Download Free The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins PDF by Irvine Welsh Full Book and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2016-01-12 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind. Within hours, Lucy becomes a hero. The solitary eye-witness, the depressed and overweight Lena Sorenson, thrilled by Lucy's heroism and decisiveness, becomes obsessed with the trainer and enrolls as a client at her Bodysculpt gym. It quickly becomes clear that Lena is more interested in Lucy's body than her own, and a budding fatal attraction takes hold. However, it's when Lucy imprisons Lena, and can't stop thinking about the sex lives of Siamese twins, that the real problems start. In Lucy and Lena, Irvine Welsh has created two of his most memorable female protagonists, and one of the most bizarre, sadomasochistic folie à deux in contemporary fiction. The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins taps into two great obsessions of our time--how we look and where we live--and tells a story so subversive and dark it blacks out the Florida sun.
Download Free The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins PDF by Irvine Welsh Full Book and published by Doubleday Books. This book was released on 2015 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After accidentally setting free two serial pedophiles, Lucy Brenna, a once heroic Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, is transformed into a villain who cannot stop thinking about the sex lives of Siamese twins, and imprisons her client, Lena, who is obsessed with her. By the author of Trainspotting.
Download Free One of Us PDF by Alice Domurat Dreger Full Book and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2005-10-31 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of Us views conjoined twinning and other "abnormalities" from the point of view of people living with such anatomies, and considers these issues within the larger historical context of anatomical politics. This deeply thought-provoking and compassionate work exposes the extent of the social frame upon which we construct the "normal."
Download Free Born Together PDF by Michael L Cox Full Book and published by Book Guild Publishing. This book was released on 2020-06-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born Together explores the fascinating and rare phenomenon of conjoined twins in both humans and animals. Have you ever wondered if conjoined twins could be diagnosed before birth, or just how, in fact, they are born? Do you know where you can visit conjoined animals in the UK? There are also the complex ethical issues involved in treating and caring for conjoined twins and this poses the question of whether it would be justified to sacrifice the life of one to save the other? Born Together reviews many questions like these with examples from history. With accessible language and illustrations, this book is ideally written for those interested in popular science and psychology.
Download Free Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History PDF by Yunte Huang Full Book and published by Liveright Publishing. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist (Biography) New York Times Critics’ Best of the Year One of NPR's Great Reads of 2018 A Newsweek Best Nonfiction Book of the Year With wry humor, Shakespearean profundity, and trenchant insight, Yunte Huang brings to life the story of America’s most famous nineteenth-century Siamese twins. Nearly a decade after his triumphant Charlie Chan biography, Yunte Huang returns with this long-awaited portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker (1811–1874), twins conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, who were “discovered” in Siam by a British merchant in 1824. Bringing an Asian American perspective to this almost implausible story, Huang depicts the twins, arriving in Boston in 1829, first as museum exhibits but later as financially savvy showmen who gained their freedom and traveled the backroads of rural America to bring “entertainment” to the Jacksonian mobs. Their rise from subhuman, freak-show celebrities to rich southern gentry; their marriage to two white sisters, resulting in twenty-one children; and their owning of slaves, is here not just another sensational biography but a Hawthorne-like excavation of America’s historical penchant for finding feast in the abnormal, for tyrannizing the “other”—a tradition that, as Huang reveals, becomes inseparable from American history itself.
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Download Free Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840–1910 PDF by Jill A Sullivan Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-07-28 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education and leisure patterns. The essays in this collection look at exhibitions and their influence in terms of location, technology and ideology.
Download Free Spectacle of Deformity PDF by Nadja Durbach Full Book and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's "prevailing taste for deformity." This vividly detailed work argues that far from being purely exploitative, displays of anomalous bodies served a deeper social purpose as they generated popular and scientific debates over the meanings attached to bodily difference. Nadja Durbach examines freaks both well-known and obscure including the Elephant Man; "Lalloo, the Double-Bodied Hindoo Boy," a set of conjoined twins advertised as half male, half female; Krao, a seven-year-old hairy Laotian girl who was marketed as Darwin's "missing link"; the "Last of the Mysterious Aztecs" and African "Cannibal Kings," who were often merely Irishmen in blackface. Upending our tendency to read late twentieth-century conceptions of disability onto the bodies of freak show performers, Durbach shows that these spectacles helped to articulate the cultural meanings invested in otherness--and thus clarified what it meant to be British—at a key moment in the making of modern and imperial ideologies and identities.
Download Free Freakery PDF by Rosemarie Garland Thomson Full Book and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1996-10 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A groundbreaking anthology that probes the disposition towards the visually different Giants. Midgets. Tribal non-Westerners. The very fat. The very thin. Hermaphrodites. Conjoined twins. The disabled. The very hirsute. In American history, all have shared the platform equally, as freaks, human oddities, their only commonality their assigned role of anomalous other to the gathered throngs. For the price of a ticket, freak shows offered spectators an icon of bodily otherness whose difference from them secured their own membership in a common American identity--by comparison ordinary, tractable, normal. Rosemarie Thomson's groundbreaking anthology probes America's disposition toward the visually different. The book's essays fall into four main categories: historical explorations of American freak shows in the era of P.T. Barnum; the articulation of the freak in literary and textual discourses; contemporary relocations of freak shows; and theoretical analyses of freak culture. Essays address such diverse topics as American colonialism and public presentations of natives; laughing gas demonstrations in the 1840's; Shirley Temple and Tom Thumb; Todd Browning's landmark movie Freaks; bodybuilders as postmodern freaks; freaks in Star Trek; Michael Jackson's identification with the Elephant Man; and the modern talk show as a reconfiguration of the freak show. In her introduction, Thomson traces the freak show from antiquity to the modern period and explores the constitutive, political, and textual properties of such exhibits. Freakery is a fresh, insightful exploration of a heretofore neglected aspect of American mass culture.
Download Free With Amusement for All PDF by LeRoy Ashby Full Book and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2006-05-12 with total page 713 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With Amusement for All contextualizes what Americans have done for fun since 1830, showing the reciprocal nature of the relationships among social, political, economic, and cultural forces and the ways in which the entertainment world has reflected, changed, or reinforced the values of American society.
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Download Free Love, Loosha PDF by Lucia Berlin Full Book and published by University of New Mexico Press. This book was released on 2022-11-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the time of her death in 2004, Lucia Berlin was known as a brilliant writer of short stories, beloved by other writers but never achieving wide readership or acclaim. That changed in 2015 with the publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women, a collection of some of her best work. Almost overnight, Lucia Berlin became an international bestseller. Love, Loosha is the extraordinary collection of letters between Lucia Berlin and her dear friend, the poet and Broadway lyricist Kenward Elmslie. Written between 1994 and 2004, their correspondence reveals the lives, work, and literary obsessions of two great American writers. Berlin and Elmslie discuss publishing and social trends, political correctness, and offending others and being offended. They gossip. They dish. They entertain. Love, Loosha is an intimate conversation between two friends—one in which we are invited to participate, and one that will give fans of Lucia Berlin and Kenward Elmslie much pleasure and fresh insight into their lives and work.
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Download Free The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System PDF by Mopustafa Gadalla Full Book and published by Moustafa Gadalla. This book was released on 2016-12-02 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the cosmic roots of Egyptian musical, vocal, and dancing rhythmic forms. Learn the fundamentals (theory and practice) of music in the typical Egyptian way: simple, coherent, and comprehensive. Review a detailed description of the major Egyptian musical instruments, playing techniques, functions, etc. Discover the Egyptian rhythmic practices in all aspects of their lives. This book will make your heart sing. This Expanded Version of the book: The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System is divided into seven parts containing a total of 22 chapters. Part I: Prelude consists of one chapter: Chapter 1: The Egyptian Musical System will cover a quick background overview of the Egyptian musical system as evident in its archaeological findings. Part II: The Harmony of The Spheres consists of four chapters—2 through 5: Chapter 2: The Archetypal Cosmic Musical System will cover the basis and role of the harmony of the spheres in adopting the diatonic musical scale as the archetypal musical system. Chapter 3: Music All the Time (24 hours, 7 days) will cover and explain the correlations between the hours of the days of the week and their corresponding musical notes. Chapter 4: Energizing the Diatonic Week will cover the natural musical scale, its two energy Centers,and the Egyptian Dorian D-scale. Chapter 5: The Harmonic Three Components will cover the primary basics of the Egyptian harmonic canon, the three primary quantal vowels/sounds, and the triadic musical/linguistic core. 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Chapter 9: Modes and Musical Structural Forms will cover the musical ethos—moods and modes and the overall basic design characteristics of modes. Chapter 10: The Musical Lyrics will cover the Egyptian vocal musical themes; and the major parts of human's generating (vocal) sounds and its equivalent in the musical instruments. Chapter 11: The Seamless Language of/and Music will cover the intimate relationship between the Egyptian alphabetical language and the musical system; significance of musicality in Ancient Egyptian literature; utilization of letters as musical notes; the modulation of individual sound values; and the intimate relationships between music pulsation and the rhythmic flow of syllables stream. Chapter 12: The Musical Performance will cover the significance and roles of the fingers and their knuckles in producing and directing musical performances; as well as the varied methods for maintaining the rhythmic timing/tempo—including the use of syllables. 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