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  • i am neuroticby Lianna Kong

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    Based on the popular, hilarious website of the same name, I am Neurotic is a smorgasbord of anonymous confessions and wacky photographs that reveal people?s deepest neuroses. Author Lianna Kong has collected the best neuroses from the blog, as well as previously unreleased submissions, demonstrating how neurotic behavior is highly amusing, shocking... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    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 it to... more...

  • The Image of the Jews in Greek Literatureby Bezalel Bar-Kochva

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 99.95

    This landmark contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek intellectuals who devoted special attention to the Jews were Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of "scientific"... more...

  • The Titanic Awardsby Doug Lansky

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.95

    Read Doug Lansky's posts on the Penguin Blog. "In a nutshell, the Titanic Awards are the Darwin Awards for travel- only nobody dies." - Los Angeles Times Everyone who's ever checked (and lost) their luggage or discovered that their hotel misplaced their reservation knows there are few perfect vacations. The Titanic Awards takes... more...

  • Overratedby Mark Juddery

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.95

    A cantankerous collection of the 50 most overhyped people, places and things in the world What do horoscopes, hemlock, Star Trek , the Oscars, and sliced bread have in common? They're all overrated-and systematically skewered in this hilariously opinionated takedown of all things overhyped. Discover the most overrated... Animal Movie... more...

  • Erfahrung und Geschichteby Thiemo Breyer; Daniel Creutz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    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 which elucidates... more...

  • Solid Objectsby Douglas Mao

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 39.00

    In this provocative and wide-ranging study, Douglas Mao argues that a profound tension between veneration of human production and anxiety about production's dangers lay at the heart of literary modernism. Focusing on the work of Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens, Mao shows that modernists were captivated by physical objects,... 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...

  • How to Write a Damn Good Thrillerby James N. Frey

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    A quick look at any fiction bestseller list reveals that thrillers make upámost of theátitles at the top. HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD THRILLER will help the aspiring novelist or screenwriter to design, draft, write, and polish a thriller that is sure to grab readers. Frey uses examples from both books and movies and addresses the following hot topics:... more...

  • Mickey Rourkeby Sandro Monetti

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2010; US$ 9.99

    Mickey Rourke: Wrestling With Demons is an intimate and revealing portrait of a complex man who happens to be one of the most intriguing actors of our time. Written with passion, insight and expertise by respected entertainment journalist Sandro Monetti, this is the compelling story of how Mickey Rourke wrestled his demons and won. Diner, Rumble Fish,... more...