Entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of famous fairy tales and the contexts in which they flourished. It also lifts the curtain on the tellers themselves - from ancient sibyls and old crones to the more modern Angela Carter and, of course, Walt Disney. A brilliant compendium of folklore, fairytales and learning which reveals unexpected links and histories behind some of our oldest and most-loved tales.
When a dystopian government controls every aspect of society, siblings Wisty and Whit Allgood may be the world's only hope in this magical beginning of James Patterson's Witch & Wizard series. Everything is about to change. The government has seized control of every aspect of society, and this is the astonishing story of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and a wizard. Thousands of young people have been kidnapped; some have been accused; many others remain missing. Their fate is unknown, and the worst is feared-for the ruling regime will stop at nothing to suppress life and liberty, music and books, art and magic . . . and the pursuit of being a normal teenager.
In this age of nearly unprecedented partisan rancor, you’d be forgiven for thinking we could all do with a smaller daily dose of politics. In his provocative and sharp book, however, Ned O’Gorman argues just the opposite: Politics for Everybody contends that what we really need to do is engage more deeply with politics, rather than chuck the whole thing out the window. In calling for a purer, more humanistic relationship with politics—one that does justice to the virtues of open, honest exchange—O’Gorman draws on the work of Hannah Arendt (1906–75). As a German-born Jewish thinker who fled the Nazis for the United States, Arendt set out to defend politics from its many detractors along several key lines: the challenge of separating genuine politics from distorted forms; the difficulty of appreciating politics for what it is; the problems of truth and judgment in politics; and the role of persuasion in politics. O’Gorman’s book offers an insightful introduction to Arendt’s ideas for anyone who wants to think more carefully
This catalogue revises our understanding of glamour in the fields of fashion, industrial design, and architecture. Tracing glamour's trajectory from Hollywood's golden age to its present-day connotations of affluence, this illustrated volume presents an array of postwar couture, jewelry, automobile, furniture, and built and unbuilt architecture - all of which share an affinity for richly decorative patterning, complex layering, and sumptuous materials.
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.
Clive Staples Lewis, better known as C.S. Lewis, was a respected academic, writer, and speaker. While he might be best known for his works of fantasy, especially the Chronicles of Narnia and Space Trilogy series, he also wrote many books on Christian apologetics, including Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain. While Lewis was a lecturer at Oxford, he became close friends with fellow lecturer J.R.R. Tolkien, future author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Both authors participated in an informal writing group, The Inklings, where they critiqued and debated each other’s texts and ideas. His works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe stands out as his most popular fantasy work. Initially, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia, though chronologically the second by order, it tells of the adventures of children who magically arrive in a magical country called Narnia. In Narnia, magic comes as no surprise, animals both speak and act, and good strives against evil. Lewis weaves Christian themes throughout the Chronicles of Narnia in a manner that is both accessible and picturesque for readers young and old. Attentive readers will also spot elements of Roman and Greek mythology as well as British and Irish folklore. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE PRINCE CASPIAN THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER THE SILVER CHAIR THE HORSE AND HIS BOY THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW THE LAST BATTLE THE SPACE TRILOGY OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET PERELANDRA OR, VOYAGE TO VENUS THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH OTHER FICTION THE PILGRIM’S REGRESS THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS THE GREAT DIVORCE TILL WE HAVE FACES SHORT STORIES THE POETRY COLLECTIONS SPIRITS IN BONDAGE DYMER THE COMPLETE POETRY THE NON-FICTION THE PROBLEM OF PAIN ON STORIES AN ESSAY A PREFACE TO PARADISE LOST BROADCAST TALKS THE ABOLITION OF MAN BEYOND PERSONALITY GEORGE MACDONALD: AN ANTHOLOGY MIRACLES HAMLET: THE PRINCE OR THE POEM? MARY NEYLAN PREFACE TO ESSAYS PRESENTED TO CHARLES WILLIAMS ARTHURIAN TORSO WILLIAMS AND THE ARTHURIAD TRANSPOSITION AND OTHER ADDRESSES MERE CHRISTIANITY REFLECTIONS ON THE PSALMS STUDIES IN WORDS THE FOUR LOVES A GRIEF OBSERVED AN EXPERIMENT IN CRITICISM THEY ASKED FOR A PAPER: PAPERS AND ADDRESSES THE DISCARDED IMAGE LETTERS TO MALCOLM: CHIEFLY ON PRAYER IT ALL BEGAN WITH A PICTURE… THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
A reference work on important writers from the seventeenth century to the first part of the twentieth century, including 84 original critical essays on writers ranging from Charles Perrault to Laura Ingalls Wilder.