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  • The Distance (NHB Modern Plays)by Deborah Bruce

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A painfully funny play about motherhood (and fatherhood), about keeping control, and about letting go. Good friends should be there for one another no matter what. But when Bea returns home after five years abroad, having made a bold choice about her life, old friends struggle to support her, or even to understand. One night in Brighton, things... more...

  • Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A man falls in love with America and leaves his wife and children for fifty years of love and adventure with Sam. 'startling... Having dealt in the past with the politics of sex, Churchill puts the sexuality of politics centre stage' - Guardian 'radiates quiet fury... Churchill's focus and target is America's broader foreign policies and Britain's... more...

  • The Titanic Awardsby Doug Lansky

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.95

    Read Doug Lansky's posts on the Penguin Blog. "In a nutshell, the Titanic Awards are the Darwin Awards for travel- only nobody dies." - Los Angeles Times Everyone who's ever checked (and lost) their luggage or discovered that their hotel misplaced their reservation knows there are few perfect vacations. The Titanic Awards takes a different... more...

  • Overratedby Mark Juddery

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.95

    A cantankerous collection of the 50 most overhyped people, places and things in the world What do horoscopes, hemlock, Star Trek , the Oscars, and sliced bread have in common? They're all overrated-and systematically skewered in this hilariously opinionated takedown of all things overhyped. Discover the most overrated... Animal Movie... more...

  • The Berry Manby Patricia Cornelius

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    The Berry Man is a searing indictment of the consequences of war, with the humour and fragile, flawed characters that are a trademark of Cornelius' writing. Eric, a Vietnam vet, has inherited a farm but struggles to grow a single crop. Marjorie, his fiercely independent but troubled neighbour, is unaware of the wartime horrors that plague him.... more...

  • Laughterby Henri Bergson; Cloudesley Brereton; Fred Rothwell

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.95

    What does laughter mean? What is the basal element in the laughable? What common ground can we find between the grimace of a merry- andrew, a play upon words, an equivocal situation in a burlesque and a scene of high comedy? What method of distillation will yield us invariably the same essence from which so many different products borrow either their... more...

  • Expressive Voice Cultureby Jessie Eldridge Southwick

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.95

    The Emerson System treats the voice as a natural reporter of the individual, constantly emphasizing the tendency of the voice to express appropriately any mental concept or state of feeling. This treatise is a setting forth of methods and principles based upon this idea with a fuller elaboration of the relation of technique to expression. By concentration... more...

  • Eleonora Duseby Helen Sheehy

    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...

  • The Americanization of Edward Bokby Edward William Bok

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.95

    The Americanization of Edward Bok is an autobiography, told in the third person, that shares the life of a little Dutch boy unceremoniously set down in America unable to make himself understood or even to know what persons were saying; his education extremely limited, practically negligible; and yet, by some curious decree of fate, he was destined... more...

  • The Philosophy of Styleby Herbert Spencer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher and prominent social theorist of the Victorian era. In his work The Philosophy of Style he argues that written language should be as easy to understand as possible, allowing for the most effective and efficient possible communication. His suggestions for sentence structure supported ideas on formalist rhetoric. more...