Moon Over Soho

After the death of a part-time jazz drummer, London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant investigates a series of supernatural deaths in and around Soho that are linked to Peter's dad--a talented trumpet player named Richard ...

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345524594

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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After the death of a part-time jazz drummer, London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant investigates a series of supernatural deaths in and around Soho that are linked to Peter's dad--a talented trumpet player named Richard "Lord" Grant. Original.

Moon Over Soho

Moon Over Soho is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, ...

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345524608

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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BODY AND SOUL The song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho’s 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body—a sure sign that something about the man’s death was not at all natural but instead supernatural. Body and soul—they’re also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace—one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard “Lord” Grant—otherwise known as Peter’s dear old dad.


In the context of the Brechtian presence in the film , the sign more likely refers to the song " Moon over Soho ” in The Threepenny Opera , a cynical , albeit nostalgic , dismissal of romantic love . ( It is into the dark void of this ...

Author: Ingeborg Hoesterey

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253214454

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Pastiche Cultural Memory in Art, Film, Literature Ingeborg Hoesterey Traces the rise of the pastiche in the arts and popular culture. In the last two decades cultural theorists and artists have redefined a genre of artistic expression that for centuries was regarded as both elusive and notorious: the pastiche, or pasticcio. Today, highly engaging manifestations of the genre minor can be found in architecture, painting, and mixed media installations; in film, literature, and performance modes ranging from the operatic to rock event; and in supposedly trivial discourses such as advertising. Postmodern pastiche is about cultural memory as a history of seeing and writing. One of the markers that sets aesthetic postmodernism apart from modernism is artistic practice that borrows ostentatiously from the archive of Western culture, which modernism, in its search for the unperformed, tended to dismiss. Contemporary artists are re-examining traditions that modernism eclipsed in its pursuit of the "Shock of the New" or--in the case of architects--the functionalism of the International style. Ingeborg Hoesterey, Professor of Comparative Literature and Germanic Studies at Indiana University, is author of Verschlungene Schriftzeichen: Intertextualit t von Literatur und Kunst in der Moderne/Postmoderne; editor of Zeitgeist in Babel: The Postmodernist Controversy; and co-editor of Intertextuality: German Literature and Visual Art from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century and Neverending Stories: Toward a Critical Narratology. March 2001 160 pages, 20 b&w photos, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 cloth 0-253-33880-8 $45.95 L / 34.00 paper 0-253-21445-9 $19.95 s / 15.50 Contents A Discourse History of Pasticcio and Pastiche Pastiche in the Visual Arts Cinematic Pastiche Literary Pastiche Pastiche Culture beyond High and Low: Advertising Narratives, MTV, Performance Styles Coda

Kurt Weill The Threepenny Opera

In the same way Polly and Mac's ' Melodrama ' ( ' Do you see the moon over Soho ' ) picks up the clichéd theme of moonlight's romantic influence such as can be found in Der Vetter von Dingsda at the point in that work where the heroine ...

Author: Kurt Weill

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521338882

Category: Music

Page: 260

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This is a book on the best known of the Weill-Brecht collaborations which explores the extent and significance of the composer's contribution. After a detailed reconstruction of the work's genesis and continued revision over three decades, Stephen Hinton examines the spin-offs on which Weill and Brecht participated: the instrumental suite, the film, the lawsuit, the novel, and the musical and textual revisions of songs. In a survey of the stage history, Hinton pays particular attention to pioneering productions in Germany and Great Britain. Kim Kowalke provides an exhaustive account of the history of The Threepenny Opera in America, Geoffrey Abbott addresses questions concerning authentic performance practice, and David Drew analyses large-scale motivic relationships in the music. Among the earliest writings on the work reprinted here, those by Theodor W. Adorno, Ernst Bloch and Walter Benjamin appear for the first time in English translation. The book contains numerous illustrations, a discography, and music examples.

Introducing Rivers of London

Rivers of London, Moon Over Soho and Whispers Under Ground Ben Aaronovitch. Moon Over Soho Contents Dedication Epigraph 1 Body and Soul 2 The Spice Moon Over Soho.

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473232473

Category: Fiction

Page: 695

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This bumper boxset from the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author contains the first three novels in the two-million-copy selling series! My name is Peter Grant, and until January I was just an ordinary policeman in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). Then my life took a turn for the strange, and now I'm a Detective Constable and trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years. My world has become somewhat more complicated, and it's safe to say the problems London's streets throw at me are now much more difficult to respond to. But there's someone out there causing trouble, using all manner of magic to do it, and they're putting ordinary Londoners at risk. It's fallen to me to bring order out of the chaos - or die trying. Like I said, life is stranger now. But I'm a police officer at heart, London is my city, and I've got a job to do. 'Funny and wildly inventive' Mail on Sunday 'A charming, witty and exciting romp through a magical world' Independent 'Witty, well plotted, vividly written and addictively readable' The Times This eBook boxset contains the first three novels in the bestselling Rivers of London series. Full of warmth, humour, and mysteries that will keep you guessing, this is your perfect introduction to a whole new side of England's capital.

Our Dramatic Heritage Classical drama and the early Renaissance

Mrs.Peachum : Such is the moon over Soho Such is the magic " Can you feel my heart beating " spell Oh , it's " Whither thou goest , I will go with thee , Johnny " And the new moon's shining on the asphodel . Peachum : I for one Like to ...

Author: Philip George Hill

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838631065

Category: Drama

Page: 396

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An anthology of European drama. Includes the Oresteia. Oedipus the King. The Trojan Women, Everyman, and The Mandrake, among others. Each play is preceded by a critical introduction.

Brecht Collected Plays 2

Three lamps are lowered from above on a pole, and the signs say: THE “No THEY CAN'T' son G No, they can't Bear to be at home all tucked up tight in ... So that's your Moon over Soho - That is your infernal d'you feel my heartbeating?

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147253851X

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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Published by Methuen Drama, the collected dramatic works of Bertolt Brecht are presented in the most comprehensive and authoritative editions of Brecht's plays in the English language. This second volume of Brecht's Collected Plays brings together some of his most glittering Berlin successes including The Threepenny Opera, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, The Seven Deadly Sins, Man Equals Man and The Elephant Calf. The Threepenny Opera is the story of the mercurial beggar turned entrepeneur Peachum and his battles with the criminal Mac 'the Knife'; Mahagonny, an operatic satire on the search for an American capitalist utopia; The Seven Deadly Sins is a ballet with songs that predicts the downfall of the petty bourgeosie and was first performed as the Nazis planned their book burning exercise. Man equals Man is an exploration of the theory of equality and The Elephant Calf is a play within a play based on an Indian folk story. The translators include W H Auden and Chester Kallman, Ralph Manheim, Gerhard Nellhaus and John Willett. The translations are ideal for both study and performance. The volume is accompanied by a full introduction and notes by the series editor John Willett and includes Brecht's own notes and relevant texts as well as all the important textual variants.

The Threepenny Opera

So that's your Moon over Soho That is your infernal 'd'you feel my heart beating?' line. That's the old 'wherever you go I shall be with you, honey' When you first fall in love and the moonbeams shine. No, they can't See what's good for ...

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350205273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 152

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One of Bertolt Brecht's best-loved and most performed plays, The Threepenny Opera was first staged in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin (now the home of the Berliner Ensemble). Based on the eighteenth-century The Beggar's Opera by John Gay, the play is a satire on the bourgeois society of the Weimar Republic, but set in a mock-Victorian Soho. With Kurt Weill's music, which was one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce the jazz idiom into the theatre, it became a popular hit throughout the western world. This new edition is published here in John Willett and Ralph Manhein's classic translation with commentary and notes by Anja Hartl.

A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture

'Life protects itself,' said Dr Walid. 'As far as I know, vampires are the only creatures that can take life, magic, whatever – directly from people.' From Moon Over Soho, by Ben Aaronovitch The Rivers of ...

Author: Violet Fenn

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 1526776650

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Our enduring love of vampires - the bad boys (and girls) of paranormal fantasy - has persisted for centuries. Despite being bloodthirsty, heartless killers, vampire stories commonly carry erotic overtones that are missing from other paranormal or horror stories. Even when monstrous teeth are sinking into pale, helpless throats - especially then - vampires are sexy. But why? In A History Of The Vampire In Popular Culture, author Violet Fenn takes the reader through the history of vampires in ‘fact’ and fiction, their origins in mythology and literature and their enduring appeal on TV and film. We’ll delve into the sexuality - and sexism - of vampire lore, as well as how modern audiences still hunger for a pair of sharp fangs in the middle of the night.

Whispers Under Ground

—M/uuo ACEVEDO, author of WerewoifSmackdown MOON OVER SOHO “Aaronovitch makes the story sing, building momentum until the ending is literally breathless. Recommended.” —SF Revu “The rich, urban, London history that made Midnight Riot so ...

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345524624

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world. At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—that’s going to go well.