My Short Century

My Short Century
Author: Lorna Arnold
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN: 098370290X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Short Century Book Excerpt:

Lorna Arnold, OBE, is a noted British nuclear historian who worked for the UK Atomic Energy Authority for nearly 40 years. She has written seminal books on the Windscale accident, nuclear weapons tests in Australia, and Britain's H-Bomb programme. After a childhood of rural poverty in the south of England, she studied at the University of London and at Cambridge. Her work at the War Office and the Foreign Office during World War II led to postings to Berlin and Washington. A decade later, a chance encounter resulted in her joining the UKAEA, where she worked with many of the scientists and leaders who established Britain's nuclear agenda.

Interviews From The Short Century

Interviews From The Short Century
Author: Marco Lupis
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2019-05-16
ISBN: 5041721025
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth century American Short Story

The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth century American Short Story
Author: Blanche H. Gelfant
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 677
Release: 2000
ISBN: 0231110987
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth century American Short Story Book Excerpt:

Articles describe the works of a variety of short story writers.

British Short Fiction in the Early Nineteenth Century

British Short Fiction in the Early Nineteenth Century
Author: Tim Killick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN: 1317171454
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Short Fiction in the Early Nineteenth Century Book Excerpt:

In spite of the importance of the idea of the 'tale' within Romantic-era literature, short fiction of the period has received little attention from critics. Contextualizing British short fiction within the broader framework of early nineteenth-century print culture, Tim Killick argues that authors and publishers sought to present short fiction in book-length volumes as a way of competing with the novel as a legitimate and prestigious genre. Beginning with an overview of the development of short fiction through the late eighteenth century and analysis of the publishing conditions for the genre, including its appearance in magazines and annuals, Killick shows how Washington Irving's hugely popular collections set the stage for British writers. Subsequent chapters consider the stories and sketches of writers as diverse as Mary Russell Mitford and James Hogg, as well as didactic short fiction by authors such as Hannah More, Maria Edgeworth, and Amelia Opie. His book makes a convincing case for the evolution of short fiction into a self-conscious, intentionally modern form, with its own techniques and imperatives, separate from those of the novel.

A Short History of the Twentieth Century

A Short History of the Twentieth Century
Author: John Lukacs
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-10-07
ISBN: 0674728599
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Twentieth Century Book Excerpt:

The great themes woven through John Lukacs's spirited, concise history of the twentieth century are inseparable from the author's own intellectual preoccupations: the fading of liberalism, the rise of populism and nationalism, the achievements and dangers of technology, the continuing democratization of the globe, and the limitations of knowledge.

Speech Writing and Thought Presentation in 19th Century Narrative Fiction

Speech  Writing  and Thought Presentation in 19th Century Narrative Fiction
Author: Beatrix Busse
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN: 0190920823
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speech Writing and Thought Presentation in 19th Century Narrative Fiction Book Excerpt:

Reference to or quotation from someone's speech, thoughts, or writing is a key component of narrative. These reports further a narrative, make it more interesting, natural, and vivid, ask the reader to engage with it, and reflect historical cultural understandings of modes of discourse presentation. To a large extent, the way we perceive a story depends on the ways it presents discourse, and along with it, speech, writing, and thought. In this book, Beatrix Busse investigates speech, writing, and thought presentation in a corpus of 19th-century narrative fiction including Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Oliver Twist, and many others. At the intersection between corpus linguistics and stylistics, this book develops a new corpus-stylistic approach for systematically analyzing the different narrative strategies of discourse presentation in key pieces of 19th-century narrative fiction. Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction identifies diachronic patterns as well as unique authorial styles, and places them within their cultural-historical context. It also suggests ways for automatically identifying forms of discourse presentation, and shows that the presentation of characters' minds reflects an ideological as well as an epistemological concern about what cannot be reported, portrayed, or narrated. Through insightful interdisciplinary analysis, Busse demonstrates that discourse presentation fulfills the function of prospection and encapsulation, marks narrative progression, and shapes readers' expectations.

Postcolonial Modernism

Postcolonial Modernism
Author: Chika Okeke-Agulu
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2015-02-09
ISBN: 082237630X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonial Modernism Book Excerpt:

Written by one of the foremost scholars of African art and featuring 129 color images, Postcolonial Modernism chronicles the emergence of artistic modernism in Nigeria in the heady years surrounding political independence in 1960, before the outbreak of civil war in 1967. Chika Okeke-Agulu traces the artistic, intellectual, and critical networks in several Nigerian cities. Zaria is particularly important, because it was there, at the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, that a group of students formed the Art Society and inaugurated postcolonial modernism in Nigeria. As Okeke-Agulu explains, their works show both a deep connection with local artistic traditions and the stylistic sophistication that we have come to associate with twentieth-century modernist practices. He explores how these young Nigerian artists were inspired by the rhetoric and ideologies of decolonization and nationalism in the early- and mid-twentieth century and, later, by advocates of negritude and pan-Africanism. They translated the experiences of decolonization into a distinctive "postcolonial modernism" that has continued to inform the work of major Nigerian artists.

Science Fiction Short Stories Collection Illustrated

Science Fiction Short Stories Collection  Illustrated
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction Short Stories Collection Illustrated Book Excerpt:

Philip K. Dick published 44 novels and 121 short stories during his lifetime and solidified his position as arguably the most literary of science fiction writers. Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series. Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near-poverty, ten of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau. Second Variety The Variable Man Adjustment Team The Hanging Stranger The Eyes Have It The Skull Mr. Spaceship Beyond the Door Beyond Lies the Wub The Golden Man The Gun The Defenders Tony and the Beetles The Crystal Crypt Upon the Dull Earth Piper in the Woods Of Withered Apples Colony The Turning Wheel The Last of the Masters James P. Crow Prominent Author Small Town Survey Team Sales Pitch Breakfast at Twilight The Crawlers Exhibit Piece Meddler Souvenir Progeny Strange Eden Human Is Foster, You're Dead

Three Centuries of American Poetry and Prose

Three Centuries of American Poetry and Prose
Author: Alphonso Gerald Newcomer,Alice Ebba Andrews,Howard Judson Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 944
Release: 1929
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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British Architect

British Architect
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Marlon Greg My Life and Filmmaking Adventures with Hollywood s Polar Opposites

Marlon   Greg  My Life and Filmmaking Adventures with Hollywood   s Polar Opposites
Author: Joseph Brutsman
Publsiher: BearManor Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marlon Greg My Life and Filmmaking Adventures with Hollywood s Polar Opposites Book Excerpt:

Nobody dealt with fame, career and family like these two. “They were great friends of mine for years, and I worked with both of them on many projects, writing the screenplays that were to be their final starring roles. Marlon’s film got made - because he was Marlon. Gerg’s film was another story entirely, just as Greg was.” MARLON & GREG is the true story of two legends in their final years, told by someone who was there, in the families and the film industry. He was in the middle of a pair of grand lions who lived and made their exits on their own terms.

The First Hollywood Sound Shorts 1926 1931

The First Hollywood Sound Shorts  1926 1931
Author: Edwin M. Bradley
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2005-04-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Hollywood Sound Shorts 1926 1931 Book Excerpt:

This study of early sound shorts begins with an explanation of the development of sound motion pictures in Hollywood by such influential companies as Warner Bros and Fox, with an emphasis on short subjects.

Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone
Author: Christian Uva
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 0190942703
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sergio Leone Book Excerpt:

Spectacle, myth, fable - these words instantly leap to mind when considering director Sergio Leone's celebrated films. His popularization of the Spaghetti Western genre, through works like A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), continues to have a profound impact on filmmakers worldwide. In this exciting new study, Italian film scholar Christian Uva explores a side of Leone's works rarely before discussed: the political. Grappling with the contradictions between Leone's politically critical cinematic eye and his aversion to ideological classification, Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable makes sense of how the director's internal political tensions shaped the radical themes of his Western fables. Looking at Leone and his films through a number of lenses, the book examines the elements of Italian history and identity interwoven in the director's stories, provides cultural context for a career spanning from Italy's fascist regime to Leone's death in 1989, and discusses the influences that formed Leone's directorial identity. Uva focuses in particular on the postmodernist theory behind Leone's works, revealing the critical basis of his stylistic and narrative innovations and newly analyzing the most iconic sequences from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1967), Duck, You Sucker (1971), and Once Upon a Time in America (1984). An admirably thorough take on the man and his works, Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable provides fresh perspective on a director long-established in cinema canon.

The Translation of Religious Texts in the Middle Ages

The Translation of Religious Texts in the Middle Ages
Author: Domenico Pezzini
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9783039116003
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Translation of Religious Texts in the Middle Ages Book Excerpt:

The transition from Latin to vernacular languages in the late Middle Ages and the dramatic rise of a new readership produced a huge bulk of translations, particularly of religious literature in its various genres. The solutions are so multifarious that they defy any attempt to outline general theories. This is particularly visible when the same text is translated or rewritten at different times and in different languages or genres. Through a minute analysis of texts this book aims at highlighting lexical, syntactic and stylistic choices dictated not only by the source but also by new readers and patrons, or by new destinations of the works. Established categories such as 'literalness' and 'fidelity' are thus questioned and integrated with these other factors which, while being more 'external', do nonetheless impinge on the very idea of 'translation', and consequently on its assessment. Far from being a mere transfer from one language to another, a medieval translation verges on a form of creative writing, and as such its study becomes a fascinating investigation into the very process of textual production.

Art in America

Art in America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Age of Extremes

Age of Extremes
Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 682
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Extremes Book Excerpt:

An overview of the history of the twentieth century reviews the legacy of two world wars, the Depression, the end of colonialism, the Cold War, the collapse of the USSR, and the era's technological and scientific advances.

In the Shadow of Catastrophe

In the Shadow of Catastrophe
Author: Anson Rabinbach
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1997-12-18
ISBN: 9780520926257
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Shadow of Catastrophe Book Excerpt:

These essays by eminent European intellectual and cultural historian Anson Rabinbach address the writings of key figures in twentieth-century German philosophy. Rabinbach explores their ideas in relation to the two world wars and the horrors facing Europe at that time. Analyzing the work of Benjamin and Bloch, he suggests their indebtedness to the traditions of Jewish messianism. In a discussion of Hugo Ball's little-known Critique of the German Intelligentsia, Rabinbach reveals the curious intellectual career of the Dadaist and antiwar activist turned-nationalist and anti-Semite. His examination of Heidegger's "Letter on Humanism" and Jaspers's The Question of German Guilt illuminates the complex and often obscure political referents of these texts. Turning to Horkheimer and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment, Rabinbach offers an arresting new interpretation of this central text of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School. Subtly and persuasively argued, his book will become an indispensable reference point for all concerned with twentieth-century German history and thought.

Star Begotten

Star Begotten
Author: James Gunn
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2017-10-13
ISBN: 1476629668
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Begotten Book Excerpt:

Hugo Award winning writer James Gunn (1923–) has been called “the last Golden Age author” of science fiction. In a career of almost 70 years, he has written 28 books and dozens of short stories and participated in the production of films, radio and television programs and comic books.

The Western Experience

The Western Experience
Author: Mortimer Chambers
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill College
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Western Experience Book Excerpt:

The Western Experience offers a thorough, analytical overview of Western civilization, giving students an introduction to the major achievements in Western thought, art, and science--as well as the social, political, and economic context for understanding those developments. To help readers develop their reasoning and writing skills, each chapter is constructed to serve as an example of a historical essay: A historical problem is presented, and arguments are developed using historical evidence. Available in a single volume as well as two-volume and three-volume formats, the ninth edition features many improvements, including the work of Lisa Tiersten in her new chapter on nineteenth-century empires.

From the Tone World

From the Tone World
Author: Louis Ehlert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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