The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113043

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

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This Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama, both by Horace Walpole. Published on Christmas Eve, 1764, on Walpole’s private press at Strawberry Hill, his Gothicized country house, The Castle of Otranto became an instant and immediate classic of the Gothic genre as well as the prototype for Gothic fiction for the next two hundred years. Walpole’s brooding and intense drama, The Mysterious Mother, focuses on the protagonist’s angst over an act of incest with his mother, and includes the appearance of Father Benedict, Gothic literature’s first evil monk. Appendices in this edition include selections from Walpole’s letters, contemporary responses, and writings illustrating the aesthetic and intellectual climate of the period. Also included is Sir Walter Scott’s introduction to the 1811 edition of The Castle of Otranto.
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Behind the Castle Gate

From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Author: Matthew Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135135584

Category: History

Page: 232

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In this engaging book Matthew Johnson looks 'behind the castle gate' to discover the truth about castles in England at the end of the Middle Ages. Traditional studies have seen castles as compromises between the needs of comfort and of defence, and as statements of wealth or power or both. By encouraging the reader to view castles in relation to their inhabitants, Matthew Johnson uncovers a whole new vantage point. He shows how castles functioned as stage-settings against which people played out roles of lord and servant, husband and wife, father and son. Building, rebuilding and living in a castle was as complex an experience as a piece of medieval art. Behind the Castle Gate brings castles and their inhabitants alive. Combining ground-breaking scholarship with fascinating narratives it will be read avidly by all with an interest in castles.
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Conversations at the Castle

Changing Audiences and Contemporary Art

Author: Ga.) Arts Festival of Atlanta (1996 Atlanta

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262100724

Category: Art

Page: 172

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This book addresses one of the most troubling questions of contemporary art theory and practice: Who is contemporary art for? Although the divide between contemporary art and the public has long been acknowledged, this is the first time that artists, critics, and the public have come together to debate the problem and to make artmaking, criticism, and public reaction part of the same process. Like the exhibitions, discussions, and seminars held at "The Castle" during the summer 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, this book is based on the premise that contemporary artists and the general public have something to say to each other. By positing the space of "conversation" as one in which artworks can be experienced as creative sites open to multilayered interpretations by changing audiences, the book provides an antidote to the modernist connoisseurial silence that has long been used to define quality. The book is divided into three sections. The first contains essays by project curator Mary Jane Jacob, critic and coeditor Michael Brenson, and cultural critic Homi K. Bhabha. Their essays describe fresh approaches to contemporary art and its audiences at a time of increased access through technology and decreased government funding. The second section contains essays by the six artists/collaborative teams involved in the project. Their works, aimed at public participation, included installation-performances, collaborations with Atlanta communities, cross-country tours, and the creation and presentation of food as a means to stimulate conversation and construct community. The artists are: artway of thinking (Italy), Ery Camara (Senegal/Mexico), Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg (Brazil/Switzerland), Regina Frank (Germany), IRWIN (Slovenia), and Maurice O'Connell (Ireland).The final section contains seven essays by the critics, curators, educators, administrators, and artists who led the "Conversations on Culture" at The Castle. The essays are by Jacquelynn Baas, Michael Brenson, Lisa Graziose Corrin, Amina Dickerson and Tricia Ward, Steven Durland, Susan Krane, and Susan Vogel.
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In the Castle of My Skin

Author: George Lamming

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472064687

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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An autobiographical novel of race and class by one of the leading Black writers of the 20th century
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The Castle

Author: Jeffrey Jacobson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312821957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 16

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The story of socialite Charlotte Bronson Hunnewell and the unique summer home she built in Cornwall, Connecticut, dubbed "The Castle" by the locals, which included a pottery studio used by resident artist Vincenzo Rondinone.
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The Castle

A New Translation Based on the Restored Text

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0307829480

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Translated and with a preface by Mark Harman Left unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926, two years after his death, The Castle is the haunting tale of K.’s relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the sparsely punctuated original manuscript, Mark Harman’s new translation reveals levels of comedy, energy, and visual power previously unknown to English language readers.
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The Castle

Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465550615

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Page: N.A

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The Castle

Author: Richard E. Stamm,Cynthia R. Field

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: 1588343510

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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"The more than 150-year history of the Smithsonian's striking Castle, featuring the stories of workers and residents"--
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Entering the Castle

An Inner Path to God and Your Soul

Author: Caroline M. Myss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743255321

Category: Religion

Page: 371

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Draws on the mystical writings of St. Teresa of Avila to explore how to maintain a connection with the divine, in a guide that compares the human soul to a crystal castle with rooms representing various stages of spiritual development.
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