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  • Black Is the New Whiteby Paul Mooney; Dave Chappelle

    Gallery Books 2009; US$ 13.99

    OTHER COMEDIANS TELL JOKES. PAUL MOONEY TELLS THE TRUTH. For more than forty years—whether writing for Richard Pryor and Saturday Night Live or performing stand-up to sold-out crowds around the country—Paul Mooney has been provocative, incisive . . . and absolutely hilarious. His comedy has always been indisputably real and raw, reflecting race... more...

  • The Image of the Jews in Greek Literatureby Bezalel Bar-Kochva

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    This landmark contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek intellectuals who devoted special attention to the Jews were Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of "scientific"... more...

  • How to Boozeby Jordan Kaye; Marshall Altier

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    Offering exquisite cocktails and unsound advice, How to Booze by Jordan Kaye and Marshall Altier pairs the perfect cocktail with unfailingly entertaining advice for all of life’s most alcohol-inducing moments. Much more than just a guide to mixology, How to Booze is a hilarious and remarkably prescient, if somewhat degenerate, guide to life—or... more...

  • Erfahrung und Geschichteby Thiemo Breyer; Daniel Creutz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Erfahrung und Geschichte sind eng miteinander verknüpft: Jede neue Erfahrung hat ihre eigene Geschichte und kann überhaupt nur vor dem Hintergrund historisch gewachsener Erfahrungsdispositionen auftreten. Und auch die Geschichtsschreibung unterliegt dem Anspruch, ihre retrospektiven Konstruktionen mit den Erfahrungen der historischen Akteure... more...

  • Beautiful & Pointlessby David Orr

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    "David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr’s a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." —Tom Perrotta Award-winning... more...

  • Solid Objectsby Douglas Mao

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 42.95 US$ 39.08

    In this provocative and wide-ranging study, Douglas Mao argues that a profound tension between veneration of human production and anxiety about production's dangers lay at the heart of literary modernism. Focusing on the work of Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens, Mao shows that modernists were captivated by physical objects,... more...

  • Beyond Dolby (Stereo)by Mark Kerins

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    Since digital surround sound technology first appeared in cinemas 20 years ago, it has spread from theaters to homes and from movies to television, music, and video games. Yet even as 5.1 has become the standard for audiovisual media, its impact has gone unexamined. Drawing on works from the past two... more...

  • 1001 More Humorous Illustrations for Public Speakingby Michael Hodgin

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 11.99

    1001 More Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking, much like its rib-tickling predecessor, is a gold mine of one-liners, jokes, and humorous anecdotes for almost any topic. more...

  • Learning from Mickey, Donald and Waltby A. Bowdoin Van Riper

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. These productions range from the True-Life Adventures nature documentaries and such depictions of cutting-edge technology as Man in Space and Our Friend the Atom, to wartime propaganda shorts (Education... more...

  • The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fictionby Alice Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Written in hypertext and read from a computer, hypertext novels exist as a collection of textual fragments, which must be pieced together by the reader. The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction offers a new critical theory tailored specifically for this burgeoning genre, providing a much needed body of criticism in a key area of new media fiction. more...