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  • The Right to Play Oneselfby Thomas Waugh

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    "The Right to Play Oneself" collects for the first time Thomas Waugh's essays on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin's and Joris Ivens's manifestos of "committed" documentary from the 19 0s, reflects the book's theme of the... more...

  • The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830by Dr Claire Brock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore 'The age of personality's' obsession with instantaneous publicity. more...

  • Right Turnsby Michael Medved

    The Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers?and more than his share of enemies?by advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments, including: ? Liberals love losing because it... more...

  • Nicole Kidmanby David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

      ?Compulsively readable . . . an entertaining romp through [Nicole Kidman?s] life and career that?s also a smart commentary on celeb culture.? --Christopher Kelly, The Star-Telegram   ?Illuminating . . . part astute analysis of our relationship to the film image and our cultural fixation on celebrity and part insightful film criticism . . .... more...

  • Hollywood Monsterby Robert Englund; Alan Goldsher

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 19.99

    ONE...TWO...FREDDY'S COMING FOR YOU.... You've seen him in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series -- and in your darkest dreams. The sadistic killer with the flame-charred face. The knife-blade claws. The razor-sharp wit. Freddy ...But you've never seen him like this. Unflinching. Uncensored. Un masked . Meet Robert Englund, the award-winning... more...

  • Finding Itby Valerie Bertinelli

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 16.00

    Welcome back to chez Bertinelli, where life is as crazy and comical as ever. In revealing talks with her longtime boyfriend, Tom, Valerie gets even more personal about her inner worries: her maternal anxieties about her son, Wolfie (he's fallen in love and, as she writes, "getting your sex talk from Eddie Van Halen wasn't recommended in any of the... more...

  • Japanese Cinema and Othernessby Mika Ko

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Over the last 20 years, ethnic minority groups have been increasingly featured in Japanese Films. However, the way these groups are presented has not been a subject of investigation. This study examines the representation of so-called Others ? foreigners, ethnic minorities, and Okinawans ? in Japanese cinema. By combining textual and contextual analysis,... more...

  • The Politics of Iranian Cinemaby Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    Iran has undergone considerable social upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Drawing on first-hand interviews and detailed ethnographic research, this book explores how cinema is engaged in the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran. The author not only discusses the practices of regulation and reception... more...

  • Performing Violenceby Birgit Beumers; Mark Lipovetsky

    Intellect Books Ltd 2009; US$ 25.00

    New Russian Drama began its rise at the end of the twentieth century, following a decline in dramatic writing in Russia that stemmed back to the 1980s. Authors Beumers and Lipovetsky examine the representation of violence in these new dramatic works penned by young Russian playwrights. Performing Violence is the first English-language study of the... more...

  • Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heineby Ritchie Robertson

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 139.99

    A study of eighteenth- and early nineteeenth-century poetry in English, French and German, focusing on the mock epic (from Pope's Dunciad to Byron's Don Juan) as a critique of serious epic poetry and also as a literary means of exploring a wide range of sexual and religious issues in a humorous style. more...