The Turn of the Screw: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism

In this third edition, a new section details in unique depth the revisions James made from the serialized Colliers Weekly edition to the New York Edition. This volume presents the text of the new york edition of James’s classic 1898 short novel, along with documents that place the work in historical context and critical essays that read The Turn of the Screw from several contemporary critical perspectives.

New documents and illustrations enhance the historical contexts section, and new psychoanalytic essay with a Lacanian perspective appears in the section of contemporary criticism. Bedford Books. The text and essays are complemented by biographical and critical introductions, bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.


Love Medicine: Newly Revised Edition P.S.

Set on and around a north dakota ojibwe reservation, love Medicine—the first novel by bestselling, National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich—is the epic story about the intertwined fates of two families: the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. With astonishing virtuosity, each chapter draws on a range of voices to limn its tales.

Black humor mingles with magic, injustice bleeds into betrayal, and through it all, bonds of love and family marry the elements into a tightly woven whole that pulses with the drama of life. Filled with humor, magic, injustice and betrayal, Erdrich blends family love and loyalty in a stunning work of dramatic fiction Harper Perennial.


Selected Tales Oxford World's Classics

Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, voluminous notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, and much more. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very american tales, " "the murders in the Rue Morgue, metaphysical essays, " "The Masque of the Red Death, " and "The Purloined Letter"--alongside less well-known travel narratives, this new selection of twenty-four tales places the most popular--"The Fall of the House of Usher, and political satires.

About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Edgar allan poe's gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction, and as the inventor of the modern mystery, Poe created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction.

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The Dead Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism

Martin's innovative case studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms.

Each essay is accompanied by an introduction with bibliography to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, selected or prepared especially for students, such as gender criticism and cultural studies.

Adopted at more than 1, 000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Harper Perennial. Oxford university Press USA. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.

The Old English Baron Oxford World's Classics

The noble hero endures many adventures of romantic horror in order to obtain his rightful heritage, and the story concludes with a dramatic day of retribution. But a mysteriously abandoned set of rooms in the castle promises to disclose the secrets of the past. Oxford university Press USA. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, voluminous notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The old english baron is an ambitious rewriting of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto, transporting the trappings of the Gothic to medieval England. After a series of frantic episodes and surprising revelations, culminating in a trial by combat, the crimes of the usurper and the legitimacy of the true heir are finally discovered.

Innovative and original in its day, Reeve's historical romance is increasingly recognized as a major influence on the development of Gothic fiction. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. When sir philip harclay returns to england after a long absence, is no longer alive, Arthur, Lord Lovel, he finds that his childhood friend, and that the castle and estates of the Lovel family have twice changed hands.

Oxford university Press USA. The old english baron or "the literary offspring of the castle of Otranto", provides an ambitious rewriting of Horace Walpole's groundbreaking work, as Reeve described it, transporting the trappings of the Gothic to medieval England.

American Gothic Tales William Abrahams

Harper Perennial. Oxford university Press USA. With joyce carol oates’s superb introduction, if they didn’t create it outright, American Gothic Tales is destined to become the standard one-volume edition of the genre that American writers, have brought to its chilling zenith. This impressive collection reveals the astonishing scope of the gothic writer’s subject matter, style, and incomparable genius for manipulating our emotions and penetrating our dreams.

Plume Books. Oxford university Press USA. Joyce carol oates has a special perspective on the “gothic” in American short fiction, at least partially because her own horror yarns rank on the spine-tingling chart with the masters. This remarkable anthology of gothic fiction, spanning two centuries of American writing, gives us an intriguing and entertaining look at how the gothic imagination makes for great literature in the works of forty-six exceptional writers.

In showing us the gothic vision—a world askew where mankind’s forbidden impulses are set free from the repressions of the psyche, ” Herman Melville’s horrific tale of factory women, and nature turns malevolent and lawless—Joyce Carol Oates includes Henry James’s “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, ” and Edith Wharton’s “Afterward, “The Tartarus of Maids, ” which are rarely collected and appear together here for the first time.

Added to these stories of the past are new ones that explore the wounded worlds of Stephen King, Raymond Carver, Peter Straub, Anne Rice, and more than twenty other wonderful contemporary writers. She is able to see the unbroken link of the macabre that ties Edgar Allan Poe to Anne Rice and to recognize the dark psychological bonds between Henry James and Stephen King.


Memento & Following

The screenplay for the cult film that took audiences by stormMemento is a remarkably layered, psychological-puzzle film that explores the narrative possibilities of noir, turning its detective into a surrogate for the spectator while forcing the audience to embark on the same kind of sleuthing its main character is involved in.

The film follows an aspiring writer who finds an unlikely ally in a burglar who claims he breaks into houses only to experience other people's lives. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Despite his affliction, clues tattooed on his body, he's vowed to find his wife's killer and keeps track of his search with scribbled notes, Polaroids, and sheaves of documents.

But as the film progresses everything Leonard holds as fact is undermined in a heart-pounding narrative that will keep audiences guessing until the final reel-and beyond. Also contained in this volume is the screenplay for Following, Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed debut. Harper Perennial. Plume Books.

Leonard shelby guy pearce is a former insurance investigator who since his wife's rape and apparent murder has suffered from a condition that renders him unable to form new memories.

Othello Cambridge School Shakespeare

Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'Othello' from around the world. Plume Books. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways.

Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. Harper Perennial. Oxford university Press USA. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'Othello' and Shakespeare.

Substantially revised and extended in full colour, 'Language in the play', classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Cambridge University Press. Oxford university Press USA.

Literature: The Human Experience with 2016 MLA Update

This title has been updated to reflect the 2016 mla updates! our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Harper Perennial. To top it off, literature: the human experience costs about $10 to $30 less than comparable anthologies, providing a wealth of material for an affordable price.

Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Now in its twelfth edition, literature: The Human Experience provides a broad range of compelling fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction that explore the intersections and contradictions of human nature.

Oxford university Press USA. By presenting diverse selections from contemporary and classic authors across time and cultures, students are certain to discover literature in this anthology with which they can connect. Literature: the human experience is also designed to make teaching literature convenient for instructors and to make reading and writing about literature appealing for students.

. Timeless themes such as innocence and experience, culture and identity, conformity and rebellion, love and hate, and life and death are presented through the context of connections and experiences that are enduringly human. Oxford university Press USA. A flexible arrangement of literature within each theme allows instructors to teach the text however best suits their classrooms, and the expert instruction and exciting selections will help to guide and entice even the most reluctant readers.

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Cambridge University Press. Literature the human Experience with 2016 MLA Update. Plume Books. Oxford university Press USA. Harper Perennial. A new york times notable booka washington post Notable Work of FictionA Best Book of the Year: NPR, AV Club, St. Louis dispatchwhen frank money joined the army to escape his too-small world, he left behind his cherished and fragile little sister, Cee.

As he journeys to his native Georgia in search of Cee, it becomes clear that their troubles began well before their wartime separation. Vintage Books. Oxford university Press USA. After the war, his shattered life has no purpose until he hears that Cee is in danger. Frank is a modern odysseus returning to a 1950s America mined with lethal pitfalls for an unwary black man.

Together, where buried secrets are unearthed and where Frank learns at last what it means to be a man, what it takes to heal, they return to their rural hometown of Lotus, and--above all--what it means to come home.

Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide

Scott fitzgerald's the great gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.

Literature the human Experience with 2016 MLA Update. Cambridge University Press. This thoroughly updated third edition of critical theory today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism.

Vintage Books. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, popular culture, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F.

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