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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 21.50
Repeatedly imprisoned for his printed attacks on the Spanish administration, Mexican journalist and publisher Jose Joaquin Fernandez de Lizardi attempted, in 1816, to make an end-run around government censors by disguising his invective as serial fiction. Lizardi's experiment in subterfuge quickly failed: Spanish officials shut down publication... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00
Leading international contributors present a lively and interdisciplinary panorama of the Italian Renaissance as it has developed in recent decades. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.95
We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might... more...
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2009; US$ 27.00
Literature can clarify, examine and define emotions, behaviour and thoughts. For psychiatrists, literary texts can be valuable tools for furthering our understanding of patients and their conditions. This book explores the fruitful relationships between the written word and central aspects of psychiatric practice. It includes newly commissioned... more...
- Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.99
Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, and although previously there have been competent scholarly translations of it, until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right. Acclaimed translator Stephen Mitchell's lithe, muscular rendering allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece... more...
- Oceanview Publishing 2010; US$ 4.99
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads features 100 works - from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity, Dracula to Deliverance, Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October - deemed must-reads by the International Thriller Writers organization. more...
- Random House 2008; US$ 11.14
In his 1932 classic dystopian novel, Brave New World , Aldous Huxley depicted a future society in thrall to science and regulated by sophisticated methods of social control. Nearly thirty years later in Brave New World Revisited , Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2001; US$ 17.46
Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his first idea for a story and the true life tale that inspired Carrie. For the first time, here's an intimate autobiographical portrait of his home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. Citing examples of his work and those of his contemporaries, King gives an excellent masterclass... more...