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ISBN 10 : 9781451693270
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The Art of the Epigraph written by Rosemary Ahern and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For many book Lovers, there is no more pleasing start to a book than a well-chosen epigraph. These intriguing quotations, sayings, and snippets of songs and poems do more than set the tone for the experience ahead: the epigraph informs us about the author’s sensibility. Are we in the hands of a literalist or a wit? A cynic or a romantic? A writer of great ambition or a miniaturist? The epigraph hints at hidden stories and frequently comes with one of its own. The Art of the Epigraph collects more than 250 examples from across five hundred years of literature and offers insights into their meaning and purpose, including what induces so many writers to cede the very first words a reader will encounter in their book to another writer. With memorable quotations ranging from Dr. Johnson to Dr. Seuss, Herodotus to Hemingway, Jane Austen to Karl Marx, and A. A. Milne to Marcel Proust, here is a book that allows us a glimpse of the great writer as devoted reader. This lively and distinctive literary companion traces not only the art of the epigraph but the history of the book.


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ISBN 10 : 1476716676
Pages : 235 pages
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Download or read book The Art of the Epigraph written by Rosemary Ahern and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A collection of 250 or more epigraphs arranged thematically and chosen from a broad range of books and genres, approximately half of which will be annotated with original commentary by the author"--


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ISBN 10 : 0801480205
Pages : 287 pages
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Download or read book Fictions of Authority written by Susan Sniader Lanser and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing from positions of cultural exclusion, women have faced constraints not only upon the "content" of fiction but upon the act of narration itself. Narrative voice thus becomes a matter not simply of technique but of social authority: how to speak publicly, to whom, and in whose name. Susan Sniader Lanser here explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. Drawing upon narratological and feminist theory, Lanser sheds new light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power.


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Download or read book The Art of Ana Clavel written by JaneElizabeth Lavery and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ana Clavel is a remarkable contemporary Mexican writer whose literary and multimedia oeuvre is marked by its queerness. The queer is evinced in the manner in which she disturbs conceptions of the normal not only by representing outlaw sexualities and dark desires but also by incorporating into her fictive and multimedia worlds that which is at odds with normalcy as evinced in the presence of the fantastical, the shadow, ghosts, cyborgs, golems and even urinals. Clavels literary trajectory follows a queer path in the sense that she has moved from singular modes of creative expression in the form of literary writing, a traditional print medium, towards other non-literary forms. Some of Clavels works have formed the basis of wider multimedia projects involving collaboration with various artists, photographers, performers and IT experts. Her works embrace an array of hybrid forms including the audiovisual, internet-enabled technology, art installation, (video) performance and photography. By foregrounding the queer heterogeneous narrative themes, techniques and multimedia dimension of Clavels oeuvre, the aim of this monograph is to attest to her particular contribution to Hispanic letters, which arguably is as significant as that of more established Spanish American boom femenino women writers.


Download Sergey Prokofiev and His World PDF
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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780691190426
Pages : 580 pages
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Download or read book Sergey Prokofiev and His World written by Simon Morrison and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2018-06-26 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953), arguably the most popular composer of the twentieth century, led a life of triumph and tragedy. The story of his prodigious childhood in tsarist Russia, maturation in the West, and rise and fall as a Stalinist-era composer is filled with unresolved questions. Sergey Prokofiev and His World probes beneath the surface of his career and contextualizes his contributions to music on both sides of the nascent Cold War divide. The book contains previously unknown documents from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow and the Prokofiev Estate in Paris. The literary notebook of the composer's mother, Mariya Grigoryevna, illuminates her involvement in his education and is translated in full, as are ninety-eight letters between the composer and his business partner, Levon Atovmyan. The collection also includes a translation of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's unperformed stage adaptation of Eugene Onegin, for which Prokofiev composed incidental music in 1936. The essays in the book range in focus from musical sketches to Kremlin decrees. The contributors explore Prokofiev's time in America; evaluate his working methods in the mid-1930s; document the creation of his score for the film Lieutenant Kizhe; tackle how and why Prokofiev rewrote his 1930 Fourth Symphony in 1947; detail his immortalization by Soviet bureaucrats, composers, and scholars; and examine Prokofiev's interest in Christian Science and the paths it opened for his music. The contributors are Mark Aranovsky, Kevin Bartig, Elizabeth Bergman, Leon Botstein, Pamela Davidson, Caryl Emerson, Marina Frolova-Walker, Nelly Kravetz, Leonid Maximenkov, Stephen Press, and Peter Schmelz.


Download Critical Companion to James Joyce PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781438108483
Pages : 465 pages
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Download or read book Critical Companion to James Joyce written by A. Nicholas Fargnoli and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the life and writings of James Joyce, including a biographical sketch, detailed synopses of his works, social and historical influences, and more.


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ISBN 10 : 9781474468428
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Download or read book Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World written by Gharipour Mohammad Gharipour and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-07-30 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This major reference work covers all aspects of architectural inscriptions in the Muslim world: the artists and their patrons, what inscriptions add to architectural design, what materials were used, what their purpose was and how they infuse buildings with meaning. From Spain to China, and from the Middle Ages to our own lifetime, Islamic architecture and calligraphy are inexorably intertwined. Mosques, dervish lodges, mausolea, libraries, even baths and market places bear masterpieces of calligraphy that rival the most refined of books and scrolls.


Download The Communicative Linguistic Landscape PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781000343076
Pages : 178 pages
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Download or read book The Communicative Linguistic Landscape written by Lionel Wee and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-02 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How exactly do linguistic landscapes communicate and what theoretical significance might follow from such an inquiry? This book addresses these questions by taking as its starting point the insight that the individual or organisation that is responsible for the production of a sign may not be physically present at the landscape itself. The information to be conveyed is typically designed as a piece of signage to be emplaced at the site. Drawing on Goffman’s notion of a production format, the book argues that the constructed piece of sign and its intended placement within the landscape combine to constitute an animator complex. This raises the possibility of a disruption to the sign and its placement in the landscape. The book describes various ways in which the integrity of the animator complex can be disrupted (e.g. the sign may be moved out of place through vandalism or acts of nature, or the organisation that the sign represents may no longer be in business), identifies different types of animators, and expands on the implications for phenomena such as affect, multivocality, footing and the materiality of language. In doing so, the book also demonstrates the value of bringing in Bakhtin’s work on heteroglossia and the dialogicity of communication, integrating the ideas of Bakhtin with those of Goffman.


Download The Art of Biography in Antiquity PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781107016699
Pages : 496 pages
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Download or read book The Art of Biography in Antiquity written by Tomas Hägg and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-04-05 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the whole spectrum of Greek and Roman biography, which explores the virtues and vices of philosophers, statesmen and poets.


Download Divine Art  Infernal Machine PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780812222166
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book Divine Art Infernal Machine written by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2012-09-10 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Divine Art, Infernal Machine' presents a history of the printing press & of the ambivalent attitudes of the public toward printers & printing since the days of Gutenberg & his business partner Johann Fust, a gentleman often tellingly confused with the notorious Doctor Faustus.


Download George Eliot and the Discourses of Medievalism PDF
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015063320298
Pages : 210 pages
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Download or read book George Eliot and the Discourses of Medievalism written by Judith Johnston and published by Brepols Pub. This book was released on 2006 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The medievalism this work addresses is confined to texts written in Middle English. Its focus is on British medievalism which operates within an assumed Christianity, a Christianity which underwent radical change both in the Reformation and in Victorian England.


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ISBN 10 : 9780801877872
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book The Art of Alibi written by Jonathan H. Grossman and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2003-04-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Weaving examinations of novels such as William Godwin's Caleb Williams, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Charles Dickens's The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, along with a reading of the new Royal Courts of Justice, Grossman charts the exciting changes occurring within the novel, especially crime fiction, that preceded and led to the invention of the detective mystery in the 1840s.


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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780292756595
Pages : 392 pages
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Download or read book Midcentury Modern Art in Texas written by Katie Robinson Edwards and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2014-07-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before Abstract Expressionism of New York City was canonized as American postwar modernism, the United States was filled with localized manifestations of modern art. One such place where considerable modernist activity occurred was Texas, where artists absorbed and interpreted the latest, most radical formal lessons from Mexico, the East Coast, and Europe, while still responding to the state's dramatic history and geography. This barely known chapter in the story of American art is the focus of Midcentury Modern Art in Texas. Presenting new research and artwork that has never before been published, Katie Robinson Edwards examines the contributions of many modernist painters and sculptors in Texas, with an emphasis on the era's most abstract and compelling artists. Edwards looks first at the Dallas Nine and the 1936 Texas Centennial, which offered local artists a chance to take stock of who they were and where they stood within the national artistic setting. She then traces the modernist impulse through various manifestations, including the foundations of early Texas modernism in Houston; early practitioners of abstraction and non-objectivity; the Fort Worth Circle; artists at the University of Texas at Austin; Houston artists in the 1950s; sculpture in and around an influential Fort Worth studio; and, to see how some Texas artists fared on a national scale, the Museum of Modern Art's "Americans" exhibitions. The first full-length treatment of abstract art in Texas during this vital and canon-defining period, Midcentury Modern Art in Texas gives these artists their due place in American art, while also valuing the quality of Texan-ness that subtly undergirds much of their production.


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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780822374602
Pages : 296 pages
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Download or read book Remote Avant Garde written by Jennifer Loureide Biddle and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2016-02-05 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Remote Avant-Garde Jennifer Loureide Biddle models new and emergent desert Aboriginal aesthetics as an art of survival. Since 2007, Australian government policy has targeted "remote" Australian Aboriginal communities as at crisis level of delinquency and dysfunction. Biddle asks how emergent art responds to national emergency, from the creation of locally hunted grass sculptures to biliterary acrylic witness paintings to stop-motion animation. Following directly from the unprecedented success of the Western Desert art movement, contemporary Aboriginal artists harness traditions of experimentation to revivify at-risk vernacular languages, maintain cultural heritage, and ensure place-based practice of community initiative. Biddle shows how these new art forms demand serious and sustained attention to the dense complexities of sentient perception and the radical inseparability of art from life. Taking shape on frontier boundaries and in zones of intercultural imperative, Remote Avant-Garde presents Aboriginal art "under occupation" in Australia today.


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ISBN 10 : IND:30000149533972
Pages : 184 pages
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Download or read book The Art of Catholic Church in China written by Ping Liu and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Download Gwendolyn Brooks PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780813148588
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book Gwendolyn Brooks written by D.H. Melhem and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2014-07-11 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the major American poets of this century and the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry (1950). Yet far less critical attention has focused on her work than on that of her peers. In this comprehensive biocritical study, Melhem -- herself a poet and critic -- traces the development of Brooks's poetry over four decades, from such early works as A Street in Bronzeville, Annie Allen, and The Bean Eaters, to the more recent In the Mecca, Riot, and To Disembark. In addition to analyzing the poetic devices used, Melhem examines the biographical, historical, and literary contexts of Brooks's poetry: her upbringing and education, her political involvement in the struggle for civil rights, her efforts on behalf of young black poets, her role as a teacher, and her influence on black letters. Among the many sources examined are such revealing documents as Brooks's correspondence with her editor of twenty years and with other writers and critics. From Melhem's illuminating study emerges a picture of the poet as prophet. Brooks's work, she shows, is consciously charged with the quest for emancipation and leadership, for black unity and pride. At the same time, Brooks is seen as one of the preeminent American poets of this century, influencing both African American letters and American literature generally. This important book is an indispensable guide to the work of a consummate poet.


Download Visible Cities  Global Comics PDF
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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496825070
Pages : 302 pages
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Download or read book Visible Cities Global Comics written by Benjamin Fraser and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More and more people are noticing links between urban geography and the spaces within the layout of panels on the comics page. Benjamin Fraser explores the representation of the city in a range of comics from across the globe. Comics address the city as an idea, a historical fact, a social construction, a material-built environment, a shared space forged from the collective imagination, or as a social arena navigated according to personal desire. Accordingly, Fraser brings insights from urban theory to bear on specific comics. The works selected comprise a variety of international, alternative, and independent small-press comics artists, from engravings and early comics to single-panel work, graphic novels, manga, and trading cards, by artists such as Will Eisner, Tsutomu Nihei, Hariton Pushwagner, Julie Doucet, Frans Masereel, and Chris Ware. In the first monograph on this subject, Fraser touches on many themes of modern urban life: activism, alienation, consumerism, flânerie, gentrification, the mystery story, science fiction, sexual orientation, and working-class labor. He leads readers to images of such cities as Barcelona, Buenos Aires, London, Lyon, Madrid, Montevideo, Montreal, New York, Oslo, Paris, São Paolo, and Tokyo. Through close readings, each chapter introduces readers to specific comics artists and works and investigates a range of topics related to the medium’s spatial form, stylistic variation, and cultural prominence. Mainly, Fraser mixes interest in urbanism and architecture with the creative strategies that comics artists employ to bring their urban images to life.