Originally published in 1936, House of Incest is Anaïs Nin’s first work of fiction. The novel is a surrealistic look within the narrator’s subconscious mind as she attempts to escape from a dream in which she is trapped, or in Nin’s words, as she attempts to escape from “the woman’s season in hell.” In the documentary Anaïs Observed , Nin says House of Incest was based on dreams she’d had for more than a year. Nin’s usage of the word incest in this case is metaphorical, not literal. In this book the word incest describes a selfish love where one can appreciate in another only that which is similar to oneself. One is then only loving oneself, shunning all differences. At first, such a self-love can seem ideal because it is without fear and without risk. But eventually it becomes a sterile nightmare. Review FB2Library.Elements.CiteItem
As the Reich began to disintigrate in the autumn of 1944,
Himmler set up the Werewolves to spread terror and destruction behind allied
lines. They are not known to have achieved much, although they did assassinate
the mayor of Aachen (who surrendered to the Americans), decapitate some GIs with
tripwires and pour sugar into some Russian petrol tanks. Danish born author Ib
Melchior served in US army counterintelligence during world war two, and has
adopted a fictional approach to telling the Werewolf story. He says, however, it
is based on fact. The most sensational claim is that there was a nazi plot to
asassinate Eisenhower. The book is a well paced read from both the US and the
German perspective. However, given that the events are in April 1945, there is
remarkably little atmosphere of Gotterdammerung. And there are some historical
mistakes. His claim that the SS were gassing and burning Jews at Dachau(!)at
this late stage of the war is certainly mythical. The book was originally
published in 1972, but the new 2000 edition has a more recent prologue. The
epilogue contains a translated account of original Werewolf inspired documents.
The organization may have failed - Germany was already in chaos - but the
intentions were deadly serious.
To the casual visitor Santa Marta is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures of travel agents: an island where the sun shines throughout the year on the sandy beaches of innumerable coves, on the cane-fields and coconut plantations, on the shingled hits of the peasant villages and the fine houses of the white planters handed down through generation after generation, from the Sugar Barons of a past century. But this was not how the newspaper columnist, Bradshaw, saw it when he arrived on his first trip to the Caribbean. Bradshaw found Santa Marta a smoldering volcano.This novel is a brilliantly successful evocation of the atmosphere and the problems of life on a West Indian island. It is a dramatic story, packed with incident and thrilling in tis mounting tension. It weaves into the fortunes of a small group of islanders the ambitions and jealousies, the hopes and fears, the complexes and inhibitions...
In this ambitious and densely worked novel, we begin to see early signs of Ngugi's increasing bitterness about the ways in which the politicians are the true benefactors of the rewards of independence.
Reared by her Pharoh father to assume his throne upon his death, Hatshepsut - a real historical figure - has to contend with her weak half-brother before she can realize her dream
Dick Hilton did not want this to happen. He did not want to believe it was happening. Judith Gale was the daughter of the beautiful, voluptuous woman who had seduced him and become his mistress...who had taught him every pleasure of the senses and made him the plaything of her own boundless appetite...while Judith had waited outside the bedroom door. Now Judith was no longer a child, but not yet a woman. Now Judith was fourteen years old... ...and in Dick Hilton's arms, her naked body moving with awesome expertise beneath his hands, her own hands so swift and skillful, first with his belt, then with his passion... Judith had been waiting so long for this moment -- and now it was Dick who was helpless as a child, who could not deny her what they both so fiercely wanted...
About the AuthorBestseller Brian Garfield lives in California. He has written more than fifty novels, and eighteen films are based on his works. He has served in the U.S. Army and has been president of both the Western Writers of America and the Mystery Writers of America (and received the latter's Edgar Award for best novel of the year). A film about young Theodore Roosevelt in the Wild West, based on Garfield's book Manifest Destiny, is in pre-production. His 2007 The Meinertzhagen Mystery is a biography of a British rogue spy who was a model for Ian Fleming's James Bond. Garfield's works include The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians, the original films Legs and The Stepfather, and such novels-later-filmed as Death Wish, Wild Times, Relentless, The Last Hard Men, Fleshburn, Necessity, and the award-nominated Hopscotch, with Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson, which Garfield co-produced and co-wrote from his own novel.
When young, plain Horatia Winwood informs the Earl of Rule that her beautiful older sister, Lizzie, doesn't want to marry him and offers herself instead, the Earl, surprised and intrigued by the spirited, unconventional Horry, agrees, setting the stage for a romp rife with misadventure, jealousy, plots, duels, and romance.
It’s 1964, and a billion Martians suddenly ’kwimmed’ to Earth. There’s one Martian for every three people on the planet. They’re annoying but your fist goes straight through them, since they’re essentially projections that can talk. And the most annoying about them is that they always tell the truth.
HMS Wagtail is a river gunboat, a ship seemingly at the end of her useful life, lying in a Hong Kong dockyard awaiting her last summons to the breakers' yard. Commander Justin Rolfe is also seemingly at the end of his useful naval life, an embittered man, brooding and angry from a court-martial verdict. Then the offshore island of Santu is threatened with invasion from the Chinese mainland. The small British community must be brought out and Commander Rolfe and the Wagtail are ordered to the island. The job is regarded with sullen resentment by his crew, but to Rolfe, and even the ship, it is a job that offers the chance of a reprieve and a restoration of self respect.From the Inside FlapHMS Wagtail is a river gunboat, a ship seemingly at the end of her useful life, lying in a Hong Kong dockyard awaiting her last summons to the breakers' yard. Commander Justin Rolfe is also seemingly at the end of his useful naval life, an embittered man, brooding and angry from a court-martial verdict. Then the offshore island of Santu is threatened with invasion from the Chinese mainland. The small British community must be brought out and Commander Rolfe and the Wagtail are ordered to the island. The job is regarded with sullen resentment by his crew, but to Rolfe, and even the ship, it is a job that offers the chance of a reprieve and a restoration of self respect. About the AuthorDouglas Reeman did convoy duty in the navy in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty best-selling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.