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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

    $10.99 AUD

  • Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction

    by Sara Upstone ...
    Literary theory has now become integral to how we produce literary criticism. When critics write about a text, they no longer think just about the biographical or historical contexts of the work, but also about the different approaches that literary theory offers. By making use of these, they create new interpretations of the text that would not otherwise be possible. In your own reading and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • To Write as if Already Dead

    by Kate Zambreno ...
    series Rereadings
    To Write As If Already Dead circles around Kate Zambreno’s failed attempts to write a study of Hervé Guibert’s To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life. In this diaristic, transgressive work, the first in a cycle written in the years preceding his death, Guibert documents with speed and intensity his diagnosis and disintegration from AIDS and elegizes a character based on Michel Foucault.The first ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Manufacturing Consent

    The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    A detailed and compelling political study of how elite forces shape mass media.Edward S Herman and Noam Chomsky investigate how an underlying elite consensus structures mainstream media. Here they skilfully dissect the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the news.This book reveals how issues are framed and topics chosen, and the double standards ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ways of Seeing

    by John Berger ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    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

  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent 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

    $14.66 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

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick 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

    $14.66 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

    $72.99 AUD

  • Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi 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

    $14.66 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

    $14.66 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

    $14.66 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

    $12.99 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

    $3.51 AUD

  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 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

    $14.66 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

    $4.39 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

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 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

    $14.66 AUD

  • The Bone People by Keri Hulme 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

    $14.66 AUD

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

    by BookRags ...
    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

    $14.66 AUD

  • Beginning theory

    An introduction to literary and cultural theory: Fourth edition

    series Beginnings
    Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer readers the best single-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Summa Technologiae

    Translated by Joanna Zylinska ...
    by Stanis aw Lem ...
    Book 40 - Electronic Mediations
    The Polish writer Stanisław Lem is best known to English-speaking readers as the author of the 1961 science fiction novel Solaris, adapted into a meditative film by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh. Throughout his writings, comprising dozens of science fiction novels and short stories, Lem offered deeply philosophical and bitingly satirical reflections on the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD