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Macdonald, Andrew 1942-

Works: 9 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 5,509 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Dark comedy films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew Macdonald
Shaman or Sherlock? : the Native American detective by Gina Macdonald( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional depictions of Native American concepts of justice, crime, and the investigation of crime are explored in this original work. Shaman or Sherlock explores depictions created by Native American authors themselves, as well as those created by outsiders with mainstream agendas. The most successful of these writers fuse authentic Native American culture with standard genre conventions, thus providing an appealing, empathetic view of little-understood or underappreciated groups, as well as insight into issues of cross-cultural communication. Dealing with such significant concepts as acculturation, regional diversity, and assimilation, this unique study evaluates over 200 detective stories. Though the crime novel began in Europe as a manifestation of Enlightenment rationality and scientific methodology, the Native American detective story moves into the realm of the spiritual and intuitive, often incorporating depictions of non-material phenomena. Shaman or Sherlock? explores how geographical and tribal differences, degrees of assimilation, and the evolution of age-old cultural patterns shape the Native American detective story
Scott Turow : a critical companion by Andrew Macdonald( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scott Turow is a novelist, lawyer, and humanist who has fused his two passions, writing and the law, to create challenging novels that raise significant legal issues and test the justice of present laws. In all of his books, Turow reveals the moral ambiguities that afflict both accuser and accused, and challenges his readers to reconsider their preconceived notions of justice. Beginning with One-L, his first published work about the first-year law school experience, Turow continues to capture the readers' imagination with books such as Presumed Innocent and Burden of Proof."--Jacket
Howard Fast : a critical companion by Andrew Macdonald( )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works into their genre traditions. The remaining six chapters focus on his most important individual novels. Each novel is analyzed for plot structure, characterization, and thematic elements. In addition, Macdonald defines and applies alternative critical perspectives from which to read each novel. A genealogy table for The Immigrants series, and a complete, up-to-date bibliography of all of Fast's nearly one hundred published works, as well as selected reviews and
Shape-shifting : images of Native Americans in recent popular fiction by Andrew Macdonald( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of the Native American in the western, romance, detective, horror, and science fiction genres examines how even historically accurate representations distort and bias the Native American figure to fit European-based traditions and modern agendas. The authors provide critical approaches for evaluating the literature. They argue that while popular fiction conventions determine and limit authentic portraits of Native American cultures, successful popular fiction writers approach literary quality by fusing authentic Native American culture with the standard genre conventions. Approximately 200 books are discussed and evaluated, and true Native American stories and writings are contrasted with mainstream versions of Indian culture. While the exploitation of Native Americans has long been recognized, little has been written about the manipulation of Native American figures in recent popular fiction. This study will appeal to students of Native American culture, literature, and popular culture. An appendix of special terms is provided along with a comprehensive bibliography."
Jane Austen on screen( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen on Screen is a collection of essays exploring the literary and cinematic implications of translating Austen's prose into film. Contributors raise questions of how prose fiction and cinema differ, of how mass commercial audiences require changes to script and character, and of how continually remade films evoke memories of earlier productions. The essays represent widely divergent perspectives, from literary "purists" suspicious of film renderings of Austen to filmmakers who see the text as a stimulus for producing exceptional cinema. Theoretical issues are explored in balance with the practical concerns of literature-to-film conversions: casting choices, authenticity of settings, script "amputations" of the original prose, anachronisms, relevance for modern mass audiences, and the intertextuality informing the production of much-remade works. This study, including an exhaustive Austen bibliography and filmography, will be of interest to students and teachers alike
Mastering writing essentials by Andrew Macdonald( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 700+ page introduction to academic writing provides comprehensive writing instruction for ESL learners. Teaches critical thinking skills and includes effective, tested prewriting exercises and writing assignments. For advanced ESL learners
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family ... ". This is the story of Mark Renton and his so-called friends - a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. Charts the disintegration of their friendship as they proceed seemingly towards self-destruction. Mark alone has the insight and opportunity to escape his fate - but then again does he really want to "choose life"?
The necessity of evil : Shakespeare's rhetorical strategy in Richard III by Andrew Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The making of an Englishman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of film-maker Emeric Pressburger who created some of the classics of British cinema with his film partner, the director Michael Powell
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Audience level: 0.12 (from 0.02 for Scott Turo ... to 1.00 for The making ...)

Shape-shifting : images of Native Americans in recent popular fiction
Scott Turow : a critical companionHoward Fast : a critical companionShape-shifting : images of Native Americans in recent popular fictionJane Austen on screenMastering writing essentials
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Mac Donald Andrew

Macdonald, Andrew

Macdonald, Andrew F. 1942-

Mc Donald Andrew

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