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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Voice: Onstage and Offby Robert Barton; Rocco dal Vera

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of performance. This highly adaptable course of study empowers... more...

  • Yen (NHB Modern Plays)by Anna Jordan

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, Yen explores a childhood lived without boundaries and the consequences of being forced to grow up on your own. Hench is sixteen, Bobbie is thirteen. They live alone with their dog Taliban, playing PlayStation, watching porn, surviving. Sometimes their chaotic mum Maggie visits; occasionally she passes... more...

  • Children?s Literature and the Posthumanby Zoe Jaques

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children?s literature and recent critical concerns with posthuman identity to argue that children?s fiction offers sophisticated interventions into debates about what it means to be human, and in particular about humanity?s relationship to animals and the natural... more...

  • Europa! Europa?by Sascha Bru; Jan Baetens; Benedikt Hjartarson; Peter Nicholls; Tania Řrum; 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... 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 up most of the titles 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...

  • Graciasby Alma Luz Villanueva

    Wings Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    A journey into the heart of Mexico and a coming home to the spirit of the author's beloved grandmother, this poetry collection documents travels throughout Mexico as well as Costa Rica, France, and the poet's country of birth, the United States. The titular poem, "Gracias," describes the three-day drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to San Miguel de... more...

  • Valleywood - The Autobiography of Lateysha Graceby Lateysha Grace

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 13.11

    Since exploding onto our screens as part of the MTV show The Valleys, diva Lateysha Grace has caused quite a stir with her kick-offs, cat-fights and confident Beyoncé-like behaviour. But before all the glamour, Lateysha had a bleak childhood; born into a single parent family where her mother Debbie struggled to make ends meet, plunging the family... more...

  • Eleonora Duseby Helen Sheehy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 32.50

    A new biography, the first in two decades, of the legendary actress who inspired Anton Chekhov, popularized Henrik Ibsen, and spurred Stanislavski to create a new theory of acting based on her art and to invoke her name at every rehearsal. Writers loved her and wrote plays for her. She be-friended Rainer Maria Rilke and inspired the young James Joyce,... more...