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- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 39.00
In this provocative and wide-ranging study, Douglas Mao argues that a profound tension between veneration of human production and anxiety about production's dangers lay at the heart of literary modernism. Focusing on the work of Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens, Mao shows that modernists were captivated by physical objects,... more...
- Gallery Books 2012; US$ 25.00
The star of The Bachelor, Dancing With The Stars, and special correspondent for Good Morning America shares her story with warmth, enthusiasm, and humor. Best known as the girl who was proposed to by The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick and then dumped on national TV six weeks later, Melissa Rycroft immediately turned her life around. Now married... more...
- 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...
- Counterpoint 2010; US$ 15.95
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...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95
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...
- Zondervan 2010; US$ 15.99
1001 More Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking, much like its rib-tickling predecessor, is a gold mine of one-liners, jokes, and humorous anecdotes for almost any topic. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 26.99
A quick look at any fiction bestseller list reveals that thrillers make upámost of theátitles at the top. HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD THRILLER will help the aspiring novelist or screenwriter to design, draft, write, and polish a thriller that is sure to grab readers. Frey uses examples from both books and movies and addresses the following hot topics:... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 8.99
?Look, I?m hardly pretty, he seems to say. I sound like gravel; I look rough and tough; and, honest, I don?t give you the soft, foolish answers the pretty boys will give you. You may not like what I say, but you better believe it.? He became a legend as ?Bogie,? the world-weary, wisecracking outsider, but in reality Humphrey Bogart was plagued... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 42.00
Since the beginning of the nineteenth-century, many forms of theatre have been called 'popular', but in the twentieth-century the term 'popular drama' has taken on definite political overtones, often indicating a repudiation of 'commercial theatre'. Does this mean that political theatre is or tries to be more attractive to more people than commercial... more...