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- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86
This collection of plays written and introduced by actor-turned-writer Ayub Khan Din charts the development of a writer able to turn the tumultuous experience of life in modern Britain into satisfying, humane and often richly comic drama. Whether drawing on his own childhood, growing up in an Anglo-Pakistani family in Salford, or on E.R. Braithwaite's... more...
- Tin House Books 2014; US$ 16.95
Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world?s most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country?s largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland?s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers? discuss their work and their thoughts on the trajectory of contemporary literature and culture.... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 59.99
This is a provocative collection of essays that provide cutting edge, original research in film studies, discussing a number of 'transgressive' films that have never before had such in-depth analysis and treatment. From '70s Italian horror films and extreme European cinema to Nazi propaganda films and fundamentalist Christian 'scare' movies, these... more...
- Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
With his characteristic genius for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he teases out how mystery lies at the heart of all storytelling,... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57
It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script. Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will consider questions such as: What is 'emotional... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99
All aspects of drama screenwriting, with such case studies as Erin Brockovich , The King?s Speech , Juno , and many more Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, this book considers questions such as What is "emotional truth?" What separates stereotypical and authentic characters? What are the different types... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about childrens literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. Even as childrens literature has evolved in opposition to its origins... 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...