By Len Deighton
An unnamed undercover agent - probably an analogous reluctant hero of The Ipcress dossier - is distributed to Paris to bring a dossier of nuclear secrets and techniques to a French general practitioner, yet quickly reveals himself sucked right into a twilight global of intercourse, blackmail and hidden rationale, the place buddy and enemy develop into indistinguishable.
A 'clinic' on Paris's street Foch designed to cater lavishly for a number of perversions, staffed by means of a gaggle of sexually and intellectually high-powered ladies and built with units starting from an Iron Maiden to psychedelic truth-drugs -- that's the set-up operated by way of the enigmatic Monsieur Datt.
Naturally, it has a hidden objective: to collect dossiers of tape and movie on influential political consumers from East and West. Into this twilight international of decadence and hidden explanations come the brokers of 4 international powers.
Are they after Datt's pornographic blackmail dossiers? Or is their objective altogether extra lethal than a visit to the blue movies...?
This new reissue incorporates a foreword from the canopy fashion designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a new advent through Len Deighton, which deals a desirable perception into the writing of the tale.
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Following Babyonyshev (1993, 1997), we treat the dative Case borne by the nominal complement of the preposition k (‘to’) as inherent Case, rather than lexical Case. The reason is that complements of this preposition bear the theta-role of goal, which fits into the definition of inherent Case given above. An example of inherent dative licensed by the preposition k (‘to’) is given below: (16) Inherent Dative Case a. On podošel k oknu. 3 The interaction of Number and Case With regard to the internal structure of DPs, there are many competing analyses in the literature, none of which, to the best of our knowledge, can offer a satisfactory account of the DP-internal Case-licensing mechanisms.
The revised Prediction 1a is in (28): (28) Prediction 1a Young Russian-speaking children produce Case correctly in the singular. Furthermore, the Underspecification of Number may have consequences for the use of plural nouns in general. , they either do not produce plural forms or use them erroneously (cf. Pizzuto & Caselli (1992) for Italian, Grinstead (1994) for Spanish and Catalan, Ferdinand (1994) for French, and Clahsen et al. (1994) for German). At the same time, children as young as 1;6 exhibit productive control over singular nominal and verbal forms.
Due to lack of consensus on the status of these forms, they were excluded from our analysis. Case and Number in early Russian 5. 5In Stage 1, we obtained 1978 (=91%) singular forms and 183 (=9%) plural forms, and in Stage 2 – 1703 (=87%) singular forms and 261 (=13%) plural forms. Furthermore, out of the 54 different word types used in plural in Stage 1, 35 (=65%) consist of frequently used plurals that might be rote-learned by the children. The rest 19 (=35%) word types represent productive plurals that might not be rote-learned.