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  • Cinematherapy for the Soulby Nancy Peske; Beverly West

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Has your karma run over your dogma? Are you feeling anxious about the future, or wondering who turned down the dimmer switch on your inner light? The illumination you need is right at your fingertips. Settle into the lotus position, pick up your remote control, and let movies be your spiritual guide on your journey toward personal nirvana. From the... more...

  • Looking for My Countryby Robert Macneil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    Renowned journalist and author of the international bestseller Wordstruck , Robert MacNeil reflects on a life lived between nations, and why he finally decided to call himself an American. Growing up in Halifax during World War II, it seemed to Robert MacNeil that nothing of significance ever happened in Canada. From his mother’s obsession with all... more...

  • The Will to Whatevsby Eugene Mirman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    No one understands the complexities of modern life better than Eugene Mirman--claims Eugene Mirman—and anyone seeking guidance from a man who has lived through everything (except the Great Depression, the Spanish-American War, and Jerry Lee Lewis's sex scandal) won't resist this charmingly hysterical guidebook. Become ultra-popular in high school... more...

  • Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulationby Elizabeth Beckwith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith gives us the parenting guide to end all parenting guides: Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation. A frequent guest on The Late, Late Show and one of seven comics featured in the Time magazine article, “Funny: The Next Generation,” Beckwith now puts forth a hilarious... more...

  • Black Is the New Whiteby Paul Mooney; Dave Chappelle

    Gallery Books 2009; US$ 17.99

    OTHER COMEDIANS TELL JOKES. PAUL MOONEY TELLS THE TRUTH. For more than forty years—whether writing for Richard Pryor and Saturday Night Live or performing stand-up to sold-out crowds around the country—Paul Mooney has been provocative, incisive . . . and absolutely hilarious. His comedy has always been indisputably real and raw, reflecting race... more...

  • The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Filmby Timothy Iles

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    A concise, textually analytical study of the ways in which works of contemporary Japanese cinema have explored and reflected a 'crisis' in Japan's changing conceptions of individuality and identity approaching the central issue from a range of aspects. more...

  • The Image of the Jews in Greek Literatureby Bezalel Bar-Kochva

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    This landmark contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek intellectuals who devoted special attention to the Jews were Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of "scientific"... more...

  • Peter Bogdanovich's Movie of the Weekby Peter Bogdanovich

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    A FRONT-ROW SEAT TO A YEAR'S WORTH OF MUST-SEE FILMS Director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor, and film critic, Peter Bogdanovich knows movies. Now, in this unique new book, he shares his passion with a connoisseur's insight and delight by inviting the reader to join him for a year at the movies--fifty-two weeks, fifty-two films, fifty-two... more...

  • Erfahrung und Geschichteby Thiemo Breyer; Daniel Creutz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Erfahrung und Geschichte sind eng miteinander verknüpft: Jede neue Erfahrung hat ihre eigene Geschichte und kann überhaupt nur vor dem Hintergrund historisch gewachsener Erfahrungsdispositionen auftreten. Und auch die Geschichtsschreibung unterliegt dem Anspruch, ihre retrospektiven Konstruktionen mit den Erfahrungen der historischen Akteure... more...

  • Brideshead Abbreviatedby John Crace

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.68

    John Crace's 'Digested Read' column in the Guardian has rightly acquired a cult following. Each week fans avidly devour his latest razor-sharp literary assassination, while authors turn tremblingly to the appropriate page of the review section, fearful that it may be their turn to be mercilessly sent up. Now he turns his critical eye on the classics... more...