The Wind Up Doll

Author: Emma Renault
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ISBN: 9780692158272
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A Pastoral Slice-of-Life novel about a clockwork doll and a chronically ill gardener working through trauma and learning to cope with mental illness in the idyllic countryside, told in the Magic Realist style

The Wind Up Doll

Author: Carter BROWN (pseud.)
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The Game Of Humor

Author: Charles R. Gruner
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351482378
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Humor, wit, and laughter surround each person. From everyday quips to the carefully contrived comedy of literature, newspapers, and television we experience humor in many forms, yet the impetus for our laughter is far from innocuous. Misfortune, stupidity, and moral or cultural defects, however faintly revealed in others and ourselves, seem to make us laugh. Although discomforting, such negative terms as superiority, aggression, hostility, ridicule, or degradation can be applied to instances of humor. According to scholars, Thomas Hobbes's "superiority theory"?that humor arises from mischances, infirmities, and indecencies, where there is no wit at all?applies to most humor. With the exception of good-natured play, Charles R. Gruner claims that humor is rarely as innocent as it first appears.Gruner's proposed superiority theory of humor is all-encompassing. In The Game of Humor, he expands the scope of Hobbes's theory to include and explore the contest aspect of "good-natured" play. As such, the author believes all instances of humor can be examined as games, in terms of competition and keeping score?winners and losers. Gruner draws on a broad spectrum of thought-provoking examples. Holocaust jokes, sexual humor, the racialist dialogue of such comic characters as Stepin Fetchit and Archie Bunker, simple puns, and many of the author's own encounters with everyday humor. Gruner challenges the reader to offer a single example of humor that cannot be "de-humorized" by its agonistic nature.The Game of Humor makes intriguing and enjoyable reading for people interested in humor and the aspects of human motivation. This book will also be valuable to professionals in communication and information studies, sociologists, literary critics and linguists, and psychologists concerned with the conflicts and tensions of everyday life.

Western Folklore

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Zelda

Author: Carter Brown
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ISBN: 9780725511951
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Memos From Purgatory

Author: Harlan Ellison
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497604567
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From the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of Strange Wine: A gritty memoir of life in NYC that became the basis for a Hitchcock TV drama. Hemingway said, “A man should never write what he doesn’t know.” In the mid‐fifties, Harlan Ellison—kicked out of college and hungry to write—went to New York to start his career. It was a time of street gangs, rumbles, kids with switchblades, and zip guns made from car radio antennas. Ellison was barely out of his teens himself, but he took a phony name, moved into Brooklyn’s dangerous Red Hook section, and managed to con his way into a “bopping club.” What he experienced (and the time he spent in jail as a result) was the basis for the violent story that Alfred Hitchcock filmed as the first of his hour‐long TV dramas. This autobiography is a book whose message you will not be able to ignore or forget.

Texts And Their Worlds Ii

Author: K. Narayana Chandran
Editor: Foundation Books
ISBN: 9788175962880
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Folklore From The Working Folk Of America

Author: Tristram Potter Coffin
Editor: Anchor Books
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An anthology of readings on such topics as folk literature, speech, and expression captures the moods and personality of the American worker

Life

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

So What

Author: John Szwed
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684859831
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Based on interviews with family and friends that have only now seen the light of day, this illuminating account of the jazz great's life reveals the influence of Miles Davis's life on his work as well as the musician's persistent desire to re-invent himself. Reprint.

Alexander And The Wind Up Mouse

Author: Leo Lionni
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780394809144
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Alexander, the mouse, makes friends with Willy, a toy mouse, and wants to be just like him until he discovers that Willy is to be thrown away.

Meet Me At Jim Andy S

Author: Gene Lees
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
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A collection of essays on post-war American music highlights major jazz instrumentalists and bandleaders--including Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman--and offers a personal look at their lives and influential music

Rebellious Laughter

Author: Joseph Boskin
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815627487
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Rebellious Laughter changes the way we think about the ordinary joke. Claiming that humor in America is a primary cultural weapon, Boskin surveys the multitude of joke cycles that have swept the country during the last fifty years. Dumb Blonde jokes. Elephant jokes. Jewish-American Princess jokes. Lightbulb jokes. Readers will enjoy humor from many diverse sources: whites, blacks, women, and Hispanics; conservatives and liberals; public workers and university students; the powerless and power brokers. Boskin argues that jokes provide a cultural barometer of concerns and anxieties, frequently appearing in our day-to-day language long before these issues become grist for stand-up comics.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Creativity As Co Therapist

Author: Lisa Mitchell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317527623
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In Creativity as Co-Therapist, experienced psychotherapist and creativity expert, Lisa Mitchell, bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and therapeutic application by teaching psychotherapists of all backgrounds to see therapy as their art form. Readers are guided through the five stages of the creative process to help them understand the complexities of approaching their work creatively and to effectively identify areas in which they tend to get stuck when working with clients. Along the way workbook assignments, case studies, personal stories, and hands-on art directives will inspire the reader to think outside the box and build the creative muscles that hold the key to enlivening their work.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Animation And Advertising

Author: Malcolm Cook
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030279391
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Throughout its history, animation has been fundamentally shaped by its application to promotion and marketing, with animation playing a vital role in advertising history. In individual case study chapters this book addresses, among others, the role of promotion and advertising for anime, Disney, MTV, Lotte Reiniger, Pixar and George Pal, and highlights American, Indian, Japanese, and European examples. This collection reviews the history of famous animation studios and artists, and rediscovers overlooked ones. It situates animated advertising within the context of a diverse intermedial and multi-platform media environment, influenced by print, radio and digital practices, and expanding beyond cinema and television screens into the workplace, theme park, trade expo and urban environment. It reveals the part that animation has played in shaping our consumption of particular brands and commodities, and assesses the ways in which animated advertising has both changed and been changed by the technologies and media that supported it, including digital production and distribution in the present day. Challenging the traditional privileging of art or entertainment over commercial animation, Animation and Advertising establishes a new and rich field of research, and raises many new questions concerning particular animation and media histories, and our methods for researching them.

Forugh Farrokhzad Poet Of Modern Iran

Author: Dominic Parviz Brookshaw
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857731513
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The pioneering Iranian poet and filmmaker Forugh Farrokhzad was an iconic figure in her own day and has come to represent the spirit of revolt against patriarchal and cultural norms in 1960s Iran. Four decades after her tragic death at the age of 32, "Forugh Farrokhzad, Poet of Modern Iran" brings her ground-breaking work into new focus. During her lifetime Farrokhzad embodied the vexed predicament of the contemporary Iranian woman, at once subjected to long-held traditional practices and influenced by newly introduced modern social sensibilities. Highlighting her literary and cinematic innovation, this volume examines the unique place Farrokhzad occupies in Iran, both among modern Persian poets in general and as an Iranian woman writer in particular. The authors also explore Farrokhzad's appeal outside Iran in the Iranian diasporic imagination and through the numerous translations of her poetry into English. It is a fitting and authoritative tribute to the work of a remarkable woman which will introduce and explain her legacy for a 21st-century audience.

It S Not Really Me

Author: Blythe Dunwood
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457556464
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Walking barefoot makes me feel the ground, and preferably on a mix of yellow and white stones in my backyard. Windy days without the sun and big white puffy clouds make me smile. I love to crochet blankets, and usually choose multicolored yarns of cotton and silk blends, creating my own unique designs. My decorative senses are aroused watching runway fashion shows as I take in the flow of the dresses, along with the unique couture designs that are displayed. I also find myself thrilled watching gymnasts on the unparallel bars and floor competitions as they do multifaceted moves against the mats. I have fun at canine agility matches, watching the dogs move through the obstacle course races. I used to spend a lot of time drawing, and found it very relaxing. When I was first introduced to classical music I thought it was passé, but fell in love with it as I aged, somewhat like a fine wine. Even though I seldom drink wine, my preference continues to be a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau. I have spent many hours listening to Broadway shows, and I have memorized many of the lines from the CD’s. I am truly mesmerized by the incredible performances directly on the Broadway stage. When I was introduced to musicals in the theater on Broadway in Manhattan, it left an indelible impression upon me. The drama and intensity of the performances are truly remarkable. Watching an acrobat at work is also fascinating, even though I have never been able to master the skill myself. Eastern philosophy and yoga interest me, my favorite author being Thich Nhat Hanh. I spent many hours at The Ark bookstore in Santa Fe, New Mexico, enthralled buy one of his books entitled “The Way of Understanding,” and loved his writing style. I never thought I could, or would, ever write a book until now. Seventeen years have passed and I have finally decided to write a book myself. I used to love danger and driving at high speeds in the left hand lane, as well as doing stunt work one time long ago, but more recently came to the realization that it is too risky, despite the fact that it excites me. I enjoy driving, love the road, particularly being outside in the open air in my 4x4 Ford F450 truck. I find it hard to contain myself whenever I take to the streets of Manhattan, and feel the urge to drive like a taxi cab driver. As a kid, and now as well, I take myself right to the edge by going to the park, climbing onto a swing and going as high as I can. Even though I get dizzy and frightened, I feel exhilarated at the same time. I am so very impulsive in thought that I can even imagine the ride on the high swing as I write this bio. Roller coaster rides at Great Adventure were once a true delight for me, but not so much anymore. Now I spend many hours reading articles about psychology, hysteria, self-care articles, all the while practicing mathematics in an effort to sharpen my mind. I am a computer geek at heart, love moving the jumpers in the towers and enjoy setting up networks with encryptions for fun. My idea of a good time is developing my creativity by painting decorative wooden boxes, displaying them around my home and offering them to others so they can share in my enjoyment. I find learning about myself to be of the utmost importance, and also enjoy learning for the mere purpose of knowledge itself. I’m on an endless quest for self actualization, which guides my search for truth, philosophical retention and metaphysical studies as I try to keep my mind stimulated as often as possible.

Pro Existence

Author: Udo W. Middelmann
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620323540
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"The world and all that is in it is mine," says the Lord. Should we then hold it in contempt? Pro-existence means that man should be for existence, not against it. The external universe is there because God created it. Thus creativity, work and property--yes, even the things of the universe--have value. Udo Middelmann takes a long, hard look at man's place in the circle of reality, and he suggests how men can express their unique identity and recognize that their lives are significant.