Made for Love

Made for Love
Author: Alissa Nutting
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 0062280570
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Made for Love Book Excerpt:

Now an HBO Max series starring Ray Romano and Cristin Milioti From one of our most exciting and provocative young writers, a poignant, riotously funny story of how far some will go for love—and how far some will go to escape it. Hazel has just moved into a trailer park of senior citizens, with her father and Diane—his extremely lifelike sex doll—as her roommates. Life with Hazel’s father is strained at best, but her only alternative seems even bleaker. She’s just run out on her marriage to Byron Gogol, CEO and founder of Gogol Industries, a monolithic corporation hell-bent on making its products and technologies indispensable in daily life. For over a decade, Hazel put up with being veritably quarantined by Byron in the family compound, her every movement and vital sign tracked. But when he demands to wirelessly connect the two of them via brain chips in a first-ever human “mind-meld,” Hazel decides what was once merely irritating has become unbearable. The world she escapes into is a far cry from the dry and clinical bubble she’s been living in, a world populated with a whole host of deviant oddballs. As Hazel tries to carve out a new life for herself in this uncharted territory, Byron is using the most sophisticated tools at his disposal to find her and bring her home. His threats become more and more sinister, and Hazel is forced to take drastic measures in order to find a home of her own and free herself from Byron’s virtual clutches once and for all. Perceptive and compulsively readable, Made for Love is at once an absurd, raunchy comedy and a dazzling, profound meditation marriage, monogamy, and family.

Made for Love

Made for Love
Author: Alissa Nutting
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-02-11
ISBN: 1473591244
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Made for Love Book Excerpt:

A HBO Max series starring Ray Romano and Cristin Milioti 'Exudes valiant charm' New Yorker 'Blisteringly smart and feverishly inventive' Garth Greenwell 'Brilliant... hilarious... both satisfying and unexpected' Roxane Gay Hazel has just moved into a trailer park of senior citizens, with her father and Diane - his sex doll companion. Life with Hazel's father is strained at best, but it's got to be better than her marriage to dominating tech billionaire, Byron Gogol. For over a decade, Hazel has been quarantining in Byron's family compound, her every movement and vital sign tracked. So when Byron demands to wirelessly connect the two of them via brain chips, turning Hazel into a human guinea pig, Hazel makes a run for it. Will Hazel be able to free herself from Byron's virtual clutches before he finds her? _________________________ A gloriously absurd and hugely entertaining satire about intimacy and love from the provocative writer of the acclaimed novel Tampa.

Tomorrow s Parties

Tomorrow s Parties
Author: Peter M. Coviello
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2013-04-19
ISBN: 0814717403
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tomorrow s Parties Book Excerpt:

“Dazzling intelligence radiates here, out from sentences giving such pleasure, yielding the finest devotion I’ve seen to literature’s own theoretical force. Coviello listens, carefully, brilliantly, for the flickerings, the liquid meanderings, all too easily explained as “sexual”—or never even perceived at all. Here is a critic as joyful as Whitman, with his dark core fully afire.” —Kathryn Bond Stockton, Distinguished Professor of English at University of Utah In nineteenth-century America—before the scandalous trial of Oscar Wilde, before the public emergence of categories like homo- and heterosexuality—what were the parameters of sex? Did people characterize their sexuality as a set of bodily practices, a form of identification, or a mode of relation? Was it even something an individual could be said to possess? What could be counted as sexuality? Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America provides a rich new conceptual language to describe the movements of sex in the period before it solidified into the sexuality we know, or think we know. Taking up authors whose places in the American history of sexuality range from the canonical to the improbable—from Whitman, Melville, Thoreau, and James to Dickinson, Sarah Orne Jewett, Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, and Mormon founder Joseph Smith—Peter Coviello delineates the varied forms sex could take in the lead-up to its captivation by the codings of “modern” sexuality. While telling the story of nineteenth-century American sexuality, he considers what might have been lostin the ascension of these new taxonomies of sex: all the extravagant, untimely ways of imagining the domain of sex that, under the modern regime of sexuality, have sunken into muteness or illegibility. Taking queer theorizations of temporality in challenging new directions, Tomorrow’s Parties assembles an archive of broken-off, uncreated futures—futures that would not come to be. Through them, Coviello fundamentally reorients our readings of erotic being and erotic possibility in the literature of nineteenth-century America. Peter Coviello is Professor of English at Bowdoin College. He is the author of Intimacy in America: Dreams of Affiliation in Antebellum Literature and the editor of Walt Whitman’s Memoranda During the War. In the America and the Long 19th Century series

A Lion for Love

A Lion for Love
Author: Robert Alter,Carol Cosman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780674535756
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lion for Love Book Excerpt:

Traces the life of the nineteenth century French novelist, attempts to portray his complex personality, and analyzes his major works.

Before and After the Book Deal

Before and After the Book Deal
Author: Courtney Maum
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN: 1948226413
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before and After the Book Deal Book Excerpt:

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide written by an acclaimed author. There are countless books on the market about how to write better but very few books on how to break into the marketplace with your first book. Cutting through the noise (and very mixed advice) online, while both dispelling rumors and remaining positive, Courtney Maum's Before and After the Book Deal is a one–of–a–kind resource that can help you get your book published. Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book has over 150 contributors from all walks of the industry, including international bestselling authors Anthony Doerr, Roxane Gay, Garth Greenwell, Lisa Ko, R. O. Kwon, Rebecca Makkai, and Ottessa Moshfegh, alongside cult favorites Sarah Gerard, Melissa Febos, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Mira Jacob. Agents, film scouts, film producers, translators, disability and minority activists, and power agents and editors also weigh in, offering advice and sharing intimate anecdotes about even the most taboo topics in the industry. Their wisdom will help aspiring authors find a foothold in the publishing world and navigate the challenges of life before and after publication with sanity and grace. Are MFA programs worth the time and money? How do people actually sit down and finish a novel? Did you get a good advance? What do you do when you feel envious of other writers? And why the heck aren’t your friends saying anything about your book? Covering questions ranging from the logistical to the existential (and everything in between), Before and After the Book Deal is the definitive guide for anyone who has ever wanted to know what it’s really like to be an author.

The Pisces

The Pisces
Author: Melissa Broder
Publsiher: Hogarth
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1524761575
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pisces Book Excerpt:

LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION “Bold, virtuosic, addictive, erotic – there is nothing like The Pisces. I have no idea how Broder does it, but I loved every dark and sublime page of it.” —Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter Lucy has been writing her dissertation on Sappho for nine years when she and her boyfriend break up in a dramatic flameout. After she bottoms out in Phoenix, her sister in Los Angeles insists Lucy dog-sit for the summer. Annika's home is a gorgeous glass cube on Venice Beach, but Lucy can find little relief from her anxiety — not in the Greek chorus of women in her love addiction therapy group, not in her frequent Tinder excursions, not even in Dominic the foxhound's easy affection. Everything changes when Lucy becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer while sitting alone on the beach rocks one night. But when Lucy learns the truth about his identity, their relationship, and Lucy’s understanding of what love should look like, take a very unexpected turn. A masterful blend of vivid realism and giddy fantasy, pairing hilarious frankness with pulse-racing eroticism, THE PISCES is a story about falling in obsessive love with a merman: a figure of Sirenic fantasy whose very existence pushes Lucy to question everything she thought she knew about love, lust, and meaning in the one life we have.

Myth and Ideology in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction

Myth and Ideology in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction
Author: Daphne Patai
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9780838631324
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth and Ideology in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction Book Excerpt:

Analyzing the thematic and formal characteristics of six contemporary Brazilian novels, this study explores the use of myth and its ideological implications. The writers examined are Maria Alice Barroso, Clarice Lispector, Jorge Amado, Carlos Heitor Cony, Adonias Filho, and Autran Dourado.

The Second Mystery Novel MEGAPACK

The Second Mystery Novel MEGAPACK
Author: Elisabeth Sanxay Holding,Spencer Dean,George Harmon Coxe,Curtiss T. Gardner
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 665
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN: 1479407895
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Mystery Novel MEGAPACK Book Excerpt:

The Second Mystery Novel MEGAPACK® presents four more classic mysteries (published between 1941 and 1959) by top mystery writers of the era...more than 650 pages of classic whodunits. Dig in and enjoy! Included are: SPEAK OF THE DEVIL, by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding THE MERCHANT OF MURDER, by Spencer Dean THE FIFTH KEY, by George Harmon Coxe BONES DON'T LIE, by Curtiss T. Gardner If you enjoy this volume of classic mysteries, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 270+ other entries in this series, including science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, adventure, horror, westerns -- and much, much more!

Moved by Love

Moved by Love
Author: Mary D. Sheriff
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-10-30
ISBN: 0226752844
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moved by Love Book Excerpt:

In eighteenth-century France, the ability to lose oneself in a character or scene marked both great artists and ideal spectators. Yet it was thought this same passionate enthusiasm, if taken to unreasonable extremes, could also lead to sexual deviance, mental illness—even death. Women and artists were seen as especially susceptible to these negative consequences of creative enthusiasm, and women artists, doubly so. Mary D. Sheriff uses these very different visions of enthusiasm to explore the complex interrelationships among creativity, sexuality, the body and the mind in eighteenth-century France. Drawing on evidence from the visual arts, literature, philosophy, and medicine, she portrays the deviance ascribed to both inspired men and women. But while various mythologies worked to normalize deviance in male artists, women had no justification for their deviance. For instance, the mythical sculptor Pygmalion was cured of an abnormal love for his statue through the making of art. He became a model for creative artists, living happily with his statue come to life. No happy endings, though, were imagined for such inspired women writers as Sappho and Heloise, who burned with erotomania their art could not quench. Even so, Sheriff demonstrates, the perceived connections among sexuality, creativity, and disease also opened artistic opportunities for creative women took full advantage of them. Brilliantly reassessing the links between sexuality and creativity, artistic genius and madness, passion and reason, Moved by Love will profoundly reshape our view of eighteenth- century French culture.

The Things We Do for Love

The Things We Do for Love
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2010-02-16
ISBN: 0345520807
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Things We Do for Love Book Excerpt:

Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSaria’s heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her small Pacific Northwest hometown and takes over management of her family’s restaurant. In West End, where life rises and falls like the tides, Angie’s fortunes will drastically change yet again when she meets and befriends a troubled young woman. Angie hires Lauren Ribido because she sees something special in the seventeen-year-old. They quickly form a deep bond, and when Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. Together, these two women—one who longs for a child and the other who longs for a mother’s love—will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined. Praise for The Things We Do for Love “[Kristin] Hannah is superb at delving into her main characters’ psyches and delineating nuances of feeling.” —The Washington Post Book World “Wonderful . . . enormously touching . . . The warmth and complexities of these characters grab hold of the heartstrings.”—RT Book Reviews “Wrenching, convincing . . . bittersweet.”—Publishers Weekly

Confronting Change Challenging Tradition

Confronting Change  Challenging Tradition
Author: Gertrude M. Yeager
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 434
Release: 1997-08-01
ISBN: 0742574814
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confronting Change Challenging Tradition Book Excerpt:

Understanding the role of women in Latin American history demands a full examination of their activities in the region's political, economic, and domestic spheres. Toward this end, historian Gertrude M. Yeager has assembled the multidisciplinary collection Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition. The essays in this volume explore the ways in which Latin American women have shaped-and have been shaped by-the traditional practices and ideologies of their cultures. The selections are arranged in two sections: Culture and the Status of Women, and Reconstructing the Past.

American Silent Horror Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films 1913 1929

American Silent Horror  Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films  1913   1929
Author: John T. Soister,Henry Nicolella,Steve Joyce
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 830
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786487909
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Silent Horror Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films 1913 1929 Book Excerpt:

During the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the “boy meets girl, boy loses girl” theme, other motion pictures dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) were among the unusual and startling films containing story elements that went far beyond the realm of “highly unlikely.” Using surviving documentation and their combined expertise, the authors catalog and discuss these departures from the norm in this encyclopedic guide to American horror, science fiction and fantasy in the years from 1913 through 1929.

Fighting for Love

Fighting for Love
Author: Kelly Elliott
Publsiher: Loveswept
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 0425284220
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting for Love Book Excerpt:

A larger-than-life firefighter inspires a career-driven woman to live in the moment—and trust in the power of love—in this flirty, emotional novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Harmony. Finn Ward has two passions: being a firefighter and being single. Although his parents are constantly nagging him to settle down, Finn just wants to enjoy himself while he’s young. Then, at a union meeting, he meets a gorgeous lawyer with a dazzling smile—and suddenly, settling down doesn’t sound so bad. Rory Adams is fresh out of law school and looking to make a name for herself at her mother’s firm. She doesn’t have time for silly games anymore. But when she catches the eye of a dashing fireman who makes her body tingle from across the room, something instantly ignites between them. The only problem? Her father is Finn’s boss. Their relationship turns both of their lives upside-down. Rory tames Finn’s wild ways, while he shows her that life can’t be all work and no play. But it’ll take some serious determination to keep their love secret—and real courage to admit the truth. Praise for Fighting for Love “One of the best stories I have read in a while—it had me laughing out loud and brought tears to my eyes!”—Once Upon An Alpha “Bottom line: If you are looking for a feel-good romance, look no further—the Boston Love series is for you. Whether you start with Fighting for Love or start with book one, you will enjoy the sweet, character-driven romances.”—Book Briefs “Fighting for Love is a swoony, sexy romance that I couldn’t put down. You’ll quickly make Finn Ward your newest book boyfriend!”—New York Times bestselling author A. Meredith Walters “Fun, flirty, and sexy! What more could you ask for? I sank right into Fighting for Love, and didn’t stop rooting for these two!”—New York Times bestselling author A. L. Jackson “Fighting for Love is absolute perfection. The banter, love, and emotion is exquisitely crafted in a way no one but Kelly Elliott can do.”—Kristin Mayer, author of the A Twisted Fate series “Finn and Rory define immense chemistry and sizzling passion.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre

Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre
Author: Erin Hurt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-10-26
ISBN: 1351606964
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre Book Excerpt:

Scholars and readers alike need little help identifying the infamous Bridget Jones or Carrie Bradshaw. While it is no stretch to say that these fictional characters are the most recognizable within the chic lit genre, there are certainly many others that have helped define this body of work. While previous research has focused primarily on white American chick lit, Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre, takes a wider look at the genre, by exploring chick lit novels featuring protagonists from a variety of ethnic backgrounds set both within and outside of the US.

Music for Love Or War

Music for Love Or War
Author: Martyn Burke
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-12-02
ISBN: 1507200919
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music for Love Or War Book Excerpt:

"Danny, a Canadian sharp-shooter, and Hank, in the US Army, have been stationed in Kandahar, but they are in Los Angeles desperate to find the Hollywood psychic who will reveal the whereabouts of the women they love. Danny is searching for Ariana, the girl he fell in love with in Toronto in the last years of the 20th century; Hank is searching for Annie Boudreau, known in the tabloids as "Annie of the Boo Two" -- twins who were briefly in the gravitational pull of Hugh Hefner"--

Tales and novels

Tales and novels
Author: Maria [collections] Edgeworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1857
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales and novels Book Excerpt:

Tales and Novels

Tales and Novels
Author: Maria Edgeworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 490
Release: 1848
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales and Novels Book Excerpt:

Fitzgerald s Craft of Short Fiction

Fitzgerald s Craft of Short Fiction
Author: Alice Hall Petry
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780817305475
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fitzgerald s Craft of Short Fiction Book Excerpt:

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Fitzgerald's Craft of Short Fiction offers the first comprehensive study of the four collections of short stories that F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) prepared for publication during his lifetime: Flappers and Philosophers (1920), Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), All the Sad Young Men (1926), and Taps at Reveille (1935). These authorized collections—which include works from the entire range of Fitzgerald's career, from his undergraduate days at Princeton to his final contributions to Esquire magazine—provide an ideal overview of his development as a short story writer. Originally published in 1989, this volume draws upon Fitzgerald's copious personal correspondence, biographical studies, and all available criticism, and analyzes how Fitzgerald perceived his achievements as a writer of short fiction from both artistic and commercial standpoints. Petry pays close attention to the individual stories, exploring how Fitzgerald's growing technical expertise and the evolution of his themes reflect changes in his personal life.

A Book of Operas

A Book of Operas
Author: Henry Edward Krehbiel
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN: 3752355891
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Operas Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: A Book of Operas by Henry Edward Krehbiel

Tales and Novels The absentee concluded Madame de Fleury Emilie de Coulanges The modern Griselda

Tales and Novels  The absentee  concluded  Madame de Fleury  Emilie de Coulanges  The modern Griselda
Author: Maria Edgeworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales and Novels The absentee concluded Madame de Fleury Emilie de Coulanges The modern Griselda Book Excerpt: