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  • A Recipe for Discourseby Eric Skipper

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 65.00

    Slender and yet panoramic in scope, historical and yet relevant to current-day concerns, Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate has provoked from the outset a divergent range of critical opinions. The essays in A Recipe for Discourse: Perspectives on L more...

  • How to Read a Bookby Mortimer J. Adler; Charles Van Doren

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 16.99

    With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to... more...

  • The Writing Lifeby Annie Dillard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood ; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living ; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek . A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. more...

  • The Semiotics of Theatre and Dramaby Keir Elam

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 35.95

    The late twentieth century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate. In this study, the first of its kind in English, Keir Elam shows how this new 'science' can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one of our richest and most complex forms of communication.... more...

  • (Syn)aestheticsby Josephine Machon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 31.00

    A timely book that identifies the practice of '(syn)aesthetics' in artistic style and audience response, which helps to articulate the power of experiential practice in the arts. This exciting new approach includes interviews with leading practitioners in of theatre, dance, site-specific work, live art and technological performance practice. more...

  • Cambridge IGCSE English as a second language + CDby John Reynolds

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 27.99

    Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations An easy and cost-effective way to teach both the speaking and listening components with one set of books covering two years and free digital material. This title has been written for the latest Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (0510 and 0511) syllabuses. - Prepares students for their... more...

  • Relativism, Alternate History, and the Forgetful Readerby Derek Thiess

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book channels the speculative power of science fiction to examine the limits of postmodern philosophies of history. By contrasting the questioning nature of science fiction to postmodern philosophy of history, it finds that this postmodernism often engages in a forgetful, even ahistorical, reading of the past. more...

  • The Hedgehog And The Foxby Isaiah Berlin

    Orion 2014; US$ 14.78

    'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy. There have been various interpretations of Archilochus' fragment; Isaiah Berlin has simply used it, without implying anything about the true meaning... more...

  • The Hedgehog And The Foxby Isaiah Berlin

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy. There have been various interpretations of Archilochus' fragment; Isaiah Berlin has simply used it, without implying anything about the true meaning... more...

  • Introducing Comparative Literatureby César Domínguez; Haun Saussy; Darío Villanueva

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Introducing Comparative Literature is a comprehensive guide to the field offering clear, concise information alongside useful analysis and examples. It frames the introduction within recent theoretical debates and shifts in the discipline whilst also addressing the history of the field and its practical application. Looking at Comparative Literature... more...