Released on 2010-08-01Categories Literary Criticism

The Life of the Party

The Life of the Party

Author: Christopher Ames

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820336909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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Critics have long recognized the links between community festivals and literary art. The comedies and tragedies of the ancient Greeks grew out of their festivals; Anglo-Saxon poetry was often read at festival occasions; and the structural patterns of renaissance drama are inseparable from their festive origins. In The Life of the Party, Christopher Ames argues that the private party has become the festival of modern culture and has served as a shaping force in the fiction of many important twentieth century writers. Drawing upon and extending theories of Mikhail Bakhtin and others, Ames contends that parties have inherited much of the spirit and social function of festivals and carnivals. In these "controlled transgressions," ordinary rules of behavior are set aside for a short time, permitting excess and including (usually in veiled form) a ritual encounter with death, as well as a cathartic return to the normal social order when the party ends. In the experimental fiction of James Joyce and Virginia Wolf, the mingling of many voices at the party challenges both social and narrative decorum. For F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, and Henry Green, the party becomes a microcosm of a decadent society and informs a festive vision characteristic of the literature that emerged between the wars. And in postmodern works by Thomas Pynchon and Robert Coover, the novelists celebrate the disruptive and liberating force of parties even as they illustrate the dangers of chaos through scenes of the party-gone-wild. With its creative application of literary theory and ethnographic studies of festival, The Life of the Party demonstrates the persistence of the festive vision and its significance in the evolution of modern fiction.
Released on 2021-06-10Categories Religion

The Life of the Party

The Life of the Party

Author: Jason J. Nelson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664231184

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 525

We all have friends who light up a room with their presence. They transfer energy with a handshake or a hug. One smile and the world becomes a happier place. They can’t help themselves. This is who they are—naturally radiant and magnetic. Wherever they are, they become the life of the party. Jesus is like this. His presence is unmatched. When it comes to lighting up a room, Jesus is the brightest. And as far as being the life of the party, he’s the best. In The Life of the Party, author Jason J. Nelson uses a combination of personal testimony, scripture references, and Bible stories to illustrate the important role Jesus plays in the lives of all of his people. Using the theme of being the life of the party, he communicates Jesus’ presence in every event of our lives and throughout our faith journey. The messages conveyed in The Life of the Party encourage you to grow in your relationship with Jesus and receive everything he offers.
Released on 2022-08-10Categories Fiction

The Life of the Party

The Life of the Party

Author: Irvin S. Cobb

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547164579

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 369

It had been a successful party, most successful. Mrs. Carroway's parties always were successes, but this one nearing its conclusion stood out notably from a long and unbroken Carrowayian record. It had been a children's party; that is to say, everybody came in costume with intent to represent children of any age between one year and a dozen years. But twelve years was the limit; positively nobody, either in dress or deportment, could be more than twelve years old. Mrs. Carroway had made this point explicit in sending out the invitations, and so it had been, down to the last hair ribbon and the last shoe buckle. And between dances they had played at the games of childhood, such as drop the handkerchief, and King William was King James' son and prisoner's base and the rest of them.
Released on 1998-03-05Categories Biography & Autobiography

Wife of the Life of the Party

Wife of the Life of the Party

Author: Lita Grey Chaplin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461674320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 575

Wife of the Life of the Party is the memoir of the late Lita Grey Chaplin (1908-1995), the only one of Chaplin's wives to have written an account of life with Chaplin. Her memoir is an extraordinary Hollywood story of someone who was there from the very beginning. Born Lillita Louise MacMurray in Hollywood, she began her career at twelve with the Charlie Chaplin Film Company, when Chaplin selected her to appear with him as the flirting angel in The Kid. When she was fifteen, Chaplin signed her as the leading lady in The Gold Rush and changed her name to Lita Grey. She was forced to leave the production when, at the age of sixteen, she became pregnant with Chaplin's child. She married Chaplin in Empalme, Mexico in November 1924. The Chaplins stayed together for two years. Lita bore Chaplin two sons: Charles Chaplin, Jr. and Sydney Chaplin. In November 1926, after Lita discovered that Chaplin was having an affair with Merna Kennedy (Lita's best friend, whom she had persuaded Chaplin to hire as the leading lady in The Circus), Lita left Chaplin and filed for divorce. It was one of the first divorce cases to receive a public airing. The divorce complaint ran a staggering 42 pages and fed scandal with its revelations about the private life of Charles Chaplin. Lita's divorce settlement of $825,000 was the largest in American history at the time. Lita authorized the publication of another biography, My Life with Chaplin, in 1966. The book was mainly the creation of her co-author, Morton Cooper, who re-wrote her manuscript. Lita was never happy with the many inaccuracies and distortions of that book. Wife of the Life of the Party is not to be seen as a supplement to her early book, but rather Lita's own version of her life, told for the first time.
Released on 2013-09-13Categories Drama

The Peter Shue Story/The Life Of The Party

The Peter Shue Story/The Life Of The Party

Author: Peter Shue/Terence Wallace

Publisher: Terence Wallace/Famigottcha LLC

ISBN: 9780988515017

Category: Drama

Page: 217

View: 121

Peter Shue is The Life Of The Party/a well known New York City Ghetto SuperStar/Party Promoter, who rises to the top of the drug game; then falls when taken down by Federal Agents. A true story. You will be surprised at what pop/movie star helped set him up and why she did it. "The Peter Shue Story/The Life Of The Party" is based on crime, punishment & entrapment. Peter Shue had the power to transport his dreams into reality. Peter a black pioneer of his time became the Great Gatsby of New York City party life. Everyone who attended Peter's parties from the average Joe and Jane to people like Wendy Williams, Madonna, Diddy, Mike Tyson, Mary J., Keith Sweat, Heavy D., Richard Pryor, Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Charles Oakley, Eddie Murphy just to name a few (Included in the book) Peter Shue treated everyone like VIP'S. Struggling to get out of the game Peter Shue meets the unscrupulous Hollywood vixen/ Miss Pop Star who is known worldwide by many media outlets. "Hell has no fury as a woman scorned" Miss Pop Star desperately wants Peter to be her Boy Toy; father her children and in her attempts to win him over, she showers him with a myriad of exotic trips, expensive gifts, lot of money and wild sex. Also included in the book NYC newspaper article Witness Tattles on star's Ex-Pal by Helen Peterson.© Daily News, L.P. (New York) Used with Permission; Official US Court Transcripts. The Life Of The Party is a fact based portrait of a man in a world of fame, power and a need to control. Get your fill of adult thrills, fun and excitement as you turn the pages of this book. Gangsters and Movie Stars, first there was Bugsy Siegel and Virginia Hill. Now there is Peter Shue and ???
Released on 2012-06Categories

Life of the Party

Life of the Party

Author: Gordon Carrega

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783848213283


Page: 74

View: 478

The prose poem is currently having its heyday in the U.S. and Gordon Carrega's new collection will be a most welcome guest at the ongoing celebration, perhaps, indeed, going on to become the life of the party. Carrega's writing is what Charles Baudelaire, great illustrious grandfather of this literary genre, had in mind when in the introduction to Paris Spleen, his book of prose poems, he called for a poetic prose "... supple enough and rugged enough to adapt itself to the lyrical impulses of the soul, the undulations of reverie, the jibes of conscience."
Released on 2016-07-12Categories Biography & Autobiography

Life of the Party

Life of the Party

Author: Bob Kealing

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9781101903667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 204

The incredible story of Brownie Wise, the Southern single mother—and postwar #Girlboss—who built, and lost, a Tupperware home-party empire Before Mary Kay, Martha Stewart, and Joy Mangano, there was Brownie Wise, the charismatic Tupperware executive who converted postwar optimism into a record-breaking sales engine powered by American housewives. In Life of the Party, Bob Kealing offers the definitive portrait of Wise, a plucky businesswoman who divorced her alcoholic husband, started her own successful business, and eventually caught the eye of Tupperware inventor, Earl Tupper, whose plastic containers were collecting dust on store shelves. The Tupperware Party that Wise popularized, a master-class in the soft sell, drove Tupperware's sales to soaring heights. It also gave minimally educated and economically invisible postwar women, including some African-American women, an acceptable outlet for making their own money for their families—and for being rewarded for their efforts. With the people skills of Dale Carnegie, the looks of Doris Day, and the magnetism of Eva Peron, Wise was as popular among her many devoted followers as she was among the press, and she become the first woman to appear on the cover of BusinessWeek in 1954. Then, at the height of her success, Wise's ascent ended as quickly as it began. Earl Tupper fired her under mysterious circumstances, wrote her out of Tupperware's success story, and left her with a pittance. He walked away with a fortune and she disappeared—until now. Originally published as Tupperware Unsealed by the University Press of Florida in 2008—and optioned by Sony Pictures, with Sandra Bullock attached to star—this revised and updated edition is perfectly timed to take advantage of renewed interest in this long-overlooked American business icon.
Released on 2005-11-09Categories Self-Help

Be the Life and Soul of the Party

Be the Life and Soul of the Party

Author: Clare Walker

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 9781845904661

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 234

Have you always wanted to be the 'life and soul of the party', to feel great as you chat with others, be accepted by anyone and entertain an audience as you tell stories? This book reveals the best ways to let the 'real you' shine through.