Revolutionary Road

Author: Richard Yates

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble.With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Revolutionary Road

Author: Justin Haythe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Clerks

Page: 104

View: 212

Frank and April Wheeler live a life that appears to be perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job that he hates and has yet to figure out what his passion in life is. April is a housewife who forgoes her dream of being an actress. They are not happy. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris as a means to rejuvenate their life. Initially skeptical, Frank ultimately agrees to April's plan. When circumstances change around the Wheelers, April decides she will do whatever she has to to get herself out of her unhappy existence.

Revolutionary Road

Screenplay

Author: James M. Miller

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 139

View: 696

Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema

A Beauvoirian Perspective

Author: Jean-Pierre Boulé

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

View: 436

Simone de Beauvoir's work has not often been associated with film studies, which appears paradoxical when it is recognized that she was the first feminist thinker to inaugurate the concept of the gendered 'othering' gaze. This book is an attempt to redress this balance and reopen the dialogue between Beauvoir's writings and film studies. The authors analyse a range of films, from directors including Claire Denis, Michael Haneke, Lucille Hadzihalilovic, Sam Mendes, and Sally Potter, by drawing from Beauvoir's key works such as The Second Sex (1949), The Ethics of Ambiguity (1947) and Old Age (1970).

Mao's Road to Power - Revolutionary Writings, 1912-1949

The Pre-Marxist Period, 1912-1920

Author: Zedong Mao

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 214

This is the first volume in a set covering the writings of Mao-Tse-tung and charting his progress from childhood to full political maturity. This work contains essays, letters, notes and articles in the period 1912 to 1920, which saw him move from liberali.

Beyond the Gray Flannel Suit

Books from the 1950s that Made American Culture

Author: David Castronovo

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

View: 486

Discusses the major literary works of the 1950s, which introduced new forms and dealt with such controversial topics as racial discrimination, religious differences, and social class.

Leon Trotsky and the Organizational Principles of the Revolutionary Party

Author: Dianne Feeley

Publisher: Haymarket Books

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Category: Political Science

Page: 120

View: 409

This is the first comprehensive examination of Leon Trotsky's view on revolutionary organizational principles, and the dynamic interplay of democratic initiative and principled centralism. Mostly in his own words, these writings are grounded in Trotsky's experience in Russia's revolutionary movement, as a leader of the International Left Opposition and Fourth International.