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Catalog Titles

Criticism and Theory

    Rhythm
    Landscape as Weapon
    The Abyss or Life Is Simple
    Thoughts and Things
    The Inner Sea
    Mood and Trope
    The Science of Character
    The Teaching Archive
    The Climate of History in a Planetary Age
    I, Grape; or The Case for Fiction
    A Defense of Judgment
    Joy of the Worm
    Artful Truths
    Geschlecht III
    Life Death
    Perjury and Pardon, Volume I
    Thinking Out of Sight
    Fat
    Weak Planet
    The Chastity Plot
    Radium of the Word
    Rhetorical Renaissance
    Hooked
    The Limits of Critique
    Maladies of the Will
    Madness, Language, Literature
    The Jewish Decadence
    On Interpretive Conflict
    Devotion
    Cartesian Poetics
    Emergency
    Taming the Tongue in the Heyday of English Grammar (1711–1851)
    The Nutmeg’s Curse
    American Mediterraneans
    Infinitely Determinable
    Five Words
    Dangerous Children
    Professing Criticism
    The New Female Antihero
    Complacency
    Of Bridges
    Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw
    Outside Literary Studies
    The Cosmic Zoom
    Chinese Whispers
    Experimental Games
    Deconstruction
    Domestic Georgic
    States of Plague
    The Order of Forms
    Conflict Graffiti
    North Sea Crossings
    Excavating the Memory Palace
    The Lyric Now
    Underdogs
    What Proust Heard
    Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought
    Culture and Language at Crossed Purposes
    Lydia Maria Child
    The Calamity Form
    Infrathin
    Improvising Improvisation
    Decay and Afterlife
    Poetry in a Global Age
    Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction
    Epidemic Empire
    Posterity
    The Science of Life and Death in "Frankenstein"
    Untying Things Together
    The Family Idiot
    On American Fiction
    On Bataille and Blanchot
    On Camus
    On Novels and Novelists
    On Poetry
    Political Fictions
    Georg Simmel
    The Ruins Lesson
    Action versus Contemplation
    Apropos of Something
    The Opening of the American Mind
    Phenomenal Blackness
    The Avant-Postman
    Sound Writing
    Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens’s Birds
    Victories Never Last
    Strange Likeness

    British Literature

      Wanderers
      The Daily Jane Austen
      Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries
      Dickens’s London
      Unspeakable
      The Lighted Window
      Four Shakespearean Period Pieces
      The Invention of Oscar Wilde
      Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
      John Donne
      Coming To
      The Art of Ruskin and the Spirit of Place
      The Making of Lewis Carroll’s Alice and the Invention of Wonderland
      Tolkien: Treasures
      Climate and the Making of Worlds
      Keats’s Odes
      All the Tiny Moments Blazing
      Some Words of Jane Austen
      Common Understandings, Poetic Confusion
      Divine Images

      European Literature

        Music’s Monisms
        Artaud the Mômo
        Radio Works: 1946-48
        “Here Lies” preceded by “The Indian Culture”
        Reynard the Fox
        To Love Is to Act
        Invitation to the Voyage
        The Dream of Absolutism
        Lions
        The Red Scarf
        Machines of the Mind
        Objects in Air
        We Defy Augury
        Rusalka
        The Dynastic Imagination
        Gone But Not Forgotten
        Mr. Zed’s Reflections
        The Year
        Martial
        The Subject of Crusade
        The Naked Truth
        The Last Consolation Vanished
        Vincent’s Books
        On the Rope
        The Great Fall
        Why I Write?
        Patches of Sunlight, Or of Shadow
        Seedtime III
        On the Royal Road
        Secret Germany
        The Fire Above, the Mountain Below
        End of the World
        Tales from the Prague Ghetto
        Anyone Who Utters a Consoling Word Is a Traitor
        December
        December
        Kong’s Finest Hour
        Blumenberg
        Lives of the Great Languages
        Hold Open the Door
        Dark Lens
        DH Lawrence in Italy
        Hemingway in Italy
        The Indies of the Setting Sun
        Homer
        Abysses
        The Fount of Time
        Mysterious Solidarities
        Atlas of an Anxious Man
        Manon’s World
        It All Tastes of Farewell
        The Anti-Journalist
        Deep Song
        Value in Art
        All the Roads Are Open
        Death in Persia
        Seneca
        Practical Cues and Social Spectacle in the Chester Plays
        Malvina, or Spoken Word in the Novel
        Mr. K Released
        West-Eastern Divan
        Kafka’s Prague
        Lamentation for 77,297 Victims
        Precarious Partners
        In the Congo
        The Subversive Simone Weil
        The Lesser Histories

        American Literature

          Dear Queer Self
          No Sign
          Harold Rosenberg
          The Breathing Place
          Topsy-Turvy
          Black Paper
          The Missing Mountain
          Of Morsels and Marvels
          My Three Dads
          The Lookout Man
          The Speaking Stone
          Ahab’s Rolling Sea
          Lucky Wreck
          On Not Knowing
          Heard-Hoard
          Vulgar Genres
          Headless John the Baptist Hitchhiking
          Who’s on First?
          Proceed to Check Out
          The Daily Henry David Thoreau
          The Matter of Black Living

          More Literature and Criticism

            Music’s Monisms
            The Last Mask
            The Radio Family
            Harold Rosenberg
            The Modern Myths
            My Father, the Germans and I
            The Azure Cloister
            Primo Levi
            La littérature est un voyage de découverte
            Literature Is a Voyage of Discovery
            Here Is a Game We Could Play
            The Dream of Absolutism
            Lions
            Rachel Owen
            Seamus Heaney
            The Science of Character
            In the Face of Death We Are Equal
            Queer Whispers
            Louis-Ferdinand Céline
            Mina Loy
            The Climate of History in a Planetary Age
            Objects in Air
            The Voice of the Rural
            A Defense of Judgment
            Black Paper
            The Extraordinary Life of Charles Dickens
            Mary Webb
            James Joyce Remembered, Edition 2022
            Joy of the Worm
            Artful Truths
            Four Shakespearean Period Pieces
            Why Fiction Matters in Contemporary China
            Thinking Out of Sight
            Our Santiniketan
            Flowers for Otello
            The Daily Sherlock Holmes
            Inventing the Alphabet
            The Chastity Plot
            Barricade
            The Crime of Jean Genet
            Off Limits
            The Book of Sleep
            “To Set the Darkness Echoing”
            Panopticon
            Tumult
            Against Nature
            Lines of Thought
            Figuring Jerusalem
            New Blood
            Freedom from Violence and Lies
            Martial
            A Sanskrit Treasury
            The Jewish Decadence
            Sketchbooks, 1946–1949
            Zurich Transit
            This Perpetual Fight
            Devotion
            At the Burning Abyss
            Emergency
            The Naked Truth
            From Dissertation to Book, Second Edition
            Getting It Published, Third Edition
            On Revision
            The Nutmeg’s Curse
            Of Sunken Islands and Pestilence
            American Mediterraneans
            Infinitely Determinable
            The Speaking Stone
            The Porch
            Accident
            Novel Houses
            Of Bridges
            A World Apart and Other Stories
            Outside Literary Studies
            The Cosmic Zoom
            Things in Poems
            Migration and Identity in Nordic Literature
            The Midlife Mind
            Stars and Ribbons
            The Animal Indoors
            Audubon at Sea
            Fury
            Secret Germany
            Time and Festivity
            End of the World
            Around the World in 80 Words
            Deconstruction
            Domestic Georgic
            Medieval Marvels and Fictions in the Latin West and Islamic World
            Queer Between the Covers
            Letters from a Walking Tour
            Love Writ Large
            Passage to the Plaza
            Ahab’s Rolling Sea
            The Rain-Maiden and the Bear-Man
            Two American Poets
            The Unknown Theatre of Jerzy Grotowski
            The God Behind the Window
            Culture and Liberation
            Dorothy Macardle
            Beatrix Potter & Peter Rabbit
            The Last Country
            Yours Very Sincerely C. L. Dodgson
            Magazines and the American Experience
            I Was More American than the Americans
            J’étais plus américain que les Américains
            Underdogs
            "Nothing to Do with Love"
            What Proust Heard
            Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought
            Chess with My Grandfather
            Alice in Sussex
            In Search of Lost Time
            Ulysses
            Lives of the Great Languages
            just sitting around here GRUESOMELY now
            Culture and Language at Crossed Purposes
            Dark Lens
            Climate and the Making of Worlds
            The Rabbit Between Us
            Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects
            Birds
            Mental Traveler
            Essays on Ancient and Modern Judaism
            Victorian Connections
            Famous, Infamous, and Forgotten
            The Epic of Damarudhar
            Keats’s Odes
            Limits of the Numerical
            The Three Rimbauds
            On Not Knowing
            The Great Tales Never End
            The Indies of the Setting Sun
            Aesop’s Fables
            Strangers in a Strange Land
            Infrathin
            Concrete Poetry
            Representing the Male
            Great Literary Friendships
            Cartographic Humanism
            The Philosophical Hitchcock
            Philosophy by Other Means
            Versification and Authorship Attribution
            Feasting and Fasting in Opera
            Homer
            Decay and Afterlife
            Abysses
            Mysterious Solidarities
            Cox
            Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction
            Manon’s World
            Permanent Crisis
            Unbridled
            Blaise Cendrars
            Pan
            The Writer and the People
            Posterity
            Vulgar Genres
            Voices of Scotland
            Untying Things Together
            Returning from Silence
            On American Fiction
            On Bataille and Blanchot
            On Camus
            On Merleau-Ponty
            On Novels and Novelists
            On Poetry
            Political Fictions
            Value in Art
            All the Roads Are Open
            Lyric Novella
            The Complete Tragedies, Volume 1
            The Complete Tragedies, Volume 2
            Seneca
            As You Like It
            The Comedy of Errors
            Edward III
            Hamlet
            Henry IV Part 1
            Henry IV Part 2
            Henry V
            Henry VI, Part 1
            Henry VI, Part 2
            Henry VI, Part 3
            Henry VIII
            Macbeth
            The Merchant of Venice
            A Midsummer Night’s Dream
            Much Ado About Nothing
            Othello
            Pericles
            Richard II
            Richard III
            Romeo and Juliet
            Taming of the Shrew
            The Tempest
            Timon of Athens
            Titus Andronicus
            Troilus and Cressida
            The Two Noble Kinsmen
            The Winter’s Tale
            Yankinton
            Jewish Portraits, Indian Frames
            Living Translation
            Yinggelishi
            Bette Davis Black and White
            The Ruins Lesson
            Hardy’s Wessex
            Ethics through Literature
            Metamodernism
            Fairies
            Malvina, or Spoken Word in the Novel
            Apropos of Something
            Evermore
            "A Literary Fellowship"
            Poet of the Body
            The Production of Local Knowledge
            Performing Stories
            Phenomenal Blackness
            The Avant-Postman
            The Aeneid
            The Language of Languages
            Comedies
            Three Lectures on Leonardo
            All Who Belong May Enter
            Common Understandings, Poetic Confusion
            Sound Writing
            The Matter of Black Living
            The Subversive Simone Weil
            Victories Never Last

            Critical Lives

              Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
              Charles Darwin
              Jack London
              Joseph Conrad
              Hannah Arendt
              Guy de Maupassant
              Langston Hughes
              Aldous Huxley
              Leo Tolstoy

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