The Rough Guide to Vintage London

The Rough Guide to Vintage London

Author: Emily Bick

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781409332084

Category: Travel

Page: 284

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The Rough Guide to Vintage London is your ultimate guide to London's burgeoning vintage scene, that is making the British capital a more exciting place to visit than ever before. Whether you're into fifties fashion or seventies furnishings, old-fashioned beauty parlours, Art Deco cafés or retro restaurants, The Rough Guide to Vintage London will show you where to find the best bargains and the hippest hang-outs. This authoritative illustrated guide casts a discerning eye over the entire city, highlighting the best of vintage London in each area. It covers over 200 budget and luxury attractions, from the East End hotspots of hyper-cool Hoxton and Shoreditch to the eccentric emporia of the West End, as well as the pick of London's markets and the classiest vintage outlets north and south of the centre, all marked on full-colour maps. Whatever your look or interest - blitz chic, beehive hairdo, forties screen idol, rockabilly, twenties flapper or Edwardian chap - The Rough Guide to Vintage London will tell you where you can enjoy them to the full. From Consultant-Editor Wayne Hemingway and written by Francis Ambler, Emily Bick, Samantha Cook, Nicholas Jones and Lara Kavanagh.Now available in ePub format.

Domestic Noir

Domestic Noir

Author: Laura Joyce

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319693385

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 483

This book represents the first serious consideration of the 'domestic noir' phenomenon and, by extension, the psychological thriller. The only such landmark collection since Lee Horsley's The Noir Thriller, it extends the argument for serious, academic study of crime fiction, particularly in relation to gender, domestic violence, social and political awareness, psychological acuity, and structural and narratological inventiveness. As well as this, it shifts the debate around the sub-genre firmly up to date and brings together a range of global voices to dissect and situate the notion of 'domestic noir'. This book is essential reading for students, scholars, and fans of the psychological thriller.

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Author: Ruth Sheppard

Publisher: 'The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc'

ISBN: 9781499471199

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 162

View: 745

Neurologist Sigmund Freud, known as the father of psychoanalysis, helped many dive into their subconscious and better understand themselves. Less known is that Freud struggled with neuroses too. In fact, he used some of his famed techniques on himself. This extraordinary book is a compelling chronological account of Freud’s life, both personal and professional. Of particular focus is the examination of how he developed his theories. Primary sources from the London Freud Museum, such as diary extracts, rare photographs, and personal notes, give insight into the mind of the man who helped unravel the mystery of our own minds.

Dancefloor-Driven Literature

Dancefloor-Driven Literature

Author: Simon A. Morrison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501357688

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 867

Almost as soon as 'club culture' took hold - during the UK's Second Summer of Love in 1988 - its sociopolitical impact became clear, with journalists, filmmakers and authors all keen to use this cultural context as source material for their texts. This book uses that electronic music subculture as a route into an analysis of these principally literary representations of a music culture: why such secondary artefacts appear and what function they serve. The book conceives of a new literary genre to accommodate these stories born of the dancefloor - 'dancefloor-driven literature'. Using interviews with Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting (1994), alongside other dancefloor-driven authors Nicholas Blincoe and Jeff Noon as case studies, the book analyzes three separate ways writers draw on electronic dance music in their fictions, interrogating that very particular intermedial intersection between the sonic and the linguistic. It explores how such authors write about something so subterranean as the nightclub scene, and analyses what specific literary techniques they deploy to write lucidly and fluidly about the metronomic beat of electronic music and the chemical accelerant that further alters that relationship.

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition

Author: Andy Connolly

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498511810

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

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Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition offers a fresh reading of the later career development of one of America’s most celebrated authors. Through a contextual analysis of a select number of texts, this innovative study discusses how famed novels such as American Pastoral and The Plot against America demonstrate Philip Roth’s considerable interest in mapping, by means of his unique literary talent, the changing shape and fortunes of American liberalism since the 1930s. By viewing these novels and other seminal works of his later period through a wider historical lens, this book informs readers of the myriad ways in which Roth’s major phase of writing since the mid-1990s has shown considerable concern with questions of class, ethnicity, race, gender, and literary culture, all of which have been key components in the shifting intellectual and political makeup of American liberal ideology from the New Deal to our present time. This book goes beyond a mere historical analysis by taking a new look at how Roth’s experimentations in narrative style and his appeal to ahistorical notions of literary tradition rest in complex alignment with his fictional treatment of aspects of American history. This novel work of criticism demonstrates a heightened awareness of Roth’s career-length fascination with the formal characteristics of fiction, making clear to its audience that any reductively linear reading of Roth as a political novelist should be avoided at all costs. Ultimately, Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition offers a stimulatingly intelligent approach to the art of one of America’s true literary titans, providing the focused reader with a nuanced understanding of how Roth’s fiction has been shaped by the various competing strains in his dual roles as a disinterested formalist aesthete, on the one hand, and as a politically engaged author on the other.

Social Theory, Psychoanalysis and Racism

Social Theory, Psychoanalysis and Racism

Author: Simon Clarke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137099570

Category: Psychology

Page: 198

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Sociological explanations of racism tend to concentrate on the structures and dynamics of modern life that facilitate discrimination and hierarchies of inequality. In doing so, they often fail to address why racial hatred arises (as opposed to how it arises) as well as to explain why it can be so visceral and explosive in character. Bringing together sociological perspectives with psychoanalytic concepts and tools, this text offers a clear, accessible and thought-provoking synthesis of varieties of theory, with the aim of clarifying the complex character of racism, discrimination and social exclusion in the contemporary world.

Army Wives

Army Wives

Author: Midge Gillies

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781315514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 544

Most families have an army wife somewhere in their past. Over the centuries they have followed their men to the front, helped them keep order in far-flung parts of the empire or waited anxiously at home. Army Wives uses first hand accounts, letters and diaries to tell their story. We meet the wives who made the arduous journey to the Crimean war and witnessed battle at close quarters. We hear the story of life in the Raj and the, often terrifying, experiences of the women who lived through its dying days. We explore the pressures of being a modern army wife - whether living in barracks or trying to maintain a normal home life outside 'the patch'. In the twentieth century two world wars produced new generations of army wives who forged friendships that lasted into peacetime. Army Wives reveals their experience and that of a new breed of independent women who supported their men through the Cold War to the current war on terror. Midge Gillies, author of acclaimed The Barbed-Wire University, looks at how industrial warfare means husbands can survive battle with life-changing injuries that are both mental and physical - and what that means for their family. She describes how army wives communicate with their husbands - via letters and coded messages, to more immediate, but less intimate, texts and Skype. She examines bereavement, from the seances, public memorials and deaths in a foreign field of the Great War to the modern media coverage of flag-draped coffins returning home by military plane. Above all, Army Wives examines what it really means to be part of the 'army family'.

Live, Laugh, Love, Always, Lydia

Live, Laugh, Love, Always, Lydia

Author: Lydia Bright

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409170242

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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From girl-next-door to overnight TOWIE stardom this is Lydia Bright's fabulous story so far. She grew up on one of the UK's biggest, BAFTA award-winning TV shows but there's still a lot you won't know about Lydia Bright as the confident beauty shares all for the first time! From fond family memories, first kisses and travelling around the world, to her dreams of an even more dazzling future, this is Lydia's full story - her greatest adventures yet - and your bubbly guide to living life to the full! TOWIE Find out what it was really like to be an Essex It Girl RELATIONSHIPS Lydia opens her heart and shares 5 rules for a flawless first date FITNESS The workout routine she follows to get bikini-ready, plus recipes! BEAUTY Get the look; with makeup tutorials, product tips and style secrets INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES What drives her positivity, motivation and success? BUSINESS From budding fashionista to launching her own boutique and 3 clothing collections ADVENTURE Help from a fearless globetrotter to take your trip of a lifetime Packed with lots of extra surprises, crazy stories and even more reasons to fall in love with Lydia's unstoppable attitude, LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE, ALWAYS, LYDIA is the fairy-tale-turned-reality that's only just getting started!

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction

Author: John Scaggs

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415318254

Category: Crime in literature

Page: 192

View: 995

Provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction.

The Invention of Angela Carter

The Invention of Angela Carter

Author: Edmund Gordon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448137077

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 162

WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD NBCC AWARD FINALIST WINNER OF THE 2017 SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and Observer Angela Carter’s life was as unconventional as anything in her fiction. Through her fearlessly original and inventive books, including The Bloody Chamber and Nights at the Circus, she became an icon to a generation and one of the most acclaimed English writers of the last hundred years. This is her first full and authorised biography. Edmund Gordon uncovers Carter’s life story – from a young woman trying to write in a tiny bedsit in Tokyo, to one of the most important and daring writers of her day. From a life full of adventure sprang work so fantastic, dazzling and seductive that it permanently changed and reinvigorated British literature. This is the story of how Angela Carter invented herself. 'An exemplary piece of work... Everyone should read it' Spectator