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Book The Golem s Eye

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-07-29
  • ISBN : 1446480313
  • Pages : 596 pages

Download or read book The Golem s Eye written by Jonathan Stroud and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-07-29 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second volume of the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence. Two years have passed since the events of The Amulet of Samarkand and the young magician Nathaniel is rising fast through the government ranks. But his career is suddenly threatened by a series of terrifying crises. A dangerous golem makes random attacks on London and other raids, even more threatening, are perpetrated by the Resistance. Nathaniel and Bartimaeus travel to Prague, enemy city of ancient magic, but while they are there uproar breaks out at home and Nathaniel returns to find his reputation in tatters. Can he rescue it from his Machiavellian adversaries in the government bent on his destruction? A thrilling sequel in which the relationship between the young magician and the djinni remains as teasing and complex as ever.

Book Golem s Shadow

    Book Details:
  • Author : Petr Macek
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release : 2016-12-19
  • ISBN : 1780927282
  • Pages : 170 pages

Download or read book Golem s Shadow written by Petr Macek and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2016-12-19 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reichenbach was not his deepest fall.... Autumn 1903 has not been kind to Sherlock Holmes. Irene Adler, his platonic love, is dead, and the detective has again fallen into the clutches of cocaine. Dr Watson hopes that the distraction of a marriage fraud case can help pull his friend out of his depression. But it soon becomes clear that behind the apparently banal crime lurks something much more sinister, something that will take Holmes and Watson to faraway Bohemia, where they must face an unimaginably terrible enemy. A corpse has been discovered on the grave of Rabbi Loew and Prague's Jews are whispering about the Golem...

Book The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy

Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy written by Rosemary Guiley and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2006 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive illustrated reference guide with more than 400 entries on the subjects of magic and alchemy.

Book Between Text and Text

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michaela Bauks
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Release : 2013-06-19
  • ISBN : 3647550256
  • Pages : 365 pages

Download or read book Between Text and Text written by Michaela Bauks and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on 2013-06-19 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The intertextuality research of antique texts and their reception in Medieval and modern times is the subject of this volume: (1) What is a text and what is an intertext? This concerns the various different forms of text and how they present themselves in architecture, iconography, lexicography, the study of lists, etc. (2) Forms of intertextuality – on the relationship between writtenness and oralness, how oral texts are objectified during textualisation and become fixed acts of speech (K. Ehlich), how especially antique texts were shaped by the continual interconnectedness of oral and written traditions. (3) What is understood in ancient Oriental and antique literature by "tradition" and "transmission"? To this end, the research includes languages, historical reality and antique thought structures, making clear that the transferral of tradition occurs not only within a close cultural circle, but in the exchange with neighbouring cultures over large distances and geographic boundaries. (4) On the relationship between intertextuality and canon. A number of contributions study this aspect of ongoing historical debate as it often found for culturally definitive and canonised texts – a necessary part of the their rejuvination process. Contributions by M. Bauks, A. Lange / Z. Plese, Ph. Alexandre, S. Aufrère, M. Oeming, K. Davidowicz, A. Wagner, G. Selz, M.F. Meyer, L. Roig Lanzillotta, M. Dimitrova, F. Waldman, W. Horowitz, M. Risch, J. van Ruiten, L. Bormann, A. Miltenova, J. Taschner, G. Brooke, G. Dorival, A. Harder and S. Alkier.

Book Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture

Download or read book Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture written by Alberto Pérez Gómez and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 1996 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this second volume in the Chora series, contributing authors explore critical questions for the theory and practice of architecture. They take an interdisciplinary approach to architecture and other cultural concerns, challenging readers to consider alternatives to conventional aesthetic and technological reductions.

Book The Golem Remembered  1909 1980

Download or read book The Golem Remembered 1909 1980 written by Arnold L. Goldsmith and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotlieb

Download or read book The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotlieb written by Dominick Grace and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-12-17 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gotlieb is a writer central to the Canadian science fiction canon. Though she has been called the queen of Canadian SF by Robert J. Sawyer, and though David Ketterer has suggested that she is Canadian SF, Gotlieb has been largely overlooked by SF studies. This book delves deeply into her body of work and traces her career in detail. Offering close readings of Gotlieb's novels, short stories (including ones not reprinted since their initial appearances), and SF-related poetry, this study explores Gotlieb's development as a writer and her characteristic themes. The book also references her manuscripts when the differences between them and the published stories provide insights into her working methods. The book enumerates and analyzes Gotlieb's innovative explorations of common SF tropes such as the superhuman, human-alien interaction, and the galactic empire, her prevalent thematic concerns (e.g., reproduction, colonization, the mind-body relationship, the essence of "humanity") as well as her stylistically dense and literary approach to the genre.

Book The Encyclopedia of the Gothic  2 Volume Set

Download or read book The Encyclopedia of the Gothic 2 Volume Set written by William Hughes and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-12-21 with total page 887 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GOTHIC “Well written and interesting [it is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies … A reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area.” New York Journal of Books “A substantial achievement.” Reference Reviews Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume’s approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture. From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Available both in print and online, this groundbreaking resource provides students, teachers, and researchers with cutting-edge scholarship in literature and literary studies.

Book Matrilineal Dissent

Download or read book Matrilineal Dissent written by Annie Atura Bushnell and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2024-05-07 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Redefining Jewish American literature through expansive feminist frameworks.

Book Legendary Creatures and Monsters

Download or read book Legendary Creatures and Monsters written by Dean Miller and published by Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive atlas provides information on supernatural beings from around the world, presented in alphabetical order and including such creatures as changelings, the hydra, and werewolves. Sidebars and boxes highlight interesting facts, glossary, an index, and resources for further study conclude this meticulously illustrated book.

Book The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization  Volume 7

Download or read book The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Volume 7 written by Israel Bartal and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2024-01-23 with total page 1400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume 7 of the Posen Library captures unprecedented transformations of Jewish culture amid mass migration, global capitalism, nationalism, revolution, and the birth of the secular self Between 1880 and 1918, traditions and regimes collapsed around the world, migration and imperialism remade the lives of millions, nationalism and secularization transformed selves and collectives, utopias beckoned, and new kinds of social conflict threatened as never before. Few communities experienced the pressures and possibilities of the era more profoundly than the world's Jews. This volume, seventh in The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, recaptures the vibrant Jewish cultural creativity, political striving, social experimentation, and fractious religious and secular thought that burst forth in the face of these challenges. Editors Israel Bartal and Kenneth B. Moss capture the full range of Jewish expression in a centrifugal age--from mystical visions to unabashedly antitraditional Jewish political thought, from cookbooks to literary criticism, from modernist poetry to vaudeville. They also highlight the most remarkable dimension of the 1880-1918 era: an audacious effort by newly secular Jews to replace Judaism itself with a new kind of Jewish culture centering on this-worldly, aesthetic creativity by a posited "Jewish nation" and the secular, modern, and "free" individuals who composed it. This volume is an essential starting point for anyone who wishes to understand the divided Jewish present.

Book Mind  Body and Judaism

    Book Details:
  • Author : David Shatz
  • Publisher : KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780881257922
  • Pages : 276 pages

Download or read book Mind Body and Judaism written by David Shatz and published by KTAV Publishing House, Inc.. This book was released on 2004 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sovereignty over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is one of the most difficult problems in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although it is a present-day bone of contention, its roots go back into the distant past. Israelites, Christians, and Muslims had fought over this holy site, and built on it a succession of shrines. The book leads the reader into the intricate history, geography, and politics of this unique site. It relates the roots of its holiness, describes the succession of temples built on it, and explains how in the twentieth century its sanctity become interwined with the national aspirations of both Jews and Arabs. It explains why the Temple Mount is considered the holiest site for the Jews, and how it became holy also to the Muslims. The book also explores the role of evangelical Christians, who, alongside a segment of the Jewish population, see the Temple Mount as the center of messianic aspirations, fed by the myriad of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim legends and myths which evolved around it. The book is richly illustrated with photographs, sketches, maps, and plans.

Book Smiley Face Readers  German Readers  Deutsche Sagen und Legenden

Download or read book Smiley Face Readers German Readers Deutsche Sagen und Legenden written by Herb Kernecker and published by NTC: Foreign Language Misc. This book was released on 1998 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A German reader for intermediate students, Deutsche Sagen und Legenden: A Collection of Legends from the German-Speaking World (Kernecker and Flippo) is an illustrated collection of delightful tales that encourages student interest in culture while building their language skills.

Book Esther Dischereit

Download or read book Esther Dischereit written by Katharina Hall and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Esther Dischereit has emerged as one of the most prominent writers of her generation, and this volume is the first detailed assessment of her contributions to contemporary German literature. Along with an in-depth interview and previously unpublished work by Dischereit, Esther Dischereit features a series of essays examining the various ways Dischereit has explored her identity as both a woman and a Jew in post-Holocaust Germany. An ideal introduction to Dischereit's work, this book will be of substantial interest to anyone interested in German literature, women's studies, and Jewish studies.

Book Essays on Jewish Folklore and Comparative Literature

Download or read book Essays on Jewish Folklore and Comparative Literature written by Sándor Scheiber and published by Budapest : Akadémiai Kiadó. This book was released on 1985 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Jewish Encyclopedia

Download or read book The Jewish Encyclopedia written by and published by . This book was released on 1912 with total page 709 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Jewish Film Directory

Download or read book Jewish Film Directory written by Matthew Stevens and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive annotated filmography. See the subject index for films on antisemitism and the Holocaust, as well as Nazi propaganda films.