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- Random House 2012; US$ 14.09
On leaving school or university, you feel pretty pleased with yourself. You've learnt a lot, your'e well-read and you know a whole bunch of obscure facts guaranteed at some point to appear in the questions on Mastermind or University Challenge. Then you get a job, and ten years later youre more eloquent and eager to argue about Britney and Big Brother... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 29.95
By the end of the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson was well on his way to becoming the ?Wisest American? and the ?Sage of Concord,? a literary celebrity and a national icon. With that fame came what Robert Habich describes as a blandly sanctified version of Emerson held widely by the reading public. Building Their Own Waldos sets out to understand... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 60.00
Stakeholders in higher education across the country?including students, parents, research and policy organizations, and government agencies?are demanding greater accountability and transparency from institutions in how they are promoting quality and improvement in colleges and universities. Indeed, as the cost of tuition rises, colleges and universities... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 14.99
?Leto is as funny as she is well-read; a delight for bibliophiles and wannabes alike.? ?Wylie Overstreet, author of The History of the World According to Facebook Lauren Leto, humor blogger and co-author of Texts from Last Night , now offers a fascinating field guide to the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. Judging a Book by Its Lover ... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00
To complement his work as a fiction writer, John Updike accepted any number of odd jobs?book reviews and introductions, speeches and tributes, a ?few paragraphs? on baseball or beauty or Borges?and saw each as ?an opportunity to learn something, or to extract from within some unsuspected wisdom.? In this, his largest collection of assorted prose, he... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 23.98
There they sit, the great tomes of classical literature, taunting you with their length and difficulty, as you ask: which books are the most important and why - and what's actually any good? Why does most writing about the classics have words like 'seminal' or 'oeuvre' in it? What does postmodernism mean? Can I get away with just reading the introduction?... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2000; US$ 9.99
"I found Ellie's voice quite unexpectedly, as I drove back from the tip one Saturday afternoon. I was in an old Landrover, just 500 metres from home, and suddenly I could hear Ellie talking... " In his fiction John Marsden explores the lives of the guilty, the inarticulate, the crazy, the brave and the resourceful. Read about his ideas and his experiences... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95
A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life. more...