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  • Information Literacy Programsby Patricia Durisin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Explore the vital links between technology and lifelong learning! Get the real-life perspective of professionals at the intersection of old ways and new technology in this book written by and for librarians. Information Literacy Programs: Successes and Challenges provides you with the different viewpoints of librarians who have taken varying paths... more...

  • The Artist As Criticby Richard Ellmann; Oscar Wilde

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Oscar Wilde, although most commonly known as a playright, was also a critic. The Artist as Critic is a wide selection of Wilde's book reviews as well as famous longer works such as "The Portrait of Mr. W.H.," "The Soul Man under Socialism," and the four essays which make up Intentions . more...

  • Fabricating Livesby Herbert Leibowitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    How does the autobiographer want us to perceive him? How do we penetrate the memoirist?s strategies and subterfuges?sometimes conscious, usually?brilliant?and discover the real person screened behind them?   In this fresh and provocative approach to the reading of autobiography, Herbert Leibowitz explores the self-portraits of eight Americans whose... more...

  • Roth Unboundby Claudia Roth Pierpont

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 16.99

    A critical evaluation of Philip Roth?the first of its kind?that takes on the man, the myth, and the work Philip Roth is one of the most renowned writers of our time. From his debut, Goodbye, Columbus , which won the National Book Award in 1960, and the explosion of Portnoy's Complaint in 1969 to his haunting reimagining of Anne Frank's story... more...

  • The Novel Cureby Ella Berthoud; Susan Elderkin

    Canongate Books 2013; US$ 12.49

    'Witty, engaging and informative. The sort of book you choose for a friend and end up wanting to keep' RACHEL JOYCE'Ideal for anyone who has ever wondered what on earth to read next' S J WATSON'Brilliant . . . a perfect gift' VogueThis is a medical handbook, with a difference. Whether you have a stubbed toe or a severe case of the blues, within... more...

  • Why I Readby Wendy Lesser

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 15.99

    "Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America's most significant cultural critics," writes Stephen Greenblatt. In Why I Read , Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing one of the most distinguished literary magazines in the country, The Threepenny Review , to describe... more...

  • Jorge el curioso va a la biblioteca/Curious George Visits the Library (Read-aloud)by H. A. Rey

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 3.99

    George is lucky to arrive at the library just in time for story hour. But it?s not easy for a little monkey to sit still too long. From selecting books to getting his very own library card, George?s day at the library makes reading fun. more...

  • John Updike: A Critical Biographyby Bob Batchelor

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    Widely considered "America's Man of Letters," John Updike is a prolific novelist and critic with an unprecedented range of work across more than 50 years. No author has ever written from the variety of vantages or spanned topics like Updike did. Despite being widely recognized as one of the nation's literary greats, scholars have largely ignored Updike's... more...

  • The Plausible Worldby Bertrand Westphal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    In The Plausible World , the intersections of literature and cartography enable readers to understand that place is anything but purely geographic: a plausible world is created as a strategy to fill the void. Innovative in his approach, Westphal challenges the view that perceptions and representations of space are stable or straightforward. more...

  • The Unexpected Professorby John Carey

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.12

    Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in The Intellectuals and the Masses and What Good Are the Arts?, John Carey describes in this warm and funny memoir the events that formed him - an escape from the London blitz to an idyllic rural village, army service in Egypt, an open scholarship to Oxford and an academic career that... more...