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Beautiful Ruins Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 02 April 2013
  • ISBN : 9780241963005
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

Beautiful Ruins Book Summary/Review:

The No. 1 New York Times Bestseller Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a gorgeous, glamorous novel set in 1960s Italy and a modern Hollywood studio. The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an American starlet, he soon learns, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away in Hollywood, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot searching for the woman he last saw at his hotel fifty years before. Gloriously inventive, funny, tender and constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a novel full of fabulous and yet very flawed people, all of them striving towards another sort of life, a future that is both delightful and yet, tantalizingly, seems just out of reach. 'Magic...A monument to crazy love with a deeply romantic heart' New York Times 'A novel shot in sparkly Technicolor' Booklist 'Hilarious and compelling' Esquire

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Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins
  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • ISBN : 9780241963005
GET THIS BOOKBeautiful Ruins

The No. 1 New York Times Bestseller Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a gorgeous, glamorous novel set in 1960s Italy and a modern Hollywood studio. The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an American starlet, he soon learns, and she

Beautiful Ruin (New & Expanded Edition)

Beautiful Ruin (New & Expanded Edition)
  • Author : Alison Foster
  • Publisher : Alison Foster Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-18
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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Grace Kendall knows what it’s like to have life knock you on your butt. She’s been through hell and made it back. She’s fine with trusting no one and expecting nothing until a night wind blows something quite unexpected onto her doorstep in the rain. The scruffy, yet gorgeous enigma known as Nathan Henley steps inside her apartment and brings with him all those feelings Grace has tried so hard to tuck safely away. Beneath his bruised

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  • Author : Piper Lawson
  • Publisher : Piper Lawson Steamy Romance Books
  • Release Date : 2021-08-11
  • ISBN : 9781777526405
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Enjoy this steamy British billionaire romance novel from USA Today bestselling author Piper Lawson! She gave me the one thing I couldn’t take. Her heart. When the villains of our past threaten to destroy my pledge to Reagan, we have one narrow chance at saving our future. All the money and power in the world mean nothing without the woman I love. So I will fight to my last breath for her. For us. To glorious victory... Or beautiful

Saving Grace: A Beautiful Ruin Sequel

Saving Grace: A Beautiful Ruin Sequel
  • Author : Alison Foster
  • Publisher : Alison Foster Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-02
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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They call it a moment of truth. We all have them. Nathan and I are no different. Those are the moments when things can go two ways, toward a better life or toward destruction. Nathan was my everything--until this morning when a white lie entered our circle of trust which led quickly to a second lie and then, of course, in our life, a gun is always soon to follow. They don't cover guns or deceit in any of my

Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins
  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12
  • ISBN : 9780062098085
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The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later. “Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece.” —Richard Russo “A ridiculously talented writer.” —New York Times

The Aesthetics of Ruins

The Aesthetics of Ruins
  • Author : Robert Ginsberg
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-08-04
  • ISBN : 9789004495937
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This book constructs a theory of ruins that celebrates their vitality and unity in aesthetic experience. Its argument draws upon over 100 illustrations prepared in 40 countries. Ruins flourish as matter, form, function, incongruity, site, and symbol. Ruin underlies cultural values in cinema, literature and philosophy. Finally, ruin guides meditations upon our mortality and endangered world.

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  • Author : Robert R. Desjarlais
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-16
  • ISBN : 9780812206432
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Desjarlais shows us not anonymous faces of the homeless but real people. While it is estimated that 25 percent or more of America's homeless are mentally ill, their lives are largely unknown to us. What must life be like for those who, in addition to living on the street, hear voices, suffer paranoid delusions, or have trouble thinking clearly or talking to others. Shelter Blues is an innovative portrait of people residing in Boston's Station Street Shelter. It examines the everyday

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  • Author : Peter Brooks
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • ISBN : 9780465096077
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From a distinguished literary historian, a look at Gustave Flaubert and his correspondence with George Sand during France's "terrible year" -- summer 1870 through spring 1871 From the summer of 1870 through the spring of 1871, France suffered a humiliating defeat in its war against Prussia and witnessed bloody class warfare that culminated in the crushing of the Paris Commune. In Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris, Peter Brooks examines why Flaubert thought his recently published novel, Sentimental Education, was prophetic of the upheavals

Untimely Ruins

Untimely Ruins
  • Author : Nick Yablon
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-15
  • ISBN : 9780226946658
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American ruins have become increasingly prominent, whether in discussions of “urban blight” and home foreclosures, in commemorations of 9/11, or in postapocalyptic movies. In this highly original book, Nick Yablon argues that the association between American cities and ruins dates back to a much earlier period in the nation’s history. Recovering numerous scenes of urban desolation—from failed banks, abandoned towns, and dilapidated tenements to the crumbling skyscrapers and bridges envisioned in science fiction and cartoons—Untimely Ruins challenges the

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How Ruins Acquire Aesthetic Value
  • Author : Tanya Whitehouse
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • ISBN : 9783030030650
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This book provides the first recent philosophical account of how ruins acquire aesthetic value. It draws on a variety of sources to explore modern ruins, the ruin tradition, and the phenomenon of “ruin porn.” It features an unusual and original combination of philosophical analysis, the author’s photography, and reviews of both new and historically influential case studies, including Richard Haag’s Gas Works Park, the ruins of Detroit, and remnants of the steel industry of Pennsylvania. Tanya Whitehouse shows

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  • Author : Theresa Welsh
  • Publisher : The Seeker Books
  • Release Date : 2022-12-02
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
GET THIS BOOKDetroit's Spectacular Ruin: The Packard Plant

Thousands of skilled workers once designed and built luxurious cars at a 40-acre site on Detroit's near East Side. The Packard Motor Car Company, founded in 1899, closed the plant in 1956. The buildings -- factories, administration, service buildings -- survived for decades as rental space, but ultimately became Detroit's (and possibly the world's) largest and most notorious industrial urban ruin. A favorite of graffiti artists, photographers, urban explorers and people wanting to be photographed there, the Packard plant echoes the great

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  • Author : Lynne Tapper
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781780885339
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It Is What It Is…Someone once said, ‘All the world’s a stage’, and never was a truer word spoken than in the squiffy Kingdom of It Is What It Is, where happily-ever-after has become nothing more than a fictional tale. Looking for love in all the wrong places, the fairy tale has turned into a nightmare for a charmless prince, named Rescue Me, who seeks ‘happily-ever-after’ within his crummy cracker addiction. As he battles his crummy cravings the

The Poet and the Dream Girl

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  • Author : Carl Sandburg,Lilian Steichen
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : 0252068491
GET THIS BOOKThe Poet and the Dream Girl

"These letters reveal the thoughts of two fine, strong minds drawn to each other first by their interest in socialism, then by their love of poetry and a similarity of ethics and ideals. My mother recognized this in his early prose and poetry. They learned so much about each other from these letters, yet it seems extraordinary that there was so little personal contact."-- From the introduction by Margaret Sandburg

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  • Author : Anne Eriksen
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2014-05-30
  • ISBN : 9781782382997
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Eighteenth-century gentleman scholars collected antiquities. Nineteenth-century nation states built museums to preserve their historical monuments. In the present world, heritage is a global concern as well as an issue of identity politics. What does it mean when runic stones or medieval churches are transformed from antiquities to monuments to heritage sites? This book argues that the transformations concern more than words alone: They reflect fundamental changes in the way we experience the past, and the way historical objects are assigned

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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781136089015
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The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder-it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film. In The Photographer's Mind, the follow-up to the international best-seller, The Photographer's Eye, photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph. The nature of photography demands that the viewer constantly be intrigued and surprised