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  • Liminality and the Short Story: Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writingby Jochen Achilles; Ina Bergmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and... more...

  • Writing Great Books for Young Adultsby Regina L. Brooks

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99

    Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary... more...

  • Fiction - The Art and the Craftby Colin Bulman

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A highly practical exposition of all the major elements of fiction - such as plot, conflict, suspense, the hook, inference, character and dialogue. more...

  • Fictions at Workby Mary M. Talbot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.99

    In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She discusses both `high' and `low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science in her language analysis. more...

  • From Holocaust to Harvardby John Stoessinger

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    A true and touching human tale of survival and achievement. When John Stoessinger was ten years old, Adolf Hitler annexed his homeland of Austria, ripping the boy from his home and his friends in Vienna. His grandparents encouraged his mother and stepfather to take young John somewhere safe. “You must have a future,? his grandfather told him before... more...

  • Creating Convincing Charactersby Nicholas Corder

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book answers the question, "How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?" more...

  • Narrative Exchangesby Ian Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1992, Narrative Exchanges shows how a general model of communicative exchanges can be refined to deal with the complexities of narrative fiction. Going beyond the two-way structure of reciprocity, it gives particular attention to the processes of framing, substitution and dispossession by which written texts generate meaning.... more...

  • Woman On Topby Loretta Chen

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 16.99

    A daring biography by one of Singapore’s most prominent entertainment personalities, Dr Loretta Chen, as she shares her heartbreaks and valuable life lessons. Laugh and cry together with her as she recounts her colourful life, from growing up with a famous sibling (MediaCorp actor Edmund Chen), being open about being a lesbian in staid Singapore... more...

  • Short Storyby Valerie Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Throughout this text, Valerie Shaw addresses two key questions: 'What are the special satisfactions afforded by reading short stories?' and 'How are these satisfactions derived from each story's literary techniques and narrative strategies?'. She then attempts to answer these questions by drawing on stories from different periods and countries - by... more...

  • Reading Frames in Modern Fictionby Mary Anne Caws

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Mary Ann Caws presents in detail an important feature of modern literary narrative--the setting apart of passages that stand out from the flow of the prose, larger-than-life scenes that seem to hold the essence of the work. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...