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  • Rat Pack Confidentialby Shawn Levy

    Crown/Archetype 1999; US$ 15.95

    For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank brought his best pals to party in a land called Vegas January 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant... more...

  • Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Cultureby Kendall Phillips

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00

    Movie audiences seem drawn, almost compelled, toward tales of the horrific and the repulsive. Partly because horror continues to evolve radically—every time the genre is deemed dead, it seems to come up with another twist—it has been one of the most often-dissected genres. Here, author Kendall Phillips selects ten of the most popular and influential... more...

  • The Dramatic Imaginationby Robert Edmond Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    The Dramatic Imagination is one of the few enduring works written about set design. Robert Edmond Jones's innovations in set design and lighting brought new ideas to the stage, but it is greater understanding of design - its role at the heart of theater - that has continued to inspire theater students. The volume includes "A New Kind of Drama," "To... more...

  • Literatura y errabundiaby Alexis Grohmann

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 59.00

    En años relativamente recientes, el género de la novela ha ido experimentando cambios notables, abanderados por la realidad y su invasión del territorio de la ficción. En el presente estudio exhaustivo de tres obras españolas (de Javier Marías, Antonio Muñoz Molina y Rosa Montero), situadas en un amplio contexto literario... more...

  • Der Begriff der Literaturby Alexander Löck; Jan Urbich

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Today’s spectrum of research in literary studies is characterized by a sense of openness to the methods of comparative literature and cultural studies, along with a wide range of interdisciplinary crossover. The spectrum Literaturwissenschaft series is intended to be a forum for this pluralistic new model of literary studies. It presents... more...

  • Campaign Talkby Roderick P. Hart

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    Roderick Hart may be among the few Americans who believe that what politicians say in a campaign actually matters. He also believes that campaigns work. Even as television coverage, political ads, and opinion polls turn elections into field days for marketing professionals, Hart argues convincingly that campaigns do play their role in sustaining democracy,... more...

  • Geocriticismby Bertrand Westphal; Jr. Robert T. Tally

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Here, Bertrand Westphal provides a theoretical foundation and a critical exploration of geocriticism, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature in relation to space and place.  Drawing on diverse thinkers, Westphal argues that a geocritical approach enables novel ways of seeing literary texts and conducting literary studies.  more...

  • Satiristasby Paul Provenza; Dan Dion

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 22.52

    Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society—and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate— Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto on satire and comedy presented by Paul Provenza, co-creator of The Aristocrats . more...

  • From Homer to Harry Potterby Matthew Dickerson; David O’Hara

    Baker Publishing Group 2006; US$ 24.00

    Drawing from a Christian viewpoint informed by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, Dickerson and O'Hara assess modern fantasy writers such as Philip Pullman, Walter Wangerin, and J. K. Rowling. more...

  • Performance in the Borderlandsby Ramón H. Rivera-Servera; Harvey Young

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome and crossed; motivates bodies to climb over; and threatens physical harm. This book critically examines a range of cultural performances produced in relation to the tensions and movements of/about the borders dividing North America, including the Caribbean. more...