Goya's Ghost

Five Plays


Author: Blake Jerome Everitt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548317744


Page: 212

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In writing described as powerful and courageous, these five plays 'represent the birth of a new voice, one unseduced by the fashionable complacencies of the age, one unafraid of what the light of truth might show, one humble before the mystery. Goya's Ghost shows us the dark aspect of the family, the woundedness that is inherited from it, and the aspect of occlusion of spiritual vitality that Celtic Christendom suffered from its subsuming in the culture of the neighbouring island. The Basques presents a more terrible crushing of an indigenous culture, more terrible because it was carried out by a state in the modern sense of the word. It provokes thought about the state, laying bare its tendency to substitute control for trust, conformity for respect' - Luke Bell, author of The Meaning of Blue: Recovering a Contemplative Spirit (Angelico Press 2014).

The Ghouls of Calle Goya


Author: Owen Jones

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3961423571

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

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When Frank, a staid, middle-aged, confirmed bachelor takes his diplomat Thai wife to a friend’s apartment on the Costa del Sol for their dream honeymoon, they are in Nirvana... until the ghouls of a secret Scandinavian society torment the superstitious young woman to the point of seeking death to end her suffering. The Ghouls of Calle Goya is the perplexing story of how Evil can result from the happiest of circumstances and good intentions, and how madness can be the result. Based on a true story.

Contemporary Spanish Gothic


Author: Ann Davies

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 147440300X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 7114

Examines Spain's contribution to international interest in Gothic culture, film and literatureWith the success of novels such as The Shadow of the Wind and films like The Others, contemporary Spanish culture has contributed a great deal to the imagery and experience of the Gothic, although such contributions are not always recognised as being specifically Spanish in origin. Contemporary Spanish Gothic is the first book to study how the Gothic mode intersects with cultural production in Spain today, considering some of the ways in which such production feeds off and simultaneously feeds into Gothic production more widely. Examining the works of writers and filmmakers like Carlos Ruiz ZafAn, Arturo PA(c)rez-Reverte, Pedro AlmodAvar and Alejandro AmenA!bar, as well as the further reaches of Spanish Gothic influence in the Twilight film series, the book considers images and themes like the mad surgeon and the vulnerable body, the role of the haunted house, and the heritage biopics of Francisco de Goya.

...But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur

Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications


Author: Amy L. Thompson,Antonio S. Thompson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476620903

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Part pop culture trope, part hypothetical cataclysm, the zombie apocalypse is rooted in modern literature, film and mythology. This collection of new essays considers the implications of this scientifically impossible (but perhaps imminent) event, examining real-world responses to pandemic contagion and civic chaos, as well as those from Hollywood and popular culture. The contributors discuss the zombie apocalypse as a metaphor for actual catastrophes and estimate the probabilities of human survival and behavior during an undead invasion.

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

8,888 Questions in 365 Days


Author: Ken Jennings

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780345504722

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 544

View: 7723

Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.

Goya: The Terrible Sublime: A Graphic Novel


Author: El Torres

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1643131060

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

View: 7902

Celebrated artist Francisco de Goya confronts demons real and imagined in this vivid portrayal of the end of his life. Francisco de Goya is considered one of the most important Spanish painters of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, last of the Greats and first of the modernists. But his sumptuous images stemmed from a mind in torment, especially later in his life. Goya: The Terrible Sublime is a graphic novel inspired by Goya’s life, in particular focusing on his final years, as he struggles with assorted physical ailments that threaten to take his mind, as well. Recovering from a serious illness in Cadiz, Spain, which has left him deaf, Goya suffers from terrible headaches, high fevers, and hallucinations, beset by visions of death that will become all too real with the advent of the Spanish War of Independence. Still, the monsters in his delusions are not real—but his friend Asensio Julia is, and he belongs to another world. From the mind of the terror master El Torres and the art of Fran Galán comes a terrifying story that brings readers into the artist’s world of madness and dark paintings, a historical miasma populated by recognizable figures like Manuel Godoy and the Duchess of Alba and swathed in an aesthetic of cobweb-shrouded palaces and beautiful grotesques living in the shadows. This unique graphic novel tells a horror story, melding the artist’s unique style and vision with the story of a man plagued by unreality. Yet even as the artist faces dreadful images of witchcraft and pure evil, he knows that he must not fall into what lurks beyond the dream of reason.

Am liebsten mag ich Monster


Author: Emil Ferris

Publisher: Panini

ISBN: 3736737017

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 418

View: 9646

Die zehnjährige Karen Reyes führt ein ganz besonderes Tagebuch: Neben ihren Alltagsbeobachtungen zeichnet sie Monster aus Trash-Horrorfilmen und alten Pulp-Magazinen. So bewältigt sie ihren Alltag in den USA der 1960er-Jahre und sammelt Spuren und Hinweise, die zur Aufklärung des Mordes an ihrer Nachbarin Anka Silverberg beitragen sollen. Emil Ferris verarbeitet in Am liebsten mag ich Monster ihre eigene Vorliebe für Horror-B-Movies und Grusel- Groschenhefte und bettet dies in eine Geschichte ein, die die sozialen Spannungen im Chicago der 1960er Jahre mit einer Geschichte des Erwachsenwerdens verknüpft. Fantastisches Artwork! Für den Hugo Award nominiert! Der Überraschungserfolg aus den USA!

Die Hochzeit der Chani Kaufman


Author: Eve Harris

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257606931

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3774

Sie haben sich dreimal gesehen, sie haben sich noch nie berührt, aber sie werden heiraten: die neunzehnjährige Chani Kaufman und der angehende Rabbiner Baruch Levy. Doch wie geht Ehe, wie geht Glück? Eine fast unmögliche Liebesgeschichte in einer Welt voller Regeln und Rituale. Das freche und anrührende Debüt von Eve Harris.

Elementary School Library Collection

A Guide to Books and Other Media, Phases 1-2-3


Author: Linda L. Homa,Ann L. Schreck,Maureen Hoebener

Publisher: Brodart Company

ISBN: 9780872721142

Category: Reference

Page: 1118

View: 5345

Sigmar Polke



Author: Sigmar Polke,Michael Juul Holm

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 88

View: 910

This modest catalogue provides an excellent introduction to and survey of the paintings of Sigmar Polke, one of the most significant artists of the last 50 years. Since the 1960s, Polke has been making paintings of a deeply ironic nature, works that make fun of the tropes that have dominated the world of modern art. As such, he has situated himself as something of a participant-critic in the dialogue concerning the relevance of painting in recent decades, and has made one of the strongest cases imaginable for its continuing relevance. With 50 color reproductions of important works from all periods of his career, as well as texts by the curators of both the Louisiana Museum in Denmark and the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway, Sigmar Polke: Alchemistis a welcome addition to the Polke literature.

Selected Film Essays and Interviews


Author: Bruce F. Kawin

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857283146

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

View: 5382

This engaging collection of Bruce F. Kawin’s most important film essays (1977–2011) is accompanied by his interviews with Lillian Gish (1978) and Howard Hawks (1976). The Hawks interview is particularly concerned with his work with William Faulkner and their friendship. The Gish interview emphasizes her role as a producer in the 1920s. The essays focus on such topics as violence and sexual politics in film, the relations between horror and science fiction, the growth of video and digital cinema and their effects on both film and film scholarship, the politics of film theory, narration in film, and the relations between film and literature. Among the most significant articles reprinted here are “Me Tarzan, You Junk,” “The Montage Element in Faulkner's Fiction,” “The Mummy’s Pool,” “The Whole World Is Watching,” and “Late Show on the Telescreen: Film Studies and the Bottom Line.” The book includes close readings of films from “La Jetée” to “The Wizard of Oz.”



Author: National Center for Audio Tapes,National Education Association of the United States. Dept. of Audiovisual Instruction

Publisher: N.A


Category: Audiotapes

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts

Page: N.A

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