84, Charing Cross Road

Author: Helene Hanff

Publisher: Anagrama

ISBN: 8433935887

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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En octubre de 1949, Helene Hanff, una joven escritora desconocida, envía una carta desde Nueva York a Marks & Co., la librería situada en el 84 de Charing Cross Road, en Londres. Apasionada, maniática, extravagante y muchas veces sin un duro, la señorita Hanff le reclama al librero Frank Doel volúmenes poco menos que inencontrables que apaciguarán su insaciable sed de descubrimientos. Veinte años más tarde, continúan escribiéndose, y la familiaridad se ha convertido en una intimidad casi amorosa. Esta correspondencia excéntrica y llena de encanto es una pequeña joya que evoca, con infinita delicadeza, el lugar que ocupan en nuestra vida los libros... y las librerías. 84, Charing Cross Road pasó casi inadvertido en el momento de su publicación, pero desde la década de los setenta se ha convertido en un verdadero libro de culto a ambos lados del Atlántico.

84, Charing Cross Road

Author: Helene Hanff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Americans

Page: 120

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Correspondence chiefly between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel.

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff's "84 Charing Cross Road"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410339173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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A Study Guide for Helene Hanff's "84 Charing Cross Road," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

84, Charing Cross Road

Author: Helene Hanff

Publisher: Moyer Bell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, American

Page: 97

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Written as letters, this book tells the story of the "love affair" between Miss Hanff and the sellers of rare and secondhand books at a London bookshop.

Temple Made

Author: Ronnyjane Goldsmith

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439673926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 4609


Since 1884, Temple University alumni have overcome poverty, hardship and disappointment to achieve greatness. Daniel Aaron, a refugee from Nazi Germany, grew up in foster care and went on to co-found Comcast Cable, the largest cable television provider in the United States. Theo-Ben Guriab was born in apartheid Namibia and became president of the United Nations General Assembly. Edith Windsor, a daughter of immigrants, brought a case before the Supreme Court at the age of seventy-seven ensuring that all gay people in the United States receive equal protection under the law. Author Ronnyjane Goldsmith, who received her BA, MA and PhD from Temple, presents thirty inspiring profiles of what it means to be Temple Made. The author's proceeds from the book are dedicated to the Temple University Alumni Scholarship Fund established by the author to assist future alumni.

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff's "84 Charing Cross Road"

Author: Cengage Learning Gale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781375374651

Category: Study Aids

Page: 44

View: 892


A Study Guide for Helene Hanff's "84 Charing Cross Road," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Digital Banal

Author: Zara Dinnen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231545401

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 4546


Contemporary culture is haunted by its media. Yet in their ubiquity, digital media have become increasingly banal, making it harder for us to register their novelty or the scope of the social changes they have wrought. What do we learn about our media environment when we look closely at the ways novelists and filmmakers narrate and depict banal use of everyday technologies? How do we encounter our own media use in scenes of waiting for e-mail, watching eBay bids, programming as work, and worrying about numbers of social media likes, friends, and followers? Zara Dinnen analyzes a range of prominent contemporary novels, films, and artworks to contend that we live in the condition of the “digital banal,” not noticing the affective and political novelty of our relationship to digital media. Authors like Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Sheila Heti, Jonathan Lethem, Gary Shteyngart, Colson Whitehead, Mark Amerika, Ellen Ullman, and Danica Novgorodoff and films such as The Social Network and Catfish critique and reveal the ways in which digital labor isolates the individual; how the work of programming has become an operation of power; and the continuation of the “Californian ideology,” which has folded the radical into the rote and the imaginary into the mundane. The works of these writers and artists, Dinnen argues, also offer ways of resisting the more troubling aspects of the effects of new technologies, as well as timely methods for seeing the digital banal as a politics of suppression. Bridging the gap between literary studies and media studies, The Digital Banal recovers the shrouded disturbances that can help us recognize and antagonize our media environment.