The Quest for the Three Keys

The Quest for the Three Keys
Author: Deke Rivers
Publsiher: Book Venture Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN: 1944014977
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for the Three Keys Book Excerpt:

During WWII, many German Generals traded and sold Stolen Works of Art to Private Art Collectors around the world and made small fortunes for themselves. One General simply knows as “Herr General” did the same, but he knew he would not survive the War, so he hid his stolen Art in two inconspicuous locations and secured his money and wealth in a Swiss Bank Account. Herr General then prepared a written manuscript in three languages and secured it in a leather-bound portfolio. The Portfolio was in fact a written treasure map leading one to the stolen art and wealth that he had accumulated. Years after the war, the portfolio surfaces, and then the scramble begin. This story is that Quest for Herr General’s Art and Treasures based on his portfolio.

Processes of Transposition

Processes of Transposition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 9401205019
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Processes of Transposition Book Excerpt:

The essays collected in this book focus on the multi-faceted relationship between German/Austrian literature and the cinema screen. Scholars from Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Portugal, USA and Canada present critical readings of a wide range of transpositions of German-language texts to film, while also considering the impact of cinema on German literature, exploring intertextualities as well as intermedialities. The forum of discussion thus created encompasses cinematic narratives based on Goethe’s Faust, Kleist’s Marquise of O..., Kubrick’s film version of Schnitzler’s Dream Story and Caroline Link’s Oscar-winning adaptation of Stefanie Zweig’s novel Nowhere in Africa. The wide-ranging analyses of the complex interaction between literature and film presented here focus on literary works by Anna Seghers, Hans-Magnus Enzensberger, Nicola Rhon, Günter Grass, Heinrich Böll, Elfriede Jelinek, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, Erich Hackl, Thomas Brussig, Sven Regener, Frank Goosen and Robert Schneider, as well as on adaptations by filmmakers such as Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Max Mack, Josef von Sternberg, Max W. Kimmich, Fred Zinnemann, Paul Wegener, Alexander Kluge, Volker Schlöndorff, Hansjürgen Pohland, Hendrik Handloegten, Michael Haneke, Christoph Stark, Karin Brandauer, Joseph Vilsmaier, Leander Haußmann and Doris Dörrie.

Een Gelukkig Huwelijk

Een Gelukkig Huwelijk
Author: Heinz G. Konsalik
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Vampire Almanac

The Vampire Almanac
Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN: 1578597544
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Almanac Book Excerpt:

Grab a stake, a fistful of garlic, a crucifix and holy water as you enter the dark, blood-curdling world of the original pain in the neck in this ultimate collection of vampire facts and fiction! What accounts for the undying fascination people have for vampires? How did encounters with death create centuries-old myths and folklore in virtually every culture in the world? When did the early literary vampires—as pictured by Goethe, Coleridge, Shelly, Polidori, Byron, and Nodier as the personifications of man’s darker side—transform from villains into today’s cultural rebels? Showing how vampire-like creatures organically formed in virtually every part of the world, The Vampire Almanac: The Complete History by renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., examines the historic, societal, and psychological role the vampire has played—and continues to play—in understanding death, man’s deepest desires, and human pathologies. It analyzes humanity’s lusts, fears, and longing for power and the forbidden! Today, the vampire serves as a powerful symbol for the darker parts of the human condition, touching on death, immortality, forbidden sexuality, sexual power and surrender, intimacy, alienation, rebellion, violence, and a fascination with the mysterious. The vampire is often portrayed as a symbolic leader advocating an outrageous alternative to the demands of conformity. Vampires can also be tools for scapegoating such as when women are called “vamps” and bosses are described as “bloodsuckers.” Meet all of the villains, anti-heroes, and heroes of myths, legends, books, films, and television series across cultures and today’s pop culture in The Vampire Almanac. It assembles and analyzes hundreds of vampiric characters, people, and creatures, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vlad the Impaler, Edward Cullen and The Twilight Saga, Bram Stoker, Lestat De Lioncourt and The Vampire Chronicles, Lon Chaney, True Blood, Bela Lugosi, Dracula, Dark Shadows, Lilith, Vampire Weekend, Batman, Nosferatu, and so many more. There is a lot to sink your teeth into with this deep exhumation of the undead. Quench your thirst for facts, histories, biographies, definitions, analysis, immortality, and more! This gruesomely thorough book of vampire facts also has a helpful bibliography, an extensive index, and numerous photos, adding to its usefulness.

The Vampire Book

The Vampire Book
Author: J Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 1578593506
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Book Book Excerpt:

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Faust

Faust
Author: Osman Durrani
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Personality and culture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faust Book Excerpt:

This title provides an exploration of the way Faust has achieved iconic status in modern culture by examining in his image in literature, theatre, film, art.

La dolce vita

La dolce vita
Author: Richard Dyer
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2020-05-28
ISBN: 1838719822
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

La dolce vita Book Excerpt:

Fellini's La dolce vita has been a phenomenon since before it was made, a scandal in the making and on release in 1960 and a reference point ever since. Much of what made it notorious was its incorporation of real people, events and lifestyles, making it a documentation of its time. It uses performance, camera movement, editing and music to produce a striking aesthetic mix of energy and listlessness, of exuberance and despair. Richard Dyer's study considers each of these aspects of the film – phenomenon, document, aesthetic – and argues that they are connected. Beginning with the inspirations and ideas that were subsequently turned into La dolce vita, Dyer then explores the making of the film, the film itself and finally its critical reception, providing engaging new insights into this mesmerising piece of cinema.

Are the Lips a Grave

Are the Lips a Grave
Author: Lynne Huffer
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 0231164165
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are the Lips a Grave Book Excerpt:

Lynne Huffer’s ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She begins by balancing queer theorists’ politics of sexual freedoms with a moralizing feminist politics that views sexuality as harm. Drawing on the best insights from both traditions, she builds an ethics centered on eros, following Michel Foucault’s ethics as a practice of freedom and Luce Irigaray’s lyrical articulation of an ethics of sexual difference. Through this theoretical lens, Huffer examines everyday experiences of ethical connection and failure connected to sex, including queer sexual practices, sodomy laws, interracial love, pornography, and work-life balance. Her approach complicates sexual identities while challenging the epistemological foundations of subjectivity. She rethinks ethics “beyond good and evil” without underestimating, as some queer theorists have done, the persistence of what Foucault calls the “catastrophe” of morality. Elaborating a thinking-feeling ethics of the other, Huffer encourages contemporary intellectuals to reshape sexual morality from within, defining an ethical space that is both poetically suggestive and politically relevant, both conceptually daring and grounded in common sexual experience.

The First Thing You See

The First Thing You See
Author: Gregoire Delacourt
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN: 0297871048
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Thing You See Book Excerpt:

Imagine you are a young mechanic living in a small community in France. You own your own home, and lead a simple life. Then, one evening, you open your front door to find a distraught Hollywood starlet standing in front of you. This is what happens to Arthur Dreyfuss in the village of Long, population 687 inhabitants. But although feigning an American accent, this woman is not all that she seems. For her name is Jeanine Foucamprez, and her story is very different from the glamorous life of a star. Arthur is not all he seems, either; a lover of poetry with a darker past than one might imagine, he has learnt to see beauty in the mundane. THE FIRST THING YOU SEE is a warm, witty novel about two fragile souls learning to look beyond the surface - for the first thing you see isn't always what you get!

John Willis Theatre World

John Willis  Theatre World
Author: John A. Willis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Theater
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dracula in Visual Media

Dracula in Visual Media
Author: John Edgar Browning,Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786462019
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dracula in Visual Media Book Excerpt:

This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they vary in length, significance, quality, genre, moral character, country, and format, each of the cited works adopts some form of Bram Stoker’s original creation, and Dracula himself, or a recognizable vampiric semblance of Dracula, appears in each. The book includes contributions from Dacre Stoker, David J. Skal, Laura Helen Marks, Dodd Alley, Mitch Frye, Ian Holt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, and J. Gordon Melton.

The Essential Monster Movie Guide

The Essential Monster Movie Guide
Author: Stephen Jones
Publsiher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Monster Movie Guide Book Excerpt:

This guide alphabetically lists 4000 plus horror movies and television shows, some very obscure, that featured monsters. Each entry provides a plot synopsis, identifies the cast and director, and rates the film on a five star scale. No index. Originally published by Billboard Books. c. Book News Inc.

The Trickster and the System

The Trickster and the System
Author: Helena Bassil-Morozow
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 1317635175
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trickster and the System Book Excerpt:

For centuries, the trickster has been used in various narratives, including mythological, literary and cinematic, to convey the idea of agency, rebellion and, often turbulent, progress. In The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society, Helena Bassil-Morozow shows how the trickster can be seen as a metaphor to describe the psycho-anthropological concept of change, an impulse that challenges the existing order of things, a progressive force that is a-structural and anti-structural in its nature. The book is about being able to see things from an unusual, even ‘odd’, perspective, which does not coincide with the homogenous normality of the mass, or the social system, or a political ideology, or some other kind of authority. The Trickster and the System offers an analytical paradigm which can be used to examine relationships between tricksters and systems, change and stability, in a wide range of social, political and cultural contexts. It covers a range of systems, describes different types of tricksters and discusses possible conflicts, tensions and dialogues between the two opposing sides. One of the central ideas of the book is that social systems use shame as a tool to control and manage all kinds of tricksters – individuality, agency, creativity, spontaneity, innovation and initiative, to name but a few. The author argues that any society that neglects its tricksters (agents of change), ends up suffering from decay, stagnation – or even mass hysterical outbursts. The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society provides a fresh perspective on the trickster figure in a variety of cultural contexts. It covers a range of psychological, cultural, social and political phenomena, from personal issues to the highest level of society’s functioning: self-esteem and shame, lifestyle and relationships, creativity and self-expression, media, advertising, economy, political ideology and, most importantly, human identity and authenticity. The book is essential reading for scholars in the areas of psychoanalysis, analytical psychology, myth, cultural and media studies, narrative analysis, cultural anthropology, as well as anyone interested in critical issues in contemporary culture. Helena Bassil-Morozow is a cultural philosopher, film scholar and academic writer whose many publications include Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd (Routledge, 2010) and The Trickster in Contemporary Film (Routledge, 2011). Helena is currently working on another Routledge project, Jungian Film Studies: the Essential Guide (co-authored with Luke Hockley). Her principal academic affiliation is the University of Bedfordshire, Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science.

Bibliographic Guide to Music

Bibliographic Guide to Music
Author: Gale Group
Publsiher: G K Hall
Total Pages: 932
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780783892139
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliographic Guide to Music Book Excerpt:

The Pall Mall Budget

The Pall Mall Budget
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Contributions

American Contributions
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 608
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Slavic philology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Contributions Book Excerpt:

Slavistic printings and reprintings

Slavistic printings and reprintings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 608
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Russian literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slavistic printings and reprintings Book Excerpt:

American Contributions Literature and folklore edited by Victor Terras

American Contributions  Literature and folklore  edited by Victor Terras
Author: Ladislav Matejka,Victor Terras,Anna M. Cienciala
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Slavic philology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Contributions Literature and folklore edited by Victor Terras Book Excerpt:

The Golden One Deceit

The Golden One     Deceit
Author: Hans M Hirschi
Publsiher: Beaten Track Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 1786453142
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden One Deceit Book Excerpt:

The global Ohana is planning for the transition of power, and its head, Dawit Abraham, is anxious to meet the Golden One. Shortly after, Jason begins to experience strange dreams. All the while, he and his four friends are trying to figure out why Mother sent the Golden One to Amberville. Powerful enemies lurk in the shadows, ready to make Jason’s existence a living hell. Don’t miss the continuation of the thrilling fantasy trilogy about seventeen-year-old Jason Mendez, aka the Golden One, as he navigates the shoals of deception of the people supposedly closest to him. The Golden One is an exciting fantasy trilogy dealing with urgent topics affecting humanity today.

Composer Genealogies

Composer Genealogies
Author: Scott Pfitzinger
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN: 1442272252
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composer Genealogies Book Excerpt:

Functioning as its own fully cross-referenced index, this volume lists composers and their dates, followed by their teachers and their notable students. A short introduction lays out the parameters by which composers were selected and provides a survey of the literature available for further study.