• Author : Obsession
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-05-15
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9780226137797
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book 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.


  • Author : Obsession
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-07-03
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780141906218
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

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 . . .


  • Author : OBSESSION
  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9784596691088
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book 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.


  • Author : Obsession
  • Publisher : Health Research Books
  • Release Date : 1996-09
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN : 0787303208
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book 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.


  • Author : Obsession
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781426850943
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The French Quarter: where seduction is a game... The Game: Obsession The Players: Josie Villefranche, notorious hotel owner; Drew Morrison, business shark Object of the Game: Have a Cajun-hot love affair, without getting burned Bordello-turned-hotel-owner Josie has a hands-off rule when it comes to men. Too many have wanted her only for her talents in bed. But when too-sexy-to-resist Drew checks in, she decides to make an exception: use him, then lose him--no regrets. Ruthless businessman Drew has a hidden agenda: to buy the cash-strapped hotel. But he's been bedding its bewitching proprietor instead. When a murder puts Josie in both financial and legal trouble, Drew must make a choice: grab the hotel and run--or sacrifice everything for another night in her bed....


  • Author : Obsession
  • Publisher : Entangled: Embrace
  • Release Date : 2013-05-31
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9781622661602
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn't chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he's saddled with something he's never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy. Serena Cross didn't believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something...unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend's murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret. Hunter stirs Serena's temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he's doing the unthinkable breaking the rules he's lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena's life...or is it Hunter?


  • Author : Obsession
  • Publisher : BoD - Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-03-27
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9789175690605
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book 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...


  • Author : Obsession and Culture
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0838635962
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book 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.


  • Author : Obsession
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9789622099814
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This is the most serious study to date on the topic of male same-sex relations in China during the early twentieth century, illuminating male same-sex relations in many sites: language, translated sexological writings, literary works, tabloid newspapers, and opera. Documenting how nationalism and colonial modernity reconfigured Chinese discourses on sex between men in the early twentieth century, Wenqing Kang has amassed a wealth of material previously overlooked by scholars, such as the entertainment news and opinion pieces related to same-sex relations published in the tabloid press. He sheds new light on several puzzles, such as the process whereby sex between men became increasingly stigmatized in China between the 1910s and 1940s, and shows that the rich vocabulary and concepts that existed for male-male relations in premodern China continued to be used by journalists and writers throughout the Republican era, creating the conditions for receiving Western sexology.


  • Author : An Obsession with History
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0804725942
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Providing a theoretical paradigm for understanding the relationship of history and literature in Russia, this book traces how major Russian writers of the past 200 years defined the nation's past through creating fictional and non-fictional works on historical themes.