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Shutter Island

Written By: Dennis Lehane
  • ID Book : 0061897221
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 955
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : shutter-island.pdf

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The basis for the blockbuster motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island by New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane is a gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. The New York Times calls Shutter Island, “Startlingly original.” The Washington Post raves, “Brilliantly conceived and executed.” A masterwork of suspense and surprise from the author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island carries the reader into a nightmare world of madness, mind control, and CIA Cold War paranoia and is unlike anything you’ve ever read before.

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Moonlight Mile

By Dennis Lehane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062024973
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 720
  • File Pdf: moonlight-mile.pdf

Book Summary:

“[Lehane has] emerged from the whodunit ghetto as a broader and more substantial talent....When it comes to keeping readers exactly where he wants them, Mr. Lehane offers a bravura demonstration of how it’s done.” —New York Times Moonlight Mile is the first Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro suspense novel in more than a decade from the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling master of the new noir, Dennis Lehane. An explosive tale of vengeance and redemption—the brilliant sequel to Gone, Baby, Gone—Moonlight Mile returns Lehane’s unforgettable and deeply human detective duo to the mean streets of blue collar Boston to investigate the second disappearance of Amanda McCready, now sixteen years old. After his remarkable success with Mystic River, Shutter Island, and The Given Day, the celebrated author whom the Washington Post praises as, “one of those brave new detective stylists who is not afraid of fooling around with the genre’s traditions,” returns to his roots—and the result, as always, is electrifying.

Prayers for Rain

By Dennis Lehane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061804843
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 934
  • File Pdf: prayers-for-rain.pdf

Book Summary:

When a former client jumps naked from a Boston landmark, Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why. Once a perky young woman in love with life, her suicide is the final fall in a spiral of self-destruction. What Kenzie discovers is a sadistic stalker who targeted the woman and methodically drove her to her death – a monster that the law can’t touch. But Kenzie can. He and his former partner, Angela Gennaro, will fight a mind-twisting battle against the psychopath, even as he turns tricks on them… Prayers for Rain is another superior thriller from Dennis Lehane, the bestselling and acclaimed author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone.

The Art of the Brick

By Nathan Sawaya
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Isbn : 1593276257
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 680
  • File Pdf: the-art-of-the-brick.pdf

Book Summary:

Nathan Sawaya is renowned for his incredible, sometimes surreal, sculptures and portraits—all made from LEGO bricks. The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made Sawaya the world’s most famous LEGO artist. Featuring hundreds of photos of his impressive art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be, The Art of the Brick is an inside look at how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form. Follow one man’s unique obsession and see the amazing places it has taken him.

Wahnsinn oder Phantastik? Analyse von „Shutter Island“ unter Berücksichtigung der Merkmale der Phantastik

By Jessica Forberger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3656629269
  • Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 329
  • File Pdf: wahnsinn-oder-phantastik-analyse-von-shutter-island-unter-berücksichtigung-der-merkmale-der-phantastik.pdf

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Neuere Deutsche Literatur, Note: 2,0, Universität zu Köln (Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur I), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Martin Scorseses „Shutter Island“ erfüllt den Zuschauer nicht nur mit Grauen und Schauder, sondern hinterlässt eine Menge ungeklärter Rätsel. Elemente des Unheimlichen, Übernatürlichen und Wahnsinnigen führen bei dem Rezipienten zu einem Moment der Unsicherheit, der dem der Phantastik sehr ähnelt. Die Grenzen zwischen Realität und Fiktion, Psychose und Traum, wahr und falsch verschwimmen recht schnell. Eine Ambivalenz zwischen physischem und psychischem Gefangensein entsteht. Der Zuschauer verliert den Überblick über die Handlung und wird zum Schluss mit der Auflösung allein gelassen. Nun stellt sich die Frage, in wie weit der Film „Shutter Island“ in das Genre der Phantastik eingeordnet werden kann und welche Rolle der Wahnsinn als Motiv hierbei spielt.

Horror Noir

By Paul Meehan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786462191
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 860
  • File Pdf: horror-noir.pdf

Book Summary:

This critical survey examines the historical and thematic relationships between two of the cinema’s most popular genres: horror and film noir. The influence of 1930s- and 1940s-era horror films on the development of noir is detailed, with analyses of more than 100 motion pictures in which noir criminality and mystery meld with supernatural and psychological horror. Included are the films based on popular horror/mystery radio shows (The Whistler, Inner Sanctum), the works of RKO producer Val Lewton (Cat People, The Seventh Victim), and Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological ghost stories. Also discussed are gothic and costume horror noirs set in the 19th century (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Hangover Square); the noir elements of more recent films; and the film noir aspects of the Hannibal Lecter movies and other serial-killer thrillers.

Conversations with Scorsese

By Richard Schickel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Isbn : 9780307595461
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 970
  • File Pdf: conversations-with-scorsese.pdf

Book Summary:

Now with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through the words and wit of the master director. With Richard Schickel as the canny and intelligent guide, these conversations take us deep into Scorsese's life and work. He reveals which films are most autobiographical, and what he was trying to explore and accomplish in other films. He explains his personal style and describes many of the rewarding artistic and personal relationships of his career, including collaborations with Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Jack Nicholson, and Leonardo DiCaprio. An invaluable illumination and appreciation of one of our most admired film directors.

Sacred

By Dennis Lehane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061807664
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 138
  • File Pdf: sacred.pdf

Book Summary:

A beautiful, grief-stricken woman has vanished without a trace. So has the detective hired to find her. And a lot of money… Enter tough-nosed private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Rooted in the streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they've seen it all – and survived. But this case leads them into unexpected territory: a place of lies and corruption, where trusting anyone could get them killed, and where nothing is sacred. Another superior thriller from Dennis Lehane, the bestselling and acclaimed author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone.

Martin Scorseses "Shutter Island"

By Clotilde Bry-Chemarin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3656292000
  • Pages : 21
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 927
  • File Pdf: martin-scorseses-shutter-island.pdf

Book Summary:

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Neuere Deutsche Literatur, Note: 2,0, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institut für deutsche Philologie), Veranstaltung: Proseminar Körper und Seele, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Realität, Fiktion und Wahn - Wahrheit oder Lüge. Der schmale Grat zwischen diesen Aspekten wird in Martin Scorseses Film Shutter Island in einer überaus komplexen und vielschichtigen Handlung realisiert. Wie kann man eine fingierte Realität von einer realen Fiktion unterscheiden? Der schmale Grat zwischen diesen Themen liegt darin, dass in Shutter Island die Grenzen zwischen Realität, Fiktion, Wahn, Wahrheit oder gar Lüge gänzlich verschwimmen. Komplettiert wird diese Handlung durch den besonderen Kontext der Isolation, der sowohl in dem Kontext des Schauplatzes einer abgelegenen Insel als auch im Zusammenhang mit dem Seelenleben des Protagonisten verwirklicht wird. In der Romanverfilmung Shutter Island erhält der Zuschauer einen Einblick in das durch Traumata bestimmte Leben des alkoholkranken Protagonisten Teddy Daniels. Die Traumata des Protagonisten haben zweierlei Ursachen: die Erlebnisse aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und der Tod seiner Ehefrau Dolores. Der Film selbst lässt ich mehrere narrative Fragmente unterteilen, die erst am Ende puzzleartig zur Biografie des Protagonisten zusammengefügt werden und somit ein Gesamtkonstrukt ergeben. So gibt es einerseits das erlebte Jetzt des Protagonisten, dessen Vergangenheit sowie andererseits die Geschichte der Nebenfiguren, u.a. die der flüchtigen Patientin Rachel Solando aus der Klinik. In den folgenden Ausführungen soll die narrative Komplexität des Films durch die Analyse nachstehender Themen behandelt werden: die Verbindung von Erzählen durch den Körper im Film, der Wahn als ein körperliches und seelisches Phänomen sowie das Wiedererleben von Vergangenem in umgestalteter Form. Zu diesem Zwecke werde ich auf bestimmte Sequenzen eingehen, die eine Fokussierung auf den Körper aufweisen, um ferner ausgesuchte Aspekte der filmischen Ich-Perspektive zu analysieren. Im weiteren Verlauf werden für eine möglichst differenzierte Untersuchung des Films auf die Fragmentierung der Geschichte, die wechselnde Erzählperspektive und die Irreführung des Zuschauers eingegangen. Hierbei werde ich mich auf bestimmte Elemente beschränken müssen, da eine Untersuchung eines jeden einzelnen Fragments den Rahmen dieser Arbeit bei Weitem sprengen würde. Abschließend werde ich mich intensiver mit ausgewählten psychologischen und medizinischen Gesichtspunkten der psychotischen Symptomatik, und die Frage, wie diese im Film wiedergegeben wird, auseinandersetzen.

East of Boston

By Stephanie Schorow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1625843836
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 569
  • File Pdf: east-of-boston.pdf

Book Summary:

For the traveler who might not have a yacht--just a sense of humor and a spirit of adventure--Stephanie Schorow proves you can still embark on a voyage through the Boston Harbor Islands. A practical guide, complete with camping tips and driving directions, East of Boston's droll travelogue takes the measure of these gloriously wild Edens all within sight of the city's skyline. Join Schorow around a campfire for some friendly conversation about pirate treasure, elusive foxes, cross-dressing ghosts, flying Santas and a strange era of spontaneously combusting garbage dumps. And if you are truly brave, perhaps take a sip of the park ranger's "Sumac-ade."

Cinema and Its Representations

By Hossein Keramatfar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1527544567
  • Pages : 158
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 640
  • File Pdf: cinema-and-its-representations.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume is a timely and necessary intervention as it provides a rich, multifaceted approach to the study of cinema and visual representation. It presents a lucid and intelligent account of twentieth century film criticism essential for students in the fields of media studies and cultural studies. It leads the reader through the major contemporary philosophical and sociocultural theories of appreciating cinematic signs and themes. The book also gathers together informed discussions about the nature and principles of literary adaptation that will greatly benefit anyone interested in this field of study.

Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

By Elsie Walker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199896313
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 918
  • File Pdf: understanding-sound-tracks-through-film-theory.pdf

Book Summary:

Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film theory to film sound tracks. Walker includes sustained analyses of particular films according to a range of theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, feminism, genre studies, post-colonialism, and queer theory. The films come from disparate temporal and industrial contexts: from Classical Hollywood Gothic melodrama (Rebecca) to contemporary, critically-acclaimed science fiction (Gravity). Along with sound tracks from canonical American films including The Searchers and To Have and Have Not, Walker analyzes independent Australasian films: examples include Heavenly Creatures, a New Zealand film that uses music to empower its queer female protagonists; and Ten Canoes, the first Australian feature film with a script entirely in Aboriginal languages. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory thus not only calls new attention to the significance of sound tracks, but also focuses on the sonic power of characters representing those whose voices have all too often been drowned out. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory is both rigorous and accessible to all students and scholars with a grasp of cinematic and musical structures. Moreover, the book brings together film studies, musicology, history, politics, and culture and therefore resonates across the liberal arts.

The Path to the Sea

By Liz Fenwick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 0008290512
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 606
  • File Pdf: the-path-to-the-sea.pdf

Book Summary:

Sometimes going home is just the beginning... ‘Vivid and beautifully written, Liz Fenwick is a gifted storyteller’ Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestselling author 'Atmospheric, emotional and full of mystery – an absolute pleasure from page one' Veronica Henry, Sunday Times bestselling author

The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film

By Judith B. Kerman,John Edgar Browning
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476618739
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 622
  • File Pdf: the-fantastic-in-holocaust-literature-and-film.pdf

Book Summary:

When reality becomes fantastic, what literary effects will render it credible or comprehensible? To respond meaningfully to the surreality of the Holocaust, writers must produce works of moral and emotional complexity. One way they have achieved this is through elements of fantasy. Covering a range of theoretical perspectives, this collection of essays explores the use of fantastic story-telling in Holocaust literature and film. Writers such as Jane Yolen and Art Spiegelman are discussed, as well as the sci-fi television series V (1983), Stephen King’s novella Apt Pupil (1982), Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) and Martin Scorsese’s dark thriller Shutter Island (2010).

Before I Go To Sleep

By S. J. Watson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062060570
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 156
  • File Pdf: before-i-go-to-sleep.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times Bestseller “An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.” —Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Shutter Island “Imagine drifting off every night knowing that your memories will be wiped away by morning. That’s the fate of Christine Lucas, whose bewildering internal world is rendered with chilling intimacy in this debut literary thriller. . . . You’ll stay up late reading until you know.” —People (4 stars) Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love–all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life. Every morning, she awakens beside a stranger in an unfamiliar bed. She sees a middle-aged face in the bathroom mirror that she does not recognize. And every morning, the man patiently explains that he is Ben, her husband, that she is forty-seven-years-old, and that an accident long ago damaged her ability to remember. In place of memories Christine has a handful of pictures, a whiteboard in the kitchen, and a journal, hidden in a closet. She knows about the journal because Dr. Ed Nash, a neurologist who claims to be treating her without Ben’s knowledge, reminds her about it each day. Inside its pages, the damaged woman has begun meticulously recording her daily events—sessions with Dr. Nash, snippets of information that Ben shares, flashes of her former self that briefly, miraculously appear. But as the pages accumulate, inconsistencies begin to emerge, raising disturbing questions that Christine is determined to find answers to. And the more she pieces together the shards of her broken life, the closer she gets to the truth . . . and the more terrifying and deadly it is.

Mystic River

By Dennis Lehane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061827428
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 594
  • File Pdf: mystic-river.pdf

Book Summary:

This New York Times bestseller from Dennis Lehane is a gripping, unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit, blue-collar Boston neighborhood. When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened—something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay —demons that urge him to do terrible things. When Jimmy’s daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave, who came home the night Jimmy’s daughter died covered in someone else’s blood. A tense and unnerving psychological thriller, Mystic River is also an epic novel of love and loyalty, faith and family, in which people irrevocably marked by the past find themselves on a collision course with the darkest truths of their own hidden selves.

A Drink Before the War

By Dennis Lehane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062015656
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 719
  • File Pdf: a-drink-before-the-war.pdf

Book Summary:

The mesmerizing, darkly original novel that heralded the arrival of now New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane, the master of the new noir—and introduced Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, his smart and tough private investigators weaned on the blue-collar streets of Dorchester. A cabal of powerful Boston politicians is willing to pay Kenzie and Gennaro big money for a seemingly small job: to find a missing cleaning woman who stole some secret documents. As Kenzie and Gennaro learn, however, this crime is no ordinary theft. It's about justice, about right and wrong. But in Boston, finding the truth isn’t just a dirty business . . . it’s deadly.

Commissioned Work April 2018-June 2019

By John-Michael Kuczynski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John-Michael Kuczynski
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 1156
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 687
  • File Pdf: commissioned-work-april-2018-june-2019.pdf

Book Summary:

Scholarly papers on philosophy, psychology, and economics.

The Horrors of Trauma in Cinema

By Michael Elm,Kobi Kabalek,Julia B. Köhne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443868515
  • Pages : 355
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 113
  • File Pdf: the-horrors-of-trauma-in-cinema.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume explores the multifaceted depiction and staging of historical and social traumata as the result of extreme violence within national contexts. It focuses on Israeli-Palestinian, German and (US) American film, and reaches out to cinematic traditions from other countries like France, Great Britain and the former USSR. International and interdisciplinary scholars analyze both mainstream and avant-garde movies and documentaries premiering from the 1960s to the present. From transnational and cross-genre perspectives, they query the modes of representation – regarding narration, dramaturgy, aesthetics, mise-en-scène, iconology, lighting, cinematography, editing and sound – held by film as a medium to visualize shattering experiences of violence and their traumatic encoding in individuals, collectives, bodies and psyches. This anthology uniquely traces horror aesthetics and trajectories as a way to reenact, echo and question the perpetual loops of trauma in film cultures. The contributors examine the discursive transfer between historical traumata necessarily transmitted in a medialized and conceptualized form, the changing landscape of (clinical) trauma theory, the filmic depiction and language of trauma, and the official memory politics and hegemonic national-identity constructions.

The Adaptation of History

By Laurence Raw,Defne Ersin Tutan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476600589
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 996
  • File Pdf: the-adaptation-of-history.pdf

Book Summary:

This collection of essays asks the question “What is history?” and considers how history is shaped in different socioeconomic contexts. The writers take a transdisciplinary approach, in the belief that everyone who deals with history—including professional historians, novelists, and poets—constructs narratives of the past to make sense of the present as well as to determine their future courses of action. With contributions from a variety of specialists in media studies, literature, history and anthropology, this book breaks new ground in adaptation studies.

CinemaÕs Sinister Psychiatrists

By Sharon Packer, M.D.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786492414
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 339
  • File Pdf: cinemaÕs-sinister-psychiatrists.pdf

Book Summary:

Film history is merged with psychiatric history seamlessly, to show how and why bad depictions of mind doctors (especially hypnotists) occur in early film, long before Hannibal Lecter burst upon the scene. The German Expressionist Dr. Caligari is not cinema’s first psychotic charlatan, but he launches the stereotype of screen psychiatrists who are sicker than their patients. Many film psychiatrists function as political metaphors, while many more reflect real life clinical controversies. This book discusses films with diabolical drugging, unethical experimentation, involuntary incarceration, sexual exploitation, lobotomies, “shock schlock,” conspiracy theories and military medicine, to show how fact informs fantasy, and when fantasy trumps reality. Traditional asylum thrillers changed after hospital stays shortened and laws protected people against involuntary commitment. Except for six short “golden years” from 1957 to 1963, portrayals of bad psychiatrists far outnumber good ones and this book tells how and why that was.

Island of the World

By Michael O'Brien
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Isbn : 1681492717
  • Pages : 850
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 465
  • File Pdf: island-of-the-world.pdf

Book Summary:

Island of the World is the story of a child born in 1933 into the turbulent world of the Balkans and tracing his life into the third millennium. The central character is Josip Lasta, the son of an impoverished school teacher in a remote village high in the mountains of the Bosnian interior. As the novel begins, World War II is underway and the entire region of Yugoslavia is torn by conflicting factions: German and Italian occupying armies, and the rebel forces that resist them—the fascist Ustashe, Serb nationalist Chetniks, and Communist Partisans. As events gather momentum, hell breaks loose, and the young and the innocent are caught in the path of great evils. Their only remaining strength is their religious faith and their families. For more than a century, the confused and highly inflammatory history of former Yugoslavia has been the subject of numerous books, many of them rife with revisionist history and propaganda. The peoples of the Balkans live on the border of three worlds: the Islamic, the orthodox Slavic East, and Catholic Europe, and as such they stand in the path of major world conflicts that are not only geo-political but fundamentally spiritual. This novel cuts to the core question: how does a person retain his identity, indeed his humanity, in absolutely dehumanizing situations? In the life of the central character, the author demonstrates that this will demand suffering and sacrifice, heroism and even holiness. When he is twelve years old, his entire world is destroyed, and so begins a lifelong Odyssey to find again the faith which the blows of evil have shattered. The plot takes the reader through Josip's youth, his young manhood, life under the Communist regime, hope and loss and unexpected blessings, the growth of his creative powers as a poet, and the ultimate test of his life. Ultimately this novel is about the crucifixion of a soul—and resurrection.

Concentrationary Imaginaries

By Griselda Pollock,Max Silverman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 0857739085
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 957
  • File Pdf: concentrationary-imaginaries.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1945, French political prisoners returning from the concentration camps of Germany coined the phrase 'the concentrationary universe' to describe the camps as a terrible political experiment in the destruction of the human. This book shows how the unacknowledged legacy of a totalitarian mentality has seeped into the deepest recesses of everyday popular culture. It asks if the concentrationary now infests our cultural imaginary, normalizing what was once considered horrific and exceptional by transforming into entertainment violations of human life. Drawing on the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt and the analyses of violence by Agamben, Virilio, Lacoue-Labarthe and Nancy, it also offers close readings of films by Cavani and Haneke that identify and critically expose such an imaginary and, hence, contest its lingering force.

Hollywood Puzzle Films

By Warren Buckland
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136256288
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 121
  • File Pdf: hollywood-puzzle-films.pdf

Book Summary:

From Inception to The Lake House, moviegoers are increasingly flocking to narratologically complex puzzle films. These puzzle movies borrow techniques—like fragmented spatio-temporal reality, time loops, unstable characters with split identities or unreliable narrators—more commonly attributed to art cinema and independent films. The essays in Hollywood Puzzle Films examine the appropriation of puzzle film techniques by contemporary Hollywood dramas and blockbusters through questions of narrative, time, and altered realities. Analyzing movies like Source Code, The Butterfly Effect, Donnie Darko, Déjà Vu, and adaptations of Philip K. Dick, contributors explore the implications of Hollywood's new movie mind games.

The Martian: Classroom Edition

By Andy Weir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 1524763543
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 953
  • File Pdf: the-martian.pdf

Book Summary:

In the Classroom Edition of The Martian: Classroom-appropriate language Discussion questions and activities Q&A with Andy Weir Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Head First C

By David Griffiths,Dawn Griffiths
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Isbn : 1449345018
  • Pages : 632
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 693
  • File Pdf: head-first-c.pdf

Book Summary:

Ever wished you could learn C from a book? Head First C provides a complete learning experience for C and structured imperative programming. With a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals, this guide not only teaches you the language, it helps you understand how to be a great programmer. You'll learn key areas such as language basics, pointers and pointer arithmetic, and dynamic memory management. Advanced topics include multi-threading and network programming—topics typically covered on a college-level course. This book also features labs: in-depth projects intended to stretch your abilities, test your new skills, and build confidence. Head First C mimics the style of college-level C courses, making it ideal as an accessible textbook for students. We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First C uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

The Wolf of Wall Street

By Jordan Belfort
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 0553904248
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 615
  • File Pdf: the-wolf-of-wall-street.pdf

Book Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort’s own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It’s an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices to making hundreds of millions—until it all came crashing down. Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street “Raw and frequently hilarious.”—The New York Times “A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.”—Forbes “A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”—The Sunday Times (London) “Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”—Kirkus Reviews

Men's Cinema

By Stella Bruzzi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748676198
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 281
  • File Pdf: men-s-cinema.pdf

Book Summary:

Men's Cinema offers a fresh theorisation of men in Hollywood cinema via a theoretical discussion of definitions of masculinity and the close textual analysis of classic and contemporary films. Through an examination of mise-en-scene, Men's Cinema moves beyond discussions of representation and narrative to an exploration of the physical or instinctive effects of cinema and how we are invited to engage with, desire or identify with Hollywood's vision of men and masculinity. By delineating how Hollywood has built up and refined the language of men's cinema through a series of recurrent, refined tropes, this book critically explores masculinity and the concept of a male aesthetic within film.Films discussed include: The Deer Hunter, Dirty Harry, Goodfellas, Inception, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Once Upon a Time in the West, Point Break, Raging Bull, Rebel Without A Cause, Reservoir Dogs, Sherlock Holmes, There's Always Tomorrow, The Wild Bunch.

Cinematic Philosophy

By Tal S. Shamir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319334735
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 739
  • File Pdf: cinematic-philosophy.pdf

Book Summary:

In this book, Tal S. Shamir sets out to identify cinema as a novel medium for philosophy and an important way of manifesting and developing philosophical thought. The volume presents a comprehensive analysis of the nature of philosophy’s potential—or, more strongly put, its need—to be manifested cinematically. Drawing on the fields of cinema, philosophy, and media studies, Cinematic Philosophy adds film to the traditional list of ways through which philosophy can be created, concentrating on the unique potential of the cinematic medium to effectively put forward and create philosophy. In the process, the book opens up innovative horizons for new types of knowledge and wisdom grounded in contemporary contexts and philosophical thought. Philosophy, best characterized as the love of wisdom, is not dependent on a specific medium nor solely situated within written text or oral lectures. Shamir asserts that philosophy can, should, and must be manifested and identified in a range of different platforms.

Poison Blonde

By Loren D. Estleman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Isbn : 1429911808
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 358
  • File Pdf: poison-blonde.pdf

Book Summary:

A gripping new novel in the three-time Shamus Award-winning Amos Walker series. The New York Times calls Amos Walker a "streetwise indestructible tiger with an ethical code that keeps him with the good guys." In a sharp new thriller, Detroit's most savvy private eye is up to his neck in international drug-smuggling, hit squads, double-identities, music- industry gangsters, and a client who's nothing but trouble. Gilia Cristobal is a singer with a complicated past. Her name isn't really Gilia. In her country she's wanted for a murder she didn't commit, and she needs Walker to find a missing woman whose name she's using, whom she's been paying monthly so she can stay in the U.S. But when the decomposing body of the real Gilia Cristobal is found next door to her mother's house, what was merely an odd case becomes downright nasty. And when an undercover death squad from the singer's home country is spotted, the Feds think they're planning an assassination. But Walker isn't so sure. His client is involved in a lot more than just music, and all of it's deadly. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Gone, Baby, Gone

By Dennis Lehane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061802735
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 118
  • File Pdf: gone-ba.pdf

Book Summary:

“Powerful and raw, harrowing, and unsentimental.” —Washington Post Book World “Chilling, completely credible….[An] absolutely gripping story.” —Chicago Tribune “Mr. Lehane delivers big time.” —Wall Street Journal In Gone, Baby, Gone, the master of the new noir, New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island), vividly captures the complex beauty and darkness of working-class Boston. A gripping, deeply evocative thriller about the devastating secrets surrounding a little girl lost, featuring the popular detective team of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Gone, Baby, Gone was the basis for the critically acclaimed motion picture directed by Ben Affleck and starring Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, and Morgan Freeman.

Memory and Imagination in Film

By P. Lombardo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137319437
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 181
  • File Pdf: memory-and-imagination-in-film.pdf

Book Summary:

Inspired by Baudelaire's art criticism and contemporary theories of emotions, and developing a new aesthetic approach based on the idea that memory and imagination are strongly connected, Lombardo analyzes films by Scorsese, Lynch, Jarmusch and Van Sant as imaginative uses of the history of cinema as well as of other media.

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