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  • Poetry as Spiritual Practiceby Robert McDowell

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 20.00

    "[When we read and write poetry,] it is as if a long-settled cloud in our mind suddenly dissipates, and we are divine once again." -- from the Introduction Poetry is the language of devotion in prayer, chant, and song. Reading and writing poetry creates clarity, deepens and expands spiritual inquiry, and cultivates wisdom, compassion, self-confidence,... more...

  • Awaken the Writer Withinby Cathy Birch

    How To Books 2005; US$ 17.00

    Helps you with your desire to write and shows how to fulfil this desire. This book includes: visualisation techniques, flow charts, and word webs. Each of these is designed to help you to explore both your conscious and your subconscious mind and to harness your creativity with a view to developing your characters, settings, plot and dialogue. more...

  • Unbearable Lightnessby Portia De Rossi

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 17.50

    Born Mandy Rodgers just outside of Geelong, Portia de Rossi is one of Hollywood's most intriguing and talked about stars. Finding early success in the Australian film Sirens, Portia went on to star in the hit television series Ally McBeal, as well as the cult hit Arrested Development, launching her Hollywood career - and eventual high-profile marriage... more...

  • C. Northcote Parkinson's Parkinson's Lawby Leo Gough

    Infinite Ideas 2011; US$ 8.95

    Cyril Northcote Parkinson?s insightful book demonstrates his witty and acerbic panache for bringing to light the absurdity of every day life. Working around the premise 'work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion? Parkinson explores the realities of human behaviour within a bureaucracy. He doesn't theorise, but instead... more...

  • The Practice of Poetryby Robin Behn

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels. more...

  • Film Studiesby Andrew Butler

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 5.08

    Seeing a film is only half the fun. The real joy comes from arguing about it afterwards in the pub or on the journey home. But have you ever felt you needed to know a little more? Film Studies offers a concise introduction to the appreciation and study of film. This second edition begins with an examination of early film theory before analysing how... more...

  • New Hart's Rulesby Oxford Reference

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    For over a hundred years, Hart's Rules has been the authority on style, helping writers and editors prepare copy for publication. The latest edition of this guide has been updated for the twenty-first century using the resources of Oxford Dictionaries and with the advice of publishing experts.Twenty-one chapters give information on all aspects... more...

  • Write Your Way into Animation and Gamesby Christy Marx

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95

    As the comics/games/animation industries converge, the writers who develop scripts for the entertainment industry need to know how to jump from one format to the next to keep their skills flexible and current. This book provides cutting-edge tips and techniques for writers who want to gain an edge in the animation and game industries. more...

  • Genre (Routledge Revivals)by Heather Dubrow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This study, first published in 1982, explores and demonstrates the ways in which an awareness of literary genre can illuminate works as diverse as Milton?s ?Lycidas? and Berryman?s Sonnets . The first book to offer a historical survey of genre theory, it traces the history from the Greek rhetoricians to such contemporary figures as Frye and Todorov.... more...

  • Readers and Readingby Andrew Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Much literary criticism focuses on literary producers and their products, but an important part of such work considers the end-user, the reader. It asks such questions as: how far can the author condition the response of the reader, and how much does the reader create the meaning of a text? Dr Bennett's collection includes important essays from such... more...