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  • The Revolting Selfby Paul G. Overton; Philip A. Powell; Jane Simpson

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    Self-disgust (viewing the self as an object of abhorrence) is somewhat of a novel subject for psychological research and theory, yet its significance is increasingly being recognised in the clinical domain. This edited collection of articles represents the first scholarly attempt to engage comprehensively with the concept of self-directed disgust as... more...

  • Language, Ideology and Point of Viewby Paul Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    This systematic introduction to the concept of point of view in language explores the ways in which point of view intersects with and is shaped by ideology. It specifically focuses on the way in which speakers and writers linguistically encode their beliefs, interests and biases in a wide range of media. The book draws on an extensive array of linguistic... more...

  • Language Through Literatureby Paul Simpson

    Routledge 1996; US$ 52.95

    A definitive introduction to the English language through the medium of English Literature. Through the use of illustrations from poetry, prose and drama, it offers a lively and accessible guide to concepts and techniques in English language. more...

  • Stylisticsby Paul Simpson

    Routledge 2004; US$ 38.95

    This is a comprehensive introduction to literary stylistics offering an accessible overview of stylistic, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. more...

  • On the Discourse of Satireby Paul Simpson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 143.00

    This book advances a model for the analysis of contemporary satirical humour. Combining a range of theoretical frameworks in stylistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis, Simpson examines both the methods of textual composition and the strategies of interpretation for satire. Verbal irony is central to the model, in respect of which Simpson isolates... more...

  • Movie Listsby Paul Simpson

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.32

    Action, African greats, alcohol, Robert Aldrich, aliens, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Robert Altman, animated, anime, apocalypses, Argentina, art, Asia minor, avant garde... And that's just A for you. A taste of this fabulously quirky and enjoyable book which is both a celebration of movies - and movie trivia - and a handy, entertaining... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Prison Breaksby Paul Simpson

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65

    True stories of prison breaks including those of Frank Abagnale, whose story is told in Catch Me If You Can; Henri Charrière who claimed to have escaped from the supposedly inescapable Devil's Island - the true story as opposed to his questionable memoir, Papillon; Bud Day, said to be the only US serviceman ever to have escaped to South Vietnam; the... more...

  • A Brief Guide To OZby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 10.94

    What if Dorothy Gale wasn't the only person who went to see the Wizard of Oz? MGM's landmark 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, did not mark the beginning of adventures in Oz. Both before and since, dozens of tales have been told of the Marvellous Land of Oz, and its inhabitants such as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly... more...

  • A Brief History of the Spyby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 10.16

    The inside story of modern spying, from the Cold War to the ongoing War on Terror, drawing on recently released files. more...

  • A Brief Guide to C. S. Lewisby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 9.24

    November 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Clive Staples 'Jack' Lewis, when a memorial to him will be placed in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. Although perhaps best known as the author of the seven Chronicles of Narnia , published between 1949 and 1954, Lewis also wrote The Pilgrim's Regress , a trilogy of science-fiction novels... more...