Lines in the Sand

Collected Journalism

Author: A.A. Gill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474605184

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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'By miles the most brilliant journalist of our age' Lynn Barber 'A golden writer' Andrew Marr A. A. Gill was rightly hailed as one of the greatest journalists of our time. This selection of some of his recent pieces, which he made himself before his untimely death, spans the last five years from all corners of the world. It shows him at his most perceptive, brilliant and funny. His subjects range from the controversial - fur - to the heartfelt - a fantastic crystallisation of what it means to be European. He tackles life drawing, designs his own tweed, considers boyhood through the prism of the Museum of Childhood, and spends a day at Donald Trump's university. In his final two articles he wrote with characteristic wit and courage about his cancer diagnosis - 'the full English - and the limits of the NHS. But more than any other subject, a recurring theme emerges in the overwhelming story of our times: the refugee crisis. In the last few years A. A. Gill wrote with compassion and anger about the refugees' story, giving us both its human face and its appalling context. The resulting articles are journalism at its finest and fiercest.
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A Line in the Sand

Assessing Dangerous Threats to Our Nation's Borders : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, November 16, 2012

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Border security

Page: 67

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The West in Asia and Asia in the West

Essays on Transnational Interactions

Author: Elisabetta Marino,Tanfer Emin Tunc

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476619441

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This collection of new essays examines the “transnational turn” in cultural studies between Asia and the West. Drawing on literature, history, culture, film and media studies, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the constructs of “Asia” and “the West” and their cultural collision. Topics include the relationship between European and American writers and Asia, western travelers to the East and eastern travelers to the West, transnational historic figures, the deconstruction of Orientalism, new critical perspectives in transnational studies, the immigrant experience in literature, post-colonial studies, and teaching “the West” in Asia and “Asia” in the West.
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Sixth Edition

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101874708

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1168

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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.”
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The Collected Works of John Buchan: Spy Classics, Thrillers, Adventure Novels & Short Stories (Illustrated)

Including Historical Works, Essays, Scottish Poems, World War I Books & Mystery Novels like Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle, Huntingtower, No Man's Land, Prester John and many more

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8075833414

Category: Fiction

Page: 4884

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Novels The Thirty-nine Steps Greenmantle Mr Standfast Huntingtower The Power-House Sir Quixote of the Moors John Burnet of Barns Grey Weather A Lost Lady of Old Years The Half-Hearted A Lodge in the Wilderness Prester John Salute to Adventurers The Path of the King Short Stories Grey Weather The Moon Endureth: Tales The Far Islands Fountainblue The King of Ypres The Keeper of Cademuir No-Man's-Land Basilissa The Watcher by the Threshold The Outgoing of the Tide A Journey of Little Profit The Grove of Ashtaroth Space Fullcircle The Company of the Marjolaine At the Rising of the Waters At the Article of Death Comedy in the Full Moon 'Divus' Johnston Politics and the Mayfly Poetry To the Adventurous Spirit of the North The Pilgrim Fathers: The Newdigate Prize Poem The Ballad for Grey Weather I The Ballad for Grey Weather II The Moon Endureth: Fancies Poems, Scots and English Th' Immortal Wanderer Youth I ("Angel of love and light and truth") Spirit of Art I ("I change not. I am old as Time") Youth II ("Angel, that heart I seek to know") Spirit of Art II ("On mountain lawns, in meads of spring") "Oh, if my love were sailor-bred" "A' are gane, the gude, the kindly" War & Other Writings The Battle of Jutland The Battle of the Somme, First Phase The Battle of the Somme, Second Phase Nelson's History of the War Volume I-V ... John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. His 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies. But, the most famous of his books were the adventure and spy thrillers.
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George Sand

A Brave Man, The Most Womanly Woman

Author: Donna Dickenson

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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George Sand was admired by Dostoevsky, Whitman, Flaubert, Thackeray and Elizabeth Barret Browning as on of the greatest writers of her time. Her sixty novels received critical acclaim and earned her enough money to donate over a million pounds to socialist causes. But now she is remembered mainly as a 'femme fatale' who wore trousers, smoked cigars and lived with Chopin, among other well-known men. In this critical introduction to Sand's works, Dickenson pulls together all the myths about her and vigorously challenges them, offering fresh insights into Sand's writings, sexuality and the complex relationship between these two spheres of her life.
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Scientific American

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Monthly magazine devoted to topics of general scientific interest.
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Science

Author: John Michels (Journalist)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Leaves of Grass

A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems, 1855-1856

Author: Walt Whitman,Sculley Bradley,Harold W. Blodgett

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814794424

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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Throughout his life, Walt Whitman continually revised and re-released Leaves of Grass. He added and deleted words, emended lines, divided poems, dropped and created titles, and shifted the order of poems. Leaves of Grass: A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems includes all the variants that Whitman ever published, from the collection’s first appearance in 1855 through the posthumous “Old Age Echoes” annex printed in 1897. Each edition was unique, with its own character and emphasis, and the Textual Variorum enables scholars to follow the development of both the individual poems and the work as a whole. Volume I contains introductory material, including a chronology of the poems and a summary of all the editions and annexes, along with the poems from 1855 and 1856. Volume II includes the poems from 1860 through 1867, including the first appearance of “When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom’d” and “O Captain! my Captain!” Volume III features the poems 1870–1891, plus the “Old Ages Annex” and an index to the three-volume set.
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