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The Glamour of Strangeness

The Glamour of Strangeness
Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic

by Jamie James

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2016-08-09
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0374711321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating study of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.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

by Lillian Doherty

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-03-02
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 147250240X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Discovery of America, with Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest

The Discovery of America, with Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest

by John Fiske

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Against wind and tide, by Holme Lee

Against wind and tide, by Holme Lee

by Harriet Parr

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1859
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our Little Life

Our Little Life
Essays Consolatory and Domestic with Some Others

by Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1882
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery

Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery
An Essay on Popular Culture

by Eva Illouz

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0231118120
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Out of Place

Out of Place
A Memoir

by Edward W. Said

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-10-24
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0307829642
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1954
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The European

The European
The Journal of Opposition

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1954
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pagan Light

Pagan Light
Dreams of Freedom and Beauty in Capri

by Jamie James

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2019-03-19
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0374715564
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

T.E. Lawrence Symposium Proceedings

T.E. Lawrence Symposium Proceedings
A Collection of the Presentations Made at the T.E. Lawrence Symposium, Held May 20-21, 1988, at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Thomas Edward Lawrence, the Man and Legend Known as Lawrence of Arabia

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Morocco

Morocco

by Dorothy Stannard

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release : 1993-01-01
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9780395662700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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South by Thunderbird

South by Thunderbird

by Hudson Strode

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1945
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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About 70 pages have been added to cover South American history from 1937 to 1945.

The Literary Review

The Literary Review

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Someone Else

Someone Else

by Gillian Tindall

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Journal of the T.E. Lawrence Society

The Journal of the T.E. Lawrence Society

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding Juan Goytisolo

Understanding Juan Goytisolo

by Randolph D. Pope

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the best-known novelists of his generation both in and outside Spain, Juan Goytisolo has written novels, short stories, and essays that number among the greatest achievements of contemporary Spanish literature. On par with the major novelists of Latin America, Goytisolo produces works so original in presentation and so acerbic in tone that - despite the international acclaim that heralds such texts as John the Landless and Don Julian - many readers still find them enigmatic and challenging. In a volume that sets both Goytisolo and his works in their cultural and literary context, Randolph D. Pope provides a much-needed guide to the demanding texts and polemical ideas of this modern master. Beginning with the writer's childhood, Pope offers an integrated and compelling reading of Goytisolo's world. He assesses the impact of his mother's death during a Civil War bombing raid, his father's ill health and repeated business failures, his childhood molestation by a relative, his education, and his conflicted feelings about publicly admitting his homosexuality. Pope also describes the two Spains - one stifled by censorship and the other liberated by democracy - reflected in Goytisolo's work. Pope reviews Goytisolo's major works, including two recent novels, The Virtues of the Solitary Bird and Quarantine. He gives explicit instructions on how to read them, explaining the prominent place of nomadism, mysticism, intertextuality, montage, and fragmentation. From the early realist novels to the recent postmodern volumes, Pope describes Goytisolo's literature as the result of a committed struggle for freedom - from the complacent social class in which he grew up, from Franco's dictatorship, from orthodoxy in all its forms, from ignorance and indifference. Complex yet comprehensible, Goytisolo emerges from Pope's authoritative study as one of the most exciting writers of twentieth-century Europe.

Secrets of the Superyoung

Secrets of the Superyoung
The Scientific Reasons Some People Look Ten Years Younger Than They Really Are--and how You Can, Too

by David Joseph Weeks,Jamie James

  • Publisher : Villard Books
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780679456636
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Review of Contemporary Fiction

Review of Contemporary Fiction

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom
A Triumph

by (Thomas Edward), . Lawrence

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9780385418959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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