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The Mermaids Singing

By Val McDermid
  • ISBN Code: : 144340179X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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Val McDermid stunned readers and critics alike with the publication of her brilliant thriller A Place of Execution, which won the Anthony, McCavity, and the Los Angeles Times awards. Now in The Mermaids Singing, she continues her trademark ingenuity for suspense, and introduces criminal profiler Tony Hill who has spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But now he's become one of the hunted... This was the summer he discovered what he wanted -- at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling. The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face to face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage -- or the power -- to stop it...

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  • Pdf File: fever-of-the-bone.pdf

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In the sixth novel to feature Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Tony meets his most twisted adversary to date—a killer with a shopping list of victims, who is unmoved by youth and innocence and driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it’s not long before Tony realizes it’s just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people.

Gender Bending Detective Fiction

By Heather Duerre Humann
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476628416
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 238
  • Pdf File: gender-bending-detective-fiction.pdf

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Since the middle of the last century, views on gender norms have shifted dramatically. Reflecting these changes, storylines that involve cross-dressing and transgender characters have frequently appeared in detective fiction—characters who subvert the conventions of the genre and challenge reader expectations. This examination of 20th and 21st century crime novels reveals what these narratives say about gender identity and gender expression and how they contributed to the evolution of detective fiction.

The Poems of T. S. Eliot: Volume I

By T. S. Eliot
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374719209
  • Total of Pages : 1344
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 672
  • Pdf File: the-poems-of-t-s-eliot.pdf

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The first volume of the first paperback edition of The Poems of T. S. Eliot This two-volume critical edition of T. S. Eliot’s poems establishes a new text of the Collected Poems 1909–1962, rectifying accidental omissions and errors that have crept in during the century since Eliot’s astonishing debut, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” In addition to the masterpieces, The Poems of T. S. Eliot contains the poems of Eliot’s youth, which were rediscovered only decades later; poems that circulated privately during his lifetime; and love poems from his final years, written for his wife, Valerie. Calling upon Eliot’s critical writings as well as his drafts, letters, and other original materials, Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue have provided a commentary that illuminates the imaginative life of each poem. This first volume respects Eliot’s decisions by opening with his Collected Poems 1909–1962 as he arranged and issued it shortly before his death. This is followed by poems uncollected but either written for or suitable for publication, and by a new reading text of the drafts of The Waste Land. The second volume opens with the two books of verse of other kinds that Eliot issued: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and Anabasis, his translation of St.-John Perse’s Anabase. Each of these sections is accompanied by its own commentary. Finally, pertaining to the entire edition, there is a comprehensive textual history that contains not only variants from all known drafts and the many printings but also extended passages amounting to hundreds of lines of compelling verse.

Constructing Crime

By C. Gregoriou
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230392083
  • Total of Pages : 249
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 743
  • Pdf File: constructing-crime.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Crime and criminals are a pervasive theme in all areas of our culture, including media, journalism, film and literature. This book explores how crime is constructed and culturally represented through a range of areas including Spanish, English Language and Literature, Music, Criminology, Gender, Law, Cultural and Criminal Justice Studies.

Creativity, Madness and Civilisation

By Richard Pine
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527568482
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 269
  • Pdf File: creativity-madness-and-civilisation.pdf

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What is ‘creativity’? And what is ‘madness’? How far can we interpret an artist’s work through our knowledge of his or her mental state, and how far can we infer a mental state from a work of art? When does a work of art cease to be a personal statement by the artist and become a matter of public concern? The contributions to this book attempt to answer some of these questions. They come from a wide range of disciplines and experiences – a practising psychiatrist, a practising artist suffering from reactive depression, and critics working in literature, film, music and the visual arts. The essays include discussions of the ‘myth of creativity’, the music of Robert Schumann, the borders of sanity in the writing of Lawrence Durrell, the ‘insane truth’ of Virginia Woolf, the meeting of doctor and patient in the poetry of Anne Sexton, mood disorders in the fiction of David Foster Wallace, love and madness in the poetry of Hafiz of Shiraz, and the paintings of Adolf Wölfli. Central to this discussion of creativity, madness and civilisation is the difficulty of establishing an appropriate and effective vocabulary and mindset between critics and clinical psychiatrists, which would enable them to work together in understanding mental disturbance in creative artists.

Monsters of North Carolina

By John Hairr
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  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Book Code : 0811712044
  • Total of Pages : 123
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 599
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Toward a New Psychology of Gender

By Mary M. Gergen,Sara N. Davis
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317795733
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 758
  • Pdf File: toward-a-new-psychology-of-gender.pdf

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Drawn from a brilliant array of voices primarily from psychology, but also from other social sciences and humanities, this unique reader of creative and intellectually provocative essays investigates the social construction of gender. For the past several decades, those involved with the study of the psychology of women and gender have been struggling for recognition within the framework of psychology. This volume brings together the writings from psychology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, women's studies, education and sociology that critique mainstream thinking and exemplify new ways of creating inquiry.