Fences

Fences Author August Wilson
ISBN-10 9780735216686
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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* Now a Major Motion Picture directed by Denzel Washington, and starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis * Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play "In his work, Mr. Wilson depicted the struggles of black Americans with uncommon lyrical richness, theatrical density and emotional heft, in plays that give vivid voices to people on the frayed margins of life."--The New York Times From legendary playwright August Wilson, the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won him critical acclaim, including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. Troy Maxson is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can, a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less. Denzel Washington's film adaptation won and was nominated for awards from the African-American Film Critics Association, American Film Institute, Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and NAACP Image Awards, among others.

August Wilson s Fences

August Wilson s Fences Author Ladrica Menson-Furr
ISBN-10 9781441141170
Year 2013-06-06
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Fences represents the decade of the 1950s, and, when it premiered in 1985, it won the Pulitzer Prize. Set during the beginnings of the civil rights movement, it also concerns generational change and renewal, ending with a celebration of the life of its protagonist, even though it takes place at his funeral. Critics and scholars have lauded August Wilson's work for its universality and its ability, especially in Fences, to transcend racial barriers and this play helped to earn him the titles of "America's greatest playwright" and "the African American Shakespeare."

The Starter Wife Movie Tie In

The Starter Wife   Movie Tie In Author Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN-10 9781416544487
Year 2007-04-24
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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When Gracie's semi-famous husband unceremoniously dumps her by cell phone, she soon finds refuge with all the wrong people, including a mysterious hunk who saves her from drowning, and her ex-husband's boss, one of Tinseltown's better-known womanizers. Soon to be a USA Network miniseries starring Debra Messing ("Will & Grace").

Parkland Movie Tie In Edition

Parkland  Movie Tie In Edition Author Vincent Bugliosi
ISBN-10 9780393347333
Year 2013-09-23
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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An analysis of JFK's assassination and its surrounding conspiracy theories draws on forensic evidence, key witness testimonies, and other sources to explain what really happened and why conspiracy theories have become so popularized.

Spite Fences

Spite Fences Author Trudy Krisher
ISBN-10 9781483539454
Year 2014-09-18
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Life for thirteen-year-old Maggie Pugh has never been blissful. Her father is withdrawn, and her mother cares only about helping Maggie's little sister, Gardenia, win a beauty pageant. Yet events in the summer of 1960 in Kinship, Georgia, add to Maggie's troubles. Her friend Zeke, a black man who has listened to Maggie's concerns and even given her a camera, is arrested after he uses a restroom designated for white people. Maggie manages to overcome the ignorance and cruelty surrounding her, and she uses the camera Zeke gave her to understand and communicate the white community's abuse of the black to the world. “The courage and vision of the 1960s South...are posted on Spite Fences for all to see. It is a masterful, sobering display.” Booklist “A book of this caliber comes along only rarely.” Family Life “Characters emerge as complex individuals, not pawns of a political agenda; Maggie’s final triumph is a tribute to all who have suffered for justice.” Publishers Weekly Through Krisher’s stunning narrative and achingly real characters, Maggie’s pain and redemption are brought to vivid life.” Kirkus Reviews International Reading Association Award; American Library Award; Bank Street Books Award; Parents Choice Honor book

Now a Major Motion Picture

Now a Major Motion Picture Author Christine Geraghty
ISBN-10 0742538214
Year 2008
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Now a Major Motion Picture is a unique look at the many sources, literary and otherwise, that influence film adaptations. Christine Geraghty subverts the idea that film adaptations of novels and plays must be faithful to the original texts. She is more interested in how, while a film reflects its literary source, it also invites comparisons to our memories and associations with other versions. Geraghty looks at a variety of adaptations, from the works of Jane Austen and Tennessee Williams to Brokeback Mountain and the adaptation of a setting, historical New York City.

Good Fences Bad Neighbors

Good Fences  Bad Neighbors Author Boaz Atzili
ISBN-10 9780226031354
Year 2012-02-01
Pages 292
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Border fixity—the proscription of foreign conquest and the annexation of homeland territory—has, since World War II, become a powerful norm in world politics. This development has been said to increase stability and peace in international relations. Yet, in a world in which it is unacceptable to challenge international borders by force, sociopolitically weak states remain a significant source of widespread conflict, war, and instability. In this book, Boaz Atzili argues that the process of state building has long been influenced by external territorial pressures and competition, with the absence of border fixity contributing to the evolution of strong states—and its presence to the survival of weak ones. What results from this norm, he argues, are conditions that make internal conflict and the spillover of interstate war more likely. Using a comparison of historical and contemporary case studies, Atzili sheds light on the relationship between state weakness and conflict. His argument that under some circumstances an international norm that was established to preserve the peace may actually create conditions that are ripe for war is sure to generate debate and shed light on the dynamics of continuing conflict in the twenty-first century.

Fencing the Sky

Fencing the Sky Author James Galvin
ISBN-10 9781466854260
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
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A haunting novel of the American West about an accidental murder that springs from the best intentions. Stepping his horse through the lush, beaver-worked draw looking for stray cows, Mike Arans never imagined that, moments later, he'd find himself swinging a nylon loop around Merriweather Snipes and pulling until his neck snapped. Once Snipes was dead, Mike fished a notepad and a stub of pencil from his pocket, wrote "I did this," signed his name, and stuffed the note into Snipes's breast pocket. Then Mike rode to his house, stocked up on supplies, and rode due west. Fencing the Sky is the story of how circumstances spiral out of control, the story of gross indifference and avarice in the face of breathtaking beauty. Ultimately, James Galvin's novel is a book about violence and how it destroys lives when the land is at stake. This long-awaited lyrical first novel is nothing less than the story of the disappearance of the American West.

Water by the Spoonful

Water by the Spoonful Author Quiara Alegría Hudes
ISBN-10 0822227150
Year 2013
Pages 62
Language en
Publisher Dramatists Play Service Inc
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THE STORY: Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts keep each other alive, hour by hour, day by day. The boundaries of family and communi

Rabbit Hole movie tie in

Rabbit Hole  movie tie in Author David Lindsay-Abaire
ISBN-10 9781559366120
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Theatre Communications Group
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is now a major motion picture.

The Fence

The Fence Author Robert Lee Maril
ISBN-10 0896726800
Year 2011
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher
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"Investigates the reality of the proposed 2,000-mile-long border 'fence' between the United States and Mexico. First-person interviews and rigorous analysis of government documents uncover fiscal mismanagement, wasteful spending, and unkept promises. Suggests new public policies based on reasoned compromise and concern for human life"--Provided by publisher.

The Sinner

The Sinner Author Petra Hammesfahr
ISBN-10 9780525504733
Year 2017-07-25
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The basis for the highly anticipated limited series on USA starring Jessica Biel premiering August 2nd, The Sinner is an internationally bestselling psychological thriller by Germany's Patricia Highsmith On a sunny summer afternoon by the lake, Cora Bender stabs a man to death. Why? What would cause this quiet, kind young mother to stab a complete stranger in the throat over and over again, in full view of her family and friends? For the local police, it's an open-and-shut case. Cora quickly confesses and there's no shortage of witnesses, but those questions remain unanswered. Haunted by the case, the police commissioner refuses to close the file and begins his own maverick investigation. So begins the slow unraveling of Cora's past, a harrowing descent into a woman's private hell. A dark, spellbinding novel, where the truth is to be questioned at every turn, The Sinner has been a bestseller around the world, and is poised to be a summer smash with the coming TV adaptation, already hailed as one of the most anticipated shows of the summer. "The Sinner is unnerving and weird and guaranteed to stick with you weeks later." -Sarah Weinman, editor of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives and Women Crime Writers "Hauntingly insightful and sensitive." -The Guardian

Augustus and the Creation of the Roman Empire

Augustus and the Creation of the Roman Empire Author Ronald Mellor
ISBN-10 0312404697
Year 2006
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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During his long reign of near-absolute power, Caesar Augustus established the Pax Romana, which gave Rome two hundred years of peace and social stability, and established an empire that would endure for five centuries and transform the history of Europe and the Mediterranean. Ronald Mellor offers a collection of primary sources featuring multiple viewpoints of the rise, achievements, and legacy of Augustus and his empire. His cogent introduction to the history of the Age of Augustus encourages students to examine such subjects as the military in war and peacetime, the social and cultural context of political change, the reform of administration, and the personality of the emperor himself. Document headnotes, a list of contemporary literary sources, a glossary of Greek and Latin terms, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support.