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  • Letters to a Young Actorby Robert Brustein

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    Inspiration and guidance for struggling performers more...

  • Historical Comedy On Screenby Hannu Salmi

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    In 1893, Friedrich Engels branded history 'the cruelest goddess of all.' This sorrowful vision of the past is deeply rooted in the Western imagination, and history is thus presented as a joyless playground of inevitability rather than a droll world of possibilities. There are few places this is more evident than in historical cinema which tends... more...

  • The Right to Play Oneselfby Thomas Waugh

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    "The Right to Play Oneself" collects for the first time Thomas Waugh's essays on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin's and Joris Ivens's manifestos of "committed" documentary from the 19 0s, reflects the book's theme of the... more...

  • The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830by Dr Claire Brock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore 'The age of personality's' obsession with instantaneous publicity. more...

  • Cross Worldsby Anne Waldman; Laura Wright

    Coffee House Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Cross Worlds engages cultural hybrids, trans-cultural alliances and associations, and the vital practice of poets working across borders. more...

  • Stolen Language?by Shelley Angelil-Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Real Language Series General Editors- Jennifer Coates, Jenny Cheshire and Euan Reid This is a sociolinguistic series about the relationships between language, society and social change. Books in the series draw on natural language data from a wide range of social contexts. The series takes a critical approach to the subject, challenging current orthodoxies,... more...

  • The Fiction of the Poetby Anna Elizabeth Balakian

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Addressing all readers who value the beauty of language, Anna Balakian examines the work of five twentieth-century poets--Yeats, Valry, Rilke, Stevens, and Guilln--to show how the linguistic richness of the symbolist tradition continued well into the modern period. These writers, all of whom learned the poetry of language from Mallarm, compensated... more...

  • Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatreby Robert J. Andreach

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 32.99

    This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O?Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary American theatre, but issues from an expectation fundamental to American culture: the pressure on characters to create themselves. 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...

  • Silencesby Tillie Olsen; Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2014; US$ 16.95

    Special 25th anniversary edition of the landmark survey that revolutionized the view of literary history. more...