News of Paris

American Journalists in the City of Light Between the Wars

Author: Ronald Weber

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 333

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A history of journalism in Paris between the first and second World Wars identifies the factors that made Paris a destination of choice for post-World War I aspiring writers, tracing the accomplishments of such figures as Ernest Hemingway, James Thurber, and Henry Miller.

The Other Americans in Paris

Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880-1941

Author: Nancy L. Green

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022613752X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 2081

While Gertrude Stein hosted the literati of the Left Bank, Mrs. Bates-Batcheller, an American socialite and concert singer in Paris, held sumptuous receptions for the Daughters of the American Revolution in her suburban villa. History may remember the American artists, writers, and musicians of the Left Bank best, but the reality is that there were many more American businessmen, socialites, manufacturers’ representatives, and lawyers living on the other side of the River Seine. Be they newly minted American countesses married to foreigners with impressive titles or American soldiers who had settled in France after World War I with their French wives, they provide a new view of the notion of expatriates. Nancy L. Green thus introduces us for the first time to a long-forgotten part of the American overseas population—predecessors to today’s expats—while exploring the politics of citizenship and the business relationships, love lives, and wealth (and poverty for some) of Americans who staked their claim to the City of Light. The Other Americans in Paris shows that elite migration is a part of migration tout court and that debates over “Americanization” have deep roots in the twentieth century.

Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century

Author: Norman Sims

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810125196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 9073

This wide-ranging collection of critical essays on literary journalism addresses the shifting border between fiction and non-fiction, literature and journalism. Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century addresses general and historical issues, explores questions of authorial intent and the status of the territory between literature and journalism, and offers a case study of Mary McCarthy’s 1953 piece, "Artists in Uniform," a classic of literary journalism. Sims offers a thought-provoking study of the nature of perception and the truth, as well as issues facing journalism today.

2006/2007

A: Autoren-Index. B: Rezensenten-Index. C: Titel-Index. D: Sachgebiets-Index. E: Zeitschriften-Index / International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Bibliographie internationale de la littérature périodique dans les domaines des...

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311094149X

Category: Reference

Page: 2832

View: 5896

Die seit 1971 wieder erscheinende, interdisziplinäre, internationale Rezensionsbibliographie IBR ist eine einmalige Informationsquelle. Die Datenbank weist über 1,1 Millionen vornehmlich die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften berücksichtigende Buchrezensionen in 6.000 vorwiegend europäischen wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften nach. 60.000 Eintragungen kommen jedes Jahr hinzu, bieten dem Benutzer Daten zum rezensierten Werk und zur Rezension.

The Lisbon Route

Entry and Escape in Nazi Europe

Author: Ronald Weber

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1566638925

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 1579

The Lisbon Route tells of the extraordinary World War II transformation of Portugal's tranquil port city into the great escape hatch of Nazi Europe. Royalty, celebrities, diplomats, fleeing troops, and ordinary citizens desperately slogged their way across France and Spain to reach the neutral nation. As well as offering freedom from war, Lisbon provided spies, smugglers, relief workers, military figures, and adventurers with an avenue into the conflict and its opportunities. Yet an ever-present shadow behind the gaiety was the fragile nature of Portuguese neutrality.

Rough Draft

The Modernist Diaries of Emily Holmes Coleman, 1929-1937

Author: Elizabeth Podnieks

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1611493773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 402

View: 6964

This edited selection, culled from the diary Coleman kept for over four decades, documents Coleman’s experiences as an American expatriate poet, novelist, and diarist in France and England during the heyday of Anglo-American modernism. It showcases her struggles to reconcile her multiple identities as a creative, sexual, maternal, and spiritual woman as she interacted with some of the most important literary, artistic, and intellectual figures of the period.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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The Aluminum Hatch

Author: Ronald Weber

Publisher: Worldwide Library

ISBN: 9780373263240

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1648

When much-hated Link Pickett, owner of a camping/fishing establishment on Michigan's Borchard River, is found dead in a canoe, rabid environmentalist Vernon Kelso is immediately suspected, but his son, Kit, and ex-wife, Mercy, are determined to prove his innocence. Reprint. AB. LJ.

Hemingway’s Art of Non-Fiction

Author: Ronald Weber

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781349206254

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

View: 1018

Ernest Hemingway devoted a large part of his writing life to nonfiction in the form of newspaper and magazine journalism and especially in the form of five full-length books. His nonfiction, however, is usually taken only as a diversion from the main business of his career, fiction, and examined only for light shed on the fiction. In this study - the first devoted exclusively to Hemingway's nonfiction books, the heart of his effort as a fact writer - the work is considered in its own right as a central part of his achievement.

Catch and Keep

Author: Ronald Weber

Publisher: Worldwide Library

ISBN: 9780373263882

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 7668

Former journalist Fitzgerald joins forces with his girlfriend, Mercy, to probe the murders of an old colleague, who had been working on a story about the controversial "catch and release" fishing policy in Michigan's lower peninsula, and her husband, and finds himself up against a powerful militia group. Reprint.

Riverwatcher

A Fly-Fishing Mystery

Author: Ronald Weber

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

ISBN: 9781510719248

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2371

"Even those who can't tell a Royal Coachman from a Wooly Bugger will have fun." --Publishers Weekly Fly fishermen tend to be a peaceful bunch. But suddenly the sleepy, northern Michigan town of Ossning, home of the trout-packed Borchard River, has a killer in its midst. Charlie Orr, a solitary fisherman of advanced years, who spends his summers camping in a state forest campground, is brutally murdered one night while reading by lamplight in his tent. Charlie was known by all, but did he know too much? Shocked fellow anglers quickly set about investigating their own theories. In Ronald Weber's third fly-fishing mystery, state lottery winner Donald Fitzgerald, on leave from his beat as a journalist for the Detroit Free Press, once again joins forces with his girlfriend, Department of Natural Resources officer Mercy Virdon. Together, they must uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of their old friend before tragedy strikes again. Perfectly capturing what happens when a grisly crime disturbs the serenity of small-town life Riverwatcher is a classic and entertaining whodunit. Fitzgerald and Mercy's investigation to discover the deadly secret leads to a startling revelation that takes everyone by surprise. Weber expertly weaves his riverine plot, creating a great yarn for fly fishermen and mystery lovers alike.

The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

Author: Michael R. Peres

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136106138

Category: Photography

Page: 880

View: 9449

*Searchable CD ROM containing the entire book (including images) *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive treatise, featuring the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies, will provide the most accurate technical synopsis of the current, as well as early worlds of photography ever compiled. This Encyclopedia, produced by a team of world renown practicing experts, shares in highly detailed descriptions, the core concepts and facts relative to anything photographic. This Fourth edition of the Focal Encyclopedia serves as the definitive reference for students and practitioners of photography worldwide, expanding on the award winning 3rd edition. In addition to Michael Peres (Editor in Chief), the editors are: Franziska Frey (Digital Photography), J. Tomas Lopez (Contemporary Issues), David Malin (Photography in Science), Mark Osterman (Process Historian), Grant Romer (History and the Evolution of Photography), Nancy M. Stuart (Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Century), and Scott Williams (Photographic Materials and Process Essentials)

Galignani's Messenger

The Spirit of the English Journals. 1825,2

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Ava Gardner

"Love Is Nothing"

Author: Lee Server

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429908740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 3130

"The most complete and engrossing biography yet of this exotic Southern girl...Excellent."—Liz Smith She was the sex symbol who dazzled all the other sex symbols. She was the temptress who drove Frank Sinatra to the brink of suicide and haunted him to the end of his life. Ernest Hemingway saved one of her kidney stones as a sacred memento, and Howard Hughes begged her to marry him—but she knocked out his front teeth instead. She was one of the great icons in Hollywood history—star of The Killers, The Barefoot Contessa, and The Night of the Iguana—and one of the few whose actual life was grander and more colorful than any movie. Her jaw-dropping beauty, charismatic presence, and fabulous, scandalous adventures fueled the legend of Ava Gardner—Hollywood's most glamorous, restless and uninhibited star. In this acclaimed first full biography of Gardner, Lee Server recreates—with great style and vivid detail—the actress's life, from her beginnings as a barefoot North Carolina farm girl to her heady days as a Hollywood goddess. He paints the full spectacle of her tumultuous private life—including her string of failed marriages to Mickey Rooney, Sinatra and Artie Shaw—and Gardner's lifelong search for adventure and love. Ava Gardner: "Love is Nothing" is both an exceptional work of biography and a richly entertaining read.

War and Cinema

The Logistics of Perception

Author: Paul Virilio

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860919285

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 95

View: 8326

Looking at how the technologies of cinema and warfare have developed a fatal interdependence, this book explores these conjunctions from a range of perspectives. It gives a detailed technical history of weaponry, photography and cinematography, with accounts of films and military campaigns.

Nightwood

Author: Djuna Barnes

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811216715

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 8892

Originally published: New York: New Directions, 1946. With new preface.

Savage Peace

Hope and Fear in America, 1919

Author: Ann Hagedorn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416539711

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 2524

Written with the sweep of an epic novel and grounded in extensive research into contemporary documents, Savage Peace is a striking portrait of American democracy under stress. It is the surprising story of America in the year 1919. In the aftermath of an unprecedented worldwide war and a flu pandemic, Americans began the year full of hope, expecting to reap the benefits of peace. But instead, the fear of terrorism filled their days. Bolshevism was the new menace, and the federal government, utilizing a vast network of domestic spies, began to watch anyone deemed suspicious. A young lawyer named J. Edgar Hoover headed a brand-new intelligence division of the Bureau of Investigation (later to become the FBI). Bombs exploded on the doorstep of the attorney general's home in Washington, D.C., and thirty-six parcels containing bombs were discovered at post offices across the country. Poet and journalist Carl Sandburg, recently returned from abroad with a trunk full of Bolshevik literature, was detained in New York, his trunk seized. A twenty-one-year-old Russian girl living in New York was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for protesting U.S. intervention in Arctic Russia, where thousands of American soldiers remained after the Armistice, ostensibly to guard supplies but in reality to join a British force meant to be a warning to the new Bolshevik government. In 1919, wartime legislation intended to curb criticism of the government was extended and even strengthened. Labor strife was a daily occurrence. And decorated African-American soldiers, returning home to claim the democracy for which they had risked their lives, were badly disappointed. Lynchings continued, race riots would erupt in twenty-six cities before the year ended, and secret agents from the government's "Negro Subversion" unit routinely shadowed outspoken African-Americans. Adding a vivid human drama to the greater historical narrative, Savage Peace brings 1919 alive through the people who played a major role in making the year so remarkable. Among them are William Monroe Trotter, who tried to put democracy for African-Americans on the agenda at the Paris peace talks; Supreme Court associate justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who struggled to find a balance between free speech and legitimate government restrictions for reasons of national security, producing a memorable decision for the future of free speech in America; and journalist Ray Stannard Baker, confidant of President Woodrow Wilson, who watched carefully as Wilson's idealism crumbled and wrote the best accounts we have of the president's frustration and disappointment. Weaving together the stories of a panoramic cast of characters, from Albert Einstein to Helen Keller, Ann Hagedorn brilliantly illuminates America at a pivotal moment.