Literary

Front cover of Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
Still I Rise - Maya Angelou

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou is a celebration of the human spirit. This poem is illustrated with the paintings of Diego Rivera. This little book is the perfect gift for anyone who has met a challenge or triumphed over an obstacle.

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Front cover of On Histories and Stories by A S Byatt
On Histories and Stories - A S Byatt

On Histories and Stories by A S Byatt is a selection of critical essays. In her powerful opening essays - 'Fathers', 'Forefathers' and 'Ancestors' - A. S. Byatt considers the renaissance of the historical novel and discusses particularly the novel of wartime experience; the surprising variety of distant pasts that British writers have invented; and the new 'Darwinian novel'.

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Front cover of Books to Die For by John Connolly and Declan Burke
Books to Die For - John Connolly and Declan Burke

Books to Die For by John Connolly and Declan Burke helps the reader through the forest of who-done-its. With so many mystery novels to choose from and so many new titles appearing each year, where should the reader start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden gems? In the most ambitious anthology of its kind yet attempted, the world's leading mystery writers have come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written.

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Front cover of The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 by Gareth Cornwell, Dirk Clopper & Craig MacKenzie
The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 - Gareth Cornwell, Dirk Clopper & Craig MacKenzie

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 by Gareth Cornwell, Dirk Clopper & Craig MacKenzie is an invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognises no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca.

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Front cover of Zona by Geoff Dyer
Zona - Geoff Dyer

Zona by Geoff Dyer is a very stimulating book on film. Here the author takes on his biggest challenge yet: unlocking the film that has obsessed him all his adult life. Like the film Stalker itself, it confronts the most mysterious and enduring questions of life and how to live.

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Front cover of Working the Room by Geoff Dyer
Working the Room - Geoff Dyer

Working the Room by Geoff Dyer offers a guide around the cultural maze, mapping a route through the worlds of literature, art, photography and music. Across ten years' worth of essays, Working the Room spans the photography of Martin Parr and the paintings of Turner, the writing of Scott Fitzgerald and the criticism of Susan Sontag, and includes extensive personal pieces - 'On Being an Only Child', 'Sacked' and 'Reader's Block' among many others. Dyer's breadth of vision and generosity of spirit combine to form a manual for ways of being in - and seeing - the world today.

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Front cover of Infographic Guide to Literature by Joanna Eliot
Infographic Guide to Literature - Joanna Eliot

Infographic Guide to Literature by Joanna Eliot presents 80 infographics showing you all you've ever wanted to know about literature.

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Front cover of Good Prose by Tracey Kidder and Richard Todd
Good Prose - Tracey Kidder and Richard Todd

Good Prose by Tracey Kidder and Richard Todd is a succinct, authoritative, and entertaining arbiter of standards in contemporary writing, offering guidance for the professional writer and the beginner alike. This wise and useful book is the perfect companion for anyone who loves to read good books and longs to write one.

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Front cover of Get Your Book Published by Katherine Lapworth
Get Your Book Published - Katherine Lapworth

Get Your Book Published by Katherine Lapworth is a comprehensive and foolproof guide to perfecting a publishing pitch. Do you have a completed manuscript ready for submission? Are you looking to successfully publish or self-publish your work? Do you have the level of understanding of the publishing industry? Whether you want to take a traditional route into print or want to digitally self-publish, "Get Your Book Published" will give you the advice you need on everything from submitting manuscripts to garnering reviews and promoting your work.

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Front cover of Lives in Writing by David Lodge
Lives in Writing - David Lodge

Lives in Writing by David Lodge is a collection of essays on writers and writing by the Booker-shortlisted novelist and critic. Writing about real lives takes various forms, which overlap and may be combined with each other: biography, autobiography, biographical criticism, biographical fiction, memoir, confession, diary. In these thoughtful and enlightening essays David Lodge considers some particularly interesting examples of life-writing, and contributes several of his own.

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Front cover of The Lexicographers Dilemma by Jack Lynch
The Lexicographers Dilemma - Jack Lynch

The Lexicographers Dilemma by Jack Lynch offers the first narrative history of those who have tried to regulate, or otherwise organise, the way we speak showing clearly that what we now regard as the only "correct" way to speak emerged out of specific historical and social conditions over the course of centuries. As literary historian Jack Lynch has discovered, every rule has a human history, and the characters peopling his narrative are as interesting for their obsession as for their erudition.

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Front cover of The Late American Novel by Jeff Martin & C Max Magee
The Late American Novel - Jeff Martin & C Max Magee

The Late American Novel edited by Jeff Martin & C Max Magee gathers some of today's finest writers to consider the sea change that is upon them. Lauren Groff imagines an array of fantastical futures for writers, from poets with groupies to novelists as vending machines. Rivka Galchen writes about the figurative and literal death of paper. Joe Meno expounds upon the idea of a book as a place set permanently aside for the imagination, regardless of format.

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Front cover of The Millionaire and the Bard by Andrea Mays
The Millionaire and the Bard - Andrea Mays

The Millionaire and the Bard by Andrea Mays tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession. When Shakespeare died in 1616 half of his plays died with him. No one-not even their author-believed that his writings would last, that he was a genius, or that future generations would celebrate him as the greatest author in the history of the English language.

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Front cover of Globish by Robert McCrum
Globish - Robert McCrum

Globish by Robert McCrum is a provocative and compelling new look at the course of empire, in which Robert McCrum, coauthor of the best-selling book and television series The Story of English, shows how the language of the Anglo-American imperium has become the world s lingua franca. In fascinating detail he describes the ever-accelerating changes wrought on the language by the far-flung cultures claiming citizenship in the new hegemony.

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Front cover of The Story of Spanish by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow
The Story of Spanish - Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow

The Story of Spanish by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow is the first full biography of a language that shaped the world we know, and the only global language with two names―Spanish and Castilian. The story starts when the ancient Phoenicians set their sights on "The Land of the Rabbits," Spain's original name, which the Romans pronounced as Hispania. The Spanish language would pick up bits of Germanic culture, a lot of Arabic, and even some French on its way to taking modern form just as it was about to colonise a New World.

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Front cover of The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac
The Rights of the Reader - Daniel Pennac

The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac is a witty, refreshing and passionate defense of reading -- just for the joy of it. First published in 1992 and even more relevant now, Daniel Pennac's quirky ode to reading has sold more than a million copies in his native France. Drawing on his experiences as a child, a parent, and an inner-city teacher in Paris, the author reflects on the power of story and reminds us of our right to read anything, anywhere, anytime, so long as we are enjoying ourselves.

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Front cover of The Paris Review 211 edited by Lorin Stein
The Paris Review 211 - Lorin Stein

The Paris Review 211 edited by Lorin Stein is a literary magazine which contains 3 interviews, a couple of first rate stories plus an intelligent and satisfying mix of poetry.

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Front cover of The Best American Essays 2013 by Cheryl Strayed
The Best American Essays 2013 - Cheryl Strayed

The Best American Essays 2013 edited by Cheryl Strayed showcases the best short fiction and nonfiction from the US. Selected and introduced by Cheryl Strayed, the New York Times best-selling author of Wild and the writer of the celebrated column “Dear Sugar,” this collection is a treasure trove of fine writing and thought-provoking essays.

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Front cover of Kurt Vonnegut: Letters edited by Dan Wakefield
Kurt Vonnegut: Letters - Dan Wakefield

Kurt Vonnegut: Letters edited by Dan Wakefield is an extraordinary collection of personal correspondence which has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut's fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before published, are funny, moving, and full of the same uncanny wisdom that has endeared his work to readers worldwide.

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Front cover of 19th Century American Writers on Writing edited by Brenda Wineapple
19th Century American Writers on Writing - Brenda Wineapple

19th Century American Writers on Writing edited by Brenda Wineapple features essays, letters, poems, prose, and excerpts of interviews by fifty-seven leading authors of the century. Each had to figure out what it meant to be a writer within the context of the relatively new nation they spoke to, for, and about. Each meditated on craft and style and form, as writers do.

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