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- 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...
- 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...
- 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 from... more...
- 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 contexts.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
Like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, Sara Paretsky and Thomas Harris, you, too, can learn the trade secrets of quality detective fiction. It's true. Just one year from now, you can deliver a completed mystery novel to a publisher--by writing only on weekends. Authors Robert J. Ray and Jack Remick guide you through the entire mystery-writing... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate , The River Wild , Short Circuit , and American History... more...