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- Portable Press 2012; US$ 12.95
A book by any other name would not be so sweet and fact-filled. The perfect gift for your significant other, Uncle John?s Bathroom Reader Book of Love will tell you everything you need to know about this mysterious emotion and its trappings. Read about the history of chocolate, the origins of some lovely love songs, and history?s greatest romances.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 59.00
Literature can have a disturbing effect on its readers. It unsettles our hold on everyday experience and makes us strangers and exiles. Anna Smith argues that this is the side of literature which attracts critic and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva. Kristeva is drawn to states of extremity where language and the psyche are under duress, and in this book... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00
This Companion examines the lives of medieval women by focusing on the texts that emerged from and shaped their experience. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 30.00
A collection of new essays on First World War literature and its contexts. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
Using the idea of 'parability,'or the ability for writers to tell improper stories, as a foundation, Alan Ramón Clinton synthesizes a new model for a creative, more daring literary criticism. Sharp and surprising, this wide-ranging project engages with the work of Pynchon, Eco, Forché, Merrill, Weiner, Plath, Ashbery, and Eigner. more...
- Alma Books 2009; US$ 9.99
With these provocative thoughts on the central questions of living, Dr Simon May catches our minds off guard in areas as diverse as love, pride, self-esteem, gratitude, timing, lying, talking, knowing, suffering, escaping, silence, evil and thinking itself. By turns humorous and serious, his aphorisms go to the core of who we are. The better one knows... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 14.57
Complaining, psychologists assert, is good for the soul. It acts as a relief valve to help dispel the pent-up energy generated by our frustration. If we weren?t able to complain, we would no doubt exhibit more physical violence and engage more frequently in destructive behavior. Our neighbors outrage us, our children mock us, strangers insult us,... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 18.89
"Everyone delights in wordplay! When there?s a sale on tennis balls, it?s first come, first serve. Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion. Why does the Pope travel so much? Because he?s a roamin? Catholic. What is purple and 5,000 miles long? The Grape Wall of China! O-pun the door to 1,001 goodies that will have you howling or groaning,... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 11.65
Never be stuck for a wicked line again! - the ultimate collection of insults Here is the biggest and best ever collection of insults and sharp retorts for when you just wish you could have thought of something faster. Editor Geoff Tibballs presents over 5000 come-backs, put-downs, snaps, insults, unadmiring quips and quotes, for every occasion.... more...