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Placeholder. Naomi Klein. No Logo. Focus[edit] However, while globalization appears frequently as a recurring theme, Klein rarely addresses the topic of globalization itself, and usually indirectly. (She would go on to discuss globalization in much greater detail in her 2002 book, Fences and Windows.) Summary[edit] The book comprises four sections: "No Space", "No Choice", "No Jobs", and "No Logo". "No Space"[edit] The book discusses how brand names such as Nike or Pepsi expanded beyond the mere products which bore their names, and how these names and logos began to appear everywhere.

Klein argues that large multinational corporations consider the marketing of a brand name to be more important than the actual manufacture of products; this theme recurs in the book and Klein suggests that it helps explain the shift to production in Third World countries in such industries as clothing, footwear, and computer hardware. "No Choice"[edit] "No Jobs"[edit] "No Logo"[edit] Criticism[edit] Awards[edit] The book won the following awards: Placeholder. Aldous Huxley. Aldous Leonard Huxley /ˈhʌksli/ (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family. He was best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, and for non-fiction books, such as The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug, and a wide-ranging output of essays.

Early in his career Huxley edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories and poetry. Mid career and later, he published travel writing, film stories and scripts. He spent the later part of his life in the US, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. Huxley was a humanist, pacifist, and satirist. Early life[edit] Huxley began his learning in his father's well-equipped botanical laboratory, then went to Hillside School, Malvern. I believe his blindness was a blessing in disguise. Career[edit] Bloomsbury Set[edit] United States[edit] Post World War II[edit] Association with Vedanta[edit]

Brave New World. Classic 1932 science fiction novel by Aldous Huxley In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World as #5 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.[2] In 2003, Robert McCrum, writing for The Observer, included Brave New World chronologically at #53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time",[3] and the novel was listed at #87 on The Big Read survey by the BBC.[4] Title[edit] O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! Translations of the title often allude to similar expressions used in domestic works of literature: the French edition of the work is entitled Le Meilleur des mondes (The Best of All Worlds), an allusion to an expression used by the philosopher Gottfried Leibniz[7] and satirised in Candide, Ou l'Optimisme by Voltaire (1759).

History[edit] Huxley said that Brave New World was inspired by the utopian novels of H. Plot[edit] Characters[edit] Bernard Marx, a sleep-learning specialist at the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre. George Orwell. English author and journalist Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950),[1] better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.[2][3] Life Early years Blair family home at Shiplake, Oxfordshire Eric Arthur Blair was born on 25 June 1903 in Motihari, Bihar, British India.[7] His great-grandfather, Charles Blair, was a wealthy country gentleman in Dorset who married Lady Mary Fane, daughter of the Earl of Westmorland, and had income as an absentee landlord of plantations in Jamaica.[8] His grandfather, Thomas Richard Arthur Blair, was a clergyman.[9] Although the gentility passed down the generations, the prosperity did not; Eric Blair described his family as "lower-upper-middle class".[10] In 1904 Ida Blair settled with her children at Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

Policing in Burma Statue. Nineteen Eighty-Four. History and title[edit] A 1947 draft manuscript of the first page of Nineteen Eighty-Four, showing the editorial development. The Last Man in Europe was an early title for the novel but in a letter dated 22 October 1948 to his publisher Fredric Warburg, eight months before publication, Orwell wrote about hesitating between The Last Man in Europe and Nineteen Eighty-Four.[14] Warburg suggested changing the main title to a more commercial one.[15] Copyright status[edit] The novel will be in the public domain in the European Union and Russia in 2021 and in the United States in 2044.[21] It is already in the public domain in Canada;[22] South Africa,[23] Argentina[24] Australia,[25] and Oman.[26] Background[edit] The banner of the Party in the 1984 film adaptation of the book (I) the upper-class Inner Party, the elite ruling minority, who make up 2% of the population.

As the government, the Party controls the population with four ministries: Plot[edit] Characters[edit] Principal characters[edit] Alan Moore. Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell.[1] Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history,[2][3] he has been called "one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years".[4] He has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, Translucia Baboon and The Original Writer.

Moore is an occultist, ceremonial magician,[6] and anarchist,[7] and has featured such themes in works including Promethea, From Hell, and V for Vendetta, as well as performing avant-garde spoken word occult "workings" with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD. Early life[edit] "LSD was an incredible experience. Not that I'm recommending it for anybody else; but for me it kind of – it hammered home to me that reality was not a fixed thing. Alan Moore (2003)[2](pp19–20) Career[edit] Early career: 1978–1980[edit] V for Vendetta. Publication history[edit] When the publishers cancelled Warrior in 1985 (with two completed issues unpublished due to the cancellation), several companies attempted to convince Moore and Lloyd to let them publish and complete the story.

In 1988, DC Comics published a ten-issue series that reprinted the Warrior stories in colour, then continued the series to completion. The first new material appeared in issue No. 7, which included the unpublished episodes that would have appeared in Warrior No. 27 and No. 28. Tony Weare drew one chapter ("Vincent") and contributed additional art to two others ("Valerie" and "The Vacation"); Steve Whitaker and Siobhan Dodds worked as colourists on the entire series. Background[edit] David Lloyd's paintings for V for Vendetta in Warrior originally appeared in black-and-white. The DC Comics version published the artwork "colourised" in pastels. Cover of Warrior#19, highlighting the comic's conflict between anarchist and fascist philosophies.

Plot[edit] V[edit] Bryan Lee O'Malley. Bryan Lee O'Malley (born 21 February 1979)[1] is a Canadian cartoonist, best known for the Scott Pilgrim series. He is also a musician using the alias Kupek. Career[edit] Bryan Lee O'Malley started in Film Studies at the University of Western Ontario, but dropped out before completing.[1] Prior to having his own material published, O'Malley illustrated the Oni Press miniseries Hopeless Savages: Ground Zero, written by Jen Van Meter. He also lettered many Oni comics, including the majority of Chynna Clugston's output between 2002 and 2005. [citation needed] The film adaptation of his Scott Pilgrim series, Scott Pilgrim vs. He is also a songwriter and musician (as Kupek and formerly in several short-lived Toronto bands such as Imperial Otter).

Personal life[edit] O'Malley is half Korean and half French-Canadian.[3] He is married to cartoonist Hope Larson. Awards[edit] Bibliography[edit] Graphic novels[edit] Short stories[edit] Discography[edit] Credited as Kupek References[edit] External links[edit] Scott Pilgrim. A film adaptation of the series titled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World starring actor Michael Cera in the title role was released in August 2010. A videogame of the same name developed by Ubisoft for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade was released the same month. Development[edit] O'Malley wanted to write a shōnen-style comic book series, but initially he had only read one series, Ranma 1/2; in the early 2000s North America did not yet have a significant Japanese comic book industry. O'Malley gained inspiration from the book Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga by Koji Aihara and Kentaro Takekuma. In 2002 O'Malley's roommate, who worked in a comic book store, brought the book to him while O'Malley was working on Lost at Sea and was planning Scott Pilgrim.

O'Malley stated that he wanted to create a "hybrid" work that received inspiration from American and Japanese comics, and that he "wanted to reach towards the japanese [sic] comics from my own starting point Plot summary [edit] Scott Pilgrim - Comics By Bryan Lee O'Malley. Placeholder. John Green (author) John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American author of young adult fiction and a YouTube video blogger and creator of online educational videos. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska,[1] and his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars debuted at number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012.[2] Green was born in Indianapolis to Mike and Sydney Green[3] and his family moved three weeks after he was born[4] to Orlando, Florida.[5] He attended Lake Highland Preparatory School and Indian Springs School (which he later used as the main setting for Looking for Alaska),[6] a boarding and day school outside of Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with a double major in English and Religious Studies.

He has spoken about being bullied as a teenager and how it made life miserable for him.[7] Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, was published by Dutton Children's Books in 2005. The Fault in Our Stars. Plot[edit] Hazel explains the magnificence of An Imperial Affliction: It is a novel about a girl named Anna who has cancer, and it's the only account she's read of living with cancer that matches her experience. She describes how the novel maddeningly ends midsentence, denying the reader closure about the fate of the novel’s characters. She speculates about the novel’s mysterious author, Peter Van Houten, who fled to Amsterdam after the novel was published and hasn’t been heard from since. A week after Hazel and Augustus discuss the literary meaning of An Imperial Affliction, Augustus miraculously reveals he tracked down Van Houten's assistant, Lidewij, and through her he's managed to start an email correspondence with the reclusive author.

He shares Van Houten's letter with Hazel, and she devises a list of questions to send Van Houten, hoping to clear up the novel’s ambiguous conclusion. Hazel is most concerned with the fate of Anna’s mother. Augustus dies eight days later. Looking for Alaska. Synopsis[edit] Looking for Alaska opens as the protagonist, Miles Halter, leaves his home in Florida to attend Culver Creek Preparatory High School in Alabama for his junior year. He uses Francois Rabelais’s last words—"I go to seek a Great Perhaps"—as his argument for choosing boarding school at such a late age. Miles is fond of reading biographies, and particularly of memorizing the subjects' last words. Soon after arriving at Culver Creek, Miles meets his roommate, Chip "The Colonel" Martin. The Colonel soon provides Miles with his very own nickname: "Pudge," ironic as Miles is tall and slender.

Miles is later introduced to the Colonel’s friend, Alaska Young. The eve of his first day at Culver Creek, Pudge is grabbed out of his bed, duct-taped, and tossed into a nearby lake by the "Weekday Warriors," a group of rich Birmingham-area students of Culver Creek. Alaska sets Pudge up with a girl, Lara. In the morning, the Eagle held an assembly, telling the students of Alaska's death. Mr. An Abundance of Katherines. An appendix explaining some of the more complex equations Colin uses throughout the story was written by Daniel Biss, a close friend to Green. Following the announcement of the name of his latest book, The Fault in Our Stars, after which John Green's fans made hundreds of book covers, Penguin announced a contest in which they would allow the fans (known as "nerdfighters") to design the new cover of An Abundance of Katherines. Plot summary[edit] Colin Singleton is an anagram-loving seventeen-year-old boy who has become depressed because though he has maintained his status of a prodigy, he has not yet become a “genius.”

He wishes to accomplish this goal by having a Eureka moment. After graduating from high school, and before college, Colin's best and only friend convinces him to go on a road trip with him to take his mind off the breakup. As Colin’s story is revealed to the reader, we find that K-19 was also the first of the Katherines, “Katherine the Great.” Awards[edit] Film adaption[edit] J. K. Rowling. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990.[11] The seven-year period that followed entailed the death of her mother, divorce from her first husband and poverty until Rowling finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997). Rowling subsequently published 6 sequels—the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)—as well as 3 supplements to the series.

Since, Rowling has parted with her agency and resumed writing for adult readership, releasing the tragicomedy The Casual Vacancy (2012) and—using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith—the crime fiction novel The Cuckoo's Calling (2013), the first of a series. Name Although she writes under the pen name "J. K. Biography Birth and family Childhood and education Inspiration and mother's death Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Paul Jennings (Australian author) Paul Jennings AM is an English-born Australian children's book writer. His books mainly feature short stories that lead the reader through an unusual series of events that end with a twist. Paul Jennings was born on 30 April 1943 in Heston in Borough of Hounslow, London. In 1949 his family emigrated to Australia, where he attended school at Bentleigh West Primary School.

In 1985, Jennings' first book of short stories, Unreal! , was published, during which he worked as a teacher, lecturer and speech therapist. In 1989, he made the decision to devote his full time to writing. Jennings' short stories were adapted for the first two seasons of children's television series Round The Twist in 1989 and 1992, and then later in 1998 for the only season of series Driven Crazy. Teacher Eater (1991)Grandad's Gifts (1993)The Fisherman and the Theefyspray (1994) The Cabbage Patch Fib (1988)The Cabbage Patch War (1996)The Cabbage Patch Pong (2002)The Cabbage Patch Curse (2004) Thirteen! 1987 Unreal! David McRobbie. Eoin Colfer. Artemis Fowl (series) Artemis Fowl (novel) Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. Placeholder. Kurt Vonnegut. Breakfast of Champions. Cat's Cradle.

Slaughterhouse-Five. Douglas Adams. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Terry Pratchett. Discworld. Larry Niven. Ringworld. Isaac Asimov. The Last Question. George R. R. Martin. A Song of Ice and Fire. A Game of Thrones. A Clash of Kings. A Storm of Swords. A Feast for Crows. J. R. R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring. The Two Towers. The Return of the King. Philip Pullman.

His Dark Materials. Northern Lights (novel) The Subtle Knife. The Amber Spyglass. Placeholder. Neil Gaiman. American Gods. Mary Shelley. Frankenstein. F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby. William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Hamlet.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Tom Stoppard. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Samuel Beckett. Waiting for Godot. Endgame (play) Tim O'Brien (author) In the Lake of the Woods. Placeholder. Salman Rushdie. East, West. Jonathan Safran Foer. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Everything Is Illuminated. David Mitchell (author) Cloud Atlas (novel) Number9dream. Nick Hornby. High Fidelity (novel) Yann Martel. Life of Pi. Richard Bach. Illusions (Bach novel) Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Haruki Murakami. 1Q84. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.