Night-Pieces


Author: Thomas Burke
Publisher: Valancourt Books
ISBN: 1943910219
Category: Fiction
Page: 168
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Perhaps no writer of the early 20th century had a better knowledge of London than Thomas Burke (1886-1945), and his collection Night-Pieces(1935) contains eighteen of his most haunting tales of that immense city’s dark back alleys, shadowy courts, and mysterious houses. In Burke’s London, anything might happen. You might turn round a corner and find yourself back in your childhood. A casual drink with a stranger might end with you—quite literally—losing your head. That pale, slightly sinister-looking man sitting across the restaurant might be a murdered corpse, returned from the dead. And those footsteps you hear following you as you walk along a foggy street, faintly lit by gaslight . . . well, let’s just say you had better not look behind you . . . ​ A groundbreaking and undeservedly neglected volume, Night-Piecescontains a wide variety of weird and outré tales, ranging from stories of crime and murder to tales of ghosts, zombies, and the supernatural. This is the first reprint of Burke’s collection since its original publication and reproduces the jacket art of the first British edition.

Night Pieces


Author: Gary Reed
Publisher: Caliber Comics
ISBN: 1626658153
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 104
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A collection of 11 short stories from award-winning writer Gary Reed. Pulled from various sources over his career writing for Caliber Comics, Transfuzion, Image, and IDW Publishing - these are standalone short tales. He is joined by some of today's popular comic artists to bring his tales of horror, suspense, often times with a literary bent, to life for the reader. "First and foremost, he is a storyteller...Gary loves to set stories against a historical background or with a character from literature and put his own unique and clever spin on them." - Newsarama. "Reed is one of the most underrated comic writers around. He has the ability to stay several steps ahead of the reader and never fails to deliver several shocks and surprises." - The Comics Review.

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850


Author: Christopher John Murray
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579584221
Category: Romanticism
Page: 1277
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Review: "Written to stress the crosscurrent of ideas, this cultural encyclopedia provides clearly written and authoritative articles. Thoughts, themes, people, and nations that define the Romantic Era, as well as some frequently overlooked topics, receive their first encyclopedic treatments in 850 signed articles, with bibliographies and coverage of historical antecedents and lingering influences of romanticism. Even casual browsers will discover much to enjoy here."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night


Author: Vincent van Gogh,Sjraar van Heugten,Joachim Pissarro,Chris Stolwijk
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870707377
Category: Artists
Page: 160
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Co-published by Museum of Modern Art and the Van Gogh Museum in conjunction with the first exhibition to focus on Vincent van Gogh's depictions of nocturnal and twilight scenes, Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night examines the artist's night landscapes, interior scenes, and representations of the effects of both gaslight and natural light on their surroundings. It features over one hundred illustrations, including details of Van Gogh's iconic paintings and works by other artist important to the development of his style.

A Study Guide for Robert Herrick's "The Night Piece: To Julia"


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410353915
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 18
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A Study Guide for Robert Herrick's "The Night Piece: To Julia," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

A Night-Piece. A poem


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Contemplatist: a Night Piece


Author: John CUNNINGHAM (Poet.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 13
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A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
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The Poetical Works of W. J. Mickle, Including Several Original Pieces. With a New Life of the Author. By ... J. Sim


Author: William Julius MICKLE (Translator of “The Lusiad.”.),John Sim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Hesperides (continued) His noble numbers: or, his pious pieces


Author: Robert Herrick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature


Author: Abraham Rees
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 6311
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The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature


Author: Abraham Rees
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Reading Mahler

German Culture and Jewish Identity in Fin-de-siècle Vienna
Author: Carl Niekerk
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571134670
Category: Music
Page: 312
View: 1988
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Examines literary, philosophical, and cultural influences on Mahler's thought and work from the standpoint of the composer's position in German-Jewish culture.

A New History of German Literature


Author: David E. Wellbery,Judith Ryan,Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674015036
Category: History
Page: 1004
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The revolutionary spirit that animates the culture of the Germans has been alive for at least twelve centuries, far longer than the dramatically fragmented and reshaped political entity known as Germany. German culture has been central to Europe, and it has contributed the transforming spirit of Lutheran religion, the technology of printing as a medium of democracy, the soulfulness of Romantic philosophy, the structure of higher education, and the tradition of liberal socialism to the essential character of modern American life. In this book leading scholars and critics capture the spirit of this culture in some 200 original essays on events in German literary history. Rather than offering a single continuous narrative, the entries focus on a particular literary work, an event in the life of an author, a historical moment, a piece of music, a technological invention, even a theatrical or cinematic premiere. Together they give the reader a surprisingly unified sense of what it is that has allowed Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Luther, Kant, Goethe, Beethoven, Benjamin, Wittgenstein, Jelinek, and Sebald to provoke and enchant their readers. From the earliest magical charms and mythical sagas to the brilliance and desolation of 20th-century fiction, poetry, and film, this illuminating reference book invites readers to experience the full range of German literary culture and to investigate for themselves its disparate and unifying themes. Contributors include: Amy M. Hollywood on medieval women mystics, Jan-Dirk Müller on Gutenberg, Marion Aptroot on the Yiddish Renaissance, Emery Snyder on the Baroque novel, J. B. Schneewind on Natural Law, Maria Tatar on the Grimm brothers, Arthur Danto on Hegel, Reinhold Brinkmann on Schubert, Anthony Grafton on Burckhardt, Stanley Corngold on Freud, Andreas Huyssen on Rilke, Greil Marcus on Dada, Eric Rentschler on Nazi cinema, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl on Hannah Arendt, Gordon A. Craig on Günter Grass, Edward Dimendberg on Holocaust memorials.

The Cabinet of Poetry

Containing the Best Entire Pieces to be Found in the Works of the British Poets
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English poetry
Page: N.A
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Universal Biography

Containing a Copious Account, Critical and Historical, of the Life and Character, Labors and Actions of Eminent Persons, in All Ages and Countries, Conditions and Professions ...
Author: John Lemprière
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: N.A
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On Music


Author: Benjamin Britten
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198167143
Category: Music
Page: 448
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Benjamin Britten was a most reluctant public speaker. Yet his contributions were without doubt a major factor in the transformation during his lifetime of the structure of the art-music industry. This book, by bringing together all his published articles, unpublished speeches, drafts, and transcriptions of numerous radio interviews, explores the paradox of a reluctant yet influential cultural commentator, artist, and humanist. Whether talking about his own music, about the role of the artist in society, about music criticism, or wading into a debate on Soviet ideology at the height of the cold war, Britten always gave a performance which reinforced the notion of a private man who nonetheless saw the importance of public disclosure.

Celestial Scenery

Or, The Wonders of the Planetary System Displayed
Author: Thomas Dick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomy
Page: 422
View: 6645
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