Kicking the Pricks

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Author: Derek Jarman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816674503

Category: Art

Page: 247

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The shockingly honest journals of the acclaimed filmmaker and gay rights activist.

A Kick Against The Pricks

The Autobiography

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Author: David Norris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448110610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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David Norris is one of Ireland’s most popular, colourful and charismatic public figures. Not a man to shy away from controversy, he has spent most of his adult life challenging the establishment, whether as a leading campaigner for gay rights, a passionate conservationist, an unconventional academic and Joycean scholar, a brilliant raconteur, or, since 1987, a fiercely independent Senator and outspoken defender of human rights. Born in the Belgian Congo to an English father, who died when he was six years old, and an Irish mother, who died when he was twenty-one, David has been a Dubliner all his life, and the city of Ulysses remains one of his great passions. He spear-headed the revival of Georgian Dublin, particularly through his campaign to save North Great George’s Street, where he has lived for the last thirty-five years. But it is David Norris’s campaign to decriminalize homosexuality that will stand as his major legacy. Over a long sixteen years, he fought a difficult battle to overturn the Victorian law, finally winning a historic victory in the European Court of Human Rights in 1988. David’s decision to run for President of Ireland in 2011 was not lightly taken, but it proved to be the most bruising period of his life. His popularity and the public affection in which he is held saw him quickly established as the front-runner. However, a sustained and hostile media campaign forced him out of the race; although he re-entered it in the autumn, the momentum had been lost. In these pages, David Norris reveals for the first time the full, no-holds-barred story of his presidential campaign, and of how he recovered from the turmoil. A Kick Against the Pricks is a brilliant, deeply revealing autobiography, a remarkable journey from the margins to the centre of Irish society.

Kicking Against the Pricks

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Author: Elizabeth Kizer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477142622

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 443

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Wording in the King James version of the Bible speaks of the rods that shepherds have used to urge animals to go in a desired direction. The phrase may also serve as a metaphor for the barbs and punishing pricks against which a person may have to contend while searching for independence and self-actualization. Cultural and gender socialization provide pricks that goad a person to stay in her/his place in society. Born during the Great Depression and then becoming an Army Brat during World War II to emerge as a young mother and ranch wife during Texas long drought and fi nally becoming a college professor, her account covers struggles and transitions the author experienced through several historical periods. Kizer addresses the crises many have faced or will encounter including the effects of divorce, rootlessness, economic constraints, alcoholism, mental illness, suicide, death, and others.

A Rifleman's Diary

Kicking Against the Pricks

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Author: Eric Fawbert

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425154190

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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In 1940, the author was accepted for RAF flying crew, then changed his mind and opted for the infantry (Why? - see book). As he survived 6 years (4 in the front-lines of N.Africa, Italy and NW Europe) 'without a scratch', he has never regretted the change. Back in Civvy Street after the war, and having voted Churchill out of office, his diaries were relegated to the attic, and brought out only recently as of interest in his old age, and a change from the boredom of TV etc. They did more than relieve boredom however, as they reminded him that his service, although not overtly recognised, was something to be proud of. He decided that an 'easy reading' book would be of interest to his two children and the family name, as well as an opportunity to dispel a number of fallacies of that time, and to give a true insight into the life and thoughts of a ranker 'in the field'. The author believes that most war-books are biased to some extent, occasionally unintended, but often intentionally, so he stresses that this book adheres to the diary entries, written on site at the time, occasionally whilst still 'under fire'. His views tend to be confrontational, but have not been challenged in the course of a private issue. This book is intended for a wider readership.

Kicking Against the Pricks

An Armchair Guide to Nick Cave

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Author: Amy Hanson

Publisher: Helter Skelter Limited

ISBN: 9781900924962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Complete career retrospective of Nick Cave the most important singer-songwriter since punk.

From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse

Highbrow and Lowbrow Transgression in Cinema's First Century

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Author: John Cline,Robert G. Weiner

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810876552

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 362

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This collection of essays represents key contributions to 'transgression cinema:' overlooked, forgotten, or under-analyzed movies that walk the fine line between 'arthouse' and 'grindhouse' film.

Englisch-deutsches Supplement-Lexikon

Als Ergänzung zu allen bis jetzt ersch. engl.-dt. Wörterbüchern insbes. zu Lucas. Mit theilweiser Angabe d. Aussprache nach d. phonet. System d. Methode Toussaint-Langenscheidt. Durchweg nach engl. Quellen bearb

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Author: A. Hoppe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 480

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Englisch-deutsches supplementlexikon

als erganzung zu allen bis jetzt erschienenen englisch-deutschen worter-buchern. Mit teilweiser angabe der aussprache nach dem phonetischen system der methode Toussaint-Langenscheidt ... nach englischen quellen bearb

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Author: A. Hoppe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 480

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For the Term of His Natural Life

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Author: Marcus Clarke

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776538730

Category: Fiction

Page: 617

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Discover an often-overlooked period in history with this sweeping epic exploring the period when Australia served as a penal colony. Packed with exhaustively researched historical detail, this rip-roaring yarn will leave your head spinning with its many twists, turns and surprises.

New Testament Study Guide, Pt. 2

The Infinite Atonement / Acts of the Apostles

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Author: Randal S. Chase

Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing

ISBN: 1937901319

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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The Infinite Atonement / The Acts of the Apostles. This volume is the second of three on the New Testament. It discusses the final year of the Savior's ministry, His prophecies of the Last Days and the 2nd Coming, the Last Supper, His atonement in Gethsemane, His torture, crucifixion and death on Calvary, followed by His mission to the spirit world, His resurrection, His 40-day ministry among the Apostles, and His ascension into heaven. We follow the early ministry of the Apostles as they lead the Church during a period of rapid growth. From the day of Pentecost to the calling of Saul, we see the Gospel taken to all the world, including the Gentiles as well as the Jews. The cover features the classic image of "The Last Supper" painted by Carl Heinrich Bloch in 1890.

Derek Jarman's Angelic Conversations

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Author: Jim Ellis

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816653127

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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Sights Unseen

Unfinished British Films

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Author: Dan North

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443806331

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Many British films never make it to the screen. Obstacles of finance, censorship, distribution or creative breakdown can appear in their way, and they might even fail to get beyond the script stage. This book collects new essays by leading scholars that use archival resources to reconstruct the stories behind a range of films by prominent film-makers. These thwarted productions are all too often excluded from histories of British cinema, but the accounts of their unmaking contained in Sights Unseen provides an illuminating insight into the factors which have served to undermine the stability of the film industry in Britain.

The History of Abraham, in the Plain and Obvious Meaning of It, Justified,

Against the Objections of the Author of The Divine Legation of Moses, &c. To which is Added, a State of the Argument Concerning the Knowledge of the Doctrine of a Future State Among the Ancient Jews, as it Stands Upon the Foot of the Latest Concessions of that Learned Writer

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Author: Henry Stebbing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 106

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The Holy Bible

Containing the Old and New Testaments ... : with a Commentary and Critical Notes Designed to Help to a Better Understanding of the Sacred Writings

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Author: Adam Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

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Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book brands (Owners' marks)

Page: 2

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