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Exposed

by Karen Wyckoff

Locking eyes with her viewer, a nude woman nests heavily in the tousled sheets of her four-post bed. Over the casual slump of her shoulder, and with one leg thrown ahead of her swollen belly, her glance casts the ruddy weariness of her... Read More

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Sextopia

by Karen Wyckoff

Following on the heels of its predecessors, Circlet Press inaugurates a fresh collection of the erotic and the fantastic, which incarnates the uncertain unions of sexuality and society. As with previous collections, the editor fashions a... Read More

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Famous Women

by Karen Wyckoff

Whispered in the language of the dead, tales of 106 famous and infamous women of ancient times breathe new life in this inaugural edition of the Harvard I Tatti Renaissance Library’s "Famous Women". Joining Bruni’s History of the... Read More

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Purified by Fire

by Karen Wyckoff

Igniting the masses in conflict, the emergence of cremation as a death rite has consumed the last century of American history in flames of debate and plumes of literary metaphor. Yet, with growing acceptance of cremation, the rigid... Read More

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Children of Disobedience

by Karen Wyckoff

Perched high upon the broad limbs of a narrative, yet shrouded by the brambles of private musings, literary eyes track the flight of Katharina von Bora. From the swell of this drama, an escape through moonlit woods from a convent in... Read More

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Sisters of the Extreme

by Karen Wyckoff

“In a land of enchantment, a garden most gorgeous, a plain sprinkled with coloured meteors, a forest with sparks of purple and ruby and golden fire gemming the foliage.” With laudanum-washed eyes, heroine Lucy Snowe swallows the... Read More

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Obituaries in American Culture

by Karen Wyckoff

Possessing duality by design throughout their 200-year history, American obituaries have successfully transcended their commemorative roles to reinforce social symbols with subtle certainty. Poised as obelisks, the social ideals which... Read More

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Art and Intimacy

by Karen Wyckoff

Fanning the riverbed of human psyche with the tireless fin of academia, soft-rayed with the sweeping reach of interdisciplinary research, Art and Intimacy gradually unveils the shared origin of love and the humanities, which rock with... Read More

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