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    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99

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  • Rhetoricby Jennifer Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 26.95

    Rhetoric has shaped our understanding of the nature of language and the purpose of literature for over two millennia. It is of crucial importance in understanding the development of literary history as well as elements of philosophy, politics and culture. The nature and practise of rhetoric was central to Classical, Renaissance and Enlightenment cultures... more...

  • Patricia Nealby Stephen Michael Shearer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 24.95

    With her commanding presence, legendary actress Patricia Neal (1926-2010) anchored such classic movies as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), A Face in the Crowd (1957), and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). She is perhaps most well known for her crowning acting achievement: her performance as Alma in Hud (1963), which earned her the Academy... more...

  • Projectionsby Jared Gardner

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    A history of the modern sequential comic form from the late nineteenth century through today, focusing on the unique ways in which it tells stories and interacts with readers. more...

  • Theories of Mimesisby Arne Melberg

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 30.00

    The theory and history of mimesis, and its relevance to modern theories of literature. more...

  • The Literary Mindby Mark Turner

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 12.99

    The title of Mark Turner's bold new book describes not a bookish mind but the ordinary human mind, in which literary mental powers are the basis of everyday thought. In The Literary Mind , Turner argues that we have been looking in the wrong places for answers to basic questions about meaning, mind, and language.Here, Turner ranges from the tools... more...

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    Editions Rodopi 2010; Not Available

    This volume contains a selection of nine essays with an interdisciplinary perspective. They were originally presented at the Sixth International Conference on Word and Music Studies, which was held at Edinburgh University in June 2007 and was organized by the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA).The contributions to this volume... more...

  • The Profession of the Playwrightby John Russell Stephens

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 29.00

    This book examines the working world of the playwright in nineteenth-century Britain. more...

  • Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunchby Stephen Prince

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 24.00

    A collection of essays of Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch. more...

  • The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830by Dr Claire Brock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore 'The age of personality's' obsession with instantaneous publicity. more...