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  • Italian America

    Epos and Storutelling in Helen Barolini

    This book offers to the reader a tool to address the still largely uncharted territory of contemporary literature of migration. In addition to presenting and commenting on the production of the prolific writer Helen Barolini, the author Margherita Ganeri has a further ambition: to investigate the question that runs through the debate on the relationship between literary writing and socio-cultural ... Read more

    $7.69 AUD

  • The Italian Method of La drammatica

    Its Legacy and Reception

    by Aa. Vv. ...
    The volume The Italian Method of la drammatica: its Legacy and Reception includes the long and complex investigation to identify the Italian acting-code system of the drammatica used by nineteenth-century Italian actors such as Adelaide Ristori, Giovanni Grasso, Tommaso Salvini, Eleonora Duse. In particular, their acting inspired Stanislavsky who reformedtwentieth-century stage. The declamatory ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Swedish Crime Fiction

    The Making of Nordic Noir

    Why have authors from the safe, social welfare state Sweden captivated the minds of the crime fiction readers across the globe? Kerstin Bergman suggests that killer marketing and a widespread curiosityabout the “exotic” Nordic welfare states, their waste landscapes and alleged gender equality, has propelled these authors and novels into the international spotlight. Bergman uses this innovative ... Read more

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  • Modern Art

    A Critical Introduction

    Revised and restructured, this second edition of Modern Art traces the historical and contemporary contexts for understanding modern art movements, and the theories that influenced and attempted to explain them. Its radical approach foregoes the chronological approach to art movements in favour of looking at the ways in which art has been understood.The editors investigate the main developments in ... Read more

    $61.92 AUD

  • Essays on Modern Art: Andy Warhol - Criticisms and Essays on Previously Unseen Art in the Koolhaas Collection

    Justice Koolhaas’s Essays on Modern Art are reproduced alongside at least one of each artist’s works that she owned. Unusually, these works were discards; even more unusually, she obtained them on condition that each artist signed a statement disowning them as artworks.Her theory work, a refusenikism written in deliberate opacity, is inspired by her collection of art refuse. She unblinkingly ... Read more


  • Critical Terms for Art History, Second Edition

    series Critical Terms
    "Art" has always been contested terrain, whether the object in question is a medieval tapestry or Duchamp's Fountain. But questions about the categories of "art" and "art history" acquired increased urgency during the 1970s, when new developments in critical theory and other intellectual projects dramatically transformed the discipline. The first edition of Critical Terms for Art History both ... Read more

    $45.53 AUD

  • Don Camillo Stories of Giovannino Guareschi

    A Humorist Potrays the Sacred

    by Alan R. Perry ...
    Giovannino Guareschi (1908-1968) was an Italian journalist, humorist, and cartoonist best known for his short stories based on the fictional Catholic priest Don Camillo. In this study, Alan R. Perry explores the Don Camillo stories from the perspective of Christian hermeneutics, a unique approach and the best critical key to unlocking the richness of both the author and his tales.The stories of ... Read more

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  • The Rape of the Masters

    How Political Correctness Sabotages Art

    by Roger Kimball ...
    Colleges and universities used to teach art history to encourage connoisseurship and acquaint students with the riches of our artistic heritage. But now, as Roger Kimball reveals in this witty and provocative book, the student is less likely to learn about the aesthetics of masterworks than to be told, for instance, that Peter Paul Rubens' great painting Drunken Silenus is an allegory about anal ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • Introduction to Italian Poetry

    A Dual-Language Book

    series Dover Dual Language Italian
    This anthology highlights seven centuries of Italian poetry that will help you learn the language as well. Included are 34 examples of Italian verse in the original with English translations on facing pages. Twenty-one poets are represented, from Saint Francis of Assisi, author of the first memorable Italian lyric, "Cancio delle creature," to Salvatore Quasimodo, winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize for ... Read more

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  • Nordic Noir

    The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film & TV

    by Barry Forshaw ...
    Nordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film and TV by Britain's leading expert on crime fiction, Barry Forshaw, is a compact and authoritative guide to the phenomenally popular genre.The information-packed study examines and celebrates books, films and TV adaptations, from Sjöwall & Wahlöö's highly influential Martin Beck series through Henning Mankell's Wallander ... Read more

    $1.78 AUD

  • Scandinavian Noir

    In Pursuit of a Mystery

    by Wendy Lesser ...
    "Even those unmoved by its subject will thrill to [Scandinavian Noir], a beautifully crafted inquiry into fiction, reality, crime and place . . . Perhaps when it comes to fiction and reality, what we need most are critics like Lesser, who can dissect the former with the tools of the latter." --Kate Tuttle, The New York Times Book ReviewAn in-depth and personal exploration of Scandinavian crime ... Read more

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  • Ways of Seeing by John Berger | Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    The Ways of Seeing Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Ways of Seeing by John Berger. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

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