One Gray Autumn Afternoon

Author: Fernanda Castillo Nájera

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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When Matthew, a twenty-three-year-old young man, moves to the city of Alexandria to finish his studies, he finds himself intrigued with Alice, a thirty-six-year-old photographer with a troubled past. As they come to know each other and fall in love, the couple must face the obstacles of an unaccepting world in this love story.

Afternoons with Emily

A Novel

Author: Rose MacMurray

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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In mid-19th-century Amherst, Emily Dickinson is famous both for her notable family and for her reclusive ways, and only Miranda Chase, a smart girl with big plans for her own life, is allowed to enter the budding poet's very private world. At first, their Monday afternoon visits involve discussing books over piping hot cups of tea, but when Miranda begins exploring her own yearnings -- for love, for an education, even for a career -- she discovers that being a friend of Emily's is not without its dangers. The very charisma that has inspired her becomes a web of intrigue, and to escape it, Miranda will imperil her reputation, her independence, and even her dreams. Drawing on letters, poems, and everything that is known about Dickinson's life, Afternoons With Emily is a vivid portrait of America's most famous poet, a coming-of age story that spans the Civil War, and a tale of two brilliant women who each chose to break with convention and live life on their own terms.

Autumn afternoon

Author: Yasujirō Ozu





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" ... tells the story of a father who decides to marry off his daughter but upon finding himself lonely without her, realises his mistake."[box cover].

Films Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

An Autumn Afternoon, an Inn in Tokyo, a Hen in the Wind, a Mother Should Be Loved, a Story of Floating We

Author: Source Wikipedia




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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 36. Chapters: An Autumn Afternoon, An Inn in Tokyo, A Hen in the Wind, A Mother Should be Loved, A Story of Floating Weeds, Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family, Days of Youth, Dragnet Girl, Early Spring, Early Summer, Equinox Flower, Good Morning (film), I Was Born, But..., Late Autumn (1960 film), Late Spring, Passing Fancy, Sword of Penitence, The End of Summer, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice, The Only Son (1936 film), The Record of a Tenement Gentleman, Tokyo Chorus, Tokyo Story, Tokyo Twilight, What Did the Lady Forget?. Excerpt: Late Spring Banshun) is a 1949 Japanese drama film, directed by Yasujir Ozu and produced by the Shochiku studio. It is based on the short novel Father and Daughter (Chichi to musume) by the 20th century novelist and critic Kazuo Hirotsu, and was adapted for the screen by Ozu and his frequent collaborator, screenwriter Kogo Noda. The film was written and shot during the Allied Powers' Occupation of Japan and was subject to the Occupation's official censorship requirements. It stars Chishu Ryu, a performer featured in almost all of the director's films, and Setsuko Hara, making her first of six appearances in Ozu's cinema. It is the first installment of Ozu's so-called "Noriko trilogy"-the others are Early Summer (Bakushu, 1951) and Tokyo Story (Tokyo Monogatari, 1953)-in each of which Hara portrays a young woman named Noriko, though the three Norikos are completely distinct and unrelated characters, linked primarily by their status as single women in postwar Japan. Late Spring belongs to the type of Japanese film known as shomingeki, a genre that deals with the ordinary daily lives of working class and middle class people of modern times. The film is frequently regarded as the first in the director's final creative period, "the major prototype...

The Man with the Baltic Stare

An Inspector O Novel

Author: James Church

Publisher: Minotaur Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From James Church, the author of the critically acclaimed Inspector O series, comes The Man with the Baltic Stare--another riveting novel set in the mysterious world of North Korea Autumn brings unwelcome news to Inspector O: he has been wrenched from retirement and ordered back to Pyongyang for a final assignment. The two Koreas, he learns, are now cooperating—very quietly—to maintain stability in the North. Stability requires that Inspector O lead an investigation into a crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best possible leader of a transition government. O is instructed to make sure that the case goes away. Remnants of the old regime, foreign powers, rival gangs—all want a piece of the action, and all make it clear that if O values his life, he will not get in their way. O isn't sure where his loyalties lie, and he doesn't have much time to figure out whether ‘tis better to be noble or be dead.