The Art of the Affair

An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence
Author: Catherine Lacey,Forsyth Harmon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632868636
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 96
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A vibrantly illustrated chain of entanglements (romantic and otherwise) between some of our best-loved writers and artists of the twentieth century--fascinating, scandalous, and surprising. Poet Robert Lowell died of a heart attack, clutching a portrait of his lover, Caroline Blackwood, painted by her ex-husband, Lucian Freud. Lowell was on his way to see his own ex-wife, Elizabeth Hardwick, who was a longtime friend of Mary McCarthy. McCarthy left the father of her child to marry Edmund Wilson, who had encouraged her writing, and had also brought critical attention to the fiction of Anaïs Nin . . . whom he later bedded. And so it goes, the long chain of love, affections, and artistic influences among writers, musicians, and artists that weaves its way through the The Art of the Affair--from Frida Kahlo to Colette to Hemingway to Dali; from Coco Chanel to Stravinsky to Miles Davis to Orson Welles. Scrupulously researched but playfully prurient, cleverly designed and colorfully illustrated, it's the perfect gift for your literary lover--and the perfect read for any good-natured gossip-monger.

Niemand verschwindet einfach so

Roman
Author: Catherine Lacey
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841213901
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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»Als wir an jenem Abend nach Hause gingen, beide nach dem Bourbon riechend, der uns auf die Knie getröpfelt war, wusste ich, dass mein Mann ein Song war, dessen Text ich vergessen hatte, und ich ein verwackeltes Foto von jemandem, den er mal geliebt hatte.« Elyria löst ein One-Way-Ticket nach Neuseeland und verlässt ihren Mann, ohne eine Nachricht zu hinterlassen. In Neuseeland angekommen, setzt sie sich immer riskanteren und surrealer werdenden Begegnungen mit den Einwohnern und der Tierwelt aus. Doch ihre eigentliche Reise ist die Reise in ihr eigenes Herz der Finsternis. Verfolgt vom Tod der Schwester, ausgestoßen von der Mutter, zermürbt von der Eintönigkeit ihrer Ehe, droht Elyria an ihren eigenen Gedanken verlorenzugehen. Auf fast hypnotische Weise beschreibt Catherine Lacey eine Frau, die verrückt wird, allein durch sich selbst. Doch niemand verschwindet einfach so, egal wie sehr er es versucht. International gefeiert als eines der eindrücklichsten Debüts der letzten Jahre: "Niemand verschwindet einfach so" beschreibt den gewagten Versuch einer Frau, ihr bisheriges Leben hinter sich zu lassen. Elyria begibt sich in die Ferne, nur um festzustellen, dass man vor sich selbst niemals flüchten kann. Ein intimes Abenteuer – und die Geschichte einer Selbstfindung. »Da ist ein wildes Biest im Herzen dieses Romans, und Sie werden es treffen.« The New Yorker. »Eine neue, beeindruckend sichere und originelle Erzählstimme aus den USA – in ihrem Roman "Niemand verschwindet einfach so" findet Catherine Lacey eine ganz eigene, überzeugende Sprache für die Irrungen und Wirrungen ihrer jungen Protagonistin.« Bettina Abarbanell.

The Masculine Century

A Heretical History of Our Time
Author: Michael Antony
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595899463
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 540
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Now that the Twentieth Century is behind us what made it what it was? 200 million human beings killed by war, totalitarianism, and extermination programs What made the twentieth century the most murderous age in human history, as well as the age that made the greatest advances ever in science and technology, while art and serious music declined into abstraction, non-communication, and grotesque hoaxes-blank canvases, old urinals, cans of excrement, and concertos consisting of four minutes of silence? This book argues that the century was marked by an over-masculinization of the Western mind, leading to autism and psychopathic aggression, and the eclipse of the feminine, expressive, emotional, empathetic side of human nature. Hence the unprecedented culture of total war and genocide, and the totalitarian projects to raze the human past and start again-which Modernism carried out in the arts. Hence also the masculinization of sexual behavior (as romance gave way to pornography, and marriage to promiscuity), the adoption by women of a male work role, the decline of motherhood and family, and the collapse of Western birthrates. This is all traced back to the rise of two aggressive, ultra-masculine ideologies in the nineteenth century, Darwinism and Marxism (which gave birth to Fascism and Feminism.) These ideologies put violence, conflict and aggression at the heart of life, and changed human mentalities. This book examines these developments through the literature and art of the past hundred and fifty years, and discusses their implications for the future of Western Civilization.

The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts


Author: Claude Summers
Publisher: Cleis Press Start
ISBN: 1573448745
Category: Art
Page: 384
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A distinctly queer presence permeates the history of the visual arts — from Michelangelo's David and homoerotic images on ancient Greek vases to Frida Kahlo's self-portraits and the photography of Claude Cahun and Robert Mapplethorpe. The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts is a comprehensive work showcasing the enormous contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer artists to painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture. International in scope, the volume includes overviews of the various periods in art history, from Classical Art to Contemporary Art and from African Art to Erotic and Pornographic Art; discussions of topics ranging from AIDS Activism in the Arts, Censorship in the Arts, and the Arts and Crafts Movement to Pulp Paperbacks and Their Covers; surveys of the representation of various subjects in the visual arts, from Androgyny to Vampires; and biographical entries on significant figures in the history of art, such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, El Greco, Leonardo da Vinci, David Hockney, Ruth Bernhard, Rosa Bonheur, Romaine Brooks, Simeon Solomon, and Nahum Zenil. Includes more than 100 illustrations and photographs.

The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction


Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317863321
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 736
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With over 900 biographical entries, more than 600 novels synopsized, and a wealth of background material on the publishers, reviewers and readers of the age the Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction is the fullest account of the period's fiction ever published. Now in a second edition, the book has been revised and a generous selection of images have been chosen to illustrate various aspects of Victorian publishing, writing, and reading life. Organised alphabetically, the information provided will be a boon to students, researchers and all lovers of reading. The entries, though concise, meet the high standards demanded by modern scholarship. The writing - marked by Sutherland's characteristic combination of flair, clarity and erudition - is of such a high standard that the book is a joy to read, as well as a definitive work of reference.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
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Australian Cinema in the 1990s


Author: Ian Craven
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136326995
Category: History
Page: 248
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This study is a collection of critical and scholarly analyses of the organisation of the Australian Film Industry since 1990. Particular emphasis is put on globalisation, authorship, national narrative and film aesthetics.

First Australians

An Illustrated History
Author: Rachel Perkins
Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
ISBN: 0522853153
Category: History
Page: 393
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"A landmark history of Indigenous Australia which accompanies a major nine part Australian television series. It combines the most rigorous academic research with capitvating contemporary story-telling. Richly illustrated book that includes images of thelandscape, evocative ninteenth-century photography and Aboriginal art. Written by Australia's leading Indigenous historian and public intellectuals"--Provided by publisher.

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States


Author: Mary Beth Norton,Carol Sheriff,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495915254
Category: History
Page: 1088
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A PEOPLE AND A NATION is a best-selling text offering a spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors’ attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Ninth Edition (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91525-6; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-91589-8; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91590-4. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Volume I: To 1877


Author: Mary Beth Norton,Carol Sheriff,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff,Fredrik Logevall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133171877
Category: History
Page: 608
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A PEOPLE AND A NATION is a best-selling text offering a spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Ninth Edition (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91525-6; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-91589-8; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91590-4. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Volume II: Since 1865


Author: Mary Beth Norton,Carol Sheriff,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133171885
Category: History
Page: 640
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A PEOPLE AND A NATION is a best-selling text offering a spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Ninth Edition (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91525-6; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-91589-8; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91590-4. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Examiner

A Weekly Paper on Politics, Literature, Music and the Fine Arts
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Rechts blinken, links abbiegen


Author: Dorthe Nors
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036993371
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Als sich Sonja mit über vierzig endlich bei der Fahrschule anmeldet, verspricht sie sich davon mehr Freiheit. Nur bereitet ihr das Schalten größere Probleme als gedacht und überhaupt läuft ihr Leben gerade nicht rund. Immer mehr sehnt sie sich an die idyllischen Orte ihrer Kindheit zurück: Wilde Singschwäne und Zugvögel will sie sehen, keine Tauben und Plastikeulen auf Nachbarbalkonen! Doch was muss passieren, damit Sonja ihr Schicksal in die Hand nimmt?

Franco-British Cultural Exchanges, 1880-1940

Channel Packets
Author: Andrew Radford,Victoria Reid
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113703078X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 229
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This volume focuses on the literary connotations of the 'Channel Packet' and sets forth lively dialogues between French and British culture at a key period of artistic innovation and exchange between 'high' and popular art forms.

The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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