The Life of the Drama
Paperback ISBN: 1557831106
"Eric Bentley's radical new look at the grammar of theatre...is a work of exceptional virtue...CENTRAL, INDISPENSABLE...The book justifies its title by being precisely about the ways in which life manifests itself in the theatre...THIS IS A BOOK TO BE READ AGAIN AND AGAIN." - Frank Kermode, The New York Review of Books
Full of Secrets
Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks
Paperback ISBN: 0814325068
Essential reading for "Peakies," fans of director David Lynch's cult TV series "Twin Peaks." Contains critical essays, plus lists of cast members, directors, and writers for each episode, a calendar of red-letter dates in the show's convoluted plot, and a scene breakdown of every episode. Essays discuss topics such as the art and politics of the show, its use of music, a feminist reading of "Twin Peaks," and postmodernism and television. No pictures. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Not Simply Divine
Beneath the Make-Up, Above the Heels and Behind the Scenes With a Cult Superstar
Paperback ISBN: 0671884670
The biography that tells all, exploring the subcultures of America--experimental movies, gay theater, glittering nightlife, base debauchery--the world of Divine, the cross-dressing cult hero whose sudden death came on the eve of his greatest stardom. Original.
The Dylan Companion
Paperback ISBN: 0306809680
Thoroughly revised in honor of Dylan's sixtieth birthday, this anthology collects the writings of Allen Ginsburg, Joan Baez, Frank Kermode, and others on the enigmatic and revolutionary Bob Dylan, offering insights into his life and his career in music. Original. 15,000 first printing.
The Story of Orson Welles
Paperback ISBN: 0679772839
A stunning portrait of the life and career of Orson Welles describes his early success in the worlds of radio, theater, and film; the boredom and self-destructive impulses that led to his rapid decline; and his colorful personal life. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.
Last Train to Memphis
The Rise of Elvis Presley
Hardcover ISBN: 0316332208
A fresh portrait of Elvis Presley, based on hundreds of interviews and a decade of research, emerges in the first volume of a two-part biography of the King, covering Elvis's life up to his Army induction. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
With Ossie and Ruby
In This Life Together
Paperback ISBN: 0688175821
Published to coincide with the acting couple's fiftieth wedding anniversary, a warm and uplifting autobiography follows their career from Harlem to Hollywood stardom, the ups and downs of their marriage, and their work for civil rights. Reprint.