An unusual and authoritative 'natural history of languages' that narrates the ways in which one language has superseded or outlasted another at different times in history.
The story of the world in the last five thousand years is above all the story of its languages. Some shared language is what bi..
What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter?
These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transform..