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  • Creating Convincing Charactersby Nicholas Corder

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book answers the question, "How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?" more...

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    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A highly practical exposition of all the major elements of fiction - such as plot, conflict, suspense, the hook, inference, character and dialogue. more...

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    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 41.00

    This volume explores the science fiction/world politics intertext. Through detailed analyses of such texts as Blade Runner, Stalker, Star Trek, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the chapters in this volume examine the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between world politics, both as discipline and as practice, and discourses of science fiction.... more...

  • Phallic Critiques (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Schwenger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Phallic Critiques, first published in 1984, is a study of ?masculine? styles of writing in the twentieth century ? an age, according to Virginia Woolf, when ?virility has become self-conscious?. Writers who carry macho values to their extreme often subscribe to the popular feeling that writing is an effeminate activity for a real man to be engaged... more...

  • Liminality and the Short Story: Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writingby Jochen Achilles; Ina Bergmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and... more...

  • The Tale of Terrorby Edith Birkhead

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    If you're a true fan of horror fiction, don't miss scholar Edith Birkhead's classic survey of the origins of the genre, The Tale of Terror. Focusing on the early roots of horror in the Romantic and Victorian eras, this comprehensive study offers compelling insight and analysis of well-known tales and obscure gems alike. more...

  • The Technique of Fiction Writingby Robert Saunders Dowst

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Whether you're a new writer struggling to find your way into the story you want to tell or an experienced scribe looking to shake things up with a few novel tips and techniques, Robert Saunders Dowst's The Technique of Fiction Writing can help. Packed with practical guidelines and instructions that are sure to break you out of your rut and... more...

  • A Quest of Her Ownby Lori M. Campbell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of new essays seeks to define the unique qualities of female heroism in literary fantasy from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in the 1950s through the present. Building upon traditional definitions of the hero in myth and folklore as the root genres of modern fantasy, the essays provide a multi-faceted view of an important fantasy... more...

  • Fictions at Workby Mary M. Talbot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.99

    In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She discusses both `high' and `low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science in her language analysis. more...

  • Procedimientos miméticos y antimiméticos en obras del "post-boom"by Daniel Blaustein

    Georg Olms Verlag 2011; US$ 31.83

    Hauptbeschreibung Broschur: ISBN 978-3-487-14629-4 (Hildesheim 2011). ? 58,-   Inhaltsverzeichnis Daniel Blaustein se ha doctorado en la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén, en donde enseña e investiga como miembro del Departamento de Estudios Románicos y Latinoamericanos. Es docente de Literatura, además, en la Universidad de Tel Aviv. Ha publicado... more...