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Cracking Jokes: Studies of Sick Humor Cycles & Stereotypes by Alan Dundes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,800. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Humor, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Where there's anxiety, there will be jokes to express it. Jokes are legitimate folklore--like myth, legend, superstition and song; as such, they reflect what is on people's minds. There's been no shortage of jokes or anxiety, so in this book Dundes reminds us of the jokes we have been telling and reveals the anxiety these jokes reflect. His studies haven't always been popular. Adds a new Foreword.
Rejected Essays and Buried Thoughts by Farah Mendlesohn
Price: Free! Words: 95,890. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
Most writers have pieces that went wrong somewhere in the process and never saw the light of day, or material that disappeared. This is my collection, some rejects, some conference papers that never got written up due to time constraints or lack of a suitable venue, and several that were published before online publication.
Anneye Şiirler by ibrahim Sarı
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 36,560. Language: Turkish. Published: January 12, 2017 by noktaekitap. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
"Bizleri doğuran, doyuran, sağlıklı bir şekilde büyüten, evlatları uğruna canını bile hiçe sayan, dünyadaki en iyi ve vefalı" diye başlayan cümleler asla yetmiyor, bir annenin ve anneliğin gerçek değerini anlatmaya… Bir annenin varlığı, en büyüktür aşktır çocuğuna… Bu nedenle Anneler için yazılmış şiirleri sizler için derledik…
Büyük Doğu ve Necip Fazil Kısakürek by ibrahim Sarı
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: Turkish. Published: January 10, 2017 by noktaekitap. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
Büyük Doğu yani “Doğunun doğuşu”. “Rüzgardan hafif topuklarla içimizdeki iklimlere doğru ruhani ve ince bir sefer” ediş hali. “Büyük Doğu, İslamiyet’in emir subaylığı…” “Büyük Doğu, İslam içerisinde ne yeni bir mezhep, ne de yeni bir içtihat kapısı…”
Study Guide on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens by Ray Moore
Price: $4.25 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
This updated and expanded second edition's key feature is the guiding questions to which the reader /student needs to find his/her own answers. Includes: Detailed analysis of characters, setting, genre and themes; Expanded commentary, with helpful explanatory notes and guiding questions Glossary of relevant literary terms and a literary terms activity; Ideas for managing group discussions.
The Proverbs of Middle-earth by David Rowe
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 76,000. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017 by Oloris Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
The works of JRR Tolkien are unique in English Literature, as they are filled with hundreds of original proverbs. ‘Not all those who wander are lost,’ ‘Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens,’ and ‘Never laugh at live dragons’ are all poetic, wise, and convincingly real-sounding, but they are also a lens, through which more can be seen.
The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower by Kate Forsyth
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,240. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 6, 2017 by Tehani Wessely. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Fairy tales and fables, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
Exploring the Rapunzel fairy tale throughout history. Includes research-based exegesis, original translations, poems and articles related to the work.
Speculative Fiction 2015: The Year's Best Online Reviews, Essays, and Commentary by Book Smugglers Publishing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 119,260. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Speculative Fiction 2015 collects over fifty of the best reviews, essays and media commentary from all facets of SFF. From insightful deconstruction of major blockbuster films, to considered arguments for diversity and inclusivity in science fiction and fantasy, this edition highlights many of the most complex and important events in speculative fiction fandom from 2015.
The Dramatic Concepts of Antonin Artaud by Eric Sellin
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Drama, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / French
Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) inaugurated the Theater of Cruelty, a dramatic movement that has had a profound influence on avant-garde theater in Europe and the U.S. The movement is exemplified by the Peter Brook production of Marat-Sade. This book was the first to analyze Artaud's theories, their sources, and the extent to which he implemented them in his own plays. New Foreword by Peter Thompson.
The Last War in Albion Volume 1: The Early Work of Alan Moore and Grant Morrison by Philip Sandifer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 230,670. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Comics & Graphic Novels
Volume One of an expansive history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison.
Adelaide Literary Magazine by Stevan V. Nikolic
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 44,970. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / General, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
Adelaide Literary Magazine is an international independent quarterly literary magazine published in English and Portuguese.
Naples' Little Women: The Fiction of Elena Ferrante by Lisa Mullenneaux
Price: $24.99 USD. Words: 48,210. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / Italian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Elena Ferrante’s fiction covers the psychic landscape of women who come of age in post-WWII Italy, who struggle to escape poverty and juggle the demands of career and family. This critical study of her seven novels integrates the novelist's own thoughts on her books from "La frantumaglia" (2003) with their critical reception since 1992, illuminating Ferrante's narrative technique and themes.
Travesty by Tom Waters
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Humor
Travesty is an unrelenting and uproariously funny look at the Apocalypse, divorce, recovery, fatherhood, organic food, dentistry, driving, dating, Derry, New Hampshire, salesmanship and Elton John, but not necessarily in that order. Author and essayist Tom Waters takes you on a five year roundabout from darkness into redemption, rage into silliness, from Mockery...to Travesty.
Stray Dogs: Interviews with Working-Class Writers by Daniel M. Mendoza
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,180. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2016 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Mystery & Detective
STRAY DOGS: Interviews with Working Class Writers, edited by Daniel M. Mendoza. A portrait of contemporary working class authors in America.
Чырвоны аловак by Аляксандр Гужалоўскі
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 65,930. Language: Belarusian. Published: September 27, 2016 by kniharnia.by. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
На падмурку вялікага аб’ёму архіўных дакументаў, перыёдыкі, сучасных даследаванняў у кнізе ўпершыню паказана гісторыя стварэння і функцыянавання сістэмы партыйна-дзяржаўнага інфармацыйнага кантролю ў БССР у 1919–1941 гг.
Vaka Rangi Volume 1: Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series and Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion by Josh Marsfelder
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 264,800. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
Volume 1 of Vaka Rangi, a critical history of Star Trek and the voyaging starship from a utopian, post-structuralist and anthropological perspective. Covering the decade from 1964-1974.
The Sonorous World Of Dante's Commedia by Lobke Sprenkeling
Price: Free! Words: 27,650. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Medieval
This work investigates exhaustively the musical references in Dante's Commedia. It is a critical survey of their literal and symbolical significance within Dante's narrative. This investigation of the sonorous references in the Commedia has taken into account a historical-musical perspective, as is applied by musicians and musicologists specialized in Early Music.
Vintage English by Ved from Victoria Institutions
You set the price! Words: 25,090. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Essay » Literature
About slowing vanishing English antiquity. The reading items inside include items from classical English, antique history, grand adventures, maritime explorations, colonial experiences, scientific conquests, historical figures, solitary intellects, political experiments, social reforms, daring actions and much else, all from the antiquity of England.
The New Female Action Hero: An Analysis of Female Masculinity in the New Female Action Hero in Recent Films and Television Shows by Joe Goodwill
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 43,090. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Feminist
This academic but immensely readable book analyzes the rise of the female action over the last three decades in film and television. The author examines the way in which popular culture has revisioned the old archetype of the hero, so that all heroes now can combine the best of both masculine and feminine traits – and so that all women potentially have more freedom.
Illuminati :A Transnational Journal of Literature, Language and Culture Studies - VI by Prof Neeru
Price: Free! Words: 60,520. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Asian / General
VI : Literature of the New Millennium Literature of New Millennium, containing articles of academic criticism that explore the various issues, questions and debates raised by the contemporary literature.