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  • Brave New Wordsby Jeff Prucher

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It's a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed... more...

  • The Western Lit Survival Kitby Sandra Newman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    A side-splitting tour that makes it a blast to read the Western literary canon, from the ancient Greeks to the Modernists. To many, the Great Books evoke angst: the complicated Renaissance dramas we bluffed our way through in college, the dusty Everyman's Library editions that look classy on the shelf but make us feel guilty because they've... more...

  • Reading for My Lifeby John Leonard; E. L. Doctorow

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Right up until his death in 2008, John Leonard was a lion in American letters. A passionate, erudite, and wide-ranging critic, he helped shape the landscape of modern literature. He reviewed the most celebrated writers of his age?from Kurt Vonnegut and Joan Didion to Toni Morrison and Thomas Pynchon. He championed Morrison?s work so ardently that she... more...

  • The History of Reading, Volume 1by Dr Shafquat Towheed; W.R. Owens

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Bringing together research from a variety of countries and periods, this volume introduces readers to the diverse approaches used to recover the evidence of reading through history in different societies, and asks whether reading practices are always conditioned by specific local circumstances or whether broader patterns might emerge. more...

  • 120 Banned Booksby Nicholas J Karolides

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    Throughout history, nations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Although the literary merit of the majority of these books has been proven time and time again, censorship efforts are still in place today. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud,... more...

  • Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspaceby DeNel Rehberg Sedo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Reading is both a social process and a social formation, as this book illustrates across centuries and cultural contexts. Highlighting links evident in reading communities from literary salons to online environments, each essay reflects the rich repertoire of research methods available to reading scholars. more...

  • The Reading Group Insiderby The eBook Insider

    Random House 2011; US$ 0.00

    The Reading Group Insider is a valuable resource for everything you need to know about reading groups. If you are looking for ideas to enhance your current group's experiences, interested in joining a reading group, or starting one of your own, the suggestions within The Reading Group Insider will get you started on the right path. This is the place... more...

  • READ THIS NEXTby Sandra Newman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.98

    In 2009 it was How NOT to Write a Novel ('A hilarious, wickedly observed and deeply useful guide' Observer ). In 2010 it's READ THIS NEXT - Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark have written the perfect book for anyone who has ever struggled to choose what to read next. But this is far more than a guide for book groups. Covering 600 books... more...

  • The Shakespeare Warsby Ron Rosenbaum

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    ?David Remnick In The Shakespeare Wars , Ron Rosenbaum gives readers an unforgettable way of rethinking the greatest works of the human imagination. As he did in his groundbreaking Explaining Hitler, he shakes up much that we thought we understood about a vital subject and renews our sense of excitement and urgency. He gives us a Shakespeare book... more...

  • Postcolonial Spacesby Andrew Teverson; Sara Upstone

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    With essays from a range of geographies and bringing together influential scholars across a range of disciplines, this book focuses on the role of space in the study of the politics of contemporary postcolonial experience, engaging with the spectrum of postcolonial spatialities which play a significant role in defining global postcolonial culture. more...