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  • Imagined Human Beingsby Bernard Jay Paris

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 27.00

    One of literature's greatest gifts is its portrayal of realistically drawn characters--human beings in whom we can recognize motivations and emotions. In Imagined Human Beings , Bernard J. Paris explores the inner conflicts of some of literature's most famous characters, using Karen Horney's psychoanalytic theories to understand the behavior of these... more...

  • Self-Analysis in Literary Studyby Daniel Rancour-Laferriere

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 85.00

    What makes one reader look for issues of social conformity in Kafka's Metamorphosis while another concentrates on the relationship between Gregor Samsa and his father? Self-Analysis in Literary Study investigates how the psychoanalytic self-analysis enables readers to gain a deeper understanding of literature as well as themselves. In the... more...

  • Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypesby Pierre Brunel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures,... more...

  • The Venice Mythby David Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Venice holds a unique place in literary and cultural history. Barnes looks at the themes of war, occupation, resistance and fascism to see how the political background has affected the literary works that have come out of this great city. He focuses on key British and American writers, including Byron, Ruskin, Pound and Eliot. more...

  • Zeiten erzählenby Antonius Weixler; Lukas Werner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Dass Zeit und Erzählen untrennbar miteinander verschränkt sind, gehört zu den immer wieder beschworenen Topoi der Erzähltheorie: Ohne Zeit gibt es kein Erzählen und ohne Erzählen keine Zeit. Die erzählte Geschichte vollzieht sich in der Zeit; der Akt des Erzählens hat einen Zeitpunkt, an dem er stattfindet; und der Erzählakt sowie der... more...

  • On the Origin of Superheroesby Chris Gavaler

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Most readers think that superheroes began with Superman’s appearance in Action Comics No. 1, but that Kryptonian rocket didn’t just drop out of the sky. By the time Superman’s creators were born, the superhero’s most defining elements—secret identities, aliases, disguises, signature symbols, traumatic origin stories, extraordinary powers, self-sacrificing... more...

  • Fit to Printby Margaret Simons

    University of NSW Press 1999; US$ 7.45

    Margaret Simons went to Canberra to subject the journalists to a journalist's eye. The result is a penetrating and personal story about a world both extraordinary and ordinary, where the barriers between the personal and the political shift and blur.. 'In both its form and content, this book is a call for a reinvigoration of journalism. It is at... more...

  • Ethical Issues in Journalism and the Mediaby Andrew Belsey; Ruth Chadwick

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95

    This book examines the ethical concepts which lie at the heart of journalism, including freedom, democracy, truth, objectivity, honesty and privacy. The common concern of the authors is to promote ethical conduct in the practice of journalism, as well as the quality of the information that readers and audience receive from the media. more...

  • News Flashby Bonnie Anderson

    Wiley 2004; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.50

    While talking heads debate the media's alleged conservative or liberal bias, award-winning journalist Bonnie Anderson knows that the problem with television news isn't about the Left versus the Right--it's all about the money. From illegal hiring practices to ethnocentric coverage to political cheerleading, News Flash exposes how American broadcast... more...

  • The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage, 5th Editionby Allan M. Siegal; William Connolly

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 18.00

    The premier source for journalists, now revised and updated for 2015. Does the White House tweet? Or does the White House post on Twitter? Can "text" be a verb and also a noun? When should you link? For anyone who writes--short stories or business plans, book reports or news articles--knotty choices of spelling, grammar, punctuation and meaning... more...