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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Die Befreiung der Bücher: Zur Bedeutung der Dezemberrevolution von 1989 für die rumänische Literaturby Andrei Teusianu

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 8.44

    In der vorliegenden Untersuchung wird das soziale Subsystem der Kultur betrachtet und darin die Literatur als jener Teilbereich der Kultur, der wegen seiner engen Interdependenz mit anderen sozialen Subsystemen, wegen seines meinungsbildenden Potenzials, wegen seiner langen Tradition und nicht zuletzt auch wegen seiner Bedeutung als irradiierendes... more...

  • Die Botschaft zwischen den Zeilen: Staats- und Ideologiekritik im argentinischen Film während der Militärdiktatur (1976-83)by Rouven Rech

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 21.57

    Argentinien, 24. März 1976 - Ein Militärputsch beendet die konfuse politische Situation, die mit der Heimkehr und dem anschließenden Tod von Präsident Juan Domingo Perón im Land losgebrochen war. Dieses Datum ist gleichzeitig der Auftakt einer 8jährigen Gewaltherrschaft, in der die Militärdiktatur allem linksgerichteten Gedankengut den offenen Kampf... more...

  • Abnorme Charaktere in der dramatischen Literaturby Wilhelm Weygandt

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 5.62

    "Bei Hauptmann wie bei Ibsen, bei Shakespeare und ebenfalls bei Goethe sahen wir, wie der Dichter in seinen Schöpfungen uns eine reichliche Fülle abnormer Charaktere in dem mannigfaltigsten Sinne dieses Begriffes darbietet." Der deutsche Psychiater Wilhelm Weygandt (1870 bis 1939) verbindet in dem hier vorliegenden Buch seine unfangreichen psychiatrischen... more...

  • More Mirth of a Nationby Michael J. Rosen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    More seriously funny writing from American's most trusted humor anthology Witty, wise, and just plain wonderful, the inaugural volume of this biennial, Mirth of a Nation, ensured a place for the best contemporary humor writing in the country. And with this second treasury, Michael J. Rosen has once again assembled a triumphant salute to one of... more...

  • Speak Up!by Cyndi Maxey; Kevin E. O'Connor

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    The insider's guide for women who want to master the art of business, professional, and public speaking Whether speaking one-on-one or one to one thousand, women have specific challenges that can get in the way of their ability to convey ideas and engage an audience. Public speaking professionals Cyndi Maxey and Kevin O'Connor give women the tips... more...