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Gradual Pleasure By Raymond W. Smith
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None of the fantastic mechanisms or improbable processes in the stories are constructed of whole cloth. They are all derived from current science, mathematics and philosophy. The trends are clear,... More > though. The machines and medicines that have aided us in a 300-year rush to wisdom are about to step up the pace. At one end of the spectrum of human thought are the spiritual or philosophical beliefs that are relegated to folklore until someone discovers they contain an essence of truth. Progess is seldom linear, always ambiguous but inevitably intriguing. Gradual Pleasure offers a few insights into this backdoor of scientific progress.< Less
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The Child of Pleasure By GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
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from the INTRODUCTION: It is characteristic of the atmosphere of legend in which Gabriele d'Annunzio has lived that even the authenticity of his name has been disputed. It was said that his real name... More > was Gaetano apagnetta, and the curious will find amongst the Letters of James Huneker the boast that he was the first person to reveal to America the fact that d'Annunzio's name was "Rapagnetto"—a purely personal contribution to the legend. Yet, the plain fact, as proven by his birth certificate, is that the author of "The Child of Pleasure" was born at Pescara, on the 12th of March, 1863, the son of Francesco Paolo d'Annunzio and Luisa de Benedictis.< Less
The Child of Pleasure By GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
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from the INTRODUCTION: It is characteristic of the atmosphere of legend in which Gabriele d'Annunzio has lived that even the authenticity of his name has been disputed. It was said that his real name... More > was Gaetano apagnetta, and the curious will find amongst the Letters of James Huneker the boast that he was the first person to reveal to America the fact that d'Annunzio's name was "Rapagnetto"—a purely personal contribution to the legend. Yet, the plain fact, as proven by his birth certificate, is that the author of "The Child of Pleasure" was born at Pescara, on the 12th of March, 1863, the son of Francesco Paolo d'Annunzio and Luisa de Benedictis.< Less
Pleasure Island By Pete Byrne
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“Pleasure Island” is a novel based on a nearly 35-year working life in the madness, absurdity and surprisingly rewarding bureaucratic world of a late 20th Century American corporation.... More > Our Hero, of sorts, is an utterly inauspicious candidate for management. After 14-years as an hourly worker on rotating shift-work, he makes his first move of many, discovering quickly that he’s not the only faker with a glass-walled office. Caught between the unrealistic demands from above and the almost unmovable inertia of many of his legacy employees, he survives and even prospers, despite himself.< Less
THE PLEASURES OF IGNORANCE By ROBERT LYND
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Excerpt from THE PLEASURES OF IGNORANCE: "It is impossible to take a walk in the country with an average townsman--especially, perhaps, in April or May--without being amazed at the vast... More > continent of his ignorance. It is impossible to take a walk in the country oneself without being amazed at the vast continent of one's own ignorance. Thousands of men and women live and die without knowing the difference between a beech and an elm, between the song of a thrush and the song of a blackbird. Probably in a modern city the man who can distinguish between a thrush's and a blackbird's song is the exception. It is not that we have not seen the birds. It is simply that we have not noticed them. We have been surrounded by birds all our lives, yet so feeble is our observation that many of us could not tell whether or not the chaffinch sings, or the colour of the cuckoo.< Less
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Puppy Pleasures By Max Devereaux
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Paw it forward while creating healthy, wholesome meals for your favorite fur babies. Puppy Pleasures reveals that cooking for your favorite fur babies is incredibly rewarding. Not only will you be... More > saving a ton of money, but you’re ensuring that only the best ingredients are being fed to your favorite fur babies. Many fur babies suffer from a variety of different allergies. Making homemade food keeps your fur babies feeling great and symptom-free. This book is a collection for 12 recipes and 12 photos of my favorite fur babies. Each recipe has your fur babies nutritional health in mind. Each meal is so delicious even humans can have a taste, only with your fur babies permission, of course.< Less
Simple Pleasures By Kathy Wong
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Gray Pleasures By Robert W. Birch
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Mary Grace, a widow now seventy, turned on to sex following her menopause. A naïve, guilt-ridden virgin at the time of her marriage, she never learned to relax and enjoy sex. Her husband proved... More > a poor lover who only touched her when he wanted to get laid. Once he could no longer become erect, he ceased initiating sexual exchanges. At the time he died, Mary Grace’s libido took off. Eventually, she permitted herself to masturbate.< Less

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