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A Little Emerald Book of Ephemera by Jack Ketchum
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2020 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General, Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence
The fifth in Little Book Series II is Jack Ketchum's A Little Emerald Book of Ephemera, a delightful collection of essays, opinions, reflections, and even a few poems.
The History of Science Fiction and Fantasy And Summaries of Great Books to Read by Martin Ettington
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 50,100. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
Whether you are new to Science Fiction or have been reading this genre for years, I hope you will have as much fun reading this book as I had writing it. In this history I’ve tried to include the best known authors and their most famous and interesting works. Many of these stories are groundbreaking. Some launched new sub genres, and some talked about technology which is now real or being develo
Songbirds, Snakes, & Sacrifice: Collins’ Prequel References and Philosophies Explained by Valerie Estelle Frankel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,280. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
Discover the hidden meanings in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Discover how it's a giant metaphor for the philosophies of Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau. Find every easter egg and more...
Littérature Fantastique Belge et Belgitude by Anchal Verma
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 26,850. Language: French. Published: June 10, 2020. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / French
This book explores the relationship between francophone Belgian fantastic universe of the author Jean Ray and the belgitude movement through his collection of fantastic short stories Le Grand Nocturne. Ce livre démontre les rapports entre la littérature fantastique belge francophone de Jean Ray et le mouvement de la belgitude par le biais de son recueil de nouvelles fantastiques Le Grand Nocturne.
Working Through Tradition Alone: James Joyce's Mythic Return by Don A Lashomb
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Essay » Literature
This thesis explains the necessary link between myth-oriented literature and Joyce’s appropriation of materials from external sources. The study focuses primarily on Finnegans Wake but devotes significant attention to Ulysses as well. Joyce's last text, which he likened to 'pure music', remixes older traditions of authorship, and in particular we find many recurrencences of Irish folklore.
How Mark Twain Invented Stories From His Names by Steven Green
You set the price! Words: 33,270. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
This is an expose on a secret technique which has been named "The Root Word Technique" Originally it was used to invent detail in the New Testament. It is proven that the stories of Jesus are just stories and the details were invented from the names of the characters, such as the names Peter, Lazarus and Jesus. Eventually this technique passed to Twain, Stevenson Doyle and Christie.
Telling Time: Resisting the Apocalypse in American AIDS Novels, 1982-1992 by Lisa Frieden
Price: Free! Words: 72,410. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Gay & Lesbian, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
Telling Time is a scholarly book that explores how novelists wrote about AIDS during the first decade of the epidemic, when HIV and AIDS were considered death sentences and most often associated with homosexuality and the gay community. The book explores the different narrative strategies used by novelists to represent the temporality of AIDS.
The Life and Work of Branwell Brontë by Austin Norwood
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,040. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
The story of Branwell Brontë has been plagued by misconceptions, lies, and misunderstandings for decades. This incredible new volume seeks to set the record straight. Discover the life, the poems, the letters, and the unfinished novel ('and the weary are at rest') of Branwell Brontë today.
Repentance of a Lamb by Yuriy Batsuev
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,250. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Russian & Former Soviet Union, Screenplays » Romance
“The repentance of the lamb” is a book of revelations, predominantly confessional in nature. It seems to be done for the purpose of spiritual self-purification by exposing those moments of life which people for the most part prefer to hide in themselves. The question involuntarily arises, Is it necessary to open the wings of the soul so frankly? .. The author believes that it is necessary.
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.
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.
Time “Matters” by Carolyn Norman Slaughter
Price: Free! Words: 64,740. 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.
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.
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?
Soul Cries: In Black & White and Shades of Gray by John W. Fountain
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 34,670. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / African American
Soul Cries is a literary collection of one native son's reflections on living while black in America. A psalm of the afflictions endured by the black body, and of the resilience of black folks’ souls bathed in the blood, sweat and tears of their ancestors—and still tormented on this the quadricentennial of their arrival as slaves upon American shores. Timely. Poetic. Soul-stirring. Unforgettable.
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.