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            The Comic Turn in Contemporary English Fiction: Who's Laughing Now?
              

            The Comic Turn in Contemporary English Fiction: Who's Laughing Now? (Hardback)

            By Marsh, Huw

            • RRP: $426.50
            • $341.20
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            • Pub Date
              6 Aug 20

            This book explores the centrality of comedy to contemporary English fiction and identifies a discernible 'comic turn' in recent works by Martin Amis, Nicola Barker, Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, Howard Jacobson, Zadie Smith and Magnus Mills. Focusing on novels published since 2000... but establishing links with earlier texts from the classical tradition onwards, Huw Marsh draws on the work of critics and theorists including David Herman, Gilles Deleuze, Sianne Ngai, James Wood, Paulo Virno and Alenka Zupancic, as well as the classic theories of comedy and humour from Aristotle and Plato through to Freud, Bergson and Bakhtin. The literary texts and theories are brought into dialogue to suggest a series of frameworks for examining the rich possibilities of the comic dimension in contemporary fiction.
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            ISBN 9781474293037
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Promiscuity in Western Literature
             

            Promiscuity in Western Literature (Hardback)

            By Stoneley, Peter

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            Poet and novelist Charles Bukowski described promiscuity as feast and feast and feast. The promiscuous person is having fun, getting away with it, and showing no signs of stopping. More often, though, promiscuity has been seen as demonic, as the sign of an uncivilised race, or as... a symptom of mental disorder. Promiscuity in Western Literature capitalises on the fact that literature gives us deep and varied resources for reflecting on this controversial aspect of human behaviour. Drawing on authors from Homer to Margaret Atwood, it explores recurrent ideas and scenarios: Why does the literature of promiscuity evoke ideas of the animal? Why does it so often turn upon the image of the excessive woman? How and why does promiscuity feature in comic writing? How does the emergence of the modern city change representations of promiscuity? And, in the present day, what impact have ecological concerns had on the way writers depict promiscuity?
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            ISBN 9780367228347
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
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            A Concordance to Conrad's The Arrow of Gold
             

            A Concordance to Conrad's The Arrow of Gold (Hardback)

            By Gaston, Paul L.; Bender, Todd K.

            • RRP: $212.00
            • $212.00
            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            Originally published in 1981, this concordance can afford particular benefits to the critic and textual scholar because of several specialized problems that The Arrow of Gold presents. It should be able to shed light on problems distinct to The Arrow of Gold even as it provides i...nformation on questions pertinent to Conrad's work as a whole. This volume is part of a series which produced verbal indexes, concordances, and related data for all of Conrad's works.
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            ISBN 9780367862602
            Released NZ 5 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad
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            A Concordance to Conrad's The Rescue
             

            A Concordance to Conrad's The Rescue (Hardback)

            By Bender, Todd K.

            • RRP: $247.00
            • $247.00
            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            Originally published in 1985, this concordance lists all the words in the text indexed, along with the locations of their appearance in the Field of Reference. The Verbal Index lists the location of the context of each word in the Field of Reference. There is also a table listing... alphabetically all words employed in the text and giving their frequency of occurrence. This volume is part of a series which produced verbal indexes, concordances, and related data for all of Conrad's works.
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            ISBN 9780367895518
            Released NZ 5 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad
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            Concordances to Conrad's The Mirror of the Sea and, The Inheritors
             

            Concordances to Conrad's The Mirror of the Sea and, The Inheritors (Hardback)

            By Bender, Todd K.

            • RRP: $247.00
            • $247.00
            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            Originally published in 1983, this volume follows others in the series. For each work, this volume provides a Verbal Index, a Word Frequency Table, and a Field of Reference. The user may look to the Word Frequency Table to see how often the word in question occurs. In the Verbal ...Index they will find its location(s) listed by page and line number. The Field of Reference provides page and line numbers which allow them to find the word in its context(s).
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            ISBN 9780367895051
            Released NZ 5 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad
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            Concordances to Conrad's Typhoon and Other Stories and Within the Tides
             

            Concordances to Conrad's Typhoon and Other Stories and Within the Tides (Hardback)

            By Bender, Todd K.; Bender, Kirsten A.

            • RRP: $247.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            Originally published in 1982, this title supplies a complete verbal index, listing all the words in the texts with their locations, a word frequency table, and a field of reference which establishes a page/line reference system for locating each context. The user will look first ...in the word frequency table to see whether or not the word in question occurs in these works. Then they will turn to the verbal index to find the line and page on which it occurs, and finally, turning to the location in the field of reference, they will find the context for their word.
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            ISBN 9780367893811
            Released NZ 5 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad
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            The Art of Failure: Conrad's Fiction
             

            The Art of Failure: Conrad's Fiction (Hardback)

            By Raval, Suresh

            • RRP: $212.00
            • $212.00
            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            Originally published in 1986, this is a powerful and original book. It offers textual interpretation of Conrad's major work and articulates the subtlety and richness of his treatment of social-political institutions and of the forces that complicate and distort private and public... life. Suresh Raval argues that the social-personal relations in Conrad's fiction cannot be conceived apart from their existence in the political life of a community; but at the same time they cannot be accommodated institutionally. The author's concern is with the problematic status of the self under various perspectives: experience and understanding (Heart of Darkness), an ethical ideal (Lord Jim), history (Nostromo), ideology (The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes), scepticism (Victory). What the self is remains ambiguous and elusive. Conrad's fiction is concerned with exhibiting the failure of language, but always as a result of an immense effort of language itself. As language undoes itself in the act of seeking utterance, so Conrad's fictional mode - romance - turns into the opposite of itself as it unfolds. Raval demonstrates that incompatible alternatives - intention and action, thought and experience, the individual and the social, the logical and the contingent - are entangled with each other, and how this entanglement works in the fiction. Raval's exploration of Conrad's scepticism shows why Conrad cannot be characterized as a political conservative or radical without distorting the complexity and seriousness of his reflection on society. For his scepticism is the product not just of intelligence but of intelligence conscious of its limitations, and is thus able to make a devastating critique of the nihilism sometimes attributed to Conrad by critics. Only those who think that morality has to have a secure single foundation if it is to be real are pushed into regarding Conrad's scepticism as a form of nihilism. Professor Raval's important study brings philosophical and literary i
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            ISBN 9780367862558
            Released NZ 5 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad
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            A Concordance to Conrad's Heart of Darkness
             

            A Concordance to Conrad's Heart of Darkness (Hardback)

            By Bender, Todd K.

            • RRP: $306.00
            • $306.00
            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            Originally published in 1979, this concordance to Heart of Darkness is intended for use by the general student of Conrad who wants to determine the exact denotation and connotation of Conrad's vocabulary, or the patterns of imagery in his work, quickly and effortlessly. It prints... under each word every logical context in which it occurs. This volume is part of a series which produced verbal indexes, concordances, and related data for all of Conrad's works.
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            ISBN 9780367893538
            Released NZ 5 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad
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            A Concordance to Conrad's The Secret Agent
             

            A Concordance to Conrad's The Secret Agent (Hardback)

            By Bender, Todd K.

            • RRP: $212.00
            • $212.00
            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            Originally published in 1979, this concordance consists of a Verbal Index listing the location of all words used by Conrad, a Word Frequency Table listing number occurrences for each word in his text, and a Field of Reference in which the user can locate in its context a word cit...ed in the Verbal Index. This volume is part of a series which produced verbal indexes, concordances, and related data for all of Conrad's works.
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            ISBN 9780367893682
            Released NZ 5 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad
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            Romantic Weltliteratur of the Western World
              

            Romantic Weltliteratur of the Western World (Hardback, New edition)

            Edited by Gutthy, Agnieszka

            • RRP: $329.99
            • $329.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 19

            Intended to complement existing scholarship, the essays in Romantic Weltliteratur of the Western World offer a variety of critical approaches to Romantic literature and explore the dialogic component of different literary works as well as their transnational intertextualities.

            ISBN 9781433161438
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2019
            Publisher Peter Lang
            Interest Age General Audience
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