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The Executioner s Song

The Executioner s Song Book
Author : Norman Mailer
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780375700811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written in 1979, the author's Pulitzer Prize-winner raises the story of Gary Gilmore, a lifelong criminal who fought against the justice system to win his own execution for a double murder, to the level of classic literature. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Truman Capote

Truman Capote Book
Author : Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 1438119321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of Truman Capote.

Literature and the Rise of the Interview

Literature and the Rise of the Interview Book
Author : Rebecca Roach
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019-01-29
ISBN : 0198825412
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today interviews proliferate everywhere: in newspapers, on television, and in anthologies; as a method they are a major tool of medicine, the law, the social sciences, oral history projects, and journalism; and in the book trade interviews with authors are a major promotional device. We live in an 'interview society'. How did this happen? What is it about the interview form that we find so appealing and horrifying? Are we all just gossips or is there something more to it? What are the implications of our reliance on this bizarre dynamic for publicity, subjectivity, and democracy? Literature and the Rise of the Interview addresses these questions from the perspective of literary culture. The book traces the ways in which the interview form has been conceived and deployed by writers, and interviewing has been understood as a literary-critical practice. It excavates what we might call a 'poetics' of the interview form and practice. In so doing it covers 150 years and four continents. It includes a diverse rostrum of well-known writers, such as Henry James, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Djuna Barnes, William Burroughs, Philip Roth, J. M. Coetzee and Toni Morrison, while reintroducing some individuals that history has forgotten, such as Betty Ross, 'Queen of Interviewers', and Julian Hawthorne, Nathaniel's profligate son. Together these stories expose the interview's position in the literary imagination and consider what this might tell us about conceptions of literature, authorship, and reading communities in modernity.

Sentenced to Death

Sentenced to Death Book
Author : David Guest
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9781604739350
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Sentenced to Death book written by David Guest, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Conversations with Norman Mailer

Conversations with Norman Mailer Book
Author : Norman Mailer
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9780878053520
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mailer discusses his writing, the craft of fiction, literary criticism, his career as an author, biography, and modern society

Reflections from the Heart of Educational Inquiry

Reflections from the Heart of Educational Inquiry Book
Author : George Willis,William Henry Schubert
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1991-01-01
ISBN : 9780791405567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique book discusses and illustrates the ways the arts have influenced curriculum inquiry and the teaching and learning process. It is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on aesthetic, epistemological, ethical, ontological, and political explanations of the influence of the arts on curricula. The second part offers personal accounts by well-known scholars who have been influenced by works of art and who have translated those influences into their classroom curricula and teaching.

The New Historicism

The New Historicism Book
Author : Harold Veeser
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-12-19
ISBN : 1317761219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Following Clifford Geertz and other cultural anthropologists, the New Historicist critics have evolved a method for describing culture in action. Their "thick descriptions" seize upon an event or anecdote--colonist John Rolfe's conversation with Pocohontas's father, a note found among Nietzsche's papers to the effect that "I have lost my umbrella"--and re-read it to reveal through the analysis of tiny particulars the motive forces controlling a whole society. Contributors: Stephen J. Greenblatt, Louis A. Montrose, Catherine Gallagher, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Gerald Graff, Jean Franco, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Frank Lentricchia, Vincent Pecora, Jane Marcus, Jon Klancher, Jonathan Arac, Hayden White, Stanley Fish, Judith Newton, Joel Fineman, John Schaffer, Richard Terdiman, Donald Pease, Brooks Thomas.

The Art of Writing Music

The Art of Writing Music Book
Author : John Cacavas
Publisher : Alfred Music
Release : 2021-10-26
ISBN : 9781457438967
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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John Cacavas has written an extensive book on the techniques of composing, orchestrating and arranging. Includes chapters on each section of the band and orchestra, voicing techniques as well as special chapters on concert band writing, choral writing, electronic applications and writing for film and television.

From and To

From and To Book
Author : Dolores Beasley
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2007-04-16
ISBN : 059587424X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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She's a nave, middle-class Black-American battling rats in Africa and having an affair with a cute but dumb white Peace Corps volunteer. He's a budding Minneapolis journalist with a fixation for sleazy movies and tasteless TV. Then there's Susan-an outspoken, fiercely loyal, recent college grad whose fianc is quite possibly gay. It's the mid-1980s. Reagan is still the "Teflon" president. America's watching "Dynasty," "That's Incredible," and "Falcon Crest." Everyone's dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Joan Rivers is Johnny Carson's favorite guest host and the general public is just beginning to learn of AIDS. If you're African-American, white, male, female, gay or straight, this touching, funny coming of age memoir told through highly entertaining and poignant letters from and to West Africa, Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City will touch your soul. "From and To" provides a candid account of Peace Corps life as it celebrates the collective experience of growing up in the eighties.

Tales of the Executioners Volume Two

Tales of the Executioners  Volume Two Book
Author : Joleene Naylor
Publisher : Joleene Naylor
Release : 2019-04-26
ISBN : 1095934848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Volume Two continues the stories of the Executioners, the vampires’ elite enforcers who uphold the Laws and administer punishment. Meet thirteen Executioners, hear their stories – from romance to heartbreak – and see through their eyes as Malick’s madness spirals out of control, leading to rebellion, betrayal, and death. Contains expanded versions of some stories, only available in this collection, as well as the exclusive stories Philip: What do you See?, Senya: Reasons, Roger: A Quiet Day and Obrad: Waylaid. Also includes the Executioner Timeline Part 2 to help keep everything straight.

The Spectacle of Death

The Spectacle of Death Book
Author : Kristin Boudreau
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1787, Benjamin Rush cautioned that public punishments were dangerous to the social and legal authority of the new nation. For Rush, irrepressible human sentiments all but guaranteed that public punishments would turn spectators against the institutions responsible for the punishments. Although public executions of criminals ended early in the 19th century, debate over the morality of capital punishment has continued to this day. In this unique and fascinating glimpse into public reactions to prominent executions, from colonial times to the 1990s, Kristin Boudreau focuses on the central role of populist, often ephemeral literary forms in shaping attitudes toward capital punishment. Surveying popular poems, ballads, plays, and novels, she shows that, at key times of social unrest in American history, many Americans have felt excluded by the political and legal processes, and have turned instead to inexpensive literary forms of expression in an attempt to change the course of history. Among the significant capital cases that the author discusses are: the Haymarket anarchist trial of 1886; the lynching of Leo Frank in 1914; the murder of Emmett Till in 1955 and its effects on the Civil Rights movement; Norman Mailer's treatment of the Gary Gilmore case in the 1979 novel, The Executioner's Song; and the 1998 execution of Karla Faye Tucker, a convicted murderer who became a born-again Christian on death row. In the concluding chapter, Boudreau examines contemporary writers, musicians, actors, and other artists who are using their artistic media to influence official policies of states that permit capital punishment. By examining these neglected texts, Boudreau brings to light a compelling story about ordinary Americans fighting an entrenched legal system at times of great national crisis.

The German Genius

The German Genius Book
Author : Peter Watson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-09-16
ISBN : 085720324X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In the early decades of the 20th century, German artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, and engineers were leading their freshly-unified country to new and undreamed of heights, and by 1933, they had won more Nobel prizes than anyone else and more than the British and Americans combined. But this genius was cut down in its prime with the rise and subsequent fall of Adolf Hitler and his fascist Third Reich-a legacy of evil that has overshadowed the nation's contributions ever since. Yet how did the Germans achieve their pre-eminence beginning in the mid-18th century? In this fascinating cultural history, Peter Watson goes back through time to explore the origins of the German genius, how it flourished and shaped our lives, and, most importantly, to reveal how it continues to shape our world. As he convincingly demonstarates, while we may hold other European cultures in higher esteem, it was German thinking-from Bach to Nietzsche to Freud-that actually shaped modern America and Britain in ways that resonate today.

Corrections

Corrections Book
Author : Michael Welch
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-14
ISBN : 1136842748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Review questions; Recommended readings; 3. America's Penal Past; Introduction; Colonial America; Methods of punishment; William Penn and the Great Law; Analyzing punishment in colonial America; Prisons in the nation's early years; Newgate Prison, Connecticut: subterranean incarceration and political imprisonment; The Walnut Street Jail: penal reform and the quest for state power; Newgate Prison, New York City; The Jacksonian era; Reconceptualizing crime as a social problem; The Pennsylvania and Auburn systems of prison discipline; Elam Lynds: warden of Auburn and Sing Sing.

50 States 5 000 Ideas

50 States  5 000 Ideas Book
Author : National Geographic,Joe Yogerst
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2019-09-04
ISBN : 1426221207
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You'll discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America's oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.

Suicide in the Entertainment Industry

Suicide in the Entertainment Industry Book
Author : David K. Frasier
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2015-09-11
ISBN : 1476608075
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work covers 840 intentional suicide cases initially reported in Daily Variety (the entertainment industry's trade journal), but also drawing attention from mainstream news media. These cases are taken from the ranks of vaudeville, film, theatre, dance, music, literature (writers with direct connections to film), and other allied fields in the entertainment industry from 1905 through 2000. Accidentally self-inflicted deaths are omitted, except for a few controversial cases. It includes the suicides of well-known personalities such as actress Peg Entwistle, who is the only person to ever commit suicide by jumping from the top of the Hollywood Sign, Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge, who are believed to have overdosed on drugs, and Richard Farnsworth and Brian Keith, who shot themselves to end the misery of terminal cancer. Also mentioned, but in less detail, are the suicides of unknown and lesser-known members of the entertainment industry. Arranged alphabetically, each entry covers the person’s personal and professional background, method of suicide, and, in some instances, includes actual statements taken from the suicide note.

Dark Days

Dark Days Book
Author : Joseph J. Capriccioso
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2012-05-10
ISBN : 1477102574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Loss of Ways and Dark Days go hand in hand. Always were the two books connected since Sorrow of Separation. Your Dark Days are born as you return home to find your life snatched away. Your sons were only two years and two months old. Marriage was just around the corner for you.Life was good as you looked forward to a future of happily ever after.The future died as you ran up your steps. You open your door to the loudest silence you could hear. Shock choked your vocal cords. Pure fear of not knowing where they could be. The truth was soon revealed that you didnt want to accept. She had an affair and ran away with no intent to return.Your true love tossed you out without giving you a choice. She took your future with her in the form of your sons. Can you survive being erased from existence? Her tales are told where you dont exist or matter. You are blocked from your kids day-to-day life, and a new world is constructed without you. No one knows who you are, and you must fight to be seen. You must prove yourself and battle for your kids. A father does have a say and should never be turned into a stranger. These are the Dark Days ________________________________ Imagine a world where you have no say. Robbed of your family youre made to pay. Forever falling with no end in sight. Health declines leaving you frail and light. Cries of children will end your dread. You are dying but are not dead. This future cannot be. You must fight for family. Survive past your Loss of Ways for these are the Dark Days. Evil may storm your weather, but you must never give up, never. Dark Days is the 8th book in the Sorrow of Separation Saga.

American Literature on Stage and Screen

American Literature on Stage and Screen Book
Author : Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2014-01-10
ISBN : 0786492791
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium. In addition to famous novels and short stories by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Willa Cather, many bestsellers, mysteries, children’s books, young adult books, horror novels, science fiction, detective stories, and sensational potboilers from the past two centuries are examined.

Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer Book
Author : Andrew Wilson
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9783039114061
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a comprehensive study of the work of the American author Norman Mailer, charting his response to critical events in his country's development since 1945. Focusing on Mailer's descriptions of World War II, 1960s counter-culture, the Vietnam War, the Apollo 11 mission and the execution of Gary Gilmore in Utah in 1977, the book analyses the native vernaculars in ten of his most critically acclaimed works. Moving beyond politically orientated scholarship, the author outlines Mailer's New York, American GI, Mid-West and Southern styles, contextualising his prose against earlier American authors, including Henry Adams, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, and positioning his writing alongside contemporary notables such as Joan Didion, William Burroughs and Truman Capote. Incorporating over forty years of scholarship in the form of articles, reviews and interviews, this book pinpoints the American attributes in Mailer's writing with a view to identifying trends in post-war American literary movements, the Beat Generation, New Journalism and Pop Art among others.

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words Book
Author : Alan Bisbort
Publisher : Pomegranate
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780764917387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Whether Inspiring, Incomprehensible, insightful, bleak, or absurd, last words can be spoken by the living as well as the dying. Among the dying, last words are truly final, as was the case with Dylan Thomas, who uttered "I've just had eighteen straight whiskeys. I think that's the record." Famous Last Words records the parting shots of dozens of folks no longer with us, from those dead for political reasons to those who themselves decided to end it all. And it records the words of those who went on with their lives after uttering a memorable farewell but whose reputation was made by their words, often to their lasting frustration, such as the infamous Richard Milhous Nixon: "You won't have me to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference." Famous Last Words also preserves the last words of those inhabiting the world of fiction, whether in a book, on the stage, in a movie or on TV. Blanche DuBois's "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" ranks right alongside Charles Foster Kane's "Rosebud" and Sidney Carton's "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done. . . ." The mutterings of the imagined are always floating around in our culture's consciousness, kicking lustily. Author Alan Bisbort consulted unimpeachable sources and original texts in compiling this compendium of 140 choice good-byes. But not only the farewells capture our attention: Bisbort's concise, witty, and informative text adds revealing context to the quoted words. Famous Last Words is fascinating, illuminating, and immensely rewarding. Reading through the pages may reveal some unifying impulse behind all those bye-byes; if so, you have truly stumbled uponthe meaning of life.

The Last to Die

The Last to Die Book
Author : Robert J. Hoshowsky
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2007-04-30
ISBN : 1770702466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Short-listed for the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Non-Fiction Although they committed separate crimes, Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin met their deaths on the same scaffold at Toronto’s Don Jail on December 11, 1962. They were the last two people executed in Canada, but surprisingly little was known about them until now. This is the first book to uncover the lives and deaths of Turpin, a Canadian criminal, and Lucas, a Detroit gangster. The result of more than five years of research, The Last to Die is based on original interviews, hidden documents, trial transcripts, and newspaper accounts. Featuring crime scene photos and never-before-published documents, this riveting book also reveals the heroic efforts of lawyer Ross MacKay, who defended both men, and Chaplain Cyril Everitt, who remained with them to the end. What actually happened the night of the hangings is shrouded by myth and rumour. This book finally confirms the truth and reveals the gruesome mistake that cost Arthur Lucas not only his life but also his head.