Great Minds Don't Think Alike


  • Author: Emily Gosling
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • File Size: 22854727 Bytes


Great Minds Don't Think Alike surveys some of the most brilliant minds of the past and present. Discover the methods and rituals they used to forge a constructive, creative pathway, from the downright peculiar to the reassuringly pedestrian.Learn the importance of daily routines with Sylvia Plath, embrace randomness with David Bowie and transcend tragedy with Frida Kahlo. With 56 tried and tested creative techniques from inspired, and inspiring, minds - among them, architects, musicians, playwrights, painters and philosophers - enjoy an illustrated compendium of ingenious insights to kickstart your own creative process....

Abigale Hall


  • Author: Lauren A Forry
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 941843 Bytes


Amid the terror of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Eliza and her troubled little sister Rebecca have had their share of tragedy, having lost their mother to the Blitz and their father to suicide. Forced to leave London to work for the mysterious Mr. Brownwell at Abigale Hall, they soon learn that the worst is yet to come. The vicious housekeeper, Mrs. Pollard, seems hell-bent on keeping the ghostly secrets of the house away from the sisters and forbids them from entering the surrounding town—and from the rumors that circulate about Abigale Hall. When Eliza uncovers some blood-splattered books, ominous photographs, and portraits of a mysterious woman, she begins to unravel the mysteries of the house, but with Rebecca falling under Mrs. Poll...

Hitchcock and Poe

Hitchcock and Poe


  • Author : Dennis R. Perry
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0810848228


Hitchcock and Poe Book Description :

This study explores the aesthetic of Poe and Hitchcock in terms of a set of common obsessions, techniques, and genres. The structure of the study revolves around Eureka, Poe's explicit and allegorical treatise on the development of the universe. Each chapter explores the similarities and differences between Poe's and Hitchcock's treatment of such issues as doubles, the perverse, voyeurism, and romantic obsession. While Hitchcock's films consistently mirror plots, imagery, and relationships within Poe's tales, Perry also shows how Hitchcock's resistance to the traditional trappings of gothic tales sets his films apart from the works of Poe and gives them a unique touch....

Victroia  With Other Poems

Victroia With Other Poems


  • Author : Sarepta Irish Henry
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1010463217


Victroia With Other Poems Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missi...

Poe   The House of Usher   and the American Gothic

Poe The House of Usher and the American Gothic


  • Author : Dennis R. Perry
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0230615260


Poe The House of Usher and the American Gothic Book Description :

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” is arguably one of the most dominant tales haunting American Gothic literature. This iconic story’s influence lies in the inspired tensions between its simplicity and its inexplicable mingling of supernatural and psychological elements. Poe, the “House of Usher,” and the American Gothic discusses how Poe’s tale continues to serve as a model for exploring the deepest and most primitive corners of the human mind and heart. This study uses the Usher-inspired matrix of outsiders, uncanny houses, and psychic collapse and to reveal Poe’s continued relevance to the genre through the fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Henry James, H. P. Lovecraft, and Stephen King....

Hitchcock s America

Hitchcock s America


  • Author : Jonathan Freedman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-02-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195353315


Hitchcock s America Book Description :

Alfred Hitchcock's American films are not only among the most admired works in world cinema, they also offer some of our most acute responses to the changing shape of American society in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The authors of this anthology show how famous films such as Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Rear Window, along with more obscure ones such as Rope, The Wrong Man, and Family Plot, register the ideologies and insurgencies, the normative assumptions and the cultural alternatives, that shaped these tumultuous decades. They argue that, just as these films occupy a visual landscape defined by the grand monuments of American civic life--Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations--they are also marked by their pre...

The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allen Poe

The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allen Poe


  • Author : J. Gerald Kennedy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190641870


The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allen Poe Book Description :

No American author of the early 19th century enjoys a larger international audience than Edgar Allan Poe. Widely translated, read, and studied, he occupies an iconic place in global culture. Such acclaim would have gratified Poe, who deliberately wrote for "the world at large" and mocked the provincialism of strictly nationalistic themes. Partly for this reason, early literary historians cast Poe as an outsider, regarding his dark fantasies as extraneous to American life and experience. Only in the 20th century did Poe finally gain a prominent place in the national canon. Changing critical approaches have deepened our understanding of Poe's complexity and revealed an author who defies easy classification. New models of interpretation have excited fre...

Scripting Hitchcock

Scripting Hitchcock


  • Author : Walter Raubicheck
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252036484


Scripting Hitchcock Book Description :

Nominated for a nonfiction Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America, Scripting Hitchcock explores the collaborative process between Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriters he hired to write the scripts for three of his greatest films: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. Drawing from extensive interviews with the screenwriters and other film technicians who worked for Hitchcock, Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick illustrate how much of the filmmaking process took place not on the set or in front of the camera, but in the adaptation of the sources, the mutual creation of plot and characters by the director and the writers, and the various revisions of the written texts of the films. Hitchcock allowed his writers a great deal of creative f...

The Suspense Thriller

The Suspense Thriller


  • Author : Charles Derry
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2010-06-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 078646240X


The Suspense Thriller Book Description :

This book is a comprehensive study of one of the most popular genres in the cinema. From a perspective sympathetic to popular culture, this study analyzes a large number of primarily American and European films by a variety of distinguished directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Chabrol, John Frankenheimer, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Costa-Gavras. Indispensable to anyone interested in understanding how suspense thrillers work and what they mean, this book provides insightful analysis of hundreds of memorable films, while at the same time working as a virtual how-to manual for anyone trying to write a Hitchcock-like thriller. The first section of the book is primarily theoretical. It offers a bibliographical survey and then explains why we so ...

Psycho in the Shower

Psycho in the Shower


  • Author : Philip J. Skerry
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441151704


Psycho in the Shower Book Description :

"With this book, Philip Skerry makes an ambitious and largely successful effort to restore perspective to the debate that has swirled around Psycho since Hitchcock first ripped back the shower curtain of our expectations in 1960 and plunged his knife into the collective cinematic consciousness." - John Baxter, Film International Psycho in the Shower is a multi-dimensional study of Psycho's astonishing shower scene. Philip J. Skerry shows how it may be the most significant and influential film scene of all and substantiates this claim by providing chapters on the evolution of the scene in Hitchcock's career, with particular focus on his methods for creating suspense and terror in the audience. In tracing the evolution of the shower scene, the author d...

Anti Mimesis from Plato to Hitchcock

Anti Mimesis from Plato to Hitchcock


  • Author : Tom Cohen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1994-09-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521465842


Anti Mimesis from Plato to Hitchcock Book Description :

The material elements of writing have long been undervalued; but analysis of these elements--sound, signature, letters--can transform our understanding of major texts. Tom Cohen argues in this book that in an era of representational criticism the role of close reading has been overlooked. Through astonishing new readings of writers such as Plato, Bakhtin, Poe, Whitman, and Conrad, Professor Cohen exposes the limitations of new historicism and neo-pragmatism, and demonstrates how the "materiality of language" challenges representational models of meaning imposed by the canon....

Death on Television

Death on Television


  • Author : Henry Slesar
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0809315009


Death on Television Book Description :

Seventeen stories deal a false confession, a mother's revenge, a pickpocket, a party line, kidnapping, and murder...