Jonathan Ames has drawn comparisons across the literary spectrum, from David Sedaris to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Woody Allen to P.G. Wodehouse, and his books, as well as his abilities as a performer, have made him a favorite on The Late Show with David Letterman. Whether he´s chasing deranged cockroaches around his apartment, kissing a beautiful actress on the set of an avant-garde film, finding himself stuck perilously on top of a fence in Memphis in the middle of the night, or provoking fights with huge German men, Jonathan Ames has an uncanny knack for getting himself into outlandish situations.In his latest collection, I Love You More Than You Know, Ames proves once again his immense talent for turning his own adventures, neuroses, joys, heartaches, and insights into profound and hilarious tales. Alive with love and tenderness for his son, his parents, his great-aunt, and even strangers in bars late at night, in I Love You More Than You Know Ames looks beneath the surface of our world to find the beauty in the perverse, the sweetness in loneliness, and the humor in pain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Ames. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000032/bk_adbl_000032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Betty sits down, smiling - just beaming at me. Like she knows how mad I am at myself that I didn´t get with her back in the day. And then all of a sudden, it dawns on me. This is a damn challenge! My stupid sister intentionallyh got me up in this apartment at the same time as Betty - to see if I can get past all this avant-garde - see if I can rub some of this pastel off.. maybe get some art oil-paint on me... Rod Platinum´s Chasin´ Tale Series is a short story. The title contains mature content, and is suitable for adults only! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mathias Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009235/bk_acx0_009235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For most theatregoers today, Realism is the standard. We are accustomed to seeing characters on stage who walk, talk, and sound just like real people. Everyday speech is commonplace in theatrical scripts, as are stage sets that look and feel and smell like real places - complete with running water and electric lights that work exactly as if we were in a real apartment, or office, or kitchen. But it wasn’t always this way. In fact, Realism was once an Avant-garde movement, a cutting edge revolutionary idea that disrupted the way theatre had always been done up until the dawn of the 20th century. It was at this time that a number of social, political, and artistic movements began to influence theater artists and lead them to create the theater most of us recognize today. In this enlightening series of lectures, Professor Megan Lewis of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, takes us on an engaging journey through the history of theater in the 20th century. She explores some of the century´s early movements such as Symbolism, Expressionism, and Dada, which arose amid political turmoil and quickly began to fuel rapid change in the way playwrights, directors, and actors where approaching theater. In subsequent lectures, Professor Lewis also explores how currents such as politics, race relations, and the women’s movement also began to influence theater and use it as a force for social change. Her analysis takes us to the dawn of the 21st century as theatre artists continue to re-envision and expand the definition of theatre itself. She discusses topics such as Performance Studies, which expands the idea of performance beyond the theater; Sports as Theatre, which radically reimagines the role of the audience; creative ways of trying to reach underrepresented audiences; and new ways of making theatre for a new century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007946/bk_reco_007946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jean Cocteau, das Universalgenie: Als Dichter, Drehbuchautor, Maler, Schauspieler und Regisseur war der vielseitig begabte Künstler eine der schillerndsten Figuren der Pariser Avantgarde. Seine Filme gelten heute unter Cineasten längst als Klassiker. Diese Box enthält drei Filme des französischen Künstlers Jean Cocteau mit Jean Marais in der Hauptrolle - darunter Orphee, die legendäre Verfilmung der Orpheus & Euridyke Sage, sowie die Klassiker Der Doppeladler und Die schrecklichen Eltern. -> Orphee (Frankreich 1950, 95 Min., FSK 16): Orphée (Jean Marais), ein begabter Poet, ist mit Eurydike verheiratet. Nachdem ein anderer Poet vor Orphées Augen zu Tode kommt, folgt er einer geheimnisvollen Prinzessin durch einen Spiegel hinab ins Totenreich. Ohne zu ahnen, dass es sich bei der Prinzessin um den Tod selbst handelt, entwickelt sich eine Liebesgeschichte zwischen den beiden. Orphée entfernt sich immer mehr von der Realität- mit tragischen Folgen. -> Der Doppeladler (Frankreich 1948, 87 Min., FSK 12): Gehetzt von Polizeitruppen dringt der Anarchist Stanislas (Jean Marais) in die Gemächer des Schloss Krantz vor, um dort die Königin zu töten. Doch sein vermeintliches Opfer glaubt in dem Attentäter ihren verstorbenen Mann wieder zu erkennen. Bevor Stanislas seinen Plan in die Tat umsetzen kann, hat sich zwischen Täter und Opfer eine fatale Anziehungskraft entwickelt: die beiden verlieben sich. Als sich ihre Verbindung als unmöglich erweist, steuert die hoffnungslose Liebe auf ein tragisches Ende zu. -> Die schrecklichen Eltern (Frankreich 1948, 96 MKin., FSK 16): Michel (Jean Marais) lebt gemeinsam mit seiner überfürsorglichen Mutter Sophie, seinem Vater George und der ledigen Tante Léo in einem beengten Apartment. Als Michel sich das erste Mal verliebt kommt das familiäre Gleichgewicht ins Wanken. Sophie ist eifersüchtig, George hat bereits Bekanntschaft mit der Liebschaft seines Sohns gemacht und Léo versucht verzweifelt, die Situation wieder in den Griff zu bekommen.
Winner of the prestigious Azorín Prize for Fiction, the best-selling novel about love, sacrifice, and Picasso´s mistress, Dora Maar. A writer resembling Zoé Valdés - a Cuban exile living in Paris with her husband and young daughter - is preparing a novel on the life of Dora Maar, one of the most promising artists in the Surrealist movement, until she met Pablo Picasso. The middle-aged Picasso was already the god of the art world´s avant-garde. Dora became his lover, muse, and ultimately, his victim. She became The Weeping Woman captured in his famous portrait, the mistress he betrayed with other mistress-muses, and their affair ended with her commitment to an asylum at the hands of Picasso´s friends. The writer´s research centers on a mysterious trip to Venice that Dora took 15 years later, in the company of two young gay men who were admirers of Picasso, including the biographer James Lord. After this episode, Dora cut off contact with the world and secluded herself in her Paris apartment until her death. ´´After Picasso, God,´´ she would say. What happened in Venice? The more the writer investigates, the more she finds herself implicated in a story of passion taken to the extremes. In The Weeping Woman, prize-winning novelist Zoé Valdés narrates the journey of a woman who would do anything and everything for love. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for listeners interested in fiction - novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times best seller or a national best seller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miranda Cannon, Valerie Hauss, Hess Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025266/bk_adbl_025266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you tell your child that you won´t be there when they grow up? Unwell is the raw, honest story of a mother who writes to her unborn child, sharing her decision of choosing not to be a mother. She doesn´t choose abortion. Nor does she consider adoption. Instead, she decides to give her child a fighting chance in life, without the angst and drama that´s shaped her own bittersweet life. With a poignant lack of emotion, the young mother shares her life story. As the child of Asian parents who moved to America early in her life, the mother shares how her life disintegrated after her parents´ divorce. From upper middle class suburban to sharing her mean aunt´s house to a one bedroom apartment in a shabby neighborhood, this mother endures the indignity that comes with the change of status. From her father´s absence to her mother becoming a married man´s mistress, her story reads like a tragic Victorian novel set in the 21st century, but that´s where the similarity ends-she is definitely not a shy country miss and she certainly did not take the easy way out. This amazing story chronicles the life of a woman who fought for everything she got, faced her demons, and made the hard choices. Her fortitude and candor are disarming, her avant-garde views strangely endearing. Through this glimpse into the life of a woman of integrity, sacrifice and love, you´ll feel her pain, live her failures, and cheer for the meager joys that come her way. But the one thing you´ll never do - is forget her. Or her story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lori J. Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022284/bk_acx0_022284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.