Bored Of The Rings

Bored Of The Rings PDF Book Detail Author: The Harvard Lampoon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473228654
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224

Book Description
50th anniversary edition of the ultimate Tolkien Parody ! Sometimes childish, sometimes rude, always clever and always very, very funny, this book has delighted most, and outraged a few, Tolkien fans in the US for more than 40 years. Pulling in references to popular culture and fantasy literature as a whole, this is a killingly effective parody of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. From the dreary Goddamn (Gollum) to the feckless Arrowroot (Aragorn), the bungling Goodgulf (Gandalf) to the timid, mean-minded boggies Frito (Frodo) and Dildo (Bilbo), no character is safe. Fleeing the Nozdrul, bored by acid-casualty Tim Benzedrine and harassed throughout by the minions of Sorhed, the fellowship move through a Middle Earth like no other. Short, sharp and very much to the point, even Tolkien would be hard-pressed to surpress a giggle at BORED OF THE RINGS.

Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings PDF Book Detail Author: Henry Beard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451672667
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 160

Book Description
Presents a parody of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings."

Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings PDF Book Detail Author: Harvard Lampoon
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451137302
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages :

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Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings PDF Book Detail Author: Harvard Lampoon
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451040022
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages :

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Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings PDF Book Detail Author: Henry N. Beard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780575074958
Category : Lord of the rings
Languages : en
Pages : 228

Book Description
Sometimes childish, sometimes rude, always clever and always very, very funny, this book has delighted most, and outraged a few, Tolkien fans in the US for nearly 30 years. Pulling in references to popular culture and fantasy literature as a whole, this is a killingly effective parody of LORD OF THE RINGS. From the dreary Goddamn (Gollum), to the feckless Arrowroot (Aragorn), the bungling Goodgulf (Gandalf) to the timid, meanminded boggies Frito (Frodo) and Dildo (Bilbo), no character is safe. Fleeing the Nozdrul, bored by acid-casualty Tim Benzedrine and harrassed throughout by the minions of Sorhed, the fellowship move through a Middle Earth like no other. Short, sharp and very much to the point, even Tolkien would be hard-pressed to surpress a giggle at BORED OF THE RINGS.

J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia

J R R  Tolkien Encyclopedia PDF Book Detail Author: Michael D. C. Drout
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415969425
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 774

Book Description
A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

The Reception of the Legend of Hero and Leander

The Reception of the Legend of Hero and Leander PDF Book Detail Author: Brian Oliver Murdoch
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900440094X
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 424

Book Description
A study of the literary reception of the love-story of Hero and Leander and its popularity from classical times to the present in different genres, from epigram to epic, and including drama, opera, burlesques and modern experimental works.

Humor in Young Adult Literature

Humor in Young Adult Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Walter Hogan
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850729
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 223

Book Description
Humor in Young Adult Literature: A Time to Laugh celebrates the accomplishments of YA authors acclaimed for producing high-quality comedies. This discussion shows how these works are reinforced, not trivialized, by their humorous content. In bringing together the foremost YA authors of comedies, Hogan illustrates their strengths, similarities, and differences. The book is topical to facilitate a comparison of distinctive treatments by various authors of adolescent life events, such as sibling rivalry and first dates.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing PDF Book Detail Author: Colin Bulman
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745636888
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 249

Book Description
All writers are familiar with terms like plot, suspense, conflict and character. They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use. It may spark off ideas for stories and novels and provide first-aid for failing stories. A story's ending may come as a surprise to the reader, suspense may have the reader on the edge of the seat, and conflict may lead to unbearable excitement. It is the job of the writer to create these effects and this book illustrates how it is done. The book is for students doing creative writing in higher education, at "A" level, and it will be essential reading for anyone interested in writing fiction. Contents: Definitions of over 200 terms and techniques to do with fiction writing How to achieve fictional effects Literary examples of the techniques described Characteristics of genre as well as literary fiction Basic but essential techniques such as writing dialogue and using figures of speech Definitions of major terms used in publishing

Encyclopedia of British Humorists

Encyclopedia of British Humorists PDF Book Detail Author: Steven H. Gale
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780824059903
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 1307

Book Description
First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Sex Column and Other Misprints

The Sex Column and Other Misprints PDF Book Detail Author: David Langford
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1930997787
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 244

Book Description
David Langford has written for every issue of SFX, the top-selling British magazine about science fiction, since its launch in 1995. His sparkling column-imaginatively titled "Langford"-is notoriously the first page readers turn to. Now at last, The SEX Column collects over 130 instalments and extra features in book form.

Lame of Thrones

Lame of Thrones PDF Book Detail Author: The Harvard Lampoon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306873702
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
From Harvard's legendary humor publication comes an outrageous, uproariously funny parody of Game of Thrones, in the tradition of their previous bestselling parody book classics Bored of the Rings, Nightlight, and The Hunger Pains. An affectionate but take-no-prisoners send-up of the massive literary and television franchise, Lame of Thrones offers fans a way of reentering the fictional world they have come to love and merrily explodes all of its conventions -- as well as their expectations of the characters -- to hilarious ends. It may even leave you more satisfied than the actual TV ending of Game of Thrones. In fact, if it doesn't the Lampoon has really dropped the ball. Lame of Thrones will take you to Westopolis, where several extremely attractive egomaniacs are vying to be ruler of the realm and sit on the Pointy Chair. Our hero Jon Dough was a likely bet, but his untimely murder at the hands of his own men of the Night's Crotch has made that seem less likely. Will Dragon Queen Dennys Grandslam escape from her Clothkhaki captors and return to conquer the world? Or will she just get left in the desert counting grains of sand for the rest of the book? And what about Jon Dough's siblings? Will they be mentioned? Probably? Almost definitely, yes? It would be weird if they weren't prominent characters in the book, you say? To find out, read the book you wish George R.R. Martin would write but never will. The Lampoon -- the place where such comedy writers and performers as Conan O'Brien, Colin Jost, B.J. Novak, Patricia Marx, Alan Yang, Andy Borowitz and many more all got their start -- is ready to serve parody notice to the most entertaining, infuriating, and inescapable cultural phenomenon of the past decade.

The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing PDF Book Detail Author: Mike Bent
Publisher: Everything
ISBN: 1605501689
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
A guy walks into a bar... With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Discover how to tap into your natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on skill-building exercises. Learn the best ways to come up with ideas and write comedy that gets laughs--every time! Mike Bent, an accomplished stand-up comedian and teacher, provides the inside scoop on techniques to jump-start your comedy writing career, including how to: Develop comic characters for sketches and scenes Create and polish a standup routine Write for TV and movies Use the web to advance your comedy career Everyone loves a comedian. But breaking into this tough field is no laughing matter. After sharpening your comedy-writing skills with this practical (and funny!) guide, you'll feel comfortable adding humor to everyday situations and may even take a chance on your dream job in show business!

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings PDF Book Detail Author: Ernest Mathijs
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781904764823
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 341

Book Description
Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of media and film studies to explore the various strategies and implications underlying the global presence of 'Lord of the Rings', this book covers different national contexts and presents a lively and diverse combination of textual, historical and empirical study.

Making the Move to RDA

Making the Move to RDA PDF Book Detail Author: Chamya Pompey Kincy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810887703
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 346

Book Description
Making the Move to RDA: A Self-Study Primer for Catalogers is aimed at MARC catalogers who currently create AACR2 records and need to transition to the new Resource Description and Access (RDA) environment. Since both RDA’s structure and content differ from AACR2 in many respects, this primer will first detail the development and rationale for RDA as well as its intended goals, principles, and objectives. It will then explain RDA’s theoretical underpinnings—collectively known as the FRBR Family of Models.

Futile and Stupid Gesture

Futile and Stupid Gesture PDF Book Detail Author: Josh Karp
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569762279
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 434

Book Description
Now a Netflix original film starring Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, and Emmy Rossum. Comic genius Doug Kenney cofounded National Lampoon, cowrote Animal House and Caddyshack, and changed the face of American comedy before mysteriously falling to his death at the age of 33. This is the first-ever biography of Kenney--the heart and soul of National Lampoon—reconstructing the history of that magazine as it redefined American humor, complete with all its brilliant and eccentric characters. Filled with vivid stories from New York, Harvard Yard, Hollywood, and Middle America, this chronicle shares how the magazine spawned a comedy revolution with the radio shows, stage productions, and film projects that launched the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and Gilda Radner, while inspiring Saturday Night Live and everything else funny that's happened since 1970. Based on more than 130 interviews conducted with key players including Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis, P. J. O'Rourke, John Landis, and others and boasting behind-the-scenes stories of how Animal House and Caddyshack were made, this book helps capture the nostalgia, humor, and enduring legacy that Doug Kenney instilled in National Lampoon--America's greatest humor magazine.

The Magic of Terry Pratchett

The Magic of Terry Pratchett PDF Book Detail Author: Marc Burrows
Publisher: White Owl
ISBN: 1526765519
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 224

Book Description
An in-depth look into the life and writings of the bestselling author of the Discworld novels, Good Omens, and Nation. The Magic of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s bestselling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK’s most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills, to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him—via more than sixty best-selling books—to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status. The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature’s most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time. * Now disqualified on both counts. Praise for The Magic of Terry Pratchett "In this encompassing biography of the prolific fantasy and science-fiction author, writer and comedian Burrows details both the writing accomplishments and the personal life of Sir Terry Pratchett. . . . Burrows spoke to friends and family, and this biography has moments of sadness, especially when discussing Pratchett’s fight with Alzheimer’s. But the book is also funny and conversational in tone, and an excellent tribute to a beloved author.” —Booklist “Affable and consistently engaging . . . Burrow’s buoyant, pun-peppered, and aptly footnote-flecked style . . . helpfully marries his subject matter, propelling us through decade after decade of a heavily writing-centric life while illuminating Pratchett’s complexities and contradictions without any drag in the tempo.” —Locus Magazine “An impressively comprehensive, engagingly written biography. ****”—SFX