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  • The Theatre of the Absurdby Martin Esslin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In 1953, Samuel Beckett?s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents?Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others?shattered... more...

  • The Translingual Imaginationby Steven G. Kellman

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 50.00

    It is difficult to write well even in one language. Yet a rich body of translingual literature?by authors who write in more than one language or in a language other than their primary one?exists. The Translingual Imagination is a pioneering study of the phenomenon, which is as ancient as the use of Arabic, Latin, Mandarin, Persian, and Sanskrit... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...

  • Talks on Talkingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 5.99

    Effective spoken communication is a fine art. Brush up your speaking skills with this timeless treatise on talking from Yale public speaking instructor Grenville Kleiser. Brimming with practical tips on how to get your point across, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to be a better communicator. more...

  • Scream: The Tyson Tapesby Jonathan Rendall; Richard Williams

    Short Books 2014; US$ 17.49

    Michael Gerard Tyson grew up in almost indescribable poverty in the ghettos of Brooklyn. Incarcerated in a young offender institution at the age of ten – when he was often mistaken for a man of twenty – Tyson discovered that he had extraordinary physical power. In Scream, Jonathan Rendall presents an oral history of Tyson?s life, built around statements... more...

  • Writing Brave and Freeby Ted Kooser; Steve Cox

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 12.95

    Sometimes setting pen to paper requires bravery, and writing well means breaking free of the rules learned in school. Liberating and emboldening the beginning writer are the goals of Ted Kooser and Steve Cox in this spirited book of practical wisdom that brings to bear decades of invaluable experience in writing, teaching, editing, and publishing.... more...

  • Tis Pity She's a Whoreby John Ford

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • The James Plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Rona Munro; Kevin Elyot

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 18.94

    Rona Munro?s vividly imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century. James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock explores the complex character of the colourful Stewart King – poet, lover and law-maker. Captured at the age of 13 and crowned King of Scots in an English prison,... more...

  • The Miserby Molière; Martin Sorrell

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...