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The Smiling Tree

The Smiling Tree

Since I was composing a new character, namely a crime-solving psychic vicar who was to be the voice of my new short-story entitled "Hollow you" (part of the "Hollows" trilogy), I occasionally sat at the balcony of my flat, at the end of the day, in a Cretan resort crowded with young sycamores or soon-to-be-freshers enjoying the pool under the Cretan sun, at a safe distance from the teenage crowd, spying on their comings and goings, eagerly anticipating some gender-banter. Yet, it turns out, I witnessed the most boring social interaction I had ever seen. I wondered at first whether the split ethnic representation of the Youth freighted here by plane from Ireland and Britain was to be blamed for the lack of interaction, but even among their age bracket and nationality, it seems the modern Youth were sanitized beyond repair, to the point boys kept to themselves, walking on eggs, and girls to their precious bikinis. The robotic lackluster pool party somehow turned into the most extreme hedonistic yet gloomy debauchery in town, where teenagers drunk themselves legless. I witnessed a complete shift in behavioural modes spurred by booze as I walked through the music-lit streets, only to find the same young people sprawled on the nameless tarmac to sober up till the morning lights among bins and puke, and disregarded tee-shirts or even shoes. The Smiling tree is a real vision I only shared with one night man who was as bewildered as I was at the bipolar behaviour of the English race. The smiling tree could be construed as an anthropological anthology of future British behaviour, from the skimping scavenging owl to the lavish lark, all but birds'names, in fact, seen through the lens of a tree or religion-neutral do-gooder, or what you will. What was interesting however, once I got to share their entertainment, is the systematic behavioural pattern-shift which requires dull inaction during the day, through to the slow routine towards self-oblivion and self-abnegation where...
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The Boxer and The Goal Keeper

The Boxer and The Goal Keeper

Jean-Paul Sartre is the author of possibly the most notorious one-liner of twentieth-century philosophy: 'Hell is other people'. Albert Camus was The Outsider. The two men first came together in Occupied Paris in the middle of the Second World War, and quickly became friends, comrades, and mutual admirers. But the intellectual honeymoon was short-lived. In 1943, with Nazis patrolling the streets, Sartre and Camus sat in a cafe on the boulevard Saint-Germain with Simone de Beauvoir and began a discussion about life and love and literature that would finally tear them apart. They ended up on opposite sides in a war of words over just about everything: women,philosophy, politics.Their friendship culminated in a bitter & very public feud that was described as 'the end of a love-affair' but which never really finished. Sartre was a boxer and a drug-addict; Camus was a goalkeeper who subscribed to a degree-zero approach to style and ecstasy. Sartre, obsessed with his own ugliness, took up the challenge of accumulating women; Camus, part-Bogart, part-Samurai, was also a self-confessed Don Juan who aspired to chastity. Sartre and Camus play out an epic struggle between the symbolic and the savage. But what if the friction between these two unique individuals is also the source of our own inevitable conflicts? Martin reconstructs the intense and antagonistic relationship that was (in Sartre's terms) 'doomed to failure'. Weaving together the lives and ideas and writings of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, he relives the existential drama that binds them together and remixes a philosophical dialogue that speaks to us now.
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Russian Lace

Russian Lace

I sat in a chair, my knees pulled up to my chest, staring into the TV. I was broken-hearted, but it was not for Marcel, or Holger, or Jurgen or even for me. I was grieving for my Babushka and the small girl Irochka what she called me. I was grieving that I was a good girl, listening to my Babushka to be educated, I wanted to do so much for her and I did. And now all my wonderful magical dreams, my efforts had had for me finished. What's did I do wrong? Why is my life so screwed up? It has been over fifteen years since Irina Leskova met her first love Marcel in Russia. When he accidentally leaves from her life she voted to her self to find him. It was her reason for being. But this long journey to find him brought her to disaster. He recognized she chooses a way of prostitution and he would never forgive her. As she tries to explain the reason for this choice he said his last goodbye. The story of Irina Leskova is one of a deep, abiding love and incredible sacrifice, spellbinding in the tragedy and passion. And it still accords a powerful influence in the present day... Russian Lace is the first in a series of what will be an enormously popular publication by author Rimma Vedmezkya, contains many suggestions for improving relationships between men and women through understanding the communication style emotional and sexual needs of the opposite sex. As suggested by the title, the book asserts the notion that Russian women are as different as beings from other planets, and that learning the code of conduct of the differing sex is of indispensable value even if individuals do not necessarily conform to the stereotypical manners.
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Boxer and The Goal Keeper

Boxer and The Goal Keeper

Jean-Paul Sartre is the author of possibly the most notorious one-liner of twentieth-century philosophy: 'Hell is other people'. Albert Camus was The Outsider. The two men first came together in Occupied Paris in the middle of the Second World War, and quickly became friends, comrades, and mutual admirers. But the intellectual honeymoon was short-lived. In 1943, with Nazis patrolling the streets, Sartre and Camus sat in a caf on the boulevard Saint-Germain with Simone de Beauvoir and began a discussion about life and love and literature that would pull them all together and finally tear them apart. They ended up on opposite sides in a war of words over just about everything: women, philosophy, politics. Their fraught, fractured friendship culminated in a bitter and very public feud that was described as 'the end of a love-affair' but which never really finished. Sartre was a boxer and a drug-addict; Camus was a goalkeeper who subscribed to a degree-zero approach to style and ecstasy. Sartre, obsessed with his own ugliness, took up the challenge of accumulating women; Camus, part-Bogart, part-Samurai, was also a self-confessed Don Juan who aspired to chastity. Sartre and Camus play out an epic struggle between the symbolic and the savage. But what if the friction between these two unique individuals is also the source of our own inevitable conflicts? The Boxer and the Goalkeeper: Sartre vs Camusreconstructs the intense and antagonistic relationship that was (in Sartre's terms) 'doomed to failure'. Weaving together the lives and ideas and writings of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, Andy Martin relives the existential drama that still binds them inseparably together and remixes a philosophical dialogue that speaks to us now.
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The Boxer and The Goal Keeper

The Boxer and The Goal Keeper

Jean-Paul Sartre is the author of possibly the most notorious one-liner of twentieth-century philosophy: 'Hell is other people'. Albert Camus was The Outsider. The two men first came together in Occupied Paris in the middle of the Second World War, and quickly became friends, comrades, and mutual admirers. But the intellectual honeymoon was short-lived. In 1943, with Nazis patrolling the streets, Sartre and Camus sat in a cafe on the boulevard Saint-Germain with Simone de Beauvoir and began a discussion about life and love and literature that would finally tear them apart. They ended up on opposite sides in a war of words over just about everything: women,philosophy, politics.Their friendship culminated in a bitter & very public feud that was described as 'the end of a love-affair' but which never really finished. Sartre was a boxer and a drug-addict; Camus was a goalkeeper who subscribed to a degree-zero approach to style and ecstasy. Sartre, obsessed with his own ugliness, took up the challenge of accumulating women; Camus, part-Bogart, part-Samurai, was also a self-confessed Don Juan who aspired to chastity. Sartre and Camus play out an epic struggle between the symbolic and the savage. But what if the friction between these two unique individuals is also the source of our own inevitable conflicts? Martin reconstructs the intense and antagonistic relationship that was (in Sartre's terms) 'doomed to failure'. Weaving together the lives and ideas and writings of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, he relives the existential drama that binds them together and remixes a philosophical dialogue that speaks to us now.
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The Economic Consequences of the Peace

The Economic Consequences of the Peace

The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes Brand New Edition Complete The writer of this book was temporarily attached to the British Treasury during the war and was their official representative at the Paris Peace Conference up to June 7, 1919; he also sat as deputy for the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Supreme Economic Council. He resigned from these positions when it became evident that hope could no longer be entertained of substantial modification in the draft Terms of Peace. The grounds of his objection to the Treaty, or rather to the whole policy of the Conference towards the economic problems of Europe, will appear in the following chapters. They are entirely of a public character, and are based on facts known to the whole world. The power to become habituated to his surroundings is a marked characteristic of mankind. Very few of us realize with conviction the intensely unusual, unstable, complicated, unreliable, temporary nature of the economic organization by which Western Europe has lived for the last half century. We assume some of the most peculiar and temporary of our late advantages as natural, permanent, and to be depended on, and we lay our plans accordingly. On this sandy and false foundation we scheme for social improvement and dress our political platforms, pursue our animosities and particular ambitions, and feel ourselves with enough margin in hand to foster, not assuage, civil conflict in the European family. Moved by insane delusion and reckless self-regard, the German people overturned the foundations on which we all lived and built. But the spokesmen of the French and British peoples have run the risk of completing the ruin, which Germany began, by a Peace which, if it is carried into effect, must impair yet further, when it might have restored, the delicate, complicated organization, already shaken and broken by war, through which alone the European peoples can employ themselves and live. In England the outward a...
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The Meaning of BDSM Experiences: A Psychodynamic Perspective

The Meaning of BDSM Experiences: A Psychodynamic Perspective

It is estimated that as much as 10% of the population identifies as “kinky” and up to 14% of people have experimented with BDSM, or Bondage/Discipline, Domination/submission, and Sadism/masochism. Within the psychoanalytic community, this behavior has long been viewed as perverse. However, as popular books and movies bring BDSM more into the mainstream of acceptable sexual behavior, clinicians are finding the need for a different lens through which to view those who engage in kink. Have you ever wondered what thoughts reside within a Dominant’s mind as he strikes his submissive? What feelings are present as he has control of her? Moreover, as a clinician, have you sat with patients, contemplating the unconscious meanings that this type of sexual activity might have for them? Have you found it difficult to treat kinky patients either because you disagree with or do not understand what is involved? Little has been studied about the BDSM population from the perspective of those who self-identify as being “kinky,” particularly in the psychoanalytic literature. There is also a cultural crossover, in that each participant in this book was raised in and, at the time of the interviews, resided in the South, an area with relatively little known about its sexual predilections. This book explores two understudied populations in order to enrich our knowledge about not only their sexual practices but what meanings those behaviors have for each person within their individual internal world. Using a multiple case study method and a series of psychoanalytic interviews, this book brings insight to clinicians, researchers, and instructors about what motivates these particular Dominants, both consciously and unconsciously, using their own words and perspectives. It is an opportunity for these types of sexual activities to be better understood, as well as a discussion around the idea of kink being depathologized within the analytic community. The Meaning of BDSM Experiences: A Psych...
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Let Love Rule

Let Love Rule

'I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection. I never understood that connection until I sat down to write. It was then that the magic started to flow.' Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection. Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humour. 'My life is all about opposites,' he writes. 'Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored it. Yins and yangs mingled in various parts of my heart and mind, giving me balance and fueling my curiosity and comfort.' Let Love Rule covers a vast canvas stretching from Manhattan's Upper East Side, Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant, Los Angeles's Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, and finally to France, England and Germany. It's the story of a wildly creative kid who, despite tough struggles at school and extreme tension at home, finds salvation in music. We see him grow as a musician and ultimately a master songwriter, producer, and performer. We also see Lenny's spiritual growth-and the powerful way in which spirit informs his music. The cast of characters surrounding Lenny is extraordinary: his father, Sy, a highpowered news executive; his mother, Roxie Roker, a television star; and Lisa Bonet, the young actress who becomes his muse. The central character, of course, is Lenny, who, despite his great aspirational energy, turns down record deal after record deal until he finds his true voice.The creation of that voice, the same voice that is able to declare 'Let Love Rule' to an international audience, is the very heart of this story. 'Whether recording, performing, or writing a book,' says Lenny, 'my art is about listening to the inspiration inside and then sharing it with people. Art must bring the world closer together.'
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Absolutely Smashing It

Absolutely Smashing It

***Unmissable, hilarious and kind, this is the first novel from Kathryn Wallace, who blogs as I Know, I Need to Stop Talking***"SAM! AVA! Get downstairs, NOW. Have you done your TEETH? HAIR? SHOES? Come on, come on, come on, we're going to be bastarding late again. No, I haven't seen Lego Optimus Prime, and nor do I give a shit about his whereabouts. Sam, will you stop winding your sister up and take this model of the Shard that I painstakingly sat up and created for you last night so that I wouldn't be in trouble with your teacher. I mean, so that you wouldn't be in trouble with your teacher. No, it doesn't smell of 'dirty wine'. Well, maybe it does a little bit. Look, Sam, I haven't got time to argue. Just hold your nose and get in the car, okay? AVA! TEETH! HAIR! SHOES!" Gemma is only just holding it together - she's a single parent, she's turning 40 and her seven-year-old daughter has drawn a cruelly accurate picture which locates Gemma's boobs somewhere around her knees. So when her new next-door neighbour, Becky, suggests that Gemma should start dating again, it takes a lot of self-control not to laugh in her face. But Becky is very persuasive and before long Gemma finds herself juggling a full-time job, the increasingly insane demands of the school mums' Facebook group and the tricky etiquette of a new dating world. Not only that, but Gemma has to manage her attraction to her daughter's teacher, Tom, who has swapped his life in the City for teaching thirty six to seven year olds spelling, grammar, basic fractions - and why it's not ok to call your classmate a stinky poo-bum...It's going to be a long year - and one in which Gemma and Becky will learn a really crucial lesson: that in the end, being a good parent is just about being good enough.Readers love this hilarious, fast paced slice of family life:***** Utterly hysterical - NetGalley Reader***** Brilliant... Funny, touching and modern... just amazing - NetGalley Reader***** I have been a mum at the sch...
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