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  • The Good Innby Black Francis; Josh Frank

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    From Pixies front man, Black Francis, comes a bold and visually arresting illustrated novel about art, conflict, and the origins of a certain type of cinema. In 1907, the French battleship Iéna was destroyed when munitions it was carrying exploded, killing 120 people. A nitrocellulose-based weapon propellant had become unstable with age and self-ignited.... more...

  • The Good Innby Black Francis; Josh Frank

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 15.99

    From Pixies front man, Black Francis, comes a bold and visually arresting illustrated novel about art, conflict, and the origins of a certain type of cinema. In 1907, the French battleship Iéna was destroyed when munitions it was carrying exploded, killing 120 people. A nitrocellulose-based weapon propellant had become unstable with age and self-ignited.... more...

  • Copycatby David Yow

    Akashic Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    An irresistible and hilarious book of cat cartoon portraits for all cat lovers, old, young, and in-between. more...

  • Language in Public Spaces in Japanby Nanette Gottlieb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book throws light on ideologies, practices and sociocultural developments currently shaping language use in Japan by departing from the more common investigation of language in private contexts and examining aspects of the language found in a range of significant public spaces, from the material (an international airport, the streets of Tokyo,... more...

  • What Happens to Historyby Howard Marchitello

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    While the questions of ethics have become increasingly important in recent years for many fields within the humanities, there has been no single volume that seeks to address the emergence of this concern with ethics across the disciplinary spectrum. Given this lack in currently available critical and secondary texts, and also the urgency of the issues... more...

  • Microphone Fiendsby Tricia Rose; Andrew Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Microphone Fiends , a collection of original essays and interviews, brings together some of the best known scholars, critics, journalists and performers to focus on the contemporary scene. It includes theoretical discussions of musical history along with social commentaries about genres like disco, metal and rap music, and case histories of specific... more...

  • Citizen Keaneby Cletus Nelson; Adam Parfrey

    Feral House 2014; US$ 18.95

    The strange saga of the famous kitsch artists, the Keanes, soon to be seen in the forthcoming movie Big Eyes . more...

  • Go de Rass to Sleepby Adam Mansbach; Ricardo Cortés; Kwame Dawes; Kellie Magnus

    Akashic Books 2014; US$ 3.99

    A Jamaican patois translation of the worldwide best-selling phenomenon. more...

  • The Operatic and the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodramaby Louis Bayman

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 120.00

    This monograph argues for the centrality of melodrama to Italian culture. It uncovers a wealth of films rarely discussed before including family melodramas, the crime stories of neorealismo popolare and opera films, and provides interpretive frameworks that position them in wider debates on aesthetics and society. more...

  • Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamersby James Gulliver Hancock

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 13.99

    This cultural who's-who illuminates 50 famous figures, from Leonardo da Vinci to Coco Chanel, through the fascinating trivia of their lives. Artist James Gulliver Hancock depicts historical icons in quirky annotated portraits surrounded by their associated possessions, baggage, and foibles. Hemingway's hobbies, Amelia Earhart's preferred dessert, Martin... more...