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  • Love and Other Uturnsby Louisa Deasey

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 20.99

    What possessed a young woman to turn her back on all the comforts of city life to travel outback roads in a broken down Mazda (with dodgy airconditioning) with nothing but a laptop and a hair straightener in the glove box? A laughter-filled memoir that proves that love is the best reason to do anything. more...

  • Scatalogby Balloon Knot Productions; Gary Hallgren

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 10.99

    Tasteful middlebrow reproductions from the National Museum o' Fart Allegedly handcrafted items of a whimsical, organic, suburban-bohemian, high-colonic, holistic nature from New Age catalog Effluvia Tasteless novelties and highly impractical practical jokes from the Ushita catalog Upmarket gadgets and nifty, battery-operated devices from... more...

  • Roseannearchyby Roseanne Barr

    Gallery Books 2011; US$ 15.00

    BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND TELEVISION STAR ROSEANNE BARR IS BACK?WITH A VENGEANCE?AND THE RESULT IS ROSEANNEARCHY. Roseanne Barr is a force of nature. Whether taking the sitcom world by storm, challenging accepted social norms, or battling the wild pigs inhabiting her nut farm in Hawaii, she is not to be trifled with. In this return to the printed page,... more...

  • Hollywoodby Larry McMurtry

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 14.00

    "One thing I?ve always liked about Hollywood is its zip, or speed. The whole industry depends to some extent on talent spotting. The hundreds of agents, studio executives, and producers who roam the streets of the city of Los Angeles let very little in the way of talent slip by." In this final installment of the memoir trilogy that includes Books... more...

  • Visions of Japanese Modernityby Aaron Gerow

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Japan has done marvelous things with cinema, giving the world the likes of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu. But cinema did not arrive in Japan fully formed at the end of the nineteenth century, nor was it simply adopted into an ages-old culture. Aaron Gerow explores the processes by which film was defined, transformed, and adapted during its first three... more...

  • French and American Noirby Alistair Rolls; Deborah Walker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    A longstanding misconception surrounding the term French noir suggests that the post-war French thriller and film noir were a development of, or response to, a pre-existing American tradition. This book challenges this misconception, examining the complexity of this trans-Atlantic exchange and refocusing debate to include a Franco-French lineage. more...

  • Caribbean Interfacesby Lieven D'hulst

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 103.60

    Contemporary research on Caribbean literature displays a rich variety of themes, literary and cultural categories, forms, genres, languages. Still, the concept of a unified Caribbean literary space remains questionable, depending upon whether one strictly limits it to the islands, enlarges it to adopt a Latin-American perspective, or even grants it... more...

  • Notions of Identity, Diaspora, and Gender in Caribbean Women's Writingby Brinda J. Mehta

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    Using a unique four-dimensional lens to frame questions of diaspora in the writings of women from Haiti, Martinique, and Guadeloupe, Mehta expands notions of Caribbean identity. more...

  • John Hustonby Tony Tracy; Roddy Flynn

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Years after his death, American filmmaker John Huston (1906-1987) remains an enigmatic and compelling figure. This wide-ranging collection of new essays encompasses a variety of topics relating to Huston's lifestyle, political activities and cinematic legacy. Fresh analyses of such films as Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, The... more...

  • Notes From An Odin Actressby Julia Varley

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 37.95

    ?As an actress I sit, speak, run, sweat and, simultaneously, I represent someone who sits, speaks, runs and sweats. As an actress, I am both myself and the character I am playing. I exist in the concreteness of the performance and, at the same time, I need to be alive in the minds and senses of the spectators. How can I speak of this double reality??... more...