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A Monstrous Regiment of Women

By Laurie R. King
  • ISBN Code: : 1429936525
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology--is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn in A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King.

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An entertaining and informative voyage through cultural fantasies of the North, from sea monsters and a mountain-sized magnet to racist mythmaking. Scholars and laymen alike have long projected their fantasies onto the great expanse of the global North, whether it be as a frozen no-man’s-land, an icy realm of marauding Vikings, or an unspoiled cradle of prehistoric human life. Bernd Brunner reconstructs the encounters of adventurers, colonists, and indigenous communities that led to the creation of a northern “cabinet of wonders” and imbued Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Arctic with a perennial mystique. Like the mythological sagas that inspired everyone from Wagner to Tolkien, Extreme North explores both the dramatic vistas of the Scandinavian fjords and the murky depths of a Western psyche obsessed with Nordic whiteness. In concise but thoroughly researched chapters, Brunner highlights the cultural and political fictions at play from the first “discoveries” of northern landscapes and stories, to the eugenicist elevation of the “Nordic” phenotype (which in turn influenced America’s limits on immigration), to the idealization of Scandinavian social democracy as a post-racial utopia. Brunner traces how crackpot Nazi philosophies that tied the “Aryan race” to the upper latitudes have influenced modern pseudoscientific fantasies of racial and cultural superiority the world over. The North, Brunner argues, was as much invented as discovered. Full of glittering details embedded in vivid storytelling, Extreme North is a fascinating romp through both actual encounters and popular imaginings, and a disturbing reminder of the power of fantasy to shape the world we live in.

The Women of Orphan Black

By Valerie Estelle Frankel
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476632553
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 965
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Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany plays a host of the show’s main characters, all clones of an illegal experiment. The mighty heroines save one another and destroy the patriarchy while subverting gender expectations. The feminist clones are Sarah, who clashes with her radical feminist foster-mother; Alison, the quintessential post-feminist housewife; Cosima, a second-wave feminist lesbian; Beth, a third-wave feminist bogged down by addiction; and M.K., a fourth-wave feminist who tackles the hardships of disability through the Internet. The book explores the women’s war against corporate power and how it relates to the science and ethics surrounding cloning.

Stories from the Fireplace

By Tekletsadik Belachew
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  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Book Code : 9956552046
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 592
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This book is an interdisciplinary theological exploration of Haile Gerima's cinema, an Ethiopian filmmaker and storyteller who successfully translated African folkloric orality and wove other indigenous art forms into the language of cinema. Gerima's five decades legacy of Pan-African cinema embodies 'symbolic resistance' against Afro-pessimistic and stereotypical mis/disrepresentations, both manifestations of neo-colonialism. In response, he uses "camera as a weapon" to resist exotic otherness and alienation invented by conventional cinema. Through an alternative moving pictures, he depicted dignified images of Africa towards decolonising cinema and liberating the mind. His memory-films achieves archiving the stories of the people of African descent. Gerima, who stands in par with great African film griots such as Ousmane Sembène - 'the father of African cinema' and Med Hondo, deserves further interdisciplinary reflections. Gerima's 'Triangular cinema' and 'imperfect cinema' are inspired from indigenous values and cultural products such as holy icons and fireplace stories. His works foster asserting identity of the self, maintaining the right to difference and embracing ubuntu-like human personhood. They are essential acts in the 21st century. Like theology, cinema alters a way of life - human experiences, imaginations, and narrative identity. This book engages with the works and thoughts of Gerima towards re-imaging Africa through cinematic narratives in being and becoming an African.

Regionalism and the Humanities

By Timothy R. Mahoney,Wendy J. Katz
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803220464
  • Total of Pages : 343
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 556
  • Pdf File: regionalism-and-the-humanities.pdf

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Although the framework of regionalist studies may seem to be crumbling under the weight of increasing globalization, this collection of seventeen essays makes clear that cultivating regionalism lies at the center of the humanist endeavor. With interdisciplinary contributions from poets and fiction writers, literary historians, musicologists, and historians of architecture, agriculture, and women, this volume implements some of the most innovative and intriguing approaches to the history and value of regionalism as a category for investigation in the humanities. In the volume’s inaugural essay, Annie Proulx discusses landscapes in American fiction, comments on how she constructs characters, and interprets current literary trends. Edward Watts offers a theory of region that argues for comparisons of the United States to other former colonies of Great Britain, including New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Whether considering a writer's connection to region or the idea of place in exploring what is meant by regionalism, these essays uncover an enduring and evolving concept. Although the approaches and disciplines vary, all are framed within the fundamental premise of the humanities: the search to understand what it means to be human.

True Blood

By Brigid Cherry
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0857721585
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 857
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As seen in HBO's "True Blood", vampires have never been more edgy, gory or sexy. Since its arrival on screen in 2008, Alan Ball's adaptation of "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" by Charlaine Harris has exploited the creative freedoms of the HBO brand and captured a cult audience with its passionate, blood-drenched visuals and stories. From viral webisodes depicting vampires announcing themselves on TV to the steamy title sequence and the show's uninhibited use of language, sex and gore, "True Blood" has quickly gained status as cult TV with bite. "True Blood" posed the question of what would happen if vampires 'came out of the coffin' and this book considers the representations of sexuality, race and class in a series that engages directly with prejudice and civil rights. It also considers "True Blood's" generic roots in television horror, paranormal romance and Southern Gothic, the wider contexts of fairy tales and religion, the marketing of the series and the activities of its fans. Written for students, scholars and fans, "True Blood: Investigating Vampires and Southern Gothic" explores the hidden depths of "True Blood's" vampire bars, small town communities and haunted bayous.

Postethnophilosophy

By Sanya Osha
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9042033185
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 281
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This book makes a bold announcement for the beginning of a postethnophilosophical phase in modern African thought. It re-considers the question: “What is African philosophy,” and introduces a strategy for setting a broad and productive agenda for contemporary African philosophical thought.

With God in Russia

By Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J.
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  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Book Code : 168149633X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: with-god-in-russia.pdf

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Father Walter Ciszek, S.J., author of the best-selling He Leadeth Me, tells here the gripping, astounding story of his twenty-three years in Russian prison camps in Siberia, how he was falsely imprisoned as an "American spy", the incredible rigors of daily life as a prisoner, and his extraordinary faith in God and commitment to his priestly vows and vocation. He said Mass under cover, in constant danger of death. He heard confession of hundreds who could have betrayed him; he aided spiritually many who could have gained by exposing him. This is a remarkable story of personal experience. It would be difficult to write fiction that could honestly portray the heroic patience, endurance, fortitude and complete trust in God lived by Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J.

The Descent of the Imagination

By Kevin Z. Moore
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814761046
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 373
  • Pdf File: the-descent-of-the-imagination.pdf

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The Descent of the Imagination places Thomas Hardy's writing within the context of nineteenth-century fiction writing as a genre. Moore therefore regards his examination of Hardy's work as a form of archaeology as well as a genealogy of the romantic figure in fiction, from Wordsworth through Hardy. The book provides a new interpretation of Hardy's method of composition and uses new source material that will interest Hardy scholars. It offers an original view of the novelist that argues that his work, especially his later writings, were a deliberate rewriting of romanticism.

A Modern Comedy I

By Galsworthy J.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521070354
  • Total of Pages : 735
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: a-modern-comedy-i.pdf

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John Galsworthy (1867–1933) was an English novelist and playwright. The part of «The Forsyte Chronicles» tells about a new generation that has arrived to divide the Forsyte clan with society scandals and conflicting passions.

The Ecology of the English Outlaw in Medieval Literature

By Sarah Harlan-Haughey
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317034694
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 293
  • Pdf File: the-ecology-of-the-english-outlaw-in-medieval-literature.pdf

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Arguing that outlaw narratives become particularly popular and poignant at moments of national ecological and political crisis, Sarah Harlan-Haughey examines the figure of the outlaw in Anglo-Saxon poetry and Old English exile lyrics such as Beowulf, works dealing with the life and actions of Hereward, the Anglo-Norman romance of Fulk Fitz Waryn, the Robin Hood ballads, and the Tale of Gamelyn. Although the outlaw's wilderness shelter changed dramatically from the menacing fens and forests of Anglo-Saxon England to the bright, known, and mapped greenwood of the late outlaw romances and ballads, Harlan-Haughey observes that the outlaw remained strongly animalistic, other, and liminal. His brutality points to a deep literary ambivalence towards wilderness and the animal, at the same time that figures such as the Anglo-Saxon resistance fighter Hereward, the brutal yet courtly Gamelyn, and Robin Hood often represent a lost England imagined as pristine and forested. In analyzing outlaw literature as a form of nature writing, Harlan-Haughey suggests that it often reveals more about medieval anxieties respecting humanity's place in nature than it does about the political realities of the period.

The Forsyte Saga - The Complete Edition: The Forsyte Saga + A Modern Comedy + End of the Chapter + On Forsyte 'Change (A Prequel to The Forsyte Saga)

By John Galsworthy
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026836774
  • Total of Pages : 2751
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 837
  • Pdf File: the-forsyte-saga-the-complete-edition.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Forsyte Saga - The Complete Edition: The Forsyte Saga + A Modern Comedy + End of the Chapter + On Forsyte 'Change (A Prequel to The Forsyte Saga)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Forsyte Saga is a series of three novels and two interludes published between 1906 and 1921 by Nobel Prize-winning English author John Galsworthy. They chronicle the vicissitudes of the leading members of a large commercial upper middle-class English family, similar to Galsworthy's own. The second trilogy of the Forsyte Saga is A Modern Comedy, written in the years 1924 to 1928. This comprises a novel, The White Monkey, an interlude, A Silent Wooing, a second novel, The Silver Spoon, a second interlude, Passers By, and a third novel Swan Song. The third trilogy of the Forsyte Saga is End of the Chapter, comprising Maid in Waiting, Flowering Wilderness, and Over the River (also known as One More River), chiefly dealing with Michael Mont's young cousin, Dinny Cherrell. The three trilogies are published under the collective title of The Forsyte Chronicles. In 1930 Galsworthy published On Forsyte 'Change which deals in the main with the older Forsytes before the events chronicled in The Man of Property. John Galsworthy (18670́31933) was an English novelist and playwright. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932. Table of Contents: The Forsyte Chronicles: The Forsyte Saga Book 1: The Man of Property Interlude: Indian Summer of a Forsyte Book 2: In Chancery Interlude: Awakening Book 3: To Let A Modern Comedy (Second Trilogy of the Forsyte Saga) Book 1: The White Monkey Interlude: A Silent Wooing Book 2: The Silver Spoon Interlude: Passers By Book 3: Swan Song End of the Chapter (Third Trilogy of the Forsyte Saga) Book 1: Aid in Waiting Book 2: Flowering Wilderness Book 3: Over the River (One More River) On Forsyte 'Change This carefully crafted ebook: "The Forsyte Saga - The Complete Edition: The Forsyte Saga + A Modern Comedy + End of the Chapter + On Forsyte 'Change (A Prequel to The Forsyte Saga)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Forsyte Saga is a series of three novels and two interludes published between 1906 and 1921 by Nobel Prize-winning English author John Galsworthy. They chronicle the vicissitudes of the leading members of a large commercial upper middle-class English family, similar to Galsworthy's own. The second trilogy of the Forsyte Saga is A Modern Comedy, written in the years 1924 to 1928. This comprises a novel, The White Monkey, an interlude, A Silent Wooing, a second novel, The Silver Spoon, a second interlude, Passers By, and a third novel Swan Song. The third trilogy of the Forsyte Saga is End of the Chapter, comprising Maid in Waiting, Flowering Wilderness, and Over the River (also known as One More River), chiefly dealing with Michael Mont's young cousin, Dinny Cherrell. The three trilogies are published under the collective title of The Forsyte Chronicles. In 1930 Galsworthy published On Forsyte 'Change which deals in the main with the older Forsytes before the events chronicled in The Man of Property. John Galsworthy (18670́31933) was an English novelist and playwright. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932. Table of Contents: The Forsyte Chronicles: The Forsyte Saga Book 1: The Man of Property Interlude: Indian Summer of a Forsyte Book 2: In Chancery Interlude: ...