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Death and Fantasy

By William Gray
  • ISBN Code: : 1443808970
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 130
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Drawing on philosophy, theology and psychoanalysis as well as on literary criticism, this collection of essays explores a range of fantasy texts with particular attention to the various ways in which they seek to deal with the reality of death. The essays uncover some fascinating links, and indeed tensions, between the writers discussed.

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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1000734064
  • Total of Pages : 578
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: intelligence-creativity-and-fantasy.pdf

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Of Death and Beauty

By Barbara Grenfell Fairhead
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  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Book Code : 1611392012
  • Total of Pages : 518
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 511
  • Pdf File: of-death-and-beauty.pdf

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When the beautiful Magdalena Chavez and her troubled, passionate son move into the small town of Las Madres, New Mexico, it doesn’t take long for the discerning among the townspeople to discover that they are other. Magdalena is a teller of stories that delight many, but also challenge the assumptions of one and all. Soon the reader is seduced into an enchanted world in which the boundary between reality and fantasy is always on the point of collapsing. The main characters must maintain a difficult balance between opposing polarities—sacred and profane, forbidden desire and ruthless power—a balance that seems to come instinctively to the simple but knowing inhabitants of Las Madres. Fairhead is utterly at home in this environment, evoking it with a mixture of precision and lyrical intensity. Whether she is describing the tumult of a bullfight, the stillness of a work of art or the vast, cinematic splendour of the New Mexico landscape, her voice is always pitch perfect. As the title suggests, it is a world of great beauty, but that same title also warns us that we cannot speak of beauty without also speaking of death. The Duende, that dark wind that blows through the world and touches the back of the neck whenever death is possible, is never far away. BARBARA GRENFELL FAIRHEAD was born in the UK in 1939 and has lived in South Africa since 1948. She is an artist, sculptor, writer, poet and lyricist for the band, Red Earth & Rust. She has published two books of poetry: And Now You Have Leapt Up To Swallow the Sun: 1997 and Word and Bead: The Presentation of a Journey: 2001, and a short story: Raven’s Moon: 2001. Over a period of twenty years she visited New Mexico regularly to spend time in her casita close to Black Mesa. She lives in Cape Town with her partner, singer-songwriter, poet and editor, Jacques Coetzee. Of Death and Beauty is her first novel.

A Matter of Death and Life

By Simon R. Green
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  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Book Code : 1448308380
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Fiction
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Master thief, rogue and chancer Gideon Sable is back for another fast-paced supernatural heist - and this time he has the vault of a Las Vegas casino in his sights Judi Rifkin is one of the world's most successful collectors of the weird and unnatural. In a London underworld filled with criminals with very special talents, Judi is a force to be reckoned with. And Gideon Sable - thief, rogue and chancer - owes her a very large favour. Judi makes him an offer he can't refuse: steal her the legendary Masque of Ra, kept safe in a Las Vegas casino, and she'll wipe the slate clean. This isn't Gideon's first heist by a long shot. But with old grudges threatening to cloud his judgment, an unpredictable crew who don't entirely trust each other and a formidable supernatural security team guarding his target, this job might be a gamble too far . . . A Matter of Death and Life is the sequel to The Best Thing You Can Steal, and is the second supernatural heist thriller featuring master conman Gideon Sable from British SFF veteran and New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.

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  • Publisher : Starlit Publishing
  • Book Code : 1989994687
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 874
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Morning in Whitehorse, and everything is the normal. All too normal. A girlfriend who loves him, an evening at the farmer’s market in Shipyard’s Park. Idyllic, relaxing, peaceful. What more could a man want? John Lee isn’t sure, but stray thoughts intrude, and memories of a different time, a different place, a different world keep intruding. Angst-ridden, exhausting memories of a world of pain and struggle. Nothing like the paradise he lives in. Now, if only John wasn’t so attracted to them. This short story is set between Books 9 and 10. Minor spoilers included within.

Sex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature

By Jolene Zigarovich
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136182365
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 738
  • Pdf File: sex-and-death-in-eighteenth-century-literature.pdf

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This book discusses sex and death in the eighteenth-century, an era that among other forms produced the Gothic novel, commencing the prolific examination of the century’s shifting attitudes toward death and uncovering literary moments in which sexuality and death often conjoined. By bringing together various viewpoints and historical relations, the volume contributes to an emerging field of study and provides new perspectives on the ways in which the century approached an increasingly modern sense of sexuality and mortality. It not only provides part of the needed discussion of the relationship between sex, death, history, and eighteenth-century culture, but is a forum in which the ideas of several well-respected critics converge, producing a breadth of knowledge and a diversity of perspectives and methodologies previously unseen. As the contributors demonstrate, eighteenth-century anxieties over mortality, the body, the soul, and the corpse inspired many writers of the time to both implicitly and explicitly embed mortality and sexuality within their works. By depicting the necrophilic tendencies of libertines and rapacious villains, the fetishizing of death and mourning by virtuous heroines, or the fantasy of preserving the body, these authors demonstrate not only the tragic results of sexual play, but the persistent fantasy of necro-erotica. This book shows that within the eighteenth-century culture of profound modern change, underworkings of death and mourning are often eroticized; that sex is often equated with death (as punishment, or loss of the self); and that the sex-death dialectic lies at the discursive center of normative conceptions of gender, desire, and social power.

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  • Publisher : Boyds Mills Press
  • Book Code : 1629795909
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 949
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Keturah, renowned for her storytelling, follows a legendary hart deep into the forest, where she becomes hopelessly lost. Her strength diminishes until, finally, she realizes that death is near—and learns then that death is a young lord, melancholy and stern. She is able to charm Lord Death with a story and gain a reprieve, but he grants her only a day, and within that day she must find true love. A mesmerizing love story, interweaving elements of classic fantasy and high romance.

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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0941028755
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 452
  • Pdf File: science-fiction-and-fantasy-literature-vol-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

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By Caitlin Starling
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250272599
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 895
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***AN INSTANT BESTSELLER!*** Best Books of 2021 · NPR From the Bram Stoker-nominated author of The Luminous Dead comes a gothic fantasy horror--The Death of Jane Lawrence. “A delicious Gothic romance.... By the time the book reached that point of no return, I was so invested that I would have followed Jane into the very depths of hell.” — “Intense and amazing! It’s like Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell meets Mexican Gothic meets Crimson Peak.” —BookRiot Practical, unassuming Jane Shoringfield has done the calculations, and decided that the most secure path forward is this: a husband, in a marriage of convenience, who will allow her to remain independent and occupied with meaningful work. Her first choice, the dashing but reclusive doctor Augustine Lawrence, agrees to her proposal with only one condition: that she must never visit Lindridge Hall, his crumbling family manor outside of town. Yet on their wedding night, an accident strands her at his door in a pitch-black rainstorm, and she finds him changed. Gone is the bold, courageous surgeon, and in his place is a terrified, paranoid man—one who cannot tell reality from nightmare, and fears Jane is an apparition, come to haunt him. By morning, Augustine is himself again, but Jane knows something is deeply wrong at Lindridge Hall, and with the man she has so hastily bound her safety to. Set in a dark-mirror version of post-war England, Caitlin Starling crafts a new kind of gothic horror from the bones of the beloved canon. This Crimson Peak-inspired story assembles, then upends, every expectation set in place by Shirley Jackson and Rebecca, and will leave readers shaken, desperate to begin again as soon as they are finished. “Don’t read this one alone at night; Caitlin Starling has done it again. Unsettling, atmospheric, and downright brutal at times, The Death of Jane Lawrence will continue to haunt you long after you leave Lindridge Hall...if the house lets you leave, that is.” —Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch’s Heart

The Sea of Death

By Tim Waggoner
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  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Book Code : 0786956666
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 219
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Acclaimed author Tim Waggoner brings his first Eberron trilogy to a stunning conclusion. Diran, once a feared assassin, has turned his back on murder, seeking the life of a wandering priest. But in the seas of the Lhazaar Principalities, peace is rarely found, and even justice must be bought in blood. A new power has risen, hoping to conquer the east with an army of beast men, and only Diran and his companions can stop them. The concluding volume in the critically-acclaimed Blade of the Flame series that follows a former assassin trying to change his life and set the world to right. From the Paperback edition.

Read It Rawly

By Dali Bo Furnell
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  • Publisher : Partridge Africa
  • Book Code : 1482804476
  • Total of Pages : 74
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: read-it-rawly.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is a congregation of my attempts to view various aspects of life and death in an honest, positive, and realistic yet abstract point of view. With an open mind, I explore the ability to expose significant gifts within contrast, opposition, and similarity. In order to facilitate the improvement of understanding alternative concepts, I share an array of perspectives. The irony of this books main theme versus my life is quite uncanny. But in my efforts to be optimistic, I reduced my obsession of death and fantasy. Through insight and altered mind-set, I have covered a scope of ideals that I sincerely hope will help people in a constructive way.

Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 147663193X
  • Total of Pages : 271
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: bridges-to-science-fiction-and-fantasy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

 The J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature—long held at the University of California, Riverside—have been a major influence in the study of science fiction and fantasy for thirty years. The conferences have attracted leading scholars whose papers are published in Eaton volumes found in university libraries throughout the world. This collection brings together 22 of the best papers—most with new afterwords by the authors—presented in chronological order to show how science fiction and fantasy criticism has evolved since 1979.

Reaper Man

By Terry Pratchett
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1407034774
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 505
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'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more' Daily Mail The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Death has to happen. That’s what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.' But it can. And it has. Death is missing – presumed gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls - there's no telling what might happen! Particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living . . . ___________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Reaper Man is the second book in the Death series.

A Death of Music

By A.A. Chamberlynn
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  • Publisher : A.A. Chamberlynn
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 606
  • Pdf File: a-death-of-music.pdf

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The Apocalypse is nigh as the four horsewomen begin to search for the seven seals that will destroy humanity. The Riders must contend with their new powers and their new purpose, but it’s not so easy to leave the past behind. Can they manage to find the seals without blowing their cover as double agents? As reality begins to unravel, it’s unclear if they’re on the right side, and who they can really trust: Heaven, Hell, or the Fallen?

Death of a Darklord

By Laurell K. Hamilton
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  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Book Code : 0786959576
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Death of a Darklord focuses on a young woman who finds that she has a talent for magic in a land and a family unforgiving of such abilities, and her tragic attempts to redeem herself in the eyes of her family by aiding them on their quest to end the dark magic that has destroyed a neighboring town. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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By Matthew Dickerson,David O’Hara
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  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Book Code : 9781441202147
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 284
  • Pdf File: from-homer-to-harry-potter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The allure of fantasy continues to grow with film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. But how should Christians approach modern works of fantasy, especially debated points such as magic and witches? From Homer to Harry Potter provides the historical background readers need to understand this timeless genre. It explores the influence of biblical narrative, Greek mythology, and Arthurian legend on modern fantasy and reveals how the fantastic offers profound insights into truth. The authors draw from a Christian viewpoint informed by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien to assess modern authors such as Philip Pullman, Walter Wangerin, and J. K. Rowling. This accessible book guides undergraduate students, pastors, and lay readers to a more astute and rewarding reading of all fantasy literature.

Death and Night

By Roshani Chokshi
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1250119731
  • Total of Pages : 115
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 290
  • Pdf File: death-and-night.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An exclusive Star-Touched novella over 100 pages long! Before The Star-Touched Queen there was only Death and Night. He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes. Discover how Maya and Amar first met and fell in love, and don't forget the next Star-Touched novel, A Crown of Wishes.

Under Sentence of Death; Or, a Criminal's Last Hours

By Victor Hugo
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 201
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 501
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"Under Sentence of Death" by Victor Hugo is a narrative of a man who is sentenced to die. The author displays thoughts of such a man, all the mental torture, and physical stress he experiences during the hours which are about to advance towards his planned execution. Excerpt: "Sentenced to death! For five whole weeks have I lived with this one thought, always alone with it, always frozen by its ghastly presence, always crushed beneath its overwhelming weight. At first, years ago, as it seemed, not mere weeks as it really was, I was a man like any other. Every day, every hour, every minute was ruled by its own idea. My intellect, young and fresh, lost itself in a world of fantasy. I amused myself in mapping out a life without order, and without end, weaving into a thousand fantastic patterns the coarse and slender tissue of my existence. There were lovely girls, cardinals' copes, victories won, theatres full of life and light, and then again the young girls, and walks in the twilight under the spreading boughs of the chestnut trees. My imagination always pictured scenes of pleasure. My thoughts were free, and therefore I was free also."

The Death of Chaos

By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Tor Fantasy
  • Book Code : 9781429995368
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
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L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s The Death of Chaos continues his bestselling fantasy series the Saga of Recluce, which is one of the most popular in contemporary epic fantasy. A threat of invasion from the Empire of Hamor endangers Lerris' newfound peace. Despite the imminent possibility of destruction, the lands of Candar will not unite and Recluce will not heed the peril, forcing Lerris to choose between becoming the greatest wizard of all time—or seeing his whole world destroyed. “An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world.”—Robert Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of The Wheel of Time® series Saga of Recluce #1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Magic Engineer / #4 The Order War / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador /#19 The Mongrel Mage / #20 Outcasts of Order / #21 The Mage-Fire War (forthcoming) Story Collection: Recluce Tales Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Death and Survival in the Book of Job

By Dan Mathewson
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 0567171906
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Religion
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The Book of Job functions as literature of survival where the main character, Job, deals with the trauma of suffering, attempts to come to terms with a collapsed moral and theological world, and eventually re-connects the broken pieces of his world into a new moral universe, which explains and contains the trauma of his recent experiences and renders his life meaningful again. The key is Job's death imagery. In fact, with its depiction of death in the prose tale and its frequent discussions of death in the poetic sections, Job may be the most death-oriented book in the bible. In particular, Job, in his speeches, articulates his experience of suffering as the experience of death. To help understand this focus on death in Job we turn to the psychohistorian, Robert Lifton, who investigates the effects on the human psyche of various traumatic experiences (wars, natural disasters, etc). According to Lifton, survivors of disaster often sense that their world has "collapsed" and they engage in a struggle to go on living. Part of this struggle involves finding meaning in death and locating death's place in the continuity of life. Like many such survivors, Job's understanding of death is a flashpoint indicating his bewilderment (or "desymbolization") in the early portions of his speeches, and then, later on, his arrival at what Lifton calls "resymbolization," the reconfiguration of a world that can account for disaster and render death - and life - meaningful again.

Aged for Death (A Tuscan Vineyard Cozy Mystery—Book 2)

By Fiona Grace
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  • Publisher : Fiona Grace
  • Book Code : 1094371289
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 169
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"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!" --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor) AGED FOR DEATH (A TUSCAN VINEYARD COZY MYSTERY) is book #2 in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor (Book #1), a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews—and a free download! Olivia Glass, 34, turns her back on her life as a high-powered executive in Chicago and relocates to Tuscany, determined to start a new, simpler life—and to grow her own vineyard. Olivia is falling in love with the Tuscan life and the gorgeous Tuscan scenery, especially as she travels to visit Pisa. Yet when the winery she works for auctions off a rare and expensive bottle of wine—and when someone turns up dead—Olivia must draw on her strength as a sommelier to get to the bottom of the murder. In the meanwhile, her new own attempts at a vineyard—and her love life—are failing miserably. Can Olivia turn it all around to create the life she’s always dreamed of? Or was it all a fantasy that she should let go? Hilarious, packed with travel, food, wine, twists and turns, romance and her newfound animal friend—and centering around a baffling small-town murder that Olivia must solve—AGED FOR DEATH is an un-putdownable cozy that will keep you laughing late into the night. Book #3 in the series—AGED FOR MAYHEM—is now also available!

The Death of Sheherzad

By Intizar Hussain
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 9351362884
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 605
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'Intizar Husain's stories often tread that twilight zone between fable and parable. His narratives are spun on an oriental loom' - Keki N. Daruwalla A man scours the town he left fifty years ago for some little evidence of past joys. Javed, who's returned to Lahore from East Pakistan, won't speak of what he witnessed 'there'. An old woman boards a train full of dead ancestors in her dreams. A sage who cannot control his anger must seek out a butcher for redemption. Mahaban, home of the monkeys once, is now a city full of human beings. Sheherzad, who once told Emperor Shaharyar a thousand-and-one stories, is now an old woman who has forgotten her yarns of fantasy. The stories in The Death of Sheherzad ably represent Intizar Husain's oeuvre, defying narrative tradition and exploring the past, specifically Partition, as a means of unravelling the present. He imaginatively revisits a syncretic, tolerant pluralistic past to analyse why the tide turned so irreversibly. Questioning everything - faith, violence, society - Husain probes the horrors of Partition in a manner as oblique as it is trenchant. Imbued with dark wit and literary brilliance, these stories at once shock, agitate and entertain.

The Death of Nnanji

By Dave Duncan
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497609283
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 253
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In this masterful sword-and-sorcery epic, “Duncan has created strong and moving characters . . . and a world as rich and layered as our own” (Iceberg Ink). For fifteen years, the truce has held. Swordsmen of the Tryst of Casr have kept the peace and extended the rule of law over half the world, but now sorcerers have started killing swordsmen again, and swordsmen traitors are aiding them. Shonsu—who was Wallie Smith before he became a swordsman of the seventh rank and liege lord of the Tryst—must once more gird on the seventh sword of Chioxin, and this time he rides out to fight the war that he hoped would never come. As he leads his army forth, its two most junior members are Vixini, son of Shonsu, and Addis, son of Nnanji, who has an oath of vengeance to fulfill. Their failure or success will determine the fate of the world for the next thousand years.

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature

By W. Michelle Wang,Daniel K. Jernigan,Neil Murphy
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000220745
  • Total of Pages : 470
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 645
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-companion-to-death-and-literature.pdf

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The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature seeks to understand the ways in which literature has engaged deeply with the ever-evolving relationship humanity has with its ultimate demise. It is the most comprehensive collection in this growing field of study and includes essays by Brian McHale, Catherine Belling, Ronald Schleifer, Helen Swift, and Ira Nadel, as well as the work of a generation of younger scholars from around the globe, who bring valuable transnational insights. Encompassing a diverse range of mediums and genres – including biography and autobiography, documentary, drama, elegy, film, the novel and graphic novel, opera, picturebooks, poetry, television, and more – the contributors offer a dynamic mix of approaches that range from expansive perspectives on particular periods and genres to extended analyses of select case studies. Essays are included from every major Western period, including Classical, Middle Ages, Renaissance, and so on, right up to the contemporary. This collection provides a telling demonstration of the myriad ways that humanity has learned to live with the inevitability of death, where “live with” itself might mean any number of things: from consoling, to memorializing, to rationalizing, to fending off, to evading, and, perhaps most compellingly of all, to escaping. Engagingly written and drawing on examples from around the world, this volume is indispensable to both students and scholars working in the fields of medical humanities, thanatography (death studies), life writing, Victorian studies, modernist studies, narrative, contemporary fiction, popular culture, and more.

Death and Honor Omnibus

By James E Wisher
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  • Publisher : Sand Hill Publishing
  • Book Code : 1945763353
  • Total of Pages : 515
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 235
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Justice or Revenge Which would you choose? When a bandit raid destroys his home, Gabriel Kane believes his whole family is killed in the fire. Burdened by guilt, he dedicates his life to bringing those responsible to justice. Xander Kane has a secret place, a crawlspace under the kitchen perfect for stealing snacks. When the bandits attack Xander is trapped by the flames. Xander emerges hours later scarred and near death, his whole world reduced to ashes. Blind with rage, Xander dedicates his life to killing those responsible. Four years pass before Xander, now an elite assassin, learns Gabriel survived the attack and is now an officer of the city watch. Xander returns home for a reunion, but what reaction will he get from his by the law brother? Will the two brothers be able to set aside their differences to bring down the evil responsible for their pain?

Cards of Grief

By Jane Yolen
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1480423300
  • Total of Pages : 193
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 913
  • Pdf File: cards-of-grief.pdf

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An alien civilization is forever changed by the incursion of human social scientists—and an ancient prophecy—in this award-winning novel. The year is 2132 when members of the Anthropologist’s Guild set down on the planet Henderson’s IV, or L’Lal’lor as it is known to the native population. Charged with the nonintrusive study of alien cultures, the crew discovers a society containing no love or laughter. It is, instead, centered around death—a world of aristocratic and common folk in which grieving is an art and the cornerstone of life. But the alien civilization stands on the brink of astonishing change, heralded by the discovery of Linni, the Gray Wanderer, a young woman from the countryside whose arrival has been foretold for centuries. And for Anthropologist First Class Aaron Spenser, L’Lal’lor is a place of destructive temptations, seducing him with its mysterious, sad beauty, and leading him into an unthinkable criminal act. Told from the shifting viewpoints of characters both alien and human, and through records of local lore and transcripts of court martial proceedings, Cards of Grief is a thoughtful, lyrical, and spellbinding tale of first contact. It is a true masterwork of world building from Jane Yolen, a premier crafter of speculative fiction and fantasy. This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the author’s personal collection, as well as a note from the author about the making of the book.

Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal

By Grayson Carter
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1610973240
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 468
  • Pdf File: sehnsucht.pdf

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Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, established by the Arizona C. S. Lewis Society in 2007, is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings published anywhere in the world. It exists to promote literary, theological, historical, biographical, philosophical, bibliographical and cultural interest (broadly defined) in Lewis and his writings. The journal includes articles, review essays, book reviews, film reviews and play reviews, bibliographical material, poetry, interviews, editorials, and announcements of Lewis-related conferences, events and publications. Its readership is aimed at academic scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as learned non-scholars and Lewis enthusiasts. At this time, Sehnsucht is published once a year.

The Dead and the Dark

By Courtney Gould
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  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Book Code : 1250762022
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 853
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"Imagine Riverdale crossing streams with Stephen King's The Outsider and you'll get a sense of this gripping supernatural mystery...Gould's debut begins as a snappy paranormal yarn and unspools into a profound story about the complex interplay between grief, guilt, and identity." - Oprah Daily Courtney Gould’s thrilling YA debut The Dead and the Dark is about the things that lurk in dark corners, the parts of you that can’t remain hidden, and about finding home in places—and people—you didn’t expect. The Dark has been waiting—and it won't stay hidden any longer. Something is wrong in Snakebite, Oregon. Teenagers are disappearing, some turning up dead, the weather isn’t normal, and all fingers point to TV’s most popular ghost hunters who have just come to town. Logan Ortiz-Woodley, daughter of TV's ParaSpectors, has never been to Snakebite before. But the moment she and her dads arrive, she starts to get the feeling that there's more than ghosts plaguing this small town. Ashley Barton’s boyfriend was the first teen to go missing, and she’s felt his ghost following her ever since. Although everyone shuns the Ortiz-Woodleys, the mysterious Logan may be the only person who can help Ashley get some answers. When Ashley and Logan team up to figure out who—or what—is haunting Snakebite, their investigation reveals truths about the town, their families, and themselves that neither of them are ready for. As the danger intensifies, they realize that their growing feelings for each other could be a light in the darkness.

The Queen of the Dead

By Michelle Sagara
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0756418062
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 199
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Now available in omnibus format, the Queen of the Dead trilogy tells the gripping tale of a teenage girl who discovers her powers of necromancy after the death of her boyfriend. It began in the graveyard... Ever since her boyfriend Nathan had died in a tragic accident, Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that's all it was. For Emma, life had stopped with Nathan's death. But tonight was different. Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery. There were two others there--Eric, who had just started at her school, and an ancient woman who looked as though she were made of rags. And when they saw Emma there, the old woman reached out to her with a grip as chilling as death.... Emma was not quite like other girls. It was true that other girls had experienced grief. Other girls had also lost their fathers, or had their boyfriends die in senseless accidents. But though she hadn't known it till that night in the graveyard, unlike those other girls, she could see, touch, and speak with the dead. Follow this gripping saga as Emma must learn to navigate her powers and the responsibilities that accompany them.

The Death of Joan of Arc

By Michael Scott
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0375899928
  • Total of Pages : 12
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 517
  • Pdf File: the-death-of-joan-of-arc.pdf

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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel with The Death of Joan of Arc, an ebook original. In this never-before-seen lost story, Joan of Arc was not burned at the stake in Rouen, France in 1431. She was rescued from certain death by Scathach the Warrior. The truth about that day is revealed in the last will and testament of William of York, and it will leave you wondering: does Joan of Arc still walk the earth? “Fans of adventure fantasies like Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will eat this one up.” —VOYA Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress

Death in High Heels

By Christianna Brand
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453232451
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 846
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Inspector Charlesworth investigates a strange murder in a dress shop The sales room at Christophe et Cie is staffed by five young women. Each is beautiful in her own way—and each could be a murderer. One morning, two of the women purchase some oxalic acid to clean a stain off a Panama hat. No one knows how the poison gets into Miss Doon’s system, but it doesn’t take long to kill her. When Inspector Charlesworth steps into the little shop, he finds a dozen motives and no clear solution. Everyone in the shop was jealous of Miss Doon, for as the owner’s girlfriend she was the favorite to head up the store’s new Riviera branch. Romantic feelings for his chief suspect sidetrack Charlesworth, and it takes a second murder to put him back on the trail of the killer.

The Brilliant Death

By A. R. Capetta
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0451478452
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 211
  • Pdf File: the-brilliant-death.pdf

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Teodora di Sangro is used to hiding her magical ability to transform enemies into music boxes and mirrors. Nobody knows she’s a strega—and she aims to keep it that way. The she meets Cielo—and everything changes. A strega who can switch outward form as effortlessly as turning a page in a book, Cielo shows Teodora what her life could be like if she masters the power she’s been keeping secret. And not a moment too soon: the ruler of Vinalia has poisoned the patriarchs of the country’s five controlling families, including Teodora’s father, and demands that each family send a son to the palace. If she wants to save her family, Teodora must travel to the capital—not disguised as a boy, but transformed into one. But the road to the capital, and to bridling her powers, is full of enemies and complications, including the one she least expects: falling in love.