World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan 1919 1930

World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan  1919 1930
Author: Frederick R. Dickinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2013-10-03
ISBN: 1107037700
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan 1919 1930 Book Excerpt:

A new, integrative history of interwar Japan, highlighting the transformative effects of the Great War far from the Western Front.

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense
Author: Carlos Ramet
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-11-28
ISBN: 0786495987
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense Book Excerpt:

Ken Follett wrote his first international bestseller, Eye of the Needle, when he was 25 years old. He has since been one of the most consistent international best-selling authors, with approximately 130 million copies of his books sold worldwide. His manifold influences on the thriller genre includes the pioneering use of strong female characters in espionage stories and the development of the historical thriller as a new form of novel, exemplified by Winter of the World (2012). This book is an investigation of Follett's development as an author, and of the craft of writing and the negotiation of serious versus popular literary value, from his earliest short stories and screenplays through his mature thrillers and entertainment fiction. Unpublished materials are also considered, including his notes, business and personal correspondence, unpublished drafts, journal entries and outlines. Follett's dramatic shift to writing historical fiction may be his most enduring legacy.

Make Shift

Make Shift
Author: Gideon Lichfield
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 0262542404
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make Shift Book Excerpt:

Science fiction stories of pandemic-inspired ingenuity, grit, and determination. This new volume in the Twelve Tomorrows series of science fiction anthologies looks at how science and technology--existing or speculative--might help us create a more equitable and hopeful world after the coronavirus pandemic. The original stories presented here, from a diverse collection of authors, offer no miracles or simple utopias, but visions of ingenuity, grit, and incremental improvement. In the tradition of inspirational science fiction that goes back to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, these writers remind us that we can choose our future, and show us how we might build it.

The Story of Rustem and Other Persian Hero Tales from Firdusi

The Story of Rustem and Other Persian Hero Tales from Firdusi
Author: Elizabeth D. Renninger
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN: 143441101X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Rustem and Other Persian Hero Tales from Firdusi Book Excerpt:

Elizabeth D. Renninger (), an 1896 graduate of the Pratt Library Institute School and librarian of the Bushwick branch of the Brooklyn Public Library until 1906, wrote stories for children, including these tales of Persian heroes.

Transgressive Tales

Transgressive Tales
Author: Kay Turner
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-10-15
ISBN: 0814338100
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transgressive Tales Book Excerpt:

The stories in the Grimm brothers' Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales), first published in 1812 and 1815, have come to define academic and popular understandings of the fairy tale genre. Yet over a period of forty years, the brothers, especially Wilhelm, revised, edited, sanitized, and bowdlerized the tales, publishing the seventh and final edition in 1857 with many of the sexual implications removed. However, the contributors in Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms demonstrate that the Grimms and other collectors paid less attention to ridding the tales of non-heterosexual implications and that, in fact, the Grimms' tales are rich with queer possibilities. Editors Kay Turner and Pauline Greenhill introduce the volume with an overview of the tales' literary and interpretive history, surveying their queerness in terms of not just sex, gender and sexuality, but also issues of marginalization, oddity, and not fitting into society. In three thematic sections, contributors then consider a range of tales and their queer themes. In Faux Femininities, essays explore female characters, and their relationships and feminine representation in the tales. Contributors to Revising Rewritings consider queer elements in rewritings of the Grimms' tales, including Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber, Jeanette Winterson's Twelve Dancing Princesses, and contemporary reinterpretations of both "Snow White" and "Snow White and Rose Red." Contributors in the final section, Queering the Tales, consider queer elements in some of the Grimms' original tales and explore intriguing issues of gender, biology, patriarchy, and transgression. With the variety of unique perspectives in Transgressive Tales, readers will find new appreciation for the lasting power of the fairy-tale genre. Scholars of fairy-tale studies and gender and sexuality studies will enjoy this thought-provoking volume.

Fairy Tales on the Teen Screen

Fairy Tales on the Teen Screen
Author: Athena Bellas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 3319649736
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fairy Tales on the Teen Screen Book Excerpt:

This book examines how the fairy tale is currently being redeployed and revised on the contemporary teen screen. The author redeploys Victor Turner’s work on liminality for a feminist agenda, providing a new and productive method for thinking about girlhood onscreen. While many studies of teenagehood and teen film briefly invoke Turner’s concept, it remains an underdeveloped framework for thinking about youth onscreen. The book’s broad scope across teen media—including film, television, and online media—contributes to the need for contemporary analysis and theorisation of our multimedia cultural climate.

The World Hitler Never Made

The World Hitler Never Made
Author: Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2005-05-23
ISBN: 9780521847063
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Hitler Never Made Book Excerpt:

A fascinating 2005 study of the place of alternate histories of Nazism within Western popular culture.

The Comic Tales of Chaucer

The Comic Tales of Chaucer
Author: T. W. Craik
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2019-09-01
ISBN: 1000681270
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comic Tales of Chaucer Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 1964. This book deals wholly with Chaucer’s comic tales. The individual tales are not discussed in isolation but always with reference to the others and to Chaucer’s poetry as a whole. By this comparison and analysis, this book illuminates the features of Chaucer’s many-sided art.

From Hang Time to Prime Time

From Hang Time to Prime Time
Author: Pete Croatto
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN: 1982103973
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Hang Time to Prime Time Book Excerpt:

Perfect for fans of Moneyball and The Book of Basketball, this vivid, thoroughly entertaining, and well-researched book explores the NBA’s surge in popularity in the 1970s and 1980s and its transformation into a global cultural institution. Far beyond simply being a sports league, the NBA has become an entertainment and pop culture juggernaut. From all kinds of team logo merchandise to officially branded video games and players crossing over into reality television, film, fashion lines, and more, there is an inseparable line between sports and entertainment. But only four decades ago, this would have been unthinkable. Featuring writing that leaps off the page with energy and wit, journalist and basketball fan Pete Croatto takes us behind the scenes to the meetings that lead to the monumental American Basketball Association–National Basketball Association merger in 1976, revolutionizing the NBA’s image. He pays homage to legendary talents including Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan and reveals how two polar-opposite rookies, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, led game attendance to skyrocket and racial lines to dissolve. Croatto also dives into CBS’s personality-driven coverage of key players, as well as other cable television efforts, which launched NBA players into unprecedented celebrity status. Essential reading whether you’re a casual or longtime fan, From Hang Time to Prime Time is an enthralling and entertaining celebration of basketball history.

On Interpretation

On Interpretation
Author: Andrew D. Weiner,Leonard V. Kaplan
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780299178949
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Interpretation Book Excerpt:

Founded as a journal but now evolving into a book series, Graven Images illuminates culture, the law, and the human urge for transcendence. Graven Images 5: On Interpretation looks past post-structuralist theory to re-examine methods of textual interpretation developed in past millennia to understand sacred, philosophical, cultural, legal, literary, and artistic texts. The thirty-two contributors include such noted scriptural interpreters as Robert Alter and Bernard Levinson, philosophers Lenn Goodman and David Novak, cultural historians Marcia Colish and David Steinmetz, legal scholars Gordon Baldwin and Mark Tushnet, literary analysts Lee Johnson and Eric Rothstein, and scholars whose analyses transcend single categories or periods, including Brayton Polka and Jane Tylus. In addition, seven poets offer their interpretations of prophecy, art, and human nature. Of special interest is a verse cycle by the noted poet Mary Kinzie inspired by an earlier essay in Graven Images 3 on Albrecht Durer's Melancholia.

David Mitchell s Post Secular World

David Mitchell s Post Secular World
Author: Rose Harris-Birtill
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN: 1350078611
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Mitchell s Post Secular World Book Excerpt:

Since the publication of Ghostwritten (1999), David Mitchell has rapidly established himself as one of the most inventive and important British novelists of the 21st century. In this landmark study, Rose Harris-Birtill reveals the extent to which Mitchell has created an interconnected fictional world across the full run of his writing. Covering Mitchell's complete fictions, from bestselling novels such as Cloud Atlas (2004), The Bone Clocks (2014) and number9dream (2001), to his short stories and his libretti for the operas Sunken Garden and Wake, this book examines how Buddhist influences inform the ethical worldview that permeates his writing. Using a comparative theoretical model drawn from the Tibetan mandala to map Mitchell's fictional world, Harris-Birtill positions Mitchell as central to a new generation of post-secular writers who re-examine the vital role of belief in galvanizing action amidst contemporary ecological, political and humanitarian crises. David Mitchell's Post-Secular World features two substantial new interviews with the author, a chronology of his fictions and a selected bibliography of important critical writings on his work.

A Companion to Crime Fiction

A Companion to Crime Fiction
Author: Charles J. Rzepka,Lee Horsley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN: 1119675774
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography

Tales of a Grandfather

Tales of a Grandfather
Author: Walter Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of a Grandfather Book Excerpt:

Marvels Tales

Marvels   Tales
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marvels Tales Book Excerpt:

Journal of fairy-tale studies.

Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature

Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature
Author: Larissa Tracy
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1843843935
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature Book Excerpt:

A new look at the way in which medieval European literature depicts torture and brutality.

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 782
Release: 1846
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country Book Excerpt:

The Global Auction

The Global Auction
Author: Phillip Brown,Hugh Lauder,David Ashton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-11-10
ISBN: 9780199798902
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Auction Book Excerpt:

For decades, the idea that more education will lead to greater individual and national prosperity has been a cornerstone of developed economies. Indeed, it is almost universally believed that college diplomas give Americans and Europeans a competitive advantage in the global knowledge wars. Challenging this conventional wisdom, The Global Auction forces us to reconsider our deeply held and mistaken views about how the global economy really works and how to thrive in it. Drawing on cutting-edge research based on a major international study, the authors show that the competition for good, middle-class jobs is now a worldwide competition--an auction for cut-priced brainpower--fueled by an explosion of higher education across the world. They highlight a fundamental power shift in favor of corporate bosses and emerging economies such as China and India, a change that is driving the new global high-skill, low-wage workforce. Fighting for a dwindling supply of good jobs will compel the middle classes to devote more time, money, and effort to set themselves apart in a bare-knuckle competition that will leave many disappointed. The authors urge a new conversation about the kind of society we want to live in and about the kind of global economy that can benefit workers, but without condemning millions in emerging economies to a life of poverty. The Global Auction is a radical rethinking of the ideas that stand at the heart of the American Dream. It offers a timely expos? of the realities of the global struggle for middle class jobs, a competition that threatens the livelihoods of millions of American and European workers and their families.

The Fortunes of King Arthur

The Fortunes of King Arthur
Author: Norris J. Lacy
Publsiher: DS Brewer
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781843840619
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fortunes of King Arthur Book Excerpt:

An examination of both the role played by Fortune in Arthurian literature and legend, and the fortunes of the legend itself.

The Twilight Zone FAQ

The Twilight Zone FAQ
Author: Dave Thompson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-11-01
ISBN: 1495046117
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twilight Zone FAQ Book Excerpt:

THE TWILIGHT ZONE FAQ:ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FIFTH DIMENSION AND BEYOND

Chapman s Homer

Chapman s Homer
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Wordsworth Editions
Total Pages: 982
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781840221176
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chapman s Homer Book Excerpt:

Homer bidding farewell to his wife, Odysseus bound to the mast, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been portrayed in every generation. Chapman's translations are argued to be two of the liveliest and readable.