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- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 7.99
369 outrageous dares to help release your inner delinquent!If you need some wicked inspiration for staving off office boredom: Discreetly lean over and sniff a colleagues armpit Applaud uproariously whenever someone comes out of the toilet Arrive late to a meeting and moonwalk to your seatDo you dare to play? more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 13.99
Many of us remember with pleasure Hilaire Bellocs humorous and piquant Cautionary Tales. Ever popular since publication in 1940, the moral poems were supposedly for children but, with their satirical reflections on the state of the nation and the human condition, were also enjoyed by adults.Inspired by the prose and poetry of Belloc, James... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 5.99
Congratulations youve made it to the ripe old age of 70! Youre older than Israel and Biffo the Bear. By now the novelty of a free bus pass has worn off and youll never make it through the late night film feature without nodding off during the news.On the bright side, you can look forward to a new pair of knees and maybe even... more...
- Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 14.99
"This book is a hilarious romp of true life (unfortunately). Read it and prepare for your next date."?James Van Praagh, New York Times bestselling author, Talking to Heaven "Every story is the truth and every truthful moment is a hilarious journey! It's as if you're listening to your best friend at a coffee shop and watching a stand?up take... more...
- Running Press 2012; US$ 13.00
In this instantly relatable and hilariously true compendium of clever one-liners, a frustrated anthropologist identifies all the people who confound him with their continued, persistent existence. Whether it?s the people who listen to cassette tapes for the hipster irony or the people who decide they need a new ringtone while riding the subway, People... more...
- Algonquin Books 2012; US$ 18.95
Show me a person without any prejudice of any kind on any subject and I'll show you someone who may be admirably virtuous but is surely no gardener.--Allen Lacy. Idiosyncratic, determined, and occasionally obsessed, gardeners have a lot to say about their outdoor passion. THE WRITER IN THE GARDEN brings together a host of writing gardeners and gardening... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 196.00
This book enters and surveys new territory. It describes the ?oratio historica? as a specific form of expression used in the political rhetoric of the early modern period. The speeches talk about events in the Spanish-Dutch war and occupy a position between classical tradition and modern academia. The speeches and speakers are presented as a part of... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00
The anthology makes an important contribution to the research topic ?Literature and Knowledge? and picks up on the current narratological discussion on literary characters. The key question addressed in this volume is the function of knowledge in the production and reception of literary texts. Literary studies on works from different national literatures... more...
- D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95
Bringing together a rich assortment of quotations by Nobel Prize winners, "The Impossible Takes Longer" lends itself as easily to browsing as to research purposes. David Pratt has been collecting quotes from Nobel laureates since 2003, and chose for this book his favourites. Words of wisdom from literature, peace and economics winners feature prominently,... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00
In the wake of the Spatial Turn and the emergence of ecocritical theory, rural space proves to be a highly fertile ground for the reexamination of medieval and early modern literature, history, and art history. This volume combines critical articles that examine the way how rural space was perceived, presented, and evaluated in the Middle Ages and... more...