I’m looking for recommendations for conventional short stories that are reasonably easy to read and have some literary merit. When I say “conventional”, I mean stories that have a distinct plot, with recognizable characters, and some kind of clear resolution at the end. [more inside]
I'd like to read stories in English with my daughter. [more inside]
Is there such thing as an English-language, available in the US, version of "livres de poche" (pocket-sized books)? [more inside]
I'm looking for specific book recommendations for high school exchange students. [more inside]
Here's my question. I am a returning non-traditional student, and would like to know of some really good books on English Composition, Language, Literature, and Research that would help me in my studies. Thanks.
Looking for a good book on English grammar. [more inside]
I'm writing a postgrad research paper on Michael Ende's The Neverending Story. I'm keen to hear from anyone who has done any academic work on the novel, or those who have a personal interest in understanding aspects of the novel. Very little in terms of scholarly research exists on the topic to date . My particular focus is a Jungian analysis of archetypes within the novel. It's an introduction of sorts, a quick overview (10 000 words) of a topic I have the potential of working onto a longer thesis.
What novel, published in the last five years, will keep my interest and be not-too-overly-verbose as to make my job harder (I have to write a paper discussing it's literary merits)? [more inside]
Anybody familiar with a series of trilingual Vietnamese folk storybooks that were written in Vietnamese, English & French? I'm searching.. [more inside]
In order to pass an English competitive examination in France, I need reference (but not too long) books on two history subjects. [more inside]
What are some easy, relatively quick ways to learn to write better, think clearer, and express myself better? [more inside]
Is there any database or online fan community focused on translating European comics? [more inside]
Is there a good English library in Tokyo? What about used bookstores? [more inside]
Next year I'm teaching a course on science and literature after 1945. What should I put on the syllabus? [more inside]
A smart Venezuelan acquaintance is looking for fiction to help improve his understanding of current American idioms and slang. [more inside]