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  • Stolenby Jane Harrison

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Stolen tells of five young Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their parents, brought up in a repressive children’s home and trained for domestic service and other menial jobs. Segregated from society from their earliest years, not all of them successfully manage their lives when released into the outside world.The pain, poignancy and sheer... more...

  • Things I Overheard While Talking to Myselfby Alan Alda

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.15

    On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed , beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions he’s asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? (And what does that even mean?)... more...

  • The Art of Dramatic Writingby Lajos Egri

    Touchstone 1972; US$ 16.99

    Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the... more...

  • Movie-Made Americaby Robert Sklar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.95

    Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. Ever since Edison's peep shows first captivated urban audiences, film has had... more...

  • Scheduling and Budgeting Your Filmby Paula Landry

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95

    Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide explains the fundamentals of line producing in an easy-to-understand style, and the tips and techniques apply no matter what kind of scheduling or budgeting software you use. Author Paula Landry includes full examples of breakdown forms, organizing resources, distribution expenses, and hidden... more...

  • Views from the Loftby Daniel Slager

    Milkweed Editions 2010; US$ 19.99

    Teachers, exercises, mentors, critiques, humor, and inspiration: these form the fuel all writers need when they get down to work every day. For decades the Loft Literary Center has provided this fuel to an enormous community of writers. Views from the Loft brings together the collected wisdom of that community its authors, students, and editors... more...

  • The Book of Gentle Wisdomby Allan Kellehear

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    This is a book to read on the train, bus or plane. Maybe you will read a page or two before bed at night or over coffee in the morning. This book contains important passages of hope that are truly wonderful. One or several of them will definitely brighten your day, maybe even your life at the moment. more...

  • What I Learned When I Almost Diedby Chris Licht

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 13.99

    What do you learn when your brain goes pop? Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television. At eleven, he began filming himself as he delivered the news. And by the time he was thirty-five, he landed his dream job: a fast-paced,... more...

  • Possible Worlds in Literary Theoryby Ruth Ronen

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 37.00

    The philosophical concept of 'possible worlds' used to explain theoretical problems of fictionality and narrativity. more...

  • The Myth of Theoryby William Righter

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 29.00

    What is critical theory, and to what extent can it claim to exist as a free-standing entity independent of the object of enquiry? more...