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  • The Magician

    by Colm Toibin ...
    When the Great War breaks out in 1914 Thomas Mann, like so many of his fellow countrymen, is fired up with patriotism. He imagines the Germany of great literature and music, which had drawn him away from the stifling, conservative town of his childhood, might be a source of pride once again. But his flawed vision will form the beginning of a dark and complex relationship with his homeland, and see ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How to be a Poet

    by Jo Bell ...
    How to be a Poet: A twenty-first century guide to writing well by Jo Bell and Jane Commane. With special guest essays from: Mona Arshi, Clive Birnie, Rishi Dastidar, Jonathan Davidson, Abi Palmer, Robert Peake and Joelle Taylor. How to be a Poet combines advice, ideas and encouragement from experienced poets and editors in topical chapters to examine both the technical and creative dimensions of ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • Death of a Discipline

    series The Wellek Library Lectures
    For almost three decades, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has been ignoring the standardized "rules" of the academy and trespassing across disciplinary boundaries. Today she remains one of the foremost figures in the study of world literature and its cultural consequences. In this new book she declares the death of comparative literature as we know it and sounds an urgent call for a "new comparative ... Read more

    $32.11 AUD

  • The Diary of a Madman, the Government Inspector, and Selected Stories by Nikolai Gogol l Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • Narratology

    Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, Fourth Edition

    by Mieke Bal ...
    Since its first publication in English in 1985, Mieke Bal's Narratology has become an international classic and the comprehensive introduction to the theory of narrative texts, both literary and non-literary. Providing insights into how readers interpret narrative text, the fourth edition of Narratology is a guide for students and scholars seeking to analyze narratives of any language, period, and ... Read more

    $32.33 AUD

  • Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum Summary & Study Guide

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    This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Manufacturing Consent

    The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    We normally think that the press are cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in its search for truth. In Manufacturing Consent Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky show how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news. Far from challenging established power, the media work hard to discover and mirror its assumptions. The authors skilfully dissect the way in which the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ways of Seeing

    by John Berger ...
    How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever."Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.""But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Wanderlust

    A History of Walking

    What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on ... Read more

    $16.82 AUD

  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent l Summary & Study Guide

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    This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • The Art of Fiction

    by David Lodge ...
    In this entertaining and enlightening collection David Lodge considers the art of fiction under a wide range of headings, drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James, Martin Amis, Jane Austen and James Joyce. Looking at ideas such as the Intrusive Author, Suspense, the Epistolary Novel, Magic Realism and Symbolism, and illustrating each topic with a passage taken from a classic or modern novel, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How Fiction Works

    by James Wood ...
    Rediscover this deep, practical anatomy of the novel from 'the strongest ... literary critic we have' (New York Review of Books) in this new revised 10th anniversary edition.What do we mean when we say we 'know' a fictional character?What constitutes a 'telling' detail?When is a metaphor successful?Is realism realistic?Why do most endings of novels d... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore | Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    The Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick l Summary & Study Guide

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    This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past by Erich von Daniken | Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    The Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past by Erich von Daniken. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • The Holy Bible - King James Version (KJV)

    by God, King James ...
    The Authorized Version, commonly known as the King James Version, the King James Bible or simply the KJV, is an English translation by the Church of England of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. First printed by the King's Printer, Robert Barker, this was the third such official translation into English; the first having been the Great Bible commissioned by the Church of ... Read more

    $3.47 AUD

  • The Poetic Edda

    The Poetic Eddatranslated by Henry Adams BellowsThis edition is a reprint of the 1923 Bellows translation of Scandinavian mythology.Table Of Contians....VoluspoHovamolVafthruthnismolGrimnismolSkirnismolHarbarthsljothHymiskvithaLokasennaThrymskvithaAlvissmolBaldrs DraumarRigsthulaHyndluljothSvipdagsmolVölundarkvitha<... ... Read more

    $4.26 AUD

  • Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi Summary & Study Guide

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    This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • The Bestseller Code

    What if an algorithm could predict which manuscripts would become mega-bestsellers?Girl on the Train. Fifty Shades. The Goldfinch. Why do some books capture the whole world's attention? What secret DNA do they share? In The Bestseller Code, Archer and Jockers boldly claim that blockbuster hits are highly predictable, and they have created the algorithm to prove it. Using cutting-edge text mining ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Summary & Study Guide

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    This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    What is Literary Theory? What is the relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is Literature, and does it matter? These are the sorts of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in a book which steers a clear path through a subject often perceived to be impenetrable. It offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, whether literature is a form of self ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • Literacies

    With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the ... Read more

    $72.04 AUD

  • I Am David by Anne Holm l Summary & Study Guide

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    The I Am David Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of I Am David by Anne Holm. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

    The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

    by Colm Toibin ...
    'A father...is a necessary evil.' Stephen Dedalus in UlyssesWilliam Butler Yeats' father was an impoverished artist, an inveterate letter writer, and a man crippled by his inability to ever finish a painting.Oscar Wilde's father was a doctor, a brilliant statistician and amateur archaeologist who was taken to court by an obsessed lover in a strange foreshadowing of events that would later befall ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD