A screenplay set in Paris in the late 1800s and featuring two celebrated poets. Paul Verlaine is a volatile alcoholic torn between his lovely yet conventional wife and the seductive and brilliant Arthur Rimbaud, whose life and poetry is fuelled by an insatiable hunger for intense experience.
“In a century of mass migration and deportation, political exile and casual tourism, being elsewhere was the common condition. For the moderns, elsewhere was not merely physical location or dislocation, but was intrinsic to the work. Victor Segalen, in China at the beginning of the century, writes of the ‘manifestation of Diversity,’ a ‘spectacle of Difference’: everything that is ‘foreign, strange, unexpected, surprising, mysterious, amorous, superhuman, heroic, and even divine, everything that is Other.’ Picasso put it more bluntly: ‘Strangeness is what we wanted to make people think about because we were quite aware that our world was becoming very strange.’ After Guillaume Apollinaire’s ‘Zone’—perhaps the most influential poem of the century—collage, the juxtaposition of disparate elements, the manifestation of diversity, the making of the strange, became the primary new form of the new poetry.
“From the count examples, here are a few instances of the collage of a poet pasted, physically or mentally, onto a specific unfamiliar landscape.” So begins Eliot Weinberger’s essayistic travels into the nature of “journey” poetry. From Kōtarō Takamura's poem about Paris, to Fernando Pessoa’s “At the wheel of the Chevrolet on the road to Sintra,” to Apollinaire’s “Ocean-Letter,” Weinberger introduces fourteen poems illustrating the contemporary situation of being “elsewhere.”
One of the founders of psychology offers his classic exposition of the need for faith in the modern age, accompanied by several other of his most important works in a handy pocket edition.
Submissive Zebadiah Pellegrino maybe down, but he's not out yet. He knows there is a Dom or Domme for him - it's just a matter of finding him or her. But after an attack by a brutal Mistress, the owners of New Beginnings have been hovering like a pair of over protective hens. It's been over a year and he's ready to move on, but now he just has to convince them or leave New Beginnings. New members, Dom Nicholaus Tarquinio and switch Stephanie McKeown have a unique D/s relationship and have been searching for sometime for a third member, a submissive to complete their triad. But the trick is to find a man who not only appeals to Nicholaus's domination but isn't above allowing Stephanie to have her fun too. When Zebadiah catches Stephanie's eye, she and Nicholaus approach the wounded sub, wondering if he's truly ready take what they have to offer him, or is Ethan right about Zebahiah not being ready? Only time will tell.
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Vortex is the first book in the YA, fantasy romance trilogy, Return of The Effra On a night when prophecies stir, an outraged dragon vents his anger, Damian is ripped from everything he knows and Sam's nightmares become real... Nineteen year old student Samantha White isn’t enjoying university life, she’s disillusioned with her course and having second thoughts about her future. It doesn’t help that she keeps having a scary, recurring nightmare and when she thinks things couldn’t get worse a creepy man follows her back to her room. Damian is unique, he has silver eyes, horns and wings, he is also being visited by a ghost girl. She looks so sad and frightened he feels compelled to help her, but the night he reaches out to save her from a dragon’s fiery breath he gets ripped from his life, his world, from everything he knows. Now it’s Damian who’s lost in an unfamiliar world that’s devoid of magic and full of strange monsters. His only connection with home is Sam who he recognises as the ghost girl. Sam has to put aside her fear and disbelief in Damian’s explanations about himself to try and help him find his way home.
But in a world without magic is this possible?
Perché le donne poste di fronte a un bivio scelgono l'una o l'altra via? Perché la strada che a una donna sembra l'unica da poter percorrere, per un'altra è assolutamente da evitare? Cosa muove le loro scelte d'amore e di vita? Queste sono alcune delle domande a cui la protagonista, Mitta, cerca di dare risposte. Anche lei è donna o meglio lo era, essendo morta di peste a Napoli nel 1656.
Oggi di quel che fu Mitta non resta che la capuzzella, un teschio, uno dei tanti che riposano nell'ossario della Chiesa del Purgatorio ad Arco a Napoli, oggetto del culto delle anime pezzentelle. Nel doppio ruolo di autrice e defunta, Mitta tenta di comprendere e raccontare con ironia le scelte delle donne che in quasi quattro secoli sono scese nella cripta chiedendo alle anime del purgatorio un aiuto in cambio del refresco. Partendo dalle storie e dalle scelte di vita di talune di queste donne - l'ancella medievale, la prostituta della Rivoluzione Partenopea, la maestrina dell'Unità d'Italia, la borghese dell'epoca fascista, l'universitaria dei nostri giorni per citarne qualcuna - e attraversando vari periodi storici, Mitta finisce per narrare anche la propria vita e la sua non scelta.