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  • Performing Africaby Paulla A. Ebron

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    The jali --a member of a hereditary group of Mandinka professional performers--is a charismatic but contradictory figure. He is at once the repository of his people's history, the voice of contemporary political authority, the inspiration for African American dreams of an African homeland, and the chief entertainment for the burgeoning transnational... more...

  • Peter Bogdanovich's Movie of the Weekby Peter Bogdanovich

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor, and film critic, Peter Bogdanovich knows movies. Now, in this unique new book, he shares his passion with a connoisseur's insight and delight by inviting the reader to join him for a year at the movies--fifty-two weeks, fifty-two films, fifty-two reasons to watch. Which films does Peter Bogdanovich... more...

  • What I Learned When I Almost Diedby Chris Licht

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 13.99

    What do you learn when your brain goes pop? Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television. At eleven, he began filming himself as he delivered the news. And by the time he was thirty-five, he landed his dream job: a fast-paced,... more...

  • The Myth of Theoryby William Righter

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 36.00

    What is critical theory, and to what extent can it claim to exist as a free-standing entity independent of the object of enquiry? more...

  • Radianceby Randy Dean

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.99

    "…His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand…" (Habakkuk 3:4 NASB) Too many Christians assume that all will be fine when they "die and go to Heaven." But author and pastor Randy Dean, a modern-day firebrand for the Lord, aggressively refuses to settle for that way of thinking and living.... more...

  • Geocriticismby Bertrand Westphal; Jr. Robert T. Tally

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Here, Bertrand Westphal providesa theoretical foundation and a critical exploration of geocriticism, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature in relation to space and place. Drawing on diverse thinkers, Westphal argues that a geocritical approach enables novel ways of seeing literary texts and conducting literary studies. more...

  • Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Cultureby Dr Mary Hilton; Professor Maria Nikolajeva; Professor Claudia Nelson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Topics examined are adolescence and the natural world, nationhood and identity, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial awareness, hybridity and trans-racial... more...

  • Cassandraby Pierre de Ronsard; Clive Lawrence

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 15.11

    The sonnet sequence Les Amours de Cassandre, first published in 1552, established Pierre de Ronsard as the outstanding French poet of his time. He was mentioned approvingly by Montaigne, admired throughout Europe, and fted by the French Crown and foreign monarchs such as Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I. Based to some degree on a real relationship... more...

  • Quantum Poeticsby Gwyneth Lewis

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?In this innovative series of public lectures at Newcastle University, leading contemporary poets speak about the craft and practice of poetry to audiences drawn from both the city and the university. The lectures are then published in book form by Bloodaxe, giving readers everywhere the oppor-tunity to learn what the poets themselves think about... more...

  • Where the words end and my body beginsby Amber Dawn

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    The first full-length poetry collection by the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel Sub Rosa . more...