The Perils Of Pleasure

Author: Julie Anne Long
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061749281
Size: 14,56 MB
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A rescued rogue . . . Scandal has rocked the city of London. Colin Eversea, a handsome, reckless unapologetic rogue is sentenced to hang for murder and, inconveniently for him, the only witness to the crime disappears. Then again, throughout history, the Everseas have always managed to cheat fate in style: Colin is snatched from the gallows by a beautiful, clever mercenary. A captivating captor. . . Cool-headed, daring Madeleine Greenway is immune to Colin's vaunted charm. Her mission is not to rescue Colin but to kidnap him, and to be paid handsomely for it. But when it becomes clear that whoever wants Colin alive wants Madeline dead, the two become uneasy allies in a deadly race for truth. Together, they'll face great danger—and a passion neither can resist.

The Perils Of The One

Author: Stathis Gourgouris
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231550022
Size: 14,42 MB
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From the earliest times, societies have been seduced by the temptation of unitary thinking. Recognizing the vulnerability of existence, people and cultures privilege regimes that confer authority on a single entity, a sovereign ruler, a transcendental deity, or an Event, which they embrace with unquestioned devotion. Such obsessions precipitate contempt for the worldliness of real bodies in real time and refusal of responsibility and agency. In The Perils of the One, Stathis Gourgouris offers a philosophical anthropology that confronts the legacy of “monarchical thinking”: the desire to subjugate oneself to unitary principles and structures, whether political, moral, theological, or secular. In wide-ranging essays that are at once poetic and polemical, intellectual and passionate, Gourgouris reads across politics and theology, literary and art criticism, psychoanalysis and feminism in a critique of both political theology and the metaphysics of secularism. He engages with a range of figures from the Apostle Paul and Trinitarian theologians, to La Boétie, Schmitt, and Freud, to contemporary thinkers such as Clastres, Said, Castoriadis, Žižek, Butler, and Irigaray. At once a broad perspective on human history and a detailed examination of our present moment, The Perils of the One offers glimpses of what a counterpolitics of autonomy would look like from anarchic subjectivities that refuse external ideals, resist the allure of command and obedience, and embrace otherness.

The Perils Of Pedagogy

Author: John Greyson
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773541438
Size: 13,33 MB
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The first book to examine the works of controversial film and video-maker, queer activist, and agent provocateur, John Greyson.

Frederica And Her Guardians The Perils Of Orphanhood

Author: Margaret Murray Robertson
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 146551502X
Size: 13,15 MB
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The Scottish Chieftains Or The Perils Of Love And War

Author: Hannah Maria Jones afterwards Lowndes
Size: 18,61 MB
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The Colonel By The Author Of The Perils Of Fashion

Author: Anna Atkins
Size: 16,70 MB
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The Scottish Chieftains Or The Perils Of Love And War

Author: Hannah Maria Jones
Size: 10,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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