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"Frolic of His Own"

♥ Book Title : Frolic of His Own
♣ Name Author : William Gaddis
∞ Launching : 2013-06-18
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781439125472
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1439125473
⊕ Number Pages : Total 512 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter’s Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system."Article| William Gaddis| Statement ..."

"A Dictionary of Law"

♥ Book Title : A Dictionary of Law
♣ Name Author : Jonathan Law
∞ Launching : 2018-06-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780192523426
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0192523422
⊕ Number Pages : Total 744 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This bestselling dictionary is an authoritative and comprehensive source of jargon-free legal information. It contains over 4,800 entries that clearly define the major terms, concepts, processes, and the organization of the English legal system. Now in its ninth edition, it has been fully updated to incorporate recent case law and the latest legislation, such as the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Brexit legislation, and changes in consumer, tax, and family law. Over 100 new entries have been added, including Article 50, Brexit, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, and intercountry adoption. In addition, there is a useful Writing and Citation Guide that specifically addresses problems and established conventions for writing legal essays and reports. Now providing more information than ever before, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Law companion website. Described by leading university lecturers as 'the best law dictionary' and 'excellent for non-law students as well as law undergraduates', this classic dictionary is an invaluable source of legal reference for professionals, students, and anyone else needing succinct clarification of legal terms. Focusing primarily on English law, it also provides a one-stop source of information for any of the many countries that base their legal system on English law."Article| Jonathan Law| Statement ..."

"Agapē Agape"

♥ Book Title : Agapē Agape
♣ Name Author : William Gaddis
∞ Launching : 2005
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1843543958
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781843543954
⊕ Number Pages : Total 120 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "'AgapOe Agape' continues Gaddis's career-long reflection via the form of the novel on those aspects of the corporate technological culture that are uniquely destructive of the arts.""Article| William Gaddis| Statement ..."

"Sabbath's Theater"

♥ Book Title : Sabbath's Theater
♣ Name Author : Philip Roth
∞ Launching : 1995-09-12
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780547345734
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0547345739
⊕ Number Pages : Total 465 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "He is relentlessly defiant. He is exceedingly libidinous. His appetite for the outrageous is insatiable. He is Mickey Sabbath, the aging, raging powerhouse whose savage effrontery and mocking audacity are at the heart of Philip Roth's astonishing new novel. Sabbath's Theater tells Mickey's story in the wake of the death of his mistress, an erotic free spirit whose adulterous daring exceeds even his own. Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Mickey is now in his mid-sixties and besieged by ghosts - of his mother, his beloved brother, his vanished first wife, his mistress of thirteen years. Bereft and grieving, he embarks on a turbulent journey back into his past, one that brings him to the brink of madness and extinction. But no matter how ardently he courts death, he is too exuberantly alive to succeed at dying. Sabbath's Theater is a comic creation of epic proportions, and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero. This book presents Philip Roth at the peak of his powers."Article| Philip Roth| Statement ..."

"Legally Speaking"

♥ Book Title : Legally Speaking
♣ Name Author : Helle Porsdam
∞ Launching : 1999
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1558492089
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781558492080
⊕ Number Pages : Total 269 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Since the founding of the republic, the law has come to make itself felt at every level of American society. Indeed, as Helle Porsdam argues, in a country with no monarchy or hereditary aristocracy and no established church, the law has become America's "civil religion," helping to form a collective national identity. According to Porsdam, what is distinctive about the role of law in the United States is not simply the prevalence of legal language and practice in everyday life, nor the fact that people go to court more often on more matters than do citizens of other countries. It is that Americans appeal to the law with a singular faith and hope deeply rooted in the culture. For all their complaints about excessive ligitiousness, greedy lawyers, and the shortcomings of the adversarial system, when conflicts occur, it is to jurists rather than to politicians or the clergy that Americans turn in their search for solutions. To demonstrate how thoroughly the ideal of law permeates American life, Porsdam looks at a wide variety of cultural evidence, from the novels of Scott Turow and Sara Paretsky to the television show "The People's Court." In each case she unveils and explores telling links between culture, self, and society--all forged by the law."Article| Helle Porsdam| Statement ..."

"Letters of William Gaddis"

♥ Book Title : Letters of William Gaddis
♣ Name Author : William Gaddis
∞ Launching : 2013-03-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781564788047
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1564788040
⊕ Number Pages : Total 545 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A collection of definitive letters by the National Book Award-winning author of J R and A Frolic of His Own shares insights into his boarding-school education, his years in Mexico and other countries, his struggles with family life and the factors that influenced his acclaimed novels."Article| William Gaddis| Statement ..."

"The Shipping News"

♥ Book Title : The Shipping News
♣ Name Author : Annie Proulx
∞ Launching : 2008-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0743519809
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780743519809
⊕ Number Pages : Total 368 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above seventy degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it’s easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph—in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover’s knot."Article| Annie Proulx| Statement ..."

"The Recognitions"

♥ Book Title : The Recognitions
♣ Name Author : William Gaddis
∞ Launching : 2003
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1843541661
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781843541660
⊕ Number Pages : Total 956 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Wyatt Gwyon's desire to forge is not driven by larceny but from love. Exactingly faithful to the spirit and letter of the Flemish masters, he produces uncannily accurate originals - pictures the painters themselves might have envied."Article| William Gaddis| Statement ..."

"The Rush for Second Place"

♥ Book Title : The Rush for Second Place
♣ Name Author : William Gaddis
∞ Launching : 2005
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1843543907
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781843543909
⊕ Number Pages : Total 182 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "William Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works he earned himself a reputation as one of America's greatest novelists. Less well known is Gaddis's body of excellent critical writings. Here is a wide range of his original essays, some published for the first time They include: 'Stop Player. Joke No. 4', Gaddis's first national publication and the basis for his projected history of the player piano; the title essay about missed opportunities in America during the past fifty years; and 'Old Foes with New Faces', an examination of the relationship between the writer and the problem of religion. This diverse collection displays the power of an autonomous literary intelligence in an age increasingly dominated by political and religious conservatism."Article| William Gaddis| Statement ..."

"The Frolic of the Beasts"

♥ Book Title : The Frolic of the Beasts
♣ Name Author : Yukio Mishima
∞ Launching : 2019-04-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780241387399
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0241387396
⊕ Number Pages : Total 160 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The gripping story of an affair gone horribly wrong, from one of Japan's greatest twentieth-century writers Koji, a young student, has fallen hopelessly in love with the beautiful, enigmatic Yuko. But she is married to the literary critic and serial philanderer Ippei. Tormented by desire and anger, Koji is driven to an act of violence that will bind this strange, terrible love triangle together for the rest of their lives. A starkly compelling story of lust, guilt and punishment, The Frolic of the Beasts explores the masks we wear in life, and what happens when they slip. 'One of the greatest avant-garde Japanese writers of the twentieth century' New Yorker"Article| Yukio Mishima| Statement ..."

"Carpenter's Gothic"

♥ Book Title : Carpenter's Gothic
♣ Name Author : William Gaddis
∞ Launching : 2003
◊ Info ISBN Link : 184354167X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781843541677
⊕ Number Pages : Total 262 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In this tempestuous novel, Liz and Paul, the occupants of Carpenter s Gothic do battle with the Reverend Ude to preserve the African mission on which they live."Article| William Gaddis| Statement ..."

"A Lady of His Own"

♥ Book Title : A Lady of His Own
♣ Name Author : Stephanie Laurens
∞ Launching : 2009-10-13
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0061746444
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780061746444
⊕ Number Pages : Total 448 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The seven members of the Bastion Club have served loyally in the perilous service of the Crown. Now they've banded together to support one another through their most dangerous mission of all: getting married. When Charles St. Austell returns home to claim his title as earl, and to settle quickly on a suitable wife as well, he discovers that experience has made him impatient of the young ladies who vie for his attention—with the exception of Lady Penelope Selborne. Years ago, Charles and Penelope's youthful ardor was consummated in an unforgettable afternoon. Charles is still haunted by their interlude, but Penny refuses to have anything more to do with him. If controlling her heart was difficult before, resisting a stronger, battle-hardened Charles is well nigh impossible, yet Penelope has vowed she won't make the same mistake twice, nor will she marry without love. But when a traitorous intrigue draws them together, then ultimately threatens them both—will Penny discover she has a true protector in Charles, her first and only love, who now vows to make her his own?"Article| Stephanie Laurens| Statement ..."