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  • New and Selected Poems, Volume Oneby Mary Oliver

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    When  New and Selected Poems, Volume One  was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well as selections from the poet's... more...

  • The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagonby Arthur Waley; Dennis Washburn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 13.99

    Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon was a product of a tenth century courtier's experiences... more...

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glassby Lewis Carroll; John Tenniel; Peter Hunt

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.15

    The two 'Alice' books are masterpieces of carefree nonsense for children and also embody layers of satire and allusion and mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes. This new edition explores their complex status and the many interpretations of them, taking account of the most recent research and critical opinion. more...

  • Satire, Lies and Politicsby Conal Condren

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 186.00

    This, the first full ANALYSIS of Arbuthnot's Art of Political lying (1712), argues that the work is a commentary on long-standing themes of debate in science, rhetoric and philosophy and should be seen as a seminal satire standing in opposition to the practice of Swift and Pope. Rather than simply condemning dishonesty, Arbuthnot raises serious questions... more...

  • The Storytelling Animalby Jonathan Gottschall

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.03

    A provocative young scholar gives us the first book on the new science of storytelling: the latest thinking on why we tell stories, what stories reveal about human nature, what makes a story transporting, which plots and themes are universal, and what it means to have a storytelling brain?what are the implications for how we process information and... more...

  • South Sea Talesby Robert Louis Stevenson; Roslyn Jolly

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    The literary world was shocked when in 1889, at the height of his career, Robert Louis Stevenson announced his intention to settle permanently on the Pacific island of Samoa. His readers were equally shocked when he began to use the subject material offered by his new environment, not to promote a romance of empire, but to produce some of the most... more...

  • The Merchant of Veniceby Robert Smith; Rex Gibson; Richard Andrews; Vicki Wienand

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 9.00 US$ 7.38

    An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. more...

  • Submissionby Michel Houellebecq

    Random House 2015; US$ 26.78

    In a near-future France, François, a middle-aged academic, is watching his life slowly dwindle to nothing. His sex drive is diminished, his parents are dead, and his lifelong obsession ? the ideas and works of the nineteenth-century novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans ? has led him nowhere. In a late-capitalist society where consumerism has become the new... more...

  • Confessionsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Patrick Coleman; Angela Scholar

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    No one can write a man's life except himself.' In his Confessions Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the story of his life, from the formative experience of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from... more...

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    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 4.99

    Décryptez Les gens heureux lisent et boivent du café d'Agnès Martin-Lugand avec l?analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir des Gens heureux lisent et boivent du café , le succès des librairies 2013 ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette ?uvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment... more...