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- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00
This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore 'The age of personality's' obsession with instantaneous publicity. more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95
Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers?and more than his share of enemies?by advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments, including: ? Liberals love losing because it... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
† ?Compulsively readable . . . an entertaining romp through [Nicole Kidman?s] life and career that?s also a smart commentary on celeb culture.? --Christopher Kelly, The Star-Telegram † ?Illuminating . . . part astute analysis of our relationship to the film image and our cultural fixation on celebrity and part insightful film criticism . . .... more...
- Atria Books 2009; US$ 16.00
Welcome back to chez Bertinelli, where life is as crazy and comical as ever. In revealing talks with her longtime boyfriend, Tom, Valerie gets even more personal about her inner worries: her maternal anxieties about her son, Wolfie (he's fallen in love and, as she writes, "getting your sex talk from Eddie Van Halen wasn't recommended in any of the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 139.99
A study of eighteenth- and early nineteeenth-century poetry in English, French and German, focusing on the mock epic (from Pope's Dunciad to Byron's Don Juan) as a critique of serious epic poetry and also as a literary means of exploring a wide range of sexual and religious issues in a humorous style. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95
Iran has undergone considerable social upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Drawing on first-hand interviews and detailed ethnographic research,†this book†explores how cinema is engaged in the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran. The†author not only discusses the practices of regulation and reception... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 115.00
Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces Films and documentaries discussed... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 37.00
This ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream contexts. It explores the cultural and political dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia and sheds light on international arts marketing and trends in cross-cultural performance training. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage examines the history and form of India's r‚s 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 r‚s lila ... more...