How Loathsome


Author: Tristan Crane
Publisher: Comics Lit
ISBN: N.A
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 109
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Now in paperback, the new series by the artist of Gloom Cookie and Courtney Crumrin! Do the town with gender outlaw Catherine Gore and her disreputable friends. It's Friday night and Catherine is dragged to an S&M play party to see what passes for sex these days. There, the beautiful, enigmatic femme fatale Chloe takes Catherine by surprise. Chloe is a girl with a secret. Catherine is intrigued, and the two form a tight bond. But is it love or desperate obsession? Part Queer as Folk, part Trainspotting, this is a bizarre, gothic exploration of sex and gender.

The Making of Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano


Author: Frederick Asals
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820318264
Category: Drama
Page: 476
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Ten years in the making, Under the Volcano is the best-known work of writer Malcolm Lowry. Published first in 1947, it is a brilliant, moving, and complex novel, perhaps the last fictional masterpiece to emerge from the modernist movement. As the years went by, Lowry's obsessive rewriting took him further and further into his book, which changed relatively little in the outer semblance of action and main characters but became utterly transformed in texture from the thin and mediocre version of 1940 to the rich tapestry of 1947. The numerous manuscripts allow a look at the processes by which Lowry created not only his masterwork but also his own reputation as a modernist genius. This study offers an extended examination of individual drafts as the novel slowly developed and, in a final chapter, an appraisal of the implications of Lowry's revisions for the book as published, an appraisal that suggests bases for new readings of Under the Volcano.

Barker: Plays Five


Author: Howard Barker
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432686
Category: Drama
Page: 312
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Includes the plays The Last Supper, Seven Lears, Hated Nightfall and Wounds to the Face Howard Barker is one of the most significant and controversial dramatists of his time. His plays challenge, unsettle and expose.Both The Last Supper and Seven Lears exemplify Barker's way with great religious and literary stories, the first placing the wilful suicide of a Christ-like prophet, Lvov, in the context of modern chaos, illuminating his moral ambiguities with comic or painful parables, the second taking its inspiration from the significant absence in Shakespeare's play, that of Lear's wife, the queen whose murder is here discerned as the origin as the great family tragedy. The execution of the Russian royal family remains shrouded in mystery - not least that of the identity of two bodies discovered in the mass grave years after the event. In Hated Nightfall Barker's speculative imagination leads him to identify these as the children's tutor, Dancer, and a recalcitrant servant, Jane. Dancer is perhaps Barker's archetypal hero, febrile, iconoclastic, yet in search of a self-sacrifice nothing appears to justify. In Wounds to the Face, our complex and sometimes violent relations with our own physiognomy form the psychological link between related scenes of wounding, notoriety, shame and vanity in a play of kaleidoscopic energy and imagery.

The Christian's Dictionary; Or, Sure Guide to Divine Knowledge

Containing a Full and Familiar Explanation of All the Remarkable Words Made Use Of, in the Holy Scriptures, and in the Writings of the Most Eminent and Pious Divines, Whether Ancient Or Modern ... To which is Added, a Brief Explication of All the Proper Names Found in Sacred Scripture ...
Author: John Fleetwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theology
Page: 596
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The Works of Henry Smith

Including Sermons, Treatises, Prayers, and Poems. With Life of the Author
Author: Henry Smith,Thomas Fuller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Church of England Sermons
Page: N.A
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InVisible


Author: Tristan Crane
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC.
ISBN: 1935934465
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 176
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Seventeen year old Kay is not your average Los Angeles high school student. From a young age, Kay has worked as a model in print, commercials, and on the runway. And now her career has recently undergone a dramatic upswing--she's been booked for a runway show and several shoots in Japan. On the morning of her departure, Kay awakens to a shocking change in herself, which threatens her entire career and forces her to reconsider her priorities: she has inexplicably been transformed into a boy! Kay's boyfriend Adrian, a trained make-up artist, comes to the rescue. He convinces Kay that she's still pretty enough to play the part of a girl. With a little make-up and the right outfit, Kay's nearly convinced that the charade might work... but once she clears airport security she wonders how she is going to spend a whole two weeks in Japan pretending to be the girl she once was?

The Last Days of Jack Sparks


Author: Jason Arnopp
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316362255
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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"Ingenious and funny . . . Magnificent." -- Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen and V for Vendetta Jack Sparks died while writing this book. It was no secret that journalist Jack Sparks had been researching the occult for his new book. No stranger to controversy, he'd already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed. Then there was that video: forty seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet was posted from his own YouTube account. Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed -- until now. "Wow. Seriously hard to put down." -- M. R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts

Kingdom of Fear

Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the F
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126542
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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The Gonzo memoir from one of the most influential voices in American literature, Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Hunter S. Thompson’s life as a rebel—from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flaunting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances. Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking—in his journalism, in his life, and under the law—changed the shape of American letters, and the face of American icons. Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson’s legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.

The Loathsome Dragon


Author: David Wiesner,Kim Kahng
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618543595
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 1999

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A wicked queen casts a spell over her beautiful stepdaughter, turning her into a loathsome dragon until such time as her wandering brother shall return and kiss her three times.

Are You Loathsome Tonight?

Stories
Author: Poppy Z. Brite
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497612195
Category: Fiction
Page: 164
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Tales of “fearlessly offbeat” horror from the author of Lost Souls and Exquisite Corpse (Locus). Poppy Z. Brite, an acclaimed horror fan favorite, is known for going to the edge and back—and this collection of stories, many set against the backdrop of the author’s native New Orleans, explores the outermost regions of murder, sex, death, and religion. Featuring titles such as “In Vermis Veritas,” “Entertaining Mr. Orton,” and “Mussolini and the Axeman’s Jazz,” as well as collaborations with Christa Faust and David Ferguson, this volume also offers notes on each story by the author, an introduction by #1 NewYork Times–bestselling author Peter Straub, and an afterword by Caitlín R. Kiernan. Are You Loathsome Tonight? is an edgy, gruesome tour of “the darkness at the heart of things [with] a number of superb stories, powerful in style and characters” (Locus).

The Works of that Eminent Servant of Christ, Mr. John Bunyan: The holy war. The desire of the righteous granted. The saint's privilege and profit. Christ a compleat saviour. The saints knowledge of Christ's love. A discourse of the house of the forest of Lebanon. Of Anti-christ and his ruin. Saved by grace. Christian behaviour. A discourse touching prayer. The strait gate. Some gospel-truths opened. A vindication of gospel-truths opened. Light for them that sit in darkness. Instruction for the ignorant. The holy city. The resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. A caution to stir up to watch against sin. An exposition on the ten first chapters of Genesis, and part of the eleventh. The work of Jesus Christ as an advocate. Seasonable counsel. Divine emblems. Mr. Bunyan's last sermon. Ebal and Gerizzim. Prison meditations


Author: John Bunyan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Loathsome Jews and Engulfing Women

Metaphors of Projection in the Works of Wyndham Lewis, Charles Williams, and Graham Greene
Author: Andrea Freud Loewenstein
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814750966
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
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"A remarkable study, one that I recommend to any reader fascinated by the shaping of culture and the power of the psyche." - The Forward How typical of his generation was T.S. Eliot when he complained that Hitler made an intelligent anti-semitism impossible for a generation? In her new book, Loathsome Jews and Engulfing Women, novelist and critic, Andrea Freud Loewenstein examines the persistent anti-semitic tendencies in modernist, British intellectual culture. Pursuing her subject with literary, historical, and psychological analyses, Loewenstein argues that this anti-semitism must be understood in terms of its metaphorical link with misogyny. Situated in the context of the history of Jews in Britain, Loathsome Jews and Engulfing Women begins by questioning the widespread belief that the British government was a friend to the Jews in the 30s and 40s. Loewenstein shows that, as evident in the hypocrisy of many British governmental policies prior to and during WWII, Britain actively collaborated in the Jews' destruction. Against the backdrop of this tragic complicity in the Holocaust, Loewenstein evaluates Jewish stereotypes in the works of three representative twentieth-century British thinkers and writers. Her analysis provides a revealing critique of British modernism. In a larger sense, Loathsome Jews and Engulfing Womenexplores the riddle of prejudice. Loewenstein argues that anti-semitism is nurtured in an environment populated by other hatreds --misogyny, homophobia, and racism. To explain the interaction of these prejudices, she develops an investigative model grounded in object relations theory and informed by the works of such theoretically diverse authors as Virginia Woolf, Kate Millett, and Alice Miller. Loewenstein lucidly argues within an autobiographical framework, insisting on the need for critics to . . . look within ourselves for 'that terrible other' rather than to complacently assume that we ourselves exist outside the ideology of power. This well-written and readable book will be of interest to many people, ranging students of British history to psychoanalysts, from historians of Jewish culture to anyone interested in feminist and literary theory.

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs

In Two Parts, Part I. Containing the Hymns, Part Ii. Containing the Songs; Designed (especially the Former Part) for the Use of Congregations, as an Appendix to Dr. Watts Psalms and Hymns
Author: William Parkinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Baptists
Page: 576
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The Waning of the Renaissance 1640–1740

Studies in the Thought and Poetry of Henry More, John Norris and Isaac Watts
Author: John Hoyles
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401030081
Category: Philosophy
Page: 266
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It is not always easy to maintain a proper balance between the delineation of cultural development within a given literary field and the claims of practical criticism. And yet if the history of ideas is to be more than a pastime for the student of literature, it must be rooted in the precise art of discrimination. The following chapters attempt to describe and evaluate a particular cultural development by relating the background of ideas to the literary achievement of three writers. It will be sufficient here to out line the nature of the problem, and the method and approach employed. The concept of cultural development implies a recognition of the con nections between ideology and aesthetics. There are at least two ways of exploring such connections. The one, pioneered by Basil Willey, seeks to situate the critical moments of our cultural development in the back ground of ideas, without which the contribution of a particular author cannot be justly evaluated. The danger of such an approach is that the task of discrimination comes to depend over-heavily on extra-literary criteria.

A Country of Vast Designs

James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent
Author: Robert W. Merry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439160457
Category: History
Page: 592
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A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Notable Book Robert Merry's brilliant and highly acclaimed history of a crucial epoch in U.S. history—the presidency of James K. Polk, "our most underrated president" (Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein). In a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America’s Manifest Destiny—extending its territory across the continent by threatening England with war and manufacturing a controversial and unpopular two-year war with Mexico. "A crucial architect of modern America, James K. Polk deserves to be elevated out of the mists of history" (Jon Meacham, author of American Lion).

The City Jungle


Author: Felix Salten
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442487534
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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Get to know the lives and longings of animals in a city zoo in this time-honored tale from the author of Bambi. The animals of the city zoo miss their homes. While they appreciate the company of one another, they have a fierce longing to be free of the daily visitors, the city sounds—and most of all, the bars to their cages. Vasta the mouse is the only animal who is not behind bars. She uses her freedom to travel from cage to cage, visiting Yppa the orangutan and her young son Tikki, Hella the proud lioness and her two cubs, Mino the crazy fox, Pardinos the friendly elephant, and Hallo the tame wolf. The zookeepers and visitors have no idea what life is really like in this city jungle, but Felix Salten’s depiction of these animals’ stories is brought vividly to life in this beautiful repackage.