A chapbook exploring how contemporary life requires us to be something other than human, but more robotic and animal.
Russian painter Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935), unlike other prominent Soviet artists, has not been much considered in discussions of the contributions of the avant-garde to photography and film.
Yet a close examination of theoretical and practical aspects of Malevich's oeuvre not only places him fully in the Soviet post-abstract discourse on these media but also, Margarita Tupitsyn argues in this analysis, alters the accepted view of his post-Suprematist period. Exploring Malevich's involvement with film, Tupitsyn draws on little-known writings about cinema by the artist himself, and many photographs and documents. Malevich's influence on 20th-century art extends far more widely than has been claimed for him before, the author concludes.
The next action-packed installment in the New York Times best-selling Boba Fett series.
The indispensable consumers' guide to the music of Led Zeppelin. An album by album, track by track, run-down of every song released by Led Zeppelin, from their classic first album to their best selling albums of the seventies and beyond. Also includes details of their remastered recordings, compilation albums, live albums and Led Zeppelin on DVD.
In this book the distinguished historian Victor Kiernan makes a case for seeing Shakespeare as a writer profoundly sensitive to the great social and political upheavals through which he lived. Shakespeare’s poetic and dramatic achievement, Kiernan argues, was not something which transcended his environment but was directly enlarged by his civic consciousness and his critical reactions to a changing social fabric. Shakespeare’s phase of dramatic activity coincides with the first challenges to the institution of monarchy. Kiernan analyses the cycle of History plays in the light of the demise of feudal allegiances and the emergence of the modern state apparatus. He shows how the far-reaching transformations in social hierarchy which simultaneously began to take place are crucial to an understanding of the Comedies, in which confusion of identity, disguise and cross-dressing are central. And he examines the ways in which women’s roles are affected by this nascent individualism, especially in relation to the ideas of romantic love around which the Comedies revolve. Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen draws a vivid portrait of the outstanding dramatist of modernity.
Lucid, scholarly and absorbing, it will be a rich resource for both students and the general reader.
The boys from Big Enough for Five are back. They've sold the press and are each pursuing different jobs, doing their own thing. They still come back together again at the end of the day though, living and fighting and loving as only a fivesome can. They're finally investing in a new bed, too. Something custom-made that'll fit them all just a little bit better, something that's made for five.
But what happens when street musician Rhymer decides he'd like a taste of each of them? Will his interest fracture what the fivesome have managed to build together? Or will they discover that they've got room for one more?