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- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 11.67
Ever wondered what waffle like ‘accountability?, ‘site of contestation? or ‘The National Democratic Revolution? really means? Here, in an irreverent nutshell, is your answer. The Ranter?s Guide to South Africa pinpoints and defines some of the most overused and abused words, acronyms, piffle and jargon that noisily bamboozle our daily life. It... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00
norms, rules, and laws have determined the interaction of people throughout time, and yet transgressions have always occurred. Crime and subsequent punishments are fundamental issues identifying every society. The articles in this volume study medieval laws and documents reflecting on vices, crimes, and wrongdoings and thus give a profound analysis... more...
- Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 10.99
It's The End Of The World...So Now What? It's a fact: in some form or another, Doomsday is upon us, and you need to be as ready as possible for any and every eventuality. Zombies? Bring 'em on! The Rapture? No problem! Yorggh, the Colossal Moronic Space Creature? Uh, not much can be done there. This book will help you separate the ... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 14.58
Since the late 1990s, Private Eye' s 'What You Didn't Miss' column has trained a vigilant lens on some of the great literary reputations of our age. Highlights of this bumper selection include Martin Amis exploring the sexual revolution of the 1960s, A.S. Byatt rewriting the Norse myths and the late Anthony Powell reflecting on his death. There are... more...
- Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 9.99
Praise for The Liar Society : "A page?turning, pearl?clutching mystery!"?Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead "A book for mystery lovers everywhere...will suck you in and leave you hanging until the very end."? RT Book Reviews Another Sister Gone?You Can't Let Them Get Away With... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 47.00
Literature can have a disturbing effect on its readers. It unsettles our hold on everyday experience and makes us strangers and exiles. Anna Smith argues that this is the side of literature which attracts critic and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva. Kristeva is drawn to states of extremity where language and the psyche are under duress, and in this book... more...
- Portable Press 2012; US$ 12.95
A book by any other name would not be so sweet and fact-filled. The perfect gift for your significant other, Uncle John?s Bathroom Reader Book of Love will tell you everything you need to know about this mysterious emotion and its trappings. Read about the history of chocolate, the origins of some lovely love songs, and history?s greatest romances.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00
This Companion examines the lives of medieval women by focusing on the texts that emerged from and shaped their experience. more...
- Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 11.65
Never be stuck for a wicked line again! - the ultimate collection of insults Here is the biggest and best ever collection of insults and sharp retorts for when you just wish you could have thought of something faster. Editor Geoff Tibballs presents over 5000 come-backs, put-downs, snaps, insults, unadmiring quips and quotes, for every occasion.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
Using the idea of 'parability,'or the ability for writers to tell improper stories, as a foundation, Alan Ramón Clinton synthesizes a new model for a creative, more daring literary criticism. Sharp and surprising, this wide-ranging project engages with the work of Pynchon, Eco, Forché, Merrill, Weiner, Plath, Ashbery, and Eigner. more...