3 Ekim 2014 Cuma

Grand Opera -Charles Affron -Mirella Jones Affron

New York'taki Metropolitan operası, 1883'de ilk gösterime açıldığı tarihten bu yana, diğer opera kurumları arasında en görkemlisi olmaya devam etti. Charles Affron ve Mirella Jona Affron- Met yani Metropolitan'ın nasıl küresel bir anlamda güçlü bir aktör olduğunu ve olmaya devam edeceğini anlatıyor. Otuz yıldan bu yana kurumun ilk yeni tarihini anlatan bu eser, kronolojik olarak sıraladığı her bölümle bir besteci veya repertuarından bir bölümün incelenmesine yer vererek, baskın kişiliklerin yaşamlarını ve zamanlarının unutulmaz performanslarını dile getiriyor. Metropolitan operasının Faust'un gösterimiyle açılışından, Wagner'in ilk gösterimini 1874'de yaptığı çığır açıcı  operası Yüzüğe kadar geleneklerin ve yenilikçilere karşı opera severlerin tepkilerini anlatan müthiş bir inceleme.

  Charles Affron, Professor Emeritus of French Literature at New York University, andMirella Jona Affron, Professor Emerita of Cinema Studies at The College of Staten Island/CUNY, are coauthors of Best Years: Going to the Movies, 1945–1946 and Sets in Motion: Art Direction and Film Narrative. Charles Affron is the author of Lillian Gish: Her Legend, Her Life; Cinema and Sentiment; and Star Acting: Gish, Garbo, Davis. Together with Robert Lyons, the authors are series editors of Rutgers Films in Print and Rutgers Depth of Field.

University of California Press / Hardcover, 472 pages
Rights avaiable: translation
Manuscript: attached

Christian Science Monitor review:
As soon as Grand Opera: The Story of the Met by Charles and Mirella Jona Affron caught my eye, I knew I wanted to read it.
The "Met" in question, of course, is the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. It has been a cultural cornerstone for the city of New York since it premiered its first opera over 130 years ago. The Met is almost certainly the most important opera theater in the United States, and arguably the most important one outside of Europe.
My eagerness to read "Grand Opera," though, was not so much inspired by what the Met represents artistically as by the colorful cast of characters who have worked there over the years and who have helped the august opera house to claw its way to its venerated position. A lively collection of personalities – singers, directors, administrators, composers, and impresarios – star in this thoroughly entertaining history of the Met and its effect on opera as an artistic medium.
But let me interrupt to confess right here: I am an opera nut. There are many of us, and we're easy to spot at a performance. We're the ones enthusiastically explaining minor details about the production or composer to our seatmates who generally nod and smile politely while desperately wondering when the show's going to start.
To us, opera isn't just pretty music. Opera represents the good and bad of Western civilization; it presents the best of art, music, and theater without being afraid to confront personal, political, and artistic injustices. We see opera as a powerful force for social change and artistic enlightenment.
I know a fellow opera nut when I see one. And I'd be willing to bet my entire recording of all four operas in Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle that the Affrons are enthusiastic aficionados as well.
This is important because it places "Grand Opera" into a very specific niche: a genre of books about opera that revel in the idiosyncrasies of critics, directors, and performers. These sorts of books are full of humorous anecdotes and inside jokes, and have an tendency (unfortunately for outsiders) to be written by opera nuts, for opera nuts.
While "Grand Opera" definitely fits into the opera-book niche, it succeeds admirably in its effort to appeal to non-opera nuts as well. While opera nuts will probably love this book more than anyone else, "Grand Opera" is actually comprehensible and entertaining for those outside the opera community as well.
The authors, after all, are scholars. The Affrons are both professors who are trying, first and foremost, to write a history book. Their professionalism shines through the temptation to build the book on the kind of insider humor one encounters all too often in books about opera.
Still, if this is a serious history book, it's also an entertaining one.
The first half of the book, in fact, is entertaining to the point of hilarity. I found myself laughing aloud several times at particularly nasty critics decrying operas that have since become established as classics, chuckling over the all-out war between fans of German opera vs. fans of Italian opera in the late 19th century, and being thoroughly amused by accounts of early celebrity opera singers Geraldine Farrar and Enrico Caruso, who somehow managed to have careers in Hollywood in a time when movies were completely silent.
In its early days, the Met was trying to establish an American taste in opera, staging risky operas that led to soaring box-office hits and a few appalling failures. There is an almost Wild West feel to the first half of the book, which tells of the Met's establishment by Gilded Age millionaires, only to find their house increasingly taken over by the proverbial common man. The earlier chapters of the book are full of unexpected stars rising in unexpected situations, and power struggles between fans, singers, and management.
The first half of the book is more or less a coming-of-age story for the Met, chronicling its rise to artistic hegemony in the United States, against all the odds.
The second half loses a bit of the Wild West feel, however, and becomes a more conventional history. The details of the Met's financial difficulties during the postwar years and the more recent 2008 recession have less to offer in terms of the swashbuckling comedy of the early days.
This isn't to say that the second half is dull; far from it. Admittedly, this half may be of more interest to me and my fellow opera nuts, given our concern with the state of opera in America today, but I think anyone who becomes invested in the first half will want to find out what happens next to the Met, which becomes a character in itself.
The second half also provides an opportunity to examine the important issues facing opera in the United States today, in terms of radical stagings of classic works, the commissioning of new operas, and the impact of digital technology on the art form as a whole. The authors stay away from pronouncing judgment on these topics, but they do impress upon the reader the importance of the new directions the Met has gone in recent years, and how the opera company is ahead, behind, or on par with other companies.
As a whole, "Grand Opera" is an entertaining and serious contextualization of the state of the Metropolitan Opera today, as well as an emotionally and intellectually satisfying read.
I must, however, point out a bit of a caveat for non-opera nuts. There are countless references to singers, operas, and musical terms that someone with no operatic training may find challenging. While the authors handle quick explanations well, I might recommend being near an Internet source to look up definitions or find specific audio clips in order to better understand the overall flow of history.
That said, a basic knowledge of opera should more than suffice to enjoy "Grand Opera." Even if several references go over the reader's head, it doesn't take an aficionado to be fascinated by the various successes, failures, and epic artistic battles fought on the stage of one of the world's greatest opera houses.
As for my fellow opera nuts, I can recommend this book to them without reservation.

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Robin Stevens

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​'ın ne olduğunu elimden geldiğince anlatmaya çalışayım; Üst üste beşinci sezonunda,  Amerikanın her bölgesinden kitapçılar her yıl iki açık oturumla, ilk yazarları ve yeni sesleri okuyuculara duyurabilmek amacıyla 10 İlk yetişkin ve 10 Çocuk kitabı seçiyorlar. Kış/İlkbahar başlıklarında 2015 yılı Ocak /Haziran döneminde yayınlanacak kurgu, kurgu olmayan, genç yetişkin ve orta yaş grubu çocuklara yönelik yazılı kitaplar yer alıyor.  

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Robin Stevens’ MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE has been chosen by the American Booksellers Association as one of their ten Indies Introduce Debut Authors picks for Winter/Spring 2015!

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Description: Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 9Murder Most Unladylike: A Wells and Wong Mystery

Agent: Gemma Cooper
Genre: Middle-grade
Random House Children’s Publishing UK, June 2014. UK and Commonwealth.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Spring 2015. North American. Publishing as MURDER IS BAD MANNERS
Manuscript available.

Description: MIBM final
Times UK Children’s Book of the Week
One of The Metro’s 2014 Summer Picks
Featured in the Booktrust Best Book Guide

Deepdean School for Girls, 1934. When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia’s missing tie. Which they don’t, really.)

But then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She thinks it must all have been a terrible accident—but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now the girls know a murder must have taken place…and there’s more than one person at Deepdean with a motive.

Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove a murder happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning, scheming and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?

”Reading Murder is Bad Manners is like drinking cocoa by a fireside: it is warm and witty and deeply satisfying.” —Katherine Rundell, award winning author of Rooftoppers

Murder is Bad Manners lured me in with a charming British voice, and then, just as I started to get cozy, snap!  I was trapped in a serious mystery problem.  Robin Stevens develops her girl detectives with a light, deft touch and delivers denouement with a flourish.” —Nancy Springer, author of the Enola Holmes mystery series

“Friendship, boarding school and a murder worthy of Agatha Christie,” —The Bookseller

“The book that has given me most pleasure is a first novel by Robin Stevens, Murder Most Unladylike (Corgi, published next month), which combines the pleasures of Enid Blyton’s boarding school books with her secret society ones…Plotting is what sets this book apart; this is about who was where at the time of the murder, and it’s about finding the chink in the alibi. Stevens’s duo – Daisy, who hides her sharpness under a chummy exterior, and Hazel, recently arrived from Hong Kong and out of place in an English boarding school – are interesting enough to hold up a second volume.” —Lorna Bradbury, The Telegraph UK

“Stevens’ novel, set in the 1930’s, is a skillful blend of golden era crime novel and boarding school romp, with a winning central relationship between plump, anxious Hazel, a new girl who has arrived from Hong Kong, and the super-confident blonde English rose Daisy Wells. The novel works both as an affectionate satire and an effective mystery story, and Stevens can go places Enid Blyton never dreamt of with lesbian teachers, drunkenness and hysteria amid the hockey sticks and buns. Top class.”—Suzie Feay, Financial Times

Really cleverly done and unexpected for what I thought would be a straightforward whodunit caper. It really added an extra interesting element and good on Robin for doing it.Melissa Cox, Head Children’s Buyer Waterstones

I absolutely loved it – it’s charming and witty and there’s so much in terms of in-jokes and she really grabs hold of all the traditions of this type of story and runs with them. You’ve got bunbreak, squashed fly biscuits and dormitories...but at the same time as this thrilling murder mystery.”Susie Day, author

Characters really engaging and I enjoyed the dynamics of this ‘best friend’ relationship that had lots of insecurities and jealousies. I got so caught up in their relationship and friendship....really exciting and engaging.” —Tom Percival, author and illustrator

"At Deepdean School for Girls, Hazel Wong is appalled to discover Miss Bell's body in the gym - then it disappears ten minutes later. Hazel and Daisy, teen founders of the Wells and Wong Detective Agency, get on with the case. An addictive debut, full of wit, panache and iced-bun breaks."—Metro

"I loved Stevens's tales of "pashes", shrimps (the lower years) and the midnight weird food combination of chocolate cake and cow's tongue (a match for Enid Blyton's feast combo of prawns and ginger cake). In fact, her plot is far pacier than a Malory Towers story. The conclusion is wonderfully far-fetched but satisfyingly unpredictable. I did not guess whodunit. Ripping good fun.” – Alex O'Connell, The Times UK, Children's book of the week

Next in the Wells and Wong Mystery series:

Description: AFT FINALArsenic for Tea: A Wells and Wong Mystery Book 2

Agent: Gemma Cooper
Genre: Middle-grade
Random House Children’s Publishing UK, January 2015. UK and Commonwealth.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Spring 2016. North American.

It’s the Easter holidays, and Daisy has invited Hazel to her country manor for Daisy’s fourteenth birthday. Lady Hastings has planned a birthday party—but when the guests arrive, it becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Daisy's furious, and Hazel's feeling more and more out of place—even the arrival of Daisy's dashing Uncle Felix, the black sheep of the family, can't cheer the girls up.

But then, at Daisy's birthday tea, one of the guests is taken ill. He dies a few hours later, of arsenic poisoning - and it soon becomes clear that someone in the house must be to blame.

Daisy, of course, can't wait to begin the investigation. Hazel, though, is more cautious. It was Lord Hastings, Daisy's father, who handed the victim the poisoned cup of tea—what if he really is the murderer? Hazel thinks Daisy could be ignoring how serious the situation really is. Can the Detective Society solve their second case—and do they even want to?

First Class Murder: A Wells and Wong Mystery Book 3

Agent: Gemma Cooper
Genre: Middle-grade
Random House Children’s Publishing UK, August 2015. UK and Commonwealth.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Spring 2017. North American.

After their exploits at Easter, Daisy and Hazel are ready to pass their summer in an adventure of a different kind: a trip across Europe on a steam train, accompanied by Hazel's dad. But murder seems to follow them around, and they find themselves investigating when a passenger in a first class cabin is killed. Can the Detective Society solve its first locked room mystery?

Robin Stevens’ Bio:
Robin Stevens was born in California but grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She has been making up stories all her life. She studied crime fiction at University, and now she works at Orion Children's Books in London. She blogs at http://redbreastedbird.blogspot.co.uk/

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THE SECRET HISTORY OF JANE EYRE: How Charlotte Bronte Wrote Her Masterpiece by John Pfordresher

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