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  • Reading Across Worldsby James Procter; Bethan Benwell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Combining sustained empirical analysis of reading group conversations with four case studies of classic and contemporary novels: Things Fall Apart , White Teeth , Brick Lane and Small Island , this book pursues what can be gained through a comparative approach to reading and readerships. 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...

  • How to Write a Sentenceby Stanley Fish

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    ?Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.?  ?Roy Blount Jr.   ?Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.? ? Booklist Outspoken New York Times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration... more...

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professorby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey?. Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface?a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character?and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary... more...

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revisedby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide?a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts?that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are... more...

  • Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert 38/1by Carsten Zelle

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 13.06

    »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$ 37.34

    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...

  • The Dark-Hunter Companionby Sherrilyn Kenyon; Alethea Kontis

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    Consider this handbook your education.  Hunter 101.  And don't go thinking you got off easy just because there's not a pop quiz at the end.  This is the good stuff. The real deal.  In here you'll find out all there is to know about being a Dark-Hunter.   Now for the disclaimer: This book is mutable. It goes with the wind.  It changes more often than... more...

  • Ex Librisby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 9.27

    Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least... more...

  • How to Read a Novelistby John Freeman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 9.99

    The novel is alive and well, thank you very much For the last fifteen years, whenever a novel was published, John Freeman was there to greet it. As a critic for more than two hundred newspapers worldwide, the onetime president of the National Book Critics Circle, and the former editor of Granta , he has reviewed thousands of books and interviewed... more...