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Hercule Poirot's Casebook

Hercule Poirot's Casebook

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher:
ISBN: 0399150218
Pages: 861
Year: 1989
Here, for the first time in one volume, is the complete collection of fifty stories about Hercule Poirot.
Les Miserables, Volume I

Les Miserables, Volume I

Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher:
ISBN: 0986400661
Pages: 594
Year: 2016-01-26
Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"
Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136807047
Pages: 328
Year: 2011-04-01
'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.
Marx at the Margins

Marx at the Margins

Author: Kevin B. Anderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022634570X
Pages: 344
Year: 2016-02-12
In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well. Through highly informed readings of work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond. For this expanded edition, Anderson has written a new preface that discusses the additional 1879–82 notebook material, as well as the influence of the Russian-American philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya on his thinking.
Understanding Aboriginal Arts in Canada Today

Understanding Aboriginal Arts in Canada Today

Author: France Trépanier, Chris Creighton-Kelly, Canada Council. Research & Evaluation, Canada Council for the Arts. Research and Evaluation Section
Publisher:
ISBN: 0888372019
Pages: 118
Year: 2011

Threads and Traces

Threads and Traces

Author: Carlo Ginzburg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520274482
Pages: 336
Year: 2012-09-02
"This book is a translation of historian Carlo Ginzburgʼs latest collection of essays. Through the detective work of uncovering a wide variety of stories or microhistories from fragments, Ginzburg takes on the bigger questions: How do we draw the line between truth and fiction? What is the relationship between history and memory? Stories range from medieval Europe, the inquisitional trial of a witch, seventeenth-century antiquarianism, and twentieth-century historians."--Provided by publisher.
Cultural Techniques

Cultural Techniques

Author: Bernhard Siegert
Publisher: Meaning Systems (Fup)
ISBN: 0823263754
Pages: 265
Year: 2015
"This volume designates a shift within posthumanistic media studies, that dissolves the concept of media into a network of operations, that reproduce, process and reflect the distinctions that are fundamental for a given culture, e.g. the anthropological difference, the distinctions between natural object and cultural sign, noise and information, eye and gaze"--
The Complete Christie

The Complete Christie

Author: Matthew Bunson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671028316
Pages: 454
Year: 2000-09-01
Offers biographical details about the mystery writer's life, A-to-Z plot summaries of her novels, character listings, and film and television listings.
The History of Freedom and Other Essays

The History of Freedom and Other Essays

Author: John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 638
Year: 1907

The Voices of Suspense and Their Translation in Thrillers

The Voices of Suspense and Their Translation in Thrillers

Author: Susanne M. Cadera, Anita Pavic Pintaric
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401210691
Pages: 299
Year: 2014-03-05
The volume aims to be a reference work for all researchers interested in the study of fictional dialogue and its translation in suspense novels and films as well as in related genres. The volume also aims to determine the interplay between the creation of suspense and fictional dialogue. The particular interest in dialogue comes from the host of roles it plays in fiction. It helps create suspense and arouses a whole range of feelings in the reader or the audience related to the development of the plot. Fictional dialogue is the discursive method of evoking orality, conferring authenticity and credibility on a plot and giving fictional characters a voice. As a narrative strategy, dialogue is an important resource that enables the writer to shape the character’s subjectivity. In thrillers the characters’ voice is part of the process of creating suspense, an element of uncertainty, anxiety and excitement, which is not exclusive to this genre. To clearly differentiate suspense from the tension created by other types of fiction, this volume aims to study the relationship between the characters’ voices and the building of suspense and to describe the translation difficulties arising from this particular interdependence.
French Comedy on Screen

French Comedy on Screen

Author: Rémi Fournier Lanzoni
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230338429
Pages: 276
Year: 2014-10-30
French film comedies have always been extremely popular with English-speaking audiences, especially in America with the numerous Hollywood remakes of comedies from France. These films occupy a specific cultural space and are influenced by national traditions and shared cultural references, but at the same time they have always been difficult to classify. Often a combination of several genres, they can be described as a hybrid art form, incorporating basic slapstick elements (the Lumière's brothers' L'arroseur arrosé, 1895) all the way to rather daring, even delicate subjects such as war (Autant-Lara's La traversée de Paris, 1956) or racism (Philippe de Chauveron's Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? 2014). The diversity of disciplines - history, linguistics, and social and political sciences - that form the background of this analysis guarantees a variety of approaches. French Comedy on Screen investigates the different methods in which these comedies textually inscribed and exemplified an array of cultural and historical landmarks.
The Light of Nature

The Light of Nature

Author: J.D. North, J.J. Roche
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400951191
Pages: 471
Year: 2012-12-06
This volume of essays is meant as a tribute to Alistair Crombie by some of those who have studied with him. The occasion of its publication is his seven tieth birthday - 4 November 1985. Its contents are a reflection - or so it is hoped - of his own interests, and they indicate at the same time his influence on subjects he has pursued for some forty years. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Alistair Cameron Crombie took a first degree in zoology at the University of Melbourne in 1938, after which he moved to Je sus College, Cambridge. There he took a doctorate in the same subject (with a dissertation on population dynamics - foreshadowing a later interest in the history of Darwinism) in 1942. By this time he had taken up a research position with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Cambridge Zoological La boratory, a position he left in 1946, when he moved to a lectureship in the his tory and philosophy of science at University College, London. H. G. Andrewa ka and L. C. Birch, in a survey of the history of insect ecology (R. F. Smith, et al. , History of Entomology, 1973), recognise the importance of the works of Crombie (with which they couple the earlier work of Gause) as the principal sti mulus for the great interest taken in interspecific competition in the mid 194Os.
Books in the Digital Age

Books in the Digital Age

Author: John B. Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745684998
Pages: 480
Year: 2013-10-21
The book publishing industry is going through a period of profound and turbulent change brought about in part by the digital revolution. What is the role of the book in an age preoccupied with computers and the internet? How has the book publishing industry been transformed by the economic and technological upheavals of recent years, and how is it likely to change in the future? This is the first major study of the book publishing industry in Britain and the United States for more than two decades. Thompson focuses on academic and higher education publishing and analyses the evolution of these sectors from 1980 to the present. He shows that each sector is characterized by its own distinctive ‘logic’ or dynamic of change, and that by reconstructing this logic we can understand the problems, challenges and opportunities faced by publishing firms today. He also shows that the digital revolution has had, and continues to have, a profound impact on the book publishing business, although the real impact of this revolution has little to do with the ebook scenarios imagined by many commentators. Books in the Digital Age will become a standard work on the publishing industry at the beginning of the 21st century. It will be of great interest to students taking courses in the sociology of culture, media and cultural studies, and publishing. It will also be of great value to professionals in the publishing industry, educators and policy makers, and to anyone interested in books and their future.
Whose Body?

Whose Body?

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611242X
Pages: 144
Year: 2012-03-02
There's a dead body in his bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez spectacles. Enter Lord Peter Wimsey, the original gentleman sleuth, who debuted in this 1923 novel.
A Brief History of American Literature

A Brief History of American Literature

Author: Richard Gray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444392468
Pages: 420
Year: 2010-12-28
A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States