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Download PDF Letters to a Secret Lover Book by Toni Blake Full eBook and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last thing she needs right now is a man . . . Lindsey Brooks had it all—an awesome job doling out advice to the lovelorn, a fabulous high-rise apartment, and a to-die-for fiancé. But then she got dumped—wearing nothing but a "Kiss the Cook" apron—and desperate to escape, she retreats to a tiny Montana town to reclaim a family treasure. She never dreamed anyone would try to stop her—or that he'd be sexy as sin. Too bad she finds such a hot one . . . Rob Colter isn't into relationships—but Lindsey sees Rob as the perfect guy to help her "get back on the horse." The sex horse, that is. Unfortunately, he comes complete with a mysterious past, which gets even more mysterious when she finds his passionate letters to another woman—whose name happens to be tattooed on his chest. And too bad he has so many secrets . . . Now Rob's dangerous past is about to catch up with them both. And if that's not horrible enough, Lindsey is falling for him—hard. For a girl who usually has all the answers, Lindsey is up to her neck in trouble.
Download PDF King James and Letters of Homoerotic Desire Book by David M. Bergeron Full eBook and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2002-04-01 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What can we know of the private lives of early British sovereigns? Through the unusually large number of letters that survive from King James VI of Scotland/James I of England (1566-1625), we can know a great deal. Using original letters, primarily from the British Library and the National Library of Scotland, David Bergeron creatively argues that James' correspondence with certain men in his court constitutes a gospel of homoerotic desire. Bergeron grounds his provocative study on an examination of the tradition of letter writing during the Renaissance and draws a connection between homosexual desire and letter writing during that historical period. King James, commissioner of the Bible translation that bears his name, corresponded with three principal male favorites—Esmé Stuart (Lennox), Robert Carr (Somerset), and George Villiers (Buckingham). Esmé Stuart, James' older French cousin, arrived in Scotland in 1579 and became an intimate adviser and friend to the adolescent king. Though Esmé was eventually forced into exile by Scottish nobles, his letters to James survive, as does James' hauntingly allegorical poem Phoenix. The king's close relationship with Carr began in 1607. James' letters to Carr reveal remarkable outbursts of sexual frustration and passion. A large collection of letters exchanged between James and Buckingham in the 1620s provides the clearest evidence for James' homoerotic desires. During a protracted separation in 1623, letters between the two raced back and forth. These artful, self-conscious letters explore themes of absence, the pleasure of letters, and a preoccupation with the body. Familial and sexual terms become wonderfully intertwined, as when James greets Buckingham as "my sweet child and wife." King James and Letters of Homoerotic Desire presents a modern-spelling edition of seventy-five letters exchanged between Buckingham and James. Across the centuries, commentators have condemned the letters as indecent or repulsive. Bergeron argues that on the contrary they reveal an inward desire of king and subject in a mutual exchange of love.
Download PDF Mother's Love Without Boundaries Book by Enid Sirimanne Full eBook and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010-02-26 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mothers love is an extraordinary story of a loving mother who had the courage to undergo inexplicable mental and physical suffering to bring up her six children and educate them. She Married her college sweetheart The love of her life going against her fathers wishes. After her husbands untimely death she was depressed, as she was rejected by her own people. She was on the verge of despair by questioning God why this happened to her and her extremely good husbands children. But she turned back to God and put all her trust in God. That gave her courage to go on until she achieved her goal of her dreams. Her tears turned to diamonds.
Download PDF Rose Macaulay, Gender, and Modernity Book by Kate Macdonald Full eBook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-20 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first collection on the British author Rose Macaulay (1881-1958). The essays establish connections in her work between modernism and the middlebrow, show Macaulay’s attentiveness to reformulating contemporary depictions of gender in her fiction, and explore how her writing transcended and celebrated the characteristics of genre, reflecting Macaulay’s responses to modernity. The book’s focus moves from the interiorized self and the psyche’s relations with the body, to gender identity, to the role of women in society, followed by how women, and Macaulay, use language in their strategies for generic self-expression, and the environment in which Macaulay herself and her characters lived and worked. Macaulay was a particularly modern writer, embracing technology enthusiastically, and the evidence of her treatment of gender and genre reflect Macaulay’s responses to modernism, the historical novel, ruins and the relationships of history and structure, ageing, and the narrative of travel. By presenting a wide range of approaches, this book shows how Macaulay’s fiction is integral to modern British literature, by its aesthetic concerns, its technical experimentation, her concern for the autonomy of the individual, and for the financial and professional independence of the modern woman. There are manifold connections shown between her writing and contemporary theology, popular culture, the newspaper industry, pacifist thinking, feminist rage, the literature of sophistication, the condition of ‘inclusionary’ cosmopolitanism, and a haunted post-war understanding of ruin in life and history. This rich and interdisciplinary combination will set a new agenda for international scholarship on Macaulay’s works, and reformulate contemporary ideas about gender and genre in twentieth-century British literature.
Download PDF About the Size of the Universe Book by Jón Kalman Stefánsson Full eBook and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-02-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A modern saga spanning the whole of the 20th century, by one of Iceland's most celebrated writers. At the beginning of this story there is death, and yet it is a celebration of life - the passion between a man and a woman, forbidden love, violence, sorrow, betrayal. Happiness and misfortune are passed down from one generation to the next. The sorrow over what was and what might have been weighs heavily on the characters and at the end of this chain, for now, stands Ari, on his way to his dying father, with a score still to be settled. The raw beauty of life is written into the dramatic Icelandic landscape, and into a society that has undergone great transformation within a century. In language both archaic and lyrical, and yet entirely contemporary and full of humour, Jón Kalman Stefánsson proves himself one of the finest European writers of his generation. A companion volume to Fish Have No Feet (longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017). Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
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Download PDF The Righteous Enemy Book by Loryn Kramer Full eBook and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-07-09 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the early 1600s, Barwicke Brannon and his wife, Nicholina, gave birth to a child on a ship bound for the New World—only to see the child fall ill and its illness spread. In order to save the remaining lives onboard, the child had to be sacrificed to the sea. Barwicke agreed, but he did not realize that as the baby drowned, so would his wife, as she threw herself overboard. So began the Brannon obsession with purity and a lack of genetic defect. Centuries later, Thomas Brannon is part of the Caltech graduating class of 1955 and has been schooled in the family history well. According to the Brannons, death is sometimes necessary to ensure the survival of the human race. Riff raff are to be disposed of, while intelligence, beauty, and health are to be revered. It is an easy sell to his intellectually advanced classmates, and together they make a plan that, in time, would rule the nation. Soon, a secret society arises—a society who uses kidnapping and rape to produce the perfect race of mankind. Now the breeding season is upon them, and years of research and surveillance are about to pay off. They will manipulate the population and the gene pool of the United States— until an escape threatens to reveal their odious plan and end a four-hundred-year fight for purity.
Hong Kong Cinema and the 1997 Return of the Colony to Mainland China: The Tensions and the Consequences
Author : Mengyang Cui
Publisher : Universal-Publishers
Release Date : 2007-09-25
ISBN : 1581123817
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Download PDF Hong Kong Cinema and the 1997 Return of the Colony to Mainland China: The Tensions and the Consequences Book by Mengyang Cui Full eBook and published by Universal-Publishers. This book was released on 2007-09-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this paper, I aimed to explore deeply the Hong Kong 1997 handover theme films by comparison and summary in order to discover the history and cultural meaning of this incident from a human perspective. 1997 is a turning point for Hong Kong people, society and the film industry. The city confronted a historical turning point under an experimental one country, two systems convention without precedent in history. This led many Hong Kong people to lose confidence about their future. In addition, this historical incident brought a series of social issues to Hong Kong people, such as confusion about their identity and uncertainty about the future. Therefore I chose four films from two directors with different viewpoints reveal Hong Kong society and people s life and spirit. Those films are Peter Chan s Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1996), Golden Chicken (2000), and Fruit Chan s Made in Hong Kong (1997), The Longest Summer (1997). Also, I will give a brief introduction about the aspects of the past of Hong Kong politically (colonial rule), economically and with respect of Hong Kong identity to understand its cinema and the possible effects of the 1997 handover.
Download PDF The 33 Book by Jonathan Franklin Full eBook and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-03-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On 12 October 2010 the world's attention was fixed on a remote copper mine in the Atacama desert in Chile. Final preparations were underway for a daring rescue to bring to an end the longest underground entrapment in human history. 69 days earlier, 33 men were midway through a routine shift, deep in the San Jose mine. They stopped for lunch at the tiny safety shelter, 688 meters below the surface. Ten minutes later they heard an almighty crack and a deep rumbling sound. Clouds of dust and debris poured down on the choking men. The bombardment lasted for five hours. When it finally cleared the men discovered they were trapped under tonnes of collapsed rock. 17 days after the collapse, a drill finally reached them. They sent a note back to the surface: 'We are well inside the shelter, the 33'. Building on the exclusive access he was given by the rescue team, and dozens of hours of interviews with the miners themselves, Jonathan Franklin takes us deep into the collapsed mine with the men, and behind the scenes of the rescue effort to bring them back to life. For 17 days, hope slowly turned to desperation and then resignation as the miners prepared themselves for a slow agonising death. When a drill finally got through to the men, they still had over seven weeks to wait until they were freed. What those men experienced in the claustrophobic dark of the mine, how their families kept faith, and the unprecedented scale of the rescue make this an unforgettable story of how hope overcame fear,ingenuity triumphed over adversity and how 33 trapped men and the rescuers dedicated to saving them created a miracle in the desert.
Download PDF Singularity and Transnational Poetics Book by Birgit Mara Kaiser Full eBook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-05 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the past decade ‘singularity’ has been a prominent term in a broad range of fields, ranging from philosophy to literary and cultural studies to science and technology studies. This volume intervenes in this broad discussion of singularity and its various implications, proposing to explore the term for its specific potential in the study of literature. Singularity and Transnational Poetics brings together scholars working in the fields of literary and cultural studies, translation studies, and transnational literatures. The volume’s central concern is to explore singularity as a conceptual tool for the comparative study of contemporary literatures beyond national frameworks, and by implication, as a tool to analyze human existence. Contributors explore how singularity might move our conceptions of cultural identity from prevailing frameworks of self/other toward the premises of being as ‘singular plural’. Through a close reading of transnational literatures from Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and South Africa, this collection offers a new approach to reading literature that will challenge a reader’s established notions of identity, individuality, communicability, and social cohesion.
Download PDF Double Lives of Teachers Book by Pauline Lobban Full eBook and published by Infinity Publishing. This book was released on 2004-10 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF The Letters in the Story Book by Eve Tavor Bannet Full eBook and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-12-02 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First study of a long tradition of mixed-mode writing, largely favored by British women novelists, that combined fully-transcribed letters with third-person narrative.
Download PDF Honor's Kingdom Book by Ralph Peters Full eBook and published by Stackpole Books. This book was released on 2012-08-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grotesque murders multiply as Major Abel Jones pursues a monstrous killer who may be a well-connected Confederate agent or a ghost from Jones's bloody past in India--or both.
Download PDF The Letters of Peter Mitchell Book by E. M. Albano Full eBook and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2008-10-10 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Letters of Peter Mitchell" is a story that was conceived more than forty years ago when a young soldier from Fort Dix did wander into New York City on a weekend pass and did meet another young soldier who was planning to spend a weekend with a woman who could have been mistaken for his mother or a sweet old aunt. The picture that he saw before him was sad, if not pathetic. That 'chance meeting' led the young soldier from Ft. Dix to carry the memory and expand upon it during his thirty month tour of duty in France. The story could be read as somewhat autobiographical. There is a hand-knit mohair sweater in the author's cedar chest, only worn on special occasions. But we must remember that this is a novel...a work of fiction.
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Download PDF Shakespeare through Letters Book by David M. Bergeron Full eBook and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2020-10-14 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Shakespeare through Letters, David M. Bergeron analyzes the letters found within Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies, arguing that the letters offer the principal intertextual element in the plays as text in their own right. Bergeron posits that Shakespeare’s theater itself exists at the intersection of oral and textual culture, which the letters also exhibit as they represent writing, reading, and interpretation in a way that audiences would be familiar with, in contrast with the illustrious culture of kings, queens, and warriors. This book demonstrates that the letters, profound or perfunctory, constitute texts that warrant interpretation even as they remain material stage props, impacting narrative development, revealing character, and enhancing the play’s tone. Scholars of literature, theater, and history will find this book particularly useful.