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  • American Theology, Superhero Comics, and Cinemaby Anthony Mills

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Stan Lee, who was the head writer of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, co-created such popular heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil. This book traces the ways in which American theologians and comic books of the era were not only both saying things about what it means to be human, but, starting with... more...

  • Grumpy Old Git Jokesby Ian Allen

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Railing against the world? Fed up with everything? In need of a hefty dose of cynical humour? Then Grumpy Old Git Jokes is the book for you. Straight from the mouths of the grumpiest gits our proud nation has to offer, this bumper collection contains hundreds of jokes on favourite grumpy subjects such as politics, religion, education and technology.... more...

  • Literary Educationby James Gribble

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    This book is an attempt to offer a justification for the teaching of literature in schools and universities, and is intended as a contribution to the philosophy of literary education. The issues which Dr Gribble discusses could all be bracketed under the general heading of the relationship between literature and life. The book is written for those... more...

  • Fremde Weltenby Lars Schmeink; Hans-Harald Müller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 142.85

    Until recently, scholars were hesitant to take the fantastic seriously. But since the 1990s, the increasing presence of the fantastic in mass media has spurred growing academic interest in the subject. This book discusses that new interest and brings together recent research in various disciplines. It provides an overview of current approaches... more...

  • In Vino Veritasby Nicholas O. Warner

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This is a systematically arranged, annotated collection of outstanding literary works dealing with drink. The book centers on some of the most enduring themes in both literary depictions of drinking and alcohol research: causes of drinking; effects of drinking; drinking and family life; drinking and gender; the tavern; and the spiritual dimension of... more...

  • The Profession of Teaching Literatureby Carlos Ceia

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95

    After a first comprehensive revision of the meaning of professionalism in literary studies today, both at universities and in other places where literature is being taught, written and reviewed, I deal with particular problems that are affecting literary studies today. I look at how they are developed in academic curriculum, how they are being studied... more...

  • The Best Fishing Stories Ever Toldby Nick Lyons; David Halberstam

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99

    The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told celebrates the art of hunting fish at many angles. This ancient tradition is practiced all over the world. Tales of baiting, angling, and the watery outdoors are recounted by great writers such as Rudyard Kipling, Guy de Maupassant, and Lord Byron. In scenic rivers, lakes, and seas, praise the trout, snap up that... more...

  • Das europäische Mittelalter im Spannungsbogen des Vergleichsby Michael Borgolte

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 60.40

    Marc Blochs Plädoyer von 1927 für eine vergleichende Geschichte des europäischen Mittelalters war zwar unter seinen Schülern und Enkelschülern nie ganz in Vergessenheit geraten. Doch offenkundig mußte erst die westöstliche Spaltung des Kontinents im Kalten Krieg überwunden werden, damit neue, konzentrierte Anläufe zur Realisierung des umstürzenden... more...

  • The Ashes Quiz Bookby Hugh Larkin

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99

    Are you a cricket fan? Do you eagerly await the biennial Test cricket series between England and Australia? Are you an expert on all the facts and figures relating to the Ashes? If so, you are certain to want to have a go at answering the 250 challenging questions in The Ashes Quiz Book. In 1993, which England captain resigned after four Tests, when... more...

  • On Cringila Hillby Noel Beddoe

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    The best new Australian crime novel since Peter Temple?s The Broken Shore When a teenage boy is killed in a drive-by shooting, the events that unfold rock the lives of the migrant families of Cringila. School friends Jimmy and Piggy have witnessed the violent crime, but need to protect their fledgling drug business. After seasoned police detective... more...