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- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99
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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 26.95
?Great art discovers for us who we are,? writes eminent literature professor and critic Arnold Weinstein in this magisterial new book about how we can better uncover and understand our own stories by reading five major modern writers. Professor Weinstein, author of the highly acclaimed A Scream Goes Through the House, has spent a lifetime guiding students... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
?It?s not that I don?t like people,? writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I?m Reading . ?It?s just that there always comes a moment when I?m in the company of others?even my nearest and dearest?when I?d rather be reading a book.? In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which books and authors have shaped her own life?from... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
Of all the literary forms, the novel is arguably the most discussed . . . and fretted over. From Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote to the works of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and today's masters, the novel has grown with and adapted to changing societies and technologies, mixing tradition and innovation in every age throughout... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95
E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March . Now here are Doctorow?s rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In Creationists , Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to the cosmic (Genesis... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
Little did Louis L'Amour realize back in 1960 when he published The Daybreakers , a novel about two brothers who came west after the Civil War, that he had begun creating what would become perhaps North America's most widely followed literary family: the Sacketts. The stories of ten generations of Sackett men and women as they forged westward... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
Wake up to a perfect breakfast with Mrs. Dalby?s Buttermilk Scones, courtesy of James Herriot?s All Things Bright and Beautiful and Ichabod?s Slapjacks, as featured in Washington Irving?s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow . There?s homey comfort food like Connie May's Tomato Pie, created with and inspired by Connie May Fowler (Remembering Blue) ; Thanksgiving... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.95
The first rule of biography, wrote Justin Kaplan: ?Shoot the widow.? In her new book, Meryle Secrest, acclaimed biographer (?Knowing, sympathetic and entertainingly droll?? The New York Times ), writes about her comic triumphs and misadventures as a biographer in search of her nine celebrated subjects, about how the hunt for a ?life? is like working... more...