The Empire's of J. G. Ballard

Publisher : Gylphi Limited
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ISBN : 1780240201
Pages : 376 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (78 users)

Download or read book The Empire's of J. G. Ballard written by David Ian Paddy and published by Gylphi Limited. This book was released on 2015-08-25 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: J. G. Ballard once declared that the most truly alien planet is Earth and in his science fiction he abandoned the traditional imagery of rocket ships traveling to distant galaxies to address the otherworldliness of this world. The Empires of J. G. Ballard is the first extensive study of Ballard's critical vision of nation and empire, of the political geography of this planet. Paddy examines how Ballard s self-perceived status as an outsider and exile, the Sheppertonian from Shanghai, generated an outlook that celebrated worldliness and condemned parochialism. This book brings to light how Ballard wrestled with notions of national identity and speculated upon the social and psychological implications of the post-war transformation of older models of empire into new imperialisms of consumerism and globalization. Presenting analyses of Ballard s full body of work with its tales of reverse colonization, psychological imperialism, the savagery of civilization, estranged Englishmen abroad and at home, and multinational communities built on crime, The Empires of J. G. Ballard offers a fresh perspective on the fiction of J. G. Ballard. The Empires of J.G. Ballard: An Imagined Geography offers a sustained and highly convincing analysis of the imperial and post-imperial histories and networks that shape and energise Ballard's fictional and non-fictional writings. To what extent can Ballard be considered an international writer? What happens to our understanding of his post-war science fictions when they are opened up to the language and logics of post-colonialism? And what creative and critical roles do the spectres of empire play in Ballard's visions of modernity? Paddy follows these and other fascinating lines of enquiry in a study that is not only essential reading for Ballard students and scholars, but for anyone interested in the intersections of modern and contemporary literature, history and politics. (Jeanette Baxter, Anglia Ruskin University) Shanghai made my father. Arriving in England after WW2, he was a person of the world who d witnessed extremes of human experience, and remained the outsider observing life from his home in Shepperton. 1930s Shanghai, Paris of the East , was a mix of international sophistication and violence, unfettered capitalism and acute poverty, American cars, martinis and Coca Cola, a place marked by death and war. It had a profound influence on my father and his imagination. Dr Paddy s fascinating book explores my father s fiction within an international context and offers a profound reading of a man who always kept his eyes and mind open to the world. (Fay Ballard)

Contemporary British Fiction and the Artistry of Space

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1441145702
Pages : 204 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (441 users)

Download or read book Contemporary British Fiction and the Artistry of Space written by David James and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-10-20 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study examines the importance of space for the way contemporary novelists experiment with style and form, offering an account of how British writers from the past three decades have engaged with landscape description as a catalyst for innovation. David James considers the work of more than fifteen major British novelists to offer a wide-ranging and accessible commentary on the relationship between landscape and narrative design, demonstrating an approach to the geography of contemporary fiction enriched by the practice of aesthetic criticism. Moving between established and emerging novelists, the book reveals that spatial poetics allow us to chart distinctive and surprising affinities between practitioners, showing how writers today compel us to pay close attention to technique when linking the depiction of physical places to new developments in novelistic craft.

Haunted People

Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 1453279660
Pages : 38 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (453 users)

Download or read book Haunted People written by Hans Holzer and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2012-09-25 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paranormal expert Hans Holzer investigates the strangest cases of possession—the rare and disturbing instances when a ghost attaches itself to a living person Professor Hans Holzer explores the chilling phenomenon of possession: when a ghost is not yet ready to pass on to the next stage and thus inhabits a living person. These cases are not nearly as common as haunted houses or places, but do occur. In Haunted People, Holzer investigates chilling reports of ghosts who have attached themselves to living hosts.

The Millennium Heaven on Earth

Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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ISBN : 1098030265
Pages : 38 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (98 users)

Download or read book The Millennium Heaven on Earth written by James Richards and published by Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2020-06-30 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The title of this book is based on Bible prophecies in the Old and New Testaments. Daniel 7:13-14 and Isaiah 2:4 are two of the many prophecies in the Old Testament. In the New Testament in Matthew 6:10, Jesus taught his disciples to pray for God's will "to be done on earth as it is in heaven." In Revelation 20:4 states about the reign of JESUS CHRIST for a 1000 years THE MILLENNIUM. In Revelation 20:1-3, the scriptures say God is going to lock Satan, the devil, up for a thousand years. This is when the millennium will come to the planet Earth-Paradise Restored. From this verse, we get the word millennium, Latin for "one thousand," the kingly rule of God by Jesus and the resurrected saints, the kingdom of heaven on planet Earth. In the millennium, crime, sickness, pain, and suffering are gone. Poverty and corruption and even prisons and funeral homes will be eventually eliminated during this one thousand years (Rev. 21:4-5).

J.G. Ballard

Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN : 9780719070532
Pages : 228 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (7 users)

Download or read book J.G. Ballard written by Andrzej Gasiorek and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2005-10-07 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive account of the work of J.G. Ballard, one of the most important fiction writers of the past forty years. Traces the development of his career, and the significant contribution he has made to contemporary writing.

The Inner Man

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0297863533
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (297 users)

Download or read book The Inner Man written by John Baxter and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-08 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An explosive and perceptive biography of the British novelist J.G. Ballard To many people, J.G. Ballard will always be the schoolboy in Steven Spielberg's movie Empire of the Sun, struggling to survive as an internee of the Japanese during World War II. Others remember him as the author of CRASH, a meditation on the eroticism of the automobile and the car crash, which also became a film and a cause celebre for its frank depiction of a fetish which, as this book reveals, was no literary conceit but a lifelong preoccupation. In this first biography, John Baxter draws on an admiration of and acquaintance with Ballard that began when they were writers for the same 1960s science fiction magazines. With the help of the few people whom he admitted to his often hermit-like existence, it illuminates the troubled reality behind the urbane and amiable facade of a man who was proud to describe himself as 'psychopathic'.

Encyclopedia of New Yearäó»s Holidays Worldwide

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476607486
Pages : 319 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of New Yearäó»s Holidays Worldwide written by William D. Crump and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-04-25 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Among the world’s myriad cultures and their associated calendars, the idea of a “New Year” is relative and hardly specifies a universal celebration or even a universal point in time. Ways of celebrating the New Year range from the observances of religious rituals and superstitions to social gatherings featuring particular foods, music, dancing, noisemaking, fireworks and drinking. This first encyclopedia devoted exclusively to the New Year includes 320 entries that give a global perspective on the New Year, beyond its traditional Western associations with Christmas. National or regional entries detail the principal traditions and customs of 130 countries, while 27 entries discuss major calendar systems in current use or of significant historical interest. The remaining entries cover a wide variety of subjects including literary works, movies, and television specials; the customs of specific ethnic groups; universal customs such as toasting and drinking; football bowl games and parades; and the New Year celebrations at the White House and the Vatican.

The Late-Career Novelist

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350030074
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (35 users)

Download or read book The Late-Career Novelist written by Hywel Dix and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-08-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first scholarly study of the phenomenon of the 'late-career novel', this book explores the ways in which bestselling contemporary novelists look back and respond to their earlier successes in their subsequent writings. Exploring the work of major novelists such as Angela Carter, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt and Graham Swift, The Late-Career Novelist draws for the first time on social psychology and career construction theory to examine how the dynamics of a literary career play out in the fictional worlds of our best-known novelists. From here, Hywel Dix develops and argues for a new mode of reading contemporary writing on the contexts of current literary culture.

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

Publisher : InterVarsity Press
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ISBN : 0830867333
Pages : 1058 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (83 users)

Download or read book Dictionary of Biblical Imagery written by Leland Ryken and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 1058 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference work explores the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors, figures of speech, and literary patterns found in the Bible. With over 800 articles by over 100 expert contributors, this is an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible.

International Organization

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351926683
Pages : 532 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (351 users)

Download or read book International Organization written by John J. Kirton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For well over a century, international organizations have been central to the study and practice of international relations and global governance. But how much and how do they help, hinder or otherwise alter the behaviour of the actors who utilize them and provide public goals for the global community as a whole? By assembling the leading works that have defined the scholarly field of international organization from realist, liberal institutionalists, constructivists and political economy traditions, this work examines the many organizations which have formed, in ever-expanding numbers and fields, over the years, the degree to which they have succeeded and their future potential. It looks at the changing international arena, particularly with the expansion of civil society and how that affects the role of such organizations. Has a formula for an effective and successful international organization developed or will one have to wait for the next generation of organizations, institutions and regimes?

The age to come; or, The millennium

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Pages : 120 pages
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Download or read book The age to come; or, The millennium written by William Frith and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Harvest HandbookTM of Bible Prophecy

Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
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ISBN : 0736978453
Pages : 464 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (736 users)

Download or read book The Harvest HandbookTM of Bible Prophecy written by Ed Hindson and published by Harvest House Publishers. This book was released on 2020-05-12 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everything You Need to Know About the Last Days at Your Fingertips The Harvest HandbookTM of Bible Prophecy is a reference resource that provides a comprehensive overview of everything the Bible says about the last days. Compiled by bestselling prophecy teachers Ed Hindson, Mark Hitchcock, and Tim LaHaye, this volume has 150+ topics on the most important subjects of prophetic study from 40+ of world’s foremost prophecy experts, including Armageddon, the Day of the Lord, eternal life, the glorious appearing, the messianic kingdom, the millennium, rewards, and the Tribulation. You will gain clear and useful insights about the future in this A-to-Z handbook, which is written to provide thousands of Bible-based facts about the end times and beyond a chronology of the last days from a pretribulational, premillennial view detailed definitions of all the major prophecy-related terms Both new and experienced students of prophecy will find this a tool they can use and understand. Ideal for browsing or serious research, you’ll find yourself reaching for this indispensable resource again and again.

Violence and Dystopia

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443883522
Pages : 335 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

Download or read book Violence and Dystopia written by Daniel Cojocaru and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-18 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Violence and Dystopia is a critical examination of imitative desire, scapegoating and sacrifice in selected contemporary Western dystopian narratives through the lens of René Girard’s mimetic theory. The first chapter offers an overview of the history of Western utopia/dystopia with a special emphasis on the problem of conflictive mimesis and scapegoating violence, and a critical introduction to Girard’s theory. The second chapter is devoted to J.G. Ballard’s seminal novel Crash (1973), Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club (1996) and Rant (2007), and Brad Anderson’s film The Machinist (2004). It is argued that the car crash functions as a metaphor for conflictive mimetic desire and leads to a quasi-sacrificial crisis as defined by Girard for archaic religion. The third chapter focuses on the psychogeographical writings of Iain Sinclair and Peter Ackroyd. Walking the streets of London the pedestrian represents the excluded underside of the world of Ballardian speed. The walking subject is portrayed in terms of the expelled victim of Girardian theory. The fourth chapter considers violent crowds as portrayed by Ballard’s late fiction, the writings of Stewart Home, and David Peace’s GB84 (2004). In accordance with Girard’s hypothesis, the discussed narratives reveal the failure of scapegoat expulsion to restore peace to the potentially self-destructive violent crowds. The fifth chapter examines the post-apocalyptic environments resulting from failed scapegoat expulsion and mimetic conflict out of control, as portrayed in Sinclair’s Radon Daughters (1994), Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) and Oryx and Crake (2003), and Will Self’s The Book of Dave (2006).

London Overground

Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0241971500
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

Download or read book London Overground written by Iain Sinclair and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2015-06-04 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Iain Sinclair explores modern London through a day's hike around the London Overground route. Echoing his journey in London Orbital over a decade ago, Iain Sinclair narrates his second circular walk around the capital. Shortly after rush-hour and accompanied by a rambling companion, Sinclair begins walking along London's Overground network, or, 'Ginger Line'. With characteristic playfulness, detours into folk history, withering assessments of the political classes and a joyful allegiance to the ordinary oddball, Sinclair guides us on a tour of London's trendiest new transport network - and shows the shifting, changing city from new and surprising angles. 'He is incapable of writing a dull paragraph' Scotland on Sunday 'Sinclair breathes wondrous life into monstrous man-made landscapes' Times Literary Supplement 'If you are drawn to English that doesn't just sing, but sings the blues and does scat and rocks the joint, try Sinclair. His sentences deliver a rush like no one else's' Washington Post Iain Sinclair's books include London Orbital, Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, Downriver (which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award) Ghost Milk and American Smoke. He lives in Hackney, East London.

The Intelligible Metropolis

Publisher : transcript Verlag
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ISBN : 3839426723
Pages : 576 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (839 users)

Download or read book The Intelligible Metropolis written by Nora Pleßke and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2014-08-31 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writings on the metropolis generally foreground illimitability, stressing thereby that the urban ultimately remains both illegible and unintelligible. Instead, the purpose of this interdisciplinary study is to demonstrate that mentality as a tool offers orientation in the urban realm. Nora Pleßke develops a model of urban mentality to be employed for cities worldwide. Against the background of the Spatial Turn, she identifies dominant urban-specific structures of London mentality in contemporary London novels, such as Monica Ali's »Brick Lane«, J.G. Ballard's »Millennium People«, Nick Hornby's »A Long Way Down«, and Ian McEwan's »Saturday«.

The Making of London

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230306012
Pages : 309 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (23 users)

Download or read book The Making of London written by S. Groes and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-08-09 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: London has become the focus of a ferocious imaginative energy since the rise of Thatcher. The Making of London analyses the body of work by writers who have committed their writing to the many lives of a city undergoing complex transformations, tracing a major shift in the representation of the capital city.

The Return of Christ

Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
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ISBN : 1433675811
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (433 users)

Download or read book The Return of Christ written by David L. Allen and published by B&H Publishing Group. This book was released on 2011-05-18 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the study of end times (eschatology), evangelical Christians usually adhere to one of three positions. Premillennialism holds that Christ will return to earth before He reigns over an earthly kingdom for one thousand years. Postmillennialism says the kingdom of God will become realized on this earth through the church's influence, even before Christ's return. Amillennialism suggests the millennium is not a literal thousand-year reign, but that Christ's return will usher in eternity. The Return of Christ gathers presentations from the Acts 1:11 Conference where church leaders spoke in support of the premillennial position and pre-tribulation rapture. Regardless of whether or not a reader holds this same position, the text emphasizes the deep importance of eschatology in Christ's teaching ministry and as the focus for our hope. Indeed, without the promise of Christ's return, Christianity has little to offer the unbeliever. The book's dozen contributors include Jerry Vines, Ergun Caner, Danny Akin, Paige Patterson, David Allen, Richard Land, Junior Hill, Stanton R. Norman, Craig Blaising, Lamar Cooper, Steven Cox, and Michael Vlach.