While Max Benjamin is a respected family doctor, he is frustrated by the limits imposed on him by general practice and worried about the questionable behaviour of the practice's senior partner, Doctor Lew Forbes. Serena Benjamin is a loving wife and devoted mother, but increasingly, she is unhappy with domesticity and troubled by persistent headaches. Max, hoping to find answers, feels drawn to Hindu spirituality and, after a meeting with Guru Sri Bhajananda at a Hindu festival, is invited to his ashram in India. While there, with Guruji's guidance, Max's understanding of life expands, as he is taught new ways of thinking and shown new ways of being. Back in England, however, Serena's attempts to add some excitement to her weary, suburban life have serious consequences, which will eventually lead her, and Max, to realise the truth about themselves and discover just what the enlightened mind can achieve.
Number 13 - lucky for horror fans! This award-winning anthology series has now reached its thirteenth spectacular volume and to mark the event, Steve Jones has chosen only the very best short stories and novellas by today's finest exponents of the horror genre. Contributors to this volume include: Gala Blau, Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Charles Grant, Glen Hirshberg, Chico Kidd, Nancy Kilpatrick, Paul J. McAuley, Conrad Williams. Also featuring the most comprehensive overview of the year, a fascinating necrology and a list of useful contacts, this is the one book that all lovers of the supernatural and psychological terror will want on their shelves.
Over the last two decades, the study of discourse in film and television has become one of the most promising research avenues in stylistics and pragmatics due to the dazzling variety of source material and the huge pragmatic range within it. Meanwhile, with the advent of streaming and the box set, film and television themselves are becoming separated by an increasingly blurred line. This volume closes a long-standing gap in stylistics research, bringing together a book-level pragmastylistic showcase. It presents current developments from the field from two complementary perspectives, looking stylistically at the discourse in film and the discourse of and around film. This latter phrase comes to mean the approaches which try to account for the pragmatic effects induced by cinematography. This might be the camera work or the lighting, or the mise en scène or montage. The volume takes a multimodal approach, looking at word, movement and gesture, in keeping with modern stylistics. The volume shows how pragmatic themes and methods are adapted and applied to films, including speech acts, (im)politeness, implicature and context. In this way, it provides systematic insights into how meanings are displayed, enhanced, suppressed and negotiated in both film and televisual arts.
An updated annual includes four hundred new entries and provides a five-star rating system, cast and director indexes, lists of Academy Award winners, and reviews for more than eighteen thousand videos and DVDs. Original.