Against Love

A Polemic


Author: Laura Kipnis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307510743

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6996

Who would dream of being against love? No one. Love is, as everyone knows, a mysterious and all-controlling force, with vast power over our thoughts and life decisions. But is there something a bit worrisome about all this uniformity of opinion? Is this the one subject about which no disagreement will be entertained, about which one truth alone is permissible? Consider that the most powerful organized religions produce the occasional heretic; every ideology has its apostates; even sacred cows find their butchers. Except for love. Hence the necessity for a polemic against it. A polemic is designed to be the prose equivalent of a small explosive device placed under your E-Z-Boy lounger. It won’t injure you (well not severely); it’s just supposed to shake things up and rattle a few convictions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Something Against Love

A Blind Trust Always Cheats You…


Author: Pawan Singh

Publisher: Educreation Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 122

View: 8096

This is all about the love of current time which is badly damaged by many bad things like money, status and most common body attraction.

Lady Singham's Mission Against Love


Author: Snigdha Poonam

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546281

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

View: 1219

In a small rural town in India, a female police officer, known as Lady Singham, has achieved local fame for one thing: she has made it her professional and personal mission to launch a violent attack on love. Before her arrival, no one had even seen a female police officer riding a motorbike. But now she is indispensable to the community. She prowls the streets and public places – parks, bars, cafés – looking for couples who are kissing, holding hands or simply in the same place at the same time. Her solutions range from violent beating to on-the-spot weddings and her work is praised by everyone. In a country that is modernising and growing at an astounding rate, concerns about morality are rife; with young people glorifying big-city culture and Bollywood films, many feel that Lady Singham’s justice is more necessary than ever. Through extraordinary first-hand reportage, Lady Singham's Mission Against Love provides an unusual and surprising insight into small-town Indian life.

Against Love Poetry


Author: Eavan Boland

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393324242

Category: Poetry

Page: 53

View: 9597

A collection of poems about marriage by one of our most celebrated poets.

Loving Against the Odds

Women's Writing in English in a European Context


Author: Elizabeth Russell

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039107322

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

View: 6667

The essays collected in this volume include a selection of those presented at a conference in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, in 2002. They highlight the existence of a European network of women’s writing which became a valuable source of consciousness-raising, not only for European women writers, but also for their readers. The main theme running through the essays is love: women loving against the odds and transcending all kinds of obstacles. Does love speak a common language or is it inevitably linked to social mores and individual experience? Does desire work in the same way? Do love and desire have the power to subvert dichotomous thinking and motivate real change? The texts studied in this volume are both fictional and factual, from plays and novels to diaries, letters and drama performances. The countries the essays travel through, and the languages they encounter, all contribute to forming a magic web of connections, solidarities and ideas that truly cross boundaries.

Twenty Poems Against Love and a Song for the Air


Author: Chris Vannoy,Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977400010

Category: Photography

Page: 50

View: 8007

Everyone knows that words are not to be trusted, especially the words of a lover. That is why we pay them so much attention. But we still need to remind ourselves that photographs, too, are imaginary. How, then, can a photograph be wedded to a poem? Like man and woman, they are complete in themselves, perfect expressions of their own circumference. They can never understand each other. They can never explain each other. But when words and glances are exchanged between them something happens, something ineffable, something that can never be taken back. "Twenty Poems Against Love and a Song for the Air" is a Chimaera, a seemingly heterogeneous child of poem and picture that yet lives, and breathes fire. Chris Vannoy's photographs are delightfully eclectic and strangely evocative, with beautiful touches of the occult and the otherworldly. Gabriela Anaya Valdepena's responses in verse are romantic, witty, and biting at once. Like the poetry of Baudelaire, her work is partial, passionate, and political. And, like Baudelaire, her poetry reveals a naivete (a personal temperament), which leads us towards the intimate, the spiritual, and the sublime

Two Against Love


Author: Ellen James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780373031184

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 1554

Love, Freedom, and Aloneness

A New Vision of Relating


Author: Osho

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429979146

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 8710

Osho, one of the greatest spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century, explores the connections between ourselves and others in Love, Freedom, and Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships. In today’s world, freedom is our basic condition, and until we learn to live with that freedom, and learn to live by ourselves and with ourselves, we are denying ourselves the possibility of finding love and happiness with someone else. Love can only happen through freedom and in conjunction with a deep respect for ourselves and the other. Is it possible to be alone and not lonely? Where are the boundaries that define “lust” versus “love”...and can lust ever grow into love? In Love, Freedom, and Aloneness you will find unique, radical, and intelligent perspectives on these and other essential questions. In our post-ideological world, where old moralities are out of date, we have a golden opportunity to redefine and revitalize the very foundations of our lives. We have the chance to start afresh with ourselves, our relationships to others, and to find fulfillment and success for the individual and for society as a whole. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.

The Belton Estate


Author: Anthony Trollope


ISBN: 9781427079077

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6412

Love against all Reason

A European Woman Involved in the Kurdish Fight for Freedom in Iran


Author: Helene Krulich-Ghassemlou

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643909225

Category: Iran

Page: 264

View: 7294

In her teens, Helene Krulich fell in love with a young Kurdish student in Prague and married him. This is how she became involved in the Kurds' fight for their basic rights in Kurdish leader Abdol Rahman Ghassemlou's native country Iran while living in Czechoslovakia. Mostly living clandestinely, she passed through Iraq and Syria with members of the respective Kurdish freedom-fighters. She became a contemporary witness of history in her own native country, Czechoslovakia, from the Soviet occupation to its EU-membership. She faced Ghassemlou's assassination upon state order by Iranian "peace-negotiators" in Vienna in 1989. She fought for an investigation of the crime by Austria's police and legal institutions in vain. This memoir as a very personal "history from below" of her time fighting for Kurdish freedom. (Series: Austrian Cultural Research / Osterreichische Kulturforschung, Vol. 22) [Subject: Gender Studies, Kurdish Studies, Middle East Studies, Memoir]

Love Against All Odds


Author: Rosie Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407011375

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5646

Was she always to be fated in love...? When Gaynor's God-fearing father drives her childhood sweetheart away, she's certain she will never love again. But a young German soon helps her to forget her sorrows. Until, with war looming, he must return home and Gaynor is left heartbroken once more. And when her parents discover she's pregnant and insist she cannot keep the child, Gaynor runs away to Cardiff. Penniless and alone in a strange city she is forced to give birth in the workhouse. But shortly afterwards she is taken in by a friendly Spanish family who care for her and little Sara. And she quickly falls for the charms of the eldest son. But just when she thought she'd found love and a chance of happiness at last, a telegram shatters her dreams...

Chasing Love Up against the Sun


Author: Waqar Pirzada

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499034288

Category: Self-Help

Page: 50

View: 8979

Love is a force and a reality, and we can love whatever we consider deemed fit. There is love between a mother and a child, a person and his/her country or native land. There are people who fall in love for the opposite sex and spend all their life in pursuit, and there may be an inseparable love between man and an animal or a pet. Whatever you want to love, there are numerous objects available. However, there is a unique love between a man and his/her Creator. I tried all my reach, my worth, and my nakedness to reach him but failed However, the Gracious One made me who I am out of his mercy and A token of his love for Mohammed, his chosen one These are the pathways, O Lord, that you told to tread upon In fact you are the only One who had made me able to walk on them What are your steps and how far do you want to go? This is just a morsel of my love and Grace for you to know