Seduction and Betrayal Book

Seduction and Betrayal | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book Seduction and Betrayal by Elizabeth Hardwick available in full 224 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Literary Criticism related to Seduction and Betrayal below.

Seduction and Betrayal

By Elizabeth Hardwick
  • ISBN Code: : 1590174372
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 519
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : seduction-and-betrayal.pdf

Book Excerpt :

The novelist and essayist Elizabeth Hardwick is one of contemporary America’s most brilliant writers, and Seduction and Betrayal, in which she considers the careers of women writers as well as the larger question of the presence of women in literature, is her most passionate and concentrated work of criticism. A gallery of unforgettable portraits—of Virginia Woolf and Zelda Fitzgerald, Dorothy Wordsworth and Jane Carlyle—as well as a provocative reading of such works as Wuthering Heights, Hedda Gabler, and the poems of Sylvia Plath, Seduction and Betrayal is a virtuoso performance, a major writer’s reckoning with the relations between men and women, women and writing, writing and life.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • Murder at the Brown Palace
    Murder at the Brown Palace

    A Book written by Dick Kreck, published by Fulcrum Publishing 2016-01-01 - 224 pages - part of True Crime books.

    Get eBook
  • The Seduction and Betrayal of Cat Whiskers
    The Seduction and Betrayal of Cat Whiskers

    A Book written by Manju Jaidka, published by Mind Melodies N.a - 72 pages - part of books.

    Get eBook
  • Data Love
    Data Love

    A Book written by Roberto Simanowski, published by Columbia University Press 2016-09-13 - 176 pages - part of Social Science books.

    Get eBook
  • The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick
    The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

    A Book written by Elizabeth Hardwick, published by New York Review of Books 2017-10-17 - 640 pages - part of Literary Collections books.

    Get eBook
  • Sleepless Nights
    Sleepless Nights

    A Book written by Elizabeth Hardwick, published by New York Review of Books 2011-07-13 - 144 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick
    The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick

    A Book written by Elizabeth Hardwick, published by New York Review of Books 2011-07-13 - 256 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Seduction and Betrayal
    Seduction and Betrayal

    A Book written by Dawn Brower, published by MG Press 2021-05-18 - pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

A Savage Betrayal

By Lynne Graham
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488029040
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: a-savage-betrayal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Re-read this classic romance by USA Today bestselling author Lynne Graham! Once upon a time, Mina Carroll fell in love and into the bed of her powerful boss, Cesare Falcone—only to find herself dismissed as a gold-digger, accused of misconduct, and very much pregnant! Four years later, Mina discovers that the new investor in her charity is none other than Cesare! It takes only seconds to confirm that the attraction between them is lethal as ever. But when Cesare discovers the secret that Mina has hidden from him, there is only one solution; make her his bride to give their daughter a name and allow him to pursue his revenge at leisure! Originally published in 1995

The Vampire's Seduction

By Raven Hart
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345490738
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 264
  • Pdf File: the-vampire-s-seduction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When it comes to a wild and seductive nightlife, Savannah has bite. Older than the United States and wealthy beyond his years, playboy William Cuyler Thorne is a vampire with a nice long undead life—one that includes a steady stream of admirers, a consistent supply of rejuvenating blood, and, best of all, a cover as one of Savannah’s most prominent pillars of society. But all good things must end. Now an ancient enemy has come for William from across the seas. It is his sire, Reedrek, the vampire who created him. And Reedrek will stop at nothing until all that is precious to William—his beautiful mistress, his stable of willing female victims, his glorious estates, and his good-ol’-boy vampire sidekick, Jack—is within his voracious grasp. But William has an arsenal of his own—one that is enhanced by the power of voodoo. And when these two bloodsuckers meet, there will be hell to pay.

Temporary

By Hilary Leichter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Coffee House Press
  • Book Code : 156689574X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 311
  • Pdf File: temporary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Temporary, a young woman’s workplace is the size of the world. She fills increasingly bizarre placements in search of steadiness, connection, and something, at last, to call her own. Whether it’s shining an endless closet of shoes, swabbing the deck of a pirate ship, assisting an assassin, or filling in for the Chairman of the Board, for the mythical Temporary, “there is nothing more personal than doing your job.” This riveting quest, at once hilarious and profound, will resonate with anyone who has ever done their best at work, even when the work is only temporary.

The 48 Laws of Power

By Robert Greene
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101042451
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 754
  • Pdf File: the-48-laws-of-power.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick

By Cathy Curtis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 132400553X
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: a-splendid-intelligence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first biography of the extraordinary essayist, critic, and short story writer Elizabeth Hardwick, author of the semiautobiographical novel Sleepless Nights. Born in Kentucky, Elizabeth Hardwick left for New York City on a Greyhound bus in 1939 and quickly made a name for herself as a formidable member of the intellectual elite. Her eventful life included stretches of dire poverty, romantic escapades, and dustups with authors she eviscerated in The New York Review of Books, of which she was a cofounder. She formed lasting friendships with literary notables—including Mary McCarthy, Adrienne Rich, and Susan Sontag—who appreciated her sharp wit and relish for gossip, progressive politics, and great literature. Hardwick’s life and writing were shaped by a turbulent marriage to the poet Robert Lowell, whom she adored, standing by faithfully through his episodes of bipolar illness. Lowell’s decision to publish excerpts from her private letters in The Dolphin greatly distressed Hardwick and ignited a major literary controversy. Hardwick emerged from the scandal with the clarity and wisdom that illuminate her brilliant work—most notably Sleepless Nights, a daring, lyrical, and keenly perceptive collage of reflections and glimpses of people encountered as they stumble through lives of deprivation or privilege. A Splendid Intelligence finally gives Hardwick her due as one of the great postwar cultural critics. Ranging over a broad territory—from the depiction of women in classic novels to the civil rights movement, from theater in New York to life in Brazil, Kentucky, and Maine—Hardwick’s essays remain strikingly original, fiercely opinionated, and exquisitely wrought. In this lively and illuminating biography, Cathy Curtis offers an intimate portrait of an exceptional woman who vigorously forged her own identity on and off the page.

Secrets of Seduction

By Nicole Jordan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345525329
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 242
  • Pdf File: secrets-of-seduction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Stunning sensuality and breathtaking romance mark this dazzling new Legendary Lovers tale from New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan, where an extraordinary beauty teaches a handsome, reclusive “beast” to love again. The most charming Wilde cousin, Lady Skye has secretly loved the enigmatic Earl of Hawkhurst since girlhood, long before the tragedy that left him scarred both physically and emotionally. When Skye learns that the celebrated hero has returned to England from his self-imposed exile to make a cold marriage of convenience, she brazenly plants herself on his castle doorstep, determined to convince Hawk that she alone is his true mate and destiny. An elite member of the Guardians of the Sword, Hawk has vowed never again to risk the pain of loving—but that’s before he deals with the most enchanting, annoyingly persistent seductress he’s ever encountered. One night of blazing passion leaves him impossibly torn. Will Hawk choose duty over love, or will he open his heart and let Skye’s healing light penetrate his darkness? Praise for Secrets of Seduction “[Nicole] Jordan delivers a powerful, moving romance with intense emotions, sexual tension and a few recurring characters. This is a marvelous, well-written love by a gifted storyteller.”—RT Book Reviews “I absolutely loved it! The characters were delightful, and their antics kept me laughing out loud and cheering for them! The story had so many unique twists and turns that I did not expect—it was like being on a sizzling hot roller coaster ride.”—Night Owl Reviews “Nicole Jordan writes a wondrous storyline of romance and love . . . Secrets of Seduction has a little bit of everything: humor, love, romance, betrayal, intrigue, suspense and heartbreak.”—The Reading Café “A great introduction to Nicole Jordan, a great twist on a classic tale, and enough to score her a spot on my permanent ‘Authors to Track’ list.”—The Lemon Review “Secrets of Seduction is one of the best books I’ve read this year. A classic feel good romance, you’ll love to read!”—Love Romance Passion “The narrative moves at a well-clipped pace with both an interesting mystery to solve and a gloomy castle to transform along with the Earl’s heart. These and the sizzling love scenes are bound to keep romance readers enchanted.”—Historical Novels Review “Humorous, seductive . . . Jordan has written a romantic love story with just the right amount of humor to make Secrets of Seduction a fun and enjoyable read.”—Fresh Fiction

Lucky Us

By Amy Bloom
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0812996003
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 862
  • Pdf File: lucky-us.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “My father’s wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us.” So begins this remarkable novel by Amy Bloom, whose critically acclaimed Away was called “a literary triumph” (The New York Times). Lucky Us is a brilliantly written, deeply moving, fantastically funny novel of love, heartbreak, and luck. Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. With their friends in high and low places, Iris and Eva stumble and shine though a landscape of big dreams, scandals, betrayals, and war. Filled with gorgeous writing, memorable characters, and surprising events, Lucky Us is a thrilling and resonant novel about success and failure, good luck and bad, the creation of a family, and the pleasures and inevitable perils of family life, conventional and otherwise. From Brooklyn’s beauty parlors to London’s West End, a group of unforgettable people love, lie, cheat and survive in this story of our fragile, absurd, heroic species. Praise for Lucky Us “Lucky Us is a remarkable accomplishment. One waits a long time for a novel of this scope and dimension, replete with surgically drawn characters, a mix of comedy and tragedy that borders on the miraculous, and sentences that should be in a sentence museum. Amy Bloom is a treasure.”—Michael Cunningham “Exquisite . . . a short, vibrant book about all kinds of people creating all kinds of serial, improvisatory lives.”—The New York Times “Bighearted, rambunctious . . . a bustling tale of American reinvention . . . If America has a Victor Hugo, it is Amy Bloom, whose picaresque novels roam the world, plumb the human heart and send characters into wild roulettes of kismet and calamity.”—The Washington Post “Bloom’s crisp, delicious prose gives [Lucky Us] the feel of sprawling, brawling life itself. . . . Lucky Us is a sister act, which means a double dose of sauce and naughtiness from the brilliant Amy Bloom.”—The Oregonian “A tasty summer read that will leave you smiling . . . Broken hearts [are] held together by lipstick, wisecracks and the enduring love of sisters.”—USA Today “Exquisitely imagined . . . [a] grand adventure.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Marvelous picaresque entertainment . . . a festival of joy and terror and lust and amazement that resolves itself here, warts and all, in a kind of crystalline Mozartean clarity of vision.”—Elle

Seduction

By Velvet
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1429932171
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 795
  • Pdf File: seduction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Step inside the Black Door Two, where wicked secrets, scandalous behavior and steamy drama abound in Seduction, the second novel in the hot and steamy series by Velvet Former part-time escort Mason Anthony manages The Black Door Two--a downtown club catering to a much younger sexually uninhibited clientele than the original uptown elite Black Door club where he used to work. In a world where customers are always right, Mason makes sure that he fully accommodates their erotic needs. Controlling his sex-crazed spirit long enough to focus on his new leadership role is tough, especially when he's on the search for Ms. Right. Will he be able to resist temptation to win the heart of the one woman who melts his heart? Or will secrets and scandal come knocking on his door one steamy night?

Seduction

By Rachel O'Neill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1509521593
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: seduction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Within the so-called seduction community, the ability to meet and attract women is understood as a skill which heterosexual men can cultivate through practical training and personal development. Though it has been an object of media speculation – and frequent sensationalism – for over a decade, this cultural formation remains poorly understood. In the first book-length study of the industry, Rachel O’Neill takes us into the world of seduction seminars, training events, instructional guidebooks and video tutorials. Pushing past established understandings of ‘pickup artists’ as pathetic, pathological or perverse, she examines what makes seduction so compelling for those drawn to participate in this sphere. Seduction vividly portrays how the twin rationalities of neoliberalism and postfeminism are reorganising contemporary intimate life, as labour-intensive and profit-orientated modes of sociality consume other forms of being and relating. It is essential reading for students and scholars of gender, sexuality, sociology and cultural studies, as well as anyone who wants to understand the seduction industry’s overarching logics and internal workings.

The Black Door

By Velvet
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1429919183
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 379
  • Pdf File: the-black-door.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The hottest sex you could ever imagine happens 24-7 behind the Black Door. A members-only club in a secret uptown location, the nondescript building with the huge black door houses three floors of pure carnal pleasures for the city's richest women. Ariel Vaughn is high powered attorney and a partner at her firm, dating one of the most eligible bachelors in New York City, who is also a powerful judge firmly on the political path. She's living the high life, but her sex life has hit a low point. Once a tiger in the sheets, her boyfriend's interest has cooled considerably, and she's wound so tight she's about to explode. But when a hot young escort introduces her to The Black Door and her best friend encourages her to try it out, she finds a fantasy playground for women--full of every sexual temptation a girl could dream of. It is there that she meets a man who turns her out physically, mentally and emotionally. But when her sexual fantasy life starts to spill into her real life, everything starts to spiral out of control. In this sensual, erotic novel, Ariel stands to lose everything that means something to her for that next, sweet fix.

A Touch of Seduction

By Mary Campisi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mary Campisi Books, LLC
  • Book Code : 194092152X
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: a-touch-of-seduction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Love and betrayal...Regency style He was the second son of an earl. She was the daughter of a vicar. They were young, in love, and believed nothing could keep them apart… Oh, but they were so very wrong. Jason Langford fell in love with Ariana Kendrick the first time he saw her. It didn’t matter that she was but a vicar’s daughter and he was the second son of an earl. Nothing mattered but their love and the future they planned as husband and wife. But those dreams were torn apart one fall afternoon—swiftly, painfully, tragically. Nine years later, Jason and Ariana will meet again. They’ll be caught in a tangle of lies, deceit, and intrigue. Where has she been all these years, when Jason thought her dead? Why is she using a name other than her own? Is she truly a widow? When she and her son are rescued walking along a road, why does she have no traveling cases? No carriage? Not even a coat? And the boy she insists is not his son? Is that yet another lie? It will take great effort to untangle the truth from the lies, but Jason is determined to learn what really happened to the woman he loved, the one he could never forget…and never stopped loving… An Unlikely Husband Series: Book One: A Taste of Seduction(Francie & Alexander’s story) Book Two: A Touch of Seduction: a novella (Ariana & Jason’s story) Book Three: A Scent of Seduction(Julia & Jon’s story) Book Four: A Breath of Seduction(Sophie & Holt’s story) Book Five: A Dash of Seduction(Madeline & Douglas’s story) Bonus Material: Included in this eBook is a sample of A Scent of Seduction, An Unlikely Husband, Book 3.

The Secret to Seduction

By Julie Anne Long
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Book Code : 0446195782
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 714
  • Pdf File: the-secret-to-seduction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sabrina Fairleigh arrives at an exclusive country soiree with marriage in mind. How shocking-and intriguing-to discover her host is an infamous ladies' man known for his indecent (and, ah, inspiring) poetry! They call him The Libertine, and his poetry is just as scandalous-and irresistible-as he is. But after one duel too many forces Rhys Gillray, Earl of Rawden, from lively London to his country estate, he's in desperate need of a cure for boredom. The proper but beautiful vicar's daughter seems like the perfect test of his sensual skills. With wit and wiliness, Rhys strips away Sabrina's defenses. But as he teaches her pleasure, the emotional stakes of their sensual duel go beyond anything Rhys has ever known. For deep in his past lies the missing clue to the crime that destroyed Sabrina's family. And all The Libertine's seductive secrets may not be enough to save their future and their hearts.

Twisted Seduction

By N'Tyse
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451648642
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 588
  • Pdf File: twisted-seduction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An erotic, drama-laced journey into the lives of two best friends who will stop at nothing to have the man of their dreams—even when the cost of betrayal has a price tag neither of them are quite ready to pay. Thirty-two-year-old Denise Jackson has everything a woman could ask for: a lovely home in the posh Dallas suburbs, a fancy car, a loving husband, and a beautiful nine-year-old daughter, Deandra. While seemingly having it all, Denise still feels incomplete. Her nine years of marriage to Jeff have been nothing more for her than a marriage of convenience to raise Deandra in a stable twoparent home. She pretends to be happily married, but allows her husband and best friend to carry on an affair, giving Denise time to get better acquainted with her multimillionaire client, Greg Adams. But when Denise’s husband discovers he isn’t Deandra’s father after all, her carefully built lies come tumbling down. Twisted Seduction lures readers into an orchestrated web of raw emotion, deceit, infidelity, and sex that makes for an exhilarating read.

Moby-Dick

By Herman Melville
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Book Code : 9780553898101
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 956
  • Pdf File: mo.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read First published in 1851, Herman Melville’s masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwick’s words, “the greatest novel in American literature.” The saga of Captain Ahab and his monomaniacal pursuit of the white whale remains a peerless adventure story but one full of mythic grandeur, poetic majesty, and symbolic power. Filtered through the consciousness of the novel’s narrator, Ishmael, Moby-Dick draws us into a universe full of fascinating characters and stories, from the noble cannibal Queequeg to the natural history of whales, while reaching existential depths that excite debate and contemplation to this day.

Seduction Island

By Lorie O'Clare
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Book Code : 0758249527
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 847
  • Pdf File: seduction-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Escape to a remote island destination where one man is torn by the desire of two sultry women. . . A Daring Temptation Jordan Anton is the heir to a staggering fortune, but he wants nothing to do with the rich. When his grandfather insists on sending him to an island escape with the beautiful Sicilian princess Tory Alixandre to show him how stimulating money and culture can be, Jordan discovers his ideals--and desires--put to the ultimate test. . . A Dazzling Proposition There's just one hitch when he meets event planner Amber Stone, whose curves tempt Jordan beyond reason. She can't reveal her true social status or the fact that she has no experience, but as she spends time with Jordan, she finds it more difficult to deceive him--and resist him--until she finally gives in to the lust consuming her. . . A Dangerous Betrayal Yet Amber hasn't forgotten that there's another woman who's occupying Jordan's time. And when she discovers the real reason Jordan's grandfather wanted her on the island, Amber must risk losing the one man who's awakened a deep hunger within her. . .

The Samson Story

By Shaul Bar
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532646518
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 350
  • Pdf File: the-samson-story.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Love, seduction, betrayal, violence, riddles, and myth all find their place in the biblical story of Samson. Samson is the last of the judges, with 20 percent of the book devoted to him--more than any other judge. From the beginning, Samson is unlike any other judge, which the author suggests when narrating Samson's birth. Samson is destined, even before his birth, to deliver Israel. He doesn't lead his people into battle, he acts alone; his battles are personal vendettas. Samson fights with a lion, defeats the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, captures foxes, sets Philistine fields on fire, and carries the Gates of Gaza on his shoulders. So what stands behind these stories? Was Samson a mythological hero like Hercules and Gilgamesh? Like other men in the Hebrew Bible, Samson can't resist foreign women. Time after time, he follows Philistine women who eventually betray him. Samson is defeated not by physical strength, but by the powers of seduction, making this story a tragedy. Who were these women and how did they defeat Samson? Readers of this volume will rediscover Samson and better understand his achievements and failures. This study will afford a provocative and useful insight into the character of Samson.

Dangerous Illusions

By Joseph J. Gabriele
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Atreus Books
  • Book Code : 1940521637
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: dangerous-illusions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a beguiling tale of deception and murder, desire and theft, seduction and betrayal?where nothing is what it appears to be?a man is murdered and an iconic musical instrument is stolen during a gathering at Eliot Sexton?s Park Avenue apartment. The stolen item?an object of desire worshipped by millions?is the key to solving the crime, or so the detective brought in to investigate believes. The murder, however, is not nearly as straightforward as it seems?nor is the theft. Though the island of Manhattan presents no shortage of suspects?many of them capable of killing to satisfy their appetites?Eliot, a young economic historian and writer, soon becomes the prime suspect. As he draws closer to the truth behind the theft and murder, he also becomes the killer?s next target. Irreverent, provocative, and utterly unpredictable, Dangerous Illusions is a weeklong polyrhythmic journey into contemporary New York that will keep readers guessing right up to its thrilling conclusion.

In Case I Go

By Angie Abdou
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • Book Code : 1551527049
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 357
  • Pdf File: in-case-i-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Young Eli - with the help of his friend Amy - finds himself answering for the mistakes of his late great-great grandfather. Both Eli and Amy have a foot in multiple worlds, and they relive and account for past lives of seduction and betrayal. This new kind of ghost story explores the ways we’re haunted by the misdoings of ancestors.

New Developments in Film Theory

By Patrick Fuery
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0333985699
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 299
  • Pdf File: new-developments-in-film-theory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines some of the most significant recent developments in film and critical theory. The book is divided into four sections, each dealing with established and alternative critical concepts and approaches. These four are: The Gaze and Subjectivity; Film and Discourse; Film and Culture; Film and Meaning. Each of these topics is explored using concepts from post-structuralism and postmodernism, working towards the idea that the relationship between film studies and critical theory is a vital and diverse interplay of rich and exciting ideas.

The Impossibility of Knowing

By Jackie Gerrard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429921047
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: the-impossibility-of-knowing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a book that assembles and integrates the author's clinical work and thinking over the many years of her working life. Part 1 focuses on patients with specific types of psychopathology and explores particular difficulties in technique and thinking. Part 2 addresses the issues of love, hate, and the erotic. In Part 3, specific challenges to the psychotherapeutic frame are demonstrated in chapters on enactments and on work with an absent patient. Richly illustrated throughout with clinical vignettes, above all, the author stresses the importance of the enquiring mind and the struggle not to "know" but to be ever ready to "not know" and to explore. The book should be of interest to qualified practitioners, to those who are training in psychodynamic or psychoanalytic work, and to anyone who has an interest in psychoanalysis and the "impossibility of knowing".

Something about the Boss...

By Yvonne Lindsay
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460318358
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 527
  • Pdf File: something-about-the-boss.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From USA TODAY bestselling author Yvonne Lindsay comes a Texas Cattleman's Club tale of big business, seduction and betrayal. Ever since Sophie Beldon's boss vanished, she's been working for Zach Lassiter. But Zach's been acting mysteriously, and Sophie can't help wondering what he's hiding. Could he be involved in the disappearance? The trouble is Sophie's had a red-hot yearning for Zach from the moment they met. So when she decides to seduce him to uncover his secrets, perhaps she's kidding herself about her reasons. Because the soul-searing passion she discovers in his arms has Sophie praying that her mistrust is unfounded.

A Feminist Companion to Judges

By Athalya Brenner-Idan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567053571
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: a-feminist-companion-to-judges.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Judges is a book with much to say about women, especially about their fate in a masculine world, subject to male values. This sparkling new collection of studies subjects Achsah, Delilah and Jephthah's daughter to the female critical gaze, while an increased emphasis on the body (whether gendered or not), violence of various forms, and intertextuality reflect the growing importance of these issues in biblical exegesis. The contributors to this second Judges Companion are Lillian Klein, Claudia Rakel, Shulamit Valler, Phyllis Silverman Kramer, Carol Smith, Renate Jost, Ilse Müllner and Alice Bach.

Seductive Forms

By Ros Ballaster
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191656518
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 274
  • Pdf File: seductive-forms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Historicist and feminist accounts of the `rise of the novel' have neglected the phenomenon of the professional woman writer in England prior to the advent of the sentimental novel in the 1740s. Seductive Forms explores the means by which the three leading Tory women novelists of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries challenged and reworked both contemporary gender ideologies and generic convention. The seduction plot provided Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley, and Eliza Haywood with a vehicle for dramatizing their own appropriation of the `masculine' power of fiction-making. Seduction is employed in these fictions as a metaphor for both novelistic production (the seduction of the reader by the writer) and party political machination (the seduction of the public by the politician). This challenging and lively book also explores the debts early prose fiction owed to French seventeenth-century models of fiction-writing and argues that Behn, Manley, and Haywood succeed in producing a distinctively `English' and female `form' for the amatory novel.

Interviewing for Journalists

By Sally Adams,Emma Lee-Potter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317232135
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 894
  • Pdf File: interviewing-for-journalists.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Interviewing for Journalists focuses on the central journalistic skill of how to ask the right questions in the right way. It is a practical and concise guide for all print and online journalists – professionals, students and trainees – who write news stories and features for newspapers, magazines and online publications. In the age of digital journalism, where computer-based research is easily available, this new edition seeks to emphasise the value of getting out there, engaging with people directly and building relationships to create original and meaningful media content. Interviewing for Journalists highlights the many different approaches to interviewing, from vox pops and press conferences to news interviews and in-depth profiles. This third edition features brand new interviews with some of the most successful journalists in the industry, including Camilla Long of The Sunday Times, Heidi Blake of BuzzFeed UK, Brian Viner of the Daily Mail and award-winning freelance writers Cole Moreton and Stephanie Rafanelli. It covers every stage of interviewing, such as research, fixing interviews, structuring questions, body language, how to get vivid quotes and how to handle challenging interviews. The third edition of Interviewing for Journalists includes: advice on how to carry out face-to-face, telephone and online interviews; tips on taking notes, shorthand and recording interviews; guidance on dealing with different interviewees, such as celebrities, politicians and vulnerable people; interviewing tasks to put your journalistic skills into practice; a discussion of ethical and legal issues by Professor Tim Crook of Goldsmiths, University of London.

The Salome Project

By Gail P. Streete
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532618875
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 790
  • Pdf File: the-salome-project.pdf

Book Short Summary:

We are not even sure of her name: it might have been Salome; it might have been Herodias, like that of her mother. She appears very briefly in only two Gospels of the New Testament, to dance at the birthday party of her mother’s husband, Herod, the ruler of Galilee. We do not even know what kind of dance it was, but we are told that it pleased him so much he promised to give her anything she asked for. What she asked for was the head of the prophet John the Baptist on a platter. Although she disappeared from the pages of the New Testament, Salome and her dance have puzzled, intrigued, and dominated the imaginations of artists and writers for two millennia. Was she just a little girl doing a dance performance to please her stepfather and his guests? Was she a nubile teenager bent on seduction? Was she a femme fatale who aimed at the death of a man she could not possess? The Salome Project is the result of a quest to answer these questions and find the real Salome.

Searching for Sarah in the Second Temple Era

By Joseph McDonald
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567689131
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 786
  • Pdf File: searching-for-sarah-in-the-second-temple-era.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Seeking to build upon recent scholarship based on Biblical women, Joseph McDonald uses a character-centered literary approach to read the story of Sarah as it was told and retold in the Second Temple period. McDonald offers an alternative to the usual approaches to “rewritten Bible” narratives, which often emphasize near-context, synoptic comparison of retold stories and their scriptural precursors, arguing that examination of retold narratives as narratives reveals important aspects of their internal literary effects, that may otherwise go unnoticed. Taken together, McDonald suggests that such readings reveal one of Sarah's trans-narrative or “deep traits,” as a curious, multi-faceted resemblance to the character of Abraham. The richness of her images, however, shows that this resemblance is not the ultimate distillation of Sarah, but a symptom of the kind of restriction that she consistently faces in this literature. McDonald concludes that creative readings of the narratives featuring Sarah in the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, the Genesis Apocryphon, and the Jewish Antiquities of Josephus illuminate Sarah as a complex and sometimes contradictory figure, whose individuality and agency often struggle to escape limitations placed upon her – both by other characters, such as Abraham and God, and by the narrators of her tales.

Really Bad Girls of the Bible

By Liz Curtis Higgs
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Book Code : 0307446174
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 825
  • Pdf File: really-bad-girls-of-the-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When it Comes to Badness, There's Nothing New Under the Sun In her best-selling book Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz Curtis Higgs breathed new life into ancient stories depicting eight of the most infamous women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Delilah. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, Bad Girls already has helped thousands of women experience God's grace anew by learning more about our nefarious sisters. And there are more where they came from! With Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz reveals the power of God's sovereignty in the lives of other shady ladies we know by reputation but have rarely studied in depth: Bathsheba, the bathing beauty. Jael, the tent-peg-toting warrior princess. Herodias, the horrible beheader. Tamar, the widow and not-so-timid temptress. Athaliah, the deadly daughter of Jezebel. And three ancient women whose names we do not know but who have much to teach us: the ashamed Adulteress, the bewitching Medium of En Dor, and the desperate Bleeding Woman. The eye-opening stories of these eight "Really Bad" women demonstrate one really life-changing concept: the sovereign power of God to rule our hearts and our lives with grace, compassion, and hope.

Feminist Theory and the Bible

By Esther Fuchs
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498527825
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 823
  • Pdf File: feminist-theory-and-the-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Feminist Theory and the Bible conceptualizes, contextualizes, and maps a new kind of burgeoning scholarship that has emerged in recent decades. The chapters included here consider both the theory and practice of feminist Biblical studies.

The Hebrew Bible

By Frederick E. Greenspahn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814732070
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 707
  • Pdf File: the-hebrew-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In April of 2001, the headline in the Los Angeles Times read, “Doubting the Story of the Exodus.” It covered a sermon that had been delivered by the rabbi of a prominent local congregation over the holiday of Passover. In it, he said, “The truth is that virtually every modern archeologist who has investigated the story of the exodus, with very few exceptions, agrees that the way the Bible describes the exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all.” This seeming challenge to the biblical story captivated the local public. Yet as the rabbi himself acknowledged, his sermon contained nothing new. The theories that he described had been common knowledge among biblical scholars for over thirty years, though few people outside of the profession know their relevance. New understandings concerning the Bible have not filtered down beyond specialists in university settings. There is a need to communicate this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy. This volume seeks to meet this need, with accessible and engaging chapters describing how archeology, theology, ancient studies, literary studies, feminist studies, and other disciplines now understand the Bible.

Biblical Reception, 5

By J. Cheryl Exum,David J. A. Clines,Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567674614
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: biblical-reception-5.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this guest-edited issue of Biblical Reception, edited by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, contributors examine the reception of the bible in art. Most of the contributions focus on biblical women, or on encounters with women in the bible. The volume is roughly chronological in structure, beginning with two pieces on Eve, one of which compares representations of Eve with those of the Virgin Mary, the other which considers how Eve is presented in Islamic texts and images. Following a contribution on Esther and Sarah the volume moves on to consider New Testament texts, with notable focus on women at the peripheries of society (the woman with the hemorrhage in Mark's gospel and the woman of Samaria). Attention is also paid to representations of Mary Magdalene and of Judith and Salome. The volume concludes with a piece on apocalyptic imagery and the woman clothed with the sun of Revelation 12. Featuring over 50 high quality color images, this volume provides scholarship of the highest level on biblical art.

Women in the Hebrew Bible

By Alice Bach
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135238758
  • Total of Pages : 566
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 558
  • Pdf File: women-in-the-hebrew-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Women in the Hebrew Bible presents the first one-volume overview covering the interpretation of women's place in man's world within the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Written by the major scholars in the field of biblical studies and literary theory, these essays examine attitudes toward women and their status in ancient Near Eastern societies, focusing on the Israelite society portrayed by the Hebrew Bible.