Tales of the Fairies and of the Ghost World

Tales of the Fairies and of the Ghost World


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Pages : 198 pages
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Thirty beguiling stories of sprites, wraiths, and specters appear here, as they were told to a Smithsonian Institution ethnographer in rural 19th-century Ireland. Stories include "Tom Connors and the Dead Girl," "Maurice Griffin and the Fairy Doctor," "The Ghost of Sneem," "Tom Moore and the Seal Woman," "The Blood-Drawing Ghost," and many more


The Ghost World

The Ghost World


Author : John William Wickwar
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Pages : 172 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Bad

Bad


Author : Murray Pomerance
Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN : 9780791459409
Pages : 380 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (459 users)

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Examines the many forms of cinematic "badness" over the past one hundred years, from Nosferatu to The Talented Mr. Ripley.


Ghost Town

Ghost Town


Author : Liz Clarke
Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 9781450237048
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (237 users)

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When a group of preservationists, three ghost hunters, and a documentary film crew all converge at the same time on a deserted "ghost town" in Wyoming, decide to collaborate on the documentary, and begin clean-up of the town and cemetery, things take a sudden change with the discovery of a very 'new' body, in the very 'old' cemetery. Who is she? How did she get there? Shell and Joe can't resist getting involved. But are there ghosts in Ghost Town? Read it and see what a small girl discovers on the stairway of the old bordello.


Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels


Author : M. Keith Booker
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313357463
Pages : 763 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

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Arranged alphabetically, offers 340 signed entries focusing on English-language comics with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.


Phenomenalism

Phenomenalism


Author : Michael Pelczar
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 019286873X
Pages : 225 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (192 users)

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J.S. Mill famously equated physical things with "permanent possibilities of sensation." This view, known as phenomenalism, holds that a rock is a tendency for experiences to occur as they do when people perceive a rock, and similarly for all other physical things. In Phenomenalism, Michael Pelczar develops Mill's theory in detail, defends it against the objections responsible for its current unpopularity, and uses it to shed light on important questions in metaphysics, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of mind. Identifying physical things with possibilities of sensation establishes a transparent connection between the world of physics and the world of sense, provides an attractive alternative to currently fashionable structuralist and panpsychist metaphysics, offers a fresh perspective on the problem of consciousness, and yields a satisfying theory of perception, all by taking two things notoriously resistant to reduction, chance and experience, and constructing everything else out of them.


The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Consciousness

The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Consciousness


Author : Uriah Kriegel
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0191066591
Pages : 704 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (191 users)

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The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Consciousness provides the most comprehensive overview of current philosophical research on consciousness. Featuring contributions from some of the most prominent experts in the field, it explores the wide range of types of consciousness there may be, the many psychological phenomena with which consciousness interacts, and the various views concerning the ultimate relationship between consciousness and physical reality. It is an essential and authoritative resource for anyone working in philosophy of mind or interested in states of consciousness.


Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives


Author : Sebastian Domsch
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110446839
Pages : 644 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (11 users)

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Whether one describes them as sequential art, graphic narratives or graphic novels, comics have become a vital part of contemporary culture. Their range of expression contains a tremendous variety of forms, genres and modes − from high to low, from serial entertainment for children to complex works of art. This has led to a growing interest in comics as a field of scholarly analysis, as comics studies has established itself as a major branch of criticism. This handbook combines a systematic survey of theories and concepts developed in the field alongside an overview of the most important contexts and themes and a wealth of close readings of seminal works and authors. It will prove to be an indispensable handbook for a large readership, ranging from researchers and instructors to students and anyone else with a general interest in this fascinating medium.


The Abandoned Generation

The Abandoned Generation


Author : Henry A. Giroux
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
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ISBN : 9781403961389
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (961 users)

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A provocative critique of the U.S. political system and popular culture's influence on young people contends that today's children are being victimized and intimidated by the government's quick-fix solutions to contemporary problems.


Horror Stories Series [Box Set - 1-5 Books]

Horror Stories Series [Box Set - 1-5 Books]


Author : Jaydeep Shah
Publisher : Jaydeep Shah
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Pages : 385 pages
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Horror Stories Series consists of five books, each featuring 30 scary tales, is a perfect read for daredevils who has the courage to encounter paranormal activities staying with gruesome evils: ghosts, zombies, creatures, psychopaths, and many more.


Horror Stories Series [Box Set - 1-3 Books]

Horror Stories Series [Box Set - 1-3 Books]


Author : Jaydeep Shah
Publisher : Jaydeep Shah
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Pages : 199 pages
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The ghost of a girl returns to take vengeance from her murderers (Haunted Ship - THE REVENGE). Pizza suddenly turns people into werewolves (Pizza - THE FEAR IS BACK). A wedding function gets disrupted by blood-curdling zombies (Wedding Function - KNOCK OF DEATH). Three books box set of HORROR STORIES series contains ninety hair-raising stories for adults. Dive into chilling stories to encounter all paranormal moments, only if you are a daredevil.


Popular Ghosts

Popular Ghosts


Author : Maria del Pilar Blanco
Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1441164014
Pages : 357 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (441 users)

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Located in the ambivalent realm between life and death, ghosts have always inspired cultural fascination as well as theoretical consideration.


The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel


Author : Jan Baetens
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1316771938
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (316 users)

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The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel provides the complete history of the graphic novel from its origins in the nineteenth century to its rise and startling success in the twentieth and twenty-first century. It includes original discussion on the current state of the graphic novel and analyzes how American, European, Middle Eastern, and Japanese renditions have shaped the field. Thirty-five leading scholars and historians unpack both forgotten trajectories as well as the famous key episodes, and explain how comics transitioned from being marketed as children's entertainment. Essays address the masters of the form, including Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore, and Marjane Satrapi, and reflect on their publishing history as well as their social and political effects. This ambitious history offers an extensive, detailed and expansive scholarly account of the graphic novel, and will be a key resource for scholars and students.


Pagan Themes in Modern Children's Fiction

Pagan Themes in Modern Children's Fiction


Author : P. Bramwell
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230236898
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (23 users)

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Applying a range of critical approaches to works by authors including Susan Cooper, Catherine Fisher, Geraldine McCaughrean, Anthony Horowitz and Philip Pullman, this book looks at the formative and interrogative relationship between recent children's literature and fashionable but controversial aspects of modern Paganism.


Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Teen Comedy Films

Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Teen Comedy Films


Author : Wikipedia contributors
Publisher : e-artnow sro
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ISBN : 4057664157
Pages : 1103 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (57 users)

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Your Digital Afterlives

Your Digital Afterlives


Author : E. Steinhart
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 113736386X
Pages : 259 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

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Digitalism is a philosophical strategy that uses new computational ways of thinking to develop naturalistic but meaningful ways of thinking about bodies, souls, universes, gods, and life after death. Your Digital Afterlives examines four recently developed and digitally inspired theories of life after death.


Comics as Philosophy

Comics as Philosophy


Author : Jeff McLaughlin
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 9781604730661
Pages : 246 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (73 users)

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Through the combination of text and images, comic books offer a unique opportunity to explore deep questions about aesthetics, ethics, and epistemology in nontraditional ways. The essays in this collection focus on a wide variety of genres, from mainstream superhero comics, to graphic novels of social realism, to European adventure classics. Included among the contributions are essays on existentialism in Daniel Clowes's graphic novel "Ghost World," ecocriticism in Paul Chadwick's long-running "Concrete" series, and political philosophies in Herge's perennially popular "The Adventures of Tintin." Modern political concerns inform Terry Kading's discussion of how superhero comics have responded to 9/11 and how the genre reflects the anxieties of the contemporary world. Essayists also explore the issues surrounding the development and appreciation of comics. Amy Kiste Nyberg examines the rise of the Comics Code, using it as a springboard for discussing the ethics of censorship and child protection in America. Stanford W. Carpenter uses interviews to analyze how a team of Marvel artists and writers reimagined the origin of one of Marvel's most iconic superheroes, Captain America. Throughout, essayists in Comics as Philosophy show how well the form can be used by its artists and its interpreters as a means of philosophical inquiry. Jeff McLaughlin is assistant professor of philosophy at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia."