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- The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99
The power of eloquence to move and persuade men is universally recognized. To-day the public speaker plays a vital part in the solution of every great question and problem. Oratory, in the true sense, is not a lost art, but a potent means of imparting information, instruction, and persuasion. Eloquence is still "the appropriate organ of the highest... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99
This book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work, of some indifferent attempts to imitate them, and of the critical examination of several thousands of short stories written by amateurs. It is designed to be of... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
It is called, with deceptive simplicity, The Village. It is the world of tomorrow, or today. A man known only as Number 6 enters its storybook-like confines. He will learn, over and over again, that inside it there is no freedom, and from it there is no escape. He is without defenses, except for one invisible weapon: his uncrushable spirit. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 8.99
"Ingrid Bergman was far more than just a sweet, virtuous, 'natural' Swedish girl--she was a dark sensualist over whom many men might go mad. Her very gaze delivered a climate of adult romantic expectation." Adored by millions for her luminous beauty and elegance, at the height of her career Bergman commanded a love that has hardly ever been matched,... more...
- 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...