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  • The Intent to Liveby Larry Moss

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    ?I call this book The Intent to Live because great actors don?t seem to be acting, they seem to be actually living.? ?Larry Moss, from the Introduction When Oscar-winning actors Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank accepted their Academy Awards, each credited Larry Moss?s guidance as key to their career-making performances. There is a two-year waiting list... more...

  • Morning Miracleby Dave Kindred

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    An in-depth look at the Washington Post from a Pulitzer Prize?nominated Post veteran. Morning Miracle definitively answers the question ?Do newspapers still matter?? with a resounding yes. What The Kingdom and the Power did for the New York Times , Morning Miracle will do for the Washington Post . A reporter for more than forty years,... more...

  • Next Word, Better Wordby Stephen Dobyns

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 20.99

    This accessible writer's guide provides a helpful framework for creating poetry and navigates contemporary concerns and practices. Stephen Dobyns, author of the classic book on the beauty of poetry, Best Words, Best Order , moves into new terrain in this remarkable book. Bringing years of experience to bear on issues such as subject matter, the mechanics... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...

  • Talks on Talkingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 5.99

    Effective spoken communication is a fine art. Brush up your speaking skills with this timeless treatise on talking from Yale public speaking instructor Grenville Kleiser. Brimming with practical tips on how to get your point across, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to be a better communicator. more...

  • Theories of Mimesisby Arne Melberg

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 28.00

    The theory and history of mimesis, and its relevance to modern theories of literature. more...

  • The Literary Mindby Mark Turner

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 12.99

    We usually consider literary thinking to be peripheral and dispensable, an activity for specialists: poets, prophets, lunatics, and babysitters. Certainly we do not think it is the basis of the mind. We think of stories and parables from Aesop's Fables or The Thousand and One Nights, for example, as exotic tales set in strange lands, with spectacular... more...

  • Children's Literature Comes of Ageby Maria Nikolajeva

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Originally published in 1996. A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and metafiction in children's literature. more...

  • Laughterby Henri Bergson; Cloudesley Brereton; Fred Rothwell

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.95

    What does laughter mean? What is the basal element in the laughable? What common ground can we find between the grimace of a merry- andrew, a play upon words, an equivocal situation in a burlesque and a scene of high comedy? What method of distillation will yield us invariably the same essence from which so many different products borrow either their... more...