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  1. Derrida's Legacies

    Literature and Philosophy

    Edited by Simon Glendinning, Robert Eaglestone

    This volume brings together some of the most well-known and highly respected commentators on the work of Jacques Derrida from Britain and America in a series of essays written to commemorate the life and come to terms with the death of one of the most important intellectual presences of our time....

    Published January 15th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Feminism and Contemporary Women Writers

    Rethinking Subjectivity

    By Radha Chakravarty

    This book attempts to deal with the problem of literary subjectivity in theory and practice. The works of six contemporary women writers — Doris Lessing, Anita Desai, Mahasweta Devi, Buchi Emecheta, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison — are discussed as potential ways of testing and expanding the...

    Published December 30th 2007 by Routledge India

  3. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Rorty and the Mirror of Nature

    By James Tartaglia

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Richard Rorty is one of the most influential, controversial and widely-read philosophers of the twentieth century. In this GuideBook to Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature Tartaglia analyzes this challenging text and introduces and assesses: Rorty's life and the background to his philosophy...

    Published August 12th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Shelley's Intellectual System and its Epicurean Background

    By Michael Vicario

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Scholars do not agree on how best to describe Shelley’s philosophical stance. His work has been variously taken to be that of a skeptic or a skeptical and subjective idealist. The study presents a new interpretation of Shelley’s thinking – an interpretation that places ‘intellectual system’...

    Published April 4th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Things Merely Are

    Philosophy in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

    By Simon Critchley

    This book is an invitation to read poetry. Simon Critchley argues that poetry enlarges life with a range of observation, power of expression and attention to language that eclipses any other medium. In a rich engagement with the poetry of Wallace Stevens, Critchley reveals that poetry also contains...

    Published February 10th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts

    A Guide for Humanists

    By Patrick Colm Hogan

    The rise cognitive science has been one of the most important intellectual developments of recent years, stimulating new approaches to everything from philosophy to film studies. This is an introduction to what cognitive science has to offer the humanities and particularly the study of literature....

    Published June 19th 2003 by Routledge

  7. Language Alone

    The Critical Fetish of Modernity

    By Geoffrey Galt Harpham

    How did the concept of language come to dominate modern intellectual history? In Language Alone, Geoffrey Galt Harpham provides at once the most comprehensive survey and most telling critique of the pervasive role of language in modern thought. He shows how thinkers in such diverse fields as...

    Published September 5th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Gilles Deleuze

    By Claire Colebrook, Claire Colebrook

    Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers

    Why think? Not, according to Gilles Deleuze, in order to be clever, but because thinking transforms life. Why read literature? Not for pure entertainment, Deleuze tells us, but because literature can recreate the boundaries of life. With his emphasis on creation, the future and the enhancement of...

    Published September 5th 2001 by Routledge

  9. Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture

    By Jonathan Dollimore

    Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture is a rich testament to our ubiquitous preoccupation with the tangled web of death and desire. In these pages we find nuanced analysis that blends Plato with Shelley, Hölderlin with Foucault. Dollimore, a gifted thinker, is not content to summarize...

    Published August 7th 2001 by Routledge

  10. Maurice Blanchot

    By Ullrich Haase, William Large

    Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers

    Without Maurice Blanchot, literary theory as we know it today would have been unthinkable. Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze: all are key theorists crucially influenced by Blanchot's work.This accessible guide:* works 'idea by idea' through Blanchot's...

    Published February 14th 2001 by Routledge