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  • Peckinpah's Tragic Westernsby John L. Simons; Robert Merrill

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    The work of Sam Peckinpah represents a high point in American cinema. This text is the first theoretical and critical attempt to place Peckinpah within the 2,000-year-old tradition of western tragedy. The tradition, enfolding the Greeks, Shakespeare and modern tragedians, is represented in Peckinpah's art in numerous ways, and the fact that he... more...

  • Historical Comedy On Screenby Hannu Salmi

    Intellect Books Ltd 2014; US$ 25.00

    In 1893, Friedrich Engels branded history 'the cruelest goddess of all.' This sorrowful vision of the past is deeply rooted in the Western imagination, and history is thus presented as a joyless playground of inevitability rather than a droll world of possibilities. There are few places this is more evident than in historical cinema which tends to... more...

  • Presidents in the Moviesby Iwan W. Morgan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Cinematic depictions of real U.S. presidents from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush explore how Hollywood movies represent American history and politics on screen. more...

  • Early-Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas on Broadwayby Richard Wattenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Frontier dramas were among the most popular and successful of early-twentieth-century Broadway type plays. The long runs of contemporary dramas not only indicate the popularity of these plays but also tell us that these plays offered views about the frontier that original audiences could and did embrace. more...

  • The Right to Play Oneselfby Thomas Waugh

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    "The Right to Play Oneself" collects for the first time Thomas Waugh's essays on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin's and Joris Ivens's manifestos of "committed" documentary from the 19 0s, reflects the book's theme of the... more...

  • The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830by Dr Claire Brock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore 'The age of personality's' obsession with instantaneous publicity. more...

  • Text & Presentation, 2014by Graley Herren

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 59.95

    Text & Presentation gathers some of the best work presented at the 2014 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. The subjects explored in this volume range from ancient to contemporary and encompass great cultural and intellectual diversity. The highlight of the conference was a presentation by award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. A transcript... more...

  • Right Turnsby Michael Medved

    The Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers?and more than his share of enemies?by advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments, including: ? Liberals love losing because it... more...

  • Into the Storyby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.99

    INTO THE STORY is the first collection of the work of David Maraniss, one of the most honored and versatile writers of his generation. The thirty-two stories here cover a rich array of topics, ranging from seminal moments in modern history to intimate personal reflections, each piece illuminated by the author?s deep reporting and singular sensibility. more...

  • Do Ants Have Assholes?by Jon Butler; Bruno Vincent

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.99

    Do Ants Have Assholes? is a hilarious, over-the-top parody of bestsellers like Do Men Have Nipples? John Butler and Bruno Vincent have dreamed up a venerable, historic (and imaginary) newspaper. more...