This book analyses parody and pastiche in crime and detective fiction, helping general readers, students of literature and language, and those interested in history and sociology to better comprehend the genre.
Nancy Larimore Hellane was born and raised in the little Washington County, Maryland village of Edgemont. Although she left the area following her marriage to Vince Hellane, she never lost her love for the mountain or the little village she called home. This book describes the many fond memories of family and friends who also lived there.
A celebration of the Pulitzer Prizewinning novelist who put Albany on the worlds literary map. Award-winning novelist William Kennedy is perhaps best known for his Albany Cycle, a series of novels that put Albany on the worlds literary map alongside James Joyces Dublin, Gabriel García Márquezs Macondo, and William Faulkners Yoknapatawpha County. Bootlegger of the Soul offers a fresh and authoritative overview of Kennedys long literary career and his astonishing trajectory from journalist to struggling novelist to Pulitzer Prize winner. Included here are reviews, interviews, and scholarly essays on Kennedys work, as well as essays, speeches, a play, and a short story by the author himself, together with more than fifty historical and personal photographs. Lively, readable, and brimming with the infectious wit and lyrical prose that animates Kennedys novels, Bootlegger of the Soul is a celebration of a writer still working hard at his craft at age ninety. There are no dead sentences in [Kennedys] work. His language is vigorous, full of energy Hes just a pure writer. Saul Bellow William Kennedys cycle of Albany novels may be one of the most exuberant literary feats of the past half-century. Colum McCann Kennedys art is an eccentric triumph, a quirky, risk-taking imagination at play upon the solid paving stones, the breweries, the politicos, and pool sharks of an all-too-actual city. Thomas Flanagan
With this book a reader who wishes to know who the stars ofIt! The Terror from Beyond Spacewere and if they are still living, or if a member of the cast of "The Trouble with Tribbles" episode ofStar Trekever appeared in a science fiction film, or what the name of theTwilight Zoneepisode starring Robert Redford was, will be able to locate the information with ease. These volumes cover science fiction, horror and fantasy films and television from the late 1800s through the end of 1999. Volume 1 has all the credits. The first part is an alphabetical listing of actors and actresses who have made a significant contribution to horror, science fiction and fantasy films. Each listing includes the individual's date of birth when known and date of death when applicable. The second part contains credits for directors, producers, screenwriters, make-up artists, cinematographers, special effects technicians, and numerous others. Volume 2 is a filmography. It lists films with date, country of origin (other than the United States), alternate titles, production credits, and a complete-as-possible cast listing. The films are listed in alphabetical order, usually under the United States release title. Films made for theaters, television, cable or video tape can be found in this section. Volume 3 is the listing of television programs. All television series and episodes of a science fiction, horror or fantasy nature are included. The series listing generally includes the regular cast, individual episode title, original air date, and guest cast, director and writer credits. This work is a unification, revision, correction, expansion and update of the original 1983 two-volume set and its 1989 and 1994 one-volume supplements. This film book is published as a set of three volumes. Replacement volumes can be obtained individually under ISBN 0-7864-0950-9 (for Volume 1), ISBN 0-7864-0951-7 (for Volume 2) and ISBN 0-7864-0952-5 (for Volume 3).