Griffin and Sabine 25th Anniversary Edition

Griffin and Sabine 25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Nick Bantock
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN: 9781452155951
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Griffin and Sabine 25th Anniversary Edition Book Excerpt:

"Wondrous, ingenious, gorgeous . . ."—USA Today "Extremely original . . . classical myth, reality, and fantasy are blended artfully in this modern allegory"—Los Angeles Times Beloved by millions the world over, Griffin & Sabine redefines the art of the novel. With its combination of lush illustration, creative storytelling, and the guilty pleasure of reading other people's correspondence, Griffin & Sabine is part romance, part mystery, and completely a work of art. Each turn of the page contains a new card or letter to be unfolded from its envelope, and is vibrant with wildly imaginative creatures, landscapes, and intrigue. Destined to become a collector's volume, this limited, 25th anniversary edition contains new artwork, an original postcard, and specially created decorative stamps, making this a book that is as rewarding to enjoy all over again—or to discover for the very first time.

Griffin Sabine Trilogy Box Set

Griffin   Sabine Trilogy   Box Set
Author: Nick Bantock
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994-11-01
ISBN: 9780811806961
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Griffin Sabine Trilogy Box Set Book Excerpt:

With more than two million copies in print, Nick Bantock's trilogy of romantic intrigue is now available as a set, beautifully packaged in an illustrated slipcase created by the author. A lovely gift for those new to the saga of the mysterious lovers, this distinctive collection also makes an enduring keepsake for devoted fans.

Pop up Books A Guide for Teachers and Librarians

Pop up Books  A Guide for Teachers and Librarians
Author: Nancy Larson Bluemel,Rhonda Harris Taylor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN: 1610691547
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pop up Books A Guide for Teachers and Librarians Book Excerpt:

A convincing explanation of why interactive or movable books should be included in the library collection that documents their value as motivational instructional tools—in all areas of the school curriculum, across many grade levels.

Inventory

Inventory
Author: A.V. Club
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 1439109893
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventory Book Excerpt:

Each week, the writers of The A.V. Club issue a slightly slanted pop-culture list filled with challenging opinions (Is David Bowie's "Young Americans" nearly ruined by saxophone?) and fascinating facts. Exploring twenty-four great films too painful to watch twice, fourteen tragic movie-masturbation scenes, eighteen songs about crappy cities, and much more, Inventory combines a massive helping of new lists created especially for the book with a few favorites first seen at AVClub.com and in the pages of The A.V. Club’s sister publication, The Onion. But wait! There's more: John Hodgman offers a set of minutely detailed (and probably fictional) character actors. Patton Oswalt waxes ecstatic about the "quiet film revolutions" that changed cinema in small but exciting ways. Amy Sedaris lists fifty things that make her laugh. "Weird Al" Yankovic examines the noises of Mad magazine's Don Martin. Plus lists from Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Ben Garant, Tom Lennon, Andrew W.K., Tim and Eric, Daniel Handler, and Zach Galifianakis—and an epic foreword from essayist Chuck Klosterman.

Mail Orders

Mail Orders
Author: Sunka Simon
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2002-03-21
ISBN: 9780791453506
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mail Orders Book Excerpt:

Explores contemporary uses of letters and letter writing—including electronic mail—in literature, film, and art.

Sequels

Sequels
Author: Janet Husband,Jonathan F. Husband
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 782
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0838909671
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sequels Book Excerpt:

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Canadian Books in Print Author and Title Index

Canadian Books in Print  Author and Title Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Canada Imprints
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Books in Print Author and Title Index Book Excerpt:

Once Upon a Time in the Twenty First Century

Once Upon a Time in the Twenty First Century
Author: Robin Behn
Publsiher: University Alabama Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0817359427
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

""Once upon a Time in the Twenty-First Century" is an innovative, inspirational, and unique creative writing textbook/handbook that fills many educational needs and gaps. Designed to appeal to a wide range of readers and writers - from teenagers to young adults, from grade nine through college and beyond - this volume of exercises is of inestimable value to students and teachers in the traditional classroom, a growing number of homeschoolers, others who are served by "distance learning," those who are part of a writing club or group, and independent writers and learners of all ages. The book is based on years of hands-on experiences in the teaching of creative writing in public high schools and after-school writing clubs. The book begins with poet Robin Behn's introduction and is followed by three writing sections: Genres and Forms; Sources and Methods; and Style and Subject. In each section, Behn offers a brief introduction to how to get started and specific ways to develop one's writing, and each introduction is then followed by extensive exercises that draw on classic literature and popular culture, ranging from Flannery O'Connor and Tennessee Williams to Elizabeth Bishop and Gertrude Stein, from Thomas Wolf and Pablo Neruda to Salman Rushdie and Arlo Guthrie. As part of Behn's layered approach to learning, she integrates within the exercises apt examples of student writings that have emerged from actual use of the exercises in both the classroom and in writing groups. The book concludes with general advice and direction on how to get published"--

Lunar Voices

Lunar Voices
Author: David Farrell Krell
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 181
Release: 1995-07
ISBN: 9780226452777
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lunar Voices Book Excerpt:

In his search to understand the insatiable desire for completeness that patterns so much art and philosophy, Krell investigates the identification of the lunar voice with woman in various roles - lover, friend, sister, shadow, and narrative voice. By reading literary works through a constant dialogue with critical texts, Lunar Voices traces the border between philosophy and literature and expands on issues central to contemporary literary theory.

Texas the Dark Corner of the Confederacy

Texas  the Dark Corner of the Confederacy
Author: B. P. Gallaway
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN: 9780803270367
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Texas the Dark Corner of the Confederacy Book Excerpt:

Collection of forty documents dating from the eve of the Civil War to the collaspe of the Confederacy chronicling the Civil War in Texas.

Sabine Pass

Sabine Pass
Author: Edward T. Cotham
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0292782462
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sabine Pass Book Excerpt:

In an 1882 speech, former Confederate president Jefferson Davis made an exuberant claim: “That battle at Sabine Pass was more remarkable than the battle at Thermopylae.” Indeed, Sabine Pass was the site of one of the most decisive Civil War battles fought in Texas. But unlike the Spartans, who succumbed to overwhelming Persian forces at Thermopylae more than two thousand years before, the Confederate underdogs triumphed in a battle that over time has become steeped in hyperbole. Providing a meticulously researched, scholarly account of this remarkable victory, Sabine Pass at last separates the legends from the evidence. In arresting prose, Edward T. Cotham, Jr., recounts the momentous hours of September 8, 1863, during which a handful of Texans—almost all of Irish descent—under the leadership of Houston saloonkeeper Richard W. Dowling, prevented a Union military force of more than 5,000 men, 22 transport vessels, and 4 gunboats from occupying Sabine Pass, the starting place for a large invasion that would soon have given the Union control of Texas. Sabine Pass sheds new light on previously overlooked details, such as the design and construction of the fort (Fort Griffin) that Dowling and his men defended, and includes the battle report prepared by Dowling himself. The result is a portrait of a mythic event that is even more provocative when stripped of embellishment.

Light n Lively Reads for ESL Adult and Teen Readers

Light  n Lively Reads for ESL  Adult  and Teen Readers
Author: La Vergne Rosow
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 343
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781563083655
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light n Lively Reads for ESL Adult and Teen Readers Book Excerpt:

Annotates materials in the arts, sports, parenting, science, and more, and covers preparing for the GED and the U.S. citizenship test

The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature

The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature
Author: Joe Bray,Alison Gibbons,Brian McHale
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN: 1136301755
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature Book Excerpt:

What is experimental literature? How has experimentation affected the course of literary history, and how is it shaping literary expression today? Literary experiment has always been diverse and challenging, but never more so than in our age of digital media and social networking, when the very category of the literary is coming under intense pressure. How will literature reconfigure itself in the future? The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature maps this expansive and multifaceted field, with essays on: the history of literary experiment from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present the impact of new media on literature, including multimodal literature, digital fiction and code poetry the development of experimental genres from graphic narratives and found poetry through to gaming and interactive fiction experimental movements from Futurism and Surrealism to Postmodernism, Avant-Pop and Flarf. Shedding new light on often critically neglected terrain, the contributors introduce this vibrant area, define its current state, and offer exciting new perspectives on its future. This volume is the ideal introduction for those approaching the study of experimental literature for the first time or looking to further their knowledge.

The Epistolary Renaissance

The Epistolary Renaissance
Author: Maria Löschnigg,Rebekka Schuh
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2018-09-10
ISBN: 3110582171
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epistolary Renaissance Book Excerpt:

Since the late twentieth century, letters in literature have seen a remarkable renaissance. The prominence of letters in recent fiction is due in part to the rediscovery, by contemporary writers, of letters as an effective tool for rendering aspects of historicity, liminality, marginalization and the expression of subjectivity vis-à-vis an ‘other’; it is also due, however, to the artistically challenging inclusion of the new electronic media of communication into fiction. While studies of epistolary fiction have so far concentrated on the eighteenth century and on thematic concerns, this volume charts the epistolary renaissance in recent literature, entering new territory by also focusing on the aesthetic implications of the epistolary mode. In particular, the essays in this volume illuminate the potential of the epistolary (including digital forms) for rendering contemporary sensitivities. The volume thus offers a comprehensive assessment of letter narratives in contemporary literature. Through its focus on the aesthetic and structural aspects of new epistolary fiction, the inclusion of various narrative forms, and the consideration of both conventional letters and their new digital kindred, The Epistolary Renaissance offers novel insight into a multi-facetted (re)new(ed) genre.

Lovers in the Age of Indifference

Lovers in the Age of Indifference
Author: Xiaolu Guo
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN: 1409089193
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lovers in the Age of Indifference Book Excerpt:

The lovers in the age of indifference are tough romantics from every corner of the planet: a marriage splinters during a game of mah jong; a depressed fiancée is lifted by a mid-air encounter with a Hollywood legend; a mountain keeper watches over a lonely temple but is perturbed when, finally, a visitor dares to arrive. In this engagingly maverick collection of stories, writer and filmmaker Guo zooms into tender and surreal moments in the lives of lost souls and lovers, adrift between West and East. Her personal, provocative and charming fables capture the sense of alienation thrown up by life in the modern world, and we join her characters in their search for human contact - and love - in rapidly-changing landscapes all around the globe.

To be Continued

To be Continued
Author: Merle Jacob,Hope Apple
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2000
ISBN: 157356155X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To be Continued Book Excerpt:

Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.

Kind Regards

Kind Regards
Author: Liz Williams
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN: 1843179202
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kind Regards Book Excerpt:

All the signs show that the worthy art of letter writing is in decline. One third of 16-year-olds have never written a letter, and in the next ten years it is predicted that first-class mail will drop by 37%. Emails and texts have overtaken the humble pen and paper as the most popular method of communication. In Kind Regards, Liz Williams explores the popular history of letter writing and how it has shaped the world today - from the early Greek philosophers, to the great letter writers Byron and Walpole and famous letters that changed the world. It also covers the invention of the fountain pen and the growth of the mail delivery system. This is the fascinating story of how a simple piece of paper revolutionized global communication and how, despite the ever-growing influence of technology, handwritten letters are regaining their value, meaning and popularity

Material Cultures in Canada

Material Cultures in Canada
Author: Thomas Allen,Jennifer Blair
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2015-06-08
ISBN: 1771120150
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Material Cultures in Canada Book Excerpt:

Material Cultures in Canada presents the vibrant and diverse field of material culture studies in Canadian literary, artistic, and political contexts today. The first of its kind, this collection features sixteen essays by leading scholars in Canada, each of whom examines a different object of study, including the beaver, geraniums, comics, water, a musical playlist, and the human body. The book’s three sections focus, in turn, on objects that are persistently material, on things whose materiality blends into the immaterial, and on the materials of spaces. Contributors highlight some of the most exciting new developments in the field, such as the emergence of “new materialism,” affect theory, globalization studies, and environmental criticism. Although the book has a Canadian centre, the majority of its contributors consider objects that cross borders or otherwise resist national affiliation. This collection will be valuable to readers within and outside of Canada who are interested in material culture studies and, in addition, will appeal to anyone interested in the central debates taking place in Canadian political and cultural life today, such as climate change, citizenship, shifts in urban and small-town life, and the persistence of imperialism.

Theater of a Separate War

Theater of a Separate War
Author: Thomas W. Cutrer
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 1469631571
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theater of a Separate War Book Excerpt:

Though its most famous battles were waged in the East at Antietam, Gettysburg, and throughout Virginia, the Civil War was clearly a conflict that raged across a continent. From cotton-rich Texas and the fields of Kansas through Indian Territory and into the high desert of New Mexico, the trans-Mississippi theater was site of major clashes from the war's earliest days through the surrenders of Confederate generals Edmund Kirby Smith and Stand Waite in June 1865. In this comprehensive military history of the war west of the Mississippi River, Thomas W. Cutrer shows that the theater's distance from events in the East does not diminish its importance to the unfolding of the larger struggle. Theater of a Separate War details the battles between North and South in these far-flung regions, assessing the complex political and military strategies on both sides. While providing the definitive history of the rise and fall of the South's armies in the far West, Cutrer shows, even if the region's influence on the Confederacy's cause waned, its role persisted well beyond the fall of Richmond and Lee's surrender to Grant. In this masterful study, Cutrer offers a fresh perspective on an often overlooked aspect of Civil War history.

Lisa the Brief Life of a Writer

Lisa  the Brief Life of a Writer
Author: Lisa Malia McDonough
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2002-01-29
ISBN: 9781401038960
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lisa the Brief Life of a Writer Book Excerpt: