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  • Naming the Worldby Bret Anthony Johnston

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    You already have the tools to become a gifted writer; what you need is the spark. Harvard creative writing professor and acclaimed author Bret Anthony Johnston brings you an irresistible interactive guide to the craft of narrative writing. From developing characters to building conflict, from mastering dialogue to setting the scene, Naming the World... more...

  • Mirror to Natureby Margaret Rustin; Michael Rustin

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 26.95

    This book brings the insights of psychoanalysis to bear on drama in the western dramatic tradition. Plays which are discussed in detail include works by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Wilde, and Beckett among others. The authors seek to show that the subtle understanding of conscious and unconscious emotions achieved by psychoanalytic practice can bring... 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...

  • 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...

  • Introduction to Documentary, Second Editionby Bill Nichols

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    This new edition of Bill Nichols?s bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the... more...

  • The Inbetweeners - Moving On - The Unofficial Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Inbetweeners Gangby Matthew Richardson; Mike Dodgson

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    Did The Inbetweeners Movie leave you wanting more!? Desperate to find out what Will, Simon, Jay and Neil are getting up to now? The Inbetweeners: Moving On will take you through all the best bits of the hit TV show and first film, catch up with what the four guys have been up to in shows like Chickens and Fresh Meat, and get you ready for the next... more...

  • How Fast Can You Fart? And Other Weird, Gross and Disgusting Factsby Noel Botham; Chris Mitchell

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    DID YOU KNOW THAT. . .There are TWICE AS MANY CHICKENS in the world as humans, or that ONE IN THREE MEN PICKS HIS NOSE while driving? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW . . .The average WEIGHT of a human EYEBALL, or how many HEARTS a WORM has? AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS . . .By telling them about PURPLE ANIMALS, the HEAVIEST SUMO WRESTLER, and the LONGEST BOUT of HICCUPS!... more...

  • Writing and Cinemaby Jonathan Bignell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    This collection of essays examines the ways in which writing and cinema can be studied in relation to each other. A wide range of material is presented, from essays which look at particular films, including The Piano and The English Patient , to discussions of the latest developments in film studies including psychoanalytic film theory and the cultural... more...

  • Brideshead Abbreviatedby John Crace

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.96

    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...