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Film Noir Reader 4: The Crucial Films and Themes

Alain Silver (edt)

The earlier Film Noir Readers, which now boast a combined sale of well over 30,000 copies, have all quite deliberately conveyed a sweeping overview of the classic period, demonstrating how broad and inclusive noir movies are. Film Noir Reader 4 moves in... (read more)

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Twelfth Night: Shakespeare for the Modern Reader

John Burfeind

SHAKESPEARE FOR THE MODERN READER Presented by John Burfeind Twelfth Night is a riotous romp on the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Beautiful Olivia, plucky Viola, and maudlin Orsino clumsily romance one another, while steering clear of the... (read more)

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Dislocations in Crystal

Michael Boughn

Adrift in history and myth, fairy tales and TV, the tedious and the marvellous, you'll find Dislocations in Crystal. These poems move through the world opened by Prince Henry the Navigator's epoch-shifting push to open a sea route around Africa to the... (read more)

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Assyrian Reliefs from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II: A Cultural Biography

Ada Cohen

The well-known narrative images of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 B.C.E.) at war and at the hunt are discussed frequently in studies of ancient Near Eastern art. By comparison, the iconic reliefs depicting the ruler, his genies, and the... (read more)

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So You Think You Know Me?

Allan Weaver

The autobiography of an ex-offender and twice-times inmate of Barlinnie Prison, now a social work team-leader in his native Scotland. As a local hard case, author Allan Weaver took no prisoners. Neither does he in this compelling work in which he tells... (read more)

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Burlesque: Exotic Dancers of the 50s and 60s

Judson Rosebush

Presented here are 125 burlesque queens and belly dancing stars from the 1950s and 1960s portrayed in 8" x 10" glossy "booking photos." These attention-grabbing and sometimes startling photos are the publicity shots that dancers handed out to booking... (read more)

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Black Gold: A History of Charcoal in Missouri

Robert Massengale

The production of charcoal is one of the oldest industries in Missouri, beginning before it became a state in 1821. Immigrants and their descendents migrated west seeking job opportunities and new lands. They brought with them the trades they learned in... (read more)

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Hello, Cutie!: Adventures in Cute Culture

Pamela Klaffke

A doe-eyed doll, a smiley-faced cupcake, a sweet plush kitten: they're cute?and cute is at the heart of a growing legion of adult collectors and enthusiasts who live and breathe all things cuddly and adorable. Journalist and writer Pamela Klaffke, author... (read more)

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