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  • The Writing Bookby Kate Grenville

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 15.90

    A completely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or aspiring writers to get you started and to keep you going. more...

  • Bitter Carnivalby Michael André Bernstein

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 35.95 US$ 32.71

    "You people put importance on your lives. Well, my life has never been important to anyone. I haven't got any guilt about anything," bragged the mass-murderer Charles Manson. "These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them. I didn't teach them. . . . They are running in the streets--and they are coming right at... more...

  • Tragically Speakingby Kalliopi Nikolopoulou

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 45.00

    From German idealism onward, Western thinkers have sought to revalue tragedy, invariably converging at one cardinal point: tragic art risks aestheticizing real violence. Tragically Speaking critically examines this revaluation, offering a new understanding of the changing meaning of tragedy in literary and moral discourse. It questions common assumptions... more...

  • Stardust Lostby Stefan Kanfer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    In Stardust Lost , Stefan Kanfer brings the colorful Yiddish stage roaring back to life. Born of ancient traditions stretching back to the drama of the Old Testament, the Yiddish theater was a vibrant part of the immigrant experience. Kanfer invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters.... more...

  • Poetry For Dummiesby The Poetry Center; John Timpane

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.50

    Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter... more...

  • The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishingby Tonette S. Rocco; Timothy Gary Hatcher; John W. Creswell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 40.00 US$ 36.00

    The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts,... more...

  • The Theory and Analysis of Dramaby Manfred Pfister; John Halliday

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent and comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The materical on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods of drama, from Greek tragedy and comedy to the contemporary theatre, with the plays of Shakespeare providing a special... more...

  • What Not to Name Your Babyby Joe Borgenicht

    Gallery Books 2010; US$ 7.95

    The perfect antidote to the boring baby-naming books -- a hilarious guide for expecting parents on what NOT to name their baby! What better way to choose the perfect name than by ruling out those names that are off-limits? Joe Borgenicht offers more than a thousand names, complete with pronunciation and definitions, that absolutely, positively... more...

  • A Companion to Tragedyby Rebecca Bushnell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 58.95 US$ 53.06

    A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyone interested in exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture. Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity Features 28 essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics, English, drama, anthropology... more...

  • Today I Willby Jerry Spinelli; Eileen Spinelli

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Reassuring advice for every day of the year From an esteemed husband-and-wife team comes a book of daily advice and insight. In dated entries meant to be read one per day, the Spinellis open with a brief quote from children’s literature, write a paragraph of lively advice inspired by that quote, and end with a “Today I will . . .” promise. The... more...