When in 1916, Mario de Sa-Carneiro committed suicide in Paris at the age of 26, he left behind him an extraordinary body of work, which dealt obsessively with the problems of identity, madness and solitude.
Author: Mário de Sá-Carneiro
Publisher: Dedalus European Classics
Category: Literary Criticism
When in 1916, Mario de Sa-Carneiro committed suicide in Paris at the age of 26, he left behind him an extraordinary body of work, which dealt obsessively with the problems of identity, madness and solitude. Lucio's Confession is the first of his novels to be translated into English. A brilliant and remarkable short novel of great eroticism and enigmatic beauty Lucio's Confession is set in the fin de siecle artist circles of Paris and Lisbon. It deals with the friendship of two young Portuguese poets, Lucio and Ricardo de Loureiro, and their search for identity through love. When the bachelor Ricardo returns to Lisbon, to everyone's surprise he is accompanied by a wife. She, Marta, seems the perfect partner, and establishes an immediate rapport with his close friend Lucio on the latter's return from Paris. Soon they become lovers. Despite the passionate nature of their relationship, Lucio suspects that Marta is sharing her favours with Ricardo's other close friends. Something is not quite right. Where did this mysterious woman meet Ricardo, and, indeed who is she? Why does she never speak of her past and why is Ricardo conniving at her infidelity? Lucio's attempts to unravel this mystery have tragic and terrible consequences.
Author: Letitia L. A. NajiebPublish On: 2014-12-22
He fanned the flames of his interest in Luscious and enthralled her intellect. ...
She was overwhelmed and they both went to the Priest in New York for their
blessings and to confess their sins to begin their relationship with a clean slate.
He told ...
Author: Letitia L. A. Najieb
Publisher: Kemet Books
A complicated, yet gripping adventurous love story, about a Mafia Don and his muse, Luscious Savoy, i.e. Samantha Voyage. Luscious Savoy was a keenly smart and accomplished young woman who would run into the worst sort of people. She was not evil or promiscuous; no she was not of that sort. She just had a knack for being interested in and entertaining shady, greedy, may we even venture to say, ill begotten dredges. In her lifetime she ventured into all sorts of endeavors that pulled at your heart string from one diabolical of impending death to the hail and hearty rogue. Her strength was only in the prosperous methods of life and her on point acumen with an eye for the plausible and the lucrative.
I had found the House of Deréon outfit at the outlet last month. The pink sweater
had a plunging neckline and showcased the twins. The black jeans hugged
every luscious curve nicely. Yep, Leon was gonna be licking his lips when he
saw me ...
Author: Sasha Campbell
In this dazzling debut, Sasha Campbell delivers a sexy, suspenseful tale of two women whose marriages will be put to the ultimate test. . . For almost ten years, radio talk show host Nikki Truth has shared life's ups and downs with her husband Donovan while doling out in-your-face relationship advice to her listeners. But lately it seems the good times in her own relationship--including the sex--are few and far between. Then she meets widower Kenyon Monroe, whose sizzling touch is too tempting to resist. But not everyone is under Kenyon's spell. . . Nikki's best friend, Trinette Montgomery, can't deny Kenyon is hot, but she never trusts a man who seems too good to be true. And she should know. Married to a successful CFO who travels a lot, Trinette likes to indulge in all of life's pleasures--including the fine men of St. Louis. But when her game goes too far, Trinette stands to lose everything. . . "These characters leap off the page and make you want to join in." --Lutishia Lovely, author of Heaven Forbid
Gruffly he informed me that the party had confined me to campus for the weekend
to write a penetrating confession and ... out like a plug when the fruit was ripe, so
that you could pour the luscious persimmon flesh directly down your throat.
Author: Kang Zhengguo
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“A mesmerizing read.... A literary work of high distinction.” —William Grimes, New York Times This “gripping and poignant memoir” (New York Times Book Review) draws us into the intersections of everyday life and Communist power from the first days of “Liberation” in 1949 through the post-Mao era. The son of a professional family, Kang Zhengguo is a free spirit, drawn to literature. In Mao’s China, these innocuous circumstances expose him at age twenty to a fierce struggle session, expulsion from university, and a four-year term of hard labor. So begins his long stay in the prison-camp system. He finally escapes the Chinese gulag by forfeiting his identity: at age twenty-eight he is adopted by an aging bachelor in a peasant village, which enables him to start a new life.
Mário de Sá-Carneiro The Great Shadow and Lucio's Confessions. The Great
Shadow is a collection of short stories set against the backdrop of Lisbon in the
early 1900s as the author describes his obsession with great art. Sá-Carneiro,
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebook Discover Portugal with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations. Whether you plan to walk the Rota Vicentina, explore wine lodges in Porto, hop on a vintage Lisbon tram or relax on the glorious Algarve coast, The Rough Guide to Portugal will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Features of The Rough Guide to Portugal: - Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for each step of all kinds of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Porto, Monsaraz, the Algarve, Lisbon, Estremadura and the Douro Valley. - Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Portugal. - Meticulous mapping: always full-colour, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around the Serra de Estrela, the Alentejo and many more locations without needing to get online. - Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including the charming walled medieval town of Óbidos and the romantic, colourful Porto riverfront. - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and top experiences, including the hilltop retreat of Sintra, Lisbon's scrumptious pastéis de Belém, the surf-lashed coast of Rota Vicentina, and the lagoons of Aveiro. - Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. - Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Portugal, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
Author: Wendelin Van DraanenPublish On: 2008-05-13
I was skimming pages, laughing at the ridiculous, flowery prose, my jaw literally
dropping as I read (in great detail) how one book's chisel-chested man and his luscious lady “joined souls in sublime adoration.” I couldn't believe what I'd found.
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Does the perfect kiss exist? This smart and funny modern romance explores the pleasures and perils of love. A great book for fans of romantic reads like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Evangeline Logan wants a kiss. Not just any kiss—a “crimson kiss,” like the one in a romance novel she's become obsessed with. But the path to perfection is paved with many bad kisses—the smash mouth, the ear licker, the “misser,” the tentative tight lipper. The phrase 'I don't kiss and tell' means nothing to the boys in her school. And worse: someone starts writing her name and number on bathroom walls. And worst of all: the boy she's just kissed turns out to be her best friend's new crush. Kissing turns out to be way more complicated than the romance novels would have you believe . . . From the Hardcover edition.
First of all, Venus had abandoned her latest boy toy and hooked up with Hugo
Santos, a Venezuelan avantgarde filmmaker who obviously saw the
platinumblond superstar as much more than a luscious worldfamous sex symbol.
He'd moved ...
Author: Jackie Collins
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Lucky Santangelo. A fifteen-year-old wild child ready to discover life, love and independence. Daughter of the notorious Gino, Lucky discovers her mother's murdered body floating in the family swimming pool at the tender age of four. Since then Gino has kept her protected from life closeted in their Bel Air mansion. But in Jackie Collins' Confessions of a Wild Child, Lucky finally breaks free, and running away from boarding school the adventures begin. Boys, sex, drugs and rock n' roll - Lucky explores it all in preparation for the strong, kick-ass woman she eventually becomes. Delve into the world that Lucky rules!
... my own yet-to-be-born child, a creature known only as Bean, who currently
floats and performs circus tricks in the belly of my luscious-like-a-fruit, cranky-as-a
-venomous-spider, sweet-as-cheesecake, nine-months-pregnant girlfriend, Chris.
Author: Harlyn Aizley
Publisher: Beacon Press
Category: Social Science
A 2006 Lambda Literary finalist in the LGBT anthology category After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, "I'm your new mommy!" While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so how could her partner claim to be their child's mommy? Many diapers later, Aizley began to appreciate the complexity of her partner's new role as the other mother. Together, they searched for stories about families like their own, in which a woman has chosen to forgo her own birth experience so that she might support her partner in hers. They found very few. Now, in Confessions of the Other Mother, Aizley has put together an exciting collection of personal stories by women like her partner who are creating new parenting roles, redefining motherhood, and reshaping our view of two-parent families. Contributors include Hillary Goodridge, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the case for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, stand-up comedian Judy Gold, and psychologist and author Suzanne M. Johnson. This candid peek into a previously unexamined side of lesbian parenting is full of stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, but at all times celebratory. Each parenting tale sheds light on the many facets of motherhood, offering gay and straight readers alike a deeper understanding of what it means to love and parent in the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.
One afternoon, Holly and I were waiting at a bus stop, on our way to a movie, and
there was a luscious teenage girl also waiting for the bus. “Ooh, yummy,” I
whispered. “Daddy, she's my age!” Her words echoed around in my cranial cavity
Author: Paul Krassner
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Uncensored, uncontained, and thoroughly demented, the memoirs of Paul Krassner are back in an updated and expanded edition. Paul Krassner, “father of the underground press” (People magazine), founder of the Realist, political radical, Yippie, and award-winning stand-up satirist, shares his stark raving adventures with the likes of Lenny Bruce, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, Ken Kesey, Groucho Marx, and Squeaky Fromme, revealing the patriarch of counterculture’s ultimate, intimate, uproarious life on the fringes of society. Whether he’s writing about his friendship with controversial comic Lenny Bruce, introducing Groucho Marx to LSD, his investigation of Scientology, or John Kennedy’s cadaver, no subject is too sacred to be skewered by Krassner. And yet his stories are soulful and philosophical, always authentic to his iconoclastic brand of personal journalism. As Art Spiegelman said, “Krassner is one of the best minds of his generational to be destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked—but mainly hysterical. His true wacky, wackily true autobiography is the definitive book on the sixties.”
As the extant Satyrica from time to time might be said to resemble a work in the
literary subgenre of confessions , so the narrator can be seen as one confessing -
more in the manner of Lucius ( confessions to entertain ) than of St . Augustine .
I was fucking the luscious Eve at night and worshipping at the altar of my
goddess by day; my fellow thespians were a spirited, pleasure-loving lot; I was
working hard and playing hard; and I had, at long last, an Equity card. The future
Author: Valerie Martin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Orange-Prize winner Valerie Martin returns with a powerful novel about love, sex and the perils of playing a role too well. In the seamy theatre world of 1970s New York, where rents are cheap and love is free, aspiring actor Edward Day joins his friends for a summer weekend on the New Jersey Shore. But something happens - and Edward's life will never be the same again. He is saved from drowning by the mysterious Guy Margate, a man with whom he shares both a marked physical resemblance and an implacable attraction to the beautiful, talented, neurotic Madeleine. Ever after, in encounters provoked by envy and resentment, Edward is torn between his desire for Madeleine and his indebtedness to the querulous Guy. Professional and personal jealousies come to a head when Edward is cast opposite Madeleine in an acclaimed production of Uncle Vanya, their respective roles painfully mirroring the reality of their personal situations. As the sexual tensions of the play spill over outside the theatre walls, Guy - Edward's reluctant saviour and now Madeleine's husband - makes the ultimate act of protest...
I have no idea why Raelynn Walker is pretending to be her famous recording artist sister.
Author: Cathryn Fox
Publisher: Cathryn Fox
I have no idea why Raelynn Walker is pretending to be her famous recording artist sister. I know it's been five years since high school, but did she honestly think I wouldn't recognize the shy twin? The one who couldn't carry a tune if her life depended on it? The one I'd crushed on since…forever? Whatever her reason, when she runs into Sam's Pub with a hoard of her sister's fans hot on her heels, throws her arms around me and plants her luscious lips on mine…let's just say that the universe opened and gave me what I'd waited forever for. I should probably tell her I know who she is. Keeping my mouth shut and giving her a wild night in her sister's shoes is wrong, right? Then again, they don't call me Bad Boy Gamer, because I'm…you know…good.
Lucio . Marry , sir , I think , if you handled her Mari . Not that I know . privately , she
would sooner confess ; perchance Duke . No ? you say your husband ? publicly
she ' ll be ashamed . Mari . Why , just , my lord , and that is Angelo , Who thinks ...
Lucio . Carnally , she says . Escal . Come , sir ; Did you set these women on Duke
. Sirrah , no more . to slander lord Angelo ? they have confess'd you Lucio .
Enough , my lord . did . Ang . My lord , I must confess I know this woman : Duke .
My lord , I do confess I ne'er was married ; There is another friar that set them on ;
And , I confess , besides , I am no maid : [ not ... Lucio . Marry , sir , I think if you
handled her Duke . Know you this woman ? privately , she would sooner confess
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was mar And punish them to your height of pleasure . 240 ried ; Thou foolish friar
, and thou pernicious woman , And I confess besides I am no maid : Compact ...
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And I confess , besides , I am no maid : Lucio . - But yesternight , my lord , she ...
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friar , and thou pernicious woman , And I confess besides I am no maid : Compact
cause Sit with my cousin ; lend him your kind pains Lucio . Well , my lord . To find
out this abuse , whence ' t is deriv ' d : Mari . My lord , I do confess I ne ' er was
married ; There is another friar that set them on ; And , I confess , besides , I am