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Thorns and Roses; Lawyers Tell Their Pro Bono Stories.

Deborah A. Schmedemann

In Thorns and Roses, over a dozen lawyers tell their pro bono stories. The stories take place in children's court in the inner city, a prison in rural Alabama, a committee room on Capitol Hill, a transitional housing facility, and other places where... (read more)


Locked Case
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The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton (Oxford Handbooks)

Gary Taylor (edt)

The 37 essays in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton reinterpret the English Renaissance through the lens of one of its most original, and least understood, geniuses. Shakespeare's younger contemporary and collaborator, Middleton wrote modern... (read more)


Literary Reference
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Quotation Index to Children's Literature

Melanie Axel Lute

Not just an anthology, this extensive index offers keyword, title, and author name access to more than 1,800 quotations from nearly 500 classic, award-winning, and popular works for children. Pearls of humor and wisdom from authors such as the Brothers... (read more)


Literary and Cultural Studies
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The Jameson Reader (Blackwell Readers)

Fredric Jameson

This book brings together key essays and excerpts from the broad spectrum of Frederic Jameson's writings, providing an accessible introduction to the intricacies of his thought and uncovering new and exciting aspects of his work.... (read more)


Poetry Criticism
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After New Formalism: Poets on Form, Narrative, and Tradition

Annie Finch

In recent years, the New Formalist movement has been growing and changing quickly, as poets from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives have found in formal poetics a tool of great potential range and power. The common perception of New Formalism's... (read more)


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Deep Rhetoric: Philosophy, Reason, Violence, Justice, Wisdom

James Crosswhite

“Rhetoric is the counterpart of logic,” claimed Aristotle. “Rhetoric is the first part of logic rightly understood,” Martin Heidegger concurred. “Rhetoric is the universal form of human communication,” opined Hans... (read more)


Comics and Graphic Novels
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The Classic Era of American Comics

Nicky Wright

The world has never seen the like of the American comic book. In their heyday, the top 500 comics sold over 60 million copies a month, and are still avidly collected. Taking us from the 1930s into the 1950s, Nicky Wright tells the fascinating story of... (read more)


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