84 Charing Cross Road

84  Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

84 Charing Cross Road Book Excerpt:

Correspondence chiefly between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel.

84 Charing Cross Road

84  Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Anagrama
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 8433935887
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

84 Charing Cross Road Book Excerpt:

En octubre de 1949, Helene Hanff, una joven escritora desconocida, envía una carta desde Nueva York a Marks & Co., la librería situada en el 84 de Charing Cross Road, en Londres. Apasionada, maniática, extravagante y muchas veces sin un duro, la señorita Hanff le reclama al librero Frank Doel volúmenes poco menos que inencontrables que apaciguarán su insaciable sed de descubrimientos. Veinte años más tarde, continúan escribiéndose, y la familiaridad se ha convertido en una intimidad casi amorosa. Esta correspondencia excéntrica y llena de encanto es una pequeña joya que evoca, con infinita delicadeza, el lugar que ocupan en nuestra vida los libros... y las librerías. 84, Charing Cross Road pasó casi inadvertido en el momento de su publicación, pero desde la década de los setenta se ha convertido en un verdadero libro de culto a ambos lados del Atlántico.

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff s 84 Charing Cross Road

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff s  84 Charing Cross Road
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1410339173
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff s 84 Charing Cross Road Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff's "84 Charing Cross Road," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

84 Charing Cross Road

84  Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Moyer Bell
Total Pages: 97
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

84 Charing Cross Road Book Excerpt:

Written as letters, this book tells the story of the "love affair" between Miss Hanff and the sellers of rare and secondhand books at a London bookshop.

Temple Made

Temple Made
Author: Ronnyjane Goldsmith
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-10-18
ISBN: 1439673926
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temple Made Book Excerpt:

Since 1884, Temple University alumni have overcome poverty, hardship and disappointment to achieve greatness. Daniel Aaron, a refugee from Nazi Germany, grew up in foster care and went on to co-found Comcast Cable, the largest cable television provider in the United States. Theo-Ben Guriab was born in apartheid Namibia and became president of the United Nations General Assembly. Edith Windsor, a daughter of immigrants, brought a case before the Supreme Court at the age of seventy-seven ensuring that all gay people in the United States receive equal protection under the law. Author Ronnyjane Goldsmith, who received her BA, MA and PhD from Temple, presents thirty inspiring profiles of what it means to be Temple Made. The author's proceeds from the book are dedicated to the Temple University Alumni Scholarship Fund established by the author to assist future alumni.

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road
Author: Hugh Whitemore,Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Motion picture plays
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

84 Charing Cross Road Book Excerpt:

The Helene Hanff Omnibus

The Helene Hanff Omnibus
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Sphere
Total Pages: 601
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780751507768
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Helene Hanff Omnibus Book Excerpt:

Reflecting her combination of dry humour and observation, this is an omnibus edition of the American Helene Hanff's five autobiographical books - Underfoot in Showbusiness, 84 Charing Cross Road, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Apple of My Eye and Q's Legacy.

Eighty Four 84 Charing Cross Road

Eighty Four  84  Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 97
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Booksellers and bookselling
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eighty Four 84 Charing Cross Road Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff s 84 Charing Cross Road

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff s  84 Charing Cross Road
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 9781375374651
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff s 84 Charing Cross Road Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff's "84 Charing Cross Road," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Digital Banal

The Digital Banal
Author: Zara Dinnen
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN: 0231545401
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digital Banal Book Excerpt:

Contemporary culture is haunted by its media. Yet in their ubiquity, digital media have become increasingly banal, making it harder for us to register their novelty or the scope of the social changes they have wrought. What do we learn about our media environment when we look closely at the ways novelists and filmmakers narrate and depict banal use of everyday technologies? How do we encounter our own media use in scenes of waiting for e-mail, watching eBay bids, programming as work, and worrying about numbers of social media likes, friends, and followers? Zara Dinnen analyzes a range of prominent contemporary novels, films, and artworks to contend that we live in the condition of the “digital banal,” not noticing the affective and political novelty of our relationship to digital media. Authors like Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Sheila Heti, Jonathan Lethem, Gary Shteyngart, Colson Whitehead, Mark Amerika, Ellen Ullman, and Danica Novgorodoff and films such as The Social Network and Catfish critique and reveal the ways in which digital labor isolates the individual; how the work of programming has become an operation of power; and the continuation of the “Californian ideology,” which has folded the radical into the rote and the imaginary into the mundane. The works of these writers and artists, Dinnen argues, also offer ways of resisting the more troubling aspects of the effects of new technologies, as well as timely methods for seeing the digital banal as a politics of suppression. Bridging the gap between literary studies and media studies, The Digital Banal recovers the shrouded disturbances that can help us recognize and antagonize our media environment.

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road
Author: James Roose-Evans
Publsiher: Samuel French
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9780573110054
Category: English drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

84 Charing Cross Road Book Excerpt:

This wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending "care packages" to the staff of Marks & Co.

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN: 006244204X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street Book Excerpt:

Nancy Mitford meets Nora Ephron in the pages of The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Helene Hanff’s delightful travelogue about her “bucket list” trip to London When devoted Anglophile Helene Hanff is invited to London for the English publication of 84, Charing Cross Road—in which she shares two decades of correspondence with Frank Doel, a British bookseller who became a dear friend—she can hardly believe her luck. Frank is no longer alive, but his widow and daughter, along with enthusiastic British fans from all walks of life, embrace Helene as an honored guest. Eager hosts, including a famous actress and a retired colonel, sweep her up in a whirlwind of plays and dinners, trips to Harrod’s, and wild jaunts to their favorite corners of the countryside. A New Yorker who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, Helene Hanff delivers an outsider’s funny yet fabulous portrait of idiosyncratic Britain at its best. And whether she is walking across the Oxford University courtyard where John Donne used to tread, visiting Windsor Castle, or telling a British barman how to make a real American martini, Helene always wears her heart on her sleeve. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street is not only a witty account of two different worlds colliding but also a love letter to England and its literary heritage—and a celebration of the written word’s power to sustain us, transport us, and unite us.

Literary London

Literary London
Author: Ed Glinert
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2007-06-07
ISBN: 0141901594
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary London Book Excerpt:

From the Globe at Bankside to the Wimpole Street home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, London is, and always has been, crammed with literary life. Playwrights, novelists, diarists, poets and essayists throughout the centuries have roamed its streets, met in its cafes and retaurants and strolled in its parks and gardens. They have been inspired by its monuments, churches, law courts and theatres and have created fictional Londoners as diverse as Mr Pickwick, Sherlock Holmes, Bertie Wooster, Mrs Dalloway and Winston Smith, whose fortunes are played out against a London backdrop. This updated edition of The Penguin Literary Guide to London is a must for all book lovers and readers.

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road
Author: Hugh Whitemore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Motion picture plays
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

84 Charing Cross Road Book Excerpt:

Papyrus

Papyrus
Author: Irene Vallejo
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2022-11-01
ISBN: 1529343984
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papyrus Book Excerpt:

'A literary phenomenon.' - Times Literary Supplement Long before books were mass produced, those made of reeds from along the Nile were worth fighting and dying for. Journeying along the battlefields of Alexander the Great, beneath the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius, at Cleopatra's palaces and the scene of Hypatia's murder, award-winning author Irene Vallejo chronicles the excitement of literary culture in the ancient world, and the heroic efforts that ensured this impressive tradition would continue. Weaved throughout are fascinating stories about the spies, scribes, illuminators, librarians, booksellers, authors, and statesmen whose rich and sometimes complicated engagement with the written word bears remarkable similarities to the world today: Aristophanes and the censorship of the humourists, Sappho and the empowerment of women's voices, Seneca and the problem of a post-truth world. Vallejo takes us to mountainous landscapes and the roaring sea, to the capitals where culture flourished and the furthest reaches where knowledge found refuge in chaotic times. In this sweeping tour of the history of books, the wonder of the ancient world comes alive and along the way we discover the singular power of the written word.

Thinking Popular Culture

Thinking Popular Culture
Author: Tara Brabazon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351879499
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

This book is about war and popular culture, and war in popular culture. Tara Brabazon summons, probes, questions and reclaims popular culture, challenging the assumptions of war, whiteness, Christianity, modernity and progress that have dominated our lives since September 11. Addressing modes of thinking, design, music and visual media, Thinking Popular Culture offers a journey through courageous, interventionist and thoughtful ideas, performers and cultures. It welcomes those who ask difficult questions of those in power. Addressing the lack of imagination and dissent that characterizes this new century, it is essential reading for any scholar of cultural studies and popular culture, media and journalism, creative writing and terrorism studies.

The London Encyclopaedia 3rd Edition

The London Encyclopaedia  3rd Edition
Author: Christopher Hibbert,Ben Weinreb,John Keay,Julia Keay
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2011-09-09
ISBN: 0230738788
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The London Encyclopaedia 3rd Edition Book Excerpt:

‘There is no one-volume book in print that carries so much valuable information on London and its history’ Illustrated London News The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. In its first new edition in over ten years, completely revised and updated, it comprises some 6,000 entries, organised alphabetically, cross-referenced and supported by two large indexes – one for the 10,000 people mentioned in the text and one general – and is illustrated with over 500 drawings, prints and photographs. Everything of relevance to the history, culture, commerce and government of the capital is documented in this phenomenal book. From the very first settlements through to the skyline of today, The London Encyclopaedia comprehends all that is London. ‘Written in very accessible prose with a range of memorable quotations and affectionate jokes...a monumental achievement written with real love’ Financial Times

English T g Gr9

English T g Gr9
Author: Annette Fatti
Publsiher: New Africa Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781869285395
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English T g Gr9 Book Excerpt:

Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft
Author: Douglass K. Daniel
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 0813169704
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anne Bancroft Book Excerpt:

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" These famous lines from The Graduate (1967) would forever link Anne Bancroft (1931--2005) to the groundbreaking film and confirm her status as a movie icon. Along with her portrayal of Annie Sullivan in the stage and film drama The Miracle Worker, this role was a highlight of a career that spanned a half-century and brought Bancroft an Oscar, two Tonys, and two Emmy awards. In the first biography to cover the entire scope of Bancroft's life and career, Douglass K. Daniel brings together interviews with dozens of her friends and colleagues, never-before-published family photos, and material from film and theater archives to present a portrait of an artist who raised the standards of acting for all those who followed. Daniel reveals how, from a young age, Bancroft was committed to challenging herself and strengthening her craft. Her talent (and good timing) led to a breakthrough role in Two for the Seesaw, which made her a Broadway star overnight. The role of Helen Keller's devoted teacher in the stage version of The Miracle Worker would follow, and Bancroft also starred in the movie adaption of the play, which earned her an Academy Award. She went on to appear in dozens of film, theater, and television productions, including several movies directed or produced by her husband, Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft: A Life offers new insights into the life and career of a determined actress who left an indelible mark on the film industry while remaining true to her art.

All About Me

All About Me
Author: Mel Brooks
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 147358731X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All About Me Book Excerpt:

AVAILABLE NOW 'Delightful. A great, fun read.' DAVID JASON 'Mel Brooks is the king of comedy.' DAVID BADDIEL 'A comic genius.' SIMON PEGG 'Convivial and chirpily amusing...Wisecracking Mel's journey from tragedy to comedy.' TELEGRAPH 'Riotous' DAILY MAIL 'If you like Brooks, you'll love this. He brilliantly catches a lost world of postwar showbusiness, describing the writers' room coffee and doughnuts, the deli bagels and lox, the smell of cigar smoke and bananas Foster' SUNDAY TIMES __________________________ At 95, the legendary Mel Brooks continues to set the standard for comedy across television, film, and the stage. Now, for the first time, this EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner shares his story in his own words. 'Not since the Bible have I read anything so powerful and poignant. And to boot - it's a lot funnier!' - M. Brooks For anyone who loves American comedy, the long wait is over. Here are the never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny. All About Me! charts Mel Brooks's meteoric rise from a Depression-era kid in Brooklyn to the recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Whether serving in the United States Army in World War II, or during his burgeoning career as a teenage comedian in the Catskills, Mel was always mining his experiences for material, always looking for the perfect joke. His iconic career began with Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, where he was part of the greatest writers' room in history, which included Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, and Larry Gelbart. After co-creating both the mega-hit 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums and the classic television series Get Smart, Brooks's stellar film career took off. He would go on to write, direct, and star in The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and Spaceballs, as well as produce groundbreaking and eclectic films, including The Elephant Man, The Fly, and My Favorite Year. Brooks then went on to conquer Broadway with his record-breaking, Tony-winning musical, The Producers. All About Me! offers fans insight into the inspiration behind the ideas for his outstanding collection of boundary-breaking work, and offers details about the many close friendships and collaborations Brooks had, including those with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Gene Wilder, Madeleine Kahn, Alfred Hitchcock, and the great love of his life, Anne Bancroft. Filled with tales of struggle, achievement, and camaraderie (and dozens of photographs), readers will gain a more personal and deeper understanding of the incredible body of work behind one of the most accomplished and beloved entertainers in history.