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This Is Pleasure

By Mary Gaitskill
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  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Isbn : 1524749141
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 373
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Starting with Bad Behavior in the 1980s, Mary Gaitskill has been writing about gender relations with searing, even prophetic honesty. In This Is Pleasure, she considers our present moment through the lens of a particular #MeToo incident. The effervescent, well-dressed Quin, a successful book editor and fixture on the New York arts scene, has been accused of repeated unforgivable transgressions toward women in his orbit. But are they unforgivable? And who has the right to forgive him? To Quin’s friend Margot, the wrongdoing is less clear. Alternating Quin’s and Margot’s voices and perspectives, Gaitskill creates a nuanced tragicomedy, one that reveals her characters as whole persons—hurtful and hurting, infuriating and touching, and always deeply recognizable. Gaitskill has said that fiction is the only way that she could approach this subject because it is too emotionally faceted to treat in the more rational essay form. Her compliment to her characters—and to her readers—is that they are unvarnished and real. Her belief in our ability to understand them, even when we don’t always admire them, is a gesture of humanity from one of our greatest contemporary writers.

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  • Isbn : 1523502142
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 881
  • File Pdf: the-tiny-book-of-tiny-pleasures.pdf

Book Summary:

A perfect gift book filled with whimsical, colorful illustrations, short lists, cheerful prompts, recipes, and fun facts, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is the sweetest reminder imaginable that it’s the little things in life that make us happy. Little things like sharing tea with a friend. An ice cream cone with sprinkles. Finding a forgotten item of clothing in the closet. The smell in the air right after a summer rain. Created by the editors of Flow magazine, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is a celebration of slowing down and appreciating the simple moments of life—all you have to do is take notice.

The Historian

By Elizabeth Kostova
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 9780759513839
  • Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 219
  • File Pdf: the-historian.pdf

Book Summary:

An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.

The Pleasure of My Company

By Steve Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Isbn : 1401398804
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 686
  • File Pdf: the-pleasure-of-my-company.pdf

Book Summary:

From the bestselling author of Shopgirl comes the tender story of a troubled man who finds love, and life, in the most unexpected place. Daniel resides in his Santa Monica apartment, living much of his life as a bystander: He watches from his window as the world goes by, and his only relationships seem to be with people who barely know he exists. He passes the time idly filling out contest applications, counting ceiling tiles, and estimating the wattage of light bulbs. It is through Daniel's growing attachment to Clarissa, and to Teddy, that he finally gains the courage to begin to engage the world outside, and in doing so, he discovers love, and life, in the most surprising places. Filled with his trademark humor, tenderness, and out and out hilarious wordplay, The Pleasure of My Company is a tour de force sure to delight all of Steve Martin's fans.

A Pleasure to Burn

By Ray Bradbury
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062071033
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 198
  • File Pdf: a-pleasure-to-burn.pdf

Book Summary:

Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 is an enduring masterwork of twentieth-century American literature—a chilling vision of a dystopian future built on the foundations of ignorance, censorship, and brutal repression. The origins and evolution of Bradbury’s darkly magnificent tale are explored in A Pleasure to Burn, a collection of sixteen selected shorter works that prefigure the grand master’s landmark novel. Classic, thematically interrelated stories alongside many crucial lesser-known ones—including, at the collection’s heart, the novellas “Long After Midnight” and “The Fireman”—A Pleasure to Burn is an indispensable companion to the most powerful work of America’s preeminent storyteller, a wondrous confirmation of the inimitable Bradbury’s brilliance, magic . . . and fire.

Pleasure Extraordinaire 1

By Liv Bennett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Liv Bennett
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 666
  • File Pdf: pleasure-extraordinaire-1.pdf

Book Summary:

Michael Hawkins is mature, rich, and drop-dead sexy. He is also gay. And for some strange reason, he wants me to be his pretend girlfriend in exchange for a big sum of money. He has one condition though: I cannot get close to a man or be seen with one during the one year I'm contracted with him. I thought it'd be a piece of cake until I met his two grown-up, gloriously handsome sons, who won't take no for an answer. Including from me. I'll not fall for their cheap tricks even if it means I'll have to close my eyes each time I see them. And each time I close my eyes, I imagine their naked bodies doing sinful things to mine. God help me before my physical urges get the best of me, and the contract blows up in my face.

Pleasures of the Night

By Sylvia Day
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061749559
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 244
  • File Pdf: pleasures-of-the-night.pdf

Book Summary:

There are sensuous pleasures that can only be tasted in the night . . . He comes to her in the twilight between sleep and consciousness to fulfill her secret desires. Lyssa Bates has never experienced such ecstasy, brought to her by a man whose deep, soul-penetrating blue eyes hold the promise of tempting intimacies and decadent pleasures. But this stranger, this lover, this immortal seducer is only a dream—a phantom of her nocturnal fantasies—until he appears, inexplicably, at her door in the flesh! Lyssa aches for the reality of him, but there is grave danger in surrender. Because Captain Aidan Cross is on a mission, and the passion that consumes them both, body and soul, could have dire consequences in a world of dreams . . . and in the waking one as well.

This Is Ethics

By Jussi Suikkanen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 111847984X
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 795
  • File Pdf: this-is-ethics.pdf

Book Summary:

This is Ethics presents an accessible and engagingintroduction to a variety of issues relating to contemporary moralphilosophy. Covers a wide range of topics which are actively debated incontemporary moral philosophy Addresses the nature of happiness, well-being, and the meaningof life, the role of moral principles in moral thinking, moralmotivation, and moral responsibility Covers timely ethical issues such as population growth andclimate change Offers additional resources at ahref="http://www.thisisphilosophy.com/"www.thisisphilosophy.com/a Features extensive annotated bibliographies, summaries, andstudy questions for further investigation Written in an accessible, jargon-free manner using helpful illustrative examples

This Is Philosophy

By Steven D. Hales
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119635543
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 342
  • File Pdf: this-is-philosophy.pdf

Book Summary:

The new edition of the clearest and most readable introduction to the questions, problems, and great thinkers of Western analytic philosophy Philosophy invented systematic ethics, formal logic, and the scientific method. It created the Enlightenment and laid the foundations for constitutional governments. Philosophy has given birth to economics, psychology, and cognitive science. We are the oldest, most central discipline in the academy, and we are responsible for modernity. This is Philosophy: An Introduction expertly guides the student into this powerhouse of thought, giving them a solid grounding across a wide variety of key topics in philosophy. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this volume brings philosophical concepts to life with clear, informal language, relatable examples, and easy-to-understand explanations of classic themes and arguments. The second edition of this popular textbook features updated examples, improved narrative, new hyperlinks and references, enhanced bibliographies, and more. A brand-new chapter on political philosophy explores the state of nature, anarchy, contractarianism, libertarianism, and the liberal state. With a topical structure allowing each self-contained chapter to be tackled independently, the book gives students both the tools of an analytic philosopher, and a sense of which fields of philosophy they could pursue further, aided by detailed bibliographies and further reading. Each chapter is complemented by a wealth of online resources for instructors on the This is Philosophy series site that encourage further reading and strengthen student comprehension of key concepts. Building on the popular first edition, and part of an innovative and acclaimed series, This is Philosophy: An Introduction, Second Edition is the perfect primary textbook for beginning philosophy students as well as general readers with interest in learning the fundamentals of the subject.

This is the End

By Stella Benson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Isbn : 1513294016
  • Pages : 124
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 577
  • File Pdf: this-is-the-end.pdf

Book Summary:

This Is the End (1917) is a novel by Stella Benson. Based on the author’s experience in the movement for women’s suffrage, This Is the End is a story of identity and social class set in the London neighborhood of Hackney. As Jay attempts to break from her restrictive past, her brother Kew returns from the First World War scarred by his experiences and disillusioned with life at home. Benson’s meditative, diaristic prose guides the reader along the paths of change and confrontation faced by her protagonists, immersing them in the tumultuous decade in which the novel was written. “This is the end, for the moment, of all my thinking, this is my unfinal conclusion. There is no reason in tangible things, and no system in the ordinary ways of the world. Hands were made to grope, and feet to stumble, and the only things you may count on are the unaccountable things. System is a fairy and a dream, you never find system where or when you expect it. There are no reasons except reasons you and I don't know.” Guided by a philosophical sense of the world, Jay—formerly Jane Elizabeth—longs to escape the confines of her life in the countryside. Without telling her family, she leaves for London and adopts a new identity, exposing herself for the first time in her life to the rhythms of working-class existence. When her brother Kew returns from the Great War and fails to find her at home, he comes to the city in search of his sister. Bonded by tragedy, the two orphans grow to respect one another as adults, both of them scarred in their own way by the expectations placed on young men and women in a decade of tremendous cultural change. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Stella Benson’s This Is the End is a classic work of British literature reimagined for modern readers.

This Is Political Philosophy

By Alex Tuckness,Clark Wolf
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118766008
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 444
  • File Pdf: this-is-political-philosophy.pdf

Book Summary:

This is Political Philosophy is an accessible and well-balanced introduction to the main issues in political philosophy written by an author team from the fields of both philosophy and politics. This text connects issues at the core of political philosophy with current, live debates in policy, politics, and law and addresses different ideals of political organization, such as democracy, liberty, equality, justice, and happiness. Written with great clarity, This is Political Philosophy is accessible and engaging to those who have little or no prior knowledge of political philosophy and is supported with supplemental pedagogical and instructor material on the This Is Philosophy series site.

This Is Reading

By Frank G. Jennings
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 1468442325
  • Pages : 210
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 528
  • File Pdf: this-is-reading.pdf

Book Summary:

Reading is a many-faceted subject. A book on the topic may, like many, be a description of the physiological steps one takes in performing the process called reading. More commonly, it is a manual, describing the methods a teacher may use in teaching schoolage children to acquire the mechanical aspects of reading. Some, far fewer, are focused on the psychology of reading, such psychology usually emphasing the conscious and logical approaches to learning. Still others are directed toward some particular part of reading in its socio-historical setting, as for example, freedom to read, or adult reading habits, or variation in trends in the produc tion of materials. All books of such nature are relevant to the omnibus topic-reading. A book which would include reading in its historical, sociological, and educational setting would indeed be a major undertaking, de manding both scope and depth of knowledge from its author. Frank Jennings has written such an inclusive book, and he appro priately calls it This Is Reading.

Metaethics after Moore

By Terry Horgan,Mark Timmons
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Isbn : 0191515043
  • Pages : 412
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 445
  • File Pdf: metaethics-after-moore.pdf

Book Summary:

Metaethics, understood as a distinct branch of ethics, is often traced to G. E. Moore's 1903 classic, Principia Ethica. Whereas normative ethics is concerned to answer first order moral questions about what is good and bad, right and wrong, metaethics is concerned to answer second order non-moral questions about the semantics, metaphysics, and epistemology of moral thought and discourse. Moore has continued to exert a powerful influence, and the sixteen essays here (most of them specially written for the volume) represent the most up-to-date work in metaethics after, and in some cases directly inspired by, the work of Moore.

Zazen, Shikantaza and the Soto Tradition of Dogen

By Roy Melvyn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 110528204X
  • Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 110
  • File Pdf: zazen-shikantaza-and-the-soto-tradition-of-dogen.pdf

Book Summary:

The world is entering a new phase, a phase in which we are finding out the nature of the reality in which we live; not a world only of the mind, nor a world of material substance alone. This is the reason why many people are now showing an interest in Buddhist belief. However, the real world is beyond description, and this is the reason that both Buddha and Master Dogen urged the practice Zazen. Zazen reveals the true nature of reality to us. We are compelled to think about what is impossible to think about. This is the fundamental reason why we must take time out and just sit, nothing more. "In this moment of sitting look into what sitting in itself is. Is it turning a somersault? Is it a state of vigorous activity? Is it thinking? Is it not thinking? Is it doing something? Is it not doing anything? Is there sitting inside of sitting? Is sitting inside of the body/mind? Is sitting free of 'sitting inside' and 'inside of the body/mind'? Master Dogen