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Charnel House

By Graham Masterton
  • ISBN Code: : 1497603420
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 241
  • Category : Fiction
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Edgar Award Finalist: A demon-possessed house in San Francisco is out to devour the world in this horror tale by the acclaimed author of The Manitou. A desperate and terrified old man appears at the office of John Hyatt at the San Francisco Department of Sanitation with a chilling complaint. His house, Seymour Willis insists, is breathing. Hyatt suspects a rat infestation but the truth is worse. Much worse. An ancient demon out of darkest Native American folklore lives within the walls and floorboards of Willis’s home—an all-powerful malevolent being determined to break free and wreak havoc on the City by the Bay. Soon a tiny cadre of believers in the impossible—including Hyatt, Willis, and a Native American shaman—hold the fate of all humanity in their hands. The monster’s hunger for blood and flesh is insatiable and it is determined to escape its prison and become whole. And once it does, the entire world will be its feeding ground. A haunted house story like no other—a gory and terrifying tale of demonic possession—this award-winning supernatural thriller by the acclaimed author of The Manitou provides substantial chills on every page. A tale of unrelenting terror reminiscent of the works of H. P. Lovecraft, Graham Masterton’s Charnel House will haunt your dreams long after you’ve turned the final page.

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This book charts a course through the equally inadequate options of despair and optimism to a responsible understanding and practice of Christian hope.

Allegory and the Work of Melancholy

By Jeremy Tambling,Reader Department of Comparative Literature Jeremy Tambling
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9789042010185
  • Total of Pages : 233
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Written using critical theory, especially by Walter Benjamin, Blanchot and Derrida, Allegory and the Work of Melancholy: The Late Medieval and Shakespeare reads medieval and early modern texts, exploring allegory within texts, allegorical readings of texts, and melancholy in texts. Authors studied are Langland and Chaucer, Hoccleve, on his madness, Lydgate and Henryson. Shakespeare's first tetralogy, the three parts of Henry VI and Richard III conclude this investigation of death, mourning, madness and of complaint. Benjamin's writings on allegory inspire this linking, which also considers Dürer, Baldung and Holbein and the dance of the dead motifs. The study sees subjectivity created as obsessional, paranoid, and links melancholia, madness and allegorical creation, where parts of the subject are split off from each other, and speak as wholes. Allegory and melancholy are two modes - a state of writing and a state of being - where the subject fragments or disappears. These texts are aware of the power of death within writing, which makes them, fascinating. The book will appeal to readers of literature from the medieval to the Baroque, and to those interested in critical theory, and histories of visual culture.

A Tour of Bones

By Denise Inge
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472913086
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Author, academic and adventurer, Denise Inge grew up in a large and rambunctious family on the east coast of America. She crossed the Sahara, charmed snakes in Marrakech and cycled the Adirondack mountains but her latest adventure is an interior one. It starts with the discovery that her house is built on a crypt full of human skeletons. Facing her fear of these strangers' bones takes her to other charnel houses in Europe and on a journey into the meaning of bones themselves. This exploration, though it began before her diagnosis with an inoperable sarcoma, takes on a new significance when the question of living well in the face of mortality abruptly ceases to be hypothetical. A Tour of Bones is a passionate testament to the conviction that living is more than not dying, and that contemplating mortality is not about being prepared to die but about being prepared to live.

Framing History in East-Central Europe and Beyond

By Ferdinand Kühnel,Nedžad Kuč,Marija Wakounig
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3643912234
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During the 1970s todays Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung, BMBWF) supported the founding of the Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and the Austrian Chair at Stanford University in California. These foundings were the initial incentives for the worldwide `spreading' of similar institutions; currently, nine Centers for Austrian and Central European Studies exist in seven countries on three continents. The funding of the Ministry enables to connect senior scholars with young scholars, to help young PhD students, to participate in and to benefit from the scientific connection of experienced researchers, and to get in touch with the national scientific community by `sniffing scientific air', as the Austrians like to say. Furthermore, it aims to avoid prejudices, and to spread a better understanding and knowledge about Austria and Central Europe by promoting scientific exchange.

Dolmens in the Levant

By James A. Fraser
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351375423
  • Total of Pages : 374
  • Category : Social Science
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When Western explorers first encountered dolmens in the Levant, they thought they had discovered the origins of a megalithic phenomenon that spread as far as the Atlantic coast. Although European dolmens are now considered an unrelated tradition, many researchers continue to approach dolmens in the Levant as part of a trans-regional phenomenon that spanned the Taurus mountains to the Arabian peninsula. By tightly defining the term 'dolmen' itself, this book brings these mysterious monuments into sharper focus. Drawing on historical, archaeological and geological sources, it is shown that dolmens in the Levant mostly concentrate in the eastern escarpment of the Jordan Rift Valley, and in the Galilean hills. They cluster near proto-urban settlements of the Early Bronze I period (3700–3000 BCE) in particular geological zones suitable for the extraction of megalithic slabs. Rather than approaching dolmens as a regional phenomenon, this book considers dolmens as part of a local burial tradition whose tomb forms varied depending on geological constraints. Dolmens in the Levant is essential for anyone interested in the rise of civilisations in the ancient Middle East, and particularly those who have wondered at the origins of these enigmatic burial monuments that dominate the landscape.

The Soul Slayer

By Paul Doherty
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  • Publisher : Headline
  • Book Code : 0755350472
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Fiction
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Eighteen-year-old Rebecca Lennox, the daughter of a former priest, is neglected and feared by the villagers of Dunmow in Essex. They regard her as cursed, by both her hare lip and her gift of second sight. Rebecca finds solace in the statue of St Michael the Archangel, to whom she prays devotedly within the sanctity of her old parish church. But when a young Catholic priest arrives in the village it seems that she has finally found a mortal confidant. Michael is not repelled by her infirmity and his charm and gentleness remind her of her beloved statue. Then in the late summer changes come to Dunmow. A new parson is appointed - more interested in the black arts than the teachings of religion. For Henry Frogmore holy orders are merely a convenient cover for his nefarious activities, but in Rebecca and Michael he finds powerful opponents. And in the ensuing struggle the price for each of them is all too heavy.

Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature

By Philip Schwyzer
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191525723
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This study draws on the theory and practice of archaeology to develop a new perspective on the literature of the Renaissance. Philip Schwyzer explores the fascination with images of excavation, exhumation, and ruin that runs through literary texts including Spenser's Faerie Queene, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, Donne's sermons and lyrics, and Thomas Browne's Hydriotaphia, or Urne-Buriall. Miraculously preserved corpses, ruined monasteries, Egyptian mummies, and Yorick's skull all figure in this study of the early modern archaeological imagination. The pessimism of the period is summed up in the haunting motif of the beautiful corpse that, once touched, crumbles to dust. Archaeology and literary studies are themselves products of the Renaissance. Although the two disciplines have sometimes viewed one another as rivals, they share a unique and unsettling intimacy with the traces of past life - with the words the dead wrote, sang, or heard, with the objects they made, held, or lived within. Schwyzer argues that at the root of both forms of scholarship lies the forbidden desire to awaken (and speak with) the dead. However impossible or absurd this desire may be, it remains a fundamental source of both ethical responsibility and aesthetic pleasure.

The A–Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects

By Michael John Brennan
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440803447
  • Total of Pages : 442
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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This engaging and informative resource provides readers with an understanding of the social, cultural, and historical influences that shape our encounters with death, dying, and bereavement—a universal experience across humanity. • Provides comprehensive yet easily accessible and concise entries that offer insight into the expanding study of death, dying, and bereavement • Contains more than 200 engaging entries from key thinkers and practitioners within the interdisciplinary field of death studies • Addresses a wide range of topics of both contemporary and historical interest, including memorial tattoos, Facebook grieving, and so-called "dark tourism," which reflect shifting attitudes and practices surrounding end-of-life issues

Dark Dreamers

By Stanley Wiater
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  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
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THE DREAMSPINNERS WHO WEAVE NIGHTMARES They lead us through wondrous doors to the dark side of imagination—exposing our most carefully hidden fantasies … and our deepest fears. Now twenty-six of the world's premier Maestros of the Macabre share their secrets, their goals, their creative terrors … and reveal the voices that called them into a shadowworld of demons and devils. Contains interviews with the following: Clive Barker Robert Bloch Gary Brandner Ramsey Campbell Les Daniels Dennis Etchison John Farris Charles L. Grant James Herbert Stephen King Dean R. Koontz Joe R. Lansdale Richard Laymon Graham Masterton Richard Matheson Robert R. McCammon David Morrell Anne Rice John Saul John Skipp Craig Spector Peter Straub Whitley Strieber Chet Williamson J. N. Williamson Gahan Wilson

The Charnel Prince

By Greg Keyes
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 034547841X
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
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“There is adventure and intrigue, swordplay and dark sorcery aplenty.”—Realms of Fantasy When the legendary Briar King awoke from his slumber, dark magics awoke with him and spread across the Kingdom of Crotheny. In Eslen, King William has been murdered, Queen Muriele is stalked by treachery from every side, and their last surviving daughter, Anne, has fled the assassins bent on destroying her family. The queen’s one trusted ally, young knight Neil MeqVren, is sworn to rescue the princess from her pursuers. As spies in the service of the powerful Churchman embark upon a mission to destroy the Briar King, a sinister conspiracy threatens to engulf the land. Personal fates will be decided, and a kingdom’s destiny will hinge upon the ultimate conflict between virtue and malevolence, might and magic. “Keyes’s world is rich, detailed, and always believable; the twisty plot is delightful and frightening in turns.”—Locus “Strong world building and superior storytelling.”—Library Journal

King Coal

By Upton Sinclair
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497672120
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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A child of privilege plunges into a world of oppression, violence, and danger in this gripping indictment of the coal-mining industry from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Jungle College leaves young Hal Warner feeling incomplete, with no sense of the “real” world outside its ivy-covered walls. So he leaves his life of privilege behind and signs on to work in a coal mine owned and operated by the General Fuel Company. But Hal finds out that there is nothing romantic about a miner’s life when he is forced to work long hours under backbreaking conditions and treated as more expendable than his company-owned equipment. Hal befriends Mary Burke, a fiery miner’s daughter and a passionate advocate for workers’ rights. He gets caught up in the struggle to unionize, which brings him to the attention of his bosses and their powerful political allies. As Hal soon discovers, the powers-that-be will do anything to keep the unions out of Colorado’s mines, even if it means getting blood on their hands. This ebook has been authorized by the estate of Upton Sinclair.