Download or read The Violet Hour PDF, written by Richard Montanari and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-12-09 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He's waited twenty years. He'll wait no longer. A gripping stand-alone thriller by the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Byrne and Balzano series. Johnny Angel is found brutally murdered with a dead prostitute in his bed and a needle full of heroin in his arm. It's all the more shocking because he's a priest. But when Dr Bennett Marc Crane, a prestigious plastic surgeon, is the next victim of a vicious attack of the same manner, it becomes clear that there is a serial killer on the loose... And as this homicidal maniac exacts his vengeance upon more innocent victims, evidence of another long-buried crime is uncovered. One that starts with a Halloween celebration at an exclusive college party twenty years ago and ends with a murderous plan for delayed revenge. For Nicky Stella, a hungry journalist, this is just the sort of sordid story that could land him a cover article. But when he digs a bit too deep, the killer's attention turns towards Nicky and he must find the killer before he becomes the next victim...
Download or read The Violet Hour PDF, written by David Bergman and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2004-05-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The members of the literary circle known as the Violet Quill—Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, Edmund White, Christopher Cox, Michael Grumley, Robert Ferro, and George Whitmore—collectively represent the aspirations and the achievement of gay writing during and after the gay liberation movement. David Bergman's social history shows how the works of these authors reflected, advanced, and criticized the values, principles, and prejudices of the culture of gay liberation. In spinning many of the most important stories gay men told of themselves in the short period between the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the devastation of the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s, the Violet Quill exerted an enormous influence on gay culture. The death toll of the AIDS epidemic, including four of the Violet Quill's seven members, has made putting such recent events into a historical context all the more important and difficult. The work of the Violet Quill expresses the joy, suffering, grief, hope, activism, and caregiving of their generation. The Violet Hour meets the urgent need for a history of the men who bore witness not only to the birth but also to the decimation of a culture.
Download or read The Violet Hour PDF, written by Katherine Hill and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-08-12 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ending their marriage after a revelation of infidelity, Abe and Cassandra evaluate the compromises, legacies, and losses of their relationship, from their first encounter at a San Francisco public health clinic through their daughter's acceptance into Harvard.
Download or read The Violet Hour PDF, written by Daniel Judson and published by Minotaur Books. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Daniel Judson's powerful new thriller, Bridgehampton auto mechanic Caleb Rakowski gets paid under the table at his friend Eric Carver's auto repair shop and lives in an apartment above. He's good at his job, he's a hard worker, and he's making a decent living. But right now he's sheltering a pregnant friend who'll do anything to keep her abusive husband away from herself and her baby. Cal has sworn to protect her; that's the kind of guy he is, a true friend. Little does he know, though, the trouble destined to come down on them over the course of three days---Mischief Night, Halloween, and the Day of the Dead---when he learns the truth about Eric Carver and what he's been hiding all these years. And little does Cal know how those lies will force him to risk everything to save the people closest to him. Daniel Judson is a craftsman of modern noir, an incredibly talented writer in the vein of Ellroy or Chandler but with the Hamptons in all their glitz and stark shadows as his canvas. Like his two previous Hamptons novels, The Water's Edge and The Darkest Place, The Violet Hour is tightly drawn, hauntingly atmospheric, and completely searing.
Download or read At the Violet Hour PDF, written by Sarah Cole and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-07 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'At The Violet Hour' offers a richly historicised, trenchant look at the interlocking of literature with violence in British and Irish modernist texts.
Download or read The Violet Hour A gritty crime thriller PDF, written by TL Dyer and published by Edge of the Roof Press. This book was released on 2022-07-30 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meet Violet She takes after her father… Private investigator Lawrence Hoskins has one job to do. Locate a teenage runaway. He knows what the young woman looks like, and with some degree of guesswork where she is. It should be a piece of cake. Except the client requesting the job is the missing teenager’s father, and also a cold-blooded murderer and fugitive on the run. When Hoskins first developed an alliance on a previous case with organized crime boss, Jimmy ‘The Drain’ Rosedale, he’d known it was only a matter of time before it would come back to bite him. And now that the man has resurfaced when he should be in hiding, the teeth that nip are sharper than ever. If Jimmy goes down, Hoskins goes with him. The only way to get the gangster off his back and out of his life for good is to do as he says. Find his daughter, whatever it takes. But as Hoskins soon learns, Jimmy’s kid is no ordinary young woman. How could she be? She may have changed her name, her appearance, and travelled three thousand miles to get away from home, but she can’t outrun who she really is – the daughter of a man with a price on his head so lucrative there are those who’ll do anything to find him. So when Hoskins discovers Jimmy’s daughter has exchanged one crime family for another, he knows they’re all in trouble. Because secrets never stay hidden for long. And crime bosses take deception very, very personally. The Violet Hour is a gritty crime novel, and the fifth book in the Hoskins & Fletcher series "So many questions, so much tension." "A breathtaking, heart-rending journey full of twists, turns and nail-biting moments." "This series just gets better and better." "A must-read story that I just could not put down, and now cannot wait for Book Six."
Download or read The Violet Hour Magazine Issue 1 1 Time Midnight PDF, written by Maddison Bonnett and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016-09-06 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This first issue of our quarterly magazine is based on the themes of "time/the passing of time" and "what happens at the stroke of midnight", and contains short fiction by Martin Lees and Violet Hour publisher Celeste Miller, short non-fiction by Y.M. Mill and Violet Hour editor Danielle Dufoe, and poetry by Sudbury's Poet Laureate Kim Fahner, previous Sudbury Poet Laureate Roger Nash, newcomers Shagufta Iqbal and Maddison Bonnett, and more. Also in this issue is an interview with Sudbury's debut novelist Shawna Diane Partridge, and a review of her inaugural novella Rule of Seconds, as well as The Violet Hour's "Author Spotlight" segment, featuring Sudbury author Allan R. Thompson (author of Rural Roots).
Download or read The Violet Hour PDF, written by Katie Roiphe and published by Dial Press. This book was released on 2016-03-08 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From one of our most perceptive and provocative voices comes a deeply researched account of the last days of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, Maurice Sendak, and James Salter—an arresting and wholly original meditation on mortality. In The Violet Hour, Katie Roiphe takes an unexpected and liberating approach to the most unavoidable of subjects. She investigates the last days of six great thinkers, writers, and artists as they come to terms with the reality of approaching death, or what T. S. Eliot called “the evening hour that strives Homeward, and brings the sailor home from sea.” Roiphe draws on her own extraordinary research and access to the family, friends, and caretakers of her subjects. Here is Susan Sontag, the consummate public intellectual, who finds her commitment to rational thinking tested during her third bout with cancer. Roiphe takes us to the hospital room where, after receiving the worst possible diagnosis, seventy-six-year-old John Updike begins writing a poem. She vividly re-creates the fortnight of almost suicidal excess that culminated in Dylan Thomas’s fatal collapse at the Chelsea Hotel. She gives us a bracing portrait of Sigmund Freud fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna only to continue in his London exile the compulsive cigar smoking that he knows will hasten his decline. And she shows us how Maurice Sendak’s beloved books for children are infused with his lifelong obsession with death, if you know where to look. The Violet Hour is a book filled with intimate and surprising revelations. In the final acts of each of these creative geniuses are examples of courage, passion, self-delusion, pointless suffering, and superb devotion. There are also moments of sublime insight and understanding where the mind creates its own comfort. As the author writes, “If it’s nearly impossible to capture the approach of death in words, who would have the most hope of doing it?” By bringing these great writers’ final days to urgent, unsentimental life, Katie Roiphe helps us to look boldly in the face of death and be less afraid. Praise for The Violet Hour “A beautiful book . . . The intensity of these passages—the depth of research, the acute sensitivity for declarative moments—is deeply beguiling.”—The New York Times Book Review “Profound, poetic and—yes—comforting.”—People “Unconventional, engaging . . . [The Violet Hour] is at once scholarly, literary, juicy—and unabashedly personal.”—Los Angeles Times “Enveloping . . . I read it in bed, at the kitchen table, while walking down the street. . . . ‘What normal person wants to blunder into this hushed and sacred space?’ she asks. But the answer is all of us, and Ms. Roiphe does it with grace.”—Jennifer Senior, The New York Times “A beautiful and provocative meditation on mortality.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “A tender yet penetrating look at the final days . . . Roiphe has always seemed to me a writer to envy. No matter what the occasion, she can be counted on to marry ferocity and erudition in ways that nearly always make her interesting.”—The Wall Street Journal “Here is a critic in supreme control of her gifts, whose gift to us is the observant vigor that refuses to flinch before the Reaper. . . . She knows that true criticism does not bother with the mollification of delicate sensibilities, only with the intellect as it roils and rollicks through language.”—William Giraldi, The New Republic
Download or read The Violet Hour Magazine Issue 1 2 Relationships Choices PDF, written by Roger Nash and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 54 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Wikitravel Chicago PDF, written by Peter B. Fitzgerald and published by Wikitravel Press. This book was released on 2008-11-12 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wikitravel Chicago is the most comprehensive guide ever published to Chicago, with museums, sports, and skyscrapers from top to bottom, up-to-date info on jazz, blues, and Chicago nightlife, in-depth coverage of amazing restaurants across the city and 27 handy city maps with attractions marked. Built using the award-winning Wikitravel website, all Wikitravel guides are written by fellow travelers and updated by our editors from top to bottom multiple times per year, so you're always guaranteed to get the newest information.
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Download or read The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights PDF, written by Christopher Innes and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-12-19 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unrivalled in its coverage of recent work and writers, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights surveys and analyses the breadth, vitality and development of theatrical work to emerge from America over the last fifty years. This authoritative guide leads you through the work of 25 major contemporary American playwrights, discussing more than 140 plays in detail. Written by a team of 25 eminent international scholars, each chapter provides: · a biographical introduction to the playwright's work; · a survey and concise analysis of the writer's most important plays; · a discussion of their style, dramaturgical concerns and critical reception; · a bibliography of published plays and a select list of critical works. Among the many Tony, Obie and Pulitzer prize-winning playwrights included are Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, August Wilson, Paula Vogel and Neil LaBute. The abundance of work analysed enables fresh, illuminating conclusions to be drawn about the development of contemporary American playwriting.
Download or read The Modern Mixologist PDF, written by Tony Abou-Ganim and published by Agate Publishing. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the course of the past two decades, Tony Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as one of the leaders in the craft cocktail movement. Through his work with food and hospitality legends like Mario Batali, Steve Wynn, and Harry Denton, Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as "the Modern Mixologist," someone bringing the traditional art of mixology into the 21st century. Now, in The Modern Mixologist, Abou-Ganim has established the new standard in cocktail books — a must-have guide to home mixology in a beautiful, coffee-table–suitable format. Featuring gorgeous full-color photography throughout by the award-winning Tim Turner, this book instantly becomes the most beautiful guide to creating cocktails available anywhere. If you carry one high-end cocktail book, this is it — sure to be a terrific gift item all year round.
Download or read The Design of The Waste Land PDF, written by Burton Blistein and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 2008 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Design of "The Waste Land" offers a detailed, comprehensive explanation of T. S. Eliot's enigmatic poem. It relates The Waste Land to earlier and later poems by Eliot, demonstrating that the major poems describe a continuous spiritual odyssey or quest undertaken by the same individual, initiated by the moment of ecstasy in the Hyacinth garden." "Blistein's analysis of Eliot's sources reveals that the protagonist's glimpse of "the heart of light" is equivalent to drinking from the Grail, or communing with God. The incarnate deity momentarily transforms the Hyacinth garden into the likeness of the Edenic paradise. With the inevitable passing of the moment of communion, the protagonist in effect is expelled from the paradisiacal garden as mankind was from Eden. By contrast, the familiar world appears to him a wasteland. The protagonist seeks to drink again from the divine Source and return again to the garden as it was when transfigured by the divine presence. His is a quest for grail and homeland."--BOOK JACKET.
Download or read 180 Classics You Must Read In Your Lifetime Vol 1 PDF, written by Jules Verne and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 19143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Invest your time in reading the true masterpieces of world literature, the great works of the greatest masters of their craft, the revolutionary works, the timeless classics and the eternally moving poetry of words and storylines every person should experience in their lifetime: Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman) Siddhartha (Herman Hesse) Middlemarch (George Eliot) The Madman (Kahlil Gibran) Ward No. 6 (Anton Chekhov) Moby-Dick (Herman Melville) The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) The Overcoat (Gogol) Ulysses (James Joyce) Walden (Henry David Thoreau) Hamlet (Shakespeare) Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) Macbeth (Shakespeare) The Waste Land (T. S. Eliot) Odes (John Keats) The Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire) Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) Vanity Fair (Thackeray) Swann's Way (Marcel Proust) Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence) Great Expectations (Charles Dickens) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy) Two Years in the Forbidden City (Princess Der Ling) Les Misérables (Victor Hugo) The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Pepita Jimenez (Juan Valera) The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane) A Room with a View (E. M. Forster) Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser) The Jungle (Upton Sinclair) The Republic (Plato) Meditations (Marcus Aurelius) Art of War (Sun Tzu) Candide (Voltaire) Don Quixote (Cervantes) Decameron (Boccaccio) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Dream Psychology (Sigmund Freud) The Einstein Theory of Relativity The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Agatha Christie) A Study in Scarlet (Arthur Conan Doyle) Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad) The Call of Cthulhu (H. P. Lovecraft) Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) The War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells) The Raven (Edgar Allan Poe) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Call of the Wild Alice in Wonderland The Fairytales of Brothers Grimm The Fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen
Download or read 90 World Classics You Should Read Before You Die Vol 1 PDF, written by Jules Verne and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 19143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Invest your time in reading the true masterpieces of world literature, the greatest works by the masters of their craft, the revolutionary works, the timeless classics and the eternally moving storylines every person should experience in their lifetime: Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman) Siddhartha (Herman Hesse) Middlemarch (George Eliot) The Madman: His Parables and Poems (Kahlil Gibran) Ward No. 6 (Anton Chekhov) Moby-Dick (Herman Melville) The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Overcoat (Gogol) Ulysses (James Joyce) Walden (Henry David Thoreau) Hamlet (Shakespeare) Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) Macbeth (Shakespeare) The Waste Land (T. S. Eliot) Odes (John Keats) The Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire) Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott) Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Emma (Jane Austen) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) Lorna Doone (R.D. Blackmore) The Lady of the Camellias (Alexandre Dumas) Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) Vanity Fair (Thackeray) Dangerous Liaisons (De Laclos) The Mill on the Floss (George Eliot) Dona Perfecta (Benito Pérez Galdós) Swann's Way (Marcel Proust) Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence) David Copperfield (Charles Dickens) Great Expectations (Charles Dickens) Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy) The Wings of the Dove (Henry James) The History of a Scoundrel or Bel-Ami (Guy de Maupassant) Two Years in the Forbidden City (Princess Der Ling) Les Misérables (Victor Hugo) The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Pepita Jimenez (Juan Valera) The Way We Live Now (Anthony Trollope) The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane) A Room with a View (E. M. Forster) Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser) The Blazing World (Margaret Cavendish) The Jungle (Upton Sinclair) The Republic (Plato) The Golden Ass (Apuleius) Meditations (Marcus Aurelius) Art of War (Sun Tzu) Candide (Voltaire) Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes) Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass) Dream Psychology (Sigmund Freud) The Einstein Theory of Relativity by H. A. Lorentz The Science of Being Well (Wallace D. Wattles) As a Man Thinketh (James Allen) The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Agatha Christie) A Study in Scarlet (Arthur Conan Doyle) The Sign of Four (Arthur Conan Doyle) Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad) The Call of Cthulhu (H. P. Lovecraft) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving) Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) The War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells) The Raven (Edgar Allan Poe) The Black Cat (Edgar Allan Poe) The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum) Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson (Selma Lagerlöf) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) The Call of the Wild (Jack London) White Fang (Jack London) Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Jules Verne) Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll) The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) A Little Princess (Frances Hodgson Burnett) The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling) Tarzan of the Apes (Edgar Rice Burroughs) The Complete Fairytales of Brothers Grimm The Complete Fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw) Botchan (Soseki Natsume) The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Download or read The Philosophy of War Films PDF, written by David LaRocca and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2015-01-06 with total page 539 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wars have played a momentous role in shaping the course of human history. The ever-present specter of conflict has made it an enduring topic of interest in popular culture, and many movies, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, have sought to show the complexities and horrors of war on-screen. In The Philosophy of War Films, David LaRocca compiles a series of essays by prominent scholars that examine the impact of representing war in film and the influence that cinematic images of battle have on human consciousness, belief, and action. The contributors explore a variety of topics, including the aesthetics of war as portrayed on-screen, the effect war has on personal identity, and the ethical problems presented by war. Drawing upon analyses of iconic and critically acclaimed war films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Thin Red Line (1998), Rescue Dawn (2006), Restrepo (2010), and Zero Dark Thirty (2012), this volume's examination of the genre creates new ways of thinking about the philosophy of war. A fascinating look at the manner in which combat and its aftermath are depicted cinematically, The Philosophy of War Films is a timely and engaging read for any philosopher, filmmaker, reader, or viewer who desires a deeper understanding of war and its representation in popular culture.