Wonder Boys

Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 1453234101
Pages : 439 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (453 users)

Download or read book Wonder Boys written by Michael Chabon and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2011-12-20 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “wise, wildly funny story” of a self-destructive writer’s lost weekend by a Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times–bestselling author (Chicago Tribune). A wildly successful first novel made Grady Tripp a young star, and seven years later he still hasn’t grown up. He’s now a writing professor in Pittsburgh, plummeting through middle age, stuck with an unfinishable manuscript, an estranged wife, a pregnant girlfriend, and a talented but deeply disturbed student named James Leer. During one lost weekend at a writing festival with Leer and debauched editor Terry Crabtree, Tripp must finally confront the wreckage made of his past decisions. Mordant but humane, Wonder Boys features characters as loveably flawed as any in American fiction. This ebook features a biography of the author.

Wonder Guy

Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
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ISBN : 161650479X
Pages : 195 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (616 users)

Download or read book Wonder Guy written by Naomi Stone and published by Kensington Publishing Corp.. This book was released on 2012-06-03 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sometimes it takes true love and fairy godmother magic to save the world. Science major Greg Roberts is all formulas and logic. Neither will win him the heart of his lifelong true love, girl next door, Gloria Torkenson. When the Fairy Godmother's Local Union offers to give him super-powers, Greg accepts, hoping to earn a shot at Gloria's love. After her friend is murdered and her fiancé brushes off her shock and mourning, Gloria begins to see her engagement for what it is: a desperate bid for security. It's Greg who is at her side, comforting her when she needs it most. His natural thoughtfulness and newly emerged confidence capture her attention. But Gloria's desire for stability makes it hard to trust her heart. With a dark fairy creating chaos, and her minions endangering Gloria, can Greg's gifted super powers be enough to save the world? 86,000 Words

Reading Michael Chabon

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313355509
Pages : 130 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Reading Michael Chabon written by Helene Meyers and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyzes the author's novels and presents commentary on his life and works, viewing his career as bridging the gap between literary and popular culture.

The Never-Ending Revival

Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN : 0252033337
Pages : 290 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (252 users)

Download or read book The Never-Ending Revival written by Michael F. Scully and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2008-03-04 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on American folk music and roots music since the 1950s, The Never-Ending Revival: Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance analyzes the intrinsic contradictions of a commercialized folk culture. In recent years, both Rounder Records and the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance have sought to make folk music widely available, while simultaneously respecting its defining traditions and unique community atmosphere. Tracing the histories of these organizations, Michael F. Scully explores the lively debates about the difficulty of making commercially accessible music, honoring tradition, and remaining artistically relevant, all without "selling out." He combines rich interviews of music executives and practicing folk musicians with valuable personal experience to reveal how this American subculture remains in a "never-ending revival" based on fluid definitions of folk and folk music.

Congressional Record

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Pages : 1484 pages
Rating Book: 4.R/5 ( users)

Download or read book Congressional Record written by United States. Congress and published by . This book was released on 1943 with total page 1484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Michael Chabon's America

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1442236051
Pages : 280 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (442 users)

Download or read book Michael Chabon's America written by Jesse Kavadlo and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-07-08 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Michael Chabon’s America: Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces is the first comprehensive scholarly collection analyzing the work of acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. At its core, the book demonstrates how Chabon uses a broad range of styles and genres, including detective and comic book fiction and essays and other works of nonfiction, to get at the heart of defining the American experience. As a result, Michael Chabon’s America provides context and exploration for understanding the author’s work from cultural, historical, and stylistic perspectives by scholars from five continents, revealing Chabon’s deep global impact.

Critical Perspectives on the Western

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1442272430
Pages : 246 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (442 users)

Download or read book Critical Perspectives on the Western written by Lee Broughton and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-09-19 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Western film continues to be reexamined by scholars, and this collection offers engaging essays on a variety of films and television shows that represent the genre. Essays in this volume consider star/celebrity studies, the representation of race, overviews of Western subgenres, and international Westerns. In all, this collection provides a diverse selection of chapters that represent current thinking on this enduring genre.

Masculinity and Film Performance

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230308708
Pages : 219 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (23 users)

Download or read book Masculinity and Film Performance written by D. Peberdy and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-07-19 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A lively and engaging study of on-screen and off-screen performances of masculinity, focusing on well-known male actors in American film and popular culture in the 1990s and 2000s. Peberdy examines specific social, cultural, historical and political contexts that have affected age, race, sexuality and fatherhood on screen.

Gehring Lost & Found: Selected Essays

Publisher : BearManor Media
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Pages : pages
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Download or read book Gehring Lost & Found: Selected Essays written by Wes D. Gehring and published by BearManor Media. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Gehring remains supreme in film comedy scholarship” – Choice In a 1979 Frank Capra letter to the author, the director wrote, in part, “ I thoroughly enjoyed your ‘McCarey vs Capra’ article [included in the anthology]. I must also tell you that we were intimate friends. “ WES D. GEHRING is the Distinguished Professor of Film at Ball State University and associate media editor of USA Today Magazine, for which he also writes the column “Reel World.” Author of 40 film books, their reception has resulted in speaking engagements from the Paris-Sorbonne University, to New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Since 2017 he has also been one of Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM) on-screen scholars for their summer online classes.

Meta-Narrative in the Movies

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137410884
Pages : 133 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

Download or read book Meta-Narrative in the Movies written by J. Kupfer and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-07-25 with total page 133 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meta-Narrative in the Movies investigates narrative theory through close analysis of films featuring stories and storytelling. The cinematic interpretations investigate the role of story creation in knowing ourselves and planning our future, in structuring social relationships, and in sharpening our experience of popular culture.

Inside Oscar 2

Publisher : Ballantine Books
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ISBN : 0345448006
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (345 users)

Download or read book Inside Oscar 2 written by Damien Bona and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2002-02-06 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FINALLY, A SEQUEL AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL! Enlivened by humorous incidents, brewing controversies, and deeply moving personal dramas, Inside Oscar 1995-2000 offers the complete lowdown on six more years of Academy Awards glory . . . from Braveheart in 1995 through Gladiator in 2000, with the Titanic phenomenon and the Saving Private Ryan/Shakespeare in Love feud in between. There is also complete coverage of the awards ceremonies?with delicious anecdotes on the presenters and performers, the producers and egos, the fashion stars and fashion victims. And, of course, a complete list of all the nominees and winners, as well as a list of notable non-nominees. Picking up where the classic Inside Oscar leaves off, this must-have guide treats us to a behind-the-scenes look at one of America?s most beloved annual traditions!

Roger Ebert's Four Star Reviews--1967-2007

Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
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ISBN : 9780740771798
Pages : 948 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (771 users)

Download or read book Roger Ebert's Four Star Reviews--1967-2007 written by Roger Ebert and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2008-02 with total page 948 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of the critic's most positive film reviews of the last four decades, arranged alphabetically from "About Last Night" to "Zodiac."

American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108548652
Pages : 414 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (18 users)

Download or read book American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010 written by Rachel Greenwald Smith and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-28 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010 illuminates the dynamic transformations that occurred in American literary culture during the first decade of the twenty-first century. The volume is the first major critical collection to address the literature of the 2000s, a decade that saw dramatic changes in digital technology, economics, world affairs, and environmental awareness. Beginning with an introduction that takes stock of the period's major historical, cultural, and literary movements, the volume features accessible essays on a wide range of topics, including genre fiction, the treatment of social networking in literature, climate change fiction, the ascendency of Amazon and online booksellers, 9/11 literature, finance and literature, and the rise of prestige television. Mapping the literary culture of a decade of promise and threat, American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010 provides an invaluable resource on twenty-first century American literature for general readers, students, and scholars alike.

Who Is Katie Holmes?

Publisher : Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
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ISBN : 162601017X
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (626 users)

Download or read book Who Is Katie Holmes? written by Marc Shapiro and published by Riverdale Avenue Books LLC. This book was released on 2013-03-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who is Katie Holmes we all wondered when she defied all odds and stealthy left her older, richer more powerful Hollywood husband with her celebrity daughter in tow arriving in New York City to welcome arms, and a starring role on Broadway. Where did she get that independent streak? How did we under-estimate her? Who is Katie Holmes? fills in the blanks. It tells the classic Hollywood story of small town girl who comes to tinsel town, ultimately fulfills her every fantasy and discovers that there is a price to be paid for getting everything you desire. Who is Katie Holmes? is more than another 'true Hollywood story.' It is the story of talent, tenacity and the will to succeed on her own terms. Katie Holmes speaks softly but, when pressed to the wall, she has proven that she can wield a big stick. Alternately insightful, dramatic and heartfelt, Who is Katie Holmes? is a straightforward look at the struggles and setbacks that only a person of character and compassion has the strength to overcome. Katie Holmes’ story is ultimately one of triumph and redemption - A true happy ending.

Infection and Containment

Publisher : Permuted Press+ORM
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ISBN : 1618681834
Pages : 709 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (618 users)

Download or read book Infection and Containment written by Sean Schubert and published by Permuted Press+ORM. This book was released on 2013-12-19 with total page 709 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the first two volumes of this zombie horror series, Anchorage, Alaska, is overrun by the undead as a band of survivors goes searching for refuge. Infection On the edge of the Alaskan wilderness, Anchorage is the gateway to The Last Frontier. But when a terrifying plague strikes, it becomes a deadly trap. In the aftermath of the onslaught, strangers come together for the sake of survival. But even as they form bonds among each other, hope of an eventual rescue continues to slip away. Containment The survivors led by Neil Jordan and Dr. Caldwell decide to join forces, placing their lives squarely in Neil’s hands. The unified group presses on in the hope that this nightmare has been contained, and there still exists a sane world free of infection. But to reach it, they must survive and escape . . .

The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960-2000

Publisher : Intellect Books
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ISBN : 1783208317
Pages : 585 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (783 users)

Download or read book The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960-2000 written by Christian Long and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page 585 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960–2000 combines digital cartography with close readings of representative films from 1960 to 2000. Christian B. Long offers a unique history of twentieth-century Hollywood narrative cinema, one that is focused on the intersection of the geographies of narrative location, production, consumption and taste in the era before the rise of digital cinema. Long redraws the boundaries of film history, both literally and figuratively, by cataloging films’ narrative locations on digital maps in order to illustrate where Hollywood actually locates its narratives over time. A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform:The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License and is part of Knowledge Unlatched.

Masculinities in Higher Education

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136840567
Pages : 248 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Masculinities in Higher Education written by Jason A. Laker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-07-15 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Masculinities in Higher Education provides empirical evidence, theoretical support, and developmental interventions for educators working with college men both in and out of the classroom. The critical philosophical perspective of the text challenges the status-quo and offers theoretically sound educational strategies to successfully promote men’s learning and development. Contesting dominant discourses about men and masculinities and binary notions of privilege and oppression, the contributors examine the development and identity of men in higher education today. This edited collection analyzes the nuances of lived identities, intersections between identities, ways in which individuals participate in co-constructing identities, and in turn how these identities influence culture. Masculinities in Higher Education is a unique resource for graduate students and professional post-secondary educators looking for strategies to effectively promote college men’s learning and development.