American Countercultures An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists Alternative Lifestyles and Radical Ideas in U S History

American Countercultures  An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists  Alternative Lifestyles  and Radical Ideas in U S  History
Author: Gina Misiroglu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 1317477294
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Countercultures An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists Alternative Lifestyles and Radical Ideas in U S History Book Excerpt:

Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements during the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This fascinating three-volume set explores these movements in America from colonial times to the present in colorful detail. "American Countercultures" is the first reference work to examine the impact of countercultural movements on American social history. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by these movements to educate, inspire, and incite action in all eras of the nation's history. A-Z entries provide a wealth of information on personalities, places, events, concepts, beliefs, groups, and practices. The set includes numerous illustrations, a topic finder, primary source documents, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.

Ken Jennings s Trivia Almanac

Ken Jennings s Trivia Almanac
Author: Ken Jennings
Publsiher: Villard
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2008-01-15
ISBN: 0345504720
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ken Jennings s Trivia Almanac Book Excerpt:

Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge.

Literary Second Cities

Literary Second Cities
Author: Jason Finch,Lieven Ameel,Markku Salmela
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 3319627198
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Second Cities Book Excerpt:

This book brings together geographers and literary scholars in a series of engagements near the boundaries of their disciplines. In urban studies, disproportionate attention has been given to a small set of privileged ‘first’ cities. This volume problematizes the dominance of such alpha cities, offering a wide perspective on ‘second cities’ and their literature. The volume is divided into three themed sections. ‘In the Shadow of the Alpha City’ problematizes the image of cities defined by their function and size, bringing out the contradictions and contestations inherent in cultural productions of second cities, including Birmingham and Bristol in the UK, Las Vegas in the USA, and Tartu in Estonia. ‘Frontier Second Cities’ pays attention to the multiple and trans-national pasts of second cities which occupy border zones, with a focus on Narva, in Estonia, and Turkish/Kurdish Diyarbakir. The final section, ‘The Diffuse Second City’, examines networks the diffuse secondary city made up of interlinked small cities, suburban sprawl and urban overspill, with literary case studies from Italy, Sweden, and Finland.

Hunter S Thompson

Hunter S  Thompson
Author: Kevin T. McEneaney
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-06-09
ISBN: 144226621X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunter S Thompson Book Excerpt:

A decade after Hunter S. Thompson’s death, his books—including Hell’s Angels, The Curse of Lono, The Great Shark Hunt, and Rum Diary—continue to sell thousands of copies each year, and previously unpublished manuscripts of his still surface for publication. While Thompson never claimed to be a great writer, he did invent a new literary style—“gonzo”—that has been widely influential on both literature and journalism. Though Thompson and his work engendered a significant—even rabid—following, relatively little analysis has been published about his writing. In Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo, Kevin T. McEneaney examines the intellectual background of this American original, providing biographical details and placing Thompson within a larger social and historical context. A significant portion of this book is devoted to the creation, reception, and legacy of his most important works, particularly Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In addition to discussing influences on Thompson's work—including Homer, Nietzsche, Spengler, Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Kerouac, and others—as well as the writers Thompson influenced, McEneaney also explains the literary origins of gonzo. With new biographical information about Thompson and an examination of his writing techniques, this book provides readers with a better understanding of the journalist and novelist. A look beyond the larger-than-life public persona, Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo will be of great interest to fans of Thompson’s work as well as to those wanting to know more about gonzo journalism and literature.

The Hippie Narrative

The Hippie Narrative
Author: Scott MacFarlane
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2015-01-24
ISBN: 9780786481194
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hippie Narrative Book Excerpt:

The Hippie movement of the 1960s helped change modern societal attitudes toward ethnic and cultural diversity, environmental accountability, spiritual expressiveness, and the justification of war. With roots in the Beat literary movement of the late 1950s, the hippie perspective also advocated a bohemian lifestyle which expressed distaste for hypocrisy and materialism yet did so without the dark, somewhat forced undertones of their predecessors. This cultural revaluation which developed as a direct response to the dark days of World War II created a counterculture which came to be at the epicenter of an American societal debate and, ultimately, saw the beginnings of postmodernism. Focusing on 1962 through 1976, this book takes a constructivist look at the hippie era’s key works of prose, which in turn may be viewed as the literary canon of the counterculture. It examines the ways in which these works, with their tendency toward whimsy and spontaneity, are genuinely reflective of the period. Arranged chronologically, the discussed works function as a lens for viewing the period as a whole, providing a more rounded sense of the hippie Zeitgeist that shaped and inspired the period. Among the 15 works represented are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Crying of Lot 49, Trout Fishing in America, Siddhartha, Stranger in a Strange Land, Slaughterhouse Five and The Fan Man.

Wynonna Earp 5

Wynonna Earp  5
Author: Beau Smith
Publsiher: IDW Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wynonna Earp 5 Book Excerpt:

In order to confront the dangerous enemy that's been stalking her, Wynonna Earp needs to go to the one place she's avoided for years: home. Wynonna heads to Tombstone, Arizona to discover the truth behind this supernatural foe and come to terms with the legacy of the Earp name!

Culture Wars

Culture Wars
Author: Roger Chapman,James Ciment
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN: 1317473515
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture Wars Book Excerpt:

The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination
Author: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard,Mads Walther-Hansen,Martin Knakkergaard
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN: 0190460253
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination Book Excerpt:

Whether social, cultural, or individual, the act of imagination always derives from a pre-existing context. For example, we can conjure an alien's scream from previously heard wildlife recordings or mentally rehearse a piece of music while waiting for a train. This process is no less true for the role of imagination in sonic events and artifacts. Many existing works on sonic imagination tend to discuss musical imagination through terms like compositional creativity or performance technique. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors shift the focus of imagination away from the visual by addressing the topic of sonic imagination and expanding the field beyond musical compositional creativity and performance technique into other aural arenas where the imagination holds similar power. Topics covered include auditory imagery and the neurology of sonic imagination; aural hallucination and illusion; use of metaphor in the recording studio; the projection of acoustic imagination in architectural design; and the design of sound artifacts for cinema and computer games.

Savage Journey

Savage Journey
Author: Peter Richardson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0520304926
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Savage Journey Book Excerpt:

A superbly crafted study of Hunter S. Thompson's literary formation, achievement, and continuing relevance. Savage Journey is a "supremely crafted" study of Hunter S. Thompson's literary formation and achievement. Focusing on Thompson's influences, development, and unique model of authorship, Savage Journey argues that his literary formation was largely a San Francisco story. During the 1960s, Thompson rode with the Hell's Angels, explored the San Francisco counterculture, and met talented editors who shared his dissatisfaction with mainstream journalism. Author Peter Richardson traces Thompson's transition during this time from New Journalist to cofounder of Gonzo journalism. He also endorses Thompson's later claim that he was one of the best writers using the English language as both a musical instrument and a political weapon. Although Thompson's political commentary was often hyperbolic, Richardson shows that much of it was also prophetic. Fifty years after the publication of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and more than a decade after his death, Thompson's celebrity continues to obscure his literary achievement. This book refocuses our understanding of that achievement by mapping Thompson's influences, probing the development of his signature style, and tracing the reception of his major works. It concludes that Thompson was not only a gifted journalist, satirist, and media critic, but also the most distinctive American voice in the second half of the twentieth century.

Fear and Loathing in America

Fear and Loathing in America
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2011-09-27
ISBN: 1439126364
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fear and Loathing in America Book Excerpt:

From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years—addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut—is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
Author: Jay Parini
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 2280
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0195156536
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Book Excerpt:

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Screenwriting for a Global Market

Screenwriting for a Global Market
Author: Andrew Horton
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2004-04-01
ISBN: 052093752X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screenwriting for a Global Market Book Excerpt:

Cinema is a truly global phenomenon and screenwriters who limit their ambitions to Hollywood can unnecessarily limit their careers. This book, loaded with information on every page, provides the practical know-how for breaking into the global marketplace. It is the first book to offer specific advice on writing for screens large and small, around the world from Hollywood to New Zealand, from Europe to Russia, and for alternative American markets including Native American, regional, and experimental. The book provides valuable insider information, such as * Twenty-five percent of German television is written by Hollywood writers. Screenwriters just need to know how to reach that market. * Many countries, including those in the European Union, have script development money available—to both foreign and local talent--from government-sponsored film funds. * The Web's influence on the film industry has been profound, and here you can find out how to network through the Web. The book also lists the key Web addresses for writers. Andrew Horton, author of two acclaimed books on screenwriting, includes personal essays by accomplished screenwriters from around the world and offers insightful case studies of several films and television scripts, among them My Big Fat Greek Wedding; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and The Sopranos. Full of endless enthusiasm for great films and great scripts, this book will be an essential resource for both aspiring writers and accomplished writers hoping to expand their horizons, improve their skills, and increase their chances for success. Includes an interview with Terry Gilliam and contributions from Bernard Gordon, writer for The Day of the Triffids and The Thin Red Line; Lew Hunter, Chair of Screenwriting at UCLA; Karen Hall, writer/producer for Judging Amy and M*A*S*H; and other screenwriters

Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes

Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes
Author: David William Foster,Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 495
Release: 1994
ISBN: 0313284792
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes Book Excerpt:

Homoerotic themes and undercurrents in Latin American literary works have been largely ignored. This reference explores the importance of gay and lesbian themes in Latin American literature by providing entries for more than a hundred authors. Each entry assesses and analyzes homoerotic elements in the work of a particular author and closes with a bibliography of primary and secondary material. Entries are arranged alphabetically for ease of use.

World Film Locations Las Vegas

World Film Locations  Las Vegas
Author: Marcelline Block
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 1841505900
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Film Locations Las Vegas Book Excerpt:

Sin and redemption. The ridiculous and the sublime. The carnivalesque excess of the Strip and the barrenness of the desert surrounding the city. Visited by millions of fortune seekers – and starry-eyed lovers – each year, Las Vegas is a city with as many apparent contradictions as Elvis impersonators and this complexity is reflected in the diversity of films that have been shot on location there. A copiously illustrated retrospective of Vegas's appearances on the big screen, this new volume in Intellect's World Film Locations series presents synopses of scenes from a broad selection of films – from big-budget blockbusters like Oceans Eleven to acclaimed classics Rain Man, Casino and The Godfather to cult favourites like Showgirls and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Insightful essays throughout explore a range of topics, including the Rat Pack's Las Vegas, the cinematised Strip, Las Vegas as a frequent backdrop for science fiction and the various film portrayals of iconic pop-cultural figures like Elvis and Frank Sinatra. Rounding out this information are film stills juxtaposed with photographs of the locations as they appear today.

Postwar America

Postwar America
Author: James Ciment
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 2008
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 1317462343
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postwar America Book Excerpt:

From the outbreak of the Cold War to the rise of the United States as the last remaining superpower, the years following World War II were filled with momentous events and rapid change. Diplomatically, economically, politically, and culturally, the United States became a major influence around the globe. On the domestic front, this period witnessed some of the most turbulent and prosperous years in American history. "Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History" provides detailed coverage of all the remarkable developments within the United States during this period, as well as their dramatic impact on the rest of the world. A-Z entries address specific persons, groups, concepts, events, geographical locations, organizations, and cultural and technological phenomena. Sidebars highlight primary source materials, items of special interest, statistical data, and other information; and Cultural Landmark entries chronologically detail the music, literature, arts, and cultural history of the era. Bibliographies covering literature from the postwar era and about the era are also included, as are illustrations and specialized indexes.

Encyclopedia of Drug Policy

Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
Author: Mark A. R. Kleiman,James E. Hawdon
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2011-01-12
ISBN: 145226628X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Drug Policy Book Excerpt:

Request a free 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial! Spanning two volumes of approximately 450 entries in an A-to-Z format, this encyclopedia explores the controversial drug war through the lens of varied disciplines. A full spectrum of articles explains topics from Colombian cartels and Mexican kingpins to television reportage; from "just say no" advertising to heroin production; and from narco-terrorism to more than $500 billion in U.S. government expenditures. Key Themes- Cases- Conferences and Conventions- Countries (Affecting U.S. Drug Policy)- Drug Trade and Trafficking- Laws and Policies- Organizations and Agencies- People-Presidential Administrations- Treatment and Addiction- Types of Drugs

The Great Shark Hunt

The Great Shark Hunt
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2003-11-06
ISBN: 0743250451
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Shark Hunt Book Excerpt:

Brings together a selection of the legendary American journalist's articles on subjects ranging from the Super Bowl to Watergate, from Hemingway to Brando, and from sharks to drugs.

FilmCraft Directing

FilmCraft  Directing
Author: Mike Goodridge
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN: 1781570175
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FilmCraft Directing Book Excerpt:

Ultimately responsible for the creative content on screen, directors are the captains of the ship on every film. All actors and heads of department report to them. Some directors are also writers, employing unique styles of dialogue and characterizations. Others, like Pedro Almodóvar, create inimitable visual and tonal styles that set their films apart from the crowd. Unlike the other volumes in the FilmCraft series, Directing covers all the disciplines of film art that pass through the director's hands, from development and writing, to working with actors, designers and cinematographers, to post-production and distribution.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book Excerpt:

Records the experiences of a free-lance writer who embarked on a zany journey into the drug culture

Dark Prophecy

Dark Prophecy
Author: Anthony E. Zuiker
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-01-20
ISBN: 0141959983
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Prophecy Book Excerpt:

Steve Dark is a man on a mission. He is ready to embrace his destiny, and has nothing to lose . . . Steve Dark was once a lost soul, torn between his family and his one-of-a-kind talent for hunting down serial killers - especially those so-called 'Level 26' killers whose depravity exceeds law enforcement's official scale of evil. In his reluctant pursuit of justice Dark once crossed the ultimate line, a line that might cause a lesser man to lose himself completely. Not Dark. When the world took everything from him, when it destroyed the very thing Dark once lived for, it sparked a transformation that, three years later, is only just complete. Dark is now a man on a mission. A mission unbound by authorities. A mission that, at long last, allows him to embrace his destiny. Dark is finally ready - ready to take justice to the next level.