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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 14.99
Is a book the same book-or a reader the same reader-the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling book Ex Libris (FSG, 1998) will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11
For Colm Toibin and Carmen Callil there is no difference between literary and commercial writing -- there is only the good novel: engrossing, inspirational, compelling. In their selection of the best 200 novels written since 1950, the editors make a case for the best and the best-loved works and argue why each should be considered a modern classic.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 13.99
The ultimate companion guide to the blockbuster Hunger Games trilogy For all those who adore Katniss and Peeta, and can't get enough, this companion guide to the wildly popular Hunger Games series is a must-read and a terrific gift. Go deeper into the post-apocalyptic world created by Suzanne Collins than you ever thought possible?an alternative... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.47
The whole story of Ian Rankin, the best-selling author, and Inspector Rebus, his most famous creation. Detective John Rebus first appeared in Ian Rankin's 1987 best-seller Knots and Crosses and has since gone on to appear in 17 books and numerous short stories. For over 20 years these critically-acclaimed novels have sold in their millions, thrilled... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99
The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It's a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 14.99
A side-splitting tour that makes it a blast to read the Western literary canon, from the ancient Greeks to the Modernists. To many, the Great Books evoke angst: the complicated Renaissance dramas we bluffed our way through in college, the dusty Everyman's Library editions that look classy on the shelf but make us feel guilty because they've... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99
John Leonard was a lion of American letters. A passionate, erudite, and wide-ranging critic, he helped shape the landscape of modern literature. Reading for My Life is a monumental collection of Leonard's most significant writings?spanning five decades?from his earliest columns for the Harvard Crimson to his final essays for the New York Review... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
Bringing together research from a variety of countries and periods, this volume introduces readers to the diverse approaches used to recover the evidence of reading through history in different societies, and asks whether reading practices are always conditioned by specific local circumstances or whether broader patterns might emerge. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 17.99
A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men ?soon to be a major motion picture Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available
In 2009 it was How NOT to Write a Novel ('A hilarious, wickedly observed and deeply useful guide' Observer ). In 2010 it's READ THIS NEXT - Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark have written the perfect book for anyone who has ever struggled to choose what to read next. But this is far more than a guide for book groups. Covering 600 books... more...