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  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.21

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...

  • Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readersby Maria Nikolajeva

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This book considers one of the most controversial aspects of children?s and young adult literature: its use as an instrument of power. Children in contemporary Western society are oppressed and powerless, yet they are allowed, in fiction written by adults for the enlightenment and enjoyment of children, to become strong, brave, rich, powerful, and... more...

  • Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad Schoolby Adam Ruben

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.99

    This is a book for dedicated academics who consider spending years masochistically overworked and underappreciated as a laudable goal. They lead the lives of the impoverished, grade the exams of whiny undergrads, and spend lonely nights in the library or laboratory pursuing a transcendent truth that only six or seven people will ever care about. These... more...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...

  • Grenzen der Literaturby Simone Winko; Fotis Jannidis; Gerhard Lauer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    Der Begriff ?Literatur? ist seit jeher unbestimmt und definitionsresistent, zugleich aber als disziplinäre Begrenzung gerade in Zeiten der Überschreitung überkommener Fachgrenzen unverzichtbar. Der Band diskutiert Möglichkeiten, den Begriff so zu bestimmen, dass er zur Heuristik in unterschiedlichen historischen und kulturellen Milieus fruchtbar... more...

  • Professional Feature Writingby Bruce Garrison

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 79.95

    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 magazines.... more...

  • My Life as an Experimentby A. J. Jacobs

    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...

  • You Know You're 60 When . . .by Richard Smith; Debra Solomon

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Presentby Alison Forsyth; Chris Megson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00

    Over the past two decades, theatre practitioners across the West have turned to documentary modes of performance-making to confront new socio-political realities. The essays in this book place this work in context, exploring historical and contemporary examples of documentary and 'verbatim' theatre, and applying a range of critical perspectives. more...

  • Women and Experience in Later Medieval Writingby Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    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...