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Elements of Surprise: Our Mental Limits and the Satisfactions of Plot

by Vera Tobin Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
04/2018
ISBN:
9780674980204
Format:
Hbk 344 pages

Why do some surprises delight - the endings of Agatha Christie novels, films like The Sixth Sense, the flash awareness that Pip’s...

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Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews

by Michel Foucault Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
08/1980
ISBN:
9780801492044
Format:
Pbk 240 pages

Language and the birth of ''literature.'' A preface to transgression. Language to infinity. The father's ''no.'' Fantasia of the...

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Making of Shakespeare's First Folio

by Emma Smith Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
12/2015
ISBN:
9781851244423
Format:
Hbk 192 pages

Shakespeare is synonymous with English literature. Well-loved the world over, his work endures for its ability to speak powerfully...

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Chinese Bell Murders

by Robert van Gulik University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1977
ISBN:
9780226848624
Format:
Pbk 298 pages

''The Chinese Belle Murders'' describes the Judge's exploits in the tribunal of Poo-yang early in his career. He has one case...

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Forests: The Shadow of Civilization

by Robert Pogue Harrison University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1992
ISBN:
9780226318073
Format:
Pbk 304 pages

In this wide-ranging exploration of the role of forests in Western thought, Robert Pogue Harrison enriches our understanding not...

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London Fog: The Biography

by Christine Corton Belknap Press
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9780674979819
Format:
Pb+ 408 pages

In popular imagination, London is a city of fog. The classic London fogs, the thick yellow “pea-soupers,” were born in the industrial...

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Brion Gysin: Here to Go: Interviews and Texts

by Terry Wilson and Brion Gysin Solar Book
Pub Date:
06/2012
ISBN:
9780983248033
Format:
Pbk 160 pages

Brion Gysin is a legend. As an artist, author, filmmaker, and long-term collaborator of William S. Burroughs, Gysin helped to...

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Goethe 2ed

by Peter Boerner and Nancy Boerner Haus Publishing Limited
Pub Date:
03/2015
ISBN:
9781908323514
Format:
Pbk 198 pages

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is recognised as a giant of world literature; an exceptionally prolific and versatile writer. As a...

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How I Became One of the Invisible

by David Rattray Semiotext(e)
Pub Date:
07/2019
ISBN:
9781635900729
Format:
Pbk 424 pages

The only collection of Rattray's prose: essays that offer a kind of secret history and guidebook to a poetic and mystical tradition. In...

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Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination

by Paul K Saint-Amour Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
03/2010
ISBN:
9780801476341
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

They borrow from published works without attribution. They remake literary creation in the image of consumption. They celebrate...

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Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours 2ed

by Gregory Nagy Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
01/2020
ISBN:
9780674241688
Format:
Pb+ 656 pages

What does it mean to be a hero? The ancient Greeks who gave us Achilles and Odysseus had a very different understanding of the...

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Learning What Love Means

by Mathieu Lindon Semiotext(e)
Pub Date:
09/2017
ISBN:
9781584351863
Format:
Pbk 240 pages

“I loved Michel as Michel, not as a father. Never did I feel the slightest jealousy or the slightest embitterment or exasperation...

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Prefaces to Shakespeare

by Tony Tanner and Stephen Heath Belknap Press
Pub Date:
05/2012
ISBN:
9780674064249
Format:
Pb+ 848 pages

When Tony Tanner died in 1998, the world lost a critic who was as sensitive a reader of Jane Austen as he was of Thomas Pynchon,...

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Greek Lyrics

by Richmond Lattimore University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1960
ISBN:
9780226469447
Format:
Pbk 100 pages

'Professor Lattimore, holding closely to the original metres, has produced renderings of great power and beauty. His feeling for...

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Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals

by Mark Edmundson Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
06/2018
ISBN:
9780674984004
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

In a culture that has become progressively more skeptical and materialistic, the desires of the individual self stand supreme,...

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