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The Underworld: A Novel

By Kevin Canty
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393293068
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 283
  • File Pdf: the-underworld.pdf

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For readers of Russell Banks and Richard Ford, a novel about loss, love, and redemption following a catastrophe in a small mining town. In The Underworld, Kevin Canty tells a story inspired by the facts of a disastrous fire that took place in an isolated silver mining town in Idaho in the 1970s, in which almost everyone in town lost a friend, a lover, a brother, or a husband. The Underworld imagines the fates of a handful of fictional survivors and their loved ones—Jordan, a young widow with twin children; David, a college student trying to make a life for himself in another town; Lionel, a lifelong hard-rock miner—as they struggle to come to terms with the loss. It’s a tough, hard-working, hard-drinking town, a town of whores and priests and bar fights, but nobody’s tough enough to get through this undamaged. A powerful and unforgettable tale about small-town lives and the healing power of love in the midst of suffering.

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  • Pages : 347
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  • File Pdf: the-eighth-arrow.pdf

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze examines a series of twentieth and twenty-first century fictional works that adapt Greco-Roman myths of the catabasis, the heroic journey to the underworld. Covering a range of genres - including novels, comics, and children's culture, by authors such as Elena Ferrante, Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, A. S. Byatt, Toni Morrison, and Anne Patchett - it reveals how an enduring fascination with life after death, and fantasies of accessing the world of the dead while we are still alive, manifest themselves in myriad and varied re-imaginings of the ancient descent myth. The volume begins with a detailed overview of the use of the myth by ancient authors such as Homer, Aristophanes, Vergil, and Ovid, before exploring the ways in which the narrative of a return trip to Hades by Odysseus, Aeneas, Orpheus, and Persephone can be manipulated by contemporary storytellers to fit themes of social marginality and alterity, postmodern rebellion, the position of female authors in the literary canon, and the dislocation endured by refugees, exiles, and diasporic populations. It also argues that citations of classical underworld stories can disrupt and challenge the literary canon by using media - such as comic books, children's culture, or rock music - not conventionally associated with high culture.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Pages : 904
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 497
  • File Pdf: a-dictionary-of-the-underworld.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 1949 (this edition in 1968), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique study of language. The book provides an invaluable insight into social history, with the British vocabulary dating back to the 16th century and the American to the late 18th century. Each entry comes complete with the approximate date of origin, the etymology for each word, and a note of the milieu in which the expression arose.

High School DxD, Vol. 5 (light novel)

By Ichiei Ishibumi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Isbn : 1975312341
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 212
  • File Pdf: high-school-dxd-vol-5.pdf

Book Summary:

A VACATION IN THE UNDERWORLD! School's out for the summer, and Issei's already dreaming up fantasies of hitting on hotties at the beach. His master, Rias Gremory, has other plans for him and the rest of the Occult Research Club, however—a season-long training stint in Hell. As if that wasn't disappointing enough, Issei's instructor is a terrifying dragon that tried to kill him! It may sound like a brutal lesson plan, but he'll need it because a few of Vali's allies decide to crash an underworld party and stir up trouble. What's more, one of them bears a striking resemblance to Koneko...

A Quest for Remembrance

By Rachel Falconer,Madeleine Scherer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000682994
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 218
  • File Pdf: a-quest-for-remembrance.pdf

Book Summary:

A Quest for Remembrance: The Underworld in Classical and Modern literature brings together a range of arguments exploring connections between the descent into the underworld, also known as katabasis, and various forms of memory. Its chapters investigate the uses of the descent topos both in antiquity and in the reception of classical literature in the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries. In the process, the volume explores how the hero’s quest into the underworld engages with the theme of recovering memories from the past. At the same time, we aim to foreground how the narrative format itself is concerned with forms of commemoration ranging from trans-cultural memory, remembering the literary and intellectual canon, to commemorating important historical events that might otherwise be forgotten. Through highlighting this duality this collection aims to introduce the descent narrative as its own literary genre, a ‘memorious genre’ related to but distinct from the quest narrative.

The Unbelievable FIB 2

By Adam Shaughnessy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Isbn : 1616206586
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 473
  • File Pdf: the-unbelievable-fib-2.pdf

Book Summary:

“It’s started. Ragnarok has started. It’s the end of the world.” It’s been a year since friends ABE and Pru joined Mister Fox’s Fantasy Investigation Bureau to save their hometown from an invasion of Viking gods and giants. Life has been incredibly ordinary ever since. Then the Norse Allfather, Odin, appears with terrible news: Baldur, his favorite son, has been murdered—the first step in a fated chain of events that leads to Ragnarok.In the second book in the Unbelievable FIB series, ABE and Pru must outrun trolls, explore Asgard and the Viking underworld, and try to outsmart the Queen of the Dead herself to save the world—and survive seventh grade.

Dandy in the Underworld

By Sebastian Horsley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Isbn : 1473634113
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 930
  • File Pdf: dandy-in-the-underworld.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the story of Sebastian Horsley's life. Growing up at High Hall, in Hull, with his alcoholic mother, who regularly attempted suicide, his stepfather, a cult member dressed in orange, and his father, a crippled millionaire, Sebastian Horsley couldn't wait to leave home. Searching for happiness, meaning and a good outfit he embarked on a doomed career as a punk guitarist, had a stormy relationship with a notorious Scottish gangster, enjoyed a wildly successful period as a stock-market entrepeneur and experienced a near fatal stint as a shark-hunter. Sebastian charts his years as a dandy, an artist, a male escort and a brothel connoisseur. There are the love affairs, with Rachel 1 and Rachel 2, and a harrowing descent into heroin and crack addiction. DANDY IN THE UNDERWORLD evokes his desperate attempts to get clean, culminating in his crucifixion in the Phillippines. Sure to shock and surprise, Sebastian Horsley recounts his story with excruciating self-knowledge and a savage wit.

Spelunking Through Hell

By Seanan McGuire
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 075641184X
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 531
  • File Pdf: spelunking-through-hell.pdf

Book Summary:

Now in trade paperback, the eleventh book in the fast-paced InCryptid urban fantasy series returns to the mishaps of the Price family, eccentric cryptozoologists who safeguard the world of magical creatures living in secret among humans. Love, noun: 1. An intense feeling of deep affection; may be romantic, filial, or platonic. Passion, noun: 1. A strong or barely controllable emotion. 2. Enthusiasm, interest, desire. 3. See also “obsession.” It’s been fifty years since the crossroads caused the disappearance of Thomas Price, and his wife, Alice, has been trying to find him and bring him home ever since, despite the increasing probability that he’s no longer alive for her to find. Now that the crossroads have been destroyed, she’s redoubling her efforts. It’s time to bring him home, dead or alive. Preferably alive, of course, but she’s tired, and at this point, she’s not that picky. It’s a pan-dimensional crash course in chaos, as Alice tries to find the rabbit hole she’s been missing for all these decades—the one that will take her to the man she loves. Who are her allies? Who are her enemies? And if she manages to find him, will he even remember her at this point? It’s a lot for one cryptozoologist to handle.

Eating the Underworld

By Doris Brett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Isbn : 1742755895
  • Pages : 424
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 685
  • File Pdf: eating-the-underworld.pdf

Book Summary:

An extraordinary personal journey through cancer and treatment. "...Extraordinary...Its bravery, irony, humour and intelligence - everything shines through the transparent prose...a remarkable literary voice, or melding of three voices--the autobiographical, the poetic, and the allegorical." - Dr. Oliver Sacks "The life of an individual is as complex as a maze of reflecting mirrors. The life of a family is even more so." Doris Brett is an award-winning writer and poet. 'I forget who said that the prospect of impending death concentrates the mind wonderfully . . . clarifying is the word I keep thinking of. But this is not the clarifying of a mist gently evaporating to reveal answers. This is the clarifying of paint-stripper; a solvent that stings and burns with its harshness, but reveals what was truly there all the time.' When Doris Brett was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, she began writing a private journal - a traveller's diary through a life-threatening illness. The journal, however, rapidly grew into something much more than that. Cancer became the catalyst for an inner journey - a journey through self. Evocatively told via three voices - the diarist, the poet, and the voice of fairytale and myth - this memoir explores the intricate dynamics of family, truth and memory. Poignant and compelling, Eating the Underworld is a sharply observed, often unexpectedly funny book about change, transformation and the constant renewal of self throughout our lives. 'As with any descent into a feared and terrifying country - whether it is the country of illness or the country of a grieving heart - we have entered the underworld. And we have eaten of its fruit . . . the knowledge of ourselves, the knowledge of others. We cannot remain unchanged.

The Underworld Saga, Books 1-3

By Eva Pohler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Green Press/Eva Pohler
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 800
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 263
  • File Pdf: the-underworld-saga-books-1-3.pdf

Book Summary:

Dive into a world in which the ancient gods of Greece still rule in modern times. Thanatos meets seventeen-year-old Therese while she's in a coma hovering between the realm of the dead and the realm of dreams. A lucid dreamer, she takes control of her dream and kisses him, unaware that he is Death. It was his first kiss. No one, in his long existence, has ever wanted to kiss Death. After Therese awakens from her coma, Thanatos is desperate to find her. He makes a deal with Hades and goes to the Upperworld as a mortal to pursue her and to see where it might lead. The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive. Formerly The Gatekeeper's Trilogy, this set is a complete trilogy. You can stop here (no cliffhanger) or continue with the next box set. There are four box sets in The Underworld Saga. "I've studied Greek mythology since I was 6 & spent 2 months in Greece, visiting historical sites & museums. This author has Very accurately and Realistically brought not only the Entire Greek Pantheon to life, but Many others that exist in Greek mythology. The personalities are so dynamic and on point and So incredibly interesting!"--Dina Kmett ★★★★★ "A must read for all lovers of the Greek gods!"--iremic ★★★★★ "this is a brilliant series of Mortals, and Gods, underworld and mythical creatures all come to life in this wonderful tale, you wont be able to put this series down once you start, fantastic tales, and greek mythology, this is one series that I will keep forever in my archives to read over and over again."--Jodee ★★★★★ "These books are captivating and very difficult to put down. The way they are written makes reading them easy to envision the characters as though you were actually there watching it all unfold."--Ben ★★★★★ "Eva articulates a world of Olympians like you've never read before. . . . These books are action packed, full of suspense, and will leave you with your heart thumping. The final book was breathtaking! I didn't want it to end.. It was perfect! These books deserve 10 stars!"--Book Lover Reviews ★★★★★ "Best book series I've read in a long time!"--Lillian ★★★★★ Grab your copy to continue the exciting adventure today!

Lords of the Underworld Collection Volume 1

By Gena Showalter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Isbn : 1488035229
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 579
  • File Pdf: lords-of-the-underworld-collection-volume-1.pdf

Book Summary:

See how the Lords of the Underworld saga began with the first four sizzling stories by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter. They dared to open Pandora’s Box, and now must carry an eternal curse. The saga begins in a remote fortress in Budapest, where six immortal warriors, each more dangerously seductive than the last, are bound by an ancient curse none has been able to break. Journey through this dark and sensual world, where the line between good and evil blurs and true love is put to the ultimate test. Collection includes: The Darkest Fire, The Darkest Night, The Darkest Kiss and The Darkest Pleasure. BONUS: The Darkest Facts and an excerpt from the latest Lords of the Underworld book, The Darkest Promise!