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  • Teaching Poetry Writingby Tom Hunley

    Multilingual Matters 2007; US$ 39.95

    Offers an alternative to the full-class workshop approach to poetry writing instruction. This work features the five-canon approach, where peer critique of student poems takes place online, freeing up class time for writing exercises and lessons based on the five canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. more...

  • Uses of Literatureby Rita Felski

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 99.95

    Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock Argues for a new “phenomenology” in literary... more...

  • Bartlett's Book of Love Quotationsby John Bartlett

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    From its first appearance in 1855 to its recently published sixteenth edition, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has set the standard for books of quotations. Now, for the first time, more than 900 of the most endearing, expressive, and impassioned sayings about love--romantic, passionate, matrimonial, familial, patriotic, spiritual--have been carefully... more...

  • Great Thoughts, Revised and Updatedby George Seldes

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    Upon its publication, George Seldes's The Great Thoughts instantly took its place as a classic--a treasure house of the seminal ideas that have shaped the intellectual history of the world down through the ages.  Seldes, a pivotal figure in the history of American journalism and a tireless researcher, spent the better part of his extraordinary lifetime... more...

  • Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Meby Chelsea Handler; and Other Victims Friends Chelsea's Family

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    "My tendency to make up stories and lie compulsively for the sake of my own amusement takes up a good portion of my day and provides me with a peace of mind not easily attainable in this economic climate."--Chelsea Handler, from Chapter 10 of Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang It's no lie: Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out "dumbassness," the condition... more...

  • The Medieval Chronicle VIIby Juliana Dresvina; Nicholas Sparks

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 83.00

    There are several reasons why the chronicle is particularly suited as the topic of a yearbook. In the first place there is its ubiquity: all over Europe and throughout the Middle Ages chronicles were written, both in Latin and in the vernacular, and not only in Europe but also in the countries neighbouring on it, like those of the Arabic world. Secondly,... more...

  • ASBO Fairy Talesby Hans Christian Asbosen

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    A collection of fantastical stories of far-away lands: A Parody more...

  • The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotationsby Robert Andrews

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations contains over 8,000 quotations from 1914 to the present. As much a companion to the modern age as it is an entertaining and useful reference tool, it takes the reader on a tour of the wit and wisdom of the great and the good, from Margot Asquith to Monica Lewinsky, from George V to Boutros Boutros-Galli... more...

  • The Choke Artistby David Yoo

    Grand Central Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    In this brutally honest collection of often cringe-inducing episodes, David Yoo perfectly captures the cycle of failure and fear from childhood through adulthood. Whether he's wearing four layers of clothing to artificially beef up his slim frame, routinely testing highlighters against his forearm to see if he indeed has yellow skin, or preemptively... more...

  • Understanding Quotationby Elke Brendel; Markus Steinbach; Jörg Meibauer

    De Gruyter Mouton 2011; US$ 168.00

    Studies on the nature of quotation have become a topic of growing interest among linguists and philosophers of language. What is the function and logical status of quotations? How can an analysis of quotation help to develop a general theory of the semantics-pragmatics interface? This volume is a collection of original papers by leading researchers... more...