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  • 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...

  • Resisting Novels (Routledge Revivals)by 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...

  • The Anatomy of Prose (Routledge Revivals)by 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...

  • 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...

  • The 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...

  • Die Künste als Metaphernby Johannes Bilstein

    ATHENA-Verlag 2011; US$ 17.43

    Im Weltgespräch der Menschen über sich selbst fungieren die Künste als wichtige und höchst leistungsfähige Metaphern. Wenn von ihnen die Rede ist, dann geht es seit der europäischen Antike immer auch um die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen menschlichen Handelns, Wahrnehmens und Gestaltens. Die Künste liefern in diesem Diskurs mehr als nur einzelne Beispiele... more...

  • Woman On Topby Loretta Chen

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 16.99

    A daring biography by one of Singapore’s most prominent entertainment personalities, Dr Loretta Chen, as she shares her heartbreaks and valuable life lessons. Laugh and cry together with her as she recounts her colourful life, from growing up with a famous sibling (MediaCorp actor Edmund Chen), being open about being a lesbian in staid Singapore... 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...