A fascinating glimpse into the world of Ozzy Osbourne, rock legend, creator of Ozzfest, and star of his own highly popular TV show, reveals an intelligent, compassionate, and brilliant songwriter; traces his illustrious career; and detais his many controversial exploits. Original.
Diary of a Madman (1835; Russian: ??????? ????????????, Zapiski sumasshedshevo) is a farcical short story by Nikolai Gogol. Along with The Overcoat and The Nose, Diary of a Madman is considered to be one of Gogol's greatest short stories. The tale centers on the life of a minor civil servant during the repressive era of Nicholas I. Following the format of a diary, the story shows the descent of the protagonist, Poprishchin, into insanity. Diary of a Madman, the only one of Gogol's works written in first person, follows diary-entry format.
The classic heavy metal album, featuring the amazing guitar work of the legendary Randy Rhoads! Includes all the songs from the album, including: Flying High Again * You Can't Kill Rock And Roll * Over The Mountain * Little Dolls * Believer * and more.
Xun (or Hsun) is the master (inventor?) of the modern Chinese short story. Some of his stories were translated into American English in 1941, but more recent translations have been into a British English. Lyell provides an introduction, notes on pronunciation and further notes on the text, intending to win as wide an audience as possible beyond those already familiar with Chinese history and culture. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In an age of ridiculous ambition and ubiquitous work, Gogol's comic tale is a loser's Hamlet. It burrows into our wildest fantasies and finds wonderful play in the gap between who we are and who we think we are.
Author, dramatist and satirist, Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) deeply influenced later Russian literature with his powerful depictions of a society dominated by petty beaurocracy and base corruption. This volume includes both his most admired short fiction and his most famous drama. A biting and frequently hilarious political satire, The Government Inspector has been popular since its first performance and was regarded by Nabokov as the greatest Russian play every written. The stories gathered here, meanwhile, range from comic to tragic and describe the isolated lives of low-ranking clerks, lunatics and swindlers. They include Diary of a Madman, an amusing but disturbing exploration of insanity; Nevsky Prospect, a depiction of an artist besotted with a prostitute; and The Overcoat, a moving consideration of poverty that powerfully influenced Dostoevsky and later Russian literature.
Aufzeichnungen eines Wahnsinnigen ist eine Erzählung in Form von Tagebucheinträgen des russischen Dichters Nikolai Gogol aus dem Jahre 1835. Dieses Werk ist eines der bekanntesten von Gogol und wird auch von seinen russischen Kollegen als Verweis genutzt (Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski: Aufzeichnungen aus dem Kellerloch). Zur Handlung: Unterdrückt und gepeinigt im Beruf und hoffnungslos verliebt, flüchtet sich Titularrat Poprischtschin in seine eigene Welt. Der zu Beginn der Erzählung erworbene Eindruck eines gesunden Menschen wandelt sich zusehends in das Bild eines hoffnungslosen Phantasten und Verrückten. Während anfängliche Phantastereien lediglich sprechende Hunde beinhalten, fällt der Protagonist im weiteren Verlauf seiner Krankheit in immer stärkere Wahnvorstellungen. Er liest in der Zeitung vom Tod des spanischen Königs Ferdinand VII., der ohne männlichen Thronfolger verstorben war, und verfällt in den Glauben, er selbst wäre der nächste spanische König.... Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) war ein russischer Schriftsteller. Seine Hauptwerke sind Die toten Seelen, Der Revisor, Taras Bulba und Petersburger Novellen.
One of Rolling Stone’s Best Music Books of 2015 From Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller Scarface, comes a passionate memoir about how hip-hop changed the life of a kid from the south side of Houston, and how he rose to the top-and ushered in a new generation of rap dominance. Scarface is the celebrated rapper whose hits include "On My Block," "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" and "Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangsta" (made famous in the cult film Office Space). The former president of Def Jam South, he's collaborated with everyone from Kanye West, Ice Cube and Nas, and had many solo hits such as "Guess Who's Back" feat. Jay-Z and "Smile" feat. Tupac. But before that, he was a kid from Houston in love with rock-and-roll, listening to AC/DC and KISS. In Diary of a Madman, Scarface shares how his world changed when he heard Run DMC for the first time; how he dropped out of school in the ninth grade and started selling crack; and how he began rapping as the new form of music made its way out of New York and across the country. It is the account of his rise to the heights of the rap world, as well as his battles with his own demons and depression. Passionately exploring and explaining the roots and influences of rap culture, Diary of a Madman is the story of hip-hop-the music, the business, the streets, and life on the south side Houston, Texas.
Apparently, back in the day us McClouds used to be the Thanes of Queensferry, before all that shit got stamped out by the English . . . We've got Royal Blood in us he says, and he says when we eventually realise we should've voted Yes not No Dad's gonna rise up to be Thane of Queensferry once more. Pop Sheeran, proudly shouldering the family trade of restoring the Forth Bridge, is about to lose it all. A global corporation has bought this Scottish icon, bringing with them innovative new paint. How will Pop fight back when he realises he's painting himself out of a job? Diary of a Madman is a sharply political, witty new adaptation of Gogol's classic story, reimagined in a contemporary Scotland on the brink of voting for independence. The play received its world premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 5 August 2016 before opening at the Gate Theatre, London, in September 2016.
Diary of a Madman is one of Gogol's greatest stories. The tale follows the life of a minor civil servant during the repressive era of Nicholas I. Following the format of a diary, the story shows the descent of the protagonist, Poprishchin, into insanity. Diary of a Madman, the only one of Gogol's works written in first person, follows diary-entry format. This Sovereign Classic edition also includes the following other tales: The Mantle, The Nose, A May Night.
This English and Chinese bilingual edition of a "A Madman's Diary" was first published in 1918 by Lu Xun, one of the greatest writers in 20th-century Chinese literature. This short story is one of the first and most influential modern works written in vernacular Chinese and would become a cornerstone of the New Culture Movement. The story was often referred to as "China's first modern short story". This book is selected as one of The 100 Best Books of All Time. The diary form was inspired by Nikolai Gogol's short story "Diary of a Madman, " as was the idea of the madman who sees reality more clearly than those around him. The "madman" sees "cannibalism" both in his family and the village around him, and he then finds cannibalism in the Confucian classics which had long been credited with a humanistic concern for the mutual obligations of society, and thus for the superiority of Confucian civilization. The story was read as an ironic attack on traditional Chinese culture and a call for a New Culture.
Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Lu Xun. Lu Xun (1881–1936), a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. Writing in Vernacular Chinese as well as Classical Chinese, Lu Xun was a novelist, editor, translator, literary critic, essayist, and poet. In the 1930s he became the titular head of the League of Left-Wing Writers in Shanghai. The Complete Short Stories of Lu Xun where included in these edition: A Madman's Diary; Kung I-chi; Medicine; Tomorrow; An Incident; Storm in a Teacup; My Old Home; The True Story of Ah Q; Village Opera; The New Year's Sacrifice; In the Wine Shop; A Happy Family; Soap; The Misanthrope; Regret for the Past; The Divorce; The Flight to the Moon; Forging the Swords. Two brothers, whose names I need not mention here, were both good friends of mine in high school; but after a separation of many years we gradually lost touch. Some time ago I happened to hear that one of them was seriously ill, and since I was going back to my old home I broke my journey to call on them, I saw only one, however, who told me that the invalid was his younger brother. "I appreciate your coming such a long way to see us," he said, "but my brother recovered some time ago and has gone elsewhere to take up an official post." Then, laughing, he produced two volumes of his brother's diary, saying that from these the nature of his past illness could be seen, and that there was no harm in showing them to an old friend. I took the diary away, read it through, and found that he had suffered from a form of persecution complex. The writing was most confused and incoherent, and he had made many wild statements; moreover he had omitted to give any dates, so that only by the colour of the ink and the differences in the writing could one tell that it was not written at one time. Certain sections, however, were not altogether disconnected, and I have copied out a part to serve as a subject for medical research. I have not altered a single illogicality in the diary and have changed only the names, even though the people referred to are all country folk, unknown to the world and of no consequence. As for the title, it was chosen by the diarist himself after his recovery, and I did not change it.
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Every day, you are confronted by people, situations, and obstacles that literally wear you down. You are bombarded by so many distractions that you have lost sight of what it means to be a Christian. The "busyness" of life has managed to superficially fill a void within you. Is it possible to regain understanding of how you should truly be living? Could simply altering your perception of the world bring you to a more mature state of understanding? Is it possible to release the hold that evil has on you? In Diary of a... Madman?, you will be introduced to a philosophical perspective of living. You will gain an understanding as to why life can be so tough. You will learn how your perceptions can be misguided. You will learn how to identify the barriers that are holding you back from making the most of your spiritual journey. You will be reminded of just how special we are as creations of God and can even break the grip that evil holds on us.
Gogol's short story, Diary of a Madman, adapted for the stage. ""This is a play about an individual's descent into madness, brought to life by a brilliant trio of actor David Bromley, director Scott Le Crass, and author Howard Colyer. But what makes the play interesting is that Gogol's protagonist defies the literary mould: he has a condition usually reserved for tormented kings and ladies imprisoned in the attic. Rather than being ordinary, he is 'extraordinary', a term peppering Howard Colyer's script. Through Poprishchin, Gogol portrays his contempt for government and bureaucracy, and allows this lowly civil servant to become a leader...at least in his own mind."" Emma Slater, London Theatre, reviewing the production at the Jack Studio.
The story Im about to tell is the truth as best as I can tell. The names and places have been change to protect the innocent and national security. Lets call me David Robinson and I was born November 1, 1952, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. My parents were named Clarence and Mattie Robinson. My mother had a seventh grade education and my father had a sixth grade education. My parents expected all of us, my two sisters and me to do and go further in acquiring an education and do better in life than they did. I attended the last of the old Field Schools that was disbanded in 1963. In 1967, I was among the first to attent all integrated schools in Mecklenburg County. I grew up in the south on the taitend of jim crow era. In 1970, like blacks in the south did, I went north, because there were nothing for blacks. I went to Newark, New Jersey where I got a job working at the hospital. Every two weeks, when I get paid I faithfully sent money home to my mother to help out. I met a young Woman, with whom I thought I had feelings for. It didnt work out. Vietnam War was going on and my draft number was fast coming up.
John Baldacci a psychoanalyst who specializes in psychedelic psychotherapy experiments on himself to soon find himself in a psychedelic nightmare where murders take place around him where he has no memory of any of the incidents involved, John cannot explain the blackouts that are connected to the murders in a small town called New Kensington. Is he going crazy or is there someone else committing the murders? In this psychedelic thriller John Baldacci tells his story, this is his confession. original title Mushroom Madness