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Colin Hopkins


Good Fiction Guide
Rogers, Jane,
ISBN: 9780192100214
Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2001. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/Very Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 495 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Front endpapers and title pages marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. The dust jacket has been protected by a removable plastic cover. Covering everyone from Leo Tolstoy and Mark Twain to Don De Lillo and Lorrie Moore, Good Fiction Guide offers an informative reference work on novelists and their works, with an emphasis of twentieth-century fiction and popular classics, but with ample coverage of major novelists of the past. The guide takes us on a stimulating tour of the literary landscape. Here are more than one thousand alphabetically arranged biographies of important novelists, ranging from Chinua Achebe to Emile Zola. There are profiles of leading contemporary writers, such as Ann Beattie, Thomas Pynchon, Jane Smiley, Martin Amis, Amy Tan, Peter Carey, V.S. Naipaul, and Harold Brodkey. The entries provide a flavor of each writer's work, recommend which of their books to read, and include suggestions for related reading, leading you to other writers whose work may be either comparable or an interesting contrast. Equally important, the guide includes 34 essays that illuminate genres such as Crime, Adventure, Romance, and Magic Realism, or offer intriguing looks at the national literatures of such places as Australia, India, and the Caribbean. Each entry is a personal essay by an expert in the field and includes their top twelve recommended titles. Good Fiction Guide is a perfect road map for everyone exploring the highways and byways of fiction. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Fiction. ISBN: 0192100211. ISBN/EAN: 9780192100214. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3223. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $16.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 3223  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Here and Now: Letters (2008-2011)
Auster, Paul; Coetzee, J.M,
ISBN: 9780571299270
Harvill Secker, London, 2013. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First Export Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 248 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Both authors and good friends, they exchanged letters over a period from 2008-2011 and touched on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, from the financial crisis to art, eroticism, marriage, friendship and love. Great minds at work. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780571299270. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3018. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 3018  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think
Grafen, Alan; Ridley, Mark (editors),
ISBN: 9780199214662
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 283 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. There is a small remainder mark. All my books are available and are shipped from our Australian address.. With the publication of the international bestseller The Selfish Gene some thirty years ago, Richard Dawkins powerfully captured a newly emerging way of understanding evolution--a gene's eye view. Dawkins went on to publish five more bestselling books, including The Blind Watchmaker and Unweaving the Rainbow. He is one of the most high profile public intellectuals today and any attempt to understand the scientific view of the world must grapple with his ideas. Now, in this exciting collection of original essays, some of the world's leading thinkers offer their take on how Dawkins has changed the way we think. Readers will find stimulating pieces by Daniel Dennett, the renowned philosopher of mind and author of Darwin's Dangerous Idea; Steven Pinker, the brilliant Harvard linguist who wrote The Language Instinct and The Blank Slate; Matt Ridley, author of the bestselling Genome; and James Watson, who with Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, arguably the greatest scientific discovery of the last century. Dawkins' widely admired literary style forms the subject of several pieces, including one from novelist Philip Pullman (author of the bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy). As one of the world's best known rationalists, Dawkins' stance on religion is another theme in this collection, explored by Simon Blackburn, Michael Ruse, Michael Shermer, and the Bishop of Oxford. Numbering twenty in all, these articles are not simply rosy tributes, but explore how Dawkins' ideas have shaped thinking and public debate, and include elements of criticism as well as thoughtful praise. Richard Dawkins' work has had the rare distinction of generating as much excitement outside the scientific community as within it. This stimulating volume is a superb summation of the depth and range of his influence. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780199214662. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3317. Fine Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3317  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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