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- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
"David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr?s a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." ?Tom Perrotta Award-winning... more...
- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 40.00
In this provocative and wide-ranging study, Douglas Mao argues that a profound tension between veneration of human production and anxiety about production's dangers lay at the heart of literary modernism. Focusing on the work of Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens, Mao shows that modernists were captivated by physical objects,... more...
- Zondervan 2010; US$ 15.99
1001 More Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking, much like its rib-tickling predecessor, is a gold mine of one-liners, jokes, and humorous anecdotes for almost any topic. more...
- Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.95
Since digital surround sound technology first appeared in cinemas 20 years ago, it has spread from theaters to homes and from movies to television, music, and video games. Yet even as 5.1 has become the standard for audiovisual media, its impact has gone unexamined. Drawing on works from the past two... more...
- Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 20.99
This new edition of Bill Nichols?s bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 25.99
A quick look at any fiction bestseller list reveals that thrillers make up most of the titles at the top. HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD THRILLER will help the aspiring novelist or screenwriter to design, draft, write, and polish a thriller that is sure to grab readers. Frey uses examples from both books and movies and addresses the following hot topics:... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2010; US$ 9.99
Mickey Rourke: Wrestling With Demons is an intimate and revealing portrait of a complex man who happens to be one of the most intriguing actors of our time. Written with passion, insight and expertise by respected entertainment journalist Sandro Monetti, this is the compelling story of how Mickey Rourke wrestled his demons and won. Diner, Rumble Fish,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. These productions range from the True-Life Adventures nature documentaries and such depictions of cutting-edge technology as Man in Space and Our Friend the Atom, to wartime propaganda shorts (Education... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 90.00
Written in hypertext and read from a computer, hypertext novels exist as a collection of textual fragments, which must be pieced together by the reader. The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction offers a new critical theory tailored specifically for this burgeoning genre, providing a much needed body of criticism in a key area of new media fiction. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 133.00
The etymological affinity between ?criticism? and ?crisis? has never been more resonant than it is today, when social life is increasingly understood as defined by a succession of overlapping global crises: financial and economic crises; environmental crises; geopolitical crises; terrorist crises; public health crises. But what is the role of literary... more...