Adivi Baapiraju (1895–1952) was a famous Telugu novelist, poet, playwright, painter and art director. He was born on October 8, 1895 at Sarepalle near Bheemavaram in West Godavari district of Andhra. He is known for his works like Gonaganna Reddy, Narayanarao, and Himabindu.
At a wedding for a childhood friend, young-professional Jean Duprez, strong, self-confident but with a dark past, meets the magnetic, charming and aloof Steven Cain. The two begin an intense, obsessive affair. After an enticing afternoon on Steven's sailboat, Steven shuts a car door on Jean's hand. Intentionally? Unsure, and unable to resist Steven's charms, Jean remains fascinated. As the novel spirals to its final, shocking conclusion, we can only watch with horror and curiosity as Jean becomes ensared in Steven's sinister designs.
“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.”
It is commonly held that Montgomery's 1942 victory at El Alamein was the turning point in Britain's fortunes during the Second World War - that it was 'the end of the beginning' (Churchill). However, Robert Lyman reveals here how in the summer of 1941, beleaguered British forces put together a series of largely forgotten victories in Iraq, Syria and Iran that secured crucial supplies of oil and curbed dangerous German expansion in the region.
It's an exciting story of victories achieved against the odds - fraught negotiations between London, Cairo and New Delhi, hastily assembled troops and campaigns fought and won in harsh desert conditions. The siege of the RAF base at Lake Habbaniya in Iraq is a brilliant example of this, and forms one of the most exciting passages in the book. 1941 could have been the year in which Britain lost the war - Lyman reveals here how close we came.
A widow says she has seen apparitions from heaven. A crowd of residents and tourists gathers around her house on the beach before sunset each day hoping she will say she has had another vision. They believe the sightings are a substantiation of their faith. Meanwhile, a mysterious teenager suddenly and strangely shows up at a local high school and shows students how he can conjure up snakes from hell. For them, it is a time of fun and excitement and rebellion. One of their teachers befriends the widow on the beach and rediscovers his own lost faith as he tries to save his students from the snakes and evil that threaten all of their lives. The setting is northwest Florida for a clash between saints from heaven and serpents from hell.
When Sloe was tiny, her Papa disappeared and she and her mama went to live in a prison camp in the snowy north, in a time and place when there are no more wild animals. Mama’s crime: teaching science, and her dedication to the hope that the lost animal species can be reborn. To Sloe, Mama’s secret work is magic, as enchanting as Mama’s tales of a bright city across the ice where they will be free. Years later, Sloe is sent to a prison school, and Mama disappears. At 13, Sloe escapes, pursued by a mysterious man. With only hope to keep her going, Sloe sets out on a solitary 1000-mile journey. But she is not truly alone for Mama left Sloe a gift: the seeds of five missing species and the knowledge to bring them to life. From the Hardcover edition.
Some guys put on a suit and tie for work. I take them off. And then I sell three things: My time. My body.
And my cock.
I work for an exclusive escort agency in Los Angeles. The clients are wealthy women—ready, willing and able to pay $5,000 for safe, satisfying sex with no strings attached. To them, it’s a fantasy come true. To me, it’s just a job. And it’s a short-term strategy. I’ve given myself five years to work hard, fuck hard and invest well. Then I’ll have what I need to take care of my mother and sister for life. After that, I’m walking away from the grind to open a boxing club at the beach. My plan is going smoothly. Until I meet Isabella. And then—with a missing sister, a deranged billionaire and undeniable erotic heat—everything changes. Touch of Heat is a three-part erotic suspense serial.