Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Fiction and Poetry

"Our meddling intellect misshapes the beauteous forms of things; we murder to dissect," Wordsworth cautioned at the dawning of a new age of science and technology. It is a caution that, in addition to applying to the study of art and nature, might also apply to our investigation of the creative process, which has engaged the meddling minds of many. the process involved in literary creation, in particular, has fascinated many ordinary people, as well as a great many psychologists and philosophers, from Plato on. The variety of approach and style in Writing Fiction and Poetry extends also to gender and experience. The book contains essays and interviews of 12 internationally-known North Carolina writers. For an author bio and photo, reviews, and a reading sample, visit bosonbooks.com.

Writing Fiction and Poetry

Oxford Better Wordpower

This is a vocabulary building book for anyone who wants to improve their command of English. The first section provides a ‘tool-kit’ to improve confidence and understanding, while the second is a reference section for help with specific problems. A detailed contents list is provided.

Oxford Better Wordpower

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Slang is a colourful, alternative vocabulary. It bristles with humour, vituperation, prejudice, informality: the slang of English is English with its sleeves rolled up, its shirt-tails dangling, and its shoes covered in mud. This dictionary presents a panoramic view of twentieth century English slang from Britain, North America, Australia, and elsewhere in the English-speaking world from World War I until the present day

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Making Groups Work

A practical introduction to group facilitation for students in the human services. Most of us work in them, most of us live in them. Some are complex, some are simple. Some meet only once while others last for decades. Whatever form they take, groups are central to our lives. Making Groups Work offers a comprehensive introduction to the key issues in group work. It outlines the role of groups and the history of group work, discusses group politics, and shows how groups can help promote social change. Detailed case studies are used to make the crucial link between theory and practice. The authors also offer strategies for making groups work effectively. Making Groups Work is essential reading for social workers, health workers, counsellors, community workers, youth workers, trainers and anyone else interested in working with groups. It is also a good introductory text for students and a handy reference for professionals.

Making Groups Work

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