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  • Mining the Home Movieby Karen I. Ishizuka; Patricia Zimmermann

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    The first international anthology to explore the historical significance of amateur film, Mining the Home Movie makes visible, through image and analysis, the hidden yet ubiquitous world of home moviemaking. These essays boldly combine primary research, archival collections, critical analyses, filmmakers' own stories, and new theoretical approaches... more...

  • Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Presentby Alison Forsyth; Chris Megson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00

    Over the past two decades, theatre practitioners across the West have turned to documentary modes of performance-making to confront new socio-political realities. The essays in this book place this work in context, exploring historical and contemporary examples of documentary and 'verbatim' theatre, and applying a range of critical perspectives. more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our  family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...

  • Poetry Mattersby Ralph Fletcher

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99

    Maybe you've heard before that poetry is magic, and it made you roll your eyes, but I believe it's true. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak. I wrote this book to help you write poems and to give practical ideas for making your poems sound the way you want them to sound. We're not going... more...

  • Losing the Newsby Alex Jones

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based... more...

  • Freud's Driveby Teresa De Lauretis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and orginal argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory. more...

  • An Essay of Dramatick Poesieby John Dryden

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A superb piece of literary criticism by Dryden written during the Plague of 1666 and first published in 1668. The essay is a discourse between 4 speakers including Dryden himself. They discuss the necessity of abiding by the 3 dramatic unities prescribed by Aristotle if necessary, but also trying new techniques. They also discuss traditions of classicism... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...

  • Talks on Talkingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 5.99

    Effective spoken communication is a fine art. Brush up your speaking skills with this timeless treatise on talking from Yale public speaking instructor Grenville Kleiser. Brimming with practical tips on how to get your point across, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to be a better communicator. more...