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Jacques Derrida
Nicholas Royle
0415229316
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In this entertaining and provocative introduction, Royle offers lucid explanations of various key ideas, including deconstruction, undecidability, iterability, differance, aporia, the pharmakon, the supplement, a new enlightenment, and the democracy to come. He also gives attention, however, to a range of less obvious key ideas of Derrida, such as earthquakes, animals and animality, ghosts, monstrosity, the poematic, drugs, gifts, secrets, war, and mourning. Derrida is seen as an extraordinarily inventive thinker, as well as a brilliantly imaginative and often very funny writer. Other critical introductions tend to highlight the specifically philosophical nature and genealogy of his work. Royle's book proceeds in a new and different way, in particular by focusing on the crucial but strange place of literature in...


An Introduction to Literature Criticism and Theory
Andrew Bennett
0130109142
Nov 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This book presents the key critical concepts in literary studies today, avoiding the jargonistic, abstract nature of much `theory'. The authors explore crucial issues in contemporary criticism and theory by focusing closely on a range of texts, from Chaucer to Achebe and from Milton to Morrison. 

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This book presents the key critical concepts in literary studies today, avoiding the jargonistic, abstract nature of much theory. The authors explore crucial issues in contemporary criticism and theory by focusing closely on a range of books, from Chaucer to Achebe and from Milton to Morrison.

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After Derrida
Nicholas Royle
0719043786
July 1995
Hardcover
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Time Out New York Short Stories 1
Nicholas Royle
0140270078
May 1998
Paperback
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Deconstructions: A User's Guide
Nicholas Royle
0333717619
November 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Deconstructions is a user's guide to deconstruction across a range of topics and discourses. Chapter topics range from the obvious (feminism, post-colonialism, and technology) to the less so (drugs, film, weaving). Yet each of the essays has more than one focus, exploring or opening on to further and other deconstructions. The book has been put together to demonstrate the multiple and altering contexts in which deconstructive thinking and practice are at work, both within and beyond the academy, both within and beyond what is called "the West." Nicholas Royle has commissioned new essays by some of the most distinguished contemporary thinkers, including Geoffrey Bennington, Diane Elam, J. Hillis Miller, and Jacques Derrida.

About the Author
Nicholas Royle is Professor of...


Time Out London Short Stories
Nicholas Royle
0140296239
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Dreams Never End
Nicholas Royle (Editor)
0954791304
April 2005
Paperback
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Uncanny: An Introduction
Nicholas Royle
0415966620
March 2003
Paperback
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Review
Without doubt the outstanding book in critical and cultural theory published in 2003.–Martin McQuillan, Editor of Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, for the English Association

This is a brilliant book...Royle's writing is astonishingly adventurous...The book is indispensable to any study of the uncanny and thus to any study of the literary...A critical tour de force.Textual Practice

[A] playful, scholarly study... densely and allusively argued, yet also full of pregnant one-liners...a fascinating and ambitious work.The Guardian

At last, a philosophical work that discusses ghosts and madness seriously. Royle, in a style that is warmly engaging right from the preface, speaks directly to the reader...For an academic book this is a hell of a page-turner...A...



Uncanny: An Introduction
Nicholas Royle
0415967023
March 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"Without doubt the outstanding book in critical and cultural theory published in 2003."
–Martin McQuillan, Editor of Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, for the English Association

"This is a brilliant book...Royle's writing is astonishingly adventurous...The book is indispensable to any study of the uncanny and thus to any study of the literary...A critical tour de force."
Textual Practice

"[A] playful, scholarly study... densely and allusively argued, yet also full of pregnant one-liners...a fascinating and ambitious work."
The Guardian

"At last, a philosophical work that discusses ghosts and madness seriously. Royle, in a style that is warmly engaging right from the preface, speaks directly to the reader...For an academic book this is a...


Jacques Derrida (Routledge Critical Thinkers Series)
Nicholas Royle
0415229308
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this entertaining and provocative introduction, Royle offers lucid explanations of various key ideas, including deconstruction, undecidability, iterability, differance, aporia, the pharmakon, the supplement, a new enlightenment, and the democracy to come. He also gives attention, however, to a range of less obvious key ideas of Derrida, such as earthquakes, animals and animality, ghosts, monstrosity, the poematic, drugs, gifts, secrets, war, and mourning. Derrida is seen as an extraordinarily inventive thinker, as well as a brilliantly imaginative and often very funny writer. Other critical introductions tend to highlight the specifically philosophical nature and genealogy of his work. Royle's book proceeds in a new and different way, in particular by focusing on the crucial but strange place of literature in...


Problems of Protection
Nicholas Royle
0415945739
May 2003
Hardcover
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Review
A timely and comprehensive tour d'horizon of refugee policy and international organizations charged with refugee protection. The expert contributors combine theoretical perspicuity with detailed case studies on a wide range of important topics that will surely be of interest to scholars, policy-makers and NGOs.–T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Professor of Law, Georgetown University

A decade or more of politics and 'pragmatism' has severely undermined the legal and ethical foundations of refugee protection. In this stimulating volume, contributors with broad-ranging knowledge, experience and expertise, show how to re-align the priorities, and how to rebuild a credible protection and solutions regime, face to face with the new challenges and even in the aftermath of terror.–Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Senior...



Antwerp
Nicholas Royle
185242785X
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description

"Whether Antwerp is a literate thriller or thrilling literature or-most likely-a combination of both, among other things it's an irresistible meditation on the movies and all the memories and madness they evoke and inspire. Nicholas Royle is a novelist for our time."-Steve Erickson

An independent US director, Johnny Vos, is making a low-budget biopic about the Belgian surrealist artist Paul Delvaux. When two prostitutes end up murdered, English film critic Frank Warner, in town to interview Vos, turns investigative journalist and becomes personally involved when his own girlfriend goes missing.

Macabre and erotic, Antwerp is an exceptional literary thriller.

Nicholas Royle was born in 1963 in Manchester, England, where he now lives. He is the author of four novels, including The...



Book of Two Halves
Nicholas Royle (Editor)
0753812509
October 2001
Paperback
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How to Read Shakespeare
Nicholas Royle
0393328392
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Approaching the writing of major intellectuals, artists, and philosophers need no longer be daunting. How to Read is a new sort of introduction—a personal master class in reading—that brings you face to face with the work of some of the most influential and challenging writers in history. In lucid, accessible language, these books explain essential topics such as Shakespeare's passion for complexity and his enduring ability to portray the power of love. Intent upon letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading these classic authors, the How to Read series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon.

About the Author
Nicholas Royle teaches English at the...

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