Bright lights big city

Bright lights  big city
Author: Jay McInerney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN: 9782757867655
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright lights big city Book Excerpt:

Dans le New York des années quatre-vingt, ce New York flamboyant qui ne semble vivre que la nuit, un jeune homme s'ennuie. Son job de correcteur au Grand Magazine l'assomme et Amanda, l'amour de sa vie, vient de le quitter. Dans la chaleur des clubs, dans l'ivresse des drogues et des excès en tout genre, il cherche une issue qui ressemble à l'oubli. Jay McInerney vit aujourd'hui à New York. Il est notamment l'auteur de Trente ans et des poussières, La Belle Vie et Les Jours enfuis.

Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights  Big City
Author: Jay McInerney
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1408889390
Category: Black humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Lights Big City Book Excerpt:

You are at a nightclub talking to a girl with a shaved head. The club is either Heartbreak or the Lizard Lounge. All might become clear if you could just slip into the bathroom and do a little more Bolivian Marching Powder. Then again, it might not... So begins our nameless hero's trawl through the brightly lit streets of Manhattan, sampling all this wonderland has to offer yet suspecting that tomorrow's hangover may be caused by more than simple excess. Bright Lights, Big City is an acclaimed classic which marked Jay McInerney as one of the major writers of our time.

Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights  Big City
Author: Jay McInerney
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-02-13
ISBN: 1408854511
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Lights Big City Book Excerpt:

You are at a nightclub talking to a girl with a shaved head. The club is either Heartbreak or the Lizard Lounge. All might become clear if you could just slip into the bathroom and do a little more Bolivian Marching Powder. Then again, it might not... So begins our nameless hero's trawl through the brightly lit streets of Manhattan, sampling all this wonderland has to offer yet suspecting that tomorrow's hangover may be caused by more than simple excess. Bright Lights, Big City is an acclaimed classic which marked Jay McInerney as one of the major writers of our time.

Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights  Big City
Author: Jay McInerney,John Barrett McInerney
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780394726410
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Lights Big City Book Excerpt:

Written entirely in the second person, McInerney's first novel is a vivid account of cocaine addiction.

Bright Light Big City Losing and getting lost in postmodern New York

 Bright Light  Big City    Losing  and  getting lost  in postmodern New York
Author: Kira Schneider
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 43
Release: 2016-10-17
ISBN: 3668321752
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Light Big City Losing and getting lost in postmodern New York Book Excerpt:

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, University of Cologne, language: English, abstract: The success of his debut novel "Bright Lights, Big City" brought Jay McInerney an astonishing amount of media coverage and an equivalent in book sales, but not much approval, let alone deeper analysis of his work, from critics and scholars. In fact, the hype that surrounded him and his fellow “brat-pack” writers is likely to have prevented any serious scholarly interest in this kind of new urban literature back in the day. “Bright Lights, Big City” was dismissed as a “yuppie bildungsroman- full of tortured self- searching and struggling- writer romance” (Young/Caveney 1992: 47) at first, without any considerable novelty or value. However, the enthusiasm of the large, young readership showed that there was something to McInerney’s novel that other novels did not offer- a setting and a language that were familiar and uncomplicated for them, but, at the same time, an account of relevant, postmodern issues that very well did concern the Bright Young Things of the 80s, but were usually seized in more elitist literature, and thus, eluded an audience that was ready for them to be taken up. This thesis attempts to perform a detailed analysis, starting with a brief description of the historical and cultural features of the setting and then proceeding to the interpretation of all important themes, motifs and symbols of the book in the context of postmodernism but also in general terms. Each chapter investigates the influence of a certain aspect of the protagonist’s life on his crisis, especially in how far one or the other led him to a life on the edge and to the loss of the self. In order to understand why, in the end, the protagonist has to “learn everything all over again” (BLBC 174) to get back on the right track, it is essential to point out the roles that Amanda- his opportunist model wife- his job in the fact checking department and the death of his mother played over time, and how drugs and Ray-Ban sunglasses seem to provide temporary solutions for the most acute of his troubles.

Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights  Big City
Author: Gavin Weightman
Publsiher: Trafalgar Square
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights  Big City
Author: Hilton Obenzinger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Spy Notes on McInerney s Bright Lights Big City Janowitz s Slaves of New York Ellis Less Than Zero and All Those Other Hip Urban Novels of the 1980s

Spy Notes on McInerney s Bright Lights  Big City  Janowitz s Slaves of New York  Ellis  Less Than Zero  and All Those Other Hip Urban Novels of the 1980s
Author: Spy Magazine,Spy Magazine Editors
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 89
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780385247450
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spy Notes on McInerney s Bright Lights Big City Janowitz s Slaves of New York Ellis Less Than Zero and All Those Other Hip Urban Novels of the 1980s Book Excerpt:

A parody of Cliffs Notes offers plot summaries and commentaries on the "Brat Pack" novels of the 1980s

Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights  Big City
Author: Bright Lights Big City
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780646539676
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Eighties People

Eighties People
Author: Kevin L. Ferguson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN: 1137584343
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eighties People Book Excerpt:

Through an examination of 1980s America cultural texts and media, Kevin L. Ferguson examines how new types of individuals were created in order to manage otherwise hidden cultural anxieties during the American 1980s. Exploring a variety of strategies for fashioning self-knowledge in the decade, this book illuminates the hidden lives of surrogate mothers, crack babies, persons with AIDS, yuppies, and brat packers. These seemingly simple stereotypes in fact concealed deeper cultural changes in issues relating to race, class, and gender. Through a range of texts, Eighties People shows how the commonplace reading of the 1980s as a superficial period of little importance disguises the decade's real imperative: a struggle for self-definition outside of the limited set of options given by postmodern theorizing.

The Literature of Emigration and Exile

The Literature of Emigration and Exile
Author: James Whitlark,Wendell M. Aycock
Publsiher: Texas Tech University Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780896722637
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literature of Emigration and Exile Book Excerpt:

The Literature of Emigration and Exile is a collection of works from various writers that explore the literature of emigration and exile. These writers examine poetic, fictional, and biographical voices from settings such as Turkey, renaissance Italy, modern Spain, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, China, Canada, and elsewhere.

Bright Lights Big Ass

Bright Lights  Big Ass
Author: Jen Lancaster
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN: 1101128410
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Lights Big Ass Book Excerpt:

Jen Lancaster hates to burst your happy little bubble, but life in the big city isn't all it's cracked up to be. Contrary to what you see on TV and in the movies, most urbanites aren't party-hopping in slinky dresses and strappy stilettos. But lucky for us, Lancaster knows how to make the life of the lower crust mercilessly funny and infinitely entertaining. Whether she's reporting rude neighbors to Homeland Security, harboring a crush on her grocery store clerk, or fighting-and losing-the Battle of the Stairmaster- Lancaster explores how silly, strange, and not-so-fabulous real city living can be. And if anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss her big, fat, pink, puffy down parka.

Literature and the Peripheral City

Literature and the Peripheral City
Author: Jason Finch,Markku Salmela
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-05-27
ISBN: 1137492880
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature and the Peripheral City Book Excerpt:

Cities have always been defined by their centrality. But literature demonstrates that their diverse peripheries define them, too: from suburbs to slums, rubbish dumps to nightclubs and entire failed cities. The contributors to this collection explore literary urban peripheries through readings of literature from four continents and numerous cities.

American Literary Minimalism

American Literary Minimalism
Author: Robert C. Clark
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2015-01-31
ISBN: 0817318275
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Literary Minimalism Book Excerpt:

American Literary Minimalism fills a need for a comprehensive study of this twentieth-century literary movement. In it, Robert Clark explores works that are emblematic of the style by best-selling authors Ernest Hemingway, Sandra Cisneros, Raymond Carver, Jay McInerney, Cormac McCarthy, and Susan Minot.

Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights  Big City
Author: Jay McInerney,Joel Schumacher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Feature films
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Literary Afterlife of Raymond Carver

Literary Afterlife of Raymond Carver
Author: Jonathan Pountney
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN: 1474455522
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Afterlife of Raymond Carver Book Excerpt:

The Literary Afterlife of Raymond Carver examines the cultural legacy of one of America's most renowned short story writers.

Literary Geographies

Literary Geographies
Author: S. Hones
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1137413131
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Geographies Book Excerpt:

Combining literary analysis with a practical introduction to interdisciplinary literary geography, Literary Geograp hie s examines key elements of Colum McCann's 2009 novel, Let the Great World Spi n . Hones examines concepts such as narrative space, literary and academic collaboration, and the geographies of creation, production, and reception.

Off Broadway Musicals 1910 2007

Off Broadway Musicals  1910   2007
Author: Dan Dietz
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2010-03-10
ISBN: 0786457317
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Off Broadway Musicals 1910 2007 Book Excerpt:

Despite an often unfair reputation as being less popular, less successful, or less refined than their bona-fide Broadway counterparts, Off Broadway musicals deserve their share of critical acclaim and study. A number of shows originally staged Off Broadway have gone on to their own successful Broadway runs, from the ever-popular A Chorus Line and Rent to more off-beat productions like Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors. And while it remains to be seen if other popular Off Broadway shows like Stomp, Blue Man Group, and Altar Boyz will make it to the larger Broadway theaters, their Off Broadway runs have been enormously successful in their own right. This book discusses more than 1,800 Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, showcase, and workshop musical productions. It includes detailed descriptions of Off Broadway musicals that closed in previews or in rehearsal, selected musicals that opened in Brooklyn and in New Jersey, and American operas that opened in New York, along with general overviews of Off Broadway institutions such as the Light Opera of Manhattan. The typical entry includes the name of the host theater or theaters; the opening date and number of performances; the production's cast and creative team; a list of songs; a brief plot synopsis; and general comments and reviews from the New York critics. Besides the individual entries, the book also includes a preface, a bibliography, and 21 appendices including a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and lists of musicals categorized by topic and composer.

Contemporary American Fiction

Contemporary American Fiction
Author: Kenneth Millard,Lecturer in English Literature Kenneth Millard
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2000
ISBN: 0198711786
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary American Fiction Book Excerpt:

Millard leads the interpretation of post-1970 fiction by addressing particular authors and themes.

Hooked in Film

Hooked in Film
Author: John Markert
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN: 081089131X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hooked in Film Book Excerpt:

In Hooked in Film, John Markert takes a close look at the correlation between social policies and the public view of drugs and their portrayals in film. In this volume, Markert examines the changing social attitudes toward illegal drugs and their cinematic depictions from as early as the 1894 film Chinese Opium Den to the present. Tracking hundreds of films spanning more than a century, Hooked in Film looks at camp classics like Reefer Madness, comedies such as Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke, Dazed and Confused, and Pineapple Express, and dramas, including Panic in Needle Park and Requiem for a Dream. Scholars and students of cinema, popular culture, media studies, and sociology will find this book a valuable examination of how cinematic portrayals of drugs have changed over time, and how those images have influenced public perception of drugs and even public policy.