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  • The Essay Filmby Timothy Corrigan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Regional Best 2012by William Roetzheim

    Level 4 Press, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.95

    Second in the annual series of the best plays that have had a premier in a regional theater, but no NYC premier. more...

  • The Place to Beby Roger Mudd

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95

    Roger Mudd joined CBS in 1961, and as the congressional correspondent, became a star covering the historic Senate filibuster debate over the 1964 Civil Right Act. Mudd was one of half a dozen major figures in the stable of CBS News broadcasters at time when the network?s standing as a provider of news was at its peak. In The Place to Be , Mudd tells... more...

  • The Peep Diariesby Hal Niedzviecki

    City Lights Publishers 2009; US$ 17.95

    One man's journey through a rapidly transforming culture of lying, spying, revealing, and confessing. more...

  • The Art of Faking Itby Laurence Whitted-Fry

    Running Press 2008; US$ 12.95

    In today?s fast-paced society, who has time to keep up with both the current trends and the classics of what is good? and popular?? The Art of Faking It guides youwith tongue planted firmly in cheekthrough any awkward, intellectual, and/or ber-sophisticated social situation, using both panache and pithy nuggets of wisdom to ensure you?ll never... more...

  • Vamos a contar mentiras: Ensear a un sinvergenzaby Alfonso Paso

    Edhasa 1753; US$ 6.13

    Rosana es una joven de 30 aos, hija tirana y solterona represiva encerrada en sus clases, sus libros y sus manas. Un da llega a su casa un nuevo alumno, recomendado por un afamado doctor conocido suyo. Este chico es un chulo, un jugador de poker, un ?viva la vida?, pero poco a poco Rosana se va enamorando de l? y cambia su manera de ser a la vez... more...

  • Ububy Alfred Jarry; Kenneth McLeish

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (NHB Modern Plays)by Liz Lochhead

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A modern classic about the bitter rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin and fellow ruler, Elizabeth I of England - retold by Scotland's most popular playwright. 'Once upon a time, there were twa queens on the wan green island, and the wan green island was split inty twa kingdoms. But no equal kingdoms...' Mary and Elizabeth are... more...

  • Detach with Loveby Margaret Searle

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 8.99

    Detach with Love could be described as a tragic true life story told by his mother and written using testimony taken from the diaries he wrote whilst in rehab. more...