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- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00
The concept of "literature" is notoriously vague and defies definition, yet at the same time it is indispensable in an age where traditional subject boundaries are breaking down. This volume discusses possible ways of defining the concept in such a manner that it can be productively deployed heuristically in varied historical and cultural contexts.... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.99
Are you ?getting on in years,? or know someone who is? Thinking of changing your birth certificate to show a more favorable birth date? You may lie about your age, but your age won?t lie to you! ††††††††††† Not sure how to tell when you?re about to reach that fun sixtieth birthday?† Here are some clues: WebMD is your home page When asked, ?Who?s... more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 31.95
Fiction, far from being the opposite of truth, is wholly bent on finding it out, and writing novels is a way to know the real world as objectively as possible. In Five Fictions in Search of Truth , Myra Jehlen develops this idea through readings of works by Flaubert, James, and Nabokov. She invokes Proust's famous search for lost memory as the exemplary... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 37.99
The CSI Effect: Television, Crime, and Governance demonstrates that CSI's appeal cannot be disentangled from its production as a televisual text or the broader discourses and practices that circulate within our social landscape. This groundbreaking interdisciplinary collection bridges the gap between the study of popular culture media and the study... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00
One man. Ten extraordinary quests. Bestselling author and human guinea pig A. J. Jacobs puts his life to the test and reports on the surprising and entertaining results. He goes undercover as a woman, lives by George Washington?s moral code, and impersonates a movie star. He practices "radical honesty," brushes his teeth with the world?s most rational... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 78.95
"Professional Feature Writing" provides the basics of news media feature writing and establishes a solid foundation for students and writers making feature writing their career. This fifth edition offers a thorough and up-to-date look at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer... more...
- University Press of America 2009; US$ 34.99
The conversation between religion and culture, drama and Christianity, needs to be ongoing. This book is a contribution to the dialogue, asking questions, pointing towards possible answers, and encouraging others to join in the conversation. more...
- PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 14.95
In the mid-1970s, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen, and several hundred other shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from all across the country migrated en masse to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson?s Tonight Show . There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
This volume examines the common medieval notion of life experience as a source of wisdom and traces that theme through different texts and genres to uncover the fabric of experience woven into the writings by, for, and about women. more...