Imagine making poems the way an architect designs buildings or an engineer builds bridges. Such was the ambition of João Cabral de Melo Neto. Though a great admirer of the thing-rich poetries of Francis Ponge and of Marianne Moore, what interested him even more, as he remarked in his acceptance speech for the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, was "the exploration of the materiality of words," the "rigorous construction of (. . .) lucid objects of language." His poetry, hard as stone and light as air, is like no other.
This classic of fencing literature is not just a how-to manual designed to teach the routine movements of the sport. Written by a master swordsman who competed professionally and whose credentials include teaching at Rome's Italian Fencing Masters' School and Vienna's Austro-Hungarian Central Fencing School, as well as private instruction in Paris, the book divulges the reasons behind every aspect of positioning, invitation, engagement, thrusting, parrying, counterparrying, tempo, feints, and ripostes. Inherent in every word is the author's great love of the sport and his appreciation for the artistry of the foil. In the last section of this book, first published in English in 1933, Barbasetti presents a short history of fencing--from the heroic times of Homer to the Middle Ages--and a useful glossary of fencing terms in English, Italian, French, and German. Clear b&w line drawings illustrate correct stances and actions while several plates capture the drama of the sport as depicted by other artists.
The paintings of Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) have come to be regarded as representative of the birth of a pictorial style whose originality and form would eventually lead to a profound new painting aesthetic that brought together human, personal, and natural elements. Largely influenced by Camille Pissarro, this unique and independent painter sought to examine his love of nature which he shared with his impressionist colleagues, with his desire to explore his surroundings through form, passionate use of color, and a measured brushstroke. Reproduced in this illustrated volume is a large selection of Cezanne's groundbreaking masterpieces, as well as depictions of subjects he was most fond of painting.
Gerade dachte Mirka noch, der Mann ihrer Träume würde ihr in London einen Heiratsantrag machen. Doch statt eines Rings schenkt er ihr die ganze Wahrheit: Er ist mit einer anderen verlobt, und die erwartet sein Kind. Völlig aufgelöst sitzt Mirka im Park, als plötzlich ein zerknautschter Corgi vor ihr hockt. Kurz entschlossen tauft sie ihn Mr. Willow und nimmt ihn mit sich. Schon bald entpuppt er sich nicht nur als guter Zuhörer, sondern scheint auch genau zu wissen, wer Mirkas Mr. Right ist.
With clear logic and accessible language, Anatomy of a Screenplay goes beyond the rigid-rule and subjecive approaches to screenwriting to show a flexible and accurate way of understanding a screenplay. Dan Decker's revolutionary theories of Character Structure, Drive Structure and Convergence are presented to the public for the first time in this book.