Fascination with the dark and death threats are now accepted features of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for young readers.
These go back to the early gothic genre in which child characters were extensively used by authors. The aim of this book is to rediscover the children in their work.
The Uses of Schooling, first published in 1988, proposes a radically different approach to the evaluation of education. Professor Broudy shows that the common criteria of school effectiveness - that is the ability to replicate the end-of-course performance on examinations or to apply such results - clearly demonstrates the 'uselessness' of much of the investment made in schooling. This is so because, unless constantly reinforced by repetition the ability to replace test performance is rapidly diminished after formal school ends. This study will be of interest to students of education.
WILSON ER en godhjertet døgenikt, en ensom ungkar, en god ektemann og far, en idiot.
en sosiopat, en besserwisser med vrangforestillinger, en skjør blomst, 100% Wilson.
Alexander Payne skal regissere filmversjonen av WILSON: «I've been inspired all my life by silent comedies, and I think this middle-aged guy who has made all the wrong decisions is my comic archetype. We're all trying to wake up in this brief flash of life on this planet, unless we're complete idiots, and I root for these characters to grow and wake up, the way I root for myself to grow and wake up.» Alexander Payne
På norsk av Daniel Clowes: Den prisbelønte og filmatiserte «Ghost world» og «Som en silkehanske støpt i jern». Clowes had mottatt flere priser, bl.a PEN Center USA Literary Award «honoring his Outstanding Body of Work in Graphic Lit».
«Daniel Clowes has explored the tedium and mystery of contemporary American life with more wit and insight than most novelists or filmmakers.» New York Times
«For those interested in comic art's potential, Clowes' work offers exciting literary possibilities.» Time Magazine
Vokalisten fra bandet Circles blir funnet død etter en konsert i Camden. Rommet er låst fra innsiden, og ingen spor av drapsmannen er å finne. Bandet har en grumsete fortid, og inspektør Christy Kennedy må grave langt tilbake i tid for å løse gåten. Og da Kennedy begynner å nøste opp trådene, blir hans hovedmistenkte funnet død, også han i et låst rom. Paul Charles er en anerkjent musikkagent fra Nord Irland, og krimforfatter. Bøkene hans om Christy Kennedy inspektør Starret er gitt ut på flere språk, og bare øker i popularitet
In 'The War on Error', historian and political analyst Martin Kramer presents a series of case studies, some based on pathfinding research and others on provocative analysis, that correct misinformation clouding the public's understanding of the Middle East. He also offers a forensic exploration of how misinformation arises and becomes "fact." The book is divided into five themes: Orientalism and Middle Eastern studies, a prime casualty of the culture wars Islamism, massively misrepresented by apologists Arab politics, a generator of disappointing surprises Israeli history, manipulated by reckless revisionists and American Jews and Israel, the subject of irrational fantasies. Kramer shows how error permeates the debate over each of these themes, creating distorted images that cause policy failures.
Kramer approaches questions in the spirit of a relentless fact-checker. Did Israeli troops massacre Palestinian Arabs in Lydda in July 1948? Was the bestseller 'Exodus' hatched by an advertising executive? Did Martin Luther King, Jr., describe anti-Zionism as antisemitism? Did a major post-9/11 documentary film deliberately distort the history of Islam?
Did Israel push the United States into the Iraq War? Kramer also questions paradigms-the "Arab Spring," the map of the Middle East, and linkage. Along the way, he amasses new evidence, exposes carelessness, and provides definitive answers.