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'Inspiring a Mysterious Terror' - 2844393095

252,57 zł

'Inspiring a Mysterious Terror' Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der...

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Best known for his Gothic masterpiece Uncle Silas and the vampire story Carmilla, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was a prolific writer whose extensive body of work included historical, sensation and horror novels, poems and ballads, numerous stories of the supernatural, journalism and a verse-drama. While his name is well known to aficionados of the horror genre, much of his work still remains in the shadows. Indeed, despite his vampire creation, Carmilla, being the best-known female blood-sucker in the world, and despite an enormous scholarly and popular interest in the novella in which this character first appeared (an interest evident in the very large number of cinematic, televisual and even new media adaptations of the story), Le Fanu himself is almost completely unknown outside of the world of Irish Gothic scholarship, and most of his fiction remains difficult to obtain or is out of print. To celebrate the bicentenary of Le Fanu's birth, this collection brings together established scholars and emerging researchers in order to shed new light on some of his less famous fiction and celebrate his influential contribution to the Gothic genre. The main aim of the collection is to read Le Fanu in the round, expanding the critical focus away from its current obsession with a small proportion of his work and taking account of the full extent of his writing, from his other Gothic novels, The Rose and the Key, Haunted Lives and A Lost Name, to his short stories and journalism. The collection also considers Le Fanu's relationship to Victorian Ireland and especially Dublin from a number of different angles, as well as addressing his status as an 'Irish' writer of substance.


Lawyers: A Critical Reader - 2836774531

118,24 zł

Lawyers: A Critical Reader New Pr

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A groundbreaking collection of writing exploring the rapidly changing legal profession. Are lawyers merely hired guns or are they responsible for the clients they represent? Comprehensive and provocative, LAWYERS offers a broad overview, critically examining the occupation's claim to professional status, describing dramatic changes both at home and abroad, looking at the way lawyers govern and monitor themselves, and more. Size C. 486 pp.


Summer He Didn't Die - 2826715241

58,08 zł

Summer He Didn't Die Grantham Book Orphans

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Jim Harrison is one of our finest writers, whose vivid, tender, and deeply felt fictions have won him acclaim as an American master, in particular as perhaps the finest practitioner of the novella form now writing. His latest highly acclaimed volume of novellas, The Summer He Didn't Die, is a sparkling and exuberant collection about love, the senses, and family, no matter how untraditional. Witty, ribald, and joyous, The Summer He Didn't Die is a sheer celebration of life and all its magic. In the title novella, "The Summer He Didn't Die," Brown Dog, a hapless Michigan Indian loved by Harrison's readers, is trying to parent his two stepchildren and take care of his family's health on meager resources--it helps a bit that his charms are irresistible to the new dentist in town. "Republican Wives" is a wicked satire on the sexual neuroses of the right, the emptiness of a life lived for the status quo, and the irrational power of love that, when thwarted, can turn so easily into an urge to murder. And "Tracking" is a gorgeous meditation on Harrison's fascination with place, telling his own familiar mythology through the places his life has seen and the intellectual loves he has known in a vivid stream of consciousness that transfigures how we look at our own surroundings. The Star Tribune (Minneapolis) has said that the book is an "excellent trio of stories ... Jim Harrison cannot write too often ... vivid, deft, and poetic storytelling ... [and] a complex compound of earthiness and erudition." With wit as sharp and prose as lush as any Harrison has yet written, The Summer He Didn't Die is a resonant, warm, and joyful ode to our journey on this earth.


Brown Dog - 2850284557

81,56 zł

Brown Dog Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"What Harrison does on every page of "Brown Dog" is have fun . . . not simply for the sake of delight but because he believes delight is as close to sublimity as humans can get. . . . The great project of life, he reminds us, is to sit still long enough to appreciate it." --Anthony Doerr, "The New York Times Book Review" "Brown Dog is . . . an everyman on the most fundamental level . . . vividly, evocatively, alive. . . . These novellas read like a nuanced conversation between author and character. . . . Masterful." --David Ulin, "Los Angeles Times" "New York Times" best-selling author Jim Harrison is one of America's most beloved writers. Of all his creations, Brown Dog has earned cult status with readers in the more than two decades since his first appearance, scrambling to stay out of jail after his salvage-diving operation uncovers the frozen body of an Indian man in the waters of Lake Superior. A "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year, now in paperback, this book gathers together all the Brown Dog novellas, including one that has never been published. Brown Dog is a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian, a former pulp cutter who looks on work as something to do when he needs money, far inferior to the pleasures of fishing. Of course, the flip side of this is that he's never far from catastrophe. Overindulging in food, drink, and women while just scraping by, B.D. meets a nubile archaeologist who presses him for the location of a sacred Native American burial ground; the ensuing flirtation with radicalization results in B.D. wandering Los Angeles in search of a stolen bearskin. When he returns home a little older and wiser, B.D. will seek out family and end up pining for the lesbian social worker who's pushing him toward stability. The collection culminates with "He Dog," written for this book, which finds B.D. still marginally employed and looking for love (or sometimes just a few beers and a roll in the hay) as he goes on a road trip from Michigan to Montana and back, in search of an answer to the riddle of family and, perhaps, a chance at redemption. Witty and poignantly human, "Brown Dog" underscores Harrison's place as one of America's most irrepressible writers, and one of our finest practitioners of the novella form. It is the ideal introduction (or reintroduction) to Harrison's irresistible everyman.


Brown Dog - 2844864271

125,48 zł

Brown Dog Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"Among the most indelible American novelists of the last hundred years...[Harrison] remains at the height of his powers."-Dwight Garner, The New York Times on The River Swimmer New York Times best-selling author Jim Harrison is one of America's most beloved writers, and of all his creations, Brown Dog, a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian, has earned cult status with readers in the more than two decades since his first appearance. For the first time, Brown Dog gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never-published one, into one volume-the ideal introduction (or reintroduction) to Harrison's irresistible Everyman. In these novellas, BD rescues the preserved body of an Indian from Lake Superior's cold waters; overindulges in food, drink, and women while just scraping by in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; wanders Los Angeles in search of an ersatz Native activist who stole his bearskin; adopts two Native children; and flees the authorities, then returns across the Canadian border aboard an Indian rock band's tour bus. The collection culminates with He Dog, never before published, which finds BD marginally employed and still looking for love (or sometimes just a few beers and a roll in the hay), as he goes on a road trip from Michigan to Montana and back, arriving home to the prospect of family stability and, perhaps, a chance at redemption. Brown Dog underscores Harrison's place as one of America's most irrepressible writers, and one of the finest practitioners of the novella form. Praise for Jim Harrison's Brown Dog: "There is broad comedy in the writing, but also tenderness, and never a moment when the reader isn't rooting for Brown Dog to get it right...We would all be the poorer if deprived of Jim Harrison's first-rate stories."-The New York Times Book Review on The Summer He Didn't Die "Brown Dog, an old friend to fans of Harrison, ...boasts the rare ability to reject the frills and artificial complexities of modern life and keep to the basics...Like reading a book describing dear friends."-Miami Herald on The Farmer's Daughter "A 21st-century version of Huck Finn."-The Charleston Gazette on The Farmer's Daughter


Hooking Up - 2850426285

50,35 zł

Hooking Up Vintage

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In Hooking Up Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast, observing the 'lurid carnival actually taking place in the mightiest country on earth in the year 2000' - everything from teenage sexual manners to how genetics and neuroscience are changing the way we regard ourselves. Also included in this collection are some of his most classic and enduring pieces of journalism, and 'Ambush art at Fort Bragg', his fiercely satirical novella about sting TV. Funny, often savagely so, hard-hitting and wise, Wolfe remains a unique master-chronicler of America and its future.


Książka The Silent War - Horus Heresy /EN Hardback/ - 2823342908

100,00 zł

Książka The Silent War - Horus Heresy /EN Hardback/ Games Workshop

Książki i Komiksy > Warhammer 40000

Książka The Silent War - The Horus Heresy   466-stronicowa książka w twardej oprawie nawiązująca tematyką do najstraszliwszej zdrady ukochanego syna Imperatora - Horusa, która odmieniła losy ludzkości w galaktyce.... EN ___________________________________________________________________________________ The mysterious Malcador the Sigillite and his secretive minions take centre stage in a collection of short stories


Sustainable Luxury - 2834140427

317,41 zł

Sustainable Luxury Greenleaf Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

* Explores issues relevant to sustainability and business management in luxury goods companies* Comprehensive collection of current thinking on sustainable luxury productsMost consumers of luxury products and services use them as status symbols symbols of success. However, the definition of success and the way it is perceived by others is changing. Many of these successful consumers now want the brands they use to reflect their concerns and aspirations for a better world. There are shifts in the luxury paradigm, emerging from major changes in social dynamics. In future, the highest-quality product or service will be the one that generates the most benefit to all involved in its production and trade.Topics covered include value chain management, production and design processes, entrepreneurship, cause-related marketing and innovation. This book explores a wide range of issues relevant to sustainability and business management in luxury goods companies. It represents the most international and complete collection of academic and practitioner thinking on transforming the luxury sector into a powerful advocate for sustainable production and consumption."


VW Advertising - 2826901497

272,68 zł

VW Advertising Herridge & Sons

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In this period Volkswagen's publicity and advertising material was among the very best issued by any motor manufacturer. Following the Beetle's launch brochures in the late 1930s, the 1950s saw extraordinarily strong artwork images from the brush of Bernd Reuters and other artists, depicting Saloon, Cabriolet and Transporter in such a way as to suggest more streamlined, spacious and powerful VWs than the reality. In the '60s the American advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach took over, combining stark photography with sharp, witty text and endowing the Beetle with a cult status that took production to over a million for the first time, but VW's new Type 3 and Type 4 models were failing to impress the public, and only the arrival of the Golf saved the day. Author Richard Copping has a vast collection of VW material and in this book he provides a selection of some 400 of the most striking or interesting images used by the company to sell us its products, taking in every model and variant. The accompanying text guides us through the changing styles of the publicity material as well as through the range of vehicles and thus through the story of Volkswagen in the period.


American Icons An Encyclopedia of the People Places 3 vols - 2212824817

593,50 zł

American Icons An Encyclopedia of the People Places 3 vols Premier Editions

Inne 1

What do Madonna, Mount Rushmore, suburbia, the banjo, Wal-Mart, antiperspirant, and Jimi Hendrix have in common? Whether we adore, ignore, or deplore them, they all exert important influences on the concepts and choices that form our changing lives. In many cases, these individuals, locations, and objects also shape how America is perceived by the global community. This A-Z collection of essays explores more than one hundred American people, places, and phenomena that have taken on iconic status in popular culture. The contributors to this unique three-volume set examine these icons through a diverse array of perspectives and fields of expertise. Ranging from the Alamo to Muhammad Ali, from John Wayne to the zip, this selection of American icons represents essential elements of global popular culture, including law, art, food, religion, and science. Featuring more than 100 illustrations, this work will serve as a unique resource for students of American history and culture.


Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions - 2827101244

124,36 zł

Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions Columbia University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Spanning thousands of years, this new collection brings together writings and teachings about sex, marriage, and family from the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions. The volume includes traditional texts as well as contemporary materials showing how the religions have responded to the changing conditions and mores of modern life. It reveals the similarities and differences among the various religions and the development of ideas and teachings within each tradition. Selections shed light on each religion's views on a range of subjects, including sexuality and sexual pleasure, the meaning and purpose of marriage, the role of betrothal, the status of women, the place of romance, grounds for divorce, celibacy, and sexual deviance. Separate chapters devoted to each religion include introductions by leading scholars that contextualize the readings. The selections are drawn from a variety of genres including ritual, legal, theological, poetic, and mythic texts. The volume contains such diverse examples as the Zohar on conjugal manners, a contemporary Episcopalian liturgy for same-sex unions, Qur'anic passages on the equality of the sexes, the Ka--masu--tra on husbands, wives, and lovers, Buddhist writings on celibacy, and Confucian teachings on filial piety. Contributors include: Michael S. Berger, Emory University; Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Richmond School of Law; Alan Cole, Lewis and Clark College; Paul B. Courtright, Emory University; Patricia Buckley Ebrey, University of Washington; Raja M. El-Habti, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights; Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University; Mark D. Jordan, Emory University


Out of the Shadows - 2841667447

222,01 zł

Out of the Shadows University of Arkansas Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Presents a collection of essays which examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so- famous African American men and women athletes from the nineteenth century onwards. This work includes twenty biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes.


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