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  1. Joakim Sigvardson (2002). Immanence and Transcendence in Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon: A Phenomenological Study. Almquist & Wiksell International.
     
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    Malva Marina Vásquez & Constanza Vargas (2013). Topic history-fiction: Latin-American heterogeneity in Umbral of Juan Emar. Alpha (Osorno) 36:9-28.
    En el apartado Noche 3 de Umbral, Juan Emar se vale de la estrategia de la hibridez genérica al construir una novela-drama que resignifica aportes de la vanguardia metaficcional. Nuestra hipótesis es que mediante la “refuncionalización paródica” (Hutcheon) de la diferencia conceptual entre historia y ficción se despliega una poética vanguardista que acoge el simultaneísmo temporal y espacial. Se trabaja con el enfoque postestructuralista foucaultiano que distingue entre una Historia Global, el metarrelato moderno y una Historia General; la que estudia (...)
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    Evan I. Schwartz (2009). Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    Finding Oz tells the remarkable story behind one of the world’s most enduring and best-loved books. Offering profound new insights into the true origins and meaning of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 masterwork, it delves into the personal turmoil and spiritual transformation that fueled Baum’s fantastical parable of the American Dream. Before becoming an impresario of children’s adventure tales, the J. K. Rowling of his age, Baum failed at a series of careers and nearly lost his soul before setting out (...)
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  4. Judith A. Little (ed.) (2007). Feminist Philosophy and Science Fiction: Utopias and Dystopias. Prometheus Books.
     
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  5. Shameem Black (2009). Fiction Across Borders: Imagining the Lives of Others in Late-Twentieth-Century Novels. Columbia University Press.
     
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  6. John Williams (1996). Fiction as False Document the Reception of E.L. Doctorow in the Postmodern Age.
     
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  7. Kate Fullbrook (1990). Free Women: Ethics and Aesthetics in Twentieth-Century Women's Fiction. Temple University Press.
     
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  8. Evan I. Schwartz (2009). Finding Oz: How L. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    Finding Oz tells the remarkable story behind one of the world’s most enduring and best-loved books. Offering profound new insights into the true origins and meaning of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 masterwork, it delves into the personal turmoil and spiritual transformation that fueled Baum’s fantastical parable of the American Dream. Before becoming an impresario of children’s adventure tales, the J. K. Rowling of his age, Baum failed at a series of careers and nearly lost his soul before setting out (...)
     
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  9. Tabish Khair (2009). The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness: Ghosts From Elsewhere. Palgrave Macmillan.
    A lucid intervention in current debates about identity and difference, this book uses the concept of Otherness to look again at both Gothic fiction and Postcolonialism.
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    Peter Byrne (1993). Kerry S. Walters. The American Deists: Voices of Reason and Dissent in the Early Republic. Pp. 395. $35.00Robin Lane Fox. The Unauthorised Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible. Pp. 478. A. P. Martinich. The Two Gods of Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes on Religion and Politics. Pp. 430. £35·00, $59·95·Anne Loades and Loyal D. Rue. Contemporary Classics in Philosophy of Religion. Pp. Xii + 603. $50.00 Hbk, $20.00 Pbk.Antony Flew, Ed. David Hume: Writings on Religion. Pp. Xi + 304. R. N. D. Martin. Pierre Duhem: Philosophy and History in the Work of a Believing Physicist. Pp. 288. $44.95 Hdbk, $19.95 Pbk. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (2):273.
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    Randall E. Auxier & Phillip S. Seng (eds.) (2008). The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy. Open Court.
    "Essays explore philosophical themes in the Wizard of Oz saga, comprising the books by L. Frank Baum, the 1939 film, the novel Wicked, and related films and ...
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  12. Rolf Lundén (1973). The Inevitable Equation. Uppsala.
     
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  13. Stephen W. Potts (1982). From Here to Absurdity: The Moral Battlefields of Joseph Heller. Borgo Press.
     
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    Robert Hughes (2010). Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language. State University of New York Press.
    Sleepy Hollow : fearful pleasures and the nightmare of history -- Lacan and the beyond of language : from art to ethics -- Brown's Wieland and the ethical circumscription of death -- Heideggerian ethics : the voice of art and the call to being -- Levinas: art and the transcendence of solitude -- Endings : ethics, enigma, and address in The marble faun -- Riven : Badiou's ethical subject and the event of art as trauma.
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    Fritz Oehlschlaeger (2003). Love and Good Reasons: Postliberal Approaches to Christian Ethics and Literature. Duke University Press.
    He challenges methods of doing ethics that attempt to specify universally binding principles or rules and argues for the need to bring literature back into ...
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  16. James Clements (2012). Mysticism in the Mid-Century Novel. Palgrave Macmillan.
    Introduction : the middle is everywhere -- Towards an ideal limit : linguistic authority in the work of Iris Murdoch -- From apophasis to aporia : William Golding and the indescribable -- Verbal sludge : the ethics of instability in Patrick White's prose -- Bliss from bricks : Saul Bellow's moral phenomenology -- Conclusion: drawing circles in the sea : un-defining the 'mystical novelist' -- Endnotes.
     
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  17. Alan Montefiore & Peregrine Horden (eds.) (1983). The Novelist as Philosopher: Modern Fiction and the History of Ideas. All Souls College.
     
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  18. James W. Tuttleton (1998). A Fine Silver Thread Essays on American Writing and Criticism. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  19. F. B. Sanborn (1975). Lectures on Literature and Philosophy: Reports of Transcendental, Biographical, and Historical Papers Read Before the Concord School, 1881-1888. Transcendental Books.
     
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    Murray Krieger (1974). Fiction, History, and Empirical Reality. Critical Inquiry 1 (2):335-360.
    I begin by asking an engagingly naive question that a layman would have every right to put to us - and often has. Why should we interest ourselves seriously in the once-upon-a-time worlds of fiction - these unreal stories about unreal individuals? It has been a persistent question in the history of criticism - ever since Plato called the poet a liar - and it is a question at once obvious and embarrassing. It is obvious because, for the (...)
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    Sacvan Bercovitch (1986). The Problem of Ideology in American Literary History. Critical Inquiry 12 (4):631-653.
    For my present purposes, and in terms of my immediate concerns, the problem of ideology in American literary history has three different though closely related aspects: first, the multivolume American literary history I have begun to edit; then, the concept of ideology as a constituent part of literary study, and, finally, the current revaluation of the American Renaissance. I select this period because it has been widely regarded as both the source and the epitome of (...)
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  22. Joseph Warren Beach (1942). American Fiction 1920-1940. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 2 (5):68-69.
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    David Carrier (2002). Rosalind Krauss and American Philosophical Art Criticism: From Formalism to Beyond Postmodernism. Praeger.
    Machine generated contents note: Introduction: The Rise of Philosophical Art Criticism 1 -- Chapter 1. In the Beginning Was Formalism 17 -- Chapter 2. The Structuralist Adventure 33 -- Chapter 3. The Historicist, Antiessentialist Definition of Art 55 -- Chapter 4. Resentment and Its Discontents 71 -- Chapter 5. The Deconstruction of Structuralism 87 -- Afterword: The Fate of Philosophical Art Criticism 111.
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  24. Christopher Shannon & Wilfred McClay (2007). Conspicuous Criticism: Tradition, the Individual, and Culture in Modern American Social Thought, Revised Edition. University of Scranton Press.
    Originally published in 1996 and newly revised, _Conspicuous Criticism_ is a ringing defense of the need for religion and tradition in contemporary society. Writing with moral passion and critical verve, Christopher Shannon offers a convincing indictment of the forces that isolate the individual in modern capitalist society and counters more than a century of efforts by modern intellectuals­ to displace tradition in favor of a humanism that actually diminishes humanity in the name of freeing its potential. Featuring in-depth analyses of (...)
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  25. David Simpson (1988). Literary Criticism and the Return to "History". Critical Inquiry 14 (4):721-747.
    If any emergent historical criticism will tend by its own choice toward inclusiveness and eclecticism, it is also likely to be constrained by more subtle forms of complicity with the theoretical subculture within which it seeks its audience. It is not in principle impossible that we might choose to set going an initiative that is very different indeed from the methods and approaches already in place. But is nonetheless clear that we must be aware, in some propaedeutic way, of (...)
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    Jane Tompkins (1986). "Indians": Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History. Critical Inquiry 13 (1):101-119.
    This essay enacts a particular instance of the challenge post-structuralism poses to the study of history. In simpler, language, it concerns the difference that point of view makes when people are giving account of events, whether at first or second hand. The problem is that if all accounts of events are determined through and through by the observer’s frame of reference, then one will never know, in any given case, what really happened.I encountered this problem in concrete terms while (...)
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    Gert Buelens (ed.) (1997). Enacting History in Henry James: Narrative, Power, and Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
    The Jamesian mode of writing, it has been claimed, actively works against an understanding of the way truth, history and power circulate in his texts. In this collection of essays, leading scholars of James analyse the strategies James used to address these crucial issues. Enacting History in Henry James claims that, because the type of knowledge available in James's fiction is never of a cognitive kind, the reader can never know 'truth' in any verifiable sense. James's writing instead (...)
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  28. Doreen D'Cruz (2011). The Lonely and the Alone: The Poetics of Isolation in New Zealand Fiction. Rodopi.
    Isolation in the back-country: George Chamier, G.B. Lancaster, Katherine Mansfield, John Mulgan, and Graham Billing -- Outsiders and misfits in fragmented social milieux: William Satchell, Vincent Pyke, John A. Lee, Robin Hyde, Frank Sargeson, and others -- The lonely and the alone in the fiction of Janet Frame -- Maurice Gee and postmodern isolation -- Women, isolation, and history: Fiona Kidman, Noel Hilliard, and Patricia Grace -- Cultural deracination and isolation : Witi Ihimaera, Keri Hulme, and Alan Duff.
     
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    Maurice S. Lee (2005). Slavery, Philosophy, and American Literature, 1830-1860. Cambridge University Press.
    Examining the literature of slavery and race before the Civil War, Maurice Lee demonstrates for the first time exactly how the slavery crisis became a crisis of philosophy that exposed the breakdown of national consensus and the limits of rational authority. Poe, Stowe, Douglass, Melville, and Emerson were among the antebellum authors who tried - and failed - to find rational solutions to the slavery conflict. Unable to mediate the slavery controversy as the nation moved toward war, their writings form (...)
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  30. Stanley J. Scott (1991). Frontiers of Consciousness: Interdisciplinary Studies in American Philosophy and Poetry. Fordham University Press.
    Frontiers of Consciousness is a study of the problem of consciousness in a historic period of revolutionary change, and an authentic example of “interdisciplinary studies.” The book contains a wealth of insight into the conceptual interrelationships between the work of the American philosophers who have been called the Builders (William James, Josiah Royce, Charles Peirce, and John Dewey) and the work of three great modernist poets (T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams).
     
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  31. James Allen (1983). History and the Novel: Mentalité in Modern Popular Fiction. History and Theory 22 (3):233-252.
    The historical use of literature poses a methodological challenge, used directly as a document, fiction is unreliable. Postformalist criticism and theory suggest approaches to the novel more appropriate than those historians have traditionally used. Historians should not conceive of the text as document but think of it instead as a structuralist system, discourse, or code. Reader-response criticism merits the historian's serious attention; by studying how readers in the past responded to fiction, the social historian may read the novel (...)
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    Bijoy H. Boruah (1988). Fiction and Emotion: A Study in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Mind. Oxford University Press.
    Why do people respond emotionally to works of fiction they know are make-believe? Boruah tackles this question, which is fundamental aesthetics and literary studies, from a totally new perspective. Bringing together the various answers that have been offered by philosophers from Aristotle to Roger Scruton, he shows that while some philosophers have denied any rational basis to our emotional responses to fiction, others have argued that the emotions evoked by fiction are not real emotions at all. In response to this, (...)
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  33. Paul Roth (2013). Paul A. Roth on The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory 1957–2007. By Hayden White. Edited with an Introduction by Robert Doran. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. Pp. 382. [REVIEW] History and Theory 52 (1):130-143.
    To claim that Hayden White has yet to be read seriously as a philosopher of history might seem false on the face of it. But do tropes and the rest provide any epistemic rationale for differing representations of historical events found in histories? As an explanation of White’s influence on philosophy of history, such a proffered emphasis only generates a puzzle with regard to taking White seriously, and not an answer to the question of why his efforts should (...)
     
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    Stephen R. L. Clark (1995). How to Live Forever: Science Fiction and Philosophy. Routledge.
    Immortality has long preoccupied everyone from alchemists to science fiction writers. In this intriguing investigation, Stephen Clark contends that the genre of science fiction writing enables the investigation of philosophical questions about immortality without the constraints of academic philosophy. He shows how fantasy accounts of phenomena such as resurrection, outer body experience, reincarnation or life extending medicines can be related to philosophy in interesting ways. Reading Western myths such as that of vampire, he examines the ways fear and hopes of (...)
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    Robert E. Abrams (2004). Landscape and Ideology in American Renaissance Literature: Topographies of Skepticism. Cambridge University Press.
    Robert Abrams argues that new concepts of space and landscape emerged in mid-nineteenth-century American writing, marking a linguistic and interpretative limit to American expansion. Abrams supports the radical elements of antebellum writing, where writers from Hawthorne to Rebecca Harding Davis disputed the naturalizing discourses of mid-nineteenth century society. Whereas previous critics find in antebellum writing a desire to convert chaos into an affirmative, liberal agenda, Abrams contends that authors of the 1840s and 50s deconstructed more (...)
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    Hsuan L. Hsu (2010). Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Cambridge University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Introduction: scales of identification; 1. Democratic expansionism, gothic geographies, and Charles Brockden Brown; 2. Urban apartments, global cities: the enlargement of private space in Poe and James; 3. Cultural orphans: domesticity, missionaries, and China from Stowe to Sui Sin Far; 4. 'The Checkered Globe': cosmopolitan despair in the American Pacific; 5. Literature and regional production; Epilogue: scales of resistance.
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    Jefferson Humphries (1987). The Puritan and the Cynic: Moralists and Theorists in French and American Letters. Oxford University Press.
    Why do Americans, and so often, American writers, profess moral sentiments and yet write so little in the traditionally "moralistic" genres of maxim and fable? What is the relation between "moral" concerns and literary theory? Can any sort of morality survive the supposed nihilism of deconstruction? Jefferson Humphries undertakes a discussion of questions like these through a comparative reading of the ways in which moral issues surface in French and American literature. Humphries takes issue with the "amoral" view (...)
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  38. Jeffrey Karnicky (2007). Contemporary Fiction and the Ethics of Modern Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.
    This book argues for the ethical relevancy of contemporary fiction at the beginning of the 21st century. The writers discussed in Contemporary Fiction and the Ethics of Modern Culture pay close attention to the concrete realities of the everyday world, such as the feelings of isolation created in urban environments; the roles played by sports, drugs, advertising, and the media; and the widespread use of computer, telecommunication, and entertainment technologies. Through reading novels by such writers as David Foster Wallace, Richard (...)
     
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  39. Ryan Nichols, N. D. Smith & Fred Dycus Miller (eds.) (2008). Philosophy Through Science Fiction: A Coursebook with Readings. Routledge.
    Philosophy Through Science Fiction offers a fun, challenging, and accessible way in to the issues of philosophy through the genre of science fiction. Tackling problems such as the possibility of time travel, or what makes someone the same person over time, the authors take a four-pronged approach to each issue, providing a clear and concise introduction to each subject amd a science fiction story that exemplifies a feature of the philosophical discussion ú historical and contemporary philosophical texts that investigate the (...)
     
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  40. Mark Rowlands (2003/2004). The Philosopher at the End of the Universe: Philosophy Explained Through Science Fiction Films. T. Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press.
    The Philosopher at the End of the Universe demonstrates how anyone can grasp the basic concepts of philosophy while still holding a bucket of popcorn. Mark Rowlands makes philosophy utterly relevant to our everyday lives and reveals its most potent messages using nothing more than a little humor and the plotlines of some of the most spectacular, expensive, high-octane films on the planet. Learn about: The Nature of Reality from The Matrix, Good and Evil from Star Wars, Morality (...)
     
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    Harold Kaplan (1972). Democratic Humanism and American Literature. Chicago,University of Chicago Press.
    Kaplan suggests that these major figures works are linked by the myths of genesis of a new political culture.
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  42. Peter Jones (1975). Philosophy and the Novel: Philosophical Aspects of Middlemarch, Anna Karenina, the Brothers Karamazov, a La Recherche Du Temps Perdu, and of the Methods of Criticism. Clarendon Press.
     
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  43. Arthur Christy (1960/1963). The Orient in American Transcendentalism. New York, Octagon Books.
     
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  44. Mark Currie (2010). About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time. Edinburgh University Press.
     
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  45. Patrick Kiaran Dooley (2008). A Community of Inquiry: Conversations Between Classical American Philosophy and American Literature. Kent State University Press.
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    Rachel Hollander (2012). Narrative Hospitality in Late Victorian Fiction: Novel Ethics. Routledge.
    Bringing together poststructuralist ethical theory with late Victorian debates about the morality of literature, this book reconsiders the ways in which novels engender an ethical orientation or response in their readers, explaining how the ...
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  47. Tʻae-gil Kim (1990). Values of Korean People Mirrored in Fiction. Dae Kwang Munwhasa.
     
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  48. Robert E. Myers (ed.) (1983). The Intersection of Science Fiction and Philosophy: Critical Studies. Greenwood Press.
     
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  49. Christian Quendler (2001). From Romantic Irony to Postmodernist Metafiction: A Contribution to the History of Literary Self-Reflexivity in its Philosophical Context. P. Lang.
     
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  50. Stanley M. Vogel (1955/1970). German Literary Influences on the American Transcendentalists. [Hamden, Conn.]Archon Books.
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