And now you know it all. The last terrible barrier between us is down and I am revealed shamefaced and defiant, in all my abnormality and cowardice.
Author: Allan Bérubé
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Social Science
This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. The book provides a retrospective on Berube's life and work while it documents the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Taken together, the essays attest to the power of history to mobilize individuals and communities to create social change.
That's where Miss Shelley and her kin came from — you all know that. But you probably don't know much more. That it emerged around 1877, most likely as a ...
Author: James Sallis
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
From crimes of heart and crimes of violence, A CITY EQUAL TO MY DESIRE effortlessly guides you through the narrows of human existence in all its forms. In this selection of new stories, James Sallis, author of the acclaimed Lew Griffin series of detective novels, both entertains and engages the mind with stories that will linger in memory long after they've been experienced. "Sallis wants to take your experience of the world, mutate it to the edge of recognition, and then deliver it back before your eyes like a coin pulled from behind your earlobe. And in this way, he makes you see and feel, all over again, the meaning, the beauty-and, pointedly sometimes, the horror-of being human." Jack O'Connell from his introduction
Destined to be yet another bestseller from the inimitable Johanna Lindsey.
Author: Johanna Lindsey
Publisher: Harper Collins
Destined to be yet another bestseller from the inimitable Johanna Lindsey. Spirited Rowena Belleme must produce an heir - or incur the dangerous wrath of a ruthless stepbrother who stands to forfeit his ill-gotten wealth. And the magnificent Warrick deChaville is the perfect choice to sire her child - though it means imprisoning the handsome knight and forcing him to bend to her amorous whims. Vowing to resist but betrayed by his virility, noble Warrick is intoxicated by Rowena's sapphire eyes and voluptuous beauty. Yet all the while he plans a fitting revenge - eagerly awaiting the time when his sensuous captor becomes his helpless captive. . .and is made to suffer the same rapturous torment and exquisite ecstasy that he himself has endured.
He, in turn, felt that my desire and willingness to care for the children was a gift to him and to the family. Certainly it was not all sweetness and light.
Author: Daphne de Marneffe
Category: Family & Relationships
Esteemed psychologist Daphne de Marneffe examines women’s desire to care for children in an updated reissue of her “fascinating analysis that’s a welcome addition to the dialogues about motherhood” (Publishers Weekly). If a century ago it was women’s sexual desires that were unspeakable, today it is the female desire to mother that has become taboo. One hundred years of Freud and feminism have liberated women to acknowledge and explore their sexual selves, as well as their public and personal ambitions. What has remained inhibited is women’s thinking about motherhood. Maternal Desire is the first book to treat women’s desire to mother as a legitimate focus of intellectual inquiry and personal exploration. Shedding new light on old debates, Daphne de Marneffe provides an emotional road map for mothers who work and mothers who are at home. De Marneffe both explores the enjoyment and anxieties of motherhood and offers mothers in all situations valuable ways to think through their self-doubts and connect to their capacity for pleasure. Drawing on a rich tradition of writers, such as Simone de Beauvoir, Adrienne Rich, Carol Gilligan, and Susan Faludi, as well as her experience as a psychologist and mother of three, de Marneffe illuminates how we express our desire to care for children. By treating maternal desire as a central feature of women’s identity—rather than as an inconvenient or slightly embarrassing detail—we can look with fresh insight at controversial issues, such as childcare, fertility, abortion, and the role of fathers. An “absorbing look at the enormous personal pleasure that women derive from mothering….Maternal Desire is a stirring book that celebrates women’s love for their children and mothering while also supporting their interest in careers and other pursuits” (Booklist).
If All About My Mother is , then , an ' Almodrama ' ( Cuban critic Cabrera Infante ' s coinage for the new genre created by the director ) , it is one of ...
Author: Paul Julian Smith
Category: Performing Arts
The films of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, director of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" and "Live Flesh", are studied in this new edition that includes four additional chapters and illustrations. Photos.
Author: Christopher G. FramarinPublish On: 2009-03-27
All action is motivated by a desire and a means–end belief. My desire for a coffee, for example, might combine with my belief that in order to have a coffee ...
Author: Christopher G. Framarin
Desireless action is typically cited as a criterion of the liberated person in classical Indian texts. Contemporary authors argue with near unanimity that since all action is motivated by desire, desireless action is a contradiction. They conclude that desireless action is action performed without certain desires; other desires are permissible. In this book, the author surveys the contemporary literature on desireless action and argues that the arguments for the standard interpretation are unconvincing. He translates, interprets, and evaluates passages from a number of seminal classical Sanskrit texts, and argues that the doctrine of desireless action should indeed be taken literally, as the advice to act without any desire at all. The author argues that the theories of motivation advanced in these texts are not only consistent, but plausible. This book is the first in-depth analysis of the doctrine of desireless action in Indian philosophy. It serves as a reference to both contemporary and classical literature on the topic, and will be of interest to scholars of Indian philosophy, religion, the Bhagavadgita and Hinduism.
Love wins and captures all my heart And thus, “wholeheartedly”, I come Prepared to listen to His Voice; It shook me to the very core To “hear and do” the ...
Author: Edward A. Vinson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is a celebration of falling in love and partaking of the Wine of the Beloved. It is both a meditation on the Song of Solomon, the Song of Songs and a celebration, a rumination on the love of the ancient Persian poet and Sufi mystic Rumi for the Divine in ways that bridge divides between faiths as the realization of the desire of nations.