A Fine Romance   Book

A Fine Romance


  • Author : Patricia Mellencamp
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 1566394007

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

"Feminist film theory will soon be a quarter of a century old. It has known the euphoria of the 1970s, experienced the contradictions of the 1980s, and glimpsed the reversals and political gains, which include women of color, of the 1990s." But, Patricia Mellencamp asks, what is the next move? In this challenging look at twenty years of feminist film theory, Mellencamp elaborates on its rich history, drawing on her personal academic life, and offering inventive readings of a remarkable variety of films: recent Hollywood releases like Forest Gump, Pulp Fiction, Thelma and Louise, Basic Instinct, and Silence of the Lambs, and features and independent films made by women, such as The Piano, Angie, Orlando, Bedevil, Daughters of the Dust, Privilege, and Forbidden Love. With a clever sense of irony and wit, Mellencamp poses a question from which her analysis takes off: What did Rapunzel, Cinderella and Snow White forget to tell Thelma and Louise? According to Mellencamp, they forgot what comes after "the end," after the wedding to the prince. So many women's stories, often by choice, stop after the prince whisks the princess away to live happily ever after. This book asks, what does "happily" mean for women? And what does "ever after" cost women? This creative call to shift film feminism's infamous "gaze" from sex and bodies to money and work ascertains where film feminism has been and what it needs to progress. Rather than recycling and regaining the same ground, Mellencamp urges film feminism to explore and claim new territory. Author note: Patricia Mellencamp is Professor of Film and Cultural Theory, Department of Art History, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. She has published several books, including High Anxiety: Catastrophe, Scandal, Ageand Indiscretions: Avant-garde Film, Video, and Feminism.

A Fine Romance Book

A Fine Romance


  • Author : Susan Branch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-06-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0996044043

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside is travel writing at its best by New York Times best-selling author Susan Branch. This charming book is part love story, part travel guide - a hand-written and watercolored diary/journal of Branch's six-day transatlantic crossing on board the Queen Mary 2 and two-month ramble over the backroads of rural England. There are over three hundred photos, countless watercolor illustrations, wonderful quotes, recipes, a book list, a movie list, hand-drawn maps and much more. Travel with Susan as she makes her way around hedgerows and through wildflower meadows to visit the homes and gardens of her literary and artistic heroes, including Beatrix Potter and Jane Austen. It's a travel guide that will help you plan a trip of your own, lovely for the armchair traveler because Susan really does take you there, and perfect for all Downton Abbey anglophiles. When you are finished, go to Susan's website where there is an interactive Appendix to the book .... you can experience driving across the Dales with Susan's own videos and find links to everything she writes about, the cottages and gardens you will want to see yourself. A Fine Romance is book three of Susan Branch's autobiographical trilogy. First in order is The Fairy Tale Girl, followed by Martha's Vineyard - Isle of Dreams, and finally A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside. All three are hand-lettered, watercolored, filled with photos, recipes and quotes and, as Susan says, "as much magic as I could possibly stuff between the covers." Bon Voyage!

A Fine Romance Book

A Fine Romance


  • Author : Judith Sills
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 1993-04-06
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345385710

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

Where is this thing called love? And how do you get there from here? For many it's an elusive goal that's over even before it has a chance to start -- but it doesn't have to be. In A FINE ROMANCE, nationally recognized psychologist Dr. Judith Sills shows how the whole agonizing and exhilarating process of love actually develops between two people -- and how the rules of successful courtship can be learned and mastered. Dr. Sills covers all the skills you need to develop the right relationship in the areas of intimacy, compromise, and commitment. She also takes you step-by-step through the five stages of a relationship: * SELECTION -- when you actively or passively choose a partner. * SEDUCTION -- the dating days when you and your partner decide if the relationship is romantic, platonic, or dead. * SWITCH -- that uncomfortable period when the pursuer backs off just as the partner responds. * NEGOTIATION -- when you both acknowledge your differences and try to find a decent way to fight about them. * COMMITMENT -- the negotiation to marriage. There is no one right person. There is only your ability to give and receive love. This book will help lovers learn how to do just that.

A Fine Romance Book

A Fine Romance


  • Author : Cynthia Propper Seton
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0393300323

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

"Shines with elusive insights about persons we recognize at once as acquaintances and friends, caught briefly in events that are part of their upper-class life, part of their inevitable sexual prisons, part of their middle age. To be able to say consistently interesting things about these embroilments--class, sex, age--is a triumph for a novelist. Cynthia Propper Seton has pulled off just such a triumph." --Doris Grumbach, Los Angeles Times

A Fine Romance Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

A Fine Romance


  • Author : Candice Bergen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476746098

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

In a follow-up to Knock Wood, the Emmy Award-winning actress traces the milestone events of her life, including her first marriage, the birth of her daughter, her work on Murphy Brown and her struggles with widowhood.

A Fine Romance Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

A Fine Romance


  • Author : Christi Barth
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-05-13
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9798645521820

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

Will she turn her back on a life of wealth for a sexy chocolatier - when she doesn't even like chocolate?

A Fine Romance Book

A Fine Romance


  • Author : Lisette Du Plessis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 1742702244

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

Part 1 of A Fine Romance is a sumptuous and majestic record of the unforgettable royal alliances and love stories that have defined our understanding of modern European royal families. These stories will be told primarily through the very best available photographs but will be complemented by an insightful illuminating text. From a glamorous and serene Grace Kelly, to a blushing and shy Lady Diana Spencer, this will be an extraordinarily compreshensive record of historic royal weddings, fairytale brides and handsome princes . Part 2 of A Fine Romance will be a luscious photgraphic chronicle of the wedding of the Century, a wedding on which the hopes of the British monarchy rests. Showing William and Catherine's journey from engagement announcement to Westminster Abbey, it will be a richly illustrated romantic delight.

A Fine Romance Book

A Fine Romance


  • Author : David Lehman
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0805242716

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews. An acclaimed poet, editor, and cultural critic, David Lehman hears America singing—with a Yiddish accent. He guides us through America in the golden age of song, when “Embraceable You,” “White Christmas,” “Easter Parade,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “My Romance,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Stormy Weather,” and countless others became nothing less than the American sound track. The stories behind these songs, the shows from which many of them came, and the shows from which many of them came, and the composers and lyricists who wrote them give voice to a specifically American saga of love, longing, assimilation, and transformation. Lehman’s analytical skills, wit, and exuberance infuse this book with an energy and a tone like no other: at once sharply observant, personally searching, and attuned to the songs that all of us love. He helps us understand how natural it should be that Wizard of Oz composer Harold Arlen was the son of a cantor who incorporated “Over the Rainbow” into his Sabbath liturgy, and why Cole Porter—the rare non-Jew in this pantheon of musicians who wrote these classic songs shaped America even as America was shaping them. (Part of the Jewish Encounter series)

A Fine Romance Book

A Fine Romance


  • Author : David Lehman
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0805242716

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews. An acclaimed poet, editor, and cultural critic, David Lehman hears America singing—with a Yiddish accent. He guides us through America in the golden age of song, when “Embraceable You,” “White Christmas,” “Easter Parade,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “My Romance,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Stormy Weather,” and countless others became nothing less than the American sound track. The stories behind these songs, the shows from which many of them came, and the shows from which many of them came, and the composers and lyricists who wrote them give voice to a specifically American saga of love, longing, assimilation, and transformation. Lehman’s analytical skills, wit, and exuberance infuse this book with an energy and a tone like no other: at once sharply observant, personally searching, and attuned to the songs that all of us love. He helps us understand how natural it should be that Wizard of Oz composer Harold Arlen was the son of a cantor who incorporated “Over the Rainbow” into his Sabbath liturgy, and why Cole Porter—the rare non-Jew in this pantheon of musicians who wrote these classic songs shaped America even as America was shaping them. (Part of the Jewish Encounter series)

A Bouquet of Barbed Wire Book

A Bouquet of Barbed Wire


  • Author : Andrea Newman
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847656544

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A Bouquet of Barbed Wire Book Description :

Peter Manson's apparently successful life is turned upside down when his beloved teenage daughter Prue reveals she's pregnant by her teacher, Gavin Sorenson. The very heart of the family is threatened as Peter has an intuitive sense that Gavin is on a personal quest for revenge. As Peter becomes consumed by anxiety for his daughter, hatred of his son in law and lust for his secretary, his relationship with his wife, Cassie, becomes increasingly distant. With Peter's marriage at breaking point and facing financial ruin, it's only a matter of time before secrets from the past return to haunt their lives. Famously controversial, the 1970s TV adaptation of A Bouquet of Barbed Wire was watched by 26 million people. ITV's new version is written by Guy Andrews (Lost in Austen, Prime Suspect) and will star Trevor Eve, Hermione Norris and Imogen Poots.

Knock Wood Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Knock Wood


  • Author : Candice Bergen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476770130

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Knock Wood Book Description :

Originally published by Linden Press in 1984.

A Fine Romance Book

A Fine Romance


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Art, Australian
  • Pages : 1
  • ISBN 10 : 0648315231

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

"'A Fine Romance' is an exhibition about beauty and deceit. Featuring hyper-real paintings and sculptures by a range of contemporary artists, it is as seductive as it is awe-inspiring." -- publisher's website.

A Fine Romance Book

A Fine Romance


  • Author : Darcie Denkert
  • Publisher : Billboard Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823077748

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A Fine Romance Book Description :

Fans of musicals will sing when a division president of MGM and industry insider presents her entertaining, illuminating insights on exactly what happens when stage meets screen.

Stanley Newman s Literary Crosswords Book

Stanley Newman s Literary Crosswords


  • Author : Stanley Newman
  • Publisher : Random House Puzzles & Games
  • Release Date : 2005-01-04
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 0812935284

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Stanley Newman s Literary Crosswords Book Description :

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Stanley Newman's third volume of literary-themed crosswords is all about LOVE—50 original puzzles about 50 legendary literary romances spanning thousands of years. Each puzzle boasts: • A quote specifically about love from the puzzle's subject • Plenty of general literature-related clues • Fascinating trivia about the puzzle's subject The wide variety of sources represented includes novels, plays, poetry, opera, myths, real-life literary couples, and more. Besides the obvious (like Romeo and Juliet), the delightfully diverse—and surprising—list of subjects includes Lolita, Like Water for Chocolate, "The Owl and the Pussycat," Carmen, Porgy and Bess, Tarzan & Jane, Odysseus & Penelope, and Dashiell Hammett & Lillian Hellman.

Running in the Family Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Running in the Family


  • Author : Michael Ondaatje
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-03-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0307776646

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Running in the Family Book Description :

In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.

Mr  and Mrs  Disraeli Book

Mr and Mrs Disraeli


  • Author : Daisy Hay
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2015-02-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374712921

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Mr and Mrs Disraeli Book Description :

The first biography to give Mary Anne Lewis her due and to examine her singular marriage to Benjamin Disraeli When Mary Anne Lewis met Benjamin Disraeli, she was married to Wyndham Lewis, a rich, mildly successful politician at the center of nineteenth-century British high society. The three became friends and with his deep pockets Wyndham helped Disraeli—young, ambitious, and swimming in debt—get his start in the political arena. Mary Anne even referred to him as her "Parliamentary protégé." But when Wyndham suddenly died of a heart attack, Mary Anne's friendship with Disraeli (fifteen years her junior) soon evolved into a peculiarly romantic and undoubtedly advantageous marriage: Mary Anne avoided life as a widow, while Benjamin used her financial means to stay out of prison and make a run for office. Anecdotally the Disraelis cultivated an outrageous reputation. Once asked if he had read any new novels, Benjamin reportedly replied, "When I want to read a novel, I write one." Mary Anne, on the other hand, supposedly once told Queen Victoria that she always slept with her arms around her husband's neck. "My wife is a very clever woman," Benjamin said, "but she can never remember who came first, the Greeks or the Romans." An unusual story of Victorian romance and politics, Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli moves beyond the anecdotes to reveal the interior life of one of Britain's most influential couples. Often eclipsed by Benjamin, Mary Anne had at least as much political acumen as her husband, and this dual biography shows that she was frequently his voice of reason. In the wake of British Romanticism, Daisy Hay examines the paths available to women like Mary Anne, and chronicles a relationship that is surprising, unconventional, and deeply inspiring.

A Fine Romance   Other Stories Book

A Fine Romance Other Stories


  • Author : John Allman
  • Publisher : Quale Press LLC
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 1935835181

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A Fine Romance Other Stories Book Description :

Fiction. A FINE ROMANCE & OTHER STORIES focuses on love relationships of one kind or another and involves a variety of intertextuality or implied texts within texts. For example, one story interacts with Kafka's "Metamorphosis." Another with the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Another with three films by Jean–Luc Godard. The title story, about a romance novelist, has the text of the novel being written interacting with the real time text the narrating novelist is living in. There's a touch of epistolary text in a story about a woman writing a letter from jail to her sister. There's a story about a man reading the novel his wife has been writing about her marriage to that man now reading the narrative in secret and on the computer. And in the final story, there is the text of a woman writing postcards to her husband, while she does a world tour all by herself—the husband worrying if those postcard texts will cease and his wife never come back. These stories are vivid and varied in their lyric realism or, at times, urgent fantasy.

A Fine Place to Daydream Book

A Fine Place to Daydream


  • Author : Bill Barich
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781634509459

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A Fine Place to Daydream Book Description :

Twenty-five years after his racetrack classic Laughing in the Hills, Bill Barich tells the story of how he fell in love and found a new life in Dublin, where he was soon caught up in the Irish obsession with horses and luck. Barich travels throughout his adopted country and meets the leading trainers and jockeys, the beleaguered bookies who work rain or shine, and a host of passionate, like-minded fans—from Father Sean Breen, the “Racing Priest,” to T. P. Reilly, whose peculiar betting system turns on a horse’s looks. Witty, philosophical, and vividly written, A Fine Place to Daydream is a paean to the real Ireland, a moving tale of a surprise romance, and a thrilling account of a hugely exciting season at the track. “Captivating. . . . Mr. Barich recaptures much of the feel and compass of his first narrative of the equine life, once again weaving a broad tartan from scores of interviews with inhabitants of every corner of the horseracing industry.” —The Wall Street Journal Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

In the Bed of a Duke Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

In the Bed of a Duke


  • Author : Cathy Maxwell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0061745081

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In the Bed of a Duke Book Description :

The distressed traveler Charlotte Cameron encounters on a rainy Scottish night is absolutely the worst man she could have invited into her carriage! It is Phillip Maddox, the reprehensible Duke of Colster, who brought the full weight of the ton's fury down upon her—simply because Charlotte encouraged her sister not to wed the powerful peer. And now the seductive devil responsible for her social ruin is sitting close enough to kiss . . . Phillip's distaste for the meddlesome beauty matches Charlotte's—though, under alternate circumstances, he might have enjoyed sampling the sensuous charms of the tempting young chit. There is grave danger, however, on the journey they now must reluctantly share—and a nemesis who means them both mortal harm. But can a passion that inconveniently ignites in the face of disaster erase a painful past . . . and lead two sworn enemies to a most unanticipated destination: the bedchamber?