He is probably best known for two books that have escaped the academic world into the world of popular culture: Idols of Perversity and Evil Sisters.
These two books discuss vamp imagery, femmes fatales, and similar threatening images of female sexuality in a number of works of literature and art. In comedian Steve Martin's short novel Shopgirl, Martin's heroine claims that Idols of Perversity is her favourite book.
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... The introduction presents the theme almost whole it lacks only the last note ... beginning a series of variations which deconstruct the theme note by note ... In the final section, the theme is rebuilt, note by note, from the middle note, until it resembles a Russian Orthodox hymn ...
... chant, using varying styles of square-note neumes, circulated throughout the Catholic Church for centuries ... and developed a standardized form of the square-note notation which was adopted by the Catholic Church and is still in use in publications such as the Liber Usualis (although there are also ... As a general rule, the notes of a single neume are never sung to more than one syllable all three pitches of a three-note neume, for example, must all be sung on ...
... first fifteen letters of the alphabet to signify the notes of the two-octave range that was in use at the time ... When the compass of used notes was extended down by one note, to a G, it was given the Greek G (Γ), gamma ... word for scale, gamme is derived, and the English word gamut, from "Gamma-Ut", the lowest note in Medieval music notation.) The remaining five notes ...
... accent when there are five or more notes in a neume group Horizontal episema (horizontal stroke) Used over a single note or a group of notes (as shown ... Liquescent neume (small note) Can occur on almost any type of neume usually associated with certain letter combinations such as double consonants, consonant pairs, or diphthongs in the ...
Famous quotes containing the word note:
“I note what you say of the late disturbances in your College. These dissensions are a great affliction on the American schools, and a principal impediment to education in this country.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
“Glorious bouquets and storms of applause ... are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys. But to move an audience in such a role, to hear in the applause that unmistakable note which breaks through good theatre manners and comes from the heart, is to feel that you have won through to life itself. Such pleasure does not vanish with the fall of the curtain, but becomes part of ones own life.”
—Dame Alice Markova (b. 1910)
“Is whispering nothing?
Is leaning cheek to cheek? Is meeting noses?
Kissing with inside lip? Stopping the career
Of laughter with a sigh?a note infallible
Of breaking honesty.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)