Fantomas Begins

Titre : Fantomas Begins
Auteur : Pierre Souvestre
Éditeur : Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN-13 : 9781470965440
Libération : 2013-03-14

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One of the most popular characters in the history of French crime fiction, Fantomas was created in 1911 and appeared in a total of 32 volumes written by the two collaborators, then a subsequent 11 volumes written by Allain alone after Souvestre's death. The character was also the basis of various film, television, and comic book adaptations. In the history of crime fiction, he represents a transition from Gothic novel villains of the 19th century to modern-day serial killers. The books and movies that came out in quick succession anticipate current production methods of Hollywood, in two respects: First, the authors distributed the writing among themselves; their "working method was to draw up the general plot between them and then go off and write alternate chapters independently of each other, meeting up to tie the two halves of the story together in the final chapter." This approach allowed the authors to produce almost one novel per month.

Understanding Julio Cort zar

Titre : Understanding Julio Cort zar
Auteur : Peter Standish
Éditeur : Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN-13 : 1570033900
Libération : 2001

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This text recounts the varied literary achievements of one of Latin America's most acclaimed and prolific 20th-century writers. Structuring his assessment around metaphors drawn from boxing, the author considers Cortazar's plays, stories, novels, political essays and poetry.

Fantomas A Royal Prisoner

Titre : Fantomas A Royal Prisoner
Auteur : Pierre Souvestre
Éditeur : Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN-13 : 9781470965433
Libération : 2013-03-13

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One of the most popular characters in the history of French crime fiction, Fantomas was created in 1911 and appeared in a total of 32 volumes written by the two collaborators, then a subsequent 11 volumes written by Allain alone after Souvestre's death. The character was also the basis of various film, television, and comic book adaptations. In the history of crime fiction, he represents a transition from Gothic novel villains of the 19th century to modern-day serial killers. The books and movies that came out in quick succession anticipate current production methods of Hollywood, in two respects: First, the authors distributed the writing among themselves; their "working method was to draw up the general plot between them and then go off and write alternate chapters independently of each other, meeting up to tie the two halves of the story together in the final chapter." This approach allowed the authors to produce almost one novel per month.

Pulp Surrealism

Titre : Pulp Surrealism
Auteur : Robin Walz
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 0520921860
Libération : 2000-04-05

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In addition to its more well known literary and artistic origins, the French surrealist movement drew inspiration from currents of psychological anxiety and rebellion running through a shadowy side of mass culture, specifically in fantastic popular fiction and sensationalistic journalism. The provocative nature of this insolent mass culture resonated with the intellectual and political preoccupations of the surrealists, as Robin Walz demonstrates in this fascinating study. Pulp Surrealism weaves an interpretative history of the intersection between mass print culture and surrealism, re-evaluating both our understanding of mass culture in early twentieth-century Paris and the revolutionary aims of the surrealist movement. Pulp Surrealism presents four case studies, each exploring the out-of the-way and impertinent elements which inspired the surrealists. Walz discusses Louis Aragon's Le paysan de Paris, one of the great surrealist novels of Paris. He goes on to consider the popular series of Fantômes crime novels; the Parisan press coverage of the arrest, trial, and execution of mass-murderer Landru; and the surrealist inquiry "Is Suicide a Solution?", which Walz juxtaposes with reprints of actual suicide faits divers (sensationalist newspaper blurbs). Although surrealist interest in sensationalist popular culture eventually waned, this exploration of mass print culture as one of the cultural milieux from which surrealism emerged ultimately calls into question assumptions about the avant-garde origins of modernism itself.

The Fant mas MEGAPACK

Titre : The Fant mas MEGAPACK
Auteur : Pierre Souvestre
Éditeur : Wildside Press LLC
ISBN-13 : 9781479421626
Libération : 2016-04-27

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The Fantomas books, created and written by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain, form one of the longest-running and most famous crime series in France. Fantomas first appeared in 1911 and was featured in a total of 32 volumes written by the two collaborators, then a subsequent 11 volumes written by Allain alone after Souvestre's death. The character was also the basis of various film, television, and comic book adaptations. In the history of crime fiction, he represents a transition from Gothic novel villains of the 19th century to modern-day serial killers. This volume collects the first 5 books in the series: I. FANTOMAS The Adventures of Detective Juve in pursuit of a master in crime. II. THE EXPLOITS OF JUVE In this continuation Fantomas appears as the leader of a gang of Apaches, and as a physician of standing. Juve tracks the criminal to his secret hiding-place, but Fantomas escapes. III. MESSENGERS OF EVIL Filled with hair-raising incidents this tale is a fascinating recital of remarkable happenings in the life of the master-criminal of Paris. IV. A NEST OF SPIES In this volume Fantomas is an ambassador for a foreign power engaged in Paris in obtaining important military secrets for Germany. Detective Juve unmasks him, but the criminal again escapes. V. A ROYAL PRISONER This volume tells of the daring exploits of Fantomas in his attempts to get possession of the King of Hesse-Weimar’s famous diamond. If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 290+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

The BFI Companion to Crime

Titre : The BFI Companion to Crime
Auteur : Phil Hardy
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 0520215389
Libération : 1997

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"A complete and detailed guide to crime on film: prison dramas, film noir, heist movies, juvenile delinquents, serial killers, bank robbers, and many other subgenres and motifs. The historical and social background to movie crime is covered by articles on the FBI, the Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, prohibition, boxing, union rackets, drugs, poisoning, prostitution, and many other topics."--Cover.

The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing

Titre : The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing
Auteur : Naomi Lindstrom
Éditeur : University of Texas Press
ISBN-13 : 9780292778115
Libération : 2010-01-01

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Literature in Latin America has long been a vehicle for debates over the interpretation of social history, cultural identity, and artistic independence. Indeed, Latin American literature has gained international respect for its ability to present social criticism through works of imaginative creation. In this comprehensive, up-to-the-minute survey of research and opinion by leading Latin American cultural and literary critics, Naomi Lindstrom examines five concepts that are currently the focus of intense debate among Latin American writers and thinkers. Writing in simple, clear terms for both general and specialist readers of Latin American literature, she explores the concepts of autonomy and dependency, postmodernism, literary intellectuals and the mass media, testimonial literature, and gender issues, including gay and lesbian themes. Excerpts (in English) from relevant literary works illustrate each concept, while Lindstrom also traces its passage from the social sciences to literature.

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

Titre : The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery
Auteur : B. Murphy
Éditeur : Springer
ISBN-13 : 9780230107359
Libération : 1999-12-09

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Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

The Courtesan and the Gigolo

Titre : The Courtesan and the Gigolo
Auteur : Aaron Freundschuh
Éditeur : Stanford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781503600829
Libération : 2017-01-11

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The intrigue began with a triple homicide in a luxury apartment building just steps from the Champs-Elyseés, in March 1887. A high-class prostitute and two others, one of them a child, had been stabbed to death—the latest in a string of unsolved murders targeting women of the Parisian demimonde. Newspapers eagerly reported the lurid details, and when the police arrested Enrico Pranzini, a charismatic and handsome Egyptian migrant, the story became an international sensation. As the case descended into scandal and papers fanned the flames of anti-immigrant politics, the investigation became thoroughly enmeshed with the crisis-driven political climate of the French Third Republic and the rise of xenophobic right-wing movements. Aaron Freundschuh's account of the "Pranzini Affair" recreates not just the intricacies of the investigation and the raucous courtroom trial, but also the jockeying for status among rival players—reporters, police detectives, doctors, and magistrates—who all stood to gain professional advantage and prestige. Freundschuh deftly weaves together the sensational details of the case with the social and political undercurrents of the time, arguing that the racially charged portrayal of Pranzini reflects a mounting anxiety about the colonial "Other" within France's own borders. Pranzini's case provides a window into a transformational decade for the history of immigration, nationalism, and empire in France.

European Silent Films on Video

Titre : European Silent Films on Video
Auteur : William B. Parrill
Éditeur : McFarland
ISBN-13 : 9781476610214
Libération : 2006-12-18

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This book is a critical encyclopedia of silent European films currently available on DVD, laser disc, and VHS. It provides concise and accurate summaries of the films, evaluates the quality of the prints, discusses the changing reputations of both films and filmmakers, and considers how the techniques developed during the silent period continue to influence filmmaking today. The book cites contemporary and recent criticism of the films and includes an extensive bibliography as well as a list of films by director. Numerous photos are also included.