Mike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984–1997 is an expansive new volume of the longtime Chicago news legend’s work. Encompassing thousands of his columns, all of which originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, this is the first collection of Royko work to solely cover his time at the Tribune. Covering politics, culture, sports, and more, Royko brings his trademark sarcasm and cantankerous wit to a complete compendium of his last 14 years as a newspaper man. Organized chronologically, these columns display Royko's talent for crafting fictional conversations that reveal the truth of the small-minded in our society. From cagey political points to hysterical take-downs of "meatball" sports fans, Royko's writing was beloved and anticipated anxiously by his fans. In plain language, he "tells it like it is" on subjects relevant to modern society. In addition to his columns, the book features Royko's obituary and articles written about him after his death, telling the tale of his life and success. This ultimate collection is a must-read for Royko fans, longtime Chicago Tribune readers, and Chicagoans who love the city's rich history of dedicated and insightful journalism.
Negotiating Sexual Idioms: Image, Text, Performance affords new theoretical approaches and insights into the complexity of sexual discourse pervading contemporary cultures, exploring sexuality¿s role in dominant conceptualisations of self and society, in patterns of political belonging and exclusion, and in societal transformations. Opening with a substantial critical introduction, this collection of twelve essays and creative pieces contributes to significant current debates regarding sexual rights and their violation, queer theory and identity politics, sexual fantasy formations and strategies of pleasure, and the celebration of sexual diversity, topics explored through a variety of disciplinary frameworks, including gender and film studies, religious philosophy, neo-Victorian and postcolonial literature, sociology, pornography, and performance art. The volume positions the subjects of sex and sexuality as crucial to our ethical understanding of the human, both in individual and communal terms, exploring how claims for sexual subjectivity and citizenship are formulated and the entitlements they entail. The analytical insights offered signal important new directions for critical engagement with the socio-political construction of sexuality and its strategic deployment within the cultural imaginary. Designed to appeal equally to scholars, students, and general readers, Negotiating Sexual Idioms will prove essential reading for those interested in multi-disciplinary approaches to reading sex and sexuality within inter-cultural contexts, from the early modern period to the present-day. Marie-Luise Kohlke is a contemporary literature specialist in neo-Victorian fiction and trauma narratives at Swansea University, Wales, and the General and Founding Editor of the peer-reviewed Neo-Victorian Studies e-Journal. Luisa Orza is a writer and researcher in sexual and reproductive rights, with a special interest in power relations, gender, and the dynamics of negotiated dominance and submission.
In Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean, Adrian Blevins and Karen Salyer McElmurray collect essays from today’s finest established and emerging writers with roots in Appalachia. Together, these essays take the theme of silencing in Appalachian culture, whether the details of that theme revolve around faith, class, work, or family legacies. In essays that take wide-ranging forms—making this an ideal volume for creative nonfiction classes—contributors write about families left behind, hard-earned educations, selves transformed, identities chosen, and risks taken. They consider the courage required for the inheritances they carry. Toughness and generosity alike characterize works by Dorothy Allison, bell hooks, Silas House, and others. These writers travel far away from the boundaries of a traditional Appalachia, and then circle back—always—to the mountains that made each of them the distinctive thinking and feeling people they ultimately became. The essays in Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean are an individual and collective act of courage. Contributors: Dorothy Allison, Rob Amberg, Pinckney Benedict, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Sheldon Lee Compton, Michael Croley, Richard Currey, Joyce Dyer, Sarah Einstein, Connie May Fowler, RJ Gibson, Mary Crockett Hill, bell hooks, Silas House, Jason Howard, David Huddle, Tennessee Jones, Lisa Lewis, Jeff Mann, Chris Offutt, Ann Pancake, Jayne Anne Phillips, Melissa Range, Carter Sickels, Aaron Smith, Jane Springer, Ida Stewart, Jacinda Townsend, Jessie van Eerden, Julia Watts, Charles Dodd White, and Crystal Wilkinson.
Despite our tendency to think of the demonic as evil and the angelic as good, our own legends don't always bear this out. Angels can be the incarnation of light and salvation, but they can also fall - Satan himself is a fallen angel. Demons can be truly demonic, but these unearthly creatures can also, on occasion, lend humankind a hand. Temptation can lead to revelation, supernatural messengers who bring true justice may not be welcomed, and beings seeking redemption can be blind to mortal needs. Stories from world-renowned authors of science fiction and fantasy - including Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin and Joyce Carol Oates - and rising stars portray angels in all their glory, demons at their most dreadful, and a surprising variety of modern interpretations of ancient myth.
Kink. Cops. Detectives. Murder in Los Angeles of a former porn star. More leather that you can strip from a stockyard, and enough spunk to coat a condominium. Fast cars and expensive bikes. A privately run underground sex-slave auction. When two members of the LAPD find themselves wrapped up in a deadly and sadistic undercover crime ring, they may find themselves in deeper than they could have imagined. Will Detectives Danny and Mark survive this case to foster their own newfound BDSM sexual relationship? And which will be Dominant and which submissive? Leather Author Alex Ironrod (Highwaymen, The Leather Masters and Slaves trilogy) again fills his pages with intrigue and hot, kinky sex. Leather Nights is one hot, sticky crime thriller. - Tim Brough [author of Skin Tight, A Guide to Rubbermen and First Hand: An Erotic Guide to Fisting]
Scott Daley is a high-powered executive by day, but by night he plays on the fetish scene. He keeps his two lives scrupulously separate, not wanting his clients to have any idea what he gets up to. Afraid it might ruin him, Dal keeps the wild child firmly in the closet. So when Dillon, a distant business associate, sees Dal at a club one night, things take a dangerous, and exciting turn. Dillon invites him to what he thinks is a business meeting, but it turns into a weekend of debauchery that sets off a torrid affair. Meeting whenever they can, high-powered Dillon and ambitious Dal explore all of the ways they can love each other, living just enough on the edge to get a thrill. And maybe get caught. When things go sour, Dal hits the road, running as far away as he can, trying to figure out how to minimize the damage to his life and his career. Dillon isn't quite ready to let him go, though, and sets out to get Dal back. Can Dillon convince Dal that some secrets are worth letting out of the bag? Sean Michael creates an exciting world where business meets pleasure and all of the games have high stakes in this steamy novel. Wrap it up and take it home!
This is a history of the decades-long love affair between a powerful alternative sexuality called BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism) and an innovative narrative genre called science fiction and fantasy (SF&F). The book shows how SF&F provides easy access to the language, symbols, rituals and ethics of BDSM. Science fiction and fantasy offer strikingly positive representations of BDSM, while the marginal status of SF&F ensures that these representations will not normalize BDSM out of existence. These sympathetic yet subversive representations encourage audiences to view BDSM as an ethical sexuality, while simultaneously permitting BDSM to retain its transgressive identity. This book explores representations of BDSM in the Wonder Woman comics of the 1940s, in the novels and short stories that Samuel Delany and James Tiptree wrote between the 1960s and 1980s, and in the television shows of the 1990s and 2000s: Buffy, Angel, Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse.
DER ROMAN ZUR NETFLIX-ERFOLGSSERIE Joe Goldberg ist gut aussehend, charmant - und bereit, sich endlich zu verlieben. Als die angehende Autorin Guinevere Beck die Buchhandlung betritt, in der er arbeitet, ist er augenblicklich von ihr hingerissen. Er weiß, dass er sie wiedersehen muss, und tut, was jeder in seiner Situation tun würde: Er googelt ihren Namen und findet alles über sie heraus, was er kann,um ihr "zufällig" ein zweites Mal zu begegnen. Beide spüren die Verbindung, die zwischen ihnen herrscht - es ist die perfekte Liebesgeschichte ... oder? Denn Joe ist nicht der, der er vorgibt zu sein. Und auch hinter Becks unschuldigem Lächeln verbirgt sich mehr als gedacht. Bald schon gerät ihre Beziehung außer Kontrolle - und die Abgründe, die sich dabei auftun, haben tödliche Konsequenzen ... "Ihr braucht dieses Buch. Caroline Kepnes ist gerade zu meiner Lieblingsautorin geworden." COLLEEN HOOVER
Herz oder Kopf? Riley Taylor behält gerne die Kontrolle über alles und würde ihre Unabhängigkeit niemals aufgeben wollen – bis sie auf einer Party dem charismatischen Ian Dare begegnet, der sie auf der Stelle umhaut. Ian hat seine eigenen Dämonen, und seit er herausgefunden hat, dass sein Vater jahrzehntelang ein Doppelleben geführt hat, hat er sich geschworen, sein Herz nie mehr zu öffnen. Doch die sinnliche Riley erweckt seine dominante und beschützerische Seite, er möchte diese Frau unbedingt haben ...
Hundreds of alphabetically arranged biographical and topical entries survey the current state of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer American culture.
The Romance of Lust, or Early Experiences is a Victorian erotic novel written anonymously in four volumes during the years 1873–1876 and published by William Lazenby. Henry Spencer Ashbee discusses this novel in one of his bibliographies of erotic literature. In addition the compilers of British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books list this book. This is Part I of II
Das Haus der Löcher ist prickelnd erotisch: Wo sonst spielt Rimski-Korsakow eine Symphonie direkt auf unserem sensiblen Oberschenkel? Wo treiben wir es, umsprungen von Bergzebras, auf luftigen Felsspitzen? Oder werden, sanft gebettet, durch eine Peniswaschanlage geschoben? Was ist das Haus der Löcher für ein Ort? Nicholson Baker, Spezialist für ungewöhnliche Erotik («Vox», «Die Fermate»), hat ihn entdeckt. Es ist ein Resort, küstennah, sonnenbeschienen, luxuriös, mit angeschlossenem Vergnügungspark, ein Ort, wie wir ihn uns erträumen, ein Ort, an dem unsere geheimsten sexuellen Wünsche erfüllt werden, sogar solche, die wir nie zu wünschen wagten. Und wie kommen wir hin? Na, so ähnlich wie Alice ins Wunderland: etwa durch das Loch im dritten Trockner von links im Waschsalon um die Ecke; durch das im Trinkhalm unseres Cocktails – oder einfach, indem wir dieses Buch aufschlagen und kopfüber eintauchen.
Nachdem sein Name lange Zeit fast vergessen war, ist Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) in den letzten Jahrzehnten wieder als Meister übernatürlicher Erzählungen ins literarische Bewusstsein gerückt. Diese Sammlung präsentiert neben einer Einführung in Leben und Werk Crawfords vier seiner fantastischen Geschichten: „Die obere Koje“: Mr. Brisbane erzählt von seiner Begegnung mit einem Geist auf einem Ozeandampfer , „wenn es ein Geist war. Tot jedenfalls war es.“ - H.P. Lovecraft rühmte „Die obere Koje“ als Crawfords „Meisterwerk und eine der eindruckvollsten Horrorgeschichten in der Literatur überhaupt.“ „Denn das Blut ist das Leben“: eine düster-romantische Vampirgeschichte, die durch ihre nahezu poetischen Passagen und die gekonnte Skizzierung des ebenso harschen wie pittoresken süditalienischen Schauplatzes besticht. „Der kreischende Schädel“: eine eindringliche, psychologisch-raffinierte Warnung vor dem allzu sorglosen Umgang mit makaberen Anekdoten. „Der Puppengeist“: Bernard Puckler, Londons führender Puppendoktor, wird von Todesangst um seine Tochter Else und von einer unheimlichen Erscheinung heimgesucht. - Eine Geschichte nicht ohne Sentimentalität, aber mit sanfter Ironie erzählt und einmal mehr virtuos im Spannungsaufbau. Übersetzt, eingeleitet und herausgegeben von Thomas Jeenicke.

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