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  • An Aviary of Small Birdsby Karen McCarthy Woolf

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    An Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art. Here, birth paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after a long labour, the baby?s heart gives out. However, just as grief is not linear, so too the book follows an emotional rather than a chronological arc.... more...

  • The Republic of the Husbandby Lucy Tunstall

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Lucy Tunstall?s striking début collection features a cast of characters ranging from Paul Muldoon and Marianne Moore to Aunt Jane, who fell in love ?in 1956, or thereabouts,? and Cousin Gillian, who keeps the family?s long-case clock in her caravan. Using a variety of registers and forms, including dramatic monologue, lyric, collage, and found text,... more...

  • The Seven Deadly Virtuesby Jonathan V. Last

    Templeton Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    An all-star team of eighteen conservative writers offers a hilarious, insightful, sanctimony-free remix of William Bennett?s The Book of Virtues ?without parental controls. The Seven Deadly Virtues sits down next to readers at the bar, buys them a drink, and an hour or three later, ushers them into the revival tent without them even realizing it.... more...

  • Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizinby Bettina von Jagow; Florian Steger

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 37.53

    Hauptbeschreibung Der vierte Band des 'Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin' vereint in gewohnter Weise (I.) Originalarbeiten, (II.) Essays, (III.) Quellen und (IV.) Rezensionen. Die diesjährigen Originalbeiträge in deutscher und englischer Sprache fokussieren auf die beiden Autoren Thomas Mann und August Strindberg und thematisch auf den "Irrsinn" in... more...

  • Literary Educationby James Gribble

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 38.00

    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 Hans-Harald Müller; Lars Schmeink

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    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 and... more...

  • Torn Apartby Tim Miles

    John Blake 2009; US$ 4.99

    Torn Apart takes an in-depth look at 14 gruesome murder cases and examines how "victim impact statements" used in court finally give a voice to the suffering of those dealing with the death of a partner, child, or loved one. The cases discussed include lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce, who was murdered for Ł20, a cell phone, and his oyster card; Caroline... more...

  • Literatura y comunicaciónby Varios Autores

    Edhasa 1753; US$ 12.74

    La Literatura, con mayúsculas, no es un concepto solitario y único, no vive aislada del mundo, sino que está en contacto continuo con la sociedad y el resto de ámbitos de la cultura. Es más, debemos entenderla en el amplio horizonte de la comunicación social. Instigados por esta idea, el grupo de autores que conforman este volumen, profundiza, siguiendo... more...

  • Cowboys and Aliensby Universal Pictures

    Insight Editions LLC 2012; US$ 9.95

    Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in a film that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens. Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers-Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci-he brings an all-new action thriller that... more...

  • The Burning Crownby J. Fitzgerald McCurdy

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; Not Available

    The second popular title in the word-of-mouth kids? lit phenom known as The Serpent?s Egg Trilogy, The Burning Crown is another fast-paced fantasy adventure tale. The Elven Crown has fallen into the hands of the Demon?s crazed minions, who control the only known portal into a magical land. Now, a group of Ottawa kids must regain the Crown before... more...