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- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00
How to Write Like Tolstoy is a thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world?s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King. ?I have tried, as far as possible using the words of the authors themselves, to explain their craft, aiming to take readers on a journey into the concerns, techniques, tricks, flaws, and, occasionally,... more...
- John Cabot University Press 2016; US$ 59.99
In this book Giacomo Marramao focuses on the work of two great Central European writers, Elias Canetti and Herta Müller, each of whom, in different periods and contexts, offered a philosophical genealogy of forms of domination and a radical diagnosis of power, command and law. This book explores the issue of power from a philosophical literary perspective.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 26.99
"Not since George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life has someone so lifted the spirits of an entire community. That the 'someone' in this case is, in fact, two library cats makes this true tale of the love of literature combined with a fondness for nose licking all the more magical. This book, like a purring kitten who may also be a genie, should be... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2016; Not Available
From Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Shelley's Frankenstein , The Literature Book documents the greatest literature ever written. Featuring over 100 best-selling books, plays and poetry from all over the world, including Latin American and African fiction, The Literature Book encompasses celebrated masterpieces from the most renowned authors... more...
- University of California Press 2016; US$ 24.95
Hellboy, Mike Mignola?s famed comic book demon hunter, wanders through a haunting and horrific world steeped in the history of weird fictions and wide-ranging folklores. Hellboy's World shows how our engagement with Hellboy's world is a highly aestheticized encounter with comics and their materiality. Scott Bukatman?s dynamic study explores how comics... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99
Practice Extended helps general readers navigate the intricacies of legal language and thought, strengthening their grasp on law?s relationship to society and culture. The book details how judicial opinions are written, how legal thought and philosophy inform ideas, and how best to appreciate a courtroom novel. With chapters on immigration, eloquence,... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 30.99
A bestselling author and distinguished critic goes back to high school to find out whether books can shape lives It's no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don't read seriously-they associate sustained reading with duty or work, not with pleasure. This indifference has become a... more...
- NYU Press 2016; US$ 21.00
Narrative informs everything we think, do, plan, remember, and imagine. We tell stories and we listen to stories, gauging their ?well-formedness? within a couple of years of learning to walk and talk. Some argue that the capacity to understand narrative is innate to our species; others claim that while that might be so, the invention of writing then... more...