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- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99
What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture and society in the past two decades,... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2005; US$ 9.99
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57
In December 2000, Pumla Lolwana pulled her three children close to her body and stepped in front of a train on the railway tracks between Philippi and Nyanga on the Cape Flats, South Africa. This true story demanded Athol Fugard's attention and compelled him to write The Train Driver ; a beautiful and haunting play of redemptive power. The... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 12.78
*Please note this is not a novel, but a companion book for Reacher fans* Reacher?s own rules for life are brought together in this irresistible collection of quotes, life lessons and wisdom from the man himself. As every Reacher fan knows, you don?t have to break the rules if you make the rules. If you want to survive... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00
A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain?s writing of Huckleberry Finn , which turns on its head everything we thought we knew about America?s favorite icon of childhood. In Huck Finn?s America , award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have been misunderstanding Huckleberry Finn for decades.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00
The purpose of theater, like magic like religion?ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the tendency to dramatize... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99
Harold Robbins, the godfather of the airport novel, changed the face of publishing with classics such as The Carpetbaggers , The Dream Merchants and The Lonely Lady . His readers loved his steamy tales of money, soft porn, drugs, corruption, greed and, just sometimes, redemption. The world's first playboy writer, Robbins reportedly frittered away... more...