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  • Joseph Conrad and the Readerby Amar Acheraļou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Joseph Conrad and the Reader is the first book fully devoted to Conrad's relation to the reader, visual theory and authorship. This challenging study proposes new approaches to modern literary criticism and deftly examines the limits of deconstructionist theories, introducing groundbreaking new theoretical concepts of reading and reception. more...

  • Alternative Paradigms of Literary Realismby Don Adams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Using the traditional genres of allegory, pastoral, and parable, this book develops alternative paradigms of literary realism with which to reexamine a group of crucial but marginalized 20th century writers who have been misread as conventional mimetic realists. more...

  • The Books They Gave Meby Jen Adams

    Atria Books 2012; US$ 19.99

    THE GIFT OF A BOOK BECOMES PART OF THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as ?This made me think of you,? but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. The Books They Gave Me is a mixtape of stories behind books given and received. Some of the stories are poignant, some snarky, some romantic, some disastrous?but... more...

  • The Books They Gave Meby Jen Adams

    Atria Books 2012; Not Available

    THE GIFT OF A BOOK BECOMES PART OF THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as ?This made me think of you,? but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. The Books They Gave Me is a mixtape of stories behind books given and received. Some of the stories are poignant, some snarky, some romantic, some disastrous?but... more...

  • The Books They Gave Meby Jen Adams

    Atria Books 2012; Not Available

    THE GIFT OF A BOOK BECOMES PART OF THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as ?This made me think of you,? but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. The Books They Gave Me is a mixtape of stories behind books given and received. Some of the stories are poignant, some snarky, some romantic, some disastrous?but... more...

  • A Love of Reading, The Second Collectionby Robert Adams

    McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 30.99

    Fourteen brilliant new reviews from the author of A Love of Reading . Passionate, thought provoking, and witty. A Love of Reading, the Second Collection contains 14 new reviews of modern classics from a discriminating, highly entertaining, and prodigiously well-read guide. In a stimulating selection, ranging from Margaret Atwood?s Alias Grace... more...

  • A Love of Readingby Robert Adams

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 16.95

    Every year, Robert Adams prepares a series of five reviews of contemporary novels, to be delivered alone on a theatre stage to sold-out audiences in Toronto and Montreal. In A Love of Reading Adams has now gathered 18 of his most brilliant reviews, from Jack Maggs by Peter Carey and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, to A Fine Balance... more...

  • How to Read a Bookby Mortimer J. Adler; Charles Van Doren

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 16.99

    With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to... more...

  • How to Read a Bookby Mortimer J. Adler; Charles Van Doren

    Touchstone 2011; Not Available

    With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to... more...

  • How to Read a Bookby Mortimer J. Adler; Charles Van Doren

    Touchstone 2011; Not Available

    With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to... more...