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  • The Anatomy of Proseby Marjorie Boulton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Get Started In Writing Erotic Fictionby Judith Watts; Mirren Baxter

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 12.75

    Smart, sassy and full of everything you need to know. This is the ultimate guide to writing - and selling - an erotic novel. It will help you to understand erotica - what it is, and isn't, the subgenres, the conventions, the big do's and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and support you need to actually write. Essentially,... more...

  • Resisting Novels: Ideology and Fictionby Lennard J. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    "By making friends with signs", Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological." For the reader, this power of the novel needs to be resisted. But there is a double resistance at work: the novel is also a defensive structure positioning us against... more...

  • Masterclass: Get Your Book Publishedby Katherine Lapworth

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 22.00

    Do you have a completed manuscript ready for submission?. Are you looking to successfully publish or self-publish your work?. Do you have the level of understanding of the publishing industry?. Whether you want to take a traditional route into print or want to digitally self-publish, this book will give you the advice you need on everything from submitting... more...

  • Metafictionby Mark Currie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Metafiction is one of the most distinctive features of postwar fiction, appearing in the work of novelists as varied as Eco, Borges, Martin Amis and Julian Barnes. It comprises two elements: firstly cause, the increasing interpenetration of professional literary criticism and the practice of writing; and secondly effect: an emphasis on the playing... more...

  • Short Storyby Valerie Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Throughout this text, Valerie Shaw addresses two key questions: 'What are the special satisfactions afforded by reading short stories?' and 'How are these satisfactions derived from each story's literary techniques and narrative strategies?'. She then attempts to answer these questions by drawing on stories from different periods and countries - by... more...

  • The Myth of the Picaroby Alexander Blackburn

    The University of North Carolina Press 1979; US$ 29.99

    Myth of the Picaro: Continuity and Transformation in the Picaresque Novel, 1554-1954 more...

  • Horror and the Holyby Kirk Schneider

    Open Court 2013; US$ 21.95

    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...

  • Lord Dunsany, H.P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradburyby William F. Touponce

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 74.99

    This is a comparative study of modernity in the works of Lord Dunsany, H. P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury, noted writers of fantastic fiction. The books examines how these authors addressed modernity by creating short stories that were in some sense "nostalgic" for a lost time or imaginary culture that they called home. more...

  • A Primer of the Novelby David Madden; Charles Bane; Sean M. Flory

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    In this revised edition, David Madden, Charles Bane and Sean Flory have produced an updated work that is intended for a general readership including writers, teachers, and students who are just being introduced to the genre. more...