Language and Literature

Picture of I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches.

I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches.

Addis, Ferdie.

These speeches were made by 'priests, poets, peasants, slaves, soldiers, dictators, prime ...

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The Muse in the Bottle: Great Writers on the Joys of Drinking.

Coulombe, Charles A.

Celebrates the diverse pleasures of drinking, in tales and toasts collected from some of o...

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Threefer: 'ein threefer pour vous?'.

Bolton, Ken.

A collection of poems by Ken Bolton, (a gay, light-hearted bastard), described as 'beautif...

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Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology.

Keats, Jonathon.

In these 28 essays, Keats investigates linguistic innovation that comes with new ideas and...

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Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a Slang Lexicographer.

Green, Jonathon.

He is the world's foremost lexicographer of slang. For 30 years he has collected the langu...

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Drawing Conclusions.

Leon, Donna.

Commissario Brunetti of the Venice police is called in when an old lady is found dead in h...

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Picture of Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology.

Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology.

Battistella, Edwin L.

What makes a successful apology? This analyses public apologies of presidents, politicians...

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Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature.

Sutherland, John and Fender, Stephen.

Arranged by days of the year, book-lovers everywhere can enjoy bits and pieces from litera...

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History of the Rain.

Williams, Niall.

Ruth Swain is 19 years old and bed-bound in her attic room beneath the rain. She goes in s...

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Man of Letters: Dog Rock 3.

Foster, David.

The third and final volume in the Dog Rock trilogy, completing David Foster's comic vision...

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Capital.

Gould, Alan.

Here, both in the poems and the comic opera libretto, Gould shows once more the confidence...

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The Swarm.

Kissane, Andy.

In eleven stories, bound together by recurring characters, Kissane creates a fictional wor...

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Picture of The Word Weavers: Newshounds and Wordsmiths.

The Word Weavers: Newshounds and Wordsmiths.

Aitchison, Jean.

Traces the development of journalism from its origins to the present day. She shows how ne...

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Picture of Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica).

Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica).

Apollonius of Rhodes.

Tells the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with Med...

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Birds and Other Plays.

Aristophanes.

The plays comprise Lysistrata, Assembly-Women

and Wealth

. His plays are exuber...

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The Keeper of Fish.

Salom, Philip.

Alan Fish was writing poetry before his life went dark. His work is seriously beautiful, o...

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Picture of Promiscuous: 'Portnoy's Complaint' and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness.

Promiscuous: 'Portnoy's Complaint' and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness.

Avishai, Bernard.

A perceptive and exuberant assesment of Philip Roth's notorious novel (yes we remember rea...

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Picture of Towns in the Great Desert: New and Selected Poems.

Towns in the Great Desert: New and Selected Poems.

Boyle, Peter.

A significant addition to the corpus of a major Australian poet, these poems make a signif...

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Keepers.

Salom, Philip.

Keepers is highly entertaining and serious; there are brilliant flashes and reflections, i...

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The Well Mouth.

Salom, Philip.

This confirms Salom's reputation as one of Australia's leading poets of imagination and na...

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First Names.

West Simon.

A debut poetry collection which has drawn critical attention from Chris Wallace-Crabbe who...

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The Yellow Gum's Conversion.

West, Simon.

These new poems from Simon West centre, for the most part, on landscape: the actual, the f...

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Sea of Heartbeak.

Wicks, Les.

A wild ride across language, personalities and propositions that is ultimately about hope,...

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Sunset on Santorini.

Foster, David.

A poetic account of a trip by the poet to the island of Santorini. Also known as Thera, th...

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