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  • Imperiumby Christian Kracht; Daniel Bowles

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 23.99

    An outrageous, fantastical, uncategorizable novel of obsession, adventure, and coconuts In 1902, a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg named August Engelhardt set sail for what was then called the Bismarck Archipelago. His destination: the island Kabakon. His goal: to found a colony based on worship of the sun and coconuts. His malnourished... more...

  • National Currencies and Globalizationby Paul Bowles

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Globalization and money - two concepts inextricably linked. In many ways the speed with which financial resources traverse the globe, the opportunities which this provides for the efficient allocation of resources, the possibilities which this creates for financial crises and traders who act as agents removed from the concerns of national citizens... more...

  • I've Been Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heartby Colin Bowles

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 20.86

    A side-splitting examination of the 100 worst songs ever written - from Achy Breaky Heart to You Light Up My Life , as well as many that will have you sending rude emails to the publisher like Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da (a song that proves that psychedelic drugs aren't good for you) and Paul Simon's unbearably pretentious Sounds of Silence . more...

  • Dharma, Disorder and the Political in Ancient Indiaby Adam Bowles

    BRILL 2007; US$ 167.00

    This book is a close study of the ?paddharmaparvan which situates it within its context in the great Sanskrit epic the Mah?bh?rata and within Indian political and social thought, and explores the relationship of its didacticism to the broader literary context of the Mah?bh?rata. more...

  • Microeconomics: Behavior, Institutions, and Evolutionby Samuel Bowles

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 59.95

    In this novel introduction to modern microeconomic theory, Samuel Bowles returns to the classical economists' interest in the wealth and poverty of nations and people, the workings of the institutions of capitalist economies, and the coevolution of individual preferences and the structures of markets, firms, and other institutions. Using recent advances... more...

  • The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Researchby Melissa A. Bowles

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research aims to answer key questions about the validity and uses of think-alouds, verbal reports completed by research participants while they perform a task. It offers an overview of how think-alouds have been used in language research and presents a quantitative meta-analysis of findings from studies... more...

  • The Stories of Paul Bowlesby Paul Bowles

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 6.99

    The short fiction of American literary cult figure Paul Bowles is marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry?possessing a symmetry between beauty and terror that is haunting and ultimately moral. In "Pastor Dowe at Tecaté," a Protestant missionary is sent to a faraway place where his... more...

  • Storytelling and Dramaby Hugo Bowles

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    How do characters tell stories in plays and for what dramatic purpose? This volume provides the first systematic analysis of narrative episodes in drama from an interactional perspective, applying sociolinguistic theories of narrative and insights from conversation analysis to literary dialogue. The aim of the book is to show how narration can become... more...

  • Travelsby Paul Bowles

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 8.99

    ?Bowles is at his best when writing about places. He can evoke a place with a few sure strokes.? ? New York Times ?His work is art. At his best, Bowles has no peer.? ? Time Travels is a thrilling anthology of the travel writings of Paul Bowles, author of the era-defining post-war novel The Sheltering Sky . The acclaimed essays in Travel ?never... more...

  • The Sheltering Skyby Paul Bowles

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 6.99

    The Sheltering Sky is a landmark of twentieth-century literature. In this intensely fascinating story, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans' incomprehension of alien cultures leads to the ultimate destruction of those cultures. A story about three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II,... more...