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- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 123.00
This new study seeks to explore the relations between reader and text across the span of Sheridan Le Fanu's career, placing his early work of the 1830s in context. Sage concentrates on the development in Le Fanu of hybrid forms, which mingle satire and comedy with Gothic horror, and also discusses the early work of Uncle Silas and Carmilla , giving... more...
- Scribner 2002; Not Available
The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 13.63
In his most extraordinary book, "one of the greatest clinical writers of the 20th century" ( New York Times ) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.It tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 14.95
Sparrows Playing hide-and-seek Among the tea blossoms. —Kobayashi Issa Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single line of verse. In this collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura has selected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and Buson, as... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2011; US$ 16.03
Tomas Tranströmer won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is Sweden?s most important poet. This book includes all the poems he has written during the past forty years, including those from the Bloodaxe Collected Poems of 1987, as well as three later collections, For Living and Dead (1989), The Sad Gondola (1996) and The Great Enigma (2004), and... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 39.99
Souls with Longing focuses on representations of honor and love in the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare. The contributors to this collaborative volume reveal how Shakespeare?s representations of the longing for and pursuit of honor and love in his characters teach us about who we are, what we desire, and why. Shakespeare?s works thus vividly... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 34.00
For students studying the new Language A Language and Literature syllabus for the IB Diploma. more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99
To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they tell a joke, indulge in bathos, talk nonsense, or encourage irony? This Very Short Introduction explores... more...