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Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry’s Sustainable Forms

by Jeffrey Bilbro

For over fifty years, Wendell Berry has argued that our most pressing ecological and cultural need is a renewed formal intelligence—a mode of thinking and acting that fosters the health of the earth and its beings.

Literature And Spirit: Essays on Bakhtin and His Contemporaries

by David Patterson

"If Bakhtin is right," Wayne C. Booth has said, "a very great deal of what we western critics have spent our time on is mistaken, or trivial, or both.

Hateful Contraries: Studies in Literature and Criticism

by W.K. Wimsatt

These ten essays, written over a period from 1950 to 1962, are bound together by their common concern with questions of the meaning of criticism and the larger meaning of literature itself.

Leopardi and the Theory of Poetry

by G. Singh

In this first detailed and comprehensive account of Leopardi's theory of poetry, G. Singh assesses both the literary and critical attainments of a poet whose eminence ranks him with Dante and Petrarch.

A Reader's Guide to the Twentieth-Century Novel in Britain

by Randall Stevenson

The novel is the major literary phenomenon of the twentieth century, and its development in Britain since 1900 has reflected the tumultuous changes that have characterized modern society.