THE JOKER

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The Joker

Author : Matthew Manning
ISBN : 9780789322470
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores the character of the Joker and his significance as the quintessential villain.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Joker

Author : Robert Moses Peaslee
ISBN : 9781626746794
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains. This is the first academic work to provide a comprehensive study of this villain, illustrating why the Joker appears so relevant to audiences today. Batman’s foe has cropped up in thousands of comics, numerous animated series, and three major blockbuster feature films since 1966. Actually, the Joker debuted in DC comics Batman 1 (1940) as the typical gangster, but the character evolved steadily into one of the most ominous in the history of sequential art. Batman and the Joker almost seemed to define each other as opposites, hero and nemesis, in a kind of psychological duality. Scholars from a wide array of disciplines look at the Joker through the lens of feature films, video games, comics, politics, magic and mysticism, psychology, animation, television, performance studies, and philosophy. As the first volume that examines the Joker as complex cultural and cross-media phenomenon, this collection adds to our understanding of the role comic book and cinematic villains play in the world and the ways various media affect their interpretation. Connecting the Clown Prince of Crime to bodies of thought as divergent as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, contributors demonstrate the frightening ways in which we get the monsters we need.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Joker

Author : Jean Malaquais
ISBN : UOM:39015004652718
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

The Joker

Author : Andrew Hudgins
ISBN : 9781476712727
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Since Andrew Hudgins was a child, he was a compulsive joke teller, so when he sat down to write about jokes, he found that he was writing about himself--what jokes taught him and mistaught him, how they often delighted him but occasionally made him nervous with their delight in chaos and sometimes anger. Because Hudgins's father, a West Point graduate, served in the US Air Force, his family moved frequently; he learned to relate to other kids by telling jokes and watching how his classmates responded. And jokes opened him up to the serious, taboo subjects that his family didn't talk about openly--religion, race, sex, and death. Hudgins tells and analyzes the jokes that explore the contradictions in the Baptist religion he was brought up in, the jokes that told him what his parents would not tell him about sex, and the racist jokes that his uncle loved, his father hated, and his mother, caught in the middle, was ambivalent about. This book is both a memoir and a meditation on jokes and how they educated,delighted, and occasionally horrified him as he grew"--
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Joker

Author : Ranulfo
ISBN : 9780062028372
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It spits, snarls, screams, curses, and laughs at the world. It mocks leaders and followers. Restores our faith in love and security or drives us mad. Australian author Ranulfo has cracked open the story of Hamlet. This is what he's glued back together.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Dark Knight Batman Fights The Joker Virus

Author : Scott Peterson
ISBN : 9781434265807
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The JOKER has created a nasty videogame virus, an electronic version of his JOKER VENOM. If BATMAN can't get gamers to put down their handheld gaming devices, JOKER will soon have an army of obedient JOKER-zombies at his command.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Joker

Author : Harry Eiss
ISBN : 9781443894296
Genre : Philosophy
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To prepare for the role of the Joker, Heath Ledger locked himself in a London hotel room, trying to understand and become a character he saw as “an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown” who was not intimidated by anything and found all of life “a big joke.” In the end, Ledger’s obsession with his role contributed to his own death from drugs before The Dark Knight was released. The connections and irony are too close to ignore. The movie gives the world a curious twist on the roles of Batman and the Joker. It’s politically incorrect, and yet emotionally the Joker’s insanity becomes more endearing than Batman’s noble sacrifice. What is it? Why does this psychopath seem to have a sense of higher truths in his insanity? This is the role of the Joker or the Fool, a standard character in theatre, and a role consciously adopted by serious artists since the late 1800s. Just as Shakespeare’s Fool in King Lear used his riddles and puns and satire to reveal the truths the royal leaders of his world could not or refused to see, today’s artists are both revealing the darkness within the culture and offering a way out. Waiting for Godot has been proclaimed the greatest play of the twentieth century. But there are no great roles in it, no characters representing the equivalent of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Rather, the two main characters are closer to T. S. Eliot’s J. Alfred Prufrock, who says he cannot be a Hamlet, only, perhaps, Hamlet’s Fool. This book explores what has happened as Europe’s culture fragmented and the world lost its center. It explores a range of different arenas, from political and social and religious happenings to scientific and artistic expressions, in order to find the centers of the human condition and how the dark expressions of meaninglessness so commonly highlighted are more rites-of-passage than the final destination.
Category: Philosophy

The Joker And Harley Quinn S Justice League Jailhouse

Author : Louise Simonson
ISBN : 9781496560032
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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With the financial help of Lex Luther, the Joker and Harley Quinn plan to trap the Justice League in a "jail" beneath Arkham Asylum, using Flash and the Huntress as bait--and Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the heroes must rescue their friends, while avoiding the traps the Joker has set.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Joker The Colossus

Author : Edgar Wallace
ISBN : 9786050448597
Genre : Fiction
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MR STRATFORD HARLOW was a gentleman with no particular call to hurry. By every standard he was a member of the leisured classes, and to his opportunities for lingering, he added the desire of one who was pertinently curious. The most commonplace phenomena interested Mr Harlow. He had all the requisite qualities of an observer; his enjoyment was without the handicap of sentimentality, a weakness which is fatal to accurate judgement...
Category: Fiction

Did You See The Joker

Author : Saikat Baksi
ISBN : 9788122311761
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The girl whispered, I love you. It took a while for the words to sink in his consciousness. When they did, he broke into a brief silent smile. The trace of dismissive scorn did not miss the girl. She repeated, I loved you .... from the moment I saw you there at the corner table. He watched her with an amused mocking glint and said in a slurred voice, It's okay. I paid you already. You know, he looked exactly like you, calm, serene, simple, sitting at that corner hidden in the darkness watching me. He was the one who took my virginity. He stopped for a moment and listened. In a stupor of inebriation, it sounded like a true account. He said he loved me. He used to come every night. He bought me this gold chain you see. The girl pointed at her neck. There was a scar at her neck and there was also a thin gold chain resting on her bare chest. Ceaseless flow of life swirls around the bends of tears and laughter, vengeance and passion, hatred and love. Yet it flows ... nothing can stop it. Nothing can block it. The eternal flow holds the wavering reflection of the joker...
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