John Baxter

1 The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2011-05-24
Description :  “Aman with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.” —Newsday<br /><br />Fromthe author of Immoveable Feast and We’ll Always Have Paris comes aguided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, includingthe favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists and writerswho have called Paris their home. Baxter highlights hidden treasures along theSeine, treasured markets at Place d’Aligre, thefavorite ambles of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Sylvia Beach, andmore, in a series of intimate vignettes that evoke the best parts of Paris’smany charms. Baxter’s unforgettable chronicle reveals how walking is the bestway to experience romance, history, and pleasures off the beaten path&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;notonly of La Ville-Lumière, but also, perhaps, of life itself.

2 The Disney Conservation Fund

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Nature  Books  Science & Nature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-04-18
Description :  A photo-driven, commemorative book celebrating the Disney Conservation Fund's 20th anniversary in 2015-2016.

3 Immoveable Feast

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Cookbooks, Food & Wine  Special Occasions  Travel & Adventure  Europe 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  A witty cultural and culinary education, Immoveable Feast is the charming, funny, and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread—and didn't speak a word of French—unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the annual Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family.<br /><br />Ernest Hemingway called Paris "a moveable feast"—a city ready to embrace you at any time in life. For Los Angeles–based film critic John Baxter, that moment came when he fell in love with a French woman and impulsively moved to Paris to marry her. As a test of his love, his skeptical in-laws charged him with cooking the next Christmas banquet—for eighteen people in their ancestral country home. Baxter's memoir of his yearlong quest takes readers along his misadventures and delicious triumphs as he visits the farthest corners of France in search of the country's best recipes and ingredients. Irresistible and fascinating, Immoveable Feast is a warmhearted tale of good food, romance, family, and the Christmas spirit, Parisian style.

4 Five Nights in Paris

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Europe  Books  Travel & Adventure  History  Europe 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-04-14
Description :  An irresistible nighttime tour of Paris, past and present, by the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World<br /><br />Every guidebook to Paris is crammed with sites to see during the day, but visitors are often cast adrift once the sun sets and the Louvre, Notre Dame, and other tourist attractions shut their doors. Sadly for those who have retreated into their hotel rooms, it's only when darkness falls that the City of Light shines brightest. Full of as many unexpected detours and delightful digressions as the city itself, award-winning author John Baxter's Five Nights in Paris is the ultimate off-the-beaten-path guide to exploring the French capital after hours.<br /><br />Baxter leads readers on five evening tours across Paris's great neighborhoods. Each night's itinerary is selected for its connection to one of the five senses: the first, "Sound," explores the great jazz clubs of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; "Taste" samples the eclectic restaurants and bakeries of the Marais; "Touch" brings alive the city's legendary cabaret scene, including Montmartre's nearby Moulin Rouge; "Smell" describes Parisians' love of perfume and takes us to the infamous former opium fumeries along the Bois de Boulogne; and "Sight" traces the favorite haunts of the Surrealist artists, beginning in Montparnasse.

5 Paris at the End of the World

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Europe  Travel & Adventure  Europe 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-04-15
Description :  A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city’s history.<br /><br />From 1914 through 1918 the terrifying sounds of World War I could be heard from inside the French capital. For four years, Paris lived under constant threat of destruction. And yet in its darkest hour, the City of Light blazed more brightly than ever. It’s taxis shuttled troops to the front; its great railway stations received reinforcements from across the world; the grandest museums and cathedrals housed the wounded, and the Eiffel Tower hummed at all hours relaying messages to and from the front.<br /><br />At night, Parisians lived with urgency and without inhibition. Artists like Pablo Picasso achieved new creative heights. And the war brought a wave of foreigners to the city for the first time, including Ernest Hemingway and Baxter’s own grandfather, Archie, whose diaries he used to reconstruct a soldier’s-eye view of the war years. A revelatory achievement, Paris at the End of the World shows how this extraordinary period was essential in forging the spirit of the city beloved today.&#xa0;

6 George Lucas

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Performing Arts 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2000-09-18
Description :  The first major biography (since 1983) of the great movie mogul George Lucas, whose marketing techniques have transformed the film business. His fourth Star Wars film, The Phantom Menace, released in 1999, was perhaps the most eagerly awaited cinematic event of all time.<br /><br />George Lucas is one of the most innovative bigtime players on the movie scene. His three Star Wars films and the trio featuring the action hero Indiana Jones (all six of which Lucas conceived, produced and co-wrote) comprise the most popular group of films ever made. To finance them, he masterminded a revolutionary redrawing of the financial agreements under which films were produced in Hollywood, snatching away control of funding, intellectual content and the distribution of profits from studios, and placing them in the hands of the film-makers themselves.<br /><br />Yet Lucas remains (like Stanley Kubrick, the subject of John Baxter’s recent biography) an enigma and a recluse. He has specially built the Skywalker Ranch a long way from Hollywood – a Victorian village community in a redwood forest where he and his friends can work in splendid isolation, free of studio pressure but with the highest technology.<br /><br />About the author<br /><br />John Baxter is a film critic, novelist, biographer and broadcaster, whose books on the cinema include The Hollywood Exiles, The Cinema of John Ford, and highly praised biographies of Ken Russell, Fellini, Bunuel, Steven Spielberg, Kubrick and Woody Allen. Born in Australia, John Baxter now lives in Paris.

7 The Perfect Meal

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Europe  Books  Travel & Adventure  History  Europe  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-02-26
Description :  John Baxter's The Perfect Meal is part grand tour of France, part history of French cuisine, taking readers on a journey to discover and savor some of the world's great cultural achievements before they disappear completely.<br /><br />Some of the most revered and complex elements of French cuisine are in danger of disappearing as old ways of agriculture, butchering, and cooking fade and are forgotten. In this charming culinary travel memoir, John Baxter follows up his bestselling The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by taking his readers on the hunt for some of the most delicious and bizarre endangered foods of France.<br /><br />The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France is the perfect read for foodies and Francophiles, cooks and gastronomists, and fans of food culture.

8 We'll Always Have Paris

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Europe  Books  History 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  For more than a century, pilgrims from all over the world seeking romance and passion have made their way to the City of Light. The seductive lure of Paris has long been irresistible to lovers, artists, epicureans, and connoisseurs of the good life. Globe-trotting film critic and writer John Baxter heard her siren song and was bewitched. Now he offers readers a witty, audacious, scandalous behind-the-scenes excursion into the colorful all-night show that is Paris -- interweaving his own experience of falling in love, with a delightfully salacious tour of the sultry Parisian corners most guidebooks ignore: from the literary cafés of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and de Beauvoir to the brothels where Dietrich and Duke Ellington held court, where Salvador Dali sated his fantasies, and Edward VII kept a sumptuous champagne bath for his favorite girls.

9 Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Europe  Books  Travel & Adventure 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-11-08
Description :  From the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World comes this first book in an exciting new series of narrative “biographies” of Paris’s great neighborhoods, beginning with Saint-Germain-des-Pres—the city’s “rebel quarter,” for centuries a center of artistic, intellectual, and revolutionary activity and home to some of Paris’s most iconic cafes and shops.<br /><br />For many years, Saint-Germain-des-Pres has been a stronghold of sans culottes, a refuge to artists, a paradise for bohemians. It’s where Marat printed L’Ami du Peuple and Thomas Paine wrote The Rights of Man. Napoleon, Hemingway, and Sartre have all called it home. Descartes is buried there. Now bestselling author and Paris expert, John Baxter takes readers and travelers on a narrative tour of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, which is also where Baxter makes his home.<br /><br />Tucked along the shores of the Left Bank, Saint-Germain-des-Pres embodies so much of what makes Paris special. Its cobblestone streets and ancient facades survive to this day, spared from modernization thanks to a quirk in their construction. Traditionally cheap rents attracted outsiders and political dissidents from the days of Robespierre to the student revolts of the 1960s. And its intellectual pedigree boasts such luminaries as Pablo Picasso, Arthur Rimbaud, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Simone de Beauvoir, Gertrude Stein, and Albert Camus. Baxter reveals all, guiding readers to the cafes, gardens, shops, and monuments that bring this hidden history to life.<br /><br />Part-history, part-guidebook, Saint-Germain-des-Pres is a fresh look at one of the City of Light’s most iconic quarters, and a delight for new tourists and Paris veterans alike.<br />

10 I Hate School

Author : John Baxter & Clint Stitser
Genre :  Education  Books  Professional & Technical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-08-21
Description :  <b>Why Do So Many Kids HATE School?</b><br /> <b>A Paradigm Shift Is Necessary In Education.&#xa0; And Now, A Colledge Football Coach Offers Such Reform.</b><br /><br /> As coaches, we have opportunities that teachers do not. Coaching is a performance based working relationship that relies on the mastery of fundamentals and technique to create a competitive advantage. &#xa0;Coaches are held accountable for an athlete’s performance on and off the field. &#xa0;This leads us very quickly to a fork in the road. We can bend the rules academically, and manipulate the system so that they can get through and stay eligible, or we can invest deeply in them and help them technically and fundamentally so that they can become legitimate, independent performers in all areas of life.<br /><br /> I see myself at the center of the paradigm shift, which is based on skills and ideas, not subjects and orders. Study hall, medication, tutoring and other conventional forms of intervention aren’t what we need. They aren’t the long-term solution. We need sustained performance based change that is built on fundamentals and technique. &#xa0;If we are going to effect permanent, long-lasting, fundamental change, the paradigm shift has to begin somewhere other than in the schools. Therefore, parents and educators must pursue such change individually through a program like Academic Gameplan.<br /><br /> Academic Gameplan is a coaching based program that teaches the rules, fundamentals and techniques to the game of school. &#xa0;The life skills we teach are SOLID, SIMPLE, and REPEATABLE. AGP is the ROCK upon which students are building lifelong success!

11 Montparnasse

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Europe  Books  Travel & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-11-07
Description :  In the third portrait of his series Great Parisian Neighborhoods, award-winning raconteur John Baxter takes readers on a dazzling excursion of Montparnasse.<br /><br />By the IACP Award-winning author of the national bestseller The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, MONTPARNASSE reveals the history and present delights of the iconic neighborhood that is best associated with the vibrant 1920-30s-era Paris—a romantic time and place evoked in Hemingway's memoir A Moveable Feast and Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. From the first meeting of Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald to their friendship's bitter conclusion; from the courage of the anti-Nazi resistance to the clubs where German generals partied; from the attempted murder of Samuel Beckett to the rise of Josephine Baker to stardom; from the&#xa0;high life of the Coupole and the Cafe du Dôme to the bawdy music halls of rue de la Gaité; no Paris quarter has witnessed more tumultuous events than Montparnasse.<br /><br />In a ground-breaking reappraisal of this most glamorous of Paris's districts, Baxter looks beyond the nostalgia to the secret history of Montparnasse, a district where desire effaced memory and every taste could be satisfied—even those which were unexpressed.&#xa0;If, as Oscar Wilde suggested, all good Americans went to Paris when they died, it was Montparnasse that brought them back to life.

12 The Golden Moments of Paris

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Europe  Books  Travel & Adventure  History  Europe 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2014-03-01
Description :  <br/> In The Golden Moments of Paris, John Baxter uncovers fascinating true stories about the characters that gave Paris its &#34;character&#34; in the years between World War I and World War II. Explore one of the world&#39;s most beautiful and loved cities in 26 fact-filled, humorous, and dramatic stories about the famed Années Folles—the Crazy Years—at the turn of the 20th century in Paris. Learn about Gertrude Stein and her famous writers&#39; salon, Salvador Dali and the Surrealists, the birth of Chanel No. 5, and the antics of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the &#34;lost generation.&#34; Then see what these areas look like today by following along on the guided walking tours of Paris&#39;s historic neighborhoods and the cafes, clubs, and brothels that were home to the intellectuals, artists, and Bohemians, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.<br/>

13 Carnal Knowledge

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Reference  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  Averitable smorgasbord of sin, John Baxter's Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully unabashed education in sex and erotic culture. Would you ever consent to a knee-trembler at a love hotel? Would you enjoy a hot lunch while watching kinbaku? Would you consider wearing a French tickler, a merkin, a strap-on, or pasties . . . or would you rather just go commando at the Mine Shaft? From Deep Throat to Debbie Does Dallas, from the mile-high club to the Emperor's Club, John Baxter explains it all to you in this decadently definitive work on the many ins and outs of s-e-x, guaranteed to tantalize, edify, and titillate whether you're a novice or an expert in the arts of eros.

14 Montmartre

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Europe  Books  Travel & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-04-18
Description :  In the second portrait of his series Great Parisian Neighborhoods, award-winning raconteur John Baxter leads us on a whirlwind tour of Montmartre, the hill-top village that fired the greatest achievements of modern art while also provoking bloody revolution and the sexual misbehavior that made Paris synonymous with sin<br /><br />High on the northern edge of Paris, Montmartre has always attracted bohemians, political radicals, the searchers for artistic inspiration as well as those hungry for pleasure. In its winding, windmill-shadowed streets, which, only fifty years before, saw the anarchist rising of the Commune, Renoir, Picasso and van Gogh seized a similar freedom to remake painting, while, in the tenderloin of Pigalle, Toulouse-Lautrec drew the cancan dancers of the Moulin Rouge, celebrating a hedonism that titillated the world, <br /><br />In Montmartre, bestselling author and IACP Award winner John Baxter lifts the curtain on a district that visitors to Paris seldom see.&#xa0; From the tumbledown workshops of the Bateau Lavoir in which Picasso and Braque created Cubism to Clichy's Cabaret of Nothingness where guests dined at coffins under lamps of human bones, the whole of this mysterious enclave is ours to explore.<br /><br />For visitors and armchair travelers alike, Montmartre captures the excitement and scandal of a fascinating quarter that condenses the elusive perfumes, colors and songs of Paris.

15 French Riviera and Its Artists

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Europe  Books  Travel & Adventure  Biographies & Memoirs  Arts & Entertainment  Art & Architecture 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-08-01
Description :  <b><i>Get swept up in the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera as author and filmmaker John Baxter takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the star-studded cultural history of the Côte d'Azur that's sure to delight travelers, Francophiles, and culture lovers alike. Readers will discover the dramatic lives of the legendary artists, writers, actors, and politicians who frequented the world's most luxurious resort during its golden age. In 25 vivid chapters, Baxter introduces the iconic figures indelibly linked to the South of France—artist Henri Matisse, writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and many more. Along the way, Baxter takes readers where few people ever get to go: the alluring world of the perfume industry, into the cars and casinos of Monte Carlo, behind-the-scenes at the Cannes Film Festival, to the villa where Picasso and Cocteau smoked opium, and to the hotel where Joseph Kennedy had an affair with Marlene Dietrich. These luminaries celebrated life and created art amid paradise and this book is the ultimate guide to the Riviera's golden age.</i></b>

16 A Pound of Paper

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Antiques & Collectibles  Books  Lifestyle & Home  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2005-04-01
Description :  In the rural Australia of the fifties where John Baxter grew up, reading books was disregarded with suspicion, owning and collecting them with utter incomprehension. Despite this, by the age of eleven Baxter had 'collected' his first book - <i>The Poems of Rupert Brooke</i>. He'd read the volume often, but now he had to own it. This was the beginning of what would become a major collection and a lifelong obsession.<br /><br />His book-hunting would take him all over the world, but his first real find was in London in 1978, when he spotted a rare copy of a Graham Greene children's book while browsing on a stall in Swiss Cottage. It was going for 5 pence. This would also, fortuitously, be the day when he first encountered one of the legends of the book-selling world: Martin Stone. At various times pothead, international fugitive from justice, and professional rock musician, he would become John's mentor and friend.<br /><br />In this brilliantly readable and funny book, John Baxter brings us into contact with such literary greats as Graham Greene, Kingsley Amis, J.G. Ballard and Ray Bradbury. But he also shows us how he penetrated the secret fraternity of 'runners' or book scouts - sleuths who use bluff and guile to hunt down their quarry - and joined them in scouring junk shops, markets, auction rooms and private homes for rarities.<br /><br />In the comic tradition of Clive James's <i>Unreliable Memoirs</i>, <i>A Pound of Paper</i> describes how a boy from the bush came to be living in a Paris penthouse with a library worth millions. It also explores the exploding market in first editions. What treasures are lying unnoticed in your garage?

17 De Niro

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Performing Arts 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2003-10-06
Description :  The life of Hollywood’s number one movie actor, the elusive Robert De Niro, who shuns the limelight and rarely gives interviews, written by the leading film critic and biographer of Spielberg, Kubrick, Woody Allen and George Lucas.<br /><br />Robert De Niro is the pre-eminent Hollywood character performer of our time: film portraits like the young Don Vito Corleone in THE GODFATHER II, Jake La Motta in RAGING BULL and Travis Bickle in TAXI DRIVER are some of the most vivid ever put on celluloid. De Niro cannot be cast to type, prefers to work for old friends like Martin Scorsese, and (apart from FRANKENSTEIN) has never played anything but 20th-century roles.<br /><br />John Baxter calls him ‘the archetypal empty bottle which only becomes visible when it’s filled by a role’: which makes him such a tempting subject for one of Hollywood’s finest historian/biographers.<br /><br />As well as his film roles, Baxter examines De Niro’s often controversial private life, his collaborations with directors like Martin Scorsese and performers like Harvey Keitel and Meryl Streep, and his increasingly ambitious off-screen activities.<br /><br />Reviews<br /><br />‘Amusing and eminently readable’ Empire<br />‘Not recommended for the faint-hearted’ Sunday Telegraph<br />‘Excellent. Baxter’s analysis of De Niro as an actor is fascinating’ Julie Evans, Manchester Evening News<br />‘Baxter is fascinating on the making of De Niro’s great movies’ Sunday Tribune (Dublin)<br />‘Informative and highly readable’ Allan Hunter, Herald (Glasgow)<br /><br />About the author<br /><br />John Baxter is a film critic, novelist, biographer and broadcaster, whose books include The Hollywood Exiles, The Cinema of Josef von Sternberg, The Cinema of John Ford, and biographies of Ken Russell, Fellini, Buñuel, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen and George Lucas. Born and brought up in Australia, he has worked in London, taught in the United States, and now lives in Paris.

18 Deluxe Encyxlopedia of Mandolin Chords

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Music  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2000-03-13
Description :  This encyclopedia is designed to provide mandolin players with a wide variety of chords in different voicings. This book is intended as both a starting point of learning chord voicings and patterns, as well as a dictionary of common mandolin chords. Each key section includes the first position scale for that key, as well as the chord formula and notes for each chord. If you want to learn to be a bluegrass rhythm player it helps to have a guide or "map" to take you through the initial learning stage. This book provides a small but powerful set of starter chords used in this style of music. Once these chords are learned, you'll be able to jam with other musicians in no time. These are the same chords used by greats like Bill Monroe, Doyle Lawson, David Grisman and hundreds of other bluegrass players in this genre. While there are only a few chords presented in the "map" section, they form the foundation of bluegrass mandolin and with them you can play literally thousands of songs in every key. Chords are presented by key.

19 Chronicles of Old Paris

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Europe  Books  Travel & Adventure  History  Europe 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2011-11-01
Description :  <br/> Discover one of the world&#39;s most fascinating and beautiful cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning the rich history of &lt;!--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = &#34;urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags&#34; /--&gt;Paris. John Baxter takes readers through 2,000 years of French history with tales of the kings, queens, saints, and sinners who shaped the city. Essays explore the major historic events from the martyrdom of Saint Denis near today&#39;s Abbesses Métro station to the epic romances of Heloise and Abelard, Josephine and Napoleon, and George Sand and Frédéric Chopin. Learn about the labyrinth of catacombs snaking under all of Paris and the artists who called the seedy Montmartre home in the 19th century. Then see it all for yourself with guided walking tours of each of Paris&#39;s historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.<br/>

20 Von Sternberg

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Film  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Performing Arts  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $39.99
Release Date :  2010-09-29
Description :  Belligerent and evasive, Josef von Sternberg chose to ignore his illegitimate birth in Austria, deprived New York childhood, abusive father, and lack of education. The director who strutted onto the set in a turban, riding breeches, or a silk robe embraced his new persona as a world traveller, collected modern art, drove a Rolls Royce, and earned three times as much as the president. <i>Von Sternberg </i>traces the choices that carried the unique director from poverty in Vienna to power in Hollywood, including his eventual ostracism in Japan. Historian John Baxter reveals an artist few people knew: the aesthete who transformed Marlene Dietrich into an international star whose ambivalent sexuality and contradictory allure on-screen reflected an off-screen romance with the director.<br /><br />In his classic films <i>The Blue Angel</i> (1930), <i>Morocco</i> (1930), and <i>Blonde Venus</i> (1932), von Sternberg showcased his trademark visual style and revolutionary representations of sexuality. Drawing on firsthand conversations with von Sternberg and his son, <i>Von Sternberg </i>breaks past the classic Hollywood caricature <i> </i>to demystify and humanize this legendary director.

21 Eating Eternity

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Europe  Books  Travel & Adventure  Cookbooks, Food & Wine  Regional & Ethnic  History  Europe 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-08-01
Description :  &#34;Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour,&#34; wrote Talleyrand. That Napoleon&#39;s most gifted advisor should speak so highly of eating says much about the importance of food in French culture. From the crumbs of a madeleine dipped in tisane that inspired Marcel Proust to the vast produce market where Emile Zola set one of his finest novels, the French have celebrated the relationship between art and food. Eating Eternity offers a seductive menu of those places in the French capital where art and food have intersected. Appendices guide you to the restaurant where Napoleon proposed to Josephine, the cafés patronized by Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Isadora Duncan and Man Ray, as well as those out-of-the-way sites that bring to life the culinary experience of Paris. Eating Eternity is an invaluable and unique guide to the art and food of Paris. Bon appetit!

22 Open Handbook

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2012-12-16
Description :  A guidebook on openness - principles, methodologies, and particularly the mindset and philosophy of being open. Embracing ‘openness’ in all its forms is about a personal relationship of embracing openness.<br /><br />Fear obstructs openness more than anything else. Fear tells you that you don’t know who’s out there. You don’t know what they’ll do. And you definitely don’t know what that will do to your project.<br /><br />Openness is about embracing what might be, rather than protecting what is. There is an exciting world of possibility out there, in here, or in the spaces in between. All sorts of merry and wonderful things might happen. In fact, amazing things are happening all the time.<br /><br />Openness at its best is uncomfortable. It’s disruptive. It requires you to reassess your own position. Openness isn’t straightforward. But it’s worth it.

23 Shakespeare's Poetic Styles

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $48.99
Release Date :  2013-10-11
Description :  First published in 1980.<br /><br /> At their most successful, Shakespeare's styles are strategies to make plain the limits of thought and feeling which define the significance of human actions. John Baxter analyses the way in which these limits are reached, and also provides a strong argument for the idea that the power of Shakespearean drama depends upon the co-operation of poetic style and dramatic form. Three plays are examined in detail in the text: The Tragedy of Mustapha by Fulke Greville and Richard II and Macbeth by Shakespeare.

24 The Inner Man

Author : John Baxter
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-09-08
Description :  <b>An explosive and perceptive biography of the British novelist J.G. Ballard</b><br /><br /> To many people, J.G. Ballard will always be the schoolboy in Steven Spielberg's movie <i>Empire of the Sun</i>, struggling to survive as an internee of the Japanese during World War II. Others remember him as the author of CRASH<i></i>, a meditation on the eroticism of the automobile and the car crash, which also became a film and a cause celebre for its frank depiction of a fetish which, as this book reveals, was no literary conceit but a lifelong preoccupation.<br /><br /> In this first biography, John Baxter draws on an admiration of and acquaintance with Ballard that began when they were writers for the same 1960s science fiction magazines. With the help of the few people whom he admitted to his often hermit-like existence, it illuminates the troubled reality behind the urbane and amiable facade of a man who was proud to describe himself as 'psychopathic'.



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