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  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 16.99

    In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic. Some forty years and $37 billion later, Star Wars related products outnumber human beings, a growing stormtrooper army spans the globe, and Jediism? has become a religion in its own right. Lucas?s creation has grown into far more than a cinematic... more...

  • Studio Ghibliby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    The first English language book about Studio Ghibli, now updated to include The Wind Rises The animations of Japan?s Studio Ghibli are among the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash.... more...

  • Improper Namesby Marco Deseriis

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Improper Names offers a genealogy and theory of the ?improper name,? which author Marco Deseriis defines as the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups, and individual authors. Although such names are often invented to pursue a specific social or political agenda, they are soon appropriated for different and sometimes... more...

  • Syllabus of Errors: Poemsby Troy Jollimore

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    . . . we are fixed to perpetrate the species? I meant perpetuate? as if our duty? were coupled with our terror. As if beauty itself were but a syllabus of errors. Troy Jollimore?s first collection of poems won the National Book Critics Circle Award, was hailed by the New York Times as ?a snappy, entertaining book,? and led... more...

  • The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinemaby Jacqueline Reich

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Italian film star Bartolomeo Pagano's "Maciste" played a key role in his nation?s narratives of identity during World War I and after. Jacqueline Reich traces the racial, class, and national transformations undergone by this Italian strongman from African slave in Cabiria (1914), his first film, to bourgeois gentleman, to Alpine soldier of the Great... more...

  • Nein. A Eric Jarosinski

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 19.99

    Nein. A Manifesto. is an irreverent philosophical investigation into the everyday that sounds the call to rediscover its strangeness. Inspired by the philosophical aphorisms of Nietzsche, Karl Kraus, Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno, Jarosinski's epigrammatic style reinvents short-form philosophy for a world doomed to distraction. As tenets... more...

  • How Poems Thinkby Reginald Gibbons

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    To write or read a poem is often to think in distinctively poetic ways?guided by metaphors, sound, rhythms, associative movement, and more. Poetry?s stance toward language creates a particular intelligence of thought and feeling, a compressed articulation that expands inner experience, imagining with words what cannot always be imagined without them.... more...

  • Smoteby James Kimbrell

    Sarabande Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    A haunted American South as told by a boy hero In lush and comedic language reminiscent of Faulkner and O?Connor. more...

  • Studios Before the Systemby Brian R. Jacobson

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    By 1915, Hollywood had become the epicenter of American filmmaking, with studio dream factories? structuring its vast production. Filmmakers designed Hollywood studios with a distinct artistic and industrial mission in mind, which in turn influenced the form, content, and business of the films that were made and the impressions of the people who viewed... more...

  • Sex, Lies and Book Publishingby Rupert Heath

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 4.36

    Keep your friends close. Keep your enemies closer. Keep your publisher closest of all. If you are interested in being published, you should do all you can to make the publishing business interested in you . But how? You?ve already written a good book, so what else do you have to do to give yourself the edge with agents and publishers? Sex,... more...