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  • A Book Lover's Diary, Hardcover
    ``I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.`` -- Oscar Wilde A Book Lover's Diary is a journal for noting personal discoveries from the books read and recording the books on a wish list. A Book Lover's Diary is a welcome companion during fo..
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  • A Student's Guide to Classics, Paperback
    Bruce Thornton's crisp and informative Student's Guide to Classics provides readers with an overview of each of the major poets, dramatists, philosophers, and historians of ancient Greece and Rome. Including short bios of major figures and a list of suggested readings, Thornton's guide is unparallel..
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  • Antony & Cleopatra (No Fear Shakespeare), Paperback
    Read Shakespeare in all its brilliance and actually understand what it means. Each No Fear Shakespeare contains the complete text of the original play, a line-by-line translation, a complete list of characters, and plenty of helpful commentary.No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Anton..
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  • Blank: Essays & Interviews, Paperback
    Blank is a collection of previously out-of-print essays and new works by one of Canada's most important writers and thinkers. Through an engagement with her earlier work, M. NourbeSe Philip comes to realize the existence of a repetition in the world: the return of something that, while still present..
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  • Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter, Paperback
    Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children s literature. Children s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter.The onl..
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  • Earth, Paperback
    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.In Earth, a planetary scientist and a literary humanist explore what happens when we think of the Earth as an object viewable from space. As a ``blue marble,`` ``a blue pale dot,`` or, as Chauce..
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  • Emerson: Poems, Hardcover
    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the best-loved figures in nineteenth-century American literature. Though he earned his central place in our culture as an essayist and philosopher, since his death his reputation as a poet has grown as well. Known for challenging traditional thought and for his faith in..
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  • Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs, Revised Edition, Paperback
    In late summer 1953, as he returned to Mexico City after a seven-month expedition through the jungles of Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru, William Burroughs began a notebook of final reflections on his four years in Latin America. His first novel, Junkie, had just been published and he would soon be back..
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  • Grits and the Grimels, Paperback
    The Grits and The Grimels series is a comical fiction series of illustrated children's books aimed at introducing your kids in the urban context to key doctrines of the Christian faith in fun, entertaining and culturally engaging ways. The books are told from the point of view of a narrator who chro..
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  • Henry V (No Fear Shakespeare), Paperback
    No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Henry V on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday languageA complete..
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  • Hidden Universe Travel Guides: The Complete Marvel Cosmos: With Notes by the Guardians of the Galaxy, Paperback
    The ultimate guidebook to Earth, the Nine Realms, and other dimensions from Marvel Comics, as told by Peter Quill, Rocket, Groot, and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Ever since Super Heroes like Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy started stomping around planet Earth, we've had to open our..
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  • Hood, Paperback
    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. We all wear hoods: the Grim Reaper, Red Riding Hood, torturers, executioners and the executed, athletes, laborers, anarchists, rappers, babies in onesies, and anyone who's ever grabbed a hoodie..
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  • Introducing Semiotics: A Graphic Guide, Paperback
    Introducing Semiotics outlines the development of semioticsthe study of signs and signifiers in the world around usfrom its classical precursors to contemporary post-structuralism. It identifies the key semioticians and their work and explains the simple concepts behind difficult terms. NUME CARTE: ..
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  • King Lear (No Fear Shakespeare), Paperback
    No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of King Lear on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday languageA comple..
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  • King Lear, Paperback
    Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, eas..
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  • Literary Theory for Beginners, Paperback
    Have you heard the terms structuralism and deconstruction and postmodernism but aren't really sure what they mean? Have you taken a whole course on literary criticism but are still feeling lost? Here's the book you need to sort it all out--and enjoy doing so In Literary Theory For Beginners, Mary Kl..
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  • Macbeth, Paperback
    When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this book offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing. NUME CARTE: Macbeth, P..
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  • Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, Paperback
    More than half a century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis remains a masterpiece of literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how..
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  • Of Mice and Men Sparknotes Literature Guide, Paperback
    When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this book offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing. NUME CARTE: Of Mice an..
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  • On Elizabeth Bishop, Hardcover
    In this book, novelist Colm Toibin offers a deeply personal introduction to the work and life of one of his most important literary influences--the American poet Elizabeth Bishop. Ranging across her poetry, prose, letters, and biography, Toibin creates a vivid picture of Bishop while also revealing ..
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  • Poetry and Photography, Hardcover
    The international community of letters mourned the recent death of Yves Bonnefoy, universally acclaimed as one of France's greatest poets of the last half century. A prolific author, he was often considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize and published a dozen major collections of poetry in verse an..
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  • Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Paperback
    Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson's most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of ``postmodernism.`` Jameson's inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from ``high`` art to ``low`` from market ideology to architecture, from painting to ``punk`` film, from video art to li..
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  • Questionnaire, Paperback
    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Questionnaires are everywhere: we fill them out at doctors' offices and at job interviews, to express ourselves and to advance knowledge, to find love and to kill time. But where did they come ..
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  • Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare), Hardcover
    No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of ``Romeo and Juliet`` on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday langu..
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  • Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare), Paperback
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  • Season of Migration to the North, Paperback
    After years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan. It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country. Back home, he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces ..
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  • Seven Nights, Paperback
    The incomparable Borges delivered these seven lectures in Buenos Aires in 1977; attendees were treated to Borges erudition on the following topics: Dante s The Divine Comedy, Nightmares, Thousand and One Dreams, Buddhism, Poetry, The Kabbalah, and Blindness. NUME CARTE: Seven Nights, PaperbackISBN: ..
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  • Silence, Paperback
    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.What is silence? In a series of short meditations, novelist and playwright John Biguenet considers silence as a servant of power, as a lie, as a punishment, as the voice of God, as a terrorist's..
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  • Six Characters in Search of an Author, Paperback
    One of the major figures of modern theater, Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) wrote dramas and satires that sparked controversy with their radical departures from conventional theatrical techniques. His most celebrated work, Six Characters in Search of an Author, embodies the Nobel Prize-winning playwrig..
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  • Sonnets (No Fear Shakespeare), Paperback
    No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of the Sonnets on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday languageA comp..
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  • Summary and Analysis of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race: Based, Paperback
    So much to read, so little time? Get an overview of Hidden Figures, the true story about the African American female mathematicians who helped NASA win the space race. Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures tells the incredible real-life account of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, a..
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  • Summary and Analysis of the Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses: Based on the, Paperback
    So much to read, so little time? Get the key points of The Lean Startup--the bestseller about creativity, efficiency, and building a sustainable business. Through successes and failures with tech companies, Eric Ries began to realize there was a better way to develop a startup. Using his experience..
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  • Tartuffe, Paperback
    Renowned for his satirical works, Moliere (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673) delighted in lampooning the social pretensions and conceits of 17th-century French society. In this 1664 verse comedy with serious overtones, Tartuffe, a penniless scoundrel and religious poseur, is invited by a gullible b..
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  • The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, Paperback
    A writer may have a story to tell, a sense of plot, and strong characters, but for all of these to come together some key questions must be answered. What form should the narrator take? An omniscient, invisible force, or one--or more--of the characters? But in what voice, and from what vantage point..
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  • The Crucible, Paperback
    When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this title offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols, a review quiz and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing. NUME CARTE: The Cruci..
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  • The Gate, Paperback
    An NYRB Classics Original A humble clerk and his loving wife scrape out a quiet existence on the margins of Tokyo. Resigned, following years of exile and misfortune, to the bitter consequences of having married without their families' consent, and unable to have children of their own, Sōsuke and Oyo..
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  • The Old Man and the Sea, Paperback
    When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this book offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing. NUME CARTE: The Old Ma..
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  • The Origin of Others, Hardcover
    America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? W..
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  • The Pocket Emily Dickinson, Paperback
    Considered by many to be the spiritual mother of American poetry, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was one of the most prolific and innovative poets of her era. Well-known for her reclusive personal life in Amherst, Massachusetts, her distinctively short lines, and eccentric approach to punctuation and c..
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  • The Poem's Heartbeat: A Manual of Prosody, Paperback
    An indispensable guide for poets, readers, students, and teachers. ``The Poem's Heartbeat may well be the finest general book available on prosody.``--Library Journal (starred review)``A provocative, definitive manual.``--Publishers WeeklyFinally back in print, this slender, user-friendly guide to r..
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  • The Psychology of Harry Potter: An Unauthorized Examination of the Boy Who Lived, Paperback
    Harry Potter has provided a portal to the wizarding world for millions of readers, but an examination of Harry, his friends and his enemies will take us on yet another journey: through the psyche of the Muggle (and wizard ) mind. The twists and turns of the series, as well as the psychological depth..
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  • The Scarlet Letter, Paperback
    Have you ever tried to read The Scarlet Letter but realized midway through the second sentence that you were already lost? No Fear: The Scarlet Letter will change all that. No need to worry about losing the thread anymore: whenever Hawthorne's sentences become too convoluted to follow, or you can't ..
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  • The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance, Paperback
    The Uprising is an Autonomist manifesto for today's precarious times, and a rallying cry in the face of the catastrophic and irreversible crisis that neoliberalism and the financial sphere have established over the globe. In his newest book, Franco ``Bifo`` Berardi argues that the notion of economi..
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  • Twelfth Night (No Fear Shakespeare), Paperback
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  • Violence Against Indigenous Women: Literature, Activism, Resistance, Paperback
    Violence against Indigenous women in Canada is an ongoing crisis, with roots deep in the nation's colonial history. Despite numerous policies and programs developed to address the issue, Indigenous women continue to be targeted for violence at disproportionate rates. What insights can literature con..
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  • Walden and Civil Disobedience, Paperback
    Walden and Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classicsseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the rem..
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  • Waste, Paperback
    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.Though we try to imagine otherwise, waste is every object, plus time. Whatever else an object is, it's also waste-or was, or will be. All that is needed is time or a change of sentiment or circu..
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  • You Win or You Die: The Ancient World of Game of Thrones, Paperback
    If the Middle Ages form the present-day backdrop to the continents of Westeros and Essos, then antiquity is their resonant past. The Known World is haunted by the remnants of distant and powerful civilizations, without whose presence the novels of George R. R. Martin and the ever popular HBO show wo..
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