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  • C. Northcote Parkinson's Parkinson's Lawby Leo Gough

    Infinite Ideas 2011; US$ 8.95

    Cyril Northcote Parkinson?s insightful book demonstrates his witty and acerbic panache for bringing to light the absurdity of every day life. Working around the premise 'work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion? Parkinson explores the realities of human behaviour within a bureaucracy. He doesn't theorise, but instead... more...

  • Halcyon Ghostsby Sam Sampson

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Halcyon Ghosts presents 13 poems?13 shapes of knowing?from the cinematic reel ?The Kid,? splicing stills of the poet?s grandmother and Charlie Chaplin, to the re-verse soundings of ?Six Reels of Joy,? celebrating the birth of the poet?s daughter. The title poem displays a ghostly counterpoint of birds and words in flight; strikethrough poems are... more...

  • Talks on the Study of Literatureby Arlo Bates

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    American-born critic Arlo Bates started his career as a journalist and editor, but later turned his efforts to analyzing and championing English literature, which led to him becoming a professor of English at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This collection brings together a series of enlightening lectures that Bates presented about literature... more...

  • The Grailby Dhira B. Mahoney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Gut Busters and Belly Laughsby Steven D. Price

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    Although no one has ever said that growing old is a zany laugh riot, humor certainly eases the path to and through one?s golden years. And here is a heaping dose of jokes and anecdotes (anecdotes for one?s anec-dotage, you might say) to lighten and brighten the day of anyone who?s reached that certain age. You and the special senior in your life will... more...

  • Non-Essential Mnemonicsby Kent Woodyard; Mark Downey

    Prospect Park Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    From the popular McSweeney 's column, a witty look at mnemonics for everything you never wanted to remember. more...

  • 1,001 Pearls of Wisdom to Build Confidenceby Alan Ken Thomas

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    Confidence is not something that most people are born with. It is crafted through hard work and dedication. The key to confidence is trust in yourself and always believing that you?re capable of doing anything. In 1,001 Ways to Build Confidence , you will hear from writers, politicians, and many other people who have persevered through tough times... more...

  • The Arthurian Legendby Margaret J. C. Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of it: Spenser, Milton and Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson,... more...

  • The Snark Bibleby Lawrence Dorfman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The lord of snark, Lawrence Dorfman, is back! With this treasury of backhanded compliments, sarcastic insults, and catty comebacks, Dorfman gives us transformative wisdom that?s sure to change your life—or at least induce a light chuckle. One question plagues us all: How do we survive all the Sturm und Drang of everyday life? The answer is but one... more...