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Lost Stolen Or Shredded

Author : Rick Gekoski
ISBN : 9781847659323
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Like Sherlock Holmes' dog in the night time, sometimes the true significance of things lies in their absence. Rick Gekoski tells the very human stories that lie behind some of the greatest losses to artistic culture - and addresses the questions such disappearances raise. Some of the items are stolen (the Mona Lisa), some destroyed (like Philip Larkin's diaries) and some were lost before they even existed, like the career of the brilliant art deco architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which floundered amid a lack of cash - but behind all of them lies an often surprising story which reveals a lot about what art means to us. Gekoski explores the greater questions these tremendous losses raise - such as the rights artists and authors have over their own work, the importance of the search for perfection in creativity, and what motivated people to queue to see the empty space where the Mona Lisa once hung in the Louvre.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Lost Plays Of Greek Tragedy Volume 1

Author : Matthew Wright
ISBN : 9781472567772
Genre : Drama
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Numerous books have been written about Greek tragedy, but almost all of them are concerned with the 32 plays that still survive. This book, by contrast, concentrates on the plays that no longer exist. Hundreds of tragedies were performed in Athens and further afield during the classical period, and even though nearly all are lost, a certain amount is known about them through fragments and other types of evidence. Matthew Wright offers an authoritative two-volume critical introduction and guide to the lost tragedies. This first volume examines the remains of works by playwrights such as Phrynichus, Agathon, Neophron, Critias, Astydamas, Chaeremon, and many others who have been forgotten or neglected. (Volume 2 explores the lost works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.) What types of evidence exist for lost tragedies, and how might we approach this evidence? How did these plays become lost or incompletely preserved? How can we explain why all tragedians except Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides became neglected or relegated to the status of 'minor' poets? What changes and continuities can be detected in tragedy after the fifth century BC? Can the study of lost works and neglected authors change our views of Greek tragedy as a genre? This book answers such questions through a detailed study of the fragments in their historical and literary context. Including English versions of previously untranslated fragments as well as in-depth discussion of their significance, The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy makes these works accessible for the first time.
Category: Drama

A Long Island Story

Author : Rick Gekoski
ISBN : 9781786893406
Genre : Fiction
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It is 1953, a heat wave is sweeping across America and the Grossmans – Ben, Addie and their two children – are moving their lives from the political heart of Washington DC to suburban Long Island. With their future uncertain, life in Long Island starts to cause problems for Ben and Addie. Both begin to wonder if they were meant for more, whether their lives might look different than they planned, and whether their marriage – their family – is worth fighting for. A Long Island Story is a portrait of a couple in crisis, of a unique and fascinating period in US history and of a seemingly perfect family fighting their demons behind closed doors.
Category: Fiction


Author : Rick Gekoski
ISBN : 9781782119388
Genre : Fiction
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUTHORS' CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD Dr James Darke has expelled himself from the world. He writes compulsively in his 'coming of old age' journal; he eats little, drinks and smokes a lot; he tries to console himself with the wisdom of the great thinkers and poets, yet finds nothing but disappointment. But cracks of light start to appear in his carefully managed darkness - the tender, bruised filaments of love for his daughter and grandson. With scalding prose, ruthless intelligence and an unforgettably vivid protagonist, Darke confronts some of humanity's greatest and most uncomfortable questions about how we choose to live, and to die.
Category: Fiction

An Open Autopsy On America

Author : Paul Schilling
ISBN : 9781984530806
Genre : Political Science
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This book is an exposé on how America is responding to tumultuous activities since her founding. It has become obvious to most Americans that their nation has hit the crossroads of a paradigm of events. The author, on the other hand, as a member of this society began to study intensely what was going on and what effects people were going through when the standing president Barack Obama would say one thing and then do exactly the opposite through executive fiat. The stealing of documents by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, her use of her own personal server for the dispersal of departmental and top secret emails is astounding. Advanced knowledge of a terrorist attack is one thing; however, it remains a quagmire when both the secretary of state as well as the president concoct lies to trick and fool the American people. The crucial notion of the system of checks and balances on each branch of government is lost without US Constitutional oversight. Therefore, when one finds that the Internal Revenue Service or a former director of the FBI is found operating for another person’s charitable foundation who just so happens to be running for the Office of the President is disastrous. America is not unlike any other nation on earth; however, when people are given the power to live above the law in a “rule of law” established and guaranteed in a nation, that is when someone needs to write a book about the discovery.
Category: Political Science

Afp Exchange

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ISBN : IND:30000117320501
Genre : Cash management
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Instant Status

Author : Charles Merrill Smith
ISBN : PSU:000027400319
Genre : Role playing
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A satirical guide to making it in suburbia and the executive suite.
Category: Role playing

Today S Facility Manager

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ISBN : IND:30000117400949
Genre : Facility management
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Category: Facility management


Author : Student Press Law Center
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063865195
Genre : Journalism, School
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Category: Journalism, School