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Dead People on Holiday

Author : Stephen Jackson
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“The living”, it has been said, “are dead people on holiday”. This book is a ten-year testimony to one man’s living death, concluding in acceptance and at least the chance of a return to hope, love and a new life. The poetry here pulls apart the inner sadness of encroaching age and irredeemable failure, with a candour which for most of us has to be kept stifled, silent, perhaps barely even thought. But this is a book which surmounts despair; and for the narrator here as much as for anyone else: if these are the ashes of a failed life, they are the ashes from which a phoenix can rise. And yes, someday it will. Stephen Jackson’s fusion of his own poetry with digital imagery has been acclaimed as “hauntingly beautiful...tight, life-affirming”. His account has been called “fascinating and amazing”: with a texture of writing comparable to John Donne’s.

Day of the Dead

Author : Amanda Doering
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"Provides a brief description of what the Day of the Dead holiday is, how it started, and ways people celebrate it."

The Holocaust Trilogy The Dybbuk Dead Woman on Holiday Theresa

Author : Julia Pascal
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Includes the plays Theresa, A Dead Woman on Holiday and The Dybbuk Presented as a trilogy at the New End Theatre in 1995 before touring much of Europe, The Dybbuk pays homage to Anski’s great Russian classic. Set in a ghetto in Eastern Europe in 1942, it traces the final moments of five irreligious Jews. A Dead Woman on Holiday is a love story set during the Nuremberg trials. Theresa is based on secret research into the Channel Island occupation by the Nazis and the collaboration of the residents with the Holocaust. The play is still banned there.

The Story Behind Day of the Dead

Author : Melissa Raé Shofner
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The Day of the Dead is a holiday with an incredible history. The celebrations that became this holiday started more than 3,000 years ago. Today, the Day of the Dead is an important celebration for people throughout Latin America, especially in Mexico. Children will love reading about the many traditions of the holiday and learning how Day of the Dead celebrations have changed over time. Vivid images on each spread encourage young readers to make connections with the text. Learning about how deceased loved ones are remembered on this special day will help readers appreciate other cultures as well as their own. It will also help them view the topic of death in a whole new light.

Day of the Dead

Author : Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
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Shows and describes a holiday that honors friends and relatives who have died and marks their spiritual return to the earth for a special feast day

Day of the Dead 2018

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The Whole Earth Holiday Book

Author : Linda Polon
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Day of the Dead

Author : Kitty Williams
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The Day of the Dead Celebration is the most important holiday of the year in Mexico and parts of the American Southwest, a joyful time when families remember their dead. Day of the Dead provides a colorful look at the iconic folk art and family traditions that play a vital role in the event, which happens across the country from October 31 through November 2.

Day of the Not So Dead and Other Morbid Little Holiday Tales

Author : Robin Martinez Rice
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Traditional Definition of Morbid: Interest in the bizarre, unhealthy preoccupation with death and disease, and disturbing subjects. New Definition of Morbid: The thoughts we harbor and never act on that make us depressed, fall into debt, abuse substances, drink, lie and cheat. Robin Martinez Rice gives life to the definition: not in the direction of blood splatter (although there are a few guns) or the paranormal (there is a ghost or two) or even death (plenty of that in these tales), but into the heart of human emotions. Thirteen tales of beings who are not so constrained.

Day of the Dead in the USA

Author : Regina M Marchi
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Honoring relatives by tending graves, building altars, and cooking festive meals has been an honored tradition among Latin Americans for centuries. The tribute, "el Dia de los Muertos," has enjoyed renewed popularity since the 1970s when Latino activists and artists in the United States began expanding "Day of the Dead" north of the border with celebrations of performance art, Aztec danza, art exhibits, and other public expressions. Focusing on the power of ritual to serve as a communication medium, Regina M. Marchi combines a mix of ethnography, historical research, oral history, and critical cultural analysis to explore the manifold and unexpected transformations that occur when the tradition is embraced by the mainstream. A testament to the complex nature of ethnic identity, Day of the Dead in the USA provides insight into the power of ritual to create community, transmit oppositional messages, and advance educational, political, and economic goals.

Day of the Dead

Author : Lori Dittmer
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A kindergarten-level introduction to the Day of the Dead, covering the holiday's history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as marigolds and skulls.

Paper Crafts for Day of the Dead

Author : Randel McGee
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"Explains the significance of the Day of the Dead celebration and how to make crafts out of paper"--Provided by publisher.

Colton Holiday Lockdown

Author : C.J. Miller
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There is no way to escape Dead River…and a killer is waiting A contagious virus has rocked the small, snow-covered town of Dead River, Wyoming. And time for a cure is running out. But sick patients and a community quarantine is just the beginning of nurse Gemma Colton's troubles. The arrival of Dr. Rafe Granger triggers memories from her past: a high school crush…unfulfilled desires. Even Rafe's outward persona—cool, unaffected—is a thin veil for his yearning. They must suppress temptation to focus on finding a cure. But someone else is watching them. Someone else has other plans for the town.

Faces around the World A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Face

Author : Margo DeMello
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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the human face, providing fascinating information from biological, cultural, and social perspectives. • A complete bibliography of sources and index of subjects • Includes 100 images, numerous sidebars, and interesting "pop-out" quotes related to the face

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays Easter Halloween and festivals of the dead

Author : Robert H. Griffin
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Alphabetically arranged entries provide descriptions of celebrations around the world of some thirty holidays and festivals, including national and cultural holidays, such as Independence day and New Year's Day, which are commemorated on different days for different reasons in a number of countries.


Author : Joanne O'Sullivan
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Learn to make creative costumes designed just for adults -- everything from a sublime dancing queen to a fierce samurai warrior is included. Also contains directions for how to set the appropriate atmosphere for a halloween party depending on the theme.

The Foreign Burial of American War Dead

Author : Chris Dickon
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Normandy, Flanders Field and other overseas cemeteries of the American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) are well known. However, lesser-known burial sites of American war dead exist all over the world—in Australia and across the Pacific Rim, in Canada and Mexico, Libya and Spain, most of Europe and as far north as the Russian Arctic. This is the history of American soldiers buried abroad since the American Revolution. It traces the evolution of American attitudes and practices about war dead and provides the names and locations of those still buried abroad in non–ABMC locations.

Halloween and Commemorations of the Dead

Author : Roseanne Montillo
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Almost all cultures around the world have days during which they honor those who have died and pray for those souls that have not yet reached heaven. Although many of these holidays have assumed a secular attitude, the original, supernatural tone of these days still colors the celebrations. Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve as it was once known, has become a day for children to don costumes, trick-or-treat for candy, and play pranks. Outside the United States, however, people in many countries still set aside a day to honor and pray for the deceased. Halloween and Commemorations of the Dead looks at the different customs from around the world, including Halloween, All Souls' Day, Day of the Dead, Tomb Sweeping Day, and the Ghost Festival.

Old Norse Religion in Long term Perspectives

Author : Anders Andrén
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The study of Old Norse Religion is a truly multidisciplinary and international field of research. The rituals, myths and narratives of pre-Christian Scandinavia are investigated and interpreted by archaeologists, historians, art historians, historians of religion as well as scholars of literature, onomastics and Scandinavian studies. For obvious reasons, these studies belong to the main curricula in Scandinavia but are also carried out at many other universities in Europe, the United States and Australia a fact that is evident to any reader of this book. In order to bring this broad and varied field of research together, an international conference on Old Norse religion was held in Lund in June 2004. About two hundred delegates from more than fifteen countries took part. The intention was to gather researchers to encourage and improve scholarly exchange and dialogue, and Old Norse religion in long-term perspectives presents a selection of the proceedings from that conference. The 75 contributions elucidate topics such as worldview and cosmology, ritual and religious practice, myth and memory as well as the reception and present-day use of Old Norse religion. The main editors of this volume have directed the multidisciplinary research project Roads to Midgard since 2000. The project is based at Lund University and funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation.

Places the Dead Call Home

Author : Paul L. Hall
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Places the Dead Call Home begins on a summer night in 1958, as bullets tear through the body of a young man on a lonely Oklahoma highway. Nineteen years later, a soldier lies in the pool of his own blood on an army base in Virginia. Death has made room at home for both of them. Death can always find room for more. Josh Kincaid is happy with life in Phoenix where he manages a bar and sells a few drugs on the side. His serenity is soon shattered, however, by a call from his cousin, Frankie McKnight, who claims to know why Josh's father died many years earlier in the parking lot of a gas station in Oklahoma City. Soon, a reporter named Jeffrey Bonus and his traveling companion, Jeanette Koskos, arrive with questions for Josh about the death of Bonus's father, a highly decorated army colonel. All of these characters converge on Mesa Verde, where Josh and Frankie seek the answer to Jimmy Kincaid's destiny and Bonus hopes to learn the true fate of his father. But others are making plans of their own to ensure that the dead stay where they belong-the places they call home.