The Glamour Of Strangeness

The Glamour Of Strangeness by Jamie James

The Glamour Of Strangeness PDF
✏Book Title : The Glamour of Strangeness
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✏Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
✏Release Date : 2016-08-09
✏Pages : 384 pages
✏ISBN : 9780374711320
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✏The Glamour of Strangeness Book Summary : 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 Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating study of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.

The Glamour Of Strangeness PDF
✏Book Title : The Glamour of Strangeness
✏Author : Jamie James
✏Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
✏Release Date : 2016-08-09
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 9780374711320
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Glamour of Strangeness Book Summary : 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.

The Discovery Of America PDF
✏Book Title : The Discovery of America
✏Author : John Fiske
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1892
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UOM:39015001516478
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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Against Wind And Tide By Holme Lee PDF
✏Book Title : Against wind and tide by Holme Lee
✏Author : Harriet Parr
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✏Release Date : 1859
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✏ISBN : OXFORD:600053205
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Our Little Life ✍ Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd

Our Little Life PDF
✏Book Title : Our Little Life
✏Author : Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd
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✏Release Date : 1882
✏Pages : 329
✏ISBN : NYPL:33433070250885
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Pagan Light ✍ Jamie James

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✏Book Title : Pagan Light
✏Author : Jamie James
✏Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
✏Release Date : 2019-03-19
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9780374715564
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Pagan Light Book Summary : 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.

T E Lawrence Symposium Proceedings PDF
✏Book Title : T E Lawrence Symposium Proceedings
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1988
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105043050447
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒At Point Blank ✍ Virginia Stem Owens

At Point Blank PDF
✏Book Title : At Point Blank
✏Author : Virginia Stem Owens
✏Publisher : Baker Publishing Group
✏Release Date : 1992
✏Pages : 236
✏ISBN : 0801067529
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏At Point Blank Book Summary : #1 in a series :As danger stalks Point Blank, Texas, Beth Marie is relentlessly drawn into a dangerous trap. Could her knowledge make her the killer's next victim?

Oprah Winfrey And The Glamour Of Misery PDF
✏Book Title : Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery
✏Author : Eva Illouz
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 300
✏ISBN : 9780231118125
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery Book Summary : Oprah Winfrey is an unprecedented and important cultural phenomenon. This book aims to understand the reasons for her spectacular success and visibility. Based on nearly one hundred show transcripts; a year and a half of watching the show regularly; and analysis of magazine articles, several biographies, O Magazine, Oprah Book Club novels, self-help manuals promoted on the show, and hundreds of messages on the Oprah Winfrey Web site, it takes the Oprah industry seriously in order to ask fundamental questions about how culture works today.

The Literary Review PDF
✏Book Title : The Literary Review
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✏Release Date : 1991
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✏ISBN : IND:30000010005399
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Someone Else ✍ Gillian Tindall

Someone Else PDF
✏Book Title : Someone Else
✏Author : Gillian Tindall
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1969
✏Pages : 255
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105021719674
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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