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release date: Sep 07, 2018
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Contemporary Authors
Find biographical information on more than 130,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and cr
release date: Sep 01, 2018
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Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Autobiography is one of the most popular of written forms. From Casanova to Benjamin Franklin to the Kardashians, individuals throughout history have recorded their own lives and experiences. These personal writings are central to the work of literary critics, philosophers, historians and psychologists, who have found in autobiographies from across the centuries not only an understanding of the ways in which lives have been lived, but the most fundamental accounts of what it means to be a self in the world.

In this Very Short Introduction Laura Marcus defines what we mean by 'autobiography', and considers its relationship with similar literary forms such as memoirs, journals, letters, diaries, and essays. Analysing the core themes in autobiographical writing, such as confession, conversion and testimony; romanticism and the journeying self; Marcus discusses the autobiographical consciousness (and the roles played by time, memory and identity), and considers the relationship between psychoanalysis and autobiography. Exploring the themes of self-portraiture and performance, Marcus also discusses the ways in which fiction and autobiography have shaped each other.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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release date: Aug 31, 2018
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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-Fiction,  Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, & Other Fields
In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors(r) New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors(r) entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually
release date: Aug 17, 2018
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Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Nineteenth-Century Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Short-Story Writers, & Other Creative Writers
NINETEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE CRITICISM assembles critical responses to the works of 19th-Century authors of all sorts -- novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers from other genres -- from every region of the world. Each of the more than 240 volumes in this long-standing series profiles approximately 3-6 novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers or other creative and nonfiction writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Clear, accessible introductory essays followed by carefully selected critical responses allow end-users to engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about authors, works and literary topics. Introductory essays are written and entries compiled by professional literature researchers and other subject matter experts. A full citation and annotation precede each of the approximately 50 essays per volume; many include an author portrait. The series currently covers nearly 600 authors and also includes numerous entries focusing on literary topics and individual works. Student's writing papers or class presentations, instructors preparing their syllabi, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the 19th Century will find this a highly useful resource.
release date: Aug 03, 2018
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release date: Jul 06, 2018
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release date: Jun 01, 2018
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by: Hooters
release date: May 08, 2018
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Hello! My Eyes Are Up Here: The Sisterhood of the Orange Shorts: A Historical, Hysterical Pictorial Account of All Things Hooters Girls
For 30 years, Hooters restaurants and their world-famous Hooters Girls have been serving up wings, cold beverages, and a healthy dose of fun. In All I Needed to Know I Learned at Hooters, hear the story behind the walls and meet the women behind the orange and white uniforms.

Filled with color photos and interesting tidbits, All I Needed to Know… shares 30 inspiring stories from alumnae who went on from their time at Hooters to become business leaders, public figures, and famous names, including actress Amy Adams, Playboy Bunny Holly Madison, and Cinnabon CEO Kat Cole. With more than 300,000 women who have proudly worked as Hooters Girls, the original restaurant chain gives a book that shows the world that being a Hooters Girl is more than a job; it’s an opportunity that opens doors.

All I Needed to Know… explores the history of Hooters, from its beginnings in Clearwater, Florida, to its status as a household brand. With sensational chapters including funny stories and the best of Hooters traditions, this anniversary book showcases the people who have helped Hooters become the thriving business it is today. All I Needed to Know… rounds up Hooters history and anticipates the bright future of the women who don the owl.
release date: Apr 08, 2018
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release date: Apr 03, 2018
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The One Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite
Ever wonder how the Hells Angels got their name, or about that little demonic critter on the Pagan's patch? What about the local one-percenter motorcycle club that hangs out at the corner bar? What goes on there? This book answers these questions and more.

The One-Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite features concise entries that include information on founding chapters, founding dates, number of chapters and members, club and leadership biographies, and more. This book covers all the major clubs--Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, Mongols, Vagos--as well as lesser-known clubs from around the world. 
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