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            How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: A Smart, Irreverent Guide to Biography, History, Journalism, Blogs, and Everything in Between
             

            How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: A Smart, Irreverent Guide to Biography, History, Journalism, Blogs, and Everything in Between (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Foster, Thomas C.

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            The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media. We live in an information age, but ...it is increasingly difficult to know which information to trust. Fake news is rampant in mass media, stoked by foreign powers wishing to disrupt a democratic society. We need to be more perceptive, more critical, and more judicious readers. The future of our republic may depend on it. How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor is more careful, more attentive, more aware reading. On bookstore shelves, one book looks as authoritative as the next. Online, posts and memes don't announce their relative veracity. It is up to readers to establish how accurate, how thorough, how fair material may be. After laying out general principles of reading nonfiction, How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor offers advice for specific reading strategies in various genres from histories and biographies to science and technology to social media. Throughout, the emphasis will be on understanding writers' biases, interrogating claims, analyzing arguments, remaining wary of broad assertions and easy answers, and thinking critically about the written and spoken materials readers encounter. We can become better citizens through better reading, and the time for that is now.
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            ISBN 9780062895813
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Beowulf: A new translation

            Beowulf: A new translation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Headley, Maria Dahvana

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            Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf - and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world - there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light ele...ments never before translated into English. A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. These familiar components of the epic poem are seen with a novelist's eye toward gender, genre, and history. Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment - of powerful men seeking to become more powerful and one woman seeking justice for her child - but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation; her Beowulf is one for the twenty-first century.
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            ISBN 9781925713886
            Published NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Making of Lewis Carroll's Alice and the Invention of Wonderland
             

            The Making of Lewis Carroll's Alice and the Invention of Wonderland (Paperback)

            By Hunt, Peter

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            Richly illustrated with manuscripts, portraits, Sir John Tenniel's original line drawings and contemporary photographs, this is a fresh look at two remarkable stories, which takes us on a guided tour from the treacle wells of Victorian Oxford through an astonishing world of polit...ics, philosophy, humour - and nightmare.
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            ISBN 9781851245321
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Toni Morrison: The Last Interview

            Toni Morrison: The Last Interview (Paperback)

            By Morrison, Toni

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            In this wide-ranging collection of thought-provoking interviews including her first and last Toni Morrison, whom Barrack Obama called a 'national treasure', talks with a wide variety of people, from Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Bill Moyers to obscure bloggers. She details not only ...her writing life and her influences, but also her other careers as a teacher and as a publisher, as well as the gripping story of her family. In fact, Morrison reveals here that her Nobel Prize-winning novels, such as Beloved and Song of Solomon, were born out of her family's stories such as those of her great-grandmother, born a slave, or her father, escaping the lynch mobs of the South. Morrison hereby weaves yet another fascinating and inspiring narrative that of herself.
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            ISBN 9781612198736
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Strange Antics: A History of Seduction

            Strange Antics: A History of Seduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Knox, Clement

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            Stories of seduction often entertain and perturb in equal measure. From Pamela, the 1740 novel about a young woman who goes to work for a rapacious man, to Fifty Shades of Grey, the 2011 internationally bestselling erotica, we have always been hungry for narratives about seductio...n and resistance, temptation and sex.
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            ISBN 9780008285685
            Released NZ 21 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Romanticism and Philosophy: Thinking with Literature
             

            Romanticism and Philosophy: Thinking with Literature (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Laniel-Musitelli, Sophie; Constantinesco, Thomas

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            This volume brings together a wide range of scholars to offer new perspectives on the relationship between Romanticism and philosophy. The entanglement of Romantic literature with philosophy is increasingly recognized, just as Romanticism is increasingly viewed as European and Tr...ansatlantic, yet few studies combine these coordinates and consider the philosophical significance of distinctly literary questions in British and American Romantic writings. The essays in this book are concerned with literary writing as a form of thinking, investigating the many ways in which Romantic literature across the Atlantic engages with European thought, from 18th- and 19th-century philosophy to contemporary theory. The contributors read Romantic texts both as critical responses to the major debates that have shaped the history of philosophy, and as thought experiments in their own right. This volume thus examines anew the poetic philosophy of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Shelley, and Clare, also extending beyond poetry to consider other literary genres as philosophically significant, such as Jane Austen's novels, De Quincey's autofiction, Edgar Allan Poe's tales, or Emerson's essays. Grounded in complementary theoretical backgrounds and reading practices, the various contributions draw on an impressive array of writers and thinkers and challenge our understanding not only of Romanticism, but also of what we have come to think of as literature and philosophy.
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            ISBN 9780367870768
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Romanticism
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            Emigres: French Words That Turned English

            Emigres: French Words That Turned English (Hardback)

            By Scholar, Richard

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            The fascinating history of French words that have entered the English language and the fertile but fraught relationship between English- and French-speaking cultures across the world. English has borrowed more words from French than from any other modern foreign language. French ...words and phrases-such as a la mode, ennui, naivete and caprice-len
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            ISBN 9780691190327
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Don DeLillo, American Original: Drugs, Weapons, Erotica, and Other Literary Contraband

            Don DeLillo, American Original: Drugs, Weapons, Erotica, and Other Literary Contraband (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Naas, Prof Michael

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            A radical reassessment of one of our most important contemporary novelists --

            ISBN 9781501361814
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            The Verso Book of Dissent: Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance

            The Verso Book of Dissent: Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Hsiao, Andrew; Lim, Audrea

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            Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest--rallying others around them and inspiring uprisings in eras yet to come. Their echoes reverberate from Ancient Greece, China and Egypt, via the disside...nt poets and philosophers of Islam and Judaism, through to the Arab slave revolts and anti-Ottoman rebellions of the Middle Ages. These sources were tapped during the Dutch and English revolutions at the outset of the Modern world, and in turn flowed into the French, Haitian, American, Russian and Chinese revolutions. More recently, resistance to war and economic oppression has flared up on battlefields and in public spaces from Beijing and Baghdad to Caracas and Los Angeles. This anthology, global in scope, presents voices of dissent from every era of human history: speeches and pamphlets, poems and songs, plays and manifestos. Every age has its iconoclasts, and yet the greatest among them build on the words and actions of their forerunners. The Verso Book of Dissent will become an invaluable resource, reminding today's citizens that these traditions will never die.
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            ISBN 9781788739115
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
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            Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters
             

            Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters (Paperback)

            By Berlin, Lucia

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            A portrait of the literary sensation and short-story master Lucia Berlin, told through a compilation of sketches, letters from, and photos of, friends and lovers.

            ISBN 9781509882366
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Language (English)
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