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  • From Holocaust to Harvardby John Stoessinger

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    A true and touching human tale of survival and achievement. When John Stoessinger was ten years old, Adolf Hitler annexed his homeland of Austria, ripping the boy from his home and his friends in Vienna. His grandparents encouraged his mother and stepfather to take young John somewhere safe. “You must have a future,? his grandfather told him before... more...

  • Creating Convincing Charactersby Nicholas Corder

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book answers the question, "How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?" more...

  • Narrative Exchanges (Routledge Revivals)by Ian Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1992, Narrative Exchanges shows how a general model of communicative exchanges can be refined to deal with the complexities of narrative fiction. Going beyond the two-way structure of reciprocity, it gives particular attention to the processes of framing, substitution and dispossession by which written texts generate meaning.... 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...

  • Writing New Adult Fictionby Deborah Halverson

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 17.99

    Join the New Adult Fiction revolution! From Sylvia Day's Bared to You to Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster , new adult fiction has arrived--and it's hotter than ever. But there's more to this category than its 18-to-26-year-old characters: The success of your story depends on authentically depicting the transition of your young protagonists... 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...

  • 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...

  • Reading Frames in Modern Fictionby Mary Anne Caws

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Mary Ann Caws presents in detail an important feature of modern literary narrative--the setting apart of passages that stand out from the flow of the prose, larger-than-life scenes that seem to hold the essence of the work. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • Media Studiesby Paul Long; Tim Wall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the various approaches in the field. From outlining what media studies is to encouraging active engagement in research and analysis, this book advocates media study as a participatory process and provides a framework and set of skills to help you develop critical... more...

  • 102 Ways to Write a Novelby Alex Quick; James Nunn

    Old Street Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    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...