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LITERARY CRITICISM.

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81 CULLER, JONATHAN. On Deconstruction: Theory And Criticism After Structuralism.
Cornell University Press, Ithaca: 1983. 0801492017 / 9780801492013 Sixth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Discusses the theory and criticism of recent years, focusing on deconstruction as the principal source of energy and innovation. Offers a detailed exposition of its ideas and methods, defining its relation to other strands of contemporary criticism, and assessing its implications for literary studies. Includes an Index. 
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82 CULLER, JONATHAN. On Deconstruction: Theory And Criticism After Structuralism.
Cornell University Press, Ithaca: 1983. 0801492017 / 9780801492013 Sixth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Discusses the theory and criticism of recent years, focusing on deconstruction as the principal source of energy and innovation. Offers a detailed exposition of its ideas and methods, defining its relation to other strands of contemporary criticism, and assessing its implications for literary studies. Includes an Index. 
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83 D'ALTON, J. F. Roman Literary Theory And Criticism: A Study In Tendencies.
Russell & Russell, New York: 1962. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 71.25 USD
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84 DAICHES, DAVID. Willa Cather: A Critical Introduction.
Collier Books, New York: 1962. First Collier Books Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Library discard. 

Price: 7.36 USD
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85 DAMON, PHILLIP. Literary Criticism And Historical Understanding: Selected Papers From The English Institute.
Columbia University Press, New York: 1967. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Pen notations in foreword & on content page. Has name of former owner on inside page. 

Price: 19.00 USD
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86 DAMON, S FOSTER; EAVES, MORRIS (FOREWORD). A Blake Dictionary: The Ideas And Symbols Of William Blake.
University Press of New England: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
William Blake, poet, artist, and mystic, created a vast multidimensional universe through his verse and art. Spun from a fabric of symbolism and populated by a host of complex characters, Blake's comprehensive world has provided endless inspiration to subsequent generations. For the reader of Blake, background knowledge of his symbolism is a necessity. In this volume, first published in 1965, S. Foster Damon, father of modern Blake studies and a professor at Brown University until his death, has assembled all references to particular symbols or aspects of Blake's work and life, so that readers can see the entire spectrum of Blake's thought on a variety of topics. For this edition of S. Foster Damon's classic reference work, Morris Eaves has written an updated annotated bibliography and a new foreword, included here along with his original 1988 index. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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87 DE BEAUVOIR, SIMONE. The Marquis De Sade.
Grove Press, New York: 1953. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is worn and faded. 

Price: 37.53 USD
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88 DEAN, LEONARD F. (EDITOR). Shakespeare: Modern Essays In Criticism.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 1961. Second Printing. Galaxy Book Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Some of the most outstanding critical writings of recent years have been assembled for this collection. The twenty-eight articles are by distinguished modern critics, among them H. Granville-Barker, Robert B. Heilman, C. L. Barber, Maynard Mack, Mark Van Dorn, Northrop Frye and others. Many of the selections reflect contemporary interest in poetic language, the aesthetics of drama, the Elizabethan theater, and Renaissance modes of thought. The volume as a whole provides an excellent sampling of both contrasting and complementary viewpoints. 
Price: 10.88 USD
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89 DEFOE, DANIEL; SHINAGEL, MICHAEL (EDITOR). Robinson Crusoe: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds And Sources, Essays In Criticism.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1975. 0393092313 / 9780393092318 Eighth Printing. A Norton Critical Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The text in this edition is based on the Shakespeare Head Press reprint of the first-edition copy in the British Museum, with the "Errata" listed by Defoe's publisher, William Taylor, incorporated into the text. The Criticism section assembles a comprehensive survey of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century estimates of Defoe and Robinson Crusoe by such noted literary and political figures as Pope, Rousseau, Dr. Johnson, Coleridge, Lamb, Wordsworth, Poe, Hazlitt, De Quincey, Macaulay, Charles Dickens, Marx and Mill. 
Price: 4.47 USD
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90 DELANY, SAMUEL R.; CHENEY, MATTHEW (INTRODUCTION). The Jewel-hinged Jaw: Notes On The Language Of Science Fiction.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2009. Revised and Expanded Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An indispensable work of science fiction criticism. Samuel R. Delany's The Jewel-Hinged Jaw appeared originally in 1977, and is now long out of print and hard to find. The impact of its demonstration that science fiction was a special language, rather than just gadgets and green-skinned aliens, began reverberations still felt in science fiction criticism. This edition includes two new essays, one written at the time and one written about those times, as well as an introduction by writer and teacher Matthew Cheney, placing Delany's work in historical context. Close textual analyses of Thomas M. Disch, Ursula K. Le Guin, Roger Zelazny, and Joanna Russ read as brilliantly today as when they first appeared. Essays such as "About 5,750 Words" and "To Read The Dispossessed" first made the book a classic; they assure it will remain one. "I re-read The Jewel-Hinged Jaw every year as a source of guidance, as a measure of what all criticism and literature should aspire to be, and as a challenge for those of us who want to write."—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist "What a joy it is to have The Jewel-Hinged Jaw back in print! These essays glitter with insights into writing, reading, society, and the multiple relationships of the three."—Reginald Shepherd, author of Orpheus in the Bronx Winner of both Hugo and Nebula awards, Samuel R. Delany is a novelist and critic, who currently teaches English and creative writing at Temple University. His critical work has won him the Pilgrim Award for science fiction scholarship. Matthew Cheney is a columnist for Strange Horizons and writes regularly about many topics at his weblog, 
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91 DEWSNAP, TERENCE. William Golding's Lord Of The Flies And The Inheritors, Pincher Martin, Free Fall.
Monarch Press, New York: 1964. 0671006166 s Softcover. Good condition. 
A critical analysis of William Golding's most well-known novel and some of his lesser novels. Includes are synopses, analysis, plot and character delineation. 
Price: 23.28 USD
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92 DI PAOLO, MARIA GRAZIA WITH A PREFACE BY JOSEP TUSIANI. Studies In Modern Italian Fiction.
Legas, Mineola: 2016. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A collection of articles on major Italian authors of the twentieth century. The main focus is a critique of traditional roles and conventional representation of women, explored within the patriarchal symbolic (see in partricualar the articles on Pirandello, Lampedusa, and Fenoglio). 
Price: 17.10 USD
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93 DICKIE, MARGARET. Stein, Bishop & Rich: Lyrics Of Love, War & Place.
The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill & London: 1997. 0807846228 / 9780807846223 First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In an insightful and provocative juxtaposition, Margaret Dickie examines the poetry of three preeminent women writers - Gertrude Stein, Elizabeth Bishop, and Adrienne Rich - investigating the ways in which each attempts o forge a poeic voice capable of expressing both public concerns and private interests. Although Stein, Bishop, and Rich differ by generation, poetic style, and relationship to audience, all three are twentieth-century lesbian poets whostruggle with the revelatory nature of language. All three, argues Dickie, use language to express and to conceal their experiences as they struggle with a censorship that was both culturally sanctioned and self-imposed. Dickie explores how each poet negotiates successfully and variously with the need for secrecy and the desire for openness. Includes an Index. 
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94 DILLARD, ANNIE. Living By Fiction.
Harper Colophon Books, New York: 1983. 0060910445 / 9780060910440 s Softcover. Good condition. 

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95 DONOGHUE, DENIS. Words Alone: The Poet T. S. Eliot.
Yale University Press, New Haven and London: 2000. 0300083297 / 9780300083293 Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
An intellectual memoir, a lucid and illuminating account of Donoghue's engagement with the works of T. S. Eliot - from initial undergraduate encounters with The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock to later submission to Eliot's entire writings. "Donoghue has found a new way of combining autobiography and criticism, and the justification for the experiment is the maturity - the wisdom - of his commentary on Eliot's poetry." - Frank Kermode. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.58 USD
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96 DOREN, MARK VAN. Shakespeare.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: s Softcover. Reading copy. 

Price: 8.08 USD
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97 DOUGHERTY, SEAN THOMAS (EDITOR). Maria Mazziotti Gillan: Essays On Her Works
Guernica. Writers Series. 
Cultural activist, teacher and editor Maria Mazziotti Gillan is one of the leaders of the multicultural turn in North American poetry. This volume of essays is the first to critically examine the poetry of this important writer and editor. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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98 DOUYHWAITE, JULIA V. The Frankenstein Of 1790 And Other Lost Chapters From Revolutionary France.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The French Revolution brings to mind violent mobs, the guillotine, and Madame Defarge, but it was also a publishing revolution: more than 1,200 novels were published between 1789 and 1804, when Napoleon declared the Revolution at an end. In this book, Julia V. Douthwaite explores how the works within this enormous corpus announced the new shapes of literature to come and reveals that vestiges of these stories can be found in novels by the likes of Mary Shelley, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Honor de Balzac, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, and L. Frank Baum. Deploying political history, archival research, and textual analysis with eye-opening results, Douthwaite focuses on five major events between 1789 and 1794—first in newspapers, then in fiction—and shows how the symbolic stories generated by Louis XVI, Robespierre, the market women who stormed Versailles, and others were transformed into new tales with ongoing appeal. She uncovers a 1790 story of an automaton-builder named Franknsteēn, links Baum to the suffrage campaign going back to 1789, and discovers a royalist anthem's power to undo Balzac's PŹre Goriot. Bringing to light the missing links between the ancien rgime and modernity, The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France is an ambitious account of a remarkable politico-literary moment and its aftermath. 
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99 DOWLING, SARAH. Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood Under Settler Colonialism. Sarah Dowling Contemporary North American Poetry Series
University of Iowa Press, Iowa City: 2018. Contemporary North American Poetry Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Since the 1980s, poets in Canada and the U.S. have increasingly turned away from the use of English, bringing multiple languages into dialogue—and into conflict—in their work. This growing but under-studied body of writing differs from previous forms of multilingual poetry. While modernist poets offered multilingual displays of literary refinement, contemporary translingual poetries speak to and are informed by feminist, anti-racist, immigrant rights, and Indigenous sovereignty movements. Although some translingual poems have entered Chicanx, Latinx, Asian American, and Indigenous literary canons, translingual poetry has not yet been studied as a cohesive body of writing. The first book-length study on the subject, Translingual Poetics argues for an urgent rethinking of Canada and the U.S.'s multiculturalist myths. Dowling demonstrates that rising multilingualism in both countries is understood as new and as an effect of cultural shifts toward multiculturalism and globalization. This view conceals the continent's original Indigenous multilingualism and the ongoing violence of its dismantling. It also naturalizes English as traditional, proper, and, ironically, native. Reading a range of poets whose work contests this "settler monolingualism"—Jordan Abel, Layli Long Soldier, Myung Mi Kim, Guillermo Gomez-PeĖa, M. NourbeSe Philip, Rachel Zolf, Cecilia VicuĖa, and others—Dowling argues that translingual poetry documents the flexible forms of racialization innovated by North American settler colonialisms. Combining deft close readings of poetry with innovative analyses of media, film, and government documents, Dowling shows that translingual poetry's avoidance of authentic, personal speech reveals the differential forms of personhood and non-personhood imposed upon the settler, the native, and the alien. Sarah Dowling is the author of two books of poetry, DOWN and Security Posture. Dowling is assistant professor at the Centre for Comparative Literature and Victoria College at the University of Toronto. "This lively, enlightening, and politically engaged study challenges the English-language nativism that undergirds liberal multiculturalism. The book explores multilingual poetry beginning with women of color feminists' poems written in the 1980s and ending with twenty-first-century experimental writing as they develop a multilingual poetics of (dis)location."—Rafael Prez-Torres, University of California, Los Angeles "A sharply written study of an under-examined issue in American literature, and one that deserves the careful attention that this study offers. The book is full of excellent readings that often lead into provocative engagements with the crucial social and political issues of our time." —Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, University of California, Irvine "Sarah Dowling has made a vital intervention in American letters with Translingual Poetics. Dowling articulates the myriad ways the settler colonial state legitimates its continual violence. Simultaneously, she guides the reader toward horizons of trenchant poetic resistance, contestation, and subversion. This work opens a space for presence in the face of erasure, memory in place of forgetting, and voice that cuts through silence."—Jos OrduĖa, author, The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration and Displacement 
Price: 76.00 USD
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100 DRAXLER, BRIDGET & DANIELLE SPRATT. Engaging The Age Of Jane Austen: Public Humanities In Practice.
University of Iowa Press, Iowa City: 2019. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Humanities scholars, in general, often have a difficult time explaining to others why their work matters, and eighteenth-century literary scholars are certainly no exception. To help remedy this problem, literary scholars Bridget Draxler and Danielle Spratt offer this collection of essays to defend the field's relevance and demonstrate its ability to help us better understand current events, from the proliferation of media to ongoing social justice battles. The result is a book that offers a range of approaches to engaging with undergraduates, non-professionals, and broader publics into an appreciation of eighteenth-century literature. Essays draw on innovative projects ranging from a Jane Austen reading group held at the public library to students working with an archive to digitize an overlooked writer's novel. Reminding us that the eighteenth century was an exhilarating age of lively political culture—marked by the rise of libraries and museums, the explosion of the press, and other platforms for public intellectual debates—Draxler and Spratt provide a book that will not only be useful to eighteenth-century scholars, but can also serve as a model for other periods as well. This book will appeal to librarians, archivists, museum directors, scholars, and others interested in digital humanities in the public life. Contributors: Gabriela Almendarez, Jessica Bybee, Nora Chatchoomsai, Gillian Dow, Bridget Draxler, Joan Gillespie, Larisa Good, Elizabeth K. Goodhue, Susan Celia Greenfield, Liz Grumbach, Kellen Hinrichsen, Ellen Jarosz, Hannah Jorgenson, John C. Keller, Naz Keynejad, Stephen Kutay, Chuck Lewis, Nicole Linton, Devoney Looser, Whitney Mannies, Ai Miller, Tiffany Ouellette, Carol Parrish, Paul Schuytema, David Spadafora, Danielle Spratt, Anne McKee Stapleton, Jessica Stewart, Colleen Tripp, Susan Twomey, Nikki JD White, Amy Weldon. Bridget Draxler teaches writing at St. Olaf College. She lives in Northfield, Minnesota. Danielle Spratt is associate professor of English and director of faculty engaged practices and service learning at California State University, Northridge. She lives in Los Angeles, California. "Engaging the Age of Jane Austen is a valuable compilation of case studies on how to combine the study of eighteenth-century texts with public engagement. Its conversational tone and wide array of topics and contributors will help readers take away tips on how to expand their pedagogy and research to include wider audiences—a must for any contemporary scholar."—Amy Hildreth Chen, University of Iowa "The work is important and timely, the scholarship is up to date and comprehensive, and the book has a good balance of theory, history, textual explication, and individual testimony about praxis that is truly engaging."—Deborah Denenholz Morse, William & Mary College 
Price: 52.25 USD
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