Books in category Literary Criticism – Books & Reading

  • The Nature of the Book

    The Nature of the Book
    Adrian Johns

    In The Nature of the Book, a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas—commercial, intellectual, political, and individual.

  • Gotcha Good

    Gotcha Good!
    Kathleen A. Baxter, Marcia Agness Kochel

    Presents well-reviewed nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers, and includes book descriptions, book talks guide, and interviews with authors.

  • Graphic Novels

    Graphic Novels
    D. Aviva Rothschild

    Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, …

  • Promised Land

    Promised Land
    Jay Parini

    Moving nimbly between the great watersheds in American letters—including Walden, Huckleberry Finn, The Souls of Black Folk, and On the Road—Parini demonstrates how these books entered American life and altered how we think and act in …

  • Book Matters

    Book Matters
    Alan Sica

    Book Matters is not a nostalgic cry for lost ideas, but instead a stark reminder of just how aware and analytically illuminating certain scholars were prior to the Internet, and how endangered the book is in this era of pixelated …

  • Books for Living

    Books for Living
    Will Schwalbe

    'I've always believed that everything you need to know can be found in a book.' Will Schwalbe Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape into another reality?

  • The Metaphysics of Text

    The Metaphysics of Text
    Sukanta Chaudhuri

    This book develops a stimulating new way of looking at texts, with case studies from Western and Indian literature.

  • The Practice and Representation of Reading in England

    The Practice and Representation of Reading in England
    James Raven, Helen Small, Naomi Tadmor

    An introductory essay offers an important critical assessment of the various contributions to the development of the subject in recent times. This book constitutes a major addition to our understanding of the history of readers and reading.

  • Faint Praise

    Faint Praise
    Gail Pool

    "Pool's behind-the-scenes look at the institution of book reviewing analyzes how it works and why it often fails, describes how editors choose books for review and assign them to reviewers, examines the additional roles played by publishers …

  • Global Dilemmas

    Global Dilemmas
    Malcolm Hardman

    No more than there can be time without space can there be history without locality. This book takes a road less traveled into a locality that provides fresh insights into our global dilemmas.

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