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  • 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...

  • The Strawby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill is credited with altering the trajectory of American drama in the early twentieth century by focusing on the lives of working-class people and using language that more closely echoed everyday vernacular. The Straw is an account of a man who falls in love while in quarantine, being treated for tuberculosis. more...

  • The Hairy Apeby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    One of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape is still as startlingly fresh and innovative as it was when it was first published nearly a hundred years ago. Primal working man Yank feels at home in the harsh but familiar environment of a ship's engine room, but a chance encounter with a wealthy... more...

  • Ethics and Children's Literatureby Claudia Mills

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. Even as children’s literature has evolved in opposition to its origins... more...

  • Writing & Selling Drama Screenplaysby Lucy V Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    All aspects of drama screenwriting, withsuch case studies as Erin Brockovich , The King?s Speech , Juno , and many more Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, this book considers questions such as What is "emotional truth?" What separates stereotypical and authentic characters? What are the different types... more...

  • Singularity and Transnational Poeticsby Birgit Mara Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Over the past decade ?singularity? has been a prominent term in a broad range of fields, ranging from philosophy to literary and cultural studies to science and technology studies. This volume intervenes in this broad discussion of singularity and its various implications, proposing to explore the term for its specific potential in the study of literature.... more...

  • Masterclass: Writing Playsby Lesley Bown; Ann Gawthorpe; Jamie Joseph

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 20.00

    Writing Plays is the invaluable and comprehensive guide to anyone who wants to write plays and get them performed. It covers the basics of the theatre, creating and working with characters, writing realistic speech and dialogue, constructing compelling plots and creating a great ending. There are also separate chapters focused on writing for different... more...

  • Complete Writing For Children Course: Teach Yourselfby Clmentine Beauvais; Jamie Joseph

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 24.00

    Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writing children's books you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of writing for children, the art of words - and pictures - and the way in... more...

  • The Impotency Poem from Ancient Latin to Restoration English Literatureby Hannah Lavery

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The first book length study of the motif of impotency in poetry from early antiquity through to the late Restoration, this book explores the impotency poem as a recognisable form of poetry in the longer tradition of erotic elegy. Hannah Lavery demonstrates that impotency poems can be seen on one level to represent bawdy escapism, but on the other to... more...

  • Right Turnsby Michael Medved

    Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers?and more than his share of enemies?by advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments, including: ? Liberals love losing because it... more...