The Glamour of Strangeness

The Glamour of Strangeness
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Author: Jamie James
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780374711320
Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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 Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating study of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.

The Discovery of America

The Discovery of America
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Author: John Fiske
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015001516478
Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown

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Our Little Life

Our Little Life
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Author: Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433070250885
Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown

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Pagan Light

Pagan Light
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Author: Jamie James
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780374715564
Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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 Literary Review

The Literary Review
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:30000010005399
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown

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Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery

Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery
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Author: Eva Illouz
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780231118125
Release: 2003
Editor: Columbia University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Oprah Winfrey is an unprecedented and important cultural phenomenon. This book aims to understand the reasons for her spectacular success and visibility. Based on nearly one hundred show transcripts; a year and a half of watching the show regularly; and analysis of magazine articles, several biographies, O Magazine, Oprah Book Club novels, self-help manuals promoted on the show, and hundreds of messages on the Oprah Winfrey Web site, it takes the Oprah industry seriously in order to ask fundamental questions about how culture works today.

Review of Contemporary Fiction

Review of Contemporary Fiction
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSC:32106019584561
Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown

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Morocco

Morocco
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Author: Insight Guides
Pages: 321
ISBN: 0887297153
Release: 1998
Editor: Langenscheidt Publishers

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A travel series unlike any other, Insight Guides go beyond the sights and into reality. Their incomparable photojournalistic approach captures the uniqueness of each culture they cover: their traditions, their arts, their history, their lives. The stunning photography is married to compelling text, written by local writers; the people most qualified to convey their culture's "secrets". Yes, Insight Guides will tell you which attractions to visit, but they'll also tell you a whole lot more. From the most popular resort cities to the world's most remote and exotic villages, Insight Guides will give you the insider's perspective you need to truly experience any destination you visit. Insight Guides serve many purposes. They are ideal for planning a trip. And, they're wonderful souvenirs to treasure for years after. Even the armchair traveler can be swept away by their magnificent content and experience the world from the comfort of home. Many international and domestic and domestic destinations also offer companion FlexiMaps, an innovative laminated folding map specially designed for the discriminating traveler.

The Hearth and the Strangeness

The Hearth and the Strangeness
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Author: N. Martin Kramer
Pages: 402
ISBN: UCAL:$B71380
Release: 1956
Editor: Unknown

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Revolutionary Guerrilla Warfare

Revolutionary Guerrilla Warfare
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Author: Geoffrey Fairbairn
Pages: 400
ISBN: STANFORD:36105038689332
Release: 1974
Editor: Penguin Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Guerillakrigsførelse. Hovedvægten ligger på guerillakrigsførelsen i Kina og Sydøstasien fra 1945 - 1972.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom
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Author: Thomas Edward Lawrence
Pages: 622
ISBN: IND:32000002976886
Release: 1938
Editor: Unknown

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The Windsor Magazine

The Windsor Magazine
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015068412678
Release: 1938
Editor: Unknown

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Some Sketches

Some Sketches
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Author: Architectural Review
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCBK:C034839970
Release: 1918
Editor: Unknown

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The Eleventh House

The Eleventh House
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Author: Hudson Strode
Pages: 312
ISBN: UOM:39015030698602
Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown

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The Penguin Book of Jewish Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Jewish Short Stories
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Author: Emanuel Litvinoff
Pages: 352
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002568173
Release: 1979
Editor: Puffin

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Twenty stories by Jewish writers from all over the world, including some of the greatest names in modern literature.These stories, deeply rooted in Jewish life and consciousness, reflect authentic, often funny, often moving images of the Jewish people in the modern world. Many major literary figures are represented here: I. L. Peretz, founder of modern Yiddish writing; S. Y. Agnon, Saul Bellow, and Isaac Bashevis Singer, three Nobel Prize-winners; Isaac Babal, often called the greatest master of the Russian short story since Anton Chekhov; contemporary writers Philip Roth, Cynthia Ozick, and Muriel Spark; and many others.

The Bronze Drums

The Bronze Drums
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Author: Jean Lartéguy
Pages: 420
ISBN: UCAL:B3600194
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown

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The Later Wordsworth

The Later Wordsworth
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Author: Edith Clara Batho
Pages: 417
ISBN: UOM:39015004994375
Release: 1963
Editor: Unknown

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The London Mercury

The London Mercury
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Author: Sir John Collings Squire,Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:30000093220741
Release: 1935
Editor: Unknown

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The Giant Anthology of Science Fiction

The Giant Anthology of Science Fiction
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Author: Leo Margulies,Oscar Jerome Friend
Pages: 580
ISBN: IND:30000103852103
Release: 1954
Editor: Unknown

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Literature

Literature
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951000746067E
Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown

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