Featuring 236 drawings by more than 100 artists, this survey of America's most beloved illustrators includes contributions from Edwin Austin Abbey, Maxfield Parrish, Charles Dana Gibson, and Rockwell Kent.
Irlantilainen Sheridan Le Fanu (1814–1873) on yksi merkittävimmistä viktoriaanisen ajan goottilaisten kauhu- ja mysteerikertomusten kirjoittajista. Hänen vaikutustaan voi verrata amerikkalaiseen aikalaiskirjailija Edgar Allan Poeen. Hän kirjoitti useita romaaneja ja pienoisromaaneja, mutta kenties parhaiten hänet tunnetaan novelleistaan. Le Fanun kertomusten teho ei perustu shokkiefekteille, vaan pikemminkin hienovaraiselle tunnelman ja jännitteen rakentamiselle. Hänellä on tapana jättää tarinan merkittäviä yksityiskohtia avoimeksi, selittämättä. Mysteeri rakentuu monitulkintaisuudelle: oudot tapahtumat saattavat olla yliluonnollisia, mutta myös luonnollinen selitys on mahdollinen. Timo Hännikäisen suomentama valikoima sisältää neljä Le Fanun pitkää novellia. Mukana on kirjailijan tunnetuin kertomus Carmilla, joka on vaikuttanut suuresti myöhempään vampyyrikirjallisuuteen, kuten Bram Stokerin Draculaan, ja se on myös filmattu useasti. Tarinan tunnetuin elokuvamukaelma on Carl Theodor Dreyerin klassinen Vampyr (1932). Sisällys: • Vihreää teetä (Green Tea, 1872) • Carmilla (Carmilla, 1872) • Selonteko oudoista häiriöistä Aungier Streetillä (An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street, 1851) • Lapsi joka lähti haltijatarten matkaan (The Child That Went with the Fairies, 1870)
A Mt. Hood Press Thriller To reclusive back-country hunting guide, Dylan Baker, it started out like an ordinary day.
Suddenly his best friend and a small army of elite and deadly mercenaries demand he deliver a long-forgotten Bible before they start shooting. While relying on his masterful woodland survival skills to avoid capture and death, he must also find a way to trust the beautiful journalist claiming to help him. Their shocking discovery rocks the foundations of far away Washington D.C.
and forces Dylan to savagely defend himself with nearly every weapon in his grasp.
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LISO Advanced contains 10 Units. Listening In and Speaking Out focuses on spontaneous spoken English with the aim of bridging the gap between "classroom English" an the English that students are likey to encounter on their own. The activities are based on two kinds of recordings meke by native speakers of English from various regions of the United States. The first recording in each unit is an unscripted, unrehearsed Monolog wich lasts approximately on minute. Each speaker describes a past experience or relates an anecdore in an informal manner, as if speaking to friends. The second recording in each unit is an unrehearsed Dramatization, also unscripted to ensure spontaneity wich lasts approximately a minute and a half.
It incorporates some element of conflict or disagreement in order to expose students to expressions of strong feelings and to provide them with an opportunity to discuss a variety of emotional responses. Because the language on the recording was unrehearsed and the interactions were spontaneous the learners will hear many instances of natural hesitations, interruptions, parenthetical expressions, unfinished sentences and awkward or "incorrect" grammatical construcions.
Sometimes they will hear very rapid speech an at other times slower rates of delivery.
Through exposeure to the ordinary phenomena of spoken English in LISO, learner are given the opportunity to develop the skill of understanding real conversations in English spoken at normal speed. In addition, the material provides: 1) An opportunity for students to speak informally.
2) A learning environment that is student-centered and. 3) Activities that help students develop the confidence, motivation and ideas for on-going self-instruction.
The novelist, poet, and essayist W. G. Sebald (1944 2001) was perhaps the most original German writer of the last decade of the 20th century ( Die Ausgewanderten, Austerlitz, Luftkrieg und Literatur ). His writing is marked by a unique hybridity that combines characteristics of travelogue, cultural criticism, crime story, historical essay, and dream diary, among other genres. He employs layers of literary and motion picture allusions that contribute to a sometimes enigmatic, sometimes intimately familiar mood; his dominant mode is melancholy. The contributions of this anthology examine W. G. Sebald as narrator and pensive observer of history. The book includes a previously unpublished interview with Sebald from 1998.
Cian MacDara, born in Donegal, Ireland in 537 a.d., has a destiny that will take him across time and continents. To fulfill it, he will need the help of Druids, angels, and the friends he will make in modern-day Connecticut. But before his ultimate purpose is achieved, he must survive this journey. To keep him from succeeding, the darkness that wants to destroy him uses its considerable powers to end his quest, and he is faced with a choice: either give in to the pain and despair, or overcome the odds and complete his destiny. The balance of Time itself awaits his decision.