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Hundreds of Stairways of Chaos Walking out of Your Head & Other Works

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ISBN 10 : 9781456732196
Pages : 334 pages
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Download Hundreds of Stairways of Chaos Walking out of Your Head & Other Works PDF Full Free by Wolf Larsen and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2011-04-19 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bizarre! Extremely creative! Absurdly unique! Nobody writes like Wolf Larsen absolutely nobody! Wolf writes exciting works of bizarre literature that you just can't put down. You've never read anything like this! In this volume you'll find three of Wolf Larsen's works: Hundreds of Stairways of Chaos Walking Out Of Your Head (short stories), The Jesus Cristo Salva Love Hotel Car Wash Y Discoteca (a novel), and Blood & Semen (a monologue). Get ready for an unforgettable reading experience! Wolf Larsen is an adventurer, novelist, playwright, and poet who has traveled to over 50 countries. He has lived in Chicago, Wisconsin, New York City, Central America, Brazil, Peru, and India. For nearly 12 years he worked as a seasonal laborer in Alaska. Wolf Larsen's work has been published in literary magazines around the world.


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Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 9781498573368
Pages : 146 pages
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Download Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction PDF Full Free by Jennifer Harrison and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-04-29 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the deployment of posthumanist ideology in young adult dystopian fiction. It applies this theory to the presentation of social issues in select novels.


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Beyond the Blockbusters

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496827173
Pages : 254 pages
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Download Beyond the Blockbusters PDF Full Free by Rebekah Fitzsimmons and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2020-04-15 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Megan Brown, Jill Coste, Sara K. Day, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Amber Gray, Roxanne Harde, Tom Jesse, Heidi Jones, Kaylee Jangula Mootz, Leah Phillips, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, S. R. Toliver, Jason Vanfosson, Sarah E. Whitney, and Casey Alane Wilson While critical and popular attention afforded to twenty-first-century young adult literature has exponentially increased in recent years, classroom materials and scholarship have remained static in focus and slight in scope. Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Hate U Give overwhelm conversations among scholars and critics—but these are far from the only texts in need of analysis. Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction offers a necessary remedy to this limiting perspective, bringing together essays about the many subgenres, themes, and character types that have until now been overlooked. The collection tackles a diverse range of topics—modern updates to the marriage plot; fairy tale retellings in dystopian settings; stories of extrajudicial police killings and racial justice. The approaches are united, though, by a commitment to exploring the large-scale generic and theoretical structures at work in each set of texts. As a collection, Beyond the Blockbusters is an exciting entryway into a field that continues to grow and change even as its works captivate massive audiences. It will prove a crucial addition to the library of any scholar or instructor of young adult literature.


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Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496833839
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction PDF Full Free by Meghan Gilbert-Hickey and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2021-04-22 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Malin Alkestrand, Joshua Yu Burnett, Sean P. Connors, Jill Coste, Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Miranda A. Green-Barteet, Sierra Hale, Kathryn Strong Hansen, Elizabeth Ho, Esther L. Jones, Sarah Olutola, Alex Polish, Zara Rix, Susan Tan, and Roberta Seelinger Trites Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction offers a sustained analysis of race and representation in young adult speculative fiction (YASF). The collection considers how characters of color are represented in YASF, how they contribute to and participate in speculative worlds, how race affects or influences the structures of speculative worlds, and how race and racial ideologies are implicated in YASF. This collection also examines how race and racism are discussed in YASF or if, indeed, race and racism are discussed at all. Essays explore such notable and popular works as the Divergent series, The Red Queen, The Lunar Chronicles, and the Infernal Devices trilogy. They consider the effects of colorblind ideology and postracialism on YASF, a genre that is often seen as progressive in its representation of adolescent protagonists. Simply put, colorblindness silences those who believe—and whose experiences demonstrate—that race and racism do continue to matter. In examining how some YASF texts normalize many of our social structures and hierarchies, this collection examines how race and racism are represented in the genre and considers how hierarchies of race are reinscribed in some texts and transgressed in others. Contributors point toward the potential of YASF to address and interrogate racial inequities in the contemporary West and beyond. They critique texts that fall short of this possibility, and they articulate ways in which readers and critics alike might nonetheless locate diversity within narratives. This is a collection troubled by the lingering emphasis on colorblindness in YASF, but it is also the work of scholars who love the genre and celebrate its progress toward inclusivity, and who further see in it an enduring future for intersectional identity.


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New Directions in Children’s Gothic

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317444237
Pages : 194 pages
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Download New Directions in Children’s Gothic PDF Full Free by Anna Jackson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-27 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children’s literature today is dominated by the gothic mode, and it is in children’s gothic fictions that we find the implications of cultural change most radically questioned and explored. This collection of essays looks at what is happening in the children’s Gothic now when traditional monsters have become the heroes, when new monsters have come into play, when globalisation brings Harry Potter into China and yaoguai into the children’s Gothic, and when childhood itself and children’s literature as a genre can no longer be thought of as an uncontested space apart from the debates and power struggles of an adult domain. We look in detail at series such as The Mortal Instruments, Twilight, Chaos Walking, The Power of Five, Skulduggery Pleasant, and Cirque du Freak; at novels about witches and novels about changelings; at the Gothic in China, Japan and Oceania; and at authors including Celia Rees, Frances Hardinge, Alan Garner and Laini Taylor amongst many others. At a time when the energies and anxieties of children’s novels can barely be contained anymore within the genre of children’s literature, spilling over into YA and adult literature, we need to pay attention. Weird things are happening and they matter.


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Another 1000 Famous Horses

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ISBN 10 : 9781664116528
Pages : 322 pages
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Download Another 1000 Famous Horses PDF Full Free by FJH Glover and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 2nd book is a continuation of the 1st book. The index at the back of the book is brilliant. The contents list, at the front of the book, is in alphabetical order, and is a list of the horses names, gives paragraph numbers. Whereas the Index gives the Rider/Owner in alphanumeric order and gives paragraph numbers. So if you do not know the name of a persons horse you would look up the person in the Index and it would indicate the paragraph numbers to find the answer. For instance: Steptoe and Son would be under 'S' in the Index and this would lead you to 'Hercules', the strong man from Greek Mythology. Or Toy Story 2 would lead you to 'Bullseye' Books 3 and 4 are in the process of compiling, it’s a “Never Ending Story”.


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Bullet Kingdom

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ISBN 10 : 9781477137154
Pages : 445 pages
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Download Bullet Kingdom PDF Full Free by Will Holloway and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2013-01-18 with total page 445 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After being in seclusion for five years, Chaos decides to go on a quest to look for his sister, whos been missing for the five years. Along the journey, he runs into his old team members from his military days, but runs into a past that hes being trying to run away from. Chaos is one of the Thirteen Keys to the apocalypse.


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The Truths of Monsters

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476683485
Pages : 258 pages
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Download The Truths of Monsters PDF Full Free by Ildikó Limpár and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-03-19 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As monster theory highlights, monsters are cultural symbols, guarding the borders that society creates to protect its values and norms. Adolescence is the time when one explores and aims at crossing borders to learn the rules of the culture that one will fit into as an adult. Exploring the roles of monsters in coming-of-age narratives and the need to confront and understand the monstrous, this work explores recent developments in the presentation of monsters--such as the vampire, the zombie, and the man-made monster--in maturation narratives, then moves on to discuss monsters inhabiting the psychic landscapes of child characters. Finally, it touches on monsters in science fiction, in which facing the monstrous is a variation of the New World narrative. Discussions of novels by M. R. Carey, Suzanne Collins, Neil Gaiman, Theodora Goss, Daryl Gregory, Sarah Maria Griffin, Seanan McGuire, Stephenie Meyer, Patrick Ness, and Jon Skovron are complemented by analysis of television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Westworld.


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Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9789004347854
Pages : 259 pages
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Download Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction PDF Full Free by Grzegorz Maziarczyk and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-07-20 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction is a collection of essays examining the potential of the contemporary English-language novel to represent and inquire into various aspects of the human mind.


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Pages : 420 pages
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Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781351971638
Pages : 231 pages
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Download Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature PDF Full Free by Kristine Moruzi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-01 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialisation, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to this emerging field and engages with the representation of emotions, ranging from shame, grief, and anguish to compassion and happiness, as psychological and embodied states and cultural constructs with ideological significance. It also explores the role of narrative empathy in relation to emotional socialisation and to the ethics of representation in relation to politics, social justice, and identity categories including gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexuality. Addressing a range of genres, including advice literature, novels, picture books, and film, this collection examines contemporary, historical, and canonical children’s and young adult literature to highlight the variety of approaches to emotion and affect in these texts and to consider the ways in which these approaches offer new perspectives on these texts. The individual chapters apply a variety of theoretical approaches and perspectives, including cognitive poetics, narratology, and poststructuralism, to the analysis of affect and emotion in children’s and young adult literature.


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Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature

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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN 10 : 9789462093980
Pages : 142 pages
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Download Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature PDF Full Free by Antero Garcia and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-11-19 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young Adult literature, from The Outsiders to Harry Potter, has helped shape the cultural landscape for adolescents perhaps more than any other form of consumable media in the twentieth and twenty-first century. With the rise of mega blockbuster films based on these books in recent years, the young adult genre is being co-opted by curious adult readers and by Hollywood producers. However, while the genre may be getting more readers than ever before, Young Adult literature remains exclusionary and problematic: few titles feature historically marginalized individuals, the books present heteronormative perspectives, and gender stereotypes continue to persist. Taking a critical approach, Young Adult Literature: Challenging Genres offers educators, youth librarians, and students a set of strategies for unpacking, challenging, and transforming the assumptions of some of the genre's most popular titles. Pushing the genre forward, Antero Garcia builds on his experiences as a former high school teacher to offer strategies for integrating Young Adult literature in a contemporary critical pedagogy through the use of participatory media.


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The Gospel of Mark

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Publisher : Baker Academic
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ISBN 10 : 9781493405718
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Gospel of Mark PDF Full Free by Charles A. Bobertz and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2016-10-18 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How Baptism and the Eucharist Shaped Early Christian Understandings of Jesus Long before the Gospel writers put pen to papyrus, the earliest Christians participated in the powerful rituals of baptism and the Lord's Supper, which fundamentally shaped their understanding of God, Christ, and the world in which they lived. In this volume, a respected biblical scholar and teacher explores how cultural anthropology and ritual studies elucidate ancient texts. Charles Bobertz offers a liturgical reading of the Gospel of Mark, arguing that the Gospel is a narrative interpretation of early Christian ritual. This fresh, responsible, and creative proposal will benefit scholars, professors, and students. Its ecclesial and pastoral ramifications will also be of interest to church leaders and pastors.


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Lord of the Flies

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ISBN 10 : 9781101993224
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Lord of the Flies PDF Full Free by William Golding and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2016-11-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Golding’s unforgettable classic of boyhood adventure and the savagery of humanity comes to Penguin Classics in a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lois Lowry As provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, Lord of the Flies continues to ignite passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary boys marooned on a coral island has been labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, and even a vision of the apocalypse. But above all, it has earned its place as one of the indisputable classics of the twentieth century for readers of any age. This Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition features an array of special features to supplement the novel, including a foreword by Lois Lowry, an introduction by Stephen King, an essay by E. M. Forster, an essay on teaching and reading the novel and suggestions for further exploration by scholar Jennifer Buehler, and an extended note by E. L. Epstein, the publisher of the first American paperback edition of Lord of the Flies. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781137539243
Pages : 192 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (392 downloads)

Download Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction PDF Full Free by Elisabeth Rose Gruner and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-05-17 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the way young adult readers are constructed in a variety of contemporary young adult fictions, arguing that contemporary young adult novels depict readers as agents. Reading, these novels suggest, is neither an unalloyed good nor a dangerous ploy, but rather an essential, occasionally fraught, by turns escapist and instrumental, deeply pleasurable, and highly contentious activity that has value far beyond the classroom skills or the specific content it conveys. After an introductory chapter that examines the state of reading and young adult fiction today, the book examines novels that depict reading in school, gendered and racialized reading, reading magical and religious books, and reading as a means to developing civic agency. These examinations reveal that books for teens depict teen readers as doers, and suggest that their ability to read deeply, critically, and communally is crucial to the development of adolescent agency.


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Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Third Edition

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 10 : 9780838914625
Pages : 328 pages
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The Voices Within

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ISBN 10 : 9781782830788
Pages : 200 pages
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Download The Voices Within PDF Full Free by Charles Fernyhough and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2016-04-14 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We all hear voices. Ordinary thinking is often a kind of conversation, filling our heads with speech: the voices of reason, of memory, of self-encouragement and rebuke, the inner dialogue that helps us with tough decisions or complicated problems. For others - voice-hearers, trauma-sufferers and prophets - the voices seem to come from outside: friendly voices, malicious ones, the voice of God or the Devil, the muses of art and literature. In The Voices Within, Royal Society Prize shortlisted psychologist Charles Fernyhough draws on extensive original research and a wealth of cultural touchpoints to reveal the workings of our inner voices, and how those voices link to creativity and development. From Virginia Woolf to the modern Hearing Voices Movement, Fernyhough also transforms our understanding of voice-hearers past and present. Building on the latest theories, including the new 'dialogic thinking' model, and employing state-of-the-art neuroimaging and other ground-breaking research techniques, Fernyhough has written an authoritative and engaging guide to the voices in our heads.