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  • The Training of a Public Speakerby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The power of eloquence to move and persuade men is universally recognized. To-day the public speaker plays a vital part in the solution of every great question and problem. Oratory, in the true sense, is not a lost art, but a potent means of imparting information, instruction, and persuasion. Eloquence is still "the appropriate organ of the highest... more...

  • How to Write a Playby Various

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 6.99

    An education is likely to take the dramatist a great deal of time - unless he is so fortunate as to be a genius. Perhaps the main difference between the play-writing genius and the rest of us is that he can associate but briefly with audiences and know it all, whereas we must spend our lives at it and know but little. I have never happened to hear... more...

  • Short Story Writingby Charles Raymond Barrett

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    This book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work, of some indifferent attempts to imitate them, and of the critical examination of several thousands of short stories written by amateurs. It is designed to be of... more...

  • Bartlett's Words to Live Byby John Bartlett; Kurt Vonnegut

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    For 150 years people have looked to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations for wisdom, inspiration, and pure fun. Here now is an elegant new collection of the best advice ever given, inspiring words from the world's wisest men and women. "There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval." -George Santayana Readers will be delighted... more...

  • The Fishing Hall of Shameby Bruce Nash; Allan Zullo

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    Sportswriters and celebrity fishing guides, expert anglers, and Hall of Shamers themselves spill the whole truth--hook, line and sinker-- in this wacky collection of the funniest incidents in sport fishing. Compiled by the creators of the bestselling Sports Hall of Shame series. more...

  • Law of Desireby Jose Quiroga

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    A Queer Film Classic: Pedro Almodůvar's 1987 gay melodrama. more...

  • Gods and Monstersby Noah Tsika

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    A Queer Film Classic: the 1998 film based on the troubled life of director James Whale. more...

  • Symbolic Cities in Caribbean Literatureby Christopher Winks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This incisive comparative study analyzes Caribbean literary representations of magic and invisible cities in new and exciting ways. In a comprehensive approach, Winks' study ranges from literary portraits of El Dorado, to the remembered holy cities in African-based New World religions, to the secret Havanas of modern Cuban literature. Grounded in... more...

  • Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Researchby Shannon Rose Riley; Lynette Hunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Although the sciences have long understood the value of practice-based research, the arts and humanities have tended to structure a gap between practice and analysis. This book examines differences and similarities between Performance as Research practices in various community and national contexts, mapping out the landscape of this new field. more...

  • Broadway and Corporate Capitalismby Michael Schwartz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Broadway and Corporate Capitalism examines two overlapping and, in many ways, symbiotic phenomena of early 20th century America - the emergence of the Professional-Managerial Class within American corporate capitalism and the evolution of Broadway. Michael Schwartz shows how the class movements moved - literally and figuratively - to the rhythm... more...