Obsession: A History

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‘Obsession: A History' by Lennard J. Davis

It forced me to consider what it is about writing that might precipitate this mental unravelling. Could the fact that authors live and work inside our heads also mean our obsessions fester and become all-consuming? But what I was experiencing was not a case of mutual loathing or sparky verbal sparring.

It was a quiet, seething, private, irrational resentment. Some rivalries, like mine, come down to timing. Lodge was so scarred by the experience that he wrote an entire book about it.

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Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. We're told that without the intensity provided by an obsession things are only done by halves. Bernstein correlates notable events from the past with mans unrelenting rev- erence and insatiable desire for gold. Sign Out. The Book of Traps and Lessons reveals Kate Tempest's disdain with contemporary society while also envisioning a future where it all can be changed. Why such an explosio Interesting premise, boring execution. Books on Amazon.

In classical stories of rivalry, revenge is enacted violently, often ending with a morally justified death. Did I harbour violent thoughts about my rival?

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Ronald H. The land of pyramids and sphinxes, pharaohs and goddesses, Egypt has been a source of awe and fascination from the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century. In Egyptomania , Ronald H. Fritze takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the past, a place inhabited by strange gods, powerful magic, spell-binding hieroglyphs, and the uncanny, mummified remains of ancient people.

Obsession: A History

Walking among monumental obelisks and through the dark corridors of long-sealed tombs, he reveals a long-standing fascination with an Egypt of incredible wonder and mystery. As Fritze shows, Egypt has exerted a powerful force on our imagination.

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Medieval Christians considered it a holy land with many connections to biblical lore, while medieval Muslims were intrigued by its towering monuments, esoteric sciences, and hidden treasures. People of the Renaissance sought Hermes Trismegistus as the ancient originator of astrology, alchemy, and magic, and those of the Baroque pondered the ciphers of the hieroglyphs. Even the ever-practical Napoleon was enchanted by it, setting out in a costly campaign to walk in the footsteps of Alexander the Great through its valleys, by then considered the cradle of Western civilization.