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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95
A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work. He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film. But what of the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB ? From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past thirty years?including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Eleven Comedies: Knights, Acharnaians, Peace, Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Birds, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus. Eleven of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete. These, as well as fragments of some of his other plays, provide us with the only real example we have of a genre of comic... more...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 99.99
This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works?featuring Clouds, Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), and Frogs?combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95
Enlightenment from the South Park gang faster than you can say, "Screw you guys, I'm going home"! The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! presents a compilation of serious philosophical reflections on the twisted insights voiced by characters in TV’s most irreverent animated series. Offers readers a philosophically... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 9.99
In this book Richard Ayoade - actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist - reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines himself fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary. ... more...
- Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 3.63
Les Dawson: a comedian who, more than any other, spoke for the phlegmatic, resigned, sarcastic, glorious British way of life. This is his story. A Northern lad who climbed out of the slums thanks to an uncommonly brilliant mind, Les Dawson was always the underdog, but his bark was funnier and more incisive than many comics who claimed to bite.... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.68
With a fondness for spoonerisms and double entendres, Ronnie Barker is one of the nation?s greatest comics. Gathered together in this second ?best of? volume is a cocktail of his sketches and monologues from every strand of his long and brilliant career. more...
- Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 28.19
Ronnie Barker has long been known as one of Britain?s greatest comedy performers. But he was also responsible for writing much of the material he performed, often hiding the fact from the public by using a number of pen names. Showcasing the complete work of a true comic icon, All I Ever Wrote is a laugh-out-loud collection of sketches, monologues,... more...