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Epigraphy and Islamic Culture: Inscriptions of the Early Muslim Rulers of Bengal (1205-1494)

by Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq

Architectural inscriptions are a fascinating aspect of Islamic cultural heritage because of their rich and diverse historical contents and artistic merits. These inscriptions help us understand the advent of...


Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard

by E. Foley & B. Coates

An essential guide to Shakespeare, from the international bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups

The Bard was so incredibly prolific that even most Shakespeare scholars would welcome the occasional refresher...


Taiwanese Grammar: A Concise Reference

by Philip T. Lin

Taiwanese Grammar: A Concise Reference is an unprecedented guide delivering clear, straightforward explanations of Taiwanese grammar while offering insightful comparisons to Mandarin Chinese. Designed to be...


The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

by Melvyn C. Goldstein, William R Siebenschuh & Tashi Tsering

This captivating autobiography by a Tibetan educator and former political prisoner is full of twists and turns. Born in 1929 in a Tibetan village, Tsering developed a strong dislike of his country's theocratic...


The Art of Description

by Mark Doty

"It sounds like a simple thing, to say what you see," Mark Doty begins. "But try to find words for the shades of a mottled sassafras leaf, or the reflectivity of a bay on an August morning, or the very beginnings...


The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase

by Mark Forsyth

From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase—such as “O Captain! My Captain!” or “To be...


Copyright Handbook, The: What Every Writer Needs to Know

by Stephen Fishman

This must have handbook for writers and artists provides every necessary form to protect written expression under U.S. and international copyright law. With step-by-step instructions, it illustrates how to:...


How to Start and Make a Conversation: How to Talk to Anyone in 30 Seconds or Less

by Christopher Gottschalk

Not only is good communication vital for most professions, being able to have a quick, comfortable conversation - something more than 40 percent of adults struggle with - can be helpful in almost every aspect...


The Newspapers Handbook

by Richard Keeble & Ian Reeves

This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative...


Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

by Ammon Shea

The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language "mistakes" and how they came to be accepted as correct-or not.

English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety...


The Art of Time in Memoir

by Sven Birkerts

The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned...


Research within the Disciplines: Foundations for Reference and Library Instruction

by Peggy Keeran & Michael Levine-Clark

Research within the Disciplines is designed to help reference librarians – and students studying to become librarians – gain that deeper understanding of disciplinary differences that allows them to comfortably...


Advice to the Writer: The Writer's Guide to Plot, Revision, and Autobiography: A Digital Pamphlet: Excerpted from The Modern Library's Writer's Worksh

by Stephen Koch

From Stephen Koch, former chair of Columbia University’s graduate creative writing program, comes essential and practical advice drawn from The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop.

 

With nearly thirty years...


Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

by Barbara Cassin, Emily Apter & Jacques Lezra

Characters in some languages, particularly Hebrew and Arabic, may not display properly due to device limitations. Transliterations of terms appear before the representations in foreign characters.

This is an...


The Story of English

by Philip Gooden

Born as a Germanic tongue with the arrival in Britain of the Anglo-Saxons in the early medieval period, heavily influenced by Norman French from the 11th century, and finally emerging as modern English from...


The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books

by Jim Flynn

In today’s world it seems that everywhere we turn we are saturated with book recommendations from talk shows, magazines, radio shows, friends, and top ten lists. But which books are really the best, and what...


Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings

by Linda Anderson

Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication.

Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers' groups or writers working...


The Presupposition and Discourse Functions of the Japanese Particle Mo

by Sachiko Shudo

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Parallelism and Prosody in the Processing of Ellipsis Sentences

by Katy Carlson & Laurence Horn

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Syntax of Possession in Japanese

by Takae Tsujioka

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.