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1 Illuminations: Essays and R...
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2 Aspects of the Novel
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3 The Western Canon
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4 The Art of Fiction: Illustr...
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5 Existentialism from Dostoev...
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6 Why Read the Classics?
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7 Poetics
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8 Against Interpretation and ...
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9 On Literature
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10 How Fiction Works
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11 The Anxiety of Influence: A...
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12 Empire of Signs
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13 Classics for Pleasure
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13 The Curtain: An Essay in Se...
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15 David Foster Wallace's Infi...
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15 S/Z
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17 Lectures on Literature
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18 The War against Cliché: Ess...
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18 Seven Types of Ambiguity
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20 How to Read and Why
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21 Image, Music, Text
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21 Am I a Snob?: Modernism and...
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23 At the Same Time: Essays an...
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23 Where the Stress Falls: Essays
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23 Under the Sign of Saturn: E...
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26 Book by Book: Notes on Read...
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27 Anatomy of Criticism: Four ...
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28 Culture and Imperialism
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29 An Aesthetics of Junk Fiction
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29 A Geração que Esbanjou Seus...
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29 Fearful Symmetry: A Study o...
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29 Exile's Return: A Literary ...
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29 Novel Criticism: How to Cri...
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29 A History of Reading
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29 No Other Book: Selected Essays
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29 How to Read Literature Like...
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37 A Reader's Manifesto: An At...
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37 A Companion to Thomas Mann'...
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37 Orientalism
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37 The Outsider
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37 ...And I Worked at the Writ...
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37 Testaments Betrayed: An Ess...
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37 Twenty-five Books That Shap...
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44 O Desatino Da Rapaziada: Jo...
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44 The Identity of Yeats
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44 A Fine Brush on Ivory: An A...
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44 How to Read Novels Like a P...
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48 America's Coming-of-Age
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48 Elegant Complexity: A Study...
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48 Marxism and Literary Criticism
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48 The Pleasure of the Text
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48 Textual Criticism
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48 Mapping the World of Harry ...
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54 When is Something Fiction?
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54 As of This Writing: The Ess...
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54 Less Than One: Selected Essays
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54 Principles of Textual Criti...
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58 Antaeus #59: Literature as ...
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58 The Unquiet Grave: A Word C...
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58 Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An E...
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58 The Deconstruction of Liter...
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58 The Madwoman in the Attic: ...
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63 Twentieth Century Interpret...
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63 Literary Theory: An Introdu...
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63 História da Literatura Ocid...
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63 Of Grammatology
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63 The Cambridge Companion to ...
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68 Jane Austen's Pride & Preju...
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68 Survival: A Thematic Guide ...
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70 Howards End: E.M. Forster's...
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70 The Broken Estate: Essays o...
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70 The Role of the Reader: Exp...
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73 How to Read a Novel: A User...
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73 Mimesis: The Representation...
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73 Femininity to Feminism: Wom...
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76 Revolutionary Antisemitism ...
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77 Shakespeare: The Invention ...
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77 The Responsibility of Forms...
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79 E.M. Forster's "Howards End...
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80 Hatchet Jobs: Writings on C...
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81 A Reader's Delight
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82 The Cambridge Introduction ...
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83 George Eliot's Middlemarch
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84 On Late Style: Music and Li...
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85 Thomas Mann: Buddenbrooks
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86 The German Tradition in Lit...
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87 Genre
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88 Theodore Dreiser's An Ameri...
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89 Against the American Grain
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90 From Puritanism to Postmode...
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91 Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro
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92 Conversations with Kazuo Is...
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93 The Spooky Art: Some Though...
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94 Literary Theory: A Very Sho...
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