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  • Vampire Filmsby Michelle Le Blanc; Colin Odell

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 7.99

    Vampire movies are almost as old as film itself. Constantly remade and reinvented for each new generation, the films, like the vampires themselves, adopt many shapes - from the faithful adaptation of Francis Coppola's Dracula (1992) to the art movie approach of Werner Herzog's Nosferatu remake (1979] via the high-school horror of Buffy the Vampire... more...

  • Japanese Cinema and Othernessby Mika Ko

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Examines the representation of so-called Others ? foreigners, ethnic minorities, and Okinawans ? in Japanese cinema; investigating how these representations are related to the socio-political context of contemporary Japan and considers how the apparently progressive idea of contemporary Japanese multiculturalism is often in collusion with nationalism. more...

  • Trashby Jon Davies

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    A Queer Film Classic: director Paul Morrissey's greatest film for producer Andy Warhol. more...

  • War Storiesby Matthew A. Baum; Tim J. Groeling

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    How does the American public formulate its opinions about U.S. foreign policy and military engagement abroad? War Stories argues that the media systematically distort the information the public vitally needs to determine whether to support such initiatives, for reasons having more to do with journalists' professional interests than the merits of... more...

  • Into the Storyby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00

    INTO THE STORY is the first collection of the work of David Maraniss, one of the most honored and versatile writers of his generation. The thirty-two stories here cover a rich array of topics, ranging from seminal moments in modern history to intimate personal reflections, each piece illuminated by the author?s deep reporting and singular sensibility. more...

  • Do Ants Have Assholes?by Jon Butler; Bruno Vincent

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.99

    Do Ants Have Assholes? is a hilarious, over-the-top parody of bestsellers like Do Men Have Nipples? John Butler and Bruno Vincent have dreamed up a venerable, historic (and imaginary) newspaper. more...

  • Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stageby David Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage examines the history and form of India's rās lila folk theatre, and discusses how this theatre functions as a mechanism of worship and spirituality among Krishna devotees in India. From analyses of performances and conversations with performers, audience, and local scholars, Mason argues that rās lila ... more...

  • Modernism and Poetic Inspirationby Jed Rasula

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    The sites of inspiration documented in this book range from nineteenth century linguistic theory to postmodern strategies of conceptual writing, encompassing well known instances of modernist poetics (Mallarmé, Pound, Olson) alongside obscure but revealing figures like Otto Nebel and Henri-Martin Barzun. more...

  • Losing Our Religionby S. E. Cupp

    Threshold Editions 2010; US$ 15.00

    "The press has become a tool of oppression?politicized, self?aware, self?motivated, and power?hungry. . . . In short, these people can no longer be trusted."  ?From S. E. Cupp?s Losing Our Religion   It?s time to wake up and smell the bias. The go-to commentator for such programs as Fox News?s Hannity and CNN?s Larry King Live and ... more...

  • Screen Playsby David S. Cohen

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this fascinating survey of contemporary screen craft, David Cohen of Script and Variety magazines leads readers down the long and harrowing road every screenplay takes from idea to script to screen. In interviews with Hollywood screenwriters from across the board?Oscar winners and novices alike?Cohen explores what sets apart the blockbuster successes... more...