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How Fiction Works How Fiction Works (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.98 — 7,383 ratings — published 2008
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Literary Theory: An Introduction Literary Theory: An Introduction (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.95 — 6,016 ratings — published 1983
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Aspects of the Novel Aspects of the Novel (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.86 — 5,742 ratings — published 1927
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.80 — 3,114 ratings — published 2005
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Poetics Poetics (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.80 — 22,168 ratings — published -335
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S/Z S/Z (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.99 — 4,908 ratings — published 1970
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The Art of the Novel The Art of the Novel (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.95 — 6,571 ratings — published 1986
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How to Read and Why How to Read and Why (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.61 — 4,793 ratings — published 2000
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Mythologies Mythologies (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.12 — 21,037 ratings — published 1957
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James Joyce's Ulysses James Joyce's Ulysses (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.16 — 3,249 ratings — published 1932
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On Literature On Literature (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.94 — 4,823 ratings — published 2002
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Rabelais and His World Rabelais and His World (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.21 — 1,904 ratings — published 1965
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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.98 — 138,192 ratings — published 1993
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Six Walks in the Fictional Woods Six Walks in the Fictional Woods (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.16 — 3,003 ratings — published 1994
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Orientalism Orientalism (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.07 — 27,564 ratings — published 1978
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This Craft of Verse This Craft of Verse (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.30 — 1,388 ratings — published 1992
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The Rhetoric of Fiction The Rhetoric of Fiction (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.02 — 2,228 ratings — published 1960
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Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.04 — 2,905 ratings — published 1997
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Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.81 — 12,430 ratings — published 2009
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Ulysses Annotated Ulysses Annotated (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.19 — 4,945 ratings — published 1989
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Break, Blow, Burn Break, Blow, Burn (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.90 — 1,404 ratings — published 2005
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Ulysses on the Liffey Ulysses on the Liffey (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.77 — 137 ratings — published 1972
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How to Read a Poem How to Read a Poem (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.73 — 979 ratings — published 2006
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“We may exhort ourselves to read tolerantly, we may quote Coleridge on the willing suspension of disbelief until we think ourselves totally suspended in a relativistic universe, and still we will find many books which postulate readers we refuse to become, books that depend on 'beliefs' or 'attitudes'...which we cannot adopt even hypothetically as our own.”
Wayne C. Booth

Vladimir Nabokov
“He approaches a cockroach in only one respect: his coloration is brown. That is all. Apart from this he has a tremendous convex belly divided into segments and a hard rounded back suggestive of wing cases. In beetles these cases conceal flimsy little wings that can be expanded and then may carry the beetle for miles and miles in a blundering flight. Curiously enough, Gregor the beetle never found out that he had wings under the hard covering of his back. (This is a very nice observation on my part to be treasured all your lives. Some Gregors, some Joes and Janes, do not know that they have wings.)”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature

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