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  • Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readersby Maria Nikolajeva

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    Looking at key works from the eighteenth-century to the present, Nikolajeva explores topics such as genre, gender, crossvocalization, species, and picturebook images in order to demonstrate how a balance is maintained between the two opposite inherent goals of children?s literature: to empower and to educate the child. more...

  • Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad Schoolby Adam Ruben

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.00

    This is a book for dedicated academics who consider spending years masochistically overworked and underappreciated as a laudable goal. They lead the lives of the impoverished, grade the exams of whiny undergrads, and spend lonely nights in the library or laboratory pursuing a transcendent truth that only six or seven people will ever care about. These... more...

  • Five Fictions in Search of Truthby Myra Jehlen

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    Fiction, far from being the opposite of truth, is wholly bent on finding it out, and writing novels is a way to know the real world as objectively as possible. In Five Fictions in Search of Truth , Myra Jehlen develops this idea through readings of works by Flaubert, James, and Nabokov. She invokes Proust's famous search for lost memory as the exemplary... more...

  • Professional Feature Writingby Bruce Garrison

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 78.95

    "Professional Feature Writing" provides the basics of news media feature writing and establishes a solid foundation for students and writers making feature writing their career. This fifth edition offers a thorough and up-to-date look at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer... more...

  • My Life as an Experimentby A. J. Jacobs

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00

    One man. Ten extraordinary quests. Bestselling author and human guinea pig A. J. Jacobs puts his life to the test and reports on the surprising and entertaining results. He goes undercover as a woman, lives by George Washington?s moral code, and impersonates a movie star. He practices "radical honesty," brushes his teeth with the world?s most rational... more...

  • You Know You're 60 When . . .by Richard Smith; Debra Solomon

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.99

    Are you ?getting on in years,? or know someone who is? Thinking of changing your birth certificate to show a more favorable birth date? You may lie about your age, but your age won?t lie to you!             Not sure how to tell when you?re about to reach that fun sixtieth birthday?  Here are some clues: WebMD is your home page When asked, ?Who?s... more...

  • Inter-Actionsby Nelvin Vos

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 34.99

    The conversation between religion and culture, drama and Christianity, needs to be ongoing. This book is a contribution to the dialogue, asking questions, pointing towards possible answers, and encouraging others to join in the conversation. more...

  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Literatureby Walter Jost; Garry L. Hagberg

    Wiley 2009; US$ 225.95

    This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them ‘Relations Between Philosophy and Literature’,... more...

  • The Book of Murrayby David M. Bader

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.99

    For years scholars have puzzled over the contrasts between modern Judaism and the world of the ancient Israelites. Leviticus explains keeping kosher, but where is the scriptural basis for pocketing a dinner roll from a buffet "for later"? Finally, in The Book of Murray, we have answers. Here is the source for such timeless teachings as "Love the... more...

  • I'm Dying Up Hereby William Knoedelseder

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 14.95

    In the mid-1970s, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen, and several hundred other shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from all across the country migrated en masse to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson?s Tonight Show . There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams... more...