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  • Black Is the New Whiteby Paul Mooney; Dave Chappelle

    Gallery Books 2009; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screenby Jon Frauley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentinaby Brenda Werth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Since Argentina's transition to democracy, the expression of human fragility on the stage has taken diverse forms. This book examines the intervention of theatre and performance in the memory politics surrounding Argentina's return to democracy and makes a case for performance's transformative power. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Europa! Europa?by Sascha Bru; Jan Baetens; Benedikt Hjartarson; Peter Nicholls; Tania ěrum; Hubert Berg

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    The first volume of the new series ?European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies? focuses on the relation between the avant-garde, modernism and Europe. It combines interdisciplinary and intermedial research on experimental aesthetics and poetics. The articles seek to bring out the complexity of the European avant-garde and modernism by relating it to... more...

  • Princessby Francesca Castagnoli

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    Welcome, Your Highness. If you?ve picked up this book, you know who you are. You have a taste for life?s finer things: champagne with breakfast, custom lingerie, and kitten heels?even in the snow. At the office, you?re a corporate merger of style and substance, flawlessly handling the most difficult clients or performing life-saving surgery wearing... more...

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

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 99.95

    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...

  • 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... 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...

  • Brideshead Abbreviatedby John Crace

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.84

    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...