Fiction

The Unstrung Harp, Or, Mr. Earbrass Writes a Novel

Author: Edward Gorey

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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Explores the nature of the literary life and its isolation, writer's block, boredom, and anguish, in the story of Mr. Earbrass, who, on November 18th of alternate years, begins writing his new novel
Indic poetry

Indian Poetry

Author: Saccidānandan

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN:

Category: Indic poetry

Page: 370

View: 848

This Anthology Of Papers Presented At A Seminar Organised By The Sahitya Akademi In March 1988, Takes Stock Of The Indian Poetry Of The Five Decades After Independence, Raises Basic Conceptual Questions, Examines Paradigm Shifts And Interrogates The Established Canons By Foregrounding Marginalised Voices. The Papers Examine The Growth Of Modern Sensibility In Indian Poetry In Specific Linguistic Contexts, Relates It To General Cultural Issues And Examines Post-Colonial Avant-Grade Trends Including The Feminist And The Dalit Movements. The Papers Are Collected Under Three Heads: ýModernism In Retrospectý Examines The Historical, Political And Aesthetic Aspects Of Modernism;ýAfter Modernism: Articulating Resistanceý Takes A Close Look At The Alternative Trends That Challenge The Status-Quoist Mainstream Poetry;ýPoetry As Discourse: Some General Issuesý Takes Up Some General Issues Concerning The Present And Future Of Poetry, Including The Problems Of The Translation Of Poetry. K. Satchidanandan Who Has Edited This Volume Is A Pioneer Of Modern Poetry And Criticism In Malayalam With 18 Collections Of Poetry, Two Plays, 15 Collections Of Critical Articles And Interviews And 15 Collections Of Translated Poetry.. He Now Heads The Sahitya Akademi, The Indian National Academy Of Letters
Music

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

Author: David G. Dodd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 616

A complete collection of annotated lyrics by the prolific rock band, published to coincide with their fiftieth anniversary, features literary, historical, and cultural references for every original song.
Literary Criticism

The Lives of Texts

Author: Andrzej Kowalczyk

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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The Lives of Texts: Exploring the Metaphor examines various instances of “textual subsistence” implied by the title. Drawing on the parallel between a text and a living organism, the contributors analyze various literary texts ranging from the Middle Ages to postmodernity, as well as film adaptations and the graphic novel. Apart from the works of canonical writers, attention is also drawn to some long-forgotten authors, along with the most recent instances of popular literature and culture. The exploration of the title metaphor allows the contributors to trace life-like phenomena (e.g. textual birth, maturation, dissemination, death and resurrection) in the texts of writers so remote from each other as Layamon, Thomas More, Mary Shelley, Charles Williams, Ursula Le Guin, A. S. Byatt, Peter Ackroyd, Iain Banks, J. K. Rowling, or Neil Gaiman.
Design

Illustrators 54

Author: Society of Illustrators

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 608

View: 757

This 54th edition of the Society of Illustrators Annual represents the very best work created throughout the year. These volumes have been collected and treasured for decades by those interested in the art of illustration, and are not only an invaluable source for art buyers, but also keep professional artists abreast of current trends and serve as inspirational teaching tools for art students and those entering the field. Highlights include: Revealing commentary by individual artists describing the creative process behind their works. Gold and Silver Medal winners in seven categories. Biographies of the artists elected to the prestigious Illustrators Hall of Fame, along with examples of their work. Profiles of the Hamilton King Award and the Richard Gangel Art Director Award winners.
Fiction

Scream of Stone

Author: Philip Athans

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 488

The finale of the acclaimed Watercourse Trilogy from The New York Times best-selling author Philip Athans! When the true mission of the Thayan Enclave is revealed, the richest man in Innarlith decides he wants to be the most powerful too, a once promising young man is transformed into a twisted undead assassin, and a quiet genius finally makes his stand, the explosive fury of decades of boiling rage explodes from the heart of a city at war with itself. From the Paperback edition.
Fiction

The Summoning

Author: Troy Denning

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 468

From the depths of the demiplane of shadow comes a new magic so mysterious it confounds even the Chosen of Mystra. From beneath the dune seas of Anauroch escapes one of Toril's most powerful and ancient evils -- the phaerimm. From Evereska, the last elven refuge on comes word of invasion. From nowhere appears a group of enigmatic sorcerers determined to destroy the phaerimm and save Evereska . . . for purposes known only to themselves. From the author of Crucible: The Trial of Cyric the Mad, Beyond the High Road, and Death of the Dragon (with Ed Greenwood) comes the most Realms-shaking event since The Threat from the Sea.
Social Science

The NewMediaReader

Author: Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California Santa Cruz Noah Wardrip-Fruin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 823

View: 730

A sourcebook of historical written texts, video documentation, and working programs that form the foundation of new media. This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs--many of them now almost impossible to find--that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical context and explain their significance. The texts were originally published between World War II--when digital computing, cybernetic feedback, and early notions of hypertext and the Internet first appeared--and the emergence of the World Wide Web--when they entered the mainstream of public life. The texts are by computer scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and individuals working across disciplines. The contributors include (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, Bill Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the book contains examples of early games, digital art, independent literary efforts, software created at universities, and home-computer commercial software. Also on the CD is digitized video, documenting new media programs and artwork for which no operational version exists. One example is a video record of Douglas Engelbart's first presentation of the mouse, word processor, hyperlink, computer-supported cooperative work, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the screen we now call non-overlapping windows; another is documentation of Lynn Hershman's Lorna, the first interactive video art installation.
Literary Collections

Amphigorey Too

Author:

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 952

Somber drawings illustrate short, enigmatic, and macabre tales and rhymes about murders, unusual animals, and mysterious events.