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Perpetual Carnival

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Perpetual Carnival is book by N.a, publish by Oxford University Press with 224 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : : 019023914X
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism

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.

Cynicism from Diogenes to Dilbert

Book of Cynicism from Diogenes to Dilbert
  • Author : Ian Cutler
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : : 1476604894
  • Pages : 235
  • Category : Social Science

Cynicism began as a school of philosophy that was largely inspired by Socrates and often decried by popular commentators as a social pathology, a nihilistic rebellion against the foundations of civilization. Modern definitions of the cynic describe an individual who is negative and sarcastic, violently opposed to established authority and social convention, and dedicated to existentialism. This book attempts to vindicate cynicism, arguing that it is both a progressive approach to social dilemmas and an enlightened understanding of the human condition. Chapter One establishes the foundations of classical Greek cynicism, while later chapters illustrate the varied faces of the cynic phenomenon in the persons of such disparate characters as Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Diogenes, the Dadaists, George Bataille, Samuel Beckett, Auberon Waugh, the creators of South Park, and others. Nietzsche is portrayed as the most important representative of both classical and postmodern cynicism, as well as the pivotal link between the two. The book focuses on significant periods of historical change, such as the Renaissance, and the historical cynics responsible for several seminal social ideas, including cosmopolitanism (citizenship of the world), asceticism (personal growth through self-testing), and parrhesia (finding one’s voice in the presence of tyrannical forces). The author claims that aspects of Greek cynicism are present in contemporary society, offering a positive strategy for living in a hostile world.

The Fool in European Theatre

Book of The Fool in European Theatre
  • Author : T. Prentki
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 0230357504
  • Pages : 229
  • Category : Performing Arts

Why is folly essential to the functioning of a healthy society? Why is theatre a natural home for madness? The answers take the reader on a journey embracing Shakespeare and Jonson, Brecht and Beckett, Büchner and Boal. From Falstaff to Fo via Figaro, this study examines the art of telling truth to power and surviving long enough to have a laugh.

Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II

Book of Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II
  • Author : Jennifer C. Post
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 131543914X
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Music

Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II provides an overview of developments in the study of ethnomusicology in the twenty-first century, offering an introduction to contemporary issues relevant to the field. Nineteen essays, written by an international array of scholars, highlight the relationship between current issues in the discipline and ethnomusicologists’ engagement with issues such as advocacy, poverty and social participation, maintaining intangible cultural heritages, and ecological concerns. It provides a forum for rethinking the discipline’s identity in terms of major themes and issues to which ethnomusicologists have turned their attention since Volume I published in 2005. The collection of essays is organized into six sections: Property and Rights Applied Practice Knowledge and Agency Community and Social Space Embodiment and Cognition Curating Sound Volume II serves as a basic introduction to the best writing in the field for students, professors, and music professionals, perfect for both introductory and upper level courses in world music. Together with the first volume, Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II provides a comprehensive survey of current research directions.

Acapulco Rampage

Book of Acapulco Rampage
  • Author : Don Pendleton
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : : 1497685788
  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Fiction

In Mexico’s most glamorous resort, the Executioner targets the heroin trade Bobby Cassiopea is one of the new breed of American mobsters: a stylish jet setter whose high-finance reputation hides a corrupt criminal soul. It is on the backs of slick young men like Bobby Cass that the Mafia hopes to escape its thuggish reputation and move into the upper crust of international crime. The war for Acapulco has begun. In this nexus of jet-set style and global drug trafficking, the Mafia grows like a cancer. Bolan has come to cut it out. Acapulco Rampage is the 26th book in the Executioner series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Literary Modernism, Queer Temporality

Book of Literary Modernism, Queer Temporality
  • Author : Kate Haffey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 3030173011
  • Pages : 205
  • Category : Literary Criticism

This book explores the intersection between the recent work on queer temporality and the experiments of literary modernism. Kate Haffey argues that queer theory’s recent work on time owes a debt to modernist authors who developed new ways of representing temporality in their texts. By reading a series of early twentieth-century literary texts from modernists like Woolf, Eliot, Faulkner, and Stein alongside contemporary authors, this book examines the way in which modernist writers challenged narrative conventions of time in ways that both illuminate and foreshadow current scholarship on queer temporality. In her analyses of contemporary novelists and critics Michael Cunningham, Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter, and Eve Sedgwick, Haffey also shows that these modernist temporalities have been reconfigured by contemporary authors to develop new approaches to futurity.

Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 11 (Set of 4 Books) English Core, Physics, Chemistry & Biology (For 2021 Exam)

Book of Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 11 (Set of 4 Books) English Core, Physics, Chemistry & Biology (For 2021 Exam)
  • Author : Oswaal Editorial Board
  • Publisher : Oswaal Books and Learning Pvt Ltd
  • Isbn : : 9390180317
  • Pages : 1968
  • Category : Study Aids

• Chapter-wise/ Topic-wise presentation for systematic and methodical study • Strictly based on the latest CBSE Curriculum issued for Academic Year 2020 -2021, following the latest NCERT Textbook and Exemplar • Previous Years’ Question Papers with Marking Scheme & Toppers’ Answers for exam-oriented study • Remembering, Understanding, Application, Analysing & Evaluation and Creation Based Question based on Bloom’s Taxonomy for cognitive skills development • Latest Typologies of Questions developed by Oswaal Editorial Board included. • Mind Maps in each chapter for making learning simple. • ’Most likely Questions’ generated by Oswaal Editorial Board with 100+ years of teaching experience. • Suggested videos at the end of each chapter for a Hybrid Learning Experience.

Ecorse Michigan

Book of Ecorse Michigan
  • Author : Kathy Covert Warnes
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1625843208
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : History

Ecorse, the oldest downriver community, was the site of many critical battles from the French and Indian War through the War of 1812 as French and English settlers forged new homes in the Michigan wilderness. By 1827, the scattering of settlers had developed into a small community, and the township of Ecorse was formed. During the Prohibition era, the peaceful riverfront was transformed into hideouts for rumrunners and other nefarious lawbreakers. From a prosperous shipbuilding industry to a championship rowing club and the Detroit River runs made by the Bob-Lo boats, Ecorse's maritime history is one that continues to engage residents and impel the community forward.

Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 11 (Set of 4 Books) English, History, Geography, Political Science (For 2021 Exams)

Book of Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 11 (Set of 4 Books) English, History, Geography, Political Science (For 2021 Exams)
  • Author : Oswaal Editorial Board
  • Publisher : Oswaal Books and Learning Pvt Ltd
  • Isbn : : 9390180368
  • Pages : 1224
  • Category : Study Aids

• Chapter-wise/ Topic-wise presentation for systematic and methodical study • Strictly based on the latest CBSE Curriculum issued for Academic Year 2020 -2021, following the latest NCERT Textbook and Exemplar • Previous Years’ Question Papers with Marking Scheme & Toppers’ Answers for exam-oriented study • Remembering, Understanding, Application, Analysing & Evaluation and Creation Based Question based on Bloom’s Taxonomy for cognitive skills development • Latest Typologies of Questions developed by Oswaal Editorial Board included. • Mind Maps in each chapter for making learning simple. • ’Most likely Questions’ generated by Oswaal Editorial Board with 100+ years of teaching experience. • Suggested videos at the end of each chapter for a Hybrid Learning Experience.

Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 11 (Set of 5 Books) English Core, Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy & Mathematics (For 2021 Exam)

Book of Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 11 (Set of 5 Books) English Core, Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy & Mathematics (For 2021 Exam)
  • Author : Oswaal Editorial Board
  • Publisher : Oswaal Books and Learning Pvt Ltd
  • Isbn : : 9390180295
  • Pages : 2096
  • Category : Study Aids

• Chapter-wise/ Topic-wise presentation for systematic and methodical study • Strictly based on the latest CBSE Curriculum issued for Academic Year 2020 -2021, following the latest NCERT Textbook and Exemplar • Previous Years’ Question Papers with Marking Scheme & Toppers’ Answers for exam-oriented study • Remembering, Understanding, Application, Analysing & Evaluation and Creation Based Question based on Bloom’s Taxonomy for cognitive skills development • Latest Typologies of Questions developed by Oswaal Editorial Board included. • Mind Maps in each chapter for making learning simple. • ’Most likely Questions’ generated by Oswaal Editorial Board with 100+ years of teaching experience. • Suggested videos at the end of each chapter for a Hybrid Learning Experience.

Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 11 (Set of 4 Books) English Core, Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (For 2021 Exam)

Book of Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 11 (Set of 4 Books) English Core, Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (For 2021 Exam)
  • Author : Oswaal Editorial Board
  • Publisher : Oswaal Books and Learning Pvt Ltd
  • Isbn : : 9390180309
  • Pages : 2032
  • Category : Study Aids

• Chapter-wise/ Topic-wise presentation for systematic and methodical study • Strictly based on the latest CBSE Curriculum issued for Academic Year 2020 -2021, following the latest NCERT Textbook and Exemplar • Previous Years’ Question Papers with Marking Scheme & Toppers’ Answers for exam-oriented study • Remembering, Understanding, Application, Analysing & Evaluation and Creation Based Question based on Bloom’s Taxonomy for cognitive skills development • Latest Typologies of Questions developed by Oswaal Editorial Board included. • Mind Maps in each chapter for making learning simple. • ’Most likely Questions’ generated by Oswaal Editorial Board with 100+ years of teaching experience. • Suggested videos at the end of each chapter for a Hybrid Learning Experience.

Shakespeare's Representation of Weather, Climate and Environment

Book of Shakespeare's Representation of Weather, Climate and Environment
  • Author : Sophie Chiari
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : : 1474442552
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism

The first comprehensive history of Byzantine warfare in the tenth century

Tricksters and Pranksters

Book of Tricksters and Pranksters
  • Author : Alison Williams
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Isbn : : 9789042015128
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : Literary Criticism

This volume represents a contribution to comparative scholarship in Medieval and Renaissance studies in its investigation of the ingenious diversity of roguish practices found in Medieval and Renaissance literature and its recognition of the coherent normative function of tales of tricksters and pranksters. The wide variety of works analysed, from those forming part of the established canon of texts on undergraduate degree schemes to lesser-known works, makes the volume of interest to students and researchers alike. The roguish behaviour of women, priests, foxes and outlaws and the knavery of Eulenspiegel and Panurge are used to illustrate how rituals of inversion and humiliation typical of the medieval carnival are reflected in literary accounts of trickery, and to question whether the restorative function attributed to carnival celebration is equally to be found in the intra-textual and extra-textual outcomes of trickery. This analysis is supported by studies into the trickster in mythology, sociological investigations into the role of disorder, Bakhtinian theories of carnival and the carnivalesque, and theories of black humour.

Durrell and the City

Book of Durrell and the City
  • Author : Donald P. Kaczvinsky
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Isbn : : 161147454X
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism

Durrell and the City commemorates the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Quartet with a collection of fourteen new essays by a group of international scholars and critics. The collection provides a critical understanding of all Durrell's urban landscapes, but focuses on the place that made him famous—the city of Alexandria—in order to provide a reassessment of his career and achievement.

The Other Side of Forever

Book of The Other Side of Forever
  • Author : Josette King,Elizabeth Cappelletti Lmft
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn : : 1456605305
  • Pages : 393
  • Category : Fiction

Every French woman knows about 'le coup de foudre', the thunderbolt of love at first sight that changes your life forever. But romance is the last thing on the mind of Jacqueline Marechal when the young Parisian woman arrives in Cologne in 1963, during the days leading to Carnival. All she wants is relief from her rigid family environment, and to bide her time while she devises a plan to escape even farther, all the way to America. Until she meets Rainer Heinrich. A self-professed cynic, German student Rainer Heinrich doesn't believe in love. He is content to observe its ravages from afar and relish his own carefree life. Until he meets Jacqueline Marechal. With the fearless innocence of young love, they trust that the intensity of their feelings will overcome national borders and centuries-old prejudices. Yet the forever happiness they promise each other is not meant to be. The opposition of her parents soon forces them apart. But they never forget. When their paths cross again two decades later, they finally confront the youthful fantasies that shaped their lives. From historic Boston suburbs to glamorous European cities, they must face The Other Side of Forever.

French Humour

Book of French Humour
  • Author : John Parkin
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Isbn : : 9789042005860
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction

French humour is examined in a number of contexts: literary, filmic, linguistic, propagandistic and theoretical. The fields of study vary from medieval narrative to the contemporary detective novel, via Renaissance fiction, seventeenth-century satire, nineteenth-century polemic, and French New Wave cinema. Specific chapters are dedicated to Rabelais, La Bruyere, Bergson, Beckett and San-Antonio. The volume employs a flexible approach aiming to re-examine and question such established preconceptions as the decadence of fifteenth-century humour, the philosophical pre-eminence of Bergson, the originality of Truffaut, Chabrol and Godard, and the very existence of a French humour which is definably different from that of other European and American trends. Conversely, the themes of sexual and marital humour, Rabelaisian bawdy, intellectualised and irreverent wit, le comique (as contrast l'humour), political satire and black humour emerge repeatedly as characteristic, if not definitive, of the French comic tradition.

Rethinking G.K. Chesterton and Literary Modernism

Book of Rethinking G.K. Chesterton and Literary Modernism
  • Author : Michael Shallcross
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1317192605
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Criticism

This book comprehensively rethinks the relationship between G.K. Chesterton and a range of key literary modernists. When Chesterton and modernism have previously been considered in relation to one another, the dynamic has typically been conceived as one of mutual hostility, grounded in Chesterton’s advocacy of popular culture and modernist literature’s appeal to an aesthetic elite. In setting out to challenge this binary narrative, Shallcross establishes for the first time the depth and ambivalence of Chesterton’s engagement with modernism, as well as the reciprocal fascination of leading modernist writers with Chesterton’s fiction and thought. Shallcross argues that this dynamic was defined by various forms of parody and performance, and that these histrionic expressions of cultural play not only suffused the era, but found particular embodiment in Chesterton’s public persona. This reading not only enables a far-reaching reassessment of Chesterton’s corpus, but also produces a framework through which to re-evaluate the creative and critical projects of a host of modernist writers—most sustainedly, T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, and Ezra Pound—through the prism of Chesterton's disruptive presence. The result is an innovative study of the literary performance of popular and ‘high’ culture in early twentieth-century Britain, which adds a valuable new perspective to continuing critical debates on the parameters of modernism.

The Power of Death

Book of The Power of Death
  • Author : Maria-José Blanco,Ricarda Vidal
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Isbn : : 1782384340
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Social Science

The social and cultural changes of the last century have transformed death from an everyday fact to something hidden from view. Shifting between the practical and the theoretical, the professional and the intimate, the real and the fictitious, this collection of essays explores the continued power of death over our lives. It examines the idea and experience of death from an interdisciplinary perspective, including studies of changing burial customs throughout Europe; an account of a“dying party” in the Netherlands; examinations of the fascination with violent death in crime fiction and the phenomenon of serial killer art; analyses of death and bereavement in poetry, fiction, and autobiography; and a look at audience reactions to depictions of death on screen. By studying and considering how death is thought about in the contemporary era, we might restore the natural place it has in our lives.

Carnival

Book of Carnival
  • Author : Rawi Hage
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Isbn : : 1770892265
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction

Winner of the Quebec Writers' Federation Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize In the Carnival city there are two types of taxi drivers -- the spiders and the flies. The spiders patiently sit in their cars and wait for the calls to come. But the flies are wanderers - they roam the streets, looking for the raised hands of passengers among life's perpetual flux. Fly is a wanderer and a knower. Raised in the circus, the son of a golden-haired trapeze artist and a flying carpet pilot from the East, he is destined to drift and observe. From his taxi we see the world in all its carnivalesque beauty and ugliness. We meet criminals, prostitutes, madmen, magicians, and clowns of many kinds. We meet ordinary people going to extraordinary places, and revolutionaries trying to live ordinary lives. Hunger and injustice claw at the city, and books provide the only true shelter. And when the Carnival starts, all limits dissolve, and a gunshot goes off... With all of the beauty, truth, rage, and peripatetic storytelling that have made Cockroach and De Niro's Game international publishing sensations, Carnival gives us Rawi Hage at his searing best. Alternately laughing at absurdity and crying out at oppression, by turns outrageous, hilarious, sorrowful, and stirring, Carnival is a tour de force that will make all of life's passengers squirm in their comfortable, complacent backseats.

Byron: The Poetry of Politics and the Politics of Poetry

Book of Byron: The Poetry of Politics and the Politics of Poetry
  • Author : Roderick Beaton,Christine Kenyon Jones
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1317170296
  • Pages : 278
  • Category : Literary Criticism

'It is no great matter, supposing that Italy could be liberated, who or what is sacrificed. It is a grand object - the very poetry of politics. Only think - a free Italy!!! Why, there has been nothing like it since the days of Augustus.' So wrote Lord Byron in his journal, in February 1821, only days before the outbreak of revolution in Greece, where three years later he would die in the service of the revolutionary cause. For a poet whose life and work are interlaced with action of multiple sorts, surprisingly little attention has been devoted to Byron's engagement with issues of politics. This volume brings together the work of eminent Byronists from seven European countries and the USA to re-assess the evidence. What did Byron mean by the 'poetry of politics'? Was he, in any sense, a 'political animal'? Can his final, fateful involvement in Greece be understood as the culmination of earlier, more deeply rooted quests? The first part of the book examines the implications of reading and writing as themselves political acts; the second interrogates the politics inherent or implied in Byron's poems and plays; the third follows the trajectory of his political engagement (or non-engagement), from his abortive early career in the British House of Lords, via the Peninsular War in Spain to his involvement in revolutionary politics abroad.