Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject.
Having learnt the basic moves, how exactly should a player improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move.
Offers a critique of photography that asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. This book examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.
Do you have what it takes to make it to the grand final?With their first bestselling quiz book, the Only Connect team tested your lateral thinking with killer connections, challenging sequences and byzantine walls.
Covering each of the show's four rounds - Connections, Sequences, the Connecting Wall and Missing Vowels - and with introductions from presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell, here is your chance to put your own sleuthing and quizzical knowledge to the Only Connect test.
The most comprehensive bilingual Spanish dictionary of its kind. Authoritative, up-to-date coverage accessible through a clear colour layout. Now with new entry menu to help navigate longer entries. Additional materials include cultural notes, sample correspondence, and CVs, ideal for language students or those living abroad.
"Scrabble, forage and fight for a copy. This is a wonderful, wonderful companion for all who get a kick from the manipulation of letters or words." Stephen Fry Discover the winning secrets of Britain's first Scrabble World Champion Mark Nyman. Now updated with the latest words from Collins Official Scrabble Words.
Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? This book gives answers to these questions. From the pilcrow to the ampersand, it reflects the changes in written communication through the ages, charting how punctuation has adapted to each new technological innovation.