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  • Beauty Upby Laura Miller

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of phenomenon?aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language?to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancements,... more...

  • The Magician's Bookby Laura Miller

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia . Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she... more...

  • The Magician's Bookby Laura Miller

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; Not Available

    THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia . Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she... more...

  • The Magician's Bookby Laura Miller

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 21.89

    THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia . Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she... more...

  • Reluctant Capitalistsby Laura J. Miller

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as in other areas of retail, this transformation has often been a less-than-smooth process. This has been especially pronounced in bookselling, argues Laura... more...

  • Bad Girls of Japanby Laura Miller; Jan Bardsley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    Are bad girls casualties of patriarchy, a necessary evil, or visionary pioneers? The authors in this volume propose shifts in our perceptions of bad girls by providing new ways to understand them through the case of Japan. By tracing the concept of the bad girl as a product of specific cultural assumptions and historical settings, Bad Girls of Japan... more...

  • Manners and Mischiefby Jan Bardsley; Laura Miller

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Offering a concise, entertaining snapshot of Japanese society, Manners and Mischief examines etiquette guides, advice literature, and other such instruction for behavior from the early modern period to the present day and discovers how manners do in fact make the nation. Eleven accessibly written essays consider a spectrum of cases, from the geisha... more...

  • The Haunting of Hill Houseby Shirley Jackson; Laura Miller

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    Praise for Penguin Horror Classics: ?The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I've seen in a cover in quite some time.? ? Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing "Each cover does a pretty spectacular job of evoking the mood of the title in bold, screenprint-style iconography."... more...

  • Come Along with Meby Shirley Jackson; Laura Miller

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    ?Everything this author wrote . . . has in it the dignity and plausibility of myth. . . . Shirley Jackson knew better than any writer since Hawthorne the value of haunted things.? ? The New York Times Book Review ?Shirley Jackson was a bright, crafty . . . very impressive maker of stories . . . Come Along With Me is a kind of memorial to her... more...

  • How Deployments Affect Service Membersby James R Hosek; Jennifer Kavanagh; Laura Miller

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    The authors undertook the preparation of this monograph with the objective of offering insights into the challenges faced by active-duty service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, the resiliency they and their families have shown in coping with these challenges, and the adequacy of defense manpower policy in assisting members and families. more...