Over Her Dead Body

Autore: Elisabeth Bronfen
Editore: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719038273
Grandezza: 78,91 MB
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In 1846, Edgar Allen Poe wrote that 'the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world'. The conjuction of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen. Her examples range from Carmen to Little Nell, from Wuthering Heights to Vertigo, from Snow White to Frankenstein. The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs. The argument that this book presents is that narrative and visual representations of death can be read as symptoms of our culture and because the feminine body is culturally constructed as the superlative site of "other" and "not me", culture uses art to dream the deaths of beautiful women.

The Applied Social Arts

Autore: Artur Zmijewski
Editore:
ISBN: 9780953805594
Grandezza: 41,51 MB
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The Sleepwalkers

Autore: Paul Grossman
Editore: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429949460
Grandezza: 31,75 MB
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Berlin, 1932. In the final weeks of the Weimar Republic, as Hitler and his National Socialist party angle to assume control of Germany, beautiful girls are seen sleepwalking through the streets. Then, a young woman of mysterious origin, with her legs bizarrely deformed, is pulled dead from the Havel River. Willi Kraus, a high ranking detective in Berlin's police force, begins a murder investigation. A decorated World War I hero and the nation's most famous detective, Willi also is a Jew. Despite his elite status in the criminal police, he is disturbed by the direction Germany is taking. Working urgently to identify the dead woman and solve the murder, Willi finds his superiors diverting him at every turn, and is forced to waste precious time on a politically-sensitive missing person case. Colleagues seem to avoid him; a man on a streetcar stops him from reading a newspaper over his shoulder; he is uncomfortably aware of being watched. But he persists, and soon enters the dangerous Berlin underworld of debauched nightclubs, prostitutes with secrets to hide, and a hypnotist with troubling connections. As he moves through darkness closer to the truth, Willi begins to understand that much more than the solution to a murder is at stake. What he discovers will mean that his life, the lives of his friends and family, and Germany itself will never be the same The Sleepwalkers is a powerful, dramatic debut thriller of a nation's unstoppable corruption, featuring a good man trapped between his duty to serve and his grave doubts about what, and who, he serves.

A Liar S Autobiography

Autore: Graham Chapman
Editore:
ISBN: 9780413777287
Grandezza: 68,65 MB
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Bruculinu America

Autore: Vincent Schiavelli
Editore: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780395913741
Grandezza: 24,94 MB
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Reminiscences of life in the Italian neighborhoods of Brooklyn are accompanied by recipes for traditional dishes as prepared by the author's grandfather, a Sicilian master chef