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  • Audrey Hepburnby Ellen Cheshire

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 7.28

    The Pocket Essential Audrey Hepburn looks at Audrey’s early life growing up in Holland during the war. Her father was a nazi sympathiser and her mother of Dutch aristocracy and this brought about pressures and experiences that Audrey would carry with her throughout her life. Wartime starvation was responsible for her ‘gamin’ appearance.... more...

  • Austen Tayshusby Ross Fitzgerald; Rick Murphy

    Hale & Iremonger 2011; US$ 23.99

    Powerfully written by controversial author-broadcaster Ross Fitzgerald and comedy writer Rick Murphy, Austen Tayshus: Merchant of Menace is a no holds-barred biography of Australia’s edgiest comedian; a man rightly regarded as the nation’s most dangerous and subversive performer. Austen Tayshus is the creation of Sandy Gutman, a shy, intelligent,... more...

  • Australian Horror Films, 1973-2010by Peter Shelley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    This pioneering work provides in-depth coverage of 76 horror films produced in Australia, where serial killers, carnivorous animals, mutants, zombies, vampires and evil spirits all receive the "antipodean" cinematic treatment unique to the Land Down Under. Titles covered were released between 1973 and 2010, a period coinciding with the revival... more...

  • Author and Narratorby Dorothee Birke; Tilmann Köppe

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The distinction between author and narrator is one of the cornerstones of narrative theory. In the past two decades, however, scope, implications and consequences of this distinction have become the subjects of debate. This volume offers contributions to these debates from different vantage points: literary studies, linguistics, philosophy,... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...

  • Automatische Erkennung von Redewiedergabeby Annelen Brunner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This study pertaining to the field of digital humanities takes a new approach to examine a familiar narratological phenomenon. It investigates how to identify the representation of speech, thought, and writing in narrative texts using digital methods. It thus takes a step toward narratological studies that include large quantities of text, enabling... more...

  • Avant-Garde Filmby Michael O'Pray

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes and Passions examines the variety of concerns and practices that have comprised the long history of avant-garde film at a level appropriate for undergraduate study. It covers the developments of experimental film-making since the modernist explosion in the 1920s in Europe through to the Soviet film experiments, the... more...

  • Bakhtin and Theatreby Dick Mccaw

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    What did Bakhtin think about the theatre? That it was outdated? That is ?stopped being a serious genre? after Shakespeare? Could a thinker to whose work ideas of theatricality, visuality, and embodied activity were so central really have nothing to say about theatrical practice? Bakhtin and Theatre  is the first book to explore the relation... more...

  • Balboa Filmsby Jean-Jacques Jura; Rodney Norman Bardin II

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    From 1913 through 1918, Long Beach, California, was home to the largest independent film company in the world, the largely forgotten Balboa Studio. Founder Herbert M. Horkheimer bought the studio from Edison Company in 1913, and by 1915 Balboa's expenses exceeded $2,500 a day and its output hit 15,500 feet of film per week. Bert Bracken, Fatty... more...

  • Based on a True Storyby Donald F. Stevens

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 36.99

    Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, this book examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. An introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies sets the stage for a set of essays that explores the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's... more...