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Twilight Of The Superheroes

Author : Deborah Eisenberg
ISBN : 9781509829989
Genre : Fiction
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Deborah Eisenberg is almost unmatched in her mastery of the short story form. In this, her seventh collection, she demonstrates her virtuosic abilities in precisely distilled, unflinchingly honest studies of human connection and disconnection. From a group of friends whose luxurious Manhattan sublet becomes a front-row seat to the catastrophe of 9/11; to the Roman holiday of a schoolteacher running away from the news of her ex-husband's life-threatening illness; to the too painful love of a brother for his schizophrenic sister, Eisenberg evokes painful and tender truths, both poetic and deeply political. 'The stories are, in their masterly crosshatching of light and dark, concentrated bursts of perfection’ The Times ‘Wonderful . . . written with a ruthless, compassionate eye and a subtle humour' Guardian ‘Further confirms her reputation as one of the most imaginative and exquisitely perceptive of today’s short story writers' Scotland on Sunday 'She makes you smile as much as she haunts with stark truths . . . In the US, many people consider Eisenberg to be up there with Alice Munro, the female monarch of the short-story form. It’s time the UK considered putting her up there too’ Financial Times
Category: Fiction


Author : Howard Chaykin
ISBN : 1401250149
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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DC's wide-eyed science fiction heroes, most of whom first appeared in the 1950s, are reimagined in this dark tale from writer Howard Chaykin and artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Originally published in 1990, TWILIGHT tells the story of how one of the Star Rovers, Karel Sorenson, became a living god when caught in an explosion with a race of immortal creatures called Methuseloids. It's up to renegade hero Tommy Tomorrow to stop his former ally -- but he ends up absorbing Sorenson's power and becoming an all-powerful tyrant himself. Also includes appearances by Star Hawkins, Manhunter 2070, Ironwolf, Space Ranger, Space Cabbie and other heroes. Collects TWILIGHT #1-3.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels


Author : Mark Waid
ISBN : 9781613980033
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A comic book industry event continues: Volume 3 of the new original ongoing superhero series from Mark Waid! IRREDEEMABLE dares to ask the question: what if the world's greatest hero decided to become the world's greatest villain? A "twilight of the superheroes"-style story that examines super-villains from the writer of KINGDOM COME and EMPIRE!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Return Of The Gods Twilight Of The Super Heroes

Author : Terry Hooper-Scharf
ISBN : 1326208799
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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new update-It begins slowly with Earth's heroes going about their daily tasks -fighting a giant robot controlled by a mad scientist's brain, attackers both human and mystical -even alien high priests of some mysterious cult and their zombie followers and, of course, a ghost and a young genius lost in time. Pretty mundane. But there is a huge alien Mother-ship near the Moon and strange orange spheres chase some of Earth's heroes who vanish into thin air -are they dead? Then black, impenetrable domes cover cities world-wide. Alien invasion of Earth! A war between the Dark Old Gods and the pantheons that followed! Warriors from Earth's past having to battle each day and whether they die or not they are back the next day! And no one suspects the driving force behind the events that could cause destruction and chaos throughout the multiverse -assaulted on all fronts can Earth's defenders succeed or will they this truly the end? The Black Tower hit of 2012 expanded to 318 pages from 196!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Life And Narrative

Author : Brian Schiff
ISBN : 9780190256678
Genre : Psychology
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The challenge of life and literary narrative is the central and perennial mystery of how people encounter, manage, and inhabit a self and a world of their own - and others' - creations. With a nod to the eminent scholar and psychologist Jerome Bruner, Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience explores the circulation of meaning between experience and the recounting of that experience to others. A variety of arguments center around the kind of relationship life and narrative share with one another. In this volume, rather than choosing to argue that this relationship is either continuous or discontinuous, editors Brian Schiff, A. Elizabeth McKim, and Sylvie Patron and their contributing authors reject the simple binary and masterfully incorporate a more nuanced approach that has more descriptive appeal and theoretical traction for readers. Exploring such diverse and fascinating topics as 'Narrative and the Law,' 'Narrative Fiction, the Short Story, and Life,' 'The Body as Biography,' and 'The Politics of Memory,' Life and Narrative features important research and perspectives from both up-and-coming researchers and prominent scholars in the field - many of which who are widely acknowledged for moving the needle forward on the study of narrative in their respective disciplines and beyond.
Category: Psychology

The Scribner Anthology Of Contemporary Short Fiction

Author : Michael Martone
ISBN : 9781476727363
Genre : Fiction
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Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists. Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, T.C. Boyle, Kevin Brockmeier, Robert Olen Butler, Sandra Cisneros, Peter Ho Davies, Janet Desaulniers, Junot Diaz, Anthony Doerr, Stuart Dybek, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Dagoberto Gilb, Ron Hansen, A.M. Homes, Mary Hood, Denis Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Thom Jones, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, David Leavitt, Kelly Link, Reginald McKnight, David Means, Susan Minot , Rick Moody, Bharati Mukherjee, Antonya Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O’Brien, Daniel Orozco, Julie Orringer, ZZ Packer, Annie Proulx, Stacey Richter, George Saunders, Joan Silber, Leslie Marmon Silko, Susan Sontag, Amy Tan, Melanie Rae Thon, Alice Walker, and Steve Yarbrough.
Category: Fiction

Interdisciplinary Approaches To Twilight

Author : Mariah Larsson
ISBN : 9789185509638
Genre : Social Science
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The Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer have developed from a book series into a powerful phenomenon with an astonishing impact. Not only have the books been adapted for the screen, but they have also spawned a huge number of works by fans, readers, reviewers, and scholars. The multi-faceted "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twilight" brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines in order to address the key themes in the complex global phenomenon that is Twilight; a phenomenon that transcends the boundaries between continents, generations, and producers and consumers, and not least between different genres and media. The authors present in-depth literary and film analyses, and shed new light on perspectives on gender, fandom, vampire fiction and the economics of the book market. The book fills a void in Twilight research, and, linked by their cutting-edge research and unique theoretical and analytical perspectives, the authors compellingly map a massive global experience that speaks to the realities of contemporary culture.
Category: Social Science

After The Fall

Author : Richard Gray
ISBN : 9780470657928
Genre : Literary Criticism
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After the Fall presents a timely and provocative examination of the impact and implications of 9/11 and the war on terror on American culture and literature. Presents the first detailed interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of crisis Develops a timely and provocative arguement about literature and trauma Relates U.S. writing since 9/11 to crucial social and historical changes in the U.S. and elsewhere Places U.S. writing in the context of the transformed position of the U.S. in a world characterized by political, economic, and military crisis; transnational drift; the resurgence of religious fundamentalism; and the apparent triumph of global capitalism
Category: Literary Criticism

Alan Moore

Author : Lance Parkin
ISBN : 9781842434604
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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For nearly forty years, from his earliest work in underground Arts Lab projects to his latest work as author of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Lost Girls, Moore has pushed the boundaries like few others, ranging from farce and high comedy to the dark, grim work that epitomised the comics revolution of the late eighties. This book examines the recurring themes and how Moore's work has evolved over the years from his early comic work in Captain Britain and 2000 AD, through milestone series like V for Vendetta, Marvelman, Swamp Thing and Watchmen, to his current genre-stretching work. On the way Moore has written definitive stories of America's greatest superheroes Batman and Superman, penned some of the most widely read graphic novels of all time, and helped turn comics into an indispensible art form. In this Pocket Essential you'll meet Moore the pop icon (everyone from the Simpsons to Transvision Vamp have hung out with Halo Jones), Moore the performance artist and magician, Moore the novelist, and above all Moore the writer who helped change the face of comics forever. As well as an introductory essay, this book is a comprehensive survey of Alan Moore's career. It also contains a complete list of his works, including projects that never saw the light of day.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Breaking The Frames

Author : Marc Singer
ISBN : 9781477317129
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Comics studies has reached a crossroads. Graphic novels have never received more attention and legitimation from scholars, but new canons and new critical discourses have created tensions within a field built on the populist rhetoric of cultural studies. As a result, comics studies has begun to cleave into distinct camps—based primarily in cultural or literary studies—that attempt to dictate the boundaries of the discipline or else resist disciplinarity itself. The consequence is a growing disconnect in the ways that comics scholars talk to each other—or, more frequently, do not talk to each other or even acknowledge each other’s work. Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies surveys the current state of comics scholarship, interrogating its dominant schools, questioning their mutual estrangement, and challenging their propensity to champion the comics they study. Marc Singer advocates for greater disciplinary diversity and methodological rigor in comics studies, making the case for a field that can embrace more critical and oppositional perspectives. Working through extended readings of some of the most acclaimed comics creators—including Marjane Satrapi, Alan Moore, Kyle Baker, and Chris Ware—Singer demonstrates how comics studies can break out of the celebratory frameworks and restrictive canons that currently define the field to produce new scholarship that expands our understanding of comics and their critics.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Collected Stories Of Deborah Eisenberg

Author : Deborah Eisenberg
ISBN : 1429987227
Genre : Fiction
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Twenty-seven short stories by "a contemporary master" (The New York Times). Since 1986 with the publication of her first story collection, Deborah Eisenberg has devoted herself to writing "exquisitely distilled stories" which "present an unusually distinctive portrait of contemporary American life" to quote the MacArthur Foundation. This one volume brings together Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Under the 82nd Airborne (1992), All Around Atlantis (1997) and Twilight of the Superheroes (2006). "One of America's finest writers."—San Francisco Chronicle "Concentrated bursts of perfection."—The Times(London) "Shimmering stories that possess the power and charm to move us." —The New York Times"Exhilarating."—Harper's Magazine "Outstanding."—Christian Science Monitor "Eisenberg simply writes like no one else."—Elle "Eisenberg's stories possess all the steely beauty of a knife wrapped in velvet."—The Boston Globe "Dazzling."—Time Out New York "Magic."—Newsweek "Comic, elegant and pitch perfect."—Vanity Fair"One of the great fiction writers living in America today."—The Dallas Morning News "There aren't many contemporary novels as shudderingly intimate and mordantly funny as Eisenberg's best stories."—The New York Times Book Review
Category: Fiction

Tween Twilight

Author : Veruschka Pandey
ISBN : 9781543707588
Genre : Poetry
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“So beauty is diversity, a little change, isn’t it strange?” “That familiar gaze. We know that we know each other, but are not able to escape this maze So let that familiar soul stay captive, it’s fine. Let me pretend that I don’t know you and let’s act like it’s all fine” This is a perspective and life changing anthology of 30 poems written by a 12 year old about her thoughts and experiences, spread across diverse subjects that accumulated over different experiences in her life. These are sensitively-woven thoughts with a message to embolden people to realize the allurement of glowing in the dark, and proliferate the message of fight against poverty, love, conserving nature and earnest emotions originating from the bottom of her wild heart, which will unleash your realization link by link and yard by yard. And in what better way than short yet heart-melting poems? This book has all her overwhelming thoughts that primarily declare, we should be ourselves and that mind rules over matter. This is an inspiring book for any teenager and pre- teenager and can be easily related to by them... Get ready to go through the compilation of all the inspiring and heart tugging emotions of a 12 year old all written during the lockdown of 2020! Afterall, the smallest thoughts can shape a reality of exuberance beyond description ... ‘Paratos Esse’
Category: Poetry

Back Issue 111

Author : Michael Eury
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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“Alternate Realities!” Cover-featuring the 20th anniversary of ALEX ROSS and JIM KRUEGER’s Marvel Earth X! Plus: What If?, Bronze Age DC Imaginary Stories, Elseworlds, Marvel 2099, and PETER DAVID and GEORGE PÉREZ’s senses-shattering Hulk: Future Imperfect. Featuring TOM DeFALCO, CHUCK DIXON, PETER B. GILLIS, PAT MILLS, ROY THOMAS, and many more! Featuring an Earth X cover by ALEX ROSS.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Nation

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113505635
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Comics By Alan Moore

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 123063004X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 95. Chapters: Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, V for Vendetta, Marvelman, Promethea, Lost Girls, Top 10, Alan Moore bibliography, Captain Britain, The Ballad of Halo Jones, Tom Strong, Batman: The Killing Joke, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume III: Century, American Flagg!, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume One, Jaspers' Warp, Albion, 1963, The Bojeffries Saga, For the Man Who Has Everything, Top 10: The Forty-Niners, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier, Twilight of the Superheroes, The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic, Smax, Neonomicon, Alan Moore's The Courtyard, Big Numbers, Alan Moore's Yuggoth Cultures and Other Growths, Terra Obscura, Warpsmith, Future Shocks, DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore, Tomorrow Stories, A Disease of Language, A Small Killing, Judgment Day, Alan Moore's Hypothetical Lizard, Skizz, Spawn/WildC.A.T.S., Alan Moore's Magic Words, Maxwell the Magic Cat. Excerpt: Watchmen is a twelve-issue comic book limited series created by writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colourist John Higgins. The series was published by DC Comics during 1986 and 1987, and has been subsequently reprinted in collected form. Watchmen originated from a story proposal Moore submitted to DC featuring superhero characters that the company had acquired from Charlton Comics. As Moore's proposed story would have left many of the characters unusable for future stories, managing editor Dick Giordano convinced the writer to create original characters instead. Moore used the story as a means to reflect contemporary anxieties and to critique the superhero concept. Watchmen depicts an alternate history where superheroes emerged in the 1940s and 1960s, helping the United States to win the Vietnam War. The...

The Comics Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111756354
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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New American Stories

Author : Ben Marcus
ISBN : 9781783781492
Genre : Fiction
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The short story is a barometer for the state and shape of literature. New American Stories presents the boldest, most innovative and most resonant fiction coming out of the American literary scene. Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet and Leaving the Sea, has here curated an anthology that gives the lay of the literary land. From established masters of the form like Don DeLillo and Lydia Davis to neoteric trailblazers such as Rebecca Curtis and Rachel B. Glaser, this collection sees Marcus trying to 'prove that the distinctions we erect between styles and approaches to fiction can be essentially meaningless'. The result is a must-read, must-own volume for readers of literary fiction.
Category: Fiction

Under The 82nd Airborne

Author : Deborah Eisenberg
ISBN : 9780374707798
Genre : Fiction
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Seven knowing, witty stories from the widely praised author of Transactions in a Foreign Currency.
Category: Fiction

Quill Quire

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105029523623
Genre : Book industries and trade
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Category: Book industries and trade