The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable

" This unflinching book of aphorisms describes a journey through an artist's mind, taking us outside the usual confines, to lovers and ex-husbands, traveling, solitude, money and the importance of rebellion.

Author: Gay Walley

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 162914651X

Category: Family & Relationships

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In The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable, author Gay Walley weaves love with life, art with making a living, and inspiration with the banal realities of daily life. The book shows how passion is to be found in every moment, none the least in a passion for independence. Beginning with "Why Women Fight Pirates," Walley covers such disparate topics as "The Disappointments of Infidelity," "Talk in Love," "Writers," "Work and Its Punishments," "The Importance of the Argument," "The Ocean," and "New York," finishing with "Deathbed." This unflinching book of aphorisms describes a journey through an artist's mind, taking us outside the usual confines, to lovers and ex-husbands, traveling, solitude, money and the importance of rebellion.

To Any Lengths

The "I" is a woman who is deliberating getting married to her boyfriend and is frightened.

Author: Jacqueline Gay Walley

Publisher: IML Publications LLC

ISBN: 1955314047

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The "I" is a woman who is deliberating getting married to her boyfriend and is frightened. Her childhood has made her distrust union. She has a friend who has just gone to jail for growing marijuana. He has been a war hero, an artist, is good looking, a womanizer. She begins to visit him, because he is trapped like she is, and he gives her advice on love and herself. She begins to listen. He is the one who is "free" to her. In listening to him, she begins to itemize her own crimes in love. She marries her boyfriend, out of friendship, but the marriage feels doomed to her because the prisoner's mind is lodged inside her. She has to come to where she belongs and what is freedom to her.

Write She Said

It's as though they want her to know that love comes and goes, experiment, don't be afraid, but all the while keep perfecting the craft of the writing, what Walley exudes as, "The private lives of sentences." quote: These women are ...

Author: Jacqueline Gay Walley

Publisher: IML Publications LLC

ISBN: 195531411X

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Marguerite Duras and Jean Rhys come back to life to help a hapless modern day writer rewrite herself in love and work. The title harkens back to Duras' novel and film, "Destroy, she said". Mira, the main character, a writer, has a kind of magical realism experience with these two 20th century writers who come back to life as she steps through a mirrored glass to meet Jean Rhys in a bar and Marguerite Duras on a park bench. With ethereal credit cards they whisk her off to Vienna to heal that Jewish heritage, to teach her about life, love and writing, and to open her to new love with an oboe player. It's as though they want her to know that love comes and goes, experiment, don't be afraid, but all the while keep perfecting the craft of the writing, what Walley exudes as, "The private lives of sentences." quote: These women are insistent. And why are they helping me, I wondered. Was a returning Dickens arriving right now in Los Angeles to help Robert Ludlum? He didn't seem to need much help. Tolstoy must have come and gone in helping David Grossman, his last novel had the Russian genius' imprimatur. Who is Virginia Woolf with right now? [...] And if that is not the immediate case, then why have they chosen me out of all the writers, so many of us now, clicking away at laptops, even phones? I decided, and perhaps this speaks more of my personality than truth, that they chose me because I was a particular brand of nomad, like them. I was not an intellectual in the Upper West Side academic sense. I had always been on the margins, hurt, a stranger in a strange land, like they (émigrés), rejected by parents, longing, longing for love, and this, this had been our material. Also their careers were saved at the last minute, and so perhaps they chose me for that hopeful ending.

Venus As She Ages

Book Three: PRISON SEX - This is a book about longing and how three people have to break free of their prisons, whether literal or metaphoric.Book Four: THE BED YOU LIE IN - Two adult children of holocaust survivors work out their family ...

Author: Jacqueline Gay Walley

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ISBN: 1955314160

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Venus as She Ages takes an unflinching female artist from youth to her late sixties as she explores her inner eros. The Collection consists of six literary novels.Book One: STRINGS ATTACHED -A girl raised solely by her British renegade father grows to find marriage difficult, knowing nothing of normalcy. (Second Edition, for the first time in paperback, ebook, and audiobook)Book Two: TO ANY LENGTHS - A woman frightened of being co-opted in marriage visits a friend in prison who awakens her to her eventual freedom. Book Three: PRISON SEX - This is a book about longing and how three people have to break free of their prisons, whether literal or metaphoric.Book Four: THE BED YOU LIE IN - Two adult children of holocaust survivors work out their family pain when one seemingly betrays the other.Book Five: WRITE, SHE SAID - Marguerite Duras and Jean Rhys come back to life to help a hapless modern day writer rewrite herself in love and work.Book Six: MAGNETISM - An older woman on a quest to find her eros and to be desired.

Prison Sex

Prison Sex - This is a book about longing and how three people have to break free of their prisons, whether literal or metaphoric.

Author: Jacqueline Gay Walley

Publisher: IML Publications LLC

ISBN: 1955314071

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Prison Sex - This is a book about longing and how three people have to break free of their prisons, whether literal or metaphoric.

Strings Attached

Strings Attached was a Finalist for the Pirate's Alley/Faulkner Award, the Capricorn Award, and the Paris Book Festival Award. Originally printed in 1999 by University Press of Mississippi.

Author: Gay Walley

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ISBN: 1955314004

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In her first novel Gay Walley weaves into a seamless narrative - a woman's quest for love, and the drunken, vagabond childhood she endured with her father. Raised on a barstool, Charlee spends her youth drinking in the dark dives of New England and Montreal with a father who flees from woman to woman. As an adult, in one of her father's haunts, the man whose flaws and attractions will make her face every emotion that confounded her dad. She longs for companionship, but from her father she has learned to trust only her own will and to crave solitude. Can she overcome a life of defiant independence and her drought of affection? Walley's daring prose style allows the writer to make Charlee's rough but endearing story immediate and vital in her present. Strings Attached was a Finalist for the Pirate's Alley/Faulkner Award, the Capricorn Award, and the Paris Book Festival Award. Originally printed in 1999 by University Press of Mississippi.

Magnetism

A woman over sixty and wants her sexuality, her eros back.

Author: Jacqueline Gay Walley

Publisher: IML Publications LLC

ISBN: 1955314144

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Page: 200

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A woman over sixty and wants her sexuality, her eros back. She remembers past times when she had it, and she finds lovers in the present, but something is amiss. She has a friendship with a female holocaust survivor who lives upstairs, who has that eros, even over 80, just in her being. The older woman dies, but in the lessons she leaves behind, the narrator finally finds that eros within her attitude toward life.