The Oxford Companion To Fairy Tales

Autore: Jack Zipes
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199689822
Grandezza: 49,72 MB
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In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

Gobbolino The Witch S Cat

Autore: Ursula Moray Williams
Editore: Puffin Books
ISBN: 9780141323268
Grandezza: 42,45 MB
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Gobbolino has one white paw and blue eyes and isn't wicked at all, so his mother doesn't like him. He escapes to look for a kitchen home but is distrusted everywhere he goes and blamed for mysterious happenings. This is a tale of a witch's cat who would rather be a kitchen cat.

Lollipop Lounge

Autore: Genya Ravan
Editore:
ISBN: 9780823083626
Grandezza: 19,83 MB
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Holocaust survivor, trailblazing perfomer, pioneer producer, and hell-raising iconoclast, Genya Ravan takes readers on an unforgettable ride through a 40-year career in music. From the highs of being the lead singer in Goldie & the Gingerbreads, the first self-contained all-female band; touring Europe with the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Hollies; and working as the first female producer hired by a major record label, to the lows of harrowing recoveries from alcoholism, drug addiction, and cancer, Genya Ravan lived the rock and roll lifestyle to the hilt, barely surviving to tell the tale. Brutally honest, hysterically funny, and ultimately inspirational, Ravan tells her story as only she could. • For fans of Ravan's work with Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive, and her solo recordings • The title refers to a famous NYC nightclub and the first venue in which the author ever performed • Author toured with such popular bands as the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and the Hollies

V The Second Generation

Autore: Kenneth Johnson
Editore: Tor Books
ISBN: 142992134X
Grandezza: 38,14 MB
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Millions thrilled to Kenneth Johnson's hugely popular mini-series "V," an action filled drama of alien invasion, a TV event that was also a number one bestselling novel. Now, in a new novel based on the sequel miniseries currently being developed for TV, the tension between The Visitors and Earth's human inhabitants has reached a boiling point. The reptilian Visitors, who cleverly portray themselves as Earth's protectors, are anything but. Our oceans are being drained in order to fuel the aliens' motherships, and our scientists are treated like wanted criminals. And they have pods of preserved humans destined for even more sinister purposes. But hope is not lost. A small, yet resourceful Resistance risks everything to undermine the Visitors' stranglehold on Earth's people. Despite their heroic efforts, without more help they will be crushed by the Visitors and their human militia. Just when Earth's doom seems inevitable, agents of an alien civilization from another planet arrive in answer to humanity's desperate call for help. But can these other aliens be trusted? Or might we defeat one alien overlord, only to be delivered into the hands of another, equally as oppressive? Time is running out for the Resistance, for when the Visitors' Leader arrives, the aliens will complete their mission on Earth, with devastating consequences for all life on the planet. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe

Autore: Romain Puertolas
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352964
Grandezza: 49,90 MB
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A charmingly exuberant comic debut from an exciting new literary voice, and a “quirky, hilarious, elegantly written farce” (The Daily Telegraph), The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe is the globetrotting story of a trickster from rural India and his adventure of a lifetime. When the fakir—a professional con artist—arrives in Paris, he has just one goal: to get to Ikea. Armed with only a counterfeit hundred-euro note in the pocket of his silk trousers, he is confident that he has all he needs to thrive. But his plan goes horribly awry when he hides inside a wardrobe at the iconic Swedish retailer—the first in a series of accidents that will send him on a whirlwind tour across Europe. Pursued across the continent by a swindled taxi driver dead set on revenge, our fakir soon finds unlikely friends—from movie stars to illegal immigrants—in even unlikelier places. And, much to his own surprise, his heart begins to open to those around him as he comes to understand the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world. Channeling the manic energy of the Marx Brothers and the biting social commentary of Candide, Romain Puértolas has crafted an unforgettable comic romp around Europe that is propelled by laughter, love, and, ultimately, redemption. (Meatballs not included but highly recommended.)

Aleister Arcane

Autore: Steve Niles
Editore: Idea & Design Works Llc
ISBN: 9781932382334
Grandezza: 59,18 MB
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Aleister Green loves playing late night TV horror host Aleister Arcane in his hometown of Jackson, OK... at least, until Jackson's establishment forces him off the air and into unhappy retirement, and an early grave. But Aleister has left a little gift behind - will Jackson ever be the same?

Star Cats

Autore: Lesley Anne Ivory
Editore: Bulfinch Press
ISBN: 9780821223543
Grandezza: 13,36 MB
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The author explains how the twelve signs of the zodiac influence the behavior of both humans and cats and presents forty-two color illustrations of cats painted in symbolic settings related to their astrological signs. 15,000 first printing.

Battle Royale

Autore: Koushun Takami
Editore: TokyoPop
ISBN:
Grandezza: 78,65 MB
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In the future, random Jr. High School classes are chosen to compete in a game called Battle Royale. The rules: only one student can survive after 3 days on an island or else they all perish. Weapons are handed out and each student is sent out into the field alone and unprepared for the horror that awaits them. The classmates turn upon themselves in a battle for survival, treaties are made and broken, and former friends become foes as the relentless countdown continues. Amid the betrayals and rising body count, two classmates confess their love for each other and swear to survive this deadly game together.