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  1. Joakim Sigvardson (2002). Immanence and Transcendence in Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon: A Phenomenological Study. Almquist & Wiksell International.score: 774.0
     
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  2. Evan I. Schwartz (2009). Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.score: 446.4
    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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  3. Judith A. Little (ed.) (2007). Feminist Philosophy and Science Fiction: Utopias and Dystopias. Prometheus Books.score: 434.4
     
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  4. Shameem Black (2009). Fiction Across Borders: Imagining the Lives of Others in Late-Twentieth-Century Novels. Columbia University Press.score: 429.6
     
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  5. Kate Fullbrook (1990). Free Women: Ethics and Aesthetics in Twentieth-Century Women's Fiction. Temple University Press.score: 420.0
     
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  6. Evan I. Schwartz (2009). Finding Oz: How L. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.score: 410.4
    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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  7. Tabish Khair (2009). The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness: Ghosts From Elsewhere. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 405.6
    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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  8. Randall E. Auxier & Phillip S. Seng (eds.) (2008). The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy. Open Court.score: 398.4
    "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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  9. Rolf Lundén (1973). The Inevitable Equation. Uppsala.score: 398.4
     
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  10. Stephen W. Potts (1982). From Here to Absurdity: The Moral Battlefields of Joseph Heller. Borgo Press.score: 398.4
     
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  11. Robert Hughes (2010). Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language. State University of New York Press.score: 396.0
    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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  12. Fritz Oehlschlaeger (2003). Love and Good Reasons: Postliberal Approaches to Christian Ethics and Literature. Duke University Press.score: 384.0
    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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  13. James Clements (2012). Mysticism in the Mid-Century Novel. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 384.0
    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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  14. Malva Marina Vásquez & Constanza Vargas (2013). Topic history-fiction: Latin-American heterogeneity in Umbral of Juan Emar. Alpha (Osorno) 36:9-28.score: 324.0
    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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  15. Alan Montefiore & Peregrine Horden (eds.) (1983). The Novelist as Philosopher: Modern Fiction and the History of Ideas. All Souls College.score: 270.0
     
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  16. 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.score: 252.0
     
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  17. Peter Byrne (1993). Kerry S. Walters. The American Deists: Voices of Reason and Dissent in the Early Republic. Pp. 395. (Lawrence, KS: Kansas University Press, 1992.) $35.00Robin Lane Fox. The Unauthorised Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible. Pp. 478. (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1992.)A. P. Martinich. The Two Gods of Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes on Religion and Politics. Pp. 430. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.) £35·00, $59·95·Anne Loades and Loyal D. Rue. Contemporary Classics in Philosophy of Religion. Pp. Xii + 603. (La Salle: Open Court, Iggi.) $50.00 Hbk, $20.00 Pbk.Antony Flew, Ed. David Hume: Writings on Religion. Pp. Xi + 304. (La Salle, 111.: Open Court, 1992.)R. N. D. Martin. Pierre Duhem: Philosophy and History in the Work of a Believing Physicist. Pp. 288. (La Salle, 111.: Open Court, 1991.) $44.95 Hdbk, $19.95 Pbk. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (2):273.score: 243.0
  18. Gert Buelens (ed.) (1997). Enacting History in Henry James: Narrative, Power, and Ethics. Cambridge University Press.score: 225.0
    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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  19. Doreen D'Cruz (2011). The Lonely and the Alone: The Poetics of Isolation in New Zealand Fiction. Rodopi.score: 225.0
    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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  20. Stephen R. L. Clark (1995). How to Live Forever: Science Fiction and Philosophy. Routledge.score: 198.0
    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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  21. Bijoy H. Boruah (1988). Fiction and Emotion: A Study in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Mind. Oxford University Press.score: 198.0
    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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  22. Jeffrey Karnicky (2007). Contemporary Fiction and the Ethics of Modern Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 198.0
    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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  23. Ryan Nichols, N. D. Smith & Fred Dycus Miller (eds.) (2008). Philosophy Through Science Fiction: A Coursebook with Readings. Routledge.score: 198.0
    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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  24. 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.score: 196.2
    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 from Aliens, (...)
     
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  25. Matthew Kieran (2010). Teaching & Learning Guide For: Art, Morality and Ethics: On the (Im)Moral Character of Art Works and Inter-Relations to Artistic Value. Philosophy Compass 5 (5):426-431.score: 192.0
    Up until fairly recently it was philosophical orthodoxy – at least within analytic aesthetics broadly construed – to hold that the appreciation and evaluation of works as art and moral considerations pertaining to them are conceptually distinct. However, following on from the idea that artistic value is broader than aesthetic value, the last 15 years has seen an explosion of interest in exploring possible inter-relations between the appreciative and ethical character of works as art. Consideration of these issues has a (...)
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  26. Glenn Parsons (2008). Teaching & Learning Guide For: The Aesthetics of Nature. Philosophy Compass 3 (5):1106-1112.score: 192.0
    Traditionally, analytic philosophers writing on aesthetics have given short shrift to nature. The last thirty years, however, have seen a steady growth of interest in this area. The essays and books now available cover central philosophical issues concerning the nature of the aesthetic and the existence of norms for aesthetic judgement. They also intersect with important issues in environmental philosophy. More recent contributions have opened up new topics, such as the relationship between natural sound and music, the beauty of animals, (...)
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  27. Mark Currie (2010). About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time. Edinburgh University Press.score: 189.0
     
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  28. Rachel Hollander (2012). Narrative Hospitality in Late Victorian Fiction: Novel Ethics. Routledge.score: 189.0
    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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  29. 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.score: 189.0
     
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  30. Tʻae-gil Kim (1990). Values of Korean People Mirrored in Fiction. Dae Kwang Munwhasa.score: 189.0
     
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  31. Robert E. Myers (ed.) (1983). The Intersection of Science Fiction and Philosophy: Critical Studies. Greenwood Press.score: 189.0
     
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  32. Christian Quendler (2001). From Romantic Irony to Postmodernist Metafiction: A Contribution to the History of Literary Self-Reflexivity in its Philosophical Context. P. Lang.score: 189.0
     
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  33. Michael Prince (1996). Philosophical Dialogue in the British Enlightenment: Theology, Aesthetics, and the Novel. Cambridge University Press.score: 180.0
    This book offers the first full-length study of philosophical dialogue during the English Enlightenment. It explains why important philosophers - Shaftesbury, Mandeville, Berkeley and Hume - and innumerable minor translators, imitators and critics wrote in and about dialogue during the eighteenth century; and why, after Hume, philosophical dialogue either falls out of use or undergoes radical transformation. Philosophical Dialogue in the British Enlightenment describes the extended, heavily coded, and often belligerent debate about the nature and proper management of dialogue; and (...)
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  34. Neil Kenny (ed.) (1991). Philosophical Fictions and the French Renaissance. Warburg Institute, University of London.score: 171.0
     
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  35. Richard Brown & Kevin S. Decker (eds.) (2009). Terminator and Philosophy: I'll Be Back, Therefore I Am. John Wiley & Sons.score: 169.2
    Time travelers and battles between people and machines provoke old philosophical questions: Can the past really be changed? How do we differentiate ourselves from machines? Can machines have an inner life? Brown (philosophy & critical thinking, LaGuardia Community Coll.) and Decker (philosophy, Eastern Washington Univ.; coeditor, Star Wars and Philosophy ) collect 19 essays by primarily young academics who pursue these questions with entertaining verve and philosophical skill. The Terminator story is about something well intentioned—a defense project—going wrong, but none (...)
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  36. Gregory Bassham & Eric Bronson (eds.) (2012). The Hobbit and Philosophy: For When You've Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard, and Your Way. Wiley.score: 169.2
     
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  37. Lev Braun (1974). Witness of Decline. Rutherford [N.J.]Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.score: 169.2
     
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  38. John Crombie Brown (1879/1969). The Ethics of George Eliot's Works. Port Washington, N.Y.,Kennikat Press.score: 169.2
     
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  39. Richard Greene & Rachel Robison (eds.) (2009). The Golden Compass and Philosophy. Open Court.score: 169.2
     
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  40. Peter Lauchlan Heath (1974/1983). The Philosopher's Alice. St. Martin's Press.score: 169.2
     
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  41. Frederick M. Keener (1983). The Chain of Becoming: The Philosophical Tale, the Novel, and a Neglected Realism of the Enlightenment: Swift, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Johnson, and Austen. Columbia University Press.score: 169.2
  42. Earl McKenzie (2009). Philosophy in the West Indian Novel. University of the West Indies Press.score: 169.2
    Aims of education: historicism and In the castle of my skin -- The meaning of life and Black lightning -- The inner radiance of the shelf in Palace of the peacock -- Knowledge and human understanding in A house for Mr Biswas -- Existentialism and The children of Sisyphus -- Tragic vision in Wide Sargasso Sea -- African conceptions of a person and Myal -- The law of karma in Sastra -- The moralty of reparations in Salt -- Plato versus (...)
     
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  43. Michael Paschalis & Stelios Panayotakis (eds.) (2013). The Construction of the Real and the Ideal in the Ancient Novel. Groningen University Library.score: 169.2
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  44. George Rogers Swann (1929/1978). Philosophical Parallelisms in Six English Novelists: The Conception of Good, Evil, and Human Nature. R. West.score: 169.2
     
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  45. Jonathan Lamb (2011). The Things Things Say. Princeton University Press.score: 165.0
    Prologue -- Part 1: Property, personification, and idols: Owning things; the crying of lost things; making babies in the South Seas; the growth of idols; The rape of the lock as still life -- Part 2: Persons and fictions: Locke's wild fancies; fictionality and the representation of persons -- Part 3: Authors and nonpersons: me and my ink; things as authors; authors owning nothing.
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  46. Andrew Smith (2000). Gothic Radicalism: Literature, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis in the Nineteenth Century. St. Martin's Press.score: 162.0
    Applying ideas drawn from contemporary critical theory, this book historicizes psychoanalysis through a new and significant theorization of the Gothic. The central premise is that the nineteenth-century Gothic produced a radical critique of accounts of sublimity and Freudian psychoanalysis. This book makes a major contribution to an understanding of both the nineteenth century and the Gothic discourse which challenged the dominant ideas of that period. Writers explored include Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bram Stoker.
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  47. Douglas Lane Patey (1984). Probability and Literary Form: Philosophic Theory and Literary Practice in the Augustan Age. Cambridge University Press.score: 162.0
    By examining in particular Augustan notions of probability and the way they provided a framework for thinking about and organising experience, Dr Patey ...
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  48. Alan H. Goldman (2013). Philosophy and the Novel. Oxford University Press.score: 162.0
    Part I. Philosophy of novels. 1. Introduction: philosophical content and literary value -- 2. Interpreting novels -- 3. The sun also rises: incompatible interpretations -- 4. The appeal of the mystery -- Part II. Philosophy in novels. 5. Moral development in Pride and prejudice -- 6. Huckleberry Finn and moral motivation -- 7. What we learn about rules from The cider house rules -- 8. Nostromo and the fragility of the self.
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  49. Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva (2010). Machado de Assis's Philosopher or Dog?: From Serial to Book Form. Legenda.score: 162.0
     
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  50. Xiaomang Deng (2005). Wen Xue Yu Wen Hua San Lun. Hubei Ren Min Chu Ban She.score: 162.0
    Ling zhi wu -- Ren zhi jing -- Ling hun zhi lü.
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