Summary Book Review Daughter of Camelot by Glynis Cooney:
Download or read book Daughter of Camelot written by Glynis Cooney and published by Junto Publications. This book was released on 2013-09-24 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born a twin, soon to be fourteen-year-old Deirdre is besieged by brutal superstitions of the medieval age in which she lives. As much as she pretends to take no notice of fearful village gossips, Deirdre knows she is different than other young women. Contrary to a life as a wife and mother envisioned for her by her father, she believes in a future in which she, although female, will one day have glorious adventures like those shared by the noble men in her life. To prepare, she has her twin brother Rhys secretly teach her the combat lessons he receives as he trains for knighthood. Unexpectedly, Deirdre's ambitions shatter. She is ordered to accompany her older sister Nia to learn the manners and feminine wiles of court life. Then crisis hits Camelot. Allegiances are challenged. Perceptions change. A prophecy foretelling the fall of King Arthur threatens to become reality. As danger threatens everywhere Deirdre learns castle life is more than sewing and gossip. She quickly discovers the pitfalls of entertaining amorous knights. She becomes embroiled in ruthless plot that takes her far from all she knows and tests her once thwarted ambitions to confront life bravely.
Summary Book Review Rewriting the Women of Camelot by Ann F. Howey:
Download or read book Rewriting the Women of Camelot written by Ann F. Howey and published by Praeger. This book was released on 2001 with total page 137 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focuses on four contemporary Arthurian rewritings and six Arthurian short stories to explore the intersection of popular fiction and liberal feminist discourses in Western society.
Download or read book Scott's Shadow written by Ian Duncan and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-02 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scott's Shadow is the first comprehensive account of the flowering of Scottish fiction between 1802 and 1832, when post-Enlightenment Edinburgh rivaled London as a center for literary and cultural innovation. Ian Duncan shows how Walter Scott became the central figure in these developments, and how he helped redefine the novel as the principal modern genre for the representation of national historical life. Duncan traces the rise of a cultural nationalist ideology and the ascendancy of Scott's Waverley novels in the years after Waterloo. He argues that the key to Scott's achievement and its unprecedented impact was the actualization of a realist aesthetic of fiction, one that offered a socializing model of the imagination as first theorized by Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume. This aesthetic, Duncan contends, provides a powerful novelistic alternative to the Kantian-Coleridgean account of the imagination that has been taken as normative for British Romanticism since the early twentieth century. Duncan goes on to examine in detail how other Scottish writers inspired by Scott's innovations--James Hogg and John Galt in particular--produced in their own novels and tales rival accounts of regional, national, and imperial history. Scott's Shadow illuminates a major but neglected episode of British Romanticism as well as a pivotal moment in the history and development of the novel.
Summary Book Review In Churchill's Shadow by David Cannadine:
Download or read book In Churchill's Shadow written by David Cannadine and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2004-05 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With In Churchill's Shadow, David Cannadine offers an intriguing look at ways in which perceptions of a glorious past have continued to haunt the British present, often crushing efforts to shake them off. The book centers on Churchill, a titanic figure whose influence spanned the century. Though he was the savior of modern Britain, Churchill was a creature of the Victorian age. Though he proclaimed he had not become Prime Minister to "preside over the liquidation of the British Empire," in effect he was doomed to do just that. And though he has gone down in history for his defiant orations during the crisis of World War II, Cannadine shows that for most of his career Churchill's love of rhetoric was his own worst enemy. Cannadine turns an equally insightful gaze on the institutions and individuals that embodied the image of Britain in this period: Gilbert & Sullivan, Ian Fleming, Noel Coward, the National Trust, and the Palace of Westminster itself, the home and symbol of Britain's parliamentary government. This superb volume offers a wry, sympathetic, yet penetrating look at how national identity evolved in the era of the waning of an empire.
Summary Book Review Empire of Magic by Geraldine Heng:
Download or read book Empire of Magic written by Geraldine Heng and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2003-07-13 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Empire of Magic offers a genesis and genealogy for medieval romance and the King Arthur legend through the history of Europe's encounters with the East in crusades, travel, missionizing, and empire formation. It also produces definitions of "race" and "nation" for the medieval period and posits that the Middle Ages and medieval fantasies of race and religion have recently returned. Drawing on feminist and gender theory, as well as cultural analyses of race, class, and colonialism, this provocative book revises our understanding of the beginnings of the nine hundred-year-old cultural genre we call romance, as well as the King Arthur legend. Geraldine Heng argues that romance arose in the twelfth century as a cultural response to the trauma and horror of taboo acts—in particular the cannibalism committed by crusaders on the bodies of Muslim enemies in Syria during the First Crusade. From such encounters with the East, Heng suggests, sprang the fantastical episodes featuring King Arthur in Geoffrey of Monmouth's chronicle The History of the Kings of England, a work where history and fantasy collide and merge, each into the other, inventing crucial new examples and models for romances to come. After locating the rise of romance and Arthurian legend in the contact zones of East and West, Heng demonstrates the adaptability of romance and its key role in the genesis of an English national identity. Discussing Jews, women, children, and sexuality in works like the romance of Richard Lionheart, stories of the saintly Constance, Arthurian chivralic literature, the legend of Prester John, and travel narratives, Heng shows how fantasy enabled audiences to work through issues of communal identity, race, color, class and alternative sexualities in socially sanctioned and safe modes of cultural discussion in which pleasure, not anxiety, was paramount. Romance also engaged with the threat of modernity in the late medieval period, as economic, social, and technological transformations occurred and awareness grew of a vastly enlarged world beyond Europe, one encompassing India, China, and Africa. Finally, Heng posits, romance locates England and Europe within an empire of magic and knowledge that surveys the world and makes it intelligible—usable—for the future. Empire of Magic is expansive in scope, spanning the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries, and detailed in coverage, examining various types of romance—historical, national, popular, chivalric, family, and travel romances, among others—to see how cultural fantasy responds to changing crises, pressures, and demands in a number of different ways. Boldly controversial, theoretically sophisticated, and historically rooted, Empire of Magic is a dramatic restaging of the role romance played in the culture of a period and world in ways that suggest how cultural fantasy still functions for us today.
Summary Book Review Kennedy's Blues by Guido van Rijn:
Download or read book Kennedy's Blues written by Guido van Rijn and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2009-09-23 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in a single volume the blues and gospel songs written by African-Americans about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and offers a close analysis of Kennedy's hold upon the African-American imagination. These blues and gospel songs have never been transcribed and analyzed in a systematic way, so this volume provides a hitherto untapped source on the perception of one of the most intriguing American presidents. After eight years of Republican rule the young Democratic president received a warm welcome from African-Americans. However, with the Cold War military draft and the slow pace of civil rights measures, inspiration temporarily gave way to impatience. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, the March on Washington, the groundbreaking civil rights bill--all found their way into blues and gospel songs. The many blues numbers devoted to the assassination and the president's legacy are evidence of JFK's near-canonization by African Americans. Blues historian Guido van Rijn shows that John F. Kennedy became a mythical hero to blues songwriters despite what was left unaccomplished.
Summary Book Review Children's Books in Print by R R Bowker Publishing:
Download or read book Children's Books in Print written by R R Bowker Publishing and published by R. R. Bowker. This book was released on 1999-12 with total page 1266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Children's Books in Print 1998 by Bowker Editorial Staff:
Download or read book Children's Books in Print 1998 written by Bowker Editorial Staff and published by Rr Bowker Llc. This book was released on 1998 with total page 1256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Subject Guide to Children's Books In Print, 1989-1990 by R R Bowker Publishing:
Download or read book Subject Guide to Children's Books In Print, 1989-1990 written by R R Bowker Publishing and published by R. R. Bowker. This book was released on 1989-10 with total page 589 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book New York Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1992-04-27 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Download or read book Rock and Roll written by Maury Dean and published by Algora Publishing. This book was released on 2003 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Rock 'n' Roll survey covers 38 of your own "top 40" hits, focusing on every single that broke new ground or topped the charts. It bounces with the excitement of rock music and the vibrant personalities who create it.
Summary Book Review King Arthur on Film by Kevin J. Harty:
Download or read book King Arthur on Film written by Kevin J. Harty and published by McFarland. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of eleven essays details more than 75 films, from Edwin Porter's 1904 Parsifal to the animated Quest for Camelot in 1998. A variety of critical perspectives are provided. The medieval and modern worlds collide in The Fisher King and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; issues of femininity and depictions of Morgan Le Fay are analyzed in the 1931 Connecticut Yankee and in Excalibur; concerns of masculinity are examined in First Knight and Dragonheart. A comprehensive filmography, selective bibliography and over 40 film stills complete this critical appreciation of the rich and varied cinematic tradition of Arthur.
Download or read book Pendragon written by James Wilde and published by Bantam Press. This book was released on 2018-03-08 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is the beginning of a legend. Long before Camelot rose, a hundred years before the myth of King Arthur was half-formed, at the start of the Red Century, the world was slipping into a Dark Age...It is AD 367. In a frozen forest beyond Hadrian?s Wall, six scouts of the Roman army are found murdered. For Lucanus, known as the Wolf and leader of elite unit called the Arcani, this chilling ritual killing is a sign of a greater threat.But to the Wolf the far north is a foreign land, a place where daemons and witches and the old gods live on. Only when the child of a friend is snatched will he venture alone into this treacherous world - a territory ruled over by a barbarian horde - in order to bring the boy back home. What he finds there beyond the wall will echo down the years.A secret game with hidden factions is unfolding in the shadows- cabals from the edge of Empire to the eternal city of Rome itself, from the great pagan monument of Stonehenge to the warrior kingdoms of Gaul will go to any length to find and possess what is believed to be a source of great power, signified by the mark of the Dragon. A soldier and a thief, a cut-throat, courtesan and a druid, even the Emperor Valentinian himself - each of these has a part to play in the beginnings of this legend...the rise of the House of Pendragon.
Summary Book Review Subject Guide to Children's Books In Print, 1990-1991 by R R Bowker Publishing:
Download or read book Subject Guide to Children's Books In Print, 1990-1991 written by R R Bowker Publishing and published by R. R. Bowker. This book was released on 1990-09 with total page 644 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: