With six Academy Awards, four entries on the American Film Institute's list of 100 greatest American movies, and more titles on the National Historic Register of classic films deemed worthy of preservation than any other director, Billy Wilder counts as one of the most accomplished filmmakers ever to work in Hollywood. Film historians and critics, as well as his colleagues, have consistently celebrated Wilder as an American master from the classic studio era. Yet how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish emigre from Central Europe? To study Wilder's work is to examine the reworking of several rich and varied cultural sensibilities, shaped by his experience of displacement. This book underscores these complexities, unpacking underlying contradictions where previous commentators routinely smoothed them out. Wilder emerges as an artist with roots in sensationalist journalism and the world of entertainment as well as with an awareness of literary culture and the avant-garde, features that lead to productive and often highly original confrontations between high and low.
This critical companion is the first compendium of wide-ranging scholarship on Tabish Khair, who has emerged as a powerful voice in contemporary Indian English Literature. The essays in this collection examine Khair's novels and poetical collections in ways that yield new insights which are central to the understanding of Khair as a writer, and why he categorically refuses to assign his works with any literary genre. This critical anthology not only focuses new light on the thematic, social or cultural issues of Khair's writings, but also the in-depth reading of his multi-layered texts enable the readers to rethink the position of the author from an international and broader intellectual context.
The right to a fair trial is often held as a central constitutional protection. It nevertheless remains unclear what precisely should count as a 'fair' trial and who should decide verdicts. This already difficult issue has become even more important given a number of proposed reforms of the trial, especially for defendants charged with terrorism offences. This collection, The Right to a Fair Trial, is the first to publish in one place the most influential work in the field covering a number of topics, including the idea of a fair trial, the right to jury trial and lay participation in trials, jury nullification, trial reform, the civil trial, and the more recent issue of terrorism trials. The collection should help inform both scholars and students coming to the area for the first time of both the importance and complexity of the right to a fair trial, as well as shed light on how the trial might be further improved.
This comprehensive study traces the history of over forty royal free towns from the sixteenth-century to 1848 in the territories of what today are Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. Szelenyi argues that these towns have been a neglected feature of national meta-narratives in Eastern Europe because their dwellers were often German speakers.
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