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  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at ourfamily cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...

  • The Art of Dramatic Writingby Lajos Egri

    Touchstone 1972; US$ 16.99

    Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the... more...

  • Movie-Made Americaby Robert Sklar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.95

    Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. 80 black-and-white photos. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Writing Bookby Kate Grenville

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 24.53

    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...

  • Worlds Apartby Jean-Christophe Agnew

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Focusing on Britain and America in the years 1550 to 1750, the book discusses the forms and conventions that structured both commerce and theatre. more...

  • Literatura y errabundiaby Alexis Grohmann

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 59.00

    En años relativamente recientes, el género de la novela ha ido experimentando cambios notables, abanderados por la realidad y su invasión del territorio de la ficción. En el presente estudio exhaustivo de tres obras españolas (de Javier Marías, Antonio Muñoz Molina y Rosa Montero), situadas en un amplio contexto literario... more...

  • Der Begriff der Literaturby Alexander Lck; Jan Urbich

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    The contributions presented here discuss the possibilities and conditions of finding a consensus about the meaning of literature. First, the existing diversity of approaches to literary theory, methods and methodology are discussed. From very different perspectives the individual contributions review the canonic criteria ? descriptiveness,... more...

  • Campaign Talkby Roderick P. Hart

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 43.95 US$ 35.16

    Roderick Hart may be among the few Americans who believe that what politicians say in a campaign actually matters. He also believes that campaigns work. Even as television coverage, political ads, and opinion polls turn elections into field days for marketing professionals, Hart argues convincingly that campaigns do play their role in sustaining democracy,... more...

  • Geocriticismby Bertrand Westphal; Jr. Robert T. Tally

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Here, Bertrand Westphal providesa theoretical foundation and a critical exploration of geocriticism, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature in relation to space and place. Drawing on diverse thinkers, Westphal argues that a geocritical approach enables novel ways of seeing literary texts and conducting literary studies. more...

  • Comedy Writing Secretsby Mel Helitzer; Mark Shatz

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 22.49 US$ 18.44

    The Only Handbook for Humor Writers! "What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."?Steve Martin Become the funniest person in the room! With Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition , you can master the fundamentals of humor writing and turn your comedic talent into a well-paying pursuit. For more than a decade,... more...