Lunar Park

Autor: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781848565180
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Alik is a former Soviet soldier who has relocated to Coney Island only to become a gangland enforcer. He's haunted by memories of his past, and the only thing that soothes his angst is booze, heroin and his lover, the prostitute Marina. But as much as Alik encourages her to break away from the ganglord who owns her, Marina can't because of her daughter, who never leads the ganglord's side. So Alik comes up with a desperate plan to save all three of them, and in doing so, he'll find he's destined to repeat the past over and over again, including a past or two he might not even be aware he has, in a story that flashes from present- day run down Coney Island to the Russia of 10 years ago during the Second Chechen War to turn of the 20th century Coney Island, when the area was at its peak amusement park glory and wonder.

Lunar Park

Autor: Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307264300
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Bret Ellis, the narrator of Lunar Park, is the bestselling writer whose first novel Less Than Zero catapulted him to international stardom while he was still in college. In the years that followed he found himself adrift in a world of wealth, drugs, and fame, as well as dealing with the unexpected death of his abusive father. After a decade of decadence a chance for salvation arrives; the chance to reconnect with an actress he was once involved with, and their son. But almost immediately his new life is threatened by a freak sequence of events and a bizarre series of murders that all seem to connect to Ellis’s past. His attempts to save his new world from his own demons makes Lunar Park Ellis’s most suspenseful novel. In this chilling tale reality, memoir, and fantasy combine to create not only a fascinating version of this most controversial writer but also a deeply moving novel about love and loss, parents and children, and ultimately forgiveness.

Luna Park

Autor: Luis Cardoza-aragon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781945720901
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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Art. Hand-sewn and bound in a recycled cardboard cover. Translated from the Spanish by Anthony Seidman."We hear Cardoza defend poetry not as an activity in service of the revolution, but as the expression of perpetual human subversion. Cardoza was the bridge between the vanguard and the poets of my age. A bridge extending not between two shores, but between two opposing forces."—Octavio Paz "Luis Cardoza y Arag�n knows that his own existence and his capacity to interpret exactly the reason for his current location justifies the celebration of this refulgent promenade through the future. He knows that he can bend poetry in his favor. He can be swift and expose the register of his stroll through LUNA PARK, capture the scenes, the snapshots which approximate verbal selfies contrasted against distinct backdrops, from his multiple encounters with Luciferian characters who inhabit the boiling of a world in exquisite gestation."—Alan Mills "That conscience of speaking is a playful conscience, self-ironic, characteristic of a pleasurable and humorous exercise, celebratory and casual, pertaining to the language of the vanguard. It's not an accident that the epigraphs come from Apollinaire and Laforgue and allude to the paradoxical flight of a bird with only one wing and to the infinite as a station for lost trains. The space of travel is—ever since his first chapbook—a metaphor for exile, for the movement that typifies new art."—Julio Ortega "The Guatemalan supports his two initial books, LUNA PARK and Maelstrom, both published in Paris, on that effervescence that aims to establish Modernity by naming it after its most striking edges. It is in the eye of the hurricane, destructive and incarnate with their words of excitement for the new: the feverish rhythm, the kinetic visions, the cult of speed, cosmopolitanism, the touch of humor, the vertigo of big cities, the fraternity between things, carefree bohemia, the pleasure of experimenting and a preeminence for the Ultraist signature."—Jorge Boccanera "Luis Cardoza y Arag�n is always a motive for homage."—Augusto Monterroso Translator Bio: Anthony Seidman (Los Angeles, 1973) is a poet-translator who resides in his native city after having spent years living in the northern border region of Mexico, in Ciudad Ju�rez. His most recent books are CONFETTI-ASH: SELECTED POEMS OF SALVADOR NOVO (The Bitter Oleander, 2015) and A SLEEPLESS MAN SITS UP IN BED (Eyewear Publishing, 2016). He has published poetry, translations, and articles in the United States, France, England, Mexico, Nicaragua, Argentina, Romania, and Bangladesh, in such journals as Newsweek en espa�ol, Nimrod, The Black Herald, Bengal Lights, Poets & Writers, La jornada semanal, Ambit, Huizache, and Cardinal Points, among others.

Luna Park

Autor: Donald Margulies
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559367512
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A new collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Dinner with Friends."

Seattle S Luna Park

Autor: Aaron J. Naff
Publisher: Imaginary Lines, Inc.
ISBN: 9780738575858
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Luna Park emerged on the north end of Alki Beach during the golden age of American amusement parks. Billed as "the Nation's Greatest Playground on the Pacific Coast," the park introduced the city to a host of novel attractions. Pleasure-seekers rode shimmering horses, thundered down the roller coaster, and marveled at daredevils and sideshows. There were games to be played, prizes to be won. Thousands swam in the waters of its natatorium and twirled across the floor of its dance hall. The park's glittering nighttime display shone across the bay and arrested the attention of the city. Though open only briefly, Luna Park remains a vibrant piece of Seattle's history.

Luna Park Cleveland

Autor: Frederic P. Miller
Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
ISBN: 9786134193696
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Luna Park was an amusement park in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, from 1905 to 1929. Constructed by Frederick Ingersoll, the park occupied a hilly 35-acre site bounded by Woodland Avenue, Woodhill, Mt. Carmel, and East 110th Street and included roller coasters, carousels, a fun house, a Ferris wheel, a roller rink, a shoot-the-chutes ride, a concert shell, a dance hall, bumper cars, a baseball field,and a 20,000-seat stadium in which American football was played. On May 18, 1905, Cleveland's Luna Park became the second Ingersoll park of that name to have opened before his death in 1927, and the second amusement park to be covered with electrical lighting.

The Lost Tribe Of Coney Island

Autor: Claire Prentice
Publisher: New Harvest
ISBN: 9780544262287
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Describes the story of a group of people from the Philippines who were transported to Coney Island in 1905 to be portrayed as “headhunting, dog-eating savages” in a Luna Park freak show.

Luna Park

Autor: Grevel Lindop
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
ISBN: 1784100498
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Grevel Lindop is a poet who has stood up to walk his poems before sitting down to write them. He knows their landscapes first of all by foot. The poems in Luna Park travel between the Staffordshire locales of Tixall, Shugborough and Cannock Chase, to Manchester, Nottingham and Oxford, venturing as far afield as Mexico and Cuba. Each is shown to be a ‘landscape of fantasies’, a ledger of upkeep or decline that reflects a people’s values. Luna Park, the abandoned funfair of the collection’s title, is also the landscape of Lindop’s own poetry, a haunted theme-park of talkative ghosts, blurring the line between ritual and amusement. The moon, the collection’s totem, peeks repeatedly through the lines, in the silver of two lovers’ rings, in the luminous X-ray of a broken arm, in the stones resting in fields or threaded on a necklace. An air of moss, tree bark, the warm dampness of woods infuses Lindop’s verse, but so too does the warmth of human intimacy, bonds between lovers and generations. The collection ends in the extended prose piece ‘Hurricane Music’, Lindop’s memoir of a visit to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. // Care for detail, love of nature, clear eye and formal excellence. Every poem shows us more than we have seen with our own eyes.’ - Elizabeth Jennings, Independent // ‘One of the most complex and sophisticated British poets [...] Classical tradition fused with the edginess of late modernism.’ - Kevin McGrath, Harvard Review