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  • National Identity in Global Cinemaby Carlo Celli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00

    When themes of historical and cultural identity appear and repeat in popular film, it is possible to see the real pulse of a nation and comprehend a people, their culture, and their history. National Identity in Global Cinema  describes how national cultures, as reflected in popular cinema, can truly explain the world , one country at a time. more...

  • The Philosophy of Styleby Herbert Spencer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher and prominent social theorist of the Victorian era. In his work The Philosophy of Style he argues that written language should be as easy to understand as possible, allowing for the most effective and efficient possible communication. His suggestions for sentence structure supported ideas on formalist rhetoric. more...

  • Satiristasby Paul Provenza; Dan Dion

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society?and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate? Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto on satire and comedy presented by Paul Provenza, co-creator of The Aristocrats . more...

  • Short Story Writingby Charles Raymond Barrett

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    This book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work, of some indifferent attempts to imitate them, and of the critical examination of several thousands of short stories written by amateurs. It is designed to be of... more...

  • The Strawby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill is credited with altering the trajectory of American drama in the early twentieth century by focusing on the lives of working-class people and using language that more closely echoed everyday vernacular. The Straw is an account of a man who falls in love while in quarantine, being treated for tuberculosis. more...

  • Successful Methods of Public Speakingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 5.99

    You can acquire valuable knowledge for use in your own public speaking by studying the successful methods of other men. This does not mean, however, that you are to imitate others, but simply to profit by their experience and suggestions in so far as they fit in naturally with your personality. All successful speakers do not speak alike. Each man has... more...

  • The Training of a Public Speakerby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The power of eloquence to move and persuade men is universally recognized. To-day the public speaker plays a vital part in the solution of every great question and problem. Oratory, in the true sense, is not a lost art, but a potent means of imparting information, instruction, and persuasion. Eloquence is still "the appropriate organ of the highest... more...

  • 2nd May 1997 (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    <p>A smouldering play about escaping the past, seizing the present and owning the future.<br></p><p>2nd May 1997. An historic victory. The Tories, eighteen years in power, are defeated as New Labour sweeps into government. From the euphoria and despair, three deeply personal stories emerge.<br></p><p>Tory MP... more...

  • Adelphoeby Terence; David Christenson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 6.95

    The play Adephoe provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Terence. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices. more...

  • Alles, was in mir steckt: Kreatives Schreiben im systemischen Kontextby Renate Haußmann; Petra Rechenberg-Winter

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 15.13

    Kreatives Schreiben ist mehr als nur ein Freizeitvergnügen: Es verhilft zu mehr Selbstwirksamkeit, zu mehr Selbstachtsamkeit und ist eine unerschöpfliche Kraftquelle. Dieses Instrument kann nicht nur der Einzelne gewinnbringend für sich einsetzen, sondern es ist auch in der systemischen Therapie, Beratung sowie in der Personal- und Unternehmensentwicklung... more...