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  • The CSI Effectby Michele Byers; Val Marie Johnson

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 37.99

    The CSI Effect: Television, Crime, and Governance demonstrates that CSI's appeal cannot be disentangled from its production as a televisual text or the broader discourses and practices that circulate within our social landscape. This groundbreaking interdisciplinary collection bridges the gap between the study of popular culture media and the study... more...

  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Literatureby Walter Jost; Garry L. Hagberg

    Wiley 2009; US$ 232.95

    This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them ?Relations Between Philosophy and Literature?, ?Emotional... more...

  • I'm Dying Up Hereby William Knoedelseder

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.99

    In the mid-1970s, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen, and several hundred other shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from all across the country migrated en masse to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson?s Tonight Show . There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams... more...

  • The Book of Murrayby David M. Bader

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.99

    For years scholars have puzzled over the contrasts between modern Judaism and the world of the ancient Israelites. Leviticus explains keeping kosher, but where is the scriptural basis for pocketing a dinner roll from a buffet "for later"? Finally, in The Book of Murray, we have answers. Here is the source for such timeless teachings as "Love the... more...

  • The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mysteryby Robert J. Ray

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, Sara Paretsky and Thomas Harris, you, too, can learn the trade secrets of quality detective fiction. It's true.††Just one year from now, you can deliver a completed mystery novel to a publisher--by writing only on weekends.††Authors Robert J.††Ray and Jack Remick guide you through the entire mystery-writing... more...

  • So You Want to Be a Producerby Lawrence Turman

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.95

    Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate , The River Wild , Short Circuit , and American History... more...

  • LOVEby B.C. Aronson

    Diversified Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    ?True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.? ? Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld , Writer ?To have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment. It is not inherited, as with a family. It is not compelling, as with a child. And it has no means of physical pleasure,... more...

  • The Future of Fleshby Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou; Zoe Detsi-Diamanti; Effie Yiannopoulou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 120.00

    Encompassing some of the most recent academic research on mainstream issues of body image, weight and representation of the body, this collection addresses the body in areas such as ancient Greek poetry, new media art, comic book culture and biotechnology. more...

  • Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Presentby Alison Forsyth; Chris Megson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00

    Over the past two decades, theatre practitioners across the West have turned to documentary modes of performance-making to confront new socio-political realities. The essays in this book place this work in context, exploring historical and contemporary examples of documentary and 'verbatim' theatre, and applying a range of critical perspectives. more...

  • Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerlandby David Rose

    Scribner 2010; US$ 13.99

    Straight from British shores, here is another dose of love, or the lack of it, from the pages of the London Review of Books. The editor of They Call Me Naughty Lola has cooked up yet another irresistible collection of brilliant, bawdy and often absurd personal ads from the world's funniest, and smartest, lonely-hearts column. These ads prove that... more...