The Spectacles

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975736774

Category:

Page: 40

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The Spectacles by Edgar Allan Poe is one of his exciting short stories. This edition is a good introduction to the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Spectacle

Stories

Author: Susan Steinberg

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555970648

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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An inventive new collection from the author of Hydroplane and The End of Free Love * A San Francisco Chronicle, Complex, Flavorwire, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Largehearted Boy and Slaughterhouse 90210 Best Book of the Year * In these innovative linked stories, women confront loss and grief as they sift through the wreckage of their lives. In the title story, a woman struggles with the death of her friend in a plane crash. A daughter decides whether to take her father off life support in the Pushcart Prize-winning "Cowboys." And in "Underthings," when a man hits his girlfriend, she calls it an accident. Spectacle bears witness to alarming and strange incidents: carnival rides and plane crashes, affairs spied through keyholes and amateur porn, vandalism and petty theft. These wounded women stand at the edge of disaster and risk it all to speak their sharpest secrets. In lean, acrobatic prose, Susan Steinberg subverts assumptions about narrative and challenges conventional gender roles. She delivers insight with a fierce lyric intensity in sentences shorn of excessive sentiment or unnecessary ornament. By fusing style and story, Steinberg amplifies the connections between themes and characters so that each devastating revelation echoes throughout the collection. A vital and turbulent book from a distinctive voice, Spectacle will break your heart, and then, before the last page is turned, will bind it up anew. "Experimental but never opaque, Steinberg's stories seethe with real and imagined menace." —Publishers Weekly

Media Spectacles

Author: Marjorie B. Garber,Jann Matlock

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415907514

Category: Art

Page: 278

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Society Of The Spectacle

Author: Guy Debord

Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing

ISBN: 1617508306

Category: Political Science

Page: 90

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The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.

Freakery

Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body

Author: Rosemarie Garland Thomson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814782224

Category: History

Page: 400

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Rosemarie Thomson's groundbreaking anthology probes America's disposition toward the visually different. The book's essays fall into four main categories: historical explorations of American freak shows in the era of P.T. Barnum; the articulation of the freak in literary and textual discourses; contemporary relocations of freak shows; and theoretical analyses of freak culture. Essays address such diverse topics as American colonialism and public presentations of natives; laughing gas demonstrations in the 1840's; Shirley Temple and Tom Thumb; Todd Browning's landmark movie Freaks; bodybuilders as postmodern freaks; freaks in Star Trek; Michael Jackson's identification with the Elephant Man; and the modern talk show as a reconfiguration of the freak show. In her introduction, Thomson traces the freak show from antiquity to the modern period and explores the constitutive, political, and textual properties of such exhibits.

Daisy, Or, The Fairy Spectacles

Author: Caroline Snowden (Whitmarsh) Guild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American fiction

Page: 175

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Spectacles and Other Vision Aids

A History and Guide to Collecting

Author: J. William Rosenthal

Publisher: Norman Publishing

ISBN: 9780930405717

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 530

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Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

Author: Donald G. Kyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134862725

Category: History

Page: 304

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The elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were and why they were chosen * how the Romans disposed of the thousands of resulting corpses * the complex religious and ritual aspects of institutionalised violence * the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians. This lively and original work provides compelling, sometimes controversial, perspectives on the bloody entertainments of ancient Rome, which continue to fascinate us to this day.

Spectacles

Their Uses and Abuses in Long and Short Sightedness; and the Pathological Conditions Resulting from Their Irrational Employment

Author: Jules Sichel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Eyeglasses

Page: 202

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Spiritual Spectacles

Vision and Image in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Shakerism

Author: Sally M. Promey

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253112651

Category: History

Page: N.A

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"Promey's book is a penetrating analysis of Shaker art.... The book is a gem, a true advance in Shaker studies, art history, religious history, and cultural history. Highly recommended." -- Choice "... a very intelligent and articulate... treatment of a stunning set of message-images." -- Art Bulletin "This book is a pleasure to look at and to read." -- Religious Studies Review "[A] fascinating investigation into another world. The Shaker spirit drawings... offer clues into a remarkable moment of American life, as well as an opportunity to rethink just how the visual arts, religious revitalizations, and social memory relate to one another.... [A] model study: clear, absorbing, and significant."Â -- Neil Harris, author of The Artist in American Society "Sally Promey's inquiry... critically engages current issues in the study of visual culture: what do images do; how do they work; what needs do they fulfill; just what is their 'power'? Her compelling case study joins fundamental concerns of art historians with those of students of religion and history... By means of an exacting examination of Shaker drawings as the site of both expectation and encounter, Promey successfully situates these Spiritual Spectacles at the meeting point of the 'inner' and the 'outer' eye." -- Linda Seidel, author of Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait: Stories of an Icon "Promey has brought to her work an excellent sensitivity to the religious issues involved, keen sight and powers of observation, and a very creative interpretive framework."Â -- Stephen J. Stein, author of The Shaker Experience in America

Public Spectacles in Roman and Late Antique Palestine

Author: Zeev Weiss

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674048318

Category: Architecture

Page: 361

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Wishing to ingratiate himself with Rome, Herod the Great built theaters, amphitheaters, and hippodromes to bring pagan entertainments of all sorts to Palestine. Zeev Weiss explores how the indigenous Jewish and Christian populations responded, as both spectators and performers, to these cultural imports, which left a lasting imprint on the region.

Parisian Sights and French Principles

Seen Through American Spectacles

Author: James Jackson Jarves

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Paris (France)

Page: 264

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Gruesome Spectacles

Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804791724

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Gruesome Spectacles tells the sobering history of botched, mismanaged, and painful executions in the U.S. from 1890 to the present. Since the book's initial publication in 2014, the cruel and unusual executions of a number of people on death row, including Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma and Joseph Wood in Arizona, have made headlines and renewed vigorous debate surrounding the death penalty in America. Austin Sarat's book instantly became an essential resource for citizens, scholars, and lawmakers interested in capital punishment—even the Supreme Court, which cited the book in its recent opinion, Glossip v. Gross. Now in paperback, the book includes a new preface outlining the latest twists and turns in the death penalty debate, including the recent galvanization of citizens and leaders alike as recent botched executions have unfolded in the press. Sarat argues that unlike in the past, today's botched executions seem less like inexplicable mishaps and more like the latest symptoms of a death penalty machinery in disarray. Gruesome Spectacles traces the historical evolution of methods of execution, from hanging or firing squad to electrocution to gas and lethal injection. Even though each of these technologies was developed to "perfect" state killing by decreasing the chance of a cruel death, an estimated three percent of all American executions went awry in one way or another. Sarat recounts the gripping and truly gruesome stories of some of these deaths—stories obscured by history and to some extent, the popular press.

Spectacles of Realism

Body, Gender, Genre

Author: Margaret Cohen,Christopher Prendergast

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452900568

Category:

Page: N.A

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An Essay on Visual Glasses, (vulgarly Called Spectacles)

Wherein it is Shewn from the Principles of Optics, and the Nature of the Eye, that the Common Structure of Those Glasses is Contrary to the Rules of Art, to the Nature of Things, &c. and Very Prejudicial to the Eyes; the Nature of Vision in the Eye Explained, and Glasses of a New Construction Proposed. The Whole Illustrated by a Large Copper-plate-print

Author: Benjamin Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Eyeglasses

Page: 32

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The Spectacles

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635271980

Category: Fiction

Page: 18

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The Spectacles was written in the year 1844 by Edgar Allan Poe. This book is one of the most popular novels of Edgar Allan Poe, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters

A Hollywood History

Author: Sheldon Hall,Stephen Neale

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814330081

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 363

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Considers the history of the American blockbuster-the large-scale, high-cost film-as it evolved from the 1890s to today.

Spectacles for Young Eyes: Rome

Author: Sarah West Lander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 194

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