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  • Masterclassby Jacq Burns

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 21.00

    There is no precise formula for writing a bestseller, but there are secrets, skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your odds of publishing a bestselling novel. Whatever your motivation - whether sick of rejections, getting ready to approach a publisher, or with an idea you think is unbeatable - you need to read this book before you do... more...

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural climate of Europe. Taking the McCarthy era as its starting... more...

  • A Self Made of Wordsby Carl H. Klaus

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    Confident or fretful, solemn or sassy, tough or tender, casual or formal: the self you project in writing?your persona?is the byproduct of numerous decisions you make about what to say and how to say it. Though any single word or phrase or sentence might make little difference within the scope of an entire essay or book, collectively they create... more...

  • Contemporary Mise en Scèneby Patrice Pavis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    ?We have good reason to be wary of mise en scène, but that is all the more reason to question this wariness ... it seems that images from a performance come back to haunt us, as if to prolong and transform our experience as spectators, as if to force us to rethink the event, to return to our pleasure or our terror.? ? Patrice Pavis, from the foreword... more...

  • 20 Master Plotsby Ronald B Tobias

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 16.99 US$ 13.93

    Give your story a solid foundationa plot that engages readers from start to finish! The best stories linger in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. These tales gain their power through plots that connect with the audience on both an emotional and intellectual level. Inside Ronald B. Tobias details these 20 time-tested plots. Each is... more...

  • The First Five Pagesby Noah Lukeman

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 16.00

    IF YOU'RE TIRED OF REJECTION, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts each month. While it's the job of these publishing professionals to be discriminating, it's... more...

  • Tweede levensby Annemarie van Heerikhuizen; Irene de Jong; Manet van Montfrans

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 52.90

    In Tweede levens belichten zeventien auteurs, voornamelijk historici en letterkundigen, verschillende aspecten van de veelvormige relatie tussen persoon en personage. Een gevarieerd gezelschap van personen uit alle eeuwen en windstreken komen aan bod: kunstenaars als Vergilius, Van Gogh en Ravel; politici als Roosevelt, Stalin en Sarkozy. Ook een enkele... more...

  • Murder by Accidentby Jody Enders

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Over fifty years ago, it became unfashionable?even forbidden?for students of literature to talk about an author?s intentions for a given work. In Murder by Accident , Jody Enders boldly resurrects the long-disgraced concept of intentionality, especially as it relates to the theater. Drawing on four fascinating medieval events in which a theatrical... more...

  • Description in Literature and Other Mediaby Werner Wolf; Walter Bernhart

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 98.00

    In contrast to narrative, description is a much less researched phenomenon, and where it so far has found attention at all, scholars have almost always discussed it with fiction in mind. The all but exclusive concentration on literature has hitherto obscured the fact that description transcends literature and indeed the verbal media in general and... more...

  • How Ficta Follow Fictionby Alberto Voltolini

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 186.86

    This book is devoted to fictional entities or, to be more precise, fictional entities as they emerge from the literary process of storytelling. They encompass the great immortal figures in human literature?Don Quixote, Faust, Sherlock Holmes and so on?as well as the protagonists of single novels such as Anna Karenina, Emma Woodhouse and Emma Bovary... more...