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  • 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...

  • Brideshead Abbreviatedby John Crace

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.27

    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... more...

  • Erfahrung und Geschichteby Thiemo Breyer; Daniel Creutz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    In the interdisciplinary discourse between philosophy and historical, literary, and cultural studies this book explores the relationship between historical narratives and the experiences on which they are based and which give the first impetus for a genuine need to tell the story. Here a new concept of historical experience is formulated which elucidates... more...

  • Architecture of the Novelby Jane Vandenburgh; Anne Lamott

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 15.95

    Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling. Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that... more...

  • Beyond Dolby (Stereo)by Mark Kerins

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    Since digital surround sound technology first appeared in cinemas 20 years ago, it has spread from theaters to homes and from movies to television, music, and video games. Yet even as 5.1 has become the standard for audiovisual media, its impact has gone unexamined. Drawing on works from the past two... more...

  • The Playwright as Thinkerby Eric Bentley; Richard Gilman

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    First published in 1946, The Playwright as Thinker is a classic work of drama criticism that helped create the intellectual environment in which serious American theater would thrive in the second half of the twentieth century. At the time of publishing, most drama critics believed dramatic art deserved no intellectual status; Eric Bentley set out... more...

  • How to Write a Damn Good Thrillerby James N. Frey

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    A quick look at any fiction bestseller list reveals that thrillers make upámost of theátitles at the top. HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD THRILLER will help the aspiring novelist or screenwriter to design, draft, write, and polish a thriller that is sure to grab readers. Frey uses examples from both books and movies and addresses the following hot topics:... more...

  • Kenneth Burkeby Robert Wess

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 34.00

    This 1996 book examines Burke's works and shows how they anticipate key postmodern concepts of rhetoric and subjectivity. more...

  • Staging and Performing Translationby Roger Baines; Cristina Marinetti; Manuela Perteghella

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 90.00

    This exploration of the territory between theory and practice in contemporary theatre features essays by academics from theatre and translation studies, andádelineates a new space for the discussion of translation in the theatre that is international, critical and scholarly, while rooted in experience and understanding of theatre practices. more...

  • Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screenby Jon Frauley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Works of fiction offer complex and layered social realities that can be deconstructed and creatively theorized through the analytic languages of criminology and sociology. Frauley argues for the usefulness of fictional realities for criminological theorizing and analysis and argues for a "craft-enterprise" approach to theoretic practice. In developing... more...