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  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    "Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and  provocative." -- New York Times Book  Review . "A warm, generous and  hilarious guide through the writer's world and its  treacherous swamps." -- Los Angeles  Times . "A gift to all of  us mortals who write or ever wanted to write...  sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately  cranky... more...

  • Word and Image in Japanese Cinemaby Dennis Washburn; Carole Cavanaugh

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00

    This volume examines the dynamic between temporal linguistic narrative and the spatiality of visual spectacle. more...

  • Disability Culture and Community Performanceby Petra Kuppers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 29.00

    Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade - a subtle engagement with disability culture. more...

  • Writing and Personalityby John K. DiTiberio; George H. Jensen

    Karnac Books 2007; US$ 73.95

    'We cannot separate the writer from the writing. Nor should we try. Both our writing process and our writing products need to carry our unique signature, a bit of our personality.' - From Writing and PersonalityHow you write - what works for you and what makes sense to you - depends on who you are, your personality, your preferences, your style of... more...

  • The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artistby Vincent Kehoe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 84.95

    A classic in its field since its original publication, The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist is now revised, updated and paperback for a new generation of professionals. This encyclopedic resource covers all of the current studio make-up methods and lab techniques, with text and art contributions from some of the leading experts in the... more...

  • An Essay of Dramatick Poesieby John Dryden

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A superb piece of literary criticism by Dryden written during the Plague of 1666 and first published in 1668. The essay is a discourse between 4 speakers including Dryden himself. They discuss the necessity of abiding by the 3 dramatic unities prescribed by Aristotle if necessary, but also trying new techniques. They also discuss traditions of classicism... more...

  • Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy, and Theoryby Jane Adamson; Richard Freadman; David Parker

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 40.00

    An international cast of philosophers and literary theorists addresses questions of ethics and literary criticism. more...

  • The Medieval Chronicle VIIby Juliana Dresvina; Nicholas Sparks

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 83.00

    There are several reasons why the chronicle is particularly suited as the topic of a yearbook. In the first place there is its ubiquity: all over Europe and throughout the Middle Ages chronicles were written, both in Latin and in the vernacular, and not only in Europe but also in the countries neighbouring on it, like those of the Arabic world. Secondly,... more...

  • Looking for My Countryby Robert Macneil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    Renowned journalist and author of the international bestseller Wordstruck , Robert MacNeil reflects on a life lived between nations, and why he finally decided to call himself an American. Growing up in Halifax during World War II, it seemed to Robert MacNeil that nothing of significance ever happened in Canada. From his mother?s obsession with all... more...

  • Naming the Worldby Bret Anthony Johnston

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    You already have the tools to become a gifted writer; what you need is the spark. Harvard creative writing professor and acclaimed author Bret Anthony Johnston brings you an irresistible interactive guide to the craft of narrative writing. From developing characters to building conflict, from mastering dialogue to setting the scene, Naming the World... more...