The Severed Realm

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael G. Manning

ISBN: 194348127X

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

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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.

The Severed Head and the Grafted Tongue

Literature, Translation and Violence in Early Modern Ireland

Author: Patricia Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107041848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

View: 9145

Explores actual and literary depictions of beheadings in sixteenth-century Ireland and addresses how violence is transcribed into art.

The Severed Head

Capital Visions

Author: Julia Kristeva

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231530382

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 2053

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.

Lost in Another Realm

Author: Sfx Fantasy


ISBN: 1847283004

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 2209

The stakes are raised. The enemy has found a way to render the warriors' powers useless. Trapped in another world, Jake and Sarah have to stop the invading armies from entering their beloved world... or die trying. The warriors are overwhelmed as dark beasts pour into their world. Outnumbered and powerless, courageous humans rely on their wits as they face these supernatural creatures. This is the second book in the SFX Fantasy series.

The Severed Snake

Matrilineages, Making Place, and a Melanesian Christianity in Southeast Solomon Islands

Author: Michael W. Scott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 379

View: 7567

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.

Daily Report

People's Republic of China

Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: China

Page: N.A

View: 9192

The Friendly Guide to Mythology

A Mortal's Companion to the Fantastical Realm of Gods Goddesses Monsters Heroes

Author: Nancy Hathaway

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650819

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6484

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.

Federico Fellini

Painting in Film, Painting on Film

Author: Hava Aldouby

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442669594

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 6276

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.

Coin of the Realm

Author: Warren Murphy,Richard Sapir

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451160577

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 736

Remo and Chiun on Moo become embroiled in sin, lust, greed, and find their principles being attacked

Die fünf Menschen, die dir im Himmel begegnen


Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641176999

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9596

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.

Lady's Realm

An Illustrated Monthly Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women's periodicals, English

Page: N.A

View: 1952

The Battle for the Sacred Realm

Book 1: Jayden's Journey

Author: Christopher Griffith

Publisher: Battle for the Sacred Realm

ISBN: 1424163420

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 3841

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.

All Ears

Poetry. Translated by Paul-Henri Campbell

Author: Ludwig Steinherr

Publisher: BUCH&media

ISBN: 3869066172

Category: Poetry

Page: 45

View: 6802

»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

Japanese Cinema

Texts and Contexts

Author: Alastair Phillips,Julian Stringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134334222

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 472

Japanese Cinema includes twenty-four chapters on key films of Japanese cinema, from the silent era to the present day, providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese cinema history and Japanese culture and society. Studying a range of important films, from Late Spring, Seven Samurai and In the Realm of the Senses to Godzilla, Hana-Bi and Ring, the collection includes discussion of all the major directors of Japanese cinema including Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, Oshima, Suzuki, Kitano and Miyazaki. Each chapter discusses the film in relation to aesthetic, industrial or critical issues and ends with a complete filmography for each director. The book also includes a full glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography of readings on Japanese cinema. Bringing together leading international scholars and showcasing pioneering new research, this book is essential reading for all students and general readers interested in one of the world’s most important film industries.

Flash Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

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