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Author : Sara Buttsworth
language : en
Release Date : 2010
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This collection provides readers with a comprehensive overview of postwar representations of Nazism in popular culture, documenting and critiquing their enormous impact and importance. * Includes images depicting Nazi-themed comics and magazine covers * Index of key terms define unfamiliar terms for general readers
Author : Mary K. Patterson Thornburg
language : en
Publisher: Umi Research Pr
Release Date : 1987
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Author : B. P. Morrison
language : en
Release Date : 2015-01-01
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A young girl inadvertently stumbles upon a harsh magical universe called Nowhere, where she meets several people who either want to kill her, want to save her, or cannot offer any help at all. Through periods of suffering, brought on by the wretched Queen, the girl develops a taste for vengeance. Only, it would seem, everyone is a little bit more than they appear to be.
Author : Pamela Ditchoff
language : en
Release Date : 1995
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"There's nothing so fascinates people as freaks." - Myrtle Perkins, the bearded lady.
Author : Michele Joy Bromley
language : en
Release Date : 2013
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Monstrous beings, or distortions of nature, were a tangible object of fear in the medieval and early modern eras. Aristotle, as a precursor to the scientists and magical practitioners of the twelfth century or the barber-surgeons of the sixteenth century, understood monsters to be human or animal beings deformed by a mother's corrupt imagination. The possibility that one's corrupt thoughts might either cause the individual to produce congenitally deformed progeny or to transform into something monstrously deformed would have been believable to medieval and early modern audiences. Monstrous figures in literature, then, might act as vessels for catharsis--inspiring self-reflection and confession from terrified readers. This study explores the ways that Edmund Spenser uses monstrosity to engage and instruct his sixteenth century readers. In his seminal epic work The Faerie Queene, Spenser generously fills his pages with anthropomorphic monsters representative of some particular human flaw. This study suggests that Spenser uses these allegorical, visceral, and significant monsters intentionally as literary instruments of pedagogy, warning against the human capacity for bestial behavior. In order to establish the importance of such hypothetical intentionality, this study draws heavily from the etymological and cultural history of monstrosity and from the contemporary conversation regarding the allegorical significance of both the human and monstrous figures in Spenser's text. The first chapter of this study focuses on the ways in which medieval and early modern readers would have understood monstrosity as a concept and a reality. The second chapter focuses on three types of monstrous figures that appear in Spenser's text--specifically Errour, Orgoglio, and Malbecco--in order to establish Spenser's purposeful use of monsters throughout the text. The third chapter utilizes close readings and an analysis of the critical history of the monster Duessa to establish her as the token piece of Spenser's pedagogically monstrous figures.
Author : Michael Camille
language : en
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Release Date : 2013-06-01
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What is the status of visual evidence in history? Can we actually see the past through images? Where are the traces of previous lives deposited? Michael Camille addresses these important questions in Mirror in Parchment, a lively, searching study of one medieval manuscript, its patron, producers, and historical progeny. The richly illuminated Luttrell Psalter was created for the English nobleman Sir Geoffrey Luttrell (1276-1345). Inexpensive mechanical illustration has since disseminated the book's images to a much wider audience; hence the Psalter's representations of manorial life have come to profoundly shape our modern idea of what medieval English people, high and low, looked like at work and at play. Alongside such supposedly truthful representations, the Psalter presents myriad images of fantastic monsters and beasts. These patently false images have largely been disparaged or ignored by modern historians and art historians alike, for they challenge the credibility of those pictures in the Luttrell Psalter that we wish to see as real. In the conviction that medieval images were not generally intended to reflect daily life but rather to shape a new reality, Michael Camille analyzes the Psalter's famous pictures as representations of the world, imagined and real, of its original patron. Addressed are late medieval chivalric ideals, physical sites of power, and the boundaries of Sir Geoffrey's imagined community, wherein agricultural laborers and fabulous monsters play a similar ideological role. The Luttrell Psalter thus emerges as a complex social document of the world as its patron hoped and feared it might be.
Author : Jennifer Finney Boylan
language : en
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date : 2010-05-11
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Thirteen-year-old Falcon Quinn and his neighbors, Max and Megan, board bus number 13 for school on an ordinary day in Cold River, Maine. Only the bus doesn't take its ordinary route, and Falcon and his friends soon find themselves in an extraordinary place—on Shadow Island, at the Academy for Monsters. With a student body stranger than the cast of any monster movie Falcon has ever seen, the academy is home to creatures and oddities of all kinds. In the academy's atmosphere, Falcon's friends begin to unleash and enjoy their monster natures, from flying with Pearl, La Chupakabra, to decaying with the "Zombie Snap." Falcon has always felt different, with his one bright blue eye and one shadow-black eye, but is he really a monster? Will he discover the other thing that makes him different when he finds himself in the Black Mirror? And when he learns that the school's mission is to teach students to hide their aberrant natures, Falcon and his friends need to find a way to fight back for their monster selves. Bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan introduces Falcon, Max, Megan, and their band of monster friends in this first installment of a hair-raising and sidesplitting adventure of monstrous proportions.