What do mermaids, Nairobi fashion, and
private detectives all have in common?
Intellect has published intriguing books about them all!


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Fan Phenomena: Mermaids
Edited by Matthieu Guitton

Mermaids, and merfolk more generally, are everywhere you look. In Fan Phenomena: Mermaids, Matthieu Guitton assembles a star-studded cast of scholars and popular culture insiders to decode the mermaid phenomenon. The book explores how merfolk have evolved in popular culture and what it is that grants them their privileged status among fantasy creatures. Illustrated throughout with fan photographs and stills from a plethora of films and TV shows, this volume promises to both fascinate and delight readers—earthbound and ocean-going alike.

Paper $22.00

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Crime Uncovered: Private Investigator
Edited by Alistair Rolls and Rachel Franks

This collection covers characters from the whole world of international noir—Giorgio Scerbanenco’s Duca Lambert, Léo Malet’s Nestor Burma, and many more. Including essays on the genealogy and emergence of the protagonist in nineteenth-century fiction; interviews with crime writers Leigh Redhead, Nick Quantrill, and Fernando Lalana; and analyses of the transatlantic exchanges that helped to develop public perception of a literary icon, Crime Uncovered: Private Investigator will redefine what we think we know about the figure of the P. I.

Paper $28.00

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Fashion Cities Africa
Edited by Hannah Azieb Pool

Fashion Cities Africa brings much needed attention to four key African fashion scenes: Nairobi, Lagos, Casablanca, and Johannesburg—one from each region of the continent. Filled with interviews of leading African fashion designers, stylists, and commentators, alongside hundreds of exclusive street-style images, Fashion Cities Africa is a landmark book that should be celebrated in fashion houses the world over.

Paper $28.50

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Sam Peckinpah
Edited by Fernando Ganzo

Director Sam Peckinpah (1925–1984) never won an Oscar. His filmography is short and uneven, and his movies have never found a wide audience. Despite this, many filmmakers today—including Tarantino and Scorsese—count him as a major influence. Sam Peckinpah investigates how this unique filmmaker can have such an outsized legacy, exploring films as diverse as New Mexico and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, as well as Peckinpah’s television work.

Paper $36.00

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