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|Author||: Matthew Craske|
|Total Pages||: 314|
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The institution of the pantheon has come a long way from its classical origins. Invented to describe a temple dedicated to many deities, the term later became so far removed from its original meaning, that by the twentieth century, it has been able to exist independently of any architectural and sculptural monument. This collection of essays is the first to trace the transformation of the monumental idea of the pantheon from its origins in Greek and Roman antiquity to its later appearance as a means of commemorating and enshrining the ideals of national identity and statehood. Illuminating the emergence of the pantheon in a range of different cultures and periods by exploring its different manifestations and implementations, the essays open new historical perspectives on the formation of national and civic identities.
Reproducing Images and Texts La reproduction des images et des textes
|Total Pages||: 426|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
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This volume explores how reproduction and reproducibility impact artistic and literary creation while also examining the ways in which reproducibility impacts our practices and disciplines. Ce volume explore l’impact de la reproduction et de la reproductibilité sur la création artistique et littéraire, mais aussi l’impact de la reproductibilité sur nos pratiques et sur nos disciplines.
The Pantheons Stories
|Author||: David T. Kong|
|Publsiher||: America Star Books|
|Total Pages||: 51|
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From the author of the best selling fantasy novel, Champions of the Crown comes the high tale of The Pantheons Stories. …They were the Defenders of Men, Guardians of the Universes, and Wielders of powerful runic magic in an age long forgotten… Here lie the aesthetic stories of our beloved Pantheons. Discover the romance and their gallantries in this epic poetry collection as you journey into the minds of two immortals whose riveting destinies are both noble and sorrowful.
Daughter of the Spear
|Author||: J. Michael Robertson|
|Total Pages||: 714|
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Two years ago Kiara was a young untried Battle Maid. In those days her goals were simple: become a battle-tested warrior and wed her foster-brother, Ciaran. Then the Goddess Danu gave Ciaran the quest to find the legendary Sunspear to keep it from falling into the hands of the Shadow. Kiara follows him and is set on a path binding her to a destiny not of her choosing. She soon learns that being a Psian capable of using the vast psionic powers of her inner mind is anything but simple. Her life and that of her beloved foster brother have changed drastically. Ciaran has become the Warrior of the Three Moons and she is the captive of the Dark Gods most powerful Ring Lord. She has to escape before he sets her Darksoul free her conscious mind, turning her into a servant of the Shadow. Her every action becomes focused on escape, but she is alone and surrounded by powerful men who plan to use her for their own dark purposes. One Ring Lord plans to Turn her to the Shadow and make her High Queen of the ireanni Celts. Another wants to use her as bait to draw Ciaran into a trap. A chance meeting with a Scythian Prince in the City of Kiriath sets him plotting to kidnap her and make her his concubine. Unable to use her psionic powers, she is forced to negotiate the treacherous waters of intrigue using only her wit and skills as a warrior. The conspiracies of mortal men, however, are not the only threat she must confront. The Gods of Shadow become aware of her and her relationship to the Warrior of the Three Moons and send deadly Shadowelf assassins and Uruket Bloodwarriors to bring her to the Stone of Tears.
The Fortress of Solitude
|Author||: Jonathan Lethem|
|Publsiher||: Faber & Faber|
|Total Pages||: 550|
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From the prize-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn, a daring, riotous, sweeping novel that spins the tale of two friends and their adventures in late 20th-century America.This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They live in Brooklyn and are friends and neighbours; but since Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple.This is the story of 1970s America, a time when the simplest decisions - what music you listen to, whether to speak to the kid in the seat next to you, whether to give up your lunch money - are laden with potential political, social and racial disaster. This is also the story of 1990s America, when nobody cared anymore.This is the story of what would happen if two teenaged boys obsessed with comic book heroes actually had superpowers: they would screw up their lives.
Panth on de la Guerre
|Author||: Mark Levitch|
|Publsiher||: University of Missouri Press|
|Total Pages||: 208|
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"Assesses the changing values attached to the Pantheon de la Guerre, a propagandist panorama featuring 5,000 full-length portraits of prominent figures from WWI, during its journey from Great War Paris to cold war Kansas City's Liberty Memorial. Examines
The Long Shadow of Antiquity
|Author||: Gregory S. Aldrete|
|Publsiher||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 424|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
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A vivid exploration of the many ways the classical world remains relevant today, this is a passionate justification of why we continue to read about and study the lives and works of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Challenging the way the phrase 'That's just ancient history' is used to dismiss something as being irrelevant, Greg and Alicia Aldrete demonstrate just how much ancient Greece and Rome have influenced and shaped our world today in ways both large and small. From the more commonly known influences on politics, law, literature and timekeeping through to the everyday rituals and routines we take for granted when we exercise, dine, marry and dress, we are rooted in the ancient world. Even the political upheaval, celebrity obsession and blurring of public and private boundaries that we see in current news betray ancient characteristics - now brought to the fore here in a new final chapter. If you have ever wondered how far exactly we still walk in the footsteps of the ancients or wanted to understand how study of the classical world can inform and explain our lives today, this is the book for you.
Remembering for the Future
|Author||: J. Roth|
|Total Pages||: 2256|
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Focused on 'The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide', Remembering for the Future brings together the work of nearly 200 scholars from more than 30 countries and features cutting-edge scholarship across a range of disciplines, amounting to the most extensive and powerful reassessment of the Holocaust ever undertaken. In addition to its international scope, the project emphasizes that varied disciplinary perspectives are needed to analyze and to check the genocidal forces that have made the Twentieth century so deadly. Historians and ethicists, psychologists and literary scholars, political scientists and theologians, sociologists and philosophers - all of these, and more, bring their expertise to bear on the Holocaust and genocide. Their contributions show the new discoveries that are being made and the distinctive approaches that are being developed in the study of genocide, focusing both on archival and oral evidence, and on the religious and cultural representation of the Holocaust.
Fodor s Essential Italy
|Publsiher||: Fodor's Travel|
|Total Pages||: 1140|
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Unforgettable artwork, heavenly villages, island paradises, dream cities...there are so many reasons to visit Italy that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Essential Italy takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect Italian experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor’s army of Italy-based writers. Expanded Coverage: A major benefit of the long-running print best-seller, Fodor’s Italy, was a bequest to Fodor’s Essential Italy from its cornucopia of restaurant, hotel, nightlife, shops, and attractions reviews, all curated and newly honed to spice up this Essential ebook edition. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Essential Italy offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Italy stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels
|Author||: Daniel Stein|
|Publsiher||: Walter de Gruyter|
|Total Pages||: 422|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
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This essay collection examines the theory and history of graphic narrative – realized in various different formats, including comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels – as one of the most interesting and versatile forms of storytelling in contemporary media culture. The contributions assembled in this volume test the applicability of narratological concepts to graphic narrative, examine aspects of graphic narrative beyond the ‘single work,’ consider the development of particular narrative strategies within individual genres, and trace the forms and functions of graphic narrative across cultures. Analyzing a wide range of texts, genres, and narrative strategies from both theoretical and historical perspectives, the international group of scholars gathered here offers state-of-the-art research on graphic narrative in the context of an increasingly postclassical and transmedial narratology.
|Author||: David Hoffmann|
|Publsiher||: Xlibris Corporation|
|Total Pages||: 256|
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"Never let the past follow too closely..." Leopold S Lurdan Leopold S Lurdan, an internationally acclaimed food writer and feared restaurant reviewer is an old school friend of Marco Bragg, a successful celebrity chef, entrepreneur and television personality. Lurdan is embarking upon his Italian Project', a culinary journey tracking through the streets of Rome to the hill top towns of Piedmont, researching his new book on the regional cucina of Italy, Lurdan On The Food And Culinary Traditions Of Central And Northern Italy. A rambunctious critic of the fusion movement, Lurdan detests innovation for its sake alone. Lurdan and Bragg are seeking rapprochement after a series of increasingly bitter exchanges in their respective newspaper columns following Lurdan's latest scathing review of Sol Invictus, Bragg's widely acclaimed flagship restaurant. The recently remarried Bragg and his young wife Tiffany who are honeymooning in Italy have been invited to spend an indulgent weekend at La Fortuna, Lurdan's restored 18th century villa. Coming together again, the friends retrace their lives from school days through to the professional success each has enjoyed, on a weekend that will change their lives forever...
Reading Art Spiegelman
|Author||: Philip Smith|
|Total Pages||: 251|
|Genre||: Social Science|
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The horror of the Holocaust lies not only in its brutality but in its scale and logistics; it depended upon the machinery and logic of a rational, industrialised, and empirically organised modern society. The central thesis of this book is that Art Spiegelman’s comics all identify deeply-rooted madness in post-Enlightenment society. Spiegelman maintains, in other words, that the Holocaust was not an aberration, but an inevitable consequence of modernisation. In service of this argument, Smith offers a reading of Spiegelman’s comics, with a particular focus on his three main collections: Breakdowns (1977 and 2008), Maus (1980 and 1991), and In the Shadow of No Towers (2004). He draws upon a taxonomy of terms from comic book scholarship, attempts to theorize madness (including literary portrayals of trauma), and critical works on Holocaust literature.
The Cyber Shadow
|Author||: Vincent Lopez|
|Total Pages||: 274|
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|Author||: Michael A. Chaney|
|Publsiher||: Univ of Wisconsin Press|
|Total Pages||: 339|
|Genre||: Comics & Graphic Novels|
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Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels, including such critically acclaimed examples as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese. These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates. The volume insightfully highlights the ways that graphic novelists and literary cartoonists have incorporated history, experience, and life stories into their work. The result is a challenging and innovative collection that reveals the combined power of autobiography and the graphic novel.
Fodor s Italy 2014
|Publsiher||: Fodor's Travel|
|Total Pages||: 1893|
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Fodor's Italy 2014 is the essentialebook companion. This updated ebook edition highlights everything that visitors adore--from Italy's art and architecture to glorious Tuscan hill towns to red-hot nightlife, and much, much more. Expanded Coverage: Fodor's Italy 2014 continues to provide thorough, insightful coverage to this year-after-year top European destination. New this year is a chapter on the increasingly popular Island of Sardinia, known for its natural beauty. Dozens of scintillating new reviews are sure to entice first- and even old-timers to hotels and restaurants scattered throughout Rome, Venice, and Florence. Establishments in farther-flung cities and towns are also given their due, and this guide has long featured rich coverage of the “Mezzogiorno”: those now-trendy southern Italy destinations found in Puglia , Calabria, and Basilicata (home to Francis Ford Coppola’s new Palazzo Margherita hotel). Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Convenient overviews show each region and its notable highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of travelers' time, with top tips on getting from cities to countryside villages. Enticing cuisine highlights are given in each regional chapter. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Italy 2014 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Shadow of the Wolf
|Author||: Rebecca Flanders|
|Total Pages||: 260|
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Journalist Amy Fortenoy knows the only way to catch the elusive "werewolf killer" is to use herself as bait. But when she gets in trouble, sexy P.I. Ky Londen comes to her rescue. He joins the investigation for private reasons, yet he never should have involved the determined reporter. She is a sultry distraction he can't afford. Reissue.
An Epicure in the Terrible
|Author||: Howard Phillips Lovecraft|
|Publsiher||: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press|
|Total Pages||: 370|
|Genre||: Literary Collections|
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To commemorate the centennial of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, the editors have assembled essays by leading Lovecraft scholars that embody a wide variety of critical approaches. Biographical essays treat Lovecraft's relation to his parents and his heritage; thematic essays discuss issues such as the function of the narrator in his fiction; and the comparative and genre studies examine Lovecraft's relation to modernism.