The Glamour of Strangeness Book

The Glamour of Strangeness


  • Author : Jamie James
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374711320

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The Glamour of Strangeness Excerpt :

From the early days of steamship travel, artists stifled by the culture of their homelands fled to islands, jungles, and deserts in search of new creative and emotional frontiers. Their flight inspired a unique body of work that doesn't fit squarely within the Western canon, yet may be some of the most original statements we have about the range and depth of the artistic imagination. Focusing on six principal subjects, Jamie James locates "a lost national school" of artists who left their homes for the unknown. There is Walter Spies, the devastatingly handsome German painter who remade his life in Bali; Raden Saleh, the Javanese painter who found fame in Europe; Isabelle Eberhardt, a Russian-Swiss writer who roamed the Sahara dressed as an Arab man; the American experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, who went to Haiti and became a committed follower of voodoo. From France, Paul Gauguin left for Tahiti; and Victor Segalen, a naval doctor, poet, and novelist, immersed himself in classical Chinese civilization in imperial Peking. In The Glamour of Strangeness, James evokes these extraordinary lives in portraits that bring the transcultural artist into sharp relief. Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating study of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom Book
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom


  • Author : T.E. Lawrence
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2021-05-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9789390492855

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom Excerpt :

Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a memoir of the soldier known as 'Lawrence of Arabia.’ Lawrence is a fascinating and controversial figure and his talent as a vivid and imaginative writer shines through on every page of his masterpiece. ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ written between 1919 and 1926, is an extraordinary tale of action, politics and adventure. The story describes heroism through instances of war by a man who not only shaped events but was molded by them. The genre of the book can be related to many broad subjects like political history, military strategy, pathology or travel story. Lawrence, known as the defender of the empire, had found war in the Arab world and a long-lasting sideline to the War to End All Wars. This war produced more war during the time, in which, along with many other eminent writers, Lawrence was also involved. Seven Pillars of Wisdom provides a unique portrait of this extraordinary man and an insight into the birth of the Arab nation.

Foreign Missions of an American Prosecutor Book

Foreign Missions of an American Prosecutor


  • Author : John Hailman
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2019-08-02
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496823977

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In his fifth book, John Hailman recounts the adventures and misadventures he experienced during a lifetime of international travel. From Oman to Indonesia, from sandstorms and food poisoning to gangsters and at least one jealous husband, Hailman explores the cultures and court systems of faraway countries. The international story begins in Paris as a young Hailman, a student at La Sorbonne, experiences the romance and excitement one expects from the City of Lights. Years later Hailman returns to France, to Interpol Headquarters in Lyon where he received his international law certificate from the National School for Magistrates. Traveling the world as a representative for the US Justice Department, Hailman encountered criminals and conspiracies, including a plot in Ossetia, Georgia, to hijack his helicopter and kidnap him. From his time as a prosecutor are tales of three very different Islamic cultures in the colorful societies and legal systems of Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Hailman also travels to the chaotic world of the former Soviet Union where, at the time of his visit, a new world of old countries was trying to rediscover independent pasts. He explores the tiny country of Moldova and the beautiful and picturesque Republic of Georgia, and visits Russia during the brief period democracy was flowering and the nation was experimenting with a new jury trial system. Viewing his adventures through the lens of laws and customs, Hailman is able to give unique insight to the countries he visits. With each new adventure in Foreign Missions of an American Prosecutor, John Hailman shares his passion for travel and his fascination with other cultures.

Expats Book
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Expats


  • Author : Christopher Dickey
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release Date : 1994-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0871134632

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A chronicle of travels in the Middle East focuses on modern expatriates, displaced Westerners who have discovered their niches in and around the Persian Gulf amid a political climate of fear

Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth Book

Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth


  • Author : Lillian Doherty
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472502391

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Myths reflect, reinforce, and sometimes subvert gender ideologies and so have an influence in the 'real world'. This is true in the present no less than when the Greek and Roman myths were created. The struggles to redefine gender roles and identities in our own time are inevitably reflected in our interpretations and retellings of these classical myths. Using the new lenses provided by gender studies and diverse forms of feminism, Lillian Doherty re-examines some of the major approaches to myth interpretation in the twentieth century: psychological, ritualist, 'charter', structuralist and folklorist. She also explores 'popular' uses of classical mythology - from television and comic books to the evocation of goddesses in Jungian psychology.

Life and Work Book

Life and Work


  • Author : Church of Scotland
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1880
  • Genre: Scotland
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:590888340

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Miss Meredith Book

Miss Meredith


  • Author : Amy Levy
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release Date : 2022-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547045960

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"Miss Meredith" is a must-read for classic romantic fiction fans. It is a charming love novel set in Pisa, Italy. It tells about a young couple in love that is so honest and sincere that they decide to get engaged a week after acquaintance. The main characters have to pass through turmoil and take life lessons to continue living happily.

My Friend Monica Book

My Friend Monica


  • Author : Jane Duncan
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447297642

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Bursting into Janet Sandison's life at the moment of her marriage to 'Twice' Alexander comes the mercurial, red-haired Monica who hits post-war Scotland like a tornado. Through Monica, Janet and Twice find the charming row of old cottages that becomes their home-and incidentally Monica's too, since she decides to move in with them. At a time when Janet most needs help, Monica is there. But why should she have set her cap at Twice?

Seven Pillars of Wisdom Book

Seven Pillars of Wisdom


  • Author : T.E. Lawrense
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:SMP2300000062885

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom Excerpt :

Seven Pillars of Wisdom is an unusual and rich work. It is also a memoir of the soldier known as “Lawrence of Arabia”, while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. It encompasses an account of the Arab Revolt alongside general Middle Eastern and military history, politics, adventure and drama. The book was adapted into the film Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

Pagan Light Book

Pagan Light


  • Author : Jamie James
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374715564

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "Pagan Light is mesmerizing. Every detail is compelling. I felt I was reading a family history of a family far more interesting than mine." --Edmund White, author of Our Young Man A rich, intimate embrace of Capri, which was a magnet for artistic renegades and a place of erotic refuge Isolated and arrestingly beautiful, the island of Capri has been a refuge for renegade artists and writers fleeing the strictures of conventional society from the time of Augustus, who bought the island in 29 BC after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, to the early twentieth century, when the poet and novelist Jacques d’Adelswärd-Fersen was in exile there after being charged with corrupting minors, to the 1960s, when Truman Capote spent time on the island. We also meet the Marquis de Sade, Goethe, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Compton Mackenzie, Rilke, Lenin, and Gorky, among other astonishingly vivid characters. Grounded in a deep intimacy with Capri and full of captivating anecdotes, Jamie James’s Pagan Light tells how a tiny island served as a wildly permissive haven for people—queer, criminal, sick, marginalized, and simply crazy—who had nowhere else to go.

The Poetics of the Kunstlerinroman and the Aesthetics of the Sublime Book

The Poetics of the Kunstlerinroman and the Aesthetics of the Sublime


  • Author : Evy Varsamopoulou
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351726542

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This title was first published in 2002: This study of the poetics of the Romantic K nstlerinroman (female artist novel) brings to the foreground its salient metafictional discourse on the aesthetics of the sublime, ever since its beginnings in Madame de Sta l's "Corinne ou L'Italie". The book presents detailed readings of H.D.'s "Palimpsest", Christa Wolf's "Nachdenken ber Christa T." and Marguerite Duras' "L'Amant" in a dialogue with Kant, Freud, Lacan, Cixous, Derrida and other philosophers, theorists, literary critics and writers. Each novel is explored in terms of its generic affiliations, its reflections on the role of literature and the writer in society and its aesthetic discourse on the sublime. The book stages an inquiry into the relation between genre, the sublime, gender and literary history from which emerge insights into the conditions of subjectivity underlying the experience and communication of the sublime.

The Glamour of the Earth Book

The Glamour of the Earth


  • Author : George Albemarle Bertie Dewar
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: Natural history
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89099781718

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European Book

European


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1954
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3036336

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The European Book

The European


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1954
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105126613699

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