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- Berlinica Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 5.99
Never before or after have the horrors of the "Great War," as World War I was known, been captured as they were by Kurt Tucholsky. The famed Weimar writer, who would become one of Germany?s best-known satirist and journalists, describes surviving in the trenches and fighting a losing battle, the arrogance of the officers and the desperation of the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
Digital technologies have transformed archives in every area of their form and function, and as technologies mature so does their capacity to change our understanding and experience of material and performative cultural production. There has been an exponential explosion in the production and consumption of video online and yet there is a scarcity... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Film noir is more than a cinematic genre. It is an essential aspect of American culture. Along with the cowboy of the Wild West, the denizen of the film noir city is at the very center of our mythological iconography. Described as the style of an anxious victor, film noir began during the post-war period, a strange time of hope and optimism mixed with... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
A millionaire before the age of 20, the star of the long-running popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and a movie star, Will Smith boasts an impressive résumé?yet his career is far from over. Growing up in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Will Smith started out a rapper, but soon demonstrated considerable talent and charisma as an actor. Since... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 40.00
We tell ourselves stories in order to live, Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling.... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 35.00
The most accessible approach yet to childrens literature and narrative theory, Telling Childrens Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to childrens literature. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 44.00
This book explores the various meanings given to tragedy, from Aristotle, via Roman ideas and practices, to the middle ages. more...