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- Exisle Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99
In Preposterous Proverbs, language expert Max Cryer looks at a vast array of proverbs from around the world on subjects ranging from birth, food, women and love to money, animals, sin and death. He has chosen some of the most interesting and perplexing, and analyses their meaning and truth with his characteristic wry wit. A great book to... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09
The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations contains over 8,000 quotations from 1914 to the present. As much a companion to the modern age as it is an entertaining and useful reference tool, it takes the reader on a tour of the wit and wisdom of the great and the good, from Margot Asquith to Monica Lewinsky, from George V to Boutros Boutros-Galli... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00
Studies on the nature of quotation have become a topic of growing interest among linguists and philosophers of language. What is the function and logical status of quotations? How can an analysis of quotation help to develop a general theory of the semantics-pragmatics interface? This volume is a collection of original papers by leading... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.16
Not to be confused with Mad Libs--those books in which kids supply missing words--ManLibs was created by guys for guys. You still fill in the blanks, but now it's over a few beers instead of a couple juice boxes. Based on the original Maxims of Manhood , here's your chance to make your own rules for the situations every real man needs to know how... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 10.95 US$ 8.98
If celebrities that have gone to a better place could come back and give us one piece of priceless advice, what would it be? Karen Carpenter: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. John F. Kennedy: Don't mess with Texas. Mama Cass: Chew your food thoroughly and carefully. James Dean: Click it or ticket! From presidents... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.45
A Treasury of Christmas Stories is an uplifting collection of holiday tales from people just like you. You can read about the special gift that made a family?s Christmas or a mall Santa who learned sign language in order to bring holiday cheer to a little boy and enjoy their stories as you reflect on Christmas memories of your own. This wonderful... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00
This volume investigates the conditions under which mediation of literature and canon formation take place in the present day. In the first section of the work, the mechanisms of canon formation are described from a theoretical perspective. In the second section, the authors investigate how literary institutions assess and canonize works.... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 363.00
SchloÃ?parktheater, an der Kom Â¨odie u. am Plaza Berlin. 1935/36 am Theater in der SaarlandstraÃ?e, auch Filmschauspielerin. 1936 ging sie mit ihrem Ehemann Hans von Z. zunÃ¤chst nach Wien u. im November des selben Jahres nach Moskau. more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95
In Writing the Lost Generation, Craig Monk unlocks a series of neglected texts while reinvigorating our reading of more familiar ones. Well-known autobiographies by Malcolm Cowley, Ernest Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein are joined here by works from a variety of lesser-known, but still important, expatriate American writers, including Sylvia Beach, Alfred... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
Since Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture. This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society. Beginning with the original comic... more...