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- McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 30.99
Fourteen brilliant new reviews from the author of A Love of Reading . Passionate, thought provoking, and witty. A Love of Reading, the Second Collection contains 14 new reviews of modern classics from a discriminating, highly entertaining, and prodigiously well-read guide. In a stimulating selection, ranging from Margaret Atwood?s Alias Grace... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99
This edifying book analyzes the most memorable classics of English Literature in a befitting and gracious manner. Fitch studies and discusses several celebrated authors and their brilliant masterpieces in a manner that is guaranteed to arouse any readers interest in them. A fascinating treasure trove of information! more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99
Practice Extended helps general readers navigate the intricacies of legal language and thought, strengthening their grasp on law?s relationship to society and culture. The book details how judicial opinions are written, how legal thought and philosophy inform ideas, and how best to appreciate a courtroom novel. With chapters on immigration, eloquence,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
A collection of essays that offer a methodological framework for the history of reading. Focusing on a specific historical moment, it gathers statistics about such issues as literacy rates, library subscriptions, publication and sales figures, and print runs to answer questions about what was being read and by whom in a particular place and time. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
The twelve essays in this edited collection examine the experience of reading, from the late medieval period to the twentieth century. Central to the theme of the book is the role of materiality: how the physical object ? book, manuscript, libretto ? affects the experience of the person reading it. more...
- NYU Press 2016; US$ 21.00
Narrative informs everything we think, do, plan, remember, and imagine. We tell stories and we listen to stories, gauging their ?well-formedness? within a couple of years of learning to walk and talk. Some argue that the capacity to understand narrative is innate to our species; others claim that while that might be so, the invention of writing then... more...
- Counterpoint 2008; US$ 14.95
Mikita Brottman wonders, just why is reading so great? It?s a solitary practice, one that takes away from time that could be spent developing important social networking skills. Reading?s not required for health, happiness, or a loving family. And, if reading is so important, why are catchy slogans like "Reading Changes Lives" and "Champions Read"... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 28.00
Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud. Table Talk is a salon attended by your smartest friends and by all of the wittiest people they know. Table Talk is a collection of brief but critically acclaimed, half serious/half tongue-in-cheek pieces that borrow the format of The New Yorker?s “Talk of the... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
As the creator of one of the most beloved fictional characters of all time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had a fair amount of credibility when it came to literary matters. In this volume, Conan Doyle presents his views of literature and the pleasures of reading, and even offers some suggestions and recommendations from among his own favorites. more...