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  • Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spellby J. R. R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. Suitable for tablets. Some special characters may not display correctly on older devices. more...

  • Trials of Characterby James M. May

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 45.00

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  • The Liar's Bibleby Lawrence Block

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 4.99

    Four-time Edgar Award?winning author Lawrence Block?s definitive essay collection on the art of writing fiction For ten years, crime novelist Lawrence Block funneled his wealth of writing expertise into a monthly column for Writer?s Digest. Collected here for the first time are those pieces illuminating the tricks of the authorial trade, from... more...

  • Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanismby Elana Gomel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism offers a typology of alien encounters and addresses a range of texts including classic novels of alien encounter by H.G. Wells and Robert Heinlein; recent blockbusters by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and Sheri Tepper; and experimental science fiction by Peter Watts and Housuke Nojiri.... more...

  • Woolf's Mrs. Dallowayby Gary Carey

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2003; US$ 5.99

    A seemingly routine day is taken apart moment by moment and thought by thought, revealing an influence on Ms. Woolf by Freud and James Joyce. As a society woman makes her way through her day, events, people, and memories intrude, and the web of life that holds this one woman reveals the depths of existence. more...

  • Space and Placeby Yi-Fu Tuan

    University of Minnesota Press 1979; US$ 55.50

    Yi-Fu Tuan considers the ways in which people feel and think about space, how they form attachments to home, neighborhood, and nation, and how feelings about space and place are affected by the sense of time. He suggests that place is security and space is freedom: we are attached to the one and long for the other. Whether he is considering sacred... more...

  • Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theoryby Gene Ray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 33.00

    This book examines transformations in art and critical theory in the aftermath of Auschwitz and Hiroshima and analyzes the current "war on terror" as a symptom of the failure to critically process those historical traumas. more...

  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 21.00

    From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers... more...

  • Agatha Christie: Power and Illusionby R.A. York

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This study shows how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian past with her recognition of a new society that undermined established order and in doing so gave more opportunities to women, confused class-boundaries, extended tolerance, allowed the cult of pleasure and self-assertion and revealed the ambiguities of respectability. more...

  • Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurdby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00

    Using an up-to-date understanding of Camus' philosophy as a theoretical frame, this work engages the long history of Theatre of the Absurd criticism, performance histories and reviews, the genre of the parable, philosophy, and performance studies, ultimately arguing against a strictly absurd and existential reading and, instead, positions such work... more...