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  • The Training of a Public Speakerby Grenville Kleiser

    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...

  • Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatreby Robert J. Andreach

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 32.99

    This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O?Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary American theatre, but issues from an expectation fundamental to American culture: the pressure on characters to create themselves. more...

  • Public Affairs Reporting Nowby George Michael Killenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Everyday life, no whether the issues or events arise next-door or a continent away, raises questions and concerns that the public counts on journalists to answer and, more important, confront. More than ever before, we all rely on the news media for warnings, explanations and insights. The profession - and society - cannot afford lazy, inept, uncommitted... more...

  • The Structure of Modernist Poetry (Routledge Revivals)by Theo Hermans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1982, this book provides a descriptive and comparative study of some of the fundamental structural aspects of modernist poetic writing in English, French and German in the first decades of the twentieth century. The work concerns itself primarily with basic structural elements and techniques and the assumptions that underlie and... more...

  • Imitation (Routledge Revivals)by Joel Weinsheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In this book, first published in 1984, Joel Weinsheimer advocates revitalizing the practice of imitating literature as a mode appropriate for literary critics as well as artists. The book is not only about imitation; it is itself an imitation, specifically of Samuel Johnson. As both the focus and mode of presentation, imitation is presented not merely... more...

  • Silencesby Tillie Olsen; Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2014; US$ 16.95

    Special 25th anniversary edition of the landmark survey that revolutionized the view of literary history. more...

  • Transnational Mobilities in Early Modern Theaterby Robert Henke; Eric Nicholson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The essays in this volume investigate English, Italian, Spanish, German, Czech, and Bengali early modern theater, placing Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the theatrical contexts of western and central Europe, as well as the Indian sub-continent. Contributors examine the movement of theatrical units, genres, performance practices and dramatic... more...

  • Compass Points: Building Your Storyby Kelly Lawrence

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Struggling with structure? Grappling with your plot points? This brief but in-depth guide is a useful aid for both emerging and established writers. more...

  • Rethinking Khayyaamismby Khodadad Kaviani

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    This book contains poetry attributed to Omar Khayyaam (1048-1131), a popular Iranian poet whose philosophies provoke strong reactions from those who agree or disagree with his ideas. Along with each poem, there are conversation starters and questions that invite the reader to dig deeper into the exposed concepts. 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...