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  • Writing At Riskby Jason Weiss

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 33.95

    Much has been made of the image of writers in Paris—romanticized and idealized in fiction and on screen, these émigré artists in sidewalk cafés spark our imagination with unusual force. But rarely do the real-life figures speak to us directly to comment on their work, their lives, and their reasons for choosing to live and work in Paris. In these... more...

  • Bram Stokerby Lisa Hopkins; Richard Dutton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This book charts the major events of Stoker's life, including friendships with many of the major figures of the age and as manager of Henry Irving's Lyceum, with his literary career. It offers critical evaluation of Dracula and of Stoker's lesser-known works, yielding much interest when reinserted into their original cultural contexts. more...

  • 142 Strandby Rosemary Ashton

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    142 Strand was the home of the brilliant, unconventional young publisher John Chapman. All the daring and avant-garde writers and thinkers of Victorian London gathered here, among them Carlyle, Dickens, Thackeray; Americans like Emerson and refugees from revolutionary Europe like Mazzini. In 1851 Chapman brought Marian Evans - the future George Eliot... more...

  • News Narratives and News Framingby Karen S. Johnson-Cartee

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 51.00

    News Narratives and News Framing is a revealing look at how the media's construction of news affects our political, economic, and social realities. In this introduction to the theory behind news framing, Karen Johnson-Cartee pulls together elements from communication, journalism, politics, and sociology to create a picture of how news forms these... more...

  • The Ethics of the Storyby David Craig

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    The best journalists are masters at their craft. With a comma and a colon, a vivid verb and a colorful adjective, they not only convey important information but also create a sense of place and evoke powerful emotions. A compelling story can shape_for good or ill_the way a reader understands people, events, and issues. The Ethics of the Story examines... more...

  • Women Writers of Great Britain and Europeby Katharina M. Wilson; Paul Schlueter; June Schlueter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.06

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Mighty Heartby Mariane Pearl; Sarah Crichton

    Scribner 2007; US$ 13.99

    For five weeks the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan...And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here - in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight - by... more...

  • Hef's Little Black Bookby Hugh M. Hefner; Bill Zehme

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.26

    "[A] breezy, charming chronicle." — Time Out New York The legendary founder of  Playboy  magazine, Hugh Hefner invites you into his world with  Hef's Little Black Book , an illustrated treasury of advice and maxims. The only book ever written by the iconic publisher and unabashed hedonist,  Hef's Little Black Book  features a new, updated Afterword... more...

  • Kenneth Burkeby Robert Wess

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 37.00

    This 1996 book examines Burke's works and shows how they anticipate key postmodern concepts of rhetoric and subjectivity. more...

  • A Good Lifeby Ben Bradlee

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 9.99

    This is the witty, candid story of a daring young man who made his own way to the heights of American journalism and public life, of the great adventure that took him at only twenty years old straight from Harvard to almost four years in the shooting war in the South Pacific, and back, from a maverick New Hampshire weekly to an apprenticeship for Newsweek... more...