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A Ticket To The Circus

Author : Norris Church Mailer
ISBN : 9781588369796
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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BONUS: This edition contains an A Ticket to the Circus discussion guide. In this revealing memoir, told with southern charm and wit, Norris Church Mailer depicts the full evolution of her colorful life—from her childhood in a small Arkansas town all the way through her intense thirty-three-year marriage with Norman Mailer and his heartbreaking death. She met Norman by chance while in her early twenties and they fell in love in one night. Theirs was a marriage full of friendship, betrayal, doubts, understanding, challenges, and deep, complicated, lifelong passion. The couple’s New York parties were legendary, and their social circle included such luminaries as Jacqueline Kennedy, Truman Capote, and Gore Vidal. Complete with the couple’s intimate letters, this candid and unforgettable memoir is a great American love story. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mind Circus Ticket Booth

Author : Tracey Marquart
ISBN : 9780557581146
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Ticket Booth is the first book in the Mind Circus series by Tracey Marquart. An embarkation of a journey unlike any other. Ticket Booth offers an introduction not only to the author but to the poetry of the author as well. Addressing underlying notions of life that cannot be addressed in any other form other than verse. By opening the gate to his own life, the author hopes to inspire readers to take a journey into their own Mind Circus.

Semiotics At The Circus

Author : Paul Bouissac
ISBN : 9783110218312
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Semiotics is long on theoretical, often obscure discourses, but short on applications that demonstrate with clarity the applicability of its methods. This book confronts a challenging object, the circus, and endeavors to describe its performances in ways that explain how circus acts produce meaning and cause a deep emotional involvement for their audiences. The approach is not top-down, such as would be a method that would dogmatically apply a particular theory to fully explain the phenomena in terms of this theory alone. Epistemologically, this book is an example of the bottom-up strategy, which consists of considering first the objects and heuristically calling upon methodological resources in a broad theoretical array to come to grips with the problems that are encountered. Any circus act is a complex event that has cognitive and emotional dimensions. It is also a part of a history and an institution, and cannot be abstracted from its cultural and sociological contexts. Thus the range of relevant theoretical and methodological approaches must include structural semiotics, biosemiotics, pragmatics, socio-semiotics, cultural anthropology, the cognitive sciences, the psychology and sociology of emotions, to name only the most important. But the ultimate focus of this book is to enable the readers to better understand the meaning of circus performances and to appreciate the skills and creativity of this traditional popular art, which constantly renews itself from generation to generation.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : V. Madhavan Nair 'Mali'
ISBN : 9789351951872
Genre : Fiction
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The popular and fun-filled Koman Circus has been wrested away from Koman, the beloved ringmaster, by his cunning manager, Kelan. And now sadly Koman is dead, leaving the animals and other circus artistes helpless. Led by Chimpa the chimpanzee, the animals decide to start their own circus. They learn to do everything themselves – from managing money to thinking of new and dazzling tricks. Will their circus, the first of its kind, triumph over all odds? Or will Kelan succeed in his wicked plans to take everything away from them again? This classic action-packed story of loyalty, faith and teamwork, written by the iconic Malayalam writer ‘Mali’, has been translated fully into English for the first time by his granddaughter and author Parvathi Ramkumar, to bring it to thousands more young readers.
Category: Fiction

Circus Mirandus

Author : Cassie Beasley
ISBN : 9781910002582
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Micah's grandfather is gravely ill. He tells his grandson about a mysterious magic circus he visited as a boy, where he was promised a miracle by a man who can bend light. Micah is determined to find out the truth of the Circus Mirandus before it's too late, but he'll have to wrestle with giant white tigers - and his wicked aunt - along the way.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The All New Book Of Lists For Kids

Author : Sandra Choron
ISBN : 0618191356
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Offers numerous lists of fun, factual, and trivial issues, such as discontinued ice cream flavors and most popular websites for kids, along with "netiquette" tips, helpful references, and more. Original.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Birthday Parties

Author : Vicki Lansky
ISBN : 9780916773366
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Offers advice on planning a child's birthday party, and covers invitations, recipes, decorations, favors, music, party themes, and activities
Category: Family & Relationships

If Mama Don T Laugh It Ain T Funny

Author : Lucy Adams
ISBN : 9780979441639
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Syndicated columnist Adams humorously dissects and revels in the absurdity and chaos of modern family life in her debut book.
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The Great Circus Street Parade In Pictures

Author : Charles Philip Fox
ISBN : 0486262014
Genre : History
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183 rare photographs and posters (10 in full color) from 1850s to 1920s. Ornate wagons and chariots, brass bands, elephants, camels, lions, clowns, jugglers, cowboys, Indians, much more. Authentic Americana. Detailed captions. Introduction.
Category: History

Queer Latinidad

Author : Juana María Rodríguez
ISBN : 9780814775493
Genre : Social Science
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The author documents the ways in which identity formation and representation within the gay Latinidad population impacts gender and cultural studies today.
Category: Social Science

Women S Circus

Author : Adrienne Liebmann
ISBN : 1875559558
Genre : Fiction
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'The Women's Circus' is a community-based theatrical group structured around feminist principles. One hundred women are actively engaged in training workshops throughout the year, learning music, circus skills and ways of regaining control over their bodies. They are jugglers, aerialists, acrobats, technicians, musicians, designers, trainers and administrators who come together for the major annual performance each November. Whether you want to join the circus or be simply an armchair acrobat, the women in this book can tell you how it's done from women involved in every area, photographs, recipes, poetry, diagrams and much more.
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En Route To The Great Eastern Circus And Other Essays On Circus History

Author : William L. Slout
ISBN : 9781434437600
Genre : Performing Arts
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William L. Slout, entertainment historian par excellence, here provides five fascinating essays on the development of the American traveling circus in the post-Civil War era: "En Route to the Great Eastern Circus" (on the creation of this great show); "The Great Eastern Circus of 1872" (more details about one of P. T. Barnum's rivals); "The Not-So-Great Trans-Atlantic Circus and Menagerie" (how a show failed suddenly in a yellow fever epidemic); "What Goes Up...Comes Down" (how balloning became part of the circus environment); and "The Chicken or the Egg?" (on the first development of the double-ring act pioneered by Barnum and others). These vivid essays, highlighted by numerous contemporaneous excerpts from local newspapers, help bring a long-forgotten era alive again.
Category: Performing Arts

Blue Moon Circus

Author : Michael Raleigh
ISBN : 9781492616504
Genre : Fiction
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"An absolute charmer."--Library Journal Starred Review "Simply put, this is a ripsnorting good historical yarn full of circus lore, so smartly told by an expert storyteller that it's the kind of book truly deserving that overused term 'page-turner.'"--Chicago Sun-Times "With no safety net, Raleigh takes a spectacular highwire route...making it all look easy in this captivating tale of a decent man in a very hard world. Beguiling, wise and wonderful."--Kirkus Reviews Starred Review "A heartwarming, often humorous story filled with interesting circus lore as well as deeper themes about the value of human connection, especially as life winds down."--Booklist "Rollicking, warmhearted...As dramatic and engaging as a high-wire act, the novel combines honest story-telling with down-home wit. There's plenty of smartly written, feel-good fun under this big top." --Publishers Weekly For the boy, it was the first real chance for a future. For the man, it was one last chance to triumph over his past. Opportunities like these happen only once in a Blue Moon.
Category: Fiction

Little Jack Rabbit And The Circus Elephant

Author : David Cory
ISBN : 9781434462022
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Children will eagerly follow the doings of Little Jack Rabbit, and the clever way in which he escapes from his enemies, Danny Fox, Mr. Wicked Wolf, and Hungry Hawk will delight youngsters.

Writers Between The Covers

Author : Joni Rendon
ISBN : 9780698146815
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What happened off the page was often a lot spicier than what was written on it... Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party? Who was Edith Wharton’s secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs Nin to become a bigamist? Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life love stories of the literati—some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns, and brawls. Among the writers laid bare are Agatha Christie, who sparked the largest-ever manhunt in England as her marriage fell apart; Arthur Miller, whose jaw-dropping pairing with Marilyn Monroe proved that opposites attract, at least initially; and T.S. Eliot, who slept in a deckchair on his disastrous honeymoon. From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume—packed with lists, quizzes and in-depth exposés—reveals literary history’s most titillating loves, lusts, and longings.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Kirby S Last Circus

Author : Ross H. Spencer
ISBN : 9781626816138
Genre : Fiction
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The author of the Chance Purdue series introduces a Chicago detective who goes under the big top to take down the ringmaster of a Russian conspiracy. When the CIA chooses Birch Kirby, a mediocre detective with a personal life even less thrilling than his professional one, no one is more surprised by the selection than Birch himself. But the Agency needs someone for a secret mission, and Birch may be just the clown for the job. Going undercover as a circus performer, he travels to Grizzly Gulch to investigate the source of daily, un-decodeable secret messages that are being transmitted to the KGB. Birch interacts with wildly colorful characters while stumbling through performances as well as his assignment. With the clock ticking, Birch must hurry to take a right step toward bringing the curtain down on this very important case. Praise for Ross H. Spencer’s The Dada Caper “Parodies of the private‐eye novel come and go. Here is The Dada Caper by Ross H. Spencer. It has every cliché down pat, including rat-tat-tat writing in which paragraphs are seldom more than one sentence. . . . The hero is a private eye who is always tailing the wrong people and hitting the wrong guys. The Dada Caper is wild, shrewd, mad and unexpectedly funny.” —The New York Times
Category: Fiction

Teaching With Favorite Marc Brown Books

Author : Bonnie Brown Walmsley
ISBN : 0590314718
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Engaging teaching activities and rare, inside glimpse into Marc Brown's creative process that will captivate your students almost as much as Arthur does!
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Unnecessary Men Book One Of Doubtful Intelligence

Author : Brad Field
ISBN : 9781469752341
Genre : Fiction
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Men's fiction; sexy espionage, comedy, a shoot-out, wry satire of four men who take themselveas too seriously in Europe in the '60's--before AIDS--and their ideologies less seriously than their own prospects for a line on the budget. for promotion, security, survival. Some readers will find a map of Euope useful; these guys get around.
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