When Pigs Could Fly And Bears Could Dance

Author: Miriam Neirick
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299287637
Size: 72.81 MB
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When Pigs Could Fly And Bears Could Dance. For more than seven decades the circuses enjoyed tremendous popularity in the Soviet Union. How did the circus—an institution that dethroned figures of authority and refused any orderly narrative structure—become such a cultural mainstay in a state known for blunt and didactic messages? Miriam Neirick argues that the variety, flexibility, and indeterminacy of the modern circus accounted for its appeal not only to diverse viewers but also to the Soviet state. In a society where government-legitimating myths underwent periodic revision, the circus proved a supple medium of communication. Between 1919 and 1991, it variously displayed the triumph of the Bolshevik revolution, the beauty of the new Soviet man and woman, the vulnerability of the enemy during World War II, the prosperity of the postwar Soviet household, and the Soviet mission of international peace—all while entertaining the public with the acrobats, elephants, and clowns. With its unique ability to meet and reconcile the demands of both state and society, the Soviet circus became the unlikely darling of Soviet culture and an entertainment whose usefulness and popularity stemmed from its ambiguity.

Pig Goose And The First Day Of Spring

Author: Rebecca Bond
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1607347156
Size: 56.41 MB
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Pig Goose And The First Day Of Spring. In this early reader with five short chapters, emerging readers meet Pig and Goose. Pig is happy. She loves to dance. She loves to eat. But she cannot fly. And she cannot swim. Goose can fly like a bird. Goose can glide across the water beautifully. But he cannot tell stories or host a party like Pig can. Pig and Goose are very different. But what they do have in common is that they like each other. And they love springtime. Simple text and charming illustrations guide beginning readers throughout the story and encourage independent reading. From the Hardcover edition.

Cat S Cradle

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 9780307567277
Size: 32.44 MB
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Cat S Cradle. Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Hammer Of The Smith

Author: J.T. Sibley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453550410
Size: 29.89 MB
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The Hammer Of The Smith. Set in a pre-Viking Norway and Denmark, this action filled novel follows the training and challenges faced by Diccon, a village smith’s apprentice. There’s a murdered stranger, romance, magic, traditional folklore, a sidekick whose magic only works when he’s drunk, battles, a power hungry warlord, and a tuxedo kitten who saves the day.

Louder Than Words

Author: Benjamin K. Bergen
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465028292
Size: 65.22 MB
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Louder Than Words. Describes how meaning is conveyed and processed in the mind, answering questions about how people can understand information about things they have never seen in person and why they move their hands and arms when they speak.

Sing Song

Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti
Size: 48.55 MB
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Sing Song.

The Adventures Of Nanny Piggins

Author: R. A. Spratt
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316230987
Size: 39.78 MB
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The Adventures Of Nanny Piggins. Mary Poppins meets Babe in this hilarious novel about three children under the watch of their wonderfully quirky nanny, who happens to be a pig! Yes, a pig. A fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig as a matter of fact! With her insatiable urge to eat chocolate (and feed chocolate to everyone she loves), her high-flying spirit, and her unending sense of fun, Nanny Piggins takes Derrick, Samantha, and Michael on a year of surprises, yummy treats, and adventures they'll never forget. Paired with Dan Santat's charming illustrations, comedian and children's TV writer R.A. Spratt's wildly funny debut novel will have adults and kids alike laughing and rooting for the feisty porcine nanny and her three lovable human charges.

Native Americans In Comic Books

Author: Michael A. Sheyahshe
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600007
Size: 44.94 MB
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Native Americans In Comic Books. This work takes an in-depth look at the world of comic books through the eyes of a Native American reader and offers frank commentary on the medium's cultural representation of the Native American people. It addresses a range of portrayals, from the bloodthirsty barbarians and noble savages of dime novels, to formulaic secondary characters and sidekicks, and, occasionally, protagonists sans paternal white hero, examining how and why Native Americans have been consistently marginalized and misrepresented in comics. Chapters cover early representations of Native Americans in popular culture and newspaper comic strips, the Fenimore Cooper legacy, the "white" Indian, the shaman, revisionist portrayals, and Native American comics from small publishers, among other topics.