New Books List

Publisher:

Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 808.4 E781 2017

Pages:

xxx, 473 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is the best-selling value-priced reader in the country because its virtues don't stop at the price. The book¿s carefully chosen selections include both classic essays and high-interest, high-quality contemporary readings to truly engage students. The editorial apparatus is flexible and unobtrusive enough to support a variety of approaches to teaching composition. In its fifth edition, 50 Essays continues to help students acquire the critical thinking and academic writing skills they need to succeed, without making a dent in their wallets.
Publisher:

Boston ; Bedford/St Martin's, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 808.042076 H118W 2015

Pages:

636 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Our best-selling classic tabbed handbook is available in a version that conveniently includes nearly one hundred integrated exercise sets for plenty of practice with the grammar, style, punctuation, and mechanics topics offered in the handbook. The answers to some items appear in the back of the book.
Publisher:

New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Signet, 1992.

Call Number:

KIC 813.52 R186A 1992

Pages:

vii, 1078 pages ; 18 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand¿s most extensive statement of Objectivism¿her groundbreaking philosophy¿offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century¿s leading artists.
Publisher:

Honiton, Devon : Notting Hill Editions Ltd, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 824.914 S435C 2016

Pages:

195 pages ; 19 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
A collection of provocative essays by the influential social commentator, Roger Scruton. Scruton explores the conflict between the Christian-inspired Enlightenment and Islam, and attempts to find a remedy for the void at the heart of our civilisation. Why do we capitulate before everyone more ignorant than ourselves? Why do we turn immediately on all those who wish to defend our rooted values against whatever invading force has appeared over the horizon? These hard-hitting essays from a profound intellect threaten the bedrock of conventional opinion --
Publisher:

London : J. Currey ; 1986.

Call Number:

KIC 809.8896 N576D 1986

Pages:

xiv, 114 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Many of the ideas are familiar from Ngugi's earlier critical books, and earlier lectures, elsewhere. But the material here has a new context and the ideas a new focus. This leading African writer presents the arguments for using African language and forms after successfully using an African language himself. - Anne Walmsley in THE GUARDIAN... after 25 years of independence, there is beginning to emerge a generation of writers for whom colonialism is a matter of history and not of direct personal experience.
Publisher:

New York, NY : Bedford/St. Martins, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 808.042 L963E 2016

Pages:

534 pages.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Everything¿s an Argument teaches students to analyze the arguments that surround them every day and to create their own. This best-selling text offers proven instructional content by composition luminaries Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz, covering five core types of arguments. Revised based on feedback from its large and devoted community of users, the seventh edition offers a new chapter on multimedia argument and dozens of current arguments across perspectives and genres, from academic essays and newspaper editorials to tweets and infographics.
Publisher:

Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 808.0663 G427F 2016

Pages:

150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
From Notes to Narrative picks up where methodological training leaves off. Kristen Ghodsee, an award-winning ethnographer, addresses common issues that arise in ethnographic writing. Ghodsee works through sentence-level details, such as word choice and structure. She also tackles bigger-picture elements, such as how to incorporate theory and ethnographic details, how to effectively deploy dialogue, and how to avoid distracting elements such as long block quotations and in-text citations. She includes excerpts and examples from model ethnographies. The book concludes with a bibliography of other useful writing guides and nearly one hundred examples of eminently readable ethnographic books.
Publisher:

London : Armchair Traveller at the bookHaus, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 833.912 W131K 2011

Pages:

xiii, 146 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
More than eight decades after his death, the works of Franz Kafka continue to intrigue and haunt us. Even for those with only a fleeting acquaintance with his unfinished novels, or his stories, diaries and letters, "Kafkaesque" has become a byword for the menacing, unfathomable absurdity of modern existence. Yet for all the universal significance of his fiction, Kafka's writing remains inextricably bound up with his life and work in the Czech capital Prague, where he spent every one of his 40 years. Klaus Wagenbach's biography provides a meticulously researched insight into the author's family background, his education and employment, his attitude to his native city, his literary influences, and his relationships with women. The result is a fascinating portrait of the 20th century's most enigmatic writer, in whose works, as W. G. Sebald recognised, "literary and life experience overlap."
Publisher:

New York : Schocken Books, 2007.

Call Number:

KIC 834.912 B468R 2007

Pages:

xliii, 348 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin¿s writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. He moves seamlessly from literary criticism to autobiography to philosophical-theological speculations, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest and most versatile writers of the twentieth century. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin¿s continued relevance for our times.
Publisher:

Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 808.027 E356C 2011

Pages:

xiv, 560 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
The Copyeditor's Handbook is a lively, practical manual for newcomers to publishing and for experienced editors who want to fine-tune their skills or broaden their understanding of the craft. This book may be used for self-instruction or as a textbook in copyediting classes. The exercises are accompanied by answer keys and detailed line-by-line explanations.
Publisher:

Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 808.042 L963E 2016

Pages:

xix, 641 pages : illustration (some color) ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Contexts for writing keep changing, and Andrea Lunsford knows that every writer needs to engage with audiences and communicate ideas every day. The Everyday Writer shows novice writers how to navigate rhetorical situations and make effective choices everywhere they write. The illustrations, by Eisner Award nominee GB Tran, offer a high-interest approach to writing processes and encourage students to open and use their handbook. And Andrea¿s friendly voice is always front and center, ready to answer any question. With new and expanded coverage of presentations and multimodal projects, integrated advice for writers from all language and educational backgrounds, and help learning the moves that make expert writers credible, The Everyday Writer is the encouraging guide students need to take their writing to the next level.
Publisher:

Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1975.

Call Number:

KIC 809.915 T639F 1975

Pages:

xi, 180 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
In The Fantastic, Tzvetan Todorov seeks to examine both generic theory and a particular genre, moving back and forth between a poetics of the fantastic itself and a metapoetics or theory of theorizing, even as he suggest that one must, as a critic, move back and forth between theory and history, between idea and fact. His work on the fantastic is indeed about a historical phenomenon that we recognize, about specific works that we may read, but it is also about the use and abuse of generic theory.