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  • Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome: The Perspective of Institutional Accreditationby Laura Saunders

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    This nationwide analysis documents how institutions of higher education are responding to demands for accountability and transparency by implementing and assessing learning goals for information literacy. more...

  • The Western Lit Survival Kitby Sandra Newman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    There they sit, the great tomes of classical literature, taunting you with their length and difficulty, as you ask: which books are the most important and why - and what's actually any good? Why does most writing about the classics have words like 'seminal' or 'oeuvre' in it? What does postmodernism mean? Can I get away with just reading the introduction?... more...

  • Odd Jobsby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    To complement his work as a fiction writer, John Updike accepted any number of odd jobs?book reviews and introductions, speeches and tributes, a ?few paragraphs? on baseball or beauty or Borges?and saw each as ?an opportunity to learn something, or to extract from within some unsuspected wisdom.? In this, his largest collection of assorted prose, he... more...

  • Reading the Romanceby Janice A. Radway

    The University of North Carolina Press 1991; US$ 25.99

    Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature more...

  • History of the Book in Americaby Hugh Amory; David D. Hall

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 42.00

    Volume 1, The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. Three major themes run through the volume: the persisting connections between the book trade in the Old World and the New, evidenced in modes of intellectual and cultural... more...

  • From Cover to Coverby Kathleen T. Horning

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    The revised edition of From Cover to Cover offers a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children's literature today and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read. A brief, updated introduction explains how children's books... more...

  • Tolstoy and the Purple Chairby Nina Sankovitch

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    ?NinaSankovitch has crafted a dazzling memoir that remindsus of the most primal function of literature-to heal, to nurture and to connectus to our truest selves." ?Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us Catalyzedby the loss of her sister, a mother of four spends one year savoring a greatbook every day, from Thomas Pynchon to Nora Ephron... more...

  • Reading for the Plotby Peter Brooks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life. more...

  • Dive Deeperby George Cotkin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99

    Herman Melville's epic tale of obsession has all the ingredients of a first rate drama--fascinating characters in solitude and society, battles between good and evil, a thrilling chase to the death--and yet its allusions, digressions, and sheer scope can prove daunting to even the most intrepid reader. George Cotkin's Dive Deeper provides both... more...

  • Through the Windowby Julian Barnes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain?s greatest writers: a brilliant collection of essays on the books and authors that have meant the most to him throughout his illustrious career.   In these seventeen essays (plus a short story and a special preface, ?A Life with Books?), Julian Barnes examines the... more...