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 Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating study of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.

Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth

Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth
Author: Lillian Doherty
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN 10: 147250240X
ISBN 13: 9781472502407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth Book Review:

Myths reflect, reinforce, and sometimes subvert gender ideologies and so have an influence in the 'real world'. This is true in the present no less than when the Greek and Roman myths were created. The struggles to redefine gender roles and identities in our own time are inevitably reflected in our interpretations and retellings of these classical myths. Using the new lenses provided by gender studies and diverse forms of feminism, Lillian Doherty re-examines some of the major approaches to myth interpretation in the twentieth century: psychological, ritualist, 'charter', structuralist and folklorist. She also explores 'popular' uses of classical mythology - from television and comic books to the evocation of goddesses in Jungian psychology.

Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery

Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery
Author: Eva Illouz
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0231118120
ISBN 13: 9780231118125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery Book Review:

Oprah Winfrey is an unprecedented and important cultural phenomenon. This book aims to understand the reasons for her spectacular success and visibility. Based on nearly one hundred show transcripts; a year and a half of watching the show regularly; and analysis of magazine articles, several biographies, O Magazine, Oprah Book Club novels, self-help manuals promoted on the show, and hundreds of messages on the Oprah Winfrey Web site, it takes the Oprah industry seriously in order to ask fundamental questions about how culture works today.

Andrew and Joey

Andrew and Joey
Author: Jamie James
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015061769611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Andrew and Joey Book Review:

When Joey, a hot-blooded Cajun choreographer, is awarded a grant to fund a year of study and dance in Bali, he spirits Andrew, his reluctant lover of fourteen years, to Bali, but when Joey engages in a bevy of steamy indiscretions, Andrew is crushed and leaves him, in a hilarious and poignant debut novel that uses a series of e-mails to tell the story of this modern gay romance. 25,000 first printing.

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.

Out of Place

Out of Place
Author: Edward W. Said
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-10-24
ISBN 10: 0307829642
ISBN 13: 9780307829641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Place Book Review:

From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and a celebration of an irrecoverable past. A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that he should leave a record of where he was born and spent his childhood, and so with this memoir he rediscovers the lost Arab world of his early years in Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt. Said writes with great passion and wit about his family and his friends from his birthplace in Jerusalem, schools in Cairo, and summers in the mountains above Beirut, to boarding school and college in the United States, revealing an unimaginable world of rich, colorful characters and exotic eastern landscapes. Underscoring all is the confusion of identity the young Said experienced as he came to terms with the dissonance of being an American citizen, a Christian and a Palestinian, and, ultimately, an outsider. Richly detailed, moving, often profound, Out of Place depicts a young man's coming of age and the genesis of a great modern thinker.

European

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

European Book Review:

The European

The European
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1954
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105126613699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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T.E. Lawrence Symposium Proceedings

T.E. Lawrence Symposium Proceedings
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105043050447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T.E. Lawrence Symposium Proceedings Book Review:

Morocco

Morocco
Author: Dorothy Stannard
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780395662700
ISBN 13: 0395662702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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South by Thunderbird

South by Thunderbird
Author: Hudson Strode
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 430
Release: 1945
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112124397305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South by Thunderbird Book Review:

About 70 pages have been added to cover South American history from 1937 to 1945.

Maya Deren and the American Avant-Garde

Maya Deren and the American Avant-Garde
Author: Bill Nichols,Maya Deren
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2001-10-31
ISBN 10: 9780520227323
ISBN 13: 0520227328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maya Deren and the American Avant-Garde Book Review:

Regarded as one of the founders of the postwar American independent cinema, Maya Deren was a poet, photographer, ethnographer and filmaker. These essays examine Deren's writings, films, and legacy from a variety of perspectives.

Secrets of the Superyoung

Secrets of the Superyoung
Author: David Joseph Weeks,Jamie James
Publsiher: Villard Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780679456636
ISBN 13: 0679456635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of the Superyoung Book Review:

Outlines the biological factors that make some people appear ten years younger than their age and offers readers tips on fitness and diet to make them look and feel younger, along with interviews with celebrities, case studies, and quizzes. 30,000 first printing.

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 Dog

The Dog
Author: Joseph O'Neill
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0307472949
ISBN 13: 9780307472946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dog Book Review:

Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, a young man leaves New York to take an unusual job in the strange desert metropolis of Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la where he struggles with his new position as the "family officer" of the capricious and very rich Batros family.

Eccentrics

Eccentrics
Author: David Joseph Weeks,Jamie James
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105021396192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eccentrics Book Review:

A scientific study of eccentric behavior differentiates between eccentricity and insanity while providing anecdotes and history examples that cite such figures as William Blake, Charlie Chaplin, and Albert Einstein. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger
Author: Sarah Waters
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 9781551993393
ISBN 13: 1551993392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Stranger Book Review:

From the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of The Night Watch and Fingersmith comes an astonishing novel about love, loss, and the sometimes unbearable weight of the past. In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to see a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the once grand house is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its garden choked with weeds. All around, the world is changing, and the family is struggling to adjust to a society with new values and rules. Roddie Ayres, who returned from World War II physically and emotionally wounded, is desperate to keep the house and what remains of the estate together for the sake of his mother and his sister, Caroline. Mrs. Ayres is doing her best to hold on to the gracious habits of a gentler era and Caroline seems cheerfully prepared to continue doing the work a team of servants once handled, even if it means having little chance for a life of her own beyond Hundreds. But as Dr. Faraday becomes increasingly entwined in the Ayreses’ lives, signs of a more disturbing nature start to emerge, both within the family and in Hundreds Hall itself. And Faraday begins to wonder if they are all threatened by something more sinister than a dying way of life, something that could subsume them completely. Both a nuanced evocation of 1940s England and the most chill-inducing novel of psychological suspense in years, The Little Stranger confirms Sarah Waters as one of the finest and most exciting novelists writing today.

The Glamour

The Glamour
Author: Christopher Priest
Publsiher: Gateway
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-07-14
ISBN 10: 0575114975
ISBN 13: 9780575114975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glamour Book Review:

Cameraman Richard Grey's memory has blanked out the few weeks before he was injured in a car bomb explosion. When he is visited by a girl who seems to have been his lover, his attempts to recall the forgotten period produce an odyssey through France and conflicting accounts of what happened. When Susan Kewley speaks to him of that time, he finds himself glimpsing a terrible twilight world - the world of 'the glamour'.

The Gradual

The Gradual
Author: Christopher Priest
Publsiher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 1785653040
ISBN 13: 9781785653049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gradual Book Review:

Alesandro Sussken is a composer living in Glaund, a fascist state constantly at war with another equally faceless opponent. His brother is sent off to fight; his family is destroyed by grief. Occasionally Alesandro catches glimpses of islands in the far distance from the shore, and they feed into the music he composes. But all knowledge of the other islands is forbidden by the military junta, until he is unexpectedly sent on a cultural tour. And what he discovers on his journey will change his perceptions of his home, his music and the ways of the islands themselves. Bringing him answers where he could not have foreseen them. A rich and involving tale playing with the lot of the creative mind, the rigours of living under war and the nature of time itself, this is multi award-winning, master storyteller Christopher Priest at his absolute best.

Tidelands

Tidelands
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 1501187171
ISBN 13: 9781501187179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tidelands Book Review:

This New York Times bestseller from “one of the great storytellers of our time” (San Francisco Book Review) turns from the glamour of the royal courts to tell the story of an ordinary woman, Alinor, living in a dangerous time for a woman to be different. A country at war A king beheaded A woman with a dangerous secret On Midsummer’s Eve, Alinor waits in the church graveyard, hoping to encounter the ghost of her missing husband and thus confirm his death. Until she can, she is neither maiden nor wife nor widow, living in a perilous limbo. Instead she meets James, a young man on the run. She shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marshy landscape of the Tidelands, not knowing she is leading a spy and an enemy into her life. England is in the grip of a bloody civil war that reaches into the most remote parts of the kingdom. Alinor’s suspicious neighbors are watching each other for any sign that someone might be disloyal to the new parliament, and Alinor’s ambition and determination mark her as a woman who doesn’t follow the rules. They have always whispered about the sinister power of Alinor’s beauty, but the secrets they don’t know about her and James are far more damning. This is the time of witch-mania, and if the villagers discover the truth, they could take matters into their own hands. “This is Gregory par excellence” (Kirkus Reviews). “Fans of Gregory’s works and of historicals in general will delight in this page-turning tale” (Library Journal, starred review) that is “superb… A searing portrait of a woman that resonates across the ages” (People).