and deep, exploring English notions of Islam, Arabs, and Turks, from the first forays into the Orient through the decline of British imperial might in the postwar period. The real strength of this work is the framework Toner establishes, arguing the flexibility of the classics, and their utility as a mechanism for British social cohesion and as a tool to separate Britain from the East… This is an excellent piece of scholarship."—Evan Anderson, Library Journal "The work makes a useful addition to understanding Western ideology."—Publishers Weekly "An eminently readable, well documented, and informative book."—Dimitri Gutas, Yale University "In this stimulating study, Jerry Toner guides us through an extensive body of English political works, historiography, and travel literature dating from medieval times through to the present that draw upon classical Greek and Roman authors to create images of Islam and the East."—Richard Hingley, Durham University "Toner is a passionate and illuminating guide on the fascinating subject of how the classics has for centuries molded our perceptions of the East and continues to do so today."—Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles 
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338 TRILLING, LIONEL. Literary Criticism: An Introductory Reader.
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York: 1970. 0030795656 / 9780030795657 s Softcover. Fair condition. Underlining and notes on some pages. 

Price: 13.78 USD
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339 TROY, WILLIAM; HYMAN, STANLEY EDGAR (EDITOR & INTRODUCTION); TATE, ALLEN (MEMOIR). William Troy: Selected Essays.
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick: 1967. First Editiion. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Contains twenty articles and reviews and three previously unpublished pieces. Among the authors Troy writes of are Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Scott Fitzgerald, Stendhal, Balzac, Thomas, and Shakespeare. Incudes an Index. 
Price: 18.53 USD
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340 TUCK, DOROTHY. Crowell's Handbook Of Faulkner.
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York: 1964. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 28.50 USD
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