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  • Great Philosophers Who Failed at Loveby Andrew Shaffer

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 9.99

    ?Amazing stories! Incredible quotes! Sordid details! This book shows that a genius in the realm of thought can be a dummy in the land of love.? ? Tom Morris, author of If Aristotle Ran General Motors What do René Descartes,  John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Paul Sartre have in common? That?s right: they were all hopeless failures when... more...

  • Book in a Monthby Victoria Lynn Schmidt

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 22.99

    What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days? If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can! Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, focused instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you... more...

  • The Girl Who Walked Home Aloneby Charlotte Chandler

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 26.00

    Even a short list of Bette Davis's most famous films -- Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; Dark Victory; The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex; Now, Voyager; All About Eve; What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? -- reveals instantly what a major force she was in Hollywood. Her distinctive voice, her remarkable eyes, her astonishing range and depth of characterization... more...

  • The History of Science Fictionby Dr Adam Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 31.00

    The History of Science Fiction traces the origin and development of science fiction from Ancient Greece up to the present day. The author is both an academic literary critic and acclaimed creative writer of the genre. Written in lively, accessible prose it is specifically designed to bridge the worlds of academic criticism and SF fandom. more...

  • An Essay of Dramatick Poesieby John Dryden

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A superb piece of literary criticism by Dryden written during the Plague of 1666 and first published in 1668. The essay is a discourse between 4 speakers including Dryden himself. They discuss the necessity of abiding by the 3 dramatic unities prescribed by Aristotle if necessary, but also trying new techniques. They also discuss traditions of classicism... more...

  • Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy, and Theoryby Jane Adamson; Richard Freadman; David Parker

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 40.00

    An international cast of philosophers and literary theorists addresses questions of ethics and literary criticism. more...

  • Looking for My Countryby Robert Macneil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    Renowned journalist and author of the international bestseller Wordstruck , Robert MacNeil reflects on a life lived between nations, and why he finally decided to call himself an American. Growing up in Halifax during World War II, it seemed to Robert MacNeil that nothing of significance ever happened in Canada. From his mother?s obsession with all... more...

  • Naming the Worldby Bret Anthony Johnston

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    You already have the tools to become a gifted writer; what you need is the spark. Harvard creative writing professor and acclaimed author Bret Anthony Johnston brings you an irresistible interactive guide to the craft of narrative writing. From developing characters to building conflict, from mastering dialogue to setting the scene, Naming the World... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...

  • Brides Behaving Badlyby Bev West; Jason Bergund

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99

    Pure, kind, and gracious are some of the qualities one associates with the bride at any wedding--but not here! More than four million Americans get married each year, and not all of the brides are well behaved. This hilarious collection of candid wedding photographs proves that not every bride is delicate or demure. These hysterical and sometimes shocking... more...