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201 KORG, JACOB. George Gissing: A Critical Biography.
University of Washington Press, Seattle; 1963. 0295956798 / 9780295956794 s Softcover. Good condition. 

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202 KREISSMAN, BERNARD. Pamela-shamela: A Study Of The Criticisms, Burlesques, Parodies, And Adaptations Of Richardson's " Pamela ".
University of Nebraska Press: July 1964. Third printing. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
A lively book of literary criticism which discusses Samuel Richardson's 1740 novel Pamela or Virtue Rewarded, and the subsequent attacks upon it, from Fielding's 1741 "Shamela" to Upton Sinclair's 1950 "Another Pamela or Virtue Still Rewarded." "It's certain to add more fireworks to an enduring literary conflagration." - Saturday Review. 
Price: 23.19 USD
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203 KUNKEL, FRANCIS L. The Labyrinthine Ways Of Graham Greene.
Paul P. Appel, Mamaroneck: 1973. 0911858253 / 9780911858259 Revised, expanded edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Attempts to establish the place of Graham Greene in contemporary literature. Mainly concerned with Greene's themes and ideas, his ethical and theological preoccupations, but most of all, with his characters and the ways in which they respond to moral crises. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.15 USD
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204 LANHAM, RICHARD A. Style: An Anti-textbook.
Yale University Press. New Haven and London: 1974. 0300022433 / 9780300022438 s Softcover. Good condition. 

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205 LANIER, DOUGLAS. Shakespeare And Modern Popular Culture.
Oxford University Press, Oxford: 2002. 0198187068 / 9780198187066 First edition. s Softcover. Brand New Book. 
Examines how our conceptions of Shakespeare's works and his cultural status have been profoundly shaped by Shakespeare's diffuse presence in such popular forms as films, comic books, TV shows, mass-market fiction, children's books, kitsch, and advertising. Offers an overview of issues raised by Shakespeare's appropriation in twentieth-century popular culture. Includes an Index. 
Price: 39.85 USD
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206 LAWRENCE, WILLIAM W. Shakespeare's Problem Comedies.
Macmillian Company, New York: 1931. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy 

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207 LEAVITT, CHARLES. Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome.
Monarch Press, New York: 1965. 0671006983 / 9780671006983 s Softcover. Good condition. 
A critical analysis with biographical notes about the author and synopsis about the plot and the characters. 
Price: 37.29 USD
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208 LEIGH, JOHN. Touch: The Duel In Literature.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The monarchs of seventeenth-century Europe put a surprisingly high priority on the abolition of dueling, seeing its eradication as an important step from barbarism toward a rational state monopoly on justice. But it was one thing to ban dueling and another to stop it. Duelists continued to kill each other with swords or pistols in significant numbers deep into the nineteenth century. In 1883 Maupassant called dueling "the last of our unreasonable customs." As a dramatic and forbidden ritual from another age, the duel retained a powerful hold on the public mind and, in particular, the literary imagination. Many of the greatest names in Western literature wrote about or even fought in duels, among them Corneille, MoliŹre, Richardson, Rousseau, Pushkin, Dickens, Hugo, Dumas, Twain, Conrad, Chekhov, and Mann. As John Leigh explains, the duel was a gift as a plot device. But writers also sought to discover in duels something more fundamental about human conflict and how we face our fears of humiliation, pain, and death. The duel was, for some, a social cause, a scourge to be mocked or lamented; yet even its critics could be seduced by its risk and glamour. Some conservatives defended dueling by arguing that the man of noble bearing who cared less about living than living with honor was everything that the contemporary bourgeois was not. The literary history of the duel, as Touch makes clear, illuminates the tensions that attended the birth of the modern world. John Leigh is University Lecturer in the Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge. "This is an excellent study of the strange survival of the duel into the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and its imaginative appeal in literature. The author's unexpected and illuminating insights come across in a pleasing, infectious way."—Ritchie Robertson, University of Oxford "Touch is remarkable. Through the insightful analysis of classic works in English, French, German, Russian, and Italian literature from the past three centuries, the book generates a vivid history of dueling. It is brilliantly written, filled with apt allusions to contemporary art and music—a pleasure to read."—Theodore Ziolkowski, Princeton University 
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209 LEONARD, MIRIAM. Tragic Modernities.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The ancient Greek tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides have long been considered foundational works of Western literature, revered for their aesthetic perfection and timeless truths. Under the microscope of recent scholarship, however, the presumed universality of Greek tragedy has started to fade, as the particularities of Athenian culture have come into sharper focus. The world revealed is so far removed from modern sensibilities that, in the eyes of many, tragedy's viability as a modern art form has been fatally undermined. Tragic Modernities steers a new course between the uncritical appreciation and the resolute historicism of the past two centuries, to explore the continuing relevance of tragedy in contemporary life. Through the writings of such influential figures as Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, tragedy became a crucial reference point for philosophical and intellectual arguments. These thinkers turned to Greek tragedy in particular to support their claims about history, revolution, gender, and sexuality. From Freud's Oedipus complex to Nietzsche's Dionysiac, from Hegel's dialectics to Marx's alienation, tragedy provided the key terms and mental architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By highlighting the philosophical significance of tragedy, Miriam Leonard makes a compelling case for the ways tragedy has shaped the experience of modernity and elucidates why modern conceptualizations of tragedy necessarily color our understanding of antiquity. Exceptional in its scope and argument, Tragic Modernities contests the idea of the death of tragedy and argues powerfully for the continued vitality of Greek tragic theater in the central debates of contemporary culture. Miriam Leonard is Professor of Greek Literature and Its Reception at University College London. "Leonard's brilliant examination opens up the discussion of 'the tragic' in exciting ways. Her eloquent, sure-footed readings render difficult philosophical and literary texts newly accessible."—Page duBois, University of California, San Diego "A highly engaging and penetrating study of the most significant and influential philosophical approaches to ancient Greek tragedy that have emerged over the past two centuries. Leonard's profound familiarity with the Classical texts and with the modern history of ideas is exemplary."—John Hamilton, Harvard University 
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210 LERNER, LAURENCE (EDITED BY). Shakespeare's Comedies: An Anthology Of Modern Criticism.
Penguin Books, Baltimore, 1967. s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
Collection of some of the best Shakespearian criticism, mostly written in this century, and arranged to throw light on nine of the comedies. 
Price: 26.57 USD
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211 LESKY, ALBIN. Greek Tragedy.
Barnes & Noble, New York: 1967. Second Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 

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212 LEVITT, MORTON P. The Rhetoric Of Modernist Fiction: From A New Point Of View.
University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2005. 1584655003 / 9781584655008 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A wide-ranging response to The Rhetoric of Fiction. Though it has been one of the most influential critical works of the last fifty years, Wayne Booth's The Rhetoric of Fiction has disappointed many readers in its treatment of modernism. Despite Booth's astute and influential readings of earlier novels, his system shed little light on the experiments in point of view that characterize many more recent works. Despite a revision some two decades after its first publication, the book continues to strike many readers as outdated in its choices of authors and texts. In a bold updating of that seminal work, Morton P. Levitt, long-time editor of the Journal of Modern Literature, explores the rhetoric of point of view in modernist and post-modernist novels, offering new insights into some of the greatest works of the last century. As the editor of one of the most important journals in the field, Levitt has been uniquely situated to absorb and reflect critically upon the most significant scholarship on modernist fiction. In a series of subtle, persuasive readings, he demonstrates that the rejection of omniscience is one of the defining characteristics of modernist and post-modernist novels. From Joyce and Woolf to Philip Roth, Don DeLillo, and Jos Saramago, Levitt discusses a wide range of texts in readings that will be accessible to students and invaluable to scholars. "This book is an hommage and a corrective to Wayne Booth. Morton Levitt is committed to modernist fiction as the supreme achievement within the genre; he has a highly teachable conception of it, and he discusses the technical aspects of texts observantly and analytically. He also critiques some of the basic terms of art, such as 'stream of consciousness', and other troubling expressions such as 'subjectivity' and 'objectivity.' In these respects his book is a useful adjunct to undergraduate bibliographies."—Modern Language Review "The Rhetoric of Modernist Fiction is a pleasure to read, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys clear prose written by someone who is genuinely excited about literature. This book would probably be most useful, however, to advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students. In this context, Levitt's work could be used as both a history of the novel (especially twentieth century) and an introduction to narrative theory. And Levitt's practical approach will immediately ease the minds of those students who find themselves intimidated by the very mention of 'theory'''—James Joyce Literary Supplement "Professor Levitt has written the best sequel to Wayne Booth's The Rhetoric of Fiction. It is a fully informed and balanced look at the technique of point of view in modernist fiction. I recommend it highly."—Daniel T. O'Hara, is Mellon Term Professor of Humanities and Professor of English, Temple University, and author of Empire Burlesque: the Fate of Critical Culture in Global America "Half-way between a survival kit guiding students through the intricacies of point of view and unreliable narration and the personal itinerary of a scholarly flČneur whose curiosity surveys the whole field of international modernism, A Rhetoric of Modernist Fiction demonstrates that the questions posed by New Criticism half a century ago have not lost their relevance, but need to be updated to participate in a constructive dialogue with current literary theory. Armed with a formidable erudition and a refined sensibility, Mort Levitt makes all the modes of modernist narrative come alive without using the neo-scientific discourse of narratology. What stands out is a clearer view of modernisms groundbreaking techniques and the useful insight that these cannot be divorced from either history or ethics."—Jean-Michel Rabat, Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania For many years, Morton P. Levittwas Professor of English at Temple University and editor of the Journal of Modern Literature. He is author of The Modernist Masters: Studies in the Novel; James Joyce and Modernism: Beyond Dublin; and Modernist Survivors: The Contemporary Novel in England, the United States, France, and Latin America, among other works. 
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213 LEVITT, MORTON P. The Rhetoric Of Modernist Fiction: From A New Point Of View.
University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2005. 1584651229 / 9781584651222 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A wide-ranging response to The Rhetoric of Fiction. Though it has been one of the most influential critical works of the last fifty years, Wayne Booth's The Rhetoric of Fiction has disappointed many readers in its treatment of modernism. Despite Booth's astute and influential readings of earlier novels, his system shed little light on the experiments in point of view that characterize many more recent works. Despite a revision some two decades after its first publication, the book continues to strike many readers as outdated in its choices of authors and texts. In a bold updating of that seminal work, Morton P. Levitt, long-time editor of the Journal of Modern Literature, explores the rhetoric of point of view in modernist and post-modernist novels, offering new insights into some of the greatest works of the last century. As the editor of one of the most important journals in the field, Levitt has been uniquely situated to absorb and reflect critically upon the most significant scholarship on modernist fiction. In a series of subtle, persuasive readings, he demonstrates that the rejection of omniscience is one of the defining characteristics of modernist and post-modernist novels. From Joyce and Woolf to Philip Roth, Don DeLillo, and Jos Saramago, Levitt discusses a wide range of texts in readings that will be accessible to students and invaluable to scholars. "This book is an hommage and a corrective to Wayne Booth. Morton Levitt is committed to modernist fiction as the supreme achievement within the genre; he has a highly teachable conception of it, and he discusses the technical aspects of texts observantly and analytically. He also critiques some of the basic terms of art, such as 'stream of consciousness', and other troubling expressions such as 'subjectivity' and 'objectivity.' In these respects his book is a useful adjunct to undergraduate bibliographies."—Modern Language Review "The Rhetoric of Modernist Fiction is a pleasure to read, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys clear prose written by someone who is genuinely excited about literature. This book would probably be most useful, however, to advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students. In this context, Levitt's work could be used as both a history of the novel (especially twentieth century) and an introduction to narrative theory. And Levitt's practical approach will immediately ease the minds of those students who find themselves intimidated by the very mention of 'theory'''—James Joyce Literary Supplement "Professor Levitt has written the best sequel to Wayne Booth's The Rhetoric of Fiction. It is a fully informed and balanced look at the technique of point of view in modernist fiction. I recommend it highly."—Daniel T. O'Hara, is Mellon Term Professor of Humanities and Professor of English, Temple University, and author of Empire Burlesque: the Fate of Critical Culture in Global America "Half-way between a survival kit guiding students through the intricacies of point of view and unreliable narration and the personal itinerary of a scholarly flČneur whose curiosity surveys the whole field of international modernism, A Rhetoric of Modernist Fiction demonstrates that the questions posed by New Criticism half a century ago have not lost their relevance, but need to be updated to participate in a constructive dialogue with current literary theory. Armed with a formidable erudition and a refined sensibility, Mort Levitt makes all the modes of modernist narrative come alive without using the neo-scientific discourse of narratology. What stands out is a clearer view of modernisms groundbreaking techniques and the useful insight that these cannot be divorced from either history or ethics."—Jean-Michel Rabat, Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania For many years, Morton P. Levittwas Professor of English at Temple University and editor of the Journal of Modern Literature. He is author of The Modernist Masters: Studies in the Novel; James Joyce and Modernism: Beyond Dublin; and Modernist Survivors: The Contemporary Novel in England, the United States, France, and Latin America, among other works. 
Price: 61.75 USD
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214 LEWIN, JENNIFER (EDITOR). Never Again Would Birds' Song Be The Same: Essays On Early Modern And Modern Poetry In Honor Of John Hollander.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale Uniersity: 2002. 0845731432 / 9780845731437 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This volume presents seventeen new essays that make significant contributions to the study of early modern and modern poetry today. They are written by both established and new scholars. Investigating the affective, formal, and historical dimensions of English and American poetry during the last four centuries, the authors are committed to reexamining the current demands of specialization in literary studies by implicitly expanding the definition of what it means to find literature a home in which contextual and aesthetic issues are mutually informing. Like the scholar-poet John Hollander, whose lasting influence this collection honors, the essays approach the meaning-making arguments that poetry figures forth from disparate angles that are almost always indebted to, but often quarrel with, recent developments in the field of literary study such as new historicism, genre studies, deconstruction, textual criticism, philosophy, and reception history. Early modern poetry is the subject of the five essays in the first section, which advance compelling arguments about Spenser, Shakespeare, Elizabethan verse satire, religious lyric, and Milton. How poetry recognizes its own past and its limitations is a running theme in these pieces. The second part of the collection engages wider hermeneutic and pragmatic questions regarding the categories of thought that we bring to the appreciation of nineteenth- and twentieth-century poets such as Tennyson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Wallace Stevens, and to the often contentious relationship between textual critics and "traditional" scholars, as well as between political philosophy and poetry In the third section, the poetry and essays of John Hollander and the manifold worlds created by his work are the subject of investigation that unites the entire collection as a whole. Implicitly they argue that Hollander's pedagogy and practice continue to offer a compelling model for an original, playful faith in the processes of thinking, reading, and reasoning that poetry offers its readers and practitioners. Whatever their engagements with particular poets and methodologies, the authors' of the essays in this volume are united in their commitment to investigating the category of the literary through the multiple lenses of teachers, scholars, poets, and common readers. The worlds created by the poetic investigations in this volume are daringly new in that they renew our understanding of the category of the aesthetic. Includes works by Cornelia D. J. Pearsall, David Mikics, and John Watkins among others 
Price: 23.75 USD
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215 LEWIS, JAYNE ELIZABETH. Air's Appearance: Literary Atmosphere In British Fiction, 1660-1794.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In Air's Appearance, Jayne Elizabeth Lewis enlists her readers in pursuit of the elusive concept of atmosphere in literary works. She shows how diverse conceptions of air in the eighteenth century converged in British fiction, producing the modern literary sense of atmosphere and moving novelists to explore the threshold between material and immaterial worlds. Air's Appearance links the emergence of literary atmosphere to changing ideas about air and the earth's atmosphere in natural philosophy, as well as to the era's theories of the supernatural and fascination with social manners—or, as they are now known, "airs." Lewis thus offers a striking new interpretation of several standard features of the Enlightenment—the scientific revolution, the decline of magic, character-based sociability, and the rise of the novel—that considers them in terms of the romance of air that permeates and connects them. As it explores key episodes in the history of natural philosophy and in major literary works like Paradise Lost, "The Rape of the Lock," Robinson Crusoe, and The Mysteries of Udolpho, this book promises to change the atmosphere of eighteenth-century studies and the history of the novel. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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216 LINDAHL, CARL (EDITOR). Folklore Forum: Volume 13 Number 2-3.
Folklore Forum, Bloomington: 1980. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Collection of essays on folklore from a wide selection of specialists in the field. The Winter 1980 Folklore Forum is a special edition on Folklore and Medieval Studies. 
Price: 14.01 USD
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217 LOWERS, JAMES K. Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Cliff's Notes, Lincoln: 1971. 0822000180 / 9780822000181 s Softcover. Good condition. 
A critical analysis with a brief biography.Includes act and scene analysis, bibliography and other pertinent facts. 
Price: 1.85 USD
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218 LUCY, MENGER. Theodore Sturgeon.
Frederick Unger Publishing Company, New York: 1981. 080442618X / 9780804426183 h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 

Price: 14.25 USD
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219 LUKACS, GEORG; STEINER, GEORGE. Realism In Our Time: Literature And The Class Struggle.
Harper & Row, New York: 1971. 0061316032 / 9780061316036 Harper Torchbook Reprint of Volume XXXIII of the World Perspectives Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
"...hedged with complexity and dense with significance, by one of the sovereign critics of our time....Often brilliant and persuasive in its own right, this manifesto-like study also furnishes an ideal initiation into Lukacs's work and teachings." - Saturday Review 
Price: 48.07 USD
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220 MACCLINTOCK, LANDER. Pmla, Publications Of The Modern Language Association Of America, Vol. Lviii, No. 3, June, 1943: Montesqieu's Story Of Troglodytes: Its Background, Meaning, And Significance.
Modern Language Association of America, New York: June,1943. Vol. 63, No. 3,June 1943. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Literary Journal. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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