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  • Fundamental Concepts of Children?s Literature Researchby Hans-Heino Ewers

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    In this book, Ewers provides students and professors with a new system of categorization for a differentiated description of children?s literature. In the early 1970s, Swedish children?s literature scholar Gte Kingberg worked to establish a system of scientific terminology for international use, but these terms are now somewhat antiquated. This book... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This bookconsiders 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...

  • Point of View, Perspective, and Focalizationby Peter Hhn; Wolf Schmid; Jrg Schnert

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 158.54

    Stories do not actually exist in the world but are created and structured? modeled? through the process of mediation, i.e. through the means and techniques by which they are represented. This is an important field, not only for narratology but also for literary and media studies. The articles in this volume, contributed by international... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 169.12

    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... more...

  • Five Fictions in Search of Truthby Myra Jehlen

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.74

    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...

  • Inter-Actionsby Nelvin Vos

    UPA 2009; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • The CSI Effectby Michele Byers; Val Marie Johnson

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • The Book of Murrayby David M. Bader

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.99

    For years scholars have puzzled over the contrasts between modern Judaism and the world of the ancient Israelites. Leviticus explains keeping kosher, but where is the scriptural basis for pocketing a dinner roll from a buffet "for later"? Finally, in The Book of Murray, we have answers. Here is the source for such timeless teachings as "Love the... more...