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  • The Writing Bookby Kate Grenville

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 15.90

    A completely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or aspiring writers to get you started and to keep you going. more...

  • Tragically Speakingby Kalliopi Nikolopoulou

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 45.00

    From German idealism onward, Western thinkers have sought to revalue tragedy, invariably converging at one cardinal point: tragic art risks aestheticizing real violence. Tragically Speaking critically examines this revaluation, offering a new understanding of the changing meaning of tragedy in literary and moral discourse. It questions common assumptions... more...

  • Stardust Lostby Stefan Kanfer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    In Stardust Lost , Stefan Kanfer brings the colorful Yiddish stage roaring back to life. Born of ancient traditions stretching back to the drama of the Old Testament, the Yiddish theater was a vibrant part of the immigrant experience. Kanfer invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters.... more...

  • Poetry For Dummiesby The Poetry Center; John Timpane

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.50

    Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter... more...

  • The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishingby Tonette S. Rocco; Timothy Gary Hatcher; John W. Creswell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 40.00 US$ 36.00

    The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts,... more...

  • The Theory and Analysis of Dramaby Manfred Pfister; John Halliday

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent and comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The materical on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods of drama, from Greek tragedy and comedy to the contemporary theatre, with the plays of Shakespeare providing a special... more...

  • The Making of a Stand-Up Guyby Charlie Murphy

    Gallery Books 2009; US$ 15.99

    As one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central’s mega-hit The Chappelle Show, Charlie Murphy—older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy—shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Hollywood stories in this juicy and highly entertaining memoir. Once described by Chris Rock as “Eddie Murphy on acid,” Charlie Murphy has achieved fame as... more...

  • Max the Movie Directorby Trina Wiebe

    ReadHowYouWant 2010; US$ 9.99

    Lights ... Camera ... Action! One night, Max is watching his favorite movie for the trillionth time when a spotlight goes on in his head: he could make a brilliant movie and all his dreams of fame and fortune would be solved! After borrowing his father's video equipment, he convinces Sid to be his leading lady, and his dreams of a box office hit... more...

  • Into the Storyby David Maraniss

    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...

  • 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...