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  • Hookedby Les Edgerton

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49

    The road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Agents and editors agree: Improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad beginning, then no one will keep reading. It's just that simple. In Hooked , author Les Edgerton draws on his experience as a successful fiction writer and... more...

  • Positivierung von Negativitätby Walter Haug; Ulrich Barton

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 307.00

    Der Band versammelt 29 Aufsätze, die Walter Haug in seinen letzten Lebensjahren geschrieben hat. In ihnen entwickelt er die großen Themen seines Lebenswerkes - insbesondere seine Beschäftigung mit dem höfischen Roman und der Mystik - weiter und führt sie zusammen unter dem titelgebenden Aspekt der Negativität, d.h. des Scheiterns, des Verlustes,... more...

  • Literatur, Wissenschaft und Wissen seit der Epochenschwelle um 1800by Thomas Klinkert; Monika Neuhofer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    Trotz der um 1800 gewonnenen Autonomie kommt es in der Literatur seither immer wieder zu poetologisch relevanten Auseinandersetzungen mit dem fremden System Wissenschaft. Dieses Phänomen wird hier aus komparatistischer Perspektive und unter Berücksichtigung folgender Fragestellungen betrachtet: Systemtheoretisch : Welchen Autonomiestatus... more...

  • Por la vida de mi hermana (My Sister's Keeper)by Jodi Picoult

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 15.00

    New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.   Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has... more...

  • Japanese Fiction of the Allied Occupationby Sharalyn Orbaugh

    BRILL 2006; US$ 226.00

    The reconstruction of identity in post World War II Japan after the trauma of war, defeat and occupation forms the subject of this latest volume in Brill's monograph series Japanese Studies Library. Closely examining the role of fiction produced during the Allied Occupation, Sharalyn Orbaugh begins with an examination of the rhetoric of wartime propaganda,... more...

  • Het Zien van het Onvoorspelde - Het Onvoorspelde van het Zienby Maarten Kamermans

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 12.00

    Via de ogen krijgen mensen een enorme hoeveelheid gegevens binnen. Het blijkt dat veel van deze informatie niet doorgestuurd wordt naar de hersenen en dus verborgen blijft voor waarneming. Het netvlies, een zeer compact netwerk van neuronen dat de binnenkant van ons oog bekleedt, selecteert al wat van belang is en wat niet. Maar welke informatie geselecteerd... more...

  • Hammett's Moral Visionby George J. "Rhino" Thompson; William F. Nolan; Vince Emery

    Vince Emery Productions 2006; US$ 19.95

    Previously only available serialized over seven issues of The Armchair Detective magazine, this examination is the single most influential book-length analysis of Dashiell Hammett’s novels. Spanning all sections of his career, the book discusses five novels: The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, The Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest , and The Thin Man . Detailed... more...

  • A Companion to Crime Fictionby Charles J. Rzepka; Lee Horsley

    Wiley 2010; US$ 51.95 US$ 45.02

    A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre... more...

  • Out of the Night and Into the Dream: Thematic Study of the Fiction of J.G. Ballardby Gregory Stephenson

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 124.00

    The author of Empire of the Sun and other acclaimed novels and stories, British science fiction writer J. G. Ballard is here given a penetrating analysis, his work being explored in terms of its internal coherence, its continuity and development, and its mythic and metaphysical aspects. Ballard's fiction is widely considered to be a critique of... more...

  • Young Adult Science Fictionby C. Sullivan

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 127.00

    At the close of the nineteenth century, American youths developed a growing interest in electricity and its applications, machines, and gadgetry. When authors and publishers recognized the extent of this interest in technology, they sought to create reading materials that would meet this market need. The result was science fiction written especially... more...