Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth

Author: Paula Marantz Cohen Professor of Humanities Drexel University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195140941

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth is a broad cultural study that connects the rise of film to the rise of America as a cultural center and world power in the twentieth century. Cohen argues that through the medium of silent film, America was able to sever its literary and linguistic ties to Europe, assert its cultural independence, and forge a unique form of cultural expression. Silent films drew on elements developed in popular forms of representation like photography, landscape panoramas, and vaudeville performance to create a medium that more accurately represented the American experience.

Quite Early One Morning

Author: Dylan Thomas

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811202084

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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A collection of stories, essays, and poems written by the noted Welsh poet over a 10-year period

Cambridge Checkpoint English Revision Guide for the Cambridge Secondary 1 Test

Author: John Reynolds,Patricia Acres

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444187538

Category: Study Aids

Page: 96

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With Checkpoint English Revision Guide for the Cambridge Secondary 1 test you can aim for the best grade with the help of relevant and accessible notes, examiner advice plus questions and answers on each key topic. - Clear explanations of every topic covered in the Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint English syllabus - Builds revision skills you need for success in the test - Exam tips wirtten by test setters and examiners giving you their expert advice This text has not been through the Cambridge endorsement process.

Dylan Thomas's Swansea, Gower and Laugharne

Author: James A Davies

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 178316008X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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Although Dylan Thomas died in 1953, his work has never been out of print and his notorious life continues to fascinate. To mark the centenary of Thomas's birth, Dylan Thomas's Swansea, Gower and Laugharne is being reprinted. This popular publication provides a detailed account of the relationship between Thomas's life, work and the three places that were most important to him. Illustrated throughout with photographs, this book takes the reader on a tour of the locations intimately connected with the poet, outlining the history and literary history of each area as well as Thomas's links with these places and his use of them in his work. The result is a unique literary guide for all those who are interested in Dylan Thomas and the places that shaped him, whether they are visitors to Swansea, Gower or Laugharne, or armchair travellers who would like to know more about the geographical and cultural associations of Thomas's writing.

Welsh Dylan

Dylan Thomas's life, writing, and his Wales

Author: John Ackerman

Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

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The Collected Stories

Author: Dylan Thomas

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811209984

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

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This gathering of all Dylan Thomas's stories, ranging chronologically from the dark, almost surrealistic tales of Thomas's youth to such gloriously rumbustious celebrations of life as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Adventures in the Skin Trade, charts the progress of "The Rimbaud of Cwmdonkin Drive" toward his mastery of the comic idiom.

Author Price Guides

Author: Allen Ahearn,Patricia Ahearn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883060091


Page: 700

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Volume II of the Author Price Guides (APG) includes 51 authors. Each APG contains a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a complete up-to-date list of the author's first editions (American & British), with entries for limited & trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; & estimated values with & without dustwrappers. Authors in Volume II are: Barth, Berger, Cheever, Churchill, Clavell, Crews, Didion, Dos Passos, Eastlake, Fitzgerald, Fleming, Francis, Frost, Goyen, Grey, Grimes, Grumbach, Harrison, Heinlein, Heller, Hurston, Irving, Kennedy, LeCarre, Limited Editions Club, London, Ludlum, Mailer, Malamud, Markson, Marshall, Maxwell, McElroy, McGuanc, McMurtry, Nabokov, O'Connor, Percy, Price, Roth, Evelyn Scott, Thorne Smith, Spackman, Styron, Peter Taylor, Dylan Thomas, Twain, Updike, Vonnegut, Welty & William C. Williams. Essential for librarians, dealers & collectors. Over 200,000 sold. Volume I with Capote, Eliot, Faulkner, Graves, Hammett, Hemingway, King... & 55 other authors, also available by the same publisher. ISBN 1-883060-04-4. Please contact: Quill & Brush, P.O. Box 5365, Rockville, MD 20848. (301) 460-3700, FAX: (301) 871-5425, E-mail: [email protected]

A World Remade


Author: Wilfred Thomas Jewkes,Northrop Frye

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

ISBN: 9780153335402

Category: Comic, The--Literary collections

Page: 304

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