• Collected Prose of Robert Frost
    Collected Prose of Robert Frost
    ISBN: 9780674034679
    Title: Collected Prose of Robert Frost
    Author: FROST ROBERT

    During his lifetime, Robert Frost notoriously resisted collecting his prose--going so far as to halt the publication of one prepared compilation and to "lose" the transcripts of the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures he delivered at Harvard in 1936. But for all his qualms, Frost conceded to his son that "you can say a lot in prose that verse won't let you say," and that the prose he had written had in fact "made good competition for [his] verse." This volume, the first critical edition of Robert Frost's prose, allows readers and scholars to appreciate the great American author's forays beyond poetry, and to discover in the prose that he did make public--in newspapers, magazines, journals, speeches, and books--the wit, force, and grace that made his poetry famous. The Collected Prose of Robert Frost offers an extensive and illuminating body of work, ranging from juvenilia--Frost's contributions to his high school Bulletin--to the charming "chicken stories" he wrote as a young family man for The Eastern Poultryman and Farm Poultry, to such famous essays as "The Figure a Poem Makes" and the speeches and contributions to magazines solicited when he had become the Grand Old Man of American letters. Gathered, annotated, and cross-referenced by Mark Richardson, the collection is based on extensive work in archives of Frost's manuscripts. It provides detailed notes on the author's habits of composition and on important textual issues and includes much previously unpublished material. It is a book of boundless appeal and importance, one that should find a home on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Frost.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Collecting Children's Literature Art, Memories, Values
    Collecting Children's Literature Art, Memories, Values
    ISBN: 9781440245299
    Title: Collecting Children's Literature Art, Memories, Values
    Author: FLEISHER NOAH

    When We Were Very Young

    Children's Books delight the young and the young at heart. From the gentle ritual of "Goodnight Moon" to the incredible odyssey of bad boy Max in "Where the Wild Things Are," these timeless tales remain with us as certainly as a mother's hug.

    "Collecting Children's Books" showcases some of the finest books and accompanying artwork from 1900 to the present in a warm, informative and exquisite fashion, reminding us all of the joy found in this transcendent genre. From "Winnie-the-Pooh" to "Curious George," "Alice in Wonderland" to "Mary Poppins," and from "The Poky Little Puppy" to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," you will enjoy a treasure trove of remarkable--and highly collectible--children's literature.

    This delightful hardcover book features: More than 100 years of classic and collectible Children Books, including values for signed and unsigned First Edition works.500 color imagesOriginal art from such masters as Garth Williams ("Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little"), Maurice Sendak ("Where the Wild Things Are") and Dr. Seuss.Collecting tips, what to look for when buying, and lists of suggested readings by era for those seeking to rediscover the pleasure--and value--found in children's literature.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Collins World Watch: a Visual Guide to the Current State of the World
    Collins World Watch: a Visual Guide to the Current State of the World
    ISBN: 9780007488223
    Title: Collins World Watch: a Visual Guide to the Current State of the World
    Author: COLLINS

    A dynamic visual guide packed with fascinating facts about the world. Get to grips with geography through more than 100 easy-to-read visualizations of world issues. Colourful, informative and fun to use, Collins World Watch will help you understand all the major issues from around the globe at a glance, without the need to read through long texts or analysing statistics. Topics include: climate change natural resources population growth health and education poverty energy food and agriculture megacities migration Each topic is presented using maps, tables, graphs, fact boxes and photographs which illustrate the stories behind the statistics. This new edition contains 16 brand new infographic spreads drawn from the authoritative statistics of the World Bank's World Development indicators.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Common Reader: Volume 1
    Common Reader: Volume 1
    ISBN: 9780099443667
    Title: Common Reader: Volume 1
    Author: WOOLF VIRGINIA

    What she produced is an eccentric and unofficial literary and social history from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, with an excursion to ancient Greece thrown in. she investigates medieval England, tsarist Russia, Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian novelists and modern essayists. When she published this book Woolf's fame as a novelist was already established: now she was hailed as a brilliant interpretative critic. Here, she addresses her 'common reader' in the remarkable prose and with all the imagination and gaiety that are the stamp of her genius.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Common Reader: Volume 2
    Common Reader: Volume 2
    ISBN: 9780099443674
    Title: Common Reader: Volume 2
    Author: WOOLF VIRGINIA

    So Virginia Woolf described the 'common reader' for whom she wrote. This is her second series of essays, first published in 1932. Here she turns her brilliant eye on Lord Chesterfield's letters, the novels of George Gissing, the poetry of Donne: we meet Dr Burney and Beau Brummell, Christina Rossetti, Geraldine Jewsbury, Jane Carlyle, Mary Wollstonecraft and many others. This is an informal, informative and witty celebration of our literary and social heritage by a writer of genius.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Complete Creative Writing Course
    Complete Creative Writing Course
    ISBN: 9781471801778
    Title: Complete Creative Writing Course
    Author: SYKES CHRIS


    The only comprehensive Creative Writing title on the market that goes beyond introducing the basic genres to offering a complete journey along the writing path, including material on editing, redrafting and polishing a piece of work. Featuring the unique Workshop exercises to encourage readers to hone their work rather than just progressing through a number of exercises.


    Takes the reader from complete beginner or committed amateur to the point you've completed, edited and redrafted your work and are ready for publication.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Complete Flags of the World
    Complete Flags of the World
    ISBN: 9781409353713
    Title: Complete Flags of the World
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

    Explore the world, flag by flag

    From Antigua to New Zealand discover the flags of the world with this updated edition of Complete Flags of the World.

    Learn all about flags from around the world - from the meaning behind country flags, national flags, world flags, state flags and naval flags to the meanings of flag symbols. Spanning geography, communications, politics, sport, history, culture, design and art, this is the ultimate book of flags, covering over 400 flags and flag history, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and flag design. Each national flag is covered: detailed notes and annotations will tell you all about its history, design development, the significance of colours, symbols, crests and coats of arms and any recent changes.

    Complete Flags of the World (previous ISBN 9781405333023) is the perfect guide to flags for the budding vexillophile.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    ISBN: 9780141028491
    Title: Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    Author: HORNBY NICK

    In his monthly accounts of what he's read - along with what he may one day read - Nick Hornby brilliantly explores everything from the classic to the graphic novel, as well as poems, plays, sports books and other kinds of non-fiction. If he occasionally implores a biographer for brevity, or abandons a literary work in favour of an Arsenal match, then all is not lost. His writing, full of all the joy and surprise and despair that books bring him, reveals why we still read, even when there's football on TV, a pram in the hall or a good band playing at our local pub.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    ISBN: 9780241969854
    Title: Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    Author: HORNBY NICK

    This is not a book of reviews. This is not a book that sneers at other books. This is a book about reading - about enjoying books wherever and however you find them.

    Nick Hornby is first and foremost a reader and he approaches books like the rest of us: hoping to pick up one he can't put down. The Complete Polysyllabic Spree is a diary of sorts, charting his reading life over two years. It is a celebration of why we read - its pleasures, its disappointments and its surprises.

    And above all, it is for you - the ever hopeful reader.

    'An engaged and engaging ramble around one reader's mind.' The Times

    'Not only does it make you want to read more but, like all great books, it's also terrific company.' Metro

    'For anyone whose idea of a good time is arguing with friends about their favourite books... amusing and contagiously enthusiastic.' Big Issue



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Complete Writing for Children Course: Develop Your Children's Writing Form Idea to Publication
    Complete Writing for Children Course: Develop Your Children's Writing Form Idea to Publication
    ISBN: 9781471804403
    Title: Complete Writing for Children Course: Develop Your Children's Writing Form Idea to Publication
    Author: BEAUVAIS CLEMENTINE

    Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writing children's books you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of writing for children, the art of words - and pictures - and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background to each different area of children's writing, and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike any other book on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
    Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
    ISBN: 9780199608218
    Title: Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
    Author: BIRCH DINAH (ED) & HOOPER KATY

    Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, andplot summaries. Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in literature.For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay andlesbian writing, and American literature.The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day. Many entries feature recommended web links, which are listed andregularly updated on a dedicated companion website.Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Conrad's Eastern World
    Conrad's Eastern World
    ISBN: 9780521291200
    Title: Conrad's Eastern World
    Author: SHERRY NORMAN

    A book for those interested in Conrad's life and work and/or literary detection convincingly performed. Professor Sherry establishes how well Conrad knew the East and how the original material he garnered there was supplemented from other sources; he also shows what Conrad made of his experiences, thus revealing clearly what the artist's own contribution was.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Conrad's Western World
    Conrad's Western World
    ISBN: 9780521298087
    Title: Conrad's Western World
    Author: SHERRY NORMAN

    Conrad's Western World traces the sources of Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and some of the short stories related to these novels. As in his highly acclaimed Conrad's Eastern World, Professor Sherry provides an interesting blend of biographical reconstruction and investigation into the originals of the main incidents and characters - Kurtz, Nostromo, Verloc and many of the minor figures as well. It has been possible to show in the study of Conrad's source material a movement away from analyses of personal experience or the narrated experiences of others to a manipulation of material entirely outside the bounds of his own experience. This change reveals also a movement in interest from personal and private dilemmas to wider and more public concerns, and shows Conrad developing a progressive sense of the frightening underside of human society. Finally, Professor Sherry considers the play of Conrad's mind over his source material and traces the development of individual works from the given sources to the completed fiction. This reconstruction of Conrad's original materials and the tracing of their development into literary works of great distinction gives us a unique insight into Conrad's preoccupations and art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Consciousness & the Novel
    Consciousness & the Novel
    ISBN: 9780099554493
    Title: Consciousness & the Novel
    Author: LODGE DAVID

    Human consciousness, long the province of literature, has lately come in for a remapping - even rediscovery - by the natural sciences, driven by developments in Artificial Intelligence, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology. But as the richest record we have of human consciousness, literature, David Lodge suggests, may offer a kind of knowledge about this phenomenon that is complementary, not opposed, to scientific knowledge. Writing with characteristic wit and brio, and employing the insight and acumen of a skilled novelist and critic, Lodge here explores the representation of human consciousness in fiction (mainly English and American) in the light of recent investigations in cognitive science, neuroscience, and related disciplines. How, Lodge asks, does the novel represent consciousness? And how has this changed over time? In a series of interconnected essays, he pursues this question down various paths: how does the novel's method compare with that of other creative media such as film? How does the consciousness (and unconscious) of the creative writer do its work? And how can criticism infer the nature of this process through formal analysis? In essays on Charles Dickens, E.M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Kingsley and Martin Amis, Henry James, John Updike and Philip Roth, and in reflections on his own practice as a novelist, Lodge brings to light - and to engaging life

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Conversation Sparks: Trivia Worth Talking About
    Conversation Sparks: Trivia Worth Talking About
    ISBN: 9781452140025
    Title: Conversation Sparks: Trivia Worth Talking About
    Author: CHAPMAN RYAN

    Jump-start any conversation with this collection of over 350 fascinating, little-known facts. Hand-drawn speech bubbles and a charming conversationalist add personality to memorable tidbits on everything from the number of shipping containers lost at sea (about one per hour ) to now-retired Twinkie flavors (banana cream). Who knew that any month beginning on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th? Or that there are more cell phones in the world than toothbrushes? Engaging and addictive, this is trivia with character.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Conversations With Ian Mcewan
    Conversations With Ian Mcewan
    ISBN: 9781604734201
    Title: Conversations With Ian Mcewan
    Author: MCEWAN IAN & ROBERTS RYAN ED

    Conversations with Ian McEwancollects sixteen interviews, conducted over three decades, with the British author of such highly praised novels asEnduring Love,Atonement,Saturday, andOn Chesil Beach. McEwan (b. 1948) discusses his views on authorship, the writing process, and major themes found in his fiction, but he also expands upon his interests in music, film, global politics, the sciences, and the state of literature in contemporary society.McEwan's candid and forthcoming discussions with notable contemporary writers---Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Ian Hamilton, David Remnick, and Stephen Pinker---provide readers with the most in-depth portrait available of the author and his works.Readers will find McEwan to be just as engaging, humorous, and intelligent as his writings suggest. The volume includes interviews from British, Spanish, French, and American sources, two interviews previously available only in audio format, and a new interview conducted with the book's editor.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Conversations: Volume 1
    Conversations: Volume 1
    ISBN: 9780857423986
    Title: Conversations: Volume 1
    Author: BORGES JORGE & FERRARI OSVALDO

    Buddhism, love, Henry James, and the tango are just a few of the topics Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina s master writer, and extraordinary conversationalist, discusses in the first volume of the remarkable new series, "Conversations."The eighty-four-year-old blind man s wit is unending and results in lively and insightful discussions that configure a loose autobiography of a subtle, teasing mind. Borges s favorite concepts, such as time and dreaming, are touched upon, but these dialogues are not a true memoir, they are unrestricted conversations about life at present.
    The Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, contributed immensely to twentieth-century literature, and more specifically to the genres of magical realism and fantasy. As he progressively lost his sight he became completely blind by the age of fifty-five the darkness behind his eyelids held enchanting imagery that translated into rich symbolism in his work. The inner workings of his curious mind are seen vividly in his conversations with Ferrari, and there s not a subject on which he doesn t cast surprising new light. As in his tale The Other, where two Borgeses meet up on a bench beside the River Charles, this is a dialogue between a young poet and the elder teller of tales where all experience floats in a miracle that defies linear time."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $62.00
    $62.00
  • Cool Tools: a Catalog of Possibilities
    Cool Tools: a Catalog of Possibilities
    ISBN: 9781940689005
    Title: Cool Tools: a Catalog of Possibilities
    Author: KELLY KEVIN ED

    Cool Tools is a highly curated selection of the best tools available for individuals and small groups. Tools include hand tools, maps, how-to books, vehicles, software, specialized devices, gizmos, websites -- and anything useful. Tools are selected and presented in the book if they are the best of kind, the cheapest, or the only thing available that will do the job. This is an oversized book which reviews over 1,500 different tools, explaining why each one is great, and what its benefits are. Indirectly the book illuminates the possibilities contained in such tools and the whole catalog serves an education outside the classroom. The content in this book was derived from ten years of user reviews published at the Cool Tools website, cool-tools.org.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $73.00
    $73.00
  • Copy Book D & Ad
    Copy Book D & Ad
    ISBN: 9783836528320
    Title: Copy Book D & Ad
    Author: D & AD

    The superstars and leading professionals in the business of writing ads In 1995, the D&AD published a book on the art of writing for advertising. Though now outdated, the best-selling book remains an important reference work today-a bible for creative directors. D&AD and TASCHEN have joined forces to bring you an updated and redesigned edition of the publication, including works from the last 15 years. Regarded as the most challenging field in advertising, copywriting is usually left to the most talented professionals-often agency leaders or owners themselves. The book features a work selection and essays by 48 leading professionals in the world, including copywriting superstars such as David Abbott, Lionel Hunt, Steve Hayden, Dan Wieden, Neil French, Mike Lescarbeau, Adrian Holmes, and Barbara Nokes. Looking for the clues to well-written, effective, and compelling stories that make great advertising? Look no further.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Copywriter's Handbook: a Step-by-step Guide to Writing Copy that Sells
    Copywriter's Handbook: a Step-by-step Guide to Writing Copy that Sells
    ISBN: 9780805078046
    Title: Copywriter's Handbook: a Step-by-step Guide to Writing Copy that Sells
    Author: BLY ROBERT W


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Copywriting Sourcebook How to Write Better Copy Faster for Everything from Ads to Westerns
    Copywriting Sourcebook How to Write Better Copy Faster for Everything from Ads to Westerns
    ISBN: 9780462099743
    Title: Copywriting Sourcebook How to Write Better Copy Faster for Everything from Ads to Westerns
    Author: MASLEN ANDY

    Expert advice on writing effective copy, faster, for all businesses. bull; bull;Coming up with the right words can make a significant difference to your results this book shows you how. bull;Contains templates for 13 of the most common copywriting tasks. bull;Advice, short-cut tips and insights by a leading copywriting expert. bull;The bible for anyone marketing and sales staff, managers, entrepreneurs, etc who needs fast copy. It's OK knowing the theory, but when it's 9am and you have just been given until lunchtime to write some copy for a new sales email, landing page, press ad or brochure, what you really need is a shortcut. This book takes the grind out of planning and writing almost any type of copy by providing step-by-step advice on the best layouts, approaches and styles to suit everything from an email subject line to recruitment ad, direct mail letter or website. Prepared by one of the best copywriters in the B2B sector, this book also provides the reader with templates for 13 of the most common copywriting tasks for maximum effectiveness and speed.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Copywriting Successful Writing for Design, Advertising & Marketing
    Copywriting Successful Writing for Design, Advertising & Marketing
    ISBN: 9781780670003
    Title: Copywriting Successful Writing for Design, Advertising & Marketing
    Author: SHAW MARK

    Creating effective copywriting is of vital importance in today's design and communication industries. Well-targeted copy and a strong brand voice are essential if you want to stand out from the competition. Copywriting shows how to write for all formats and contexts, from catalogs and products to advertising and websites. It explores the challenges of commercial writing, providing the tools to become a confident andversatile copywriter.Leading industry talents from both the US and UK are interviewed, major campaigns covering all areas of the industry are illustrated in color and examined in depth, and exercises and tips aid in developing writing, editing, and presentation skills.Revealing the secrets of this rapidly expanding profession, Copywriting provides the skills and techniques that will help you to thrive in the world of creative commercial writing.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Creating Unforgettable Characters
    Creating Unforgettable Characters
    ISBN: 9780805011715
    Title: Creating Unforgettable Characters
    Author: SEGER LINDA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Creative Blogging Your First Steps to Successful Blog
    Creative Blogging Your First Steps to Successful Blog
    ISBN: 9781430234289
    Title: Creative Blogging Your First Steps to Successful Blog
    Author: WRIGHT-PORTO HEATHER

    Creative Bloggingshows you how to start blogging for the very first time to express your creativity, reach out and be heard-and even how to make money with your blog! You'll start at the right place: The beginning! Learn answers to the most important and popular questions: What is a blog? Do I need a blog? How do I get started? What do I blog about? How do I blog?Creative Bloggingthen takes you through the how-to aspects of blogging, so you can quickly learn the terminology and get started. You'll then be able to choose the right blogging tool for you! Soon, you'll be prepared to unleash your creativity! Like a good author, you'll learn how to find information to blog about, and how to express yourself in your blog in the ways that you want. Your creativity is what will make your blog successful, but every artist needs an audience.Creative Bloggingreveals how to draw people to your site! You'll also discover how to work with images and video, how to integrate your blog with Twitter and Facebook, and even how to make money with your blog! Let your creativity bring your audience to you and your blog withCreative Blogging. What you'll learn This book is for beginners looking to start a new blog and let their creativity find their audience within the blogosphere. You'll learn the basics of how to blog, how to show your creative self on your blog, and how to find your audience. What a blog is-everything you need to know! How to choose the best blog tool for YOU! How to set up and organize your blog How to be creative in your blog's design and layout How to work with images to create a beautiful blog More advanced blog techniques and strategies Tools to promote your blog, increase visits, and make money! How to connect with popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook Where to find help, tools, tips and tricks Who this book is for Anyone creative who's never blogged before, but wants to reach an audience, be it for the purpose of business or pleasure. Table of Contents Where to Begin Blog Layout and Design Let's Blog More Than Just Text Advanced Blog Design Setting up a Custom Domain Increasing Traffic & Visitor Tracking Social Network Integration Setting Up Shop HTML/CSS Basics Blogging Tips

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Creative Journal Writing the Art & Heart of Reflection <BR>
    Creative Journal Writing the Art & Heart of Reflection
    ISBN: 9781741751376
    Title: Creative Journal Writing the Art & Heart of Reflection

    Author: DOWRICK STEPHANIE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Critical Essays
    Critical Essays
    ISBN: 9781846553264
    Title: Critical Essays
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE

    As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home in discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. A frequent commentator on literature, language, film and drama throughout his career, Orwell turned increasingly to the critical essay in the 1940s, when his most important experiences were behind him and some of his most incisive criticism lay ahead. These essays follow Orwell as he demonstrates in piece after piece how intent analysis of a work or a body of work gives rise to trenchant aesthetic and philosophical commentary. With masterpieces such as 'Politics and the English Language' and 'Rudyard Kipling' and gems such as 'Good Bad Books', here is an unrivalled education in as George Packer puts it in his foreword to this new two-volume collection 'how to be interesting, line after line'.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time
    Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time
    ISBN: 9780330481755
    Title: Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time
    Author: JAMES CLIVE

    âe~One stupendous starburst of wild brillianceâe(tm) SIMON SCHAMA âe~Aphoristic and acutely provocative: a crash course in civilizationâe(tm) J. M. COETZEE Organized from A through Z, and containing over 100 essays, Cultural Amnesia is the ultimate guide to the twentieth century. âe~This is a beautiful book. James proves himself not only to be in possession of a towering intellect, but a singular ability to communicate his passionsâe(tm) Observer âe~Witty, insightful and unashamedly erudite, the book is a superb miscellany of 20th-century cultural and political subjectsâe(tm) The Sunday Times âe~Over the past forty years James has been scribbling notes in the margins of the books he has read . . . and this is the result. Clever, contentious and funnyâe(tm) Guardian âe~An eclectic journey through the 20th century, as Clive James explores the careers of luminaries such as Charles de Gaulle and Charlie Chaplinâe(tm) Daily Express

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Culture of Yellow: Or, the Visual Politics of Late Modernity
    Culture of Yellow: Or, the Visual Politics of Late Modernity
    ISBN: 9781441185877
    Title: Culture of Yellow: Or, the Visual Politics of Late Modernity
    Author: DORAN SABINE

    This is the first book to explore the cultural significance of the color yellow, showing how its psychological and aesthetic value marked and shaped many of the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of late modernity. It contends that yellow functions during this period primarily as a color of stigma and scandal.Yellow stigmatization has had a long history: it goes back to the Middle Ages when Jews and prostitutes were forced to wear yellow signs to emphasize their marginal status. Although scholars have commented on these associations in particular contexts, Sabine Doran offers the first overarching account of how yellow connects disparate cultural phenomena, such as turn-of-the-century decadence (the "yellow nineties"), the rise of mass media ("yellow journalism"), mass immigration from Asia ("the yellow peril"), and mass stigmatization (the yellow star that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany). "The Culture of Yellow "combines cultural history with innovative readings of literary texts and visual artworks, providing a multilayered account of the unique role played by the color yellow in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European culture.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Curious Invitation
    Curious Invitation
    ISBN: 9781447228967
    Title: Curious Invitation
    Author: FIELD SUZETTE

    Since ancient times human beings have gathered together for social purposes. The party is a useful literary device, not only for social comment and satire, but as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in love, fall out or even get murdered. 'A Curious Invitation' features 40 of the greatest fictional festivities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Curious World of Dickens
    Curious World of Dickens
    ISBN: 9781851243846
    Title: Curious World of Dickens
    Author: HURST CLIVE & MOLLER VIOLET

    Published to mark the 200th anniversary of Dickens's birth, this book celebrates the greatest of English novelists by illustrating some of his abiding preoccupations. Prompted by quotations from the novels and other writings, each themed chapter explores contemporary images relating to salient topics of the Victorian age such as the public entertainments of London and the domestic pastimes of its inhabitants; the coming of the railways (which were to transform Victorian England in fiction and in fact); school life for children, and conditions in the workhouses and prisons which loom so large in many of the novels and which blighted Dickens's own childhood. Dickens was an incorrigible showman, and this book also explores his role as actor-manager of theatrical productions, as originator of the myriad stage adaptations of his books, and as supreme interpreter of them himself in the public readings which came to dominate his later years. Reproducing key extracts from the novels alongside a selection of the original covers as they appeared weekly and monthly in the bookshops, their crucial illustrations and all the paraphernalia of nineteenth-century advertising, is a unique approach which breathes life into the vibrant world of Dickens and his characters.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Curry: Eating, Reading & Race
    Curry: Eating, Reading & Race
    ISBN: 9781925603668
    Title: Curry: Eating, Reading & Race
    Author: RUTHNUM NABEN


    No two curries are the same. Curryasks why the dish is supposed to represent everything brown people eat, read, and do.


    Curry is a dish that doesn't quite exist, but, as this wildly funny and sharp essay points out, a dish that doesn't properly exist can have infinite, equally authentic variations. By grappling with novels, recipes, travelogues, pop culture, and his own upbringing, Naben Ruthnum depicts how the distinctive taste of curry has often become maladroit shorthand for brown identity.


    With the sardonic wit of Gita Mehta's Karma Colaand the refined, obsessive palette of Bill Buford's Heat, Ruthnum sinks his teeth into the story of how the beloved flavour calcified into an aesthetic genre that limits the imaginations of writers, readers, and eaters.


    Following in the footsteps of Salman Rushdie's Imaginary Homelands, Curry cracks open anew the staid narrative of an authentic Indian diasporic experience.


    Naben Ruthnumwon the prestigious Canadian Journey Prize. Text will publish his first thriller, Find You In The Dark, written under the pseudonym of Nathan Ripley, in April 2018.


    'Ruthnum picks apart Jhumpa Lahiri, Rohinton Mistry, Daniyal Mueenudin, Shoba Narayan, Madhur Jaffrey, and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castlewith a thoughtful ambivalence that exhibits an admirable intellectual honesty...It's fun to watch him think.' Toronto Star



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    Price: $24.00
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  • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
    Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
    ISBN: 9780307273604
    Title: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
    Author: CURREY MASON

    Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.”

    Kafka is one of 161 inspired—and inspiring—minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his “male configurations”. . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced “every pleasure imaginable.”

    Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . .


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  • Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, & Get to Work
    Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, & Get to Work
    ISBN: 9781447271475
    Title: Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, & Get to Work
    Author: CURREY MASON

    'Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday TimesAnthony Trollope wrote three thousand words every morning before heading off to his job at the Post Office. Toulouse-Lautrec did his best work at night, sometimes even setting up his easel in brothels, and George Gershwin composed at the piano in pyjamas and a bathrobe. Freud worked sixteen hours a day, but Gertrude Stein could never write for more than thirty minutes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in gin-fuelled bursts - he believed alcohol was essential to his creative process. From Marx to Murakami and Beethoven to Bacon, Daily Rituals examines the working routines of more than a hundred and sixty of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived. Filled with fascinating insights on the mechanics of genius and entertaining stories of the personalities behind it, Daily Rituals is irresistibly addictive, and utterly inspiring.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman
    Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman
    ISBN: 9781785782282
    Title: Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman
    Author: TUCKER NICHOLAS

    What do Philip Pullman and J.K. Rowling have in common that has made both of their stories so successful? & What does Pullman listen to while he writes - and who, or what, is Dust?

    Pullman's award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials has been appreciated by readers of all ages. It is now set to welcome new fans as it is adapted for television by the BBC in 2018, and the first part of his new trilogy, The Book of Dust, at last sees publication.&

    Nicholas Tucker, a leading authority on children's literature, writes about the man he knows as a friend. Unpacking and examining Pullman's life and the sources he drew on for his masterpiece, he explores the world of science, theology, imagination and adventure that Pullman has created.

    Including a personal interview with Pullman himself, Darkness Visible offers a unique exploration of the author's work - and its controversies.


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    Price: $25.00
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  • David Foster Wallace: the Last Conversation & Other Conversations
    David Foster Wallace: the Last Conversation & Other Conversations
    ISBN: 9781612192062
    Title: David Foster Wallace: the Last Conversation & Other Conversations
    Author: WALLACE DAVID FOSTER

    charts the growth, both personal and artistic, of a uniquely talented and cherished writer, frequently labelled the best of his generation. In addition to Wallace's last interview, given to the Wall Street Journal weeks before his death, the volume features a legendary interview with Russian journalist Ostap Karmodi and a conversation with Cleveland State University's Whiskey Island Magazine from early in Wallace's career. These conversations showcase and illuminate the traits for which Wallace is so highly regarded.

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    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Dead Interviews: Living Writers Meet Dead Icons
    Dead Interviews: Living Writers Meet Dead Icons
    ISBN: 9781847088277
    Title: Dead Interviews: Living Writers Meet Dead Icons
    Author: CROWE DAN

    Some of the greatest living writers in the world interview some of the greatest dead ones

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters & Break-Up Notes to Her Books
    Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters & Break-Up Notes to Her Books
    ISBN: 9781785783098
    Title: Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters & Break-Up Notes to Her Books
    Author: SPENCE ANNIE

    Have you ever wished you could tell your favourite books just what they mean to you? Or wanted to give a piece of your mind to the 'must-read' book that you wish you hadn't? Librarian Annie Spence has done just that, writing letters to the books under her care, from love letters to Matildaand The Goldfinch, to snarky break-up notes to Fifty Shades of Greyand The Hobbit.
    Annie's letters will make you laugh, remind you why you love your favourite books, and give you lots of new entries for your reading list. She's also on-hand to help out with your bookish dilemmas: recommendations for lazy readers; excuses to tell your friends when you'd rather stay home reading; and how to turn your lover into a reader.
    Hilarious, compassionate and smart, Dear Fahrenheit 451is the consummate book-lover's book.

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    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Dear Jane: Wise Counsel from Ms. Austen & Friends
    Dear Jane: Wise Counsel from Ms. Austen & Friends
    ISBN: 9780451495730
    Title: Dear Jane: Wise Counsel from Ms. Austen & Friends
    Author: POTTER

    No one tells it quite like Jane Austen. This cute and quippy compendium covers advice topics from love and heartbreak, to friends and work, and so much more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Death & the Author: How D H Lawrence Died & Was Remembered
    Death & the Author: How D H Lawrence Died & Was Remembered
    ISBN: 9780199546657
    Title: Death & the Author: How D H Lawrence Died & Was Remembered
    Author: ELLIS DAVID


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    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • Deaths in Venice: the Cases of Gustav Von Aschenbach
    Deaths in Venice: the Cases of Gustav Von Aschenbach
    ISBN: 9780231162647
    Title: Deaths in Venice: the Cases of Gustav Von Aschenbach
    Author: RILEY-SMITH JONATHAN & KITCHER PHILIP

    Published in 1913, Thomas Mann's "Death in Venic"e is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Luchino Visconti turned it into a successful film. Reading these works from a philosophical perspective, Philip Kitcher connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. In Mann's story, the author Gustav von Aschenbach becomes captivated by an adolescent boy, first seen on the lido in Venice, the eventual site of Aschenbach's own death. Mann works through central concerns about how to live, explored with equal intensity by his German predecessors, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Kitcher considers how Mann's, Britten's, and Visconti's treatments illuminate the tension between social and ethical values and an artist's sensitivity to beauty. Each work asks whether a life devoted to self-sacrifice in the pursuit of lasting achievements can be sustained and whether the breakdown of discipline undercuts its worth. Haunted by the prospect of his death, Aschenbach also helps us reflect on whether it is possible to achieve anything in full awareness of our finitude and in knowing our successes are always incomplete.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
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