• Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading
    Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading
    ISBN: 9781784709228
    Title: Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading
    Author: MANGAN LUCY

    When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one.

    She was whisked away to Narnia - and Kirrin Island - and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library.

    In Bookworm, Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life and disinters a few forgotten treasures poignantly, wittily using them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life
    Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life
    ISBN: 9781526605801
    Title: Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life
    Author: O'CONNELL JOHN

    'What is your idea of perfect happiness?' 'Reading.''What is the quality you most like in a man?''The ability to return books.'Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life - a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was. In Bowie's Books, John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in.Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
  • Brideshead Abbreviated the Digested Read of the Twentieth Century
    Brideshead Abbreviated the Digested Read of the Twentieth Century
    ISBN: 9780099505457
    Title: Brideshead Abbreviated the Digested Read of the Twentieth Century
    Author: CRACE JOHN

    John Crace, creator of the Guardian's 'Digested Read' column, hilariously summarises the great -- and not so great -- classics of modern literature. John Crace's 'Digested Read' column in the Guardianhas rightly acquired a cult following. Each week fans avidly devour his latest razor-sharp literary assassination, while authors turn tremblingly to the appropriate page of the review section, fearful that it may be their turn to be mercilessly sent up. Now he turns his critical eye on the classics of the last century, offering bite-sized pastiches of everything from Mrs Dallowayto Trainspottingvia Lolitaand The Great Gatsby. Those who have never quite got around to reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Manwill be delighted to find its essence distilled into a handful of paragraphs. Those who have never really enjoyed Lord of the Flieswill be pleased to find it hilariously parodied in an easily swallowable 982 words. And those who find all such works a little highbrow will be relieved to discover, between the covers of this book, John Crace's take on the likes of Ian Fleming, P. G. Wodehouse and the Highway Code. Witty and sharp, this is essential reading both for those who genuinely love literature and for those who merely want to appear ridiculously well read. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Brilliant Business Writing: How to Inspire, Engage & Persuade Through Words
    Brilliant Business Writing: How to Inspire, Engage & Persuade Through Words
    ISBN: 9780273744580
    Title: Brilliant Business Writing: How to Inspire, Engage & Persuade Through Words
    Author: TAYLOR NEIL

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Bring on the Books for Everybody
    Bring on the Books for Everybody
    ISBN: 9780822346067
    Title: Bring on the Books for Everybody
    Author: COLLINS JIM

    Bring on the Books for Everybodyis an engaging assessment of the robust popular literary culture that has developed in the United States during the past two decades. Jim Collins describes how a once solitary and print-based experience has become an exuberantly social activity, enjoyed as much on the screen as on the page. Fueled by Oprah's book club, Miramax film adaptations, superstore bookshops, and new technologies such as the Kindle digital reader, literary fiction has been transformed into bestselling, high-concept entertainment. Collins highlights the infrastructural and cultural changes that have given rise to a flourishing reading public at a time when the future of the book has been called into question. Book reading, he claims, has not become obsolete; it has become integrated into popular visual media.Collins explores how digital technologies and the convergence of literary, visual, and consumer cultures have changed what counts as a ""literary experience"" in phenomena ranging from lush film adaptations such asThe English PatientandShakespeare in Loveto the customer communities at Amazon. Central to Collins's analysis and, he argues, to contemporary literary culture, is the notion that refined taste is now easily acquired; it is just a matter of knowing where to access it and whose advice to trust. Through readings of recent novels, he shows that the redefined literary landscape has affected not just how books are being read, but also what sort of novels are being written for these passionate readers. Collins connects literary bestsellers fromThe Jane Austen Book ClubandLiteracy and Longing in L.A.toSaturdayandThe Line of Beauty, highlighting their depictions of fictional worlds filled with avid readers and their equations of reading with cultivated consumer taste.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Britain by the Book
    Britain by the Book
    ISBN: 9781473666016
    Title: Britain by the Book

    What caused Dickens to leap out of bed one night and walk 30 miles from London to Kent?

    How did a small town on the Welsh borders become the second-hand bookshop capital of the world?

    Why did a jellyfish persuade Evelyn Waugh to abandon his suicide attempt in North Wales?

    A multitude of curious questions are answered in Britain by the Book, a fascinating travelogue with a literary theme, taking in unusual writers' haunts and the surprising places that inspired some of our favourite fictional locations. We'll learn why Thomas Hardy was buried twice, how a librarian in Manchester invented the thesaurus as a means of coping with depression, and why Agatha Christie was investigated by MI5 during the Second World War. The map of Britain that emerges is one dotted with interesting literary stories and bookish curiosities.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Brontes Treasury: The Life, Times and Works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne
    Brontes Treasury: The Life, Times and Works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne
    ISBN: 9780233005546
    Title: Brontes Treasury: The Life, Times and Works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne
    Author: O'NEILL JANE

    This book looks at the lives and works of the sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) in a time of great social change, and explores the influence of their surroundings on their books. Divided into chapters on their family life, works, historical context and legacy, The Brontës Treasury reveals why novels such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights have intrigued, inspired and shocked millions since they were first published over 170 years ago.

    This quirky volume looks at the facts and myths of their life and times. The book reveals little known stories about the family, including the provenance of the surname Brontë, why the siblings all died so young, the passionate love that influenced Villette, and much more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • Brontesaurus an A-z of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Bronte (and Branwell)
    Brontesaurus an A-z of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Bronte (and Branwell)
    ISBN: 9781785781438
    Title: Brontesaurus an A-z of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Bronte (and Branwell)

    Was Rochester a murderer? Did the Reverend Bronte carry a loaded pistol? What, precisely, does Wuthering mean? Did the Brontes all have tiny feet?
    To celebrate the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte s birth, eminent Victorian scholar John Sutherland takes us on an A to Z ramble through the world of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and not forgetting their dissolute brother Branwell).
    For fans of "Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights" and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, " here is a lighthearted miscellany freighted with a working lifetime s scholarly expertise. With his reputation for intensely close reading of Victorian literature, John Sutherland explores the Brontes lives, their characters, their novels and poems, and the ways in which we interpret them today and above all he digs out those unexpected nuggets of fact that illuminate their perennially popular works.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $27.00
  • Browse
    ISBN: 9781782272960
    Title: Browse
    Author: VARIOUS

    A celebration of bookshops all over the world, by an award-winning cast of writers including Ali Smith, Andrey Kurkov, Elif Shafak and Daniel Kehlmann, now in paperback. A cabinet of curiosities, a time machine, a treasure trove - we love bookshops because they possess a unique kind of magic. In Browse Henry Hitchings asks fifteen writers from around the world to reveal their favourite bookshops, each conjuring a specific time and place. Ali Smith chronicles the secrets and personal stories hidden within the pages of secondhand books; Alaa Al Aswany tells of the Cairo bookshop where revolutionaries gathered during the 2011 uprisings; Elif Shafak evokes the bookstores of Istanbul, their chaos and diversity, their aroma of tobacco and coffee. Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor recalls the quandary of choosing just one book at a favourite childhood store in Nairobi, while Iain Sinclair shares his grief on witnessing a beloved old haunt close down. Others explore bookshops they have stumbled upon, adored and become addicted to, from Delhi to Bogota. These inquisitive, enchanting pieces are a collective celebration of bookshops - for anyone who has ever fallen under their spell. Contributors include: Alaa Al Aswany (Egypt); Stefano Benni (Italy); Michael Dirda (USA); Daniel Kehlmann (Germany); Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine); Yiyun Li (China); Pankaj Mishra (India); Dorthe Nors (Denmark); Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya); Elif Shafak (Turkey); Ian Sansom (UK); Iain Sinclair (UK); Ali Smith (UK); Sasa Stanisic (Germany/Bosnia); Juan Gabriel Vasquez (Colombia)

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Browse: the World in 15 Bookshops
    Browse: the World in 15 Bookshops
    ISBN: 9781782272120
    Title: Browse: the World in 15 Bookshops

    Edited and introduced by the writer and critic Henry Hitchings, these fearless, passionate, inquiring essays by award-winning international writers celebrate one of our most essential, but endangered, institutions: the bookshop. From Denmark to Egypt, from the USA to China, Browse brings together some of the world's leading authors to investigate bookshops both in general and in particular - the myriad pleasures, puzzles and possibilities they disclose.

    The fifteen essays reflect their authors' own inimitable style - romantic, elegant, bold, argumentative, poetic or whimsical - as they ask probing questions about the significance, the cultural and social (even political) function as well as the physical qualities of the institution, and examine our very personal relationship to it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Browsings: a Year of Reading, Collecting, & Living With Books
    Browsings: a Year of Reading, Collecting, & Living With Books
    ISBN: 9781605988443
    Title: Browsings: a Year of Reading, Collecting, & Living With Books

    Michael Dirda has been hailed as "the best-read person in America" () and "the best book critic in America" (). In addition to the Pulitzer Prize he was awarded for his reviews in , he picked up an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America for his most recent book, . Funny and erudite, occasionally poignant or angry, is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any booklover.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
  • Brysons Dict for Writers & Editors
    Brysons Dict for Writers & Editors
    ISBN: 9780552773539
    Title: Brysons Dict for Writers & Editors
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    What is the difference between cant and jargon, or assume and presume? What is a fandango? How do you spell supersede? Is it hippy or hippie? These questions really matter to Bill Bryson, as they do to anyone who cares about the English language. Originally published as The Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors, Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors has now been completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century by Bill Bryson himself. Here is a very personal selection of spellings and usages, covering such head-scratchers as capitalization, plurals, abbreviations and foreign names and phrases. Bryson also gives us the difference between British and American usages, and miscellaneous pieces of essential information you never knew you needed, like the names of all the Oxford colleges, or the correct spelling of Brobdingnag. An indispensable companion to all those who write, work with the written word, or who just enjoy getting things right, it gives rulings that are both authoritative and commonsense,all in Bryson's own inimitably goodhumoured way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Newspaper Dailies
    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Newspaper Dailies
    ISBN: 9781932563566
    Title: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Newspaper Dailies
    Author: CALKINS DICK

    • The saga of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the world's most famous science-fiction newspaper strip, continues with Volume Six of Hermes Press' complete reprint of this ground-breaking title. Included in this volume are two more years of the strip, from 1937 to 1939, which features five complete adventures. Volume Six also presents a special 16-page introductory essay by Buck Rogers expert Eugene Seger. This volume offers five never-before-printed continuities of the strip featuring Buck, Wilma, Black Barney, Ardala, and Killer Kane.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    ISBN: 9781555975081
    Title: Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction

    Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles Baxter

    As much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, Burning Down the House has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade. Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, and plenty of brushfires that continue burning long after the book is closed.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Butchers Copy-editing the Cambridge Handbook for Editors Copy Editors & Proofreaders 4ed
    Butchers Copy-editing the Cambridge Handbook for Editors Copy Editors & Proofreaders 4ed
    ISBN: 9780521847131
    Title: Butchers Copy-editing the Cambridge Handbook for Editors Copy Editors & Proofreaders 4ed

    Since its first publication in 1975, Judith Butcher's Copy-editing has become firmly established as a classic reference guide. This fourth edition has been comprehensively revised to provide an up-to-date and clearly presented source of information for all those involved in preparing typescripts and illustrations for publication. From the basics of how to prepare text and illustrations for the designer and typesetter, through the ground rules of house style, to how to read and correct proofs, Copy-editing covers all aspects of the editorial process. New and revised features: - up-to-date advice on indexes, inclusive language, reference systems and preliminary pages - a chapter devoted to on-screen copy-editing - guidance on digital coding and publishing in other media such as e-books - updated to take account of modern typesetting and printing technology - an expanded section on law books - an essential tool for new and experienced copy-editors, working freelance or in-house

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $195.00
  • Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming
    Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming
    ISBN: 9781849943703
    Title: Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming

    Do things in style, with this essential advice from a real British butler to the rich and famous
    Real gentlemen know that it is essential to be well groomed. And since not everyone has a personal butler at hand, this short guide is here to take his place. It cuts to the chase, with information on skin and hair care (including nasal hair trimming); a style guide (with tips on what to wear for what occasion); and advice on keeping your clothes and shoes in tip-top shape.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • Butler's Guide to Table Manners
    Butler's Guide to Table Manners
    ISBN: 9781849943680
    Title: Butler's Guide to Table Manners

    Do things in style, with this essential advice from a real British butler to the rich and famous
    Which fork should you use? How do you open a bottle of champagne? Let an English butler with more than ten years' experience get your table etiquette up to snuff Nicholas Clayton covers everything from napkin folding, cutlery, and glasses to eating soup, spaghetti, escargots, and artichokes. With diagrams to illustrate all those tricky little rules, and a range of tips and hints, this book will teach you manners fit for a king.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • By the Book: a Reader's Guide to Life
    By the Book: a Reader's Guide to Life
    ISBN: 9781922079060
    Title: By the Book: a Reader's Guide to Life
    Author: KOVAL RAMONA

    By the Bookis Ramona Koval’s love letter to books and writing.

    What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer?

    Ramona Koval’s By the Bookis about reading and living, and about the authors that have written themselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead to Grace Paley. It is about learning to read (and asking her mother to buy her a copy of the Kama Sutra), about love and science (and her childhood ambition to be Marie Curie), about arctic exploration (and her ruminations on what part of a husky she would eat if she had to), about poetry and travel and falling in love.

    In our book-devouring nation, this is a book for every avid reader and every avid listener who has been spellbound by Ramona’s interviews over the years.

    By the Bookis quintessentially Ramona: warm, bright, erudite—unmissable.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • Cabinet Magazine Issue 34 Testing Quarterly
    Cabinet Magazine Issue 34 Testing Quarterly
    ISBN: 9784447555897
    Title: Cabinet Magazine Issue 34 Testing Quarterly

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Cabinet Magazine Issue 35 Dust Quarterly
    Cabinet Magazine Issue 35 Dust Quarterly
    ISBN: 9785557777773
    Title: Cabinet Magazine Issue 35 Dust Quarterly

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Cambridge Companion to Gay & Lesbian Writing
    Cambridge Companion to Gay & Lesbian Writing
    ISBN: 9780521716574
    Title: Cambridge Companion to Gay & Lesbian Writing

    In the last two decades, lesbian and gay studies have transformed literary studies and developed into a vital and influential area for students and scholars. This Companion introduces readers to the range of debates that inform studies of works by lesbian and gay writers and of literary representations of same-sex desire and queer identities. Each chapter introduces key concepts in the field in an accessible way and uses several important literary texts to illustrate how these concepts can illuminate our readings of them. Authors discussed range from Henry James, E. M. Forster and Gertrude Stein to Sarah Waters and Carol Ann Duffy. The contributors showcase the wide variety of approaches and theoretical frameworks that characterise this field, drawing on related themes of gender and sexuality. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this volume offers a stimulating introduction to the diversity of approaches to lesbian and gay literature.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $62.00
  • Cambridge Companion to Pushkin
    Cambridge Companion to Pushkin
    ISBN: 9780521604710
    Title: Cambridge Companion to Pushkin
    Author: KAHN ANDREW

    Alexander Pushkin stands in a unique position as the founding father of Russian literature. In this Companion, leading scholars discuss Pushkin's work in its political, literary, social and intellectual contexts. In the first part of the book individual chapters analyse his poetry, his theatrical works, his narrative poetry and historical writings. The second section explains and samples Pushkin's impact on broader Russian culture by looking at his enduring legacy in music and film from his own day to the present. Special attention is given to the reinvention of Pushkin as a cultural icon during the Soviet period. No other volume available brings together such a range of material and such comprehensive coverage of all Pushkin's major and minor writings. The contributions represent state-of-the-art scholarship that is innovative and accessible, and are complemented by a chronology and a guide to further reading.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $85.00
  • Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek
    Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek
    ISBN: 9780521127295
    Title: Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

    This is the first full-scale reference grammar of Classical Greek in English in a century. The first work of its kind to reflect significant advances in linguistics made in recent decades, it provides students, teachers and academics with a comprehensive yet user-friendly treatment. The chapters on phonology and morphology make full use of insights from comparative and historical linguistics to elucidate complex systems of roots, stems and endings. The syntax offers linguistically up-to-date descriptions of such topics as case usage, tense and aspect, voice, subordinate clauses, infinitives and participles. An innovative section on textual coherence treats particles and word order and discusses several sample passages in detail, demonstrating new ways of approaching Greek texts. Throughout the book numerous original examples are provided, all with translations and often with clarifying notes. Clearly laid-out tables, helpful cross-references and full indexes make this essential resource accessible to users of all levels.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
    Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
    ISBN: 9780521715157
    Title: Cambridge Introduction to Narrative

    What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H. Porter Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theater, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people's lives. This widely used introduction, now thoroughly revised, is informed throughout by recent developments in the field and includes two new chapters. With its lucid exposition of concepts and suggestions for further reading, this book is not only an excellent introduction for courses focused on narrative but also an invaluable resource for students and scholars across a wide range of fields, including literature and drama, film and media, society and politics, journalism, autobiography, history, and still others throughout the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Camp Austen: My Life As an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan
    Camp Austen: My Life As an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan
    ISBN: 9780865478213
    Title: Camp Austen: My Life As an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

    One of the Chicago Reader's Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

    A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing

    The 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 mother's world behind, he nonetheless found himself in grad school organizing the first ever UNC-Chapel Hill Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that sits somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza.

    While the long tradition of Austen devotees includes the likes of Henry James and E. M. Forster, it is at the conferences and reenactments where Janeism truly lives. In Camp Austen, Scheinman tells the story of his indoctrination into this enthusiastic world and his struggle to shake his mother's influence while navigating hasty theatrical adaptations, undaunted scholars in cravats, and unseemly petticoat fittings.

    In a haze of morning crumpets and restrictive tights, Scheinman delivers a hilarious and poignant survey of one of the most enduring and passionate literary coteries in history. Combining clandestine journalism with frank memoir, academic savvy with insider knowledge, Camp Austen is perhaps the most comprehensive study of Austen that can also be read in a single sitting. Brimming with stockings, culinary etiquette, and scandalous dance partners, this is summer camp like you've never seen it before.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? More Puzzles in Classic Fiction
    Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? More Puzzles in Classic Fiction
    ISBN: 9781785783012
    Title: Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? More Puzzles in Classic Fiction

    'Wonderful...concise, witty, effortlessly learned.' Sunday Times&

    How does Magwitch swim to shore with a great iron on his leg? Where does Fanny Hill keep her contraceptives? Whose side is Hawkeye on? And how does Clarissa Dalloway get home so quickly?&

    In this new edition sequel to the enormously successful Is Heathcliff a Murderer?, John Sutherland plays literary detective and investigates 32 literary conundrums, ranging from Daniel Defoe to Virginia Woolf.&

    As in its universally loved predecessor, the questions and answers are ingenious and convincing, and return the reader with new respect to the great novels that inspire them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Card from Angela Carter
    Card from Angela Carter
    ISBN: 9781408885291
    Title: Card from Angela Carter

    'There will be other, bigger biographies, but none more evocative than this sampler precisely stitched in literary petit-point' The TimesAngela Carter was one of the most vivid voices of the twentieth century. When she died in 1992 at the age of fifty-one, she had published fifteen books of fiction and essays; outrage at her omission from any Booker Prize shortlists led to the foundation of the Orange Prize.Angela Carter sent her friend Susannah Clapp postcards from all over the world, missives which form a paper trail through her life. The pictures she chose were sometimes domestic, sometimes flights of fantasy and surrealism. The messages were always pungent.Here, Susannah Clapp uses postcards - the emails of the twentieth century - to travel through Angela Carter's life; and to evoke her anarchic intelligence, fierce politics, rich language and ribaldry, and the great swoops of her imagination.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White, James Thurber, & the Golden Age of the New Yorker
    Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White, James Thurber, & the Golden Age of the New Yorker
    ISBN: 9780393240030
    Title: Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White, James Thurber, & the Golden Age of the New Yorker

    From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, The New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country s most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical. In Cast of Characters, Thomas Vinciguerra paints a portrait of the magazine s cadre of charming, wisecracking, driven, troubled, brilliant writers and editors.

    He introduces us to Wolcott Gibbs, theater critic, all-around wit, and author of an infamous 1936 parody of Time magazine. We meet the demanding and eccentric founding editor Harold Ross, who would routinely tell his underlings, "I'm firing you because you are not a genius," and who once mailed a pair of his underwear to Walter Winchell, who had accused him of preferring to go bare-bottomed under his slacks. Joining the cast are the mercurial, blind James Thurber, a brilliant cartoonist and wildly inventive fabulist, and the enigmatic E. B. White an incomparable prose stylist and Ross's favorite son who married The New Yorker's formidable fiction editor, Katharine Angell. Then there is the dashing St. Clair McKelway, who was married five times and claimed to have no fewer than twelve personalities, but was nonetheless a superb reporter and managing editor alike. Many of these characters became legends in their own right, but Vinciguerra also shows how, as a group, The New Yorker s inner circle brought forth a profound transformation in how life was perceived, interpreted, written about, and published in America.

    Cast of Characters may be the most revealing and entertaining book yet about the unique personalities who built what Ross called not a magazine but a "movement.""

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00

  • Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient - Penguin Specials
    Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient - Penguin Specials
    ISBN: 9780734399533
    Title: Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient - Penguin Specials
    Author: NADEL IRA

    At the turn of the twentieth century, London was a breeding ground for the avant-garde. Modernist writers like T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats and Ezra Pound became infatuated with the Orient. Pound in particular was inspired by the clarity and precision of Eastern poetry to rethink the nature of an English poem. Published in 1915, Cathay, Pound's collection of fourteen experimental translations of classic Chinese poems, was a groundbreaking work that set the stage for a new-found East in the West.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
  • Change & Reform in Law Enforcement: Old & New Efforts from Across the Globe
    Change & Reform in Law Enforcement: Old & New Efforts from Across the Globe
    ISBN: 9781498741682
    Title: Change & Reform in Law Enforcement: Old & New Efforts from Across the Globe
    Author: PHILLIPS SCOTT W. (ED)

    This book provides broad exposure to a variety of policing reforms that have not received adequate attention. It includes information and examples from different countries regarding efforts to change aspects of policing that are problematic or involve changes in the way crimes are committed. Some of the efforts to improve the police are relatively recent (i.e., using social media) and some areas of policing that seem to require frequent attention (i.e., working with the public).

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $299.00
  • Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction & the Drama Volume1
    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction & the Drama Volume1
    ISBN: 9781246057256
    Title: Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction & the Drama Volume1

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
  • Charles Simic in Conversation With Michael Hulse
    Charles Simic in Conversation With Michael Hulse
    ISBN: 9781903291030
    Title: Charles Simic in Conversation With Michael Hulse

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • Chicago Manual of Style 16th Ed
    Chicago Manual of Style 16th Ed
    ISBN: 9780226104201
    Title: Chicago Manual of Style 16th Ed

    The Sixteenth Edition is available in book form and as a subscription web site. The same content from The Chicago Manual of Style is in both versions. While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Styleis the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manualcontinues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century. The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the bookincluding a return to the Manual's popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters. With the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice and a wealth of industry expertise from both Chicago's staff and an advisory board of publishing professionals, The Chicago Manual of Style,16th edition, is an invaluable resource in this rapidly changing world. If you work with wordsno matter what the delivery mediumthis is the one reference you simply must have.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $118.00
  • Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    ISBN: 9780226287058
    Title: Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    Author: 17TH EDITION

    Technologies may change, but the need for clear and accurate communication never goes out of style. That is why for more than one hundred years The Chicago Manual of Style has remained the definitive guide for anyone who works with words.

    In the seven years since the previous edition debuted, we have seen an extraordinary evolution in the way we create and share knowledge. This seventeenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been prepared with an eye toward how we find, create, and cite information that readers are as likely to access from their pockets as from a bookshelf. It offers updated guidelines on electronic workflows and publication formats, tools for PDF annotation and citation management, web accessibility standards, and effective use of metadata, abstracts, and keywords. It recognizes the needs of those who are self-publishing or following open access or Creative Commons publishing models. The citation chapters reflect the ever-expanding universe of electronic sources--including social media posts and comments, private messages, and app content--and also offer updated guidelines on such issues as DOIs, time stamps, and e-book locators.

    Other improvements are independent of technological change. The chapter on grammar and usage includes an expanded glossary of problematic words and phrases and a new section on syntax as well as updated guidance on gender-neutral pronouns and bias-free language. Key sections on punctuation and basic citation style have been reorganized and clarified. To facilitate navigation, headings and paragraph titles have been revised and clarified throughout. And the bibliography has been updated and expanded to include the latest and best resources available.

    This edition continues to reflect expert insights gathered from Chicago's own staff and from an advisory board of publishing experts from across the profession. It also includes suggestions inspired by emails, calls, and even tweets from readers. No matter how much the means of communication change, The Chicago Manual of Style remains the ultimate resource for those who care about getting the details right.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $131.00

  • Children's Literature: the New Critical Idiom
    Children's Literature: the New Critical Idiom
    ISBN: 9781138667952
    Title: Children's Literature: the New Critical Idiom
    Author: HINTZ CARRIE

    Children's Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children's literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated.

    Positioned within the wider field of adult literary, film, and television culture, this book also covers:

    • Ideological and political movements
    • Children's literature in the age of globalization
    • Postcolonial literature, ecocriticism, and animal studies

    Each chapter includes a case study featuring well-known authors and titles, including Charlotte's Web, Edward Lear, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. With a comprehensive glossary and further reading, this book is invaluable reading for anyone studying Children's Literature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling
    Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling
    ISBN: 9781786275738
    Title: Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling

    Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter and play a major role in introducing us to both art and language. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children? This revised edition of a bestselling title carries invaluable insight into a highly productive, dynamic sector of the publishing world. Featuring interviews with leading illustrators and publishers from across the world, it remains essential reading for students and aspiring children's book illustrators and writers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018
    Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018
    ISBN: 9781472935076
    Title: Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018

    The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work.Foreword by Sally Green, author of the award-winning YA fantasy trilogy: Half Bad (2014), Half Wild (2015) and Half Lost (2016). NEW articles for the 2018 edition on: - Writing for reluctant readers by Jon Mayhew- Writing for teenagers by Holly Smale- Choosing the right agent by Gill McLay or the Bath Literary Agency- Plotting: getting started with your YA novel by Sarah Mussi - Writing adventures in the real world: children's non-fiction by Isabel Thomas All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Choice of Uppercuts
    Choice of Uppercuts
    ISBN: 9781550713329
    Title: Choice of Uppercuts

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Cities of the Classical World
    Cities of the Classical World
    ISBN: 9781846144271
    Title: Cities of the Classical World

    From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. The key feature of Cities of the Classical World is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. There is also a clear, incisive commentary on each city's development, strategic importance, rulers and ordinary inhabitants. This compelling and elegant atlas opens a new window on to the ancient world, and will transform the way we see it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Classical Education
    Classical Education
    ISBN: 9781782430100
    Title: Classical Education

    For anyone who has ever felt that perhaps their education was lacking the depth and variety of the good old days, this book contains everything you wish you knew in an easily digestible form.
    Suitable for parents who wish to teach their children, this book includes: Latin and Greek; Logic and philosophy; Natural sciences; Art and architecture; Poetry and drama; and, History and Classical literature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
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