Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Autore: Tennessee Williams
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 081122077X
Grandezza: 57,94 MB
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The definitive text of this American classic—reissued with an introduction by Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance) and Williams' essay "Person-to-Person." Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the Cat. The play also daringly showcased the burden of sexuality repressed in the agony of her husband, Brick Pollitt. In spite of the public controversy Cat stirred up, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award for that year. Williams, as he so often did with his plays, rewrote Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for many years—the present version was originally produced at the American Shakespeare Festival in 1974 with all the changes that made Williams finally declare the text to be definitive, and was most recently produced on Broadway in the 2003-04 season. This definitive edition also includes Williams' essay "Person-to-Person," Williams' notes on the various endings, and a short chronology of the author's life. One of America's greatest living playwrights, as well as a friend and colleague of Williams, Edward Albee has written a concise introduction to the play from a playwright's perspective, examining the candor, sensuality, power, and impact of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof then and now.

Understanding Pride And Prejudice

Autore: Debra Teachman
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301261
Grandezza: 75,95 MB
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Presents an assortment of materials which describe the cultural, social, and political climate during the period in which the novel takes place

Gobbolino The Witch S Cat

Autore: Ursula Moray Williams
ISBN: 9780141354897
Grandezza: 50,78 MB
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Gobbolino is a witch's cat who would rather be a kitchen cat. 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 real home but is distrusted everywhere he goes and blamed for mysterious happenings, such as the farmer's milk turning sour and the orphanage children's gruel turning into chocolate. Will Gobbolino ever find the home of his dreams?

The Oxford Companion To Fairy Tales

Autore: Jack Zipes
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199689822
Grandezza: 69,18 MB
Formato: PDF
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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.

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

Autore: Romain Puertolas
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352964
Grandezza: 80,15 MB
Formato: PDF
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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.)

The Other Coast

Autore: Adrian Raeside
Editore: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449437362
Grandezza: 63,46 MB
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What would road rage in Beverly Hills look like? From the whimsical perspective of The Other Coast creator Adrian Raeside, it would involve a prim-and-proper hurling of a jar of Grey Poupon at the offending driver. The Other Coast: Road Rage in Beverly Hills is the first collection of Adrian Raeside's strip featuring his off-kilter view of contemporary life. Raeside's lighthearted look at culture, politics, fashion, society, and life in general is both insightful and hilarious. Whether it's taking a clever poke at our obsession with wireless phones, our inability to maintain a workout program, or the witty banter of married life, The Other Coast is a bastion of original thinking, wry wit, and out-loud laughs. Much of the humor comes at the expense of Toulose, the eccentric screenwriter, and his cause-seeking wife, Vicki. But the strip also features a colorful cast of repair people, kids, contractors, tech-support goons, agents, pets, and much more. Those enjoying strips that provide more than the "same ol' schtick" are sure to relish a visit to The Other Coast, where folks aren't deep enough to be shallow.

Lollipop Lounge

Autore: Genya Ravan
ISBN: 9780823083626
Grandezza: 41,29 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

Aleister Arcane

Autore: Steve Niles
Editore: Idea & Design Works Llc
ISBN: 9781932382334
Grandezza: 45,52 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?

Fifty Shades Freed

Autore: E. L. James
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0345803507
Grandezza: 28,41 MB
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Even though Christian and Anastasia are now a proper couple, they still have many obstacles to overcome, including Christian's past coming back to haunt Anastasia.

V The Second Generation

Autore: Kenneth Johnson
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765319067
Grandezza: 40,52 MB
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The human underground may finally get the chance to defeat the brutal control of the alien Visitors when another alien race answers their call for help, but they must also decide if their new alien allies can really be trusted.