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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    Der Begriff „Literatur“ istseit jeherunbestimmt 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...

  • Five Fictions in Search of Truthby Myra Jehlen

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    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...

  • 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...

  • The CSI Effectby Michele Byers; Val Marie Johnson

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...