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Who Said That?: Quotations and Potted Biographies of Famous People

Who Said That?: Quotations and Potted Biographies of Famous People

by: Renie Gee

 

Compiled as a result of the author's own curiosity about the source of many intriguing quotations in everyday use, this volume combines three titles, "Who Said That?", "More of Who Said That", and "Still More of Who Said That". Each quotation is followed by a brief potted biography of the famous...


ISBN: 9780715318492

Publisher: David & Charles PLC

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature

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How to Get Published and Make a Lot of Money

How to Get Published and Make a Lot of Money

by: Susan Page

 

Advice for aspiring authors, involving a precise step-by-step strategy for success. The author encourages readers to keep their hopes high and their expectations realistic.


ISBN: 9780749918415

Publisher: Piatkus Books

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature

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Granta 78: Bad Company

Granta 78: Bad Company

by: Ian Jack

 

A fiction special, introducing two new authors. Gary Shteyngart is not yet 30. His story, "Several Anecdotes About My Wife", is a funny and scurrilous account of a young Russian immigrant's disastrous marriage to a native New Yorker. Jon McGregor works as washer-up in a Nottingham restaurant. His...


ISBN: 9780903141529

Publisher: Granta Books

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature

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Granta 79: Celebrity

Granta 79: Celebrity

by: Ian Jack

 

An issue devoted to the dubious rewards and strange effects of fame which successfully avoids mentioning Andy Warhol.


ISBN: 9780903141543

Publisher: Granta Books

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature

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The Legend of the Grail

The Legend of the Grail

by: Nigel Bryant

 

The quest for the Holy Grail is one of the most important elements in the story of King Arthur. Yet even among the many interested in the stories of the Round Table, very few have read at first hand the medieval masterpieces which over a period of some forty years, in the late twelfth and early...


ISBN: 9781843840060

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature

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Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature

by: Susan Bassnett (Professor, Centre for British and Comparative Cultural Studies,University of Warwick)

 

This major new introduction to comparative literature is for the students coming to the subject for the first time. Through an examination of a series of case studies and new theoretical developments, Bassnett reviews the current state of comparative literature world-wide in the 1990s. In the...


ISBN: 9780631167051

Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature

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Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature

Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature

by: Patricia Waugh

 

Literary texts are revived and reformulated by each generation of readers, who bring their own historical understanding to bear on the writing of the past. This reader grapples with attempts to understand the way in which the past is continually rewritten in the present. It provides a collection...


ISBN: 9780340645604

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature

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World Postmodern Fiction: A Guide

World Postmodern Fiction: A Guide

by: Christopher Nash

 

How do students make sense of the mass of postmodern literature? This acclaimed volume analyses the common themes and strategies of postmodern fiction, providing a framework in which it can be properly addressed and understood.


ISBN: 9780582209107

Publisher: Pearson Education Limited

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature

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Myth

Myth

by: Laurence Coupe

 

Laurence Coupe offers students a crucial overview of the evolution of 'myth', from the ancient Greek definitions to those of a range of contemporary thinkers. This introductory volume: provides an introduction to both the theory of myth, explores the uses made of the term 'myth' within the fields...


ISBN: 9780415134941

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature

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The Table is Laid: An Anthology of South Asian Food Writing

The Table is Laid: An Anthology of South Asian Food Writing

by: Thieme (Visiting Professor of Literature, University of East Anglia)

 

This anthology of writings on food brings together a wide range of literary and non-literary texts from South Asia. It draws on writing in English from the subcontinent, as well as the diaspora. It includes extracts from works by V.S.Naipaul, Romesh Gunesekera, Salman Rushdie, Sara Suleri, Kamila...


ISBN: 9780195674446

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature

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