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Other Voices Other Rooms

Author : Truman Capote
ISBN : 9780307431578
Genre : Fiction
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Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South. At the age of twelve, Joel Knox is summoned to meet the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at the decaying mansion in Skully’s Landing, his father is nowhere in sight. What he finds instead is a sullen stepmother who delights in killing birds; an uncle with the face—and heart—of a debauched child; and a fearsome little girl named Idabel who may offer him the closest thing he has ever known to love.
Category: Fiction


Author : Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam)
ISBN : OCLC:227202779
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Author : Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam)
ISBN : OCLC:227202779
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Truman Capote Enfant Terrible

Author : Robert Emmet Long
ISBN : 9780826427632
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A short and pungent New Yorker-style profile/extended essay of one of the great literary talents and some would say underachievers of American literature.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lovers And Beloveds

Author : Gary Richards
ISBN : 9780807132463
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A challenge to traditional criticism, this engaging study demonstrates that issues of sexuality-and same-sex desire in particular-were of central importance in the literary production of the Southern Renaissance. Especially during the end of that period-approximately the 1940s and 1950s-the national literary establishment tacitly designated the South as an allowable setting for fictionalized deviancy, thus permitting southern writers tremendous freedom to explore sexual otherness. In Lovers and Beloveds, Gary Richards draws on contemporary theories of sexuality in reading the fiction of six writers of the era who accepted that potentially pejorative characterization as an opportunity: Truman Capote, William Goyen, Harper Lee, Carson McCullers, Lillian Smith, and Richard Wright. Richards skillfully juxtaposes forgotten texts by those writers with canonical works to identify the complex narratives of same-sex desire. In their novels and stories, the authors consistently reimagine gender roles, centralize homoeroticism, and probe its relationship with class, race, biological sex, and southern identity. This is the first book to assess the significance of same-sex desire in a broad range of southern texts, making a crucial contribution to the study of both literature and sexuality.
Category: Literary Criticism

Andy Warhol

Author : Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam)
ISBN : OCLC:501422959
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Reiki The True Story

Author : Don Beckett
ISBN : 158394267X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Reiki: The True Story is a comprehensive investigation of Reiki as both a healing practice and a lifelong path of spiritual awakening. Author and Reiki expert Don Beckett weaves together a new story about Reiki’s origins and its founder’s true vision. The foundation of this book is the teachings of a group of Reiki founder Makao Usui’s original students, who held their master’s knowledge in secrecy for more than seventy years. After a general introduction to Reiki, Beckett presents a thorough history of the discipline (including the testimony of some of Usui’s students) as well as an in-depth manual for practice. The author rounds out his exploration with material from world renowned, contemporary Reiki Masters, Beckett’s own insights into the nature of Reiki energy, as well as information about the chakra system, yin and yang, and the Five Transformations. The book concludes with a chapter entitled “Beyond Reiki,” which bridges knowledge of Reiki with the lesser-known practice of Johrei. Thorough explanations coupled with cutting-edge discoveries about Reiki’s past make this a compelling volume for novice and experienced practitioners alike.
Category: Health & Fitness


Author : Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam)
ISBN : OCLC:227202779
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The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music

Author : Colin Larkin
ISBN : 9780857125958
Genre : Music
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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.
Category: Music