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The BFI Companion to Crime
Phil Hardy
0520215389
Mar 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Movie lovers would be well served if every film genre had a book devoted to it that is as loving and comprehensive as The BFI Companion to Crime. Editor Phil Hardy, who also oversaw the excellent Overlook encyclopedias of horror, science fiction, and Western films, has outdone himself with this volume. Teaming with the British Film Institute, Hardy has produced a volume that covers all aspects of the crime film. You'll find entries on every significant movie in the genre: classics such as The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Chinatown, and Goodfellas; lesser-known works such as An American Tragedy, Raw Deal, Peeping Tom, and Mona Lisa; popular favorites such as Die Hard and Pulp Fiction; and foreign films from Les Vampires to Diva....


The Mayor of Casterbridge (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas Hardy
1593083092
December 2004
Paperback
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The Overlook Film Encyclopedia
Phil Hardy
0879515163
May 1994
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
This encyclopedia of science fiction movies is the most comprehensive and perhaps the best of Phil Hardy's collection (check out The Western and Horror as well). It provides excellent commentary on the hundreds of science fiction films made between 1895 and 1994. Each review also lists the movie's director, star, writer, and most important technical credits. Hardy's treatment of the genre runs the gamut from the sublime to the absurd, covering classics such as Metropolis and Things to Come, popular favorites such as Star Wars and E.T., and the silly excesses of Dr. Breedlove and The Man with Two Brains. The volume also includes a list of science fiction rental champs and important writers and critics' nominees for the best sci-fi films of all time. --This text...


Wreck and Roll (Hardy Boys Series #185)
Franklin W. Dixon
0689867360
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
WITH THIS BAND, MUSIC AND MAYHEM GO HAND IN HAND. Vette Smash, one of the hottest new rock bands in Bayport, is playing a gig -- and thanks to their friend Phil's backstage passes, Frank and Joe are in the center of the action! But within minutes of meeting the band members, the stage lights short-circuit and a threatening message is left on the band's answering machine. Soon it's clear that someone is trying to crash Vette Smash. Frank and Joe start hunting down suspects. Is it Vette Smash's rival band, Green Machine? Could it be the jealous agents competing for the band's attention? Or is a member of Vette Smash behind the mess? One thing's certain: Time's running out. The band's threatening to break up. Can the Hardys root out the culprit before the final number?


The Mayor of Casterbridge (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas Hardy
1593081030
May 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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The Overlook Film Encyclopedia
Phil Hardy
0879515171
May 1994
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
In The Western, editor Phil Hardy provides commentary on every Western you've ever heard of--and hundreds that you haven't--from the commencement of the sound period until 1990. Eschewing the conventional star ratings for each film, Hardy instead opts for generous, detailed commentary. The films are listed chronologically, and each decade is preceded by instructive essays that detail the period's trends. Appendices include critics' lists of the best Westerns ever made, all-time Western rental champs, a list of important Westerns that were inspired by novels, and an appendix of Western films that Hardy was unable to cover in detail. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Dancing in the Dark
Caryl Phillips
1400043964
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Picking up from the cultural criticism collected in A New World Order (2001), Phillips goes one step further, imagining himself into the life of Burt Williams (1874–1922), a vaudeville performer who became, in the turn-of-the-century years before Jack Johnson's championship, the most famous of black Americans. The result is not so much a novel as a loving biographical fiction, one in which Phillips, perhaps channeling Williams's natural (and often challenged) sense of dignity and propriety, shows the more humiliating aspects of his life in a kind of half light. Williams was the first black performer to don blackface and was a master, with partner George Walker, of the cakewalk. Phillips is amazing at rendering the wrenching contradictions of "playing the coon" as Booker T. Washington and...


The Overlook Film Encyclopedia
Phil Hardy
0879516240
Oct 1995
Paperback
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Amazon.com
This is the best single volume book on the horror film, the definitive reference work devoted to the subject. It contains entries on every movie even remotely connected to the genre, whether it is a 19-century silent, a grade "Z" schlocker, or an "art" film by the likes of Fritz Lang or Ingmar Bergman. Each entry contains a full list of credits and a descriptive review. Hardy writes about horror movies with such enthusiasm and intelligence that you feel you're getting the low down on the genre from a sincere and learned friend.


The Art of Restraint: English Poetry from Hardy to Larkin
Richard Hoffpauir
0874133785
February 1991
Hardcover
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The Overlook Film Encyclopedia
Phil Hardy
0879516259
Oct 1995
Paperback
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Amazon.com
In The Western, editor Phil Hardy provides commentary on every Western you've ever heard of--and hundreds that you haven't--from the commencement of the sound period until 1990. Eschewing the conventional star ratings for each film, Hardy instead opts for generous, detailed commentary. The films are listed chronologically, and each decade is preceded by instructive essays that detail the period's trends. Appendices include critics' lists of the best Westerns ever made, all-time Western rental champs, a list of important Westerns that were inspired by novels, and an appendix of Western films that Hardy was unable to cover in detail.


The Overlook Film Encyclopedia
Phil Hardy
0879516267
Oct 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
This encyclopedia of science fiction movies is the most comprehensive and perhaps the best of Phil Hardy's collection (check out The Western and Horror as well). It provides excellent commentary on the hundreds of science fiction films made between 1895 and 1994. Each review also lists the movie's director, star, writer, and most important technical credits. Hardy's treatment of the genre runs the gamut from the sublime to the absurd, covering classics such as Metropolis and Things to Come, popular favorites such as Star Wars and E.T., and the silly excesses of Dr. Breedlove and The Man with Two Brains. The volume also includes a list of science fiction rental champs and important writers and critics' nominees for the best sci-fi films of all time.


The End of the Mind: The Edge of the Intelligible in Hardy, Stevens, Larking, Plath, and Gluck
Desales Harrison
0415970296
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book seeks to include among accounts of modern lyric poetry a theory of the poem's relation to the unintelligible. DeSales Harrison draws a distinction between sites of unintelligibility and sights of difficulty; while much has been said about modernist difficulty, little has been said about the attention that poets give to phenomena that by definition arrest, impede, obscure, damage, or destroy the capacity for intelligible representation.

About the Author
DeSales Harrison is Visiting Assistant Professor of Twentieth-Century Poetry at Oberlin College. He has also taught at The Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University, where he received his doctoral degree. In addition to his academic training, he is a candidate at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training...


Overlook Film Encyclopedia
Phil Hardy
0879518812
Oct 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Wow! Phil Hardy has been editing encyclopedias devoted to various film genres for years, but this book on the gangster film is perhaps his most impressive. A companion piece to his Western, science fiction, and horror encyclopedias, this is an extraordinary treat for lovers of crime movies. An oversized book, it contains more than 500 pages on the genre, covering it year by year from the beginning of the sound era until today and, uncharacteristically for Hardy, concentrating half its focus on films from the '60s through the '90s. Hardy and his team have composed hundreds of words on each of more than 1,500 films, considering the rarities of the genre as seriously as the classics, and focusing on foreign as well as English-language films. This is a must for aficionados and novices, those who want to pore over its pages, and...


Achievement of Thomas Hardy
Phillip Mallett (Editor)
0312235364
September 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"Now there is a clarity. There is the harvest of having written 20 novels first." --Ezra Pound


The Overlook Film Encyclopedia
Phil Hardy
0879518995
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Wow! Phil Hardy has been editing encyclopedias devoted to various film genres for years, but this book on the gangster film is perhaps his most impressive. A companion piece to his Western, science fiction, and horror encyclopedias, this is an extraordinary treat for lovers of crime movies. An oversized book, it contains more than 500 pages on the genre, covering it year by year from the beginning of the sound era until today and, uncharacteristically for Hardy, concentrating half its focus on films from the '60s through the '90s. Hardy and his team have composed hundreds of words on each of more than 1,500 films, considering the rarities of the genre as seriously as the classics, and focusing on foreign as well as English-language films. This is a must for aficionados and novices, those who want to pore over its pages, and...


Palgrave Advances in Thomas Hardy Studies
Phillip Mallett (Editor)
1403902577
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Palgrave Advances in Thomas Hardy Studies explores the key issues in the ongoing and lively debate about Thomas Hardy's work as a novelist and poet. In twelve newly-commissioned essays, distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic review, take issue with, and take forward the most recent and significant research on Thomas Hardy.


Palgrave Advances in Thomas Hardy Studies
Phillip Mallett (Editor)
1403902585
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Palgrave Advances in Thomas Hardy Studies explores the key issues in the ongoing and lively debate about Thomas Hardy's work as a novelist and poet. In twelve newly-commissioned essays, distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic review, take issue with, and take forward the most recent and significant research on Thomas Hardy.


Thomas Hardy: Texts and Contexts
Phillip Mallett (Editor)
1403901317
March 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"The volume's scholarship is uniformly excellent..."--R.D. Morrison, Choice

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