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  • Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Libraryby Wayne A. Wiegand

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Despite dire predictions in the late twentieth century that public libraries would not survive the turn of the millennium, their numbers have only increased. Two of three Americans frequent a public library at least once a year, and nearly that many are registered borrowers. Although library authorities have argued that the public library functions... more...

  • Why Has Development Neglected Rural Women?by Nici Nelson

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 31.95

    Why Has Development Neglected Rural Women?: A Review of the South Asian Literature reviews literatures about the role of women in rural development in South Asia. The book details the concept of development and the importance of considering the role of women in development. Next, the selection discusses the extant literature on women's roles in rural... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Blake Criticismby Joseph P. Natoli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1982 this book provides a bibliography of commentary, criticism, and scholarship on the works of William Blake. It covers the period from Northrop Frye?s Fearful Symmetry in 1947 to 1980. The criticism is organised according to eleven classifications in order to help direct the research of students and scholars and each chapter... more...

  • The Book in Africaby Caroline Davis; David Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This volume presents new research and critical debates in African book history, and brings together a range of disciplinary perspectives by leading scholars in the subject. It includes case studies from across Africa, ranging from third-century manuscript traditions to twenty-first century internet communications. more...

  • Graham Greeneby Robert H. Miller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    English novelist, short-story writer, playwright and journalist, Graham Greene was one of the most widely read novelist of the 20th-century, a superb storyteller. Adventure and suspense are constant elements in his novels and many of his books have been made into successful films. Although Greene was nominated several times as a candidate for the... more...

  • Appalachian Womenby Sidney Saylor Farr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Appalachian women have been the subject of song, story, and report for nearly two centuries. Now for the first time a fully annotated bibliography makes accessible this large body of literature. Works covered include novels, short stories, magazine articles, manuscripts, dissertations, surveys, and oral history tapes -- altogether over 1,200 items.... more...

  • Philo von Alexandrienby Otto Kaiser

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 70.96

    Philo von Alexandrien nimmt eine Schlüsselstellung in der hellenistischen Geistesgeschichte ein, weil er der erste mittelplatonische Denker gewesen ist, dessen Schriften zum größten Teil überliefert sind. Seine Schriften sind darüber hinaus eine unentbehrliche Quelle für die hellenistische und stoische Philosophie, deren Werke nicht erhalten sind.... more...

  • Mikhail Bakhtinby Alastair Renfrew

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Mikhail Bakhtin was one of the twentieth century?s most influential literary theorists. This accessible introduction to his thought begins with the questions ?Why Bakhtin?? and ?Who was Bakhtin??, before dealing in detail with his ideas on authorship and subjecthood, language, dialogism, heteroglossia and the novel, the chronotope, and the carnivalesque.... more...

  • The Critical Reception of Charles Dickens, 1833-1841 (Routledge Revivals)by Kathryn Chittick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This bibliography, first published in 1989, brings together a number of reviews of the early Dickens which appeared in contemporary magazines, newspapers, and quarterlies during the eight years between 1833 and 1841. The chronological arrangement of reviews, both of Dickens and others, forms the core of this study. This book is perfect for those studying... more...

  • After the Bookby George Stachokas

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 80.00

    Libraries and librarians have been defined by the book throughout modern history. What happens when society increasingly lets print go in favour of storing, retrieving and manipulating electronic information? What happens after the book? After the Book explores how the academic library of the 21st Century is first and foremost a provider of electronic... more...