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  • Horror and the Holyby Kirk Schneider

    Open Court 2013; US$ 21.99

    Dr. Schneider draws upon a detailed and telling analysis of eleven well-known horror stories: Dracula , Frankenstein , The Phantom of the Opera , The Fall of the House of Usher , The Invisible Man , The Incredible Shrinking Man , Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , The Birds , Forbidden Planet , Vertigo , and Alien . He finds that a spiritual understanding... more...

  • Narrativeby Paul Cobley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95

    Human beings have constantly told stories, presented events and placed the world into narrative form. This activity suggests a very basic way of looking at the world, yet, this book argues, even the most seemingly simple of stories is embedded in a complex network of relations. Paul Cobley traces these relations, considering the ways in which humans... more...

  • Oh, the Places You'll Eff Upby Joshua Miller; Patrick Casey; Gemma Correll

    Ulysses Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Congrats! Congrats! You've made it so far. You're an adult now, you're even allowed in a bar. But long before you're going to succeed, You'll eff shit up, 100% guaranteed. more...

  • The Fan Fiction Studies Readerby Karen Hellekson; Kristina Busse

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    An essential introduction to a rapidly growing field of study, The Fan Fiction Studies Reader gathers in one place the key foundational texts of the fan studies corpus, with a focus on fan fiction. Collected here are important texts by scholars whose groundbreaking work established the field and outlined some of its enduring questions. Editors Karen... more...

  • True Lies Worldwideby Anders Cullhed; Lena Rydholm

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    In today?s world, fiction seems to be present everywhere, not only in traditional media such as books or movies, but on the web, in computer games or virtual environments.This book gathers twenty-three scholars from ten countries with the aim to explore the idea and the use of fiction in different cultures. It covers a broad field of interests,... more...

  • Science Fiction and Speculative Fictionby P. L. Thomas

    SensePublishers 2013; US$ 49.99

    Why did Kurt Vonnegut shun being labeled a writer of science fiction (SF)? How did Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin find themselves in a public argument about the nature of SF? This volume explores the broad category of SF as a genre, as one that challenges readers, viewers, teachers, and scholars, and then as one that is often itself challenged... more...

  • Ethos and Narrative Interpretationby Liesbeth Korthals Altes

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 60.00

    Ethos and Narrative Interpretation examines the fruitfulness of the concept of ethos for the theory and analysis of literary narrative. The notion of ethos refers to the broadly persuasive effects of the image one may have of a speaker?s psychology, world view, and emotional or ethical stance. How and why do readers attribute an ethos (of, for example,... more...

  • Reading Frames in Modern Fictionby Mary Anne Caws

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.95 US$ 35.96

    Mary Ann Caws presents in detail an important feature of modern literary narrative--the setting apart of passages that stand out from the flow of the prose, larger-than-life scenes that seem to hold the essence of the work. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • 102 Ways to Write a Novelby Alex Quick; James Nunn

    Old Street Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19

    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...

  • The Anatomy of Prose (Routledge Revivals)by Marjorie Boulton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    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...