Archive for the 'English' Category

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

flamesBy David Sedaris

Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him once more. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life’s most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris’s sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated. Call Number PS3569 .E314 .W2008

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Super Review: English Language

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Research & Education Association

Call# PE1114 .E64 2000

Product Description
REA’s Super Reviews help students brush up on tough subjects. They are more thorough than ordinary subject reviews but less complex than voluminous study guides. Numerous solved problems accompany the review and bring it to life. The English Language Super Review includes an extensive review of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. A glossary of usage is also included. Exercises and quizzes enable students to check whether they have learned what they need to know, whether they understand the subject and have command of it.

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Microsoft Office 2007 Simplified

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Sherry Willard Kinkoph

Call #  HF5548.4 .m525 2007

Synopsis

Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You’re holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Office 2007 — a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book, follow Chip, your friendly guide — and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.
“The Simplified series is very accessible to beginners and provides useful information for more experienced users. For visual learners (like myself), the illustrations are a great help. It’s challenging to take a complex subject and express it simply, clearly, concisely, and comprehensively. This book meets the challenge.”

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Understanding Adobe Photoshop

Friday, September 19, 2008

by Richard Harrington

TR267.5 .A36 H37 2006

If you’re exploring a career in digital imaging or design, then you’re likely to encounter Photoshop along the way–you probably already have. But how well do you know it? Digital Image Production Techniques with Adobe Photoshop goes beyond the school newspaper or internship and teaches you the fundamental digital imaging techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements that you’ll need to succeed both in the classroom and the workforce. While many Photoshop books focus on features, tools, or techniques, this book covers both the basics and delves into specific skills, tricks, and uses in multimedia. With a friendly style and interactive DVD-ROM, Richard Harrington covers digital imaging basics (correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos) and shows you real-world projects and exercises, including: digital painting; designing a CD/DVD label, magazine cover, and advertisements; creating Web sites/animations; and more!

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Plagiarism

Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Heidi Williams

Call Number: PN167 .P532 2008

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Collected Prose of Robert Frost

Monday, July 28, 2008

By Mark Richardson (Editor)

Call Number: PS3511 .R94 A6 2007

During his lifetime, Robert Frost notoriously resisted collecting his prose–going so far as to halt the publication of one prepared compilation and to “lose” the transcripts of the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures he delivered at Harvard in 1936. But for all his qualms, Frost conceded to his son that “you can say a lot in prose that verse won’t let you say,” and that the prose he had written had in fact “made good competition for [his] verse.” This volume, the first critical edition of Robert Frost’s prose, allows readers and scholars to appreciate the great American author’s forays beyond poetry, and to discover in the prose that he did make public–in newspapers, magazines, journals, speeches, and books–the wit, force, and grace that made his poetry famous.

The Collected Prose of Robert Frost offers an extensive and illuminating body of work, ranging from juvenilia–Frost’s contributions to his high school Bulletin–to the charming “chicken stories” he wrote as a young family man for The Eastern Poultry man and Farm Poultry, to such famous essays as “The Figure a Poem Makes” and the speeches and contributions to magazines solicited when he had become the Grand Old Man of American letters. Gathered, annotated, and cross-referenced by Mark Richardson, the collection is based on extensive work in archives of Frost’s manuscripts. It provides detailed notes on the author’s habits of composition and on important textual issues and includes much previously unpublished material. It is a book of boundless appeal and importance, one that should find a home on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Frost.

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Catching Life by the Throat: How to Read a Poem and Why with CD

Friday, July 25, 2008

by Josephine Hart

Call Number: PR1221 .C34 2008

Catching Life by the Throat unites the sound, sense, and sensibility that lie at the heart of great poetry. It features eight great poets, with brief, accessible essays concerning their life and work and a selection of their poems, and it is accompanied by an 80-minute CD recorded live at the British Library: Ralph Fiennes reading Auden, Edward Fox reading Eliot, Roger Moore reading Kipling, Harold Pinter reading Larkin, and more.

Whether you believe (like Robert Frost, who inspired the title) that poetry is a way of “taking life by the throat” or (like T. S. Eliot) that it “is one person talking to another,” nobody does it better than the poets featured in this book. For a novice discovering the rich heritage of English-language verse or a seasoned poetry reader, Catching Life by the Throat is an extraordinary introduction to eight iconic poets. 8 illustrations. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)