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  • Summary of The Summer Before the Warby . Instaread

    Instaread 2016; US$ 2.99

    Summary of The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson | Includes Analysis Preview: The Summer Before the War is a novel that follows the inhabitants of a small English town through the onset of World War I. Its protagonist, Beatrice Nash, is a young woman who was recently orphaned. In the summer of 1914, she moves to Rye to escape the clutches... more...

  • Cheeky Fictionsby Susanne Reichl; Mark Stein

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 91.00

    Humour is a key feature, laughter a central element, disrespect a vital textual strategy of postcolonial transcultural practice. Devices such as irony, parody, and subversion, can be subsumed under an interventionist stance and have accordingly received some critical attention. But literary and cultural postcolonial criticism has been marked by a restraint... more...

  • Life, End ofby Christine Brooke-Rose

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.99

    She is eighty. Facing death, she considers her experiments with narrative, and with the narrative of her life. What is the purpose of the narrative she is creating here, and what the purpose of the life that lives it in the writing? At the centre of Life, End of, in a mock-technical lecture from the Character to the Author, she comes to accept that... more...

  • The Big Book of Ironyby Jon Winokur

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 7.39

    Jon Winokur defines and classifies irony and contrasts it with coincidence and cynicism, and other oft-confused concepts that many think are ironic. He looks at the different forms irony can take, from an irony deficiency to visual irony to an understatement, using photographs and relate-able examples from pop culture. * "Irony in Action" looks... more...

  • Housebrokenby Laurie Notaro

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 17.00

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro isn?t exactly a domestic goddess?unless that means she fully embraces her genetic hoarding predisposition, sneaks peeks at her husband?s daily journal, or has made a list of the people she wants on her Apocalypse Survival team (her husband?s not on it). Notaro chronicles her chronic misfortune in... more...

  • Southern Frontier Humorby Ed Piacentino

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    Since its inception in the early 1830s, southern frontier humor (also known as the humor of the Old Southwest) has had enduring appeal. The onset of the new millennium precipitated an impressive rejuvenation of scholarly interest. Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches represents the next step in this revival, providing a series of essays with... more...

  • Twain's Brandby Judith Yaross Lee

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 55.00

    A study of what made Mark Twain a pioneer of American comedy today more...

  • Law of the Landby Greg Taylor

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 61.00

    Greg Taylor traces the spread of the Torrens system, from its arrival in the far-flung outpost of 1860s Victoria, British Columbia, right up to twenty-first century Ontario. more...

  • On the Comic and Laughterby Vladimir Propp; Jean-Patrick Debbèche; Paul J. Perron

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 47.95

    The author of the widely acclaimed Morphology of the Folktale has written an original, comprehensive, and exciting study on how humour works, and on everything you wanted to know about the genre, in a clear, approachable, and insightful manner. more...