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- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.24
In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids , New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 17.00
A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain?s writing of America?s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn : ?A boldly revisionist reading of Twain?s Huckleberry Finn ?Twain?s masterpiece emerges as a compelling depiction of nineteenth-century troubles still all too familiar in the twenty-first century? ( Booklist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95
The popular yet complex work of Joseph Conrad has attracted much critical attention over the years, from the perspectives of postcolonial, modernist, cultural and gender studies. This guide to his compelling work presents: an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Conrad?s texts, from publication to the present ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
Explore the vital links between technology and lifelong learning! Get the real-life perspective of professionals at the intersection of old ways and new technology in this book written by and for librarians. Information Literacy Programs: Successes and Challenges provides you with the different viewpoints of librarians who have taken varying paths... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99
How does the autobiographer want us to perceive him? How do we penetrate the memoirist?s strategies and subterfuges?sometimes conscious, usually?brilliant?and discover the real person screened behind them? In this fresh and provocative approach to the reading of autobiography, Herbert Leibowitz explores the self-portraits of eight Americans whose... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 16.99
A critical evaluation of Philip Roth?the first of its kind?that takes on the man, the myth, and the work Philip Roth is one of the most renowned writers of our time. From his debut, Goodbye, Columbus , which won the National Book Award in 1960, and the explosion of Portnoy's Complaint in 1969 to his haunting reimagining of Anne Frank's story... more...
- Canongate Books 2013; US$ 12.49
'Witty, engaging and informative. The sort of book you choose for a friend and end up wanting to keep' RACHEL JOYCE'Ideal for anyone who has ever wondered what on earth to read next' S J WATSON'Brilliant . . . a perfect gift' VogueThis is a medical handbook, with a difference. Whether you have a stubbed toe or a severe case of the blues, within... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 15.99
"Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America's most significant cultural critics," writes Stephen Greenblatt. In Why I Read , Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing one of the most distinguished literary magazines in the country, The Threepenny Review , to describe... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 3.99
George is lucky to arrive at the library just in time for story hour. But it?s not easy for a little monkey to sit still too long. From selecting books to getting his very own library card, George?s day at the library makes reading fun. more...