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  • The Nonfictionist's Guideby Robert Root

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 41.99

    As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writers? workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively exploration of its poetics, The Nonfictionist?s Guide examines the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches... more...

  • Allegorical Quests from Deguileville to Spenserby Marco Nievergelt

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 90.00

    An examination of sixteenth-century quest narratives, focussing on their conscious use of a medieval tradition to hold a mirror up to contemporary culture. more...

  • On Anachronismby Jeremy Tambling

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    *On Anachronism* joins together Shakespeare and Proust as the great writers of love to show that love is always anachronistic, and never more so when it is homosexual. Drawing on Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Derrida, Blanchot and Levinas and Deleuze, difficult but essential theorists of the subject of ‘being and time’ and ‘time and the... more...

  • Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminismsby Jamil Khader

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    This book proffers an original theory of postcolonial feminist writings, and bears witness to the radical possibility of the work of some prominent and other less-known postcolonial women writers from Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the Americas. more...

  • The Language of Fictionby Brian Shawver

    University Press of New England 2012; US$ 17.99

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  • Vivid and Continuousby John McNally

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Taking off from The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide , John McNally’srelentlessly blunt, bracingly cheerful, and immensely helpful map to being a writer, Vivid and Continuous is an equally blunt, cheerful, and helpful map to learning to be a writer. While acknowledging that many fine books cover such essentials of fiction writing... more...

  • The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fictionby Katherine Cooper; Emma Short

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history. more...

  • Aliens & Alien Societiesby Schmidt Stanley

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Hamlet , William Shakespeare Stanley Schmidt guides you toward a better understanding of our universe to create beings who will live in your science fiction. Aliens and Alien Societies explains science to help you make your fiction plausible. You'll... more...

  • The Accidental Optimist's Guide to Lifeby Emily Joy

    Eye Books 2005; US$ 9.99

    Exploring an inimitable philosophy of hope and humor through a variety of ups and downs, this quirky recollection illustrates the author?s search for the meaning of life. Depicting her experiences as the only doctor on call for an entire hospital in Sierra Leone in the midst of civil war, this portrait tells a story of optimism triumphing over what... more...

  • Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Do you want to write stories that catch your readers and never let go? Have you ever wondered how to create a book as magical as Ella Enchanted , as touching as Dave at Night , as captivating as Fairest ? Well, now you can find out! In Writing Magic , Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you,... more...