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  • Allusions in the Pressby Paul Lennon

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 224.00

    This corpus-based study of allusions in the British press shows the range of targets journalists allude to - from Shakespeare to TV soaps, from Jane Austen to Hillary Clinton, from hymns to nursery rhymes, proverbs and riddles. It analyzes the linguistic forms allusions take and demonstrates how allusions function meaningfully in discourse.... more...

  • Alone and Not Aloneby Ron Padgett

    Coffee House Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Wry, generous, lucid poems from one of contemporary poetry’s living masters. more...

  • Altman on Altmanby David Thompson

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.87

    In Altman on Altman , one of American cinema's most incorrigible mavericks reflects on a brilliant career. Robert Altman served a long apprenticeship in movie-making before his great breakthrough, the Korean War comedy M*A*S*H (1969). It became a huge hit and won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, but also established Altman's inimitable use of sound and... more...

  • The Amazing Life of Catsby Candida Baker

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 18.17

    Humanity has worshipped them in one form or another for thousands of years. These stories of their antics, their extraordinary abilities, their interactions with their humans, is a must-have gift for cat lovers everywhere. more...

  • Ambiguous Subjectsby Jennifer Wawrzinek

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 43.40

    In the history of ideas, the aesthetic categories of the sublime and the grotesque have exerted a powerful force over the cultural imagination. Ambiguous Subjects is one of the first studies to examine the relationship between these concepts. Tracing the history of the sublime from the eighteenth century through Burke and Kant, Wawrzinek illustrates... more...

  • America Out Loudby Alan Axelrod

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.96

    "Give me liberty or give me death." "Houston, we have a problem." "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." American ears ring with these and hundreds of other declarations, spun out of history. Walt Whitman claimed to "hear America singing," but, mostly, we hear America talking. Out loud. This book features more than 300 quotations from influential... more...

  • America's Corporate Artby Jerome Christensen

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    This book argues that recognition of the corporate studio's role as author of Hollywood motion pictures enables original interpretations of Hollywood films and provides a deeper understanding of their cultural, political, and commercial objectives. more...

  • American Classic Screen Featuresby John C. Tibbetts; James M. Welsh; Gene D. Phillips

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 57.00

    In American Classic Screen Features , editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable essays and critical pieces written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains fascinating accounts of Hollywood history including articles on Marilyn Monroe's first screen test,... more...

  • American Domesticityby Kathleen Anne McHugh

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 149.99

    From the cult of domesticity to the Semiotics of the Kitchen , housekeeping has been central to both constructing and critiquing the role of women in American society. Frequently domesticity's style has been to make invisible the labor that produces it, allowing woman to be asserted or argued about in universal terms that downplay race, class, and... more...

  • American Indian Quotationsby Howard Langer

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 96.00

    The first book of American Indian quotations, this volume offers 800 quotations covering more than four centuries of American life. The quotations include the words of warriors, poets, politicians, doctors, lawyers, athletes, and others. Arranged chronologically, they enable one to follow the history of American Indians since Columbus through the... more...