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Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights  Big City Book
Author : Jay McInerney
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2014-02-13
ISBN : 1408854511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You are at a nightclub talking to a girl with a shaved head. The club is either Heartbreak or the Lizard Lounge. All might become clear if you could just slip into the bathroom and do a little more Bolivian Marching Powder. Then again, it might not... So begins our nameless hero's trawl through the brightly lit streets of Manhattan, sampling all this wonderland has to offer yet suspecting that tomorrow's hangover may be caused by more than simple excess. Bright Lights, Big City is an acclaimed classic which marked Jay McInerney as one of the major writers of our time.

Bright Lights Big Ass

Bright Lights  Big Ass Book
Author : Jen Lancaster
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-05-01
ISBN : 9781101128411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jen Lancaster hates to burst your happy little bubble, but life in the big city isn't all it's cracked up to be. Contrary to what you see on TV and in the movies, most urbanites aren't party-hopping in slinky dresses and strappy stilettos. But lucky for us, Lancaster knows how to make the life of the lower crust mercilessly funny and infinitely entertaining. Whether she's reporting rude neighbors to Homeland Security, harboring a crush on her grocery store clerk, or fighting-and losing-the Battle of the Stairmaster- Lancaster explores how silly, strange, and not-so-fabulous real city living can be. And if anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss her big, fat, pink, puffy down parka.

The Films of the Eighties

The Films of the Eighties Book
Author : William J. Palmer
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780809320295
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this remarkable sequel to his Films of the Seventies: A Social History, William J. Palmer examines more than three hundred films as texts that represent, revise, parody, comment upon, and generate discussion about major events, issues, and social trends of the eighties. Palmer defines the dialectic between film art and social history, taking as his theoretical model the "holograph of history" that originated from the New Historicist theories of Hayden White and Dominick LaCapra. Combining the interests and methodologies of social history and film criticism, Palmer contends that film is a socially conscious interpreter and commentator upon the issues of contemporary social history. In the eighties, such issues included the war in Vietnam, the preservation of the American farm, terrorism, nuclear holocaust, changes in Soviet-American relations, neoconservative feminism, and yuppies. Among the films Palmer examines are Platoon, The Killing Fields, The River, Out of Africa, Little Drummer Girl, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Silkwood, The Day After, Red Dawn, Moscow on the Hudson, Troop Beverly Hills, and Fatal Attraction. Utilizing the principles of New Historicism, Palmer demonstrates that film can analyze and critique history as well as present it.

American Literary Minimalism

American Literary Minimalism Book
Author : Robert C. Clark
Publisher : University of Alabama Press
Release : 2015-01-31
ISBN : 0817318275
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Literary Minimalism fills a need for a comprehensive study of this twentieth-century literary movement. In it, Robert Clark explores works that are emblematic of the style by best-selling authors Ernest Hemingway, Sandra Cisneros, Raymond Carver, Jay McInerney, Cormac McCarthy, and Susan Minot.

The Literature of Emigration and Exile

The Literature of Emigration and Exile Book
Author : James Whitlark,Wendell M. Aycock
Publisher : Texas Tech University Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780896722637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Literature of Emigration and Exile is a collection of works from various writers that explore the literature of emigration and exile. These writers examine poetic, fictional, and biographical voices from settings such as Turkey, renaissance Italy, modern Spain, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, China, Canada, and elsewhere.

Smoke

Smoke Book
Author : Jay McInerney
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2015-05-09
ISBN : 110197009X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection That summer in New York, everyone was wearing yellow ties; the stock market was coming into a long bull run; and Corrine and Russell Calloway quit smoking. From the writer whose Bright Lights, Big City defined a generation and the city of New York: the taut, darkly funny, alternately sultry and wistful story of the Calloway clan, who also appear in The Good Life and Brightness Falls. A selection from How It Ended, a career-spanning collection of McInerney’s short fiction, which show him to be a master of the genre, “brim[ming] with all the attendant guilt and thrills and self-defeating impulses of an extramarital tryst . . . Brilliant” (The Boston Globe). An eBook short.

Lee Roy s Heaven

Lee Roy s Heaven Book
Author : Big Brother Earl Roberts
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2013-08-27
ISBN : 1426970641
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author Big Bro. Earl Roberts like many others has been on a spiritual quest for understanding for many years. His new book (first novel) of spiritual fiction had been in the process of becoming for many years. Lee Roys Heaven is an attempt to convey to the masses the possibility of and necessity of people having more love and compassion in their lives. Perhaps, looking at some traditional religious doctrines in a whole new way and concluding that what we dont know about Gods truth is just as important as that which we believe we do know. This story of the adventures of a young (deceased) dope-seller tripping through his after death existence forces the readers to contemplate their lives, true love, forgiveness, patience and tolerance for other human beings that we judge as evil, sick with sinful natures, or strangely different then ourselves.

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000 Book
Author : New York Times Theater Reviews
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2001-12
ISBN : 9780415936972
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Jook Right on

Jook Right on Book
Author : Barry Lee Pearson
Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781572334328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jook Right On: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers is what author and compiler Barry Lee Pearson calls a “blues quilt.” These blues stories, collected by Pearson for thirty years, are told in the blues musicians’ own words. The author interviewed over one hundred musicians, recording and transcribing their stories. These are stories from well-known musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Koko Taylor, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, and Little Milton, and from more obscure artists such as Big Luck Carter, Henry Dorsey, Joseph Savage, and J. T. Adams. Pearson provides an introduction to the world of the blues and the genre of blues stories as well as brief biographies of the musicians. Divided into five sections—Blues Talk, Living the Blues, Learning the Blues, Working the Blues, and The Last Word—the book provides an overview of the inner workings of the blues tradition from the artist’s point of view. Wordsmiths by trade, the storytellers bring to their tales qualities also found in blues song performance and philosophical perspectives characteristic of the blues tradition such as improvisation, ironic humor, ambivalence, and a life-affirming sense of hope in the face of adversity. Pitched somewhere between story and song, this remarkable chorus of voices provides concrete illustrations of what it means to live the blues, to feel the blues, and to play the blues. Taken together, these artists provide a collective history of one of America’s most influential art forms. Blues fans and those interested in African American music, folklore, American music history, popular culture, and southern history will want to read Jook Right On: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers.

Compare 50 Years Ago with the Present and Let S Share the Blame

Compare 50 Years Ago with the Present and Let   S Share the Blame Book
Author : Samuel L. McClure
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2011-02-24
ISBN : 1426954557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the history of my life, from a young boy living on a farm in the country, and moving to California as a young man. It's about the rich, the middle-class, and especially the poor people. I am sure this book will be criticized by some and perhaps applauded by others. All ideas expressed in this book are mine; some names have been changed. It was my intention to write this book as openly and as earnestly as possible.

As Long as it Takes

As Long as it Takes Book
Author : William Pinkney,Carl Corey
Publisher : Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781593730468
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Highlighting the achievements of one of the great sailboat racers of all time, the author reveals how he emerged from the Great Depression in Chicago to become one of a small group of people to have circumnavigated the globe via the five Capes.

The Essence of Style

The Essence of Style Book
Author : Joan DeJean
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-11-01
ISBN : 1416588531
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What makes fashionistas willing to pay a small fortune for a particular designer accessory -- a luxe handbag, for example? Why is it that people all over the world share the conviction that a special occasion only becomes really special when a champagne cork pops -- and even more special when that cork comes from a bottle of Dom Pérignon? Why are diamonds the status symbol gemstone, instantly signifying wealth, power, and even emotional commitment? One of the foremost authorities on seventeenth-century French culture provides the answer to these and other fascinating questions in her account of how, at one glittering moment in history, the French under Louis XIV set the standards of sophistication, style, and glamour that still rule our lives today. Joan DeJean explains how a handsome and charismatic young king with a great sense of style and an even greater sense of history decided to make both himself and his country legendary. When the reign of Louis XIV began, his nation had no particular association with elegance, yet by its end, the French had become accepted all over the world as the arbiters in matters of taste and style and had established a dominance in the luxury trade that continues to this day. DeJean takes us back to the birth of haute cuisine, the first appearance of celebrity hairdressers, chic cafes, nightlife, and fashion in elegant dress that extended well beyond the limited confines of court circles. And Paris was the magical center -- the destination of travelers all across Europe. As the author observes, without the Sun King's program for redefining France as the land of luxury and glamour, there might never have been a Stork Club, a Bergdorf Goodman, a Chez Panisse, or a Cristophe of Beverly Hills -- and President Clinton would never have dreamed of holding Air Force One on the tarmac of LAX for an hour while Cristophe worked his styling genius on the president's hair. Written with wit, dash, and élan by an author who knows this astonishing true story better than virtually anyone, The Essence of Style will delight fans of history and everybody who wonders about the elusive definition of good taste.

Story of My Life

Story of My Life Book
Author : Jay McInerney
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780747517658
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of Bright Lights, Big City here zeros in on one section of 1980s Manhattan culture which is burning itself out even as it ignites. Beautiful, blunt, world-weary and 20, Alison is the reader's guide to the group indulgence and parental indifference that conspire against her.

Bright Lights Big Changes

Bright Lights  Big Changes Book
Author : Steven Rivellino
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2004-06-08
ISBN : 9781465330338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Broadway is a commercial institution. It has nothing whatsoever to do with pretentious artistic notions. Its there for one purpose, and one purpose alone to make money. So begins the comments by the successful Broadway and television producer Alexander Cohen made just before his recent deathhis thoughts on the state of Broadway today. The theatre is too much in transition [these days]. Its static; treading water, so to speak. Im only interested in keeping my current shows open as long as I can. The words of Sir Cameron Mackintoshhis personal views on the current state of the art. Executive Producer Steven Rivellino has taken a long hard look at the business of theatreBroadway and the West Endat the turn of this new century, and Bright Lights, Big Changes is his own candid personal analysis. Rivellino, author of the successful Mysterious Places, Mysterious Dreams, has cleverly zeroed in on what makes the industry tick. He easily articulates how the industry has changed; how we arrived where we are today; and openly discusses some of the current and future trends in theatrical production we will be seeing in the coming years. Bright Lights, Big Changes is a cogent and succinct analysis of the business of theatre today, on both sides of the Atlantica must read for anyone working within the industry, students of theatre; and for those passionate theatre lovers worldwide.

The Ultimate Book of New York Lists

The Ultimate Book of New York Lists Book
Author : Bert Randolph Sugar,C. N. Richardson
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2009-11-15
ISBN : 1602397740
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Draws on the expertise of famous residents and tourists including Pete Hamill and Howard Stern to rank best and worst visitor spots in New York City, advising readers on everything from where to find the best hamburger to the top ten songs about New York. Original.

To Travel Hopelessly

To Travel Hopelessly Book
Author : English Teacher X
Publisher : English Teacher X
Release : 2011-05-20
ISBN : 145801178X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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English Teacher X follows up his debut book with this raw and vivid memoir of his first five years teaching English abroad. In 1995 a young backpacker answered a newspaper ad and inadvertently became English Teacher X, working between 1995 and 2000 in seven different cities in five different countries, encountering exploitative employers, degenerate colleagues, and eager foreigner groupies.