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In Search of Lost Time, Volume IV

by Marcel Proust

'Flower and plant have no conscious will. They are shameless, exposing their genitals. And so in a sense are Proust's men and women . . . shameless. There is no question of right and wrong. Homosexuality . . . is as devoid of moral implications as the mode of fecundation of the Primula veris or the Lythrum salicoria.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SAMUEL BECKETT The theme of Sodom and Gomorrah is sexual ambiguity. In the opening scene, the narrator secretly observes a sexual encounter between two men that is played out 'as though in obedience to the laws of an occult art' The book unfolds on matters of 'vice,' 'inversion,' mystery, desire, love, longing, and illusion. The final volume of a new, definitive text of A la recherche du temps perdu was published by the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade in 1989. For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new French editions.

In Search of Lost Time, Volume V: The Captive and The Fugitive

by Marcel Proust

"Proust was the greatest novelist of the twentieth century, just as Tolstoy was in the nineteenth."--Graham GreeneThe Modern Library's fifth volume of Proust's masterpiece, À la recherche du temps perdu (also known as Remembrance of Things Past), contains both The Captive (1923) and The Fugitive (1925). In The Captive, Proust's narrator describes living with his lover, Albertine, in his mother's Paris apartment. He finds himself, by turns, falling out of love with Albertine and obsessing about whom she may or may not love. In The Fugitive, the narrator loses Albertine forever. It is during his sojourn in Venice that he receives a fateful telegram from Gilberte, Swann's red-haired daughter. Rich with irony, the story inspires meditations on desire, sexual love, music, and the art of introspection. Graham Greene wrote, "For those who began to write at the end of the twenties or the beginning of the thirties, there were two great inescapable influences: Proust and Freud, who are mutually complementary."The final volume of a new, definitive text of À la recherche du temps perdu was published by the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade in 1989. For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new French editions.

In Search of Love (McFadden Brothers #1)

by Christine Lynxwiler

Christian romance

In Search of Mary: The Woman and the Symbol

by Sally Cunneen

Mary--relic of the religious past or beacon of the future? Mary is more alive today than she was in the early Christian church, surfacing in art and worship in almost every culture on earth. Her appeal bridges the gap between the devotional and the secular, the uneducated and the sophisticated. But who is Mary and what exactly does she symbolize? How did a humble Jewish girl become the most honored woman in human history? Why is there so little about Mary in the Bible and so much about her in the art and history of Christianity, East and West? And why, in an age dominated by science and technology, does devotion to Mary persist? In Search of Mary is Sally Cunneen's provocative response to these questions. As Cunneen eloquently points out, in order to see Mary whole, it is important to look at all the different visions and versions of her, revisiting history through the eyes of a present day searcher. Including the latest findings by historians, anthropologists, and psychologists, as well as art historians and religious scholars, In Search of Mary reveals what we know about the life of Mary, follows the history and development of her image over the last two thousand years, and explores the different ways that Mary has transformed the lives of people today.As we struggle for greater unity in a divided world, In Search of Mary shows us a woman who can touch all people, regardless of their backgrounds. She is a profound reminder of the presence of the holy in ordinary life.

In Search of Mockingbird

by Loretta Ellsworth

A runaway seeks Harper Lee for answers. Sometimes the things that need to be discovered aren't so easily found at home. Erin is certain that this is true in her case. A book is all that connects Erin to her mother, who died when she was a baby. But how much can Erin really learn about her mother from a tattered copy of To Kill a Mockingbird? On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Erin decides it's finally time to find out. And so begins her bus journey from Minnesota to Alabama in search of Harper Lee, the reclusive author of Mockingbird. In a novel full of quirky characters, strange coincidences, and on-the-road adventures, Loretta Ellsworth deftly traces a unique voyage of self-discovery.

In Search Of Nature

by Edward O. Wilson

Definitely philisophical in nature. A scientist/philosophers view of life, nature etc. Not casual reading.

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens

by Alice Walker

A collection of essays by Alice Walker covering topics of feminism and race. Some of the themes included in her award winning novel "The Color Purple" are reflected in several of these essays. The final one tells of how she was blinded in one eye at age 8.

In Search of Paradise: Middle-class Living in a Chinese Metropolis

by Li Zhang

A new revolution in homeownership and living has been sweeping the booming cities of China. This time the main actors on the social stage are not peasants, migrants, or working-class proletariats but middle-class professionals and entrepreneurs in search of a private paradise in a society now dominated by consumerism. No longer seeking happiness and fulfillment through collective sacrifice and socialist ideals, they hope to find material comfort and social distinction in newly constructed gated communities. This quest for the good life is profoundly transforming the physical and social landscapes of urban China. Li Zhang, who is from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, turns a keen ethnographic eye on her hometown. She combines her analysis of larger political and social issues with fine-grained details about the profound spatial, cultural, and political effects of the shift in the way Chinese urban residents live their lives and think about themselves. In Search of Paradise is a deeply informed account of how the rise of private homeownership is reconfiguring urban space, class subjects, gender selfhood, and ways of life in the reform era. New, seemingly individualistic lifestyles mark a dramatic move away from yearning for a social utopia under Maoist socialism. Yet the privatization of property and urban living have engendered a simultaneous movement of public engagement among homeowners as they confront the encroaching power of the developers. This double movement of privatized living and public sphere activism, Zhang finds, is a distinctive feature of the cultural politics of the middle classes in contemporary China. Theoretically sophisticated and highly accessible, Zhang's account will appeal not only to those interested in China but also to anyone interested in spatial politics, middle-class culture, and postsocialist governing in a globalizing world.

In Search of Paul

by Jonathan L. Reed John Dominic Crossan

John Dominic Crossan, the eminent historical Jesus scholar, and Jonathan L. Reed, an expert in biblical archaeology, reveal through archaeology and textual scholarship that Paul, like Jesus, focused on championing the Kingdom of God--a realm of justice and equality--against the dominant, worldly powers of the Roman empire. Many theories exist about who Paul was, what he believed, and what role he played in the origins of Christianity. Using archaeological and textual evidence, and taking advantage of recent major discoveries in Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Syria, Crossan and Reed show that Paul was a fallible but dedicated successor to Jesus, carrying on Jesus's mission of inaugurating the Kingdom of God on earth in opposition to the reign of Rome. Against the concrete backdrop of first-century Grego-Roman and Jewish life, In Search of Paul reveals the work of Paul as never before, showing how and why the liberating messages and practices of equality, caring for the poor, and a just society under God's rules, not Rome's, were so appealing. Readers interested in Paul as a historical figure and his place in the development of Christianity Readers interested in archaeology and anthropology

In Search of Power

by Brenda Gayle Plummer

In Search of Power is a history of the era of civil rights, decolonization, and Black Power. In the critical period from 1956 to 1974, the emergence of newly independent states worldwide and the struggles of the civil rights movement in the United States exposed the limits of racial integration and political freedom. Dissidents, leaders, and elites alike were linked in a struggle for power in a world where the rules of the game had changed. Brenda Gayle Plummer traces the detailed connections between African Americans' involvement in international affairs and how they shaped American foreign policy, integrating African American history, the history of the African Diaspora, and the history of United States foreign relations. These topics, usually treated separately, not only offer a unified view of the period but also reassess controversies and events that punctuated this colorful era of upheaval and change.

In Search of Robinson Crusoe

by Tim Severin

Severin, who has written books on the Crusades, Genghis Khan, Marco Polo, and Moby Dick, sets out on the trail of Daniel Defoe's inspiration for Robinson Crusoe. Relying on the seamen's tales used by Defoe for his story, Severin traveled to remote parts of South America where he sought out details of geography, weather, sea travel, and native peoples. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

In Search of the Black Rose

by Carolyn Keene

A dinner party at England's Oxford University is interrupted by an arrow shot that sends Nancy on a strange journey through the school's medieval corridors. She must find out the meaning of a clue left behind, a black rose. The search for answers moves Nancy to explore the life--and death--of Dame Gwyneth Davies, the famous mystery writer and playwright. And as Nancy draws back a veil of family secrets, she uncovers a real-life drama that could end in tragedy.

In Search of the Blues

by Marybeth Hamilton

Everyone knows the story of the Delta blues, with its fierce, raw voices and tormented drifters and deals with the devil at the crossroads at midnight. In this compelling book, Marybeth Hamilton radically rewrites that story. Archaic and primeval though the music may sound, the idea of something called 'Delta blues' emerged in the late twentieth century, the culmination of a longstanding white fascination with 'uncorrupted' black singers, untainted by the city, by commerce, by the sights and sounds of modernity. The book is remarkable not only for the stories it tells but also for its deep understanding of the place of the blues within the wider American culture, its obvious exclusion of women and its romance with outsider manhood. Written with exquisite grace and sensitivity, at once historically acute and hauntingly poetic, the book is an extraordinary excavation of the blues mystique.

In Search of the Forty Days Road

by Michael Asher

"A classic travel-writing piece originally published in the 1980s. This is a record of Michael Asher's journey through Chad and the Sudan by camel, in an attempt to trace the Forty Days Road, an ancient trade route."

In Search of the Missing: Working with Search and Rescue Dogs

by Mick Mccarthy Patricia Ahern

Mick McCarthy has experienced first-hand the dangers, thrills, tragedies, and triumphs of search and rescue operations, which he has carried out on flood-swollen rivers, raging seas, through woodland, bog land, and on treacherous mountains, often in the dead of night. This book narrates the captivating story of his dogs, his life, and his adventures in the field, in search of missing persons.

In Search of the Old Ones: Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest

by David Roberts

The Anasazi, ancestors of the Pueblo people, inhabited the Southwest for at least 5,000 years. David Roberts' extensive interviews and back country travels create a richly detailed portrait of an enigmatic people.

In Search of the Proverbs 31 Man: The One God Approves and a Woman Wants

by Michelle Mckinney Hammond

The Secrets to Finding, Nurturing-or Being-an Irresistible Man. Never before has the search for real connection between the sexes been more important-or more confusing. Single women want to know what they should ask for-not settle for-in a mate, while married women wonder how they can nurture godly character traits in their husbands. Men, both single and married, wonder what womenreallywant. Both genders are long on questions and short on answers. Where Can Men and Women Go for Help? In Proverbs 31, Scripture presents a powerful composite of a virtuous woman. But what about the virtuous man-what does the Bible say about him? Popular Bible teacher Michelle McKinney Hammond tackles this timely and important question, digging into Scripture to study key men-from Adam to Christ himself, the ultimate bridegroom-to learn what God requires of husbands and men, and to lay out a trustworthy model of how men and women can live in healthy, fulfilling relationship. Find out what you can do to identify, nurture-or become-a truly godly man and mate inIn Search of the Proverbs 31 Man. "This is not a man bashing book, but one that champions the original design for their lives. Women need real men. "-Michelle McKinney Hammond From the Trade Paperback edition.

In search of the ultimate building blocks

by Gerard 'T Hooft

From 1960 until 1990 theoretical physicists and experimentalists worked together to probe deeper and deeper into the basic structure of matter, moving closer to an understanding of the ultimate building blocks of the universe. Gerard 't Hooft was closely involved in many of the advances in modern theoretical physics that led to improved understanding of elementary particles, and this is a first-hand account of one of the most creative and exciting periods of discovery in the history of physics. Using language a layperson can understand, this narrative touches on many central topics and ideas, such as quarks and quantum physics; supergravity, superstrings and superconductivity; the Standard Model and grand unification; eleven-dimensional space time and black holes. This fascinating personal account of the past thirty years in one of the most dramatic areas in twentieth-century physics will be of interest to professional physicists and physics students, as well as the educated general reader with an interest in one of the most exciting scientific detective stories ever.

In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Edition: Teaching Awareness Disciplines to the Green Berets

by Richard Strozzi-Heckler

The war in Iraq has heightened interest in the military mindset and raised questions about whether it's possible to be a mindful, moral fighter at a time when impersonal, technology based warfare reigns. In Search of the Warrior Spirit confronts this thorny issue with Richard Strozzi-Heckler's trademark personal, sympathetic style. In a top-secret U. S. military experiment, the author was asked to teach Eastern awareness disciplines ranging from aikido to meditation to a group of twenty-five Green Berets. This account chronicles his experiences in the training program and his attempts to revive traditional warriorship in a technological society. In Search of the Warrior Spirit explores the nature of war, the meaning of masculinity, and the need for moral values in the military. The book includes Heckler's response to 9/11, his experiences with the Pentagon and U. S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and his poignant reflections on the movie Black Hawk Down, which depicts the deaths of two of his trainees. In this revised edition, the author talks movingly of his visits to Afghanistan with NATO and about the Trojan Warrior Project and Marine Warrior Project, relating the tragic events in a war zone and revelatory conversations with both ordinary soldiers and such leaders as the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe.

In Search of Wonder

by Lynn Anderson

Christians everywhere long to worship our God and Savior Jesus Christ. Uplifted hearts hunger for the Father's presence. Worship satisfies that longing and hunger. But congregational worship too often leaves worshipers feeling empty; the wonder and awe having been quenched by stale and predictable worship services. "In Search of Wonder" seeks to bring fellow worshipers, like yourself, back to the heart, of biblical, inspirational, and expectant worship. Come join these seven searchers of the Word: leave pointless issues behind, boldly seek God's Word, and find the true nature of genuine worship. The terrain may be unfamiliar and the paths less traveled, but together we will rediscover the wonder, awe, and authenticity of worshipping our mighty God with a renewed heart and purpose.

In Self-Defense (Hardy Boys Casefiles #45)

by Franklin W. Dixon

From the back of the book: Gang war! The Hardys pay a visit to Bayport's newest martial arts school and find that someone's trying to run the place out of the neighborhood. The Scorpions a tough street gang, say the building is on their turf, and the school's students have already felt the Scorpions' sting. The home boys may want to rumble with the Hardy boys, but when high explosives come into the picture, Frank and Joe figure there's more than a street fight at stake. The unknown enemy is willing to use deadly force to destroy the school, and the Hardys will have to get down to business-and give a lesson of their own. =============== From inside the book: SHATTERING EXPERIENCE Kay Lewis walked around the room of the self- defense center to one of the mats lying near the front window. "This is a good spot here. We'll need plenty of room for this." "For what?" Joe asked warily. "It's a surprise," Kay said with a smile. "If I told you, I'd lose the advantage of sur-" Her words were cut off by a loud crash. The window next to her exploded, and shards of glass flew across the room. Something shattered on the floor next to the mat Kay was standing on. Frank heard a muffled whump-and a wall of fire erupted around Kay Lewis!

In Serena’s Web (Hagen #1)

by Kay Hooper

With her fallen-angel smile, Serena Jameson looked like a cross between a temptress and a teenager, but she could be gently ruthless when it came to getting Brian Ashford to make his move! The handsome industrialist was determined to play Galahad and protect her from danger -- in the form of rakish playboy Joshua Long. But when Serena pleaded with Brian to teach her how to seduce a man, she ignited a primitive heat that shattered his control-and hers. A captive of her own desires, could Serena escape the tangles of her bewitchingly woven web?

In The Shadow of Love

by Sally John

After their first meeting, widow Tori Jeffers and bachelor Erik Steed seem like they're worlds apart . . . until they discover common ground---Vietnam. Tori's husband was a Navy fighter pilot who died in a stormy crash, and Erik's brother is an MIA. Now Erik is determined to find out just what happened to his brother. But will his obsession with the past ruin his future with Tori?

In Shadows

by Chandler Mcgrew

In a small Maine valley, thirteen-year-old Pierce Morin, born blind and deaf, possesses a terrifying gift: he can hear evil whispering-and knows an elusive, deadly force is stalking the people he loves. . . . Detective Jake Crowley has run far away from his Maine hometown. But a bizarre shootout in Galveston, Texas, finally draws him home: to a woman he can barely face, to the unsolved mystery of his mother's murder, to a family curse and a valley that's fallen under the spell of a serial killer. . . . For Jake, redemption lies in unlocking Pierce's gifts and hoping the boy can show him the way to stop the terrors that plague him. But while young Pierce can begin the search, only Jake can finish it-by looking evil in the eye and claiming both their birthrights. . . .

In Shelter Cove

by Barbara Freethy

A long-ago shipwreck off the California coast led the survivors to the haven they named Angel's Bay. Their shared adversity brought fellowship and joy . . . but also unsuspected secrets. Acclaimed author Barbara Freethy returns to the town where angels still keep watch, with a compelling story of a young widow trying to find the truth and bring closure for her son and herself.The theft of three priceless paintings sent Derek Kane to prison and destroyed the dreams of his wife, Brianna. When Derek unexpectedly dies just weeks before his release, Brianna returns to Angel's Bay with her young son, determined to prove her husband's innocence and find the missing paintings. Her efforts are stymied by Jason Marlow, the police officer who sent Derek to jail-- betraying his former friend. And when unexpected passion flares between Brianna and Jason, she must choose between the past and the present, the guilty and the innocent, the truth and the lies. For nothing is what it seems. . . .

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