Search results for: a-rage-to-live

A Rage To Live

Author : Mary S. Lovell
File Size : 75.87 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 159
Read : 1243
Download »
Richard Burton was a brilliant, charismatic man - a unique blend of erudite scholar and daring adventurer. Fluent in twenty-nine languages, he found it easy to pass himself off as a native, thereby gaining unique insight into societies otherwise closed to Western scrutiny. He followed service as an intelligence officer in India by a daring penetration of the sacred Islamic cities of Mecca and Medina disguised as a pilgrim. He was the first European to enter the forbidden African city of Harar, and discovered Lake Tanganyika in his search for the source of the Nile. His fascination with, and research into, the intimate customs of ethnic races (which would eventually culminate in his brilliant Kama Sutra) earned him a racy reputation in that age of sexual repression. Little surprise, then, that Isabel Arundell's aristocratic mother objected to her daughter's marriage to this most notorious of figures. Isabel, however, was a spirited, independent-minded woman and was also deeply, passionately in love with Richard. Against all expectations but their own, the Burtons enjoyed a remarkably successful marriage.

A Rage to Live A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton

Author : Mary S. Lovell
File Size : 23.46 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 730
Read : 1162
Download »
An "extraordinary biography" (New York Times Book Review) of a brilliant pair of adventurers. Their marriage was both improbable and inevitable. Isabel Arundell was a schoolgirl, the scion of England's most distinguished Catholic family. When she first saw him while walking at a seaside resort, Richard Burton had already made his mark as a linguist (he was fluent in twenty-nine languages), scholar, soldier, and explorer--at once a symbol of Victorian England's vision of empire and an avowed rebel against its mores. When she turned and saw him staring after her, she decided that she would marry him. By their next meeting, Burton had become the first infidel to infiltrate Mecca as one of the faithful, and, in an expedition to discover the source of the Nile, would soon be the first white man to see Lake Tanganyika. After being married, the Burtons traveled and experienced the world, from diplomatic postings in Brazil and Africa to hair-raising adventures in the Syrian desert. In later life Richard courted further controversy as a self-proclaimed erotologist and the translator of The Kama Sutra. Based on previously unavailable archives, Mary Lovell has written a compelling joint biography that sets Isabel in her proper place as Burton's equal in daring and endurance, a fascinating figure in her own right.

A Rage to Live

Author : John O'Hara
File Size : 55.87 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 494
Read : 460
Download »
A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, John O'Hara's sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength and tenderness. These memorable characters and their vital stories add up to a large-scale social chronicle of America, in what is perhaps the most ambitious work of O'Hara's career. "The range of O'Hara's knowledge of how Americans live was incomparably greater than that of any otherction writer of his time," judged "The New Yorker." "One would have to go back to Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, and Theodore Dreiser tond a novelist who had even the intention of acquiring knowledge on the scale that O'Hara acquired it."

A Rage to Live

Author : Roberta Latow
File Size : 55.77 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 642
Read : 265
Download »

The Rage to Live

Author : Anna Andlauer
File Size : 46.39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 626
Read : 227
Download »
This book shows how an international team of UNRRA social workers supported the rehabilitation of young Holocaust survivors in post-war Germany. It offers a close and significant insight into the creation of a therapeutic milieu for displaced children and allows a vivid impression of many of these child survivors “then and now.”

A Rage to Live

Author : John O'Hara
File Size : 83.36 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 307
Read : 641
Download »
A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, John O'Hara's sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength and tenderness. These memorable characters and their vital stories add up to a large-scale social chronicle of America, in what is perhaps the most ambitious work of O'Hara's career. "The range of O'Hara's knowledge of how Americans live was incomparably greater than that of any otherction writer of his time," judged "The New Yorker." "One would have to go back to Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, and Theodore Dreiser tond a novelist who had even the intention of acquiring knowledge on the scale that O'Hara acquired it."

A Rage to Live

Author :
File Size : 27.7 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 453
Read : 1237
Download »
Description: Movie Press Kits.

A Rage to Live

Author : John T. Kelley
File Size : 34.47 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 295
Read : 958
Download »

The Rage to Survive

Author : Jacques Vignes
File Size : 85.2 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 583
Read : 1093
Download »

A Rage To Live Surviving The Holocaust So Hitler Would Not Win

Author : Victor Breitburg with Joseph G. Krygier
File Size : 81.16 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 519
Read : 486
Download »
Victor Breitburg is a survivor of the Lódz Ghetto, Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Rhemsdorf and Theresienstadt concentration camps. He was liberated with a group known as "The Boys". Their experiences have been documented in Sir Martin Gilbert's book, The Boys: Triumph Over Adversity. Victor's journey from Lódz, to the camps in Europe, to England, Scotland and the United States and his new life in America is the story told in this volume.

Book Review Digest

Author :
File Size : 68.43 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 496
Read : 1266
Download »

The New Yorker

Author :
File Size : 35.75 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 451
Read : 198
Download »

The Ohio State Engineer

Author :
File Size : 35.56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 336
Read : 336
Download »

Twayne s United States Authors Series

Author :
File Size : 40.97 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 111
Read : 381
Download »

Ourselves to Know

Author : John O'Hara
File Size : 35.93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 247
Read : 355
Download »
In 1908, in a small Pennsylvania town, a highly respected citizen kills his young wife. A full-length portrait of a troubled and talented man of good will.

The Life of John O Hara

Author : Frank MacShane
File Size : 52.97 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 954
Read : 1228
Download »
Based on his correspondence, autobiographical writings and interviews with friends and acquaintances in England and the United States, this biography of O'Hara shows how his life and prolific writing were interactive elements in a creative and often courageous response to loneliness.

Rage To Survive

Author : David Ritz
File Size : 53.37 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 951
Read : 1262
Download »
"Etta tells it like it is. I related to every page. Great book!"--Ray Charles Etta James--brash, sassy, and uncannily gifted--has left a soul-sized footprint on modern music, from blues to R&B to jazz. As the Houston Chronicle puts it, her "expressive voice and exquisite dramatic timing can actually make you tremble." Rage to Survive captures that amazing voice. Etta tells riveting stories of her youth in Los Angeles--from being discovered at age five singing in her church choir (when celebrities like Lana Turner and Orson Welles would sneak in the back to listen to the girl genius) to why she hates encores (her father would drag her out of bed in the middle of the night to sing for his card-playing buddies) to her first hit record and her work with Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, and the great stars of the Golden Age of Soul. She tells of meeting the man she believes is her father--the legendary pool hustler Minnesota Fats--her recovery from the grip of drugs, her childhood dealing with a mother who worked on the streets, and her lifelong trouble with "bad men." To quote Liz Smith in Newsday: "Candid? Brutally honest? You don't know about candor and brutal honesty until you've read Etta's life story in her own rough, unvarnished, and humorously right-on words . . . any major movie studio would do itself a huge favor by turning this book into a sizzling, big-screen saga."

John O Hara s Hollywood

Author : John O'Hara
File Size : 37.24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 315
Read : 277
Download »
On the sound stage and the casting couch, behind the facades of Spanish style mansions and inside studio trailers, at costumes and makeup, in posh nightclubs and in backrooms filled with cigar smoke, here are the ruthless producers, over-the-hill directors, disillusioned writers, glamorously callous actresses, desperate and hungry starlets, and matinee idols with dark secrets as they are unsparingly observed by one of America's most popular masters of realism. Best known for the now-classic 1934 novel Appointment in Samarra and such blockbuster bestsellers as Ten North Frederick and Butterfield 8, in a career spanning four decades John O'Hara also published numerous story collections. Among his finest work, they highlight qualities that sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the course of his career: the snappy dialogue, the telling detail, the ironic narrative twist. Like the novels, and like the much-praised collection of John O'Hara's Gibbsville stories, also edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, the selections in John O'Hara's Hollywood, many originally appearing in the New Yorker or the Saturday Evening Post, explore the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of flawed, prodigally human characters for whom arrangements consitute a deal and compromises pass for love.

Recent American Literature After 1930

Author : MacDonald Harris
File Size : 36.61 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 870
Read : 881
Download »

How to Do Everything Right and Live to Regret It

Author : Fay Angus
File Size : 27.38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 381
Read : 474
Download »