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The Obsession of Henry Enright

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ISBN10 : 1462036732

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In 1955, Henry Enright is a stranger in a strange town. The painfully shy, naïve teenager has relocated with his family from Boston to a quiet rural community, and Henry tries not to remember the thrashing he received a few years earlier on a cold winter’s day in the shadow of St. Andrew’s Church—a beating that would leave him even more determined to find acceptance—no matter what the personal cost. In a time when rock and roll has just started to play from the jukeboxes and the sexual revolution is on the rise, Henry, determined to remake his image and be accepted by his peers, begins to make a dramatic transformation. With only his wits to guide him in his rebellion against authority and religious hypocrisy, Henry has no idea how devastating the consequences of his revolt against the world around him will be. Both poignant and heart-wrenching, The Obsession of Henry Enright captures the mood of an era through the eyes of a misguided soul seeking to know and be known.

Representations of Loss in Irish Literature

Author : Deirdre Flynn,Eugene O'Brien

ISBN10 : 3319785508

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 205

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: This is the first book on Irish literature to focus on the theme of loss, and how it is represented in Irish writing. It focuses on how literature is ideally suited to expressions and understanding of the nature of loss, given its ability to access and express emotions, sensations, feelings, and the visceral and haptic areas of experience. Dealing with feelings and with sensations, poems, novels and drama can allow for cathartic expressions of these emotions, as well as for a fuller understanding of what is involved in loss across all situations. The main notion of loss being dealt with is that of death, but feelings of loss in the wake of immigration and of the loss of certainties that defined notions of identity are also analysed. This volume will be of interest to scholars, students and researchers in Irish Studies, loss, memory, trauma, death, and cultural studies.

Interference and Inhibition in Cognition

Author : Charles J. Brainerd,Frank N. Dempster

ISBN10 : 0080534910

Publisher : Academic Press

Number of Pages : 423

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: Life scientists have long been familiar with the notion of interference and inhibition in biological systems 3/4 most notably in the neuron. Now these concepts have been applied to cognitive psychology to explain processes in attention, learning, memory, comprehension, and reasoning. Presenting an overview of research findings in this realm, Interference and Inhibition in Cognition discusses what processes are sensitive to interference, individual differences in interference sensitivity, and how age and experience factor into one's ability to inhibit interference. Provides empirical and theoretical perspectives Discusses how inhibition and interference change with age and experience Illustrates the ways in which interference affects language processing, attention, perception, learning, and memory

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology

Author : Henry E. Adams,Patricia B. Sutker

ISBN10 : 0306473771

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 970

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: The purpose of this handbook, originally published in 1984, was to provide a compreh- sive review of current clinical descriptions, research , and theories of psychopathology. Descriptive psychopathology is a ?eld that forms the foundation of clinical practice and research in clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work, psychiatric nursing, and allied professions in mental health. Since the 1st edition, the editors have devised and updated a handbook to cover both general and speci?c topics in psychopathology that would be useful to researchers, practitioners, and graduate or other advanced students in the mental health and behavioral medicine professions. To implement this plan, we have very carefully chosen colleagues whom we respect for their expertise in particular ?elds. These authors include both clinicians and researchers who have outstanding national reputations, as well as more junior behavioral scientists and clinicians who, in our opinion, will achieve similar recognition in the future. The excellent chapters in this book lead us to believe that we have chosen wisely. We would like to express our appreciation to these authors for their outstanding contributions and cooperation.

Catholic Literature and Film

Author : Nancy Enright

ISBN10 : 1498541674

Publisher : Lexington Books

Number of Pages : 172

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Catholic Literature and Film explores six novels that can be called Catholic in subject, plot, and/or theme. Many, but not all, are by Catholic authors. Key themes are romantic love and suffering, observed in light of the concepts of God’s grace and the incarnation of Christ. How these thematic considerations have been translated into film are considered in this work as an additional lens into the texts.

American Literature on Stage and Screen

Author : Thomas S. Hischak

ISBN10 : 0786492791

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 308

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1955

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Book Summary: The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium. In addition to famous novels and short stories by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Willa Cather, many bestsellers, mysteries, children’s books, young adult books, horror novels, science fiction, detective stories, and sensational potboilers from the past two centuries are examined.

Art Of Atari

Author : Tim Lapetino

ISBN10 : 1524101060

Publisher : Dynamite Entertainment

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Art

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Book Summary: Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of iconic titles including Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command. In addition to hundreds of games created for arcades, home video systems, and computers, original artwork was specially commissioned to enhance the Atari experience, further enticing children and adults to embrace and enjoy the new era of electronic entertainment. The Art of Atari is the first official collection of such artwork. Sourced from private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of the company's unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more. Co-written by Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino, The Art of Atari includes behind-the-scenes details on how dozens of games featured within were conceived of, illustrated, approved (or rejected), and brought to life! Includes a special Foreword by New York Times bestseller Ernest Cline author of Armada and Ready Player One, soon to be a motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. Whether you're a fan, collector, enthusiast, or new to the world of Atari, this book offers the most complete collection of Atari artwork ever produced!

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Author : David Thomson

ISBN10 : 1101874708

Publisher : Knopf

Number of Pages : 1168

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”

The Forgotten Waltz

Author : Anne Enright

ISBN10 : 0771030657

Publisher : McClelland & Stewart

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 438

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Book Summary: The Forgotten Waltz is a memory of desire: a recollection of the bewildering speed of attraction, the irreparable slip into longing, that reads with breathtaking immediacy. In Terenure, a pleasant suburb of Dublin, in the winter of 2009, it has snowed. A woman recalls the trail of lust and happenstance that brought her to fall for "the love of her life." As the city outside comes to a halt, she remembers the days of their affair in one hotel room or another: long afternoons made blank by bliss and denial. Now, as the silent streets and the stillness and vertigo of the falling snow make the day luminous and full of possibility, she awaits the arrival on her doorstep of his fragile, twelve-year-old daughter, Evie. In The Forgotten Waltz, Enright is at the height of her powers. This is Anne Enright's tour de force, a novel of intelligence, passion, and real distinction.

“The Real Thing”

Author : William Baker

ISBN10 : 1443849022

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Number of Pages : 305

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: With a writing career spanning over half a century and encompassing media as diverse as conferences, radio, journalism, fiction, theatre, film, and television, Tom Stoppard is probably the most prolific and significant living British dramatist. The critical essays in this volume celebrating Stoppard’s 75th birthday address many facets of Stoppard’s work, both the well-known, such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Shakespeare in Love, as well as the relatively critically neglected, including his novel Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon and his short stories, “The Story,” “Life, Times: Fragments,” and “Reunion.” The essays presented here analyze plays such as Arcadia, The Invention of Love, The Real Thing, and Jumpers, Stoppard’s film adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s Empire of the Sun, his television adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End, and his stage adaptations of Chekhov’s plays Ivanov, The Seagull, and The Cherry Orchard, as well as his own theatrical trilogy on Russian history, The Coast of Utopia (Voyage, Shipwreck, and Salvage). Also included is an interview with Tom Stoppard on the 16 November 1982 debut of his play The Real Thing at Strand Theatre, London, and a detailed account of the Stoppard holdings in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. From his fascination with Shakespeare and other historical figures (and time periods) to his exploration of the connection between poetic creativity and scholarship to his predilection for word play, verbal ambiguity and use of anachronism, Stoppard’s work is at once insightful and wry, thought-provoking and entertaining, earnest and facetious. The critical essays in this volume hope to do justice to the brilliant complexity that is Tom Stoppard’s body of work.

Universal Horrors

Author : Tom Weaver,,John Brunas

ISBN10 : 0786491507

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 616

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Revised and updated since its first publication in 1990, this acclaimed critical survey covers the classic chillers produced by Universal Studios during the golden age of hollywood horror, 1931 through 1946. Trekking boldly through haunts and horrors from The Frankenstein Monster, The Wolf Man, Count Dracula, and The Invisible Man, to The Mummy, Paula the Ape Woman, The Creeper, and The Inner Sanctum, the authors offer a definitive study of the 86 films produced during this era and present a general overview of the period. Coverage of the films includes complete cast lists, credits, storyline, behind-the-scenes information, production history, critical analysis, and commentary from the cast and crew (much of it drawn from interviews by Tom Weaver, whom USA Today calls “the king of the monster hunters”). Unique to this edition are a new selection of photographs and poster reproductions and an appendix listing additional films of interest.

Psychotherapy As Religion

Author : William M. Epstein

ISBN10 : 0874176840

Publisher : University of Nevada Press

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: A provocative look at America on the couch.In Psychotherapy as Religion, William Epstein sets out to debunk claims that psychotherapy provides successful clinical treatment for a wide range of personal and social problems. He argues that the practice is not a science at all but rather the civil religion of America, reflecting the principles of radical self-invention and self-reliance deeply embedded in the psyche of the nation. Epstein begins by analyzing a number of clinical studies conducted over the past two decades that purport to establish the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic treatments. He finds that each study violates in some way the standard criteria of scientific credibility and that the field has completely failed to establish objective procedures and measurements to assess clinical outcomes. Epstein exposes psychotherapy’s deep roots in the religious and intellectual movements of the early nineteenth century by demonstrating striking parallels between various types of therapy and such popular practices as Christian Science and spiritualism. Psychotherapy has taken root in our culture because it so effectively reflects our national faith in individual responsibility for social and personal problems. It thrives as the foundation of American social welfare policy, blaming deviance and misery on deficiencies of character rather than on the imperfections of society and ignoring the influence of unequal and deficient social conditions while requiring miscreants to undergo the moral reeducation that psychotherapy represents. This is a provocative, brilliantly argued look at America on the couch. Psychotherapy as Religion is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and current state of mental health.

The Sea, The Sea

Author : Iris Murdoch

ISBN10 : 1409043584

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 576

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: 'I saw a monster rising from the waves.' Charles Arrowby has determined to spend the rest of his days in hermit-like contemplation. He buys a mysteriously damp house on the coast, far from the heady world of the theatre where he made his name, and there he swims in the sea, eats revolting meals and writes his memoirs. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely, younger self crowd in - along with more recent lovers and friends - to disrupt his self-imposed exile. So instead of 'learning to be good', Charles proceeds to demonstrate how very bad he can be. **Winner of the Man Booker Prize 1978.** WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAISY JOHNSON VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels.

Neuropsychologie der Zwangsstörungen

Author : Norbert Kathmann

ISBN10 : 3840917336

Publisher : Hogrefe Verlag

Number of Pages : 112

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: Zwangsstörungen sind Störungen des Gehirns. Diese Erkenntnis setzt sich aufgrund neuer Befunde allmählich durch und stimuliert weitere Forschung. Die praktischen Implikationen dieser Sichtweise rücken zunehmend ins Blickfeld. Dieser Band führt in die wichtigsten neuropsychologischen Befunde zur Zwangsstörung ein. Aktuelle experimentelle Studien zu den zentralen Funktionsbereichen werden berichtet und diskutiert. Auf diesem Hintergrund werden diagnostische Prozeduren und Interventionsverfahren vorgestellt. Dabei erfolgt jeweils eine kritische Bewertung des Verfahrens. Eine Besonderheit stellt die Berücksichtigung von Neuentwicklungen dar, die derzeit noch in der Erprobungsphase sind. Dem Leser wird veranschaulicht, wie Grundlagenforschung und praktische Anwendung ineinandergreifen. Therapeuten finden praktische Hilfestellungen für diagnostische und therapeutische Entscheidungen und erhalten Anregungen für kritisches Abwägen von Handlungsalternativen.

If You Should Fail

Author : Joe Moran

ISBN10 : 024198811X

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: 'There is an honesty and a clarity in Joe Moran's book If You Should Fail that normalises and softens the usual blows of life that enables us to accept and live with them rather than be diminished/wounded by them' Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass 'Full of wise insight and honesty. Moran manages to be funny, erudite and kindly: a rare - and compelling - combination. This is the essential antidote to a culture obsessed with success. Read it' Madeleine Bunting Failure is the small print in life's terms and conditions. Covering everything from examination dreams to fourth-placed Olympians, If You Should Fail is about how modern life, in a world of self-advertised success, makes us feel like failures, frauds and imposters. Widely acclaimed observer of daily life Joe Moran is here not to tell you that everything will be all right in the end, but to reassure you that failure is an occupational hazard of being human. As Moran shows, even the supremely gifted Leonardo da Vinci could be seen as a failure. Most artists, writers, sports stars and business people face failure. We all will, and can learn how to live with it. To echo Virginia Woolf, beauty "is only got by the failure to get it . . . by facing what must be humiliation - the things one can't do." Combining philosophy, psychology, history and literature, Moran's ultimately upbeat reflections on being human, and his critique of how we live now, offers comfort, hope - and solace. For we need to see that not every failure can be made into a success - and that's OK.

Sport, Media and Mega-Events

Author : Lawrence A. Wenner,Andrew C. Billings

ISBN10 : 1317397444

Publisher : Taylor & Francis

Number of Pages : 274

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: Bringing together many of the most influential scholars in sport and media studies, this book examines the diverse ways that media influences our understanding of the world’s most important sport events, dubbed sports mega-events. It sheds new light on how these events have been changed by the media, and have, in turn, adapted to media to further their brand’s cultural influence. Focusing on the central concept of "mediatization" – the permeation of media into all spheres of contemporary life – the book presents original case studies of major events including the Olympics, FIFA, rugby and cricket World Cups, Tour de France, Super Bowl, World Series, Monaco Grand Prix, Wimbledon, and many more. Written from a truly international perspective, this is a seminal work in sport and media studies that reveals the growing political, economic, and cultural influences of sport mega-events in contemporary society. Sport, Media and Mega-Events is an essential text for any course on the sociology of sport, event management, sport marketing, or featuring a cultural, communication or media studies approach to sport.

The Luminaries

Author : Eleanor Catton

ISBN10 : 0771019130

Publisher : McClelland & Stewart

Number of Pages : 832

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize and Governor General’s Award for Fiction, and set during the heady days of New Zealand’s Gold Rush, The Luminaries is a magnificent novel of love, lust, murder, and greed, in which three unsolved crimes link the fates and fortunes of twelve men. Dickens meets Deadwood in this internationally celebrated phenomenon. In January 1866, young Walter Moody lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the west coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind a family scandal. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day: the town’s wealthiest man has vanished. An enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. A prostitute has supposedly tried to end her life. But nothing is quite as it seems. As the men share their stories, what emerges is an intricate network of alliances and betrayals, secrets and lies, that is as exquisitely patterned as the night sky. Part mystery, part fantastical love story, and intricately structured around the zodiac and the golden mean (each chapter is half the length of the preceding one), The Luminaries weaves together the changing fates and fortunes of an entire community, one where everyone has something to hide. Rich with character and event, it is a gripping page-turner – and a unique, atmospheric world – in which readers will gladly lose themselves. It confirms Eleanor Catton’s reputation as one of the most exciting and innovative novelists writing today.

The Aircraft-Spotteräó»s Film and Television Companion

Author : Simon D. Beck

ISBN10 : 1476622930

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 360

Category : Transportation

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Book Summary: Ever wondered how many aircraft were converted into Japanese Zeroes and torpedo bombers for Tora! Tora! Tora! or how French Gazelle helicopters were modified for the title role in Blue Thunder? This first of its kind reference book lists aircraft featured in 350 films and television shows, providing brief individual histories, film locations, serial numbers and registrations. Aircraft are also cross-referenced by manufacturer. Appendices provide brief bios on pilots and technicians, information on aircraft collections owned by Tallmantz Aviation and Blue Max Aviation and film credits for U.S. aircraft carriers.

Neuropsychologie psychischer Störungen

Author : Stefan Lautenbacher,Siegfried Gauggel

ISBN10 : 3662089599

Publisher : Springer-Verlag

Number of Pages : 531

Category : Medical

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Book Summary: Eine neue Perspektive: Psychische Störungen neuropsychologisch betrachtet Die Neuropsychologen Stefan Lautenbacher und Siegfried Gauggel führen unter Mitarbeit renommierter Kollegen ein in die Anwendung neuropsychologischen Wissens bei psychischen Störungen: - Was muss ich als Psychologe/Psychiater über die Neuropsychologie psychischer Störungen wissen? - Kognition, Motivation, Emotion und Verhalten: Welche Dysfunktionen gibt es in diesen Funktionsbereichen bei psychischen Störungen? - Neuropsychologische Diagnose und Therapie in der Psychiatrie: Was ist anders als in der Neurologie? Für Psychologen und Psychiater aufbereitet: - Bildgebende Verfahren bei psychischen Störungen - Neuropsychologische Wirkungen und Nebenwirkungen von Psychopharmaka - Hormonelle Einflüsse auf neuropsychologesche Leistungen - Neuropsychologische Therapie psychischer Störungen Störungskapitel vertiefen die neuropsychologischen Aspekte bei: - Schizophrenie und affektiven Störungen, - Angst- und Zwangsstörungen, - Posttraumatischem Stresssyndrom (PTSD), - tiefgreifenden und umschriebenen Entwicklungsstörungen, - Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit-/Hyperaktivitätssyndrom (ADHD), - Alkohol- und Substanzmissbrauch, - Demenz und - Essstörungen. Neuropsychologie in Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie Grundlagen - Diagnostik - Therapie.

The Sea

Author : John Banville

ISBN10 : 030742930X

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: *Winner of the Man Booker Prize* A luminous novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory. In this “extraordinary meditation on mortality, grief, death, childhood and memory" (USA Today), John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife. It is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well-heeled family with whom he experienced the strange suddenness of both love and death for the first time. What Max comes to understand about the past, and about its indelible effects on him, is at the center of this elegiac, gorgeously written novel — among the finest we have had from this masterful writer.