Book Sets, General
10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help
10 Books That Screwed Up the World
And 5 Others That Didn't Help
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1400157919
Presents interpretations of fifteen pivotal works of Western culture and argues that the unmerited influence of such authors as Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, and Betty Friedan has had a detrimental effect on the values of modern life.
100 Books for Girls to Grow on: Lively Descriptions of the Most Inspiring Books for Girls, Terrific Discussion Questions to Spark Conversation, Great Ideas for Book-Inspired
100 Books for Girls to Grow on
Lively Descriptions of the Most Inspiring Books for Girls, Terrific Discussion Questions to Spark Conversation, Great Ideas for Book-Inspired
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060957182
A popular speaker for girl-focused organizations lends her expertise to parents in a guide to books both new and classic that encourage child-parent dialogue, creativity beyond the reading experience, and which open doors for crafts, field trips and more. Original.
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789320398
Offers reviews covering centuries of writing, with each entry accompanied by an essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question.
120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature
120 Banned Books
Censorship Histories of World Literature
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0816082324
Presents summaries and censorship accounts of books that have been banned throughout history for political, religious, sexual, and social reasons.
ABC of Reading
ABC of Reading
Paperback      ISBN: 0811218937
In celebration of what would have been Ezra Pound's 125th birthday comes a new edition of the author's classic book about the meaning of literature, now with a new introduction. Reissue.
Against the Grain: Essays 1975-1985
Against the Grain
Essays 1975-1985
Paperback      ISBN: 0860918416
Essays discuss Wittgenstein, Brecht, Conrad, Marxist literary theory, structuralism, modernism, and poetry
The Age of Innocence: Authoritative Text, Background and Contexts, Sources, Criticism
The Age of Innocence
Authoritative Text, Background and Contexts, Sources, Criticism
Paperback      ISBN: 0393967948
The text of Edith Warton's Pultizer Prize-winning 1921 novel of desire and its implications in Old New York is accompanied by necessarily rigorous annotations.
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
All Things Shining
Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
Paperback      ISBN: 141659616x
A wide-ranging look at the loss of meaning in the West, and a gripping guide for how to retrieve it.
The Allure of the Archives
The Allure of the Archives
Paperback      ISBN: 0300198930
Arlette Farge’s Le Goût de l’archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic. While combing through two-hundred-year-old judicial records from the Archives of the Bastille, historian Farge was struck by the extraordinarily intimate portrayal they provided of the lives of the poor in pre-Revolutionary France, especially women. She was seduced by the sensuality of old manuscripts and by the revelatory power of voices otherwise lost. InThe Allure of the Archives, she conveys the exhilaration of uncovering hidden secrets and the thrill of venturing into new dimensions of the past. Originally published in 1989, Farge’s classic work communicates the tactile, interpretive, and emotional experience of archival research while sharing astonishing details about life under the Old Regime in France. At once a practical guide to research methodology and an elegant literary reflection on the challenges of writing history, this uniquely rich volume demonstrates how surrendering to the archive’s allure can forever change how we understand the past.
Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live
Am I Alone Here?
Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live
Paperback      ISBN: 1936787253
A collection of essays on reading explores the author's life as a child, partner, and parent.