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The Empress And The Cake

Author : Linda Stift
ISBN : 9781908670311
Genre : Fiction
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Madness lurks behind the pretty façade of everyday life. An elderly lady offers a young woman a piece of cake. She accepts. The lady resembles the Austrian Empress Elisabeth and lives with her servant in an apartment full of bizarre souvenirs. More invitations follow. A seemingly harmless visit to the museum turns into a meticulously planned raid to steal a royal cocaine syringe. Without realizing, the young woman has become the lady’s accomplice. Does she realize she is losing control? Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'On the surface this is a clever thriller-cum-horror story of three women and their descent into addiction, crime and madness. And at times it’s very funny. But don’t be fooled. The book also offers an exploration of the way the mind creates its own realities and – quite often – deludes us into believing that we control what is actually controlling us. Uncanny, indeed.' Meike Ziervogel ‘Linda Stift breaks the world down into frightening fragments. Impressive.’ taz 'Such a wicked psychothriller can only come from Vienna.’ KulturSPIEGEL ‘The reader finds themselves in the situation of Kafka’s Josef K: drifting towards the inevitable.’

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119498728
Genre : Copyright
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Pop Culture Germany

Author : Catherine C. Fraser
ISBN : 9781851097333
Genre : History
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From the reality TV show "Superstar" to Formula One ace Michael Schumacher, "Pop Culture Germany!" explores the exciting world of contemporary German popular culture.

Imperial Masquerade

Author : Grant Hayter-Menzies
ISBN : 9622098819
Genre : Social Science
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"Imperial Masquerade: The Legend of Princess Der Ling, the first biography of one of the twentieth century's most intriguing cross-cultural personalities, traces not only the life of Princess Der Ling, in all its various transformations, but offers a fresh look at the woman she lionized and, ultimately, betrayed - the Empress Dowager Cixi, to whom, like Der Ling, many legends have been affixed over the past century. The book also depicts the changing worlds of Paris, Tokyo and the other international stages of Der Ling's development as woman and as mystery, and deals with the many teachers who made her who she was." --Book Jacket.

Eight Children In Narnia

Author : Jared Lodbell
ISBN : 9780812699104
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Eight Children in Narnia is a detailed study of C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, exploring the story’s influences, themes, symbols, ironies—and the reasons for its enormous popular success. Lobdell draws attention to insistent motifs in the work: the great house in the country, the past alive in the present, the life of the imagination, the mixture of the familiar and the adventurously new, the combination of pageant and satire, the child as judge, and the child as warrior. A prolific writer and literary scholar with an established reputation, Lewis decided quite late in life to write something completely new to him: a story for children, and he drew upon his own childhood memories as well as his literary and philosophical theories. Among the many important influences Lobdell identifies Bunyan, Swift, Kipling, and the popular children’s writer E. Nesbit, as well as the classic fairy-tale and medieval romance.

Getting Waisted

Author : Monica Parker
ISBN : 9780757317743
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The actor, writer, and producer traces her rise through the entertainment industry along with her numerous attempts at dieting--from the cookie diet to the clay diet--before coming to embrace herself as she is.

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The Publishers Trade List Annual

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105124470670
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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Author : Juan Carlos Girauta
ISBN : 9789814358828
Genre : Fiction
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Disorder. Chaos. But a chaos with its own logic. The protagonist of this noir novella is Juan Barcelona, who shares his surname with his native city. A PhD in Physics, he discovers through mental illness and an obsession with Sigmund Freud that murder is not only a social disorder but an irreversible process. Killing belongs to thermodynamics. And entropy shall be the last stop in an analytical trip to the city of Barcelona. 'Disorder' is the translation of 'El desorden', an acclaimed work of contemporary urban fiction from Barcelona native Juan Carlos Girauta.

Class Lists Of The Woburn Public Library

Author : Woburn Public Library (Mass.)
ISBN : HARVARD:32044080253123
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