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  • The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fictionby Alice Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Written in hypertext and read from a computer, hypertext novels exist as a collection of textual fragments, which must be pieced together by the reader. The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction offers a new critical theory tailored specifically for this burgeoning genre, providing a much needed body of criticism in a key area of new media fiction. more...

  • Geocriticismby Bertrand Westphal; Jr. Robert T. Tally

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Here, Bertrand Westphal provides a theoretical foundation and a critical exploration of geocriticism, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature in relation to space and place.  Drawing on diverse thinkers, Westphal argues that a geocritical approach enables novel ways of seeing literary texts and conducting literary studies.  more...

  • Otherwise Poemsby Oscar Mandel

    Prospect Park Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    The collected English-language poems of Oscar Mandel, the acclaimed Belgian-born poet, playwright, fabulist, and author. more...

  • Kid Stakesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    A joyful portrait of the summer of the first doll, in which a chance encounter brings Olive and Emma, Roo and Barney, into the shabby Carlton terrace to begin a seventeen year journey of seasonal love and argument. Kid Stakes introduces the fun-loving Nancy, who has left the scene by the seventeenth summer, adding a new poignancy to the story. more...

  • Other Timesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Chronologically, Other Times is the middle play of Ray Lawler's Doll Trilogy. Set during the Second World War, in late winter, Barney and Roo are on leave from the army. This functions as the fulcrum of the three plays; it is a time in which the characters stop being kids and become adults. Middle age is looming and life is no longer just a game.... more...

  • Children's Literature and the Avant-Gardeby Elina Druker; Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This chapter addresses what an avant-garde for children might look like, and what it might do. It is called “Surrealism for Children: Paradoxes and Possibilities” because the very notion of an avant-garde for children strikes the author as both paradoxical and not, and as both possible and impossible. In making this claim, the author argues... more...

  • Gut Reichentalby Clemens Jainöcker

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.69

    Der Roman beschreibt ein Beziehungsdrama, welches zum Teil klassische literarische Motive verarbeitet und so dem Leser ein unterhaltsames Panorama an Affären und Liebesbeziehungen in gehobenen Gesellschaftskreisen präsentiert.   Biographische Informationen Clemens Jainöcker, geb. 1939 in Baden b. Wien, Kindheit im Haus der Großmutter im Triestingtal/NÖ,... more...

  • African American Performance and Theater Historyby Harry J. Elam; David Krasner

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    African American Performance and Theater History is an anthology of critical writings that explores the intersections of race, theater, and performance in America. Assembled by two esteemed scholars in black theater, Harry J. Elam, Jr. and David Krasner, and composed of essays from acknowledged authorities in the field, this anthology is organized... more...

  • Eleonora Duseby Helen Sheehy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 32.50

    A new biography, the first in two decades, of the legendary actress who inspired Anton Chekhov, popularized Henrik Ibsen, and spurred Stanislavski to create a new theory of acting based on her art and to invoke her name at every rehearsal. Writers loved her and wrote plays for her. She be-friended Rainer Maria Rilke and inspired the young James Joyce,... more...

  • Laughterby Henri Bergson; Cloudesley Brereton; Fred Rothwell

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.95

    What does laughter mean? What is the basal element in the laughable? What common ground can we find between the grimace of a merry- andrew, a play upon words, an equivocal situation in a burlesque and a scene of high comedy? What method of distillation will yield us invariably the same essence from which so many different products borrow either their... more...