Summary Book Review Women in Literature by Michael B. Snyder:
Download or read book Women in Literature written by Michael B. Snyder and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at gender-related themes in ninety-six of the most frequently taught works of fiction, including "Anna Karenina," "Brave New World," "Great Expectations," and "Lord of the Flies."
Summary Book Review Coming Back to a Theater Near You by Brian Hannan:
Download or read book Coming Back to a Theater Near You written by Brian Hannan and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-06-05 with total page 492 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the Silent Era, film reissues were a battle between rival studios—every Mary Pickford new release in 1914 was met with a Pickford re-release. For 50 years after the Silent Era, reissues were a battle between the studios, who considered old movies “found money,” and cinema owners, who often saw audiences reject former box office hits. In the mid–1960s, the return of The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)—the second biggest reissue of all time—altered industry perceptions, and James Bond double features pushed the revival market to new heights. In the digital age, reissues have continued to confound the critics. This is the untold hundred-year story of how old movies saved new Hollywood. Covering the booms and busts of a recycling business that became its own industry, the author describes how the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart and Alfred Hitchcock won over new generations of audiences, and explores the lasting appeal of films like Napoléon (1927), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Rocky Horror Show (1975) and Blade Runner (1982).
Summary Book Review Trumpeting a Fiery Sound by Jacqueline Miller Carmichael:
Download or read book Trumpeting a Fiery Sound written by Jacqueline Miller Carmichael and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2003-11-01 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When twenty-seven-year-old Margaret Walker's first collection of poems, For My People, won the Yale Poets Award in 1942, she was just beginning her long and distinguished career as a poet, novelist, biographer, and teacher. When her novel Jubilee was published to great acclaim in 1966, the New York Review of Books said, "[It] chronicles the triumph of a free spirit over many kinds of bondages." Jubilee is noteworthy for being one of the first novels to present African American history from both a black and female perspective. It is a historical and fictional account of Walker's great-grandmother's life, from slavery through Reconstruction, as told to Walker by her maternal grandmother. In Trumpeting a Fiery Sound, Jacqueline Miller Carmichael examines the novel's genesis and composition, the process of revision and publication, the work's structure and narrative strategies, its use of history and folklore, and its critical reception in the three decades since its first publication.
Download or read book Old House Interiors written by and published by . This book was released on 2000-06 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: National architectural magazine now in its fifteenth year, covering period-inspired design 1700–1950. Commissioned photographs show real homes, inspired by the past but livable. Historical and interpretive rooms are included; new construction, additions, and new kitchens and baths take their place along with restoration work. A feature on furniture appears in every issue. Product coverage is extensive. Experts offer advice for homeowners and designers on finishing, decorating, and furnishing period homes of every era. A garden feature, essays, archival material, events and exhibitions, and book reviews round out the editorial. Many readers claim the beautiful advertising—all of it design-related, no “lifestyle” ads—is as important to them as the articles.
Summary Book Review Reel Views 2 by James Berardinelli:
Download or read book Reel Views 2 written by James Berardinelli and published by Justin, Charles & Co.. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thoroughly revised and updated for 2005! Includes a new chapter on the best special edition DVDs and a new chapter on finding hidden easter egg features.
Summary Book Review Rethinking the Irish in the American South by Bryan Albin Giemza:
Download or read book Rethinking the Irish in the American South written by Bryan Albin Giemza and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2013-04-20 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studies of the Irish presence in America have tended to look to the main corridors of emigration, and hence outside the American South. Yet the Irish constituted a significant minority in the region. Indeed, the Irish fascination expresses itself in Southern context in powerful, but disparate, registers: music, literature, and often, a sense of shared heritage. Rethinking the Irish in the South aims to create a readable, thorough introduction to the subject, establishing new ground for areas of inquiry. These essays offer a revisionist critique of the Irish in the South, calling into question widely held understandings of how Irish culture was transmitted. The discussion ranges from Appalachian ballads, to Gone With the Wind, to the Irish rock band U2, to Atlantic-spanning literary friendships. Rather than seeing the Irish presence as "natural" or something completed in the past, these essays posit a shifting, evolving, and unstable influence. Taken collectively, they offer a new framework for interpreting the Irish in the region. The implications extend to the interpretation of migration patterns, to the understanding of Irish diaspora, and the assimilation of immigrants and their ideas
Summary Book Review Everything Was Better in America by David Welky:
Download or read book Everything Was Better in America written by David Welky and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2008-05 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American mass culture's conservative response to the Great Depression and the coming of World War II
Summary Book Review Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood by Nathan Platte:
Download or read book Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood written by Nathan Platte and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tells the fascinating story of the evolution of David O. Selznick's style through the many artists whose work defined Hollywood sound.
Summary Book Review Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature by Merriam-Webster, Inc:
Download or read book Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature written by Merriam-Webster, Inc and published by Merriam-Webster. This book was released on 1995 with total page 1260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.
Download or read book The Crisis written by and published by . This book was released on 1940-01 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.
Summary Book Review Visual Intelligence by Ann Marie Barry:
Download or read book Visual Intelligence written by Ann Marie Barry and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cuts across perceptual psychology, art, television, film, literature, advertising, and political communication to give the reader critical insight into the holistic logic and emotional power of the images that dominate our lives.
Summary Book Review Legacy of Disunion by Susan Mary Grant:
Download or read book Legacy of Disunion written by Susan Mary Grant and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2003-03-01 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The conviction that the American Civil War left a massive legacy to the country has generally been much clearer than the definition of what that legacy is. Did the war, as Ulysses S. Grant believed, bequeath power, intelligence, and sectional harmony to America, or did it, as many have argued since, sow racial and regional bitterness that has blighted the nation since 1865? What, exactly, was the legacy of disunion? This collection explores that question from a variety of angles, showcasing the work of twelve scholars from the United States and the United Kingdom. The essays ponder the role of history, myth, and media in sustaining the memory of the war and its racial implications in the South; Abraham Lincoln’s legacy; and the war’s consequences in less studied areas, such as civil-military relations, constitutional and legal history, and America’s ascent on the international stage. By juxtaposing American and non-American interpretations, this stimulating volume sheds light on aspects of the war’s legacy that from a purely American viewpoint are sometimes too close for comfort. Perhaps the greatest legacy of the Civil War is its ongoing debate and continuing fascination worldwide.
Summary Book Review The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall:
Download or read book The Wind Done Gone written by Alice Randall and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2001 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A literary parody of Gone With the Wind finds Scarlett O'Hara's beautiful Tara-born mulatto half-sister Cyrnara escaping her life of slavery in the world of the Old South to emerge into full life as a daughter, lover, and mother. A first novel. Reprint.
Summary Book Review Gender, Genre, and Race in Post-neo-slave Narratives by Dana Renee Horton:
Download or read book Gender, Genre, and Race in Post-neo-slave Narratives written by Dana Renee Horton and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 137 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gender, Genre, and Race in Post-Neo-Slave Narratives provides an, innovative conceptual framework for describing representations of slavery in twenty-first century American cultural productions. Covering a broad range of narrative forms ranging from novels like The Known World to films like 12 Years a Slave and the music of Missy Elliott, Dana Renee Horton engages with post-neo-slave narratives, a genre she defines as literary and visual texts that mesh conventions of postmodernity with the neo-slave narrative. Focusing on the characterization of black women in these texts, Horton argues that they are portrayed as commodities who commodify enslaved people, a fluid and complex characterization that is a foundational aspect of postmodern identity and emphasizes how postmodern identity restructures the conception of slave-owners.
Summary Book Review The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture by M. Thomas Inge:
Download or read book The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture written by M. Thomas Inge and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2014-02-01 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.
Summary Book Review Every Step a Struggle by Frank Manchel:
Download or read book Every Step a Struggle written by Frank Manchel and published by New Academia Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2007-01 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a unique insight into the effects of the civil rights movement of the sixties on black film history. It pays tribute to the sacrifices and achievements of seven individuals who made difficult and controversial choices to insure that black Americans shared in the evolution of the nation?s cultural heritage. Transcriptions and analyses of never-before published uncensored conversations with Lorenzo Tucker, Lillian Gish, King Vidor, Clarence Muse, Woody Strode, Charles Gordone, and Frederick Douglass O?Neal reveal many of the reasons and rationalizations behind a racist screen imagery in the first three-quarters of the twentieth century. This primary source, replete with pictures, documentation, and extensive annotations, recounts through the words of important participants what happened to many film pioneers when a new generation of African-Americans rebelled against the nation?s stereotyped film imagery. ?A unique historical resource, this book is a fitting tribute to these artists, reminding us of their courage, integrity, and perseverance to succeed against great odds. The thorough, meticulous annotations make it an indispensable addition to collections in film studies and African American studies.? -Denise Youngblood, Professor of History,University of Vermont.?The author has taken a unique approach and may have even created a new genre of writing: the interview embellished with scholarly commentary. It is a fascinating experiment. . . This book belongs in every research library and in all public libraries from mid-size to large cities. It fills in lacunae between existing studies.? -Peter C. Rollins, Editor-in-Chief of Film & History.
Summary Book Review The New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion to Georgia Literature by Hugh Ruppersburg:
Download or read book The New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion to Georgia Literature written by Hugh Ruppersburg and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2011-08-15 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Georgia has played a formative role in the writing of America. Few states have produced a more impressive array of literary figures, among them Conrad Aiken, Erskine Caldwell, James Dickey, Joel Chandler Harris, Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Jean Toomer, and Alice Walker. This volume contains biographical and critical discussions of Georgia writers from the nineteenth century to the present as well as other information pertinent to Georgia literature. Organized in alphabetical order by author, the entries discuss each author's life and work, contributions to Georgia history and culture, and relevance to wider currents in regional and national literature. Lists of recommended readings supplement most entries. Especially important Georgia books have their own entries: works of social significance such as Lillian Smith's Strange Fruit, international publishing sensations like Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind, and crowning artistic achievements including Jean Toomer's Cane. The literary culture of the state is also covered, with information on the Georgia Review and other journals; the Georgia Center for the Book, which promotes authors and reading; and the Townsend Prize, given in recognition of the year's best fiction. This is an essential volume for readers who want both to celebrate and learn more about Georgia's literary heritage.