Ingmar Bergman

Author: Robin Wood
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814338063
Release Date: 2012-12-15
Genre: Performing Arts

At a time when few reviewers and critics were taking the study of film seriously, Robin Wood released a careful and thoroughly cinematic commentary on Ingmar Bergman's films that demonstrated the potential of film analysis in a nascent scholarly field. The original Ingmar Bergman influenced a generation of film scholars and cineastes after its publication in 1969 and remains one of the most important volumes on the director. This new edition of Ingmar Bergman, edited by film scholar Barry Keith Grant, contains all of Wood's original text plus four later pieces on the director by Wood that were intended for a new volume that was not completed before Wood's death in 2010. In analyzing a selection of Bergman's films, Wood makes a compelling case for the logic of the filmmaker's development while still respecting and indicating the distinctiveness of his individual films. Wood's emphasis on questions of value (What makes a work important? How does it address our lives?) informed his entire career and serve as the basis for many of these chapters. In the added material for this new edition, Wood considers three important films Bergman made after the book was first published-Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander, and From the Life of the Marionettes-and also includes significant reassessment of Persona. These pieces provocatively suggest the more political directions Wood might have taken had he been able to produce Ingmar Bergman Revisited, as he had planned to do before his death. In its day, Ingmar Bergman was one of the most important volumes on the Swedish director published in English, and it remains compelling today despite the multitude of books to appear on the director since. Film scholars and fans of Bergman's work will enjoy this updated volume.

The Shadow of Ararat

Author: Thomas Harlan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429974950
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Fiction

In what would be A.D. 600 in our history, the Empire still stands, supported by the Legions and Thaumaturges of Rome. Now the Emperor of the West, the Augustus Galen Atreus, will come to the aid of the Emperor of the East, the Augustus Heraclius, to lift the siege of Constantinople and carry a great war to the very doorstep of the Shahanshah of Persia. It is a war that will be fought with armies both conventional and magical, with bright swords and the darkest necromancy. Against this richly detailed canvas of alternate history and military strategy, Thomas Harlan sets the intricate and moving stories of four people. Dwyrin MacDonald is a Hibernian student at a school for sorcerers in Upper Egypt, until he runs afoul of powerful political interests and is sent off half-trained to the Legions. His teacher, Ahmet,undertakes to follow Dwyrin and aid him, but Ahmet is drawn into service with the queen of Palmeyra. Thyatis is a young female warrior, extensively trained by her patron in the arts of covert warfare. And Maxian Atreus is Galens youngest brother, a physician and sorcerer. He has discovered that an enemy of Rome has placed a dreadful curse on the City, which must be broken before Rome can triumph. Woven with rich detail youd expect from a first-rate historical novel, while through it runs yarns of magic and shimmering glamours that carry you deeply into your most fantastic dreams At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Fine Gray Rain In the Shadow of Mount Pinatubo

Author: Robert Reynolds
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781365082412
Release Date: 2016-12-26
Genre:

In 1991, Mount PInatubo awoke after 500-yrs dormancy. Nearby, America's Clark Air Base evacuated military personnel and dependents to Subic Bay Navy Base. One thousand Air Force and civilians remained to safeguard Clark AB. A series of violent volcanic eruptions hurled ash, rock and gas into the sky. At the same time Typhoon Yunya blew in off the Pacific and earthquakes repeatedly rattled the Philippines countryside. As the rain-laden ash fell back to earth, aircraft hangars, warehouses, homes and buildings crashed to the ground as muddy ash covered the terrain. When the eruptions let up, military officials began evacuating tens of thousands from the country while those deemed mission-essential began salvage operations. This is a true account of this historic event from the perspective of a small group of civilians who were present throughout.

Shadow of the Past

Author: Judith Cutler
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 9780749011727
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre: Fiction

Tobias Campion, rector of Moreton St Jude, is delighted to welcome the widowed Lady Chase as his parishioner. Charming and generous-spirited, she nonetheless harbours a secret sorrow: her son is missing, presumed dead, and her loathsome nephew Sir Marcus is desperate to declare himself heir to the estate. Much as Tobias dislikes Marcus, his feelings for another member of the family are rather different - the lovely Lady Dorothea enchants him from the very start, not least because of her kindly ways with the enigmatic governess Anne. Then Anne disappears on the very day that the body of a stranger is found in a local river. Surely she has not had a hand in his death? When it transpires that the man might have been bringing news of Lady Chase's missing son, Tobias is forced to quit the village to uncover the truth. Unfortunately, many of those he encounters in his travels are equally determined to keep the past well hidden...

Niamh and the Hermit

Author: Emily C. A. Snyder
Publisher: Arx Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781889758367
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Fiction

The daughter of a king and a fairy, the Princess Niamh is glorious fair - perhaps overly so. Her incredible beauty proves a curse as no man can withstand even a moment in her presence without running mad.

Sceptre of Sea and Sky

Author: Terry Ho
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483576268
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Genre: Fiction

Returning to the enchanted world of Erda in search of their missing friend, Keith, Anna and Vijay are once again enlisted in the desperate struggle against the Dark. Keith sets off for Chapterhouse Manaung, where he is to receive training in the arts of the magi. Anna and Vijay, accompanied by the Royal Mage of Turasik, a warrior woman and a runaway boy, embark on a voyage of a thousand leagues that will take them to the dominions of a lustful queen, a city under the sway of a sinister abbot, and a land of vengeful spirits. In a garden of dreams and nightmares, their destination is revealed: the Place Where Sea Meets Sky, where on of them must make the ultimate sacrifice. There is little time. In the icy North, the iron fetters of the Frost Giants are loosed, unleashing primeval powers not seen on Erda in millennia. And beyond the dusky skies, an ancient evil looms at the portals of Space and Time.

The Twilight Patriots

Author: Charles D. Taylor
Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre: Fiction

(Previously published as The Sunset Patriots) Admiral Theodore Magnuson, Director of the Office of Naval Intelligence, didn't like the idea of sending the Seventh Fleet to Vladivostock for a New Year's celebration with the Russians. The President didn't give a damn what Magnuson thought, however; he was after detente. Fearing the worst, Magnuson decides to run his own intelligence mission, sending men into Russia and China. The Admiral is certain the U.S. visit to the usually closed Soviet port is a cover for something. Something big. The Chinese are faced with a similar problem — and a big question. Why is a combined U.S.-Soviet fleet steaming into the East China Sea?

The Shadow of the Wind

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101147061
Release Date: 2005-01-25
Genre: Fiction

"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.

In the Shadow of the Master

Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061984471
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Fiction

“A wonderful treat for the Poe connoisseur, or a perfect introduction to his works.” —Charlotte Observer In the Shadow of the Master is an exceptional collection of classic stories from the lord of literary darkness himself—the inimitable Edgar Allan Poe—accompanied by enthralling essays from twenty of his bestselling acolytes and admirers. With appreciations by Michael Connelly, Stephen King, Lisa Scottoline, Tess Gerritsen, Laura Lippman, Nelson DeMille, Lawrence Block, and thirteen others, In the Shadow of the Master is a must-have for thriller and mystery fans of all ages.

Under Sea s Shadow

Author: Christie Golden
Publisher: LUNA
ISBN: 9781426806537
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Secrets hidden in the darkness of the sea... Stolen at birth by her sea-lord father, Copper is returned to her mother, the queen, to experience life on their island home. But something is missing within her, for she is without a soul. Copper is adrift and alone until strangers come with Companion creatures and tell her of her destiny. For Copper is the Sea Dancer, one of five elements incarnate, and the fate of the world depends on the Dancers joining. Yet there are those who would pervert the Dancers' destiny, and an Emperor who will stop at nothing to prevent them from finding one another. As conspiracies unfold, and secrets are pierced, the upwelling of power that Copper controls is put to the test. The uneasy marriage of land and sea is about to break apart. And all hangs on Copper's choice...

Over Sea Under Stone

Author: Susan Cooper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416949640
Release Date: 2007-05-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Vacationing in a seaside village in Cornwall, three children stumble upon a brittle old map showing the location of a magical relic of Arthurian days, leading them into a high-pitched battle of good and evil.

The Nature of the Gods

Author: Cicero
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141959290
Release Date: 2004-10-28
Genre: Religion

Towards the end of his life, Cicero turned away from his oratorical and political career and looked instead to matters of philosophy and religion. The dialogue The Nature of the Gods both explores his own views on these subjects, as a monotheist and member of the Academic School, and considers the opinion of other philosophical schools of the Hellenistic age through the figures of Velleius the Epicurean and Balbus the Stoic. Eloquent, clearly argued and surprisingly modern, it focuses upon a series of fundamental religious questions including: is there a God? If so, does he answer prayers, or intervene in human affairs? Does he know the future? Does morality need the support of religion? Profoundly influential on later thinkers, such as Saint Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, this is a fascinating consideration of fundamental issues of faith and philosophical thought.