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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity
Berman, Marshall
Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical ide...
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
The Conquest of Bread : Review article
Alexander, Dominic
Kropotkin’s classic, The Conquest of Bread, reveals problems of radical politics and organisation that remain vital today, argues Dominic Alexander.
The English Server at Carnegie Mellon University
Extensive online collection of humanities texts. Subject categories include Cultural Theory, Film and Television, History, Journals, Music, Reference, Feminism, Marx and Engels, Race, Bad Subjects (cu...
Kafka's Prayer
Goodman, Paul
Kafka said that writing is a form of prayer and it is in that light that Paul Goodman confronts the body of Kafka's work and ideas.
The Library at Night
Manguel, Alberto
The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
Life of Korolenko
Luxemburg, Rosa
Rosa Luxemburg wrote this article as a preface to her translation, from Russian into German, of Vladimir Korolenko’s autobiographical novel Istoriia Moego Sovremennika (A History of My Contemporary). ...
The Post- Industrial Utopians
Frankel, Boris
Radical Perspectives in the Arts
Baxandall, Lee (ed.)
An anthology of Marxist literary and cultural criticism.
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nafisi, Azar
Recovering Forgotten Voices: Against The Current vol. 132
Gilyard, Keith
A lover of American literature will come away from reading Alan Wald’s Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade excited about the prospect of investigating a long list of curr...
Resistance and Caribbean Literature
Cudjoe, Selwyn R.
Professor Cudjoe's study of the development of the Caribbean novel takes as its starting point the assumption that the literary sensibilities of the finest Caribbean novelists have been shaped by a hi...
Science fiction is more than just Buck Rogers
Renault, Gregory
Like most modern literature, science fiction is concerned with the alienated human condition, yet it articulates this concern in a distinct manner, as a form of literature concerned with the implicati...
Traces of Magma: An Annotated Bibliography of Left Literature
Knight, Rolf
An annotated bibliography of left wing novels which deal with the lives of working people during the twentieth century.

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Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Winchevsky Centre (Morris Winchevsky School)
The Winchevsky Centre is a progressive secular Jewish community centre offering intergenerational cultural and educational opportunities emphasizing Jewish history and traditions. Programs reflect a s...

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Against Theory: Literary Studies and the New Pragmatism
Mitchell, W. J. T.
"Against Theory," the title essay in this volume, challenges the notion that literary theory has any real work to do, or any results to show. This challenge—issued by Steven Knapp and Walter Benn Mich...
The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature
Kröller, Eva-Marie
Broad surveys of fiction, drama, and poetry, Aboriginal writings, Francophone writings, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women, urban writing, nature writing, travel writing, and short fi...
Canadian Students' Guide to Language, Literature, and Media
Barclay, Susanne; Coghill, Judith; Weeks, Peter
Meant for secondary schools, independent use, or small group study
Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature
Darnton, Robert
A book on literary censorship and the role that states have played in it.
The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature
Cox, Michael
This book is based on the Oxford Chronology of English Literature.
Experiences in Translation
Eco, Umberto
Identifies the different types of interpretive acts that count as translation. An enticing new typology emerges, based on Eco's insistence on a common-sense approach and the necessity of taking a crit...
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
A biography of George Orwell.
Literary lists: Proof of our existence
Kitamura, Katie
Katie Kitamura on why novelists are compulsive list-makers.
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Meaning of Contemporary Realism
Lukacs, Georg
Lukacs discusses three main trends in modern literature; the literature of the 'avant garde,' socialist realism, and critical realism. He argues that critical realism is both the link with the great l...
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations
Kemp, Peter
About 4000 quotations, all arranged by subject in one alphabetical sequence blending topics and authors, with a chronological arrangement within each subject.
A Reader on Reading
Manguel, Alberto
A collection of essays addressing the importance of reading and writing books in our journey of self-discovery and exploration of the world.
The Shadow by the Door
di Masso, Gerardo
An Argentinian guerilla recalls the struggle and his dead comrades. Now in exile, he tries to keep his sanity by escaping from the unbearable present through his memories of an adolescent summer in th...
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