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  • 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...

  • Into the Storyby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stageby David Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage examines the history and form of India's rs lila folk theatre, and discusses how this theatre functions as a mechanism of worship and spirituality among Krishna devotees in India. From analyses of performances and conversations with performers, audience, and local scholars, Mason argues that rs lila ... more...

  • Modernism and Poetic Inspirationby Jed Rasula

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    The sites of inspiration documented in this book range from nineteenth century linguistic theory to postmodern strategies of conceptual writing, encompassing well known instances of modernist poetics (Mallarm, Pound, Olson) alongside obscure but revealing figures like Otto Nebel and Henri-Martin Barzun. more...

  • Losing Our Religionby S. E. Cupp

    Threshold Editions 2010; US$ 15.00

    "The press has become a tool of oppression?politicized, self?aware, self?motivated, and power?hungry. . . . In short, these people can no longer be trusted." ?From S. E. Cupp?s Losing Our Religion It?s time to wake up and smell the bias. The go-to commentator for such programs as Fox News?s Hannity and CNN?s Larry King Live and ... more...

  • Carmeby Christopher Perriam; Ann Davies

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 77.00

    Since Prosper Mérimée and Georges Bizet (with his librettists Meilhac and Halévy) brought the figure of the Spanish Carmen to prominence in the nineteenth century an astonishing eighty or so film versions of the story have been made. This collection of essays gathers together a unique body of scholarly critique focused on that Carmen... more...

  • Reframing Theology and Film (Cultural Exegesis)by Robert K. Johnston; Robert Johnston; William Dyrness

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 28.00

    Identifies and explicates the areas that are currently being overlooked or undervalued in the current discussions of theology and film. more...

  • Will Smith: Actorby Anne M Todd

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    A millionaire before the age of 20, the star of the long-running popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and a movie star, Will Smith boasts an impressive rsum?yet his career is far from over. Growing up in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Will Smith started out a rapper, but soon demonstrated considerable talent and charisma as an actor. Since... more...

  • Telling Children's Storiesby Michael Cadden

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    The most accessible approach yet to children’s literature and narrative theory, Telling Children’s Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to children’s literature. more...