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  • Scatalogby Balloon Knot Productions; Gary Hallgren

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 10.99

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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    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...

  • Sites of Exchangeby Maurizio Ascari; Adriana Corrado

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 84.00

    Crossing borders – both physically and imaginatively – is part of our ‘nomadic’ postmodern identity, but transcultural and transnational exchanges have also played a major role in the centuries-long processes of hybridisation that helped to fashion the vast geographic, political and imaginative container of diversity we call Europe.... more...

  • Lessons at the Fence Postby Paul D. Cummings

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.95

    "Remember, life is a marathon and not a sprint. Train yourself to go the distance." The homespun wisdom that young Paul Cummings received while he and his granddad talked beside an Arkansas fence post has enriched his life beyond measure. Now he shares with us a treasure-trove of nearly two hundred inspiring insights into human nature and bedrock... more...

  • Touchstones of Gothic Horrorby David Huckvale

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    Gothic cinema, typified by the films of Universal, Hammer, Amicus and Tigon, grew out of an aesthetic that stretches back to the 18th century and beyond, even to Shakespeare. This book explores the origin of Gothic cinema in art and literature, tracing its connection to the Gothic revival in architecture, the Gothic novel, landscape, ruins, Egyptology,... more...

  • The George Carlin Lettersby Sally Wade

    Gallery Books 2011; US$ 26.00

    A unique illustrated memoir by Sally Wade, the love of George Carlin?s life for ten years, THE GEORGE CARLIN LETTERS: THE PERMANENT COURTSHIP OF SALLY WADE is a collection of never-before-seen writings and artwork by the late great comedian (representing at least 1/3 of the text in the book), woven into Wade?s beautifully told chronicle of the last... more...

  • Philosophers and Thespiansby Freddie Rokem

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    This book investigates the discursive practices of philosophy and theater/performance on the basis of actual encounters between representatives of these two fields. more...