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- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 68.00
At the Borders of Sleep is a unique exploration of the connections between literature and the liminal states between waking and sleeping?from falling asleep and waking up, to drowsiness and insomnia, to states in which sleeping and waking mix. Delving into philosophy as well as literature, Peter Schwenger investigates the threshold between waking... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00
The present volume introduces new considerations on the topic of ?World Literature?. The essays revolve around the question of what, specifically in today's rapidly globalizing world, may be the productive implications of the concept of World Literature, which was first developed in the 18th century and then elaborated on by Goethe. more...
- Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19
Iris Origo was one of the twentieth century?s most attractive and intriguing women, a brilliantly perceptive historian and biographer whose works remain widely admired. Iris grew up in Italy with her Irish mother after the death of her wealthy American father. They settled in the Villa Medici in Florence, where they became part of the colourful... more...
- Old Street Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28
For God's sake, keep your eyes open. Notice what's going on around you.' William S. Burroughs This step-by-step guide to the art and the craft of writing fiction is a refreshing blend of the practical (how to find an agent), with the more cerebral (how to handle point of view; the importance of rhythm). Throughout, Quick uses the hard-won experiences... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
This third edition of Modern Criticism and Theory represents a major expansion on its previous incarnations with some twenty five new pieces or essays included. This expansion has two principal purposes. Firstly, in keeping with the collection?s aim to reflect contemporary preoccupations, the reader has expanded forward to include such newly emergent... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
The Poetics of Science Fiction uniquely uses the science of linguistics to explore the literary universe of science fiction. Developing arguments about specific texts and movements throughout the twentieth-century, the book is a readable discussion of this most popular of genres. It also uses the extreme conditions offered by science fiction to develop... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95
500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions is a dictionary of key Chinese proverbs or suyu . Suyu are vivid and colourful expressions widely used in Chinese language. The smooth use of chengyu in Chinese writing and of suyu in spoken Chinese not only makes communication more effective, it is also an indicator of mastery of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00
First published in 1954, this title is a companion to The Anatomy of Poetry as a literary guide for the student reader. Writing that students generally find it more challenging to analyse a passage of prose than a piece of poetry, Marjorie Boulton takes a systematic approach to the technical elements of prose, considering form, vocabulary, rhythm... more...