Only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects. Mordecai’s shattered family is in chaos, but the world won’t wait for them to recover. Trapped by a fiendish plot he didn’t foresee, Mordecai finds himself powerless to redeem himself or defend his family. Alone and surrounded by enemies, Lady Rose has only her wits to protect those she loves. Though every hand turns against her, Rose Thornbear refuses to give up, and she will sacrifice whatever is necessary to save Penny’s family, whether the price is her rank, dignity, or even her life.
Author: Michael G. Manning
Publisher: Michael G. Manning
Explores actual and literary depictions of beheadings in sixteenth-century Ireland and addresses how violence is transcribed into art.
Literature, Translation and Violence in Early Modern Ireland
Author: Patricia Palmer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Informed by a provocative exhibition at the Louvre curated by the author, The Severed Head unpacks artistic representations of severed heads from the Paleolithic period to the present. Surveying paintings, sculptures, and drawings, Julia Kristeva turns her famed critical eye to a study of the head as symbol and metaphor, as religious object and physical fact, further developing a critical theme in her work--the power of horror--and the potential for the face to provide an experience of the sacred. Kristeva considers the head as icon, artifact, and locus of thought, seeking a keener understanding of the violence and desire that drives us to sever, and in some cases keep, such a potent object. Her study stretches all the way back to 6,000 B.C.E., with humans' early decoration and worship of skulls, and follows with the Medusa myth; the mandylion of Laon (a holy relic in which the face of a saint appears on a piece of cloth); the biblical story of John the Baptist and his counterpart, Salome; tales of the guillotine; modern murder mysteries; and even the rhetoric surrounding the fight for and against capital punishment. Kristeva interprets these "capital visions" through the lens of psychoanalysis, drawing infinite connections between their manifestation and sacred experience and very much affirming the possibility of the sacred, even in an era of "faceless" interaction.
Author: Julia Kristeva
Publisher: Columbia University Press
*** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *** “In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands. I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven. And all the world was shaken...” At the novel's centre: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has taken possession of his undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe. It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent -- and of how and why this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean. And as we learn of the mighty powers of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.
The Vampire Chronicles 12
Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Random House
Um die aus den Fugen geratenen Familienverhältnisse der Ebereschs wieder in Ordnung zu bringen, machen sich Gretchen Grau, die Herdhexe, und Colin Liedschmied, ein fahrender Sänger, auf die Reise nach Ablemarle, um Näheres über das mysteriöse Verschwinden Frau Ebereschs zu erfahren. Was passiert, wenn Hexen der verschiedensten Disziplinen, feuerspeiende Drachen, Zauberer mit überaus bösen Absichten, Hausgeister, verwunschene Könige und einige beinahe gewöhnliche Sterbliche aufeinandertreffen, und das manchmal mit ganz unterschiedlichen Zielen und Absichten – das alles wird auf fesselnde und zugleich amüsante Weise erzählt. »Zauberlied« ist ein heiteres Stück abenteuerlicher Spannungsliteratur mit märchenhaften Elementen, der erste Band der äußerst witzigen »Geschichten aus Argonia«. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
Author: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Part of the Ritual Studies Monograph Series Examining the secretive dynamics of competing land claims among the Arosi of the island of Makira (Solomon Islands), Michael W. Scott demonstrates the explanatory power of ethnographic attention to the nexus between practice and indigenous theories of being. His focus on the ways in which Arosi understand their matrilineages to be the bearers of discrete categorical essences exclusively emplaced in ancestral territories forms the basis for a timely and accessible rethink of current anthropological representations of Melanesian sociality and opens up new lines of inquiry into the transformative relationships among gendered metaphors of descent, processes of place making, and the indigenization of Christianity. Informed by original historical research and newly documented variants of regionally important mythic traditions, The Severed Snake is a work of multidisciplinary scope that proposes critical and methodological shifts relevant to historians, development professionals, folklorists, and scholars of religion as well as anthropologists.
Matrilineages, Making Place, and a Melanesian Christianity in Southeast Solomon Islands
Author: Michael W. Scott
People's Republic of China
Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
How was the world as we know it created? What does it mean to be a hero? Where do we go when we die? Why are flood myths so ubiquitous? Anyone who has pondered these and other questions about humanity's ancient beliefs will be fascinated by The Friendly Guide to Mythology. Focusing on Greek and Roman mythology but including myths from Africa, Asia, Australia, northern Europe, and the Americas, The Friendly Guide to Mythology is filled with compelling stories of gods, goddesses, mortals, and monsters. Beautifully ornamented with photos, line drawings, and quotes, this entertaining guide also includes an A-to-Z listing of the world's most captivating goddesses; profiles of famous writers, collectors, and interpreters of myths; and engaging sidebars. Featuring myths of love, wisdom, and adventure as well as those of violence, jealousy, and pure folly, this accessible collection offers fascinating insight into the human psyche and brings our rich mythological heritage delightfully into focus.
A Mortal's Companion to the Fantastical Realm of Gods Goddesses Monsters Heroes
Author: Nancy Hathaway
Federico Fellini professed a desire to create “an entire film made of immobile pictures.” In this study, Hava Aldouby uses this quotation as a launching point to analyze Fellini’s films as sequences of “pictures” that draw extensively on art history, and particularly painting, as a reservoir of visual imagery. Aldouby employs an innovative pictorial approach that allows her to uncover a wealth of visual evocations overlooked by Fellini scholars over the years. Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film sheds light on the intertextual links between Fellini’s films and the works of various artists, from Velazquez to Francis Bacon, by identifying references to specific paintings in his films. Using new archival evidence from Fellini’s private library, brought to light for the first time here, Aldouby draws out Fellini’s in-depth knowledge of art history and his systematic employment of art-historical allusions.
Painting in Film, Painting on Film
Author: Hava Aldouby
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Performing Arts
Lily is not allowed to dream... For the first fifteen years of her life, Lily's father, a prominent sleep researcher, has kept her from dreaming. Now she's determined to find out why. Defying her father's wishes, Lily is drawn into the Dreambetween, a shared dream of extraordinary possibility and danger, where she hears the first seductive notes of the Severed Lord's song. Two hundred years of preying upon the women of Lily's bloodline have brought the Severed Lord to the brink of conquering the dreaming realm. He needs just one more victim, a dreamer of rare and special talents. A dreamer like Lily. For millennia, Lily's bloodline has shared the blessing and the curse of the Dreambetween, a shared dream of extraordinary possibility and danger. And now the Severed Lord is calling her, his song an irresistible enchantment, drawing her into a battle for the future of the Dreambetween. In order to survive, Lily must find a way to resist the enchantments of his song. The future of the Dreambetween hangs in the balance. ==================== Song of the Severed Lord is the first part of The Dreambetween Symphony, a sprawling tale of history, romance, fantasy, and dreams that follows generations of the dreaming blood from prehistoric Britain to the modern day.
Author: M. S. Hund
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Remo and Chiun on Moo become embroiled in sin, lust, greed, and find their principles being attacked
Author: Warren Murphy,Richard Sapir
An seinem 83. Geburtstag kommt Eddie bei einem Unfall ums Leben. Es scheint das tragische Ende eines bedeutungslosen Daseins. Doch im Jenseits begegnet er fünf Menschen, die in seinem Leben eine entscheidende Rolle gespielt haben. Anhand ihrer Erzählungen offenbaren sie Eddie Zusammenhänge in seinem Schicksal, die ihm bislang verborgen waren. Sie lehren ihn, sich mit seiner Vergangenheit zu versöhnen und zeigen ihm den verborgenen Sinn in einem nur scheinbar bedeutungslosen Sein.
Author: Mitch Albom
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
An Illustrated Monthly Magazine
Category: Women's periodicals, English
The Battle for the Sacred Realm is an epic tale about a young man named Jayden who is called upon by a higher power to save the land of Namuh from Nirobis and his Imps. Jayden, a humble servant throughout his life, comes face to face with an immortal named Meesin, who resides in the Sacred Realm. Meesin explains to Jayden about a battle taking place throughout Namuh. Although uncertain of his purpose in all of it, Jayden begins to comprehend, through the trials he encounters, that he plays an important role in its outcome. Jayden, along with the help of a few devoted friends, sets out on a quest to restore Namuh. Little do they know that their journey will lead them into a battle far greater than any our world has ever seen. Jaydenas Journey is the first of many adventures that will transpire in this series.
Book 1: Jayden's Journey
Author: Christopher Griffith
Publisher: Battle for the Sacred Realm
»A sizzling transcendental eroticism is glowing in Steinherr ́s poetry that is galvanized by the tension of metaphysics and profanity, divinity and dazzling idolatry. In the end of many poems, this tension is discharged in a single punchline.« Walter Fabian Schmid, poetenladen
Poetry. Translated by Paul-Henri Campbell
Author: Ludwig Steinherr