THE GOLDEN COCKEREL AND OTHER WRITINGS

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The Golden Cockerel And Other Writings

Author : Juán Rulfo
ISBN : 1941920586
Genre : Fiction
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This work presents Juan Rulfo's cinematic second novel in English for the first time ever alongside several stories never before translated.
Category: Fiction

The Golden Cockerel

Author : Kenneth G. Jr. Allen
ISBN : 9781608442300
Genre : Fiction
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"Kenneth Allen brings the reader on a thoroughly convincing ancient Roman adventure. Experience the brutality and hedonism--and witness the miracles of faith and a father's intense love for his child." - Ronlyn Domingue, author of THE MERCY OF THIN AIR "Kenneth Allen creates an ancient Rome so real that you feel the dust between your toes and taste the wine. A truly amazing experience." - Patricia Sprinkle, HOLD UP THE SKY - new novel - coming March 2010. Enter the strange but familiar superstitious Roman world of the first century A.D. where Gaius Petronicus, a small landowner, wins a fourteen year old slave girl Justa, who is dressed as a boy to increase her value, in an arena bet from a local corrupt aristocrat Calitorius Temidis. When Temidis reneges on the bet, Gaius violently forces him to pay. Gaius then returns home to find his house burned, his wife dead and his daughter kidnapped by Temidis's henchmen. With Justa, a Christian convert in tow, Gaius sets off on a quest to find his daughter and exact revenge on the murderers. Gaius is joined by a motley crew of characters he picks up along the way. He buys a ship named the Golden Cockerel, and the group sails across the stormy western Mediterranean. Gods are implored, vows are made and broken, and revenge is eventually served. The Golden Cockerel is a sword-swinging, apocalyptic, and romantic adventure with a touch of the supernatural, involving witches, omens, ancient gods, and the new God coming over the horizon. Kenneth Allen became interested in Roman history when he walked to school under the only standing Roman arch in England as a boy. The English school system in Lincoln UK emphasized the Roman conquest of Britannia and the exploits of Julius Caesar. Thus began an interest in this period. As a college student in Georgia, he took trips to Italy and developed a fascination with the excavations at Rome, Ostia, Pompeii, and the wonderful buried city of Herculaneum. The works of Henry Treece and Sinbad the Sailor all have influenced him. Kenneth majored in English literature in college and took up creative writing at age 45. His work experience is in business and he currently owns a small company. He teaches short story writing in Atlanta, GA., is president emeritus of the Village Writers Group, and lives there with his wife Pamela.
Category: Fiction

T E Lawrence In War And Peace

Author : Malcolm Brown
ISBN : 9781853676536
Genre : History
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The writings presented in this volume shed tremendous light, both on the character of T. E. Lawrence and the current situation in the Middle East. Despite being written more than seventy years ago, the thoughts of Lawrence of Arabia remain remarkably pertinent. This collection includes Lawrence’s wartime reports from the desert, along with later writings in which Lawrence attempts to cope with the consequences of war in the circumstances of peace. Many of the pieces have previously only been issued in limited editions.
Category: History

British Culture And The First World War

Author : Toby Thacker
ISBN : 9781441130587
Genre : History
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The First World War has been mythologized since 1918, and many paradigmatic views of it - that it was pointless, that brave soldiers were needlessly sacrificed - are deeply embedded in the British consciousness. More than in any other country, these collective British memories were influenced by the experiences and the work of writers, painters and musicians. This book revisits the British experience of the War through the eyes and ears of a diverse group of carefully selected novelists, poets, composers and painters. It examines how they reacted to and portrayed their experiences in the trenches on the Western Front, in distant theatres of war and on the home front, in words, pictures and music that would have a profound influence on subsequent British perceptions of the war. Rupert Brooke, Vera Brittain, Richard Nevinson, Paul Nash, Edward Elgar and T. E. Lawrence are amongst the figures discussed in this original exploration of the First World War and British collective memory. The book includes illustrations and maps to aid further study and research.
Category: History

Nikolay Andreevich Rimsky Korsakov

Author : Gerald Seaman
ISBN : 9781317646198
Genre : Music
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Nikolay Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov: A Research and Information Guide, Second Edition is an annotated bibliography of all substantial, relevant published resources relating to the Russian composer. First published in 1988, this revised and expanded volume incorporates new information about the composer appearing over the last two decades, including literary publications, articles and reviews. Other sections provide a brief biographical sketch, selective discography, chronology and list of Rimsky-Korsakov’s works.
Category: Music

The Reader S Adviser

Author : Reed Reference Publishing
ISBN : 0835233200
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

More Stories Of Famous Operas

Author : Ernest Newman
ISBN : 9780307830821
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book contains the definitive treatment of the stories, texts, and music of Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, The Barber of Bagdad, Thaïs, Eugen Onegin, Prince Igor, The Golden Cockerel, Elektra, Orfeo ed Euridice, Lakmé, Les Huguenots, Così fan tutte, The Seraglio, Les Troyens, Don Pasquale, La Juive, Manon, Falstaff, Louise, Pelléas and Mélisande, The Bartered Bride, Die Fledermaus, Romeo and Juliet, Der Rosenkavalier, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Wozzeck, L’Heure Espagnole, and Boris Godounov. The foremost authority on opera presented in the comprehensive volume all that the opera-goer, radio listener, music-lover, and confirmed operamane will wish to know about them. It is unique as both guide and armchair companion. Ernest Newman’s gigantic grasp of his subject is clear at every turn, as are his sheer writing ability and wit. He larded his treatment of the operas with biographical and historical materials acquired in a long lifetime of study and writing. This is the first volume of the trilogy of books (the other two being The Wagner Operas and Seventeen Famous Operas) with which Ernest Newman wished to replace his much earlier book, Stories of the Great Operas.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Eric Ravilious

Author : Alan Powers
ISBN : 9781781300015
Genre : Art
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Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) is now firmly one of the most popular artists of his period. Eric Ravilious: Imagined Realities includes illustrations of many previously unpublished paintings, including a number from private collections, as well as surveying his other artistic activities. The text draws on many letters and other documents, again previously unpublished, and is the most comprehensive account of Ravilious's career ever published. It also attempts to position Ravilious in relation to English art of his time, and more recent critical and cultural issues.
Category: Art