Moon Over Soho

Moon Over Soho
Author : Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher : Del Rey
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2011-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9780345524607
ISBN 13 : 0345524608
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moon Over Soho Book Description:

BODY AND SOUL The song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho’s 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body—a sure sign that something about the man’s death was not at all natural but instead supernatural. Body and soul—they’re also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace—one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard “Lord” Grant—otherwise known as Peter’s dear old dad.


Author : Ingeborg Hoesterey
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0253214459
ISBN 13 : 9780253214454
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pastiche Book Description:

Pastiche Cultural Memory in Art, Film, Literature Ingeborg Hoesterey Traces the rise of the pastiche in the arts and popular culture. In the last two decades cultural theorists and artists have redefined a genre of artistic expression that for centuries was regarded as both elusive and notorious: the pastiche, or pasticcio. Today, highly engaging manifestations of the genre minor can be found in architecture, painting, and mixed media installations; in film, literature, and performance modes ranging from the operatic to rock event; and in supposedly trivial discourses such as advertising. Postmodern pastiche is about cultural memory as a history of seeing and writing. One of the markers that sets aesthetic postmodernism apart from modernism is artistic practice that borrows ostentatiously from the archive of Western culture, which modernism, in its search for the unperformed, tended to dismiss. Contemporary artists are re-examining traditions that modernism eclipsed in its pursuit of the "Shock of the New" or--in the case of architects--the functionalism of the International style. Ingeborg Hoesterey, Professor of Comparative Literature and Germanic Studies at Indiana University, is author of Verschlungene Schriftzeichen: Intertextualit t von Literatur und Kunst in der Moderne/Postmoderne; editor of Zeitgeist in Babel: The Postmodernist Controversy; and co-editor of Intertextuality: German Literature and Visual Art from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century and Neverending Stories: Toward a Critical Narratology. March 2001 160 pages, 20 b&w photos, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 cloth 0-253-33880-8 $45.95 L / 34.00 paper 0-253-21445-9 $19.95 s / 15.50 Contents A Discourse History of Pasticcio and Pastiche Pastiche in the Visual Arts Cinematic Pastiche Literary Pastiche Pastiche Culture beyond High and Low: Advertising Narratives, MTV, Performance Styles Coda

Kurt Weill The Threepenny Opera

Kurt Weill  The Threepenny Opera
Author : Kurt Weill
Publisher : CUP Archive
Total Pages : 229
Release : 1990-07-26
ISBN 10 : 0521338883
ISBN 13 : 9780521338882
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Weill The Threepenny Opera Book Description:

This is a book on the best known of the Weill-Brecht collaborations which explores the extent and significance of the composer's contribution. After a detailed reconstruction of the work's genesis and continued revision over three decades, Stephen Hinton examines the spin-offs on which Weill and Brecht participated: the instrumental suite, the film, the lawsuit, the novel, and the musical and textual revisions of songs. In a survey of the stage history, Hinton pays particular attention to pioneering productions in Germany and Great Britain. Kim Kowalke provides an exhaustive account of the history of The Threepenny Opera in America, Geoffrey Abbott addresses questions concerning authentic performance practice, and David Drew analyses large-scale motivic relationships in the music. Among the earliest writings on the work reprinted here, those by Theodor W. Adorno, Ernst Bloch and Walter Benjamin appear for the first time in English translation. The book contains numerous illustrations, a discography, and music examples.

Introducing Rivers of London

Introducing Rivers of London
Author : Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 695
Release : 2020-06-11
ISBN 10 : 9781473232471
ISBN 13 : 1473232473
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Rivers of London Book Description:

This bumper boxset from the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author contains the first three novels in the two-million-copy selling series! My name is Peter Grant, and until January I was just an ordinary policeman in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). Then my life took a turn for the strange, and now I'm a Detective Constable and trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years. My world has become somewhat more complicated, and it's safe to say the problems London's streets throw at me are now much more difficult to respond to. But there's someone out there causing trouble, using all manner of magic to do it, and they're putting ordinary Londoners at risk. It's fallen to me to bring order out of the chaos - or die trying. Like I said, life is stranger now. But I'm a police officer at heart, London is my city, and I've got a job to do. 'Funny and wildly inventive' Mail on Sunday 'A charming, witty and exciting romp through a magical world' Independent 'Witty, well plotted, vividly written and addictively readable' The Times This eBook boxset contains the first three novels in the bestselling Rivers of London series. Full of warmth, humour, and mysteries that will keep you guessing, this is your perfect introduction to a whole new side of England's capital.

Whispers Under Ground

Whispers Under Ground
Author : Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher : Del Rey
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2012-07-31
ISBN 10 : 9780345524621
ISBN 13 : 0345524624
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whispers Under Ground Book Description:

A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world. At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—that’s going to go well.

Our Dramatic Heritage Classical drama and the early Renaissance

Our Dramatic Heritage  Classical drama and the early Renaissance
Author : Philip George Hill
Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages : 396
Release : 1983
ISBN 10 : 0838631061
ISBN 13 : 9780838631065
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Dramatic Heritage Classical drama and the early Renaissance Book Description:

An anthology of European drama. Includes the Oresteia. Oedipus the King. The Trojan Women, Everyman, and The Mandrake, among others. Each play is preceded by a critical introduction.

The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera
Author : Kurt Weill
Publisher : Grove Press
Total Pages : 110
Release : 1964
ISBN 10 : 080215039X
ISBN 13 : 9780802150394
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Threepenny Opera Book Description:

Satirizes the bourgeois society of the Weimar Republic through the love story between Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath.

The Most Intimate Revelations about Moon Over Soho

The Most Intimate Revelations about Moon Over Soho
Author : Ryan Burring
Publisher : Lennex
Total Pages : 44
Release : 2013-01
ISBN 10 : 5458823362
ISBN 13 : 9785458823364
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Most Intimate Revelations about Moon Over Soho Book Description:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Moon Over Soho: Peter Grant, Book 2." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture

A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture
Author : Violet Fenn
Publisher : Pen and Sword History
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2021-05-12
ISBN 10 : 9781526776655
ISBN 13 : 1526776650
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture Book Description:

Our enduring love of vampires - the bad boys (and girls) of paranormal fantasy - has persisted for centuries. Despite being bloodthirsty, heartless killers, vampire stories commonly carry erotic overtones that are missing from other paranormal or horror stories. Even when monstrous teeth are sinking into pale, helpless throats - especially then - vampires are sexy. But why? In A History Of The Vampire In Popular Culture, author Violet Fenn takes the reader through the history of vampires in ‘fact’ and fiction, their origins in mythology and literature and their enduring appeal on TV and film. We’ll delve into the sexuality - and sexism - of vampire lore, as well as how modern audiences still hunger for a pair of sharp fangs in the middle of the night.

Brecht Collected Plays 2

Brecht Collected Plays  2
Author : Bertolt Brecht
Publisher : A&C Black
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2015-03-20
ISBN 10 : 9781472538512
ISBN 13 : 147253851X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brecht Collected Plays 2 Book Description:

Published by Methuen Drama, the collected dramatic works of Bertolt Brecht are presented in the most comprehensive and authoritative editions of Brecht's plays in the English language. This second volume of Brecht's Collected Plays brings together some of his most glittering Berlin successes including The Threepenny Opera, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, The Seven Deadly Sins, Man Equals Man and The Elephant Calf. The Threepenny Opera is the story of the mercurial beggar turned entrepeneur Peachum and his battles with the criminal Mac 'the Knife'; Mahagonny, an operatic satire on the search for an American capitalist utopia; The Seven Deadly Sins is a ballet with songs that predicts the downfall of the petty bourgeosie and was first performed as the Nazis planned their book burning exercise. Man equals Man is an exploration of the theory of equality and The Elephant Calf is a play within a play based on an Indian folk story. The translators include W H Auden and Chester Kallman, Ralph Manheim, Gerhard Nellhaus and John Willett. The translations are ideal for both study and performance. The volume is accompanied by a full introduction and notes by the series editor John Willett and includes Brecht's own notes and relevant texts as well as all the important textual variants.