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  • 100 Greatest Literary Detectives, Hardcover
    A selection of the most interesting or notable fictional sleuths, chosen for their cultural importance, novelty or aesthetic quality. Insightful entries on such figures as Maigret, Holmes, Lord Peter Wimsey and Easy Rawlins. NUME CARTE: 100 Greatest Literary Detectives, HardcoverISBN: 1442278226PRET..
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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 Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz, Paperback
    Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip franchise, the most successful of all time, forever changed the industry. For more than half a century, the endearing, witty insights brought to life by Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and Lucy have caused newspaper readers and television viewers across the glob..
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  • A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse, Paperback
    A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse contains the Old English texts of all the major short poems, such as 'The Battle of Maldon', 'The Dream of the Rood', 'The Wanderer' and 'The Seafarer', as well as a generous representation of the many important fragments, riddles and gnomic verses that survive from the..
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  • A History of Children's Books in 100 Books, Hardcover
    A History of Children's Books in 100 Books takes a global perspective and traces the development of the genre from ancient stories, such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, through the Puritan primers of the 17th century to the Harry Potter series and books as technology. Taking the app..
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  • A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X, Paperback
    A Lie of Reinvention is a response to Manning Marable s biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention. Marable s book was controversially acclaimed by some as his magna opus. At the same time, it was denounced and debated by others as a worthless read full of conjecture, errors, and without any new ..
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  • A Life in Words: In Conversation with I. B. Siegumfeldt, Paperback
    Paul Auster's A Life in Words--a wide-ranging dialogue between Auster and the Danish professor I. B. Siegumfeldt--is a remarkably candid and sharply focused investigation into one writer's art, craft, and life. It includes many revelations that have never been shared before. This is a book that's fu..
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  • A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal Imagination of Poetry, Paperback
    From the former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner, an illuminating dissection of poetic form for students, enthusiasts, and newcomers alikeA Little Book on Form brilliantly synthesizes Hass's formidable gifts as both a poet and essayist. In it he takes up the central ..
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  • A Separate Peace, 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: A Separate..
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  • A Short History of Fantasy, Paperback
    Some of the earliest books ever written, including ``The Epic of Gilgamesh`` and the ``Odyssey,`` deal with monsters, marvels, extraordinary voyages, and magic, and this genre, known as fantasy, remained an essential part of European literature through the rise of the modern realist novel. Tracing t..
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  • A Whaler's Dictionary, Paperback
    Taking both form and inspiration from Ishmael s abandoned ``Cetalogical Dictionary,`` this highly original work muses on myth, representation, language, nature, consciousness, notions of spiritual quest, and other elements of Melville s masterpiece. From ``Accuracy`` to ``Wound,`` ``Adam`` to ``Void..
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  • Accrington Pals, Paperback
    A poignant and harrowing play set in the early years of the First World War, as the country's jingoistic optimism starts to wane. NUME CARTE: Accrington Pals, PaperbackISBN: 1408137100PRET EDITURA: 62.99AUTOR(i): Peter WhelanEDITURA: Bloomsbury Publishing PLCCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Ianuarie ..
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  • Adaptation and Appropriation, Paperback
    2nd edition. NUME CARTE: Adaptation and Appropriation, PaperbackISBN: 1138828998PRET EDITURA: 102.99AUTOR(i): Julie SandersEDITURA: Taylor and FrancisCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Noiembrie 2015DATA PUBLICARE: 2015FORMAT: 197x130x15..
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  • Against, Paperback
    Published to coincide with a major world premier at the Almeida Theatre in London, this is a gripping new play from the American playwright. NUME CARTE: Against, PaperbackISBN: 1350045985PRET EDITURA: 62.99AUTOR(i): Christopher ShinnEDITURA: Bloomsbury Publishing PLCCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: A..
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  • Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making, Paperback
    Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks is the fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie's long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished Hercule Poirot short stories. Not only will Christie's legions of ardent fans find a treasure chest of new m..
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  • Airportness: The Nature of Flight, Paperback
    Airportness takes the reader on a single day's journey through all the routines and stages of an ordinary flight. From curbside to baggage, and pondering the minutes and hours of sitting in between, Christopher Schaberg contemplates the mundane world of commercial aviation to discover ``the nature o..
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  • Alan Turing: The Enigma, Paperback
    A new edition of Hodges's classic biography of Turing, the brilliant Cambridge mathematician who cracked the German Enigma code and was the father of the modern computer. With a new preface. NUME CARTE: Alan Turing: The Enigma, PaperbackISBN: 0099116413PRET EDITURA: 83.99AUTOR(i): Andrew HodgesEDITU..
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  • Alienation and Freedom, Hardcover
    The first English translation of the only remaining unpublished work by 20th century writer and philosopher Franz Fanon. NUME CARTE: Alienation and Freedom, HardcoverISBN: 1474250211PRET EDITURA: 113.99AUTOR(i): Frantz FanonEDITURA: Bloomsbury AcademicCOPERTA: CartonataDATA APARITIEI: Aprilie 2018DA..
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  • Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium, Hardcover
    The Egypt that so enticed and enchanted intrepid archaeologist-sleuth Amelia Peabody in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a place of wonder, mystery, danger, and the lure of antiquity. Now, with this monumental volume of Egyptian culture, history, and esoterica, readers will be a..
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  • American Niceness: A Cultural History, Hardcover
    The cliche of the Ugly American--loud, vulgar, materialistic, chauvinistic--still expresses what people around the world dislike about their Yankee counterparts. Carrie Tirado Bramen recovers the history of a very different national archetype--the nice American--which has been central to ideas of U...
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  • An Irish Literature Reader: Poetry, Prose, Drama, Paperback
    In a volume that has become a standard text in Irish studies, editors Maureen O'Rourke Murphy and James MacKillop survey thirteen centuries of Irish literature, including old Irish epic and lyric poetry, Irish folksongs and a selection of nineteenth-century prose and poetry. For each author the edit..
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  • And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017, Paperback
    Upper Peninsula literature has traditionally been suppressed or minimized in Michigan anthologies and Michigan literature as a whole. Even the Upper Peninsula itself has been omitted from maps, creating a people and a place that have become in many ways ``ungeographic.`` These people and this place ..
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  • Anna Karenina Fix, Hardcover
    Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, this is a literary self-help memoir that takes examples from the author's life that reflect the lessons of literature. NUME CARTE: Anna Karenina Fix, HardcoverISBN: 0241308631PRET EDITURA: 113.99AUTOR(i): Viv GroskopEDITURA:..
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  • Anna Karenina, Hardcover
    At its simplest, Anna Karenina is a love story. It is a portrait of a beautiful and intelligent woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties - to her marriage and to the network of relationships and moral values that bind the society around her. The love affair of A..
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  • Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times, Paperback
    Few terms have garnered more attention recently in the sciences, humanities, and public sphere than the Anthropocene, the proposed epoch in which a human ``signature`` appears in the lithostratigraphic record. Anthropocene Reading considers the implications of this concept for literary history and c..
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  • Asterix Omnibus 9: Asterix and the Great Divide, Asterix and the Black Gold, Asterix and Son, Paperback
    This special collector's edition features books 25 to 27 in one fabulous volume, in paperback for the first time. In ASTERIX AND THE GREAT DIVIDE, can Asterix, Obelix and Getafix ensure a happy ending for star-crossed lovers Melodrama and Histrionix, whose fathers are rival chieftains? Watch out for..
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  • Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Paperback
    A new guide to Margaret Atwood's contemporary classic, covering all aspects of the novel. NUME CARTE: Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, PaperbackISBN: 0826426018PRET EDITURA: 90.99AUTOR(i): Gina WiskerEDITURA: Bloomsbury AcademicCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Mai 2010DATA PUBLICARE: 2010FORMAT: 222x150..
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  • Autumn Journal, Paperback
    A new edition of MacNeice's classic collection of poems, written between August and December 1938. MacNeice has been a huge inspiration to many poets since his death in 1963. NUME CARTE: Autumn Journal, PaperbackISBN: 0571234380PRET EDITURA: 83.99AUTOR(i): Louis MacNeiceEDITURA: Faber & FaberCOPERTA..
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  • Becoming Dickens, Paperback
    Rightly rejecting familiar accounts of Charles Dickens's life, Douglas-Fairhurst's biography shows us the forlorn and driven young Dickens who tried his hand at the law, journalism and acting before finally committing to a career as a writer. A ' revealing and groundbreaking study, which succeeds b..
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  • Ben Jonson: Four Plays, Paperback
    This anthology contains }The Alchemist, Volpone, Bartholomew Fair{ and }Epicoene, Or The Silent Woman{. There is a new introduction by leading Jonsonian scholar, Rob Watson, and on-page commentary notes to aid student understanding. NUME CARTE: Ben Jonson: Four Plays, PaperbackISBN: 1408179628PRET E..
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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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  • Book of Book Lists, Paperback
    Perfect for bibliophiles, this collection of lists will make you smile, make you wonder and see titles in entirely new ways. NUME CARTE: Book of Book Lists, PaperbackISBN: 0712352252PRET EDITURA: 60.99AUTOR(i): Alex JohnsonEDITURA: British LibraryCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Octombrie 2017DATA PU..
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  • Books Are Made Out of Books: A Guide to Cormac McCarthy's Literary Influences, Hardcover
    Cormac McCarthy told an interviewer for the New York Times Magazine that ``books are made out of books,`` but he has been famously unwilling to discuss how his own writing draws on the works of other writers. Yet his novels and plays masterfully appropriate and allude to an extensive range of litera..
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  • Bookshops: A Reader's History, Hardcover
    ``Bookshops is the best kind of biblio-mystery, in which a cultivated and civilized detective guides us through the labyrinth of the world's stores, stopping to talk for a while, before plunging off on the next fascinating diversion. Jorge Carrion brings page-turning excitement to the extended essay..
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  • Brolliology: A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature, Hardcover
    A fun, illustrated history of the umbrella's surprising place in life and literature Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating umbrellas for millennia--holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and exploring their full imaginative potential in folk tales ..
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  • Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, Hardcover
    Has the hoax now moved from the sideshow to take the center stage of American culture?Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young tours us through a rogue's gallery of hoaxers, plagiarists, forgers, and fakers--from the humbug of P. T. Barnum and Edgar Allan Poe to the unrepentant bunk of JT LeRoy and..
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  • Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book, Paperback
    An accessible and wide-ranging study. NUME CARTE: Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book, PaperbackISBN: 1107625092PRET EDITURA: 120.99AUTOR(i): Leslie HowsamEDITURA: Cambridge University PressCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Decembrie 2014DATA PUBLICARE: 2014FORMAT: 228x152x23..
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  • Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, Paperback
    2nd edition. A revised and updated version of the popular textbook, with 2 entirely new chapters. Abbott explains that narrative is not just found in literature, film and theatre, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people's lives. NUME CARTE: Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, PaperbackISBN:..
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  • Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan, Paperback
    A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancingThe son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined to leave his ..
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  • Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories, Paperback
    For the Anishinaabeg people, who span a vast geographic region from the Great Lakes to the Plains and beyond, stories are vessels of knowledge. They are ``bagijiganan,`` offerings of the possibilities within Anishinaabeg life. Existing along a broad narrative spectrum, from ``aadizookaanag ``(tradit..
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  • Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis, Hardcover
    A fascinating history of Chicago's innovative and invaluable contributions to American literature and art from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century This remarkable cultural history celebrates the great Midwestern city of Chicago for its centrality to the modernist movement. Author Liesl ..
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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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  • Chris Ware: Conversations, Paperback
    Virtuoso Chris Ware (b. 1967) has achieved some noteworthy firsts for comics. The Guardian First Book Award for Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth was the first major UK literary prize awarded for a graphic novel. In 2002 Ware was the first cartoonist included in the Whitney Biennial.Like Art..
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  • Collected Poems: Dylan Thomas, Paperback
    Newly packaged and re-launched edition of this collection of poems, selected and introduced by Thomas himself. NUME CARTE: Collected Poems: Dylan Thomas, PaperbackISBN: 0753810662PRET EDITURA: 75.99AUTOR(i): Dylan ThomasEDITURA: Phoenix HouseCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: August 2000DATA PUBLICARE:..
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  • Colonialism/Postcolonialism, Paperback
    3rd edition. NUME CARTE: Colonialism/Postcolonialism, PaperbackISBN: 1138807184PRET EDITURA: 102.99AUTOR(i): Ania LoombaEDITURA: Taylor and FrancisCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Aprilie 2015DATA PUBLICARE: 2015FORMAT: 199x146x17..
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  • Complete Poems of Philip Larkin, Paperback
    A new edition bringing together all of Larkin's poems in addition to some unpublished pieces from the poet's typescripts and workbooks, and verse tucked away in his letters. NUME CARTE: Complete Poems of Philip Larkin, PaperbackISBN: 0571240070PRET EDITURA: 189.99AUTOR(i): Philip LarkinEDITURA: Fabe..
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  • Condition Red: Essays, Interviews, and Commentaries, Hardcover
    Condition Red collects writing by one of America's most gifted and revered poets, Yusef Komunyakaa. While themes from his earlier prose collection, Blue Notes, run through Condition Red, this volume expresses a greater sense of urgency about the human condition and the role of the artist. Condition ..
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  • Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro, Paperback
    Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro collects nineteen interviews, conducted over the past two decades on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, with the author of Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. The interviews collectively address the entirety of this literary artist's career, affording r..
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