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  • 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$ 38.00

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

  • The Medieval Chronicle VIIby Juliana Dresvina; Nicholas Sparks

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 83.00

    There are several reasons why the chronicle is particularly suited as the topic of a yearbook. In the first place there is its ubiquity: all over Europe and throughout the Middle Ages chronicles were written, both in Latin and in the vernacular, and not only in Europe but also in the countries neighbouring on it, like those of the Arabic world. Secondly,... 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...

  • Brides Behaving Badlyby Jason Bergund; Bev West

    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...

  • 50 Things to Do with a Bookby Bruce McCall

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In a world where reading is reportedly dead, renowned humorist, illustrator, and New Yorker contributor Bruce McCall offers 50 inventive, outlandish, and wickedly entertaining things to do with all those excess books in 50 Things to Do with a Book . From starting a band, building a stairway to paradise, and saving your town from a flood to improving... more...

  • Now Write! Nonfictionby Sherry Ellis

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 14.95

    An essential handbook for nonfiction writers, featuring the trusted personal writing exercises of today's masters of creative non-fiction, including Gay Talese, Reza Aslan, John Matteson, Tilar Mazzeo, and many more! Beginners and seasoned writers alike will relish the opportunity to use the top-notch writing exercises collected in Now Write!... more...

  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombiesby Michael P. Spradlin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    The snow is falling, the holidays are approaching and? It?s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies! This delightfully depraved book of classic Zombie Christmas carols by Michael P. Spradlin is guaranteed to spread Yuletide cheer to all those good boys and ghouls who devoured the monster New York Times bestsellers Pride and Prejudice and Zombies... more...

  • Europa! Europa?by Peter Nicholls; Sascha Bru; Jan Baetens; Benedikt Hjartarson; Tania ěrum; Hubert Berg

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    The first volume of the new series ?European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies? focuses on the relation between the avant-garde, modernism and Europe. It combines interdisciplinary and intermedial research on experimental aesthetics and poetics. The articles seek to bring out the complexity of the European avant-garde and modernism by relating it to... more...

  • Overratedby Mark Juddery

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.95

    A cantankerous collection of the 50 most overhyped people, places and things in the world What do horoscopes, hemlock, Star Trek , the Oscars, and sliced bread have in common? They're all overrated-and systematically skewered in this hilariously opinionated takedown of all things overhyped. Discover the most overrated... Animal Movie... more...