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Pressing Your Own Buttons: Take Control of Your Life So Others Don't!™
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
What others say, do, and how they look affect us! They can make us tense, or we want to avoid them. We may even try impulsively to change them, usually through anger or even violence. This book will help you discover how you came to let such people "press your buttons." Through 7 simple, easy-to-learn, practical steps you will learn to start, "Pressing Your Own Buttons!" so others don't!
Scots, Sassenachs, and Spankings: Feminism and Gender Roles in Outlander
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,200. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Diana Gabaldon explores much about modern gender construction. Her heroines shoot pirates while the Highlanders blend courtly gallantry with bloodthirsty battles. How the books and show address nudity, violence, gender roles, and the elusive female gaze reveals much about the characters as well as ourselves.
Speculative Fiction 2014
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 116,210. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Book Smugglers Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Essay » Literature
Speculative Fiction 2014 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, fraught, and important events in speculative fiction fandom from 2014.
The Stranger by Albert Camus: A Critical Introduction (Revised Edition)
Series: Crtical Introduction. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 105,910. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature, Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
The Second Edition of this popular critical study has been significantly expanded and completely revised, making it the most thorough single-volume study of Camus’ classic novel. A Critical Introduction places Camus’ ideas in context. It contains a detailed introduction to Camus' early essays and works. Guiding questions and detailed analysis of each chapter of the text are included.
Pop Culture in the Whedonverse All the References in Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, In Your Eyes, Comics and More
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 204,450. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Reference » Encyclopedias
All the references in all of Joss Whedon's projects: From Buffy to Firefly to Avengers to comics, and AA to zombies, shwarma to Star Wars, for the truly avid Whedon fans.
What If the Star Wars Sequels Were Based on a Kurosawa Movie Just Like the Original Star Wars?
Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Fans of Star Wars know full well the debt George Lucas owes to Akira Kurosawa for many of the elements that inspired Star Wars, but few have considered plundering once again from the cave of samurai movies in order to bring back the magic! This thought experiment takes us through that scenario with the point of view that wholesale plagiarism is the key to reviving the franchise.
Joss Whedon’s Names The Deeper Meanings behind Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, In Your Eyes, Comics and More
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
With Whedon’s superhero names, goddess names, flower names, saint’s names, and dozens of British names, he’s filling his world with references from Shakespeare to manga, delighting fans who look closer. Examining Whedon’s naming through his five shows, plus his movie scripts and dozens of comics, reveals fascinating patterns for his dedicated followers.
The Pop Culture Holiday Sampler The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Buffy, Firefly, The Avengers, and More
Price: Free! Words: 74,920. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Sample chapters of the greatest fannish guides by Valerie Estelle Frankel: Covering Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Outlander, Divergent, Hunger Games, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, comics, and more. Delight your fannish impulses with guides to all your favorite shows--a free download for all!
Mangasarian, Volume One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 172,550. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014 by aLife Beyond Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Apologetics
M. M. Mangasarian was a rationalist and secularist who wrote mostly about religion, philosophy, culture and criticism. Included in this volume are "The Truth About Jesus," "The Bible Unveiled," and five essays/lectures.
Narrative, Nature, and the ‘Cock’ and ‘Bull’ Story: The Lockean Tristram Shandy and the Modern Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,440. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Problematic Press. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Laurence Sterne’s Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760) is one of the first English novels to stray from Aristotle's classical literary structures. Tiller's paper explores how this deviation leads Tristram, in the series of events stemming from his birth, to a more precise imitation of nature than, perhaps, adherence to such guidelines could have procured.