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Opera After The Zero Hour

Author : Emily Richmond Pollock
ISBN : 9780190063733
Genre : Music
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Opera After the Zero Hour: The Problem of Tradition and the Possibility of Renewal in Postwar West Germany presents opera as a site for the renegotiation of tradition in a politically fraught era of rebuilding. Though the "Zero Hour" put a rhetorical caesura between National Socialism and postwar West Germany, the postwar era was characterized by significant cultural continuity with the past. With nearly all of the major opera houses destroyed and a complex relationship to the competing ethics of modernism and restoration, opera was a richly contested art form, and the genre's reputed conservatism was remarkably multi-faceted. Author Emily Richmond Pollock explores how composers developed different strategies to make new opera "new" while still deferring to historical conventions, all of which carried cultural resonances of their own. Diverse approaches to operatic tradition are exemplified through five case studies in works by Boris Blacher, Hans Werner Henze, Carl Orff, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, and Werner Egk. Each opera alludes to a distinct cultural or musical past, from Greek tragedy to Dada, bel canto to Berg. Pollock's discussions of these pieces draw on source studies, close readings, unpublished correspondence, institutional history, and critical commentary to illuminate the politicized artistic environment that influenced these operas' creation and reception. The result is new insight into how the particular opposition between a conservative genre and the idea of the "Zero Hour" motivated the development of opera's social, aesthetic, and political value after World War II.
Category: Music

The Zero Hour

Author : Andrew Horton
ISBN : 0691019207
Genre : Performing Arts
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Now faced with the "zero hour" created by a new freedom of expression and the dramatic breakup of the Soviet Union, Soviet cinema has recently become one of the most interesting in the world, aesthetically as well as politically. How have Soviet filmmakers responded to the challenges of glasnost? To answer this question, the American film scholar Andrew Horton and the Soviet critic Michael Brashinsky offer the first book-length study of the rapid changes in Soviet cinema that have been taking place since 1985. What emerges from their collaborative dialogue is not only a valuable work of film criticism but also a fascinating study of contemporary Soviet culture in general. Horton and Brashinsky examine a wide variety of films from BOMZH (initials standing for homeless drifter) through Taxi Blues and the glasnost blockbuster Little Vera to the Latvian documentary Is It Easy to Be Young? and the "new wave" productions of the "Wild Kazakh boys." The authors argue that the medium that once served the Party became a major catalyst for the deconstruction of socialism, especially through documentary filmmaking. Special attention is paid to how filmmakers from 1985 through 1990 represent the newly "discovered" past of the pre-glasnost era and how they depict troubled youth and conflicts over the role of women in society. The book also emphasizes the evolving uses of comedy and satire and the incorporation of "genre film" techniques into a new popular cinema. An intriguing discussion of films of Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan ends the work.
Category: Performing Arts

The Zero Hour

Author : Joseph Finder
ISBN : 9781784082284
Genre : Fiction
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She fell for the wrong man. Now her son's life is at risk. Counter-terrorism expert Sarah Cahill is midway through the most difficult case of her career when she meets Baumann. Blue-eyed and gorgeous, Baumann is charming, intelligent and utterly ruthless. Sarah falls hard. But by the time she realises what a mistake she's made, her son's life is being held to ransom. And the clock is ticking... Recent reviews for Joseph Finder: 'Stunning ... I can't remember when I last read a book so gripping and so satisfying' PETER JAMES. 'Smart, swift and well-informed' SCOTT TUROW. 'Terrific' IAN RANKIN. 'A writer at the top of his game' MARK BILLINGHAM. 'Fantastic ... Kept me absolutely on the edge of my seat' MARTINA COLE. 'Timely, twisty and impossible to put down' KARIN SLAUGHTER. 'A masterclass in ratcheting up the tension ... A classy, sophisticated thriller' J.P. DELANEY.
Category: Fiction

German Literary Culture At The Zero Hour

Author : Stephen Brockmann
ISBN : 1571134107
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines the intense intellectual debates in immediate postwar Germany, often conducted in literature or literary discourse.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Zero Hour

Author : Olu Owolabi
ISBN : UCAL:B3849198
Genre : Businessmen
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The Zero Hour

Author : Ben Graziose
ISBN : 9781770974814
Genre : Fiction
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Tony Evans' life has reached a breaking point: his longtime wife has filed for divorce and left with their daughter, Nicki. In Tony's darkest hour, he is laid off from the only career he has ever known as a reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle. Tony has become a fading relic in today's information age and feels pushed aside until he is summoned to San Quentin Prison's Death Row at the request of serial killer and condemned prisoner Reynaldo Ramirez. Ramirez asks Tony to publish the tales of his murderous exploits during his final week on Death Row. An initially dismissive Tony soon discovers that he cannot turn the request down after he learns that Ramirez's evil extends beyond his prison cell: he has had Tony's beloved daughter kidnapped. If the stories fail to appear in the paper, she dies. Tony struggles against the clock to glean the significance of every story that Ramirez tells, searching for clues to his daughter's whereabouts. Tony complies with the requests in order to buy time, and to uncover the secrets which will keep his daughter from becoming Reynaldo Ramirez's final victim. Can Tony find Nicki before the final tolling of The Zero Hour.
Category: Fiction

The Zero Hour

Author : Calvin Fryar
ISBN : 9781597814102
Genre : Religion
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The Zero Hour

Author : Madeleine George
ISBN : 0573699208
Genre : Drama
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Characters: 1 male, 2 femaleUnit SetRebecca and her chronically unemployed butch girlfriend, O, have created a happy nest in their run-down walk-up in Queens, but things are starting to unravel. The more O pushes Rebecca to stop hiding their relationship, the more Rebecca's work life-writing a textbook for seventh graders about the Holocaust- begins to bleed into her personal life: She starts meeting World War II Nazis on the 7 train, passing as hipster professionals in New York City but hungry to come out about who they really are. Back home in Queens, O is also sparring with convincingly real visions: her long estranged-and recently dead?-mother keeps showing up to argue with her about her choices. This almost-love story explores the relationship between honesty and cruelty: How do you tell the truth about yourself when that truth might devastate the people you love? A tour-de-force for two actors playing eight different roles."A lucid drama. Appealingly brainy and messy, George's play never settles for an easy metaphor or emotion. It cross-examines our pat notions of history and love.""- The New Yorker""Grabs our interest from its first provocative line. The Zero Hour is a work to savor."- "Back Stage""Bold, thoughtful, and incredibly beautiful." - "CurtainUp""A striking new play. Refreshingly original." -"TheatreMania"
Category: Drama

The Zero Hour

Author : Ryan Schow
ISBN : 1796937150
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With thousands of copies sold and millions of pages read in the series, The Zero Hour is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that's perfect for fans of Jack Hunt, Ryan Westfield, Harley Tate and Mike Kraus. A scathing attack. A city teetering on the edge of ruin. Under the weight of an extinction level event, one brave warrior will come into her own... You met her at the end of The Last War, but who is the archer? How did she come to save the McNamara's from certain death/enslavement? Meet Indigo in her insane rise from obscure teen to the enigmatic archer in this brand new post-apocalyptic, survival thriller. Not only do you get to know this badass huntress on day one of the fall of San Francisco, The Zero Hour is a hard-hitting, rip-roaring ride through hell, a wildly entertaining ride that sets up critical characters and events set to take place in The Ophidian Horde. The Last War Series is a clean, nail-biter of a series about an ordinary group of people struggling to survive the fall of San Francisco in the face of insurmountable odds, an abysmal loss of life and the dawn of a new, post-apocalyptic dark age. Scroll up, grab your copy now and get ready to meet Indigo. She's not who you think she is... ***This is the revised edition to take care of a few pesky errors! - 8.21.18*** WHAT FANS OF THE ZERO HOUR ARE SAYING... "Indigo = a woman with epic strength! I loved the development of Indigo's character in this book. I am excited to see how the interaction with all the characters coming together plays out in the next book. I am transported to the craziness and chaos of San Francisco under attack and I am on the edge of my seat not wanting to put the book down!" - Amazon Customer, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "The story so far has been non-stop action from the first page to the last. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. I really enjoyed the fast pace of the story, the vivid description of the characters and how each is doing their own thing, which benefits the group. Amazing truly amazing. Thanks!!!!" - Jim Daugherty, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "Excellent author, excellent book. Good addition to the first book. This author is really good. His writing keeps you hooked right from the beginning, and his characters are well thought out. He humanizes their struggle with the apocalypse all around him and it gives insight into what it might actually be like to be in a situation like that. Can't wait to read the rest of the series." - Darrell S., Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "A must read! I loved this story and loved this character because she is a strong kick-ass female that will protect herself and others. A great read!!" - WHM Cheryl, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ READING ORDER OF THE COMPLETE LAST WAR SERIES: The Last War The Zero Hour The Ophidian Horde The Infernal Regions The Killing Fields The Barbarous Road The Terminal Run Categories: Post Apocalyptic Survival Fiction, EMP, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Women's Adventure, Men's Adventure, War

The Zero Hour Workweek

Author : Jonathan Mead
ISBN : 143410320X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Is it possible to get paid to exist? To live in a way where you can't tell the difference between when you're working and when you're playing? Yes, it is. The author explains, "The 'zero' part means that when you do what you love, 'work' no longer feels like work. I personally can no longer tell the difference between when I'm working and when I'm playing. Here's what in the book: (1) My Story of Liberation. Why I was fed up with "mind renting" and what I did to stop it. (2) My Journey to Getting Paid to be Me. I detail my most important strategies for getting paid to do what I love. I've used these strategies to gain over 10,000 subscribers, write for a top-50 blog, and create a full time income online. (3) Zero Hour Case Studies. I get inside the minds of six other renegades who have found ways to get paid to be who they are. You learn their best tips, and what they would change if they could to start all over again. (4) Your Paid-to-Exist Secret Weapon. I show you how you can find the intersection between what you're good at, what you're passionate about, and what people will pay you to do. (5) Why the World Needs You to Do What You Love. Why we desperately need your contribution. A call to living on your own terms and creating your own game. With this book, I didn't hold back or keep any secrets. Everything I've done to create success for myself is inside.
Category: Business & Economics