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  • The Essay Filmby Timothy Corrigan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agnes Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) and Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued... more...

  • Eternal Love (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A spellbinding new telling of a passionate and legendary love story. When Abelard begins a wild affair with his brilliant student Heloise, his enemies find the perfect pretext to destroy him. Abelard is already on thin ice with the church over his contentious views and when Heloise bears his child out of wedlock, their affair becomes the scandal... more...

  • Ethics and Politics of Translatingby Henri Meschonnic; Pier-Pascale Boulanger

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    What if meaning were the last thing that mattered in language? In this essay, Henri Meschonnic explains what it means to translate the sense of language and how to do it. In a radical stand against a hermeneutical approach based on the dualistic view of the linguistic sign and against its separation into a meaningful signified and a meaningless signifier,... more...

  • Eunuchusby Terence; David Christenson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 6.95

    The play Eunuchus provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Terence. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices. more...

  • Fault Lines (NHB Modern Plays)by Ali Taylor

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    A razor-sharp new comedy that exposes the dilemmas of working in charity today and asks whether doing good is always the same as being good. 7.32am. Christmas Eve. Disasters Relief’s staff parties are legendary – but their aftermath cataclysmic. Nick and Abi wake amidst the carnage to breaking news: a massive earthquake has struck Pakistan.... more...

  • Faust: Parts I & II(NHB Classic Plays)by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.32

    A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original. God and Mephistopheles make a bet on who can win the soul of Dr Faust. The good doctor signs a contract that offers him boundless knowledge and sensual gratification but on one condition... Faust: Parts I and... more...

  • Franz von Heufeld: Lustspieleby Franz von Heufeld; Johann Sonnleitner

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 14.19

    Franz von Heufeld (1731-1795), in Mainau am Bodensee (damals "Vordersterreich") geboren, studierte ab 1748 an der Wiener Universitt, wo er juristische und philosophische Studien absolvierte. Danach schlug er die Beamtenlaufbahn ein, steuerte Beitrge zu den ersten Wiener moralischen Wochenschriften Die Welt und Der sterreichische Patriot... more...

  • Freak (NHB Modern Plays)by Anna Jordan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A punchy and provocative new play by the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Yen. Georgie is thirty with dirty secrets. She drinks in her bedroom and hides from the sun. Leah is fifteen with teenage dreams. She practices her cum face and Veets. A lot. All-meat, all-sex, all-vulnerable, all-powerful. There's a first time for everything... Isn't there?... more...

  • The Future for Creative Writingby Graeme Harper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    This is a compelling look at the current state and future direction of creative writing by a preeminent scholar in the field. Explores the practice of creative writing, its place in the world, and its impact on individuals and communities Considers the process of creative writing as an art form and as a mode of communication Examines how new... more...

  • The Ginger Ale Boy (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    Enda Walsh's very first, previously unpublished play, is a Cork cabaret about a ventriloquist who loses control. First staged by Corcadorca Theatre Company at Granary Theatre, Cork, 1995. more...