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- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 25.95
In the 1960s, Christopher Isherwood gave an unprecedented series of lectures at California universities on the theme "A Writer and His World". During this time Isherwood, who would liberate the memoir and become the founding father of modern gay writing, spoke openly for the first time about his craft, on writing for film, theater, and novels,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 1999; US$ 21.99
This comprehensive history of black humor sets it in the context of American popular culture. Blackface minstrelsy, Stepin Fetchit, and the Amos ?n? Andy show presented a distorted picture of African Americans; this book contrasts this image with the authentic underground humor of African Americans found in folktales, race records, and all-black shows... more...
- Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99
Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 4.95
Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works ?Remarkable . . . makes Shakespeare?s extraordinary accomplishment more vivid than ever.??James Shapiro, professor, Columbia University, bestselling author of A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599 ?A feast of literary and historical information.?? The Wall Street Journal more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99
Pliny's letters provide a fascinating insight into Roman life in the period 97 to 112 AD. They document politics, social life, religion, the educational system, the treatment of slaves and include a vivid description of the eruption of Vesuvius. This is a lively and sympathetic new translation. - ;'Gaius Pliny sends greetings to his friend... more...
- Touchstone 2011; US$ 16.99
With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 42.99
Teaching Young Adult Literature Today introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. This smart collection by literary experts illustrates how teachers can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to smart, insightful, and engaging books. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
Acting: The First Six Lessons was first published in 1933 and remains a key text for anyone studying acting today. These dramatic dialogues between teacher and idealistic student explore the field of acting according to one of the original teachers of Stanislavsky?s System in America. This new edition of an essential text is edited by Rhonda... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
This is the story of the actress who became a Hollywood legend by winning the coveted role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind . But behind the dazzling exterior lay the sinister shadow of another Vivien Leigh?a shadow which pursued her throughout her aristocratic upbringing, her frustrating first marriage, her tempestuous romance with Laurence... more...