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The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

an enchanting collection of modern fairy tales

  • Author: Jen Campbell
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473653541
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Modern fairy tales of magic, outsiders and lost souls 'A gem of a book ... deeply moving' Stylist 'A darkly clever, beautifully written and deliciously twisted collection of modern fairy tales' Red 'Campbell writes beautifully' Grazia 'What a book. It's so strange and magical and the writing is just beautiful. I loved it' Louise O'Neill 'Enchanting and illuminating' Carys Bray, author of A Song For Issy Bradley 'Like walking through a mirror' Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry 'This book is full of character and magic, and I found myself mesmerised' Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days 'These stories are weaved together like silvery fishing nets. Like shimmering, jewel-bright worlds' Helen McClory 'These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button. That's why I bought her heart online.' Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows. A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island. A boy is worried his sister has two souls. A couple are rewriting the history of the world. And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium. The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls. 'I'm fascinated by storytelling, and particularly fairy tales. How humans have always tried to explain things that they can't possibly understand with, sometimes outrageous, stories' Jen Campbell From the author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series and The Bookshop Book.

One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

  • Author: Christopher Brookmyre
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0802193889
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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“Pulp Fiction meets And Then There Were None” during a high school reunion off the coast of Scotland (Booklist). Gavin Hutchinson has it all planned out. A unique “floating holiday experience” on a converted North Sea oil rig, a haven for tourists who want a vacation but without the hassle of actually going anywhere. What better way to test out his venture than to host a fifteen-year high school reunion, the biggest social event of his life? How embarrassing then for Gavin. Not only does no one remember him, but his wife has discovered his philandering ways and plans to ditch him with a very public announcement in front of his assembled guests. That includes the uninvited ones, like a band of party-crashing mercenaries who are about to bring out the very worst in very old friends. Let the fun begin “as champagne bottles morph into defensive weapons” in prize-winning author Christopher Brookmyre’s comedy of betrayal, double-cross, blackmail, revenge, and survival (The Hartford Courant). “Furiously paced and wonderfully absurd, with more one-liners than a Colombian coke dealer.” —Maxim “Broad humor . . . and breakneck plotting.” —The New York Times Book Review

In the Presence of the Sun

In the Presence of the Sun

Stories and Poems, 1961-1991

  • Author: N. Scott Momaday
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826348173
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 176
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"In the Presence of the Sun presents 30 years of selected works by [N. Scott] Momaday, the well-known Southwest Native American novelist. His unadorned poetry, which recounts fables and rituals of the Kiowa nation, conveys the deep sense of place of the Native American oral tradition. Here are dream-songs about animals (bear, bison, terrapin) and life away from urban alienation, an imagined re-creation based on Billy the Kid, prose poems about Plains Shields (and a fascinating discussion of their background), and new poems that utilize primary colors ('forms of the earth') to express instinctive continuities of a pre-Columbian vision."--Library Journal "The strong, spare beauty of In the Presence of the Sun is compelling evidence that Scott Momaday is one of the most versatile and distinguished artists in America today."--Peter Matthiessen ". . . the images, the voices, the people are shadowy, elusive, burning with invention, like flames against a dark sky. For behind them is always the artist-author himself . . . a man with a sacred investiture. Strong medicine, strong art indeed."--The New York Times Book Review

The History of Philosophy, from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Present Century

The History of Philosophy, from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Present Century

Drawn Up from Brucker's Historia Critica Philosophiae

  • Author: William Enfield,Johann Jakob Brucker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 628
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Summa Theologiae: Volume 55, The Resurrection of the Lord

Summa Theologiae: Volume 55, The Resurrection of the Lord

3a. 53-59

  • Author: Thomas Aquinas,C. Thomas Moore
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521029636
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 168
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Paperback reissue of one volume of the English Dominicans' Latin/English edition of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae.

The Annual Register of World Events

The Annual Register of World Events

A Review of the Year

  • Author: Edmund Burke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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A view of the earth: a short system of modern geography

A view of the earth: a short system of modern geography

  • Author: Richard Turner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

  • Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191663956
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 864
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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.

The Story of the Qur'an

The Story of the Qur'an

Its History and Place in Muslim Life

  • Author: Ingrid Mattson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111825709X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 312
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This popular introduction by a well-known Islamic scholar has been updated and expanded, offering a balanced portrayal of the Qur’an and its place in historic and contemporary Muslim society. Features new sections on the Qur’an and its relationship to democracy, science, human rights, and the role of women Contains expanded sections on the Qur’an in the life cycle of Muslims, and in Islamic ethics and law Incorporates additional images and student features, including a glossary. Supported by an accompanying website (available on publication) hosting a range of additional material, including student resources, links to important websites, news stories, and more This title is also available as an eTextbook on the CourseSmart platform, as a Wiley Desktop Edition, or via your preferred eTextbook vendor; eTextbooks offer convenience, enhanced electronic functionality, and flexible pricing options – learn more at www.wiley.com/college/wileyflex

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 023153650X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 368
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Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy's central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions between good and bad, right and wrong, and follow a course of action not motivated by gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears and natural suffering is embraced as part of life. Zhuangzi elucidates this mystical philosophy through humor, parable, and anecdote, deploying non sequitur and even nonsense to illuminate a truth beyond the boundaries of ordinary logic. Boldly imaginative and inventively worded, the Zhuangzi floats free of its historical period and society, addressing the spiritual nourishment of all people across time. One of the most justly celebrated texts of the Chinese tradition, the Zhuangzi is read by thousands of English-language scholars each year, yet only in the Wade-Giles romanization. Burton Watson's pinyin romanization brings the text in line with how Chinese scholars, and an increasing number of other scholars, read it.