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  • Thanks, But This Isn't for Usby Jessica Page Morrell

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.95

    A fun, practical guide that reveals the essentials of good fiction and memoir writing by exposing the most common mistakes literary writers make. All great works of fiction and memoir are unique-but most bad novels, stories, and memoirs have a lot in common. From clunky dialogue to poorly sketchedout characters, sagging pacing to exaggerated prose,... more...

  • Poetry Translating as Expert Actionby Francis R. Jones

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    Poetry is a highly valued form of human expression, and poems are challenging texts to translate. For both reasons, people willingly work long and hard to translate them, for little pay but potentially high personal satisfaction. This book shows how experienced poetry translators translate poems and bring them to readers, and how they not only shape... more...

  • Tours et détoursby Catherine Khordoc

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2012; US$ 29.95

    Cette étude examine l?inscription du mythe de Babel dans des romans contemporains de langue française. more...

  • Telling Talesby Melissa Katsoulis

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    When Dionysus the Renegade faked a Sophocles text in 400BC (cunningly inserting the acrostic 'Heraclides is ignorant of letters') to humiliate an academic rival, he paved the way for two millennia of increasingly outlandish literary hoaxers. The path from his mischievous stunt to more serious tricksters like the controversial memoirist and Oprah-duper... more...

  • Citizen Keaneby Cletus Nelson; Adam Parfrey

    Feral House 2014; US$ 18.95

    The strange saga of the famous kitsch artists, the Keanes, soon to be seen in the forthcoming movie Big Eyes . more...

  • Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970sby Gene Scott Freese

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is a biographical A to Z guide to several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema's greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks,... more...

  • Women in Game of Thronesby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a spectrum of archetypes--widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problematic... more...

  • Female Masochism in Filmby Ruth McPhee

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Responses to heterosexual female masochism have ranged from neglect in theories that focus predominantly or only upon masochistic sexuality within male subjects, to condemnation from feminists who regard it as an inverted expression of patriarchal control rather than a legitimate form of female desire. It has commonly been understood as a passive form... more...

  • Jeffrey Hunterby Paul Green

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Jeffrey Hunter is best remembered today for his roles as half-breed Martin Pawley in John Ford's classic western The Searchers (1956), as Jesus Christ in Nicholas Ray's King of Kings (1961) and as Christopher Pike, the first captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek pilot. This work chronicles Hunter's entire film and... more...

  • Renegade Hero or Faux Rogueby Ashley M. Donnelly

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book explores the presence of the anti-hero in mainstream dramatic serial television. It offers critical examinations of Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, Breaking Bad, and Boardwalk Empire. What purpose might such unusual protagonists serve in today's culture and what do their tales tell about U.S. political and economic issues from 2008... more...