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In the 1960s John Fraser received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Trials of Oscar Wilde. Long retired from the film world, John now concentrates on writing.The theme of his latest novel, The Unholy Trinity of Monstrous Madonnas, touches upon his film star past, and is set in Umbria, an area of Italy that John knows well. "I lived in Italy for over 40 years," observes John. "The country has always been a magnet for artists. In the 1980s, Umbria was untouched by mass tourism."The Unholy Trinity of Monstrous Madonnas is a witty and engrossing novel about three glamorous and ruthlessly ambitious women who converge on the medieval town of Cappone. Each woman has a dream of converting a ruin into a luxury hotel and making sacks of money. Marga is a mixed-race beauty with a racy past. India is a cockney millionairess who was a film starlet in her youth. Pumpy is an imperious middle-class snob. Their explosive personalities ignite after Marga, using her wiles on the town Mayor, organises a film festival. As the glitterati arrive _ Johnny Zago and Sofia Loren among them _ the competition between the three women escalates. Sabotage, a forest fire, even an earthquake can't stop the monstrous Madonnas. Caught amongst their cut-throat competition is Pumpy's daughter, Charlotte, who unexpectedly falls in love with an Indian internet whizz kid. Can she survive the fireworks in Umbria to have her fairytale wedding in Jaipur? Or will the three women's ruthlessness ruin her dreams?'I wanted to write a funny and glamorous novel that celebrates strong women', notes John, 'but could not resist adding a touching love story at the heart of the novel.'

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Genre: Fiction
Author: John Fraser
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Release: 2011
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 1848765886

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"I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape." T.S. Eliot Ulysses depicts a day in Leopold Bloom’s life, broken into episodes analogous to Homer’s Odyssey and related in rich, varied styles. Joyce’s novel is celebrated for its depth of learning, earthy humor, literary allusions and piercing insight into the human heart. First published in Paris in 1922 Ulysses was not published in the United States until 1934. Immediately recognized as an extraordinary work that both echoed the history of English literature and took it in new, unheralded directions, Joyce’s book was controversial. Its widespread release was initially slowed by censors nitpicking a few passages. The novel is challenging, in that it is an uncommon reader who will perceive all that Joyce has put into his pages upon first reading, but it is uniquely rewarding for anyone willing to follow where the author leads. Far more than a learned exercise in literary skill, Ulysses displays a sense of humor that ranges from delicate to roguish as well as sequences of striking beauty and emotion. Chief among the latter must be the novel’s climactic stream of consciousness step into the mind of the protagonist’s wife, Molly Bloom, whose open-hearted acceptance of life and love is among the most memorable and moving passages in English literature. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Ulysses is both modern and readable.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
Release: 2020-07-28
File: 680 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781513265193

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The Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination, is a groundbreaking collection of essays by leading scholars from wide scholarly and activist backgrounds who examine the entangled array of contemporary industrial complexes—what the editors refer to as "the power complex"—that was first analyzed by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic work,The Power Elite.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Steven Best
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release: 2011
File: 315 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780739136980

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Author: Mark Twain (pseud. van Samuel L. Clemens.)
Publisher:
Release: 1869
File: 380 Pages
ISBN-13: KBNL:KBNL03000140897

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In these powerful and stylishly written essays, Maria Manuel Lisboa dissects the work of Paula Rego, the Portuguese-born artist considered one of the greatest artists of modern times. Focusing primarily on Rego’s work since the 1980s, Lisboa explores the complex relationships between violence and nurturing, power and impotence, politics and the family that run through Rego’s art. Taking a historicist approach to the evolution of the artist’s work, Lisboa embeds the works within Rego’s personal history as well as Portugal’s (and indeed other nations’) stories, and reveals the interrelationship between political significance and the raw emotion that lies at the heart of Rego’s uncompromising iconographic style. Fundamental to Lisboa’s analysis is an understanding that apparent opposites – male and female, sacred and profane, aggression and submissiveness – often co-exist in Rego’s work in a way that is both disturbing and destabilising. This collection of essays brings together both unpublished and previously published work to make a significant contribution to scholarship about Paula Rego. It will also be of interest to scholars and students of contemporary painting, Portuguese and British feminist art, and the political and ideological aspects of the visual arts.

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Genre: Art
Author: Maria Manuel Lisboa
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Release: 2019-09-25
File: 510 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781783747597

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In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those African-American women outside academe. She provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. The result is a superbly crafted book that provides the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Patricia Hill Collins
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2002-06-01
File: 283 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135960131

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Description: This book records a set of dialogues between scientists, theologians, and philosophers on what can be done to prevent a global slide into ecological collapse. It is a uniquely multidisciplinary book that exemplifies the kinds of cultural and scholarly dialogue urgently needed to address the threat to the earth represented by our super-industrial civilization. The authors debate the conventional account of nature conservation as protection from human activity. In contrast to standard accounts, they argue what is needed is a new relationship between human beings and the earth that recovers a primal respect for all things. This approach seeks to recover forgotten resources in ancient cultures and in the foundational narratives of Western civilization contained in the Bible and in the culture of classical Greece. Endorsements: ""A refreshing critique of both evangelical and liberal North American environmental discourse, a bold exercise in multi-disciplinary conversation, and a welcome retrieval of the virtues of creaturely humility and gratitude."" -Ernst M. Conradie University of the Western Cape, South Africa ""This wonderfully rich book is a model of deep conversation on crucial challenges we face. The most important issues are intrinsically interdisciplinary, yet we often settle for talking 'at' or 'to' one another. This is especially true among the 'environmental' and 'religious' communities. The conversations in this book show that deep interdisciplinary engagements offer opportunities to re-frame the questions and re-describe the challenges in more promising and life-giving ways, transforming participants and the issues alike. A terrific achievement."" -L. Gregory Jones Duke University ""Underlying the environmental movement are a set of mostly undiscussed ethical and theological assumptions about the nature of the world and our relationship to it. In this pioneering volume, scholars from various perspectives engage in a deep exploration of the relationship of ecology, theology, and ethics. The results are often illuminating, sometimes surprising, and uniformly worth engaging."" --Paul Root Wolpe Emory University ""Van Houtan and Northcott engage scientists, ethicists, theologians, and other thinking persons in dialogue, working to re-ligate the torn academic and social fabric, and bringing all to see and respond to the biosphere--the awesome creation that calls for our guardianship and respectful service. They have us join this dialogue, motivating us--guardeners all--toward nurturing the kind of wisdom and humility that brings good news to every creature."" --Calvin DeWitt University of Wisconsin About the Contributor(s): Kyle S. Van Houtan is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Program in Science and Society and a Research Fellow in the Center for Ethics at Emory University. He has served as a biologist with the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Geological Service. Michael S. Northcott is Professor of Ethics in the School of Divinity in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of The Environment and Christian Ethics (1996)

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Genre: Religion
Author: Kyle Schuyler Van Houtan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2010
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781606088210

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Stand-Up Comedy in Theory, or, Abjection in America is the first study of stand-up comedy as a form of art. John Limon appreciates and analyzes the specific practice of stand-up itself, moving beyond theories of the joke, of the comic, and of comedy in general to read stand-up through the lens of literary and cultural theory. Limon argues that stand-up is an artform best defined by its fascination with the abject, Julia Kristeva’s term for those aspects of oneself that are obnoxious to one’s sense of identity but that are nevertheless—like blood, feces, or urine—impossible to jettison once and for all. All of a comedian’s life, Limon asserts, is abject in this sense. Limon begins with stand-up comics in the 1950s and 1960s—Lenny Bruce, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Elaine May—when the norm of the profession was the Jewish, male, heterosexual comedian. He then moves toward the present with analyses of David Letterman, Richard Pryor, Ellen DeGeneres, and Paula Poundstone. Limon incorporates feminist, race, and queer theories to argue that the “comedification” of America—stand-up comedy’s escape from its narrow origins—involves the repossession by black, female, queer, and Protestant comedians of what was black, female, queer, yet suburbanizing in Jewish, male, heterosexual comedy. Limon’s formal definition of stand-up as abject art thus hinges on his claim that the great American comedians of the 1950s and 1960s located their comedy at the place (which would have been conceived in 1960 as a location between New York City or Chicago and their suburbs) where body is thrown off for the mind and materiality is thrown off for abstraction—at the place, that is, where American abjection has always found its home. As the first study of its kind, Stand-Up Comedy in Theory, or, Abjection in America will appeal to a wide audience including those interested in cultural studies, Jewish studies, gender and queer theory.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: John Limon
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release: 2000-06-02
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780822380504

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Why has President Donald Trump stirred up so much controversy? Many have attempted to answer that question, but the real reasons have been difficult to pinpoint ... ... Until now. Buckle up and venture on a spiritual journey that exposes another side that is not being reported and see how the president will be a modern day deliverer.

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Genre: Religion
Author: John L Fraser
Publisher: Jf Publications
Release: 2018-12-07
File: 108 Pages
ISBN-13: 1732987602

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Always in mourning clothes, secretive, devious, and deadly, the three Mortlow sisters might appear to be long lost members of the Addams Family or characters drawn by Edward Gorey. But their depiction is inspired by the Wardlaw sisters, actual criminals from history. The story of their lives and crimes is the very definition of Southern Gothic.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Alan M. Clark
Publisher: IFD Publishing
Release: 2017-10-15
File: 162 Pages
ISBN-13: 099884666X

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