Category: Literary Criticism


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Science Fiction: The Academic Awakening

By: McNelly, Willis E. (editor)

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Shreveport, College English Association, 1974

Edition: First Edition

A chap book originally distributed as a Supplement to the CEA Critic, Vol. XXXVII, No. I, November 1974. A collection of essays from both professional writers and critics, attempting "to aid teachers of English, at whatever level, who might be approaching science fiction for the firt time. In addition to the editor, contributors include Jack Williamson, Mark R. Hillegas, Jane W. Hipolito, Leon E. Stover, A. James Stupple, Gregory Benford, Brian Aldiss, Harry Harrison... View more info

The Metaphysical Mode From Donne to Cowley

By: Miner, Earl

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Princeton University Press, 1969

Edition: First Edition

Brown cloth, 291 pages (including Appendix, Major Editions Used and Consulted, Index). Previous owner's name on front end paper, light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, short edge tears. View more info

THE READER'S EYE, Studies in Didactic Literary Theory from Dante to Tasso

By: Montgomery, Robert L.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press, 1979

Edition: First Edition

Beige cloth, 235 pages (including Notes, Bibliography, Index). Lightly foxed edges, in lightly rubbed dust jacket. View more info

THE MYSTERY OF UNITY, Theme and technique in the novels of Patrick White

By: Morley, Patricia A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montreal & London, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1972

Edition: First Edition

Considering White's view of mankind to be basically religious, "the author shows how the imagery and themes of each novel evoke this vision of cosmic unity within the joys and sorrows of daily life." Red cloth, 251 pages (including Index). A bumped corner, previous owner's name on front free end paper. Moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/mild rubbing, light general wear. View more info

Master of None

By: Morpurgo, J.E.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Manchester, Carcanet Press, 1990

Edition: First Edition

A Scholar of Christ's Hospital, the author relates an eventful life, including his active service in World War II, his participation in the post-war success of Penguin Books, and his time as director of the National Book League. Black cloth, 332 pages (including Index). Dust jacket w/some sunning to spine, numerous impressions/scratches. View more info

Earle Birney

By: Nesbitt, Bruce (editor)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson,

A title from the publisher's Critical Views on Canadian Writers series, this one presenting a collection of essays/reviews examining the work of a noted Canadian poet and novelist. Editor Nesbitt has selected assessments by Northrop Frye, Fred Cogswell, A.J.M. Smith, George Woodcock, Dorothy Livesay, Watson Kirkconnell, Malcolm Lowry and a number of others, and their views of Birney's work are grouped into five sections: 1) ONE SOCIETY: Poetry, 1937-1948, 2) LINES FOR A... View more info

ART AND IDEOLOGY IN THE AFRICAN NOVEL, A Study of the Influence of Marxism in the African Novel

By: Ngara, Emmanuel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London & Ibadan & Nairobi, Heinemann, 1985

Edition: First Edition

This is the first book to apply the principles of Marxist criticism systematically to African literature and to attempt a successful marriage of Marxist aesthetics and stylistic criticism. It explores the influence of Marxism on African writing and discusses the ideology of writers in relation to socialism." 126 pages (including bibliography, index). Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

STYLISTIC CRITICISM AND THE AFRICAN NOVEL, A Study of the Language, Art and Content of African Fiction

By: Ngara, Emmanuel

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London & Ibadan & Nairobi, Heinemann, 1982

Edition: First Edition

From the back cover: "This book gives students invaluable help in the difficult task of evaluating style. The author breaks away from the conventional methods of analysis to show how linguistics can contribute to the study of literature. Form and content are considered as equals in practical analysis." 150 pages. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

THE ROCK OBSERVED, Studies in the Literature of Newfoundland

By: O'Flaherty, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto & Buffalo & London, University of Toronto Press, 1979

Edition: First Edition

"A study of how Newfoundland has been perceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. It offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place and Newfoundlanders a special people, 'a breed apart.'" Decorated grey cloth, 222 pages (including Notes/Credits for illustrations/Index, illustrated. View more info

APPROACHES TO MARVELL, The York Tercentenary Lectures

By: Patrides, C.A. (editor)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978

Edition: First Edition

A collection of lectures "delivered at the University of York in 1977 and 1978 to mark the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Marvell's death in 1678." Contributors include Philip Brockbank, John Carey, Robert Ellrodt, Donald M. Friedman, S.K. Heninger, Jr., Christopher Hill, John Dixon Hunt, Barbara Kiefer Lewalski, Louis L. Martz, the editor, Balachandra Rajan, Christopher Ricks, A.J. Smith, Frank. J. Warnke, and Joseph Anthony Wittreich, Jr. Red cloth w/silv... View more info

THE UNDOING OF BABEL, Watson Kirkconnell, The Man and His Work

By: Perkin, J.R.C. (Ed.)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S, 1975

Edition: First Edition

In honour of Kirkconnell's eightieth birthday and at the behest of the Board of Governors of Acadia University, six colleagues composed original papers, each reflecting one of their subject's major interests. Contributors include Douglas Bush, C.H. Andrusyshen, Maurice Lebel, J. Max Patrick, E. Togo Salmon, and the editor. Also included is a biographical sketch by J.M.R. Beveridge, and a selective bibliography by H.W. Ganong. Brown cloth, 128 pages, frontispiece. Rub... View more info

The Year's Work in Romance and Celtic Languages and Literatures 1987

By: Price, Glanville (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Modern Humanities Research Association (MRHA),

No date [ca. 1988]. Offprint from 'The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, Vol. 49.' 578 pages (+ 51-page list of Abbreviations). Spine slant, abrasions/wrinkling to spine, some edgewear, mild general wear. View more info

Balzac's Recurring Characters

By: Pugh, Anthony R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto & Buffalo, University of Toronto Press, 1974

Edition: First Edition

with the text on the front flap stating that "There has never been an accurate, comprehensive account of the origin, development, and significance of Balzac's use of recurring characters in the many volumes of the 'Comedie humaine,'" the author herein "traces the use of the device and unravels its complexities over the whole of Balzac's career by providing a year-by-year account of the author's struggles beween 1829 and 1847 to unify his fictional world of so... View more info

Thomas Lodge

By: Rae, Wesley D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers, 1967

Edition: First Edition

Literary criticism. A title from the publisher's Twayne's English Authors Series (TEAS 59), this one taking a serious look at a man who "experimented in prose fiction and the essay, in drama, verse narrative and verse satire, and in various forms of lyrics." Red leatherette w/gilt lettering/lion decoration to front cover/spine, 128 pages (including Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, Index). Previous owner's name to reverse of half-title, in rubbed dust ... View more info

Paradise Lost & the Seventeenth Century Reader

By: Rajan, B.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1966

Edition: Reprint

The author presents "the correct setting of 'Paradise Lost' in its contemporary context, so that the modern reader can more fully appreciate the general conception of the poem and the ideas implicit in it." Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 171 pages (including Notes, Index to Passages from "Paradise Lost," and General Index). Gently bumped spine ends/corners, previous owner's name, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sunned spine, 3/8" tear to top edge of... View more info