Goya's Ghost

Five Plays

Author: Blake Jerome Everitt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548317744


Page: 212

View: 8827


In writing described as powerful and courageous, these five plays 'represent the birth of a new voice, one unseduced by the fashionable complacencies of the age, one unafraid of what the light of truth might show, one humble before the mystery. Goya's Ghost shows us the dark aspect of the family, the woundedness that is inherited from it, and the aspect of occlusion of spiritual vitality that Celtic Christendom suffered from its subsuming in the culture of the neighbouring island. The Basques presents a more terrible crushing of an indigenous culture, more terrible because it was carried out by a state in the modern sense of the word. It provokes thought about the state, laying bare its tendency to substitute control for trust, conformity for respect' - Luke Bell, author of The Meaning of Blue: Recovering a Contemplative Spirit (Angelico Press 2014).

...But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur

Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications

Author: Amy L. Thompson,Antonio S. Thompson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476620903

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 3385


Part pop culture trope, part hypothetical cataclysm, the zombie apocalypse is rooted in modern literature, film and mythology. This collection of new essays considers the implications of this scientifically impossible (but perhaps imminent) event, examining real-world responses to pandemic contagion and civic chaos, as well as those from Hollywood and popular culture. The contributors discuss the zombie apocalypse as a metaphor for actual catastrophes and estimate the probabilities of human survival and behavior during an undead invasion.

A Southern Life

Letters of Paul Green, 1916-1981

Author: Paul Green

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807821053

Category: History

Page: 735

View: 8655


A selection of letters that sums up the life of a literary Southerner, who veered away from the commonly held views of his segregated town

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Sixth Edition

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101874708

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1168

View: 9629


For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”

The Abstract Impulse

Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956-2006

Author: Marshall N. Price

Publisher: Hudson Hills

ISBN: 9781887149174

Category: Art

Page: 88

View: 4922


This publicationtogether with its coinciding exhibition seeks to unveil the pluralistic ways in which abstraction developed after 1950, which will be revealed by the grouping of the works stylistically and thematically into three general sections: gestur

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2009

Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture

Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786456450

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 600

View: 6852


Among 2009’s many notable losses in the performing arts are actors Patrick Swayze and Karl Malden, newsman Walter Cronkite, entertainers Soupy Sales and Captain Lou Albano, television icon Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2009 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a recap of their career. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and photographs of many of the individuals are included. Individual books in this annual series are available dating back to 1994. A subscription plan is available for future issues.

Sigmar Polke


Author: Sigmar Polke,Michael Juul Holm

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 88

View: 7466


This modest catalogue provides an excellent introduction to and survey of the paintings of Sigmar Polke, one of the most significant artists of the last 50 years. Since the 1960s, Polke has been making paintings of a deeply ironic nature, works that make fun of the tropes that have dominated the world of modern art. As such, he has situated himself as something of a participant-critic in the dialogue concerning the relevance of painting in recent decades, and has made one of the strongest cases imaginable for its continuing relevance. With 50 color reproductions of important works from all periods of his career, as well as texts by the curators of both the Louisiana Museum in Denmark and the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway, Sigmar Polke: Alchemistis a welcome addition to the Polke literature.