Book: Ackroyd Peter «Charlie Chaplin»

Charlie Chaplin

Серия: "-"

He was the very first icon of the silver screen, and is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood, even a hundred years on from his first film. But what of the man behind the moustache? The director holding the camera as well as acting in front of it? Peter Ackroyd's new biography turns the spotlight on Chaplin's life as well as his work, from his humble theatrical beginnings in music halls to winning an honorary Academy Award. Everything is here, from the glamour of his golden age to the murky scandals of the 1940s and eventual exile to Switzerland. This masterful brief life offers fresh revelations about one of the most familiar faces of the last century and brings the Little Tramp into vivid colour.

Издательство: "Random House, Inc." (2015)

Купить за 796 руб в My-shop

Другие книги автора:

КнигаОписаниеГодЦенаТип книги
The lambs of LondonMary Lamb is confined by the restrictions of domesticity: her father is losing his mind, her mother watchful and hostile. The great solace of her life is her brother Charles, an aspiring writer. It… — Vintage books, Подробнее...20051549бумажная книга
The lambs of LondonMary Lamb is confined by the restrictions of domesticity: her father is losing his mind, her mother watchful and hostile. The great solace of her life is her brother Charles, an aspiring writer. It… — Random House, Inc., Подробнее...20082011бумажная книга
Revolution: A History of England Volume IVRevolution, the fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of… — Macmillan Publishers, The History of England Подробнее...2017929бумажная книга
Three BrothersThree Brothers follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel and Sam Hanway, born on a post-war council estate in Camden Town. Marked out from the start by curious coincidence, each boy is forced to make his… — Vintage, - Подробнее...2014776бумажная книга
Shakespeare: The BiographyOffers a biography of Shakespeare, this book reads like the work of a contemporary meeting Shakespeare. It is a depiction of the world Shakespeare inhabited — Random House, Inc., - Подробнее...20061287бумажная книга
The Death of King ArthurBorn with the help of Merlin's magic, blessed with the sword of Excalibur, Arthur becomes King of a troubled England, beginning a golden age of chivalry at the court of Camelot. But his reign is soon… — Penguin Group, - Подробнее...2011907бумажная книга
History of England vol. 5: DominionThe penultimate volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful History of England series, Dominion begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to post-war depression, spanning… — Pan Macmillan, Подробнее...20191813бумажная книга
DickensDickens was a landmark biography when first published in 1990. This specially edited shorter edition takes the reader into the life of one of the world's greatest writers — Random House, Inc., - Подробнее...20021463бумажная книга
Dominion. A History of England Volume VThe penultimate volume of Peter Ackroyd`s masterful History of England series, Dominion begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to post-war depression, spanning… — Macmillan Publishers, Подробнее...20182112бумажная книга
A Brief Guide to William ShakespeareAn accessible and entertaining journey through the life, times, and work of the Bard - Enigma. Master of language. The greatest comedian in history? The most famous writer in the world. But isn't he… — Little, Brown and Company, - Подробнее...20101008бумажная книга
Revolution: A History of England Volume IVRevolution, the fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd`s enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of… — Macmillan Publishers, The History of England Подробнее...20171202бумажная книга

Ackroyd, Peter

▪ British author, biographer, critic and scholar
born Oct. 5, 1949, London, Eng.

      British novelist, critic, biographer, and scholar whose technically innovative novels present an unconventional view of history.

      Ackroyd graduated from the University of Cambridge (M.A., 1971) and then attended Yale University for two years. In 1973 he returned to England and worked as an editor for The Spectator. In 1986 he became the principal book reviewer for the Times (Times, The) of London.

      Ackroyd published several books, including two collections of absurdist poetry, a study of transvestism, and a biography, Ezra Pound and His World (1980; revised as Ezra Pound, 1987), before turning to fiction. His first novel, The Great Fire of London (1982), was followed by The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (1983), Hawksmoor (1985; winner of the Prix Goncourt and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award), Chatterton (1987), First Light (1989), English Music (1992), The House of Doctor Dee (1993), and The Trial of Elizabeth Cree: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders (1995). Ackroyd's later biographies include T.S. Eliot: A Life (1984), Dickens (1990), Blake (1995), and The Life of Thomas More (1998).

      In his book Notes for a New Culture: An Essay on Modernism (1976), Ackroyd attacked contemporary English literature and the literary establishment and dismissed conventional realistic fiction as no longer useful. His own novels reflect this position, integrating historical and modern settings to deliberately disrupt the conventions of historical fiction.

* * *

Источник: Ackroyd, Peter

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Charlie Chaplin — (Тамара,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Piazza XX Settembre 65, 44034 Тамара, Итали …   Каталог отелей

  • Charlie Chaplin — For other people named Charles Chaplin, see Charles Chaplin (disambiguation). Charlie Chaplin …   Wikipedia

  • Charlie Chaplin — « Charles Chaplin » et « Chaplin » redirigent ici. Pour les autres sens, voir Chaplin (homonymie). Charlie Chaplin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Charlie Chaplin — Dieser Artikel wurde aufgrund von inhaltlichen Mängeln auf der Qualitätssicherungsseite der Redaktion:Film und Fernsehen eingetragen. Dies geschieht, um die Qualität der Artikel aus dem Themengebiet Film und Fernsehen auf ein akzeptables Niveau… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charlie Chaplin — noun English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889 1977) • Syn: ↑Chaplin, ↑Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin • Instance Hypernyms: ↑comedian, ↑comic, ↑film maker, ↑filmmaker, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Charlie Chaplin — n. Sir Charles Spencer Charlie Chaplin (1889 1977) English born USA comedy and film star; Gene Charlie Chaplin, Jamaican dancehall singer n. position in which one s feet are turned outwards …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Charlie Chaplin — Se artiklen: Charlie Chaplin …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Charlie Chaplin — ➡ Chaplin * * * …   Universalium

  • Charlie Chaplin — Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 de abril de 1889 25 de diciembre de 1977), actor británico, uno de los más famosos de los inicios del cine en Hollywood y, en su madurez, un notable director. Fue conocido en algunos países de habla hispana como… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Charlie Chaplin — Charles Spencer Chaplin …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Charlie Chaplin — Cine Todo lo que necesito para hacer una comedia es un parque, un policía y una chica guapa. Mente Nuestro cerebro es el mejor juguete que se ha creado. En él están todos los secretos, incluso el de la felicidad. Tiempo El tiempo es el mejor… …   Diccionario de citas