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  • 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...

  • Symbolic Cities in Caribbean Literatureby Christopher Winks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This incisive comparative study analyzes Caribbean literary representations of magic and invisible cities in new and exciting ways. In a comprehensive approach, Winks' study ranges from literary portraits of El Dorado, to the remembered holy cities in African-based New World religions, to the secret Havanas of modern Cuban literature. Grounded in... more...

  • Cinema Infernoby Robert G. Weiner; John Cline

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 64.99

    This is a provocative collection of essays that provide cutting edge, original research in film studies, discussing a number of 'transgressive' films that have never before had such in-depth analysis and treatment. From '70s Italian horror films and extreme European cinema to Nazi propaganda films and fundamentalist Christian 'scare' movies, these... more...

  • Self-Reference in Literature and Music.by Walter Bernhart; Werner Wolf

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 56.00

    This volume contains a selection of nine essays with an interdisciplinary perspective. They were originally presented at the Sixth International Conference on Word and Music Studies, which was held at Edinburgh University in June 2007 and was organized by the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA). The contributions to this volume... more...

  • The Dude Abidesby Cathleen Falsani; Rabbi Allen Secher

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 11.99

    Join award-winning author and columnist Cathleen Falsani as she explores the serious existential questions raised in the movies of the wildly popular and always irreverent Coen brothers. Coen fans and film lovers will appreciate Falsani?s unique blend of contemporary insight and spiritual discernment that is both entertaining and illuminating. more...

  • A Companion to Henslowe's Diaryby Neil Carson

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    A thorough analysis of Philip Henslowe's diary which provides a unique source of information on Elizabethan repertory theatre. more...

  • The Profession of the Playwrightby John Russell Stephens

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 36.00

    This book examines the working world of the playwright in nineteenth-century Britain. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...