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  • 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...

  • Beautiful & Pointlessby David Orr

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    "David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr?s a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." ?Tom Perrotta Award-winning... more...

  • Beyond Dolby (Stereo)by Mark Kerins

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    Since digital surround sound technology first appeared in cinemas 20 years ago, it has spread from theaters to homes and from movies to television, music, and video games. Yet even as 5.1 has become the standard for audiovisual media, its impact has gone unexamined. Drawing on works from the past two... more...

  • Black Is the New Whiteby Paul Mooney; Dave Chappelle

    Gallery Books 2009; US$ 17.99

    OTHER COMEDIANS TELL JOKES. PAUL MOONEY TELLS THE TRUTH. For more than forty years?whether writing for Richard Pryor and Saturday Night Live or performing stand-up to sold-out crowds around the country?Paul Mooney has been provocative, incisive . . . and absolutely hilarious. His comedy has always been indisputably real and raw, reflecting race... more...

  • Cinematherapy for the Soulby Nancy Peske; Beverly West

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Has your karma run over your dogma? Are you feeling anxious about the future, or wondering who turned down the dimmer switch on your inner light? The illumination you need is right at your fingertips. Settle into the lotus position, pick up your remote control, and let movies be your spiritual guide on your journey toward personal nirvana. From the... more...

  • Criticism, Crisis, and Contemporary Narrativeby Paul Crosthwaite

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    The etymological affinity between ?criticism? and ?crisis? has never been more resonant than it is today, when social life is increasingly understood as defined by a succession of overlapping global crises: financial and economic crises; environmental crises; geopolitical crises; terrorist crises; public health crises. But what is the role of literary... 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...

  • Erfahrung und Geschichteby Thiemo Breyer; Daniel Creutz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    In the interdisciplinary discourse between philosophy and historical, literary, and cultural studies this book explores the relationship between historical narratives and the experiences on which they are based and which give the first impetus for a genuine need to tell the story. Here a new concept of historical experience is formulated... more...

  • Europa! Europa?by Sascha Bru; Jan Baetens; Benedikt Hjartarson; Peter Nicholls; Tania ěrum; Hubert Berg

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    The first volume of the new series ?European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies? focuses on the relation between the avant-garde, modernism and Europe. It combines interdisciplinary and intermedial research on experimental aesthetics and poetics. The articles seek to bring out the complexity of the European avant-garde and modernism by relating... more...

  • Fail Nationby Failblog.org Community

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    From the underbelly of the nuts behind hit websites failblog.org and icanhascheezburger.com comes FAIL Nation , your silent guide and handler to the not-even-close-to-perfect nation of FAIL, chock-full of irrelevant tips and useless suggestions about why to shop, who to eat, and when to see. So fasten your exit and check for the nearest seatbelt?your... more...