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How do men imagine women? In the poetry of Petrarch and his English successors--Wyatt, Donne, and Marvell--the male poet persistently imagines pursuing a woman, Laura, whom he pursues even as she continues to deny his affections. Critics have long held that, in objectifying Laura, these male-authored texts deny the imaginative, intellectual, and physical life of the woman they idealize. In Laura, Barbara L. Estrin counters this traditional view by focusing not on the generative powers of the male poet, but on the subjectivity of the imagined woman and the imaginative space of the poems she occupies. Through close readings of the Rime sparse and the works of Wyatt, Donne, and Marvell, Estrin uncovers three Lauras: Laura-Daphne, who denies sexuality; Laura-Eve, who returns the poet's love; and Laura-Mercury, who reinvents her own life. Estrin claims that in these three guises Laura subverts both genre and gender, thereby introducing multiple desires into the many layers of the poems. Drawing upon genre and gender theories advanced by Jean-Franois Lyotard and Judith Butler to situate female desire in the poem's framework, Estrin shows how genre and gender in the Petrarchan tradition work together to undermine the stability of these very concepts. Estrin's Laura constitutes a fundamental reconceptualization of the Petrarchan tradition and contributes greatly to the postmodern reassessment of the Renaissance period. In its descriptions of how early modern poets formulate questions about sexuality, society and poetry, Laura will appeal to scholars of the English and Italian Renaissance, of gender studies, and of literary criticism and theory generally.
After his brother, a saloonkeeper, was found brutally slain, Jay McCallum came to town ready to accuse a winsome beauty -- Lauralee Parker! If Lauralee had her way, all the saloons in the great Northwest would be closed down. Her crusade was successful -- except for the prosperous saloon that McCallum was determined to save from her indignation. But their conflict could not quell their growing attraction for each other. Slowly, the proud, powerful man melted Lauralee's defiant heart...yet as she surrendered to a rich and wild desire, her joy was shadowed by the haunting mystery of McCallum's brother's death ... a mystery whose shocking outcome could forever destroy their love!
[from the back cover] "Tomorrow is Christmas, and Laura and her little brother Tommy are more excited than usual. This year the family is going to spend the holiday with Aunt Martha, who has promised them a tree that glitters like a zillion stars. The trip has barely started when their car breaks down. It looks like Christmas will be ruined. "We'll never get to Aunt Martha's now," cries Tommy. But Laura isn't worried because she knows the magic of Christmas is often found where you least expect it."
Laurel thought that nothing could go wrong -- until her older sister Daisy died. Without Daisy, the family was falling apart -- and Laurel needed somewhere to turn. Luckily, there was Jack.
From the simplest white bread, to the most complicated holiday bread, the recipes is probably in this book. Want to try your hand at making sourdough started? Looking for something to do with spelt? Are you longing for the tastes of Grandma's kitchen? This is a marvelous reference as well as a useful cookbook, and there is plenty for the armchair cook, too.
CIRCLE of FRIENDSMay the circle be unbrokenChristmas. A time for first love...and second chances.As a girl, Lauren DeStefano fell in love with Cameron Hathaway-the gold boy of Harmony, Massachusetts. The innocence of that first love was followed by grief and by rejection-and finally, a long slow climb to success.Lauren, now living in Boston, is still close to her circle of Harmony friends-Julia, Cathryn and the others. But she thumbs her nose at the rest of the community...especially when she buys historic Rockland House.She plans to remodel it in time for Christmas-and gets more than she bargained for. More expenses, more problems...more memories. All of which she figures she can handle. But discovering she still has feelings for Cameron… That's something else. Can the past repeat itself-with a different and happier ending? With marriage to Cam, a home on Harmony…a baby?
What if your old friends don't like your new friend? Lauren thinks the new girl in town, Ginger Kinkaid, is really neat--from her moviestar-sounding name to her sophisticated southern drawl. And she and Ginger have so much in common! They both love the color blue, prefer math to history, and think TV star Kevin DeSpain is the cutest man alive. But Kate and Stephanie aren't impressed with Ginger. In fact, they think she's a total fake, who'll say or do anything to win a friend. Are Lauren's Sleepover Friends being unfair? Or is Ginger trying a bit too hard to become Lauren's best--and only--friend?
Lauren sees Melanie Harden "training" Whisper and accuses her of abusing her. And now she sets off to save Whisper from being abused.
Lauren decides to speak out for animal rights when Riverhurst Elementary School's new science teacher, cute and popular Mr. Talbot, intends to have his classes dissect frogs.
The Pet Fairies have one of the most important jobs in Fairyland! Along with their special pets, they make sure that all animals find safe homes with the right owners. But when Jack Frost steals the magical pets, Fairyland is in an uproar!
You can't help but crush on this start to a tween series full of drama and romance!Twelve-year-old Lauren Silver is ready to hit the beach for her annual family vacation. Aside from the sun and sand, she's especially thrilled to be reunited with her gorgeous summer crush, Charlie Anderson. Sure, she's only spoken to him once, for exactly thirteen seconds, but she knows they are meant to be together. She's even spent all year developing The Love Plan, a foolproof way to get to know Charlie and have him fall for her. But plans don't always work out, which Lauren learns when she finds out a friend from school, Chrissy Porter, will be joining her family on their vacation. As if having to make Chrissy part of The Love Plan isn't bad enough, Lauren then has to face a very tough reality of crushes: Sometimes they are not mutual. And sometimes, when fate is playing a really mean trick on you, the object of your crush ends up crushing on your friend Chrissy. Can Lauren survive her beach vacation? And more importantly, can she survive her first crush?
Lauren, Patti, Kate, and Stephanie are each having an exchange student from Walden Elementary stay with them for a week. It's going to be a great time! Stephanie and her new friend are going to shop till they drop. There's going to be a big party for the Walden kids...and of course, Patti's organized an eight-girl sleepover! Then Patti finds out she won't be hosting someone. And Lauren's visitor could not care less about making friends. The sleepover exchange sure looks like a washout...until Lauren decides to take charge!
Buried treasure! The Sleepover Friends are going on a "dig" with their class! Scientists from a nearby town have uncovered some valuable old artifacts, and they've asked the kids from Riverhurst to help out with the digging. Stephanie isn't thrilled about crawling around in the dirt, but Kate thinks it sounds like fun. Who knows what they might find? The boys in 5B want to dig up a skeleton. Stephanie hopes to find something more useful--like jewelry. But poor Lauren's been having a bad week. She's sure the dig will be a disaster, too--until she finds real treasure!
Indian Mythology Stories for children. Lava and Kusha were the twin sons of Rama and Sita.
The Lavalite World is a 280 page science fiction novel written by Philip Jose Farmer and first published in 1977. It is the fifth book in the early vintage series by Farmer entitled World of Tiers. The novels in this series in order are The maker of Universes, The Gates of Creation, A Private Cosmos, Behind the Walls of Terra, The Lavalite World, and More Than Fire. Red Orc's Rage is a novel written just before More Than Fire that is associated with The World of Tiers. Ace Books characterizes The Lavalite World as follows: The lavalite world is a world of slow but constant change. Here mountains rise from plains, or sink into rifts; new oceans form as vast hollows collapse and seas rush In. There is only one escape from this world where the very landscape moves. The one gateway to other universes Is in the palace of the Lord Urthona. Paul Janus Finnegan also known as Kickaha-must reach it if he is to survive. And he must do so despite the Lords Urthona and Red Orc, the hired thug McKay, flesh-eating vegetation on the run, beasts of prey, and planetary pseudopods. THE LAVALITE WORLD: perhaps Philip Jose Farmer's finest achievement.
Frustrated by her deteriorating love life and the return of a long absent ex husband, Scotia opts for seven days of tranquility and therapeutic massage at a yoga retreat on neighboring Santa Maria Island. But all hopes of finding enlightenment are dashed when Scotia becomes embroiled in a nasty struggle between the spa's innkeeper and her rustic neighbors, a series of "accidents," and what looks like murder. As a brewing storm traps her on the island with terrified guests, Scotia calls on her earthly ingenuity - and some divine justice - to catch a vicious killer and restore everyone's peace of mind, especially her own.
The internationally bestselling author of The Orchid House takes readers from Nazi-occupied Paris to the contemporary glamour of the Cote D'Azur in an emotionally gripping novel of love, duty, and desire. With her dazzling novels The Orchid House and The Girl on the Cliff, Lucinda Riley effortlessly transported readers between distant times and locations and earned accolades from reviewers and readers around the world. In The Lavender Garden, her most powerful novel so far, she tells the mesmerizing tale of heroism and betrayal inside an aristocratic French family across half a century. Le Cote d'Azur, 1998: In the south of France, Emilie de la Martinieres finds herself the sole inheritor of her childhood home, a magnificent chateau and vineyard. With the house comes a mountain of debt--and almost as many questions: What was the purpose of the secret room she finds hidden beneath the wine cellars? Why did her beloved father never speak of his decorated service in Word War II? Why has Emilie always felt at odds with her own family background? Paris, 1944: A British office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is sent to Paris to be part of Churchill's Special Operations Executive during the climax of the Nazi occupation. Separated from the Resistance, she stumbles into a socially prominent family who entertains members of the German elite even as they plot to liberate France. In a city rife with collaborators and Resistance members, Constance's most difficult decision may be determining whom to trust with her heart. As Emilie discovers what really happened to her family during the war and finds a connection to Constance much closer than she suspects, the chateau itself may provide clues that can unlock the mysteries of her past, present, and future.
Holly and her family move to Dimsdale, an old estate in a small New England town, and soon Holly and her twin brother and sister find themselves caught up in the town's history of witchcraft. Includes a reader's guide.
A book on different types of lavender and how to grow them
Nominated for both Agatha and Anthony Awards, Susan Wittig Albert's best-selling series has taken root with mystery fans who delight in the exploits of ex-lawyer and herbalist China Bayles. Now China must put her upcoming nuptials on the back burner when a murder investigation entangles her friends and neighbors... "Good riddance" is the response of every Pecan Springs resident to the murder of Edgar Coleman, a local real estate shark found shot to death in his garage. With the small-town gossip mill running full tilt, it doesn't take long for China to learn that Coleman was having numerous affairs and was blackmailing City Council members for their votes on a bad land development deal. With her fiance\ interim police chief Mike McQuaid, immersed in the murder investigation-and the suspect list growing longer by the minute-China can forget about a honeymoon, unless she can find the killer. As China investigates, she starts digging up dirt on people she knows-and unearthing secrets best left six feet under...
Jocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up in a world of private schools and afternoon tea, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce was an outsider -- until she met Edilean Harcourt, sixty years her senior, but a kindred soul. When Miss Edi dies, she leaves Jocelyn all her worldly possessions, which include clues to a mystery that began in 1941, set in a small town in Virginia that Joce has never heard of. But, because of her benefactor's notorious past, the townspeople know who Joce is, and they've plotted out her entire future, including who she is meant to marry. But Jocelyn has her own ideas about men -- and secrets that no one wants revealed.
In a richly imagined, beautiful new novel, an acclaimed writer gives an epic heroine her voice InThe Aeneid,Vergil's hero fights to claim the king's daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes us to the half-wild world of ancient Italy, when Rome was a muddy village near seven hills. Lavinia grows up knowing nothing but peace and freedom, until suitors come. Her mother wants her to marry handsome, ambitious Turnus. But omens and prophecies spoken by the sacred springs say she must marry a foreigner-that she will be the cause of a bitter war-and that her husband will not live long. When a fleet of Trojan ships sails up the Tiber, Lavinia decides to take her destiny into her own hands. And so she tells us what Vergil did not: the story of her life, and of the love of her life. Laviniais a book of passion and war, generous and austerely beautiful, from a writer working at the height of her powers.
French political libertarian and economist, Frederick Bastiat was one of the most eloquent champions of the concept that property rights and individual freedoms flowed from natural law. Here, in this 1850 classic, a powerful refutation of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, Bastiat discusses: what is law?
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