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221 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. 
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222 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. 
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223 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. 

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224 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 
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225 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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226 MACPHEE, LAURENCE. Herman Melville's Moby-dick.
Monarch Press, New York: 1964. 0671006231 / 9780671006235 s Softcover. Good condition. 
A critical analysis with biographical discussion of the author. Plot synopsis is here as are character delineation. 
Price: 52.21 USD
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227 MAGALANER, MARVIN & KAIN, RICHARD M. Joyce: The Man, The Work, The Reputation.
Plantin Paperbacks, Oxford: 1990. 187049511X / 9781870495110 Reprint edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. Some slight yellow highlighting. 
A full-length portrait of James Joyce, the man and his achievement. A truly wide-ranging survey of the field of Joycean criticism, it also includes many fascinating details about his life - his rift with the Church, his alienation from Ireland, his stormy friendships - together with important previously unpublished letters. Includes an Index. 
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228 MALLIN, ERIC S. Godless Shakespeare.
The Continuum Publishing Company, New York: 2007. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Godless Shakespeare is the first book to discuss Shakespeare's plays from an atheist perspective. Although it is clear that Shakespeare engaged with and deployed much of his culture's broadly religious interests - his language is shot through with biblical quotations, priestly sermonizing and Christian imagery - Mallin argues that there is a profound absence of or hostility to God in his plays. Following Dante's three-part structure for the Divine Comedy - Hell represents expressions of religious faith in Shakespeare's plays, Purgatory sets out more sceptical positions, and Heaven shows articulations of godlessness - Mallin traces a spiritual ascent from the unthinkingly devout to the atheistically spiritual. This polemical, vigorous account focuses on the moral and spiritual dilemmas of major characters, developing the often subtle transitions between belief, scepticism and atheism. Finally, Godless Shakespeare argues for the liberating potential of unbelief. The Table Of Contents of the book is as follows: Introduction, HELL - Religious Faith, Pericles: God's Bitch, Hamlet: Hamlet's Dark Song, Isabella: Replacement Theology Titus: Crackers, PURGATORY- Skepticism Antonio: Conspicuously Failed Christ Figures Named, Portia: The Profit Driven Life, Katherina: Sun, Moon, Loss of Light, Hamlet: Happy Suicide, Leontes and audience: It is Required, HEAVEN- Godlessness, Aaron: Aaron Ascendant, Macbeth: The Life to Come Bottom: Dreams of Sex and Death, Cleopatra: Her Becomings, References, and Index. Eric S. Mallin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is the author of Inscribing the Time: Shakespeare and the End of Elizabethan England (Berkeley: U of California Press, 1995) "Always intriguing, usually provocative and occasionally infuriating, Godless Shakespeare is a brilliant meditation on Shakespeare's ways with his characters and the systems of moral values in which we place them. Mallin's Shakespeare is never constricted by conventional parameters of religion and belief but instead is a thoroughly original creator, demanding our engaged moral response to his creations. In Mallin's excitingly heterodox cosmology, Cleopatra and Aaron, Pericles and Isabella find themselves with unexpected companions in the new heaven, hell and purgatory in which Mallin arranges them. Thinking about Shakespeare and religion has never seemed such fun." Professor Peter Holland, Notre Dame University 
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229 MALLIN, ERIC S. Godless Shakespeare.
The Continuum Publishing Company, New York: 2007. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Godless Shakespeare is the first book to discuss Shakespeare's plays from an atheist perspective. Although it is clear that Shakespeare engaged with and deployed much of his culture's broadly religious interests - his language is shot through with biblical quotations, priestly sermonizing and Christian imagery - Mallin argues that there is a profound absence of or hostility to God in his plays. Following Dante's three-part structure for the Divine Comedy - Hell represents expressions of religious faith in Shakespeare's plays, Purgatory sets out more sceptical positions, and Heaven shows articulations of godlessness - Mallin traces a spiritual ascent from the unthinkingly devout to the atheistically spiritual. This polemical, vigorous account focuses on the moral and spiritual dilemmas of major characters, developing the often subtle transitions between belief, scepticism and atheism. Finally, Godless Shakespeare argues for the liberating potential of unbelief. The Table Of Contents of the book is as follows: Introduction, HELL - Religious Faith, Pericles: God's Bitch, Hamlet: Hamlet's Dark Song, Isabella: Replacement Theology Titus: Crackers, PURGATORY- Skepticism Antonio: Conspicuously Failed Christ Figures Named, Portia: The Profit Driven Life, Katherina: Sun, Moon, Loss of Light, Hamlet: Happy Suicide, Leontes and audience: It is Required, HEAVEN- Godlessness, Aaron: Aaron Ascendant, Macbeth: The Life to Come Bottom: Dreams of Sex and Death, Cleopatra: Her Becomings, References, and Index. Eric S. Mallin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is the author of Inscribing the Time: Shakespeare and the End of Elizabethan England (Berkeley: U of California Press, 1995) "Always intriguing, usually provocative and occasionally infuriating, Godless Shakespeare is a brilliant meditation on Shakespeare's ways with his characters and the systems of moral values in which we place them. Mallin's Shakespeare is never constricted by conventional parameters of religion and belief but instead is a thoroughly original creator, demanding our engaged moral response to his creations. In Mallin's excitingly heterodox cosmology, Cleopatra and Aaron, Pericles and Isabella find themselves with unexpected companions in the new heaven, hell and purgatory in which Mallin arranges them. Thinking about Shakespeare and religion has never seemed such fun." Professor Peter Holland, Notre Dame University 
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230 MANI, INDERJEET. The Imagined Moment: Time, Narrative And Computation.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Time is a key aspect of narrative. It can advance a story, illuminate its role in our daily lives, and help us understand how events unfold. In this groundbreaking interdisciplinary work, Inderjeet Mani uses recent developments in linguistics and computer science to analyze the use of time in narrative form. The Imagined Moment outlines directions for an emerging discipline of "corpus narratology," an approach involving the computer analysis and interpretation of multimillion-word collections of narrative text. This approach, Mani explains, could alter the very foundations of narrative theory. Accordingly, he develops a computer representation for timelines and applies it to a variety of literary works. Among these are such classics as One Hundred Years of Solitude, "A Hunger Artist," Swann's Way, Jealousy, Candide, and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." Along the way, Mani considers stories embedded in temporal cycles; the cognitive processes involved in the construal of events in time; the modeling of narrative progression in terms of changes in readers' evaluation of characters; the study of variations of tempo in fiction; and time in computer-mediated forms of storytelling. Inderjeet Mani is a visiting scholar in the Department of Computer Science at Brandeis University, and senior principal scientist at the MITRE Corporation in Bedford, Massachusetts. He has also been a visiting fellow of the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, and an associate professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. He is the author or coeditor of several books, including The Language of Time and Automatic Summarization. 
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231 MAQUET, ALBERT, BRIFFAULT, HERMA (TRANSLATOR). Albert Camus: The Invincible Summer.
George Braziller Inc., New York: 1958. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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232 MAQUET, ALBERT, BRIFFAULT, HERMA (TRANSLATOR). Albert Camus: The Invincible Summer.
George Braziller Inc., New York: 1958. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

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233 MARTIN, WENDY. An American Triptych: Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill: 1984. 0807841129 / 9780807841129 s Softcover. Good condition. Back cover has been cut off. Library discard. 

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234 MCQUADE, RAYMOND F. Wit And Humor In The Novels Of Thomas Hardy.
University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor: 1977. Authorized Facsimile. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Authorized Facsimile. 

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235 MCSWEENY, KERRY. Moby-dick: Ishmael's Mighty Book.
Twayne Publishers, New York: 1986. 080577954X / 9780805779547 h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard with usual stamps, labels and stamps. 
This critical analysis of Melville's Moby-Dick is a thoughtful and thought-provoking study. Not a Cliff's Notes-type summary of the plot, it is written as a supplement to the novel, discussing everything from the historical and literary context of the work to an analysis of key points in the plot. Includes an Index. 
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236 MEHLER, DIETER. Shakespeare's Tragedies: An Introduction.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1986. 0521316901 / 9780521316903 s Softcover. Good condition. 

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237 MENDLESOHN, FARAH (EDITOR). On Joanna Russ.
Wesleyan University Press: 2009. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A multifaceted look at one of science fiction and feminism's most original voices. Joanna Russ, a feminist writer best known for The Female Man (1975), has produced a fierce, intense body of fiction and essays whose influence has been wide-ranging and complex. Her many publications include How to Suppress Women's Writing (1983), and she has won both of science fiction's most prestigious awards, the Nebula and the Hugo. The essays in this volume examine every aspect of Russ's body of work and provide a critical assessment that is long overdue. The first part of the book, "Criticism and Community," gives readers a context for and overview of Russ's works, and includes discussions of Russ's role in the creation of a feminist science fiction tradition. The second part, "Fiction," offers detailed analyses of some of Russ's writing. Contributors include: Andrew M. Butler, Brian Charles Clark, Samuel R. Delany, Edward James , Sandra Lindow, Keridwen Luis, Paul March-Russell, Helen Merrick, Dianne Newell, Graham Sleight, Jena Tallentire, Jason Vest, Sherryl Vint, Pat Wheeler, Tess Williams, Gary K. Wolfe, and Lisa Yaszek. "The variety of scholarship in On Joanna Russ is stupendous—I enjoyed every minute, was excited and energized and, most importantly, want to go re-read all of Russ with these essays in mind."—Robin Anne Reid, professor of literature and languages, Texas A&M University - Commerce "Joanna Russ is a major figure in the 'New Wave' in science fiction. These essays do a great job of revisiting the importance of Russ's all-too-often-overlooked body of work."—Joan Gordon, coeditor of Science Fiction Studies Farah Mendelsohn teaches at Middlesex University, London. She is the author of Rhetorics of Fantasy (2008) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2006), winner of a Hugo Award. 
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238 MENDLESOHN, FARAH (EDITOR). On Joanna Russ.
Wesleyan University Press: 2009. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A multifaceted look at one of science fiction and feminism's most original voices. Joanna Russ, a feminist writer best known for The Female Man (1975), has produced a fierce, intense body of fiction and essays whose influence has been wide-ranging and complex. Her many publications include How to Suppress Women's Writing (1983), and she has won both of science fiction's most prestigious awards, the Nebula and the Hugo. The essays in this volume examine every aspect of Russ's body of work and provide a critical assessment that is long overdue. The first part of the book, "Criticism and Community," gives readers a context for and overview of Russ's works, and includes discussions of Russ's role in the creation of a feminist science fiction tradition. The second part, "Fiction," offers detailed analyses of some of Russ's writing. Contributors include: Andrew M. Butler, Brian Charles Clark, Samuel R. Delany, Edward James , Sandra Lindow, Keridwen Luis, Paul March-Russell, Helen Merrick, Dianne Newell, Graham Sleight, Jena Tallentire, Jason Vest, Sherryl Vint, Pat Wheeler, Tess Williams, Gary K. Wolfe, and Lisa Yaszek. "The variety of scholarship in On Joanna Russ is stupendous—I enjoyed every minute, was excited and energized and, most importantly, want to go re-read all of Russ with these essays in mind."—Robin Anne Reid, professor of literature and languages, Texas A&M University - Commerce "Joanna Russ is a major figure in the 'New Wave' in science fiction. These essays do a great job of revisiting the importance of Russ's all-too-often-overlooked body of work."—Joan Gordon, coeditor of Science Fiction Studies Farah Mendelsohn teaches at Middlesex University, London. She is the author of Rhetorics of Fantasy (2008) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2006), winner of a Hugo Award. 
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239 MENDLESOHN, FARAH. Rhetorics Of Fantasy.
Wesleyan University Press: 2008. 0819568686 / 9780819568687 First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Examines fantasy literature. Transcending arguments over the definition of fantasy literature, Rhetorics of Fantasy introduces a provocative new system of classification for the genre. Utilizing nearly two hundred examples of modern fantasy, author Farah Mendlesohn uses this system to explore how fiction writers construct their fantastic worlds. Mendlesohn posits four categories of fantasy—portal-quest, immersive, intrusion, and liminal—that arise out of the relationship of the protagonist to the fantasy world. Using these sets, Mendlesohn argues that the author's stylistic decisions are then shaped by the inescapably political demands of the category in which they choose to write. Each chapter covers at least twenty books in detail, ranging from nineteenth-century fantasy and horror to extensive coverage of some of the best books in the contemporary field. Offering a wide-ranging discussion and penetrating comparative analysis, Rhetorics of Fantasy will excite fans and provide a wealth of material for scholarly and classroom discussion. Includes discussion of works by over 100 authors, including Lloyd Alexander, Peter Beagle, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Crowley, Stephen R. Donaldson, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, Gregory Maguire, Robin McKinley, China Miville, Suniti Namjoshi, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Sheri S. Tepper, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tad Williams. "Mendlesohn goes well beyond a survey to offer new and often surprising readings of works both familiar and obscure. A fine critical work that offers fresh insights on almost every page." —Brian Attebery, editor, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts "A useful and deliberately flexible taxonomy, and an intense engagement with the arms race of rhetoric between makers and users of fantasy. For authors and readers as well as academics and commentators."—M. John Harrison, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. FARAH MENDLESOHN teaches at Middlesex University, London. She was editor of Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction for six years, and is the author of Diana Wynne Jones and the Children's Fantastical Tradition (2005) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2006), winner of a Hugo Award. She is the program director for the World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal in 2009. 
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240 MENDLESOHN, FARAH. Rhetorics Of Fantasy.
Wesleyan University Press: 2008. 0819568678 / 9780819568670 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket (as issued). Brand new book. 
Examines fantasy literature. Transcending arguments over the definition of fantasy literature, Rhetorics of Fantasy introduces a provocative new system of classification for the genre. Utilizing nearly two hundred examples of modern fantasy, author Farah Mendlesohn uses this system to explore how fiction writers construct their fantastic worlds. Mendlesohn posits four categories of fantasy—portal-quest, immersive, intrusion, and liminal—that arise out of the relationship of the protagonist to the fantasy world. Using these sets, Mendlesohn argues that the author's stylistic decisions are then shaped by the inescapably political demands of the category in which they choose to write. Each chapter covers at least twenty books in detail, ranging from nineteenth-century fantasy and horror to extensive coverage of some of the best books in the contemporary field. Offering a wide-ranging discussion and penetrating comparative analysis, Rhetorics of Fantasy will excite fans and provide a wealth of material for scholarly and classroom discussion. Includes discussion of works by over 100 authors, including Lloyd Alexander, Peter Beagle, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Crowley, Stephen R. Donaldson, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, Gregory Maguire, Robin McKinley, China Miville, Suniti Namjoshi, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Sheri S. Tepper, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tad Williams. "Mendlesohn goes well beyond a survey to offer new and often surprising readings of works both familiar and obscure. A fine critical work that offers fresh insights on almost every page." —Brian Attebery, editor, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts "A useful and deliberately flexible taxonomy, and an intense engagement with the arms race of rhetoric between makers and users of fantasy. For authors and readers as well as academics and commentators."—M. John Harrison, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. FARAH MENDLESOHN teaches at Middlesex University, London. She was editor of Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction for six years, and is the author of Diana Wynne Jones and the Children's Fantastical Tradition (2005) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2006), winner of a Hugo Award. She is the program director for the World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal in 2009. 
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