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Borrowed Finery

Borrowed Finery ebook ISBN: 1466850140
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Author: Paula Fox
Number of Pages: 224 
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An exotic, heartbreaking memoir that should finally earn Paula Fox, a distinguished novelist and children's book writer, the audience she has for decades deserved Paula Fox has long been acclaimed as one of America's most brilliant fiction writers. Borrowed Finery, her first book in nearly a decade, is an astonishing memoir of her highly unusual beginnings. Born in the twenties to nomadic, bohemian parents, Fox is left at birth in a Manhattan orphanage, then cared for by a poor yet cultivated minister in upstate New York. Her parents, however, soon resurface. Her handsome father is a hard-drinking screenwriter who is, for young Paula, "part ally, part betrayer." Her mother is given to icy bursts of temper that punctuate a deep indifference. How, Fox wonder, is this woman "enough of an organic being to have carried me in her belly"? Never sharing more than a few moments with his daughter, Fox's father allows her to be shunted from New York City, where she lives with her passive Spanish grandmother, to Cuba, where she roams freely on a relative's sugar-cane plantation, to California, where she finds herself cast upon Hollywood's grubby margins. The thread binding these wanderings is the "borrowed finery" of the title-a few pieces of clothing, almost always lent by kind-hearted strangers, that offer Fox a rare glimpse of permanency. Vivid and poetic, Borrowed Finery is an unforgettable book which will swell the legions of Paula Fox's devoted admiriers.

Ce qu'ils vivent, ce qu'ils écrivent

Ce qu'ils vivent, ce qu'ils écrivent ebook ISBN: 2813000507
Publisher: Archives contemporaines
Author: Bernard Lahire
Number of Pages: 569 
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Comment établir des liens, systématiques plutôt qu'anecdotiques, profonds plutôt que superficiels, entre la vie des romanciers et leurs créations dans la perspective d'une sociologie de la création des oeuvres culturelles ? Si presque tous les sociologues de l'art et de la culture s'accorderaient sans doute à dire que les oeuvres portent en elles la trace des expériences ou des propriétés sociales de leurs auteurs, ils ont cependant davantage concentré jusque-là leur attention soit sur la carrière des créateurs, soit sur les formes différenciées de réception des oeuvres par des publics variés. Le lecteur trouvera dans ce livre, fruit d'un travail collectif mené durant quatre ans, une série d'études portant sur des auteurs aussi différents que Albert Cohen, Assia Djebar, Marguerite Duras, Jack London, John Fante, Paula Fox, David Lodge, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Paul Nizan, Amélie Nothomb, Stendhal, Jules Vallès ou Émile Zola. Il s'agissait d'analyser les éléments les plus structurants de la vie de ces auteurs, de reconstruire les conditions de leurs existences et de leurs socialisations, en vue de comprendre la nature des intrigues élaborées dans des oeuvres singulières. En adoptant une telle démarche, le collectif de chercheurs animé par Bernard Lahire, entendait dépasser le clivage entre les lectures dites " internes " et les lectures dites " externes ", en considérant les oeuvres comme des condensations littéraires d'expériences sociales mises en forme, modélisées ou typifiées par l'écrivain, et donc comme des points de vue, socialement situés, sur le monde, justiciables d'une analyse sociologique. Repartir de l'horizon des auteurs, de ce qui se présente à eux comme des problèmes à résoudre, des obstacles à franchir, des difficultés qui sont spécifiquement les leurs, pour comprendre la transposition plus ou moins complexe de cet horizon et de ces problèmes dans des oeuvres : voilà l'objectif de ce livre qui peut s'entendre comme une contribution à une science de la création littéraire.

Paula Fox

Paula Fox ebook ISBN: 9780823945252
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Author: Susanna Daniel
Number of Pages: 112 
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Discusses the life and work of this award-winning author, including her writing process and methods, inspirations, a critical discussion of her books, biographical timeline, and awards.

The Desert Shore

The Desert Shore ebook ISBN: 9780894108679
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Author: Christopher Wise
Number of Pages: 273 
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Presents contemporary literatures of the Sahel, along with contextualizing chapters by critics from Africa, Europe and North America. The text demonstrates the resilienbce and cultural wealth of modern Sahelian society, and provides insights into perspectives on writing, literature and language.

Prank

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Author: Jacob Abbott
Number of Pages: 160 
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The Penderwicks

The Penderwicks ebook ISBN: 1409013103
Publisher: Random House
Author: Jeanne Birdsall
Number of Pages: 272 
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The Penderwicks: four sisters, as different as chalk from cheese, yet as close as can be. The eldest, Rosalind, is responsible and practical; Skye, stubborn and feisty; dreamy, artistic, budding novelist, Jane; and shy little Batty, who doesn't go anywhere without her butterfly wings. And not forgetting Hound, their large lumbering lovable dog. The four girls and their absent-minded father head off for their summer holidays, but instead of the cosy tumbledown cottage they expect, they find themselves on a huge estate called Arundel, with magnificent gardens ripe for exploring. It isn't long before they become embroiled in all sorts of scrapes with new-found friend, Jeffrey - but his mother, the icy-hearted Mrs Tifton, must be avoided at all costs. Chaotic adventures ensue, and it soon becomes a summer the sisters will never forget...

Desperate Characters

Desperate Characters ebook ISBN: 0393342123
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author: Paula Fox
Number of Pages: 192 
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"A towering landmark of postwar Realism. . . . A sustained work of prose so lucid and fine it seems less written than carved." — David Foster Wallace Otto and Sophie Bentwood live in a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn. Their stainless-steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked curbside. After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a stray, perhaps rabies-infected cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague the Bentwoods' lives, revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage—and a society—wrenching itself apart. First published in 1970 to wide acclaim, Desperate Characters stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature — a novel that, according to Irving Howe, ranks with "Billy Budd, The Great Gatsby, Miss Lonelyhearts, and Seize the Day."

The Other Countess

The Other Countess ebook ISBN: 0141327324
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Eve Edwards
Number of Pages: 352 
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England, 1582 ELLIE - Lady Eleanor Rodriguez of San Jaime - is in possession of a gold-seeking father, a worthless title and a feisty spirit that captivates the elite of the Queen's court, and none other than the handsome new Earl of Dorset . . . WILLIAM LACEY has inherited his father's title and his financial ruin. Now the Earl must seek a wealthy heiress and restore his family's fortune. But Will's head has been turned by the gorgeous Ellie, yet their union can never be. Will is destined to marry a worthy Lady so the only question is - which one . . . ?

THE SAN FRANCISCAN: A Love Story in a Time of War

THE SAN FRANCISCAN: A Love Story in a Time of War ebook ISBN: 0984976051
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Florence Gold
Number of Pages: 220 
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It was a time of war. But it was also a time of exploration and excitement, especially in San Francisco, always one of the most romantic cities in the world. Young couples, separated by circumstances beyond their control, relied upon V-mail (instead of E-mail) to communicate their passions. Instead of "Hip Hop" there was the "Hop House." There, and the USO, were the places to go-to dance, flirt and maybe find a special sweetheart. This universal love story by Florence Gold speaks of sweetness and sorrow, alienation and forgiveness in a more innocent, but no less perilous time in our world history.

Drawings and Plans of Frank Lloyd Wright

Drawings and Plans of Frank Lloyd Wright ebook ISBN: 048613234X
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
Number of Pages: 112 
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Complete Wasmuth drawings, reproduced from a rare 1910 edition, feature Wright's early experiments in organic design. Includes 100 plates of public and private buildings from Oak Park period, plus Wright's Introduction and annotations.

When You're Desired

When You're Desired ebook ISBN: 1420128477
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Author: Tamara Lejeune
Number of Pages: 352 
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All The World's A Stage Celia St. Lys has risen above the secrets of her past and transformed herself into the most beautiful and gifted actress on the London stage. Her glamorous career is the love of her life, and she deftly eludes the clutches of her many suitors. But even she can't deny the lure of one roguish theatre patron. In her game of feigned seduction, she may have finally met her match. . . Except In The Bedroom In order to claim his inheritance, Lord Simon Ascot must find a proper bride. And there's certainly nothing proper about the fiery actress who's turning the head of every well-born man in London. As Simon and Celia resist both decorum and lust, they'll find there's pleasure to be had in wanting what they cannot have. . . Praise for The Pleasure of Bedding a Baroness "For fans of charming, madcap stories with happily-ever-after endings, Lejeune's latest is pleasing." --RT Book Reviews

The Rise of Universities

The Rise of Universities ebook ISBN: 9780801490156
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Author: Charles Homer Haskins
Number of Pages: 107 
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"Originally given as the Colver Lectures in 1923.""Ninth printing 1966." Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-104) and index.

The Burning Road

The Burning Road ebook ISBN: 030777810X
Publisher: Dell
Author: Ann Benson
Number of Pages: 720 
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From the bestselling author of The Plague Tales comes a spellbinding new novel that sweeps from medieval France to America in the year 2007—interweaving two gripping stories and two extraordinary eras.... In fourteenth-century France, pockets of plague still bring death to peasants and noblemen alike. Amid the fury and the chaos, Dr. Alejandro Canches searches for a safe haven, accompanied by his foster child, Kate—the illegitimate daughter of Edward Plantagenet. But both disease and human enemies pursue them, and their only hope for survival is a rebel leader... and medical secrets that lie hidden in an ancient manuscript. Seven hundred years later, Dr. Janie Crowe is searching for the cure for a crippling disease in a world where genetic engineering has gone mad. A repressive government wants to stop her, unnamed benefactors want to help her, and time is running out to find answers linking two dark eras, two dedicated doctors, and one miraculous book....

Henri Quatre

Henri Quatre ebook ISBN:
Publisher:
Author: John Henry Mancur
Number of Pages: 905 
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Valentine

Valentine ebook ISBN: 1613732236
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Author: George Sand
Number of Pages: 354 
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This is George Sand's second novel. Like Indiana, her first, it explores the relationship between men and women. Valentine, an aristocratic girl, falls despearately in love with Benedict, the son of a poor farmer. Again, like Indiana, this novel challenges preconceived masculine assumptions about woman's role in society. In loving Benedict, Valentine rebels against her family and her class.

At The Playboy's Pleasure

At The Playboy's Pleasure ebook ISBN: 1552543935
Publisher: Harlequin
Author: Kim Lawrence
Number of Pages: 192 
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Finn Fitzgerald is bowled over when he meets Lucy Foster. For the moment they have to be enemies, but that doesn't stop him deciding that Lucy is going to become his mistress! The passionate sparks between Finn and Lucy are explosive. Lucy is soon addicted to their deep, powerful connection, but she doesn't want to be a millionaire's plaything. And anyway, with a life as complicated as hers, she isn't available for just a no-strings affair....

The Hidden Bible

The Hidden Bible ebook ISBN: 9780787307523
Publisher: Health Research Books
Author: John Paul Scott
Number of Pages: 364 
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1935 (A Laborer in the Vineyard) 8 booklets combined: the Book of Ester with Bible History (1935) 48 pages; the Book of Job 55 pages; Exodus Esoterically Interpreted (1935) 24 pages; Genesis Esoterically Interpreted 27 pages; "Guide Posts" on the O.