The Authentic Death Of Hendry Jones

Author: Charles Neider
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1784975141
Size: 54.55 MB
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Nowadays, I understand, the tourists come for miles to see Hendry Jones' grave out on the Punta del Diablo and to debate whether his bones are there or not... A stark and violent depiction of one of America's most alluring folk heroes, the mythical doomed gunslinger. Set on the majestic coast of Southern California, Doc Baker narrates his tale of the Kid's capture, trial, escape and eventual murder. Written in spare and subtle prose, this is one of the great literary treatments of America's obsession with the rule of the gun.

The Fire Dwellers

Author: Margaret Laurence
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226923851
Size: 42.48 MB
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Convinced that life has more to offer than the tedious routine of her days, Stacey MacAindra yearns to recover some of the passion of her early romance. In this extraordinary novel, Margaret Laurence has given us yet another unforgettable heroine: smart, witty, but overwhelmed by the responsibilities of raising four children and trying to love her overworked husband. The Fire Dwellers helps us to rediscover all the richness of the commonplace, as well as the pain, beauty—and humor—of being alive. "Stacey's state of mind is revealed in a swift-flowing stream of dialogue, reaction, reproach, and nostalgia. . . . [Laurence] is the best fiction writer in the Dominion and one of the best in the hemisphere."—Atlantic

The Authentic Death And Contentious Afterlife Of Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid

Author: Paul Seydor
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810168200
Size: 19.92 MB
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Long before Sam Peckinpah finished shooting his 1973 Western, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, there was open warfare between him and the studio. In this scrupulously researched new book Paul Seydor reconstructs the riveting history of a brilliant director fighting to preserve an artistic vision while wrestling with his own self‐destructive demons. Meticulously comparing the film five extant versions, Seydor documents why none is definitive, including the 2005 Special Edition, for which he served as consultant. Viewing Peckinpah’s last Western from a variety of fresh perspectives, Seydor establishes a nearly direct line from the book Garrett wrote after he killed Billy the Kid to Peckinpah’s film ninety-one years later and shows how, even with directors as singular as this one, filmmaking is a collaborative medium. Art, business, history, genius, and ego all collide in this story of a great director navigating the treacherous waters of collaboration, compromise, and commerce to create a flawed but enduringly powerful masterpiece.

Life As I Find It

Author: Charles Neider
Publisher: Cooper Square Press
ISBN: 1461702526
Size: 40.47 MB
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Mark Twain's hilarity and irreverence shine through in this impeccably chosen collection.

The Lost Europeans

Author: Emanuel Litvinoff
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1784970808
Size: 13.55 MB
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Coming back was worse, much worse, than Martin Stone had anticipated. Martin Stone returns to the city from which his family was driven in 1938. He has concealed his destination from his father, and hopes to win some form of restitution for the depressed old man living in exile in London. THE LOST EUROPEANS portrays a tense, ruined yet flourishing Berlin where nothing is quite what it seems.

The Day Of Judgment

Author: Salvatore Satta
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1784975710
Size: 34.46 MB
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At precisely nine o'clock, as he did every evening, Don Sebastiano Sanna Carboni pushed back his armchair, carefully folded the newspaper which he had read to the very last line, tidied up the little things on his desk, and prepared to go down to the ground floor... Around the turn of the twentieth century, in the isolated Sardinian town of Nuoro, the aristocratic notary Don Sebastiano Sanna reflects on his life, his family's history and the fortunes of this provincial backwater where he has lived out his days.

The Narcrosis Syndrome

Author: Nathan Markham
ISBN: 9781921206856
Size: 18.66 MB
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Attempting to recapture the arrival and departure of his ex-lover, to decipher her meaning in his life, wayward husband Van Dressler sets off on an obsessional journey through a labyrinth of memories and dreams, traversing nightscapes and cityscapes, from the lot of a rundown hotel to the impeccable bathroom of his marital home and back again.

Fame Is The Spur

Author: Howard Spring
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1784976504
Size: 57.66 MB
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When they buried the Old Warrior there was only one small wreath to go on the coffin... John Hamer Shawcross never forgot that moment. Hamer Shawcross is born into a poor but aspirational working-class family in Manchester. Studious and hard-working, he becomes a socialist activist, goes into politics and rises to becomes part of the privileged upper classes he began by opposing. Hamer's trajectory is mirrored by the rise of the Labour movement in Britain from the mid-19th century to the 1930s. This wonderfully perceptive study of a career politician serves as a telling elegy for the Labour Party.

Sam Peckinpah

Author: Kevin J. Hayes
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781934110645
Size: 57.54 MB
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Collected interviews with the combustible director of The Wild Bunch, Ride the High Country, Straw Dogs, The Getaway, and other films