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  • Download E-books Creativity in Exile (Rodopi Perspectives on Modern Literature 29; Book & NTSC DVD) (Rodopi Perspectives on Modern Literature) PDF

    Until eventually lately, dialogue of ‘creativity in exile’ has focussed nearly completely on a couple of eu male writers, from Dante to Joseph Brodsky, who sought shelter in another country from political oppression. This quantity, with accompanying 100-minute DVD, levels even more broadly, to envision the extreme artistic endeavours in a variety of media of fellows and girls in nearly everything of the realm who, for a number of other purposes, have skilled displacement from their homelands. It brings jointly papers by way of lecturers, lots of whom have skilled exile themselves, on themes as diversified as: the visible arts in Colombia, fiction via displaced indigenous peoples, convicts and slaves as exiles, writings concerning the partition of Bengal, the tradition of Palestinian americans, philosophers on exile, and the importance of cooking to refugee groups, that are interspersed with poems by way of modern writers in exile. using the DVD layout has authorised the inclusion of: studio interviews with extraordinary exiled writers from Nigeria, Cyprus and Bulgaria, extracts from motion pictures on the subject of exile, a dwell interpreting of his paintings through an Iraqi poet, an audio and sculptural deploy through a primary international locations Canadian artist, and a functionality through musicians in exile from Burundi.
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  • Download E-books Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul PDF

    By Mark D. White, Robert Arp

    Why does not Batman simply kill the Joker and finish everyone's misery?

    do we carry the Joker morally accountable for his actions?

    Is Batman larger than Superman?

    If everybody Batman's example,

    may Gotham be a greater place?

    what's the Tao of the Bat?

    Batman is likely one of the most complicated characters ever to seem in comedian books, photograph novels, and at the gigantic reveal. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront so one can preserve Gotham secure? Combing via seventy years of comedian books, tv exhibits, and flicks, Batman and Philosophy explores how the darkish Knight grapples with moral conundrums, ethical accountability, his id predicament, the ethical weight he incorporates to avenge his murdered mom and dad, and lots more and plenty extra. How does this caped crusader degree up opposed to the lessons of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?
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  • Download E-books Sport and National Identity in the Post-War World PDF

    What's the dating among game and nationwide id? What can recreation let us know approximately altering perceptions of nationwide identity?
    Bringing jointly the paintings of proven historians and more youthful commentators, this illuminating textual content surveys the final half-century, giving due awareness to where of recreation in our social and political history.
    It comprises stories of:
    · English soccer and British decline
    · Englishness and sport
    · Ethnicity and nationalism in Scotland
    · Social switch and nationwide delight in Wales
    · Irish overseas soccer and Irishness
    · activity and id in South Africa
    · Cricket and identification drawback within the Caribbean
    · Baseball, exceptionalism and American Sport
    · well known mythology surrounding the wearing contention among New Zealand and Australia
    Sport and nationwide id within the Post-War World offers a wealth of unique examine into modern social background and offers illuminating fabric for historians and sociologists alike.
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  • Download E-books John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth PDF

    By Michael Munn

    No legend ever walked taller than Hollywood icon John Wayne. Now, writer Michael Munn's startling new biography units the checklist immediately on why Wayne did not serve in international conflict II, on director John Ford's contribution to Wayne's occupation, and the mega-star's highs and lows: 3 failed marriages, and determined battles with melanoma. Munn additionally discloses publicly, for the 1st time, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's plot to assassinate Wayne due to his outspoken, most likely influential anti-Communist perspectives. Drawing on time spent with Wayne at the set of Brannigan- and nearly a hundred interviews with those that knew him-Munn's infrequent, behind-the-scenes glance proves this "absolute all-time celebrity" was once as a lot a hero in genuine lifestyles as he ever was once on-screen.
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  • Download E-books The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community PDF

    By Ray Oldenburg

    The nice solid position argues that "third locations" - the place humans can assemble, set aside the worries of labor and residential, and hang around easily for the pleasures of excellent corporation and vigorous dialog - are the center of a community's social energy and the grassroots of democracy.
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  • Download E-books Andy Warhol (MoMA Artist Series) PDF

    By Carolyn Lanchner, Andy Warhol

    Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Andy Warhol each one considerably formed the advance of artwork within the 20th century. those smooth masters are the themes of 4 small books, the 1st volumes in a sequence that includes vital artists within the selection of The Museum of recent paintings. each one e-book provides a unmarried artist and courses readers via a dozen of his so much memorable achievements. Works are reproduced in colour and followed via informative and obtainable brief essays that supply history at the works of art and at the artist himself, illuminating approach, variety, subject material and value. Written by means of Carolyn Lanchner, former Curator of portray and Sculpture on the Museum, those books are first-class assets for readers attracted to the tales at the back of masterpieces of the fashionable canon and if you desire to comprehend the contributions of person artists to the historical past of recent artwork. This quantity makes a speciality of Warhol.
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  • Download E-books Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema PDF

    By Alison McMahan

    Alice man BlachT (1873-1968), the world's first girl filmmaker, was once one of many key figures within the improvement of narrative movie. From 1896 to 1920 she directed four hundred movies (including over a hundred synchronized sound films), produced thousands extra, and was once the first--and up to now the only--woman to possess and run her personal studio plant (The Solax Studio in castle Lee, Nj, 1910-1914). although, her position in movie background was once thoroughly forgotten till her personal memoirs have been released in 1976. This new e-book tells her lifestyles tale and fills in lots of gaps left through the memoirs. man BlachT's lifestyles and profession reflected momentous adjustments within the movie undefined, and the lengthy time-span and sheer quantity of her output makes her movies a fertile territory for the appliance of latest theories of cinema background, the advance of movie narrative, and feminist movie idea. The ebook offers an in depth research of the single hundred man BlachT motion pictures that live on, and within the procedure rewrites early cinema heritage.
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  • Download E-books Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex PDF

    By Helen Hester

    Develops a singular characterization of the pornographic as a cultural concept.

    This unique contribution to porn stories goals to interrogate formerly untheorized adjustments in modern understandings of the pornographic. Helen Hester argues that the phrases “porn” and “pornographic” are presently being utilized to an ever-expanding variety of fabric and that this alteration in language utilization displays a much broader shift in notion. She means that we're witnessing a doubtless paradoxical circulation clear of intercourse inside modern understandings of porn, as a number different elements come to steer the concept that. utilizing examples from media, literature, and tradition, and discussing the increase of notions akin to “torture porn” and “misery porn,” Hester’s argument levels from sexually specific German novels and British coverage records to a dialogue of the alterations among ecu and American variants of pornographic motion pictures. She concludes that 4 elements in particular—transgression, depth, prurience, and authenticity—can be obvious to steer the way in which that we take into consideration porn.
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  • Download E-books Dish:: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip PDF

    By Jeannette Walls

    Like it or hate it, create it or repeat it, the USA is passionate about gossip. here's a attention-grabbing examine 5 a long time of dish: a behind-the-scenes glimpse on the personalities that keep watch over what we learn and notice; the unholy and unchanging trinity of star, publicist and reporter that has stoked the yankee urge for food for gossip from the salad days of silver-screen magazines to the immediate verbal exchange of the scoop-filled Internet.

    Insider Jeannette partitions supplies a tantalizing tell-all that includes not just gossip itself, yet its heritage, its movers and shakers (including various tony Ivy Leaguers), low and high issues, and the watershed occasions and personalities--like Elvis, Diana, Michael Jackson and O. J.--that altered it ceaselessly. here's the recognized formulation for People, the impressive journal that all started amid sneers and snipes yet went directly to turn into one of many publishing industry's maximum luck tales. right here too is the outstanding fact at the back of explosive fabric that didn't see the sunshine of day.

    From the common-or-garden beginnings of the National Enquirer, aided through the avuncular beneficence of crime kingpin Joe Costello, to the lurid Hollywood trial of Confidential journal, the place the "libeled" stars have been proved extra accountable than no longer of the salacious episodes the booklet published, Jeannette partitions expertly lines the formation and improvement of the hush-hush undefined. She indicates us that tabloid television indicates are not anything new: they have been preceded within the Fifties by way of the wildly winning Night Beat, hosted through none except Mike Wallace, who became the exhibit right into a discussion board for intercourse and scandal along with his relentless prying and probing into the lives of celebrated figures.

    Love it or hate it, create it or repeat it, the United States is captivated with gossip. here's a attention-grabbing examine 5 a long time of dish: a behind-the-scenes glimpse on the personalities that keep watch over what we learn and spot; the unholy and unchanging trinity of big name, publicist and reporter that has stoked the yankee urge for food for gossip from the salad days of silver-screen magazines to the immediate conversation of the scoop-filled Internet.

    Insider Jeannette partitions promises a tantalizing tell-all that includes not just gossip itself, yet its heritage, its movers and shakers (including a variety of tony Ivy Leaguers), low and high issues, and the watershed occasions and personalities---like Elvis, Diana, Michael Jackson and O. J.---that altered it endlessly. here's the recognized formulation for People, the mind-blowing journal that begun amid sneers and snipes yet went directly to develop into one of many publishing industry's maximum luck tales. the following too is the tremendous fact in the back of explosive fabric that didn't see the sunshine of day.

    From the standard beginnings of the National Enquirer, aided via the avuncular beneficence of crime kingpin Joe Costello, to the lurid Hollywood trial of Confidential journal, the place the "libeled" stars have been proved extra responsible than now not of the salacious episodes the booklet published, Jeannette partitions expertly strains the formation and improvement of the hush-hush undefined. She exhibits us that tabloid television exhibits are not anything new: they have been preceded within the Fifties through the wildly profitable Night Beat, hosted through none except Mike Wallace, who became the express right into a discussion board for intercourse and scandal together with his relentless prying and probing into the lives of celebrated figures.

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