Histoires De La Terre

Author: Louise Lyle
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042024771
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This collection of essays explores how Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment developments in the earth sciences and related fields (paleontology, mining, archeology, seismology, oceanography, evolution, etc.) impacted on contemporary French culture. They reveal that geological ideas were a much more pervasive and influential cultural force than has hitherto been supposed. From the mid-eighteenth century, with the publication of Buffon¿s seminal Théorie de la Terre (1749), until the early twentieth century, concepts and figures drawn from the earth sciences inspired some of the most important French philosophers, novelists, political theorists, historians and popularizers of science of the time. This book charts the original and influential ways in which French writers and thinkers, such as Buffon, d¿Holbach, Balzac, Sand, Verne, Gide and Malraux, exploited the earth sciences for very different ends. This volume will be of interest to students, researchers and scholars of French literature in the modern period, cultural historians of modern France, scholars of European studies, of French political history, of the History of Ideas or the History of Science as well as researchers in landscape and physical geography. Louise Lyle is Lecturer in French at the University of London Institute in Paris. She researches and has published on the interface of science and literature in fin-de-siècle France, specifically the use of social Darwinism in this period. David McCallam is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is author of Chamfort and the French Revolution (Oxford, 2002) and L¿Art de l¿équivoque chez Laclos (Geneva, 2008), as well as of a number of articles on late eighteenth-century French volcanology. Table of Contents List of Contributors Acknowledgements Louise LYLE and David MCCALLAM: Introduction Section 1: The Enlightenment Benoît DE BAERE: Natural Catastrophe in Buffon¿s Histoire Naturelle: Earth Science, Aesthetics, Anthropology Grégory QUENET: When Geology Encounters a Real Catastrophe: From Theoretical Earthquakes to the Lisbon Disaster Rebecca FORD: Images of the Earth, Images of Man: The Mineralogical Plates of the Encyclopédie Ian D. ROTHERHAM and David MCCALLAM: Peat Bogs, Marshes and Fen as Disputed Landscapes in Late Eighteenth-Century France and England Section 2: Early to Mid-Nineteenth Century Greg KERR: ¿Nous avons enlacé le globe de nos réseaux¿¿: Spatial Structure in Saint-Simonian Poetics Ceri CROSSLEY: Pierre Leroux and the Circulus: Soil, Socialism and Salvation in Nineteenth-Century France Scott SPRENGER: Mind as Ruin: Balzac¿s ¿Sarrasine¿ and the Archaeology of Self Claire LE GUILLOU: Archaeology ¿ A Passion of George Sand Section 3: Late Nineteenth Century Tim UNWIN: Jules Verne and the Discovery of the Natural World Anca MITROI: Jules Verne¿s Transylvania: Cartographic Omissions Kiera VACLAVIK: Undermining Body and Mind? The Impact of the Underground in Nineteenth-Century Children¿s Literature Ben FISHER: Alfred Jarry¿s Neo-Science: Liquidizing Paris and Debunking Verne Section 4: Early Twentieth Century Louise LYLE: Reading Environmental Apocalypse in J.-H. Rosny Aîné¿s Terrestrial Texts David H. WALKER : André Gide, Eugène Rouart and le retour à la terre Martin HURCOMBE: Down to Earth: André Malraux¿s Political Itinerary and the Natural World Index of Names

Because You Are Mine Part I

Author: Beth Kery
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101608498
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON From Beth Kery, the national bestselling author of Explosive, comes a red-hot romance like no other—where the rules of attraction are broken with that first electrifying touch. Meet Francesca and Ian. The fantasies of what’s to come begin… Because You Are Mine, Part I Because You Tempt Me It starts with that first look, when you know you have to have him… Francesca Arno has been commissioned to create a grand centerpiece painting for the lobby of Ian Noble’s new skyscraper. It’s at a cocktail party in her honor that she first meets him—and the attraction is immediate for Francesca. It’s also bewildering. She’s not used to such a wholesale sexual response to a stranger. Enigmatic, darkly intense, with a commanding presence, Ian completely unnerves her. And she likes it. For Ian, she’s the kind of woman he can’t resist—one that comes all too rarely: a true innocent. But he can sense in her a desire to open up, to experiment, to give herself to the fantasies of a man in control. The first kiss, the first caress, the first challenge for a woman who craves what she’s never had—a man who gets what he wants. More to come. Don't miss Because You Are Mine, Part II, available 8/7

Cosmopolis

Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743244257
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A brilliant billionaire asset manager, en route via white stretch limo to the local haircutter, finds his trip interrupted by a presidential motorcade, music idol's funeral, movie set, and violent political demonstration, and receives a number of important visitors in the fields of security, technology, currency, finance, and theory. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

The Yale Anthology Of Twentieth Century French Poetry

Author: Mary Ann Caws
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300133154
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An influential social thinker, the late Richard Harvey Brown was professor of sociology at the University of Maryland and the author of Toward a Democratic Science: Scientific Narration and Civic Communication, published by Yale University Press.

Alphabetical Africa

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811205337
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Abish, Alphbetical Africa. A continent forms and crumbles through a linguistic tour de force.

Lady Barberina

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979193771
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Full text. Rich and beautiful American girls heading to England to find themselves noble titles through marriage, and using their New World wealth to prop up the waning strength of the aristocracy, was almost a staple of late Victorian literature. "The Buccaneers," Edith Wharton called them, and their day is not over yet (think of Downton Abbey's Earl of Grantham, and his American heiress countess). In Lady Barbarina, however, Henry James explores the obverse of this old tale: what if the wealth is in the hands of an American man, in love with the beautiful daughter of an old and titled (but no longer so very rich) family? Legal marital settlements, common in England, less so in America, can be a problem. Think of them as the Victorian equivalent of modern pre-nuptial contracts, introducing a note, not of suspicion perhaps, but of cautious prudence in what otherwise might be seen as a match of pure love. For all their similarities, Britain and the United States remain divided by three thousand miles of open water. Lady Barberina is a neglected minor masterpiece of the James' 'international' collection. Perhaps the rather unsympathetic characters and the author's dry humour in depicting them have worked against its achieving the recognition it deserves, but these two features surely go hand-in-hand here and work together to the same ends?

Mallarm And Debussy

Author: Elizabeth McCombie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199266371
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This book constructs a new approach to the interdisciplinary study of music and poetry by examining a series of encounters between Mallarme and Debussy. It challenges the easy metaphorical impressionism that has dominated much of the scholarly literature to date. It seeks to express in a set of analytical terms both the coherence and the affront to coherence that are fundamental to our inter-art experience. In a fresh reading of the famous lecture La Musique et les Lettres, ElizabethMcCombie argues that Mallarme's poetic theory creates an architecture for the cohabitation of music and letters. She proposes his ornamental figures of arabesque and thyrsus as performative structural motifs through which the musico-poetic aesthetic is enacted in his text. Using this interpretation of Mallarme's vision, McCombie places works by both artists alongside one another as case studies. Each becomes a filter for the other to reveal an intermediary ground defined by the specific and precise analyses of both arts. The studies develop more conceptual motifs, either from external models or from transferable elements in the Mallarmean text. The new terminology (arabesque, eclat, enroulement, eventail, explosante fixe, Mobius strip, pli, and thyrsus) foregrounds rhythmic relations of time and space; it generates, in the author's words, a poetics of hesitation. McCombie offers a model for rereading Mallarme's notoriously elusive late verse and prose and for reassessingviews commonly held about the work of both artists. But the potential of this relational discourse for literary and musical study reaches beyond Mallarme and Debussy. The apparatus of figures derived here provides a powerful tool of inter-art investigation, a necessary supplement to the individual criticisms of music and poetry, and a new critical vocabulary for illuminating modernism.

Beautiful Secret

Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476778019
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AN UPTIGHT BRITISH EXECUTIVE. AN ADVENTUROUS AMERICAN NEWBIE. A SEXY INTERNATIONAL SCANDAL IN THE MAKING. New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secret for an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds! When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside—and staying in a hotel with—Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive…until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice. Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?

Iced

Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0440339804
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning picks up where Shadowfever leaves off with Iced, the sixth book in her blockbuster Fever series. The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be. Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules—and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities. Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux. When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks—and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance. Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin—before everything and everyone in it gets iced. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Karen Marie Moning's Burned. Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels: DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG Praise for Iced “Moning returns to the heady world of her Fever series, and the results are addictive and consistently surprising. . . . The best elements of Moning’s sensual, shadowy epic are still here, from the sensual and enigmatic Fae to the super-alpha heroes and the breathless pace of their escalating conflicts. At its heart is a heroine whose development is likely to become the stuff of legends as this unforgettable, haunting series continues to evolve.”—RT Book Reviews “This is one of my favorite 2012 reads . . . It’s engaging, hilarious, amazing and Dani is going to be one heck of a woman.”—USA Today “A gripping story that combines excellent storytelling with believable characters that are rendered both superhuman and superbly human, with emotional fragility and psychological vulnerability in an unstable world fraught with danger . . . Fast-paced, with nonstop action set in a fascinating urban fantasy world of Dublin under siege, this is a smart, bold and textured success.”─Kirkus Reviews “Moning is a master storyteller. I don’t know how she does it, but she begs me to get on my knees and pay worship to the woman who has brought me the best, most labyrinthine stories and characters I’ve ever had the privilege to get to know. She weaves brilliantly, unapologetically, and without exception, and she has threaded the needle into me and I’ve been pulled, over and over, into her tapestry, and I don’t think I’m ever getting out. Iced is no exception.”—The Bawdy Book Blog (five-starred review)