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  • Theory into Poetryby Eva Muller-Zettelmann; Margarete Rubik

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 105.00

    At the beginning of the 21st century, there is still no generally accepted comprehensive definition of the lyric or differentiated modern toolkit for its analysis. The reception of poetry is largely characterised either by an empathetic identification of critics with the lyric persona or by exclusive interest in formal patterning. The present volume... more...

  • John Hustonby Tony Tracy; Roddy Flynn

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Years after his death, American filmmaker John Huston (1906-1987) remains an enigmatic and compelling figure. This wide-ranging collection of new essays encompasses a variety of topics relating to Huston's lifestyle, political activities and cinematic legacy. Fresh analyses of such films as Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, The... 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...

  • Lessons at the Fence Postby Paul D. Cummings

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.95

    "Remember, life is a marathon and not a sprint. Train yourself to go the distance." The homespun wisdom that young Paul Cummings received while he and his granddad talked beside an Arkansas fence post has enriched his life beyond measure. Now he shares with us a treasure-trove of nearly two hundred inspiring insights into human nature and bedrock... more...

  • The George Carlin Lettersby Sally Wade

    Gallery Books 2011; US$ 26.00

    A unique illustrated memoir by Sally Wade, the love of George Carlin’s life for ten years, THE GEORGE CARLIN LETTERS: THE PERMANENT COURTSHIP OF SALLY WADE is a collection of never-before-seen writings and artwork by the late great comedian (representing at least 1/3 of the text in the book), woven into Wade’s beautifully told chronicle of the last... more...

  • Into the Dark (Cultural Exegesis)by Craig Detweiler

    Baker Publishing Group 2008; US$ 26.00

    A Hollywood screenwriter/producer and film professor explores forty-five of the twenty-first century's most popular films as vehicles of common grace. more...

  • More Mirth of a Nationby Michael J. Rosen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.74

    More seriously funny writing from American's most trusted humor anthology Witty, wise, and just plain wonderful, the inaugural volume of this biennial, Mirth of a Nation, ensured a place for the best contemporary humor writing in the country. And with this second treasury, Michael J. Rosen has once again assembled a triumphant salute to one of... more...

  • Great Philosophers Who Failed at Loveby Andrew Shaffer

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 9.74

    “Amazing stories! Incredible quotes! Sordid details! This book shows that a genius in the realm of thought can be a dummy in the land of love.” — Tom Morris, author of If Aristotle Ran General Motors What do René Descartes,  John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Paul Sartre have in common? That’s right: they were all hopeless failures when... more...

  • Speak Up!by Cyndi Maxey; Kevin E. O'Connor

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    The insider's guide for women who want to master the art of business, professional, and public speaking Whether speaking one-on-one or one to one thousand, women have specific challenges that can get in the way of their ability to convey ideas and engage an audience. Public speaking professionals Cyndi Maxey and Kevin O'Connor give women the tips... more...

  • French Costume Drama of the 1950sby Susan Hayward

    Intellect Books Ltd 2011; US$ 38.00

    When political and civil unrest threatened France’s social order in the 1950s, French cinema provided audiences a seemingly unique form of escapism from such troubled times: a nostalgic look back to the France of the nineteenth and earlier centuries, with costume dramas set in the age of Napoleon, the Belle Époque, the Revolution and further back still... more...