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  • Grace is Enoughby Willie Aames; Maylo Upton; Carolyn Stanford Goss

    B&H Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.99

    Television star Willie Aames and his wife Maylo Upton recount their Hollywood highs and lows and the grace they’ve found by moving to small-town Kansas. more...

  • Literary Theory Todayby M.A. Abbas; Tak-Wai Wong

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1981; US$ 11.00

    This book contains the papers given at a conference on literary theory held at the University of Hong Kong from March 31 to April 4, 1981. to complement the papers, an edited version of the taped discussions has been included.In the past two decades, literary theory has undergone such rapid change that it is now, for some, practically unrecognizable.... more...

  • The Vital Lieby Anthony S. Abbott

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 36.95

      The Vital Lie is the first book to examine the reality-illusion conflict in modern drama from Ibsen to present-day playwrights. The book questions why vital lies, lies necessary for life itself, are such an obsessive concern for playwrights of the last hundred years. Using the work of fifteen playwrights, Abbott seeks to discover... more...

  • Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundationby Layla AbdelRahim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This study of children's literature as knowledge, culture, and social foundation bridges the gap between science and literature and examines the interconnectedness of fiction and reality as a two-way road. The book investigates how the civilized narrative orders experience by means of segregation, domestication, breeding, and extermination, arguing... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Early Cinemaby Richard Abel

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This encyclopedia presents a wealth of information on early cinema history, with coverage of the techniques and equipment of film production, profiles of the pioneering directors and producers, analysis of individual films and the rapid growth of distinct film genres, and the emergence of something the world had never seen before - the movie star.... more...

  • The Sounds of Early Cinemaby Richard Abel; Rick R. Altman

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 18.35

    The Sounds of Early Cinema is devoted exclusively to a little-known, yet absolutely crucial phenomenon: the ubiquitous presence of sound in early cinema. "Silent cinema" may rarely have been silent, but the sheer diversity of sound(s) and sound/image relations characterizing the first 20 years of moving ... more...

  • A Torrent of Terrorby Rome Aboh

    Kraft Books 2014; US$ 9.00


  • Angelina Jolie: Actress and Activistby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    As a child, Angelina Jolie was teased about her unusual looks, and while making her way in the acting world, she was often overshadowed by her Academy Award-winning father, Jon Voight. But Jolie soon came into her own. Hailed as one of Hollywood's greatest beauties, she won an Academy Award of her own, along with a reputation for being an actress... more...

  • The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrickby Jerold J. Abrams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2007; US$ 19.95

    In The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick, some of our most respected philosophers investigate Kubrick's art to illuminate his view of reality. In films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Eyes Wide Shut, and Dr. Strangelove, Kubrick explores the world honestly, mirroring the vast complexity of the world of philosophy. Dividing the book into sections on war, love,... more...

  • Sob Sister Journalismby Phyllis Abramson

    ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 64.00

    On June 25, 1906 an event of little public importance occurred. Fueled by popular mood and climate, and capitalized upon by the press, it became the hottest story of the century. Phyllis Leslie Abramson's book recreates the social, political, and economic climate; the murder; and the subsequent trial that led to the manifestation of sob sister journalism.... more...