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  • Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplaysby Craig Batty; Helen Jacey

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    What happens when ‘happy ever after? isn?t quite so simple? Today?s attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we live and love now. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how do they write heart-warming stories... more...

  • Lingoby Gaston Dorren; Alison Edwards

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65

    Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European (the common ancestor of most European languages) to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities... more...

  • Der französische Wortschatz der Vorklassikby Volker Mecking

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 24.90

    Les Occurrences de la Paix de Lyon, ein Text aus dem Jahre 1601, schildert die dramatischen Ereignisse im Vorfeld der Unterzeichnung des Friedensvertrages von Lyon zwischen dem Königreich Frankreich und dem Herzogtum Savoyen. René de Lucinge, Autor des Textes, Diplomat und Botschafter Savoyens, spielte bei der Aushandlung des Vertrags eine zentrale... more...

  • Zur Ästhetik des Vorläufigenby Thomas Hochradner; Sarah Haslinger

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 46.74

    ?Zur Ästhetik des Vorläufigen? bietet eine Zusammenschau der Referate zweier thematisch verwandter interdisziplinärer Veranstaltungen in Kooperation mit Salzburger Kultureinrichtungen: Das Symposion ?Skizze ? Entwurf ? Probe?, das 2011 im damaligen Salzburger Barockmuseum am Mirabellgarten stattfand, trug dem Tagungsort insofern Rechnung, als die dort... more...

  • Modernism/Postmodernismby Peter Brooker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    The concepts of 'Modernism' and 'Postmodernism' constitute the single most dominant issue of twentieth-century literature and culture and are the cause of much debate. In this influential volume, Peter Brooker presents some of the key viewpoints from a variety of major critics and sets these additionally alongside challenging arguments from Third World,... more...

  • On Poets and Othersby Michael Schmidt; Octavio Paz

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos... more...

  • Literature and The Contemporaryby Roger Luckhurst; Peter Marks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    At the end of the century, much criticism has become devoted to `last things': the end of history, the end of the subject, the end of the novel, the end, even, of the end. Literature and the Contemporary , in contrast, aims to provide through twelve essays evidence of the way in which the literature of the 1990s is constantly engaging in questions... more...

  • Iris Origoby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Iris Origo was one of the twentieth century?s most attractive and intriguing women, a brilliantly perceptive historian and biographer whose works remain widely admired. Iris grew up in Italy with her Irish mother after the death of her wealthy American father. They settled in the Villa Medici in Florence, where they became part of the colourful... more...

  • Glad and Sorry Seasonsby Catherine Chandler

    Biblioasis 2014; US$ 16.95

    The winner of the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award explores the extremes of joy and sorrow in a formally diverse collection. more...

  • Writing a Screenplayby John Costello

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 6.78

    The recent explosion of unsolicited material written for the world's greatest, sexiest entertainment medium has largely produced a mountain of wasted paper. Truth is, the many who write from scratch, no matter how talented, have more chance of winning the lottery than creating an excellent script. The few who achieve success do so because they have... more...