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  • Theory of Superconductivityby A.S Alexandrov

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 220.00

    Theory of Superconductivity: From Weak to Strong Coupling leads the reader from basic principles through detailed derivations and a description of the many interesting phenomena in conventional and high-temperature superconductors. The book describes physical properties of novel superconductors, in particular, the normal state, superconducting critical... more...

  • The Biographer's Taleby A. S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 14.95

    From the award-winning author of Possession comes an ingenious novel about love and literary sleuthing: a dazzling fiction woven out of one man?s search for fact. Here is the story of Phineas G. Nanson, a disenchanted graduate student who decides to escape the world of postmodern literary theory and immerse himself in the messiness of ?real life?... more...

  • Elementalsby A. S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    From the booker Prize-winning author of Possession comes this richly imaginitive story collection that transports the reader to a world where opposites--passion and loneliness, betrayal and loyalty, fire and ice--clash and converge. A beautiful ice maiden risks her life when she falls in love with a desert prince, whose passionate touches scorch... more...

  • A Whistling Womanby A. S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    A Whistling Woman portrays the antic, thrilling, and dangerous period of the late ?60s as seen through the eyes of a woman whose life is forever changed by her times. Frederica Potter, a smart, spirited 33-year-old single mother, lucks into a job hosting a groundbreaking television talk show based in London. Meanwhile, in her native Yorkshire... more...

  • Little Black Book of Storiesby A. S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Like Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Isak Dinesen and Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt knows that fairy tales are for grownups. And in this ravishing collection she breathes new life into the form. Little Black Book of Stories offers shivers along with magical thrills. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women, childhood... more...

  • Vintage Byattby A. S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.95

    Fabulist, realist, critic, and winner of the Booker Prize for her now-classic novel Possession , A. S. Byatt has boundless intellectual and literary gifts and a fathomless imagination on which to nourish them. Her novels, stories, and essays allow us to see both our own and other worlds and times and, perhaps most brilliantly, the connections between... more...

  • The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eyeby A. S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    The companion stories in this collection each display different facets of Byatt's remarkable gift for enchantment. They range from fables of sexual obsession to allegories of political tragedy; they draw us into narratives that are as mesmerizing as dreams and as bracing as philosophical meditations; and they all us to inhabit an imaginative universe... more...

  • The Matisse Storiesby A. S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.00

    These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest... more...

  • A Stone Woman (Storycuts)by A S Byatt

    Random House 2011; US$ 4.21

    Following the death of her mother, an elderly woman begins to undergo a transfiguration. Her body grows flinty, toughens and crystallises. An Icelandic stonemason she meets in a graveyard becomes her sole confidant. As her inexorable metamorphosis continues, the stories he has to tell of his homeland and its legends begin to resonate. Part of the... more...

  • Body Art (Storycuts)by A S Byatt

    Random House 2011; US$ 4.21

    Damien, a gynaecological consultant and lapsed Catholic, replaces Christian icons with modern art; he worships the absence of God in the abstract staining of paint and ink. But when a vagrant young art student shows up in the ward, he once more has cause to question his personal and aesthetic convictions. Part of the Storycuts series, this short... more...