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  • Useful Fictionsby Michael Austin

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    “We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling.... more...

  • Visual Power and Fame in René d'Anjou, Geoffrey Chaucer, and the Black Princeby SunHee Kim Gertz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Reading semiotically against the backdrop of Arthurian narratives, this study examines how these canonical medieval texts explore fame's visual power. more...

  • Westernsby John White

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 34.95

    It is a common assertion that the history of America is written in its Westerns, but how true is this? In this guidebook John White discusses the evolution of the Western through history and looks at theoretical and critical approaches to Westerns such as genre analysis, semiotics, representation, ideology, discourse analysis, narrative, realism,... more...

  • "Und es trieb die Rede mich an..."by Joachim Knape; Olaf Kramer; Peter Weit

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    On the occasion of his 65th birthday, one of the most prominent German rhetoricians, literary critics and publicists, Gert Ueding, was honoured with a festschrift by the School of Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen. In their contributions, his friends, companions and colleagues reflect the wide range of Gerd Ueding?s interests, which encompass... more...

  • 2012 Guide to Professional Services for Writersby Robert Lee Brewer

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 5.99

    From the editors at Writer's Digest, this fantastic resource for romance writers details hundreds of magazine and book publishers who are interested in acquiring and publishing new romantic fiction. Each market listing provides information on where the publisher is located, what they're looking for, who to contact, how to reach them, and what their... more...

  • 2013by Ursula Rautenberg; Ute Schneider

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 210.00

    The Archive on the History of Books publishes academic articles and source editions, cultivating all subjects connected to the book and its history. Volume 68 includes the following essays, among others: Sandra Oster: Portraits of publishers: The depiction of publishers in images from the Early Modern Era to the 20th century. Wolfgang... more...

  • Abnorme Charaktere in der dramatischen Literaturby Wilhelm Weygandt

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 5.62

    "Bei Hauptmann wie bei Ibsen, bei Shakespeare und ebenfalls bei Goethe sahen wir, wie der Dichter in seinen Schöpfungen uns eine reichliche Fülle abnormer Charaktere in dem mannigfaltigsten Sinne dieses Begriffes darbietet." Der deutsche Psychiater Wilhelm Weygandt (1870 bis 1939) verbindet in dem hier vorliegenden Buch seine unfangreichen psychiatrischen... more...

  • Across the Hellespontby Richard Stoneman

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Turkey lies at the crossroads of history. For millennia, Anatolia has been crossed and re-crossed by waves of conquering civilizations - Hittites, Persians, Romans and Ottomans - who have created a country as varied as it is possible to find in the world. With a climate and landscape as diverse as its past, Turkey has provided an alluring and yet sometimes... more...

  • The Aftermathby Sara Michelle

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    From what we’ve calculated, it’s been seven days since The End. We don’t really have a more suitable name for it. There was absolutely no warning. It was three days after Christmas. We were alone and scared. Nobody expected the theories and stories to actually come true. After 2012 passed with no strange activity, the whole idea of the... more...

  • Alphabetter Juiceby Roy Jr. Blount

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99

    Fresh-squeezed Lexicology, with Twists No man of letters savors the ABC's, or serves them up, like language-loving humorist Roy Blount Jr. His glossary, from ad hominy to zizz , is hearty, full bodied, and out to please discriminating palates coarse and fine. In 2008, he celebrated the gists, tangs, and energies of letters and their combinations... more...