»Love it or Loathe it«

Audience Responses to Tabloids in the UK and Germany
Author: Mascha K. Brichta
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839418852
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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Popular newspapers like the British »The Sun« and the German »Bild« regularly invite controversy over their morals and methods, power and responsibility, political and social impact. At best, their reporting is rejected as trivial, vulgar and tasteless; at worst, it is deemed hazardous to the workings of democratic society. Yet, the papers are able to attract large audiences, and contribute significantly to the daily lives of millions of readers. This book looks at popular newspapers from an audience point of view. Examining the crucial relationship between news and entertainment, it provides timely empirical evidence for the values tabloids really have for readers and modern day Britain and Germany. Contradicting common myths and stereotypes, the book calls for fresh perspectives on the popular media and their audiences. With a foreword by Peter Dahlgren, Lund University, Sweden.

One Word

Contemporary Writers on the Words They Love Or Loathe
Author: Molly McQuade
Publisher: Sarabande Books
ISBN: 1932511695
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 260
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One Word asks the question writers and readers love to answer: what word means the most to you, and why?

How To Write For Children And Get Published


Author: Louise Jordan
Publisher: Piatkus
ISBN: 0349414289
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
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Huge numbers of people want to write for children, but it is notoriously difficult to find a publisher in this increasingly comeptitive area. This inspiring and practical guide from acknowledged expert on children's publishing Louise Jordan, will show you how to make your work stand out from the crowd and appeal to commissioning editors, and, of course, your intended audience.

Empire of Self

A Life of Gore Vidal
Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0345805836
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
View: 8170
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An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925-2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini's Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal's colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life. But there is plenty of glittering surface as well--a virtual Who's Who of the twentieth century, from Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart through the Kennedys, Johnny Carson, Leonard Bernstein, and the crème de la crème of Hollywood. Also a generous helping of feuds with the likes of William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, and The New York Times, among other adversaries. The life of Gore Vidal teemed with notable incidents, famous people, and lasting achievements that call out for careful evocation and examination. Jay Parini crafts Vidal's life into an accessible, entertaining story that puts the experience of one of the great American figures of the postwar era into context, introduces the author and his works to a generation who may not know him, and looks behind the scenes at the man and his work in ways never possible before his death. Provided with unique access to Vidal's life and his papers, Parini excavates many buried skeletons yet never loses sight of his deep respect for Vidal and his astounding gifts. This is the biography Gore Vidal--novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, historian, wit, provocateur, and pioneer of gay rights--has long needed.

The Extent of the Atonement; Or, The Question for Whom Did Christ Die? Answered


Author: James MORISON (D.D., of Glasgow.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 116
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I Loathe You

with audio recording
Author: David Slonim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442457090
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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Unconditional loathing is monsterly love in this sweetly humorous story with audio. Just how much does Big Monster loathe Little Monster? Let it count the ways.... I loathe you more than tooth decay More than blizzard snow in May More than garbage in a dump More than splinters in my rump No matter what, through thick and thin, I loathe you there and back again! Author and illustrator David Slonim depicts a tender, tongue-in-cheek celebration of a very special kind of loa...er, love. This eBook edition includes audio!

Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2008


Author: Oz Clarke
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151013289
Category: Cooking
Page: 344
View: 7902
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A classic annual reference provides listings of favorite wines, producers and regions of interest, and top values, in a guide that features in the latest edition a country-organized index and new vintage reports.

Church Quarterly Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Church Quarterly Review


Author: Arthur Cayley Headlam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English periodicals
Page: N.A
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Dinner for Two


Author: Mike Gayle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416503668
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Dave Harding's got a wonderful wife, a beautiful home, and a job he could do in his sleep... So no one is more surprised than Dave when he hears his own biological clock start ticking. Loudly. Unfortunately, his better half, Izzy, has no nine-month plan for fat ankles or a credit line at Baby Gap. With even worse timing, the music magazine Dave writes for folds. Desperate for work, he's forced to become an advice columnist for a teen magazine. But he's about to get a serious wake-up call. Wading through letter after letter of adolescent angst is the last thing Dave wants to do, especially since he could use some help dealing with his own. But one letter is about to make all his little problems disappear -- and replace them with one big one. The letter is from a teenage girl named Nicola. But she doesn't need advice about boys, or friends, or the latest fads. She's looking for her father, whom she's never met. She's looking for a man to call Dad. She's looking for Dave.

Reading Explorers Year 6

A Guided Skills-Based Journey
Author: John Murray
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907515828
Category: Education
Page: 153
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A Guided Skills-Based Journey is a series of books aimed at developing key reading and study skills. This brilliant new series provides teachers with a wide variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, which will allow children to access, interpret and understand what they are reading. It increases the child's knowledge and understanding of why certain words are chosen by an author. It gives the reader the chance to speculate on the tone and purpose of the texts, as well as consider both the texts' themes and audience.

Time Out Naples


Author: Editors of Time Out
Publisher: Time Out
ISBN: 1846703573
Category: Travel
Page: 416
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The official London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games licensee for travel and tourism guides, Time Out has produced a 2012 edition of the London city guide that is the essential tool to help visitors plan where to go, how to get involved in the games, and what to do during the rest of their stay in London. The 20th edition helps visitors to navigate the 2,000-year-old city from the handful of musts to the thousands of eccentricities and particularities that give London its real flavor. The sheer size of London can make it a daunting place to explore, making this guide even more valuable to help with the navigation.

Sympathy for the Devil

Four Decades of Friendship with Gore Vidal
Author: Michael Mewshaw
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374711194
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 1699
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A generous, entertaining, intimate look at Gore Vidal, a man who prided himself on being difficult to know Detached and ironic; a master of the pointed put-down, of the cutting quip; enigmatic, impossible to truly know: This is the calcified, public image of Gore Vidal—one the man himself was fond of reinforcing. "I'm exactly as I appear," he once said of himself. "There is no warm, lovable person inside. Beneath my cold exterior, once you break the ice, you find cold water." Michael Mewshaw's Sympathy for the Devil, a memoir of his friendship with the stubbornly iconoclastic public intellectual, is a welcome corrective to this tired received wisdom. A complex, nuanced portrait emerges in these pages—and while "Gore" can indeed be brusque, standoffish, even cruel, Mewshaw also catches him in more vulnerable moments. The Gore Vidal the reader comes to know here is generous and supportive to younger, less successful writers; he is also, especially toward the end of his life, disappointed, even lonely. Sparkling, often hilarious, and filled with spicy anecdotes about expat life in Italy, Sympathy for the Devil is an irresistible inside account of a man who was himself—faults and all—impossible to resist. As enlightening as it is entertaining, it offers a unique look at a figure many only think they know.

Bisexual Imaginary

Representation, Identity, and Desire
Author: Bi Academic Intervention
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780304337453
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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This collection of essays focuses on historical and contemporary representations of bisexuality - both "real" and "imagined" - in literature, film and the visual arts. They ask questions concerning what it means to desire both men and women and explores the role of bisexuality in the construction of every person's sexual identity.

Me

A Dark Comedy in Two Acts
Author: Gardner McKay
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573690297
Category: English drama
Page: 79
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New York Times: The Times of the Eighties

The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade
Author: The New York Times,William Grimes
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 1603763287
Category: History
Page: 304
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From our nation's best source of in-depth daily reporting comes this sweeping retrospective of the news, culture, and personalities of the decade of the 1980s, as told through hundreds of handselected articles and compelling original commentary in this unique and fascinating book. There is no better record of history than the archives of The New York Times. Now, more than 200 articles from the great decade of the 1980s are culled from these archives and carefully curated, by editor and Times writer William Grimes, to create one complete, compelling, historical and nostalgic collection. Organized by sections such as politics, business, science & health, sports, arts & entertainment, food, obituaries, and more, The Times of the Eighties covers the biggest stories that shaped the 1980s. Articles include coverage of historic events like Wall Street's "Black Monday," the Iran-Contra scandal, Tiananmen Square, the Challenger disaster, the Human Genome Project, the collapse of communism, and the introduction of the personal computer by IBM; cultural highlights like the launch of MTV, Ted Turner's establishment of CNN, the Cabbage Patch doll craze, reviews of movies like E.T., Terminator, Raging Bull, and Tootsie, and features on musicians like Michael Jackson, Joan Jett, U2, Wham, Blondie, and more; plus pieces on personalities like Mikhail Gorbachev, Princess Diana, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Pete Rose, Bill Cosby, and more. The stories are penned by well-known Times writers like William Safire, Frank Rich, Anna Quindlen, Serge Schmemann, Russell Baker, Nan C. Robertson, Thomas L. Friedman, Linda Greenhouse, Bill Keller, Clyde Haberman, Paul Goldberger, Francis X. Clines, John Noble Wilford, Nicholas Kristof, Fox Butterfield, John Rockwell, Anthony Lewis, and many more. Grimes guides readers through the articles he's selected with commentary that puts the stories into historical context and explores the impact that these events and individuals eventually had on the future. Hundreds of color photographs from the Times and other sources illuminate the stories throughout.

Partial Payments

Essays on Writers and Their Lives
Author: Joseph Epstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393307160
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 429
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Epstein writes about authors to whom he feels indebted, those he has revered and learned from. His range extends from Matthew Arnold to Tom Wolfe, from George Santayana to S.J. Perelman.

Bangladesh


Author: Mikey Leung,Belinda Meggitt
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624098
Category: Travel
Page: 391
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This updated guidebook, with a focus on responsible tourism, offers greater coverage than any other to the Chittagong Hill Tracts where 13 different ethnic groups live, and to the world's largest mangrove forest at the Sundarbans. Personal insights and anecdotes guide trailblazing travellers to those aspects of the country that are almost unknown to visitors - dolphin and whale watching, winter bird-watching in the northern wetlands and golden Bengal's silk and archaeological highlights.

Lonely Planet Canada


Author: Lonely Planet,Karla Zimmerman,Celeste Brash,John Lee,Sarah Richards,Brendan Sainsbury,Caroline Sieg,Andy Symington,Ryan Ver Berkmoes,Benedict Walker
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1743600011
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Canada is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the grandeur of the Rockies, marvel at the totem pole carvings of the Haida people, or hit the powdery slopes on the outskirts of Vancouver; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Canada and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Canada Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, aboriginal culture, outdoor activities, road trips & scenic drives, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and wine Free, convenient pull-out Vancouver map (included in print version), plus over 100 maps Coverage of Vancouver, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Nunavut, the Yukon territory, Prince Edward Island, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices) Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges Seamlessly flip between pages Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalize your guidebook experience Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Canada, our most comprehensive guide to Canada, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled. Looking for a guide focused on Montreal & Quebec City or Vancouver? Check out Lonely Planet's Montreal & Quebec City guide or Vancouver guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these cities has to offer. Looking for just the highlights of Canada? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Canada, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Karla Zimmerman, John Lee, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Sarah Richards, Celeste Brash, Benedict Walker, Andy Symington, Caroline Sieg and Brendan Sainsbury. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.