• 10 Days to Faster Reading
    10 Days to Faster Reading
    ISBN: 9780446676670
    Title: 10 Days to Faster Reading
    Author: MARKS-BEALE ABBY

    Jump-Start Your Reading Skills! Speed reading used to require months of training. Now you can rev up your reading in just a few minutes a day. With quizzes to determine your present reading level and exercises to introduce new skills quickly, 10 Days to Faster Reading will improve your reading comprehension and speed as it shows you how to: * Break the Bad Habits That Slow You Down * Develop Your Powers of Concentration * Cut Your Reading Time in Half * Use Proven, Specially Designed Reading Techniques * Boost the Power of Your Peripheral Vision * Learn How to Scan and Skim a Written Report ...And All in 10 Days

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 10 Rules of Writing
    10 Rules of Writing
    ISBN: 9780061451461
    Title: 10 Rules of Writing
    Author: LEONARD ELMORE


    "These are the rules I've picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I'm writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what's taking place in the story."—Elmore Leonard


    For aspiring writers and lovers of the written word, this concise guide breaks down the writing process with simplicity and clarity. From adjectives and exclamation points to dialect and hoopetedoodle, Elmore Leonard explains what to avoid, what to aspire to, and what to do when it sounds like "writing" (rewrite).


    Beautifully designed, filled with free-flowing, elegant illustrations and specially priced, Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing is the perfect writer's—and reader's—gift.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • 100 Best Novels in the English Language
    100 Best Novels in the English Language
    ISBN: 9781903385425
    Title: 100 Best Novels in the English Language
    Author: MCCRUM ROBERT (EDITOR)

    Everybody loves a list but this is a list of major ambition: namely, to select the best 100 novels in the English language, published from the late 17th century to the present day. This list has been built up week by week in The Observer since September 2013, and selected by writer and Observer editor Robert McCrum. With a short critique on each book, this is a real delight for literary lovers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • 100 Best Novels in Translation
    100 Best Novels in Translation
    ISBN: 9781903385678
    Title: 100 Best Novels in Translation
    Author: TONKIN BOYD


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
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  • 100 Books That Changed the World
    100 Books That Changed the World
    ISBN: 9781849944519
    Title: 100 Books That Changed the World
    Author: CHRISTIANSON SCOTT


    A chronological survey of the world's most influential books.&


    Many books have become classics, must-reads or overnight publishing sensations, but how many can genuinely claim to have changed the way we see and think?


    In 100 Books that Changed the World, prize-winning author Scott Christianson brings together an exceptional collection of truly groundbreaking books - from scriptures that founded religions, to scientific treatises that challenged beliefs, to novels that kick-started literary genres. This elegantly designed book offers a sweeping, chronological survey of the most important books from around the globe, from the earliest illuminated manuscripts to the age of the ebook publication.


    Entries include: Iliad and Odyssey, Homer (750 BC), Gutenberg Bible (1450s), The Qur'an (AD 609-632), On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, Nicolaus Copernicus (1543), Shakespeare's First Folio (1623), Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton (1687), Samuel Johnson's Dictionary (1755), The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith (1776), The Vindication of the Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft (1792), The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1848), Roget's Thesaurus (1852), On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin (1859), The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud (1899), Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence (1928), The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank (1947), Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (1964), A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking (1988)



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    Price: $30.00
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  • 100 Documents that Changed the World: from the Magna Carta to Wikileaks
    100 Documents that Changed the World: from the Magna Carta to Wikileaks
    ISBN: 9780789329363
    Title: 100 Documents that Changed the World: from the Magna Carta to Wikileaks
    Author: CHRISTIANSON SCOTT

    A tour of the history of the world through the declarations, manifestos, and agreements from the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence to Wikileaks. This fascinating collection gathers the most significant written documents that have influenced and shaped the way we think about the world and the course of history.From the Magna Carta (1215) to the Gettysburg Address (1863) to Martin Luther King, Jr. s I Have a Dream speech (1963), the documents showcased here chart dramatic high points of world history.
    In addition to official charters and famous treaties, there are also less well known yet nonetheless interesting items included, such as the Apollo flight plan, Apple s 1976 incorporation documents, and the check with which the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia. Equally interesting are Watson and Crick s scrawled notes leading to the discovery of DNA, Darwin s journal, and the annotated manuscripts for Freud s Interpretation of Dreams and Orwell s novel 1984.
    Beautifully illustrated in full color, this book not only informs but also entertains as it demonstrates how the power of the written word has shaped, changed, enhanced, and even revolutionized the world."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • 100 Great Books in Haiku  Pop Penguin
    100 Great Books in Haiku Pop Penguin
    ISBN: 9780141399423
    Title: 100 Great Books in Haiku Pop Penguin
    Author: BADER DAVID

    In the sixteenth century, Zen monks in Japan developed the haiku, an unrhymed poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines. Now, in One Hundred Great Books in Haiku, David Bader has applied this ancient poetic form to the classics. From Homer to Milton to Dostyevsky, the great books are finally within reach of even the shortest attention spans!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
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  • 100 Things You Will Never Do
    100 Things You Will Never Do
    ISBN: 9781782064558
    Title: 100 Things You Will Never Do
    Author: SMITH DANIEL

    Ever fancied travelling through time? Taming a lion? Winning a Nobel Prize? Well, here's how to attempt all that and more. Daniel Smith - author of 100 Places You Will Never Visit - takes you on an entertaining journey through 100 things you will (probably) never get the chance to do. Offering tips and advice on things that you may never be rich enough to do (buy your own island, drink a bottle of 1787 Chteau Lafite, own a Shakespeare first folio); things you might never be brave enough to try (bullfight, base jump from the Burj Khalifa, charm a snake); things you'll hopefully never have to do (escape from Alcatraz, land a 747, play Russian roulette); and even the downright absurd (being in two places at once, making gold, becoming invisible),100 Things You Will Never Do will give you a glimpse of your infinite potential.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 1000 Years of English Literature
    1000 Years of English Literature
    ISBN: 9780712358736
    Title: 1000 Years of English Literature
    Author: FLETCHER CHRIS ET AL

    The British Library is home to an unparalleled collection of original manuscripts of great English literature, from the tenth-century manuscript ofBeowulfto the work of such twentieth-century authors as T. S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, and Angela Carter. With1000 Years of English Literature, Chris Fletcher shares some of the gems from the collection.
     
    Originally published in 2003, this updated and expanded paperback edition chronicles the life and work of more than one hundred of the best-loved British writers, with greater attention paid to the writers of the twentieth century. Each spread begins with an engaging sketch of the life and significance of the author, then offers a reproduced portion of manuscript on the facing page. Among the writers included are Shakespeare, Dickens, Wordsworth, and Larkin, and the volume also presents such masterpieces as Chaucer’sCanterbury Tales, Charlotte Brontë’sJane Eyre, and Virginia Woolf’sMrs. Dalloway. Whether written on parchment, vellum, or paper, and whether poems, short stories, novels, or diaries, these documents offer fascinating insights into the world of the writer at work and at times reveal major amendments and corrections carried out during the course of writing.  
     
    An inspiring vision of literary achievement,1000 Years of English Literaturewill not only teach and delight but also enrich the pleasure of reading and rereading the best literature Britain has to offer.  


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Rev Ed<BR>
    1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Rev Ed
    ISBN: 9780143011002
    Title: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Rev Ed

    Author: BOXALL PETER

    In the style of the phenomenally successful 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Diethis is a bold, bright and incisive guide to the books and writers that have had real impact -whether in the form of critical acclaim or as cult classics. This wide-ranging selection by a superb international team of writers and critics contains classics as well as those books that are hot in contemporary fiction. This must-have book is the perfect reference for everyone who loves to read.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
    1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
    ISBN: 9780789318763
    Title: 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
    Author: ECCLESHARE JULIA & BLAKE QUENTIN

    This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the "must-read" books from all the rest in the realm of children's books. Whether you are a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, an educator or counselor looking for inspiration, or a young reader with a voracious appetite, this guide to the best writing for children and young adults covers the spectrum of children's literature. It is organized by age group-from board books to YA novels and all the gradations in between. Each entry features evaluations by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured title. The beloved classics are here, but the guide also takes a global perspective and includes the increasingly diverse contributions from African American and Latino authors and illustrators-not to mention important books from around the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $73.00
    $73.00
  • 30 Great Myths About the Romantics
    30 Great Myths About the Romantics
    ISBN: 9781118843192
    Title: 30 Great Myths About the Romantics
    Author: WU DUNCAN

    Brimming with the fascinating eccentricities of a complex and confusing movement whose influences continue to resonate deeply, "30 Great Myths About the Romantics" adds great clarity to what we know or "think" we know about one of the most important periods in literary history.
    Explores the various misconceptions commonly associated with Romanticism, offering provocative insights that correct and clarify several of the commonly-held myths about the key figures of this era.
    Corrects some of the biases and beliefs about the Romantics that have crept into the 21st-century zeitgeist for example that they were a bunch of drug-addled atheists who believed in free love; that Blake was a madman; and that Wordsworth slept with his sister.
    Celebrates several of the mythic objects, characters, and ideas that have passed down from the Romantics into contemporary culture from Blake's "Jerusalem" and Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" to the literary genre of the vampire.
    Engagingly written to provide readers with a fun yet scholarly introduction to Romanticism and key writers of the period, applying the most up-to-date scholarship to the series of myths that continue to shape our appreciation of their work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • 3-minute Jrr Tolkien
    3-minute Jrr Tolkien
    ISBN: 9781908005830
    Title: 3-minute Jrr Tolkien
    Author: RAYMOND GARY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
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  • 5 Essays You Must Master to be College Ready a Complete Guide to Nailing the Most Common Essays You'll Encounter in College
    5 Essays You Must Master to be College Ready a Complete Guide to Nailing the Most Common Essays You'll Encounter in College
    ISBN: 9781945547188
    Title: 5 Essays You Must Master to be College Ready a Complete Guide to Nailing the Most Common Essays You'll Encounter in College
    Author: TORRES LAURA


    Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough said, -Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard.- Too many students enter college without a basic understanding of writing, which can affect every aspect of their education.


    Author and educator Laura Torres provides a one-stop guide to preparing secondary and homeschool students for college-level writing. This handbook covers the five most common types of essays:

    • Narrative
    • Compare/Contrast
    • Summary/Response
    • Research
    • Argumentative

    The 5 Essays You Must Master to Be College Ready includes lessons, tips, and organizational guides for writing clear and compelling essays. Torres walks students through the complete writing process, from outlining to revising and ultimately evaluating their work (with provided grading rubrics). With this easy-to-follow instruction, students can master these essay types, be college ready, and redefine what it means to think and communicate well.




    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • 50 Years of New York Magazine: Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable
    50 Years of New York Magazine: Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable
    ISBN: 9781501166846
    Title: 50 Years of New York Magazine: Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable
    Author: NEW YORK MAGAZINE STAFF

    New York, the city. New York, the magazine. A celebration.

    The great story of New York City in the past half-century has been its near collapse and miraculous rebirth. A battered town left for dead, one that almost a million people abandoned and where those who remained had to live behind triple deadbolt locks, was reinvigorated by the twinned energies of starving artists and financial white knights. Over the next generation, the city was utterly transformed. It again became the capital of wealth and innovation, an engine of cultural vibrancy, a magnet for immigrants, and a city of endless possibility. It was the place to be--if you could afford it.

    Since its founding in 1968, New York Magazine has told the story of that city's constant morphing, week after week. Covering culture high and low, the drama and scandal of politics and finance, through jubilant moments and immense tragedies, the magazine has hit readers where they live, with a sensibility as fast and funny and urbane as New York itself. From its early days publishing writers like Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, and Gloria Steinem to its modern incarnation as a laboratory of inventive magazine-making, New York has had an extraordinary knack for catching the Zeitgeist and getting it on the page. It was among the originators of the New Journalism, publishing legendary stories whose authors infiltrated a Black Panther party in Leonard Bernstein's apartment, introduced us to the mother-daughter hermits living in the dilapidated estate known as Grey Gardens, launched Ms. Magazine, branded a group of up-and-coming teen stars "the Brat Pack," and effectively ended the career of Roger Ailes. Again and again, it introduced new words into the conversation--from "foodie" to "normcore"--and spotted fresh talent before just about anyone.

    Along the way, those writers and their colleagues revealed what was most interesting at the forward edge of American culture--from the old Brooklyn of Saturday Night Fever to the new Brooklyn of artisanal food trucks, from the Wall Street crashes to the hedge-fund spoils, from The Godfather to Girls--in ways that were knowing, witty, sometimes weird, occasionally vulgar, and often unforgettable. On "The Approval Matrix," the magazine's beloved back-page feature, New York itself would fall at the crossroads of highbrow and lowbrow, and more brilliant than despicable. (Most of the time.)

    Marking the magazine's fiftieth birthday, Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: 50 Years of New York draws from all that coverage to present an enormous, sweeping, idiosyncratic picture of a half-century at the center of the world. Through stories and images of power and money, movies and food, crises and family life, it constitutes an unparalleled history of that city's transformation, and of a New York City institution as well. It is packed with behind-the-scenes stories from New York's writers, editors, designers, and journalistic subjects--and frequently overflows its own pages onto spectacular foldouts. It's a big book for a big town.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00

    $115.00
  • 642 Things to Write Journal
    642 Things to Write Journal
    ISBN: 9781452105444
    Title: 642 Things to Write Journal
    Author: SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS' GROTTO

    This collection of 642 outrageous and witty writing prompts will get the creative juices flowing in no time. From crafting your own obituary to penning an ode to an onion, each page of this playful journal invites inspiration and provides plenty of space to write. Brimming with entertaining exercises from the literary minds of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, this is the ultimate gift for scribes of every stripe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Accidence Will Happen
    Accidence Will Happen
    ISBN: 9780297871934
    Title: Accidence Will Happen
    Author: KAMM OLIVER

    Are standards of English alright - or should that be all right? To knowingly split an infinitive or not to? And what about ending a sentence with preposition, or for that matter beginning one with 'and'? From splitting infinitives to dangling prepositions, this erudite, entertaining and deeply reassuring guide demonstrates that many of the so-called rules of good style are little more than folklore mixed with prejudice and can be cheerfully disregarded. Oliver Kamm explains why the pedants are wrong, why the much-lamented 'good grammar' that ceased to be taught in the 1960s should not be brought back, and why to deliberately split an infinitive, in the right context, is perfectly alright. This is a book for anyone who cares about language and how it is used. With authoritative advice on the linguistic conundrums that we all face, ACCIDENCE WILL HAPPEN will become an indispensable companion for readers, writers and users of modern English.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Accidence Will Happen: the Non-pedantic Guide to English
    Accidence Will Happen: the Non-pedantic Guide to English
    ISBN: 9781780227955
    Title: Accidence Will Happen: the Non-pedantic Guide to English
    Author: KAMM OLIVER


    Are standards of English alright - or should that be all right?
    To knowingly split an infinitive or not to?
    And what about ending a sentence with preposition, or for that matter beginning one with 'and'?

    We learn language by instinct, but good English, the pedants tell us, requires rules. Yet, as Oliver Kamm demonstrates, many of the purists' prohibitions are bogus and can be cheerfully disregarded. ACCIDENCE WILL HAPPEN is an authoritative and deeply reassuring guide to grammar, style and the linguistic conundrums we all face.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Accidental Taxonomist
    Accidental Taxonomist
    ISBN: 9781573873970
    Title: Accidental Taxonomist
    Author: HEATHER HEDDEN

    The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available To The art and science of building information taxonomies. Heather Hedden-one of today's leading writers, instructors, and consultants on indexing and taxonomy topics-walks readers throug

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $106.00
    $106.00
  • Advanced Bushcraft: an Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
    Advanced Bushcraft: an Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
    ISBN: 9781440587962
    Title: Advanced Bushcraft: an Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
    Author: CANTERBURY DAVE

    Trek deeper into the wilderness with "New York Times" bestselling author Dave Canterbury

    In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in "Bushcraft 101," Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on bushcraft essentials like fire-starting tools and packs. With Canterbury's expert advice and guidance, you will learn how to forgo your equipment, make use of your surroundings, and truly enjoy the wilderness.

    Whether you're eager to learn more after your first real outdoor adventure or have been exploring the backcountry for years, "Advanced Bushcraft" will help you take your self-reliance and wilderness experience to the next level.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

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  • Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write
    Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write
    ISBN: 9780674737709
    Title: Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write
    Author: SWORD HELEN


    From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategies to thrive in their publish-or-perish environment.


    So how do these successful academics write, and where do they find the "air and light and time and space," in the words of poet Charles Bukowski, to get their writing done? What are their formative experiences, their daily routines, their habits of mind? How do they summon up the courage to take intellectual risks and the resilience to deal with rejection?


    Sword identifies four cornerstones that anchor any successful writing practice: Behavioral habits of discipline and persistence; Artisanal habits of craftsmanship and care; Social habits of collegiality and collaboration; and Emotional habits of positivity and pleasure. Building on this "BASE," she illuminates the emotional complexity of the writing process and exposes the lack of writing support typically available to early-career academics. She also lays to rest the myth that academics must produce safe, conventional prose or risk professional failure. The successful writers profiled here tell stories of intellectual passions indulged, disciplinary conventions subverted, and risk-taking rewarded. Grounded in empirical research and focused on sustainable change, Air & Light & Time & Space offers a customizable blueprint for refreshing personal habits and creating a collegial environment where all writers can flourish.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Alice in Space: the Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll
    Alice in Space: the Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll
    ISBN: 9780226041506
    Title: Alice in Space: the Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll
    Author: BEER GILLIAN

    In Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll created fantastic worlds that continue to delight and trouble readers of all ages today. Few consider, however, that Carroll conceived his Alice books during the 1860s, a moment of intense intellectual upheaval, as new scientific, linguistic, educational, and mathematical ideas flourished around himand far beyond. Alice in Space reveals the contexts within which the Alice books first lived, bringing back the zest to jokes lost over time and poignancy to hidden references.
    Gillian Beer explores Carroll s work through the speculative gaze of Alice, for whom no authority is unquestioned and everything can speak. Parody and Punch, evolutionary debates, philosophical dialogues, educational works for children, math and logic, manners and rituals, dream theory and childhood studies all fueled the fireworks. While much has been written about Carroll s biography and his influence on children s literature, Beer convincingly shows him at play in the spaces of Victorian cultural and intellectual life, drawing on then-current controversies, reading prodigiously across many fields, and writing on multiple levels to please bothchildren and adultsin different ways.
    With a welcome combination of learning and lightness, Beer reminds us that Carroll s books are essentially about curiosity, its risks and pleasures. Along the way, Alice in Space shares Alice s exceptional ability to spark curiosity in us, too."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated Chronology of the Library of Congress
    America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated Chronology of the Library of Congress
    ISBN: 9781911282136
    Title: America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated Chronology of the Library of Congress
    Author: COLE JOHN Y.


    Packed with fascinating facts, compelling images, and little-known nuggets of information, this new go-to illustrated guide to the history of the Library of Congress will appeal to history buffs and general readers alike. It distils over two hundred years of history into an engaging read that makes a Washington icon relevant today.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $72.00
    $72.00
  • American Notes  for General Circulation
    American Notes for General Circulation
    ISBN: 9780140436495
    Title: American Notes for General Circulation
    Author: DICKENS CHARLES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street
    American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street
    ISBN: 9780691150604
    Title: American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street
    Author: RABINOWITZ PAULA

    "There is real hope for a culture that makes it as easy to buy a book as it does a pack of cigarettes."--a civic leader quoted in a New American Library ad (1951)"American Pulp" tells the story of the midcentury golden age of pulp paperbacks and how they brought modernism to Main Street, democratized literature and ideas, spurred social mobility, and helped readers fashion new identities. Drawing on extensive original research, Paula Rabinowitz unearths the far-reaching political, social, and aesthetic impact of the pulps between the late 1930s and early 1960s.Published in vast numbers of titles, available everywhere, and sometimes selling in the millions, pulps were throwaway objects accessible to anyone with a quarter. Conventionally associated with romance, crime, and science fiction, the pulps in fact came in every genre and subject. "American Pulp" tells how these books ingeniously repackaged highbrow fiction and nonfiction for a mass audience, drawing in readers of every kind with promises of entertainment, enlightenment, and titillation. Focusing on important episodes in pulp history, Rabinowitz looks at the wide-ranging effects of free paperbacks distributed to World War II servicemen and women; how pulps prompted important censorship and First Amendment cases; how some gay women read pulp lesbian novels as how-to-dress manuals; the unlikely appearance in pulp science fiction of early representations of the Holocaust; how writers and artists appropriated pulp as a literary and visual style; and much more. Examining their often-lurid packaging as well as their content, "American Pulp" is richly illustrated with reproductions of dozens of pulp paperback covers, many in color.A fascinating cultural history, "American Pulp" will change the way we look at these ephemeral yet enduringly intriguing books.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Anatomy of Influence Literature as a Way of Life
    Anatomy of Influence Literature as a Way of Life
    ISBN: 9780300181449
    Title: Anatomy of Influence Literature as a Way of Life
    Author: BLOOM HAROLD


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Anna Karenina Fix
    Anna Karenina Fix
    ISBN: 9780241981276
    Title: Anna Karenina Fix
    Author: GROSKOP VIV

    'A passionate, hilarious, joyful love letter to Russian literature' Allison Pearson, Sunday Telegraph 'A delightful primer and companion to all the authors you are ashamed to admit you haven't read' The Times Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn't love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov's work). This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the author's own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace. ***A SPECTATOR Book of the Year*** ***An OBSERVER Book of the Year*** ***A TIMES Book of the Year***

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature
    Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature
    ISBN: 9780241308639
    Title: Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature
    Author: GROSKOP VIV


    A literary self-help memoir about using the Russian classics to find the answer to life's most important questions.


    Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn't love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov's work). This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the author's own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Answering to the Language: Essays on Modern Writers
    Answering to the Language: Essays on Modern Writers
    ISBN: 9781869400385
    Title: Answering to the Language: Essays on Modern Writers
    Author: STEAD C K


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Antigones
    Antigones
    ISBN: 9780192819345
    Title: Antigones
    Author: STEINER GEORGE

    This book examines the far-reaching legacy of one of the great myths of classical antiquity. According to Greek legend, Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the orders of Creon, king of Thebes. Creon sentenced Antigone to death, but, before the order could be executed, she committed suicide. The theme of the conflict between Antigone and Creon--between the state and the individual, between young and old, between men and women--has captured the Western imagination for more than 2,000 years. Antigone and Creon are as alive in the politics and poetics of our own day as they were in ancient Athens. Here, Steiner examines the treatment of the Antigone theme in Western art, literature and thought, leading us to look again at the unique influence Greek myths exercise on twentieth-century culture. About the Author: George Steiner, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva and Extraordinary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $61.00
    $61.00
  • Antinomies of Realism
    Antinomies of Realism
    ISBN: 9781781681336
    Title: Antinomies of Realism
    Author: JAMESON FREDRIC

    The Antinomies of Realism is a history ofthe nineteenth-century realist novel and its legacy told without a glimmer of nostalgia for artistic achievements that the movement of history makes it impossible to recreate. The works of Zola, Tolstoy, Pérez Galdós, and George Eliot are in the most profound sense inimitable, yet continue to dominate the novel form to this day. Novels to emerge since struggle to reconcile the social conditions of their own creation with the history of this mode of writing: the so-called modernist novel is one attempted solution to this conflict, as is the ever-more impoverished variety of commercial narratives-what today’s book reviewers dub “serious novels,” which are an attempt at the impossible endeavor to roll back the past. 

    Fredric Jameson examines the most influential theories of artistic and literary realism, approaching the subject himself in terms of the social and historical preconditions for realism’s emergence. The realist novel combined an attention to the body and its states of feeling with a focus on the quest for individual realization within the confines of history. 

    In contemporary writing, other forms of representation-for which the term “postmodern” is too glib-have become visible: for example, in the historical fiction of Hilary Mantel or the stylistic plurality of David Mitchell’s novels. Contemporary fiction is shown to be conducting startling experiments in the representation of new realities of a global social totality, modern technological warfare, and historical developments that, although they saturate every corner of our lives, only become apparent on rare occasions and by way of the strangest formal and artistic devices. 
    In a coda, Jameson explains how “realistic” narratives survived the end of classical realism. In effect, he provides an argument for the serious study of popular fiction and mass culture that transcends lazy journalism and the easy platitudes of recent cultural studies.


    From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Are Angels Ok: The Parallel Universes of NZ Writers & Scientists
    Are Angels Ok: The Parallel Universes of NZ Writers & Scientists
    ISBN: 9780864735140
    Title: Are Angels Ok: The Parallel Universes of NZ Writers & Scientists
    Author: CALLAGHAN PAUL & MANHIRE BILL

    New Zealands top writers and physicists collaborate to create a provocative and fascinating discussion on the most strange and fantastic aspects of physics. With topics that include the curvature of space time, wave particle duality, the untimely death of Schrodinger's cat, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, dark energy, and the end of the universe, this extraordinary guide artfully blends philosophy and literature with science.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art of Cruelty: a Reckoning
    Art of Cruelty: a Reckoning
    ISBN: 9780393343144
    Title: Art of Cruelty: a Reckoning
    Author: NELSON MAGGIE

    Today both reality and entertainment crowd our fields of vision with brutal imagery. The pervasiveness of images of torture, horror, and war has all but demolished the twentieth-century hope that such imagery might shock us into a less alienated state, or aid in the creation of a just social order. What to do now? When to look, when to turn away?

    Genre-busting author Maggie Nelson brilliantly navigates this contemporary predicament, with an eye to the question of whether or not focusing on representations of cruelty makes us cruel. In a journey through high and low culture (Kafka to reality TV), the visual to the verbal (Paul McCarthy to Brian Evenson), and the apolitical to the political (Francis Bacon to Kara Walker), Nelson offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo, and permissibility.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Art of Dramatic Writing
    Art of Dramatic Writing
    ISBN: 9780671213329
    Title: Art of Dramatic Writing
    Author: EGRI LAJOS

    Learn the basic techniques every successful playwright knows Among the many "how-to" playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri's classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay. Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: its characters. All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships, which serve to move the story forward and give it life, as well as an understanding of human motives -- why people act the way that they do. Using examples from everything from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Egri shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise -- a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior -- and to develop the dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior. Using Egri's ABCs of premise, character, and conflict, The Art of Dramatic Writing is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in writing.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Art of Fiction
    Art of Fiction
    ISBN: 9780679734031
    Title: Art of Fiction
    Author: GARDNER JOHN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Art of Language Invention: from Horse-lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-building
    Art of Language Invention: from Horse-lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-building
    ISBN: 9780143126461
    Title: Art of Language Invention: from Horse-lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-building
    Author: PETERSON DAVID J

    From master language creator David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson offers a captivating overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien's creations and Klingon to today's thriving global community of conlangers. He provides the essential tools necessary for inventing and evolving new languages, using examples from a variety of languages including his own creations, punctuated with references to everything from Star Wars to Michael Jackson. Along the way, behind-the-scenes stories lift the curtain on how he built languages like Dothraki for HBO's Game of Thrones and Shiväisith for Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, and an included phrasebook will start fans speaking Peterson's constructed languages. The Art of Language Invention is an inside look at a fascinating culture and an engaging entry into a flourishing art form - and it might be the most fun you'll ever have with linguistics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Art of Memoir
    Art of Memoir
    ISBN: 9780062223067
    Title: Art of Memoir
    Author: KARR MARY

    Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr s The Liars Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well.

    For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning graduate teaching prizes for her highly selective seminar at Syracuse, where she mentored such future hit authors as Cheryl Strayed, Keith Gessen, and Koren Zailckas. In The Art of Memoir, she synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and black belt sinner, providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in the genre.

    Anchored by excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers experience, The Art of Memoir lays bare Karr s own process. (Plus all those inside stories about how she dealt with family and friends get told and the dark spaces in her own skull probed in depth.) As she breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, she breaks open our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminates the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate.

    Joining such classics as Stephen King s On Writing and Anne Lamott s Bird by Bird, The Art of Memoir is an elegant and accessible exploration of one of today s most popular literary forms a tour de force from an accomplished master pulling back the curtain on her craft."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

    $50.00
  • Art of Memoir
    Art of Memoir
    ISBN: 9780062223074
    Title: Art of Memoir
    Author: KARR MARY

    Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr sThe Liars Clubspent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: CherryandLit, which were critical hits as well.

    For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning teaching prizes at Syracuse. (The writing program there produced such acclaimed authors as Cheryl Strayed, Keith Gessen, and Koren Zailckas.) InThe Art of Memoir, she synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and black belt sinner, providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in the genre.

    Anchored by excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers experience, The Art of Memoirlays bare Karr s own process. (Plus all those inside stories about how she dealt with family and friends get told and the dark spaces in her own skull probed in depth.) As she breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, she breaks open our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminates the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate.

    Joining such classics as Stephen King sOn Writingand Anne Lamott sBird by Bird, The Art of Memoiris an elegant and accessible exploration of one of today s most popular literary forms a tour de force from an accomplished master pulling back the curtain on her craft."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Art of Reading
    Art of Reading
    ISBN: 9780522867602
    Title: Art of Reading
    Author: YOUNG DAMON

    "
    We are not born readers, we learn to turn words into worlds. But why is fine writing lauded while excellent reading is ignored?


    In The Art of Reading, philosopher Damon Young reveals the pleasures of this intimate pursuit through a rich sample of literature: from Virginia Woolf's diaries to Batman comics. He writes with honesty and humour about the blunders and revelations of his own bookish life.


    Devoting each chapter to a literary virtue--curiosity, patience, courage, pride, temperance, justice--The Art of Reading celebrates the reader's power: to turn shapes on a page into a lifelong adventure.

    "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story
    Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story
    ISBN: 9780802411334
    Title: Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story
    Author: WALSH JOHN D


    Many of us would love to hold the attention of a crowd, a classroom, or just a group of our friends by telling them a great story. We have felt the pressure of a public presentation or the disappointment of a story that is ignored and we are ready for more.


    In The Art of Storytelling, John Walsh talks through the steps to presenting a compelling story, outlining the strategies that helped him move from stutterer to storyteller as he fulfilled his calling of becoming a preacher. This book will help any person with a story to share, as it talks through all aspects of presentation, from what to do with your hands as you speak, to crafting a killer ending. It is especially relevant those who teach through the stories of the Bible or who would like to do so.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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