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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 43.95

    This book considers one of the most controversial aspects of children?s and young adult literature: its use as an instrument of power. Children in contemporary Western society are oppressed and powerless, yet they are allowed, in fiction written by adults for the enlightenment and enjoyment of children, to become strong, brave, rich, powerful, and... more...

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

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.99

    "A hilarious, and exquisitely thorough, rebuttal for every time your parents bring up 'The G-Word.'" --Rob Kutner, writer, ?The Daily Show,? ?The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien,? author, Apocalypse How "     ?The academic world is so full of humorless wonks and pedants, that Ruben arrives like a crazed party-crasher. It's as if a tweedy committee... more...

  • Figuring Modesty in Feminist Discourse Across the Americas, 1633-1700by Dr Tamara Harvey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Inventive in its approach, this study offers fresh readings of the arguments and practices of four seventeenth-century Euro-American women: Anne Bradstreet, Anne Hutchinson, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Marie de l'Incarnation. Tamara Harvey offers a new way to think of corporeality as a device in literary and religious expressions of modesty... more...

  • Point of View, Perspective, and Focalizationby Peter Hühn; Wolf Schmid; Jörg Schönert

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    Stories do not actually exist in the world but are created and structured? modeled? through the process of mediation, i.e. through the means and techniques by which they are represented. This is an important field, not only for narratology but also for literary and media studies. The articles in this volume, contributed by international scholars... more...

  • Grenzen der Literaturby Simone Winko; Fotis Jannidis; Gerhard Lauer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    The concept of "literature" is notoriously vague and defies definition, yet at the same time it is indispensable in an age where traditional subject boundaries are breaking down. This volume discusses possible ways of defining the concept in such a manner that it can be productively deployed heuristically in varied historical and cultural... 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...

  • Inter-Actionsby Nelvin Vos

    UPA 2009; US$ 34.99

    Dr. Nelvin Vos has provided the present moment with an important and provocative book! Its special value lies in its particular timeliness. Just when religion seems to be defining itself by dogmatism, ideology and doctrinaire literalism, Dr. Vos has demonstrated compellingly that the genius of religion lies in its dramatic and aesthetic qualities,... more...

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

    Wiley 2009; US$ 232.95

    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...

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

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • I'm Dying Up Hereby William Knoedelseder

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.99

    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...