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The Hero In Transition

Author : Ray Broadus Browne
ISBN : 087972238X
Genre : History
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An investigation of society’s heroes during any time period will reveal the personnel deemed worthy of being emulated at that particular time by that particular society. There will be many old and time-tested figures, sometimes with new faces and new profiles; there will also be a mix of new faces. Thus the hero—like history itself—is constantly in transition, and both the hero and the transition are fundamental to the study of a culture. These essays turn the pantheon of heroes around before our eyes and reveal the many complicated aspects of hero worship.

American Fiction In Transition

Author : Adam Kelly
ISBN : 9781441135933
Genre : Literary Criticism
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American Fiction in Transition is a study of the observer-hero narrative, a highly significant but critically neglected genre of the American novel. Through the lens of this transitional genre, the book explores the 1990s in relation to debates about the end of postmodernism, and connects the decade to other transitional periods in US literature. Novels by four major contemporary writers are examined: Philip Roth, Paul Auster, E. L. Doctorow and Jeffrey Eugenides. Each novel has a similar structure: an observer-narrator tells the story of an important person in his life who has died. But each story is equally about the struggle to tell the story, to find adequate means to narrate the transitional quality of the hero's life. In playing out this narrative struggle, each novel thereby addresses the broader problem of historical transition, a problem that marks the legacy of the postmodern era in American literature and culture.

Television In Transition

Author : Shawn Shimpach
ISBN : 1444320688
Genre : Performing Arts
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Combining an exciting methodology alongside high-interest casestudies, Television in Transition offers studentsof television a guide to a medium that has weathered the challengesof first-run syndication, a multi-channel universe, netlets, majormedia conglomerates, deregulation, and globalization--all in thespace of twenty years. Examines a return in television programming to actionnarratives with individual (super) heroes intended to navigate thisnew, international, multi-channel universe Explores how television programming "translates" to new spatialgeographies: different nations, cultures, broadcast systems; anddifferent formats, distribution outlets, and screen sizes Looks at the value of a program's "afterlife," the continuedcirculation, repackaging and repurposing of programming beyond itsinitial iteration Blends institutional and textual analyses in casestudies of Highlander: The Series, Smallville, 24,and Doctor Who

Heroes Of The Transition

Author : Fred Holmes
ISBN : 9781466903012
Genre : Fiction
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Heroes of the Transition is a secular humanist (atheist) novel with Luna, the first child born in space, at the center of a struggle to achieve democracy in all countries and to stop global warming.

Finding Yourself In Transition

Author : Robert Brumet
ISBN : 9780871597557
Genre : Self-Help
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Discover how to use change as a gateway to greater personal and spiritual growth! In this enlightening book, Robert Brumet weaves together strands of psychology, Eastern and Western mysticism, Bible interpretation, and personal history as he gently guides you through change and prepares you for new beginnings. Finding Yourself in Transition shows you how to achieve your full potential as it offers you the opportunity for a breakthrough into a whole new dimension of living.

Zero Or Hero

Author : Tan Toh-Wah
ISBN : 1840141255
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Six Guns And Society

Author : Will Wright
ISBN : 0520034910
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Hero Journey In Literature

Author : Evans Lansing Smith
ISBN : 0761805095
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides an overview of the hero journey theme in literature, from antiquity to the present, with a focus on the imagery of the rites of passage in human life (initiation at adolescence, mid-life, and death). This is the only book to focus on the major works of the literary tradition, detailing discussions of the hero journey in major literary texts. Included are chapters on the literature of Antiquity (Sumerian, Egyptian, Biblical, Greek, and Roman), the Middle Ages (with emphasis on the Arthurian Romance), the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Pope, Fielding, the Arabian Nights, and Alchemical Illustration), Romanticism and Naturalism (Coleridge, Selected Grimm's Tales, Bront%, Bierce, Whitman, Twain, Hawthorne, E.T.A. Hoffman, Rabindranath Tagore), and Modernism to Contemporary (Joyce, Gilman, Alifa Rifaat, Bellow, Lessing, Pynchon, Eudora Welty).

Black Orpheus Transition And Modern Cultural Awakening In Africa

Author : Peter Benson
ISBN : 0520054180
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Gender In Transition

Author : Joan Offerman-Zuckerberg
ISBN : 9781468456318
Genre : Social Science
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The wish for a child runs deep, as does the desire for parenthood. It is a wish that is essential to the continuance of the human species. It derives its motive power from many interrelated sources: psychobiological, sociological, historical. Yet it is a power that is changing hands. A short decade ago, Louise Brown was born. Prior to this event, human beings had begun biological life deep inside a female body. Louise Brown's birth signaled the beginning of a new era: The door to a new biotechnological world was opened, a world of artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, embryo transplants, amniocentesis, gender preselection-procedures imagined but never before realized, leading perhaps to the injection of new genetic material into frozen embryos. Indeed, what had been, since Eve, an exclusively female power and prerogative has now been invaded by 20th-century biotechnology. The womb has been replaced, and sperm and egg can now be joined without love and romance. Change brings with it new questions: A complex inquiry has been generated by issues that are psychological, ethical, moral, biological, sociological, and legal. Simultaneously, and not incidentally or accidentally, gender psychology is in transi tion. As we enter an androgynous zone, cultural heroes shift, new couples emerge. Gender roles are redefined, and renegotiated, not without struggle and apprehen sion. We are approaching a new frontier-hopeful, self-conscious, and anxious. The possibilities are endless, as are the problems.

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