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  • Poeticsby Anthony Kenny

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?'Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, from it stems much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama,... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World Warby Santanu Das

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    Offers a major re-examination of the poetry of the First World War at the start of the war's centennial commemoration. more...

  • The Outlandish Companionby Diana Gabaldon

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captured the hearts of millions with her critically acclaimed novels, Outlander . Dragonfly In Amber , Voyager , and Drums Of Autumn . From the moment Claire Randall accidentally steps through a magical stone that transports her back in time more than 200 years to 1743, and into the arms of... more...

  • Boy, Snow, Birdby Helen Oyeyemi

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 12.72

    The fifth novel from award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi, who was named in 2013 as one of Granta 's best of young British novelists. A retelling of the Snow White myth, Boy, Snow, Bird is a deeply moving novel about three women and an unbreakable bond. more...

  • Heller's Catch-22by C. A. Peek

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Catch-22 takes you into this unforgettable novel that is full of satire, exaggeration, grotesque and comic caricatures, and telling allusions. Heller’s main characters are two Jewish boys... more...

  • The Monkey and the Monkby Anthony C. Yu

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The Journey to the West reinvigorated one of Chinese literature’s most beloved classics for English-speaking audiences when it first appeared thirty years ago. Yu’s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk , finally distills the epic novel’s most exciting... more...

  • Little League Confidentialby Bill Geist

    Scribner 2010; US$ 18.00

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • The Ode Less Travelledby Stephen Fry

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.27

    Stephen Fry's The Ode Less Travelled provides us with a witty and entertaining guide to the mysteries of writing poetry.. Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that Anything Goes. Stephen, who has long... more...

  • Invitation To The Danceby Hilary Spurling

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.23

    A unique reference book for all fans of Anthony Powell's 12-volume novel, A Dance to the Music Time, which has become a literary landmark of twentieth-century writing. More than a simple glossary, Invitation to the Dance contains extensive Character, Book, Painting and Place indices, creating a magnificent database of Powell's imagination and England's... more...

  • Poeticsby Aristotle

    Penguin Books Ltd 1996; Not Available

    A penetrating account of Greek tragedy, it demonstrates how the elements of plot, character and spectacle combine to produce 'pity and fear' - and why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. It introduces the crucial concepts of mimesis ('imitation'), hamartia ('error') and katharsis, which have informed serious thinking about drama... more...