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The Handbook of Narrative Analysis
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The Handbook of Narrative AnalysisFeaturing contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Handbook of Narrative Analysis is the first comprehensive collection of sociolinguistic scholarship on narrative analysis to be published.
 
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The Arthurian Handbook, 2nd Edition
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The Arthurian Handbook, 2nd Edition

Everything you ever wanted to know about King Arthur and his knights is covered in this fascinating volume: the origins of the Grail legend, the Tristan and Isolde love story in opera and literature, Spielberg's use of Arthurian motifs in Star Wars , the depiction of Arthur in paintings, the presentation of Camelot on the Broadway stage, the twitting of the legend in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and much more.
 
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Plot Perfect: How to Build Unforgettable Stories Scene by Scene
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Plot Perfect: How to Build Unforgettable Stories Scene by Scene

Build an Exceptional Plot, One Scene at a Time! Think of your favorite story--the one that kept you turning pages late into the night, the one with a plot so compelling, so multilayered, so perfect that you couldn't put it down. How can you make your own plots--in your novels, short stories, memoirs, or screenplays--just as irresistible? Plot Perfect provides the answer. This one-of-a-kind plotting primer reveals the secrets of creating a story structure that works--no matter what your genre.
 
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Beneath the Fiction: The Contrary Worlds of Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares
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Beneath the Fiction: The Contrary Worlds of Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares

Cervantes's "Novelas ejemplares" rival "Don Quijote" in complexity and significance. This book analyzes all twelve novelas, seeking to illuminate the inherent tensions between the usually affirmative resolutions and lessons proposed by Cervantes's narrators, on the one hand, and the inescapable socio-cultural dissonances and ironies of story and language, on the other. This reading of the entire collection reveals the richness and complexity of many of the less-studied novelas as well as the striking modernity (or postmodernity) of the final text.
 
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Maria Edgeworths Irish Writing
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Maria Edgeworths Irish Writing

Edgeworth is regarded as a pioneer in the development of the regional novel and the use of vernacular language. This study investigates her attitudes towards language and regionalism. It shows, by detailed discussion of her major Irish texts - Castle Rackrent, Essay on Irish Bulls, Ennui, The Absentee and Ormond - how her intellectual 'lunar' background, and her life in Ireland during the momentus years of the Union is reflected in the form and language of her writing.
 
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Writing Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror: How to create successful work for publication
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Writing Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror: How to create successful work for publication

The aim of this book is to demystify the art of science fiction writing. Using exercises, examples, questionnaires and checklists, it helps turn ideas into stories that will sell. It guides the reader through themes, structure and plot and explains how to create memorable characters.
 
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Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books
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Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books

AN IRRESISTIBLE LITERARY FEAST
Stories and recipes inspired by the world's great books
As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality.

 
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