'An exultant night - a man in total command of his talent.' Observer 'The most intense expression of compressed violence to be found anywhere in Pinter's plays.' The Times When Teddy, a professor in an American university, brings his wife Ruth to visit his old home in London, he finds his family still living in the house. In the conflict that follows, it is Ruth who becomes the focus of the family's struggle for supremacy.
Author: Harold Pinter
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Performing Arts
A Study Guide for Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
The goal of this conference was to facilitate a network of social service agencies resettling Amerasians for program ideas and resource exchange.
Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
After Randy Newman is released from a Vietcong POW camp in 1969, The Homecoming that takes place back in America isn't the one he expected. Thrust back to a world he hasn't seen in six years, Randy is confused and begins having hallucinations. At a train station, he sees a poster of a boy and girl on the beach. The girl transforms into Natalie, his first love, and his search begins. Meanwhile, Natalie's life hasn't turned out the way she imagined either. In the years Randy was away in Vietnam, Natalie clings to the hope he will eventually return. But about the time he does set foot back in California, Natalie has just met another man and thinks she's falling in love. As Randy watches war demonstrations and senses the dark mood of the nation, he turns to drink and other women, but Natalie is still in his heart. Not knowing that she is in an abusive relationship, he vows to leave California and start life anew elsewhere - until he and Natalie finally meet face to face. Author David Ludwig Eggert brings us back to the days of California surfer dudes and anti-war demonstrations. Raised in Long Beach, California, he now lives in Washington State. The author of several books, Eggert's own favorite writers are Ian Fleming, James Michener, John Jakes, Steven King, John D. McDonald and Herman Wouk. Author's website: http: //www.davidleggertauthor.com/ Publisher's website: http: //www.eloquentbooks.com/TheHomecoming.ht
Author: David Ludwig Eggert
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
This study begins with an examination of the archi-pattern of the Prodigal Son, then analyses the analogies and differences between this archi-pattern and its post-figuration in modern dramatic discourse as influenced by changes in the sociocultural code. Six modern plays are represented: Ibsen's Ghosts, O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, Miller's Death of a Salesman, Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Pinter's The Homecoming, and Shepard's Buried Child.
The Return of the Prodigal : "Guilt to be on Your Side"
Author: Leah Hadomi
Category: Literary Criticism
Ein Sommer voller Hoffnung, Herz und kleiner Wunder Arkansas in den Fünfzigerjahren. Unweit der Kleinstadt Magnolia liegt die Farm der Familie Moses. Jeden ersten Sonntag im Juni findet das traditionelle Familientreffen statt, und Calla und John Moses freuen sich auf den Besuch ihrer Kinder – allen voran die erwachsene Tochter Willadee, die mit ihrem Mann Samuel, einem Methodistenpriester, und den drei Kindern anreist. Doch dann geschieht eine Tragödie: John nimmt sich das Leben. Und es folgt ein schicksalhafter Sommer, der das Leben aller verändert. Eine Zeit voller Trauer und Dunkelheit, aber auch voller Hoffnung, Liebe – und vielleicht sogar Wunder ...
Author: Jenny Wingfield
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Joshua returns to the town where he first appeared two decades earlier to bring a message of peace and tranquillity to people living in fear of the millennium. 60,000 first printing. Tour.
Author: Joseph F. Girzone
Publisher: Image Books
Author: Christopher Sergel,Evelyn Swensson,Earl Hamner
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Bestselling author Andrew Pyper returns with a riveting psychological thriller about how the people you’ve known your whole life can suddenly become strangers. What if everything you knew about the people you loved was a lie? After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan travel to a vast rainforest property in the Pacific Northwest to hear the reading of his will. There, they meet up with their mother and troubled sister, Franny, and are shocked to discover the will’s terms: in order to claim their inheritance they must all remain at the estate for thirty days without any contact with the outside world. Despite their concerns, they agree. The Quinlans soon come to learn their family has more secrets than they ever imagined—revelations that at first inspire curiosity, then fear. Why does Bridge have faint memories of the estate? Why did their father want them to be sequestered there together? And what is out there they feel pulling them into the dark heart of the woods? The Homecoming is at once a gripping mystery, a chilling exploration of how our memories can both define and betray us, and a riveting page-turner that will have you questioning your very existence.
Author: Andrew Pyper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In a small town, reputation is everything. In her latest novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr explores the burden placed on a young man returning home to face his mistakes—the first step in claiming the life he was meant to live At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been. Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he's been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father—and the people of Thunder Point—he's become a better, humbler version of his former self. Winning over his father isn't the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he's finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?
Author: Bestsellers - Books USA Press
Maddy fled the idyllic market town of Havenbury Magna three years ago, the scene of a traumatic incident she revisits most clearly in her dreams. Even so, when she is called back to help at the Havenbury Arms when her godfather Patrick suffers a heart attack, she is unprepared for the welter of emotions her return provokes. Psychologist and ex-army officer Ben is sure he can help Maddy to resolve her fears, until he finds himself falling for her, and struggling with a recently uncovered family secret of which Maddy is blissfully unaware. Then Maddy's mother, Helen, arrives and Patrick himself must confront a few uncomfortable truths about his history and the pub’s future.
Author: Rosie Howard
Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd
Enid helps her friend Ment adjust to the idea that his parents are adopting a baby.
Author: Cynthia G. Williams
Publisher: B & H Publishing Group
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Earl Hamner, Jr.
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Category: American drama
&Lsquo;I Wonder How The Fabric Of My Life Came Apart So Quickly. It Was A Rich Fabric, Something I&Rsquo;D Taken Great Pains And Over Three Decades To Weave. We Might Each Recover Individually, But The Richness Of The Fabric Is Gone.&Rsquo; Javed Sharif Returns Home To Srinagar For His Father&Rsquo;S Eighty-Fourth Birthday. He Returns With A Sense Of Well-Being, Despite Troubles, The Violence And The Bitterly Cold Weather. Unexpectedly, His Dreams Of Retiring And Settling In Kashmir Again Are Shattered By A Knock On The Door On The Day Of The Birthday Party And, As He Watches His Life Unravel, His World Will Never Be The Same Again. The Homecoming Is The Story Of One Family, But Also Of The Many Families In Kashmir Whose Lives Have Been Destroyed By Decades Of Violence And Uncertainty. Deeply Moving And Disturbingly Honest, This Is A Haunting Tale That Is Political Yet Profoundly Personal, And Tells Of The Pain And Suffering That Is A Result Of The Cruelty&Mdash;And Ultimately The Indifference&Mdash;Of The State.
Author: Shashi Warrier
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Category: Jammu and Kashmir (India)
It is 1946, and with the war at last at an end, members of the Adams family who had been serving with the forces begin to come home. Boots is reunited with Polly and their twins, his son Tim returns to the welcoming arms of Felicity, and with so many others coming back, Chinese Lady finds herself once more the watchful matriarch of the family. But grandson Daniel is still serving in an army unit out in Palestine, where he is caught up in life-threatening circumstances, and his American fiancee, Patsy, counts the days until his return. Boots, Polly and Mr Finch attend the Nuremberg trials, where they discover the full horrors of the Third Reich and witness Germany's major war criminals being brought to justice. And while the new Labour government struggles with the problems of a country drained by the war, Sammy pursues his business interests with post-war energy and unfailing optimism.
Author: Mary Jane Staples
Publisher: Random House