The Ruin of Us


Author: Keira Michelle Telford
Publisher: Venatic Press
ISBN: 9780992011598
Category: Fiction
Page: 116
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AN EROTIC VICTORIAN LESBIAN ROMANCE In preparation for marriage, sixteen-year-old Maddie is packed off to finishing school. She anticipates spending a dreary summer refining her knowledge of the great literary classics, improving her needlepoint, and learning how to paint. Instead, she receives an altogether more erotic education at the hands of Miss Camille, the school's beautiful and enigmatic maitress. ************************************* The Ruin of Us is a 22,000 word, lesbian-themed Victorian novella. ***Contains graphic & explicit language***"

The Ruin of Kasch


Author: Roberto Calasso
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141397020
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 432
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A sparkling new translation of the classic work on violence and revolution as seen through mythology and art The Ruin of Kasch takes up two subjects: "the first is Talleyrand, and the second is everything else," wrote Italo Calvino when the book first appeared in 1983. Hailed as one of those rare books that persuade us to see our entire civilization in a new light, its guide is the French statesman Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, who knew the secrets of the ancien régime and all that came after, and was able to adapt the notion of "legitimacy" to the modern age. Roberto Calasso follows him through a vast gallery of scenes set immediately before and after the French Revolution, making occasional forays backward and forward in time, from Vedic India to the porticoes of the Palais-Royal and to the killing fields of Pol Pot, with appearances by Goethe and Marie Antoinette, Napoleon and Marx, Walter Benjamin and Chateaubriand. At the centre stands the story of the ruin of Kasch, a legendary kingdom based on the ritual killing of the king and emblematic of the ruin of ancient and modern regimes. 'Startling, puzzling, profound . . . a work charged with intelligence and literary seduction' The New York Times 'Unique, idiosyncratic and vaultingly ambitious... essential reading' Independent 'A great fat jewel-box of a book, gleaming with obscure treasures' John Banville

The Ruin of Rome

Or, An Exposition Upon the Whole Revelation. Wherein is Plainly Shewed and Proved, that the Popish Religion, Together with All the Power and Authority of Rome Shall Ebb and Decay More Throughout All the Churches of Europe ...
Author: Arthur Dent
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 468
View: 1954

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Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation


Author: Dorothea Olkowski
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520922239
Category: Philosophy
Page: 310
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Dorothea Olkowski's exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze clarifies the gifted French thinker's writings for specialists and nonspecialists alike. Deleuze, she says, accomplished the "ruin of representation," the complete overthrow of hierarchic, organic thought in philosophy, politics, aesthetics, and ethics, as well as in society at large. In Deleuze's philosophy of difference, she discovers the source of a new ontology of change, which in turn opens up the creation of new modes of life and thought, not only in philosophy and feminism but wherever creation is at stake. The work of contemporary artist Mary Kelly has been central to Olkowski's thinking. In Kelly she finds an artist at work whose creative acts are in themselves the ruin of representation as a whole, and the text is illustrated with Kelly's art. This original and provocative account of Deleuze contributes significantly to a critical feminist politics and philosophy, as well as to an understanding of feminist art.

The Roman History

From the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth
Author: Nathaniel Hooke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rome
Page: N.A
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The Ruin of the Roman Empire

The Emperor Who Brought It Down, The Barbarians Who Could Have Saved It
Author: James J O'Donnell
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847653960
Category: History
Page: 768
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What really marked the end of the Roman Empire? James O'Donnell's magnificent new book takes us back to the sixth century and the last time the Empire could be regarded as a single community. Two figures dominate his narrative - Theodoric the 'barbarian', whose civilized rule in Italy with his philosopher minister Boethius might have been an inspiration, and in Constantinople Justinian, who destroyed the Empire with his rigid passion for orthodoxy and his restless inability to secure his frontiers with peace. The book closes with Pope Gregory the Great, the polished product of ancient Roman schools, presiding over a Rome in ruins.

Alex Miller: the ruin of time


Author: Robert Dixon
Publisher: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 1743324073
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 229
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Alex Miller: The Ruin of Time is the first sole-authored critical survey of the respected Australian novelist's eleven novels. While these books are immediately accessible to the general reading public, they are manifestly works of high literary seriousness - substantial, technically masterful and assured, intricately interconnected, and of great imaginative, intellectual and ethical weight. Among his many prizes and awards, Alex Miller has twice won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, for The Ancestor Game in 1993, and Journey to the Stone Country in 2003; the Commonwealth Writers' prize, also for The Ancestor Game in 1993; and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize, for Conditions of Faith in 2001 and Lovesong in 2011. He received a Centenary Medal in 2001 and the Melbourne Prize for Literature in 2012. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Having published his eleventh novel, Coal Creek, in 2013 - which won the Victorian Premier's Fiction Award in 2014 - Miller is currently writing an autobiographical memoir with the working title 'Horizons'.

Street Photography

From Atget to Cartier-Bresson
Author: Clive Scott
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857735500
Category: Photography
Page: 248
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Street photography is perhaps the best-loved and most widely known of all photographic genres, with names like Cartier-Bresson, Brassai and Doisneau familiar even to those with a fleeting knowledge of the medium. Yet what exactly is street photography? From what viewpoint does it present its subjects, and how does this viewpoint differ from that of documentary photography? Looking closely at the work of Atget, Kertesz, Bovis, Rene-Jacques, Brassai, Doisneau, Cartier- Bresson and more, this elegantly written book, extensively illustrated with both well-known and neglected works, unpicks Parisian street photography's affinity with Impressionist art as well as its complex relationship with parallel literary trends and authors from Baudelaire to Philippe Soupault. Clive Scott traces street photography’s origins, asking what really what happened to photography when it first abandoned the studio, and brings to the fore fascinating questions about the way the street photographer captures or frames those subjects - traders, lovers, entertainers - so beloved of the genre. In doing so Scott reveals street photography to be a poetic, even 'picturesque' form, looking not to the individual but to the type; not to the ‘reality’ of the street but to its 'romance'.

Without Faith, Without God

Or an Appeal to God Concerning His Own Existence : Being an Essay Proving from the Scriptures that the Knowledge of God Comes Not by Nature, Innate Ideas, Intuition, Reason, Etc. Etc. But Only by Revelation
Author: John Barclay,David Thom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Revelation
Page: 128
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The Octopus


Author: Frank Norris
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486146324
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 432
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Based on an actual bloody dispute in 1880 between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad, this tale of greed, betrayal, and a lust for power is played out during the waning days of the western frontier.

The Untold Story


Author: Gary Allan Tisor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469183544
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 358
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Forget 'Where's the Beef.' WHERE'S THE MONEY? Now you can find out. Read The Untold Story." Garys research has uncovered many manuscripts and 'documents' to inform you just how this theft has been very carefully planned out! This book of all books, reveals the treasonous untold and previously hidden secrets, explaining what our banks have done and are doing to all Americans. This book goes to the very core of our current world problems. The Untold Story, by Gary Allan Tisor is a must read. It tells the most factual truth published anywhere. For more information about the book, you may check: www.isorstudios.com.

The Weimar Republic Sourcebook


Author: Anton Kaes,Martin Jay,Edward Dimendberg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520909601
Category: History
Page: 806
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A laboratory for competing visions of modernity, the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) continues to haunt the imagination of the twentieth century. Its political and cultural lessons retain uncanny relevance for all who seek to understand the tensions and possibilities of our age. The Weimar Republic Sourcebook represents the most comprehensive documentation of Weimar culture, history, and politics assembled in any language. It invites a wide community of readers to discover the richness and complexity of the turbulent years in Germany before Hitler's rise to power. Drawing from such primary sources as magazines, newspapers, manifestoes, and official documents (many unknown even to specialists and most never before available in English), this book challenges the traditional boundaries between politics, culture, and social life. Its thirty chapters explore Germany's complex relationship to democracy, ideologies of "reactionary modernism," the rise of the "New Woman," Bauhaus architecture, the impact of mass media, the literary life, the tradition of cabaret and urban entertainment, and the situation of Jews, intellectuals, and workers before and during the emergence of fascism. While devoting much attention to the Republic's varied artistic and intellectual achievements (the Frankfurt School, political theater, twelve-tone music, cultural criticism, photomontage, and urban planning), the book is unique for its inclusion of many lesser-known materials on popular culture, consumerism, body culture, drugs, criminality, and sexuality; it also contains a timetable of major political events, an extensive bibliography, and capsule biographies. This will be a major resource and reference work for students and scholars in history; art; architecture; literature; social and political thought; and cultural, film, German, and women's studies.

A New Voyage Round the World

Describing Particularly, the Isthmus of America, Several Coasts and Islands in the West Indies, the Isles of Cape Verd, the Passage by Terra Del Fuego, the South Sea Coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico; the Isle of Guam One of the Ladrones, Mindanao, and Other Philippine and East India Islands Near Cambodia, China, Formosa, Luconia, Celebes, &c. New Holland, Sumatra, Nicobar Isles; the Cape of Good Hope, and Santa Hellena. Their Soil, Rivers, Harbours, Plants, Fruits, Animals, and Inhabitants. Their Customs, Religions, Government, Trad, &c
Author: William Dampier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Buccaneers
Page: N.A
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