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Book Synopsis The Club Dumas by : Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Download or read book The Club Dumas written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2006 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lucas Corso's search for the original copy of a book of the occult takes him from Madrid to Paris and into a secret society of antiquarians.
Book Synopsis The Club Dumas by : Arturo Perez-Reverte
Download or read book The Club Dumas written by Arturo Perez-Reverte and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2006-05-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 International Bestseller"A thriller of marvelous intricacy" (The New York Times Book Review), The Club Dumas is a provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure.Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world."Erudite, funny, loopy, brilliant...action-adventure spied with dollops of idiosyncrasy — and some very good talk."—The Philadelphia Inquirer
Download or read book Digital Fandom written by Paul Booth and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book re-evaluates the way we examine today's digital media environment By looking at how popular culture uses different digital technologies, Digital Fandom bolsters contemporary media theory by introducing new methods of analysis Using the exemplars of alternate reality gaming and fan studies, this book takes into account a particular "philosophy of playfulness" in today's media in order to establish a "new media studies."" "Digital Fandom augments traditional studies of popular media fandom with descriptions of the contemporary fan in a converged media environment. The book shows how changes in the study of fandom can be applied in a larger scale to the study of new media in general, and formulates new conceptions of traditional media theories." ""In this web 2.0 world, where community and not content is king, the fan marks a new form of interactive subjectivity that deconstructs the usual categories of consumer and producer. Paul Booth's Digital Fandom breaks new ground in the investigation of this subject, demonstrating how it reorganizes and reorients the field of new media studies" ---David J. Gunkel, Presidential Teaching Professor, Northern Illinois University, Author of Hacking Cyberspace and Thinking Otherwise" ""From blogs to ARGS, wikis to social networking sites, Paul Booth provides an in-depth tour of how fans straddle and traverse the boundary between television and digital media. With a theoretically rich analytic eye, Digital Fandom breaks new ground for the next generation of media scholarship" ---Jason Mittell, Middlebury College, Author of Television & American Culture"--BOOK JACKET.
Book Synopsis Literary Depictions of Dangerous Reading by : Kevin R. West
Download or read book Literary Depictions of Dangerous Reading written by Kevin R. West and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-04-15 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how American and European books represent reading as a dangerous act. It studies works that stage depictions of reading in such a way that readers suffer actual harm from the magical or supernatural qualities of a given text. Such dangerous reading fascinates by exaggerating the dangers that inhabit real experiences of reading.
Book Synopsis Now a Terrifying Motion Picture! by : James F. Broderick
Download or read book Now a Terrifying Motion Picture! written by James F. Broderick and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work explores the relationship between twenty-five enduring works of horror literature and the classic films that have been adapted from them. Each chapter delves into the historical and cultural background of a particular type of horror—hauntings, zombies, aliens and more—and provides an overview of a specific work’s critical and popular reception. Among the print-to-film titles discussed are Frankenstein, Dracula, Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Masque of the Red Death, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Phantom of the Opera, Psycho, The Exorcist, and The Shining.
Download or read book Lux in Tenebris written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-11-28 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The eighteen original interdisciplinary essays in Lux in Tenebris explore the alchemical, magical, kabbalistic, rosicrucian and theosophical verbal and visual symbolism in the history of Western Esotericism, from the middle ages to the present day.
Book Synopsis Arturo Pérez-Reverte by : Anne L. Walsh
Download or read book Arturo Pérez-Reverte written by Anne L. Walsh and published by Tamesis Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The complex narrative technique of one of Spain's most renowned contemporary authors. The writings of Arturo Pérez-Reverte, one of Spain's most renowned contemporary authors, have been described as a minefield. This monograph examines the complexities behind the narrative technique employed in creating such a minefield, including an analysis of the role played by both male and female characters, the relevance of the past as a motif, and aspects of the role of storytelling in creating mystery where none should exist. Both Revertian novelsand journalistic writing are seen to be part of an over-all game which is played between their author and his readers. Film, too, forms part of the material reviewed as, though Pérez-Reverte is not a script writer, many films have been based on his novels. The text-centred analysis concludes that the themes of interest in all Revertian output revolve around two main areas: the significance of the past, whether historical, cultural, or literary, andthe role of the written word in communicating, in rescuing and in challenging versions of that past in order to combat what Pérez-Reverte terms 'dismemory'. ANNE L. WALSH lectures in Hispanic Studies at University College, Cork.
Book Synopsis El Club Dumas by : Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Download or read book El Club Dumas written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by Santillana USA Publishing Company Incorporated. This book was released on 2000-02 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lucas Corso is a bibliophilic mercenary in the middle to two searches. He needs to prove if a manuscript of The Three Musketeers is genuine. He must also find the solution to the enigma of a diabolic book, burned with the printer in 1667, and of which only two other copies are known. The mystery leads him from the Holy Office to books condemned by the Vatican, from dusty old bookstores to the most select libraries owned by important international collectors.
Book Synopsis Bibliophiles, Murderous Bookmen, and Mad Librarians by : Robert Richmond Ellis
Download or read book Bibliophiles, Murderous Bookmen, and Mad Librarians written by Robert Richmond Ellis and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2022-03-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The word "bibliophilia" indicates a love of books, both as texts to be read and objects to be cherished for their physical qualities. Throughout the history of Iberian print culture, bibliophiles have attempted to explain the psychological experiences of reading and collecting books, as well as the social and economic conditions of book production. Bibliophiles, Murderous Bookmen, and Mad Librarians analyses Spanish bibliophiles who catalogue, organize, and archive books, as well as the publishers, artists, and writers who create them. Robert Richmond Ellis examines how books are represented in modern Spanish writing and how Spanish bibliophiles reflect on the role of books in their lives and in the histories and cultures of modern Spain. Through the combined approaches of literary studies, book history, and the book arts, Ellis argues that two strains of Spanish bibliophilia coalesce in the modern period: one that envisions books as a means of achieving personal fulfilment, and another that engages with politics and uses books to affirm linguistic, cultural, and regional and national identities.
Book Synopsis Focus On: 100 Most Popular Spanish-language Films by : Wikipedia contributors
Download or read book Focus On: 100 Most Popular Spanish-language Films written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 1068 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Focus On: 100 Most Popular French-language Films written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 1230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Madness and Irrationality in Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture by : Lloyd Hughes Davies
Download or read book Madness and Irrationality in Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture written by Lloyd Hughes Davies and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2020-06-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first monograph to consider the significance of madness and irrationality in both Spanish and Spanish American literature. It considers various definitions of ‘madness’ and explores the often contrasting responses, both positive (figural madness as stimulus for literary creativity) and negative (clinical madness representing spiritual confinement and sterility). The concept of national madness is explored with particular reference to Argentina: while, on the one hand, the country’s vast expanses have been seen as conducive to madness, the urban population of Buenos Aires, on the other, appears to be especially dependent on psychoanalytic therapy. The book considers both the work of lesser-known writers such as Nuria Amat, whose personal life is inflected by a form of literary madness, and that of larger literary figures such as José Lezama Lima, whose poetic concepts are suffused with the irrational. The conclusion draws attention to the ‘other side’ of reason as a source of possible originality in a world dominated by the tenets of logic and conventionalised thinking.
Book Synopsis Contemporary Spanish Gothic by : Ann Davies
Download or read book Contemporary Spanish Gothic written by Ann Davies and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2016-10-27 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines Spain's contribution to international interest in Gothic culture, film and literatureWith the success of novels such as The Shadow of the Wind and films like The Others, contemporary Spanish culture has contributed a great deal to the imagery and experience of the Gothic, although such contributions are not always recognised as being specifically Spanish in origin. Contemporary Spanish Gothic is the first book to study how the Gothic mode intersects with cultural production in Spain today, considering some of the ways in which such production feeds off and simultaneously feeds into Gothic production more widely. Examining the works of writers and filmmakers like Carlos Ruiz ZafAn, Arturo PA(c)rez-Reverte, Pedro AlmodAvar and Alejandro AmenA!bar, as well as the further reaches of Spanish Gothic influence in the Twilight film series, the book considers images and themes like the mad surgeon and the vulnerable body, the role of the haunted house, and the heritage biopics of Francisco de Goya.
Book Synopsis The Devil on Screen by : Charles P. Mitchell
Download or read book The Devil on Screen written by Charles P. Mitchell and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-07-01 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Devil has been represented in many film genres, including horror, comedy, the musical, fantasy, satire, drama, and the religious epic, and in these works has assumed many shapes and forms. This book begins with a discussion of how the devil has been portrayed on stage, how that portrayal carried over to the big screen, and what are the standard elements of a satanic plot. Each entry in the filmography includes year of production, running time, writer, editor, cinematographer, producer, and director, evaluative rating, annotated cast list, plot synopsis, overall appraisal, and a spotlight on the actor playing Satan.
Book Synopsis The History of the National Association of Colored Women’S Clubs, Inc. by : LaVonne Leslie
Download or read book The History of the National Association of Colored Women’S Clubs, Inc. written by LaVonne Leslie and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 659 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The History of the National Association of Colored Womens Clubs, Inc., Edited by LaVonne Jackson Leslie With a new introduction by the editor In highlighting the history of the oldest black womens organization in the United States, The History of the National Association of Colored Womens Clubs, Inc., written by scholar Dr. Charles Wesley, provides a comprehensive insight into the historical achievements and activities of the organization from its creation to 1984. The book offers an interesting history of how the organization evolved and functioned nationwide into one of the most respectable black organization. It is highly recommended for readers interested in understanding the role of black women in uplifting the black community through community service involvement with programs focusing on childcare, education, and social services. The clubwomen established local, state, and regional chapters nationwide. The History of the National Association of Colored Womens Clubs, Inc., utilizes the organizations conference reports, minutes, and National Notespublication, as primary sources to depict how the clubs carried out their goals and operated in society to make a difference. The voices of the pioneer women in the National Association of Colored Womens Clubs, Inc., can be envisioned by reading this pivotal work. Their achievements are noteworthy in our history. They have inspired women in the organization to continue to be involved in carrying out its mission by upholding its motto, lifting as we climb. This book prepares the foundation for the next edition focusing on the history of the organization to the present.
Download or read book Investigating Identities written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Investigating Identities: Questions of Identity in Contemporary International Crime Fiction is one of the relatively few books to date which adopts a comparative approach to the study of the genre. This collection of twenty essays by international scholars, examining crime fiction production from over a dozen countries, confirms that a comparative approach can both shed light on processes of adaptation and appropriation of the genre within specific national, regional or local contexts, and also uncover similarities between the works of authors from very different areas.Contributors explore discourse concerning national and historical memory, language, race, ethnicity, culture and gender, and examine how identity is affirmed and challenged in the crime genre today. They reveal a growing tendency towards hybridization and postmodern experimentation, and increasing engagement with philosophical enquiry into the epistemological dimensions of investigation. Throughout, the notion of stable identities is subject to scrutiny.While each essay in itself is a valuable addition to existing criticism on the genre, all the chapters mutually inform and complement each other in fascinating and often unexpected ways. This volume makes an important contribution to the growing field of crime fiction studies and to ongoing debates on questions of identity. It will therefore be of special interest to students and scholars of the crime genre, identity studies and comparative literature. It will also appeal to all who enjoy reading contemporary crime fiction.
Book Synopsis Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide by : Nick Rennison
Download or read book Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide written by Nick Rennison and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without. "The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing." Robert McCrum, The Observer