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- Other Press 2009; US$ 13.99
In Beg, Borrow, Steal Michael Greenberg regales us with his wry and vivid take on the life of a writer of little means trying to practice his craft or simply stay alive. He finds himself doctoring doomed movie scripts; selling cosmetics from an ironing board in front of a women's department store; writing about golf, a game he has never played; and... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00
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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95
In this book, Ewers provides students and professors with a new system of categorization for a differentiated description of children?s literature. In the early 1970s, Swedish children?s literature scholar Göte Kingberg worked to establish a system of scientific terminology for international use, but these terms are now somewhat antiquated. This book... more...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95
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...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.36
Fiction, far from being the opposite of truth, is wholly bent on finding it out, and writing novels is a way to know the real world as objectively as possible. In Five Fictions in Search of Truth , Myra Jehlen develops this idea through readings of works by Flaubert, James, and Nabokov. She invokes Proust's famous search for lost memory as the exemplary... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00
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...
- 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...