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  • Self-Reference in Literature and Musicby Walter Bernhart; Werner Wolf

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 56.00

    This volume contains a selection of nine essays with an interdisciplinary perspective. They were originally presented at the Sixth International Conference on Word and Music Studies, which was held at Edinburgh University in June 2007 and was organized by the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA). The contributions to this volume... more...

  • The Dude Abidesby Cathleen Falsani; Rabbi Allen Secher

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 11.99

    Join award-winning author and columnist Cathleen Falsani as she explores the serious existential questions raised in the movies of the wildly popular and always irreverent Coen brothers. Coen fans and film lovers will appreciate Falsani?s unique blend of contemporary insight and spiritual discernment that is both entertaining and illuminating. more...

  • The Profession of the Playwrightby John Russell Stephens

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 47.00

    This book examines the working world of the playwright in nineteenth-century Britain. more...

  • A Companion to Henslowe's Diaryby Neil Carson

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 38.00

    A thorough analysis of Philip Henslowe's diary which provides a unique source of information on Elizabethan repertory theatre. more...

  • Ingrid Bergmanby David Thomson

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 7.99

    ?Ingrid Bergman was far more than just a sweet, virtuous, ?natural? Swedish girl?she was a dark sensualist over whom many men might go mad. Her very gaze delivered a climate of adult romantic expectation.?   Adored by millions for her luminous beauty and elegance, at the height of her career Bergman commanded a love that has hardly ever been matched,... more...

  • Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americasby Kristin E. Pitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This timely investigation contextualizes twenty-first century representations of disappearance, torture, and detention within a historical framework of inter-American literary narratives. Pitt examines a wide range of sources, from Hawthorne to Faulkner to Danticat, and finds a persistent focus on the body that links contemporary practices of political... more...

  • Peckinpah's Tragic Westernsby John L. Simons; Robert Merrill

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    The work of Sam Peckinpah represents a high point in American cinema. This text is the first theoretical and critical attempt to place Peckinpah within the 2,000-year-old tradition of western tragedy. The tradition, enfolding the Greeks, Shakespeare and modern tragedians, is represented in Peckinpah's art in numerous ways, and the fact that he... more...

  • The Left Side of the Screenby Bob Herzberg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    In examining the careers of communist and liberal actors, screenwriters, playwrights, and directors in Hollywood from the late 1920s to the present, this book uses studio and PCA correspondence, FBI files, film and theater reviews, and other sources to reveal how all of these artists were concerned with and active in the cinema of social protest. It... more...

  • Eddie Murphy: Actorby Hal Marcovitz

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    Even as a young boy, Eddie Murphy knew how to make people laugh. He first took the stage at the age of 15, emceeing an amateur talent show. At 19, he was discovered by the producers of Saturday Night Live and soon emerged as the sketch comedy program's biggest and most controversial star, creating such memorable characters as Buckwheat, Mr. Robinson,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of American Cinemaby Keith M. Booker

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 84.99

    The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent... more...