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  • The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissionsby J.D. Rothman

    Prospect Park Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    The Neurotic Parent shines a light on the insanity of modern college admissions with laugh-out-loud wit and incisive anthropological observations. more...

  • Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romanceby Roger Sherman Loomis

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    King Arthur was not an Englishman, but a Celtic warrior, according to Loomis, whose research into the background of the Arthurian legend reveals findings which are both illuminating and highly controversial. The author sees the vegetarian goddess as the prototype of many damsels in Arthurian romance, and Arthur's knights as the gods of sun and storm.... more...

  • Ant Farmby Simon Rich

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 9.32

    In Ant Farm , former Harvard Lampoon president Simon Rich finds humor in some very surprising places. Armed with a sharp eye for the absurd and an overwhelming sense of doom, Rich explores the ridiculousness of our everyday lives. The world, he concludes, is a hopelessly terrifying place–with endless comic potential. –If your girlfriend gives you... more...

  • The Journalist and the Murdererby Janet Malcolm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision , a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that... more...

  • From Cover to Coverby Kathleen T. Horning

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    The revised edition of From Cover to Cover offers a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children's literature today and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read. A brief, updated introduction explains how children's books... more...

  • The Beginnings of Medieval Romanceby D. H. Green

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    Explores the emergence of the romance in the twelfth century. more...

  • The Character of Criticismby Geoffrey Galt Harpham

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 26.95

    Why are some critical texts more compelling, memorable, or engaging than others? Can criticism be judged as a discourse of description, explanation, and analysis alone, or do our evaluations reflect other kinds of investments in it? In this book, Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that the most powerful and effective criticism demands to be read as an expression... more...

  • Closed Encountersby Jeffrey Wallen

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 66.00

    In a provocative and fair-minded look at current critical practices and the future of the academy, Jeffrey Wallen draws a disturbing picture of public intellectuals in search of a public and cultural critics unable to enter a dialogue with others. Taking up several of the most influential critics of recent years—Edward Said, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick,... more...

  • Law and Literatureby Ian Ward

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    The interdisciplinary theory of law and literature, and its application to the literary text. more...

  • Religion and Literature in Western England, 600–800by Patrick Sims-Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 66.00

    Describes the early conversion to Christianity of the pagan peoples of an area stretching from Stratford-upon-Avon to Offa's Dyke. more...