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  • Historical Comedy On Screenby Hannu Salmi

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    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... 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$ 95.00

    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...

  • Poetry as Testimonyby Antony Rowland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book analyzes Holocaust poetry, war poetry, working-class poetry, and 9/11 poetry as forms of testimony. Rowland argues that testamentary poetry requires a different approach to traditional ways of dealing with poems due to the pressure of the metatext (the original, traumatic events), the poems? demands for the hyper-attentiveness of the reader,... more...

  • WortKulturen TonWeltenby Rosa Prez Zancas; Marisa Siguan; Loreto Vilar

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.61

    Aus Liebe zur Kunst, Literatur und Musik des deutschen Sprachraumes hat Alfonsina Jans Nadal ihr Leben der universitren Forschung und Lehre der Deutschen Philologie gewidmet. Dabei hat sie stets gewusst, das Interesse der Studierenden an der Universitt Barcelona fr Dichter wie Lessing, Goethe oder Hofmannsthal zu erwecken; fr das Werk von Drer,... more...

  • Welcome to JesusLand!by Chris Harper; Andrew Bradley; Erik Walker

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    Hold on to your Bibles, folks! You are about to be raptured into the gut-busting, demon-stomping insanity of God's Favorite Church,Landover Baptist - the web's ultimate religious spoof. In the sacred and honorable tradition of The Onion comes a hilarious collection of outrageous news, graphics and games that gleefully skewers America's very own Taliban,the... more...

  • Raindance Writers' Labby Elliot Grove

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on! The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script. Written by the creator... more...

  • Official Slacker Handbookby Sarah Dunn

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99

    The '90's answer to The Preppie Handbook is a satiric, humorous and comprehensive critique, written by the ultimate slacker, that reveals rules, guidelines and recommendations for being a state-of-the-art slacker. The book features a hip MTV-like format with fast-cut sidebars, cartoons, photos, lists, quizzes and charts. more...

  • Oona Living in the Shadowsby Jane Scovell

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    A biography of the life of the enigmatic daughter of Eugene O'Neill & wife of Charlie Chaplin, encompassing her intriguing family members & circle of friends. 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...