Van Gogh s Ear

Van Gogh s Ear
Author: Bernadette Murphy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN: 1473523729
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh s Ear Book Excerpt:

In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is the most famous story about any artist in history. But what really happened on that dark winter night? In Van Gogh's Ear, Bernadette Murphy reveals the truth. She takes us on an extraordinary journey from major museums to forgotten archives, vividly reconstructing Van Gogh's world. We meet police inspectors and café patrons, prostitutes and madams, his beloved brother Theo and fellow painter Paul Gauguin. Why did Van Gogh commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious 'Rachel' to whom he presented his macabre gift? Did he really remove his entire ear? Murphy answers these important questions with her groundbreaking discoveries, offering a stunning portrait of an artist edging towards madness in his pursuit of excellence. BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK PRIMETIME BBC2 DOCUMENTARY WITH JEREMY PAXMAN

Van Gogh s Ear Volume 9

Van Gogh s Ear Volume 9
Author: Tina Hall
Publsiher: Crossroad Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-01-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh s Ear Volume 9 Book Excerpt:

Founded by Ian Ayres, Van Gogh’s Ear: Best World Poetry, Prose & Art is an annual anthology series devoted to publishing powerful works by major voices and innovative new talents from around the globe. The goal of Van Gogh’s Ear is to make each volume a real eye-opener that stirs people’s emotions and ignites their imaginations. Experimental work is warmly embraced. Taboos extremely encouraged. In this volume you will find: POETRY BY : Joel Allegretti, Frances Ayres, Ian Ayres, Lytton Bell, Brenton Booth, Tim J. Brennan, Boots Bryant, Helene Cardona, Dane Cervine, Miles Chaney, Sue Clennell, Virginie Colline, Cassandra allett, Olivier Deprez & Miles O’Shea, Lisa Dordal, John Fitzgerald, A Flick of the Grail – Mark Fleury, Karen Foster, Howie Good, Tyler Knott Gregson, Mary Ann Honaker, Claire Ibarra, Donald Illich, Alexandra Isacson, Clarissa Jakobsons, Bob James, Alex S. Johnson, Jen Karetnick, Akhil Katyal, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Lily Kurdach, Lyn Lifshin, Manuel Paul Lopez, David Mac, Mamta Madhavan, Jenean McBrearty, Silva Zanoyan, Merjanian, Oshi Mi-chi, Aman Mittal, JB Mulligan, Jed Myers, Ben Nardolilli, Peter Nicholson, Stanley Noah, Kenneth Nolan, Robert Patrick, David S. Pointer, Pam Riley, Jeff Santosuosso, Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr., Felino A. Soriano, John Saunders, Mark Terrill, Jeremy Tolbert, P.C. Vandall, Jeremiah Walton, Kari Wergeland, Matthew Wilson, Michael Xavier, Bill Yarrow Stories and other lengthy writings: Jason Wayne Allen, Tina Ayres, Mia Bencivenga, Jason D. Brawn, Arturo Desimone, Barry Hunter, Jen Knox, Neila Mezynski, Turner Mojica, Yarrow Paisley Art and Photography: Booka Bickar, Ciruelo Cabral, Theo Danella, Collin Elder, Ira Joel Haber, Jeanne Kuhns, Wlodzimierz Kuklinski, Kamalky Laureano, Mina M., Raven Morgoth, Helene Poujade, Michael Sean, Brittany Smith, Patrick Tang, Valerhon Interviews With: Adrienne Barbeau, Becket, David Bollt, Gerald Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Nick Brown, Ramsey Campbell, Emerson Collins & Del Shores, Mell Corcoran, Dale Corvino, Isabelle Dalle, Steven DaLuz, Tommy Emmanuel, John Fleck, Guy Gilchrist, Tyler Knott Gregson, Cole Haddon, Joanne Harris, Richard Hescox, Ronnie King, Chad Crawford Kinkle, Daniel Knauf, Joe Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, Edward Lee, John Lehr, Jonathan Maberry, Charlie Matthau, Felice Picano, Christopher Rice, Cortney Skinner, Dino Valls, John Waite, Barbie Wilde, David Niall Wilson, Michael Xavier, Peter Zokosky, Kristoffer Frisk

He Has Van Gogh s Ear for Music and Other Famous Insults

 He Has Van Gogh s Ear for Music  and Other Famous Insults
Author: Crombie Jardine
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-03-21
ISBN: 1291790101
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

He Has Van Gogh s Ear for Music and Other Famous Insults Book Excerpt:

This collection of funny quotes brings together the wit and bitchiness of a range of famous people from Muhammad Ali to Oscar Wilde, from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s time to the present day. Whether you favour Billy Wilder’s “He’s got Van Gogh’s ear for music”, Clive James’ pithy description of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s physique or the dry, understated humour of William Whitelaw, there’s plenty here to make you snigger to yourself.

This Is the Beat Generation

This Is the Beat Generation
Author: James Campbell
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-11-19
ISBN: 9780520230330
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is the Beat Generation Book Excerpt:

In New York in 1944, Campbell finds the leading members of what was to become the Beat Generation in the shadows of madness and criminality. Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs had each seen the insides of a mental hospital and a prison by the age of 30. This book charts the transformation of these experiences into literature, and a literary movement that spread across the globe. 35 photos.

The Collected Stories of Moacyr Scliar

The Collected Stories of Moacyr Scliar
Author: Moacyr Scliar
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 475
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780826319111
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Stories of Moacyr Scliar Book Excerpt:

"Superb volume consists of Scliar's six collections of stories published between 1968-89, three of which have never before been rendered into English. Excellently translated, work conveys in fluent, evocative prose Scliar's enormous success in this difficult form. Stories range from biblical parables, through magical realism, to fantastic and humorous accounts. Concludes with a short autobiographical essay"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Bodies Under Siege

Bodies Under Siege
Author: Armando R. Favazza
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1996-05-09
ISBN: 9780801853005
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodies Under Siege Book Excerpt:

Although instances of deliberate skin-cutting are recorded as far back as the old and New Testaments of the Bible the behavior has generally been regarded as a symptom of various mental disorders. With the publication of Bodies Under Siege, a book described in the New York Times Magazine (July 17, 1997) as "the first to comprehensively explore self-mutilation," Dr. Armando Favazza has pioneered the study of the behavior as significant and meaningful unto itself. Drawing from the latest case studies from clinical psychiatry he broadens our understanding of self-mutilation and body modification and explores their surprising connections to the elemental experiences of healing, religions, salvation, and social balance. Favazza makes sense out of seemingly senseless self-mutilative behaviors by providing both a useful classification and examination of the ways in which the behaviors provide effective but temporary relief from troublesome symptoms such as overwhelming anxiety, racing thoughts, and depersonalization. He offers important new information on the psychology and biology of self-mutilation, the link between self-mutilation and eating disorders, and advances in treatment. An epilogue by Fakir Musafar, the father of the Modern Primitive movement, describes his role in influencing a new generation to "experiment with the previously forbidden 'body side' of life" through piercing, blood rituals, scarification, and body sculpting in order to attain a state of grace. The second edition of Bodies Under Siege is the major source of information about self-mutilation, a much misunderstood behavior that is now coming into public awareness.

Van Gogh in Popular Culture

Van Gogh in Popular Culture
Author: Lynnette Porter
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-12-11
ISBN: 0786494425
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh in Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

Vincent van Gogh continues to fascinate more than a century after his death in 1890. Yet how much of what is commonly known about this world-renowned artist is accurate? Though he left thousands of works and a trove of letters, the definitive Van Gogh remains elusive. Was he a madman who painted his greatest pieces in a passionate fury or a lifelong student of art, literature and science who carefully planned each composition? Was he a loner dedicated only to his craft or an active collaborator with his contemporaries? Why is he best known for self-mutilation and "The Starry Night"? This book has biographers, scriptwriters, lyricists, actors, museum curators and tour guides, among others, presenting diverse interpretations of his life and work, creating a mythic persona that may, in fact, help us in the search for the real Van Gogh.

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh
Author: ARNOLD
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 1461229766
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vincent van Gogh Book Excerpt:

As a five year old I encountered a picture of a young man in a rakish hat and a yellow coat, on the wall of a large classroom. There was something instantly intriguing about the image, but it was also puzzling because it represented neither politician nor prince, the usual fare for Australian school decorations. I was eventually told that this was a reproduction of a painting, the artist was Vincent van Gogh, and that the subject was some young Frenchman. On special days we assembled in that room and during the next several years I found myself gazing beyond visiting speakers at the fellow in the yellow jacket. It was almost another fifty years before I felt properly conversant with the portrait and realized that van Gogh's subject, Armand Roulin, was seventeen at the time ofthe original painting and had died at seventy-four during my schoolboy contemplations. In the interim my enjoyment of the works of the Impressionists and Post Impressionists had grown and I occasionally ran into the name of Dr. Gachet, Vincent's last attending physician, in books and catalog essays. The doctor was my entree to the overlapping charms of medical and art histories. In 1987 I had the good fortune to participate as a biochemist in the centenary celebration of the Pasteur Institut in Paris.

Encyclopedia of Beat Literature

Encyclopedia of Beat Literature
Author: Kurt Hemmer
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438109083
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Beat Literature Book Excerpt:

Discusses the literary works and great authors of the Beat Generation.

Writing by Ear

Writing by Ear
Author: Marilia Librandi
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN: 1487502141
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing by Ear Book Excerpt:

Writing by Ear examines the explicit articulation of listening-in-writing found in the work of Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector. The terms "writing by ear," the "aural novel," and "echopoetics" rethink fiction as a poetics of listening to the world.

Van Gogh s Women

Van Gogh s Women
Author: Derek Fell
Publsiher: Portico
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN: 1910232424
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh s Women Book Excerpt:

"A revealing and moving life of Vincent van Gogh, his search for love and devastating romantic losses. Thwarted passion, romantic disappointment, madness, and the redemptive power of genius - a portrait of the artist that views Vincent van Gogh and his work boldly anew."

Van Gogh s Finale

Van Gogh s Finale
Author: Martin Bailey
Publsiher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 0711257000
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh s Finale Book Excerpt:

Van Gogh’s Finale is a definitive account of the final days of the artist’s life and the incredible story of what followed.

Handbook of Psychobiography

Handbook of Psychobiography
Author: William Todd Schultz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-07-07
ISBN: 9780198037606
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Psychobiography Book Excerpt:

This exceptionally readable and down-to-earth handbook is destined to become the definitive guide to psychobiographical research, the application of psychological theory and research to individual lives of historical importance. It brings together for the first time the world's leading psychobiographers, writing lucidly on many of the major figures of our age - from Osama Bin Laden to Elvis Presley. The first section of the book addresses the subject of how to construct an effective psychobiography. Editor William Todd Schultz introduces the field, provides valuable definitions of good and bad psychobiography, discusses an optimal structure for biographical data. Dan McAdams explores the question of what psychobiographers might learn from current research in personality psychology. Alan Elms delivers wise advice on the tricky subject of theory choice in psychobiography. William Runyan asks why Van Gogh cut off his ear, and in the process explains how one evaluates competing interpretations of the same event in a subject's life. And Kate Isaacson describes a template for use in multiple-case psychobiography. Never before has method in psychobiography been so clearly and explicitly addressed. Those just getting started in the field will find in Section One a detailed roadmap for success. The remaining sections of the book are composed of richly engaging case studies of famous artists, psychologists, and politicians. They address compelling questions such as: What are the subjective origins of photographer Diane Arbus's obsession with freaks? In what ways did the early loss of Sylvia Plath's father affect her poetry and presage her suicide? Out of what painful life experience did James Barrie drive himself to invent Peter Pan? Why did Elvis experience such difficulty singing the song "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" What accounts for Bin Laden's radicalism, Kim Jong Il's paranoia, George W. Bush's conflict with identity? Why did Freud go so disastrously astray in his analysis of Leonardo? What made psychologist Gordon Allport's meeting with Freud so pungently significant? How did the loss of his father determine major elements of Nietzsche's philosophy? These questions and many more get answered, often in surprising and incisive fashion. Additional chapters take up the lives of Harvard operationist S.S. Stevens, Erik Erikson, Edith Wharton, Saddam Hussein, Truman Capote, Kathryn Harrison, Jack Kerouac, and others. Within each case study, tips are proffered along the way as to how psychobiography can be done more cogently, more intelligently, and more valuably.

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: Carol Ann Rinzler
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN: 1510712518
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spare Parts Book Excerpt:

A tribute to the parts that aren’t so spare after all . . . “A mesmerizing perspective . . . unparalleled information, both arcane and titillating” (Manhattan Book Review). This book sheds light on human body parts once considered extraneous, but now proven to play an important role in our healthy survival. With wit and research-honed wisdom, health writer Carol Ann Rinzler explains in layman's language why we need “bonus” body parts such as: The appendix, once derided as “the worm of the intestines,” but now believed to play an important role in our immune system The coccyx, a.k.a. the “tailbone,” once considered the remnant of a human tail, but now considered the keystone of the boney pelvic arch where muscles meet and stabilize our seating Wisdom teeth, that “extra” set of molars for which many “evolved” human jaws lack space, but that are still required by higher primates for extra chew power Having highlighted the still-important parts, Rinzler adds a chapter on dispensables: parts that we can indeed happily give up. Along the way, Rinzler weaves in Darwin’s theories of evolution and shares insights on what the human body may be like millennia from now. “Carol Ann Rinzler once again informs and entertains. She helps us see that evolution is a profound and powerful force of nature that produces things that work, but also produces some quirky and not-so-intelligently designed parts as well.” —Richard N. Gottfried, New York State Assembly Heath Committee Chair “What a pleasure this book is to read! Rinzler has chosen a terrific topic, and carried it off with style and erudition.” —Sandra Opdycke, author of No One Was Turned Away

A Year With Vincent Van Gogh

A Year With Vincent Van Gogh
Author: Anthony Padgett
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN: 0244674442
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year With Vincent Van Gogh Book Excerpt:

"A Year With Vincent Van Gogh" is a fully illustrated book of Anthony David Padgett's life changing project studying the legacy of Van Gogh. It is a story that is relevant to everyone today. In the 2017 he created 67 oil paintings in his own unique style to parallel and contrast Van Gogh's life with his own. The year brought him a deeper appreciation of nature, the seasons and family that are relevant to everyone. This fully illustrated book shares these insights. Also in the book is his sculpture of Van Gogh (sited in places Van Gogh's lived), 5 contemporary art works and a piece of contemporary performance art.

Studying Film with Andr Bazin

Studying Film with Andr   Bazin
Author: Blandine Joret
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-10-04
ISBN: 9048542081
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying Film with Andr Bazin Book Excerpt:

The impact of French film critic André Bazin (1918-1958) on the development of film studies, though generally acknowledged, remains contested. A passionate initiator of film culture during his lifetime, his ideas have been challenged, defended and revived throughout his afterlife. Studying Film with André Bazin offers an entirely original interpretation of major concepts from Bazin's legacy, such as auteur theory, realism, film language and the influence of film on other arts (poetry and painting in particular). By examining mostly unknown and uncollected texts, Blandine Joret explains Bazin's methodology and adopts it in a contemporary reading, linking his ideas to major philosophical and scientific frameworks as well as more recent media practices such as advertising, CGI, 3D cinema and Virtual Reality. In tune with 21st-century concerns in media culture and film studies, this book addresses a wide readership of film scholars, students and cinephiles.

Fantastic Forgeries Paint Like Van Gogh

Fantastic Forgeries  Paint Like Van Gogh
Author: Van Gogh Museum,Joanne Shurvell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN: 1631061461
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fantastic Forgeries Paint Like Van Gogh Book Excerpt:

Hugely prolific, Vincent Van Gogh produced over 2000 works (nearly 900 paintings and more than 1,100 drawings and sketches) in a ten-year period. His story and (largely) self-taught skills are an inspiration to budding artists everywhere. Fantastic Forgeries is a simple course in the artist's legendary skills, so readers can learn his innovative techniques and then adapt and apply those techniques to their own renditions and drawings. You'll begin just as Van Gogh did, first mastering black and white drawings, including figures and landscapes Then move on to color works, including watercolor, and then finally move on to oil painting. Within each chapter, the reader will come across a specific technique employed by Van Gogh in an artwork or artworks, and then--accompanied by step-by-step lessons--he or she can learn how to use that technique in their own drawings or paintings. Featuring a dazzling collection of Van Gogh's works, step-by-step lessons for learning his techniques in 10 key pieces, as well as fascinating sidebars about Van Gogh's life, critical reception to his work, and his own thoughts about his art, this is an ideal course for any artist looking to be inspired by one of the great masters.

2009 Poet s Market Listings

2009 Poet s Market   Listings
Author: Editors Of Writers Digest Books
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN: 1582976694
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2009 Poet s Market Listings Book Excerpt:

2009 Poet's Market will give you all the information necessary to research markets and submit your poetry for publication. In addition to market listings, you'll find guidance for preparing and submitting manuscripts, identifying markets, relating to editors, and more. Plus, the book includes additional listings for conferences, workshops, organizations for poets, print and online resources, and the latest trends in poetry writing and publishing.

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2019

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2019
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN: 1440354537
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2019 Book Excerpt:

THE BEST RESOURCE FOR GETTING YOUR FICTION PUBLISHED Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2019 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 38th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers valuable advice to elevate your fiction: • Break down the anatomy of a great short story. • Learn how to create an antagonistic setting and incorporate conflict into your fiction. • Discover the important elements of complexity and how to use those elements to develop your story. • Gain insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including George Saunders, Kristin Hannah, Roxane Gay, and more.

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2018

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2018
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-09-14
ISBN: 1440352798
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2018 Book Excerpt:

The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2018 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. This edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more, and each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Inside Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, you'll find valuable tips for: • How to take your readers on a roller-coaster ride by mastering the art of the unexpected • Weaving foreshadowing and echoing into your story • Discovering the DNA--dialogue, narrative, and action--dwelling inside all memorable characters • Gaining insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including Steve Berry, Liane Moriarty, Junot Diaz, and more You will also receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers (comes with print version only). Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Say What? Create Dialogue to Hook Readers and Make Your Story Pop" by best-selling author Jennifer Probst.