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manifesto for a speculative theatre by Francis Bass
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2020. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
Audience: This manifesto addresses itself to two groups of people—playwrights, and writers of science fiction and fantasy. People who can call themselves both are its intended result. Claim: Theatre enriches science fiction and fantasy. Science fiction and fantasy enrich theatre. Very little speculative theatre exists; very much should.
诗词新格律 by 河沙 恒
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: April 1, 2020 by 中国作家出版社 CHINA WRITER PBLISHING HOUSE. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
Reunited: The Correspondence of Anaïs and Joaquín Nin, 1933-1940 by Anais Nin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,280. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2020 by Sky Blue Press LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Women Authors
Once thought to have been lost to history, Reunited collects the letters written between writer Anaïs Nin and her musician father Joaquín Nin just before, during, and after their incestuous affair in 1930s France.
The Dark Face of Love by Guinevere Beck
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,120. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
Guinevere Beck, MFA student at New York University, is perhaps known more for her tragic death than for the bright young literary voice her work represents. This posthumous collection for her prose, poetry and memoir is her first publication.
How to Love Poetry by Tricia Goddard
Price: Free! Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
An informed, uplifting, joyful canter through the world of poetry. Tricia conveys her love for and knowledge of poetry in a conversational, easy to understand set of simple exercises that anyone can do. At the end of the 30 days, it is hoped readers will come away with the passion, tools and techniques needed to sustain independent exploration into the world of poetry.
Waymarks for Authors by Chris Lewando
You set the price! Words: 66,280. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
What is good fiction? What constitutes literary as opposed to commercial fiction? Why do some novels end up in print and others don’t? Is self-publishing really a vanity? This book presents a practical and informative overview of writing and selling fiction today. It questions the commercial aspects of publication, demystifying the process from conception to publication.
I Refuse to Be Called Black - Unapologetically African by Dr. Thobile Sifunda
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Drama
This book is explosively unconventional especially for the Africans.It redefines our history told in prescriptive but sufficient dosages of psychological metaphors to free Africans from the burden of past enslavement.
Shakespeare the Truth Other Greats - The Common Denominator: Innate Intellect - Second Edition by William (Billy) McIntyre
Price: Free! Words: 16,720. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2020 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Shakespeare, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bowling
Do you want to know?: 1. Shakespeare's personal secret found out after 400 years 2. How to put the head of a 30-year-old on a teenager 3. So many other things about life and living from golf to violin playing Yes? Then you need to read 'Shakespeare the Truth other Greats: The Common Denominator: Innate Intellect'.
Time “Matters” by Carolyn Norman Slaughter
Price: Free! Words: 64,760. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2020 by Elliott Slaughter. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Language
Time “Matters” explores the presentation, representation, the purpose and effect, of time as seen in the works of modernist American authors Faulkner and Robbe-Grillet.
أوراق مبعثرة by Shereen Gamal
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 14,320. Language: Arabic. Published: January 7, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
حدثتني نفسي كثيراً بأحاديث مختلفة، صمت ولم أتكلم ولكني نقشتها على أوراق صغيرة ، تكدست الأدراج وامتلئت النفس بالأحاديث فأطلقت لها العنان لتنساب بين أيديكم في قصاصات قصيرة من خواطر وشعر وهمهمات نفس...أرجوك لا تقرأ كلماتي ولا تفتح كتابي إلا إذا كنت تجيد قراءة ما بين السطور وتفهم ما تبوح به النفوس فلربما أتعبك التناقض والاختلاف لكنها النفس البشرية التي تحوي الكثير فلا تلقي على أي لوم لقد حذرتك مسبقاً
Recuento de moradas by Alejo Carpentier
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 68,480. Language: Spanish. Published: December 17, 2019 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
En estas páginas, Alejo Carpentier, uno de los mejores escritores lationamericanos, nos relata, entre otras muchas cosas, su nacimiento, su infancia, su viaje a Europa en compañía de sus padres, su vida en fincas suburbanas, sus fuertes ataques de asma, su entrada en la Universidad de La Habana para iniciar estudios de arquitectura, su amor por la letra escrita, su encarcelamiento, etc.
The Impregnable Fortress: The Old Man and the Sea Revisited by Dr Mahdieh Boostani
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,720. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
An enchanting and enlightening scrutiny of Hemingway’s masterpiece, The Impregnable Fortress: The Old Man and the Sea Revisited is the second book by the celebrated Iranian author Dr Mahdieh Boostani. Following the success of her debut work, the monumental Gleanings from Rumi's Divan Shams in English: An Anthology of Rubais and Ghazals, Dr Boostani takes a look at the unconquerable spirit of man.
The Orwell Tapes by Stephen Wadhams
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,290. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2019 by Leilah Nadir. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
More than 70 people who knew him well remember George Orwell, the enigmatic author of Animal Farm and 1984 — two of the bestselling books of modern times — a brilliant, eccentric, complicated man. In the weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, 1984 with its critiques of propaganda and doublespeak hit number one on the Amazon bestseller lists. The Orwell Tapes brings its author to vivid life.
How to Read, Write, and Interpret Fiction: Authorial Strategies and Literary Technique by Barry Pomeroy
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 99,790. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Short Stories
This guide is meant to assist the student of literature and the creative writer in their understanding of how literary techniques and narrative devices can inform a reader’s interaction with text. This study is an attempt to examine more closely the ways that literary techniques assist or frustrate the reader’s attempt to understand the author’s intentions.
Aegis of Athena by Raistlin Vere-Fane
Price: Free! Words: 17,950. Language: American English. Published: November 1, 2019. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Ancient & Classical
Greek mythology isn't just about gods and monsters. It contains multitudes: philosophy, religion, history, psychology, economics, geography, ecology, geopolitics, the art of war and the machinations of kings. Illuminated by Janusian thinking, inspired by the US Constitution, Aegis of Athena analyzes the core myths of ancient Greece and reveals an epic and continuing struggle for global hegemony.
'The Outcast' by Greg Hoey
You set the price! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2019. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Short Stories
‘The Outcast’ A short story By Greg Hoey It is the year of 2014 and the Perth Arts Festival has just begun its annual Writers fest at the University of WA. Unfortunately, some very polite and ordered ladies like so many of their kind who see themselves as ‘gatekeepers’ of the Australian literature & Cultural worlds espy me putting up posters for my own books. Outrageous! -
Letters to the Editor of Cthulhu Sex Magazine by Oliver Baer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,900. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2019 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
These various writings from both the virtual and material world seem to hint at a darkness that is more horrible than we can imagine. Perhaps it has already overtaken us, as some of the writings seem to suggest, and our minds are so clouded that we do not realize it for what it is. How did we let this accursed publishing house exist? There used to be a magazine called Cthulhu Sex. Or was there?
診斷莎士比亞 李爾王 第一場 by 小鳥醫生 Dr. Uccello
Price: $5.64 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: Chinese (traditional). Published: August 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Shakespeare
精神科醫生的工作對醫生本身沒有益處。每天在分辨一個人究竟有精神病與否，但卻對生命的本質和價值無從稽考。以為一切也可以有診斷工具作為計算，但自己的生活可能還不夠病人幸福。 《李爾王》是莎士比亞四大悲劇之一。要知道悲劇有一個前設，就是主角的本身，是幸福而不是痛苦，是富裕而不是貧窮，是高貴而不是下賤。祇不過因為性格上的一些缺陷，或者生命上一些錯誤的抉擇，人生軌跡一直向下螺旋，拾級而下，成為警世的悲劇。 閱讀悲劇，可以參考主角的前驅之鑒。細讀悲劇，更可品味人生，學問人情世故。這是精神科的診斷指南之中尋找不到的。 《診斷莎士比亞——李爾王》於網上連載，現已來到第二場。雖然，小鳥醫生儘量把每一段獨立成章，讓最新加入的讀者能夠瞭解。但畢竟每一篇文章都是連貫，沒有前因，新讀者也難以投入。故此先把第一場39篇文章結集成書，讓新的讀者可以適應，舊的讀者可以回味。 希望大家喜歡《診斷莎士比亞——李爾王》
Old Wine in New Bottles: Re-Canonizing the Timeless Word by Manu Mangattu
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,690. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading, Essay » Literature
This book views literary canon as an infinite repertoire of values and interpretations, eternally challenging us to excavate and uncover meanings and evaluations based on a clear-sighted understanding of the present. It contains 20 well-researched articles by eminent scholars that scrutinize the aforementioned issues from the vantage points of research, literary canon and critical historicism.