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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 32.50
A new biography, the first in two decades, of the legendary actress who inspired Anton Chekhov, popularized Henrik Ibsen, and spurred Stanislavski to create a new theory of acting based on her art and to invoke her name at every rehearsal. Writers loved her and wrote plays for her. She be-friended Rainer Maria Rilke and inspired the young James Joyce,... more...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage examines the history and form of India's r‚s lila folk theatre, and discusses how this theatre functions as a mechanism of worship and spirituality among Krishna devotees in India. From analyses of performances and conversations with performers, audience, and local scholars, Mason argues that r‚s lila ... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00
The sites of inspiration documented in this book range from nineteenth century linguistic theory to postmodern strategies of conceptual writing, encompassing well known instances of modernist poetics (Mallarmť, Pound, Olson) alongside obscure but revealing figures like Otto Nebel and Henri-Martin Barzun. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00
Transversal Subjects proposes a combined theory of consciousness, subjectivity, and agency stemming from analyses of junctures in Western philosophical and critical discourses that have significantly influenced the development of present-day understandings of perception, identity, desire, mimesis, aesthetics, education, and human rights. more...
- Threshold Editions 2010; US$ 18.99
"The press has become a tool of oppression?politicized, self?aware, self?motivated, and power?hungry. . . . In short, these people can no longer be trusted."† ?From S. E. Cupp?s Losing Our Religion † It?s time to wake up and smell the bias. The go-to commentator for such programs as Fox News?s Hannity and CNN?s Larry King Live and ... more...