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  • Phaedoby G. M. A. Grube

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1977; US$ 6.95

    The book is written for anyone seriously interested in Plato's thought and in the history of literary theory or of rhetoric. No knowledge of Greek is required. The focus of this account is on how the resources both of persuasive myth and of formal argument, for all that Plato sets them in strong contrast, nevertheless complement and reinforce each... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Horaceby Stephen Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    In this 2007 volume a superb international cast of contributors present an assessment of Horace, his work and its themes. more...

  • Castration and Culture in the Middle Agesby Larissa Tracy

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Essays exploring medieval castration, as reflected in archaeology, law, historical record, and literary motifs. more...

  • Applied Dramaby Monica Prendergast; Juliana Saxton

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    Applied Drama, a companion to Intellect’s award-winning Applied Theatre, fulfills the need for an introductory handbook for facilitators and teaching artists working with the dramatic process in diverse community settings. more...

  • Norm & Ahmedby Alex Buzo

    Currency Press 1999; US$ 17.99

    These plays portray a society at the cusp of reform. The writing reflects a deep sense of the need for change, and awareness of the ground beginning to give way beneath the feet. The plays are: Alan Hopgood's Private Yuk Objects, a rich portrait of Australia in the mid-60s centred around Australia's participation in the Vietnam war; and This... more...

  • The Power to Nameby Stephanie Newell

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Between the 1880s and the 1940s, the region known as British West Africa became a dynamic zone of literary creativity and textual experimentation. African-owned newspapers offered local writers numerous opportunities to contribute material for publication, and editors repeatedly defined the press as a vehicle to host public debates rather than simply... more...

  • Aristotle in Hollywoodby A. Hiltunen

    Intellect 2002; US$ 10.00

    Throughout the centuries Aristotle's Poetics remained something of a mystery. What was the great philosopher trying to say about the nature of drama and storytelling? What did he mean by pity, fear and catharsis? In this book, Ari Hiltunen explains the mystery of the 'proper pleasure', which, according to Aristotle, is the goal of drama and can be... more...

  • Sacred Narrativesby Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici; Jane Tylus; Jane Tylus

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    The most prominent woman in Renaissance Florence, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici (1425-1482) lived during her city's golden age. Wife of Piero de' Medici and mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Tornabuoni exerted considerable influence on Florence's political and social affairs. She was also, as this volume illustrates, a gifted and prolific poet.... more...

  • New Essays on Umberto Ecoby Peter Bondanella

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    An introduction to Eco's contributions to a wide range of academic disciplines, as well as to his literary works. more...

  • Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approachesby Tony Kushner

    Theatre Communications Group 1993; US$ 12.95

    Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama, 1993. The first part of Tony Kushner's epic drama of America in the 1980s. "A vast, miraculous play.... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting.... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama."--Frank Rich, The New York Times Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time."--Jack... more...