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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95
Studies of the portrayal of black people in film have tended to be studies for the ideological correctness of the depictions of black people and the extent to which they rely on stereotypes. By closely examining films such as Sapphire (1959), Leo the Last (1969), Black Joy (1977), Playing Away (1986) and Mona Lisa (1987) and situating them... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
An extraordinary, harrowing, endlessly surprising novel from a literary master. In 1946, two brothers and a Jewish girl fall into alignment in pogrom-poised Moscow. The fraternal conflict then marinates in Norlag, a slave-labor camp above the Arctic Circle, where a tryst in the coveted House of Meetings will haunt all three lovers long after the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95
A master not only of fiction but also of fiercely controversial political engagement, Martin Amis here gathers fourteen pieces that constitute an evolving, provocative, and insightful examination of the most momentous event of our time. At the heart of this collection is the long essay ?Terror and Boredom,? an unsparing analysis of Islamic fundamentalism... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.95
Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?Amis throws off more provocative ideas and images in a single paragraph than most writers get into complete novels.? ? The Seattle Times Equally at home in satirical novels and biting critical essays, wickedly funny... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49
Already a national bestseller in the U.K., Lola Jaye?s By the Time You Read This is a profoundly beautiful story of a father?s abiding love for the daughter he will never see grow up?and his determination to help guide her through the difficult crossroads and crises of her life even after his own passing. Poignant and unforgettable, evoking in part... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
The year is 1970, and the youth of Europe are in the chaotic, ecstatic throes of the sexual revolution. Though blindly dedicated to the cause, its nubile foot soldiers have yet to realize this disturbing truth: that between the death of one social order and the birth of another, there exists a state of terrifying purgatory?or, as Alexander Herzen put... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 31.95
The Lee Strasberg Notes reproduces the original teachings of a unique voice in actor training, for the very first time. It is a stunning document in the history and ongoing practice of Strasberg?s Method. Compiled and edited by Lola Cohen, the book is based on unpublished transcripts of Strasberg?s own classes on acting, directing and Shakespeare.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00
She wakes in an emergency room in a London hospital, to a voice that tells her: "You're on your own now. Take care. Be good." She has no knowledge of her name, her past, or even her species. It takes her a while to realize that she is human -- and that the beings who threaten, befriend, and violate her are other people. Some of whom seem to know all... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 9.99
African-born poet Lola Shoneyin makes her fiction debut with The Secret Lives of Babi Segi?s Wives, a perceptive, entertaining, and eye-opening novel of polygamy in modern-day Nigeria. The struggles, rivalries, intricate family politics, and the interplay of personalities and relationships within the complex private world of a polygamous union... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 10.65
To the dismay of her ambitious mother, Bolanle marries into a polygamous family, where she is the fourth wife of a rich, rotund patriarch, Baba Segi. She is a graduate and therefore a great prize, but even graduates must produce children and her husband's persistent bellyache is a sign that things are not as they should be. Bolanle is too educated... more...