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Dominion Undeserved
Milton and the Perils of Creation
Eric B. Song
An exploration of the divided view of creation that governs Milton's related systems of cosmology, theology, art, and history.



Dreaming and Storytelling
Bert O. States
In this witty and eminently readable book, Bert O. States rethinks both the meaning of dreams and the relationship between dreaming and the telling of stories.



Empire of Language
Toward a Critique of (Post)colonial Expression
Laurent Dubreuil
Dubreuil explores the power-language phenomenon in the context of European and, particularly, French colonialism and its aftermath.



The Empty Cage
Inquiry into the Mysterious Disappearance of the Author
Carla Benedetti
"Authorialism is like a chronic and progressive disease of modernity. It leads art to the impasse of a totally reflected and 'rationalized' practice. The author as project-maker assumed to be at the origin of the work has now replaced the genius; the...



Enigmas
Essays on Sarah Kofman
The work of the distinguished philosopher Sarah Kofman has, since her tragic death in 1994, become a focus for many scholars interested in contemporary French philosophy. The first critical collection on her thought to appear in English, Enigmas...



The Enlargement of Life
Moral Imagination at Work
John Kekes
Moral imagination, according to John Kekes, is indispensable to a fulfilling and responsible life. By correcting a parochial view of the possibilities available to us and overcoming mistaken assumptions about our limitations, moral imagination...



The Ethics of Life Writing
Our lives are increasingly on display in public, but the ethical issues involved in presenting such revelations remain largely unexamined. How can life writing do good, and how can it cause harm? The eleven essays here explore such questions.



An Ethics of Sexual Difference
Luce Irigaray
Irigaray approaches the question of sexual difference by looking at the ways in which thought and language—whether in philosophy, science, or psychoanalysis—are gendered.



The Fantastic
A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre
Tzvetan Todorov
In The Fantastic, Tzvetan Todorov seeks to examine both generic theory and a particular genre, moving back and forth between a poetics of the fantastic itself and a metapoetics or theory of theorizing.



Ferdinand de Saussure
Jonathan Culler



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