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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Didn't My Skin Used to Fit?by Martha Bolton

    Baker Publishing Group 2000; US$ 6.99

    A lively, entertaining book about middle-age that will prove that laughter and longevity go hand-in-hand. more...

  • A Companion to Tragedyby Rebecca Bushnell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 233.95 US$ 210.56

    A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyone interested in exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture. Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity Features 28 essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics, English, drama, anthropology... more...

  • Views from the Loftby Daniel Slager

    Milkweed Editions 2010; US$ 19.99

    Teachers, exercises, mentors, critiques, humor, and inspiration: these form the fuel all writers need when they get down to work every day. For decades the Loft Literary Center has provided this fuel to an enormous community of writers. Views from the Loft brings together the collected wisdom of that community its authors, students, and editors... more...

  • The Book of Gentle Wisdomby Allan Kellehear

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    This is a book to read on the train, bus or plane. Maybe you will read a page or two before bed at night or over coffee in the morning. This book contains important passages of hope that are truly wonderful. One or several of them will definitely brighten your day, maybe even your life at the moment. more...

  • What I Learned When I Almost Diedby Chris Licht

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 10.99

    What do you learn when your brain goes pop? Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television. At eleven, he began filming himself as he delivered the news. And by the time he was thirty-five, he landed his dream job: a fast-paced,... more...

  • Possible Worlds in Literary Theoryby Ruth Ronen

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 37.00

    The philosophical concept of 'possible worlds' used to explain theoretical problems of fictionality and narrativity. more...

  • The Myth of Theoryby William Righter

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 29.00

    What is critical theory, and to what extent can it claim to exist as a free-standing entity independent of the object of enquiry? more...