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  • Atomic Postcardsby John O?Brian; Jeremy Borsos

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    Atomic postcards played an important role in creating and disseminating a public image of nuclear power. Presenting small-scale images of test explosions, power plants, fallout shelters, and long-range missiles, the cards were produced for mass audiences in China, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan and link the multilayered geographies... more...

  • Presidents in the Moviesby Iwan W. Morgan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Cinematic depictions of real U.S. presidents from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush explore how Hollywood movies represent American history and politics on screen. more...

  • Early-Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas on Broadwayby Richard Wattenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Frontier dramas were among the most popular and successful of early-twentieth-century Broadway type plays. The long runs of contemporary dramas not only indicate the popularity of these plays but also tell us that these plays offered views about the frontier that original audiences could and did embrace. more...

  • Chamber Musicby James Joyce

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 2.99

    Irish author James Joyce is best remembered as one of the most important novelists of the twentieth century. His masterwork Ulysses is regarded by some critics as the best novel ever written. However, Joyce also dabbled in other genres, and poetry, according to some accounts, was his first literary love. Chamber Music was Joyce's first full-length... more...

  • The Strawby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill is credited with altering the trajectory of American drama in the early twentieth century by focusing on the lives of working-class people and using language that more closely echoed everyday vernacular. The Straw is an account of a man who falls in love while in quarantine, being treated for tuberculosis. more...

  • The Hairy Apeby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    One of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape is still as startlingly fresh and innovative as it was when it was first published nearly a hundred years ago. Primal working man Yank feels at home in the harsh but familiar environment of a ship's engine room, but a chance encounter with a wealthy... more...

  • Talking the Walk & Walking the Talk: A Rhetoric of Rhythmby Marc Shell

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision. In doing so, it contributes to the theory of prosody, our understanding of respiration and looking, and, in sum, to the particular links, across the board, between the human characteristics of bipedal walking and meaningful talk. The author first introduces the... more...

  • Accompanied Voicesby John Greening

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 27.69

    Accompanied Voices is a unique book: not only is it a highly readable anthology of some of the most memorable and accessible international writing about classical music, and a moving commentaryby one set of practising artists on the work of another. There have been several anthologies of 'music poems', but never one which follows the story of western... more...

  • Global Perspectives on Death in Children?s Literatureby Lesley D. Clement; Leyli Jamali

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    This volume visits death in children?s literature from around the world, making a substantial contribution to the dialogue between the expanding fields of Childhood Studies, Children?s Literature, and Death Studies. Considering both textual and pictorial representations of death, contributors focus on the topic of death in children?s literature as... more...

  • Waiting for the Pastby Les Murray

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 11.65

    The clearly-focussed lyrics of Les Murray?s Waiting for the Past are rich in topographies and the languages peculiar to them wonga vines, lyre birds, gum trees, shrike thrushes, tallow boughs, boab trees, the octopus in Wylies Baths killed by sterilising chlorine. With the erasures the modern world brings, words, landscapes and lives descend to... more...