Download E-books Poetry and Apocalypse: Theological Disclosures of Poetic Language (Cultural Memory in the Present) PDF

By William Franke

In Poetry and Apocalypse, Franke seeks to discover the premises for discussion among cultures, specifically spiritual fundamentalisms—including Islamic fundamentalism—and smooth Western secularism. He argues that during order to be really open, discussion must settle for percentages reminiscent of spiritual apocalypse in ways in which could be most sensible understood during the adventure of poetry. Franke reads Christian epic and prophetic culture as a secularization of non secular revelation that preserves an figuring out of the primarily apocalyptic personality of fact and its disclosure in background. the customarily overlooked destructive theology that undergirds this apocalyptic culture offers the most important to a noticeably new view of apocalypse as without delay non secular and poetic.

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Download E-books The Singing: The Fourth Book of Pellinor (Pellinor Series) PDF

By Alison Croggon

Now in paperback! The climactic quantity of the epic quartet follows the Bards of Edil-Amarandh on an essential quest to merge their powers opposed to a anonymous evil.

In a battle-ravaged land, Maerad, Cadvan, and Hem desperately look for each other as they make their separate trips. The Black military is advancing, and the entire Seven Kingdoms are threatened with devastating defeat. but in Maerad and Hem lives the key to the mysterious making a song, and legend holds that in the event that they unlock the song of Elidhu jointly, they've got the ability to defeat the anonymous One. Can brother and sister locate one another in time—and are they powerful adequate, even reunited—to defeat the preferrred enemy prior to all is misplaced?

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Download E-books CliffsNotes on Virgil's Aeneid (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides) PDF

The unique CliffsNotes examine courses supply specialist remark on significant subject matters, plots, characters, literary units, and historic historical past. the most recent iteration of titles during this sequence additionally positive aspects glossaries and visible components that supplement the vintage, commonly used format.

CliffsNotes on Aeneid takes you at the trip of a band of survivors who depart their destroyed urban to hunt one other domestic in a remote nation. Woven from delusion and legend, the tale is set rebirth, approximately lifestyles springing forth from smash and death.

This examine consultant can assist navigate the voyages of the Trojans and discover their value in Virgil's time and this day. you will additionally achieve perception into the lifestyles and cultural heritage of the writer. different beneficial properties that assist you examine include

  • Character analyses of significant players
  • A personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A evaluation part that checks your knowledge
  • A source heart jam-packed with books, articles, motion pictures, and web sites

Classic literature or sleek modern day treasure — you are going to comprehend it all with specialist details and perception from CliffsNotes examine guides.

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Download E-books Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica (Loeb Classical Library #57) PDF

By Hesiod

Hesiod (Hesiodus), an epic poet it seems that of the 8th century BC, used to be born in Asia Minor yet moved to Boeotia in critical Greece. He was once seemed through later Greeks as a modern of Homer.

3 works live on less than Hesiod's identify: (1) "Works and Days," addressed to his brother. In it he supplies us the allegories of the 2 Strifes, and the parable of Pandora; stresses that each guy needs to paintings; describes the permitted 5 a long time of the area; gives you ethical recommendation; surveys in best type a year's paintings on a farm; offers precepts on navigation; and propounds fortunate and unfortunate days. (2) "Theogony," a non secular paintings in regards to the upward push of the gods and the universe from Chaos to the triumph of Zeus, and in regards to the progeny of Zeus and of goddesses in union with mortal males. (3) "The safeguard" (not through Hesiod), an extract from a "Catalogue of Women," the topic being Alcmena and her son Heracles and his contest with Cycnus, with an outline of Heracles' protect. All 3 works are of serious literary curiosity.

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Download E-books Royal Destiny (Queen of the Orcs, Np. 3) PDF

By Morgan Howell

“Dar by no means loses our admiration and compassion–qualities on the middle of any suffering hero.”
–Karin Lowachee, writer of Warchild

A smooth alliance among human and orc has been completed. Now Queen of the Orcs, Dar works towards making that peace final. Her place has helped her to ultimately believe a part of a neighborhood, to discover a lifestyles to name her own.

But unexpected, unusual outbreaks of unrest and ominous symptoms throw either geographical regions into turmoil. Dar needs to draw on her wisdom and abilities to confront a cruel long-time enemy–and an evil she as soon as in simple terms slightly survived. to maintain human and orc from destroying each other, Dar dangers every thing on a determined gamble–and her personal destiny on a heartbreaking sacrifice.

Look for Books I and II within the Queen of the Orcs trilogy

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Download E-books The Lost Ones (The Veil, Book 3) PDF

By Christopher Golden

Bestselling writer Christopher Golden brings his epic, cutting edge trilogy, the Veil, to an superb end because the mythic realm of heroes and monsters turns into the positioning of humanity’s last—and greatest—showdown.

In the realm of the mythical, each fable and folktale is genuine. that's what Oliver Bascombe discovered at the different facet of the Veil, the place humanity's legends have hidden away for hundreds of years. yet even legends have legends, and Oliver has realized of a prophecy that many think he and his sister, Collette, have come to the 2 Kingdoms to satisfy. earlier than they could observe the reality, the Bascombe siblings needs to aid to forestall an apocalyptic battle that threatens to spoil the 2 Kingdoms, resolve a conspiracy, and forestall a robust sorcerer from severing the realm of people from the area of the mythical forever.

But first Oliver should plot an get away from an impregnable palace dungeon the place he and his allies were imprisoned . . . for regicide.

As outdated heroes and pals best friend themselves for one final conflict, even older enemies stand arrayed opposed to them. Is humanity able to face its legends head-on? For Oliver Bascombe, the cost will be more expensive than even he may perhaps ever think.

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Download E-books Mode and Meaning of "Beowulf" PDF

By Margaret E. Goldsmith

In this significant contribution to Anglo-Saxon stories Dr Goldsmith offers an absolutely elaborated and documented interpretation of Beowulf in response to the unique theories which she has recommend in recent times and that have aroused massive curiosity and controversy in scholarly circles. Her view of the poem because the made of a wedding of cultural traditions, a old epic with allegorical value, is built within the context of a detailed research of the doctrinal and literary setting triumphing in the course of the interval A.D. 650-800, in which composition is positioned. Dr Goldsmith seeks to teach that the poem has a unified and coherent constitution and within the strategy resolves many textual and interpretative difficulties of lengthy status. Beowulf is obviously noticeable as a significant murals status on the head of the vernacular culture of allegorical poetry.

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Download E-books Realms of the Arcane (Forgotten Realms) PDF

Candlekeep boasts one of many most interesting libraries within the nation-states, the place the privileged few may possibly behavior their study. yet what approximately its mystery collections? Volumes and scrolls lengthy forgotten or hidden from the inquiring eyes of browsers. Volumes facing issues which may merely be defined asarcane.

New stories of Torl earlier and current by way of favourite nation-states authors, including:Ed Greenwood, Elaine Cunningham, Jeff Grubb, Mark Anthony, and others

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