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Download or read book in PDF The Mask of Apollo written by Mary Renault and published by . This book was released on 1966 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The young actor Niko tells his version of the clash between the philosopher Plato and the tyrant Dioysios in Greece of the fourth century B.C.

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Download or read book in PDF The Mask of Apollo written by Mary Renault and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-08-06 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us' HILARY MANTEL 'Mary Renault's portraits of the ancient world are fierce, complex and eloquent, infused at every turn with her life-long passion for the Classics. Her characters live vividly both in their own time, and in ours' MADELINE MILLER Combining the scholarship of a historian with the imagination of a novelist, Mary Renault brings the ancient Greek stage thrillingly to life. Set in fourth-century B.C. Greece, The Mask of Apollo is narrated by Nikeratos, a tragic actor who takes with him on all his travels a gold mask of Apollo, a relic of the theatre's golden age, which is now past. At first his mascot, the mask gradually becomes his conscience, and he refers to it his gravest decisions, when he finds himself at the centre of a political crisis in which the philosopher Plato is also involved. Much of the action is set in Syracuse, where Plato's friend Dion is trying to persuade the young tyrant Dionysios the Younger to accept the rule of law. Through Nikeratos' eyes, the reader watches as the clash between the two unleashes all the pent-up violence in the city. 'All my sense of the ancient world - its values, its style, the scent of its wars and passions - comes from Mary Renault. I turned to writing historical fiction because of something I learned from Renault: that it lets you shake off the mental shackles of your own era, all the categories and labels, and write freely about what really matters to you' EMMA DONOGHUE 'There's much to wonder at in the way she fills in the large dark spaces where we know next to nothing about the times she describes . . . an important and wonderful writer . . . she set a course into serious-minded, psychologically intense historical fiction that today seems more important than ever' - Sam Jordison, Guardian

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Download or read book in PDF The Mask of Apollo written by Mary Renault and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2013-09-10 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This novel of ancient Greece, featuring Plato and a young actor, by the bestselling author of the Novels of Alexander the Great, is “a shining light” (Hilary Mantel, Man Booker Award–winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies). In the fourth century BC, Nikeratos is an actor, a devotee of Plato, and a friend of Dion of Syracuse. Their relationship gives Nikeratos rare proximity to the Greek political stage at a moment when ambitions are about to collide. In Syracuse, the young tyrant Dionysios the Younger rules, but Dion is determined to bring democracy and strength to the city. In an effort to curb Dionysios’s excesses, Dion has Plato pose as a tutor—only to learn that the corrupt youth won’t be so easily contained. With a combination of erudition and storytelling force, Renault immerses the reader in intrigue and crafts a vibrant Syracuse that leaps off the page. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.

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Download or read book in PDF The Mask of Apollo written by George William Russell and published by . This book was released on 1904 with total page 53 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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The Masks of Mary Renault

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Download or read book in PDF The Masks of Mary Renault written by Caroline Zilboorg and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2013-10-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born Eileen Mary Challans in London in 1905, Mary Renault wrote six successful contemporary novels before turning to the historical fiction about ancient Greece for which she is best known. While Renault's novels are still highly regarded, her life and work have never been completely examined. Caroline Zilboorg seeks to remedy this in The Masks of Mary Renault by exploring Renault's identity as a gifted writer and a sexual woman in a society in which neither of these identities was clear or easy. Although Renault's life was anything but ordinary, this fact has often been obscured by her writing. The daughter of a doctor, she grew up comfortably and attended a boarding school in Bristol. She received a degree in English from St. Hugh's College in Oxford in 1928, but she chose not to pursue an academic career. Instead, she decided to attend the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, where she trained to be a nurse. With the outbreak of the Second World War, she was assigned to the Winford Emergency Hospital in Bristol and briefly worked with Dunkirk evacuees. She went on to work in the Radcliffe Infirmary's brain surgery ward and was there until 1945. It was during her nurse's training that Renault met Julie Mullard, who became her lifelong companion. This important lesbian relationship both resolved and posed many problems for Renault, not the least of which was how she was to write about issues at once intensely personal and socially challenging. In 1939, Renault published her first novel under a pseudonym in order to mask her identity. It was a time when she was struggling not only with her vocation (nursing and writing), but also with her sexual identity in the social and moral context of English life during the war. In 1948, Renault left England with Mullard for South Africa and never returned. It was in South Africa that she made the shift from her early contemporary novels of manners to the mature historical novels of Hellenic life. The classical settings allowed Renault to mask material too explosive to deal with directly while simultaneously giving her an "academic" freedom to write about subjects vital to her—among them war, peace, career, women's roles, female and male homosexuality, and bisexuality. Renault's reception complicates an understanding of her achievement, for she has a special status within the academic community, where she is both widely read and little written about. Her interest in sexuality and specifically in homosexuality and bisexuality, in fluid gender roles and identities, warrants a rereading and reevaluation of her work. Eloquently written and extensively researched, The Masks of Mary Renault will be of special value to anyone interested in women's studies or English literature.

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Download or read book in PDF The Mask of Apollo written by Mary Renault and published by . This book was released on 1974 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in Greece of the fourth century B.C. Mary Renault tells the story of the actor Nikeratos. Through the eyes of this warm, sympathetic and living character we experience the war-weary, self-searching world of his time. Always on his travels Niko, the tragedian, takes with him an antique mask of Apollo, a relic of the theater's golden age, which from being his mascot becomes by degrees his artistic conscience. He refers to it his gravest decisions, when he finds himself at the center of political crises and dangerous intrigues.

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Download or read book in PDF The Mask of Apollo written by Renault, Mary and published by . This book was released on 1969 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nikeratos, an actor of ancient Greece, greatly admires and devotes himself to Dion, a student of Plato, who is determined to bring democracy to Syracuse.

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Download or read book in PDF The Mask of Apollo written by Mary Renault (pseud. van Eileen Mary Challans) and published by . This book was released on 1967 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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Download or read book in PDF The Masks of Mary Renault written by Caroline Zilboorg and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2001-05 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Caroline Zilboorg seeks to remedy this in The Masks of Mary Renault by exploring Renault's identity as a gifted writer and a sexual woman in a society in which neither of these identities was clear or easy."--BOOK JACKET.

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The Self and Its Shadows

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Download or read book in PDF The Self and Its Shadows written by Stephen Mulhall and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-04-18 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Self and its Shadows is a book of multiply interrelated essays which explores the study of selfhood (subjectivity or personal identity), and more specifically of a variety of articulations (in philosophy, psychoanalysis and the arts) of the idea that selfhood is best conceived as a matter of non-self-identity. Philosophically, a sustained reading of the work of Nietzsche and Sartre is central to this project, although Wittgenstein is also fundamentalto its concerns. Within the arts, several essays examine various films whose themes intersect with those of the philosophers under study (including Hollywood melodramas, recent spy movies such as the Bournetrilogy and the latest incarnation of James Bond, and David Fincher's 'Benjamin Button'); Wagner's Ring cycle is a recurrent concern; and the novels of Kingsley Amis, J. M.Coetzee and David Foster Wallace are also prominent.

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100 More Great Books

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Download or read book in PDF 100 More Great Books written by Bonnie A. Helms and published by Walch Publishing. This book was released on 1991 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A companion title to 150 Great Books, this acclaimed sequel reviews classic and contemporary works. Each title contains a plot summary, three evaluation tools (a 20-question quiz, 5 short-answer questions, and a chellenge essay question), answers and suggested responses, glossary of literary terms, and bibliographical entries. The 100 titles are grouped in seven categories: Adventure and Survival (such as Run Silent, Run Deep, Lord of the Flies, and A Walk Across America) The Maturing Self (such as The Stranger, Carrie, and Homecoming) History in Fiction (such as The Sun Also Rises, Gone with the Wind, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court) Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Supernatural (such as The Last Unicorn, The Other, and The Martian Chronicles) Social Issues and Moral Challenge (such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, All the President's Men, and Skindeep) Success and Achievement (such as The Bell Jar, A Man Called Peter, and Up the Down Staircase) Reflections of the Family (such as Roots, Cold Sassy Tree, and Giants in the Earth) Note: The original literary works are not included.

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Nietzsche on Art and Life

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Download or read book in PDF Nietzsche on Art and Life written by Daniel Came and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-04 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nietzsche had a particular interest in the relationship between art and life, and in the role that art can play in discharging the principal tasks he set himself as a philosopher--to identify the conditions of the affirmation of life, cultural renewal, and exemplary human living. This volume presents a collection of new essays that engage with Nietzsche's writings on art and the aesthetic from this practical-existential perspective. They demonstrate thatunderstanding his engagement with art is essential for understanding his philosophy.

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Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus

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Download or read book in PDF Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus written by Jonathan Cross and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hailed at its premiere at the London Coliseum in 1986 as the most important musical and theatrical event of the decade, The Mask of Orpheus is undoubtedly a key work in Harrison Birtwistle's output. His subsequent stage and concert pieces demand to be evaluated in its light. Increasingly, it is also viewed as a key work in the development of opera since the Second World War, a work that pushed at the boundaries of what was possible in lyrical theatre. In its imaginative fusion of music, song, drama, myth, mime and electronics, it has become a beacon for many younger composers, and the object of wide critical attention. Jonathan Cross begins his detailed study of this 'lyric tragedy' by placing it in the wider context of the reception of the Orpheus myth. In particular, the significance of Orpheus for the twentieth century is discussed, and this provides the backdrop for an examination of Birtwistle's preoccupation with the story in a variety of works across his creative life. The sources and genesis of The Mask of Orpheus are explored. This is followed by a close reading of the work's three acts, analysing their structure and meaning, investigating the relationship between music, text and drama, drawing on Zinovieff's textual drafts and Birtwistle's compositional sketches. The book concludes by suggesting a range of contexts within which The Mask of Orpheus might be understood. Its central themes of time, memory and identity, loss, mourning and melancholy, touch a deep sensibility in late-modern society and culture. Interviews with the librettist and composer round off this important study.

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Masks of the World

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Download or read book in PDF Masks of the World written by Joseph Gregor and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 91 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Informative pictorial survey of many authentic cover-ups worn around the world over a wide range of historical periods. Images of a Kwakiutl dance mask of wood and skin from British Columbia, a terra cotta mask from ancient Athens, an 18th-century porcelain Harlequin mask, a Javanese demon's mask of wood, a cloth mask embroidered with pearls from Cameroon, and many more. Invaluable to anthropologists and theatrical groups; of great interest to art lovers.