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  • Directory of World Cinema: Chinaby Gary Bettinson

    Intellect 2012; US$ 20.00

    Commended for their social relevance and artistic value, Chinese films remain at the forefront of international cinema, bolstered in recent years by a new generation of talented young filmmakers. more...

  • Ride, Boldly Rideby Mary Lea Bandy; Kevin Stoehr

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    This comprehensive study of the Western covers its history from the early silent era to recent spins on the genre in films such as No Country for Old Men , There Will Be Blood , True Grit , and Cowboys & Aliens . While providing fresh perspectives on landmarks such as Stagecoach , Red River , The Searchers , The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance... more...

  • The Runaway Brideby Elizabeth Kendall

    Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 17.99

    Kendall's examination of classic comedies from It Happened One Night to The Lady Eve -and the comediennes who starred in them-reveals what these films said about America during the Depression and how they helped Americans get through it. more...

  • So You Want to Be a Producerby Lawrence Turman

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.95

    Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate , The River Wild , Short Circuit , and American History... more...

  • How to Haikuby Bruce Ross

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    This book provides an invaluable guide to developing your own haiku-writing skills, with clear explanations, brilliant examples, and innovative writing exercises. It also offers an introduction to related Japanese poetic forms including: Senryu—commentaries on human nature that are often humorous or ironic Haibun—short, autobiographical narratives... more...

  • Cyborg Cinema and Contemporary Subjectivityby Dr Sue Short

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 35.00

    This book breaks new ground in providing an in-depth critical assessment of cyborg cinema, arguing that it remains one of the most intriguing and provocative cycles to have emerged in contemporary screen culture. Tracing the cinematic cyborg's transition over the last two decades and evaluating the theoretical significance attributed to this figure,... more...

  • A History of Feminist Literary Criticismby Gill Plain; Susan Sellers

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00

    Offers a comprehensive guide to the history and development of feminist literary criticism and a lively reassessment of the main issues. more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    "Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and  provocative." -- New York Times Book  Review . "A warm, generous and  hilarious guide through the writer's world and its  treacherous swamps." -- Los Angeles  Times . "A gift to all of  us mortals who write or ever wanted to write...  sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately  cranky... more...

  • Jokesby Ted Cohen

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 11.00

    Abe and his friend Sol are out for a walk together in a part of town they haven't been in before. Passing a Christian church, they notice a curious sign in front that says "$1,000 to anyone who will convert." "I wonder what that's about," says Abe. "I think I'll go in and have a look. I'll be back in a minute; just wait for me." Sol sits on the... more...

  • Addressing Postmodernityby Barbara Biesecker

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Biesecker reveals the full range of Kenneth Burke's contribution to the possibility of social change. In Addressing Postmodernity , Barbara Biesecker examines the relationship between rhetoric and social change and the ways human beings transform social relations through the purposeful use of symbols.  In discerning the conditions of possibility... more...