By George Sand
An odd and compelling story of affection and a strong crystal international.
Picturing the tip of the realm is among the so much enduring of cultural practices. The ways that humans of other ancient sessions conceive of this endpoint finds greatly approximately their mind's eye and philosophical horizons. This groundbreaking number of essays deals an outline of the Apocalyptic mind's eye because it offers itself in French literature and tradition from the 13th century to the current day. The individuals examine fabric as varied as medieval French biblical commentaries and twenty-first-century technology fiction, taking in verified canonical authors along modern figures and no more recognized writers. The ebook additionally considers an unlimited diversity of alternative material, together with horror movies, absurdist drama, serious idea, medieval manuscript illuminations and seventeenth-century theology. relocating from the sacred to the profane, the chic to the obscene, the divine to the post-human, the amount opens up greater than 750 years of French Apocalypticism to severe scrutiny.
By Gregorio Magno
In un'Italia invasa da Goti e Longobardi, visitata dalle pestilenze e dalla carestia, tutto period caos e tenebra. Solo i monaci restavano, "come lucerne sul candelabro che diffondono l. a. loro luce", e in questo mondo sprofondato nella barbarie e nella superstizione compivano prodigi: resuscitando morti e liberando gli ossessi, ma anche moltiplicando olio e vino negli orci e riparando vasi rotti. Degno di nota il 4to e ultimo libro in cui l. a. narrazione di profezie ed eventi straordinari compiuti dai religiosi antichi e contemporanei si sussegue con un filo logico e un preciso intento: los angeles dimostrazione dell'immortalità dell'anima.
By Warnar, G.
This publication discusses the writings of the mystic Jan van Ruusbroec (1293-1381) inside their medieval contexts of literary, spiritual and highbrow lifestyles, hence supplying the 1st finished biography of the main influential medieval Dutch writer.
By Mordecai Richler
Transplanted to Toronto from his local Baffin Island, Atuk the poet is an not likely in a single day luck. Eagerly adapting to a society steeped in pretension, bigotry, and greed, Atuk quickly abandons the literary existence in favour of extra profitable -- and unsafe -- schemes.
Richler's hilarious and devastating satire lampoons the self-deceptions of "the Canadian identity" and derides the hypocrisy of a state that seeks cultural independence by way of slavishly pursuing the yankee dream.
By John Glendening
Ruled by way of Darwinism and the various guises it assumed, evolutionary conception was once a resource of possibilities and problems for overdue Victorian novelists. Texts produced through Wells, Hardy, Stoker, and Conrad are exemplary in reflecting and taking part in those demanding situations. not just do they cope with evolutionary problems, John Glendening argues, however the complexities and entanglements of evolutionary concept, interacting with a number of cultural affects, completely permeate the narrative, descriptive, and thematic cloth of every. all of the books Glendening examines, from "The Island of physician Moreau" and "Dracula" to "Heart of Darkness", tackle the interrelationship among order and chaos published and promoted by means of evolutionary taking into account the interval. Glendening's specific concentration is on how Darwinism informs novels with regards to a overdue Victorian tradition that inspired authors to emphasize, now not target truths illuminated by way of Darwinism, yet relatively the contingencies, uncertainties, and confusions generated by way of it and other kinds of evolutionary idea.
This ebook bargains new insights into the wealthy and sundry Dutch literature of the center a long time. 16 essays written through most sensible students examine this literature within the context of the social, old and cultural advancements of the interval within which it took form. the gathering comprises reports of the main consultant authors, genres and works of the time.
By Mary Kay Zuravleff
A staid fridge designer's existence is modified by means of a unusual, religious woman colleague who's keen about discovering electric proof of existence after demise during this extraordianry debut novel.
By John Cowper Powys
Wooden and Stone used to be John Cowper Powys' first novel released in 1915. it really is no prentice-work even if - the writer used to be already in his forties. the unconventional is decided within the sector of south Somerset that John Cowper Powys grew up in. The village of Nevilton relies on Montacute the place his father used to be vicar for a few years. whilst he wrote it Powys was once residing within the united states and it truly is might be this absence that debts for the heightened vividness of the descriptive writing. Powys deploys a wide and beautifully delineated solid of characters. they're loosely divided among 'the well-constituted' and 'the ill-constituted'. generally Powys favours the latter.
By André Brink
Whilst turn Lochner, a seedy, drained journalist fleeing a failed marriage, sees a gorgeous girl with 4 breasts in Devil's Valley, he thinks it's a mirage. yet then a guy known as Lukas demise stands sooner than him. So starts off Lochner's look for "the truth" first hinted at via a tender pupil in Cape city who was once mysteriously killed. Lochner meets Lukas Death's extended family, the place righteousness prevails by way of day and depravity by way of evening, the place punishment for misdemeanors is precis, but brutal murderers stroll unscathed. not anything in Devil's Valley is because it turns out: the supernatural is an factor of each day, the residing and the useless are by no means fairly separate, the ugly coexists with the banal.
Vibrant and darkly funny, Devil's Valley is appropriate leisure from a grasp storyteller.