In the center of newsphotographs stands very often a politician, a star or a criminal. A cut is made through the picture, so the main figure disappears. The set-up, the entourage, the odyguards, the curious and the admirers come into focus. The presence of the absent can be felt. Now the ambiguity of these images can be seen: between reality and fiction, incident and event, theater and politics.
You might think a book with no pictures would be boring and serious. Except . . . here´s how this book works: Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say BLORK. Or BLUURF. And even if they have to say things like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and MY HEAD IS MADE OF BLUEBERRY PIZZA! That´s the rule. That´s the deal. US comic writer and actor, B. J. Novak´s brilliantly irreverent and very, very silly The Book With No Pictures will delight kids and grownups alike!
Dorian Gray is young, arrogant, and devastatingly handsome. Confronted by his beauty in the form of a portrait, and struck by the terrible realization that he will age, Dorian wishes to retain his charms forever and finds his desire granted. He abandons himself to a life of hedonism, vice and murder, yet his face remains unmarked by his evil. But, hidden in his attic, the painting ages and corrupts, and one day Dorian must stand face to face with the man he has become. A perfect depiction of fin-de-siècle decadence, Oscar Wilde´s only novel highlights the tension between the polished surface and murky depths of Victorian high society. This beautiful Macmillan Collector´s Library edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray features an afterword by the playwright and actor Peter Harness. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector´s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector´s Library are books to love and treasure.
Instrumentation : recorderDescription : Written in June 1993 in Hohegeiss in the Harz Mountains, these four pieces demonstrate the reduced texture of his late style. The musical material is deliberately limited: each respective piece is based on different motivic cells consisting of two or three notes, which are then elaborated by means of developing variation as well as contrasting reference and derivation. In some respects the music recalls idioms of various types of East Asian flutes. With the exception of the third piece, The Actor with the Monkey, the Chinese Pictures are influenced by programmes of Buddhist origin.Contenu : The Visitor of the Idyll - The Hermit at the Water - The Actor with the Monkey - The Shepherd´s FluteNombre de pages : 12Format : New Edition portrait
This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say…. BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: B. J. Novak, Busy Philipps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002427/bk_peng_002427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife, a ´´rich exploration of two Hollywood friends who shaped the movies” (USA Today) - screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford.´´Full of Old Hollywood glamour and true details about the pair’s historic careers...a captivating ode to a legendary bond.” (Real Simple)Named one of the best books of the year by Real Simple.It is 1914, and 25-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone´s lips these days is ´´flickers´´ - the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you´ll find made-up actors running around, as a movie camera captures it all. In this fledgling industry, Frances finds her true calling: writing stories for this wondrous new medium. She also makes the acquaintance of actress Mary Pickford, whose signature golden curls and lively spirit have earned her the title ´´America´s Sweetheart´´. The two ambitious young women hit it off instantly, their kinship fomented by their mutual fever to create, to move audiences to a frenzy, to start a revolution. But their ambitions are challenged by both the men around them and the limitations imposed on their gender - and their astronomical success could come at a price. As Mary, the world´s highest paid and most beloved actress, struggles to live her life under the spotlight, she also wonders if it is possible to find love, even with the dashing actor Douglas Fairbanks. Frances, too, longs to share her life with someone. As in any good Hollywood story, dramas will play out, personalities will clash, and even the deepest friendships might be shattered. With cameos from such notables as Charlie Chaplin, Loui 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Farr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005315/bk_rand_005315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dublin-born actor Gabriel Byrne shares his life in this frank and absorbing collection of memories and episodes. He leads you from his youth through his career on stage and screen and his current work as a producer and actor. Along the way, he gives his impression of Hollywood, New York, and his native Ireland, and provides insights on famous actors such as Richard Burton. His unique narrative style, a blend of colloquial dialogue with evocative descriptions, provides an intimate account of the man - and the writer - behind the actor´s many faces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabriel Byrne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dove/000058/bk_dove_000058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robert Evans´ The Kid Stays in the Picture is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, and most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of an award-winning documentary film, it remains the gold standard of Hollywood storytelling. With a new introduction by the legendary actor, producer, and Hollywood studio chief Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture is driven by a voice as charming and irresistible as any great novel. An extraordinary raconteur, Evans spares no one, least of all himself. Filled with starring roles for everyone from Ava Gardner to Marlon Brando to Sharon Stone, The Kid Stays in the Picture is sharp, witty, self-aggrandizing, and self-lacerating in equal measure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003456/bk_harp_003456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.