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  • 50 Things to Do with a Bookby Bruce McCall

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    In a world where reading is reportedly dead, renowned humorist, illustrator, and New Yorker contributor Bruce McCall offers 50 inventive, outlandish, and wickedly entertaining things to do with all those excess books in 50 Things to Do with a Book . From starting a band, building a stairway to paradise, and saving your town from a flood to improving... more...

  • Fail Nationby Failblog.org Community

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    From the underbelly of the nuts behind hit websites failblog.org and icanhascheezburger.com comes FAIL Nation , your silent guide and handler to the not-even-close-to-perfect nation of FAIL, chock-full of irrelevant tips and useless suggestions about why to shop, who to eat, and when to see. So fasten your exit and check for the nearest seatbelt?your... more...

  • i am neuroticby Lianna Kong

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Based on the popular, hilarious website of the same name, I am Neurotic is a smorgasbord of anonymous confessions and wacky photographs that reveal people?s deepest neuroses. Author Lianna Kong has collected the best neuroses from the blog, as well as previously unreleased submissions, demonstrating how neurotic behavior is highly amusing, shocking... more...

  • Europa! Europa?by Sascha Bru; Jan Baetens; Benedikt Hjartarson; Peter Nicholls; Tania Ørum; Hubert Berg

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    The first volume of the new series ?European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies? focuses on the relation between the avant-garde, modernism and Europe. It combines interdisciplinary and intermedial research on experimental aesthetics and poetics. The articles seek to bring out the complexity of the European avant-garde and modernism by relating... more...

  • The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Filmby Timothy Iles

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    A concise, textually analytical study of the ways in which works of contemporary Japanese cinema have explored and reflected a 'crisis' in Japan's changing conceptions of individuality and identity approaching the central issue from a range of aspects. more...

  • Interpreting Television Newsby Gabi Schaap

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00

    Television news range among the most extensively investigated topics in communication studies. The book contributes to television news research by focusing on whether and how news viewers who watch the same news program form similar or different interpretations. The author develops a novel concept of interpretation based on cognitive complexity... more...

  • The Image of the Jews in Greek Literatureby Bezalel Bar-Kochva

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    This landmark contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek intellectuals who devoted special attention to the Jews were Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of "scientific"... more...

  • Redrawing the Nationby Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste; Juan Poblete

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00

    Redrawing The Nation: Latin American Comics and The Graphic Construction of Cultural identities is a collective effort to map out some of the complexities structuring the field of comics production, and its history and analysis in Latin/o America. more...

  • Der Begriff der Literaturby Alexander Löck; Jan Urbich

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    The contributions presented here discuss the possibilities and conditions of finding a consensus about the meaning of literature. First, the existing diversity of approaches to literary theory, methods and methodology are discussed. From very different perspectives the individual contributions review the canonic criteria ? descriptiveness,... more...

  • Views from the Loftby Daniel Slager

    Milkweed Editions 2010; US$ 19.99

    Teachers, exercises, mentors, critiques, humor, and inspiration: these form the fuel all writers need when they get down to work every day. For decades the Loft Literary Center has provided this fuel to an enormous community of writers. Views from the Loft brings together the collected wisdom of that community its authors, students, and editors... more...