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  • Love and Other Uturnsby Louisa Deasey

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Theory into Poetryby Eva Muller-Zettelmann; Margarete Rubik

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 105.00

    At the beginning of the 21st century, there is still no generally accepted comprehensive definition of the lyric or differentiated modern toolkit for its analysis. The reception of poetry is largely characterised either by an empathetic identification of critics with the lyric persona or by exclusive interest in formal patterning. The present volume... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Toxic Talkby Bill Press

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    A timely cannon blast at the right-wing media machine and how it subverts the principles of democratic representation Talk radio has done an end run around the voting populace. With Rush Limbaugh now the unofficial leader of the Republican Party and the far right controlling the five major syndicates, conservatives have a disproportionate... more...

  • Great Philosophers Who Failed at Loveby Andrew Shaffer

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 9.74

    ?Amazing stories! Incredible quotes! Sordid details! This book shows that a genius in the realm of thought can be a dummy in the land of love.? ? Tom Morris, author of If Aristotle Ran General Motors What do René Descartes,  John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Paul Sartre have in common? That?s right: they were all hopeless failures when... 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...

  • French Costume Drama of the 1950sby Susan Hayward

    Intellect Books Ltd 2011; US$ 38.00

    When political and civil unrest threatened France?s social order in the 1950s, French cinema provided audiences a seemingly unique form of escapism from such troubled times: a nostalgic look back to the France of the nineteenth and earlier centuries, with costume dramas set in the age of Napoleon, the Belle Époque, the Revolution and further back still... more...