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- 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 G÷te Kingberg worked to establish a system of scientific terminology for international use, but these terms are now somewhat antiquated. This book... more...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Inventive in its approach and provocative in its analysis, this study offers fresh readings of the arguments and practices of four seventeenth-century Euro-American women: Anne Bradstreet, Anne Hutchinson, Sor Juana InÚs de la Cruz, and Marie de l'Incarnation. Tamara Harvey here compares functionalist treatments of the body by these women, offering... 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 bookáconsiders 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...
- 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...
- UPA 2009; US$ 36.99
The conversation between religion and culture, drama and Christianity, needs to be ongoing. This book is a contribution to the dialogue, asking questions, pointing towards possible answers, and encouraging others to join in the conversation. 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...
- 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...