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- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Science Fiction: an Introduction, you'll gain insight... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 450.00
The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature is a two-volume work that contains some 540 entries on erotic literature on an international scale. The Encyclopedia has an unprecedented scope, the first scholarly reference resource to bring the field together in all its fascinating variety. The entries examine the history of the literature in different... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 9.99
Six Memos for the Millennium is a collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death. Here is his legacy to us: the universal values he pinpoints become the watchwords for our appreciation of Calvino himself. What should be cherished in literature? Calvino devotes one lecture, or memo to the reader, to each of... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.99
Kurt Vonnegut ??The cat sat on the mat? is not the beginning of a story, but ?the cat sat on the dog?s mat? is.? ? John Le Carré Nothing is more inspiring for a beginning writer than listening to masters of the craft talk about the writing life. But if you can?t get Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, and Gabriel García Márquez together at the Algonquin,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99
Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 24.95
A timely volume that uses science fiction as a springboard to meaningful philosophical discussions, especially at points of contact between science fiction and new scientific developments. Raises questions and examines timely themes concerning the nature of the mind, time travel, artificial intelligence, neural enhancement, free will, the nature of... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.99
Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century?s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On Writing presents the answers in seven concise chapters discussing... more...