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- 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...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.24
?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...
- 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...
- 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$ 21.14
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...
- Huron Street Press 2012; US$ 9.99
This authoritative guide?with a core focus on reading readiness and helping position children to succeed in school?offers more than 300 age-appropriate and subject-specific book selections from librarians for reading time with children. From board and picture books to hot new books, these recommendations reflect family, community, play, and the environment.... more...