Britain

Author: Emma Bell,Neil Mitchell

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841505579

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

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Bringing to mind rockers and royals, Buckingham Palace and the Scottish Highlands, Britain holds a special interest for international audiences who have flocked in recent years to quality exports likeFish Tank, Trainspotting, and The King's Speech. A series of essays and articles exploring the definitive films of Great Britain, this addition to Intellect's Directory of World Cinema series turns the focus on England together with Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.With a focus on the most cerebral and critically important films to have come out of Britain, this volume explores the diversity of genres found throughout British film, highlighting important regional variations that reflect the distinctive cultures of the countries involved. Within these genres, Emma Bell and Neil Mitchell have curated a rich collection of films for review—from Hitchcock's spy thrillerThe 39 Steps to Emeric Pressburger's art classic The Red Shoes to the gritty but heartfeltThis is England. Interspersed throughout the book are critical essays by leading experts in the field providing insight into shifting notions of Britishness, important industry developments, and the endurance of the British film industry. For those up on their Brit film facts and seeking to test their expertise, the book concludes with a series of trivia questions.A user-friendly look at the cultural and artistic significance of British cinema from the silent era to the present,Directory of World Cinema: Britain will be an essential companion to the country's bright and resurgent film industry.
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Visions of Paradise

Images of Eden in the Cinema

Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813552419

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated throughout with intriguing, rare stills and organized to provide historical context, Visions of Paradise surveys a huge array of films that have offered us glimpses of life free from strife, devoid of pain and privation, and full of harmony. In films such as Moana, White Shadows in the South Seas, The Green Pastures, Heaven Can Wait, The Enchanted Forest, The Bishop's Wife, Carousel, Bikini Beach, and Elvira Madigan, characters and the audience partake in a vision of personal freedom and safety-a zone of privilege and protection that transcends the demands of daily existence. Many of the films discussed are from the 1960s-perhaps the most edenic decade in contemporary cinema, when everything seemed possible and radical change was taken for granted. As Dixon makes clear, however, these films have not disappeared with the dreams of a generation; they continue to resonate today, offering a tonic to the darker visions that have replaced them.
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Judas

Roman

Author: Amos Oz

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518741128

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

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Im Winter 1959 kommt der junge Schmuel Asch nach Jerusalem, um seine Magisterarbeit zu schreiben. Allein und ohne finanzielle Unterstützung, braucht er dringend eine Nebenbeschäftigung. Eine Anzeige führt ihn ins Haus eines eigentümlichen alten Mannes namens Wald; nachts liest er ihm vor und unterhält sich mit ihm – über die Ideale des Zionismus, über die jüdisch-arabischen Konflikte. Und dort trifft er auf die geheimnisvolle Atalja Abrabanel, deren verstorbener Vater einer der maßgeblichen Anführer der zionistischen Bewegung war. Sogleich ist Schmuel gefesselt von der Schönheit und Unnahbarkeit dieser Frau. Nach und nach gelingt es Schmuel, ihr Geheimnis zu enthüllen – und damit auch das des alten Wald. Amos Oz hat einen Liebesroman geschrieben und zugleich ein Buch über das geteilte Jerusalem vor dem Sechs-Tage-Krieg, eine Geschichte seines Landes mit all seinen Konflikten, seinen Hoffnungen und seiner Verzweiflung.
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The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

Author: Jennifer S. Baker

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083891165X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.
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The Risen Adam

D. H. Lawrence's Revisionist Typology

Author: Virginia Hyde

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271040556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Showing Lawrence's familiarity with biblical typology from both written and visual sources, Virginia Hyde explores its many ironic and paradoxical versions in his works. She demonstrates his use of typological precursors of Christ, such as Adam and David, Moses and Aaron, and his development of a coherent cosmology centered on the cross and the Tree of Life. These features often take on radically revisionist meanings when informed by Lawrence's interests in theosophy and occult lore. Hyde fully recognized Lawrence's intensely dynamic style and examines the ways in which he works creatively with his models. Hyde sheds new light on Lawrence's &"leadership&" views, linking them to patriarchal assumptions inherent in biblical typology. She utilizes manuscripts and sketches as well as his traditional works to show that a complex form of biblical symbolism affects both his form and content in unexpected ways. His symbols are often traceable to iconographic models with typological significance. The Risen Adam includes pioneering treatments of the first Quetzalcoatl, the 1923 version of The Plumed Serpent, so different in part from the final novel as to form a separate creative effort. Hyde also offers provocative new readings of The Rainbow, Women in Love, Aaron's Rod, &"The Border Line,&" The Plumed Serpent, David, The Man Who Died, Birds, Beasts and Flowers, and other works. The book is illustrated with artwork by Lawrence and with examples of the medieval and other iconography he knew.
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Mit dem Schlitten auf Wolke sieben

Roman

Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732529657

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

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Für Carrie kommt die Familie stets zuerst. Doch dann tritt sie kurz vor Weihnachten eine neue Stelle als Kindermädchen an - und muss feststellen, dass nicht jeder das so sieht. Der attraktive Single-Vater Adam jedenfalls lässt sich selten zu Hause blicken. Warum verbringt er nur so wenig Zeit mit seinen Kindern? Carrie will das ändern und nimmt sich vor, den Kindern das schönste Weihnachtsfest überhaupt zu ermöglichen - zusammen mit ihrem Vater Adam. Und dabei verfällt sie nicht nur dem Zauber der Weihnacht ...
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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A Milton encyclopedia

O-Po

Author: William Bridges Hunter

Publisher: Associated Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780838718391

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Song of Solomon

Author: Kanat ADAM

Publisher: dasddda

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. From the Trade Paperback edition. Amazon.com Review The third novel from one America's most powerful writers turns 20 years old in 1997, but Song of Solomon long ago ascended to the top shelf in the ranks of great literature. This Everyman's Library hardcover edition of the Nobel Prize-winning Morrison's lyrical, powerful, and erudite novel contains a chronology that situates the book in its historical context, and an introduction from author Reynolds Price. From Library Journal This new version of Morrison's 1977 novel is a fitting reminder of her early creative mastery. Song of Solomon is a powerful, sensual, and poetic exploration of four generations of a family mistakenly named Dead. Told through the eyes of "Milkman," a rare male protagonist in Morrison's wonderful catalog of unforgettable characters, we discover a century's worth of secrets, ghosts, and troubles. Milkman is faced with resolving the differing memories of his parents and his mysterious aunt Pilate, while questioning the historically charged realities thrown at him by the death of real-life victims of racism like Emmett Till as viewed by his lifelong friend Guitar. Lynne Thigpen was born to tell the author's stories, catching every lyrical note and each painful cry. A perfect marriage of author and reader, this will win new audiences and reassure audio veterans that by listening to books one truly can appreciate the magic of storytelling. -Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo, NY Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 3330

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Die Anatomie des Erwachens

Roman

Author: Eleanor Catton,Barbara Schaden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783716026328

Category:

Page: 397

View: 6661

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Old Testament Study Guide, Pt. 1

Genesis to Numbers

Author: Randal S. Chase

Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing

ISBN: 1937901270

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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Genesis to Numbers. This volume is the first of three on the Old Testament. It begins with a discussion of the importance of studying the Old Testament, and the role of Jesus Christ in the Plan of Salvation and His selection as our Savior in the premortal council in heaven. We read concerning the process of creation, the placing of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and their fall into mortality. We learn briefly about Cain and Abel, followed by brief discussions of all the patriarchs from Adam to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We follow the story of Joseph in Egypt followed by the migration of Jacob's family to that land for survival. We read of the rise of Moses, the Exodus, and the events at Mt. Sinai. Then we study the rebellion of the children of Israel and their wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. The cover features a beautiful image of Abraham's Journey from Ur to Canaan, painted by Jozsef Molnar in 1880.
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Die Geschichte meiner Zähne

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141083

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Gustavo Sánchez hat eine Mission: Jeder seiner hässlichen Zähne muss ersetzt werden. Glücklicherweise ist er Auktionator – der weltbeste Auktionator –, was ihm dabei hilft, Geld für die neuen Zähne zu sammeln. Dabei entdeckt er, dass es entscheidend ist, die Objekte, die er anbietet, mit Geschichten auszustatten. Das steigert ihren Wert immens. Auch wenn er noch ein paar andere Fähigkeiten besitzt, die ihm Geld verschaffen: Nach zwei Gläsern Rum kann er Janis Joplin imitieren, Glückskekse deuten und wie Christopher Kolumbus ein Hühnerei auf den Tisch stellen und beim Schwimmen den Toten Mann machen. Das Geschichtenerzählen aber entwickelt er zur Meisterschaft. Und die Sammlung seiner Zähne berühmter Menschen kann sich sehen lassen: von Plato zu Plutarch, Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf und Enrique Vila-Matas. Sanchez aber will die von Marilyn Monroe ... Valeria Luiselli hat mit der Geschichte meiner Zähne ein Buch über den kreativen Prozess, den Wert von Kunst, den Kult um literarische Berühmtheiten geschrieben, eine herrliche Mixtur aus Erinnerung, Erfindung und autobiografischer Reflexion, in deren Zentrum ein Mann mit einem »Mund voller Horror« steht. Eine exzentrische, ganz und gar außergewöhnliche Geschichte, die die Konvention der literarischen Genres sprengt.
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Sweetbitter

Roman

Author: Stephanie Danler

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841212883

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9259

„Eine rohe, schnörkellose, beißende, wilde Liebesgeschichte.“ Marie Claire. Eigentlich wollte Tess nicht Kellnerin werden, sondern ihrer provinziellen Heimat entkommen, in die Großstadt eintauchen und endlich herausfinden, was sie will vom Leben. Durch Zufall landet sie in einem edlen New Yorker Restaurant mit seinen ganz eigenen Regeln, Allianzen, Intrigen, Affären und Freundschaften. Um nicht unterzugehen, muss sie hart arbeiten und vor allem schnell lernen, was in der Gourmet-Welt wichtig ist. Und dann verliebt sie sich in den unnahbaren Barmann Jake. Sweetbitter ist ein großer Roman über den Genuss und die Obsession – darüber, dass man manchmal besessen sein muss, um wirklich genießen zu können. „Ein Roman als Sinnesrausch.“ Brigitte Woman.
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Contemporary Literary Criticism

Author: Roger Matuz

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810344297

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Profiles novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.
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Der Teufel von New York

Roman

Author: Lyndsay Faye

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342342043X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2656

1845: Der erste Fall für die Polizei von New York Im New York des Jahres 1845 läuft dem jungen Polizisten Timothy Wilde auf der Straße ein völlig verstörtes kleines Mädchen in die Arme. Es trägt ein blutdurchtränktes Nachthemd und will oder kann nicht sagen, wer es ist – und was ihm zugestoßen ist. Kurz darauf findet Timothy auf einem entlegenen Gelände 19 vergrabene Kinderleichen. Es ist ein heikler Fall für die gerade gegründete Polizei: In der Stadt kursieren die wildesten Gerüchte und die politische Situation ist zum Zerreißen angespannt.
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Video Movie Guide 2001

Author: Mick Martin,Marsha Porter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780345420992

Category: Reference

Page: 1600

View: 9175

Reviews thousands of movies and rates each film according to a five-star rating system, and features cross-indexing by title, director, and cast.
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