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Seduction And Betrayal

Author : Elizabeth Hardwick
ISBN : 9780571347315
Genre : Literary Collections
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'Hardwick's sentences are burned in my brain.' - Susan Sontag Sidelined. Betrayed. Killed off. Elizabeth Hardwick considers the history of women and literature. She imagines the lives of the Brontes, Woolf, Eliot and Plath; the fate of literary wives such as Zelda Fitzgerald and Jane Carlyle; and the stories of fictional heroines from Richardson's Clarissa to Ibsen's Nora. With her radiant sympathy and wisdom, Hardwick mines their childhoods, marriages, and personalities to probe the costs of sex, love, and marriage. She asks who is the seducer and who the seduced; who the victim and who the victor. Both timely and timeless, these devastatingly stylish essays are nothing less than a reckoning, dissecting relations between the sexes, women and writing, work and life.
Category: Literary Collections

The Don Giovanni Book

Author : Jonathan Miller
ISBN : UOM:39015024806617
Genre : Music
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"A very powerful book. The final chapter, in particular, is one of the most provocative political-theoretical statements that I have read in a long time."--Bill Martin, Radical Philosophy Review of Books."An impressive sequel to Marxism and Deconstruction
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Data Love

Author : Roberto Simanowski
ISBN : 9780231542425
Genre : Social Science
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Intelligence services, government administrations, businesses, and a growing majority of the population are hooked on the idea that big data can reveal patterns and correlations in everyday life. Initiated by software engineers and carried out through algorithms, the mining of big data has sparked a silent revolution. But algorithmic analysis and data mining are not simply byproducts of media development or the logical consequences of computation. They are the radicalization of the Enlightenment's quest for knowledge and progress. Data Love argues that the "cold civil war" of big data is taking place not among citizens or between the citizen and government but within each of us. Roberto Simanowski elaborates on the changes data love has brought to the human condition while exploring the entanglements of those who—out of stinginess, convenience, ignorance, narcissism, or passion—contribute to the amassing of ever more data about their lives, leading to the statistical evaluation and individual profiling of their selves. Writing from a philosophical standpoint, Simanowski illustrates the social implications of technological development and retrieves the concepts, events, and cultural artifacts of past centuries to help decode the programming of our present.
Category: Social Science

Don Giovanni

Author : Jonathan Miller
ISBN : OCLC:1148939738
Genre : Don Juan (Legendary character) in literature
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Murder At The Brown Palace

Author : Dick Kreck
ISBN : 9781555918729
Genre : True Crime
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On May 24, 1911, one of the most notorious murders in Denver's history occurred. The riveting tale involves high society, adultery, drugs, multiple murder, and more, all set in Denver's grand old hotel, the Brown Palace.
Category: True Crime

Flirtation Seduction Betrayal

Author : Nigel Farndale
ISBN : 1841196444
Genre : Celebrities
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Geoffrey Boycott, James Hewitt, Elton John, Clive James, Jeffrey Archer, Max Clifford, Des Lynam, Tony Parsons, Tim Rice, Michael Holroyd, Nigel Dempster, Michael Parkinson, Richard Dawkins, Seamsu Heaney, Stephen Hawking, Steven Spielberg, The Dalai Lama and Henry Kissinger are some of Nigel Farndale's 50 subjects in this first collection of his interviews from the Sunday Telegraph Magazine.
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Trading With The Enemy

Author : Nicholas Maier
ISBN : 0060086513
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Employed by Cramer & Company for five years, the author tells the story of life within Jim Cramer's hedge fund, which at one time had almost half a billion dollars under management, and exposes the volitile, excessive, and dark side of Wall Street life.
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