Flowers of Perversion, Volume 2

Author: Stephen Thrower

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 190722260X

Category: Art

Page: 512

View: 9851

The disturbing, exciting, and defiantly avant-garde films of Jesús “Jess” Franco, director of such films as Vampyros Lesbos and Lilian the Perverted Virgin. Jesús “Jess” Franco is an iconic figure in world cinema. His sexually charged, fearlessly personal style of filmmaking has never been in vogue with mainstream critics, but for lovers of the strange and sado-erotic he is a magician, spinning his unique and disturbing dream worlds from the cheapest of budgets. In the world of Jess Franco freedom was the key, and he pushed at the boundaries of taste and censorship repeatedly, throughout an astonishingly varied career spanning sixty years. The director of more than 180 films, at his most prolific he worked in a supercharged frenzy that yielded as many as twelve titles per year, making him one of the most generative auteurs of all time. Franco's taste for the sexy and horrific, his lifelong obsession with the Marquis De Sade, and his roving hand-held camera style launched a whole new strain of erotic cinema. Disturbing, exciting, and defiantly avant-garde, films such as Necronomicon, Vampyros Lesbos, Virgin Among the Living Dead, and Venus in Furs are among the jewels of European horror, while a plethora of multiple versions, re-edits and echoes of earlier works turn the Franco experience into a dizzying hall of mirrors, further entrancing the viewer who dares enter Franco's domain. Stephen Thrower has devoted five years to examining each and every Franco film. This book—the second in a two-volume set—delves into the latter half of Franco's career, covering titles including Shining Sex, Barbed Wire Dolls, Swedish Nympho Slaves, and Lilian the Perverted Virgin. Assisted by the esteemed critic and researcher Julian Grainger, Thrower shines a light into the darkest corners of the Franco filmography and uncovers previously unknown and unsuspected facts about their casts, crews, and production histories. Unparalleled in scope and ambition, Flowers of Perversion brings Franco's career into focus with a landmark study that aims to provide the definitive assessment of Jess Franco's labyrinthine film universe.

Erotica Universalis

Author: Gilles Néret

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822859094

Category: Erotic art

Page: N.A

View: 2856

Biblical Illustrator, Volume 2

Author: Exell, Joseph S.

Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.



Page: N.A

View: 1728

Would you like it if one of the greatest preachers could help you prepare your sermons? How about 20+ ministers to assist you with your sermon? Joseph Exell included content from some of the most famous preachers such as Dwight L. Moody, Charles Spurgeon, J. C. Ryle, Charles Hodge, Alexander MacLaren, Adam Clark, Matthew Henry and many more. He compiled this 56 volume Biblical Illustrator Commentary and Delmarva Publications, Inc. is publishing it in a 6 volume digital set with a linked table of contents for ease of studying. This set includes the analysis on entire Bible, Old and New Testament. Complete your resources with this Biblical Illustrator by Joseph Exell.

Building the American Republic, Volume 2

Author: Jane Dailey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022630096X

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 6789

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form. Visit for more information. The American nation came apart in a violent civil war less than a century after ratification of the Constitution. When it was reborn five years later, both the republic and its Constitution were transformed. Volume 2 opens as America struggles to regain its footing, reeling from a presidential assassination and facing massive economic growth, rapid demographic change, and combustive politics. The next century and a half saw the United States enter and then dominate the world stage, even as the country struggled to live up to its own principles of liberty, justice, and equality. Volume 2 of Building the American Republic takes the reader from the Gilded Age to the present, as the nation becomes an imperial power, rethinks the Constitution, witnesses the rise of powerful new technologies, and navigates an always-shifting cultural landscape shaped by an increasingly diverse population. Ending with the 2016 election, this volume provides a needed reminder that the future of the American republic depends on a citizenry that understands—and can learn from—its history.

Building the American Republic, Volume 2

Author: Jane Dailey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022630082X

Category: History

Page: 478

View: 2768

What was America? The question resounds today more than ever. While countless contemporary textbooks have sought to relate this country's history, most have done so in fragmented, diluted, or unapproachable ways. These two volumes break down all the barriers to a full understanding of America: it has just two authors, each with a strong point of view; it is told in pure narrative form, befitting its riveting story; and it is as low-cost a textbook as there has ever been. Unlike other open access textbooks, Building the Republic is authoritative and coherent. Throughout, Harry Watson and Jane Dailey emphasize the enduring and multifarious influence of religion, the evolution of law and legal norms, and the distinctive history and influence of the South. And they take a capacious view of the role of politics in US history, beyond simple "political history." These two volumes sweep the reader up in the inimitable history of a country forever remaking itself.

True Life in God (Volume 2)

Author: Vassula Ryden

Publisher: True Life in God


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 220

View: 6035

Volume 2 of the complete Messages received by Vassula Ryden from the Holy Trinity and the Virgin Mary from 1986 to 2003. This volume contains the Messages received in 1988 and 1989. The messages, named True Life in God by God Himself, confirm that God exists and that He loves us. He grieves at the current state of the world and at the man-made divisions that exist among the Christian Churches. In these Messages, God calls on each one of us urgently to repent our sins and return to Him. The Messages have been translated into many languages and have been distributed in book form all over the world since 1991.

Destiny Under Control Volume 2: Ba Zi Anthology

Author: Olga Gomon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728356814

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 476

View: 7897

The book is for those who live and breathe astrology, traditional Chinese medicine, Feng Shui, I Ching, Qigong, and are trying to understand the collisions of their lives and the movements of destiny. Contents: fundamental principles of the Chinese metaphysics; rules of using the Chinese calendar for making Ba Zi horoscope; human types of personality for all elements and Zodiac cycle animals; prediction of crucial life events; compatibility and auspicious days for important beginnings; a set of health-improving exercises for 24 seasons; detailed description of 28 constellations and their influence on human life purpose; characteristics of 24 seasons with recommendations for the appropriate way of living; description of 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Zodiac cycle animals and their influence on human health and life events; tips for healthy lifestyle according to seasonal cycles; nutrition plan according to the date of birth; auspicious date selection Jian Chu; a table of life activity; identification of karmic traces and condition of chakras with Lo-Shu Grid numerology.

Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 2

Author: P. M. Kean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000681335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 7090

Originally published in 1972. This important work of Chaucerian scholarship deals with two aspects of the poet and his work - his individual achievement and his place in history - and demonstrates that in both these senses Chaucer is a maker of English poetry. The author explores Chaucer’s narrative art. The book includes an examination of the puzzling question of narrative structure in the Canterbury Tales and of the nature of Chaucerian comedy in these works. The author surveys the major themes of the poems: Fortune and free will, marriage, and the nobleness of man. In the final chapter she treats of the meaning of Chaucer’s art for his successors. Throughout the work, Miss Kean deals extensively with the sources which Chaucer used for the writing of his poems, in a way which directs light on the more difficult aspects of his art.

Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 Sexual Inversion

Author: Havelock Ellis

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842498438

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6931

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

D. H. Lawrence: Triumph to Exile 1912–1922: Volume 2

Author: Mark Kinkead-Weekes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139504102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 4020

This second volume of the acclaimed Cambridge Biography of D. H. Lawrence covers the years 1912–22, the period in which Lawrence forged his reputation as one of the greatest and most controversial writers of the twentieth century. During this period Lawrence produced the trio of novels with which he was to revolutionise English fiction over the next decade. It was a painful process: Sons and Lovers was crudely cut by its publisher; The Rainbow was destroyed by court order; and Women in Love took almost three years to find a publisher. This 1996 biography tells the writing life too, tracing the illuminating relations between man and manuscript, without confusing life and art. Drawing on previously unseen information from the Cambridge Editions of the Letters and Works, and original research, fresh light is shed on questions of Lawrence's sexuality, health, quarrels and friendships, which have been more often gossiped or theorised about than scrupulously examined.