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The Death Of A Disco Dancer

Author : David Clark
ISBN : 9780984360338
Genre : Fiction
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One night, eleven-year-old Todd Whitman receives a terrifying but hilarious midnight visitor: his cockatoo-plumed, dementia-stricken, John Travolta-smitten Grandma Carter. In constant nocturnal search of the mysterious "Dancer," Grandma clutches her absurdly precious Saturday Night Fever album cover and giggles her way through the dance steps of her youth. When forty-something Todd returns home to help his dying mother, he reflects on that pivotal summer of 1981: the unique relationship he developed with his grandmother, the chaos of finding his place in a large Mormon family, the near misses of impressing the one-and-only Jenny Gillette, and the utter social catastrophe of junior high. Ultimately, despite the ups and downs of life, Todd finds peace and strength through the selfless and dedicated lives of his grandmother and mother.
Category: Fiction

Leave Disco Dancer Alone

Author : Sudha Rajagopalan
ISBN : 8190618601
Genre : Motion picture audiences
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In this important new book, Sudha Rajagopalan explores the consumption of Indian popular cinema in post-Stalinist Soviet society. In doing so, she highlights the enthusiastic response Indian popular films and their stars received from the Soviet audience, as well as the discursive and institutional context in which this consumption occurred from the mid-fifties till the end of the Soviet era in 1991.The death of Stalin in 1953 was followed by the introduction of important changes in government policy in the Soviet Union, including a relative liberalisation of leisure and culture which revealed the state s resurgent interest in addressing popular tastes. The renewed import and screening of foreign entertainment films in the Soviet Union was one of the most visible outcomes of this change. Drawing on oral history methodology and archival research in Russia, the author analyses the ways in which Soviet movie-goers, policy makers, critics and sociologists responded to, interpreted and debated Indian cinema in the Soviet Union between 1954 and the end of the eighties. Complemented by contemporary press and archival photos which capture the rapturous reception given to actors like Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Mithun Chakraborty as well as Soviet film posters announcing films like Awara, Betaab and Chandni, this engaging book, which is also the first monograph on Indian cinema abroad among non-diasporic audiences, is a must-read not only for students and scholars of film history and cultural studies, but every such lay reader who has grown up on a regular diet of popular Indian cinema.
Category: Motion picture audiences

Secret Agent Disco Dancer Was It The Lobster Bisque

Author : Scott Gordon
ISBN : 9781386336921
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Being a criminal super genius isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Frogwart Fisk, arch nemesis of one Secret Agent Disco Dancer, spy extraordinaire. On a pleasant day in Monaco, at a French cafe on the newly constructed riverwalk, the delightfully charming (though maniacal) Fisk finds a nasty surprise in his soup. Is Black Eagle really out to get him or has the brilliant frog gone mad? Approximately 7,500 words, 10 images and 2 very crazy frogs (3 if you include the author). Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages). Note: This book is a bit darker than others in the series. It also contains words that are more complicated than the average child’s reading level. While it’s ultimately intended for all ages, little ones might get stuck on a few words.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Secret Agent Disco Dancer Did Somebody Say Pizza

Author : Scott Gordon
ISBN : 9781386094005
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When PRESIDENT RUMP'S buttocks explode to the size of Texas, someone is to blame, and it's certainly not him... Approximately 11,000 words. For children ages 12 and up. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages). WARNING: Hairy butts and zany politics round out this rabid pizza pie!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Secret Agent Disco Dancer Grand Slam

Author : Scott Gordon
ISBN : 9781386067030
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Includes every story in the My Crazy Pet Frog and Secret Agent Disco Dancer series, ever. Over 800 pages in all. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages). NOTE: A special sneak preview of Earl of Manwich is also included.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Secret Agent Disco Dancer Greatest Hits Vol 1

Author : Scott Gordon
ISBN : 9781386945970
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lobster Bisque, anyone? How about a nice, big piece of Tira Misu? Filled with pepperoni, of course… And did somebody say pizza? Buckle up, buster, because this disco dancing frog is no joke, and evil doesn’t stand a chance against the super spy stomach of the swamp. (Unless his tummy starts rumbling or the world runs out of Ding Dongs…) Enjoy the first eight episodes from the ongoing serial novel Secret Agent Disco Dancer, including the following smash hits: SIDE A Green Eggs and a Side of Earnest Bacon Double Agent Orangegrove Was It the Lobster Bisque? The Last Ding Dong on Earth SIDE B Did Somebody Say Pizza? Frosted Flake Was It the Tira Misu? Burger Blues Over 350 pages in all. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Happy Cruelty Day

Author : Bob Powers
ISBN : 9781466854185
Genre : Humor
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For everyone looking to find a little extra magic in a life with little to celebrate, Happy Cruelty Day! is here. Beginning on January 1, this book features 365 new holidays, each accompanied by a strange, dark and humorous short story explaining the day you woke up in and how to celebrate it. These 365 daily doses of delight, perversion, and nonsense include "Hire Someone Attractive To Pretend To Love You Day," "Hang on to Your Wide-Eyed Innocence Day," "Sit in Abject Terror Day," and, of course, "Cruelty Day." Far more than just a humor book, Happy Cruelty Day! is like a daily instructional manual written by a psychopath. On one page, the book has you joining a community crime watch group in an effort to make friends (it won't work). Flip the page, and you'll find the details of your attempt to rescue your husband from a POW camp (you'll fail). Flip it again, and Happy Cruelty Day! will have important insight into how best to befriend a runaway teen (offer her some soup). These holidays celebrate everything from that pivotal point in your life when everything changes, to the day you're not going to do anything but sit on the edge of your bed and get very drunk. When people realize they've fallen in love, or when they realize their love was just a lie. And of course, when love of whatever incarnation brings an index finger to clench tight around the trigger of a gun. Raw, ridiculous, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a sharp-edged satire on the subtleties, shallowness, and stupidity of daily life.
Category: Humor


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ISBN : UVA:X001612815
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

The Death Of Rhythm And Blues

Author : Nelson George
ISBN : 9781101160671
Genre : Social Science
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From Nelson George, supervising producer and writer of the hit Netflix series, "The Get Down," this passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative, Nelson George’s book chronicles the rise and fall of “race music” and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated the airwaves only to find itself diluted and submerged as crossover music. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Hop On Pop

Author : Henry Jenkins
ISBN : UOM:39015056496568
Genre : Social Science
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A major collection of fan-based cultural studies work, largely by a new generation of scholars.
Category: Social Science