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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 0743234448
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Free Dirt Music PDF by Tim Winton Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2002-11-25 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of The Miles Franklin Literary Award, The Christina Stead Award, WA Premier’s Book of the Year, Book Data/ABA Book of the Year Award, Goodreading Award-Readers Choice Book of the Year Set in the dramatic landscape of Western Australia, Dirt Music tells the story of Luther Fox, a broken man who makes his living as an illegal fisherman—a shamateur. Before everyone in his family was killed in a freak rollover, Fox grew melons and counted stars and loved playing his guitar. Now, his life has become a “project of forgetting.” Not until he meets Georgie Jutland, the wife of White Point’s most prosperous fisherman, does Fox begin to dream again and hear the dirt music—“anything you can play on a verandah or porch,” he tells Georgie, “without electricity.” Like the beat of a barren heart, nature is never silent. Ambitious and perfectly calibrated, Dirt Music resonates with suspense, emotion, and timeless truths.


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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN : 1623565065
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Free Write in Tune: Contemporary Music in Fiction PDF by Erich Hertz Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2014-05-22 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary popular music provides the soundtrack for a host of recent novels, but little critical attention has been paid to the intersection of these important art forms. Write in Tune addresses this gap by offering the first full-length study of the relationship between recent music and fiction. With essays from an array of international scholars, the collection focuses on how writers weave rock, punk, and jazz into their narratives, both to develop characters and themes and to investigate various fan and celebrity cultures surrounding contemporary music. Write in Tune covers major writers from America and England, including Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, and Jim Crace. But it also explores how popular music culture is reflected in postcolonial, Latino, and Australian fiction. Ultimately, the book brings critical awareness to the power of music in shaping contemporary culture, and offers new perspectives on central issues of gender, race, and national identity.


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Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
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ISBN : 9780806138190
Pages : 276 pages
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ISBN : 3643109806
Pages : 300 pages
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Publisher : Dafina
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ISBN : 149672867X
Pages : 384 pages
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Publisher : Königshausen & Neumann
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ISBN : 9783826037696
Pages : 332 pages
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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 0198857721
Pages : 435 pages
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Download Free The Planetary Clock PDF by Paul Giles Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2021-02-23 with total page 435 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ranging over various aesthetic forms (literature, film, music) in the period since 1960, this volume brings an antipodean perspective into conversation with the art and culture of the Northern Hemisphere, to reformulate postmodernism as a properly global phenomenon.


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Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
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ISBN : 0806150564
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Free Main Street Oklahoma PDF by Linda W. Reese Full Book and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2013-08-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oklahoma historian Angie Debo once observed that all the forces of United States history have come to bear in the development of the Sooner State. This collection of essays provides a series of snapshots reflecting both the singularity of the Oklahoma experience and the state’s connections to America’s broader history. Spanning the Civil War era and the present, this book develops historic themes as varied as the causes of Indian land dispossession, the Statehood Day wedding ceremony, the oil industry’s environmental impact, the Tulsa Race Riot, labor relations during the New Deal, the failure of the Equal Rights Amendment, the state’s unique Native artistic traditions, and its musical landscape. Oklahomans have always represented multiple races and cultures, lived in big cities or small towns or on farms, and promoted prosperity and cultural achievement while battling poverty and ignorance. The American Main Street has been the site not only of the best principles of community spirit and traditional values but also of shocking cases of prejudice and violence. Rather than shrinking from difficult subjects, Main Street Oklahoma describes the state’s abundant human, natural, and cultural resources, paying tribute to the true grit of Oklahomans, but also exploring some of the more troubling moments in Oklahoma’s past. The editors and contributors provide engaging perspectives on the state’s rich and diverse history.


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Download Free Country Music PDF by Nicolae Sfetcu Full Book and published by MultiMedia Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music that began to develop rapidly in the 1920s. The term country music began to be widely applied to the music in the 1940s and was fully embraced in the 1970s while country and western declined in use. "Encompassing a wide range of musical genres, from folk songs and religious hymns to rhythm and blues, country music reflects our Nation's cultural diversity as well as the aspirations and ideals that unite us. It springs from the heart of America and speaks eloquently of our history, our faith in God, our devotion to family, and our appreciation for the value of freedom and hard work. With its simple melodies and timeless, universal themes, country music appeals to listeners of all ages and from all walks of life." (President George H. W. Bush celebrated country music by declaring October, 1990 "Country Music Month")


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Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
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ISBN : 1603443940
Pages : 321 pages
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The Fiction of Tim Winton

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Publisher : Sydney University Press
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ISBN : 1743325037
Pages : 164 pages
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Download Free The Fiction of Tim Winton PDF by Lyn McCredden Full Book and published by Sydney University Press. This book was released on 2017-02-08 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Fiction of Tim Winton, Lyn McCredden explores the work of a major Australian author who bridges the literary–popular divide. Tim Winton has won the Miles Franklin Literary Award a record four times and has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His novels and short stories are widely studied in schools and universities, and have been lauded by critics both in Australia and internationally. Unusually for an Australian literary author, he is also one of the country’s most enduringly popular writers: Cloudstreet was voted “Australia’s favourite book” in a poll conducted by the ABC, his books regularly appear on bestseller lists, and his stories have been adapted for the stage, television, cinema and opera. In this wide-ranging study of Winton’s work and career, McCredden considers how Winton has sustained a strong mainstream following while exploring complex themes and moving between genres. Attending to both secular and sacred frames of reference, she considers his treatment of class, gender, place, landscape and belonging, and shows how a compassion for human falling and redemption permeates his work. She demonstrates how his engagement with these recurring ideas has deepened and changed over time, and how he has moved between – and challenged – the categories of the “popular” and the “literary”.


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Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 1491751096
Pages : 341 pages
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Download Free Composing a Life PDF by Tim McCracken Full Book and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2015-01-09 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christopher Hartley is the chair of the English department at the North Campus of Garden State University-a place he refers to as a "minimum intellectual facility." Recently returned from a medical leave begun after the death of his wife, Holly, sixteen months earlier, he is seeking some measure of peace. As Chris prepares a brand-new course called Music in Literature, he hopes the combination of the two disciplines-a pairing that has always fascinated him-will help him overcome his grief and deal with the estrangement of his daughter, Ivy. Peace, however, is as elusive as music itself. As he deals with his own health problems and the possibility of a new relationship with a much younger colleague, Chris moves through a chaotic and occasionally amusing fugue in which lust, love, self-worth, redemption, and meaning interweave. This complex novel explores how music and literature aid one man as he deals with grief, considers the meaning of life and death, and struggles to come to terms with his own mortality.


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Download Free Tulsa Sounds PDF by Elven Lindblad Full Book and published by Elven Lindblad. This book was released on 2019-09-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most music fans are very familiar with the legacies of Tulsa-area residents such as Leon Russell in rock and roll, Bob Wills in Western Swing, The Gap Band in R&B and funk, Kristin Chenowith on Broadway and Carman in Christian contemporary. Tulsa Sounds: Celebrating the City's Music Heritage goes further and tells how people and events in Tulsa influenced music icons such as Eric Clapton, Count Basie, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, Hank Williams, George Clinton, Janis Joplin, Barry Manlow and so many more. Jazz icon Louis Armstrong once said, "Music is life itself." Tulsa Sounds: Celebrating the City's Music Heritage is a celebration of both.


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Publisher : Universal-Publishers
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ISBN : 1627345256
Pages : 218 pages
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Download Free An Introduction to Sustainability and Aesthetics PDF by Christopher Crouch Full Book and published by Universal-Publishers. This book was released on 2015-01-22 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book introduces the idea of sustainability and its aesthetic dimension, suggesting that the role of the aesthetic is an active one in developing an ecologically, economically and culturally healthy society. With an introduction by Christopher Crouch and an afterword by John Thackara, the book gathers together a range of essays that address the issue of the aesthetics of sustainability from a multitude of disciplinary and cultural perspectives.


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The Oklahoma Cowboy Band

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Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN : 1439635218
Pages : 128 pages
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Download Free The Oklahoma Cowboy Band PDF by Carla Chlouber Full Book and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2008-08-25 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oklahoma Cowboy Band was the first western string band in the nation to broadcast over the radio and appear on vaudeville, drawing large audiences throughout the Midwest and Northeast. The band began in Ripley as Billy McGinty’s Cowboy Band and first played over radio station KFRU in Bristow in May 1925. Billy McGinty was a Rough Rider with Theodore Roosevelt and performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The public responded to the broadcast of his band with a steady stream of telegrams, telephone calls, and letters asking for more of that old-time cowboy music. Soon Otto Gray and his wife, Mommie, of Stillwater joined the band, with both performing rope tricks, Mommie singing sad songs, and their son, Owen, performing comedy routines as “the Uke Buster.” Renamed Otto Gray and His Oklahoma Cowboys, the band traveled for a decade to such cities as St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse. Its custom-built Cadillacs drew crowds wherever the band went. By the early 1930s, other acts were copying the band’s cowboy themes and songs, and Otto Gray’s lawyers threatened legal action. The lawyers met with only limited success, though, and today the cowboy image is firmly established in country music, thanks in large part to the early success of Billy McGinty, Otto Gray, and the Oklahoma Cowboy Band.


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351924672
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Free Judging a Book by Its Cover PDF by Nickianne Moody Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do books attract their readers? This collection takes a closer look at book covers and their role in promoting sales and shaping readers' responses. Judging a Book by Its Cover brings together leading scholars, many with experience in the publishing industry, who examine the marketing of popular fiction across the twentieth century and beyond. Using case studies, and grounding their discussions historically and methodologically, the contributors address key themes in contemporary media, literary, publishing, and business studies related to globalisation, the correlation between text and image, identity politics, and reader reception. Topics include book covers and the internet bookstore; the links between books, the music industry, and film; literary prizes and the selling of books; subcultures and sales of young adult fiction; the cover as a signifier of literary value; and the marketing of ethnicity and lesbian pulp fiction. This exciting collection opens a new field of enquiry for scholars of book history, literature, media and communication studies, marketing, and cultural studies.