A Hall of Mirrors


Author: Robert Stone

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395860281

Category: Fiction

Page: 409

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Rheinhardt, a disk jockey and failed musician, rolls into New Orleans looking for work and another chance in life. What he finds is a woman physically and psychically damaged by the men in her past and a job that entangles him in a right-wing political movement. Peopled with civil rights activists, fanatical Christians, corrupt politicians, and demented Hollywood stars, A Hall of Mirrors vividly depicts the dark side of America that erupted in the sixties. To quote Wallace Stegner, "Stone writes like a bird, like an angel, like a circus barker, like a con man, like someone so high on pot that he is scraping his shoes on the stars."

Hall of Mirrors

Power, Witchcraft, and Caste in Colonial Mexico


Author: Laura A. Lewis

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822385155

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Through an examination of caste in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Mexico, Hall of Mirrors explores the construction of hierarchy and difference in a Spanish colonial setting. Laura A. Lewis describes how the meanings attached to the categories of Spanish, Indian, black, mulatto, and mestizo were generated within that setting, as she shows how the cultural politics of caste produced a system of fluid and relational designations that simultaneously facilitated and undermined Spanish governance. Using judicial records from a variety of colonial courts, Lewis highlights the ethnographic details of legal proceedings as she demonstrates how Indians, in particular, came to be the masters of witchcraft, a domain of power that drew on gendered and hegemonic caste distinctions to complicate the colonial hierarchy. She also reveals the ways in which blacks, mulattoes, and mestizos mediated between Spaniards and Indians, alternatively reinforcing Spanish authority and challenging it through alliances with Indians. Bringing to life colonial subjects as they testified about their experiences, Hall of Mirrors discloses a series of contradictions that complicate easy distinctions between subalterns and elites, resistance and power.

The Hall of Mirrors

Drafts & Fragments and the End of Ezra Pound's Cantos


Author: Peter Stoicheff

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472105267

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

View: 9306

An examination of a problematic text by one of America's most important poets

Hall of Mirrors

The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History


Author: Barry Eichengreen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199392005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 5636

"A brilliantly conceived dual-track account of the two greatest economic crises of the last century and their consequences"--

Hall Of Mirrors


Author: David Sinclair

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446473562

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 5553

Following his bestselling biography of the Pound Sterling, David Sinclair's next book is a fascinating insight into the single event which shaped the face of the modern world. If the Great War of 1914-1918 was a tragedy, then the Treaty of Versailles was a complete travesty. Rather than sealing a guarantee for peace, stability and prosperity for a new and better world, the treaty ensured that the remainder of the twentieth century would see horror, brutality and suffering unparalleled in human history. The treaty was engineered and manipulated by self-interested politicians with individual motivations and contrasting agendas. Hall of Mirrors reflects on how the representatives of America, Britain and France - Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd George and Georges Clemenceau - deliberately ignored the possibility of finding a progressive international solution. Instead, driven by ego and personal vendetta, these statesmen stimulated a European future of faction, dispute and conflict. Hall of Mirrors is a fascinating story of destruction, delusion and greed, illuminating the personalities and politics involved in making the treaty. It is also a valuable and topical discussion on the political structures which enable individual character and will to dictate the course of history and culture.

Hall of Mirrors

Unpublished Short Fiction


Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0440339456

Category: Fiction

Page: 18

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Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often funny portrait of life in post–World War II America—a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. In this disquieting tale, the investigation into a string of mysterious disappearances turns surreal for two detectives, when they pay a visit to the home of a celebrated hypnotist. But who will turn the tables on whom when the final spell is cast? Hall of Mirrors and the thirteen other never-before-published pieces that comprise Look at the Birdie serve as an unexpected gift for devoted readers who thought that Kurt Vonnegut's unique voice had been stilled forever—and provide a terrific introduction to his short fiction for anyone who has yet to experience his genius.

Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors

A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery


Author: Christopher Fowler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 1101887109

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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London, 1969. With the Swinging Sixties under way, Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves caught in the middle of a good, old-fashioned manor house murder mystery. Hard to believe, but even positively ancient sleuths like Bryant and May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit were young once . . . or at least younger. Flashback to London 1969: mods and dolly birds, sunburst minidresses—but how long would the party last? After accidentally sinking a barge painted like the Yellow Submarine, Bryant and May are relegated to babysitting one Monty Hatton-Jones, the star prosecution witness in the trial of a disreputable developer whose prefabs are prone to collapse. The job for the demoted detectives? Keep the whistle-blower safe for one weekend. The task proves unexpectedly challenging when their unruly charge insists on attending a party at the vast estate Tavistock Hall. With falling stone gryphons, secret passageways, rumors of a mythical beast, and an all-too-real dismembered corpse, the bedeviled policemen soon find themselves with “a proper country house murder” on their hands. Trapped for the weekend, Bryant and May must sort the victims from the suspects, including a hippie heir, a blond nightclub singer, and Monty himself—and nobody is quite who he or she seems to be.

Art and Film Since 1945

Hall of Mirrors


Author: Kerry Brougher,Russell Ferguson

Publisher: Monacelli Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 327

View: 7675

This collection of essays explores the relationship between cinema and theisual arts from the postwar era to the present, featuring filmamkers andrtists such as Alfred hitchcock, Salvador Dali, Jean-Luc Godard,ichelangelo Antonioni, Andy Warhol and Edward Ruscha. It contains essays byilm scholars and art historians, and coincides with an exhibition at Theuseum of Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles.

Hall of Mirrors

Roy Lichtenstein and the Face of Painting in the 1960s


Author: Graham Bader

Publisher: Mit Press


Category: Art

Page: 206

View: 2767

The arts: general issues.

Marilyn La Roe ... HALL OF MIRRORS


Author: Kevin Curtis Barr

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 035903523X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 78

View: 4282

Marilyn La Roe, feautured in graphic novel " THE ORIGIN OF TIGER LEE, " is from the planet New Zorrus. La Roe is searching for her aunt, who was taken prisoner by her own husband, who's bent of running the whole of creation? All the while Princess Marilyn, is now on the journey of a lifetime, Seen one which will someday make her an unbeatable queen, whose reign will always be remembered as having been fare and just!