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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 - Sara L.J. Summary

17-year-old Stella Blue finds herself in trouble when her home city gets caught up in a mysterious series of deaths. From suicides to homicides, one after one, each death seems to be somehow connected to her- from coworkers to old childhood crushes. She and her curious friends start an investigation, dying to find out the truth behind these deaths. Unknownst to Stella and her friends, there's a one of a kind ability sleeping within Stella- she can communicate with the dead in her dreams. To help her uncover the mystery, Stella has to try to help her dead friends remember why they died and by whose hand, while juggling her relationships with two guys...

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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.

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Obsession - Treasure Hernandez Summary

Tiffany is trapped in a life she never wanted for herself. The man she fell in love with turned out to be a lazy, good-for-nothing womanizer. Night after night Tiffany comes home to Blake's physical, mental, and verbal abuse. She's tried leaving in the past, but somehow he always finds her. Each time, she comes back and convinces herself things will get better. Then one day Blake beats her for the last time. Tiffany decides death is the only way out—and she's not the one being buried. Her life takes a drastic turn as she attempts to live the life she's always wanted. Lucky and Quick are childhood friends trying to make a name for themselves. They have been working corners, proving their loyalty to the streets and waiting for their big break. When they finally get the chance to prove themselves, they quickly climb up the ladder and find themselves working for the top dogs. Everything happens so fast that they end up on opposite sides of the fence and become enemies. Quick and Tiffany meet under unfortunate circumstances, but they instantly connect and fall in love. Tiffany is pulled into Quick's street world full of lies and revenge. Lucky and Quick are constantly going against each other, and the friendship seems to be lost forever. When the opportunity comes along for both of them to be on the top spot, will they be able to rekindle the friendship?

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 - Jackie Calhoun Summary

Lindsey Stuart Brown's life is turned upside down when Sarah Gilbert comes into the family nursery in search of perennials. Lindsey thought she was content and comfortable with her husband, Gregg, and her grown children, Natalie and Matt. But when Sarah loans her a copy of Desert Hearts, Lindsey is intrigued by the intimacy between the women and realizes she has always felt just a little bit different.With support from her gay brother, Hugh, Lindsey begins to struggle with her new feelings and soon finds herself faced with making some tough decisions about her future.

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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....

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Obsession - John Douglas Summary

OBSESSION examines the many violent interpersonal crimes committed against women and the elderly, providing extraordinary insight into what motivates the perpetrators who commit them. With profiles of many well-known cases and criminals, as well as an invalubale chapter on how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from violence, John Douglas has written a groundbreaking book.

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Obsession - Carolyn Beard Whitlow,Marilyn Krysl Summary

The sestina (of medieval French origin) is a complex poetic form of 39 lines (six sestets and a three-line "envoy") in which the six end-words (teleutons) of the lines of the first sestet stanza are repeated in a specific order as teleutons in the five succeeding sestets. In the envoy, the six teleutons are again picked up, one of them being buried in, and one finishing, each line. Because of the complexity of the form, the sestina fell out of favor with poets for several decades. However, a twenty-first century revival of the form is underway. This is the first anthology of sestinas that showcases both traditional and innovative examples of the form by modern and contemporary poets, award winners, and emerging writers alike. Organized by such themes as Americana; Art; Love and Sex; and Memory, Contemplation, Retrospection, and Death, the collection also includes sestinas with irregular teleutons and unconventional sestinas. An evocative introduction by Marilyn Krysl acquaints readers with the form. The volume concludes with useful indexes of first lines and teleutons, increasing access to the poems beyond the poets' names.

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Obsession - Khali Raymond,savage writer Summary

Sean Willowbrook works and resides in the heart of New York City with a high-paying job at a local business firm. His personality captures the attention of a new hire from Brazil named Zaria Da Silva, who recently emigrated to the United States. Zaria wastes no time telling Sean how she feels about him. After a night of hanging out and having drinks together, Sean becomes skeptical of Zaria's behavior which leads him to a disgusting truth that will impact his life forever.

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Obsession - Julia Lawrinson Summary

Charlie is fifteen. She's just moved to a new school and nothing is going right. She's hanging around with a girl she can't stand, her mother is a grief-stricken, wine-sodden mess, and she has no one to talk to except the pages of her diary. Everything seems hopeless. And then she meets Kate. Kate is sixteen, she's a singer, and she's wonderful. She's everything Charlie isn't, and she makes Charlie's life seem bearable. But when Kate announces she's leaving, Charlie is desperate. Desperate enough to do anything - anything - to get Kate to stay.

The Obsession

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The Obsession - Nikki Sloane Summary

The Hale family is obsessed with status, power, and control. No problem is too big their money can’t solve. Royce Hale manipulated me into giving him everything. My virginity. My hand in marriage. My heart. And as soon as he got what he wanted, he callously sold me off for a cool ten million. In the boardroom and the twisted game his family plays, he says the only rule is to win at all costs. Yesterday I learned a painful lesson not to trust the prince of Cape Hill. Today I’ll destroy his carefully laid plans and show him just how badly he’s already lost. All the money in the world won’t be able to stop me. The Obsession is the second book of the Filthy Rich Americans trilogy and should be read following The Initiation.

My Obsession

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My Obsession - N.A Summary

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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.

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.

Dangerous Obsession

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Dangerous Obsession - Sloan Christopher Summary

Forensic psychologist Jess Mitchell has returned to her hometown as a favor to her father, the Chief of Police, to assist local authorities in the investigation of a series of seemingly unrelated murders. She is partnered with the lead detective, Staff-Sergeant Kevin Slater, a sexy cop who is the very image of the man from a recent dream. Their close working relationship develops into a steamy love affair which takes a perilous turn when the killer becomes obsessed with Jess after an overlooked clue leads her into his world...the kinky underworld of bondage, domination, and sadomasochism. Jess and Kevin must then go undercover and assume "the lifestyle" as they race against the clock to find the link between the crimes and unearth a dangerous criminal before he strikes again. Will they become victims of a vicious killer, or will they become ensnared by a fascinating new world that goes completely against their vows to protect and to serve?

Deadly Obsession

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Deadly Obsession - Jaycee Clark Summary

“Deadly Obsession . . . is an absolute must-read! Jaycee Clark has delivered a masterpiece!” —Fallen Angel Reviews Safe . . . for now For almost nine years Christian Bills has been hiding, but in that time she’s created a new life for herself with the help of the wealthy and powerful Kinncaid family. Now, dark secrets and an unforgettable nightmare from her past threaten to rip her safe world apart. Devoted . . . but kept in the dark Brayden Kinncaid has known Christian for years and only recently discovered his feelings for her go beyond friendship. But the changes in the once strong-willed woman are startling. Her haunted gray eyes and darting looks lead him to believe something is drastically wrong. No matter how hard he pushes her, she won’t confide in him. Brayden vows to discover what she is hiding—before it is too late. She’s his angel . . . his love . . . his obsession . . . Demented and sadistic, he’d once possessed her. And though she’s been gone nine long years, he knew she wasn’t dead, and now he’s finally found her. He knows everything about her. Everything she does. Where she works, where she lives. And he’s come back into her life to reclaim what’s his. "DEADLY OBSESSION is the third story about the Kinncaid family and is a heart-wrenching tale. A well-written, in-depth romantic suspense, Jaycee Clark's DEADLY OBSESSION is one of those stories that will linger in your mind and heart long after the story is over.” —Sinclair Reid, Romance Reviews Today 2004 Best Small Press Romance Award Winner 4.5 Stars "This is an exceptionally well-written novel. It's Clark's third book about the lives of the compelling Kinncaid brothers, but it easily stands alone. The main characters are subtle and complex from page one, especially the particularly strong, emotionally full-ranged heroine. The dialogue is outstanding, and the pacing both realistic and highly suspenseful." —Marilyn Weigel, Romantic Times

Arctic obsession

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Arctic obsession - Alexis S. Troubetzkoy Summary

From early medieval times to the twenty-first century, what has been the beguiling attraction of the North? This book dwells on contemporary issues besetting the most fragile part of our globe - global warming and environmental, ecological and geo-political concerns. It also provides an overview of the Arctic region, from Canada to the North Sea.

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