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The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World

By: Adam Jacot De Boinod

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2009

Seller ID: 012892

Condition: Excellent


205 crisp pp & less than 500g to post. Did you know that people in Indonesia have a word that means 'to take off your clothes in order to dance'? Or how many words the Albanians have for eyebrows and moustaches? Or that the Dutch word for skimming stones is plimpplamppletteren? Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 154 languages, this intriguing book is arranged by theme so you can compare attitudes all over the world to such subjects as food, the human body and the b... View more info

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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 8 from Formalism to Poststructuralism

By: Selden, Raman (ed)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 2005

Seller ID: 009173

Condition: Very Good


This volume deals with the hotly debated areas of literary theory: those developing in Europe but having their main impact in the Anglo-American world of academic lit studies, whose course they have fundamentally redirected. This engages with the history of the 20th century's most profound and extensive set of cross-cultural movements. 487 clean, white tightly bound pp. View more info