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  • Secrets of Screen Actingby Patrick Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each... more...

  • Das neugriechische Schattentheater Karagiozisby Walter Puchner

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 30.96

    Das neugriechische Schattentheater ist der letzte Zeuge einer einst im ganzen östlichen Mittelmeer verbreiteten Spieltätigkeit. Dieses fachlich scheinbar periphere Phänomen führt den Untersuchenden sehr bald schon in zentrale Bereiche von Theaterwissenschaft und Neogräzistik, wobei Walter Puchners Arbeit eine langjährige Lücke schließt, da die griechische... more...

  • Food on Filmby Tom Hertweck

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This collection addresses the relative scarcity of work relating to food-film studies, showcasing innovative viewpoints about a popular, yet understudied, subject in film. The volume asks provocative questions about food and its relationship with work, urban life, sexual orientation, the family, race, morality, and a wide range of ?appetites.? ... more...

  • Closely Watched Filmsby Marilyn Fabe

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch. Ranging from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to James Cameron?s... more...

  • Routledge Creative Writing Coursebookby Paul Mills

    Routledge 2005; US$ 37.95

    A practical guide to creative writing. Covers life writing, novels, short stories, poetry, screenwriting. Discusses literary theory, example texts, style, sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary, courses, resources, getting published. more...

  • A Writer's Coachby Jack R. Hart

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.95

    Mystified over misplaced modifiers? In a trance from intransitive verbs? Paralyzed from using the passive voice? To aid writers, from beginners to professionals, legendary writing coach Jack Hart presents a comprehensive, practical, step-by-step approach to the writing process. He shares his techniques for composing and sustaining powerful writing... more...

  • Writing Alone and with Othersby Pat Schneider

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    Guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. This book also describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the US and abroad. The chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources. more...

  • Authorship in Contextby Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi; Dr Polina Mackay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 104.00

    Theories of authorship and material culture provide the framework for this study. It maps Anglo-American authorship as it shifts from a theoretical to a more material approach to its study in contexts recognized as key to its development: the nineteenth-century literary market-place, twentieth-century experimentalism and postmodern culture. more...

  • 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...