Author: John Fowles
Publisher: Little, Brown
In the spring of 1736 four men and one woman, all traveling under assumed names, are crossing the Devonshire countryside en route to a mysterious rendezvous. Before their journey ends, one of them will be hanged, one will vanish, and the others will face a murder trial. Out of the truths and lies that envelop these events, John Fowles has created a novel that is at once a tale of erotic obsession, an exploration of the conflict between reason and superstition, an astonishing act of literary legerdemain, and the story of the birth of a new faith.
Author: Amin Maalouf
Publisher: George Braziller
Tanios, the illegitimate son of a powerful Sheik, becomes caught up in the political intrigues of the Middle East
Author: Nelson Algren
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Finally available again in paperback, this classic 1947 short story collection is the pure vein that Algren mined for all his subsequent fiction. 'Algren's short stories are now generally acknowledged to be literary triumphs' - NY Times 'Since the publication of The Neon Wilderness...Nelson Algren has been acknowledged as a master of that American Realism touched with poetry, which attempts to give voice to the insulted and injured. He is a philosopher...a moral force...and a wonderful user of the language' - Donald Barthelme
Author: Afef Benessaieh
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
La transculturalit� constitue une nouvelle fa�on de concevoir les cultures, c'est-�dire non plus comme des �lots distincts, mais plut�t comme des r�seaux interactifs de sens et de pratiques. Ces identit�s transculturelles qui n'entrent pas ais�ment dans le seul moule d'une nation ou d'une ethnie abondent particuli�rement dans les Am�riques, par exemple les Chicanos, les Franco-Ontariens, les Cr�oles et les immigrants de deuxi�me et de troisi�me g�n�ration. De Qu�bec � l'Argentine, cet ouvrage se penche sur ces identit�s qui se construisent au carrefour de la similitude et de la diff�rence. -- Transculturality is a new way of viewing culture that sees cultures not as separate islands that are easily differentiated from one another, but as connected and interacting webs of meaning and practice. The Americas in particular offer many examples of transcultural identities that do not fit easily into one national or ethnic mold: Chicanos, Franco-Ontarians, Creoles, and second and third generation immigrants. From Quebec to Argentina, this volume explores these identities which create themselves in a space between sameness and difference.
Author: Eleanor Clift, Tom Brazaitis
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Nelson Algren
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
'Algren at the top of his form.' - The New York Times 'Essential Algren.' - The Washington Post Classic Algren from the 1960s and '70s, this collection of fiction and reportage was written on ships and in ports of call around the world. Includes accounts of brothels in Vietnam and Mexico, stories of the boxing ring, and tales of his time in Chicago. A delight for all Algren fans.
Author: David Shumway
Publisher: NYU Press
“My ideas of romance came from the movies,” said Woody Allen, and it is to the movies—as well as to novels, advice columns, and self-help books—that David Shumway turns for his history of modern love. Modern Love argues that a crisis in the meaning and experience of marriage emerged when it lost its institutional function of controlling the distribution of property, and instead came to be seen as a locus for feelings of desire, togetherness, and loss. Over the course of the twentieth century, partly in response to this crisis, a new language of love—“intimacy”—emerged, not so much replacing but rather coexisting with the earlier language of “romance.” Reading a wide range of texts, from early twentieth-century advice columns and their late twentieth-century antecedent, the relationship self-help book, to Hollywood screwball comedies, and from the “relationship films” of Woody Allen and his successors to contemporary realist novels about marriages, Shumway argues that the kinds of stories the culture has told itself have changed. Part layperson’s history of marriage and romance, part meditation on intimacy itself, Modern Love will be both amusing and interesting to almost anyone who thinks about relationships (and who doesn’t?).
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher: Hachette UK
An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel 'Richard was an alpha werewolf. It was his only serious flaw. We'd broken up after I'd seen him eat somebody.' You never forget your ex-fiance. And when the call came at three in the morning, I thought for a moment it was him. It wasn't. It was his brother. And it wasn't good news. Apparently the former love of my life had got himself thrown into jail for assaulting a woman. Since I make my living as a preternatural expert, I tend to believe almost anything's possible. But though he may be one of the monsters, Richard would never harm a woman. So it's Anita Blake to the rescue. I've got just a few days to spring Richard and find out who framed him - and why. There's a full moon coming, and if my werewolf love is still behind bars when it rises, he'll be facing a lot worse than an assault charge...
Author: Robert Lowell
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
A collection of the author's prose, including writings on ancient and modern poets from Virgil to Sylvia Plath, comments on the Gettysburg Address and Hawthorne's myth of Pegasus, his extended interviews of 1961 and 1971, and autobiographical pieces
Author: Margaret A. McLaren
Publisher: SUNY Press
Argues that Foucault's work employs a conception of subjectivity that is well-suited for feminist theory and politics.
Author: Hope Landrine, Elizabeth A. Klonoff
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
How frequently do women experience sexist discrimination? Does sexism have an effect on women's physical or mental health? How can we measure the impact of sexism, both blatant and subtle, on women exposed to it? Discrimination against Women provides answers to these questions. Part One offers an empirically validated scale for measuring the health effects of sexism, and presents the findings which resulted from using the scale on a large sample of women surveyed by the authors. Part Two consists of contributions from leading psychologists on what women can do about discrimination in their own lives. The final part reviews laws regarding discrimination against women in the United States. An Appendix offers a guide to
Author: Alex Kuczynski
A revealing glimpse inside the burgeoning business of cosmetic enhancement explores the frauds, follies, and fanaticism that exemplify American society's pursuit of youth and beauty by any means necessary, offering a fascinating glimpse of obsessive patients and the doctors who cater to them. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.