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Procession Of The Dead

Author : Darren Shan
ISBN : 9780446569002
Genre : Fiction
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Darren Shan, New York Times bestselling author of the Cirque du Freak and Demonata series, makes his adult fiction debut with this first book in a dark and twisted new series, The City. PROCESSION OF THE DEAD What had I done before coming to the City? I couldn't remember. It sounded crazy but my past was a blank. I could recall every step since alighting from the train, but not a single one before. Young, quick-witted, and cocksure, Capac Raimi arrives in the City determined to make his mark in a world of sweet, sinister sin. He finds the City is a place of exotic dangers: a legendary assassin with snakes tattooed on his face who moves like smoke, blind Incan priests whom no one seems to see, a kingpin who plays with puppets, and friends who mysteriously disappear as though they never existed. Then Capac crosses paths with The Cardinal, and his life changes forever. The Cardinal is the City, and the City is The Cardinal. They are joined at the soul. Nothing moves on the streets, or below them, without The Cardinal's knowledge. His rule is absolute. When Capac discovers how deeply The Cardinal has influenced his life, he is faced with hard choices that conflict with his soaring ambition. To find his way, Capac must know himself and what he is capable of. But how can you trust yourself when you can't remember your past?

An American Procession

Author : Alfred Kazin
ISBN : 9780804151276
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An American Procession is a study, on the largest scale, of the major American writers at work during the historically and literarily crucial century that began in the early 1830s, when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a metaphysical revolution, and ended on the eve of the 1930s with the triumph of modernism and the critical recognition of the “postponed power” of those who had been modern before their time. These one hundred years encompassed a period of unprecedented expansion and promise in the United States, and the work of our novelists, essayists, poets, and historians was the mirror of the nation’s spirit. The thirty years preceding the Civil War produced the transcendental idealism of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman and the dark romanticism of Hawthorne, Poe, and Melville. In the years just after World War I, modernism reached its exemplary form in the work of Eliot, Pound, Hemingway, Dos Passos, and Fitzgerald, and between the two wars emerged the great realists: Mark Twain, Henry James, Crane, and Dreiser. It is through an exploration of the lives and works of these writers—together with Emily Dickinson, William James, Henry Adams, and Faulkner—that Kazin maps out a great literary procession shaped by individual genius, by history, and by the implacable American sense of self. With each writer, Alfred Kazin illuminates for us the work, the influences that informed it, and its influence on the work of others. Each figure seems revitalized for us by Kazin’s acuity and powerful sympathy for his subject. An American Procession, with its intellectual energy, its clarity and breadth, is the brilliantly executed capstone of Kazin’s already illustrious career and will stand as the most important study of American literature in our time.

A Companion To Moral Anthropology

Author : Didier Fassin
ISBN : 9781118290583
Genre : Social Science
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A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics

Vampire Hunter D Volume 13 Twin Shadowed Knight Parts 1 2

Author : Hideyuki Kikuchi
ISBN : 9781621154990
Genre : Fiction
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When Vampire Hunter D entered the town of Sedoc it was in search of answers to the meaning of a dying vampire's last words: "Find Muma." But when he meets Mia, the daughter of the local fortuneteller, he learns the mists emanating from a smoking crater on the outskirts of Sedoc have reanimated thousands of corpses, compelling them to crawl from their graves and hurl themselves into the smoking chasm. When D goes to investigate, he finds himself split in two: a second Vampire Hunter D, full of passion and lust and hunger for the company of women, is born! * Features eleven black-and-white line illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano. "Richly descriptive, filled with bone crushing action and horror aplenty, this is one wild ride down the highway to Hell." - Active Anime

Exploring Pangi Himalaya

Author : Minakshi Chaudhry
ISBN : 8173870845
Genre : Pangi (India)
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This Book Is A Detailed Account Of The Pangi Valley In Himachal And The People Living There. The Lifestyle Of Pangwals, Their Customs, Traditions, Institutions, Folk Dances And Folk Songs Have Been Studied In This Book.

The Boundaries Of Faith

Author : John C. Hirsh
ISBN : 9004104283
Genre : History
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This volume deals with the ways in which religious Faith interacted with literary and other texts, and with the methods by which religious attitueds were communicated and adapted in the late medieval period and after.

Death Is A Festival

Author : João José Reis
ISBN : 080785445X
Genre : History
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This award-winning social history of death and funeral rites during the early decades of Brazil's independence from Portugal focuses on the Cemiterada movement in Salvador, capital of the province of Bahia. The book opens with a lively account of the popu

The Procession

Author : Jeff Gulvin
ISBN : 9781480418387
Genre : Fiction
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FBI Agent Johnny Harrison is back, tracking a coldblooded killer through the Louisiana bayou in a thriller that will “keep your nose glued to the page” (The Literary Review). Maxwell Carter, a criminal justice fingerprint analyst in West Virginia, has a lucrative racket going. When he finds a positive match for an old crime, he conveniently ignores it in return for a modest retainer from the alleged perp. But his latest mark isn’t keen on being blackmailed. When FBI Agent Johnny Harrison finds Carter’s body, bound and sliced in cheese wire, it isn’t hard to connect the murder to Carter’s unwilling patsy—a suspected child-killer living in the Louisiana bayou and working in Mississippi. Going undercover on an old trawler, Harrison wades into the sordid fantasy-world of a twisted mind. But what he discovers is even more dangerous: a century-old secret from New Orleans’s troubled history . . . one that has yet to claim its last victim. The Procession marks the return of FBI Agent Johnny Harrison, who teamed up with Scotland Yard’s Jack Swann in The Covenant, Nom de Guerre, and Storm Crow, which Jack Higgins praised as “absolutely marvelous.”

Early Christian Literature And Intertextuality

Author : Craig A. Evans
ISBN : 9780567138217
Genre : Religion
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Scholarly interest in intertextuality remains as keen as ever. Armed with new questions, interpreters seek to understand better the function of older scripture in later scripture. The essays assembled in the present collection address these questions. These essays treat pre-Christian texts, as well as Christian texts, that make use of older sacred tradition. They analyze the respective uses of scripture in diverse Jewish and Christian traditions. Some of these studies are concerned with discreet bodies of writings, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, while others are concerned with versions of scriptures, such as the Hebrew or Old Greek, and text critical issues. Other studies are concerned with how scripture is interpreted as part of apocalyptic and eschatology. Early Christian Literature and Intertextuality includes essays that explore the use of Old Testament scripture in the Gospels and Acts. Other studies examine the apostle Paul's interpretation of scripture in his letters, while other studies look at non-Pauline writings and their utilization of scripture. Some of the studies in this collection show how older scripture clarifies important points of teaching or resolves social conflict. Law, conversion, anthropology, paradise, and Messianism are among the themes treated in these studies, themes rooted in important ways in older sacred tradition. The collection concludes with studies on two important Christian interpreters, Syriac-speaking Aphrahat in the east and Latin-speaking Augustine in the west. [Part of the LNTS sub series Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity (SSEJC), volume 14]

Dead Lovers

Author : Basil Dufallo
ISBN : 047211560X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From Eurydice to Laura and beyond, dead lovers call forth powerful expressions of grief, sorrow, love, and longing. They occasion mourning and other rituals and seem to be intrinsically bound up with changing ideas of subjecthood itself. Dead Lovers explores the complex attachments to the figure of the dead lover in Western literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression from classical antiquity through the Middle Ages and into the early modern period. By reflecting on the study of dead lovers, these essays also trace the development of themes and claims relating to our own investment in a “dead” but eroticized past that we seek to recover. The collection offers a sustained discussion of how scholarly interest in the representation of loss and erotic bonds raises pressing questions about nostalgia, performance, the role of affect in intellectual work, and the gendered cultural values that script the description and experience of the erotic. In its focus on loss as a site of affect and imagination, Dead Lovers offers an original and provocative contribution to the history of scholarship. Basil Dufallo is Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. Peggy McCracken is Professor of French and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.

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