The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window
Author: A. J. Finn
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN: 9780062678423
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman in the Window Book Excerpt:

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house. It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . . Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems. Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.

Summary of the Woman in the Window by A J Finn Conversation Starters

Summary of the Woman in the Window by A  J  Finn  Conversation Starters
Author: Bookhabits
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN: 9781388674144
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of the Woman in the Window by A J Finn Conversation Starters Book Excerpt:

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn: Conversation Starters The Woman in the Window, J Finn's debut novel, tells us a psychological thriller, capable of keeping readers up into the wee hours of the morning. Dr. Anna Fox, a child psychologist, became an extreme agoraphobic after living through a traumatic experience. While on medication, Fox deals with her loneliness through online encounters, merlot and spying on her neighbors. One family in particular has Fox curious about their seemingly perfect life. However, after hearing a bloodcurdling scream and witnessing something that shakes Fox to her core, nothing stays the same. The Woman in the Window by J Finn is the newest addition to the sub genre of psychological thrillers and has already become a New York Times bestseller. Printed in thirty-six languages and soon to be on the silver screen, A. J. Finn is an author to keep an eye on. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Understanding Tracy Letts

Understanding Tracy Letts
Author: Thomas Fahy
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2020-09-04
ISBN: 1643361120
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Tracy Letts Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in drama as well as Tony Awards for best play and best actor, Tracy Letts has emerged as one of the greatest playwrights of the twenty-first century. Understanding Tracy Letts, the first book dedicated to his writing, is an introduction to his plays and an invitation to engage more deeply with his work—both for its emotional power and cultural commentary. Experiencing a Tracy Letts play often feels akin to reading a Cormac McCarthy novel, watching a Cohen Brothers film, and seeing an episode of Breaking Bad at the same time. His characters can be ruthlessly cruel and funny, selfish and generous, delusional and incisive, and deceptive and painfully honest. They keep secrets. They harbor biases and misconceptions. And in their quest to find love and understanding, they often end up being the greatest impediments to their own happiness. As a writer, Letts can move seamlessly from the milieu of a Texas trailer park to the pulsating nightlife of London's countercultural scene, the stifling quiet of small-town Ohio to the racial tensions of urban Chicago. He thrives in the one-act format, in plays like Mary Page Marlow and The Minutes, as well as the epic scope of August: Osage County and Linda Vista. With a musician's sense of timing, Letts shifts between humor and heartache, silence and sound, and the mundane and the poetic. And he fearlessly tackles issues such as gender bias, racism, homophobia, and disability rights. Contemporary American life thus becomes a way to comment on the country's troubled history from Native American genocide to the civil rights movement. The personal narratives of his characters become gateways to the political. Understanding Tracy Letts celebrates the range of Letts's writing, in part, by applying different critical approaches to his works. Whether through the lens of disability studies, the conspiracy genre, food studies, the feminist politics of quilting, or masculinity studies, these readings help bring out the thematic richness and sociopolitical dimensions of Letts's work.

Welcome to Night Vale A Novel

Welcome to Night Vale  A Novel
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN: 0356504859
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome to Night Vale A Novel Book Excerpt:

A Waterstones Paperback of the Year and New York Times Bestseller Based on the no. 1 Podcast WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE . . . a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while its citizens pretend to sleep. It's a town like your town, with a city hall, a bowling alley, a diner, and a radio station reporting all the news that's allowed to be heard. It might be more like your town than you'd like to admit. In this ordinary town where ghosts, aliens and government conspiracies are parts of everyday life, the lives of two women, with two mysteries, are about to converge. From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an original mystery of appearances and disappearances about the ways we all struggle to find ourselves, no matter where we live.

The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real

The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real
Author: Audrey Jaffe
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN: 0190269944
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real Book Excerpt:

Critical discussions of the Victorian realist novel tend to focus on its vivid representations of everyday life. The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real proposes that the genre is founded in desire, moving the novels not towards a shared reality but rather toward distinct fantasies: dreams of the real. Rather than simply redefine Victorian realism or propose a new canon for it, The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real argues that the real is inevitably, for the Victorian realist novel, an object of desire: what the novel seeks to capture and represent. A novel's construction of the real is therefore inseparable from its fantasy of the real--a formulation Audrey Jaffe refers to as "realist fantasy." One way in which this simultaneity manifests itself is that the conventions novels frequently use to represent characters' dreams, daydreams, and fantasies overlap with those each novel uses to create its realist effects. In new readings of Victorian novels (including Eliot's Adam Bede, Dickens's Oliver Twist, Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge and The Return of the Native, Trollope's Orley Farm, and Wilkie Collins's Armadale), The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real demonstrates that one of the signal effects of this overlapping is Victorian realism's construction of the real as an object of readerly desire. Jaffe shows that realism and fantasy in the Victorian realist novel are not opposed, but rather occupy the same space and are shaped by the same conventions. Revisiting and reconsidering key elements of realist novel theory (including metonymy; the insignificant detail; character interiority; the representation of everyday life and the idea of disillusionment), The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real also uncovers and anatomizes representational strategies unique to each text.

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film
Author: Alan Goble
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 1039
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN: 3110951940
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film Book Excerpt:

Crime Fiction A Reader s Guide

Crime Fiction  A Reader s Guide
Author: Barry Forshaw
Publsiher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 0857303368
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Fiction A Reader s Guide Book Excerpt:

Are you a lover of crime fiction looking for new discoveries or hoping to rediscover old favourites? Then look no further. There are few contemporary crime fiction guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from America, Britain and all across the world, but the award-winning Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts in the field, has provided a truly comprehensive survey with definitive coverage in this expanded new edition of the much admired Rough Guide to Crime Fiction. Every major writer is included, along with many other more esoteric choices. Focusing on a key book (or books) by each writer, and with essays on key crime genres, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide (with a foreword by Ian Rankin) is designed to be both a crime fan's shopping list and a pithy, opinionated but unstuffy reference tool and history. Most judgements are generous (though not uncritical), and there is a host of entertaining, informed entries on related films and TV. 'Most comprehensive, accessible and readable guides to noir crime fiction' - Times 'An essential volume for the crime and thriller aficionado' - Shots Magazine 'Exemplary tour of the crime landscape... supremely readable' - Independent

The Woman s Historical Novel

The Woman s Historical Novel
Author: D. Wallace
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2004-11-19
ISBN: 0230505945
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman s Historical Novel Book Excerpt:

The historical novel has been one of the most important forms of women's reading and writing in the twentieth century, yet it has been consistently under-rated and critically neglected. In the first major study of British women writers' use of the genre, Diana Wallace tracks its development across the century. She combines a comprehensive survey with detailed readings of key writers, including Naomi Mitchison, Georgette Heyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Margaret Irwin, Jean Plaidy, Mary Renault, Philippa Gregory and Pat Barker.

Film Quotations

Film Quotations
Author: Robert A. Nowlan,Gwendolyn W. Nowlan
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN: 147662058X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Quotations Book Excerpt:

Certain lines define a movie. Marlene Dietrich in Morocco: “Anyone who has faith in me is a sucker.” Too, there are lines that fit actor and character. Mae West in I’m No Angel: “I’m very quick in a slow way.” Jane Fonda in California Suite: “Fit? You think I look fit? What an awful shit you are. I look gorgeous.” From the classics to the grade–B slasher movies, over 11,000 quotes are arranged by over 900 subjects, like accidents, double entendres, eyes (and other body parts!), ice cream, luggage, parasites, and ugliness. Each quote gives the movie title, production company, year of release, speaker of the line, and, when appropriate, a comment putting the quote in context.

Hallam s War

Hallam s War
Author: Elisabeth Payne Rosen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-08-04
ISBN: 110145802X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hallam s War Book Excerpt:

An acclaimed, sweeping historical novel set during the Civil War, with one steadfast couple at its core. It is 1859, and Hugh and Serena Hallam have left Charleston society behind to build a new life for themselves and their three children in the near-wilderness of West Tennessee. War may loom on the horizon, but life at their farm, Palmyra, is good, both for their family and-so they convince themselves- their slaves. Young and idealistic, torn between their ambivalence toward slavery and their love of the land, they keep hope that goodwill might yet prevail against the growing hostility dividing the two Americas. But soon, events will move the Hallams' entire world toward destruction, sweeping Hugh into battle while stranding Serena at a besieged Palmyra. Their values will be tested on the battlefield and at home and in the end only their passionate and enduring love for one another will sustain them as they face the war that transforms a nation.

Venetian Views Venetian Blinds

Venetian Views  Venetian Blinds
Author: Manfred Pfister,Barbara Schaff
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9789042007574
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Venetian Views Venetian Blinds Book Excerpt:

Half a millennium of English and American fantasies of Venice: this collection of essays by leading critics in the field explores the continued and continuing fascination of travellers, writers, artists, theatre workers and film makers with the amphibious and ambiguous city in the lagoon. There is hardly another place in Europe that has become so much of a palimpsest, inscribed with the fantasies, the dreams and nightmares of generations of foreigners, and this turns Venetian Views, Venetian Blinds into a particularly pertinent case study of the ways cultural difference within Europe is experienced, enacted and constructed. The essays range across five centuries - from the Renaissance to our postmodern present, from Shakespeare and his contemporary Coryate to recent novels, detective fiction and films - and, in contrast to previous studies focussing on the Grand Tour, they emphasise more recent developments and how they continue or disrupt traditional ways of perceiving - or being blind to! - Venice.

Film Noir Production

Film Noir Production
Author: David Landau
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN: 131551172X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Noir Production Book Excerpt:

David Landau’s Film Noir Production: The Whodunit of the Classic American Mystery Film is a book meant for those who like a good story, one the Noir Films always delivered, concentrating on the characters more than anything else. Readers will find in these pages many behind-the-scenes tales of the productions of certain hard-boiled film classics and the prime players involved in their creation, from Darryl Zanuck and Raymond Chandler to John Seitz and Billy Wilder. This book features: A clear understanding of how movies are actually made and all the creative artists that contribute, creating a better appreciation for the many talented artistic collaborators that worked in the Hollywood Studio System and who together created film noir. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of a classic film noir movie that typifies the chapter’s subject, allowing the reader to view that film in a new light and think about it from a new prospective. Appendices of suggested films to screen, film noir books for further reading, and downloadable files containing discussion points and class assignments for each chapter. An informative and conversational writing style, making the subject matter easy to digest and fun to read. This book is an indispensible companion text for anyone studying or interested in film noir, film history, the bygone days of the Hollywood film factories or how movies are actually made.

The Woman in the Purple Skirt

The Woman in the Purple Skirt
Author: Natsuko Imamura
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 0525507647
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman in the Purple Skirt Book Excerpt:

“A taut and compelling depiction of loneliness and obsession.” --Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train “[It] will keep you firmly in its grip.” --Oyinkan Braithwaite, bestselling author of My Sister, the Serial Killer “The love child of Eugene Ionesco and Patricia Highsmith.” --Kelly Link, bestselling author of Get in Trouble A bestselling, prizewinning novel by one of Japan's most acclaimed young writers, for fans of Convenience Store Woman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, and the movies Parasite and Rear Window I think what I'm trying to say is that I've been wanting to become friends with the Woman in the Purple Skirt for a very long time... Almost every afternoon, the Woman in the Purple Skirt sits on the same park bench, where she eats a cream bun while the local children make a game of trying to get her attention. Unbeknownst to her, she is being watched--by the Woman in the Yellow Cardigan, who is always perched just out of sight, monitoring which buses she takes, what she eats, whom she speaks to. From a distance, the Woman in the Purple Skirt looks like a schoolgirl, but there are age spots on her face, and her hair is dry and stiff. She is single, she lives in a small apartment, and she is short on money--just like the Woman in the Yellow Cardigan, who lures her to a job as a housekeeper at a hotel, where she too is a housekeeper. Soon, the Woman in the Purple Skirt is having an affair with the boss and all eyes are on her. But no one knows or cares about the Woman in the Yellow Cardigan. That's the difference between her and the Woman in the Purple Skirt. Studiously deadpan and chillingly voyeuristic, and with the off-kilter appeal of the novels of Ottessa Moshfegh, The Woman in the Purple Skirt explores envy, loneliness, power dynamics, and the vulnerability of unmarried women in a taut, suspenseful narrative about the sometimes desperate desire to be seen.

Looking for America

Looking for America
Author: Ardis Cameron
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 140513772X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for America Book Excerpt:

Looking for America: The Visual Production of Nation andPeople is a groundbreaking collection that explores the“visual” in defining the kaleidoscope of Americanexperience and American identity in the 20th century. Covers enduringly important topics in American history:nationhood, class, politics of identity, and the visual mapping of“others” Includes editorial introductions, suggested readings, a primeron how to "read" an image, and a guide to visual archives andcollections Well-illustrated book for those in American Studies and relatedfields eager to incorporate the visual into theirteaching—and telling—of the American story.

Pulp Fiction to Film Noir

Pulp Fiction to Film Noir
Author: William Hare
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786490292
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pulp Fiction to Film Noir Book Excerpt:

During the Great Depression, pulp fiction writers created a new, distinctly American detective story, one that stressed the development of fascinating, often bizarre characters rather than the twists and turns of clever plots. This new crime fiction adapted brilliantly to the screen, birthing a cinematic genre that French cinema intellectuals following World War II christened “film noir.” Set on dark streets late at night, in cheap hotels and bars, and populated by the dangerous people who frequented these locales, these films introduced a new antihero, a tough, brooding, rebellious loner, embodied by Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon and Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep. This volume provides a detailed exploration of film noir, tracing its evolution, the influence of such legendary writers as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and the films that propelled this dark genre to popularity in the mid-20th century.

They Must be Represented

They Must be Represented
Author: Paula Rabinowitz
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9781859840252
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Must be Represented Book Excerpt:

They Must Be Represented examines documentary in print, photography, television and film from the 1930s through the 1980s, using the lens of recent feminist film theory as well as scholarship on race, class and gender emerging from the new interdisciplinary approach of American cultural studies. Paula Rabinowitz discusses the ways in which these four media shaped truth-claims and political agency over the decades: in the 1930s, about poverty, labor and popular culture during the depression; in the 1960s, about the Vietnam War, racism, work and counterculture; and in the 1980s, about feminist and gay critiques of gender, history, narrative and cinema. A great deal of documentary expression has been influenced by developments in cultural anthropology, as committed artists brought their cameras and typewriters into the field not only to report, but also to change the world. Yet recently the projects of both anthropology and documentary have come under scrutiny. Rabinowitz argues that the gendering of vision that occurs when narratives confirm to conventional genres profoundly affects the relation of documentarian to subject. She goes on to define this gendering of vision in documentary as an ethnographic process. Ultimately, this polemical study challenges the construction of the spectator in psychoanalytic film theory, and articulates a new model for theorizing power relations in culture and history.

Force of Nature

Force of Nature
Author: Jane Harper
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 9781250214621
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Force of Nature Book Excerpt:

Goodreads Choice Award Finalist (Mystery & Thriller, 2018) BookBrowse Best Books of 2018 Winner of the Prix Polar Award for Best International Novel BookRiot’s 25 Best Suspense Books from 2018 Davitt Awards shortlist for Adult Crime Novel 2018 Dead Good Reads shortlist for Best Small Town Mystery 2018 “CRACKLES WITH SUSPENSE.”—A. J. FINN, AUTHOR OF THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW When five female office workers are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. After all, this retreat is all about taking them out of their comfort zone. It’s supposed to be a bonding experience—one designed to build trust. But it doesn’t work out that way. One of the women never comes out of the woods. And each of her colleagues tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case—and, without her, there’s no way he can win it. Now, in an investigation that takes him deep into isolated bushland, Falk discovers dark secrets lurking in the forest and a tangled web of loyalty, betrayal, and suspicion among the hikers. Still, a question remains: Is Falk on a search-and-rescue mission—or is this a case of murder? “COMPELLING...INTENSE PLOTTING.”—ASSOCIATED PRESS “EXCEPTIONAL.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction

Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction
Author: Grzegorz Maziarczyk,Joanna Klara Teske
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2017-07-17
ISBN: 9004347852
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction Book Excerpt:

Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction is a collection of essays examining the potential of the contemporary English-language novel to represent and inquire into various aspects of the human mind.

The Woman in the Novels of Saul Bellow

The Woman in the Novels of Saul Bellow
Author: Ram Prakash Pradhan
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9788126906543
Category: American fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman in the Novels of Saul Bellow Book Excerpt:

The Book Presents In Brief A Critical Study Of Saul Bellow S Vision Of Woman In General. As The Novelist Has Presented A Variety Of Women Having Contradictory Traits, Any Attempt At Flat Generalisation Has Been Considered Forbidding. In Spite Of His Jewish Lineage And Specific Jewish Themes, Saul Bellow Has Established Himself As A Humanistic And Conscientious American Novelist. Hence, Such Conception, As Popular In Jewish Tradition, That His Woman Characters Must Occupy A Subordinate Place And Their Freedom Of Mind Shall Be Restricted, Seems To Be Futile. Far From Being Misogynous As It Is Sometimes Alleged By A Few Critics, His Vision Of Woman Appears To Be Balanced, Objective And Free From Personal Prejudice.The Book Is A Valuable Study On Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow, And All Those Who Admire His Works Would Find It Interesting And Useful As It Will Enable Them To See His Characters From A Different Perspective. Students And Also The Teachers Of English Literature Will Find It Highly Informative.

The Woman in White Illustrated A Mystery Suspense Novel from the prolific English writer best known for The Moonstone No Name Armadale The Law and The Lady The Dead Secret Man and Wife Poor Miss Finch and The Black Robe

The Woman in White  Illustrated   A Mystery Suspense Novel from the prolific English writer  best known for The Moonstone  No Name  Armadale  The Law and The Lady  The Dead Secret  Man and Wife  Poor Miss Finch and The Black Robe
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN: 8026837592
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman in White Illustrated A Mystery Suspense Novel from the prolific English writer best known for The Moonstone No Name Armadale The Law and The Lady The Dead Secret Man and Wife Poor Miss Finch and The Black Robe Book Excerpt:

The Woman in White is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, meets a mysterious and distressed woman dressed in white. He helps her on her way, but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum.