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Snuff

By Neil Jackson,Shaun Kimber,Johnny Walker,Thomas Joseph Watson
  • ISBN Code: : 1628921137
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Performing Arts
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : snuff.pdf

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The phenomenon of so-called 'snuff movies' (films that allegedly document real acts of murder, specifically designed to 'entertain' and sexually arouse the spectator) represents a fascinating socio-cultural paradox. At once unproven, yet accepted by many, as emblematic of the very worst extremes of pornography and horror, moral detractors have argued that the mere idea of snuff constitutes the logical (and terminal) extension of generic forms that are dependent primarily upon the excitement, stimulation and, ultimately, corruption of the senses. Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media brings together scholars from film and media studies to assess the longevity of one of screen media's most enduring cultural myths. Thorough, provocative, and well argued, the contributions to this volume address areas ranging from exploitation movies, the video industry, trends in contemporary horror cinema, pornography and Web 2.0.

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Ceci n’est pas une pipe. «Esto no es una pipa». Adaptemos esta frase tantas veces manoseada (lengüeteada al límite del cliché) con que René Magritte estableció la frontera entre objeto palpable y representación artística. Esto no es un pene erecto; esto no es una vagina lubricada; esto no es una pipa: es un lienzo cubierto con óleo. Esto no es un hombre desnudo taladrando a una mujer desnuda: es un papel cubierto con luz.Son nuestras percepciones quienes gobiernan y dirigen nuestros juicios y razonamientos. En cualquier caso la pornografía requiere de la animalidad para tener un significado. ¿Por qué dos de las principales características del ser humano son su insatisfacción dolorosa y su constante crítica de sí mismo? Porque sólo así puede vencer a la animalidad.Dicen que cuando te orgasmas, brillas desde adentro de tu cuerpo y dura varios días el resplandor que te delata. Que incluso si vistiéndote tratas de ocultar la intensa luz de tu sexo, el brillo es muy evidente en tus ojos. Sí, la pornografía tiene mil rostros diferentes, pero quien mejor lo porta es un orgasmo. El orgasmo no es sólo el objeto de nuestro deseo sexual, sino también la causa de nuestra animalidad.El alma se libera de manera definitiva con la muerte, algo parecido al coito; más bien, a esa sensación de irse a otro lado por un instante, luego de no expulsar, sino de compartir el semen. En los momentos orgásmicos uno puede ir al mundo de los espíritus, al mundo de los muertos, y regresar vivo. Por eso el orgasmo es la única aventura ilógica, la única cosa que estamos tentados a considerar sobrenatural en nuestro vulgar y razonable mundo. En otras palabras, el orgasmo no es cotidiano, es un mar de placer que apenas cubre unos cuantos segundos en los que se vive la muerte. Pero aún ahí el coito muestra su carencia y su incapacidad de plenitud: la cima del placer sexual es tan intensa como defraudadora. «Post coitum omne animal triste», escribió Lucrecio. Después del orgasmo, el ser humano se ve devuelto a sí mismo, a su soledad, a su banalidad, al gran vacío del deseo desvanecido que al rehacerse volverá a buscar en un círculo vicioso. La pornografía es el acceso a un reino extasiado en la eternidad de un instante efímero. La censura se parece mucho a la contaminación: toma cosas inofensivas y las transforma en algo perjudicial. Y «pornografía» es una de esas palabras que sólo la censura pudo inventar. Esto nos coloca ante una curiosa paradoja: la pornografía se alimenta, en diferentes grados, de subversión, de rechazo a una serie de reglas que coartan y condicionan el goce; no obstante, para existir, la pornografía necesita de esa misma regla. Ello en virtud de que sin una ley que quebrantar, no existiría lo prohibido, no habría subversión. Dicho en otras palabras, las desviaciones sólo son tales en relación con una línea recta. De cualquier manera, hoy resulta más marginal y rebelde la pareja a la antigüita, profunda y amorosa, que todas las desviaciones de la porno.

Lavengro: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

By George Borrow
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 565
  • Category : Fiction
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"Lavengro: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Humour of Homer and Other Essays

By Samuel Butler
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : History
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"The Humour of Homer and Other Essays" by Samuel Butler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Social History of Smoking

By George Latimer Apperson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Social History of Smoking" by George Latimer Apperson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Prue and I

By George William Curtis
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1596052732
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Fiction
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I have read in some books of travels that certain tribes of Arabs have no name for the ocean, and that when they came to the shore for the first time, they asked with eager sadness, as if penetrated by the conviction of a superior beauty, "what is that desert of water more beautiful than the land?"-from the story "Sea From Shore" in Prue and ICity society and country bloom, the rambunctiousness of children and the loveliness of women, the elegant pleasure of dining out and the rustic charm of ancient ruins... George William Curtis's philosophical reveries on the simple delights of being alive have inspired readers to appreciate every moment to the fullest since they first appeared in book form in 1856. Each of these short stories, tender portraits of everyday life, is a wonderfully romantic trifle, a tiny treasure to be savored.American writer GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS (1824-1892), briefly a follower of the Transcendental movement, traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East before alighting in New York, where he became one of the liveliest figures on the city's literary scene in the mid-18th century. His work appeared in numerous publications including Harper's Monthly and Harper's Weekly, and he served as editor at the New York Tribune and Putnam's Monthly, positions in which he was an influential shaper of public opinion. Other works still highly regarded today include his From the Easy Chair and Literary and Social Essays.

The Benefit/Risk Ratio

By Hans C. Korting,M. Schafer-Korting
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1439805911
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Medical
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The use of drugs as remedies for various types of diseases has a long tradition; however, it has only been recently recognized that the value of any given compound must be evaluated in light of its benefit to risk ratio. When prescribing drugs, physicians must look at the big picture of the drug's benefits in relation to its side effects and possible toxicity. The aim of this handbook is to compile data from various authors, providing clinicians with data that will optimize their decision making in selecting effective, low-risk drug treatments. It also provides research workers, including physicians, pharmacists, and basic scientists, with a sound basis for increasing knowledge of the risk/benefit ratios of various drugs. Includes detailed assessments of the following types of drugs: Antihypertensive agents Diuretics Anti-diabetic drugs Anticonvulsant drugs Drugs for Parkinson's disease Antihistamines and antiserotonins Cytokines and immunomodulators Non-opioid analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents Antibacterial agents Antiviral agents Drugs used in reproductive endocrinology Systemic drugs for skin diseases Topical liposome drugs Topical glucocorticoids

The Green Fairy Book

By Andrew Lang
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513286617
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The Green Fairy Book is a notable addition to Andrew Lang’s collection of children’s literature with international stories that include both Chinese and Spanish fables. It’s a delightful selection of the genre’s most memorable tales. Originally published in 1892, Andrew Lang combines a premier collection of children’s stories for The Green Fairy Book. Similar to his previous entries, this version features tales that have been passed down from generation to generation. Some of them include “The Blue Bird,” “The Enchanted Watch,” Little One-Eye, Little Two-Eyes, And Little Three-Eyes,” as well as “The Three Little Pigs and “The Three Bears.” This is a vibrant retelling of classic fairy tales that continue to stand the test of time. Andrew Lang is best known for his impressive series of children’s fables. The Green Fairy Book helped solidify his place a master storyteller in the juvenile genre. His compelling prose and vivid imagery make this collection a standout amongst its peers. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Green Fairy Book is both modern and readable.