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  • Literary Yarnsby Cindy Wang

    Quirk Books 2017; US$ 14.99

    Crochet adorable  amigurumi  figures inspired by classic literature.    Featuring 22 crocheted dolls drawn from 16 beloved novels and plays, this easy-to-follow craft book is perfect for bibliophiles and crafters of all skill levels. Literature lovers can decorate bookshelves, proclaim a love of reading, and show off crafting skills with adorable ... more...

  • My Life with Bobby Pamela Paul

    Henry Holt and Co. 2017; US$ 18.90

    Imagine keeping a record of every book you?ve ever read. What would this reading trajectory say about you? With passion, humor, and insight, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years ? carried throughout high school and college,... more...

  • The Sublimeby Philip Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 26.95

    Related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists and has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. In this thoroughly updated edition, Philip Shaw looks at: Early modern and post-Romantic conceptions of the sublime... more...

  • Gun in Cheekby Bill Pronzini; Ed McBain

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 9.95

    "This is fabulously funny stuff." ? John D. MacDonald. Good-natured and witty, this expert compilation samples the best of the worst in 20th-century mystery writing. Introduction by Ed McBain. more...

  • Literary Agents in the Transatlantic Book Tradeby Cécile Cottenet

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    By way of a case study of one of the oldest French book agencies, Agence Hoffman, this book analyzes the role played by French literary agents in the importation of US fiction and literature into France in the years following World War II. It sheds light on the material conditions of the circulation of texts across the Atlantic between 1944 and 1955,... more...

  • Balderdash!by Michelle Markel; Nancy Carpenter

    Chronicle Books LLC 2017; US$ 10.99

    This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books?John Newbery himself. While most children's books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules, John Newbery imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories, science, and games. He believed that every book should be made for the... more...

  • A Little Book on Formby Robert Hass

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 17.99

    An acute and deeply insightful book of essays exploring poetic form and the role of instinct and imagination within form?from former poet laureate, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Robert Hass. Robert Hass?former poet laureate, winner of the National Book Award, and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize?illuminates the formal impulses... more...

  • More Alive and Less Lonelyby Jonathan Lethem

    Melville House 2017; US$ 19.99

    From the award-winning author of  Motherless Brooklyn  and  The Ecstasy of Influence  comes a new collection of essays that celebrates a life spent in books More Alive and Less Lonely collects over a decade of Jonathan Lethem?s finest writing on writing, with new and previously unpublished material, including: impassioned appreciations of forgotten... more...

  • Making Canada Newby Dean Irvine; Vanessa Lent; Bart A. Vautour

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    An examination of the connections between modernist writers and editorial activities , Making Canada New draws links among new and old media, collaborative labour, emergent scholars and scholarships, and digital modernisms. more...

  • A-Z Great Modern Writersby Andy Tuohy; Caroline Taggart

    Octopus 2017; US$ 18.99

    Artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy turns his hand to the world of modern literature in this new instalment of the A-Z series. Rendered in his distinctive style, this new book features portraits of 52 key modern writers significant for their contribution to literature, with a whole host of names from across the world including Simone de Beauvoir,... more...