« Back | Print 
Concordia.ca   /   Library   /   About the library   /   News   /   Acquisitions

New books by subject

sort items by: 

P - Language and Literature - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Items in Language and Literature that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • PIAZZA / Donatella Melucci, Elissa Tognozzi
    PC 1129 M44 2020
    MindTap for Melucci/Tognozzi's Piazza, 2nd edition helps you learn on your terms.

  • Crises of the sentence / Jan Mieszkowski
    P 295 M54 2019
    There are few forms in which so much authority has been invested with so little reflection as the sentence. Though a fundamental unit of discourse, it has rarely been an explicit object of inquiry, often taking a back seat to concepts such as the word, trope, line, or stanza.
    To understand what is at stake in thinking--or not thinking--about the sentence, Jan Mieszkowski looks at the difficulties confronting nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors when they try to explain what a sentence is and what it can do. From Romantic debates about the power of the stand-alone sentence, to the realist obsession with precision and revision, to modernist experiments with ungovernable forms, Mieszkowski explores the hidden allegiances behind our ever-changing stylistic ideals. By showing how an investment in superior writing has always been an ethical and a political as well as an aesthetic commitment, Crises of the Sentence offers a new perspective on our love-hate relationship with this fundamental compositional category.

  • Juliette / the Marquis de Sade ; translated by Austryn Wainhouse
    PQ 2063 S3 A683 1968b

  • Women and men : erotica / Paul Verlaine ; translated with an introduction and notes by Philip Shirley
    PQ 2463 A28 1980

  • The yellow sailor / Steve Weiner
    PS 3573 E3946 Y45 2001
    This extraordinary novel, moodily operatic in tone and by turns hallucinatory and brilliantly detailed, follows the trajectories of four sailors and the owner of a German merchant ship, Yellow Sailor, which sets sail from Bremen in 1914. After the ship wrecks in shallow water, the men drift their separate ways, with each man's journey across a desolate wartime European landscape becoming an exploration of the failure of love, sex, religion, and friendship. Julius Bernai, owner of the ship and frankly homosexual, checks into an institute for nervous disorders and falls in love with the doctor's fiancée. Nicholas Bremml drifts: from the beds of numerous prostitutes to an oil tanker called Erwartung-- Expectation--to Prague's Jewish market, where he sells magic spells. Brothers Karl and Alois are equally rudderless, and Jacek, the electrician, goes to work in the mines, where his love advice to a fourteen-year-old Polish boy precipitates a macabre murder.

  • The man on the rock / by Francis King
    PR 6061 I45 M36 1957

  • Pierre Loti : the legendary romantic : a biography / Lesley Blanch
    PQ 2472 Z8B5 1985

  • Bricks and anchors : stories / by Jon Longhi
    PS 3562 O4994 B75 1991

    Twenty-six weird tales from the underground, ranging from one-page microbursts of energetic prose to longer.

  • Pleasures of a tangled life / Jan Morris
    PR 6063 O7489 Z474 1990

  • André Gide
    PQ 2613 I2 Z6576

  • The white devil ; The Duchess of Malfi ; The devil's law-case ; A cure for a cuckold / John Webster ; edited with an introduction by René Weis
    PR 3182 W45 2009
    This volume offers John Webster's two great Jacobean tragedies, The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, together with his brilliant tragicomedy, The Devil's Law-Case, and the comedy written with William Rowley, A Cure for a Cuckold. Webster is a radically and creatively experimental dramatist. His tragedies deploy shifting dramatic perspectives which counteract and challenge conventional moral judgements, while the predominantly gentler tone of his comedies and tragicomedies responds inventively to contemporary changes indramatic taste and fashion. All four plays display the provocative intelligence of a profoundly original playwright. Under the General Editorship of Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is detailed annotation, a glossary, and a critical introduction which traces Webster's artisticdevelopment, defends him against charges of over-indulgence in violence, and explores his sophisticated staging and scenic forms.

  • The other woman : a life of Violet Trefusis, including previously unpublished correspondence with Vita Sackville-West / Philippe Jullian and John Phillips
    PR 6039 R39 Z7

  • Letters and papers of John Addington Symonds, collected and edited by Horatio F. Brown; with portrait
    PR 5523 A3 1923

  • Frank Harris : a biography / by Philippa Pullar
    PR 4759 H37 Z735

  • A century of gay erotica
    PN 6071 H724 C46 1998
    A Century of Gay Erotica is a testimonial to the extraordinary erotic imagination of gay writers in this century: Samuel Delany, John Preston, Aaron Ravis and Larry Townsend. How do men together define their unique experience of desire? What are the farthest reaches of endurance and lust? Classics sit side-by-side with brilliant contemporary stories in a collection focused on the romantic extremes and male power and passion.

  • Lytton Strachey and the Bloomsbury group: his work, their influence
    PR 6037 T73 Z6924 1971

  • The art of theatrical sound design : a practical guide / Victoria Deiorio
    PN 2091 S6 D45 2019
    Emphasising the artistry behind the decisions made by theatrical sound designers, this guide is for anyone seeking to understand the nature of sound and how to apply it to the stage. Through tried-and-tested advice and lessons in practical application, The Art of Theatrical Sound Design allows developing artists to apply psychology, physiology, sociology, anthropology and all aspects of sound phenomenology to theatrical sound design. Structured in three parts, the book explores, theoretically, how human beings perceive the vibration of sound; offers exercises to develop support for storytelling by creating an emotional journey for the audience; considers how to collaborate and communicate as a theatre artist; and discusses how to create a cohesive sound design for the stage.

  • Letters to Christopher : Stephen Spender's letters to Christopher Isherwood, 1929-1939 : with "The line of the branch"--two Thirties journals / Stephen Spender ; edited by Lee Bartlett
    PR 6037 P47 Z544 1980

  • Propos secrets / Roger Peyrefitte
    PQ 2631 E915 Z47

  • The temple / Stephen Spender
    PR 6037 P47 T46 1988
    "Beyond the wonderful insights ... there is a portrait of the world in the eye of the storm between two world wars. It is a novel of awakening -- awakening to sex, yes ... but also an awakening to the presence of evil in the world and to the possibilities of love and friendship." -- The Bloomsbury Review

  • My life of absurdity : the later years : the autobiography of Chester Himes
    PS 3515 I713 Z468 1990

  • Portrait of de Sade : an illustrated biography / Walter Lennig ; translated by Sarah Twohig
    PQ 2063 S3 L4413 1971

  • Rimbaud. Translated by Paul Schmidt
    PQ 2387 R5 Z558713

  • $Tud / a novel by Phil Andros
    PS 3537 T479 S78 1966

  • Everybody who was anybody : a biography of Gertrude Stein / Janet Hobhouse
    PS 3537 T323 Z647
    The fascinating story of Gertrude Stein, the public personality, the private person, and the deeply serious writer. From her childhood in Pennsylvania through her rise in the world of art, this unique biography examines the life of this remarkable woman.

  • Kerouac : a biography
    PS 3521 E735 Z6

  • Speak with distinction : the classic Skinner method to speech on the stage / by Edith Skinner ; revised, with new material added by Timothy Monich and Lilene Mansell ; edited by Lilene Mansell
    PN 2071 S65S55 1990
    (Applause Acting Series). Widely recognized as the most complete and rigorous text of its kind since it was first published in 1942, Speak With Distinction is an invaluable resource. It presents a comprehensive study of the sounds of Spoken English in their most important phonetic environments. This most recent revision also adds much material for comparisons of speech sounds; suggestions for accurate, efficient and conversational ways of combining the sounds into connected utterance; indications that foster a working knowledge of two dialects of speech (General American and what Mrs. Skinner called Good Speech for classic and elevated texts); and beginning material to show application of the principles of Good Speech to well-written texts. Some important additions to the book are the extensive Glossary and Index, abundant guides to pronunciations, new sections featuring such details as the complete "Ask-List" of words, a program for the elimination of glottal attacks of vowel and dipthong sounds, greatly expanded practice material of phrases and sentences, and an updated Chart showing several levels of phonetic transcription and spelling equivalents in current usage. Speak With Distinction can be used in several ways: as a primary educational textbook for both the beginning and advanced actor; as a supplementary textbook for teachers and students who have their own methods and agenda for study; and as a reference book for teachers, speech coaches and directors.

  • Embodying language in action : the artistry of process drama in second language education / Erika Piazzoli

  • The Palgrave handbook of literary translation / edited by Jean Boase-Beier, Lina Fisher and Hiroko Furukawa

  • Defining 'Eastern Europe' : a semantic inquiry into political terminology / Piotr Twardzisz
    P 119.3 T89 2018eb

  • Corpus-based studies on non-finite complements in recent English / Paul Rickman, Juhani Rudanko
    PE 1319 R53 2018eb

  • Researching urban youth language and identity / Rob Drummond

  • Language, vernacular discourse and nationalisms : uncovering the myths of transnational worlds / Finex Ndhlovu

  • Language for teaching purposes : bilingual classroom discourse and the non-native speaker language teacher / Emma Riordan

  • Discourse markers : an enunciative approach Graham Ranger

  • Working : researching, interviewing, writing / Robert A. Caro
    PN 4874 C2528A3 2019
    From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply revealing recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books

    For the first time in book form, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses; what it felt like to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ's mistresses. He gratefully remembers how, after years of working in solitude, he found a writers' community at the New York Public Library, and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books.
    Caro recalls the moments at which he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page. Taken together, these reminiscences--some previously published, some written expressly for this book--bring into focus the passion, the wry self-deprecation, and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his work.

  • Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology / edited by James A. Hampton, Yoad Winter
    P 37.3 C66 2017

  • Cinematic geographies and multicultural spectatorship in America / Amy Lynn Corbin
    PN 1995.9 L29 C68 2015eb

  • Intersemiotic translation : literary and linguistic multimodality / Aba-Carina Pârlog

  • Contributions of romance languages to current linguistic theory / Deborah L. Arteaga, editor

  • The syntax and semantics of noun modifiers and the theory of universal grammar : a Korean perspective / Min-Joo Kim

  • Scenographies of the subject / Lars Friedrich, Karin Harrasser, Céline Kaiser, editors
    Under what circumstances do subjects become visible? And how do subjects themselves change and move the circumstances that allow them to appear? Rather than describing medial, architectural, or rhetorical arrangements that are readily available to subjects, or concentrating on the processes of subject constitution without their scenic arrangements, this volume is dedicated to the reciprocal production of both subjects and scenes. From various perspectives, it underlines the abysmal conditions in which subjects arrive on stage and vice versa the stages arrive at their subjects. Through articles that analyze concrete scenes in a highly-focused manner and question the concept of the scene itself, this volume argues that there is not subject without a scene, and no scene without an instance of description. Based on this thesis, this volume investigates antique drama and revolutionary rhetoric, therapeutic and bureaucratic facilities, experiments in fine art and film, and, not least, scenes of theory: rhetorical stages that perform arguments and politics.
    Editors Dr. Lars Friedrich works at the Institute for German Literature at the University of Frankfurt am Main. Dr. Karin Harrasser is a professor at the Art University in Linz. Dr. Céline Kaiser is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Ottersberg.

  • International News Coverage and the Korean Conflict : The Challenges of Reporting Practices / Miri Moon

  • Language Structure, Variation and Change : The Case of Old Spanish Syntax / Ian E. Mackenzie

  • Dialogue writing for dubbing : an insider's perspective / Giselle Spiteri Miggiani

  • Particle verbs in English : a cognitive linguistic perspective / Han Luo

  • World Englishes in English language teaching / Alex Baratta

  • Modern Greek in diaspora : an Australian perspective / Angeliki Alvanoudi

  • María Zambrano's ontology of exile : expressive subjectivity / Karolina Enquist Källgren
    PQ 6647 A514 Z643 2019eb

  • Philosophy in Stan Brakhage's Dog star man : world, metaphor, interpretation / Alberto Baracco

  • Speechwriting in theory and practice / Jens E. Kjeldsen, Amos Kiewe, Marie Lund and Jette Barnholdt Hansen (Deceased)

  • Translation in diasporic literatures / Guanglin Wang
    P 306.2 W36 2019eb

  • Translations in Korea : theory and practice / Wook-Dong Kim

  • Creating romantic obsession : scorpions in the mind / Kathleen Béres Rogers

  • The civil rights theatre movement in New York, 1939-1966 : staging freedom / Julie Burrell

  • Animal visions : posthumanist dream writing / Susan Mary Pyke

  • The Political Content of British Economic, Business and Financial Journalism : a deficit of Perspectives / Gary James Merrill

  • TRANSLATION AND TOURISM : strategies for effective cross-cultural promotion

  • Mrs Humphry Ward and Greenian philosophy : religion, society and politics / Helen Loader
    PR 5717 L63 2019eb

  • English pronunciation in L2 instruction : the case of secondary school learners / Anna Jarosz

  • Les lettres chinoises : roman / Ying Chen
    PS 8555 H395 L47 2015

  • Thérèse et Pierrette à l'école des Saints-Anges : roman / Michel Tremblay
    PS 8539 R44 T43 2016

  • Writing fiction : a guide to narrative craft / Janet Burroway ; with Elizabeth Stuckey-French and Ned Stuckey-French
    PN 3355 B79 2019
    More than 250,000 copies sold!

    A creative writer's shelf should hold at least three essential books: a dictionary, a style guide, and Writing Fiction. Janet Burroway's best-selling classic is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and for more than three decades it has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn the craft. Now in its tenth edition, Writing Fiction is more accessible than ever for writers of all levels--inside or outside the classroom.

    This new edition continues to provide advice that is practical, comprehensive, and flexible. Burroway's tone is personal and nonprescriptive, welcoming learning writers into the community of practiced storytellers. Moving from freewriting to final revision, the book addresses "showing not telling," characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, plot, imagery, and point of view. It includes new topics and writing prompts, and each chapter now ends with a list of recommended readings that exemplify the craft elements discussed, allowing for further study. And the examples and quotations throughout the book feature a wide and diverse range of today's best and best-known creators of both novels and short stories.

    This book is a master class in creative writing that also calls on us to renew our love of storytelling and celebrate the skill of writing well. There is a very good chance that one of your favorite authors learned the craft with Writing Fiction . And who knows what future favorite will get her start reading this edition?

  • Et au pire, on se mariera : récit / Sophie Bienvenu
    PS 8603 I357 E8 2015

  • La danse juive : roman / Lise Tremblay
    PS 8589 R4465 D36 2017

  • Days by moonlight / André Alexis ; with illustrations by Linda Watson
    PR 9199.3 A365D39 2019eb
    Botanist Alfred Homer, ever hopeful and constantly surprised, is invited on a road trip by his parents' friend, Professor Morgan Bruno, who wants company as he tries to unearth the story of the mysterious poet John Skennen. But this is no ordinary road trip. Alfred and the Professor encounter towns where Black residents speak only in sign language and towns that hold Indigenous Parades; it is a land of house burnings, werewolves, and witches.

    Complete with Alfred's drawings of plants both real and implausible, Days by Moonlight is a Dantesque journey taken during the "hour of the wolf," that time of day when the sun is setting and the traveller can't tell the difference between dog and wolf. And it asks that perpetual question: how do we know the things we know are real, and what is real anyway?

  • Beyond walls : Theatre Passe Muraille, 1968-1975 / Peter Jobin ; with period photographs by Lionel Douglas & Robert Naismith and a foreword by David Ferry
    PN 2306 T62T45 2018eb

  • L'oubliothèque mémorable de L.-F. Céline : essai de sociocritique / Bernabé Wesley
    PQ 2607 E834Z9 2018eb

  • L'invention de l'appartenance : la littérature québécoise en quête d'autonomie (1970-2015) / Emmanuelle Tremblay
    PQ 3917 Q3T73 2018eb

  • L'adolescent dans la foule : Aragon, Nizan, Sartre / Claudia Bouliane
    PQ 673 B68 2018eb

  • Anne Hébert, le centenaire : approches critiques / sous la direction de Nathalie Watteyne
    PQ 3919 H37Z545 2018eb

  • Le partage de l'intime : histoire, esthétique, politique : cinéma / sous la direction de Frédérique Berthet et Marion Froger ; avec les textes de Frédérique Berthet, Suzanne Beth, Martine Beugnet, Marion Froger, Silvestra Mariniello, Magali Uhl, Sophie Wahnich, Daniel Weinstock, Pierre Zaoui
    PN 1995.9 I575P37 2018eb

  • L'entrécriture de Marguerite Duras : du texte au film en passant par la scène / Julie Beaulieu
    PQ 2607 U826Z55 2018eb

  • Femmes, nation et nature dans le cinéma québécois / Julie Ravary-Pilon
    PN 1995.9 W6R38 2018eb

  • La mise à l'essai du roman chez Robert Musil : une lecture interdiscursive / Walter Moser
    PT 2625 U8Z6 2018eb

  • The essential Charles Bruce / selected by Carmine Starnino
    PR 9199.3 B725A6 2018eb

  • No quarter : a novel / John Jantunen
    PR 9199.4 J3585N62 2018eb

    In this blistering new novel from visionary author John Jantunen, three young men with a history of violence are on a collision course set against the idyllic backdrop of northern Ontario's cottage country.

    Rene Descartes, a recently released ex-con, is living in a ramshackle trailer only a short distance from Hidden Cove, a secluded paradise where the country's rich and famous relax in opulent gated summer retreats. A savage attack against Rene by the son of the fourth richest man in the country spurns a brutal act of revenge that will ignite this paradise into a fiery vision of hell on earth. As the flames threaten to engulf rich and poor alike, only Deacon Riis, a small-town reporter haunted by his own past, suspects it wasn't Rene who set Hidden Cove ablaze but someone with a far more sinister agenda: to write into life the apocalyptic world imagined by the late George Cleary, a local novelist who was convinced that the end of times is now.

  • The faerie devouring / Catherine Lalonde ; Oana Avasilichioaei, translator
    PQ 3919.2 L1745D4813 2018eb

  • 1892 / Paul Butler
    PR 9199.4 B89A615 2008eb
    In 1892, critically acclaimed novelist Paul Butler plunges the reader into 19th century St. John's, its light and its shade . . .An obscure servant, Kathleen, yearns for her home in Ireland. A mysterious scientist, Dr. Glenwood, believes he can be the first to bring a new photographic discovery to the world. A stable hand, Tommy Fitzpatrick, battles inner demons as he tries to win Kathleen's heart.These collective struggles will soon erupt to change the fate of an entire city.Long listed for the 2009 ReLit Awards

  • A skeletal wand / Ruth Roach Pierson
    PR 9199.4 P54A6 2018eb
page last updated on: Monday 27 May 2019
Back to top Back to top