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- 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
Right up until his death in 2008, John Leonard was a lion in American letters. A passionate, erudite, and wide-ranging critic, he helped shape the landscape of modern literature. He reviewed the most celebrated writers of his age?from Kurt Vonnegut and Joan Didion to Toni Morrison and Thomas Pynchon. He championed Morrison?s work so ardently that... 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...
- 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...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
Throughout history, nations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Although the literary merit of the majority of these books has been proven time and time again, censorship efforts are still in place today. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud,... 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...
- Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 12.95
DELVE INTO THE WORLD OF THE OLYMPIANS In the ancient world, the gods and their heroic half-blood children were legendary. Now in the modern world, they regain their glory in the pages of Rick Riordan?s captivating novels. Providing everything you?ll need to become a Hero of Olympus, the book looks back at the stories of Percy Jackson while exploring... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
Reading is both a social process and a social formation, as this book illustrates across centuries and cultural contexts. Highlighting links evident in reading communities from literary salons to online environments, each essay reflects the rich repertoire of research methods available to reading scholars. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
?David Remnick In The Shakespeare Wars , Ron Rosenbaum gives readers an unforgettable way of rethinking the greatest works of the human imagination. As he did in his groundbreaking Explaining Hitler, he shakes up much that we thought we understood about a vital subject and renews our sense of excitement and urgency. He gives us a Shakespeare book... more...