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- Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 45.00
An entertaining record of a life and a time Ed Lowry joined the vaudeville circuit in 1910 at the age of fourteen. He never achieved stardom equal to the likes of Fred Allen, Jack Benny, George Burns, Buster Keaton, or Eddie Cantor, and he never considered himself an “artiste.” Instead, he saw himself as a hoofer and comic... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 60.00
Penumbra Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by Lou Bellamy as a venue for African American voices within the Twin Cities theatre scene and has stood at the intersection of art, culture, politics, and local community engagement ever since. Based on interviews with actors, directors, playwrights, and critics, this book offers a multifaceted view of... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 69.99
This is a collection of scholarly essays that focuses on particular phases of Chaplin?s career through various critical lenses, in order to highlight the understated, and often overlooked, complexity of Chaplin?s filmmaking, and to provide insight into both the extensive range and the limits of the critical leverage of a broad array of interpretive... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00
This paper aims to study the applications of Metaphorical Pattern Analysis (MPA) to contrastive analysis and translation by researching the differences in the metaphorical mappings instantiated by the English words ‘crisis’ and ‘recession’ and their translation equivalents in Spanish crisis and recesión . Since no translation... more...
- Unofficial Guides 2013; US$ 18.95
The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream is the story of how Walt Disney?s greatest creation was conceived, nurtured, and how it grew into a source of joy and inspiration for generations of visitors. Despite his successors' battles with the whims of history and their own doubts and egos, Walt?s vision maintained... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 135.00
This volume presents results from a corpus-based investigation into the metaphorical production of foreign language learners, comparing texts written by Norwegian (L2) learners of English with those written by British (L1) students. Three types of questions are addressed. The first has empirically measured answers: For example, do L2 English writers... more...
- Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
Reading is a complex human activity that has evolved, and co-evolved, with technology over thousands of years. Mass printing in the fifteenth century firmly established what we know as the modern book, with its physical format of covers and paper pages, and now-standard features such as page numbers, footnotes, and diagrams. Today, electronic documents... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 7.99
Charismatic, talented, intriguingly private and not forgetting devastatingly handsome, Johnny Depp is an actor who has captured the hearts and imaginations of people worldwide. The range of roles in which he has starred make him one of the world's most bankable and sought-after actors - from Alice in Wonderland to Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the... more...
- Sandstone Press Ltd 2014; US$ 21.86
Martin Moran has been a man of the mountains since youth. Famously, he made the first solo ascent of the Scottish Munros in the winter months, as described in his great book, The Munros in Winter (published by Sandstone Press). For decades now he has made his living as a mountain guide based in Strathcarron, Wester Ross. The Scottish hills have by... more...
- Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99
A small town girl leaves her troubled family and starts stripping — which introduces her to a community that keeps her sober and saves her life — but a roller-coaster lifestyle ensues. She gets drugged, does enema shows, and unionizes the club. When she tries to quit and go to graduate school, her mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Broke and... more...