Judging a Book By Its Lover

Author: Lauren Leto

Publisher: NY Books

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Want to impress the hot stranger at the bar who asks for your take on Infinite Jest? Dying to shut up the blowhard in front of you who's pontificating on Cormac McCarthy's “recurring road narratives”? Having difficulty keeping Francine Prose and Annie Proulx straight? For all those overwhelmed readers who need to get a firm grip on the relentless onslaught of must-read books to stay on top of the inevitable conversations that swirl around them, Lauren Leto's Judging a Book by Its Lover is manna from literary heaven! A hilarious send-up of--and inspired homage to--the passionate and peculiar world of book culture, this guide to literary debate leaves no reader or author unscathed, at once adoring and skewering everyone from Jonathan Franzen to Ayn Rand to Dostoyevsky and the people who read them.
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Judging a Book by Its Cover

Fans, Publishers, Designers, and the Marketing of Fiction Nickianne Moody
Nicole Matthews. narrator' calls readers to accept ... Weetzie gets her man too,
who turns out to be called My Secret Agent Lover Man. And so Weetzie and My
Secret ...

Author: Nickianne Moody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351924672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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How do books attract their readers? This collection takes a closer look at book covers and their role in promoting sales and shaping readers' responses. Judging a Book by Its Cover brings together leading scholars, many with experience in the publishing industry, who examine the marketing of popular fiction across the twentieth century and beyond. Using case studies, and grounding their discussions historically and methodologically, the contributors address key themes in contemporary media, literary, publishing, and business studies related to globalisation, the correlation between text and image, identity politics, and reader reception. Topics include book covers and the internet bookstore; the links between books, the music industry, and film; literary prizes and the selling of books; subcultures and sales of young adult fiction; the cover as a signifier of literary value; and the marketing of ethnicity and lesbian pulp fiction. This exciting collection opens a new field of enquiry for scholars of book history, literature, media and communication studies, marketing, and cultural studies.
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Judging Obscenity

tended to deprave or corrupt its likely readers, to be determined only on the basis
of the book itself, the trial judge and ... to give expert opinion evidence regarding
the literary or artistic merit of D.H. Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover.

Author: Christopher Nowlin

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773525184

Category: Law

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In Judging Obscenity Christopher Nowlin examines expert evidence in North American obscenity trials and reveals how little consensus there is among those who purport to know best about the nature of artistic representation, human sexuality, and the psychological and behavioral effects of reading, writing, or watching explicit sexual narratives and imagery.
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Soil

A darkly comic debut novel by an independent bookseller, Soil traces one man's apocalypse to its epic showdown in the Mississippi mudflats.

Author: Jamie Kornegay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444782943

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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It begins as a simple dream. An idealistic environmental scientist moves his wife and young son off the grid, to a stretch of river bottom farmland in the Mississippi hills, hoping to position himself at the forefront of a revolution in agriculture. Within a year, he is ruined. When a corpse appears on his family's property, the farmer is convinced he's being set up. And so begins a journey into a maze of misperceptions and personal obsessions, as the farmer, his now-estranged wife, a predatory deputy, and a backwoods wanderer, all try to uphold a personal sense of honour. A darkly comic debut novel by an independent bookseller, Soil traces one man's apocalypse to its epic showdown in the Mississippi mudflats.
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Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Without care, because of her background of giving love but being betrayed with a
lie Sy her once lover with a contracted health status her days are numbered and
she ... Judging a book by its cover can only lead to 156 CARLETl-llA WlLLIAMS.

Author: Carlethia Williams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479722235

Category: Poetry

Page: 253

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Whats Your Story? Have you ever told someone something that youve never told anyone? Have you or someone youve known ever discussed something youve heard about someone else? Have you ever loved, hurt or experienced something that seemed to have caught you by surprise? Did you answer yes to any of these questions? Of course you did. Well, this is a poetic composition based on life occurrences that you may have either gone through, or know of someone who can relate to at least one page. An easy read that will catch you with its appeal, then again it may be hard to swallow. Enclosed with deception, truth, betrayal, hardship and triumph ... take your pick. A collection of rhythmic tales of situations and circumstances that will entertain, amuse, inspire and touch its readers. Enjoy!
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Choose Your Lover Carefully

Judging from the number of marriages that end in disaster , it seems that heaven
sometimes falls down on the job . However , whether you ' re looking for marriage
or partnership , choosing a lover can be a tricky business . ... around for years ,
you will find sound advice in this book that is based on the ancient theories of
astrology — in addition to a few ideas from our own experiences as counselors .

Author: Cass Jackson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402722737

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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It's not the stars in your eyes that help you choose the perfect lover--it's the stars in the skies. Using the birth time charts from What Time Were You Born?, this astrological guide reveals both your nature and the nature of your best potential mate. The path to finding true love begins with an analysis of the different personalities associated with each sun sign, and continues with a timeline section that discusses character, outlook, and destiny. Look to the rising sign to discover childhood programming and what you, or a mate, will expect from others. The moon divulges a person's hidden aspects. Examine the information closely, check your compatibility carefully, and romantic happiness will be yours.
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Thinking About Love

need to help make moral decisions and avert evil, as we are told at the beginning
of the book, but I also believe that she ... to the life of the mind enhances and
intensifies life, extending it beyond the exercise of the faculties of thinking,
judging, ...

Author: Diane Enns

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271076164

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Does love command an ineffability that remains inaccessible to the philosopher? Thinking About Love considers the nature and experience of love through the writing of well-known Continental philosophers such as Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Derrida, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Evolving forms of social organization, rapid developments in the field of psychology, and novel variations on relationships demand new approaches to and ways of talking about love. Rather than offering prescriptive claims, this volume explores how one might think about the concept philosophically, without attempting to resolve or alleviate its ambiguities, paradoxes, and limitations. The essays focus on the contradictions and limits of love, manifested in such phenomena as trust, abuse, grief, death, violence, politics, and desire. An erudite examination of the many facets of love, this book fills a lacuna in the philosophy of this richly complicated topic. Along with the editors, the contributors are Sophie Bourgault, John Caruana, Christina M. Gschwandtner, Marguerite La Caze, Alphonso Lingis, Christian Lotz, Todd May, Dawne McCance, Dorothea Olkowski, Felix Ó Murchadha, Fiona Utley, and Mélanie Walton.
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Treatise on the Love of God

But finally, methinks S. Paul makes the most forcible, pressing and admirable
argument that ever was made, to urge us alt to the ecstasy and rapture of life and
operation. ... But how does this divine lover press us 1 The charity of Christ
presseth us, says his holy Apostle, judging this. ... 304. The. Love. of. God. [book.
to. XCVIII.

Author: Saint Francis of Sales

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602065635

Category: God (Christianity)

Page: 604

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Wang in Love and Bondage

Judging by the handwriting and the colorful Hong Kong stamps on the envelope,
Xiao Shi immediately knows who sent it. ... There is nothing in the envelope but a
thin book, not even a letter slipped between the pages, or a line of handwriting ...

Author: Wang Xiaobo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480274

Category: Fiction

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The first English translation of work by Wang Xiaobo, one of the most important writers of twentieth-century China.
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Women and Romance

These are some of the questions Women and Romance: A Reader seeks to address in bringing together a collection of texts specifically focused on the subject of women's conflicted but powerful urge to experience the pleasure and endure the ...

Author: Susan Ostrov Weisser

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814793558

Category: Literary Criticism

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Romantic love has challenged and vexed feminist thought from its origins. Judging from the shelves of books advising women on love problems, there seems to be an ongoing difficulty in maintaining equality in romantic relationships. Does romance weaken or empower women? Why do women seem overwhelmingly attracted to romantic love in spite of raised consciousness in other areas of life that is a legacy of feminism? Have women always been seen as the sex which most seeks love and is best suited for love? These are some of the questions Women and Romance: A Reader seeks to address in bringing together a collection of texts specifically focused on the subject of women's conflicted but powerful urge to experience the pleasure and endure the pain of romantic love. The first anthology of its kind, Women and Romance includes historical as well as contemporary selections, personal letters as well as theoretical essays, and social science perspectives as well as literary criticism of the novel and the popular mass-market romance. Wiesser lays out in systematic order for the first time the varying viewpoints and conflicted history of feminist views on romance, from Mary Wollstonecraft and Emma Goldman to Germaine Greer and Lillian Faderman. Introductions to each entry and section clarify the emerging themes of each era and of separate disciplines, while representing the views of traditionalists and anti-romance second-wave feminists alike. Contributors include: Charlotte Bronte, Barbara Bross, Eliza Southgate Bowne, Rita Mae Brown, Andreas Capellanus, Patricia Hill Collins, Simone de Beauvoir, Christine Delphy, Emily Dickinson, George Eliot, Lillian Faderman, Shulamith Firestone, Moderata Fonte, Mary Gaitskill, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Emma Goldman, Vivian Gornick, Germaine Greer, Lynne Harne, bell hooks, Karen Horney, Carolyn Heilbrun, Audre Lorde, Tania Modleski, Gloria Naylor, Mary Poovey, Janice Radway, William Robinson, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jane Rule, Barbara Ryan, Ann Snitow, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gloria Steinem, Mary Wollstonecraft, Victoria Woodhull, Virginia Woolf.
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From Teacher to Lover

Without judging or sympathizing, this book elucidates the process by which these women crossed the ethical and professional line from teacher to lover.

Author: Tara Star Johnson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433103427

Category: Education

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In the decade since Mary Kay Letourneau's infamous liaison with her sixth-grade student was exposed, the reporting of sexual misconduct cases among teachers has proliferated. The amount of media attention - to women teachers in particular - has increased because the public is titillated and baffled by such cases of aberrant female sexuality. This is a qualitative case study of two high school English teachers, Hannah and Kim, who each had a sexual relationship with a student. Their cases are examined, along with those of Letourneau and Heather Ingram, two headline-heavy teachers whose backgrounds and patterns of behavior within the relationships are similar to Hannah's and Kim's. Without judging or sympathizing, this book elucidates the process by which these women crossed the ethical and professional line from teacher to lover. Teacher educators concerned about raising issues of gender, sexuality, and embodiment in their classes will find this a thorny but compelling text for generating dialogue about the taboo topic of bodies in education.
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Death of an Orchid Lover

He picked a book up off the table and showed me a picture of several flowers,
mostly white, with one or two violet spots ... an award, and felt it was because of a
particular judge, that person could be upset and want to take it out on the judge.

Author: Nathan Walpow

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307573360

Category: Fiction

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Nature. Nurture. Murder. L.A. actor Joe Portugal just wants to keep the mealybugs off his cacti, give a little boost to his love life, and maybe make a few commercials along the way. And with a small acting role nailed down, Joe has every reason to mind his own business. But he doesn't. That's because a man who loved orchids has been found dead. And so has a woman who asked for Joe's help. Never one to walk away from a challenge, Joe is plunging into a world unlike any he's seen before--the frenetic, highly competitive world of the orchid enthusiast. And suddenly Joe Portugal--actor, cactus lover, reluctant sleuth--is discovering that solving murder cases among the flora, fauna, and fanatics who thrive in L.A. isn't just a hobby, it's his true calling...especially since a killer has already come calling on him.... Includes The Joe Portugal Guide to Orchids.
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Texas Lover Wild Texas Nights Book 2

Merrilee had thwarted his search ofthe house; Rorie's shy, lingering toucheshad
distracted him from the perfect ... Judging bythe other children's curious stares, he
suspected she had been trying to attract his attention for several moments.

Author: Adrienne deWolfe

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 9781614173168

Category: Fiction

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Texas Ranger Wes Rawlins has a heap of trouble on his hands. The county sheriff has been murdered, squatters are entrenched on the dead man's land, and no one can tell Wes why the sheriff wired for help in the first place. So Wes rides out to the sheriff's farm—and finds himself looking down a gun barrel aimed by Aurora Sinclair, a spirited, young divorcée with a house full of orphans to protect. Is Aurora an innocent schoolmarm battling an illegal land grab? Or is she a cunning temptress who plugged her lawman-lover to seize his sprawling homestead? In this high-stakes game of cat and mouse, Wes dare not lose his head. The trouble is, he may have already lost his heart... AWARDS: 4.5 Stars! ~Romantic Times Magazine Winner, K.I.S.S. Award for Heroes, Romantic Times Magazine REVIEWS: "A romance of immense power and deep emotions. Adrienne deWolfe's three-dimensional characters will warm your heart as her powerful story grips your imagination." ~Kathe Robin, Romantic Times Magazine (4.5 Stars) "Hot, sexy... with plenty of humor and a pinch of naughtiness that is pure delight." ~Marta Kiss, Belles and Beaux of Romance Newsletter "I loved Texas Lover! This book was too perfect for words. It is going on my keeper shelf and on my list of all-time favorite reads." ~Maudeen Wachsmith, Editor, Rawhide & Lace "...Warm and exciting... stole my heart." ~Jennifer Blake, National Bestselling Author WILD TEXAS NIGHTS in series order: Texas Outlaw Texas Lover Texas Wildcat
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I m Silently Judging Your Nails

Nail Tech Notebook for Manicure Nail Design Lover

Author: Nail Tech

Publisher:

ISBN: 1070153516

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Nail Tech Notebook for Manicure Nail Design Lover
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The Athenaeum

The book is little more than a reprint of the desultory diary of a sentimental young
lady, who, apparently as a mere astime, jotted down ... we should judge, however
, from various passages, that she is one of his nieces, educated in the Roman
Catholic religion, and reared near the Lakes of Killarney. ... Man or woman who
has never loved, nor once looked deep down into their own lover's eyes, they
know ...

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The Athen um

The book is little more than a reprint of the desultory diary of a sentimental young
lady, who, apparently as a mere pastime, jotted down some notes of her rambles
in Ireland. ... articularized: — we should judge, however, £ various passages, that
she is one of his nieces, educated in the Roman Catholic religion, ... Man or
woman who has never loved, nor once looked deep down into their own lover's
eyes ...

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The Popular the Canonical

Whether we prefer J . K . Rowling ' s Harry Potter books to Philip Pullman ' s
trilogy His Dark Materials , or enjoy ... But in all these cases , the activity of
judging literature involves both a personal assessment by the individual literature
- lover ...

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415351693

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume ranges from the Second World War to the postmodern, considering issues of the 'popular' and the competing criteria by which literature has been judged in the later twentieth century. As well as tracing the transition from modernism to postmodernism, the authors guide students through debates around the pleasures of the popular and the question of inter-relations between 'mass' and 'high' cultures. Drawing further upon issues of value and function raised in Aestheticism and Modernism: Debating Twentieth-Century Literature 1900–1960, they examine contemporary literary prizes and the activity of judgement involved in English Studies. This text can be used alongside the other books in the series for a complete course on twentieth-century literature, or on its own as essential reading for students of mid to late twentieth-century writing. Texts examined in detail include: du Maurier's Rebecca, poetry by Ginsburg and O'Hara, Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Puig's Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Heaney's New Selected Poems 1966-1987, Gurnah's Paradise, Barker's The Ghost Road.
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Judging Angels

Judging Angels draws on police procedural, urban fantasy, and heroic quest to provide the reader with an original thriller that blends genres and provides more twists and tension than a murder trial.

Author: Esq Timothy Capps

Publisher: Rubricatae Chronicles

ISBN: 0997792892

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

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Judging Angels draws on police procedural, urban fantasy, and heroic quest to provide the reader with an original thriller that blends genres and provides more twists and tension than a murder trial. Awarded an Honorable Mention at 2017 New York Book Festival.
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The Making of a Bestseller

In this book, the author explores that mysterious place in publishing where art and commerce can either clash, mesh, or both.

Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786406631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's career itself is a metaphor for the vagaries of book publishing. If Fitzgerald would have had his way, we would today refer to The Great Gatsby as either Gold-Hatted Gatsby, Trimalchio in West Egg, or The High-Bouncing Lover. A few years before Gatsby, Fitzgerald had become a literary sensation at the age of 23; Helen Hooven Santmyer, a contemporary of Fitzgerald's, would not have a successful novel published until she was 88 and living in a nursing home. In this book, the author explores that mysterious place in publishing where art and commerce can either clash, mesh, or both. Along the way, a wide range of authors--from the literary greats to today's commercial superstars--editors, agents and publishers share their thoughts, insights and experiences: What inspires writers? (John Steinbeck, for example, wrote every novel as if it were his last, as if death were imminent.) Why are some books successful and appreciated, while others fall into oblivion? The answers are often elusive, never absolute, but the stories and anecdotes are always fascinating.
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