NOTES-ON-A-SCANDAL

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Notes On A Scandal

Author : Zoë Heller
ISBN : 9780141901916
Genre : Fiction
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Shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize, Zoë Heller's Notes on a Scandal is a darkly compelling novel that explores the taboo subject of pupil/teacher relationships, obsession and betrayal. From the first day that the beguiling Sheba Hart joins the staff of St George's history teacher Barbara Covett is convinced she has found a kindred spirit. Barbara's loyalty to her new friend is passionate and unstinting and when Sheba is discovered having an illicit affair with one of her pupils, Barbara quickly elects herself as Sheba's chief defender. But all is not as it first seems in this dark story and, as Sheba will soon discover, a friend can be just as treacherous as any lover. 'Brilliant, nasty, gripping' Zadie Smith 'Compelling, dark, sexy' Observer 'Superbly gripping. One of the most compelling books I've read in ages' Daily Telegraph 'Deliciously sinister' Daily Mail Zoë Heller is the author of three novels, Everything You Know, Notes on a Scandal, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003 and The Believers. The 2006 film adaptation of Notes on a Scandal, starring Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench, received four Oscar nominations. She lives in New York.
Category: Fiction

Rereading Heterosexuality

Author : Rachel Carroll
ISBN : 9780748649280
Genre : Social Science
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Presents new perspectives on representations of female heterosexuality in selected contemporary British and American novels
Category: Social Science

Three Weddings And A Scandal

Author : Wendy Holden
ISBN : 9781784977535
Genre : Fiction
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A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that fans of The Devil Wears Prada and Sophie Kinsella will love! 'Effing marvellous' JILLY COOPER. 'Funny and smart' INDIA KNIGHT. 'Total bliss' DAILY MAIL. Laura Lake longs to be a journalist. Instead she's an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine – sleeping in the fashion cupboard and living on canapés. But she's just got her first big break: infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy exposé. Security will be tighter than a bodycon dress, but how hard can it be? Cue disappearing brides, demanding socialites – and a jealous office enemy who will do anything to bring her down... Previously published as Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WENDY HOLDEN: 'A brilliant, funny read ... Perfect escapism from the daily grind' 'Move over Sophie Kinsella - there's a new Chick Lit queen in town' 'Escapism in its purest form ... A little gem' 'Pure fun, escapism and self indulgence. Delicious!'
Category: Fiction

The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film

Author : David Thomson
ISBN : 9781101874707
Genre : Performing Arts
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For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”
Category: Performing Arts

Notes On Islam

Author : A. Brinckman
ISBN : BL:A0019063977
Genre : Islam
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Category: Islam

The Scandal Of Susan Sontag

Author : Barbara Ching
ISBN : 9780231149174
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Susan Sontag (1933-2004) spoke of the promiscuity of art and literature--the willingness of great artists and writers to scandalize their spectators through critical frankness, complexity, and beauty. Sontag's life and thought were no less promiscuous. She wrote deeply and engagingly about a range of subjects--theater, sex, politics, novels, torture, and illness--and courted celebrity and controversy both publicly and privately. Throughout her career, she not only earned adulation but also provoked scorn. Her living was the embodiment of scandal. In this collection, Terry Castle, Nancy K. Miller, Wayne Koestenbaum, E. Ann Kaplan, and other leading scholars revisit Sontag's groundbreaking life and work. Against Interpretation, "Notes on Camp," Letter from Hanoi, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, I, Etcetera, and The Volcano Lover--these works form the center of essays no less passionate and imaginative than Sontag herself. Debating questions raised by the thinker's own images and identities, including her sexuality, these works question Sontag's status as a female intellectual and her parallel interest in ambitious and prophetic fictional women; her ambivalence toward popular culture; and her personal and professional "scandals." Paired with rare photographs and illustrations, this timely anthology expands our understanding of Sontag's images and power.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Is It Just Me

Author : Shane Watson
ISBN : 9781101133095
Genre : Humor
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A refreshingly cheeky guide to middle-aging with grace The age of forty-and-fated-for-spinsterhood is gone. Just ask journalist Shane Watson, who met and married Mr. Right in her mid- forties. Shane assures us that it is never too late to find love, rekindle your sex life-or do neither and just be fabulous. In her witty and brilliantly irreverent guide, she offers advice on handling all things female-and a much-needed dose of humor for all the forty-plus Bridget Joneses pondering the big questions like: ?Am I having enough sex? ?Should I wax my moustache? ?Is it just me, or is life getting much, much weirder? Written in a conversational tone laced with frank and funny insights, Is It Just Me? is a delightfully acerbic guide to aging with style and individuality.
Category: Humor