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  • 50 Things to Do with a Bookby Bruce McCall

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    In a world where reading is reportedly dead, renowned humorist, illustrator, and New Yorker contributor Bruce McCall offers 50 inventive, outlandish, and wickedly entertaining things to do with all those excess books in 50 Things to Do with a Book . From starting a band, building a stairway to paradise, and saving your town from a flood to improving... more...

  • Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulationby Elizabeth Beckwith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith gives us the parenting guide to end all parenting guides: Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation. A frequent guest on The Late, Late Show and one of seven comics featured in the Time magazine article, “Funny: The Next Generation,” Beckwith now puts forth a hilarious... more...

  • How to Boozeby Jordan Kaye; Marshall Altier

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    Offering exquisite cocktails and unsound advice, How to Booze by Jordan Kaye and Marshall Altier pairs the perfect cocktail with unfailingly entertaining advice for all of life’s most alcohol-inducing moments. Much more than just a guide to mixology, How to Booze is a hilarious and remarkably prescient, if somewhat degenerate, guide to life—or... more...

  • Der Begriff der Literaturby Alexander Löck; Jan Urbich

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Die hier vorgelegten Beiträge diskutieren Möglichkeiten und Bedingungen einer konsensfähigen Bestimmung des Literaturbegriffs. Dabei geht die Diskussion von der bestehenden Vielfalt literaturtheoretischer, methodischer und methodologischer Ansätze aus. Aus sehr verschiedenen Perspektiven überprüfen die einzelnen Beiträge kanonische Kriterien –... more...

  • Campaign Talkby Roderick P. Hart

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    Roderick Hart may be among the few Americans who believe that what politicians say in a campaign actually matters. He also believes that campaigns work. Even as television coverage, political ads, and opinion polls turn elections into field days for marketing professionals, Hart argues convincingly that campaigns do play their role in sustaining democracy,... more...

  • Erfahrung und Geschichteby Thiemo Breyer; Daniel Creutz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Erfahrung und Geschichte sind eng miteinander verknüpft: Jede neue Erfahrung hat ihre eigene Geschichte und kann überhaupt nur vor dem Hintergrund historisch gewachsener Erfahrungsdispositionen auftreten. Und auch die Geschichtsschreibung unterliegt dem Anspruch, ihre retrospektiven Konstruktionen mit den Erfahrungen der historischen Akteure... more...

  • From Mouse to Mermaidby Elizabeth Bell; Lynda Haas; Laura Sells

    Indiana University Press 1995; US$ 17.99

    From Mouse to Mermaid, an interdisciplinary collection of original essays, is the first comprehensive, critical treatment of Disney cinema. Addressing children’s classics as well as the Disney affiliates’ more recent attempts to capture adult audiences, the contributors respond to the Disney film legacy from feminist, marxist, poststructuralist, and... more...

  • Architecture of the Novelby Jane Vandenburgh; Anne Lamott

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Kenneth Burkeby Robert Wess

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 37.00

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