A study linking the novels of Eudora Welty to a tradition of Southern romance writers. Beginning with the Civil War diarists, the author isolates and defines the components of the Southern romance, tracing Welty's adaptation of each component within the novels themselves and revealing a twofold importance: it connects the literature of the Civil War diarists to the work of Eudora Welty in a meaningful way while illuminating her work in the light of a Southern Romance tradition.
Karin takes a splinter from the broken glass and says, obviously with reference to life: "It's nothing but a tissue of lies." Once inside her boudoir, she "inserts the splinter in her vaginal When Fredrik appears, she shows him her ...
Author: Egil Törnqvist
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Ingmar Bergman is worldwide known as a film and stage director. Yet no-one has attempted to compare his stage and screen activities. In Between Stage and Screen Egil Törnqvist examines formal and thematical correspondences and differences between a number of Bergman's stage, screen, and radio productions. In the prologue Bergman's spiritual and aesthetic heritage and his position in the twentieth century media landscape is outlined. In the epilogue the question is answered to what extent one can speak of Bergman's directorial 'method' irrespective of the chosen medium.
The basic principle in all models is that constant pressure without torsion is applied to the tissue, which lies between two smooth glass or stainless-steel plates. The diameter of the tissue should be about one-third of the diameter of ...
When a man behaves like that, says Torvald, “his life becomes a tissue of lies and deception. He's forced to wear a mask—even with those nearest to him—his own wife and children.” Krogstad “has been deliberately poisoning his own ...
Author: Bernard J. Paris
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
One of literature's greatest gifts is its portrayal of realistically drawn characters--human beings in whom we can recognize motivations and emotions. In Imagined Human Beings, Bernard J. Paris explores the inner conflicts of some of literature's most famous characters, using Karen Horney's psychoanalytic theories to understand the behavior of these characters as we would the behavior of real people. When realistically drawn characters are understood in psychological terms, they tend to escape their roles in the plot and thus subvert the view of them advanced by the author. A Horneyan approach both alerts us to conflicts between plot and characterization, rhetoric and mimesis, and helps us understand the forces in the author's personalty that generate them. The Horneyan model can make sense of thematic inconsistencies by seeing them as the product of the author's inner divisions. Paris uses this approach to explore a wide range of texts, including Antigone, "The Clerk's Tale," The Merchant of Venice, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Wuthering Heights, Madame Bovary, The Awakening, and The End of the Road.
Every word the principals have spoken in this affair, from first to last, appears a tissue of lies, Jane! I cannot endure it!” My brother rose abruptly from his chair and moved to beat savagely at the fire with a battered pair of tongs.
Author: Stephanie Barron
Three years after news of her scandalous husband’s death, Adelaide Fiske is at the altar again, her groom a soldier on the Marquis of Wellington’s staff. The prospects seem bright for one of the most notorious women in Kent—until Jane Austen discovers a corpse on the ancient Pilgrim’s Way that runs through her brother Edward’s estate. As First Magistrate for Canterbury, Edward is forced to investigate, with Jane as his reluctant assistant. But she rises to the challenge and leaves no stone unturned, discovering mysteries deeper than she could have anticipated. It seems that Adelaide’s previous husband has returned for the new couple’s nuptials—only this time, genuinely, profoundly dead. But when a second corpse appears beside the ancient Pilgrim’s Way, Jane has no choice but to confront a murderer, lest the next corpse be her own.
Though of course I'm all right while you're here, she added silently. “It doesn't have to have any real basis. We're not talking facts and truth. The tissue of lies and innuendoes is real enough, and can be used to crucify you.
Author: ELLEN FARRELL
Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing
When graphic artist Philadelphia Wing arrives back in Oxford from a work related assignment in Madrid she finds a series of disquieting messages on her house telephone. Hoping to talk to her uncle Morton Jack in his college rooms, she finds that he has left for a remote area of Mexico, and it is to his colleague Julian Westmoreland, an economist working in the City of London, that she tells her story: a newspaper is seeking her comments on her involvement with Simon Fielding and the way she, Phillie, has treated Susie Johnson. Phillie, whose main employment is with the charitable foundation Aid Incorporated, knows Simon slightly, has never heard of Susie, and is by accident back significantly early from Spain. Julian Westmoreland, intrigued, investigates on Phillie’s behalf and discovers that, portrayed as the deceitful and seductive charity charmer Philadelphia, she is soon to be the subject of a deliberate scheme, orchestrated by Simon Fielding, of press vilification and ridicule. He talks to the principal editor involved, tells him he is the one who has been set up, that by chance Phillie has been reached by phone so that they both know what is going on and that by the time she is supposed to be enacting her role in Simon Fielding’s plot she will be Mrs. Julian Westmoreland. Phillie declares Julian’s idea to be impossible, then, reluctant but persuaded, agrees to go through a marriage ceremony and to move to London. It will, of course, demand acting on her part, but Phillie is convinced she has done the right thing when, once again in Madrid but by this time on her pretend and platonic honeymoon with Julian, she is approached by a journalist whose face she recognizes because she had seen him earlier in the departure lounge at Heathrow Airport. Told by Julian that life in England will be different because of his immense workload, Phillie makes the most of their stay in Madrid; they stroll about the city, search out works of art at the convent of the Descalzas Reales, the Royal Palace, the Escorial. Julian makes everything amusing and easy, and back in London Phillie finds herself sharing an impressive apartment just off Park Lane and commuting to the Oxford offices of Aid Incorporated, her employers. Busy though they both are, she and Julian continue their deception. They go to the theatre, visit galleries; she likes his friends and colleagues and he likes hers. Her regard for Julian grows into an unspoken love and a trust which is shattered when, confronted in Bond Street by Simon Fielding, she is given an IOU for £11,000 won from Simon by Julian because she and Julian have been married for three months. The cheque, which includes Julian’s stake of £1,000, is to follow the IOU. Julian dismisses Phillie’s bewildered disapproval of the bet and reminds her that any separation between them would make the early unprinted story even better. Phillie, struck down by influenza, struggles to hide her misery; once better and with Julian considerate, helpful and as usual at arms’ length, they continue their affectionate public relationship. At a Sussex wedding the genuine pleasure of their friends at their perceived happiness is hard for Phillie to bear. Drawn more than ever to Julian she maintains an emotional distance and strained to the limit of endurance, accompanies him to an elaborate costume ball where she finds herself face to face with a matador-costumed Simon Fielding. He asks, amused, if she would care to involve herself in another little adventure; no doubt, he asserts, Julian is even as they speak, working out how to manipulate and deceive her just a little bit further than he has already. Phillie finds Julian and tells him, distressed and very confused, that Simon had declared himself unwilling to put any money on Julian’s staying with her six months. Julian, dismissive, hands her a cheque for £11,000 signed by him in favour of Aid Incorporated. They are further apart than ever. Sent by Mickey Waldron, her immediate superior at Aid Incorporated, to view work at a graduate show in Oxford, Phillie recognizes Simon Fielding’s friend James Smithers, and asks with bitterness if their meeting is part of the same joke. He doesn’t pretend not to understand but says that he failed to see the funny side from the very beginning and was just sorry that Phillie was ever involved, that Julian had found him and had explained that Simon was pulling a stunt that would upset her and that he wasn't having any of it. Julian’s attitude of fury that Phillie was likely to be hurt had resulted in James telling Julian everything he wanted to know. Later, in her Oxford house, Phillie is telephoned by her uncle, Morton Jack, in whose college room she had first met Julian. Morton is back from Mexico and at her front door in a matter of minutes. Hearing an edited version of her story he asks if love had blossomed over the postcard racks in the Prado, and seeing the tears dropping on to her clenched hands, advises her to accept that Julian had made the most of an interesting situation. Once more in Julian’s London apartment she apologizes for her behaviour only for Julian to ask with indifference if that means she should have given him the benefit of the doubt; he is leaving for meetings in St Petersburg and it is clear that he is sorry to have to go. On his return he admits that when he walked into Morton’s college room and saw Phillie sitting there it was for him then or never; he’d intended to get her for keeps and had realized that it would take a little time but that the past weeks and months had been the most difficult of his life. He couldn’t, he tells her, go on as they had and swears that if only she would stay he would spend the rest of his life trying to make her happy. Phillie assures him that she already is happy, very happy, and is immediately pulled into his arms . . .
Why, the thing's a tissue of lies, I tell you—a beastly, underhanded, backbiting tissue of lies, and if ever I get out of this thing alive, I'll show Borkins exactly what I think of him. And why you should give credence to the story of ...
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
This unique collection of "THE BRITISH DETECTIVES COLLECTION - 270+ Murder Mysteries, Crime Stories & Suspense Thrillers (Illustrated)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Sherlock Holmes Series: A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Father Brown Stories: The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown The Secret of Father Brown The Scandal of Father Brown Inspector Furnival Series: The Abbey Court Murder The House in Charlton Crescent The Crow's Inn Tragedy Inspector Stoddart Series: The Man with the Dark Beard Who Killed Charmian Karslake? The Crime at Tattenham Corner The Crystal Beads Murder Martin Hewitt Series: Martin Hewitt, Investigator Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Adventures of Martin Hewitt The Red Triangle Dr. Thorndyke Series: The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery Percival Bland's Proxy The Missing Mortgagee Dr. Thorndyke's Cases The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook Hamilton Cleek Series: Cleek, the Master Detective Cleek of Scotland Yard Cleek's Government Cases Max Carrados Mysteries Thorpe Hazell Mysteries P.C. Lee Stories Paul Campenhaye – Specialist in Criminology Eugéne Valmont Mysteries...
A race against time to save a family name . . . - Jenny Corvill, mistress of the Waterside Mill in the Scottish Borders town of Galashiels, was looking forward to taking it easy as a new wife. But when her sister-in-law disappears with a dashing young playboy, the Corvill family is plunged into disaster. Jenny must undertake a terrifying and dangerous journey into the seedy underworld of Victorian London and rescue her sister-in-law before its too late . . .
It was still hard to share, even if Father was a criminal. 'Well, it's changed things for me! My whole life feels a tissue of lies.' I nodded, but Father's lies felt stronger and more hard-wearing than a tissue to me; more like a.
Author: Frances Maynard
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
'Wonderful' Rosie Walsh Funny, heart-warming and ultimately triumphant, The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard is the perfect story for anyone who doesn’t quite fit in – and for everyone who chooses not to. Elvira Carr is twenty-seven, neuro-atypical, and has never lived alone. But her father – who she suspects was in the secret service – is dead, and when her mother has a stroke and is taken into care, Elvira suddenly finds herself home alone. In order to cope, Elvira – who knows a lot about biscuits and supermarkets, but not much about life – develops Seven Rules for interacting with others. Not even her rules can help her, however, when she’s faced with solving a mystery she didn’t know existed . . . 'Big-hearted and charming' James Hannah
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5. Downie and Rafsky, “The Obama Administration and the Press.” 6. Daniel Ellsberg, unpublished manuscript, 2014. 7. Scott Shane, “Leibowitz Received a 20-Month Sentence,” New York Foreign Policy: A Tissue of Lies.
Author: Robert Scheer
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Political Science
They Know Everything About You is a groundbreaking expos' of how government agencies and tech corporations monitor virtually every aspect of our lives, and a fierce defense of privacy and democracy. The revelation that the government has access to a vast trove of personal online data demonstrates that we already live in a surveillance society. But the erosion of privacy rights extends far beyond big government. Intelligence agencies such as the NSA and CIA are using Silicon Valley corporate partners as their data spies. Seemingly progressive tech companies are joining forces with snooping government agencies to create a brave new world of wired tyranny. Life in the digital age poses an unprecedented challenge to our constitutional liberties, which guarantee a wall of privacy between the individual and the government. The basic assumption of democracy requires the ability of the individual to experiment with ideas and associations within a protected zone, as secured by the Constitution. The unobserved moment embodies the most basic of human rights, yet it is being squandered in the name of national security and consumer convenience. Robert Scheer argues that the information revolution, while a source of public enlightenment, contains the seeds of freedom's destruction in the form of a surveillance state that exceeds the wildest dream of the most ingenious dictator. The technology of surveillance, unless vigorously resisted, represents an existential threat to the liberation of the human spirit.