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City of Dreams

By R.H.E. Crawford
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1465326405
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 436
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Judge Harold J. Hudson disappears from the streets of Vienna. His partners ask his daughter Eva to send for Hudsons mistress Jordan to help find him. Jordan and Eva decide not to trust the partners, and set out to find him themselves. Jordan is not surprised to find that the trail of Harold Hudson is full of misadventures. It leads to strange places and into strange beds. She is surprised when spies start dropping about her from fatal wounds. She is surprised that the trail leads her into the sewers of the City of Dreams before the nightmare ends. Jordan learns that playing fast and loose with the rules leads to pursuit by lecherous men she dare not avoid. She learns the City of Dreams is also the City of Spies, and she must somehow survive them all and find a List and a treasure hidden by Nazis half a century ago. Then she can earn safety for herself and her lover amidst the dead and dying -- or can she?

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  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
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  • Publisher : McFarland
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  • Pages : 843
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Book Summary:

John Kenneth Muir is back! This time, the author of the acclaimed Horror Films of the 1970s turns his attention to 300 films from the 1980s. From horror franchises like Friday the 13th and Hellraiser to obscurities like The Children and The Boogens, Muir is our informative guide. Muir introduces the scope of the decade's horrors, and offers a history that draws parallels between current events and the nightmares unfolding on cinema screens. Each of the 300 films is discussed with detailed credits, a brief synopsis, a critical commentary, and where applicable, notes on the film's legacy beyond the 80s. Also included is the author's ranking of the 15 best horror films of the 80s.

The Call of Cthulhu

By H. P. Lovecraft
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 3985940134
  • Pages : 111
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 541
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The Call of Cthulhu H. P. Lovecraft - "The Call of Cthulhu" is one of H. P. Lovecraft's most popular brief tales. Written in the late spring of 1926, it was first distributed in Quite a while, February 1928. It is the main story composed by Lovecraft in which the extraterrestrial element Cthulhu himself shows up.It is written in a narrative style, with three autonomous stories connected together by the gadget of a storyteller finding notes left by a perished relative. The storyteller sorts out every bit of relevant information and upsetting meaning of the data he has, representing the story's first line: "The most kind thing on the planet, I believe, is the powerlessness of the human psyche to correspond every one of its substance. We live on a tranquil island of obliviousness amidst dark oceans of boundlessness; and it was not implied that we should journey far."

In the Dream House

By Carmen Maria Machado
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  • Publisher : Strange Light
  • Isbn : 0771094515
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 354
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A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties. In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming. And it's that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope--haunted houses, erotica, bildungsroman--in which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations about the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships. Machado's dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, Star Trek and Disney villains, fairy tales, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.

Decade of Nightmares

By Philip Jenkins
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780198039723
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 735
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Why did the youthful optimism and openness of the sixties give way to Ronald Reagan and the spirit of conservative reaction--a spirit that remains ascendant today? Drawing on a wide array of sources--including tabloid journalism, popular fiction, movies, and television shows--Philip Jenkins argues that a remarkable confluence of panics, scares, and a few genuine threats created a climate of fear that led to the conservative reaction. He identifies 1975 to 1986 as the watershed years. During this time, he says, there was a sharp increase in perceived threats to our security at home and abroad. At home, America seemed to be threatened by monstrous criminals--serial killers, child abusers, Satanic cults, and predatory drug dealers, to name just a few. On the international scene, we were confronted by the Soviet Union and its evil empire, by OPEC with its stranglehold on global oil, by the Ayatollahs who made hostages of our diplomats in Iran. Increasingly, these dangers began to be described in terms of moral evil. Rejecting the radicalism of the '60s, which many saw as the source of the crisis, Americans adopted a more pessimistic interpretation of human behavior, which harked back to much older themes in American culture. This simpler but darker vision ultimately brought us Ronald Reagan and the ascendancy of the political Right, which more than two decades later shows no sign of loosening its grip. Writing in his usual crisp and witty prose, Jenkins offers a truly original and persuasive account of a period that continues to fascinate the American public. It is bound to captivate anyone who lived through this period, as well as all those who want to understand the forces that transformed--and continue to define--the American political landscape.

Dream or Nightmare

By Stephen Duncombe
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  • Publisher : OR Books
  • Isbn : 1682191834
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 845
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Dream or Nightmare is a book of left wing strategy like no other: It proposes that, to compete with the right, progressives cannot depend on reason and hard fact. They must also deploy drama in the battle of ideas. Donald Trump’s presidency has shown how this is done, albeit to ends that are deplorable. Abandoning logic and truth, the Fabulist in Chief conjures up spectacle to energize his base. Troops are dispatched to counter a fictional threat from convoys of helpless refugees. A powerful Supreme Court nominee is reduced to tears by accusations from a woman who has been sexually assaulted. Open fascists are described as “good people,” physical attacks on journalists are lauded in front of cheering crowds. If they are to engage with this Barnum-like politics, leftists must learn how to communicate in today’s “vernacular of the spectacular,” invoking symbol and emotion themselves, as well as truth. Matching the right in this fashion does not mean adopting its values. Rather Duncombe sets out what he calls a politics of “ethical spectacle.” Of extraordinary relevance to the dark carnival of contemporary politics, this new edition of the book formerly known as Dream sets out an electrifying new vision of progressive politics that is both persuasive and provocative. Stephen Duncombe is Professor of Media and Culture at New York University and author and editor of six books on the intersection of culture and politics. Duncombe, a life-long political activist, co-founded a community-based advocacy group in the Lower East Side of Manhattan which won an award for “Creative Activism” from the Abbie Hoffman Foundation, and is currently co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism, a research and training organization that helps activists create more like artists and artists strategize more like activists.

The Measure of Paris

By Stephen Scobie
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  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Isbn : 0888647832
  • Pages : 356
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 809
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Paris remains one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It provides a measure of excellence in many areas of culture, and it is itself constantly being measured, both by its lovers and by its critics. This book presents a series of studies on the images of Paris presented by writers (mostly Canadian, from John Glassco to Mavis Gallant to Lola Lemire Tostevin), but also in such other areas as social history and personal memoir. The result is a wide-ranging discussion of the city's history in 20th century literature and thought, which will appeal to all those who love Paris, or who have ever walked on its streets.

Globalization and Terrorism

By Jamal R. Nassar
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Isbn : 0742557898
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 674
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Courageously stepping into charged terrain, this book casts a clear light on globalization and terrorism for what they are, not what some may wish them to be. Jamal R. Nassar carefully defines these twin concepts, placing them in historical as well as political context. Woven throughout the book is his central theme of the migration of dreams and nightmares. As some are able to take advantage of the opportunities of globalization, leaving others behind, they leave behind a legacy of unrealistic dreams. These unfulfilled hopes of the poor and oppressed often transform themselves into nightmares for the wealthy and powerful. This vicious cycle, the author argues, is often enhanced by globalization and effected by terrorism. Focusing on the key case studies of Palestine and Northern Ireland, Nassar applies their lessons to other examples of conflict including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Congo, Chechnya, and Colombia in order to internationalize our understanding of how globalization and terrorism operate in a range of situations. He also devotes a chapter to Islamist terrorism in a tour de force of incisiveness and balance. This book considers globalization and terrorism not only from the perspective of the major powers, but also introduces the views of those dominated by forces beyond their control. Yet even as the author offers a profound critique of Western hegemony, he conveys respect and hope for an enlightened global interdependence—embracing the power of the dream over the nightmare.

Isaiah 34-35

By Peter D. Miscall
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 0567380130
  • Pages : 147
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 220
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By a poetic analysis of Isaiah 34-35 as a single poem, the reading explores in depth its imagery, themes and structure. Attention to detail is combined with wide-ranging discussions of reading and interpretation, which revolve around the contrasting, and strangely interrelated, scenes of destruction (nightmare) and restoration (dream) found in the two parts of the poem. The poem emerges as an integral part of Isaiah, which is treated as a single work. The consistency is revealed in parallel terms, images and structure. Implications of the analysis and mode of reading for the whole of Isaiah are commented on throughout.

Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism

By Michael Perfect
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137307129
  • Pages : 221
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 509
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Book Summary:

Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism analyses novels of the late 20th and early 21st centuries that explore ethnic and cultural diversity in London. It contributes to key, ongoing debates in literary and cultural studies and, in particular, to debates over the status and relevance of multiculturalism today.