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Obsession by Lennard J. Davis Book Resume:

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 by William B. Faraday Book Resume:

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.

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Obsession by John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker Book Resume:

In Obsession, John Douglas once again takes us fascinatingly behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on predatory crimes, primarily against women. With a deep sense of compassion for the victims and an uncanny understanding of the perpetrators, Douglas looks at the obsessions that lead to rape, stalking, and sexual murder through such cases as Ronnie Shelton, the serial rapist who terrorized Cleveland; and New York's notorious "Preppie Murder." But Douglas also looks at obsession on the other side of the moral spectrum: his own career-long obsession with hunting these predators. Douglas shows us how we can all fight back and protect ourselves, our families, and loved ones against the scourge of the violent predators in our midst. The first step is insight and understanding, and no one is better qualified to penetrate Obsession than John Douglas.

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OBSESSION by Debra Carroll,Mizuho Ayabe Book Resume:

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 by Carolyn Beard Whitlow,Marilyn Krysl Book Resume:

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 by Paige Bennett Book Resume:

It is New Orleans, 1850. Blanche Paradis, a free woman of color, has carved out a good life, including a job she enjoys, and a man she loves, gambler Bart Donovan. One small blemish mars her happiness: the obsessive interest of a mysterious aristocrat, Lucien St.Clair. In a moment of weakness, Blanche falls into Lucien’s bed, sealing her fate and that of her lover. For Lucien is much more than he seems, and his lust for the beautiful Blanche knows no bounds.

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Obsession by Jackie Calhoun Book Resume:

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 by Treasure Hernandez Book Resume:

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?

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Obsession by Khali Raymond,savage writer Book Resume:

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 by Jonathan Kellerman Book Resume:

Just before she died, Patty Bigelow confessed to having killed a man. Now her niece Tanya is obsessed with finding out the truth about her aunt’s crime – and she needs Alex Delaware’s help . . .

Obsession and Culture

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Obsession and Culture by Andrew Brink Book Resume:

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 by Lawrence Graver Book Resume:

"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 by Julia Lawrinson Book Resume:

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.

Obsession: Unfinished Business

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Obsession: Unfinished Business by Khali Raymond Book Resume:

After the events of Obsession, Sean is enjoying his life. He's now the CEO of a company that he once worked for. In addition to running a profitable company, Sean also has a lovely wife and daughter whom he reserves his heart for. Just when you thought Sean's life were full of rainbows, that will soon change. In Obsession: Unfinished Business, Sean's baby's mother, Zaria Da Silva, is now a free woman. After having a traumatizing experience in prison, she looks to finish some business with Sean. Is he in danger? Will Sean manage to escape Zaria's wrath? What effects could Zaria's actions have on the world that surrounds her? Can Sean be able to deal with the incoming friction?

On Obsession

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On Obsession by Malcolm Knox Book Resume:

Malcolm Knox contemplates love, Proust, soulmates in fiction, palindromic numbers and bloodlines, among other fixations, and wonders if the obsessive quest marks a retreat from life a

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Obsession by Penelope Neri Book Resume:

As a serial killer preys on the women of London's West End in 1888, Caitlin, while trying to deny her growing attraction to her new employer, sets out to find the truth surrounding the mysterious disappearance of her cousin, who left behind only a journal and a dark secret. Original.

Psychotherapy and the Obsessed Patient

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Psychotherapy and the Obsessed Patient by E. Mark Stern Book Resume:

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 Object of Her Obsession

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The Object of Her Obsession by Saul Tanpepper Book Resume:

Can love transcend death? There's something about Felipe-Janssen knives, the fancy ones you used to be able to get at Milano's on Tenth Street in downtown Grand Forks. My Uncle Phil got us a set of them for Christmas a half dozen years back, the ones with the guaranteed Eversharp™ blades that come in one of those fancy velvet-lined boxes. Most of them are gone now. Misplaced or thrown away. All except the filleter. I was always so careful to keep that one hidden away. I wanted to make sure it wouldn't get lost or misused like the others. *********** Three summers. That's how long seventeen-year-old Emma Harris has been secretly watching Jesse, the boy her uncle hires to fix the fences on their remote North Dakota ranch. Now, three years after her father's death, Emma is ready to make him hers. There's just one problem, and it's her mother. Tags: short story, mild erotic horror, suspense, murder, self-cutting Ages: young adults and older (16+) Length: approx. 10,500 words From the collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors. Saul Tanpepper is a writer of short stories and novels of speculative fiction for the undead of all ages. He lives in Northern California. Please visit him at his home on the web: tanpepperwrites(dot)com. search terms: coming of age, teen romance, young adult, love story, ghost story, haunting, zombie, horror, paranormal, free ebook, discount, bargain, reduced, special, promotion

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Obsession by Jackie Collins Book Resume:

Revealing the corrupt corridors of Hollywood's rich, famous, and powerful, this story takes an intrepid East Coast reporter into the investigation of a young prostitute's murder

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Obsession by Katherine Sutcliffe Book Resume:

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