RULING PASSION

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The Ruling Passion

Author : Christopher Lane
ISBN : UOM:39015035024473
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In The Ruling Passion, Christopher Lane examines the relationship between masculinity, homosexual desire, and empire in British colonialist and imperialist fictions at the turn of the twentieth century. Questioning the popular assumption that Britain's empire functioned with symbolic efficiency on sublimated desire, this book presents a counterhistory of the empire's many layers of conflict and ambivalence. Through attentive readings of sexual and political allegory in the work of Kipling, Forster, James, Beerbohm, Firbank, and others—and deft use of psychoanalytic theory—The Ruling Passion interprets turbulent scenes of masculine identification and pleasure, power and mastery, intimacy and antagonism. By foregrounding the shattering effects of male homosexuality and interracial desire, and by insisting on the centrality of unconscious fantasy and the death drive, The Ruling Passion examines the startling recurrence of colonial failure in narratives of symbolic doubt and ontological crisis. Lane argues compellingly that Britain can progress culturally and politically only when it has relinquished its residual fantasies of global mastery.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ruling Passion

Author : Waller Randy Newell
ISBN : 0847697274
Genre : Philosophy
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Ruling Passion is the only book-length study of tyranny, statesmanship, and civic virtue in three major Platonic dialogues, the Georgias, the Symposium, and the Republic. It is also the first extended interpretation of eros as the key to Plato's understanding of both the depths of human vice and the heights of human aspirations for virtue and happiness. Through his detailed commentary and eloquent insights on the three dialogues, Waller Newell demonstrates how, for Plato, tyranny is a misguided longing for erotic satisfaction that can be corrected by the education of eros toward the proper objects if its pleasure: civic virtue and philosophy. In unfolding these reflections through his analysis, Newell also demonstrates a rich and deep grasp of the complexities of the tyrannical personality and countless new insights into the dramatic dimensions of Plato's dialogues. Written in a clear and engaging style, Ruling Passion will be of interest to philosophers, political theorists, classicists, historians, and anyone generally intrigued by the ironies, mysteries, and longings of human nature and psychology.
Category: Philosophy

Ruling Passion

Author : Alyxandra Harvey
ISBN : 9780802728166
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Includes: Hearts at Stake, Blood Feud, and Out for Blood . Readers will meet Solange Drake, her best friend Lucy, and the irresistible Drake brothers--the royal family of vampires whose matriarch is next in line for the throne. The Drakes must keep peace in their town of Violet Hill as warring vampire factions vie for power, and as Solange falls in love with Kieran Black a handsome vampire hunter and Lucy falls for Nicolas Drake. The hot romance and kick-butt action will keep readers coming back for more.
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The Ruling Passion

Author : Henry Van Dyke
ISBN : 9783732623006
Genre : Fiction
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The Ruling Passion

Author : Philip Francis Sidney
ISBN : OCLC:8634631
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The Ruling Passion

Author : Linda Berdoll
ISBN : 0967481732
Genre : Fiction
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Ms. Berdoll has also authored Fandango, a historical romance set during San Francisco's Gold Rush. Her research for her novels also birthed a humorous look at euphemisms, Very Nice Ways to Say Very Bad Things. She is happily married to her high-school sweetheart and lives outside Austin, Texas.
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The Ruling Passion Tales Of Nature And Human Nature

Author : Henry Van Dyke
ISBN : 136339004X
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Ruling Passion

Author : Reginald Hill
ISBN : 0007313047
Genre : Dalziel, Andrew (Fictitious character)
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A weekend in the country with old friends turns into a nightmare when he finds three of them dead and the missing fourth a prime suspect in the eyes of the local police. They want his cooperation. Superintendent Andy Dalziel wants him back in Yorkshire where a string of unsolved burglaries look like turning nasty. Perhaps it's all to much for Pascoe. As events unfold, the two cases are getting jumbled in his mind!
Category: Dalziel, Andrew (Fictitious character)