Contrary to conventional wisdom, the novel did not originate in 18th-century England, nor even with Don Quixote, but is coeval with civilization itself. After an introduction, in which the author defends innovative, demanding novelists against their conservative critics, this book relaxes into a world tour of the premodern novel.
This is a readable account of Irish history in the first quarter of the 20th century. Drawing on the most recent scholarship on this period, the author presents a balanced narrative, with a useful historiographical section at the end of each chapter.
Guiding the readers toward a life of noncommittal inertia, this book helps you discover how to become a sloth in your diet, exercise, work, and even love-life. Highlighting the importance of Lethargiosis - the process of eliminating energy and drive, the vital first step in becoming a sloth, it helps you attain the perfect state of indolent bliss.
Traces how the notions of gluttony have evolved along with the ideas about salvation and damnation, health and illness, life and death. This book shows that gluttony was in medieval times a deeply spiritual matter, but in contemporary times, we have transformed gluttony from a sin into an illness.
Argues that Greed is "the Matriarch of the Deadly Clan," the ultimate source of Pride, Envy, Sloth, Gluttony, Lust, and Anger. This work shows that the major faiths, from Hinduism and Taoism to Buddhism and Christianity regard Greed as the greatest calamity humans can indulge in, engendering further sins and eviscerating all virtues.
Between 1951 and 1961 the author, biographer of Picasso, lived in Provence at the Chateau de Castille with art historian Douglas Cooper. This is a memoir of Richardson's ten years in the chateau, a ruined colonnaded folly which became a private museum.
John Donne's poetry is marked by a scientific colloquial directness and a complex, even tortured, intelligence. It falls into two classes. There is the early ironic and erotic poetry that contains some of the finest English love poetry and also his later, religious poetry.
Suitable for a course in screenwriting. This book provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. It is useful as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many problems that crop up as the work progresses. It also includes examples of script format, a glossary of film terms, and more.
Running from the sixth century to the end of the 20th, this collection presents the currents of Scottish poetry in a clear yet nuanced way. Burns, Stevenson and McDiarmid form part of the book's core design, while 20th century poets include Douglas Dunn, Liz Lochead and Don Paterson.
The author's knowledge of East-Indian philosophy and spirituality is used in this elaboration of Steven Pressfield's novel "The Legend of Bagger Vance" in which Pressfied restructured the 700 verse "Bhagavad-Gita" (a spiritual poem containing universal truths), in terms of a golf novel.
This volume explains what the New Testament is, how it was formed, and the various methods we may use to understand it. Guidance is also given on the cultural world of the original writers, and on the key issues of interpretation that arise when we try to relate their words to the modern world.
Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated reading lists and selected criticism and notes.
The new edition of this classic music tutorial includes re-set music, new illustrations, extra notes and reinforcement exercises for tricky corners. The CD demonstrates each piece on the flute with piano accompaniments
This viola tutor contains a beginners' course in 20 steps, with over 100 popular songs and tunes. It can be used alongside companion tutors for violin and cello and includes duets. The playalong CD of accompaniments is suitable for home practice and has violin and piano accompaniments.
This cello tutor contains a beginners course in 20 steps, with over 100 popular songs and tunes. It can be used alongside companion tutors for violin and viola and includes duets. The playalong CD of accompaniments is suitable for home practice and has cello and piano accompaniments.
This first novel explores the chain of events which, in the social circumstances and mores of Scotland of the forties and fifties, cause the bizarre death of a young girl. This novel won the RSL's Winifred Holtby Prize for the best regional novel of the year.
Offering an exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work, this book identifies what it was that made him so unique. It offers insights into the 'real' meaning behind masterpieces, such as "The Mona Lisa" and the "Last Supper". It also talks about his unfulfilled dreams, relationships with patrons, and the truth about his religious views.
The great ideas of science, from the first 'Eureka!' to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can be found in this collection. A reference tool, it also presents the human face of science, as scientists talk about achievements and failures in their own lives, and in those of others.
This title is an accessible and authoritative A-Z offering strong coverage of actors, playwrights, directors, and designers, as well as the styles, organizations, and movements within the world of live performance. Containing 2,400 up-to-date entries, it is an essential companion for anyone involved with the theatre.
Examining one of the most productive periods of artistic invention, this book highlights the Impressionists, the Symbolists and artists such as Courbet, Rodin and Gauguin. The author also looks outside France to those who were influenced by French art, such as Van Gogh and the Pre-Raphaelites.
Spanning six centuries and 73 painters, this book examines what makes a painter one of the 'greats'. Their life and career, style and artistic approach are all described, and their work placed within the development of art history.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BEST PRINT RESOURCE AWARD AT THE 2015 MUSIC TEACHER AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE Paul Harris's highly successful Simultaneous Learning approach is an entirely positive and imaginative way to teach, which embraces the understanding that all the elements of music are connected.
The author considers neuroscience and psychobiology to identify analogies with the potential of musical expression to bring about therapeutic change, as observed during his work with children with autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental disorders.
Gilbertson and Aldridge demonstrate how music therapy can be used to attend to the holistic, rather than purely functional, needs of people affected by severe head trauma. This book will give clinicians key notes for practice and a vision of the integral role music therapy can have in the successful rehabilitation from brain injury.
Music therapists from around the world working in conventional and unconventional settings have offered their contributions to this exciting new book, presenting discussion and practical examples of the ways music therapy can reflect and encourage social change. The writers offer fresh perceptions on their identity and role as music therapists.
Rock 'n roll seemed to be everywhere during the decade, exhilarating, influential, and an outrage to those Americans intent on wishing away all forms of dissent and conflict. As vibrant as the music itself, All Shook Up reveals how rock 'n roll challenged and changed American culture and laid the foundation for the social upheaval of the sixties.
Combines music and cultural history and criticism to examine how rock and the rock lifestyle have been merchandised first to a teenage audience and eventually to a consumer society. This work examines the rock culture and how it has infused various aspects of American (and world) life, from entertainment to politics to academic education.
Providing an introduction to the whole range of Ian McEwan's work, examining his novels, short stories and screenplays, this title draws on McEwan's obsessions with childhood and the body, with regression and abjection, showing how these are deployed to raise disturbing political questions about gender, power, pleasure and narrative.
Manet challenged the society in which he lived through his art. He engaged with a Realist tradition, rather than Impressionism, and drew widely on the art of the past. This study examines the artist's intentions and the critical receptions of his work, manifested in cruel parodies and cartoons.