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  • Jani Confidentialby Jani Allan

    Jacana Media 2015; US$ 18.99

    Trained classical pianist. Fine Arts graduate. Former high school teacher and model. Extensive experience in South African journalism, publishing a weekly column for almost a decade at the Sunday Times. Jani Allan has interviewed everyone from cabinet ministers to Hollywood royalty. She once interviewed Oliver Reed in a Jacuzzi. Hosted a talk-show... more...

  • More Than a Seasonby Dayton Moore; Matt Fulks; Alex Gordon; William F. High

    Triumph Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Provides a blueprint for becoming a champion, both on and off the field   When Dayton Moore arrived in Kansas City in 2006, the Royals hardly resembled a contender. The general manager inherited a major league club that had just one winning season in the previous decade. Moore, a Kansas native who grew up as a Royals fan, implemented a plan to... more...

  • Our Crime Was Being Jewishby Anthony S. Pitch; Michael Berenbaum

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 27.99

    In the shouted words of a woman bound for Auschwitz to a man about to escape from a cattle car, “If you get out, maybe you can tell the story! Who else will tell it?? Our Crime Was Being Jewish contains 576 vivid memories of 358 Holocaust survivors. These are the true, insider stories of victims, told in their own words. They include the experiences... more...

  • Marxism and Literary Criticismby Terry Eagleton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 18.95

    Is Marx relevant any more? Why should we care what he wrote? What difference could it make to our reading of literature? Terry Eagleton, one of the foremost critics of our generation, has some answers in this wonderfully clear and readable analysis. Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged... more...

  • What's Left of Theory?by Judith Butler; John Guillory; Kendall Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 37.95

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

  • Deconstructionby Christopher Norris

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 31.95

    Deconstruction: Theory and Practice has been acclaimed as by far the most readable, concise and authoritative guide to this topic. Without oversimplifying or glossing over the challenges, Norris makes deconstruction more accessible to the reader. The volume focuses on the works of Jacques Derrida which caused this seismic shift in critical thought,... more...

  • Narrative and Genreby Mary Chamberlain; Paul Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Any life story, whether a written autobiography or an oral testimony, is shaped not only by the reworkings of experience through memory and re-evaluation, but also art. Any communication has to use shared conventions not only of language itself but also the more complex expectations of 'genre': of the forms expected within a given context and type... more...

  • Towards a 'Natural' Narratologyby Monika Fludernik

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    In this ground breaking work of synthesis, Monika Fludernik combines insights from literary theory and linguistics to provide a challenging new theory of narrative. This book is both an historical survey and theoretical study, with the author drawing on an enormous range of examples from the earliest oral study to contemporary experimental fiction.... more...

  • The Literature Workbookby Clara Calvo; Jean Jacques Weber

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95

    The Literature Workbook is a practical introductory textbook for literary studies, which can be used either for independent study or as part of a taught class. Laying the ground for further study, The Literature Workbook introduces the beginning student to the essential analytic and interpretative skills that are needed for literary appreciation... more...

  • Parodyby Professor Simon Dentith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 24.95

    Parody is part of all our lives. It occurs not only in literature, but also in everyday speech, in theatre and television, architecture and films. Drawing on examples from Aristophanes to The Simpsons , Simon Dentith explores: * the place of parody in the history of literature * parody as a subversive or conservative mode of writing * parody's pivotal... more...