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  • Reporting from the Frontby Brian Best

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    When the war was declared in August 1914, one of the first acts to be implemented by the politicians and military was a strict censorship on the newspapers. As the poacher turned gamekeeper, Winston Churchill said: The war is going to be fought in a fog a more...

  • The Best American Magazine Writing 2014by The American Society of Magazine Editors

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Jonathan Franzen?s eloquent rumination in National Geographic on the damage we continue to inflict on the environment and its long-lasting consequences; William T. Vollman?s blackly comic reflections in Harper?s magazine on being the target of an extensive... more...

  • A Curious Invitationby Suzette Field

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 10.99

    Forty of the greatest fictional festivities as seen through the eyes of the world's greatest writers. People love to party. And writers love to attend and document these occasions. The party is a useful literary device, not only for social commentary and satire but also as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in and out of love, or even get... more...

  • Narrative Form and Chaos Theory in Sterne, Proust, Woolf, and Faulknerby Jo Alyson Parker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This study demonstrates how the insights afforded us by chaos theory can be applied to the analysis of narrative structure and meaning. more...

  • Head Over Heels in Franceby Samantha Brick

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 11.99

    Just when life seemed its darkest, Samantha found happiness?Pascal, and his 10-year-old son, and the rigors of country life?in an unexpected trip to France When Samantha Brick?s life started to unravel?her company in liquidation, homeless, penniless, and friendless, and on max-strength anti-depressants?it seemed that everything was going wrong.... more...

  • Theory of Literature and Other Critical Writingsby Natsume Soseki; Michael Bourdaghs; Atsuko Ueda; Joseph Murphy

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was the foremost Japanese novelist of the twentieth century, known for such highly acclaimed works as Kokoro , Sanshiro , and I Am a Cat . Yet he began his career as a literary theorist and scholar of English literature. In 1907, he published Theory of Literature , a remarkably forward-thinking attempt to understand... more...

  • Writing At Riskby Jason Weiss

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 33.95

    Much has been made of the image of writers in Paris—romanticized and idealized in fiction and on screen, these émigré artists in sidewalk cafés spark our imagination with unusual force. But rarely do the real-life figures speak to us directly to comment on their work, their lives, and their reasons for choosing to live... more...

  • Pauline Johnsonby Pauline Johnson; Michael Gnarowski

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 11.99

    Canada's first Native writer, Pauline Johnson, exemplified the duality of culture in early Canada through her half-Mohawk, half-English heritage. Her unique poetry and presention style remain a legend in Canadian literary history. more...

  • Prospects Of Powerby John Snyder

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Genre -- the articulation of "kind" -- is one of the oldest and most continuous subjects of theoretical and critical commentary. Yet from Romanticism to postmodernism, the concept of genre has been punched with so many holes that today it hardly seems graspable, let alone viable. By combining theory with dialectical literary histories of three significantly... more...

  • Philosophy of Literatureby Christopher New

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 38.95

    Literature, like the visual arts, poses its own philosophical problems. While literary theorists have discussed the nature of literature intensively, analytic philosophers have usually dealt with literary problems either within the general framework of aesthetics or else in a way that is accessible only to a philosophical audience. The present book... more...