Alan Garner, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (London: HarperCollins, 2002), p.
49; Susan Cooper, The Dark Is Rising, p. 53. 20. Jane Bennett, Vibrant Matter: A
Political Ecology of Things (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009), p. xvi. 21.
Author: Clive Bloom
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Social Science
“Simply put, there is absolutely nothing on the market with the range of ambition of this strikingly eclectic collection of essays. Not only is it impossible to imagine a more comprehensive view of the subject, most readers – even specialists in the subject – will find that there are elements of the Gothic genre here of which they were previously unaware.” - Barry Forshaw, Author of British Gothic Cinema and Sex and Film The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic is the most comprehensive compendium of analytic essays on the modern Gothic now available, covering the vast and highly significant period from 1918 to 2019. The Gothic sensibility, over 200 years old, embraces its dark past whilst anticipating the future. From demons and monsters to post- apocalyptic fears and ecological fantasies, Gothic is thriving as never before in the arts and in popular culture. This volume is made up of 62 comprehensive chapters with notes and extended bibliographies contributed by scholars from around the world. The chapters are written not only for those engaged in academic research but also to be accessible to students and dedicated followers of the genre. Each chapter is packed with analysis of the Gothic in both theory and practice, as the genre has mutated and spread over the last hundred years. Starting in 1918 with the impact of film on the genre's development, and moving through its many and varied international incarnations, each chapter chronicles the history of the gothic milieu from the movies to gaming platforms and internet memes, television and theatre. The volume also looks at how Gothic intersects with fashion, music and popular culture: a multi-layered, multi-ethnic, even a trans-gendered experience as we move into the twenty first century.
A major novel from one of the country’s greatest writers, and the crowning achievement of an astonishing career, ‘Boneland’ is also the long-awaited conclusion to the story of Colin and Susan – a story that began over fifty years ...
Author: Alan Garner
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A major novel from one of the country’s greatest writers, and the crowning achievement of an astonishing career, ‘Boneland’ is also the long-awaited conclusion to the story of Colin and Susan – a story that began over fifty years ago in ‘The Weirdstone of Brisingamen’...
If you just wanted to print the title value without that tuple stuff (parentheses and
comma), try this: >>> for row in db.execute(sql): ... print(row) ... Perdido Street
Station Small Gods The Spellman Files The Weirdstone of Brisingamen Thud!
Author: Bill Lubanovic
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Annotation With 'Introducing Python', Bill Lubanovic brings years of knowledge as a programmer, system administrator and author to a book of impressive depth that's fun to read and simple enough for non-programmers to use. Along with providing a strong foundation in the language itself, Lubanovic shows you how to use Python for a range of applications in business, science and the arts, drawing on the rich collection of open source packages developed by Python fans.
If you read The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath with this in
mind, it is interesting how this convention is turned on its head. Susan is neither
motherly nor passive, and by the second novel she has become something ...
Author: Erica Wagner
Publisher: Unbound Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For more than 50 years, Alan Garner has enraptured generations of readers with works like The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The Owl Service, Red Shift, and The Stone Book Quartet. Described by Philip Pullman as 'the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkein', Alan Garner has inspired readers and writers alike. Now, in celebration of his 80th birthday, comes First Light. A collaboration by many of the acclaimed writers, artists, archaeologists and historians he has influenced over the years, this anthology includes original contributions from David Almond, Margaret Atwood, John Burnside, Susan Cooper, Helen Dunmore, Stephen Fry, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Garner, Paul Kingsnorth, Katherine Langrish, Helen Macdonald, Robert Macfarlane, Gregory Maguire, Neel Mukherjee, Philip Pullman, Ali Smith, Elizabeth Wein, Michael Wood, and many, many more. Whether a literary essay, a personal response to Alan's work, a memory of the first time they read his work, or a story about the man himself, each piece is a tribute to his remarkable impact. Edited by the acclaimed literary journalist and novelist, Erica Wagner, First Light is a striking collection that will touch the heart of anyone who grew up reading the works of Alan Garner.
Garner has called The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath a '
Manichean over-simplicity' (1997: 110). It is true that in The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, it is easy to locate notions of good and evil: Cadellin, the dwarves
and the ...
Author: Anna Jackson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
The Moon of Gomrath ( sequel to The Weirdstone of Brisingamen ) , Collins ,
1963 , Walck , 1967 . Elidor ( also see below ) , illustrations by Charles Keeping ,
Collins , 1965 , Walck , 1967 . The Old Man of Mow , photographs by Roger Hill ...
Author: Laurie Collier
Contains updated and revised sketches on nearly 800 of the most widely read authors and illustrators appearing in Gale's Something about the author series.
In The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and its sequel, The Moon of Gomrath, the
children meet with mythical characters and much of the action takes place in an
abandoned copper mine, with dreamlike falls down shafts and nightmarish
Author: Doris De Montreville
Publisher: New York : H. W. Wilson Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Provides biographical or autobiographical sketches of the authors and illustrators of outstanding children's books published in the United States since 1963
The result in Garner ' s novels – in The Weirdstone of Brisingamen , Elidor , The
Moon of Gomrath or The Owl Service – and especially The Stone Book quartet -
is the synthesis of Standard English with North - West Merseyan . From such are
Susan and her brother Colin, staying with their mother's old nurse near Alderley Edge, are catapulted into a battle between good and evil for possession of a magical stone of great power that, unbeknownst to them, is contained in Susan's ...
Author: Alan Garner
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Two children battle evil as they struggle to recover a magical stone.