Responsive image
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Date Book: 2016-08-09
Editor by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 384
Languages: English, French and German

From the early days of steamship travel, artists stifled by the culture of their homelands fled to islands, jungles, and deserts in search of new creative and emotional frontiers. Their flight inspired a unique body of work that doesn't fit squarely within the Western canon, yet may be some of the most original statements we have about the range and depth of the artistic imagination. Focusing on six principal subjects, Jamie James locates "a lost national school" of artists who left their homes for the unknown. There is Walter Spies, the devastatingly handsome German painter who remade his life in Bali; Raden Saleh, the Javanese painter who found fame in Europe; Isabelle Eberhardt, a Russian-Swiss writer who roamed the Sahara dressed as an Arab man; the American experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, who went to Haiti and became a committed follower of voodoo. From France, Paul Gauguin left for Tahiti; and Victor Segalen, a naval doctor, poet, and novelist, immersed himself in classical Chinese civilization in imperial Peking. In The Glamour of Strangeness, James evokes these extraordinary lives in portraits that bring the transcultural artist into sharp relief. Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating study of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.

Responsive image
Genre: America
Date Book: 1892
Editor by:
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download:
Languages: English, French and German

Responsive image
Genre:
Date Book: 1859
Editor by:
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download:
Languages: English, French and German

Responsive image
Genre: Conduct of life
Date Book: 1882
Editor by:
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 329
Languages: English, French and German

Responsive image
Genre:
Date Book: 1954
Editor by:
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download:
Languages: English, French and German

Responsive image
Genre: Travel
Date Book: 2019-03-19
Editor by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 336
Languages: English, French and German

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "Pagan Light is mesmerizing. Every detail is compelling. I felt I was reading a family history of a family far more interesting than mine." --Edmund White, author of Our Young Man A rich, intimate embrace of Capri, which was a magnet for artistic renegades and a place of erotic refuge Isolated and arrestingly beautiful, the island of Capri has been a refuge for renegade artists and writers fleeing the strictures of conventional society from the time of Augustus, who bought the island in 29 BC after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, to the early twentieth century, when the poet and novelist Jacques d’Adelswärd-Fersen was in exile there after being charged with corrupting minors, to the 1960s, when Truman Capote spent time on the island. We also meet the Marquis de Sade, Goethe, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Compton Mackenzie, Rilke, Lenin, and Gorky, among other astonishingly vivid characters. Grounded in a deep intimacy with Capri and full of captivating anecdotes, Jamie James’s Pagan Light tells how a tiny island served as a wildly permissive haven for people—queer, criminal, sick, marginalized, and simply crazy—who had nowhere else to go.

Responsive image
Genre: History
Date Book: 2015-03-02
Editor by: Bloomsbury Publishing
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 160
Languages: English, French and German

Myths reflect, reinforce, and sometimes subvert gender ideologies and so have an influence in the 'real world'. This is true in the present no less than when the Greek and Roman myths were created. The struggles to redefine gender roles and identities in our own time are inevitably reflected in our interpretations and retellings of these classical myths. Using the new lenses provided by gender studies and diverse forms of feminism, Lillian Doherty re-examines some of the major approaches to myth interpretation in the twentieth century: psychological, ritualist, 'charter', structuralist and folklorist. She also explores 'popular' uses of classical mythology - from television and comic books to the evocation of goddesses in Jungian psychology.

Responsive image
Genre:
Date Book: 1988
Editor by:
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 176
Languages: English, French and German

Responsive image
Genre: Morocco
Date Book: 1993-01-01
Editor by: Houghton Mifflin
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 328
Languages: English, French and German

Responsive image
Genre: Arts
Date Book: 1991
Editor by:
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download:
Languages: English, French and German