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  • American Fictionby Margaret Reynolds; Jonathan Noakes

    Random House 2012; US$ 8.72

    Catch 22, Cather in the Rye, To Kill a Mocking Bird and Native Son - this guide deals with the themes, genre and narrative techniques of these four classic American novels, with an emphasis on providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels. Amongst many other features you'll find inpsirational reading... more...

  • Gothicby Fred Botting

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 24.95

    Botting expertly introduces the transformations of the gothic through history, discussing key figures such as ghosts, monsters and vampires, as well as tracing its origins, characteristics, cultural significance and critical interpretations. more...

  • The Essential Iliadby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Shelia Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 8.95

    While preserving the basic narrative of the Iliad , this selection also highlights the epic's high poetic moments and essential mythological content, and will prove especially useful in surveys of world literature. more...

  • The new blackby Evie Shockley

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    A profound and uplifting meditation on the meanings of race and belonging in America more...

  • Hand to Mouthby Paul Auster

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 16.99

    This is the story of a young man's struggle to stay afloat. By turns poignant and comic, Paul Auster's memoir is essentially an autobiographical essay about money--and what it means not to have it. From one odd job to the next, from one failed scheme to another, Auster investigates his own stubborn compulsion to make art and describes his ingenious,... more...

  • The Old English Judithby Judith Kaup

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 159.95

    This book offers a thorough literary, cultural and linguistic study of the Old English Judith. As a comprehensive interpretation of the text, it brings together and evaluates the work of scholars who have dealt with only individual aspects of the text. Furthermore, it places the poem within the context of the theological thought and religious poetry... more...

  • Byronic Heroby Peter L. Thorslev

    University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 67.50

    The Byronic Hero was first published in 1962. This study of the origins and development of the Romantic hero through its apogee in the works of Byron critically examines the major Romantic heroes of comparative literature and places them in the wider perspective of history. Professor Thorslev devotes the first part of his discussion to the cultural... more...

  • Untangling Spaghettiby Steven Herrick

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Are toenails a good source of vitamin C? What are ten things you will never hear your parents say? How do you untangle spaghetti? This collection of humorous, touching, and thought-provoking poems celebrates the everyday lives of children through topics such as food, animals, school, friends, and sports. more...

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyamby Omar Khayym; Edward Fitzgerald

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    Edward FitzGerald gave the title The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam to his translation of poetry attributed to the Persian poet, astronomer and mathematician Omar Khayyam (1048-1123). The word "Rubaiyat" means quatrains - verses of four lines. These works by Fitzgerald are the best known English translations. This edition contains both the first... more...

  • Roget's Illusionby Linda Bierds

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?Her poems, with their constantly surprising delicacy and their language rich with insight and a sensuous music, radiate real power and authority and animal presence.? ?W. S. Merwin (U.S. Poet Laureate, 2010 ?2011) He is best known for his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases , but among filmmakers Roget is better known for his explanation... more...