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The Ratcatcher

The Ratcatcher

A Lyrical Satire

  • Author: Marina T͡Svetaeva,Angela Livingstone
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 9780810118164
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 123
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Ignored upon its publication in 1926 in a Russian émigré periodical, Marina Tsvetaeva's extraordinary narrative poem The Ratcatcher is today deemed by critics and readers to be the zenith of her impressive oeuvre. Written in Prague and Paris in the mid-1920s and now available in the United States for the first time, The Ratcatcher is at once a paean to literary tradition and a scathing attack on the materialistic, unspiritual lifestyle embraced by post-Bolshevik Russia.

Raven and the Ratcatcher

Raven and the Ratcatcher

  • Author: Donald MacKenzie
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1471905020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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When John Raven is somehow connected to the case of a criminal abortion that ended in death he finds himself embroiled with his old nemesis, former Chief Superintendent Drake of Scotland Yard. But what Drake doesn't realise is the death is only incidental to the plan for a million-dollar heist. Soon Raven is involved in rescuing a damsel in distress, saving his own skin, preventing a bank robbery and foiling the relentless machinations of his old enemy. 'Expertly plotted' Publishers Weekly 'The action is violent and intricately plotted, but it is completely convincing' Spectator

Ratcatcher

Ratcatcher

  • Author: Annette Kuhn
  • Publisher: British Film Inst
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 94
  • View: 1667
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Lynne Ramsay's bleak yet beautifully photographed debut unflinchingly portrays life on a Glasgow housing estate during the 1973 refuse collectors' strike, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old James Gillespie (William Eadie). After James's friend falls into a canal and drowns, James becomes increasingly withdrawn. As bags of rubbish pile up and rats move in, James finds solace in his friendships with Kenny, an odd boy who loves animals, and Margaret Anne, a teenage misfit. On Ratcatcher's release in 1999, Ramsay was hailed as one of the finest new talents in world cinema, and the film attracted enormous international acclaim. Annette Kuhn's study of the film, the first to offer an overarching account of Ramsay's work, considers the director's background and Ratcatcher alongside her earlier films. Kuhn traces the film's production history in the context of Scottish media and literary cultures, and its cinematic influences, while acknowledging the distinctiveness of Ramsay's poetic, visionary style. Kuhn draws on interviews with Ramsay and others involved in the film's production, and combines this with a close reading of selected passages to provide an in-depth and illuminating analysis of the film's poetic style and its aesthetics, including an examination of its construction of a child's world through a highly distinctive organisation of cinematic space.

The Ratcatcher (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

The Ratcatcher (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1405911166
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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The Ratcatcher is a short, sharp, distrubing story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In The Ratcatcher, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a ratcatcher has a most unusual way of dealing with these pests . . . The Ratcatcher is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale.' (Observer ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Jessica Hynes. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

The Ratcatcher

The Ratcatcher

  • Author: Alfred Gerald Davison
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 8799399040
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 294
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What do the Lithuanian mafia and european neo-nazis have in common ? Almost everything !

The Man in the Ratcatcher

The Man in the Ratcatcher

  • Author: Cyril "Sapper" McNeile
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473341116
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 284
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This vintage book contains a collection of short stories by Cyril McNeile. Herman Cyril McNeile, MC (1888 - 1937), who often published under the pseudonym "Sapper", was a British soldier and author. These masterful and exciting tales are highly recommended for all lovers of the short story form, and are not to be missed by fans of McNeile's wonderful work. Contents include: "The Man in Ratcatcher", "'An Arrow at a Venture'", "The House by the Headland", "The Man Who Would Not Play Cards", "A Question of Personality", "The Unbroken Line", "The Real Test", ";Good Hunting, Old Chap'", "The Man with His Hands in His Pocket", "A Matter of Routine", "A Payment on Account", and more. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with its original artwork and text.

Ratcatcher

Ratcatcher

  • Author: James McGee
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007343442
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Regency London is vividly brought to life in this extraordinary page-turner, the first in a series of historical thrillers featuring Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood – a dangerous, sexy and fascinating hero.

Matthew Hawkwood Thriller Series Books 1-3: Ratcatcher, Resurrectionist, Rapscallion

Matthew Hawkwood Thriller Series Books 1-3: Ratcatcher, Resurrectionist, Rapscallion

  • Author: James McGee
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007538197
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1216
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The Sunday Times bestselling historical thrillers. Meet Matthew Hawkwood: soldier, spy, lover. A man as dangerous as the murderers, spies and traitors he hunts on the crime-ridden streets of London at the height of the Napoleonic wars.

The Ratcatcher

The Ratcatcher

  • Author: Viktor Dyk
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780996072205
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 146
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In the old Saxon town of Hamelin, a stranger appears with a magical fife. He promises to rid the town of its rats for the sum of 100 Rhine Ducats. When its desperate citizens agree to hire his services, he plays his fife and lures the rats to the river. But can Hamelin ever be truly void of all its vermin? Viktor Dyk's rendition of the Pied Piper legend masterfully blends lyrical prose with early twentieth century modernist perspective. For over a century, The Ratcatcher has held its own among the great works of Czech literature, but now this classic is introduced to us in English for the first time.

Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-catcher

Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-catcher

  • Author: Ike Matthews
  • Publisher: Publio Kiadó Kft.
  • ISBN: 9633819695
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 40
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In placing before my readers in the following pages the results of my twenty-five years’ experience of Rat-catching, Ferreting, etc., I may say that I have always done my best to accomplish every task that I have undertaken, and I have in consequence received excellent testimonials from many corporations, railway companies, and merchants. I have not only made it my study to discover the different and the best methods of catching Rats, but I have also taken great interest in watching their ways and habits, and I come to the conclusion that there is no sure way of completely exterminating the Rodents, especially in large towns. If I have in this work referred more particularly to Rat-catching in Manchester that is only because my experience, although extending over a much wider area, has been chiefly in that city, but the methods I describe are equally applicable to all large towns. Yours truly, IKE MATTHEWS.