The year is 1665. England is in the midst of the Restoration, and John Milton, a blind, politically and religiously marginalized writer associated with Oliver Cromwell's failed attempt to form a republic, has not yet published Paradise Lost. When one of the worst plagues in history descends upon London, he and his much younger wife are forced to flee to the countryside. There Milton is befriended by the local curate, Rev. Theodore Wesson, who knows nothing about Milton's controversial past or the dangers of associating with him. Soon their fates become intertwined when the curate's hopes for advancement are threatened by his relationship to the notorious traitor and "king-killer," John Milton. The situation tests Wesson's loyalty--to the monarchy, to friendship, to a church career--while complicating his already blurry sense of God's involvement in human affairs. For Milton, the cost is potentially even greater: the target of assassination attempts since the restoration of the monarchy five years earlier, he has real reason to fear for his life. A riveting and briskly paced novel that transports the reader to a very particular place and time even as its themes resonate with our own time, Thom Satterlee's God's Liar will take its place next to works as varied as Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Colm Toibin's The Master.
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Bringing together powerful new tools from set theory and the philosophy of language, this book proposes a solution to one of the few unresolved paradoxes from antiquity, the Paradox of the Liar. Treating truth as a property of propositions, not sentences, the authors model two distinct conceptions of propositions: one based on the standard notion used by Bertrand Russell, among others, and the other based on J.L. Austin's work on truth. Comparing these two accounts, the authors show that while the Russellian conception of the relation between sentences, propositions, and truth is crucially flawed in limiting cases, the Austinian perspective has fruitful applications to the analysis of semantic paradox. In the course of their study of a language admitting circular reference and containing its own truth predicate, Barwise and Etchemendy also develop a wide range of model-theoretic techniques--based on a new set-theoretic tool, Peter Aczel's theory of hypersets--that open up new avenues in logical and formal semantics.
- Author : Maria Edgeworth
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1862
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : OCLC:559409198
We are living in an age where we are constantly bombarded with lies, fakery and spin. This is especially true of the work place. Liars Paradise exposes the techniques used by liars and corporate cheats.
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.
A disturbing glimpse into a reality based on illusion… China Collins' passionate mid-life marriage to Sam Eagle, an aboriginal lawyer, seems to be all she'd ever hoped for. As the artist settles into the life she and her husband are making together in their Maritime Home, she slowly realizes that Sam isn't quite what he'd seemed. The pieces of the puzzle swirl and swift, but China cannot evade the truth forever - the truth that her beloved husband is a pathological Liar. In the process of tracking her husband's lies, the artist becomes a detective. China reluctantly leads herself to expose the delicate patte of deceit she herself has invented in order to live with the man she chose to love. Eventually she devises a unique way to regain her freedom, but it all ends in a resolution that she hadn't foreseen. Fragments of China's Poetry and her jou al entries provide a fascinating glimpse into her perceptions of a situation that has bound itself deeply into her life, and that refuses to be unbound without a struggle. Bo in Kingston, Jamaica, Joanna Gosse grew up in St. John's, Newfoundland where she first honed her talents as a dancer/ singer / actress. Continuing her acting career in Montreal and Toronto, she has written songs, poems, television comedies and screenplays, preformed on stage, radio and television , and written and produced a one-woman play. She has two children and three grand children. Liar is her first published novel.
From Bestselling author, Lia Fairchild... When all you've known are lies, how do you face the truth? My past was a bitch. Now it's come back to haunt me. After months apart, Daniel and I are finally trying to make our relationship work. But my lies run deeper than either of us imagined. Lies so terrible I imprisoned them in the darkest recesses of my mind. Just when my heart begins to come alive, the lies seep out of the shadows...revealing secrets with the power to crush me. ~ ~ ~ Despite both of our troubled pasts, I want her...more than I've ever wanted anyone or anything. I'm determined to fight for her--to fight for us--even if it means facing my own demons. I have to reach Gray before it's too late...before the truth completely destroys her.
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Sixth-grader Gretchen and her friends begin to have problems when a new girl starts telling some very believable, but untrue, stories.
Actor Hume Cronyn reminisces about his fifty-year marriage to Jessica Tandy and about his encounters with such stage and screen greats as Elia Kazan, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Gielgud.
"Paris, 1643: Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks isLucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives."--P. of cover.
- Author : Quotes YOU
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2020-02-10
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 120
- ISBN : 9798611771990
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