A Study Guide for Richard Llewellyn's "How Green Was My Valley" by Gale, Cengage Learning Summary
A Study Guide for Richard Llewellyn's "How Green Was My Valley," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels 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 Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Roald Dahl by Damian Walford Davies Summary
Published to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s (Welsh) birth, Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected breaks new ground by revealing the place of Wales in the imagination of the writer known as ‘the world’s number one storyteller’. Exploring the complex conditioning presence of Wales in his life and work, the essays in this collection dramatically defamiliarise Dahl and in the process render him uncanny. Importantly, Dahl is encountered whole – his books for children and his fiction for adults are read as mutually invigorating bodies of work, both of which evidence the ways in which Wales, and the author’s Anglo-Welsh orientation, demand articulation throughout the career. Recognising the impossibility of constructing a monolithic ‘Welsh’ Dahl, the contributors explore the compound and nuanced ways in which Wales signifies across the oeuvre. Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected takes Dahl studies into new territory in terms of both subject and method, showing the new horizons that open up when Dahl is read through a Welsh lens. Locating Dahl in illuminating new textual networks, resourcefully offering fresh angles of entry into classic Dahl texts, rehabilitating neglected Dahl texts, and analysing the layered genesis of (seemingly) familiar works by excavating the manuscripts, this innovative volume brings Dahl ‘home’ in order to render him invigoratingly unhomely. The result is not a parochialisation of Dahl, but rather a new internationalisation.
Regionalism After Regionalisation by Frans Schrijver Summary
Concentrating on three countries, Spain, France and the United Kingdom, and three regional case studies of Galicia, Brittany and Wales, this book offers an analysis of the development of political regionalism after regionalisation.
Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed Summary
PaPa LaBas n'est pas un personnage comme les autres : il incarne l'âme de la danse et de la musique noire américaine, née au début du vingtième siècle à La Nouvelle-Orléans et changeant de nom selon les époques – ragtime, blues, jazz, boogie, soul, funk, hip-hop. À la fois sorcier et détective, militant et grand initié, agitateur et héritier des traditions magiques de l'Afrique animiste, PaPa LaBas est en lutte : contre les suprémacistes blancs de l'Ordre de la Fleur de muraille et contre les grands maîtres de la Voie atoniste, qui s'accordent à considérer la musique noire comme une menace pour la civilisation. Entre réel et surréel, Mumbo Jumbo est un roman vibrant d'énergie où la rage de vivre et l'amour de la musique éclatent à chaque page, un polar délirant. Né en 1938, Ishmael Reed est un poète, romancier et essayiste américain. Il a contribué au Black Arts Movement dans les années 60 et a été une figure marquante de la culture noire américaine de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle. Nominé pour le prix Pulitzer ; il a été deux fois finaliste du National Book Award. Édition augmentée d'une postface inédite de l'auteur. Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Gérard H. Durand.
John Ford by Ronald L. Davis Summary
John Ford remains the most honored director in Hollywood history, having won six Academy Awards and four New York Film Critics Awards. Drawing upon extensive written and oral history, Ronald L. David explores Ford’s career from his silent classic, The Iron Horse, through the transition to sound, and then into the pioneer years of location filming, the golden years of Hollywood, and the movement toward television. During his career, Ford made such classics as Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, and The Searchers-136 pictures in all, 54 of them Westerns. The complexity of his personality comes alive here through the eyes of his colleagues, friends, relatives, film critics, and the actors he worked with, including John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Maureen O’Hara, and Katharine Hepburn.
Movies Magnificent: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics by John Reid Summary
Few people would argue with the films selected for detailed notices and reviews in this book. Many of the movies are award-winners, and most chalked up impressive figures at the box-office. Who would dispute the inclusion of Citizen Kane or Rebecca or The Best Years of Our Lives? However, along with The Yearling and Reap the Wild Wind and Hello, Frisco, Hello, I've also included a few surprises. A magnificent publication. -- Rodney Bourke in International Movie Making (April 2006).