search for books and compare prices
LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading matches 1339 work(s)
at beginning | displaying 1 to 25 | next 25 >
Jump to start at |
show results in order: alphabetically | oldest to newest | newest to oldest
cover image for 9781632460417
Product Description: The New York Times called Malcolm Lowry's 1947 novel Under the Volcano "One of the towering novels of this century," and the Modern Library ranked the book number eleven on its list of the one hundred Best English-language novels of the twentieth century...read more

Paperback:

9781632460417 | Ig Pub, March 14, 2017, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The New York Times called Malcolm Lowry's 1947 novel Under the Volcano "One of the towering novels of this century," and the Modern Library ranked the book number eleven on its list of the one hundred Best English-language novels of the twentieth century.

cover image for 9781566894579
Product Description: How We Speak to One Another is some of the most engaging evidence we’ve got that the essay is going strong. Here, essayists talk back to each other, to the work they love and the work that disquiets them, and to the very basic building blocks of what we understand “essay” to be...read more
By Craig Reinbold (editor)

Paperback:

9781566894579 | Coffee House Pr, March 14, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: How We Speak to One Another is some of the most engaging evidence we’ve got that the essay is going strong.

cover image for 9783110474961
Product Description: The edited volume Motifs in Language and Text is the first collection of original research in the area of the quantitative analysis of motifs. It hosts a collection of contributions that give insight to linguistic motifs theoretically across different languages, text genres, and structural levels, such as lexical, syntactic, semantic etc...read more
By Junying Liang (editor)

Hardcover:

9783110474961 | Mouton De Gruyter, February 20, 2017, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The edited volume Motifs in Language and Text is the first collection of original research in the area of the quantitative analysis of motifs.

cover image for 9781474271967
Product Description: How does literature work? And what does it mean? How does it relate to the world: to politics, to history, to the environment? How do we analyse and interpret a literary text, paying attention to its specific poetic and fictitious qualities? This wide-ranging introduction helps students to explore these and many other essential questions in the study of literature, criticism and theory...read more
By Lilian Munk Rosing (editor)

Hardcover:

9781474271974 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: How does literature work?

Paperback:

9781474271967 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: How does literature work?

By Bernhard F. Scholz (editor)

Hardcover:

9783110439199, titled "Typographorum Emblemata: The Printer’s Mark in the Context of Early Modern Culture" | K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co, April 15, 2017, cover price $140.00

cover image for 9781250117038
Product Description: “[A] masterpiece . . . Denby is especially astute in describing what it takes to capture teenagers’ attention. . . . [A] wonderful book.” ---The Huffington PostIt’s no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don’t read seriously---they associate sustained reading with duty or work, not with pleasure...read more

Paperback:

9781250117038 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, February 14, 2017), cover price $16.00 | also contains Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives., Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives. | About this edition: “[A] masterpiece .

cover image for 9781250117038
Product Description: “[A] masterpiece . . . Denby is especially astute in describing what it takes to capture teenagers’ attention. . . . [A] wonderful book.” ---The Huffington PostIt’s no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don’t read seriously---they associate sustained reading with duty or work, not with pleasure...read more

Hardcover:

9780805095852 | Henry Holt & Co, February 2, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A bestselling author and distinguished critic goes back to high school to find out whether books can shape livesIt's no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don't read seriously-they associate sustained reading with duty or work, not with pleasure.

Paperback:

9781250117038 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, February 14, 2017), cover price $16.00 | also contains Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives., Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives. | About this edition: “[A] masterpiece .

CD/Spoken Word:

9781427268075 | Unabridged edition (Macmillan Audio, February 2, 2016), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: A bestselling author and distinguished critic goes back to high school to find out whether books can shape livesIt's no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don't read seriously-they associate sustained reading with duty or work, not with pleasure.

cover image for 9781632460394
Product Description: F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be the greatest American novel ever written, its exploration of decadence, idealism, social upheaval, and excess having been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream...read more

Paperback:

9781632460394 | Ig Pub, February 14, 2017, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: F.

Product Description: For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story s end, "How to Write Like Tolstoy"is a thought-provoking journeyinside the minds of the world s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King...read more

Hardcover:

9780812998306 | Random House Inc, May 17, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story’s end, How to Write Like Tolstoy is a thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King.

Paperback:

9780812987737 | Random House Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story s end, "How to Write Like Tolstoy"is a thought-provoking journeyinside the minds of the world s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King.

cover image for 9780385353540
Product Description: From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life...read more

Hardcover:

9780385353540 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 17, 2017, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.

cover image for 9781781254509
Product Description: Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big TopicsAt the heart of criticism lies one question: What do you think of it? Every time we comment on an artefact, whether a poem, a play, a painting, a novel or a piano concerto, we are acting as critics, making our own judgements and interpretations...read more

Paperback:

9781781254509 | Profile Books Ltd, January 10, 2017, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big TopicsAt the heart of criticism lies one question: What do you think of it?

cover image for 9780316282147
Product Description: Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons from 25 great texts.Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made...read more

Hardcover:

9780316282178 | Little Brown & Co, January 26, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, offers writing lessons we can draw from 25 great texts.

Paperback:

9780316282147 | Little Brown & Co, January 3, 2017, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons from 25 great texts.

cover image for 9781625342355
Product Description: During the Cold War, the editor of Time magazine declared, "A good citizen is a good reader." As postwar euphoria faded, a wide variety of Americans turned to reading to understand their place in the changing world. Yet, what did it mean to be a good reader? And how did reading make you a good citizen?In Reading America, Kristin L...read more

Hardcover:

9781625342348 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, December 31, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: During the Cold War, the editor of Time magazine declared, "A good citizen is a good reader.

Paperback:

9781625342355 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, December 31, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: During the Cold War, the editor of Time magazine declared, "A good citizen is a good reader.

cover image for 9780814213193
Product Description: In The Writer in the Well: On Misreading and Rewriting Literature, Gary Weissman argues that the analysis of literature is fundamentally a writing-based practice, a practice in which the process of writing functions as a way of discovering one’s interpretation (or “rewriting”) of a text...read more

Hardcover:

9780814213193 | Ohio State Univ Pr, December 20, 2016, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: In The Writer in the Well: On Misreading and Rewriting Literature, Gary Weissman argues that the analysis of literature is fundamentally a writing-based practice, a practice in which the process of writing functions as a way of discovering one’s interpretation (or “rewriting”) of a text.

cover image for 9780198778424
Product Description: The second of three volumes charting the history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection offers the first comprehensive study of the wide and varied range of "little magazines" which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas that came to constitute literary and cultural modernism...read more
By Andrew Thacker (editor)

Hardcover:

9780199545810 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 7, 2012, cover price $250.00 | About this edition: The second of three volumes charting the history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection offers the first comprehensive study of the wide and varied range of "little magazines" which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas that came to constitute literary and cultural modernism.

Paperback:

9780198778424 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 14, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The second of three volumes charting the history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection offers the first comprehensive study of the wide and varied range of "little magazines" which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas that came to constitute literary and cultural modernism.

cover image for 9781888889833
Product Description: More than 600 quotations from centuries of observations on writing, reading and books. Published for those who agree with Jason Epstein that “actual books will continue to be irreplaceable depositories of our collective wisdom.” Contributors include Eudora Welty, Patti Smith, Henry Miller, John Updike, Cicero, Groucho Marx, George Orwell, Marcel Proust, William Faulkner, E...read more
By James Charlton (editor) and Bill Henderson (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9781888889611 | Pushcart Pr, April 28, 2011, cover price $15.50 | About this edition: Hundreds of quotations by authors throughout the centuries about the glory of the bound book.

Paperback:

9781888889833, titled "Book Love: A Celebration of Writers, Readers & the Printed and Bound Book" | Reprint edition (Pushcart Pr, December 13, 2016), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: More than 600 quotations from centuries of observations on writing, reading and books.

cover image for 9780691171708
Product Description: What do we mean when we say that a novel's conclusion "feels right"? How did feeling, form, and the sense of right and wrong get mixed up, during the nineteenth century, in the experience of reading a novel? Good Form argues that Victorian readers associated the feeling of narrative form--of being pulled forward to a satisfying conclusion--with inner moral experience...read more

Hardcover:

9780691171708 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 13, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: What do we mean when we say that a novel's conclusion "feels right"?

cover image for 9781410331830
Product Description: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators...read more
By Gale (corporate author)

Hardcover:

9781410331823 | Gale Group, November 11, 2016, cover price $283.00 | also contains Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers | About this edition: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
9781410331816 | Gale Group, October 28, 2016, cover price $283.00 | also contains Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers | About this edition: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
9781410331809 | Gale Group, October 14, 2016, cover price $283.00 | also contains Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers | About this edition: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
9781410331793 | Gale Group, September 16, 2016, cover price $283.00 | also contains Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers | About this edition: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
9781410331786 | Gale Group, August 26, 2016, cover price $283.00 | also contains Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers | About this edition: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
48 other edition(s) in this binding (see all)

cover image for 9781410331830
Product Description: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators...read more
By Gale (corporate author)

Hardcover:

9781410331823 | Gale Group, November 11, 2016, cover price $283.00 | also contains Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers | About this edition: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
9781410331816 | Gale Group, October 28, 2016, cover price $283.00 | also contains Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers | About this edition: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
9781410331809 | Gale Group, October 14, 2016, cover price $283.00 | also contains Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers | About this edition: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
9781410331793 | Gale Group, September 16, 2016, cover price $283.00 | also contains Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers | About this edition: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
9781410331786 | Gale Group, August 26, 2016, cover price $283.00 | also contains Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers | About this edition: Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the worlds most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
48 other edition(s) in this binding (see all)

Miscellaneous:

9781414463339 | Gale Group, August 13, 2010, cover price $0.04
9781414453262 | Gale Group, July 1, 2010, cover price $0.04 | About this edition: This series presents critical views on the most widely studied writers of short fiction.
9781414453255 | Gale Group, June 25, 2010, cover price $0.04 | About this edition: This series presents critical views on the most widely studied writers of short fiction.
9781414452593 | Gale Literary Criticism Online, May 21, 2010, cover price $0.04
9781414452586 | Gale Group, May 14, 2010, cover price $0.04 | About this edition: This series presents critical views on the most widely studied writers of short fiction.
30 other edition(s) in this binding (see all)

cover image for 9781501147210
Product Description: From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing...read more

Hardcover:

9781501147210 | Scribner, December 6, 2016, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing.

Paperback:

9781501147227 | Reprint edition (Scribner, December 6, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing.

Dirda's latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. Reaching from the classics to the post-moderns, his allusions dance from Samuel Johnson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and M. F. K. Fisher to Marilynne Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson, and David Foster Wallace. Dirda's topics are equally diverse: literary pets, the lost art of cursive writing, book inscriptions, the pleasures of science fiction conventions, author photographs, novelists in old age, Oberlin College, a year in Marseille, writer's block, and much more, not to overlook a few rants about Washington life and American culture. As admirers of his earlier books will expect, there are annotated lists galore of perfect book titles, great adventure novels, favorite words, essential books about books, and beloved children's classics, as well as a revealing peek at the titles Michael keeps on his own nightstand. Funny and erudite, occasionally poignant or angry, Browsings is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any booklover. "

Hardcover:

9781410485007 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, December 23, 2015), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: Dirda's latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves.
9781605988443 | Pegasus Books, August 15, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: From Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life―the perfect companion for any lover of books.

Paperback:

9781681772585 | Reprint edition (Pegasus Books, December 6, 2016), cover price $15.95

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504616089 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 30, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Browsings collects fifty of Dirda's witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves.

cover image for 9781410328083
Product Description: Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. The up-to-date coverage, wide scope and inclusion of citations for both
By Gale (corporate author)

Paperback:

9781410328083 | Indexed edition (Gale Group, December 2, 2016), cover price $621.00 | About this edition: Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests.

cover image for 9781410328564
By Gale (corporate author)

Hardcover:

9781410328564, titled "Short Stories for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context and Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories" | Gale Group, December 2, 2016, cover price $151.00 | also contains Short Stories for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context & Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories
9781410315922, titled "Short Stories for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context and Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories" | Gale Group, June 3, 2016, cover price $151.00 | also contains Short Stories for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context & Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories
9781414487410, titled "Short Stories for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories" | Gale Group, December 7, 2012, cover price $151.00 | also contains Short Stories for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context & Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories

Miscellaneous:

9781414474571 | Gale Group, June 25, 2010, cover price $0.04
9781414474564 | Gale Group, June 11, 2010, cover price $0.04
9781414449609 | Gale Virtual Reference Library, May 28, 2010, cover price $0.04
9781414449593 | Gale Group, May 21, 2010, cover price $0.04
9781414449586 | Gale Group, April 16, 2009, cover price $0.04

cover image for 9781410330635
By Gale (corporate author)

Hardcover:

9781410330635 | Indexed edition (Gale Group, December 2, 2016), cover price $361.00
9781410330628 | Indexed edition (Gale Group, October 14, 2016), cover price $361.00
9781410330611 | Indexed edition (Gale Group, August 26, 2016), cover price $361.00
9781410319517 | Indexed edition (Gale Group, June 10, 2016), cover price $361.00
9781410312709 | Indexed edition (Gale Group, May 27, 2016), cover price $361.00

at beginning | displaying 1 to 25 | next 25 >