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Perpetual Carnival

By Colin MacCabe
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780190655495
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Upholding literature and film together as academically interwoven, Perpetual Carnival underscores the everlasting coexistence of realism and modernism, eschewing the popularly accepted view that the latter is itself a rejection of the former. Mining examples from both film and literature, Colin MacCabe asserts that the relationship between film and literature springs to life a wealth of beloved modernist art, from Jean-Luc Godard's Pierre le Fou to James Joyce's Ulysses, enriched by realism's enduring legacy. The intertextuality inherent in adaptation furthers this assertion in MacCabe's inclusion of Roman Polanski's Tess, a 1979 adaptation of Thomas Hardy's nineteenth-century realist novel, Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Showcasing essays enlivened by cosmopolitan interests, theoretical insight, and strong social purpose, Perpetual Carnival supports a humanities which repudiates narrow specialization and which seeks to place the discussion of film and literature firmly in the reality of current political and ideological discussion. It argues for the writers and directors, the thinkers and critics, who have most fired the contemporary imagination.

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  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 301
  • File Pdf: a-perfect-lie.pdf

Book Summary:

Secrets. Lies. A man. There's always a man. And there's always a truth to be told. I'm Hailey Anne Monroe. I’m twenty-eight years old. An artist, who found her muse on the canvas because I wasn’t allowed to have friends or even keep a journal. And yes, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m that Hailey Anne Monroe, daughter to Thomas Frank Monroe, the man who was a half-percentage point from becoming President of the United States. If you were able to ask him, he’d probably tell you that I was the half point. But you can’t ask him, and he can’t tell you. He’s dead. They’re all dead and now I can speak.

Insight Guides California

By Rough Guides
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
  • Isbn : 9781789192810
  • Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 874
  • File Pdf: insight-guides-california.pdf

Book Summary:

Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of California, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Hollywood, and hidden cultural gems like the Pacific Coast Highway. Insight Guides California isideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring Yosemite National Park, to discovering the redwood forests -In-depth on history and culture: enjoy special features on California wine and the great outdoors, all written by local experts -Includes innovative, unique extras to keep you up-to-date when you're on the move -Invaluable maps, traveltips and practical information ensure effortless planning, and encourage venturing off the beaten track -Inspirational colour photography throughout - Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books -Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

The Beginners of a Nation

By Edward Eggleston
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664608567
  • Pages : 492
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 805
  • File Pdf: the-beginners-of-a-nation.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Beginners of a Nation" by Edward Eggleston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Greatest Works of Honoré de Balzac

By Honoré de Balzac
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664556844
  • Pages : 9461
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 772
  • File Pdf: the-greatest-works-of-honoré-de-balzac.pdf

Book Summary:

This meticulously edited Honoré de Balzac collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Chouans At the Sign of the Cat and Racket Vendetta The Magic Skin The Exiles Louis Lambert Eugenie Grandet The Country Doctor Ferragus The Duchesse de Langeais The Alkahest Seraphita Father Goriot The Lily of the Valley The Marriage Contract The Old Maid Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau The Collection of Antiquities A Daughter of Eve Beatrix The Village Rector Ursule Mirouet Letters of Two Brides Paz A Woman of Thirty Albert Savarus The Two Brothers A Start in Life Two Poets Honorine Modeste Mignon Cousin Betty Scenes from a Courtesan's Life Cousin Pons Brotherhood of Consolation Sons of the Soil Catherine de' Medici A Distinguished Provincial at Paris The Lesser Bourgeoisie Novellas The Ball at Sceaux Sarrasine A Second Home Domestic Peace Gobseck El Verdugo Colonel Chabert The Vicar of Tours Girl with the Golden Eyes Secrets of the Princesse de Cadignan Z. Marcas Pierrette The Muse of the Department Two Poets Eve and David Bureaucracy Short Stories Study of a Woman Another Study of Woman The Grand Breteche Farewell The Unknown Masterpiece The Recruit The Red Inn The Purse La Grenadiere The Message A Drama on the Seashore The Atheist's Mass Facino Cane Gambara Massimilla Doni Pierre Grassou An Episode Under the Terror Madame Firmiani The Deserted Woman The Commission in Lunacy The Illustrious Gaudissart A Prince of Bohemia A Man of Business Gaudissart II The Unconscious Comedians The Firm of Nucingen A Passion in the Desert Christ in Flanders The Napoleon of the People Droll Stories

111 Places in New Delhi that you must not miss

By Sharon Fernandes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Emons Verlag
  • Isbn : 9783960410270
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 866
  • File Pdf: 111-places-in-new-delhi-that-you-must-not-miss.pdf

Book Summary:

Now the political and cultural mecca controlling the pulse of India, the vibrant metropolis of New Delhi has been ruled by many powerful empires and seduced many powerful rulers over the centuries. With a history that stretches back to ancient times, there are stories and memories embedded in every crevice and corner of the city. This unusual guidebook invites readers on an adventure beyond the well-mapped and best-known landmarks to explore New Delhi's most hidden pleasures and unravel its most shrouded mysteries. Walk the byzantine lanes of Old Delhi, offer alcohol to a god, savor a biryani made by the emperors' cooks, meet the sitar maker to the Beatles, visit India's oldest toy shop, and gaze upon the abandoned statue of a legendary queen. From tales of perfumers, emperors, and quaint local characters to bustling streets, legend-filled ruins, and ever-changing landscapes, discover the true essence of one of the most fascinating and evolving cities on the planet. Sharon Fernandes is a Mumbai-based writer/editor by day and a connoisseur of traditional bazaars in her free time. Devoted to the curation of experiences and stories, she has written on topics ranging from travel and literature to culture, art, fashion, and feminism. The first time she visited Delhi was as a journalism student on a study tour. Since then she has returned often, lured by the warmth of the city's residents, its amazing monuments, lush parks, and delectable food.

Tree of Knowledge, Tree of Life

By Richard Chartres
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781441154279
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 782
  • File Pdf: tree-of-knowledge-tree-of-life.pdf

Book Summary:

The Bishop of one of the richest dioceses in the world (London), Richard Chartres is passionately concerned with preaching the Christian Gospel. For Chartres wisdom is a way of being in the world, respectful of other human beings, taking life, not for granted, but with thanksgiving to its Author. Having set out his basic theme in the first chapter, Bishop Chartres invites the reader to join him through the Church's year. At every turn he addresses the human condition of modern men and women and opens our eyes to endless possibilities in living the Gospel.

Desolation Angels

By Jack Kerouac
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Isbn : 9780735254329
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 875
  • File Pdf: desolation-angels.pdf

Book Summary:

Desolation Angels is the wild and soulful autobiographical story that covers a key year in Jack Kerouac’s life—the year of the legendary road trip that led up to the publication of On the Road in 1957. Told through the persona of Jack Duluoz, who is accompanied by Kerouac’s thinly disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and William Burroughs, Desolation Angels chronicles their move from isolated mountains to travels across the world. From the bars and jazz clubs of San Francisco to Mexico City, New York, Paris, London, and the opium-ridden Tangiers, Kerouac tells of their poetry, parties, mountain vigils, and spiritual contemplation in classic Kerouac fashion: with unsurpassable energy and humanity. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.