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LITERARY CRITICISM.

LITERARY CRITICISM.

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301 RUTHERFORD, ANDREW (EDITOR). Twentieth Century Interpretations Of A Passage To India: A Collection Of Critical Essays.
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs: 1975. 0136526853 / 9780136526858 First Printing. A Spectrum Book. s Softcover. Reading copy. There are a couple of small tears on the cover. 
Includes essays by Lionel Trilling, Walter A. S. Keir, Arnold Kettle, Gertrude M. White, Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Frederick C. Crews, C. B Cox, Barbara Hardy, and Oliver Stallybrass. 
Price: 27.03 USD
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302 SCHAEFFER, JEAN-MARIE; COHN, DORRIT (TRANSLATOR). Why Fiction?
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In Why Fiction?—one of the most important works of narrative theory to come out of France in recent years—Jean-Marie Schaeffer understands fiction not as a literary genre but, in contrast to all other literary theorists, as a genre of life. The result is arguably the first systematic refutation of Plato's polemic against fiction and a persuasive argument for regarding fiction as having a cognitive function. For Schaeffer fiction includes not only narrative fiction but also children's games, videos, film, drama, certain kinds of painting, opera—in short, all the intentional structures arising from shared imaginative reality. Because video games and cyber-technologies are the new sites of entry for many children into such an imagined universe, studying these cyber-fictions has become integral to our understanding of fiction. Through these avenues, Schaeffer also explores the foundations of mimeticism in order to explain the important effect fiction has on human beings. His work thus establishes fiction as a universal aspect of human culture and offers a profound and resounding answer to the question: Why fiction? 
Price: 52.25 USD
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303 SCHERER, JACQUES. Pmla, Publications Of The Modern Language Association Of America, Vol. Liv, No. 3, September, 1939: Molier Et Le Monologue Tragique, D'apres Un Passage De L'etourdi.
Modern Language Association of America, New York: 1939. Vol. 54, September 1939, No. 3. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Literary Journal. 
Price: 8.79 USD
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304 SCHMIDT, MICHAEL. The Novel: A Biography.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Geographically and culturally boundless, with contributions from Great Britain, Ireland, America, Canada, Australia, India, the Caribbean, and Southern Africa; influenced by great novelists working in other languages; and encompassing a range of genres, the story of the novel in English unfolds like a richly varied landscape that invites exploration rather than a linear journey. In The Novel: A Biography, Michael Schmidt does full justice to its complexity. Like his hero Ford Madox Ford in The March of Literature, Schmidt chooses as his traveling companions not critics or theorists but "artist practitioners," men and women who feel "hot love" for the books they admire, and fulminate against those they dislike. It is their insights Schmidt cares about. Quoting from the letters, diaries, reviews, and essays of novelists and drawing on their biographies, Schmidt invites us into the creative dialogues between authors and between books, and suggests how these dialogues have shaped the development of the novel in English. Schmidt believes there is something fundamentally subversive about art: he portrays the novel as a liberalizing force and a revolutionary stimulus. But whatever purpose the novel serves in a given era, a work endures not because of its subject, themes, political stance, or social aims but because of its language, its sheer invention, and its resistance to clich—some irreducible quality that keeps readers coming back to its pages. 
Price: 37.95 USD
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305 SCHOECK, RICHARD J.; TAYLOR, JEROME (EDITED BY). Chaucer Criticism: Volume I, The Canterbury Tales.
University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame: 1982. 0268000360 / 9780268000363 Eleventh Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Eighteen varied yet strikingly complementary approaches to the Canterbury Tales challenge the reader to fuller appreciation of Chaucer's art both in its formal aspects and in its larger human implications. 
Price: 12.59 USD
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306 SCHOECK, RICHARD J; TAYLOR, JEROME (EDITED BY). Chaucer Criticism, Volume II: Troilus And Criseyde & The Minor Poems.
University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame: 1982. s Softcover. Reading copy. 

Price: 7.60 USD
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307 SCHOLES, ROBERT (EDITOR). Approaches To The Novel.
Chandler Publishing, Scranton: 1966. 0810202018 / 9780810202016 Second Printing. s Softcover. Fair condition with last two essays (out of 14) underlined in ink. 
Scholarly anthology dealing with technique, modes of narration, points of view, characters and representations of reality. 
Price: 1.00 USD
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308 SCHULTZ, MAX F. Radical Sophistication Studies In Contemporary Jewish/american Novelists
Ohio University Press, Athens: 1969. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 16.15 USD
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309 SEWARD, JR., WILLIAM W. Contrasts In Modern Writers: Some Aspects Of Recent British And American Fiction.
Frederick Fell Inc., NewYork: 1963. First Edition (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A refreshingly original book for the entire literary family - students, teachers, writers, and the general reader with a passion for taking things apart to see how they work. The range extends from D. H. Lawrence and James Joyce to Rosamond Lehmann and Audrey Erskine Lindop; from the American Nobel Prize winners to "post-moderns" William Styron and James Purdy. 
Price: 23.28 USD
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310 SIDER, DAVID; KONSTAN, DAVID; BRODWIN, STANLEY(EDITOR) Homer's Iliad.
Monarch Press, New Yortk: 1966. 0671005014 / 9780671005016 s Softcover. Good condition. 
A critical analysis and plot analysis of the poem by Homer. Incl;uded here is a synopsis. 
Price: 12.61 USD
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311 SKILTON, DAVID. Anthony Trollope And His Contemporaries: A Study In The Theory And Conventions Of Mid - Victorian Fiction.
Longman Group Limited, London: 1972. 058250127X / 9780582501270 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
A study of Anthony Trollope and an examination of the background against which he and his great contemporaries wrote. For readers generally interested in the period, in the Victorian novel, or in the novels of Trollope himself, it provides an introduction to the literary and critical scene of the day, while to the speicalist it offers an analysis of some important but neglected aspects of the mid-Victorian theory of the novel. Includes an Index. 
Price: 28.22 USD
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312 SKLAR, SYLVIA. The Plays Of D. H. Lawrence: A Biographical And Critical Study.
Barnes & Noble, New York: 1975. 0064963330 / 9780064963336 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. The spine is loose and the back cover is about to fall off. Text is in good condition. 

Price: 4.03 USD
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313 SMITH, ROBERT MCCLURE & WEINAUER, ELLEN. American Culture, Canons, And The Case Of Elizabeth Stoddard.
The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa and London: 2003. 0817313133 / 9780817313135 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A gifted writer of fiction, poetry, and journalism; successfully published within her own lifetime; esteemed by such writers as William Dean Howells and Nathaniel Hawthorne; and situated at the epicenter of New York's literary world. Elizbeth Stoddard has nonetheless been almost excluded from literary memory and importance. This book seeks to understand why. Essays in this study locate Stoddard in the context of her contemporaries, such as Dickinson and Hawthorne, while others situate her work in the context of major 19th-century cultural forces and issues, among them the Civil War and Reconstruction, race and ethnicity, anorexia and female invalidism, nationalism and localism, and incest. Includes an Index. 
Price: 69.35 USD
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314 SPEARS, MONROE K. Dionysus And The City: Modernism In Twentieth-century Poetry.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1971. Reprint. A Galaxy Book s Softcover. Good condition. 
Examines "Modernism" as word, idea, and historical movement. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.53 USD
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315 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. 
Price: 43.70 USD
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316 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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317 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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318 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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319 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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320 STAFF OF CHRISTOPHER P. STEPHENS BOOKSELLER, INC. Modern Literary Criticism, Catalogue 42.
Christopher P. Stephens Bookseller, Inc., New York: 1976. s Softcover. Fair condition. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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