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Obsession - Lennard J. Davis Summary

We live in an age of obsession. Not only are we hopelessly devoted to our work, strangely addicted to our favorite television shows, and desperately impassioned about our cars, we admire obsession in others: we demand that lovers be infatuated with one another in films, we respond to the passion of single-minded musicians, we cheer on driven athletes. To be obsessive is to be American; to be obsessive is to be modern. But obsession is not only a phenomenon of modern existence: it is a medical category—both a pathology and a goal. Behind this paradox lies a fascinating history, which Lennard J. Davis tells in Obsession. Beginning with the roots of the disease in demonic possession and its secular successors, Davis traces the evolution of obsessive behavior from a social and religious fact of life into a medical and psychiatric problem. From obsessive aspects of professional specialization to obsessive compulsive disorder and nymphomania, no variety of obsession eludes Davis’s graceful analysis.

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OBSESSION - Debra Carroll,Mizuho Ayabe Summary

Emma’s very first story, Belial, has become a bestselling novel. And Sam, a handsome, sexy Hollywood movie star, wants to bring her story to the silver screen. Emma, who has led a reclusive life since she lost her husband, strongly opposes the offer, but she ends up caving in to Sam’s passionate pleas. She never dreams that she’ll end up living with him so they can work on the script together! And as they adapt her novel for the big screen, Emma finds herself changing, too.

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Obsession - William B. Faraday Summary

Late electrician & chemist of the Royal Institution, England. Obsession is the irregular of perverted action of the natural law, existing between spiritual and physical life.

Obsession and Culture

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Obsession and Culture - Andrew Brink Summary

Obsession and Culture proposes that male sexual obsessions are the driving force of culture and are most clearly seen in fiction. Examples could be multiplied many times, but the main objectives of this study are to show how the work of five male authors coheres within a framework of psychodynamic theory and to stimulate enquiry along these lines. Many twentieth-century novelists speak for a male psycho-class needing imaginative externalization of obsessive sexual fantasies of control of women. Attraction, avoidance, and guilt are powerful motivators for writers and readers alike, and the moral ambiguity of serial monogamy, as well as other forms of exploitative sexuality, prompt certain writers to construct symbolic expiation and repair in fiction. Psychobiography is combined with fantasy analysis to suggest the pervasiveness in modern fiction of the wish to conquer and to control women and to atone for the guilt.

An Obsession with Anne Frank

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An Obsession with Anne Frank - Lawrence Graver Summary

"Lawrence Graver's book is a precise and generous account of dreadful obsession, in which deep issues are reduced by paranoia into misery all around--and work for many lawyers. It's sad, true to my knowledge of Meyer Levin and others enmeshed in the history--infinitely sad."--Herbert Gold, author of Fathers "Beautifully and poignantly told, this story holds a mirror up to American Jewry's own coming to terms with the Holocaust. It is by turns captivating and heartbreaking, the story of both Levin's obsession and his search for Jewish and American identity after the Holocaust. In this literary history, Lawrence Graver also reanimates the diary itself, returning it to the time and place from which it was torn fifty years ago."--James Young, author of Writing and Re-writing the Holocaust and TheTexture of Memory "A gripping account, easy to read in one or two sittings, hard to put down. The balance between sympathy for Levin and criticism of his mounting obsession is exquisitely established and beautifully maintained, culminating in remarkable insight."--Morris Dickstein, author of Gates of Eden "Beyond Anne Frank is so beautiful and thoughtfully written that I really couldn't put it down. Diane Wolf's voice is human and humanistic, without glossing over any painful realities. She probes the subject from an impressive array of angles, considering a wide variety of types of experiences. This book is extraordinarily fine and I enthusiastically recommend it."--Lynn Davidman, author of Motherloss

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Obsession - Katherine Sutcliffe Summary

USA Today bestselling author Katherine Sutcliffe sweeps fans away to the passionate affair she began in Devotion, as one man's search for his lost love leads him to the heights of OBSESSION. Trey Hawthorne, the Duke of Salterdon, once had a reputation that would humble the Marquis de Sade. Then he found his heart's desire in gentle, innocent Maria Ashton, whose healing touch ignited a forbidden passion between the noble duke and the lowborn vicar's daughter. Defying his family, Hawthorne intended to wed Maria -- but she mysteriously vanished before he could take her as his bride. After tirelessly searching for her for months, Trey gave up hope and reverted to his former wicked ways. Now, chance has led Trey to his beloved at last -- but the devastating truth behind her disappearance might prove more than he can bear. As he fights to rescue his beautiful Maria from a life of torment, Trey wonders if in saving her, he will also finally save himself -- or if the fight will cost him everything....

Spiritual Reality Or Obsession

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Spiritual Reality Or Obsession - Watchman Nee Summary

Noted Chinese pastor/writer Watchman Nee presents his insights on the nature of spiritual reality in the interest of helping believers discriminate between mere appearance and the real.

My Obsession

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Prime Obsession

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Prime Obsession - John Derbyshire Summary

In August 1859 Bernhard Riemann, a little-known 32-year old mathematician, presented a paper to the Berlin Academy titled: "On the Number of Prime Numbers Less Than a Given Quantity." In the middle of that paper, Riemann made an incidental remark â€" a guess, a hypothesis. What he tossed out to the assembled mathematicians that day has proven to be almost cruelly compelling to countless scholars in the ensuing years. Today, after 150 years of careful research and exhaustive study, the question remains. Is the hypothesis true or false? Riemann's basic inquiry, the primary topic of his paper, concerned a straightforward but nevertheless important matter of arithmetic â€" defining a precise formula to track and identify the occurrence of prime numbers. But it is that incidental remark â€" the Riemann Hypothesis â€" that is the truly astonishing legacy of his 1859 paper. Because Riemann was able to see beyond the pattern of the primes to discern traces of something mysterious and mathematically elegant shrouded in the shadows â€" subtle variations in the distribution of those prime numbers. Brilliant for its clarity, astounding for its potential consequences, the Hypothesis took on enormous importance in mathematics. Indeed, the successful solution to this puzzle would herald a revolution in prime number theory. Proving or disproving it became the greatest challenge of the age. It has become clear that the Riemann Hypothesis, whose resolution seems to hang tantalizingly just beyond our grasp, holds the key to a variety of scientific and mathematical investigations. The making and breaking of modern codes, which depend on the properties of the prime numbers, have roots in the Hypothesis. In a series of extraordinary developments during the 1970s, it emerged that even the physics of the atomic nucleus is connected in ways not yet fully understood to this strange conundrum. Hunting down the solution to the Riemann Hypothesis has become an obsession for many â€" the veritable "great white whale" of mathematical research. Yet despite determined efforts by generations of mathematicians, the Riemann Hypothesis defies resolution. Alternating passages of extraordinarily lucid mathematical exposition with chapters of elegantly composed biography and history, Prime Obsession is a fascinating and fluent account of an epic mathematical mystery that continues to challenge and excite the world. Posited a century and a half ago, the Riemann Hypothesis is an intellectual feast for the cognoscenti and the curious alike. Not just a story of numbers and calculations, Prime Obsession is the engrossing tale of a relentless hunt for an elusive proof â€" and those who have been consumed by it.

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Obsession - Elizabeth Boyle Summary

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Upward Obsession

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Upward Obsession - Ed Meshler Summary

Does Christianity confuse and frustrate you? Do you long for insight and clarity concerning an authentic walk with God? There is hope! Quit settling for mediocrity (or hypocrisy) and begin living in the crescendo, the increase, the upsurge of true Christianity! In the pages of this book, you will find that out there somewhere between Christ wanting us to have real life (John 10:10) and His sincere desire that we obey Him (Luke 6:46) are the principles of PRY, waiting to be discovered, grasped, and activated. They promise to transform your heart. The Bible shows us the way we just need to take God at His Word! Psalm 34:8 (NKJV) sings out, Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Gaining his formal and spiritual education first from Liberty University and later from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Ed Meshler is a native North Carolinian, Robinshusband, Sam and Ginger's dad, a pastor, a Bible teacher, a writer, a reader, and a bit of a ragamuffin. Ed first formulated and began teaching these PRY principles in 1991. Family, friends, books, music, art, sports, church, youth camps, and the love of Trinity God fill the rest of his time. Well, all that and an ever-handy bottle of cold and refreshing sparkling water. www.edmeshler.com

Sweet Obsession

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Sweet Obsession - Theodora Koulouris Summary

It has been written that their souls will unite and travel across time and space throughout the universe for all eternity and that their love shall have no end. They will survive many lifetimes until they fulfill their destiny. Only then can they finally bring a balance to their hearts desire. Only then can their souls satisfy their thirst to unite and become one In 1877, Prince Nidal is the crown prince of Arabia, born to a life of privilege and bound by ancient laws. With his thick black hair, mesmerizing blue eyes, and a warriors body, he is perfectionand the dream of every woman in the land. Powerfully arrogant and fiercely sensual, Prince Nidal has the whole world at his feetuntil the night a dream turns his perfect world upside down. There he sees the perfect woman, his true soul mate. He falls fiercely in love with her and dedicates his life to searching all of heaven and earth to find her. Far away, the young maiden Loula lives a happy life working in a bakery in a small town in the Americas. Her simple life is filled with simple dreams, and her wish to become a bride is soon to come true. It takes years, but when Nidal finds his Loula, she becomes his sweet obsessionand nothing will stop him from possessing her. He kidnaps her on her wedding day and whisks her back to his kingdom. Theirs is a world of love and passion and a scandal so strong it rocks two nations.

C Flute Obsession

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C Flute Obsession - Damaja Le Summary

Damaja Le was born October 1, 1946 in the mid-west city of Toledo, Ohio about fifty miles from Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from high school in 1964, he joined the United States Marine Corps. While serving a tour in the Republic of Viet-nam, Southeast Asia, Damaja was wounded on four separate occasions and awarded four Purple Heart Medals for his action in the field of combat. After the service, Damaja moved to the east coast taking up residence in Manhattan, New York. From there he moved across the river to Newark, New Jersey and attended Essex County College and Rutgers University majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. In the 1970s, Damaja began attending the Columbia School of Broadcasting and San Diego City College, majoring in Telecommunications with an emphasis on radio and TV. He became Co-Founder and Creator of several popular radio shows such as Reggae Fever, XHRM 92.5 FM, Reggae Makossa , XTRA 91X FM, Invader Cruises, and Reggae On The Bay, to name a few. Damaja Le was also co-founder of a young adult concert showcase, The WorldBeat Center, as well as the host of several TV shows. A veteran of Jazz Radio, KSDS 88.3 FM, Damaja hosted the popular World Beat Rhythms specialty program for more than 12 years. In 1997 he was chosen to narrate and perform in the nationally acclaimed four part educational series I-On-Jazz. In 1998 he received the prestigious Bob Marley Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1999, he began working with Blue Sky Production as well as landing a job with Singapore Airlines as a broadcaster doing specialty shows for in flight listening. In 2000 Damaja found a position working for Sirius Satellite Radio programming its 24-hour commercial-free channel.

Magnificent Obsession

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Magnificent Obsession - Lloyd C. Douglas Summary

A shattering personal tragedy forces a spoiled and wealthy young man to reevaluate his life and to use his discovery to embark on a course of anonymous philanthropy, in a new edition of the classic novel of redemption. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Obsession

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The Obsession - Jacquelynn Luben Summary

A young man enters a luxury flat from the window - with one objective - to steal what he can from the unknown occupant. But Andrew is not a conventional small-time criminal, and as he prepares to leave, he sees something that makes him pause; he is drawn to a beautiful piano. Andrew cannot resist sitting down to play the instrument, and another life - the one he has abandoned - comes back to him. A short story from our Nibs literary line.

Obsession

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Obsession - N.A Summary

A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint... He's to die for... Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn't chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he's saddled with something he's never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy. Serena Cross didn't believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something...unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend's murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret. Hunter stirs Serena's temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he's doing the unthinkable breaking the rules he's lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena's life...or is it Hunter?

Angel of Obsession (c)

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Angel of Obsession (c) - Julie Suk Summary

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A DEADLY OBSESSION

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A DEADLY OBSESSION - Brian Richardson & Matthew Richardson Summary

Brian McReynolds has finally graduated at the top of his class from the police academy as a detective. He lands a job with the New York Police Department in the Homicide division. Both good and bad come his way when he falls in love with a beautiful waitress at the local diner, but his best friend becomes involved in drugs. Now Brian must try to help his friend before it's too late.

Psychotherapy and the Obsessed Patient

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Psychotherapy and the Obsessed Patient - E. Mark Stern Summary

Contributors offer an enlightening array of approaches to the obsessed personality. A wealth of theoretical insights and suggestions for therapy with obsessed patients--those suffering from bulimia, monomania, love obsessions, and more.

The Healthy Obsession Program

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The Healthy Obsession Program - Daniel S. Kirschenbaum Summary

Seeking to dispel the myths surrounding low-carb diets, this instructional guide reveals the flaws in logic behind such eating methods while helping weight watchers develop a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. With both short- and long-term research indicating that consuming excess fat and protein increases the chance of heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and liver and kidney diseases, this book provides readers with an alternative weight-loss program that has a proven track record. Based on the principles of monitoring all foods eaten, watching the fat content of each meal, and exercising—no less than 10,000 steps a day—this guide allows readers to understand that the biological forces they are up against in their desire to lose weight are not necessarily their destiny.

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