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- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00
This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 98.00
Pragmatics and Fiction explores the basic pragmatic differences between fictional and nonfictional discourse. These differences derive mainly from the creation of a fictional figure who narrates the text and who, in turn, addresses his narrative to a fictional audience. Since these figures become the language users of the fictional text and, therefore,... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Although much has been written about how the novel relates to the epic, the drama, or autobiography, no one has clearly analyzed the complex connections between prose fiction as it evolved before 1800 and the literature of travel, which by that date had a long and colorful history. Percy Adams skilfully portrays the emergence of the novel in the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant and innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas--for instance, could Mr. Weasley?s flying car in the Harry Potter books really exist? Which concepts might actually happen, and which ones wouldn?t... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 23.99
The world's best contemporary writers--from Michael Chabon and Claire Messud to Jonathan Lethem and Amy Tan--engage in a wide-ranging, insightful, and oft- surprising roundtable discussion on the art of writing fiction Drawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels, The Secret Miracle brings together the foremost practitioners... more...
- 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...
- Limmat Verlag 2013; US$ 24.99
Am Stadtrand von Bern sitzt Anwalt Schild beim Essen. Just als seine Frau in die Küche geht, tritt jemand aus dem Garten ins Haus, erschiesst ihn und verschwindet wieder. Sein aktueller Mandant, den er verteidigen sollte, war ein Finanzbetrüger, der sich nach Lipari abgesetzt hatte. Der Expolizist Alexander Bergmann hält sich mit Schnüffelarbeiten... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 97.00
Keeping track of prolific authors who write fiction series was quite challenging for even the most ardent fan until To Be Continued debuted in 1995. Noew, readers will be happy that the soon-to-be-released second edition has added 1,600 new books and 400 new series. To Be Continued, Second Edition, maintians the first volume's successful formula... more...