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The Spectacles

The Spectacles Author Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN-10 197573677X
Release 2017-08-24
Pages 40
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The Spectacles by Edgar Allan Poe is one of his exciting short stories. This edition is a good introduction to the works of Edgar Allan Poe.



Spectacle

Spectacle Author Susan Steinberg
ISBN-10 9781555970642
Release 2013-01-08
Pages 152
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An inventive new collection from the author of Hydroplane and The End of Free Love * A San Francisco Chronicle, Complex, Flavorwire, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Largehearted Boy and Slaughterhouse 90210 Best Book of the Year * In these innovative linked stories, women confront loss and grief as they sift through the wreckage of their lives. In the title story, a woman struggles with the death of her friend in a plane crash. A daughter decides whether to take her father off life support in the Pushcart Prize-winning "Cowboys." And in "Underthings," when a man hits his girlfriend, she calls it an accident. Spectacle bears witness to alarming and strange incidents: carnival rides and plane crashes, affairs spied through keyholes and amateur porn, vandalism and petty theft. These wounded women stand at the edge of disaster and risk it all to speak their sharpest secrets. In lean, acrobatic prose, Susan Steinberg subverts assumptions about narrative and challenges conventional gender roles. She delivers insight with a fierce lyric intensity in sentences shorn of excessive sentiment or unnecessary ornament. By fusing style and story, Steinberg amplifies the connections between themes and characters so that each devastating revelation echoes throughout the collection. A vital and turbulent book from a distinctive voice, Spectacle will break your heart, and then, before the last page is turned, will bind it up anew. "Experimental but never opaque, Steinberg's stories seethe with real and imagined menace." —Publishers Weekly



Renaissance Vision from Spectacles to Telescopes

Renaissance Vision from Spectacles to Telescopes Author Vincent Ilardi
ISBN-10 0871692597
Release 2007
Pages 378
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Society Of The Spectacle

Society Of The Spectacle Author Guy Debord
ISBN-10 9781617508301
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 90
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The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.



Spectacles and Other Vision Aids

Spectacles and Other Vision Aids Author J. William Rosenthal
ISBN-10 0930405714
Release 1996
Pages 530
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Freakery

Freakery Author Rosemarie Garland Thomson
ISBN-10 0814782221
Release 1996-10-01
Pages 400
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Rosemarie Thomson's groundbreaking anthology probes America's disposition toward the visually different. The book's essays fall into four main categories: historical explorations of American freak shows in the era of P.T. Barnum; the articulation of the freak in literary and textual discourses; contemporary relocations of freak shows; and theoretical analyses of freak culture. Essays address such diverse topics as American colonialism and public presentations of natives; laughing gas demonstrations in the 1840's; Shirley Temple and Tom Thumb; Todd Browning's landmark movie Freaks; bodybuilders as postmodern freaks; freaks in Star Trek; Michael Jackson's identification with the Elephant Man; and the modern talk show as a reconfiguration of the freak show. In her introduction, Thomson traces the freak show from antiquity to the modern period and explores the constitutive, political, and textual properties of such exhibits.



Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome Author Donald G. Kyle
ISBN-10 9781134862726
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 304
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The elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were and why they were chosen * how the Romans disposed of the thousands of resulting corpses * the complex religious and ritual aspects of institutionalised violence * the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians. This lively and original work provides compelling, sometimes controversial, perspectives on the bloody entertainments of ancient Rome, which continue to fascinate us to this day.



Parisian Sights and French Principles

Parisian Sights and French Principles Author James Jackson Jarves
ISBN-10 UVA:X002400217
Release 1853
Pages 264
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Daisy Or The Fairy Spectacles

Daisy  Or  The Fairy Spectacles Author Caroline Snowden (Whitmarsh) Guild
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433082520820
Release 1857
Pages 175
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Colonial Spectacles

Colonial Spectacles Author Marieke Bloembergen
ISBN-10 9971693305
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 478
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Dutch colonial presentations at the world exhibitions in the period 1880-1931 served to legitimize the Dutch imperialist project and highlight the problem of Dutch identity and the Netherlands' place in the world. At these exhibitions, the Netherlands showed off its colonies by erecting models of schools, sugar-factories, bridges, and railways exhibits, which were meant to give proof of the good works of modern colonial administration and enterprise. Not only were there displays of ethnographic objects, life-size temples and villages inhabited by authentic Javanese and Sumatrans were brought to Europe specifically for these expositions. Their presence took the viewer into an "Other" world that provided an "immediacy" for visitors to the exhibition. While these colonial spectacles helped legitimize Dutch imperialism project, they also provided lenses for understanding the colonial world as it was constructed according to the prevailing evolutionist worldview at the time.



Spectacles

Spectacles Author Jules Sichel
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433010844631
Release 1850
Pages 202
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Europe Viewed Through American Spectacles

Europe Viewed Through American Spectacles Author Charles Carroll Fulton
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433082475587
Release 1874
Pages 312
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Public Spectacles in Roman and Late Antique Palestine

Public Spectacles in Roman and Late Antique Palestine Author Zeev Weiss
ISBN-10 9780674048317
Release 2014-03-24
Pages 361
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Wishing to ingratiate himself with Rome, Herod the Great built theaters, amphitheaters, and hippodromes to bring pagan entertainments of all sorts to Palestine. Zeev Weiss explores how the indigenous Jewish and Christian populations responded, as both spectators and performers, to these cultural imports, which left a lasting imprint on the region.



Gruesome Spectacles

Gruesome Spectacles Author Austin Sarat
ISBN-10 9780804791724
Release 2014-04-30
Pages 288
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Gruesome Spectacles tells the sobering history of botched, mismanaged, and painful executions in the U.S. from 1890 to the present. Since the book's initial publication in 2014, the cruel and unusual executions of a number of people on death row, including Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma and Joseph Wood in Arizona, have made headlines and renewed vigorous debate surrounding the death penalty in America. Austin Sarat's book instantly became an essential resource for citizens, scholars, and lawmakers interested in capital punishment—even the Supreme Court, which cited the book in its recent opinion, Glossip v. Gross. Now in paperback, the book includes a new preface outlining the latest twists and turns in the death penalty debate, including the recent galvanization of citizens and leaders alike as recent botched executions have unfolded in the press. Sarat argues that unlike in the past, today's botched executions seem less like inexplicable mishaps and more like the latest symptoms of a death penalty machinery in disarray. Gruesome Spectacles traces the historical evolution of methods of execution, from hanging or firing squad to electrocution to gas and lethal injection. Even though each of these technologies was developed to "perfect" state killing by decreasing the chance of a cruel death, an estimated three percent of all American executions went awry in one way or another. Sarat recounts the gripping and truly gruesome stories of some of these deaths—stories obscured by history and to some extent, the popular press.



The history of spectacles

The history of spectacles Author Carl Barck
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HB0V3J
Release 1907
Pages 21
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The Spectacles

The Spectacles Author Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN-10 9789635271986
Release 2015-07-07
Pages 18
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The Spectacles was written in the year 1844 by Edgar Allan Poe. This book is one of the most popular novels of Edgar Allan Poe, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.



Epics Spectacles and Blockbusters

Epics  Spectacles  and Blockbusters Author Sheldon Hall
ISBN-10 0814330088
Release 2010
Pages 363
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Considers the history of the American blockbuster-the large-scale, high-cost film-as it evolved from the 1890s to today.