Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things
Author: Michael Faudet
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1449481000
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Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dirty Pretty Things is the international bestseller by Michael Faudet. A finalist in the 2015 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards, his whimsical and often erotic writing has already captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories. Michael lives in a house by the sea in New Zealand with his girlfriend, international bestselling author, Lang Leav.

Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things
Author: Michael Faudet
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781449481148
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Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories. Michael lives in a house by the sea in New Zealand with his girlfriend, international bestselling author, Lang Leav.

Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things
Author: Michael Faudet
Pages: 288
ISBN: 047329950X
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Release: 2014-11-18
Editor: Frogs-in-NZ Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dirty Pretty Things is the much anticipated book by Michael Faudet. His whimsical and often erotic writing has already captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes and little short stories.

Pretty Things

Pretty Things
Author: Janelle Brown
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780525479130
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Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Who’s really following you on social media? The scam of a lifetime brings together two wildly different women in this page-turning thriller about greed, legacy, and betrayal from the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear. An ID Book Club Selection • “It’s Dynasty meets Patricia Highsmith.”—The Washington Post Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet. Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer—traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family’s sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: a mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa’s past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina. Nina’s, Vanessa’s, and Lachlan’s paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge. This dazzling, twisty, mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best, as two brilliant, damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play.

Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things
Author: Steven Knight
Pages: 184
ISBN: OCLC:505384485
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Release: 2002*
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A harrowing tale of struggle and survival for two immigrants who learn that everything is for sale in London's secret underworld.

Postcolonial Spaces

Postcolonial Spaces
Author: A. Teverson,S. Upstone
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780230342514
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Release: 2011-10-03
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With essays from a range of geographies and bringing together influential scholars across a range of disciplines, this book focuses on the role of space in the study of the politics of contemporary postcolonial experience, engaging with the spectrum of postcolonial spatialities which play a significant role in defining global postcolonial culture.

Bitter Sweet Love

Bitter Sweet Love
Author: Michael Faudet
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781449483234
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Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michael Faudet’s whimsical and often erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories.

Framing the World

Framing the World
Author: Paula Willoquet-Maricondi
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780813930053
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Release: 2010-08-06
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

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The Spectral Metaphor

The Spectral Metaphor
Author: E. Peeren
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781137375858
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Release: 2014-01-30
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What does it mean to live as a ghost? Exploring spectrality as a metaphor in the contemporary British and American cultural imagination, Peeren proposes that certain subjects – migrants, servants, mediums and missing persons – are perceived as living ghosts and examines how this figuration can signify both dispossession and empowerment or agency.

Dirty Pretty Things DVD

Dirty Pretty Things   DVD
Author: Stephen Frears
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:650092339
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Screening Strangers

Screening Strangers
Author: Yosefa Loshitzky
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780253221827
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Release: 2010
Editor: Indiana University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Yosefa Loshitzky challenges the utopian notion of a post-national "New Europe" by focusing on the waves of migrants and refugees that some view as a potential threat to European identity, a concern heightened by the rhetoric of the war on terror, the London Underground bombings, and the riots in Paris's banlieues. Opening a cinematic window onto this struggle, Loshitzky determines patterns in the representation and negotiation of European identity in several European films from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged, Stephen Frears's Dirty Pretty Things, Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine, and Michael Winterbottom's In This World, Code 46, and The Road to Guantanamo.

Dirty Little Secrets of Buzz

Dirty Little Secrets of Buzz
Author: David Seaman
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781402224973
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Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Excellent reading for those who are interested in publicizing a cause, a book, a blog, or just about anything. " Bookfoolery and Babble "Seaman gave The Buzz some tips on how we could become internationally famous. If it doesn't work, we're going to hold a Paris Hilton rally." The Arizona Republic "Seaman's advice to politicians: "If you're not cool, don't try to be cool. Most people in their 20s and 30s don't need [you] to make us laugh. We already have comedians who do it." TheHill.com Practice the Black Art of BUZZ Would you like to spark a media frenzy ... for free? Do you want to jumpstart your sales and profile in a jaw-dropping way? How would you feel about unleashing your message on the entire world? In Dirty Little Secrets of Buzz, veteran promotional stunt-planner David Seaman reveals a brand-new, counterintuitive approach to traditional marketing and PR. Find out how controversy, scandal-mongering, and social networking can turn your message into a viral sensation. Inside are sixty-one secrets for getting millions of eyeballs turning toward you or your business, including: Enemies are more important than friends A dog and a blog can increase repeat customers Put MySpace, Facebook, and the social networking revolution to work for you Google juice: hot links from highly rated sites TV doesn't make you - you make you Get ten thousand visitors for free through StumbleUpon Dirty Little Secrets of Buzz is a powerful how-to collection of all the secrets no one talks about - secrets you won't find in any other marketing book or program.

Trading Organs against Passports The Search for Identity in Dirty Pretty Things 2002

 Trading Organs against Passports    The Search for Identity in Dirty Pretty Things  2002
Author: Sebastian Oehme
Pages: 25
ISBN: 9783640602834
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Release: 2010-04-23
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Technical University of Chemnitz (Anglistik / Amerikanistik), course: Hauptseminar: Postcolonialism in the Metropolis, language: English, abstract: The 20th century is often referred to as the century of rising cities and of an urbanisation of society due to factors like the Industrialisation, which had a tremendous influence on society. In the beginning 21st century, those developments have even gained in speed and dimension, while further impacts and consequences of this process can only vaguely be anticipated. Moreover, the term ‘globalisation’ can literally be found at every corner. As a result of this long-lasting trend, huge metropolises have been constructed all over the globe. One of them, namely London, will be in the centre of this term paper. Yet, the focus will lie more on some individuals than on the great mass of people living in such a city, as I will examine the portrayal of the main protagonists of the movie titled Dirty Pretty Things (2002), directed by Stephen Frears. I am going to analyse the movie, which must be seen just like any other literary genre, with the focus on its content. The drama Dirty Pretty Things portraits the faith of undocumented – and hence illegal – immigrants to Great Britain and their gloomy everyday-life with an ever insecure future of being allowed to stay in their chosen residence or not. Always hiding and being forced to adapt to other lifestyles with different customs, traditions, or a different language – or generally speaking, another culture – their identity is put into question. Being deeply despaired and seeing no other chances for an improved life, some even risk to sacrifice a kidney for the opportunity of a passport, which is the main issue of Dirty Pretty Things. Can the protagonists Okwe and Senay cope with those difficult circumstances? And how does their identity develop in such an environment of exploitation and assimilation? Can they maintain their cultural roots and form a diaspora, or will they break to pieces under the immense pressure surrounding them?

The Cinema of Globalization

The Cinema of Globalization
Author: Tom Zaniello
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781501711343
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Release: 2018-07-05
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tom Zaniello's fascinating new guide to films about globalization—its origins, its relationship with colonialism, neocolonialism, the growth of migratory labor, and movements to counter or protest its adverse effects—offers readers and viewers the opportunity to both discover new films and see well-known works in a new way. From Afro@Digital to Zoolander, Zaniello discusses 201 films, including features such as The Constant Gardener, Dirty Pretty Things, and Syriana; documentaries and other nonfiction films such as Blue Vinyl, Darwin's Nightmare, and Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price; online films; and television productions. Zaniello casts a wide net to provide cinematic representations of globalization from all angles: -films about global labor and labor unions affected by globalization; -films about global capital and multinational corporations; -films about the transnational organizations (WB, IMF, WTO) most closely identified with globalization and global capital; -films about labor history and the daily life of working-class people as they relate to the development of globalization; -films about the environment directly related to changes in labor or capital; and -films about changes in both the workplace and the corporate office in the era of multinational corporations. Each entry in The Cinema of Globalization offers a summary of the main issues in the film and their relationship to globalization, sometimes a reference to the film's place in a director's work or tradition of cinema, and an often-opinionated assessment of the film's strengths and weaknesses. Like the best film guides, this book is an addictive reading experience full of ideas for future viewing. At the same time, it serves as an inviting and accessible introduction to a difficult topic—the central themes and aspects of globalization. To read Tom Zaniello's blog on the cinema of labor and globalization, featuring even more reviews, visit http://tzaniello.wordpress.com.

Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Little Secrets
Author: Liliana Hart
Pages: 307
ISBN: 9781481158640
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Release: 2012-12-04
Editor: 7th Press
Language: en

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J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up... The residents of Bloody Mary are dropping like flies, and when a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. It only clouds the issue and puts her reputation on the line when the attraction between them spirals out of control. And passions are rising... J.J and Jack are in a race against time. They discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she's harboring secrets of her own -- secrets that make her the perfect victim in a deadly game.

Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time

Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time
Author: Earl Rovit,Arthur Waldhorn
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0826418252
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Release: 2006-03-31
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Steinbeck Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner are generally recognized as the most influential American novelists of the 20th century. Their careers paralleled one another in significant ways - two of their fledgling poems coincidentally appeared in the same avant-garde little magazine; they died a year apart, almost to the day; each won the Nobel Prize. It is as much biography as critique, a short, happy reference work that sometimes tells more about the commentators than their subjects. Among the writers on the writers, there is Sherwood Anderson, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Conrad Aiken, W. H. Auden, John Dos Passos, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and many others. This book is not only a valuable addition to literary scholarship, it is also a unique re-creation of an era in American culture.

Cultural Histories of the Material World

Cultural Histories of the Material World
Author: Peter N. Miller
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9780472118915
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Release: 2013-07-23
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All across the humanities fields there is a new interest in materials and materiality. This is the first book to capture and study the “material turn” in the humanities from all its varied perspectives. Cultural Histories of the Material World brings together top scholars from all these different fields—from Art History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Folklore, History, History of Science, Literature, Philosophy—to offer their vision of what cultural history of the material world looks like and attempt to show how attention to materiality can contribute to a more precise historical understanding of specific times, places, ways, and means. The result is a spectacular kaleidoscope of future possibilities and new perspectives.

Pretty Dirty

Pretty Dirty
Author: Madison Faye
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1981687599
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Release: 2017-12-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

My pretty little bad girl. My dirty little secret. Pretty. Dirty. And all mine. Heard the one about the filthy rich mob lawyer and the cam girl with the broken past? Yeah, me neither. But you're about to. I wasn't looking for temptation, but I sure as sh*t found it. Young, fiery, dirty. The ink and the piercings. Those scars, just like mine. One look at Zoe, and I'm hooked. Addicted. Obsessed. So I bought her. Fifty grand for three weeks, and she's all mine. She needs saving, but I'm no prince charming. And helping her means crossing my employers - the dangerous Moretti crime family that runs Las Vegas. But I can't resist that sweet little body that's begging to be claimed, or the soft, sultry way she says "harder" and "deeper". I can't tell her no when all I want to tell her is to get on her f**king knees and say yes sir. So I'll keep her. I'll protect her. And I'll stop at nothing to keep her safe. She thinks she's broken. I know she's perfect. I found her by accident. I'm keeping her by choice.

Cinematic Sociology

Cinematic Sociology
Author: Jean-Anne Sutherland,Kathryn Feltey
Pages: 475
ISBN: 9781412992848
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Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: SAGE
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cinematic Sociology is a one-of-a-kind resource that helps students to view films sociologically while also providing much needed pedagogy for teaching sociology through film. In this engaging text the authors take readers beyond watching movies and help them see films sociologically while also developing critical thinking and analytical skills that will be useful in college coursework and beyond. The book's 15 essays from expert scholars in sociology and cultural studies explore the ways social life is presented - distorted, magnified, or politicized - in popular film.

Helium

Helium
Author: Rudy Francisco
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781943735358
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Release: 2017-10-30
Editor: Button Poetry
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Rudy's poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds. Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, blending love poems, self-reflection, and biting cultural critique on class, race and gender into an unforgettable whole. Ultimately, Rudy's work rises above the chaos to offer a fresh and positive perspective of shared humanity and beauty.