Mysteria; history of the secret doctrines and mystic rites by Otto Henne am Rhyn

By Otto Henne am Rhyn

Not like another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we haven't used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this results in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are pictures equivalent to graphics, maps, sketches and so forth we've got endeavoured to maintain the standard of those photographs, so that they signify adequately the unique artefact. even if sometimes there is sure imperfections with those previous texts, we suppose they should be made to be had for destiny generations to get pleasure from.

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Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out: A Novel by Mo Yan

By Mo Yan

WINNER OF THE 2012 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

Today’s such a lot respected, feared, and debatable chinese language novelist deals a travel de strength within which the true, the absurd, the comical, and the tragic are combined right into a interesting learn. The hero—or antihero—of Mo Yan’s new novel is Ximen Nao, a landowner recognized for his benevolence to his peasants. His tale is a deliriously distinctive trip and completely riveting story that unearths the author’s love of a place of birth beset by way of ills inevitable, political, and standard. zero

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Who is this King of Glory? by Alvin Boyd Kuhn

By Alvin Boyd Kuhn

A serious learn of the Christos-Messiah culture. ''This booklet is the narrative of what occurred again within the 3rd century of Christian background, while the Christian stream omitted from the palms of the Philosophers of the Greek international into these of the unphilosophical and worldly minded Romans and suffered the full extinction of its unique gentle of esoteric non secular that means, the old results of which used to be the 16 centuries of the darkish a long time. This publication is the average spouse and supplement of The misplaced Light.'' Contents: religion Weds Folly; delusion more true than historical past; fact Wears A masks; knowledge Haunts the geographical region; Fancy's cloth becomes background; Cannonized Romanticism; Throes of a foul judgment of right and wrong; chic delusion Makes ugly heritage; Faith's ordinary Wonderland; Cosmic Majesty with neighborhood goods; miraculous fact on Egypt's partitions; The Shout of Paul's Silence; Robbing Paul to Pay Peter; A Queen Dethroned; A Star-And Luna; An Epochal Discovery; fact Exorcises Demoniac Obsessions; The Anointing of guy; misplaced Cycles of the sunlight; Twelve Lamps of deity; Orion and His puppy; Our Day-Star Rises.

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A Year and a Day: A Novel by Leslie Pietrzyk

By Leslie Pietrzyk

Fifteen-year-old Alice goals of her first kiss, has sleepovers, auditions for Our Town, and attempts to move highschool biology. it really is 1975, and in the beginning glance, her existence would appear to be common and unexceptional. yet on the earth that Leslie Pietrzyk paints, each second she chronicles is printed during the kaleidoscope of loss, stained by way of the truth that Alice's mom, without notice, be aware, or apology, intentionally parks her vehicle at the railroad tracks, within the course of an oncoming train.

In the emotional 12 months that follows, Alice and her older brother locate themselves within the care in their nice aunt, pressured to manage and circulate ahead. Lonely and pressured, Alice absorbs herself in her mom Annette's widely used rituals, attempting to recapture their connection -- merely to be shocked by means of the sound of her mother's voice chatting with her, enticing Alice in ''conversations'' and supplying a few perception into the existence that she had led, past her position as Alice's mother.

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The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, by Boria Sax Ph.D.

By Boria Sax Ph.D.

During this interesting encyclopedia approximately animals in global fable, legend, and literature, writer Boria Sax records how profoundly animals and their symbolism are built-in into human values. within the prehistoric cave work of France and Spain—the so much historic artistic endeavors we have—humans have been depicted as stick figures and animals painted with extra care and keenness. the 1st in actual fact spiritual shrines have been devoted to animals. Later, animals have been consultant of something from totems and deities to demons and augurs of witchcraft. Creatures that appear the goods of gene splicing among species have been the monsters of folklore.Emphasizing intensity instead of breadth, The legendary Zoo covers every little thing from frogs and grasshoppers to dolphins, salmon, rabbits, and tigers. After a masterful evaluate, there are approximately 50 entries with references to literature from various cultures and vast illustrations starting from medieval prints to cartoons and ads.

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The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi

By Hanif Kureishi

Lengthy prior to Islamic fundamentalism grew to become a loved ones word, Hanif Kureishi started traveling mosques in London and witnessing the flocks of younger Asians -- lots of them second-generation immigrants -- who have been turning to Islam. Kureishi was once puzzled via those adolescents, stated in secular Britain yet purpose on picking out a strict spiritual code that denied them the pleasures of the society during which they lived. First released in 1995, The Black Album is Kureishi's raucous, exuberant, and prophetic exam of this new phenomenon. His protagonist Shahid, from a Pakistani immigrant relations, is perilously keen on intercourse, medications, and rock 'n' roll. A pupil at a dark neighborhood university in London, he desires to please the conservative Muslims within the flat round the corner yet is enthralled by way of the attractive Deedee Osgood, an intensive, hard-partying university professor with a penchant for intercourse in taxis. additionally incorporated during this new version of The Black Album is "My Son the Fanatic," Kureishi's terrific brief tale, released within the New Yorker and made into an award-winning movie. "My Son the enthusiast" finds the moving values among a father and son -- generations of immigrants suffering among assimilation and separatist fundamentalism. to be had jointly for the 1st time, The Black Album and "My Son the enthusiast" are extra well timed and correct than ever -- exhilarating and prescient writing from the most celebrated voices in British fiction and movie.

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Queens, Consorts, Concubines: Gregory of Tours and Women of by E. T Dailey

By E. T Dailey

Gregory of excursions was hoping to motivate the believers in sixth-century Gaul with examples of righteous and depraved deeds and their outcomes. Critiquing his personal society, Gregory contrasted vengeful queens, rebellious nuns, and conniving witches with pious widows, humble abbesses, and tearful saints. by way of interpreting his thematic remedy of issues together with widowhood, marriage, sanctity, authority, and political employer, Queens, Consorts, Concubines reassesses the fabric formed through such issues, together with e.g. Gregory’s money owed of Brunhild, Fredegund, Radegund, and different vital elite girls, Merovingian political guidelines (marital alliances, ecclesiastical intrigue, even assassinations), and doubtless unrelated issues comparable to Hermenegild’s uprising and the profession of Empress Sophia. the outcome: a brand new interpretation of a big witness to the changes of overdue Antiquity.

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Thomas Mann's Death in Venice: A Reference Guide (Greenwood by Ellis Shookman

By Ellis Shookman

Loss of life in Venice, by way of Nobel Prize-winning writer Thomas Mann, is without doubt one of the hottest and largely taught works of German literature. it's also a posh murals that demanding situations its readers. This reference is a handy consultant to the novella. as well as supplying a plot precis, the amount is helping scholars and common readers detect the literary and highbrow features of Mann's well-known story.The consultant alsos surveys Mann's existence and works, compares demise in Venice to Mann's different fiction, in addition to to works through different writers, summarizes the occasions Mann relates, and discusses the genesis, variations, and English translations of his novella. Mann's literary and non-literary impacts are thought of, together with his narrative variety, and the ancient, cultural, and sociological elements surrounding dying in Venice. The consultant additionally explains how the problems Mann taken care of stay present at the present time, and studies the serious and scholarly reception of his textual content.

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