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  • Reading and Mapping Hardy's Roadsby Scott Rode

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book examines Thomas Hardy's representations of the road and the ways the archaeological and historical record of roads inform his work. Through an analysis of the uneven and often competing road signs found within three of his major novels - The Return of the Native, Tess of the D'Urbervilles , and Jude the Obscure - and by mapping the road... more...

  • The Year of Reading Dangerouslyby Andy Miller

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    An editor and writer's vivaciously entertaining, and often moving, chronicle of his year-long adventure with fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones)?a true story about reading that reminds us why we should all make time in our lives for books. Nearing his fortieth birthday, author and critic Andy Miller realized he's not nearly as well read... more...

  • The Sea-God's Herbby John Domini

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    A witty and sophisticated examination of nontraditional storytelling in contemporary art and literature. The Sea-God's Herb contains reviews and essays on some of the most interesting authors and artists of the last forty years. From William Gass and Thomas Pynchon to Brian Evenson and Steve Erickson, John Domini takes readers beyond that which... more...

  • Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital Worldby Naomi S. Baron

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    People have been reading on computer screens for several decades now, predating popularization of personal computers and widespread use of the internet. But it was the rise of eReaders and tablets that caused digital reading to explode. In 2007, Amazon introduced its first Kindle. Three years later, Apple debuted the iPad. Meanwhile, as mobile phone... more...

  • Where Have You Been?by Michael Hofmann

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 35.99

    An adventure with a roving genius of literary criticism Michael Hofmann?poet, translator, and intellectual vagabond?has established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. Safely nestled between the covers of Where Have You Been? , he offers a hand to guide us and an encouraging whisper in our ear, leading us on a trip... more...

  • Teaching Adaptationsby Deborah Cartmell; Imelda Whelehan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 32.00

    Teaching Adaptations addresses the challenges and appeal of teaching popular fiction and culture, video games and new media content, which serve to enrich the curriculum, as well as exploit the changing methods by which English students read and consume literary and screen texts. more...

  • Teaching Adaptationsby Deborah Cartmell; Imelda Whelehan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 32.00

    Teaching Adaptations addresses the challenges and appeal of teaching popular fiction and culture, video games and new media content, which serve to enrich the curriculum, as well as exploit the changing methods by which English students read and consume literary and screen texts. more...

  • Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novelsby Ian Hague; Carolene Ayaka

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don?t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity... more...

  • Food and the Literary Imaginationby Jayne Elisabeth Archer; Richard Marggraf Turley; Howard Thomas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Food and the Literary Imagination explores ways in which the food chain and anxieties about its corruption and disruption are represented in poetry, theatre and the novel. The book relates its findings to contemporary concerns about food security. more...

  • Food and the Literary Imaginationby Jayne Elisabeth Archer; Richard Marggraf Turley; Howard Thomas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Food and the Literary Imagination explores ways in which the food chain and anxieties about its corruption and disruption are represented in poetry, theatre and the novel. The book relates its findings to contemporary concerns about food security. more...