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  • Distraction Piecesby Scroobius Pip

    Octopus 2016; US$ 21.99

    Join Scroobius Pip as he gets to the bottom of what matters most in life: whether getting Russell Brand to expound on capitalism, Jon Ronson on the perils of social media, Simon Pegg on the power of satire, Killer Mike on race relations in the United States or Howard Marks on drugs and cancer, Pip elicits thought-provoking material by rummaging through... more...

  • Content Providerby Stewart Lee

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 14.57

    Over the last few years, often when David Mitchell has been on holiday, the comedian Stewart Lee has been attempting to understand modern Britain in a weekly newspaper column. Why are there so few right-wing stand-ups? Who was Grant Shapps? What does your Spotify playlist data say about you? Are Jeremy Corbyn and Stewart Lee really the new Christs?... more...

  • Brian Friel: Collected Plays - Volume 2by Brian Friel

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 29.16

    This second collection of Brian Friel's work contains: The Freedom of the City (1973) Volunteers (1975) Living Quarters (1977) Aristocrats (1979) (March) Faith Healer (1979) (April) Translations (1980) more...

  • Presto!by Penn Jillette

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality?Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary. Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his sixtieth birthday. Topping 330 pounds and saddled with a... more...

  • In My Humble Opinionby Soraya Roberts

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    A smart, engaging investigation of the show that brought real teens to TVMy So-Called Life lasted only 19 episodes from 1994 to 1995, but in that time it earned many devoted viewers, including the showrunners who would usher in the teen TV boom of the late ’90s and the new millennium. With its focus on 15-year-old Angela Chase’s search for... more...

  • Real James Deanby Peter Winkler; George Stevens

    Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    In the decades following his death, many of those who knew James Dean best??actors, directors, friends, lovers (both men and women), photographers, and Hollywood columnists??shared stories of their first-person experiences with him in interviews and in the articles and autobiographies they wrote. Their recollections of Dean became lost in fragile back... more...

  • Monstrous Progenyby Lester D. Friedman; Allison B. Kavey

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Mary Shelley?s Frankenstein is itself a monster, a mythos that will not die, a corpus that keeps getting harvested for parts to animate new artistic creations. Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the novel?s literary and intellectual roots, analyzing the evolution of the Frankenstein... more...

  • New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studiesby Guy Austin

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 27.95

    Through his influential work on cultural capital and social mobility, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has provided critical insights into the complex interactions of power, class, and culture in the modern era. Ubiquitous though Bourdieu's theories are, however, they have only intermittently been used to study some of the most important forms... more...

  • Clyde Fitch and the American Theatreby Kevin Lane Dearinger

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 129.99

    Clyde Fitch was a major figure in the American theatre, influential in his time and to the playwrights who followed. A collection of Fitch?s letters published in 1924 provided a sanitized record of his life, but no major biography has since appeared. Clyde Fitch and the American Theatre: An Olive in the Cocktail is the missing piece in the study... more...

  • Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introductionby Ashish Rajadhyaksha

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The Indian cinema sells 2.9 billion movie tickets annually, the largest in the world. Yet, as an economic entity, the Indian movie industry remains small, with an annual revenue that is 5% of Hollywood's. This volume throws light on the history of Indian cinema and the circumstances that saw the birth of one of the world's great countercultures. more...