The Other Wind

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473206014
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A masterpiece of chilling narration' GUARDIAN 'Wise, graceful, classic myth-making' THE SCOTSMAN The wizard Alder comes from Roke to the island of Gont in search of the Archmage, Lord Sparrowhawk, once known as Ged. The man who was once the most powerful wizard in the Islands now lives with his wife Tenar and their adopted daughter Tehanu. Alder needs help: his beloved wife died and in his dreams she calls him to the land of the dead - and now the dead are haunting him, begging for release. He can no longer sleep, and the Wizards of Earthsea are worried. But there is more at stake than the unquiet rest of one minor wizard: for the dragons of Earthsea have arisen, to reclaim the lands that were once theirs. Only Tehanu, herself daughter of a dragon, can talk to them; it may be that Alder's dreams hold the key to the salvation of Earthsea and all the peoples who live there.

Ursula K Le Guin

Author: Susan M. Bernardo
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313332258
Size: 14,67 MB
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Examines the major works of the science fiction author, describing her characters, narrative strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and significant themes.

Progress In Vehicle Aerodynamics And Thermal Management

Author: Jochen Wiedemann
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319678221
Size: 20,33 MB
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The books presents latest information about new car developments, new or improved testing techniques and new or improved calculation procedures. Presenters are from industry and academia.

Proceedings Of The Fourth International Conference On Wind Effects On Buildings And Structures

Author: Keith J. Eaton
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521208017
Size: 20,46 MB
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Describes developments in the areas of meteorology, aerodynamics and structural engineering, which effects the wind on buildings and structures.

A Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences

Author: George Gregory
Size: 17,54 MB
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A New And Complete Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences

Author: George Gregory
Size: 16,33 MB
Format: PDF
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A Dictionary Of Mechanical Science Arts Manufactures And Miscellaneous Knowledge

Author: Alexander Jamieson
Size: 18,49 MB
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What Ever Happened To Orson Welles

Author: Joseph McBride
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813145953
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At the age of twenty-five, Orson Welles (1915--1985) directed, co-wrote, and starred in Citizen Kane, widely regarded as the greatest film ever made. But Welles was such a revolutionary filmmaker that he found himself at odds with the Hollywood studio system. His work was so far ahead of its time that he never regained the wide popular following he had once enjoyed as a young actor-director on the radio. What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career challenges the conventional wisdom that Welles's career after Kane was a long decline and that he spent his final years doing little but eating and making commercials while squandering his earlier promise. In this intimate and often surprising personal portrait, Joseph McBride shows instead how Welles never stopped directing radical, adventurous films and was always breaking new artistic ground as a filmmaker. McBride is the first author to provide a comprehensive examination of the films of Welles's artistically rich yet little-known later period in the United States (1970--1985), when McBride knew and worked with him. McBride reports on Welles's daringly experimental film projects, including the legendary 1970--1976 unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind, Welles's satire of Hollywood during the "Easy Rider era"; McBride gives a unique insider perspective on Welles from the viewpoint of a young film critic playing a spoof of himself in a cast headed by John Huston and Peter Bogdanovich. To put Welles's widely misunderstood later years into context, What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? reexamines the filmmaker's entire life and career. McBride offers many fresh insights into the collapse of Welles's Hollywood career in the 1940s, his subsequent political blacklisting, and his long period of European exile. An enlightening and entertaining look at Welles's brilliant and enigmatic career as a filmmaker, What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? serves as a major reinterpretation of Welles's life and work. McBride clears away the myths that have long obscured Welles's later years and have caused him to be falsely regarded as a tragic failure. McBride's revealing portrait of this great artist will change the terms of how Orson Welles is understood as a man, an actor, a political figure, and a filmmaker.