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  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Literatureby Walter Jost; Garry L. Hagberg

    Wiley 2009; US$ 225.95

    This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them ‘Relations Between Philosophy and Literature’,... more...

  • I'm Dying Up Hereby William Knoedelseder

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.99

    In the mid-1970s, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen, and several hundred other shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from all across the country migrated en masse to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson?s Tonight Show . There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams... more...

  • The Future of Fleshby Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou; Zoe Detsi-Diamanti; Effie Yiannopoulou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 120.00

    Encompassing some of the most recent academic research on mainstream issues of body image, weight and representation of the body, this collection addresses the body in areas such as ancient Greek poetry, new media art, comic book culture and biotechnology. more...

  • Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Presentby Alison Forsyth; Chris Megson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00

    Over the past two decades, theatre practitioners across the West have turned to documentary modes of performance-making to confront new socio-political realities. The essays in this book place this work in context, exploring historical and contemporary examples of documentary and 'verbatim' theatre, and applying a range of critical perspectives. more...

  • LOVEby B.C. Aronson

    Diversified Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    ?True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.? ? Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld , Writer ?To have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment. It is not inherited, as with a family. It is not compelling, as with a child. And it has no means of physical pleasure,... more...

  • The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mysteryby Robert J. Ray

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, Sara Paretsky and Thomas Harris, you, too, can learn the trade secrets of quality detective fiction. It's true.  Just one year from now, you can deliver a completed mystery novel to a publisher--by writing only on weekends.  Authors Robert J.  Ray and Jack Remick guide you through the entire mystery-writing... more...

  • George Lucas's Blockbustingby Alex Ben Block; Lucy Autrey Wilson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 24.99

    A comprehensive look at 300 of the most financially and/or critically successful motion pictures of all time?many made despite seemingly insurmountable economic, cultural, and political challenges?set against the prevailing production, distribution, exhibition, marketing, and technology trends of each decade in movie business history. more...

  • Obamistan! Land Without Racismby damali ayo

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Hilarious, sarcastic, and insightful, this witty companion to the new America—which its loyal citizens call Obamistan—offers recommendations for navigating this exciting utopia. Eyewitness testimonials, pop quizzes, newspaper clippings, and Twitter feeds tell unprepared citizens what to expect now that America has elected a black president and left... more...

  • Campbell's Scoopby Patty Campbell

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    At the request of her many fans, Patty Campbell has selected some of her best essays, articles, columns, and speeches on the subject of YA literature. Editor of the Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature series, Campbell provides passionate commentaries about young adult literature and its future. more...

  • Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerlandby David Rose

    Scribner 2010; US$ 13.99

    Straight from British shores, here is another dose of love, or the lack of it, from the pages of the London Review of Books. The editor of They Call Me Naughty Lola has cooked up yet another irresistible collection of brilliant, bawdy and often absurd personal ads from the world's funniest, and smartest, lonely-hearts column. These ads prove that... more...