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- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
By examining the meaning of shtetl , Jeffrey Shandler asks how Jewish life in provincial towns in Eastern Europe has become the subject of extensive creativity, memory, and scholarship. He traces the trajectory of writing about these towns, by Jews and non-Jews, residents and visitors, researchers, novelists, memoirists, journalists, and others,... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2002; US$ 11.99
A freelance writer learns what it's like to be a single, heterosexual guy in an unsteady world when he's invited to travel cross-country for six months on the "Playboy Bus" in search of the Playmate of the Millennium. more...
- Scribner 2007; US$ 18.99
For five weeks the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan...And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here - in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight - by... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 115.00
Contemporary processes of globalization have had a profound impact on cultural production and dissemination both intra- and cross-culturally. The dissemination of cultures on a global scale has led to multiple and complex effects, among them the formation of radical new modes of cultural interaction, transcultural flows, and hybridized knowledges,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1963; US$ 36.00
Little Magazines - American Writers 32 was first published in 1963. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
Desperate to escape South Texas, Stephanie Elizondo Griest dreamed of becoming a foreign correspondent. So she headed to Russia looking for some excitement?commencing what would become a four-year, twelve-nation Communist bloc tour that shattered her preconceived notions of the ?Evil Empire.? In Around the Bloc , Griest relates her experiences as... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 3.99
Nearly six decades ago, Hugh Marston Hefner created Playboy magazine, which effectively ignited America?s sexual revolution. The greatest living symbol of the Good Life, Hef created a world for himself that most men have yearned to inhabit, if only briefly, just to know what it?s like to be him. In Hef ?s Little Black Book , this universally envied... 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...
- Short Books 2010; US$ 21.86
?If the trade of the gossip columnist is trivial, then all life is trivial? ? Nigel Dempster No one is more responsible for Britain?s current obsession with celebrity culture than the late, great gossip columnist Nigel Dempster (1941-2007). For a quarter of a century, as the editor of the Daily Mail?s Diary, he was the man perfectly placed and... more...