the review of contemporary fiction summer 2009



Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale Новинка

Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale

Recent decades have witnessed a renaissance of interest in the fairy tale, not least among writers of fiction. In Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale, editor Stephen Benson argues that fairy tales are one of the key influences on fiction of the past thirty years and also continue to shape literary trends in the present. Contributors detail the use of fairy tales both as inspiration and blueprint and explore the results of juxtaposing fairy tales and contemporary fiction.At the heart of this collection, seven leading scholars focus on authors whose work is heavily informed and transformed by fairy tales: Robert Coover, A. S. Byatt, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, and Salman Rushdie. In addition to investigating the work of this so-called fairy-tale generation, Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale provides a survey of the body of theoretical writing surrounding these authors, both from within literary studies and from fairy-tale studies itself. Contributors present an overview of critical positions, considered here in relation to the work of Jeanette Winterson and of Nalo Hopkinson, suggesting further avenues for research.Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale offers the first detailed and comprehensive account of the key authors working in this emerging genre. Students and teachers of fiction, folklore, and fairy-tale studies will appreciate this insightful volume.
Sweetbay Review 2006 Sweetbay Review 2006 Новинка

Sweetbay Review 2006

Sweetbay Review is an annual anthology of writers who are from Southern Virginia. The compilation is composed of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Thomas Lombardo Contemporary Futurist Thought. Science Fiction, Future Studies, and Theories and Visions of the Future in the Last Century Thomas Lombardo Contemporary Futurist Thought. Science Fiction, Future Studies, and Theories and Visions of the Future in the Last Century Новинка

Thomas Lombardo Contemporary Futurist Thought. Science Fiction, Future Studies, and Theories and Visions of the Future in the Last Century

Contemporary Futurist Thought describes recent thinking about the future, dealing with both the hopes and the fears expressed in modern times concerning what potentially lies ahead. There are many such hopes and fears - perhaps an overpowering number, competing with each other and swirling about in the collective mind of humanity. Psychologist and futurist Tom Lombardo describes this mental universe of inspiring dreams and threatening premonitions regarding the future. The book begins with an in-depth examination of the highly influential literary genre of science fiction, which Dr. Lombardo identifies as "the mythology of the future." He next describes the modern academic discipline of future studies which attempts to apply scientific methods and principles to an understanding of the future. Social and technological trends in the twentieth century are then reviewed, setting the stage for an analysis of the great "contemporary transformation" occurring in our present world. Given the powerful and pervasive changes taking place across the globe and throughout all aspects of human life, the questions arise: Where are we potentially heading and, perhaps more importantly, where should we be heading? The final chapter provides an extensive review of different answers to these questions. Describing theories and approaches that highlight science, technology, culture, human psychology, and religion, among other areas of focus, as well as integrative views which attemp...
Christoph Ruffing The economic success of contemporary thriller novels Christoph Ruffing The economic success of contemporary thriller novels Новинка

Christoph Ruffing The economic success of contemporary thriller novels

Wissenschaftliche Studie aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Medienökonomie, -management, Universität des Saarlandes, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Thrillers have become the number one genre in commercial fiction with millions of potential readers across the world (Joshi 2009:24). Although bestseller lists are generally dominated by genre fiction on the whole, it is for this specific genre to stand out since "the Top 10 charts these days are stuffed with thrillers, very nearly to the exclusion of everything else" (Sante, qtd. in Joshi 2009:24). Indeed, a close look at the bestseller lists confirms this impression. Considering Publishers Weekly's bestseller lists of the last three decades, roughly 70 out of 340 entries can be classified as generic thrillers. Hence unlike fantasy that had its sales heydays in the last decade with the Harry Potter series, or, quite recently with the Twilight saga, thrillers display a certain degree of diachronic robustness compared to other forms of genre fiction. Apart from the recent development, fantasy fiction featured its last real bestseller with Tolkien's seminal Lord of the Rings, whereas thrillers display an even distribution in sales ranks (Joshi 2009:26). The question as to why is tried to be answered by this study. Consequently, the study advances two hypotheses as to why thriller fiction appeals to the reader. First, as the thriller is more successful than other forms of genre fiction it is assume...
Tolga Güneysel Multilingualism in South African Literacy Tolga Güneysel Multilingualism in South African Literacy Новинка

Tolga Güneysel Multilingualism in South African Literacy

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 3,0, University of Trier, language: English, abstract: South Africa in the year 2009 represents the home of approximately 45 million people of different origin, religions, cultures and languages. Its population is, consequently, anything but homogenous neither from a cultural nor, and especially, from a linguistic point of view.In order to understand how these exceptional diversities could develop, it is absolutely essential to review the country's history first. Like many African countries, South Africa is exceedingly characterized by the colonial times as well as the apartheid era. Major influence derives from Dutch and British colonies, which is still reflected in contemporary daily routine. Furthermore, several wars and changes of government result in a country of little economic power and discordance about major governmental issues.
H. G. Wells The Passionate Friends H. G. Wells The Passionate Friends Новинка

H. G. Wells The Passionate Friends

Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), an English writer best known for science fiction novels, was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He produced works in many genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary.
Hilary Radner A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema Hilary Radner A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema Новинка

Hilary Radner A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

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A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the present day. Features original contributions from top film scholars relating to all aspects of contemporary French cinema Includes new research on matters relating to the political economy of contemporary French cinema, developments in cinema policy, audience attendance, and the types, building, and renovation of theaters Utilizes groundbreaking research on cinema beyond the fiction film and the cinema-theater such as documentary, amateur, and digital filmmaking Contains an unusually large range of methodological approaches and perspectives, including those of genre, gender, auteur, industry, economic, star, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies Includes essays by important French cinema scholars from France, the U.S., and New Zealand, many of whose work is here presented in English for the first time
Natalia Voinova Imagining the Future. Science Fiction Cinema in the Early Cold War Natalia Voinova Imagining the Future. Science Fiction Cinema in the Early Cold War Новинка

Natalia Voinova Imagining the Future. Science Fiction Cinema in the Early Cold War

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Art - History of Art, grade: 2.1, , language: English, abstract: Science fiction is always political as it has the power to stage contemporary problems through the lens of impossible events, it imagines theoretical futures out of present issues. The essay will compare the use of science fiction in cinema in the USSR and the United States of the late 1950s and 1960s to coincide with the period of de-Stalinisation and thaw in the USSR, and late McCarthyism in the United States. The genre provides an opportunity to express the scientific stand-off between the two powers through fiction, it is also a vehicle for dissemination of ideas and propaganda. Post-1956, when the period of de-Stalinisation officially began, science fiction saw a carefully crafted rebirth as a tool to reflect the socialist ideal and quasi-religious faith in science promoted by the Party. Science fiction uniquely demands for an imaginative view of the future, which corresponds with the Marxist- Leninist future-oriented ideology. The fear of external influence from the enemy for both countries results in heavily ideological cinema, especially in the sci-fi genre as an imagined reflection of contemporary issues onto a fictional future. The themes for American science fiction of this period are hyperbolised monsters and invasion, which reflect the fear of the otherness of the Soviet Union and its threat on domestic ideals. Soviet science fiction films focus on t...
Momaya Press Momaya Annual Review 2006 Momaya Press Momaya Annual Review 2006 Новинка

Momaya Press Momaya Annual Review 2006

The Momaya Annual Review 2006 features fiction in a variety of categories from the winners of the Momaya Short Story Competition and winners of Momaya Awards, as well as a wonderful collection of photographs, poems and short stories celebrating the year's theme of "Escape."
Mark Anderson Thinking Life. A Philosophical Fiction Mark Anderson Thinking Life. A Philosophical Fiction Новинка

Mark Anderson Thinking Life. A Philosophical Fiction

Thinking Life is a narrative exploration of such themes as the decline of the contemporary university, man’s alienation from nature, modern melancholia, Dionysian intoxication, the relative value of knowledge, truth, and artistry in the life of the philosopher, and the creative construction of self. The author engages throughout with Plato and Nietzsche, with the Phaedo and The Gay Science in particular.
Joe Barrera The Almagre Review. ISSUE 4, Language . Music Joe Barrera The Almagre Review. ISSUE 4, Language . Music Новинка

Joe Barrera The Almagre Review. ISSUE 4, Language . Music

The Almagre Review is a Colorado literary journal devoted to the art of storytelling in the written form. We feature fiction, poems, essays, memoirs, artwork and interviews. We publish new voices alongside established ones. Come join the narrative that tells the story of our region.
Scotland and the Easter Rising Scotland and the Easter Rising Новинка

Scotland and the Easter Rising

Featuring a mix of fiction, memoir, poetry and essays, this book provides a thought-provoking and necessary negotiation of historical and contemporary Irish-Scottish relations, and explores the Easter Rising's intersections with other movements, from Women's Suffrage to the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.
Prick of the Spindle Print Edition - Issue 7 Prick of the Spindle Print Edition - Issue 7 Новинка

Prick of the Spindle Print Edition - Issue 7

Prick of the Spindle is a literary journal publishing contemporary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, reviews, interviews, visual art, and works of literary criticism and academic research. The print edition content is separate from that of the online journal. Prick of the Spindle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Don Webb Uncle Ovid's Exercise Book Don Webb Uncle Ovid's Exercise Book Новинка

Don Webb Uncle Ovid's Exercise Book

In these postmodernist episodes of high comedy, Don Webb turns Ovid's classic work, The Metamorphosis, on its head. Awarded the 1988 Illinois State University/Fiction Collective Prize through a nationwide fiction competition, Webb's first book of fiction, Uncle Ovid's Exercise Book, explores the theme of change in hitherto unimagined manifestations—from the everyday to the mysterious to the miraculous. These eight dozen "metamorphoses" are widely funny, profound, and—ike change itself—always surprising. With rare originality and breadth, Webb draws upon Egyptian mythology, molecular biology, classical poetry, contemporary pop culture, literary theory, Eastern mysticism, and science fiction, composing them into an offbeat fugue on the theme of transformation. "Metamorphosis No. 39" resurrects the ancient Egyptian gods, Set, Toth, and Osiris, who return to America to mastermind a plot to alter contemporary consciousness. Their scheme includes the broadcast of subliminal archetypal images during returns of "I Love Lucy." In a later metamorphosis, another ancient god—Dionysius—returns to modern day Atlantic City to recruit winos for a new band of satyrs. Ancient gods are not the only agents of change. Metamorphosis also spreads to the White House in an episode describing the clandestine life of the president's drug supplier—who risks death to satisfy the chief executive's taste for organic hallucinogens. A hilarious New Age western saga unfolds in "Metamorphosis No.5" W.B. Porter...
Prize Stories. The Best of 1997: The O. Henry Awards Prize Stories. The Best of 1997: The O. Henry Awards Новинка

Prize Stories. The Best of 1997: The O. Henry Awards

Established in 1918 as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual literary tradition has presented a remarkable offering of stories over its 82-year history. O. Henry first-prize winners have included Dorothy Parker, William Faulkner, Truman Capote, John Cheever, John Updike, and Cynthia Ozick as well as some lesser-known writers such as Alison Baker and Cornelia Nixon. Many talented writers who were known when first chosen for an O. Henry Award later went on to become seminal voices of contemporary fiction. Representative of the very best in contemporary American and Canadian fiction, these are varied, full-bodied, fictional creations brimming with life -- proof of the continuing strength and variety of the short story.
Prize Stories, the Best of 1998. The O. Henry Awards Prize Stories, the Best of 1998. The O. Henry Awards Новинка

Prize Stories, the Best of 1998. The O. Henry Awards

Established in 1918 as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual literary tradition has presented a remarkable offering of stories over its 82-year history. O. Henry first-prize winners have included Dorothy Parker, William Faulkner, Truman Capote, John Cheever, John Updike, and Cynthia Ozick as well as some lesser-known writers such as Alison Baker and Cornelia Nixon. Many talented writers who were known when first chosen for an O. Henry Award later went on to become seminal voices of contemporary fiction. Representative of the very best in contemporary American and Canadian fiction, these are varied, full-bodied, fictional creations brimming with life -- proof of the continuing strength and variety of the short story.
Shalom Lappin The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory Shalom Lappin The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory Новинка

Shalom Lappin The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory

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The second edition of The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory presents a comprehensive introduction to cutting-edge research in contemporary theoretical and computational semantics. Features completely new content from the first edition of The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory Features contributions by leading semanticists, who introduce core areas of contemporary semantic research, while discussing current research Suitable for graduate students for courses in semantic theory and for advanced researchers as an introduction to current theoretical work
Simone Osthoff Performing the Archive. The Transformation of the Archive in Contemporary Art from Repository of Documents to Art Medium Simone Osthoff Performing the Archive. The Transformation of the Archive in Contemporary Art from Repository of Documents to Art Medium Новинка

Simone Osthoff Performing the Archive. The Transformation of the Archive in Contemporary Art from Repository of Documents to Art Medium

Instead of smoothing over contemporary art's violent and iconoclastic dimensions, instead of sanitizing and making complex artworks docile in terms of archival possibilities, this book suggests we abandon our fantasy of mastery over representation and respond in kind to the archive-as-artwork, to "living" archives, and to reenactments of history with their seamless connections between fiction and non-fiction. Among the concepts examined are Vilém Flusser's techno-imagination, Lygia Clark's and Hélio Oiticica's participatory aesthetics, and Paulo Bruscky's and Eduardo Kac's literal performances of the archive. They contribute to the erosion of the archive's former boundaries, stability, function, and meaning. Writing alongside the artists as much as about them, Osthoff examines the archive mise-en-abyme, as it grows increasingly recombinant and generative.Simone Osthoff received her Ph.D. from the European Graduate School and is Associate Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Visual Arts at Pennsylvania State University. An art critic and historian of contemporary art, her numerous essays, focusing on media art practices and issues of historiography, have been published internationally and translated into over eight languages.
David Clancy Fingerprints on a Glass Map David Clancy Fingerprints on a Glass Map Новинка

David Clancy Fingerprints on a Glass Map

From dystopian futures where the dead are resurrected in flame and hungry cats search for new prey, to the threat of a falling moon and the collision of myth with the contemporary world, this collection of short stories by David Clancy will enthrall science-fiction readers of all persuasions.
James Ruppert Mediation in Contemporary Native American fiction James Ruppert Mediation in Contemporary Native American fiction Новинка

James Ruppert Mediation in Contemporary Native American fiction

"Mediation" is the term James Ruppert uses to describe his theory of reading Native American fiction. Focusing on the novels of six major contemporary American writers-N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Silko, Gerald Vizenor, D'Arcy McNickle, and Louise Erdrich-Ruppert analyzes the ways these writers draw upon their bicultural heritage, guiding Native and non-Native readers to different and expanded understandings of each other's worlds. While Native American writers may criticize white society, revealing its past and present injustices, their emphasis, Ruppert argues, is on healing, survival, and continuance. Their fiction aims to produce cross-cultural understanding rather than divisiveness. To that end they articulate the perspectives and values of competing worldviews, creating characters who manifest what Ruppert calls "multiple identities"-determined by Native and non-Native perceptions of self.These writers might incorporate Native oral storytelling techniques, adapting them to written form, or they may reconstruct Native mythologies, investing them with new meaning by applying them to contemporary situations. As novelists, they also include characteristic features of western European writing-such as the omniscient narrator or the detective story. Ruppert demonstrates how a rich blending of different traditions is producing extraordinary breadth and innovation in Native American literature. VOLUME 15 IN THE AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE AND CRIT...
Hermann Hesse Demian Hermann Hesse Demian Новинка

Hermann Hesse Demian

"An Existentialist intensity and a depth of understanding rare in contemporary fiction."A Classic Novel About the Pursuit of Personal FulfillmentA brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man's quest for self-awareness
Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Theory of Mind in Early Childhood Education Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Theory of Mind in Early Childhood Education Новинка

Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Theory of Mind in Early Childhood Education

A volume in Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood EducationSeries Editor Olivia N. Saracho, University of MarylandOver the last 35 years, studies focusing in young children's knowledge about the mental world havedeveloped into an important area. This body of social knowledge is called theory of mind, which refers to theindividuals' ability to interpret and anticipate the other individuals' thinking, feeling, and behavior based ontheir interpretation of the situation. Many researchers and theorists believe that a representational theory ofmind offers a basis for various critical facets of social-cognitive performance, such as teaching and learning,lying and pretending, making and keeping friends, and social learning more generally. The purpose of thisvolume is to share a collection of research strands on theory of mind research. It describes its historical rootsand suggests improved alternatives. The focus of the volume is to provide a review and critical analysis of theliterature on a contemporary domain of knowledge on young children's Theory of Mind.For several decades scholarly research on theory of mind has been flourishing and a collection of new publication outlets have emerged such as theones reviewed in the volume, which offers a thorough critical analysis of the research in contemporary perspectives on research in theory of mind inearly childhood education. The researchers who conducted the critical analyses of the reseearch focused on understa...
Richard Winter Power, Freedom, Compassion. Transformations for a Better World Richard Winter Power, Freedom, Compassion. Transformations for a Better World Новинка

Richard Winter Power, Freedom, Compassion. Transformations for a Better World

A critical review of contemporary politics using a combination of Marxist and Buddhist perspectives and focusing on education
Mikhail N. Epstein, Alexander A. Genis, Slobodanka M. Vladiv-Glover Russian Postmodernism. New Perspectives on Post-Soviet Culture Mikhail N. Epstein, Alexander A. Genis, Slobodanka M. Vladiv-Glover Russian Postmodernism. New Perspectives on Post-Soviet Culture Новинка

Mikhail N. Epstein, Alexander A. Genis, Slobodanka M. Vladiv-Glover Russian Postmodernism. New Perspectives on Post-Soviet Culture

"Subtle readings and carefully argued interpretations. The articles and manifestoes, supplemented by a valuable 'Who's Who,' answer a great many of the questions associated with postmodernism in general, and the Russian variety in particular." · Slavic Review"The most up-to-date reference book on Russian postmodernist culture. An important contribution to the growing area of Russian cultural studies." · New Zealand Slavonic Journal-Russian Section"The most comprehensive examination of Russian postmodern thought available in English ..." · World Literature TodayRecent decades have been decisive for Russia not only politically but culturally as well. The end of the Cold War has enabled Russia to take part in the global rise and crystallization of postmodernism. This volume investigates the manifestations of this crucial trend in Russian fiction, poetry, art, and spirituality, demonstrating how Russian postmodernism is its own unique entity. It offers a point of departure and valuable guide to an area of contemporary literary-cultural studies insufficiently represented in English-language scholarship. This second edition includes additional essays on the topic and a new introduction examining more contemporary developments.Mikhail N. Epstein was one of the main proponents of postmodernism in Russia and the founder of the Laboratory of Modern Culture, Experimental Center of Creativity, Moscow. He is S. C. Dobbs Professor of Cultural Theory and ...
Susan Schneider Science Fiction and Philosophy. From Time Travel to Superintelligence Susan Schneider Science Fiction and Philosophy. From Time Travel to Superintelligence Новинка

Susan Schneider Science Fiction and Philosophy. From Time Travel to Superintelligence

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Featuring numerous updates and enhancements, Science Fiction and Philosophy, 2nd Edition, presents a collection of readings that utilize concepts developed from science fiction to explore a variety of classic and contemporary philosophical issues. Uses science fiction to address a series of classic and contemporary philosophical issues, including many raised by recent scientific developments Explores questions relating to transhumanism, brain enhancement, time travel, the nature of the self, and the ethics of artificial intelligence Features numerous updates to the popular and highly acclaimed first edition, including new chapters addressing the cutting-edge topic of the technological singularity Draws on a broad range of science fiction’s more familiar novels, films, and TV series, including I, Robot, The Hunger Games, The Matrix, Star Trek, Blade Runner, and Brave New World Provides a gateway into classic philosophical puzzles and topics informed by the latest technology
Black Fox Press Black Fox Literary Magazine - Issue .12 Black Fox Press Black Fox Literary Magazine - Issue .12 Новинка

Black Fox Press Black Fox Literary Magazine - Issue .12

The Summer 2015 Issue (#12) of Black Fox Literary Magazine featuring new fiction, poetry and nonfiction.
Karen Sowers M. Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations. Evidence-Based Assessments and Interventions Karen Sowers M. Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations. Evidence-Based Assessments and Interventions Новинка

Karen Sowers M. Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations. Evidence-Based Assessments and Interventions

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A solid, theory-to-practice guide to contemporary mezzo and macro social work Written by a renowned team of scholars, Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations focuses on the contemporary theory and practice of social work. Each chapter delves deeply into the key theoretical considerations surrounding a particular practice area, exploring the clinical implications of each. Spanning the full range of both mezzo and macro practice areas, the authors thoroughly look at the assessment of and interventions with group, community, organizational, and institutional settings. The most authoritative book in this field, Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations features: A focus on evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention for each practice area discussed Comprehensive coverage of the most important new and emerging practice technologies in mezzo and macro social work Current and emerging demographic, social, political, and economic trends affecting mezzo and macro practice An array of pedagogical aids, including Key Terms, Review Questions for Critical Thinking, and Online Resources Content closely aligned with social work accreditation standards (EPAS) Providing a solid review of the entire scope of contemporary mezzo and macro social work practice, Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations is both an indispensable educational text for students and a valuable working resource for practitioners who work with groups, communities, and organizations of all sizes.
E L Risden Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape E L Risden Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape Новинка

E L Risden Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape

The work of J.R.R. Tolkien has had a profound effect on contemporary fiction and filmmaking. Often disparaged by critics, Tolkien’s fiction created a market for the “fantasy trilogy” and his academic work represents an innovative contribution to the field of philology. In the 20th century, his fiction bridged the gap between “learned” and “popular” readerships. Today the fantasy genre continues to grow—even as publishers cut back on creative fiction—moving energetically into film, gaming and online fan fiction. This book describes how Tolkien’s imaginative landscape continues to entertain and inspire, drawing new generations to Middle-earth.
Amir Tag Elsir The Yelling Dowry Amir Tag Elsir The Yelling Dowry Новинка

Amir Tag Elsir The Yelling Dowry

Amir Tag Elsir is a Sudanese writer, born in 1960. He studied medicine in Egypt and at the British Royal College of Medicine. He has published 16 books, including novels, biographies and poetry. His most important works are: The Dowry of Cries (2004), The Crawling of the Ants (2008), The Copt's Worries (2009) and The French Perfume (2009). His novel The Grub Hunter (2010) was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2011 and translated into English and Italian.
Stoker Bram The Jewel of Seven Stars Stoker Bram The Jewel of Seven Stars Новинка

Stoker Bram The Jewel of Seven Stars

The fabled Jewel of the Seven Stars has been stolen and the ancient Egyptian queen Tera has risen from her tomb to take it back - at any cost! The author of Dracula wrote this enthralling novel of a mummy's curse at the peak of the Victorian fascination with Egyptology. This spellbinding blend of Eastern lore and classic horror fiction stands as the inspiration for dozens of contemporary mummy movies. This title is a reprint of the Doubleday, New York, 1903 edition.
Charles Williams Taliessin through Logres and The Region of the Summer Stars Charles Williams Taliessin through Logres and The Region of the Summer Stars Новинка

Charles Williams Taliessin through Logres and The Region of the Summer Stars

When Taliessin through Logres was published in 1938, it received widespread critical acclaim. Alongside its partner companion The Region of the Summer Stars, it stands as one of the most profound and challenging works in Williams’ body of work—and one of the most important to understanding him fully. In this new edition, both Taliessin through Logres and The Region of the Summer Stars are found together, with a new introduction by Williams scholar Sørina Higgins.Taliessin through Logres is designed to reward multiple readings. The poetry is technically virtuosic, musically beautiful, and conceptually complex. It is densely packed with layers of symbolism and rich imagery that are not initially easy to understand, but that scintillate with ever greater brilliance upon repeated readings.—from the Introduction by Sørina HigginsSome of the most fascinating poetry written in our time. Taliessin through Logres and The Region of the Summer Stars contain (Williams’) Grail poems, a reworking of the theme of the Holy Grail into a poetic myth of unusual wisdom and contemporary significance. It is a unique handling, a fresh vision, of an old subject-matter which has been almost completely neglected in English literature.”—C.P. CrowleyThe more I read Taliessin through Logres and The Region of the Summer Stars, the more rewarding I find them.... Charles Williams has his own mythology which a reader must master.—W.H. Auden
On the Road to Baghdad or Traveling Biculturalism. Theorizing a Bicultural Approach to Contemporary World Fiction On the Road to Baghdad or Traveling Biculturalism. Theorizing a Bicultural Approach to Contemporary World Fiction Новинка

On the Road to Baghdad or Traveling Biculturalism. Theorizing a Bicultural Approach to Contemporary World Fiction

About the BookThis is a collection of essays on fiction written in English, Spanish, and Bengali that has emerged recently. This fiction is seen to reflect biculturalism, that is the amalgam of two cultures that are both hegemonic in their own ways. Thisapproach provides insight into the works discussed by uncovering elements of the the seemingly "other," non-Euroculture, and elevates both cultures to the same level.Authors discussed in the essays include:Black British Caryl Phillips, Chicana Sandra Cisneros, Chinese American Maxine Hong Kingston, Cuban American Dolores Prida, Danish Izak Dinesen, Greek Americans Nikos Papandreou and Catherine Temma Davidson, Kenyan Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Japanese American John Okada, New Zealander Patricia Grace, Peruvian José Maria Arguedas, Turkish American Güneli Gün, and contemporary English-language Indian authors Vikram Chandra, Chitra B. Divakaruni, Attia Hosain, Manju Kapur, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, as well as Rabindranath Tagore.Praise"Perhaps only a decade ago, such an ambitious, world-spanning project would have seemed absurd outside a congress of anthropologists or bankers. Today, it represents a state-of-the-art sensibility reflecting the efforts of an equally vari-ous geocultural assembly of scholars. The implications for a community of readers not only interested in but competently sensitive to such far-flung narrative geographies is equally stunning."- William Boelhower, University of Padua. Italy.Author...
Suzanne Lummis Poetry Mystique Suzanne Lummis Poetry Mystique Новинка

Suzanne Lummis Poetry Mystique

The contemporary creative writing class in fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, AKA the "workshop," evolved in MFA programs introduced to U.S. universities after World War II, and today the majority of accomplished, successful literary novelists, short fiction writers and poets were influenced by the workshop process. But the poetry "workshop" in which the poem under discussion is reviewed and discussed by students and poet-teachers remains controversial to some readers and a mystery to others. This may be the first book exploring the craft of poetry that combines observations and analyses of the poet-teacher together with her students' own accounts of their initial creative impetus and their revision processes.
Andrew Hook punkPunk. Andrew Hook punkPunk. Новинка

Andrew Hook punkPunk.

This eclectic mix of stories shows punk is not simply a static component of history, but a process of evolution and revolution which extends from the heady days of 1976 right into the now. Are you ready to jump into contemporary punk-inspired fiction? It's not a nostalgia trip.
Gary McDowell They Speak of Fruit Gary McDowell They Speak of Fruit Новинка

Gary McDowell They Speak of Fruit

Gary McDowell's 2009 chapbook is a collection of construction, destruction, and how the things of this world are born and ash away. This chap has poems which originally appeared in such wonderful journals as New England Review, Anti-, Copper Nickel, Bat City Review and others.
Tony Paulazzo Rocket Summer Tony Paulazzo Rocket Summer Новинка

Tony Paulazzo Rocket Summer

A collection of short stories, mainly science fiction and fantasy based... Reflections in The Dreaming - travelling through futuristic lands, from quantum vampires through aliens worlds to the very ends of the universe itself.
Theresa Wenzel Clothing and Its Connotations in Postmodern American Fiction Theresa Wenzel Clothing and Its Connotations in Postmodern American Fiction Новинка

Theresa Wenzel Clothing and Its Connotations in Postmodern American Fiction

Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Göttingen, 25 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Clothes, as Diana Crane establishes in her book Fashion and Its Social Agendas, "are a major tool in the construction of identity, offering a wide range of choices for the expression of lifestyles or subcultural identities" (171). However: "Social scientists have not articulated a definitive interpretation of how a person constructs social identity in contemporary society" (Crane 2). This might be one of the reasons why clothing has found its way into fiction, contributing to the characterization of protagonists and fictional world alike. The versatility of postmodern texts makes the analysis of clothing in connection with the process of constructing identities especially rewarding. The term postmodernism is hard to define. In the preface to his book The Illusions of Postmodernism Terry Eagleton makes a distinction between postmodernism and postmodernity:The word postmodernism generally refers to a form of contemporary culture, whereas the term postmodernity alludes to a specific historical period. Postmodernity is a style of thought which is suspicious of classical notions of truth, reason, identity and objectivity, of the idea of universal progress or emancipation, of single frameworks, grand narratives or ultimate grounds of explanation. (vii)Postmodernism, then, reflects these notio...
Pablo Markin Ukrainian Contemporary Art - Civil Society, International Organizations and Public Sphere Pablo Markin Ukrainian Contemporary Art - Civil Society, International Organizations and Public Sphere Новинка

Pablo Markin Ukrainian Contemporary Art - Civil Society, International Organizations and Public Sphere

Master's Thesis from the year 2003 in the subject Art - Miscellaneous, grade: 87, erg International School - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (Helmut Kohl Institute for European Studies), 54 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The independence of the countries that have succeeded the Soviet Union in 1990s has created basic conditions for the institutionalization of the civil society in these states. Ukraine has joined these newly independent states with little reliance on the institutions of the civil society. The developments within the Ukrainian art reflect the implications that the failure of the civil society institutionalization has for this particular domain of Ukrainian society. Ukrainian contemporary art that is presented at the major international art museums and art festivals of the contemporary art is a post-Soviet phenomenon that occupies the junction between Ukrainian art, international institutions and civil society. As a field of artistic activity Ukrainian contemporary art strives to differentiate itself from Ukrainian art that originated in the environment largely formed in the pre-independence, Soviet period. The struggles for authority within the field of Ukrainian contemporary art have involved Ukrainian institutions that are outside of it. Both institutional and personal agency within the field of Ukrainian contemporary art is affected by the lack of institutionalized civil society in Ukraine. In the theoretical terms of Pi...
Catherine Belsey A Future for Criticism Catherine Belsey A Future for Criticism Новинка

Catherine Belsey A Future for Criticism

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A Future for Criticism considers why fiction gives so much pleasure, and the neglect of this issue in contemporary criticism. Offers a brief, lively, and accessible account of a new direction for critical practice, from one of Britain's most prominent literary theorists and critics Proposes a new path for future criticism, more open to reflecting on the pleasures of fiction Written in a clear, jargon-free style, and illustrated throughout with numerous examples
Jonathan Harris Globalization and Contemporary Art Jonathan Harris Globalization and Contemporary Art Новинка

Jonathan Harris Globalization and Contemporary Art

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In a series of newly commissioned essays by both established and emerging scholars, Globalization and Contemporary Art probes the effects of internationalist culture and politics on art across a variety of media. Globalization and Contemporary Art is the first anthology to consider the role and impact of art and artist in an increasingly borderless world. First major anthology of essays concerned with the impact of globalization on contemporary art Extensive bibliography and a full index designed to enable the reader to broaden knowledge of art and its relationship to globalization Unique analysis of the contemporary art market and its operation in a globalized economy
Andreas Schneider A comparative statistical film style analysis of four selected contemporary American movies within the drama genre in terms of their average shot length and scale Andreas Schneider A comparative statistical film style analysis of four selected contemporary American movies within the drama genre in terms of their average shot length and scale Новинка

Andreas Schneider A comparative statistical film style analysis of four selected contemporary American movies within the drama genre in terms of their average shot length and scale

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2006 in the subject Film Science, grade: 1, , language: English, abstract: This case study investigates the average shot length and scale by using a comparative statistical film style analysis of contemporary American movies within the drama genre.This research was conducted in a systematic fashion; utilising appropriate tools and documenting each of the key stages. To ensure a high degree of validity the research investigates four successful box office movies of two award winning editors which were selected.The report is divided into ten sections. These are Introduction, Definitions of Key Terms, Scope and Limitations, Background Information, Literature Review, Research Plan and Analysis of Methodologies, Research Implementation, Presentation and Analysis of the Data, Comment and Critique of the Findings and finally the Summary and Conclusion.The scope of the work is limited to an examination of the descriptive statistics such as average shot length and categorisation of the shot scales. Correlations of the movie content were not considered.The research concludes with demonstrated support for the hypothesis that the use of digital nonlinear editing systems has had a significant impact on the shot length and framing in contemporary American drama feature films over the past fifteen years. Evidence is derived from primary, secondary and tertiary data including interviews with industry professionals.
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H. G. Wells Anticipations

Anticipations is a no holds barred explanation of Wells' vision of the New Republic. It contains themes of the "New Republic", a system of world governance and scientific control. He attempts to predict the future, a fascinating mix of accurate forecasts - development of cars, buses and trucks, use of flying machines in combat, decline of permanent marriage - and wild misses and more.Herbert George "H. G." Wells was an English writer best known for his work in science fiction. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.
Women.s Voices from Latin America. Selections from Twelve Contemporary Authors Women.s Voices from Latin America. Selections from Twelve Contemporary Authors Новинка

Women.s Voices from Latin America. Selections from Twelve Contemporary Authors

In the collection of interviews with Amonia Somors, Griselda Gambaro, Juleita Campos, Elvira Orphee, Luisa Valenzuela, and Marta Traba, Evelyn Picon Garfield reflects on the lives, careers, and creative expressions of six authors whose cultivation of diverse genres and styles have made a significant contribution to Latin American fiction.
H. G. Wells The Island of Doctor Moreau H. G. Wells The Island of Doctor Moreau Новинка

H. G. Wells The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau is a by H. G. Wells, who called the novel "an exercise in youthful blasphemy". It is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.Herbert George "H. G." Wells was an English writer best known for his work in science fiction. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.
Эдгар Аллан По The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe Эдгар Аллан По The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe Новинка

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Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is sometimes considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. His fiction spans multiple genres, including horror fiction, adventure, science fiction, and detective fiction, a genre he is credited with inventing.
Jack London The People of the Abyss Jack London The People of the Abyss Новинка

Jack London The People of the Abyss

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. The book "The People of the Abyss" is a conclusion to the results of a journalistic investigation conducted by Jack London in the capital of the British Empire. In the summer of 1902, he voluntarily descended to the "bottom of London". As the urban proletarian, he lived and worked for some time in the blocks of the East End to see with his own eyes the degree of hardship and daily dangers experienced by the social lower classes in the capital of the most powerful country in the world.
London Jack The People of the Abyss London Jack The People of the Abyss Новинка

London Jack The People of the Abyss

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. The book "The People of the Abyss" is a conclusion to the results of a journalistic investigation conducted by Jack London in the capital of the British Empire. In the summer of 1902, he voluntarily descended to the "bottom of London". As the urban proletarian, he lived and worked for some time in the blocks of the East End to see with his own eyes the degree of hardship and daily dangers experienced by the social lower classes in the capital of the most powerful country in the world.
Tahseen Bea Engaging Body and Soul. Cultivating Feminine Wisdom Tahseen Bea Engaging Body and Soul. Cultivating Feminine Wisdom Новинка

Tahseen Bea Engaging Body and Soul. Cultivating Feminine Wisdom

Engaging Body and Soul: Cultivating Feminine Wisdom focuses on how contemporary women mediate the complexity of their bodies to arrive at a spiritual awareness of themselves. The arguments in this book support the co-origination and co-participation of body and soul in the interpretation of women's lives. This book discusses the works of women poets, essayists, fiction writers, and feminist philosophers of different spiritual and sexual orientations who express their thoughts and their experiences of sexuality, and how these experiences connect with their spiritual side.
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This is a stunning presentation of works by contemporary Chinese artists, from the collection of the Swiss diplomat Uli Sigg, one of the world's most influential...
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Bryson, Bill One Summer: America 1927, Bryson, Bill

Britain's favourite writer of narrative non-fiction Bill Bryson travels back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and, in five eventful months, changed the world for ever. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest of the time), a semi-crazed sculptor with a mad plan to carve four giant heads into an inaccessible mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown and finished it as the most famous man on earth. (So famous that Minnesota considered renaming itself after him.) It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention of television, the peak of Al Capone's reign of terror, the horrifying bombing of a school in Michigan by a madman, the ill-conceived decision that led to the Great Depression, the thrillingly improbable return to greatness of a wheezing, over-the-hill baseball player named Babe Ruth, and an almost impossible amount more. In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a story of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy, with a cast of unforgettable and eccentric characters, with trademark brio, wit and authority.
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Summary, Analysis & Review of Peter Godfrey-Smith’s Other Minds by Instaread Preview: Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses the evolution of intelligence in cephalopods in order to better understand the development of consciousness and cognition. Cephalopods like octopuses and cuttlefish have the most complex nervous systems in the invertebrate world. Examining the similarities and differences between octopus and human brains illuminates what scientists know and don’t know about both.While on a dive off the east coast of Australia in 2009, Martin Lawrence discovered an unusual community of octopuses. Octopuses are generally solitary, but this location, dubbed Octopolis, was home to many octopuses who interacted regularly. The complexity of the behavior in Octopolis demonstrates octopus intelligence.The last common ancestor of human and octopus was probably a worm-like creature living 600 million years ago. This creature did not have a complicated brain. That means that octopuses and vertebrates developed neural systems separately. Intelligence evolves… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Peter Godfrey-Smith’s Other Minds by Instaread: Overview of the Book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways About the AuthorWith Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 min...
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Voltaire Candide

Why Does Voltaire's Candide Endure? Voltaire's masterpiece of satire Candide was written between July and December 1758 and published simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Amsterdam in January 1759. The events in the book unlike most works of fiction are astutely based on the current state of Voltaire's contemporary world and culled from the headlines of his day. No major power center was omitted. Arbiters of social status, sex/love, money, war and religion were all lambasted within the pages of Candide.
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This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date review and evaluation of the contemporary status of telomerase research. Chapters in this volume cover the basic structure, mechanisms, and diversity of the essential and regulatory subunits of telomerase. Other topics include telomerase biogenesis, transcriptional and post-translational regulation, off-telomere functions of telomerase and the role of telomerase in cellular senescence, aging and cancer. Its relationship to retrotransposons, a class of mobile genetic elements that shares similarities with telomerase and serves as telomeres in selected organisms, are also reviewed.
Kristina Malmio, Mia Österlund Novel Districts Kristina Malmio, Mia Österlund Novel Districts Новинка

Kristina Malmio, Mia Österlund Novel Districts

Finland-Swedish writer Monika Fagerholm is one of the most important contemporary Nordic authors; she is known for her experimental style and visionary descriptions of girlhood. Novel Districts. Critical Readings of Monika Fagerholm is the first book to study Fagerholm's works. In this edited volume, literary scholars scrutinize the central themes and features that characterize her suggestive works in the light of up-to-date literary theory and introduce new ways to understand and interpret her oeuvre that spans the postmodern and beyond.The volume enhances the understanding of Fagerholm's fiction; moreover, these articles suggest multiple perspectives on contemporary Nordic literature and ongoing cultural developments. It is of interest to students and scholars in literary and Scandinavian studies as well as women's, gender and girlhood studies.
Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov, Fiction, Short Stories, Classics, Literary Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov, Fiction, Short Stories, Classics, Literary Новинка

Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov, Fiction, Short Stories, Classics, Literary

An average student, Chekhov reportedly learned far more from his gifted mother, whose compelling stories interested him in storytelling at an early age. Considered the "father" of the modern short story and the modern play, The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories includes early Chekhov stories of note including "Oysters," "Vanka" and the lyrical "A Day in the Country." Translator Constance Garnett was a contemporary of Chekhov's, and while her translations of other nineteenth-century Russian authors have sometimes been faulted, her carefully-chosen translations provide near-contemporary English versions of Chekhov's elegant language and incomparable imagery.
Voltaire Candide Voltaire Candide Новинка

Voltaire Candide

Voltaire’s masterpiece of satire Candide was written between July and December 1758 and published simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Amsterdam in January 1759. The events in the book unlike most works of fiction are astutely based on the current state of Voltaire’s contemporary world and culled from the headlines of his day. No major power center was omitted. Arbiters of social status, sex/love, money, war and religion were all lambasted within the pages of Candide.
Margaret Susan Brandman Contemporary Piano Method Book 4 Margaret Susan Brandman Contemporary Piano Method Book 4 Новинка

Margaret Susan Brandman Contemporary Piano Method Book 4

Margaret Brandman's 'Contemporary Piano Method' is designed to equip the student with the necessary skills to play both Classical and Modern music with ease and understanding. The methodology incorporates a variety of progressive learning modalities, including the interval approach, harmonic understanding and multi-key performance. Book 4 is the most advanced level of the method. The material in this book expand students' musical knowledge and playing skills into the realm of extended chord structures, chord voicings and jazz progressions, plus chord figuring and how to realise a figured bass at the keyboard. This level of the Contemporary Piano Method continues the study of polyphonic music including a three-part invention and a Prelude and Fugue by J.S.Bach. The book explores the various compositional resources of Western music of the Twentieth Century and beyond. The scope of the book covers the structure of music along with the topic of Root Progressions, tools for improvisation and much more. Throughout the book these tools are applied to help students successfully learn advanced pieces in a variety of both classical and contemporary styles, plus understand and perform jazz chord progressions and learn about music outside of the western music tradition, for instance the sound of Indonesian or Japanese music. It also features original compositions by the author who is also an established contemporary composer of works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, choi...

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