Download or read book The Seven Basic Plots written by Christopher Booker and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2005-11-11 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This remarkable and monumental book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling. But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine stories in these ways, and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us through the extraordinary changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose. Booker analyses why evolution has given us the need to tell stories and illustrates how storytelling has provided a uniquely revealing mirror to mankind's psychological development over the past 5000 years. This seminal book opens up in an entirely new way our understanding of the real purpose storytelling plays in our lives, and will be a talking point for years to come.
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Download or read book Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray An analysis with Christopher Booker s Seven Basic Plots written by and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2016-07-13 with total page 14 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essay from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Philologie), course: Academic skills, language: English, abstract: Christopher Booker argues in his book "The Seven Basic Plots – Why we tell stories" that “there is a number of plots which are fundamental to the way we tell stories” (Booker 6) and that every single storyline is constructed of one of the seven predetermined plot developments. Booker characterizes each of the possible plots roughly and then states that there cannot be any story that differs from one of these patterns. The author then goes even further. He states that every plot actually runs through the same five stages, which he calls “meta-plot” (Booker 157). In other words C. Booker demonstrates how to analyze the plot of a story by classifying it into the category it fits in and then subdividing its different stages. But does his concept really work for any story? Is it possible to categorize a book into one of Booker ́s seven plots and to subdivide its plot into the five stages of Booker ́s meta-plot afterwards? In order to question whether his theory works for different stories this work deals with the analysis of the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde according to C. Booker ́s scheme of the Seven Basic Plots.
Download or read book Unten Am Fluss written by and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Groupthink written by Christopher Booker and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-03-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Groupthink, his final book, the late, eminent journalist and bestselling author Christopher Booker seeks to identify the hidden key to understanding much that is disturbing about the world today. With reference to the ideas of a Yale professor who first identified the theory, and to the writings of George Orwell from whose 'newspeak' the word was adapted, Booker sheds new light on the remarkable – and worrying – effects of 'groupthink', and its influence on our society. Booker defines the three rules of groupthink: the adoption of a common view or belief not based on objective reality; the establishment of a consensus of right-minded people, an 'in group'; and the need to treat the views of anyone who questions the belief as wholly unacceptable. He shows how various interest groups, journalists and even governments in the twenty-first century have subscribed to this way of thinking, with deeply disturbing results. As Booker shows, such behaviour has led to a culture of fear, heralded by countless examples throughout history, from Revolutionary Russia to Napoleonic France and Hitler's Germany. In the present moment it has caused countless errors in judgement and the division of society into highly polarised, oppositional factions. From the behaviour of the controversial Rhodes Must Fall movement to the sacking of James Damore of Google, society's attitudes towards gender equality, the Iraq war and the 'European Dream', careers and lives have been lost as those in the 'in-group' police society with their new form of puritanism. As Booker argues, only by examining its underlying causes can we understand the sinister power of groupthink which permeates all aspects of our lives.
Download or read book The Strategic Mind written by Bob Gorzynski and published by Management Books 2000. This book was released on 2009 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world as we know it is changing rapidly and beyond recognition. To move towards a 'world that works for all' will require a profound shift in the way that we think - and the capacity for each one of us to become a leader in initiating change in our own lives, businesses and communities to begin to live in long-term sustainable harmony with the world around us. "The Strategic Mind" provides a framework for developing a deeper, more holistic form of thinking using seven core disciplines: know your own story; think small; go slowly; serve others; reflect; be simple; and, dream. Packed with examples and case studies from the very large (BP, Amazon, Apple) to the very small, the book provides both theoretical insight and practical guidance for the 21st-century manager wanting to develop a sustainable business strategy, responsive to the needs of the wider community as well as to the needs of shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, and business partners.
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Download or read book Publications of the Modern Language Association of America written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Children s Literature Approaches and Territories written by Janet Maybin and published by Red Globe Press. This book was released on 2009-08-07 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How has children's literature been defined? In what ways has it changed over time? How are the classics of children's literature established? What is the impact of digital media and globalization on books for children? Children's Literature: Approaches and Territories provides a social and literary overview of the field of Anglophone children's literature: its history and genres, its current concerns and its possible future directions. Emphasising how children's literature is embedded in the social life of children and adults, the collection brings together lively and accessible scholarly essays by leading scholars, some reprinted and others newly commissioned. It includes sections on poetry, drama and picture books and is supported by detailed introductory material, suggestions for further reading and a colour plate section reproducing illustrations from key children's texts.
Download or read book Divination and the Shamanic Story written by Michael Berman and published by Cambridge Scholars Pub. This book was released on 2008 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stories have traditionally been classified as epics, myths, sagas, legends, folk tales, fairy tales, parables or fables. However, the definitions of the terms have a tendency to overlap, making it difficult to classify and categorize material. For this reason, a case can be made for the introduction of a new genre, termed the shamanic story - a story that has either been based on or inspired by a shamanic journey (a numinous experience in non-ordinary reality) or one that contains a number of the elements typical of such a journey. Other characteristics include the way in which the stories all tend to contain embedded texts (often the account of the shamanic journey itself), how the number of actors is clearly limited as one would expect in subjective accounts of what can be regarded as inner journeys, and how the stories tend to be used for healing purposes. Within this new genre, it is proposed that there exists a sub-genre shamanic stories that deal specifically with divination, and examples are presented and analysed to support this hypothesis. By means of textual analysis it can be shown they all share certain attributes in common, the identification of which forms the conclusion of the work.
Download or read book Crime Culture and the Media written by Eamonn Carrabine and published by Polity. This book was released on 2008-09-22 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why are newspapers and television programmes filled with stories about crime and criminals? Is their portrayal of crime accurate? How do the media transform our attitudes to crime? Is fear of crime, for example, really created by the media? The relationships between crime and the media have long been the subject of intense debate. From the earliest days of the printing press to the explosion of cyberspace chat rooms, there have been persistent concerns about the harmful criminogenic effects of the media. At the same time, the media are fascinated with crime – on the news, in films and on television there are countless stories about crime, both real and imagined. In this innovative and accessible new book, Eamonn Carrabine carefully untangles these debates, and grapples with the powerful dynamics of fear and desire that underlie our obsession with crime. Chapter-by-chapter the book introduces the different ways in which relationships between crime and the media have been understood, including classic debates about the media’s effects, news production, and moral panics, as well as more cutting-edge studies of the representation of crime in the contemporary media. Combining empirical research findings with the latest theoretical developments, the book will appeal to advanced undergraduates and graduate students across the social sciences, especially those taking courses in criminology and media studies.
Download or read book The Big Book of Marketing written by Anthony G. Bennett and published by McGraw Hill Professional. This book was released on 2009-12-21 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A real world tool for helping develop effective marketing strategies and plans." -- Dennis Dunlap, Chief Executive Officer, American Marketing Association "For beginners and professionals in search of answers." -- Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service, The George Washington University "A 'must read' for every business major and corporate executive." -- Clarence Brown, former Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce The Biggest Companies. The Boldest Campaigns. THE BEST INSIDER'S GUIDE ON THE MARKET. The most comprehensive book of its kind, The Big Book of Marketing is the definitive resource for marketing your business in the twenty-first century. Each chapter covers a fundamental aspect of the marketing process, broken down and analyzed by the greatest minds in marketing today. For the first time ever, 110 experts from the world's most successful companies reveal their step-by-step strategies, proven marketing tools, and tricks of the trade—fascinating, exclusive, real-world case studies from an all-star roster of companies, including: ACNielsen * Alcoa * American Express * Amtrak * Antimicrobial * Technologies Group * APL Logistics * Arnold * AT&T * Atlas Air * Bloomingdale's * BNSF * Boeing * Bristol-Myers Squibb * Burson-Marsteller * BzzAgent * Caraustar * Cargill * Carnival * Coldwell Banker * Colgate-Palmolive * Colonial Pipeline * Con-way * Costco * Dean Foods * Discovery Communications * Draftfcb * DSC Logistics * DuPont * Edelman * ExxonMobil * Fabri-Kal * FedEx Trade Networks * Fleishman-Hillard * Ford * Frito-Lay * GE * Greyhound * Hair Cuttery * Hilton * HOLT CAT * IBM * Ingram Barge * Ingram Micro * International Paper * John Deere * Kimberly-Clark * Kodak * Kraft * L.L.Bean * Landor * Long Island Rail Road * Lulu.com * Mars * MCC * McCann * McDonald's * McKesson * Nationals * NCR * New York Times * Nordstrom * Ogilvy Action * OHL * 1-800Flowers.com * Overseas Shipholding Group * Owens Illinois * P & G * Papa John's * Paramount Pictures * Patagonia * PepsiCo * Pfizer * Porter Novelli * RAPP * Ritz-Carlton * Safeway * Saks Fifth Avenue * Sara Lee * SC Johnson * Sealed Air * Sears * Silgan * Skyhook * Snap-on Tools * Southwest * Sports and Leisure * ResearchGroup * Staples * Stoner * Supervalu * Synovate * Tanimura & Antle * TBWA * Tenet Healthcare * Texas Instruments * 3M * ToysRUs * Trader Joe's * Tupperware * Under Armour * United Airlines * United Stationers * Verizon * VISA * Weyerhaeuser * Wilson Sporting Goods * Wunderman * Xerox * Y&R * Zappos.com No matter what business you're in--from retail and manufacturing to service and nonprofit--The Big Book of Marketing offers the most practical, hands-on advice you’ll ever find . . . from the best in the business. Anthony G. Bennett taught marketing at Georgetown University. With three decades of experience in the field, he has held a variety of key marketing positions at Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T and others. He resides in McLean, Virginia.
Download or read book The Nature of Shamanism and the Shamanic Story written by Michael Berman and published by Cambridge Scholars Pub. This book was released on 2007 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book makes out a case for the introduction of a new genre of tale, the shamanic story, which has either been based on or inspired by a shamanic journey, or contains a number of the elements that are typical of such a journey. The stories featured are the Book of Jonah from the Old Testament, two traditional stories from the Republic of Georgiaâ "The Earth will take its Own and Davit, a contemporary German tale Bundles, and the Korean story of Shimchong, the Blindmanâ (TM)s Daughter. By making use of textual material from a number of different cultures and times, the intention is to highlight the pervasive influence shamanism has had and to show how the â oenewâ genre being proposed is a universal one. The research questions addressed include 1) defining what shamanism is, deciding whether it should be classified as a religion, a methodology or a way of life 2) considering whether a case can be made out for the introduction of a new genre of tale and, if so, what its characteristics are. It is hoped the book will be of interest not only to those involved in the study of shamanism but also to those whose interest is in the study of literary texts. Since the old bearers of shamanic traditions quite often were, and even today are, illiterate, the study of their folkloreâ "epic songs, laments, narrativesâ "undoubtedly provides a rich source for research.
Download or read book The Literary Review written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Focus written by Tony Watkins and published by Authentic Uk. This book was released on 2007 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: People love films. Whether it is going out for an evening to the cinema or curling up at home with a DVD, movies are one of our favourite forms of entertainment. It is important for our Christian growth that we learn to watch films thoughtfully rather than just seeing them as entertainment. It's important that we understand the messages which films communicate and how they relate to the good news of Jesus Christ. There are also important sections on 'questions to consider when watching a film' and 'the problem of content - sex and violence'.