The Glamour of Strangeness

The Glamour of Strangeness
Author: Jamie James
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN 10: 0374711321
ISBN 13: 9780374711320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glamour of Strangeness Book Review:

From the early days of steamship travel, artists stifled by the culture of their homelands fled to islands, jungles, and deserts in search of new creative and emotional frontiers. Their flight inspired a unique body of work that doesn't fit squarely within the Western canon, yet may be some of the most original statements we have about the range and depth of the artistic imagination. Focusing on six principal subjects, Jamie James locates "a lost national school" of artists who left their homes for the unknown. There is Walter Spies, the devastatingly handsome German painter who remade his life in Bali; Raden Saleh, the Javanese painter who found fame in Europe; Isabelle Eberhardt, a Russian-Swiss writer who roamed the Sahara dressed as an Arab man; the American experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, who went to Haiti and became a committed follower of voodoo. From France, Paul Gauguin left for Tahiti; and Victor Segalen, a naval doctor, poet, and novelist, immersed himself in classical Chinese civilization in imperial Peking. In The Glamour of Strangeness, James evokes these extraordinary lives in portraits that bring the transcultural artist into sharp relief. Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating study of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.

The Discovery of America

The Discovery of America
Author: John Fiske
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1892
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015001516478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Our Little Life

Our Little Life
Author: Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1882
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433070250885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pagan Light

Pagan Light
Author: Jamie James
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 0374715564
ISBN 13: 9780374715564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pagan Light Book Review:

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "Pagan Light is mesmerizing. Every detail is compelling. I felt I was reading a family history of a family far more interesting than mine." --Edmund White, author of Our Young Man A rich, intimate embrace of Capri, which was a magnet for artistic renegades and a place of erotic refuge Isolated and arrestingly beautiful, the island of Capri has been a refuge for renegade artists and writers fleeing the strictures of conventional society from the time of Augustus, who bought the island in 29 BC after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, to the early twentieth century, when the poet and novelist Jacques d’Adelswärd-Fersen was in exile there after being charged with corrupting minors, to the 1960s, when Truman Capote spent time on the island. We also meet the Marquis de Sade, Goethe, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Compton Mackenzie, Rilke, Lenin, and Gorky, among other astonishingly vivid characters. Grounded in a deep intimacy with Capri and full of captivating anecdotes, Jamie James’s Pagan Light tells how a tiny island served as a wildly permissive haven for people—queer, criminal, sick, marginalized, and simply crazy—who had nowhere else to go.

The Literary Review

The Literary Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000010005399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Review of Contemporary Fiction

Review of Contemporary Fiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106019584561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Morocco

Morocco
Author: Insight Guides
Publsiher: Langenscheidt Publishers
Total Pages: 321
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780887297151
ISBN 13: 0887297153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morocco Book Review:

A travel series unlike any other, Insight Guides go beyond the sights and into reality. Their incomparable photojournalistic approach captures the uniqueness of each culture they cover: their traditions, their arts, their history, their lives. The stunning photography is married to compelling text, written by local writers; the people most qualified to convey their culture's "secrets". Yes, Insight Guides will tell you which attractions to visit, but they'll also tell you a whole lot more. From the most popular resort cities to the world's most remote and exotic villages, Insight Guides will give you the insider's perspective you need to truly experience any destination you visit. Insight Guides serve many purposes. They are ideal for planning a trip. And, they're wonderful souvenirs to treasure for years after. Even the armchair traveler can be swept away by their magnificent content and experience the world from the comfort of home. Many international and domestic and domestic destinations also offer companion FlexiMaps, an innovative laminated folding map specially designed for the discriminating traveler.

The Hearth and the Strangeness

The Hearth and the Strangeness
Author: N. Martin Kramer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 402
Release: 1956
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B71380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Revolutionary Guerrilla Warfare

Revolutionary Guerrilla Warfare
Author: Geoffrey Fairbairn
Publsiher: Penguin Group
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038689332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolutionary Guerrilla Warfare Book Review:

Guerillakrigsførelse. Hovedvægten ligger på guerillakrigsførelsen i Kina og Sydøstasien fra 1945 - 1972.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Author: Thomas Edward Lawrence
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 622
Release: 1938
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:32000002976886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Windsor Magazine

The Windsor Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1938
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015068412678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Some Sketches

Some Sketches
Author: Architectural Review
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1918
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C034839970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Eleventh House

The Eleventh House
Author: Hudson Strode
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015030698602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Penguin Book of Jewish Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Jewish Short Stories
Author: Emanuel Litvinoff
Publsiher: Puffin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105002568173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin Book of Jewish Short Stories Book Review:

Twenty stories by Jewish writers from all over the world, including some of the greatest names in modern literature.These stories, deeply rooted in Jewish life and consciousness, reflect authentic, often funny, often moving images of the Jewish people in the modern world. Many major literary figures are represented here: I. L. Peretz, founder of modern Yiddish writing; S. Y. Agnon, Saul Bellow, and Isaac Bashevis Singer, three Nobel Prize-winners; Isaac Babal, often called the greatest master of the Russian short story since Anton Chekhov; contemporary writers Philip Roth, Cynthia Ozick, and Muriel Spark; and many others.

The Bronze Drums

The Bronze Drums
Author: Jean Lartéguy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1967
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3600194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Later Wordsworth

The Later Wordsworth
Author: Edith Clara Batho
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 417
Release: 1963
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004994375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The London Mercury

The London Mercury
Author: Sir John Collings Squire,Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1935
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000093220741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Giant Anthology of Science Fiction

The Giant Anthology of Science Fiction
Author: Leo Margulies,Oscar Jerome Friend
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 580
Release: 1954
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000103852103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Literature

Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951000746067E
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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European

European
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1954
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3036336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Book Review: