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  • Who's Afraid of Jane Austen? How to Really Talk About Books You Haven't Readby Henry Hitchings

    John Murray 2012; Not Available

    Ever wondered how some people seem to have an opinion on every book ever published? Nowadays, there are so many books: how can anyone be well read anymore? Well, help is at hand. Let Henry Hitchings educate you in the invaluable skill of literary bluffing in this survivor's guide to talking about books you haven't read. With tips on how to bluff... more...

  • Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert 38/1by Carsten Zelle

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 13.34

    »Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert« wurde 1977 als Mitteilungsblatt der »Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts« gegründet und seit 1987 zur wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift der deutschen Dixhuitièmisten ausgebaut.   Biographische Informationen Carsten Zelle ist Professor für Neugermanistik an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.... more...

  • Abbrücheby Jörg Albrecht

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 38.14

    Spätestens seit Tristram Shandy nutzen viele Autoren den Abbruch als Stilmittel. Er macht blitzartig die Grenzen des Textes, seine Mittel und Entstehungsbedingungen sichtbar und hinterfragt sie: Könnten die Geschichten auch anders erzählt werden, die Subjekte anders handeln? Man will seine Geschichte erzählen und scheitert daran, aber in diesem Scheitern... more...

  • On Difficultyby George Steiner

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    A distinguished collection of essays on language, literature, and philosophy from acclaimed scholar and critic George Steiner On Difficulty is as provocative and relevant today as when its essays were first published. Ranging from critical topics such as the understanding of language to the meaning of meaning, inward speech to the relationship... more...

  • What to Read (and Not)by Tom LeClair

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    These essays and reviews are mostly about literary fiction published in the last ten years and are written from the perspective of a fan of the McElroy/Coover/DeLillo axis or, more recently, the Powers/Vollmann/Wallace axis. The review-essays include pieces on all of the National Book Award fiction finalists of the last five years. Reviews selected... more...

  • Invisible Formsby Kevin Jackson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Dedications, Titles, Epigraphs, Footnotes, Prefaces, Afterwords, Indexes... These and other "invisible" literary necessities form the skeletons of many a book, yet these unacknowledged and unexamined forms abound in wisdom, curiosities, or eccentricities. With both erudition and wit, and drawing on examples from every part of literature's history,... more...

  • Pop Poeticsby Andy Fitch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Pop artists often get praised or criticized for their use of commercial imagery, and yet their contributions?particularly to literature?are generally ignored in preference to a focus on precisely this sort of ?lowbrow? iconography. more...

  • Table Talkby Wendy Lesser; Jennifer Zahrt; Mimi Chubb

    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...

  • LARB Digital Edition: Memoirby Dinah Lenney

    Los Angeles Review of Books 2014; US$ 2.99

    The LARB Digital Edition Memoir epub is a selection of feature articles from the Los Angeles Review of Books's memoir and creative nonfiction section, personally curated by Creative Nonfiction editor Dinah Lenney. more...

  • LARB Digital Edition: Comicsby Anne Elizabeth Moore

    Los Angeles Review of Books 2014; US$ 2.99

    The LARB Digital Edition Comics epub is a selection of feature articles from the Los Angeles Review of Books's Comics section, personally curated by Comics editor Anne Elizabeth Moore. more...