Crossover Picturebooks

Author: Sandra L. Beckett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136577024
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on contemporary picturebooks, Sandra Beckett shows that the picturebook has traditionally been seen as a children’s genre, but in the eyes of many authors, illustrators, and publishers, it is a narrative form that can address any and all age groups. Innovative graphics and formats as well as the creative, often complex dialogue between text and image provide multiple levels of meaning and invite readers of all ages to consider texts that are primarily marketed as children’s books. The interplay of text and image that distinguishes the picturebook from other forms of fiction and makes it a unique art form also makes it the ultimate crossover genre. Crossover picturebooks are often very complex texts that are challenging for adults as well as children. Many are characterized by difficult "adult" themes, genre blending, metafictive discourse, intertextuality, sophisticated graphics, and complex text-image interplay. Exciting experiments with new formats and techniques, as well as novel interactions with new media and technologies have made the picturebook one of the most vibrant and innovative contemporary literary genres, one that seems to know no boundaries. Crossover Picturebooks is a valuable addition to the study of a genre that is gaining increasing recognition and appreciation, and contributes significantly to the field of children’s literature as a whole.

Samuel Beckett s Theatre in America

Author: N. Bianchini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137439864
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

A study of the 30-year collaboration between playwright Samuel Beckett and director Alan Schneider, Bianchini reconstructs their shared American productions between 1956 and 1984. By examining how Beckett was introduced to American audiences, this book leads into a wider historical discussion of American theatre in the mid-to-late 20th century.


Author: Will Self
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455812541
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Fiction

Eine literarischeTour de force von einem der wichtigsten zeitgenössischen Autoren Englands. 1918: Audrey Death, Feministin, Sozialistin und Arbeiterin in einer Londoner Munitionsfabrik, fällt der Europäischen Schlafkrankheit zum Opfer, eine Epidemie, die sich in ganz Europa ausbreitete, ein Drittel seiner Opfer tötete und ein zweites Drittel in die Irrenhäuser jener Zeit verbannte. 1971: Zachary Busner, Psychiater, entdeckt bei seinem Antrittsbesuch im Friern Mental Hospital eine ältere Frau, die dort seit 49 Jahren vor sich hin dämmert, kann ihre Krankheit richtig behandeln und holt sie ins Leben zurück - mit ungeahnten Folgen. Audreys Erinnerungen an eine untergegangene Welt, ihre Familie, die sie vergaß, ihre Liebhaber und ihr Engagement für die Sozialisten, verwebt Will Self mit Busners Versuchen, Licht in ihre verschattete Welt zu bringen, und mit den Erinnerungen, die der Jahrzehnte später pensionierte Psychiater hat an jene Zeit und seine Patientin, die er in ein Leben zurückgeholt hat, das nicht mehr ihres werden konnte.

Darling s Desire

Author: T.D. Hassett
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
ISBN: 9781622101122
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Genre: Fiction

When world-famous drummer Ross Daniels agrees to spend the weekend at Darling Roberts’ lake house, he becomes a distraction she doesn’t need ... her cursed house is distraction enough! A secluded lake house with a dark history ... a rock star and a sheltered young woman ... you’ll find all the passion and suspense you could wish for in T. D. Hassett’s hot new romance Darling’s Desire. Darling Roberts is going back to the lake house her mother disappeared from thirteen years ago. She needs to decide to stay or sell. The locals believe the place cursed, but her best friend thinks it would be a blast to spend the weekend there before heading to Europe. BFF Madison is determined to set Darling up, even if that means dragging a recently widowed rock-and-roll drummer to the scene of a murder. Ross Daniels has a secret. He can’t stand the pitying looks well-wishers have given him since his wife’s accidental death. The European leg of the Becket tour can’t come soon enough. A weekend stay at a mutual friend’s lake house seems like a decent way to kill a couple of days before hopping a plane, at least until he spends some time with temptation herself. Passions ignite and Ross feels his heart beginning to beat again. Darling isn’t who he thought she was, and he can’t get enough of her sweet soul and lush curves. Darling is determined to take charge of her life, and the lake house is just the place to begin. Ross is a scrumptious distraction, but she knows she has to keep things in perspective. Why would a world-famous drummer want to hang out with her in a small town even the locals want her run out of? Content Notes: Hot, Contemporary, Suspense, Music, Musicians

Psychotherapy and Culture

Author: Zack Eleftheriadou
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855756250
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Psychology

'This book emphasises that all healing is cultural, in its own particular social and political context, rooted in particular notions of the person, of healing, of the family and other individuals, and in language and symbolisations. In the midst of all this, some sense of self emerges û and this of course is the particular concern of psychotherapy. The emphasis here is less on "the" correct approach (which can be a disabling conceit) as on our thinking about whatever happens, or doesn't happen, in therapy û and then taking that into account. Particularly useful is the idea of migration and subsequent acculturation as a psychological journey for which the second and third generations offer variants. The authors offer a perspective which moves us away from an idea of pathology or problem to one that presents the minority experience as potentially creative, both for the individuals so poignantly concerned and for the rest of us. Truly an exciting journey.'-Roland Littlewood, Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry, University College London, Department of Anthropology and Department of Mental Health Sciences 'Zack Eleftheriadou's book seeks to integrate our clinical praxis with its sociopolitical context. It resists the temptation to offer a neatly packaged theoretical model or manualized treatment guideline. Instead it painstakingly deconstructs the macro-notions of "culture" and "race" and demonstrates their subtlety and intricacy as well as their ubiquitous presence in the clinical chamber. Deftly weaving ideas from cultural anthropology, social constructivism, existentialism, and psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Culture helps the reader look afresh and with the startled sense of discovery at clinical interventions with minority, immigrant, exiled, and refugee patients. A profound contribution indeed!'-Salman Akhtar, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College; Training and Supervising Analyst, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia 'I see the contents of this book and the information provided within the chapters as a golden opportunity to engage with a subject which a decade ago might not have been accepted in the open and honest way the author's discourse has been discussed. In the past, the contents of this book would have posed major challenges within the traditional field of psychoanalysis and in the psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy world. The book covers a range of topics written from different perspectives. It is inclusive and topical within British society today, covering a range of views. Psychoanalysts and psychotherapists need to be aware of the issues of "race", culture and ethnicity and their impact in the transcultural/cross-cultural psychotherapeutic context. I see this book as a welcome opportunity to set the record straight and for the book to be part of a culturally appropriate practice in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy û wherein the primary beneficiaries are the users of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.'-Professor Zenobia Nadirshaw, BA (Hans), DSc, DLit, CPsychol, CSci and AFBPsS. Head of Psychology Services (the Learning Disability Services), Central London Community Healthcare

The Gender Game

Author: Bella Forrest
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1544252498
Release Date: 2017-03-09

F�r Fans der "Tribute von Panem" und "Die Bestimmung"gibt es jetzt eine einmalige neue Geschichte:Ein giftiger Fluss trennt die Welt, in der die neunzehnj�hrige Violet Bates lebt, nach Geschlechtern. Im Osten herrschen die Frauen, im Westen die M�nner.Willkommen in den L�ndern Matrus und Patrus.Seit ihr geliebter kleiner Bruder verschwunden ist, wird Violets Leben von einer Wut kontrolliert, die sie zu unterdr�cken versucht. Sie war bereits eine Gefangene ihrer eigenen Nation, doch nun ist sie f�r ihre Verbrechen zum Tode verurteilt worden.Doch eine Entscheidung k�nnte ihr das Leben retten:Ins K�nigreich von Patrus zu gehen, wo die M�nner herrschen und Frauen sich zu unterwerfen haben.F�r ein widersinniges M�dchen wie Violet ist alles in einem Patriarchat gef�hrlich. Sie darf die Regeln nicht brechen, wenn sie am Leben bleiben will. Doch Regeln zu folgen geh�rte noch nie zu ihren St�rken und als sie in gr��ere Gefahr ger�t, als sie es jemals h�tte ahnen k�nnen, sieht sich Violet gezwungen, Vieles in diesem verbotenen K�nigreich aufzugeben... sogar eine verbotene Liebe.In einer Welt, die nach Geschlechtern getrennt ist, k�nnen nur die St�rksten �berleben..._____________________________________________*Weltweit mehr als 3.050 Rezensionen mit 5 SternenWas Testleser sagen:"Bella verleiht diesem Genre ein ganz neues Niveau. Stellt euch die Machenschaften der �Bestimmung� vor, die Spannung von �Die Auserw�hlten im Labyrinth� und die fesselnde Aufregung der �Tribute von Panem�. Genau das erreicht Bella mit ihrem neuen Roman The Gender Game - Machtspiel der Geschlechter"."Das n�chste GROSSARTIGE BUCH. Einzigartig und brillant.""Die perfekte Mischung aus Abenteuer, Mystik, Thriller, einer aufbl�henden Liebe und Herzschmerz. LEST DIESES BUCH SO BALD WIE M�GLICH! Ihr werdet es nicht bereuen.""Man kann nie vorherahnen, in welche Richtung Bella Forrest eine Geschichte lenkt!""Intrigen, Gefahr und Geheimnisse auf jeder neuen Seite.""Sobald ich mit dem Lesen begonnen hatte, wusste ich, dass ich das Buch nicht zur Seite legen k�nnte. Mein Herz schlug im selben Rhythmus wie Violets [...]. Die unerwarteten Wendungen haben mir die Sprache verschlagen.""R�nkespiele, Spionage und mittendrin eine starke, kluge Frau. Das Buch hat mich von der ersten Seite an in seinen Bann gezogen."Wenn ihr Fans von Suzanne Collins oder Veronica Roth seid, dann ist dies ein Abenteuer, das ihr nicht vergessen werdet. KAUFT JETZT.*Achtet bitte auf Spoiler in den untenstehenden Rezensionen, die nicht mit einer Spoilerwarnung versehen sind.*


Author: Lyric Players Theatre
ISBN: UCAL:B3231723
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Irish literature


Author: Denis Johnson
ISBN: 349923386X
Release Date: 2005

Pretty Little Liars Unerbittlich

Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 9783641154318
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Sie verlieren ihre Freundin, werden von einem mysteriösen Stalker verfolgt und entrinnen nur knapp dem Tod – doch das hindert Aria, Spencer, Hanna und Emily garantiert nicht an ihrem ganz großen Auftritt! Die Drama-Queens lieben ihn einfach, den Glamour, den Glitzer, den unerhörten Skandal. Bis ihnen genau das zum Verhängnis wird – denn es gibt jemanden, der weiß, was letzten Spring Break auf Jamaica passiert ist ...


ISBN: STANFORD:36105112938886
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Seventh-Day Adventists