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- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 69.99
Ever since the first appearances of Superman and Batman in comic books of the late 1930s, superheroes have been a staple of the popular culture landscape. Though initially created for younger audiences, superhero characters have evolved over the years, becoming complex figures that appeal to more sophisticated readers. In Enter the Superheroes:... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 17.99
Why are so many people fascinated by superheroes? In this thoughtful, engaging, and intelligent collection, editor Robin Rosenberg -- psychologist, writer, and well-known expert on the psychology of superheroes -- compiles essays by some of the world's leading scholars to address our relationships with superheroes (and supervillains) as well as the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 13.95 US$ 12.69
Almanac is a collection of lyrical and narrative poems that celebrate, and mourn the passing of, the world of the small family farm. But while the poems are all involved in some way with the rural Midwest, particularly with the people and land of the northwestern Illinois dairy farm where Austin Smith was born and raised, they are anything but... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 32.95 US$ 28.56
This introduction to studying comics and graphic novels is a structured guide to a popular topic. It deploys new cognitive methods of textual analysis and features activities and exercises throughout. Deploys novel cognitive approaches to analyze the importance of psychological and physical aspects of reader experience Carefully structured to... more...
- Allworth Press 2010; US$ 16.99
In The Quotable Musician: From Bach to Tupac, music artists through the ages speak out in this illuminating collection of quotations. Both the famous and the obscure from every genre of music--including classical, rock, Latin, country, blues, and hip-hopare celebrated in more than one thousand quotations sure to intrigue and delight. Quotes offer... more...
- Allworth Press 2010; US$ 16.99
Journey through the wit and wisdom of generations of visual artists, photographers, writers, and architects--and discover what makes creative people extraordinary. This compilation of more than 1,000 great quotations, from famous to obscure, celebrates what artist throughout time have said about fame, color, finding inspiration, money woes, beauty,... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
In this collection of essays and epigrams, E.M. Cioran gives us portraits and evaluations?which he calls "admirations"?of Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the poet Paul Valery, and Mircea Eliade, among others. In alternating sections of aphorisms?his "anathemas"?he delivers insights on such topics as solitude, flattery, vanity,... more...
- Souvenir Press 2013; US$ 5.99
"In this book you will find monsters who are sad, misunderstood, discouraged, lonely, and in many cases demonized, particularly the demons. Perhaps someday you will realize that inside each of them is a human, or at least parts of one. Because these monsters hunger for more than man-flesh; they hunger for love." Exploring the secret lives of monsters... more...