Fairy Tales of London

Fairy Tales of London
Author: Hadas Elber-Aviram
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 1350110698
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fairy Tales of London Book Excerpt:

Finalist for the 2022 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies From the time of Charles Dickens, the imaginative power of the city of London has frequently inspired writers to their most creative flights of fantasy. Charting a new history of London fantasy writing from the Victorian era to the 21st century, Fairy Tales of London explores a powerful tradition of urban fantasy distinct from the rural tales of writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien. Hadas Elber-Aviram traces this urban tradition from Dickens, through the scientific romances of H.G. Wells, the anti-fantasies of George Orwell and Mervyn Peake to contemporary science fiction and fantasy writers such as Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman and China Miéville.

Conversations with Neil Gaiman

Conversations with Neil Gaiman
Author: Joseph Michael Sommers
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-09-17
ISBN: 1496818733
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Neil Gaiman Book Excerpt:

Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) currently reigns in the literary world as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World Fantasy-award-winning DC/Vertigo series, The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally renowned in literary circles for works such as Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, for children, for the comics reader to the viewer of the BBC's Doctor Who, Gaiman's writing has crossed the borders of virtually all media and every language, making him a celebrity on a worldwide scale. The interviews presented here span the length of his career, beginning with his first formal interview by the BBC at the age of seven and ending with a new, unpublished interview held in 2017. They cover topics as wide and varied as a young Gaiman's thoughts on Scientology and managing anger, learning the comics trade from Alan Moore, and being on the clock virtually 24/7. What emerges is a complicated picture of a man who seems fully assembled from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own skin and voice far later in life. The man who brought Morpheus from the folds of his imagination into the world shares his dreams and aspirations from different points in his life, including informing readers where he plans to take them next.

Writing Blurbs That Sizzle And Sell

Writing Blurbs That Sizzle  And Sell
Author: Karen S. Wiesner
Publsiher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 1925191656
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Blurbs That Sizzle And Sell Book Excerpt:

Make your book fly off the shelves! Every author knows what a back cover blurb is, but crafting an effectively good one is no easy task. Many writers outright dislike writing them or dread the process because so much is at stake if the blurb fails to engage. A sizzling back cover blurb needs to convince readers they absolutely have to read the story inside the pages…or they'll set the book down without ever opening it. Additionally, a powerful series blurb can sell not just one book but all of them in that set! High-concept blurbs are necessary in every author's marketing to provide intriguing "sound bites" that sell books and series'. Writing Blurbs That Sizzle--And Sell! is the definitive guide on how to craft back cover, series, and high-concept blurbs.

In Darkest London

In Darkest London
Author: Jamieson Ridenhour
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0810887770
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Darkest London Book Excerpt:

In the late 1830s, London began appearing as a site of literary terror, and by the end of the century a large proportion of the important Victorian “Gothic revival” novels were set in the city. In Darkest London is a full-length study of the Victorian Urban Gothic, a pervasive mode that appears not only in straightforward novels of terror but also in the works of mainstream authors. Placing the conventions of the Gothic form in their proper historical context, In Darkest London will appeal to scholars and students interested in an in-depth survey of the Urban Gothic.

Upholding Mystery

Upholding Mystery
Author: David Impastato
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1996-12-12
ISBN: 0199839336
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upholding Mystery Book Excerpt:

Most readers of contemporary poetry would agree with literary critic Helen Vendler that "there is no significant poet whose work does not mirror, both formally and in its preoccupations, the absence of the transcendent"--that no major modern poet writes religious poetry. Indeed, the very idea that a vital Christian poetry might arise within our thoroughly secular culture seems almost inconceivable. Is it possible that a body of Christian poetry is now being produced whose literary merit is equal to its religious conviction? David Impastato's splendid anthology, Upholding Mystery, answers that question with a resounding and surprising "yes." From Andrew Hudgins' often humorous narratives to Geoffery Hill's darkly impassioned lyrics, from Denise Levertov's incisive personal and political insights to Wendell Berry's lovely evocations of the divine presence in nature, Upholding Mystery offers readers a wide range of both poetic and spiritual satisfactions. Featuring only poets who are currently writing--including such well-known poets as Richard Wilbur, Annie Dillard, Daniel Berrigan, Les Murray, and Louise Erdrich, along with the impressive though less-known voices of David Craig, Scott Cairns, and David Brendan Hopes--this superb anthology provides generous selections of work that is admirable equally for the stature of its verse and for its illumination of the Christian ethos. By limiting the number of poets included, this collection allows readers to gain a thorough familiarity with each poet's work and to see how each struggles with, celebrates, and embodies a vision of the sacred throughout a personal body of verse. In addition, editor David Impastato provides brief, accessible, extremely helpful introductions that highlight the specifically Christian concerns of the poems, and he organizes the book into sections dealing with such topics as The Cross, Transformation, Injustice, Presence, Praise, The Mystical Body, and so on, thereby giving the reader a coherent theological journey as well as the pleasurable experience of the individual poems. Here, then, is a contemporary encounter with Christian mystery, in poetry that is as vibrant, as compelling, and as meaningful as any being written today. David Impastato has done an invaluable service in showing that the transcendent is indeed alive and well in the hands of contemporary poets, despite reports to the contrary, and in gathering a dazzling array of poems that will appeal in equal measure to religious and literary readers alike.

Benedict Cumberbatch Transition Completed Films Fame Fans

Benedict Cumberbatch  Transition Completed  Films  Fame  Fans
Author: Lynnette Porter
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN: 1780926170
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benedict Cumberbatch Transition Completed Films Fame Fans Book Excerpt:

Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug—these would be milestones in most actors’ entire career. For Benedict Cumberbatch, roles in these films are merely a year’s additions to his already-vast resume. 2013 proved to be the final step in Cumberbatch’s transition from respected working actor to bona fide worldwide celebrity and recipient of BAFTA Los Angeles’ Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. Like its predecessor, Benedict Cumberbatch, In Transition (MX Publishing, 2013), Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completed: Films, Fame, Fans explores the nature of Cumberbatch’s fame and fandom while analysing his most recent roles. This in-depth performance biography does more than critique the actor’s radio, stage, film, and television performances—especially his star turn in the long-awaited yet controversial third series of Sherlock. It also analyses how and why the actor’s work is so memorable in each role, a perspective unique to this performance biography. Cumberbatch’s role in popular culture, as much as his acting in multiple media, is well worth such scrutiny to illustrate that Benedict Cumberbatch represents both the best of acting and of the power of celebrity.

Prince of Stories

Prince of Stories
Author: Hank Wagner,Christopher Golden,Stephen R. Bissette
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-10-28
ISBN: 1429961783
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prince of Stories Book Excerpt:

Over the past twenty years, Neil Gaiman has developed into the premier fantasist of his generation, achieving that rarest of combinations—unrivaled critical respect and extraordinary commercial success. From the landmark comic book series The Sandman to novels such as the New York Times bestselling American Gods and Anansi Boys, from children's literature like Coraline to screenplays for such films as Beowulf, Gaiman work has garnered him an enthusiastic and fiercely loyal, global following. To comic book fans, he is Zeus in the pantheon of creative gods, having changed that industry forever. For discerning readers, he bridges the vast gap that traditionally divides lovers of "literary" and "genre" fiction. Gaiman is truly a pop culture phenomenon, an artist with a magic touch whose work has won almost universal acclaim. Now, for the first time ever, Prince of Stories chronicles the history and impact of the complete works of Neil Gaiman in film, fiction, music, comic books, and beyond. Containing hours of exclusive interviews with Gaiman and conversations with his collaborators, as well as wonderful nuggets of his work such as the beginning of an unpublished novel, a rare comic and never-before-seen essay, this is a treasure trove of all things Gaiman. In addition to providing in depth information and commentary on Gaiman's myriad works, the book also includes rare photographs, book covers, artwork, and related trivia and minutiae, making it both an insightful introduction to his work, and a true "must-have" for his ever growing legion of fans.

Voices of Vision

Voices of Vision
Author: Jayme Lynn Blaschke
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 0803262396
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Vision Book Excerpt:

As the world around us becomes more fantastic, and science itself more surreal, the realms of science fiction and fantasy become correspondingly both more bizarre and more relevant. Voices of Vision offers a rare look into the inner workings of this realm and into the very thoughts and methods of those who make it tick: editors and writers of science fiction and fantasy, and creators of comic books and graphic novels. In wide-ranging interviews that are by turns intimate and thought provoking, irreverent and outrageous, Jayme Lynn Blaschke talks shop with some of the most interesting voices in these genres as well as the people behind them, such as current Science Fiction Weekly and former Science Fiction Age editor Scott Edelman. ø A host of authors talk to Blaschke about what it?s like to do what they do, how they work and how they started, and where they think the genre is headed. Blaschke talks to writers such as Robin Hobb, Charles de Lint, Patricia Anthony, and Elizabeth Moon; revered authors of comic books and graphic novels, including Neil Gaiman and Brad Meltzer; and icons such as Samuel R. Delany, Gene Wolfe, Harlan Ellison, and Jack Williamson. Editors such as Gardner Dozois, editor of Asimov?s Science Fiction magazine, discuss their publishing philosophies and strategies, the origins and probable directions of their magazines, and the broader influence of such ventures. For devoted reader, aspiring writer, and curious onlooker alike, these interviews open a largely hidden, endlessly engrossing world.

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman
Author: Joseph Michael Sommers,Kyle Eveleth
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2019-02-25
ISBN: 1496821661
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman Book Excerpt:

Contributions by Lanette Cadle, Züleyha Çetiner-Öktem, Renata Lucena Dalmaso, Andrew Eichel, Kyle Eveleth, Anna Katrina Gutierrez, Darren Harris-Fain, Krystal Howard, Christopher D. Kilgore, Kristine Larsen, Thayse Madella, Erica McCrystal, Tara Prescott-Johnson, Danielle Russell, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, and Justin Wigard Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) reigns as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World Fantasy Award–winning series The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally renowned in literary circles for Neverwhere, Coraline, and the award-winning American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal–winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, children, comics readers, and viewers of the BBC’s Doctor Who, Gaiman’s writing has crossed the borders of virtually all media, making him a celebrity around the world. Despite Gaiman’s incredible contributions to comics, his work remains underrepresented in sustained fashion in comics studies. In this book, the thirteen essays and two interviews with Gaiman and his frequent collaborator, artist P. Craig Russell, examine the work of Gaiman and his many illustrators. The essays discuss Gaiman’s oeuvre regarding the qualities that make his work unique in his eschewing of typical categories, his proclamations to “make good art,” and his own constant efforts to do so however the genres and audiences may slip into one another. The Artistry of Neil Gaiman forms a complicated picture of a man who has always seemed fully assembled virtually from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own voice far later in life.

Dreaming the Graphic Novel

Dreaming the Graphic Novel
Author: Paul Williams
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN: 1978805063
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreaming the Graphic Novel Book Excerpt:

This book examines the early history of the graphic novel in the 1970s, after the term was coined but before this art form achieved popular success and critical acclaim. Unearthing a treasure trove of fanzines, adverts, and unpublished letters, it gives readers an exciting inside look at a pivotal moment in the development of the graphic novel.

The Art of Neil Gaiman

The Art of Neil Gaiman
Author: Hayley Campbell,Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 1781575177
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Neil Gaiman Book Excerpt:

Novelist, comics writer, scriptwriter, poet, occasional artist - a master of several genres and inadvertent leader of many cults - there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasn't ventured down. From unforgettable books like The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods to ground-breaking comics and graphic novels like The Sandman and Violent Cases; from big screen fantasies like Coraline to small screen epics like Doctor Who; and from short stories to songwriting, stage plays to radio plays, journalism to filmmaking, and all points in-between, The Art of Neil Gaiman is the first comprehensive, full-colour examination of Gaiman's work to date. Author Hayley Campbell, a close friend of Neil's since she was a small child, spent many months rummaging through Neil's attic to source the never-before-seen manuscripts, notes, cartoons, drawings and personal photographs for this book; these are complemented by artwork and sketches from all of his major works and his own intimate recollections. Each project is examined in turn, from genesis to fruition, and positioned in the wider narrative of Gaiman's creative life, affording unparalleled access to the inner workings of the writer's mind. Utterly comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, The Art of Neil Gaiman is the fully authorised account of the life and work of one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

New Selected Poems

New Selected Poems
Author: Les Murray
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN: 0374713731
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Selected Poems Book Excerpt:

A fresh selection of the finest poems—some previously uncollected—by one of our finest English-language poets Why write poetry? For the weird unemployment. For the painless headaches, that must be tapped to strike down along your writing arm at the accumulated moment. For the adjustments after, aligning facets in a verb before the trance leaves you. For working always beyond your own intelligence. —from "The Instrument" New Selected Poems contains Les Murray's own gathering from the full range of his poetry—from the 1960s through Taller When Prone (2004) and including previously uncollected work. One of the finest poets writing today, Murray reinvents himself with each new collection. Whether writing about the indignities of childhood or the depths of depression, or evoking the rhythms of the natural world; whether writing in a sharply rendered Australian vernacular or a perfectly pitched King's English, his versatility and vitality are a constant. New Selected Poems is the poet's choice of his essential works: an indispensable collection for readers who already love his poetry, and an ideal introduction for those who are new to it.

Mapping Home in Contemporary Narratives

Mapping Home in Contemporary Narratives
Author: Aleksandra Bida
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2018-09-22
ISBN: 3319979671
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Home in Contemporary Narratives Book Excerpt:

By offering an analysis of the idea of home across the individual, interpersonal, social, and global scales, Mapping Home aims to show the extent to which self-concept is deeply tied to constructions of home in a globally mobile age. The epistemological link between dwelling as "knowing oneself" and the experience of welcome as key to being able to map "one's place(s) in the world" are examined through Martin Heidegger's concept of dwelling, Zygmunt Bauman's notion of liquid modernity, Jacques Derrida's exploration of hostile hospitality, and Kwame Anthony Appiah's sense of cosmopolitanism as border-crossing conversation. To further explore these ideas, the book draws on multimodal literature and films that span genres, including gothic horror, fantasy and science fiction, thoughtful comedies, and politically nuanced tragedies. The quality that deeply links the texts is their ability to illuminate the stabilities and mobilities through which home not only mediates but also integrates an individual's diverse experiences of belonging in different locations as well as on different geocultural scales—from the intimate "household" to the more abstract "hometown" or "homeland" and beyond.

Masterplots II

Masterplots II
Author: Philip K. Jason,Tracy Irons-Georges
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masterplots II Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive coverage of the most commonly studied poems written in or translated into English.

Neverwhere

Neverwhere
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9782290016169
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neverwhere Book Excerpt:

La quatrième de couverture indique : "Londres, un soir comme tant d'autres. Richard Mayhew découvre une jeune fille gisant sur le trottoir, l'épaule ensanglantée. Qui le supplie de ne pas l'emmener à l'hôpital... et disparaît dès le lendemain. Pour Richard, tout dérape alors : sa fiancée le quitte, on ne le reconnaît pas au bureau, certains, même, ne le voient plus... Le monde à l'envers, en quelque sorte. Car il semble que Londres ait un envers, la « ville d'En Bas », cité souterraine où vit un peuple d'une autre époque, invisible aux yeux du commun des mortels. Un peuple organisé, hiérarchisé, et à la tête duquel les rats jouent un rôle prépondérant. Plus rien ne le retenant « là-haut », Richard rejoint les profondeurs..."

Collected Poems

Collected Poems
Author: Les A. Murray
Publsiher: Carcanet Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Australian poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collected Poems Book Excerpt:

Les Murray's 1991 Collected Poems have been corrected and expanded to include his later work Dog Fox Field (1991) and Translations From the Natural World (1993). In addition, this volume includes Subhuman Redneck Poems, winner of the 1996 T.S. Eliot Prize.

Life Is Unfinished Without the Language of Poetry

Life Is Unfinished Without the Language of Poetry
Author: Wanas
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2022-05-23
ISBN: 166982599X
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Is Unfinished Without the Language of Poetry Book Excerpt:

No information available at this time. Author will provide once available.

Darqlands

Darqlands
Author: Dean Cracknell
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2011-01-26
ISBN: 144678925X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darqlands Book Excerpt:

...welcome to The Darqlands. A novel of seven chapters and a series of annexes, addendums and appendices concerning stuff and things too confusing to elaborate on. The Darqlands are a land wrought from the raw Despair of disolutioned souls stolen from the Wakinglands. Seven displaced souls walk the Wakinglands looking for clues. This is their story...

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN: 1472261240
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book Book Excerpt:

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book contains much that is new and revelatory and even several scenes that are not actually in the final television series. 'One of the most hotly anticipated TV shows of the year' Independent 'Even if you're very familiar with the original novel, this is a different experience... so damned charming and quirky that it feels like a must' Starburst Neil Gaiman's glorious reinvention of the iconic bestseller Good Omens is adapted from the internationally beloved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and is soon to be a massive new TV launch on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC. The series is written and show-run by Neil himself and stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson, to name but a few. **Includes an introduction by Neil Gaiman about bringing Good Omens to the screen** Before he died in 2015, Terry Pratchett asked Neil Gaiman to make a television series of the internationally beloved novel they wrote together about the end of the world. And so, Neil began to write. And continued to write until he had six episodes that brought an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley, (the only things standing between us and the inevitable Armageddon) to life for the screen. Contained between the covers of this book are the scripts that Neil wrote, which later turned into some of the most extraordinary television ever made. Take a tour behind the scenes with a text that reveals the secrets of the show, still has the missing bits and, sometimes, asks for the impossible. Step backstage and see the magic for yourself. You may just learn as much from the scenes that never made the final cut as from those that did.

The Routledge Companion to British Media History

The Routledge Companion to British Media History
Author: Martin Conboy,John Steel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN: 1317629469
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to British Media History Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts. The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era of rapid change, and also provide students and researchers with an essential collection of comparable media histories. The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field. Chapter 40 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315756202.ch40