The Exquisite Corpse

Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism's Parlor Game

Author: Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren,Davis Schneiderman,Tom Denlinger

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803227817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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This work addresses historical and contemporary manifestations of poems, drawings, collages, and performance works that employ the ritual of the 'cadaver exquis'.
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Exquisite Corpse

Writing on Buildings

Author: Michael Sorkin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860913238

Category: Architecture

Page: 365

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'Exquisite Corpse' was a game played by the surrealists in which someone drew on a piece of paper, folded it and passed it to the next person to draw on until, finally, the sheet was opened to reveal a calculated yet random composition. In this entertaining and provocative book, Michael Sorkin suggests that cities are similarly assembled by many players acting with varying autonomy in a complicit framework. An unfolding terrain of invention, the city is also a means of accommodating disparity, of contextualizing sometimes startling juxtapositions. Sorkin's aim is to widen the debate about the creation of buildings beyond the immediate issues of technology and design. He discusses the politics and culture of architecture with daring, often devastating, observations about the institutions and personalities who have dominated the profession over the past decade. Their preoccupation with the empty style of 'beach houses and Disneyland' has consistently trivialized the full constructive scope of contemporary architecture's possibilities. Sorkin's interventions range from the development scandals of New York where 'skyscrapers stand at the intersection between grid and greed', through the deconstructivist architectural culture of Los Angeles, to the work and ideas of architects, developers and critics such as Alvar Aalto, Norman Foster, Paul Goldberger, Michael Graves, Coop Himmelblau, Philip Johnson, Leon Krier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Rogers, Carlo Scarpa, James Stirling, Donald Trump, Tom Wolfe and Lebbeus Woods. Throughout Sorkin combines stinging polemic with a powerful call for a rebirth of architecture that is visionary and experimental--a recuperated 'dreamy science'
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The Exquisite Risk

Daring to Live an Authentic Life

Author: Mark Nepo

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307422003

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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In these fast-paced times, the exquisite risk facing each of us every day is to slow down and “still our own house” so that we may experience life rather than simply manage it. In The Exquisite Risk, poet and teacher Mark Nepo encourages readers to become quiet enough and open enough to listen to what truly matters—our own hearts, our loved ones, the wonders of nature—in order to live a life with nothing held back. In rich, lyrical prose, Nepo shares his own spiritual path, including a battle with illness that helped him understand how only by daring to embrace all that life has to offer can we come to a deeper appreciation of its meaning and beauty. In the spirit of works by Deepak Chopra and Ram Dass, The Exquisite Risk unfolds in chapters like “The Struggle to Be Real,” “There Are Teachers Everywhere,” “The Rhythm of Kindness,” and “The Gift of Surprise,” offering fresh perspective on the art of being alive and providing essential insight into how we can minimize what stands between us and our experience of life. From the Hardcover edition.
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Exquisite

Author: Sarah Stovell

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1495627926

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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She loves me. She loves me not. Bo Luxton has it all – a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name. Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend. When they meet at a writers' retreat, the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops... Or does it? Breathlessly pacey, taut and terrifying, Exquisite is a startlingly original and unbalancing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page. 'The characters are so untrustworthy you wont know what to believe, but you won't put it down till you've found out. A superb debut' Sunday Mirror 'Cunningly constructed and gorgeously written, this is outstanding' Express 'It's a remarkable debut in the crowded psychological thriller field, written with great sureness of touch and tone' Times Crime Club 'Slickly claustrophobic, this arch story of obsessive, forbidden love taken to the extreme will have you squirming in your seat' Sarah Pinsborough 'Whip-smart, lushly written and truly page-turning ... Sarah Stovell is a thrilling talent' Holly Seddon 'A moving, gripping story ... twists keep coming till the very last page. I loved it' Erin Kelly 'Addictive, terrifying and beautifully written, Exquisite is up there with the best psychological thrillers I've ever read. Fucking awesome' Chris Whittaker
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Quaint, Exquisite

Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Author: Grace E. Lavery

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069118996X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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From the opening of trade with Britain in the 1850s, Japan occupied a unique and contradictory place in the Victorian imagination, regarded as both a rival empire and a cradle of exquisite beauty. Quaint, Exquisite explores the enduring impact of this dramatic encounter, showing how the rise of Japan led to a major transformation of Western aesthetics at the dawn of globalization. Drawing on philosophy, psychoanalysis, queer theory, textual criticism, and a wealth of in-depth archival research, Grace Lavery provides a radical new genealogy of aesthetic experience in modernity. She argues that the global popularity of Japanese art in the late nineteenth century reflected an imagined universal standard of taste that Kant described as the “subjective universal” condition of aesthetic judgment. The book features illuminating cultural histories of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado, English derivations of the haiku, and retellings of the Madame Butterfly story, and sheds critical light on lesser-known figures such as Winnifred Eaton, an Anglo-Chinese novelist who wrote under the Japanese pseudonym Onoto Watanna, and Mikimoto Ryuzo, a Japanese enthusiast of the Victorian art critic John Ruskin. Lavery also explains the importance and symbolic power of such material objects as W. B. Yeats’s prized katana sword and the “Japanese vellum” luxury editions of Oscar Wilde. Quaint, Exquisite provides essential insights into the modern understanding of beauty as a vehicle for both intimacy and violence, and the lasting influence of Japanese forms today on writers and artists such as Quentin Tarantino.
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Power: Exquisite Meat!

Author: FELIX KAPUTU

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456809717

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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They do not call him Mr. President or Excellency. They call him PC a clear allusion to a computer He has control over everything and uses his people as cattle, and often as meat for his food. In the long process, he slowly changes in a dangerous monster like being Can he by any chance still build his connection with the humankind, and become a man? His Personal Assistance is rather called PA, and quickly changes this in Program Analyst, name he only shares with his closest friends. He pretends to have an absolute control on PC, and advises him for the worst, least human reactions. A cook, named Coop, stands between PC and PA. Though he does not understand anything to the computer configuration, and to its system control, can PC be more human? The novel questions the limits of humankind and PCs possibility to restore integrity once he has animalized.
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Exquisite Rebel

The Essays of Voltairine de Cleyre -- Anarchist, Feminist, Genius

Author: Voltairine de Cleyre

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791485064

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Brings the writings of de Cleyre out of undeserved obscurity.
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Exquisite Acquisitions

Author: Charlene Sands

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459234855

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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For Macy Tarlington, the only good part of seeing her legendary mother's possessions sold at auction is ogling Carter McCay, the tall Texan who buys the famous diamond ring. Even better is seeing him again when he rescues her from the paparazzi like a white knight in a Stetson. Carter whisks her to safety at Wild River Ranch, hiding her identity by day and lusting after her by night. Yes, he's sworn off love. But with the Hollywood runaway starring in his every fantasy, Carter may find Macy too much temptation—even for a hard-hearted cowboy.
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Exquisite Mixture

The Virtues of Impurity in Early Modern England

Author: Wolfram Schmidgen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812207181

Category: History

Page: 280

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The culture of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain is rarely credited with tolerance of diversity; this period saw a rising pride in national identity, the expansion of colonialism, and glorification of the Anglo-Saxon roots of the country. Yet at the same time, Wolfram Schmidgen observes, the concept of mixture became a critical element of Britons' belief in their own superiority. While the scientific, political, and religious establishment of the early 1600s could not imagine that anything truly formed, virtuous, or durable could be produced by mixing unlike kinds or merging absolute forms, intellectuals at the end of the century asserted that mixture could produce superior languages, new species, flawless ideas, and resilient civil societies. Exquisite Mixture examines the writing of Robert Boyle, John Locke, Daniel Defoe, and others who challenged the primacy of the one over the many, the whole over the parts, and form over matter. Schmidgen traces the emergence of the valuation of mixture to the political and scientific revolutions of the seventeenth century. The recurrent threat of absolutism in this period helped foster alliances within a broad range of writers and fields of inquiry, from geo­graphy, embryology, and chemistry to political science and philosophy. By retrieving early modern arguments for the civilizing effects of mixture, Schmidgen invites us to rethink the stories we tell about the development of modern society. Not merely the fruit of postmodernism, the theorization and valuation of hybridity have their roots in centuries past.
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Exquisite Revenge

Author: Abby Green

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460346602

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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All's fair in love and revenge! Jesse Moriarty's whole life has been about one thing —making sure her father pays for the pain he caused their family. Her goal's in sight, but there's one man standing in her way: Luc Sanchis. Kidnapped and stranded on a Greek island, with only his intriguing—and stunning—captor, Luc must uncover her secrets if he's going to get off this island and back to business. There's only one way that's sure to work: seduction. Now, with the tables turned, who will come out on top? "Abby's heroes are fantastically hot. Sizzling and sensational."—Maureen, Maryland, USA
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