Winner of the William Faulkner Award for best first novel—The Origin of the Brunists tells the tale of the rise of a religious cult in a small coal-mining town.
In order to rebuild the Kou Empire, Alibaba travels all over the world to establish a magical transport network to revive Kou. But his efforts are thwarted by Sinbad, whose friendship at times seems less than trustworthy. Meanwhile, Aladdin, Morgiana and Hakuryu hide out in the Great Rift, gathering strength for their return! -- VIZ Media
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
This companion to "Nocturnal Witchcraft" contains exclusive material taken from the author's own "Book of Shadows." Includes nocturnal rituals for the sabbats and the Dark and Full Moons.
The Public Burning
Author: Robert Coover
Publisher: Open Road Media
The Public Burning reimagines the three fateful days in 1953 that culminated with the execution of alleged atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Vice President Richard Nixon—the voraciously ambitious bad boy of the Eisenhower regime—is the dominant narrator in an enormous cast that includes Betty Crocker, Joe McCarthy, the Marx Brothers, Walter Winchell, Uncle Sam, his adversary The Phantom, and Time magazine incarnated as the National Poet Laureate.
Mysterious things have been happening at your friend Nada's dojo, where she practises martial arts. When a sword is anonymously delivered to the dojo, Nada calls you for help. Many clues suggest that the building is under attack by an evil spirit from the past and that the sword has something to do with it. Could the sword carry an evil curse?
Everybody loves the movies. But a movie about the colour blue, or an isolated mountain range, or a man grown so thin the world floats through his perfect transparency? Welcome to the strange and wonderful universe of fringe cinema. Twenty-three interviews with Canada's finest underdogs. Includes a foreword by Atom Egoyan.
The Lillian Lectures
Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
Theorizing World Cinema
Author: Lucia Nagib, Chris Perriam, Rajinder Dudrah
This textbook for studies in the field re-places world cinema in the cultural imagery. It also repositions world cinema in a wider discursive space than hitherto and treats it as an object of theoretical enquiry, rather than as a commercial label.
What Is Philosophy?
Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher: Stanford University Press
In attempting to answer the question posed by this book's title, Giorgio Agamben does not address the idea of philosophy itself. Rather, he turns to the apparently most insignificant of its components: the phonemes, letters, syllables, and words that come together to make up the phrases and ideas of philosophical discourse. A summa, of sorts, of Agamben's thought, the book consists of five essays on five emblematic topics: the Voice, the Sayable, the Demand, the Proem, and the Muse. In keeping with the author's trademark methodology, each essay weaves together archaeological and theoretical investigations: to a patient reconstruction of how the concept of language was invented there corresponds an attempt to restore thought to its place within the voice; to an unusual interpretation of the Platonic Idea corresponds a lucid analysis of the relationship between philosophy and science, and of the crisis that both are undergoing today. In the end, there is no universal answer to what is an impossible or inexhaustible question, and philosophical writing—a problem Agamben has never ceased to grapple with—assumes the form of a prelude to a work that must remain unwritten.
The Female Nude
Author: Lynda Nead
Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nude brings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nude represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.
You’re a busy manager and you want practical, effective answers to everyday problems – fast! The Little Book of Big Management Questions provides instant solutions to the key questions that every manager asks themselves: How can I motivate my team? How do I calculate the length of the project? How do I delegate effectively? How do I prepare a strategic plan? And many, many more. Each question is easy to find, explains why it’s important and the business thinking behind it. Then the fast, focused, expert solutions immediately empower you to take action and move forward with confidence. The Little Book of Big Management Questions will make sure you can: · Instantly and expertly handle a wide range of management challenges · Be more prepared, more decisive and more in control · Get the best from your team, the respect of your colleagues and the support of your peers · Fully understand your responsibilities, the company you work for and your role within it. All you want to know and how to apply it – in a nutshell.
The New Testament gospels feature numerous social exchanges between Jesus and people with various physical and sensory disabilities. Despite this, traditional biblical scholarship has not seen these people as agents in their own right but existing only to highlight the actions of Jesus as a miracle worker. In this study, Louise A. Gosbell uses disability as a lens through which to explore a number of these passages anew. Using the cultural model of disability as the theoretical basis, she explores the way that the gospel writers, as with other writers of the ancient world, used the language of disability as a means of understanding, organising, and interpreting the experiences of humanity. Her investigation highlights the ways in which the gospel writers reinforce and reflect, as well as subvert, culturally-driven constructions of disability in the ancient world.