Against Love

A Polemic


Author: Laura Kipnis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307510743

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5730

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.

Against Love Poetry


Author: Eavan Boland

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393324242

Category: Poetry

Page: 53

View: 331

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

Lady Singham's Mission Against Love


Author: Snigdha Poonam

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546281

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

View: 7789

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.

Love Against All Odds


Author: Rosie Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407011375

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6737

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...

Undefended Love


Author: Jett Psaris,Marlena S. Lyons

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608822540

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

View: 6194

This book precisely maps a unique journey that turns the problems and conflicts that inevitably arise in relationships into opportunities for deeper connection. Illuminating case studies, guided self-inquiries, and challenging exercises help you discover how to engage your partner in a deeper dialogue and find ways of expressing the most profound and untamed aspects of your nature.

Against the Tide

Love in a Time of Petty Dreams and Persisting Enmities


Author: Miroslav Volf

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802865062

Category: Religion

Page: 211

View: 9946

This compelling collection gathers together articles previously published in "The Christian Century" from 1996 to 2008. The result is a cohesive book that unerringly points away from pettiness and selfishness and toward the love Christians are called to exemplify.

No Law Against Love


Author: Leanne Burroughs,Deborahanne Macgillivray,Cissy Hassell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974624938

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 9844

Seventeen authors journey through time to pen 27 romance stories that demonstrate that love conquers all despite silly laws still on the books around the world. Profits from this anthology benefit breast cancer research and treatment.

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: 3505

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]

Against the Grain

A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love


Author: Bill Courtney

Publisher: Weinstein Publishing

ISBN: 1602862249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4456

Bill Courtney Ñ entrepreneur, football coach, and subject of the 2011 Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated Ñ shares his hard-won lessons on discipline, success, teamwork and triumph over adversity, in time for FatherÕs Day.

Why Can't I Sing About Love?

The Truth About the "Church" Against "Secular" Music


Author: PJ Morton

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1609849353

Category: Music

Page: 52

View: 4355

Growing up as the son of prominent pastor and gospel artist, Bishop Paul S Morton, PJ has often been judged and questioned about his choice of a non-gospel music career. After years of trying to explain himself in his own words, he sought refuge in God’s Word. Through his studies, it was confirmed that he was doing exactly what God had called him to do. “Why Can’t I Sing About Love?” deals with the age-old argument of sacred vs. non-sacred music. Many of the doctrines we as Christians are taught have been man-made and not Biblically based. A number of writers, producers, artists, and musicians have been shunned from the church for doing music outside of gospel. This book will show that love songs are not only inspired by God, but are in fact Biblical! “In a world too often filled with lurid sexual lyrics written by people whose emphasis only embraces the physical. PJ Morton has substituted the far more fulfilling spiritual emphasis on love lyrics, much like the Song of Solomon. He is bringing back the long overdue focus to the love God says a man should have for his wife. The closer we get to real love in our home, the more we understand the God that gives us someone to love.” says Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Against the Wind


Author: Gwynne Forster

Publisher: Genesis Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1585715891

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 1529

For months, Leslie Collins has been trying to outrun the man who is trying to kill her. Determined to establish some semblance of a normal life while she finishes her masters degree, Leslie arrives at the home of Jordan Saber, looking for a job. Jordan takes pity on her and hires her to help out in the kitchen. He also falls in love with her. Jordan tries to protect Leslie from the pain of her past and the disapproving stares of those in her present. It seems lots of people don't like the fact that Jordan, a white man, has fallen in love with an African-American woman, even though they make a great team and really love each other. Although Jordan is dealing well with the race issue, Leslie must come to understand that regardless of the color of the wrapping, love is a precious gift.

Something Against Love

A Blind Trust Always Cheats You…


Author: Pawan Singh

Publisher: Educreation Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 122

View: 8895

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.

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: 4049

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

Impossible Love

The True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles and Hope against All Odds


Author: Craig Keener,Médine Moussounga Keener

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 1441229604

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6880

Gripping True Story of War and Romance, Hope and Miracles When the odds are impossible, love goes to work. In this thrilling true-life story, readers follow the path of friendship that grows into a romance that spans continents and survives devastating hardship. Craig Keener, a respected white scholar, was cautious after a broken relationship. Médine, a well-educated African woman, met Craig through a campus ministry and the two became friends. Long after they parted for their respective worlds, Craig realized his love for her and began the arduous--and often supernatural--journey to be reunited. Médine faced terror and disease as a refugee in the war-torn Congo; Craig did not know most days if she was alive or dead. Their tender story of love beating the odds inspires readers to believe that God's own great love for each of us will always overcome.

Before I Forget

Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's


Author: B. Smith,Dan Gasby,Michael Shnayerson

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0553447130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7956

“I know where I’m going. I’m still myself. I just can’t remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. I’ll say to myself, What are we going to do? How long are we staying? It’s like I’m talking to my other self—the self I used to be. She tells me, This is what we need to buy—not that. I’m conscious of that other self guiding me now.” Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven, B. Smith is struggling at 66 with a tag she never expected to add to that string: Alzheimer's patient. She’s not alone. Every 67 seconds someone newly develops it, and millions of lives are affected by its aftershocks. B. and her husband, Dan, working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, unstintingly share their unfolding story. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn about dealing with Alzheimer's day-to-day challenges: the family realities and tensions, ways of coping, coming research that may tip the scale, as well as lessons learned along the way. At its heart, Before I Forget is a love story: illuminating a love of family, life, and hope. From the Hardcover edition.


Notes from an Ongoing Investigation


Author: Laura Kipnis

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1627791876

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5879

The author of How to Become a Scandal presents a heavily researched collection of essays on the archetypes of wayward masculinity to offer intellectual insight into notorious public examples.

Labor of Love

The Invention of Dating


Author: Moira Weigel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0374536953

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 2067

It seems as though every week there s a new app available on your smartphone promising dates aplenty just swipe right. A mate, on the other hand, is becoming harder and harder to find. The age-old quest for true love requires more effort than ever before. Let s face it: Dating is work. Which, as it happens, is exactly where it began, in the nineteenth century as prostitution. In Labor of Love, Moira Weigel dives into the secret history of dating while holding up a mirror to the contemporary dating landscape, revealing why we date the way we do and explaining why it feels so much like work. This isn't a guide to getting the guy; there are no ridiculous rules to follow in Labor of Love. This is a brilliant, fresh, and utterly original approach to help us understand how dating was invented and, hopefully, to lead us closer to the happy ending that it promises. Rights Catalog Text.

Love & Money

Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists, and Inner Demons


Author: Ann-Margaret Carrozza

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621535630

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 2484

"I have often said that money problems are not solved with money. Ann-Margaret understands it is not what you make but what you keep that matters. You will read this once and refer to it for years to come." —Dr. Phil, from his foreword It is no secret that we are living in an increasingly litigious society. What may come as a surprise, though, is that we are far more likely to be involved in a costly legal dispute with a former loved one than we are with a stranger. In Love and Money, Ann-Margaret Carrozza will help you to easily understand and implement essential legal strategies to prevent you from doing legal battle with someone you once shared Thanksgiving dinner (or a pillow) with. Through an engaging narrative, including amusing cautionary tales, readers will learn how to utilize contracts to identify and avoid costly relationship landmines, reduce pet peeves, and create a joint mission statement, all the while ensuring that one's wealth and values are transmitted to future generations. Love and Money demystifies many legal structures, including: Prenuptial agreements Postnuptial agreements Cohabitation agreements Love contracts Wills Trusts Powers of attorney Healthcare advance directives After learning how to erect legal barriers against external wealth destroyers and evildoers, the focus of the book moves to internal wealth destroyers. Readers will learn how to identify and combat internal wealth repellants such as low self-esteem, fear, and stress. Becoming and remaining wealthy requires more than just money. This book provides a unique education about the interrelated nature of the internal and external laws of wealth and how to put them both to work for stronger relationships with one's finances and loved ones.

Us Against the World

Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family


Author: David And Tamela Mann

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785220091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1559

David and Tamela Mann share a wonderfully inspiring, funny, and up-close look at their lives and the lessons they've learned during their 30-year marriage.