Icons of the American Comic Book From Captain America to Wonder Woman 2 volumes

Author: Randy Duncan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399247
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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography

Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific

Author: Susan Y. Najita
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134211724
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In Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific, Susan Y. Najita proposes that the traumatic history of contact and colonization has become a crucial means by which indigenous peoples of Oceania are reclaiming their cultures, languages, ways of knowing, and political independence. In particular, she examines how contemporary writers from Hawai‘i, Samoa, and Aotearoa/New Zealand remember, re-tell, and deploy this violent history in their work. As Pacific peoples negotiate their paths towards sovereignty and chart their postcolonial futures, these writers play an invaluable role in invoking and commenting upon the various uses of the histories of colonial resistance, allowing themselves and their readers to imagine new futures by exorcising the past. Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific is a valuable addition to the fields of Pacific and Postcolonial Studies and also contributes to struggles for cultural decolonization in Oceania: contemporary writers’ critical engagement with colonialism and indigenous culture, Najita argues, provides a powerful tool for navigating a decolonized future.

100 Books You Must Read Before You Die volume 2 newly updated Ulysses Moby Dick Ivanhoe War and Peace Mrs Dalloway Of Time and the River etc Book House Publishing

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Book House Publishing
ISBN: 8826061459
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. This 2nd volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names: Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Joyce, James: Ulysses Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies Kipling, Rudyard: Kim La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Clèves Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow Le Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass Darkly Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk London, Jack: The Call of the Wild Lovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of Madness Manning, Frederic: Her Privates We Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami Melville, Herman: Moby Dick Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher Poe, Edgar Allan: The Pit and the Pendulum Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa Sand, George: The Devil’s Pool Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis Sinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett Frean Stein, Gerturde: The Making of Americans Stendhal: The Red and the Black Stendhal: The Chartreuse of Parma Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island Stoker, Bram: Dracula Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels Tagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the World Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Verne, Jules: Journey to the Interior of the Earth Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray Wolfe, Thomas: Of Time and the River Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse Xueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red Chamber Zola, Émile: Germinal In the 1st volume of 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die you will find the remaining 50 works.

Wonder Woman and Philosophy

Author: Jacob M. Held
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111928077X
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Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique explores a wide range of philosophical questions surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time, from her creation as feminist propaganda during World War II up to the first female lead in the blockbuster DC movie-franchise. The first book dedicated to the philosophical questions raised by the complex and enduringly iconic super-heroine Fighting fascism with feminism since 1941, considers the power of Wonder Woman as an exploration of gender identity and also that of the human condition – what limits us and what we can overcome Confronts the ambiguities of Wonder Woman, from her roles as a feminist cause and fully empowered woman, to her objectification as sexual fantasy Topics explored include origin stories and identity, propaganda and art, altruism and the ethics of care, Amazonians as transhumanists, eroticism and graphic novels, the crafting of a heroine, domination, relationships, the ethics of killing and torture, and many more.

Moonglow

Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 346231663X
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Das neue Meisterwerk des Bestseller-Autors Michael Chabon: Ein alter Mann auf dem Sterbebett beichtet seinem Enkel die unglaubliche Geschichte seines Lebens. In diesem in den USA gefeierten Roman erzählt Michael Chabon die unglaublichen Abenteuer seines unkonventionellen Großvaters, der einst Wernher von Braun in Deutschland jagte und ein in vielerlei Hinsicht leidenschaftliches Leben führte. Während in Deutschland die Mauer fällt, sitzt Michael am Bett seines Großvaters, der in der letzten Woche seines Lebens plötzlich gesprächig geworden ist. Der Enkel erfährt, wie der Großvater einmal seinen Chef fast mit einer Telefonschnur erdrosselt hätte, warum er eine Brücke in Washington in die Luft sprengen wollte, wie er in Deutschland den verhassten Wernher von Braun jagte, warum von Braun und er dieselbe Leidenschaft teilten und wie er nach dem Tod seiner Frau eine neue Vertraute fand. Mit sprachlicher Eleganz erzählt Michael Chabon Episoden aus der Lebensgeschichte seines Großvaters, in denen sich die großen Themen der amerikanischen und europäischen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts – von der Mond-Raumfahrt bis zum Mauerfall - spiegeln. Ein in den USA gefeierter großer Roman, der u. a. von der Washington Post und dem Wall Street Journal zum Book of the Year gewählt wurde, zahlreiche Auszeichnungen erhielt und die Bestsellerlisten anführte. »Ein absolutes Meisterwerk« The Guardian»Eine durch und durch bezaubernde Geschichte über die Umwege, die das Leben einschlägt, über die Unfälle, die ihm eine neue Richtung geben, und über die Geheimnisse, die man erahnt, aber nicht sieht« The Washington Post»Lustig, bewegend und sehr unterhaltsam. Chabon ist ein Meister seines Fachs.« Daily Mail»Ein vor brillanten Ideen übersprudelnder Roman, der im Schafspelz einer Autobiografie daherkommt.« The Wall Street Journal

Eine Geschichte von zwei St dten

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736856393
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Das Werk "Eine Geschichte aus zwei Städten" (Originaltitel: "A Tale of Two Cities") ist ein historischer Roman von Charles Dickens. Geschrieben 1859, ist das Buch mit über 200 Millionen verkauften Ausgaben das meistgedruckte original englischsprachige Buch aller Zeiten und gehört zu den berühmtesten Werken der Weltliteratur.