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January
Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema - Mitsuhiro YoshimotoThe films of Akira Kurosawa have had an immense effect on the way the Japanese have viewed themselves as a nation and on the way the West has viewed Japan. In this comprehensive and theoretically informed study of the influential director’s cinema, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto definitively analyzes Kurosawa’s entire body of work, from 1943’s Sanshiro Sugata to 1993’s Madadayo. In scrutinizing this oeuvre, Yoshimoto shifts the ground upon which the scholarship on Japanese cinema has been built and questions its dominant interpretive frameworks and critical assumptions. Arguing that Kurosawa’s films arouse
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January
Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing: From Student to Leader [With Evolve Student Resources] - Signe S. Hill, Helen Stephens HowlettUsing an engaging, interactive, 1-2-3 approach, this text helps you develop problem-solving skills that will be useful throughout your nursing career. Active participation and application of critical thinking are utilized through questions, quizzes, and self-assessments to provide you with practical and efficient aids to learning. You will also discover learning strategies, tips on taking the NCLEX-PN?, guidance on the job search, and an in-depth discussion of supervision, delegation, assignment of tasks, and the distinctions among them. An LPN Threads Series title.
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January
The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm - Jack ZipesThe tales 116 in all are thematically grouped. Each grouping is introduced and annotated by Jack Zipes, the genre s reigning expert. Twenty illustrations accompany the texts. "Criticism" includes seven important assessments of different aspects of the fairy tale tradition, written by W. G. Waters, Benedetto Croce, Lewis Seifert, Patricia Hannon, Harry Velten, Siegfried Neumann, and Jack Zipes. Brief biographies of the storytellers and a Selected Bibliography are included."
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January
A Short History of Opera - Donald Jay Grout, Hermine Weigel WilliamsWhen first published in 1947, "A Short History of Opera" immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. Now, more than five decades later, this thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition informs and entertains opera lovers just as its predecessors have. The fourth edition incorporates new scholarship that traces the most important developments in the evolution of musical drama. After surveying anticipations of the operatic form in the lyric theater of the Greeks, medieval dramatic music, and other forerunners, the book reveals the genre's beginnings in the seventeenth
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January
The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 14: Late Antiquity Empire & Successors AD 425-600 - Averil Cameron, Brian Ward-Perkins, Michael WhitbyWith Volume 14 The Cambridge Ancient History concludes its story. This latest volume embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarship which have in recent decades transformed our view of Late Antiquity. In particular, traditional political and social history has been enormously enhanced by integrating the rich evidence of Christian writing, and the constantly expanding results of archaeological research. A picture emerges of a period of considerable military and political disruption, but also of vibrant intellectual and cultural activity. The volume begins with a series of narrative
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January
Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace - Alexander C.Y. Huang, Charles S. RossRecent decades have witnessed diverse incarnations and bold sequences of Shakespeare on screen and stage. Hollywood films and a century of Asian readings of plays such as Hamlet and Macbeth are now conjoining in cyberspace, making a world of difference to how we experience Shakespeare. Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace shows readers how ideas of Asia operate in Shakespeare performances and how Asian and Anglo-European forms of cultural production combine to transcend the mode of inquiry that focuses on fidelity. The result is a new creativity that finds expression in different
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January
Conservation Concerns: A Guide for Collectors and Curators - Konstanze BachmannWritten in accessible, nontechnical language, this book's twenty-three essays provide invaluable conservation guidelines for a variety of materials and media. Focusing also on proper storage techniques and environmental control, contributors offer information on emergency planning, disaster management, and identifying damages that may require professional treatment.
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January
Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians - P. W. PrattA practical reference containing over 2,100 multiple choice questions, with accompanying answers and rationale, covering virtually every aspect of veterinary medicine.
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January
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia - Samuel Johnson, J.P. HardyRasselas--regarded as Johnson's most creative work--presents the story of the journey of Rasselas and his companions in search of "the choice of life." Its charm lies not in its plot, but rather in its wise and humane look at man's constant search for happiness. The text is based on the second edition as Samuel Johnson revised it.