Complete Texts of Out-of-Print Books

The World Without a Self: Virginia Woolf and the Novel

Most readers of this website will have little interest in Virginia Woolf. In any case, here is the first book I published, derived from my PhD. dissertation. When I open it today, I feel a bit like the mature Virginia Woolf did when she looked back at her first novel: I’m embarrassed by some things and pleased by others. Its age is apparent because I naively followed an unconsciously sexist academic convention of calling the author “Mrs. Woolf” rather than simply “Woolf.” In those days one would never have written “Mr. Hemingway.”

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Filmguide to Psycho

This small volume in Indiana University’s Filmguide series, edited by Ron Gottesman and Harry Geduld, was among the first things I wrote about film. Long buried under a mountain of literature on Psycho, it now strikes me as juvenalia. (It also has a grievous error: I misspelled screenwriter Joseph Stefano’s name throughout.) But people occasionally ask me about it, and because it’s been out of print for many years I’m making it freely available here.

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