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  • The Writing Bookby Kate Grenville

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 15.90

    A completely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or aspiring writers to get you started and to keep you going. more...

  • Stardust Lostby Stefan Kanfer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    In Stardust Lost , Stefan Kanfer brings the colorful Yiddish stage roaring back to life. Born of ancient traditions stretching back to the drama of the Old Testament, the Yiddish theater was a vibrant part of the immigrant experience. Kanfer invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters.... more...

  • Poetry For Dummiesby The Poetry Center; John Timpane

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.50

    Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter... more...

  • The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishingby Tonette S. Rocco; Timothy Gary Hatcher; John W. Creswell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 40.00 US$ 36.00

    The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts,... more...

  • The Theory and Analysis of Dramaby Manfred Pfister; John Halliday

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent and comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The materical on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods of drama, from Greek tragedy and comedy to the contemporary theatre, with the plays of Shakespeare providing a special... more...

  • Bullies, Bastards And Bitchesby Jessica Morrell

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29

    Get to Know Your Character's Sinister Side A truly memorable antagonist is not a one-dimensional super villain bent on world domination for no particular reason. Realistic, credible bad guys create essential story complications, personalize conflict, add immediacy to a story line, and force the protagonist to evolve. From mischief-makers to villains... more...

  • The Gorgon's Gazeby Paul Coates

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 33.00

    The Gorgon's Gaze is an interdisciplinary study of recurrent themes in German cinema as it has developed since the early twentieth century. more...

  • Poetry Translating as Expert Actionby Francis R. Jones

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    Poetry is a highly valued form of human expression, and poems are challenging texts to translate. For both reasons, people willingly work long and hard to translate them, for little pay but potentially high personal satisfaction. This book shows how experienced poetry translators translate poems and bring them to readers, and how they not only shape... more...

  • The Naked Truthby Danielle Staub

    Gallery Books 2010; US$ 15.99

    Meet the Real Danielle… You’ve seen her on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, turning heads, raising eyebrows, and igniting feuds with her feisty suburban neighbors. Now, the always fascinating Danielle Staub gets real about her scandalous past in the year’s most explosive tell-all memoir. . . . When she signed on to appear in a reality TV show,... more...

  • Peter Bogdanovich's Movie of the Weekby Peter Bogdanovich

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    A FRONT-ROW SEAT TO A YEAR'S WORTH OF MUST-SEE FILMS Director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor, and film critic, Peter Bogdanovich knows movies. Now, in this unique new book, he shares his passion with a connoisseur's insight and delight by inviting the reader to join him for a year at the movies--fifty-two weeks, fifty-two films, fifty-two... more...