En Garde


Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439113491
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
View: 1903
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Nancy's heading to London to crack the case in this New York Times bestselling series! George gets into fencing in a big way, which means lots of cool matches for Nancy and Bess to watch. But when an inexplicably deadly rivalry between two of the strongest fencers rears its ugly head, Nancy gets of the bleachers and starts sleuthing. Can she figure out what the rivalry's all about before someone gets fenced in?

En Garde!

Swashbuckling Skirmish Wargames Rules
Author: Craig Woodfield
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472810767
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 64
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En Garde! is a small-scale skirmish game based on the successful Ronin rules, in which small groups of warriors fight each other for honour or riches. Rather than just rolling a few dice, the rules allow players to make tactical decisions about how the models that they control will fight – offensively, defensively, or by applying special skills and abilities. En Garde! covers the conflicts of the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries, when black-powder weapons started to become common in battle but martial prowess still determined the outcome. Play as Border Reivers, Conquistadors, Landsknechts, Aztecs, French Musketeers, Caribbean Pirates and many more, in scenarios that evoke classic engagements of the genre. Simple campaign rules allow multiple scenarios to be played in sequence and permit warbands to develop over time. An appendix is also included to provide brief rules for supernatural creatures of the period – monsters, demons, revenants and witches – and new abilities and equipment to fight them, making En Garde! the perfect ruleset for gamers who want something a bit different from the norm.

En Garde!


Author: Darryl Hany,Frank Chadwick,Paul Evans
Publisher: Stanleys Books Limited
ISBN: 9780955162305
Category: Games
Page: 100
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Set in the world of the Three Musketeers and Cyrano de Bergerac, En Garde! is one of the original role-playing games. This new edition is faithful to the original game and introduces a new generation to the delights of swashbuckling in seventeenth century Paris.

Wolf, en Garde


Author: A.F. Henley
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
ISBN: 1646561015
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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Three years ago, Lyle made a mistake that cost him his freedom, and almost his life. Now, sick to death of watching his father love the man that Lyle wanted, Lyle accepts an offer to leave Wolf, WY, behind and see what life in Washington, DC,. can do for him instead. When Lyle comes across a seductive, attractive stranger with a fascinating yet terrifying view of humanity, he's more than intrigued. It doesn't take Lyle long to realize that Arius isn't just playing games, though, and when Lyle runs across a secret in Arius' lair he has no choice but to flee, even knowing his actions will enrage Arius. On the run, with only a psychic's second sight and his own instinct to help him, Lyle has nowhere to go but home. The only question is, will they have him when he shows up.

BattleTech Legends: Warrior: En Garde

The Warrior Trilogy, Book One
Author: Michael A. Stackpole
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 325
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’MECHS AT THE READY… Betrayed by his own House and stripped of his rank, exiled Mechwarrior Justin Allard is given one last chance to save his honor—by risking his life in the gladiatorial arenas of Solaris VII. But his newest Game World opponent—more skilled at 'Mech-to-'Mech combat than any other rival—raises the stakes even higher. It's Philip Capet, former mechwarrior in the Davion military—until he was kicked out by none other than Justin Allard before his own unfortunate fall from grace. Both Justin and Philip face fierce battles, but in the Inner Sphere, where nobles have schemed for centuries to win the ultimate power, those who interfere with the Successor Lords are sometimes called heroes. And sometimes called victims…

En Garde


Author: Michael A. Stackpole
Publisher: Fanpro Llc
ISBN: 9780451457165
Category: Fiction
Page: 358
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Warrior

En Garde
Author: Michael A. Stackpole
Publisher: ROC Hardcover
ISBN: 9780451456830
Category: Fiction
Page: 358
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In the third volume of the Warrior Trilogy miniseries, stripped of his rank, an exiled Justin Allard is given one last chance to reclaim his honor by fighting his own half brother in a high-tech duel for control over the ultimate power of the Inner Sphere. Original.

Not the Other Avant-Garde

The Transnational Foundations of Avant-Garde Performance
Author: James M. Harding,John Rouse
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472025091
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 312
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Almost without exception, studies of the avant-garde take for granted the premise that the influential experimental practices associated with the avant-garde began primarily as a European phenomenon that in turn spread around the world. These ten original essays, especially commissioned for Not the Other Avant-Garde, forge a radically new conception of the avant-garde by demonstrating the many ways in which the first- and second-wave avant-gardes were always already a transnational phenomenon, an amalgam of often contradictory performance traditions and practices developed in various cultural locations around the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Argentina, India, and Japan. Essays from leading scholars and critics-including Marvin Carlson, Sudipto Chatterjee, John Conteh-Morgan, Peter Eckersall, Harry J. Elam Jr., Joachim Fiebach, David G. Goodman, Jean Graham-Jones, Hannah Higgins, and Adam Versényi-suggest collectively that the very concept of the avant-garde is possible only if conceptualized beyond the limitations of Eurocentric paradigms. Not the Other Avant-Garde is groundbreaking in both avant-garde studies and performance studies and will be a valuable contribution to the fields of theater studies, modernist studies, art history, literature, and music history. "Joins the growing field of critical and transnational theories on the arts. . . its grounding in live performance and its foregrounding of the performative human body presents a new theoretical paradigm that is pathbreaking." --Haiping Yan, University of California, Los Angeles James M. Harding is Associate Professor of English at Mary Washington University. He is author of Adorno and "A Writing of the Ruins": Essays on Modern Aesthetics and Anglo-American Literature and Culture and editor of Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Textuality. John Rouse is Associate Professor of Theater at the University of California, San Diego. He is author of Brecht and the West German Theatre.

Sasharia En Garde


Author: Sherwood Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611385984
Category: Fiction
Page: 530
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First published as two books--Once a Princess, and Twice a Prince--this romantic fantasy has been revised and published as one book. It is set in the same world as Crown Duel, to which Sasha's mother, Sun, was once swept away by a real prince.But not to happily ever after. Her prince vanished, and a wicked king took the throne. Since then, Sasha and Sun have been hiding on Earth, both training in martial arts until Sasha is tricked into going back to Khanerenth. She's more than ready to kick some bad-guy butt, but is the stylish pirate Zathdar the bad guy? Or artistic, dreamy Prince Jehan, son of the wicked king? Meanwhile Sun is determined to cross worlds to save her daughter. She might not have been a very good princess, but nobody messes with Mom!

Avant-garde Film

Forms, Themes and Passions
Author: Michael O'Pray
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364567
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 136
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Annotation Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II.Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.

Theory of the Avant-garde


Author: Peter Bürger
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719014536
Category: Aesthetics
Page: 135
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Avant-garde and Criticism


Author: K. Beekman,Jan de Vries
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042021527
Category: Art
Page: 361
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Avant-Garde and Criticism sheds new light on the complex aims, functions, practices and contexts of art-criticism in relation to the European avant-garde. Although many avant-garde works and the avant-gardes of various countries have been analyzed, considerably less attention has been given to the reviews in newspapers and journals on avant-garde literature, art, architecture and film. This volume ofAvant-Garde Critical Studies will look at how art critics operated in a strategic way.The strategies of avant-garde criticism are diverse. Art critics, especially when they are artists themselves, attempt to manipulate the cultural climate in their favour. They use their position to legitimize avant-garde concepts and to conquer a place in the cultural field. But they are also markedly influenced by the context in which they operate. The position of fellow-critics and the ideological bias of the papers in which they publish can be as important as the political climate in which their criticism flourishes. The analysis of avant-garde art criticism can also make clear how strategies sometimes fail and involuntarily display non-avant-garde characteristics. On the other hand traditionalist criticism on the avant-garde offers new insights into its status and reception in a given time and place.This volume is of interest for scholars, teachers and students who are interested in the avant-garde of the interbellum-period and work in the field of literature, art, film and architecture.

En Garde


Author: Sarah Hanson-Young
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522875033
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
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When Sarah Hanson-Young called out the abuse she received from male parliamentarians as slut-shaming, she sparked a national conversation about the rampant sexism in politics. Placing the responsibility on women to defend themselves is the same cheap trick as asking, why didn't she just fight back? After witnessing verbal abuse levelled at female parliamentarians and public figures, Hanson-Young is convinced that now is the time to call it out and not retreat.

Avant-garde


Author: Renato Poggioli
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674882164
Category: Art
Page: 250
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Convinced that all aspects of modern culture have been affected by avant-garde art, Poggioli explores the relationship between the avant-garde and civilization. Historical parallels and modern examples from all the arts are used to show how the avant-garde is both symptom and cause of many major extra-aesthetic trends of our time, and that the contemporary avant-garde is the sole and authentic one.

The Originality of the Avant-garde and Other Modernist Myths


Author: Rosalind E. Krauss
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262610469
Category: Art
Page: 307
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A collection of essays examining the nature of modern art includes discussions of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Smithson

Avant-garde

The Experimental Theater in France
Author: Leonard Cabell Pronko
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Page: 225
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Avant-garde: the Experimental Theater in France


Author: Leonard Cabell Pronko
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Page: 225
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Discusses playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Arthur Adamov, Jean Genet, Jean Tardieu, Jean Vauthier, Henri Pichette, Michel de Ghelderode, Jacques Audiberti, and Georges Schehade.

Apollinaire and the International Avant-Garde


Author: Willard Bohn
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791431962
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 369
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This literary history examines Guillaume Apollinaire's reception and influence in the Western hemisphere during the early twentieth century. Ir identifies and reconstructs major literary and art historical paths of development, about which surprisingly little is known. In particular, it discusses Apollinaire's reception and formative influence in North America, England, Germany, Spain, Argentina, and Mexico, and includes important documents by Apollinaire himself that have not appeared in print until now. "Bohn brings together a worldwide network of writers, artists, and critics to reveal the role and centrality of Apollinaire as the icon of Parisian modernism, cult figure of the avant-garde, poet with a new series of techniques, esthetician of the New, innovator of modern culture, and literary and cultural arbiter of his generation. "This is Rezeptionsesthetik in its most intense form. It is the definitive reference book for checking on who had any dealings with Apollinaire, the man or his work, and French modernism in English, German, Spanish or Catalan linguistic and cultural domains in both the Old and New Worlds. Bohn's translations from the various languages he commands are superb and prove that he is always working from source material. His text is simply a tour de force, a virtuoso performance". -- Seth L. Wolitz, University of Texas, Austin "Given the centrality of French poetry for European and New World poetry since Baudelaire, one simply cannot overstate Apollinaire's role in the evolution of the most advanced poetry written throughout Europe and North and South America since circa 1900. However, no one before has tracked his impact on avant-garde circles outsideFrance with so much attention to the specifics involved. Bohn has emerged as the dean of Apollinaire studies in North America; thus everything he has to say about the poet has the ring of absolute authority". -- Robert W. Greene, State University of New York, Albany

Contours of the Theatrical Avant-garde

Performance and Textuality
Author: James Martin Harding
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472067275
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 301
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A critical history of avant-garde performance and the problematic relationship of text to performance

Music of the Twentieth-century Avant-garde

A Biocritical Sourcebook
Author: Larry Sitsky
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313296895
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 660
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Guides the reader or researcher, in language suitable for the layperson, through the history and musicianship of the avant-garde composers of the 20th century.