The Glamour

Author: Christopher Priest
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575114975
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Cameraman Richard Grey's memory has blanked out the few weeks before he was injured in a car bomb explosion. When he is visited by a girl who seems to have been his lover, his attempts to recall the forgotten period produce an odyssey through France and conflicting accounts of what happened. When Susan Kewley speaks to him of that time, he finds himself glimpsing a terrible twilight world - the world of 'the glamour'.

The Glamour Of Strangeness

Author: Jamie James
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374711321
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From the early days of steamship travel, artists stifled by the culture of their homelands fled to islands, jungles, and deserts in search of new creative and emotional frontiers. Their flight inspired a unique body of work that doesn't fit squarely within the Western canon, yet may be some of the most original statements we have about the range and depth of the artistic imagination. Focusing on six principal subjects, Jamie James locates "a lost national school" of artists who left their homes for the unknown. There is Walter Spies, the devastatingly handsome German painter who remade his life in Bali; Raden Saleh, the Javanese painter who found fame in Europe; Isabelle Eberhardt, a Russian-Swiss writer who roamed the Sahara dressed as an Arab man; the American experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, who went to Haiti and became a committed follower of voodoo. From France, Paul Gauguin left for Tahiti; and Victor Segalen, a naval doctor, poet, and novelist, immersed himself in classical Chinese civilization in imperial Peking. In The Glamour of Strangeness, James evokes these extraordinary lives in portraits that bring the transcultural artist into sharp relief. Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating study of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.

Oprah Winfrey And The Glamour Of Misery

Author: Eva Illouz
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231118132
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-- Amy B. Jordan, Director of the Media and the Developing Mind Sector, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania...

The Glamour System

Author: S. Gundle
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230510450
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In the twentieth century, glamour has often been associated with the cinema and its stars, though fashion, 'high society', popular music, shopping, glossy magazines and advertising have all sought to harness its allure. The authors explore the origins and uses of the aura of glamour and trace its history and power as a language of visual seduction.

The Glamour Chase

Author: Tom Doyle
Editor: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857900617
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A first-rate charmer with a devilish twinkle in his eye, Billy MacKenzie was a maverick figure within the music industry whose wild and mischievous spirit possibly did him more harm than good. As frontman of the Associates, gifted with an otherwordly, octave-scaling operatic voice, MacKenzie, together with partner Alan Rankine, enjoyed Top Twenty chart success in 1982. At the height of their success, however, they split. Over the ensuing years, MacKenzie gained a reputation for his unhinged career tactics, generous spirit and knack for squandering large amounts of record-company money. Born in Dundee in 1957 he was the eldest son in a large Catholic family. He was bullied at school and sought refuge in music. He was a schemer and dreamer, a breeder of whippets and a bisexual who kept quiet about his private life. During his lifetime, his unique vocal gift attracted the attention of Shirley Bassey, Annie Lennox and Björk. However, in the tradition of Scott Walker, Syd Barrett and Nick Drake, MacKenzie's tale is one of thwarted talent and, ultimately, tragedy. He was found dead, aged 39, at his father's home in Scotland, on 22 January 1997, having taken an overdose. The Glamour Chase is the colourful - and frequently hilarious - life story of a hugely talented singer, his whirlwind personality and his attempts to take on the music industry on his own, free-spirited terms.

Doctor Who The Glamour Chase

Author: Gary Russell
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409072622
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'Why are you here? I mean - who are you, exactly?' An archaeological dig in 1936 unearths relics of another time... And - as the Doctor, Amy and Rory realise - another place. Another planet. But if Enola Porter, noted adventuress, has really found evidence of an alien civilisation, how come she isn't famous? Why has Rory never heard of her? Added to that, since Amy's been travelling with him for a while now, why does she now think the Doctor is from Mars? As the ancient spaceship reactivates, the Doctor discovers that nothing and no one can be trusted. The things that seem most real could actually be literal fabrications - and very deadly indeed. Who can the Doctor believe when no one is what they seem? And how can he defeat an enemy who can bend matter itself to their will? For the Doctor, Amy and Rory - and all of humanity - the buried secrets of the past are very much a threat to the present... A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

The Glamour Of Grammar

Author: Roy Peter Clark
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316089060
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Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR gives readers all the tools they need to"live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.

The Glamour Of Dublin

Author: D.L. Kelleher
Editor: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 1177208032
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The Glamour Of The Snow

Author: travis phillips
ISBN: 1387885863
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The Glamour Of The Snow

Author: Algernon Blackwood
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781080102174
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Though he was a writer for all seasons, the stories I like best usually have a chill wind running through them. My favourite is one of his lesser known tales, from 1912: The Glamour of the Snow.It's set in the Alps, one of Blackwood's favourite locations, and tells of a writer's fatal attraction to a ghostly ice-skater whom he encounters on a deserted rink at night. It opens with a sentence that could pass as a summary of the whole Blackwood project: "Hibbert, always conscious of two worlds, was in this mountain village, conscious of three ..." There's the world of the wealthy English tourist, the patronisingly observed "peasant world" and "this other - which he could only call the world of Nature". Rarely can a capital letter have carried such freight: Blackwood's Nature isn't pastoral but a wild and dangerous other, which rears up in his stories to destroy the minds of those who try to get too close to it.Encounters with the uncanny in Blackwood's work are often signalled by upwards movement. In The Wendigo, a doomed tracker is heard screaming from the treetops, while the first sign of anything sinister in The Willows is an upward ripple of the stems. In The Glamour of the Snow it's the writer's own imagination that lures him out of the brightly lit ski resort and up the mountains, higher than anyone has ever gone before, in pursuit of the enchantress he has conjured out of the play of shadows and wind.Defiance of gravity continually undermines the common view, that "Nature ... is both blind and automatic". Blackwood's stories assert a deeper reality which, like the spectral skater, is always just "a little farther on, a little higher" than humans can grasp.I find it hard to work out why I find The Glamour of the Snow so alluring, as it's a simple story in which it is demonstrated that even a storyteller as slick as Blackwood was at a loss to find more than one English word for snow.But he understands compulsion better than any other writer I know. And the story is big enough to keep changing its meaning. I read it first as a ghost story, then as an account of the maddening power of storytelling. In the era of global warming, it has morphed - along with so much of Blackwood's work - into an eco-fable about the ravishing remorselessness of nature. Good to read by electric light, with curtains drawn.