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CliziaA valuable, new translation of Machiavelli’s marvelous satire! Machiavelli writes in the prologue to Clizia that comedies were invented for the dual purpose of amusing and benefiting the audience. Clizia is no exception. It is a raucous comedy about love that extends to the scandalous, but it also contains a serious teaching about managing passions and relationships. Daniel Gallagher provides a lively and readable translation that enables readers to access not only the humor of the play but also…

The Comedies of Machiavelli: The Woman from Andros; The Mandrake; Clizia (Hackett Classics)Though better known today as a political theorist than as a dramatist, Machiavelli secured his fame as a giant in the history of Italian comedy more than fifty years before Shakespeare’s comedies delighted English-speaking audiences. This bilingual edition includes all three examples of Machiavelli’s comedic art: sparkling translations of his farcical masterpiece, The Mandrake; of his version of Terence’s The Woman From Andros; and of his Plautus-inspired Clizia–works whose genre afforded Machi…

Ditko's Monsters: Gorgo! (Steve Ditko's Monsters) The genius artist Steve Ditko is a towering monster of awesomeness, and so is the character he chronicled… GORGO! If you love Godzilla — and who doesn’t — you’ll love Gorgo, who ravages London, New York City, and HOLLYWOOD! Gorgo goes head to head with the British Navy, atomic bombs, Communists, and aliens from the planet Corpus III! This is the complete Ditko Gorgo, 200-pages of comics, including six pulse-pounding covers all drawn during the height of Ditko’s prowess concurrent with hi…

CliziaA valuable, new translation of Machiavelli’s marvelous satire! Machiavelli writes in the prologue to Clizia that comedies were invented for the dual purpose of amusing and benefiting the audience. Clizia is no exception. It is a raucous comedy about love that extends to the scandalous, but it also contains a serious teaching about managing passions and relationships. Daniel Gallagher provides a lively and readable translation that enables readers to access not only the humor of the play but al…

CliziaA rollicking, farcical comedy, Niccolò Machiavelli’s Clizia (1524) is an important step in theatre history. Based on Casina, by the Roman dramatist Plautus, Clizia is an example of the theatrical genre known as commedia erudita, a precursor to its famous successor, commedia dell arte. The story centers on old Nicomaco (a play on the author’s name), who has raised an adopted daughter from childhood and now in his dotage has fallen in love or lust with her. His son Cleandro also loves Clizia, wh…

Weird Love: So This is Love?LOL romance comic book stories from the 1950s, ‘60s, and beyond! Punk rock star and graphic novelist Rebecca Sevrin introduces the LOL bizarro, lurid, and looney romance comic book stories from the 1950s, ‘60s, and beyond! Your jaw will drop over the WTH wacky pulp fiction with… COMMIES in ”Iron Curtain Romance!”KOOKY TEENAGERS hot for teacher in “Too Young for Love!”SWINGERS in the appropriately titled “Swingers!” AND the cover story “SO THIS IS LOVE!”20 mind-blowing stori…

Popeye Classics Volume 1 Re-presenting the classic Popeye comic book series that debuted in 1948 by Bud Sagendorf, the long-time assistant to creator E.C. Segar! Carefully reproduced from the original comic books and lovingly restored, Volume 1 contains issues #1–4, with stories such as “That’s What I Yam,” “Ghost Island,” and “Dead Valley.” Also includes all of Sagendorf’s gloriously funny one-pagers….

Weird Love: You Know You Want It! (Volume 1) (Weird Love Hc)“Deranged genius, a wildly entertaining collection!” –Wired MagazineYour Valentine likes it hardcover… here’s the must-give book for them (or just get it for your depraved self)! Weird Love collects the first three issues of the so-bad-it’s-good comic book that is the buzz of geekdom! Plus, a raging bonus showcase of the most bizarro and sexy romance comic book covers! Revealing introduction by the Craig Yoe and Clizia Gussoni who 13th Dimension calls, “The Masters and Johnson of comics!” The…

Popeye Classics: Re-presenting the classic Popeye comic book series that debuted in 1948 by Bud Sagendorf, the long-time assistant to creator E.C. Segar! Carefully reproduced from the original comic books and lovingly restored, Volume 6 contains issues #25-29. Also included are more of Sagendorf’s gloriously funny one-pagers, rare photos, and extra artwork….