A Beautiful Death

Author: Cheryl Eckl
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 0982810717
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A Beautiful Death from the Author: Cheryl Eckl. "A compassionate and honest approach to death as an integral part of life - how to think about it, talk about it, and prepare for it." -- Back cover

Beautiful Death

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Publisher: Studio
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Beautiful Death from the Author: . A collection of photographs from the burial grounds of Europe explores the beauty of cemeteries and the emotions the survivors of the dead placed into the making of the tombs, accompanied by a meditation on the death of his own parents by Dean Koontz. 60,000 first printing.

Beautiful Death

Author: Susan L. Einbinder
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400825257
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Beautiful Death from the Author: Susan L. Einbinder. When Crusader armies on their way to the Holy Land attacked Jewish communities in the Rhine Valley, many Jews chose suicide over death at the hands of Christian mobs. With their defiant deaths, the medieval Jewish martyr was born. With the literary commemoration of the victims, Jewish martyrology followed. Beautiful Death examines the evolution of a long-neglected corpus of Hebrew poetry, the laments reflecting the specific conditions of Jewish life in northern France. The poems offer insight into everyday life and into the ways medieval French Jews responded to persecution. They also suggest that poetry was used to encourage resistance to intensifying pressures to convert. The educated Jewish elite in northern France was highly acculturated. Their poetry--particularly that emerging from the innovative Tosafist schools--reflects their engagement with the vernacular renaissance unfolding around them, as well as conscious and unconscious absorption of Christian popular beliefs and hagiographical conventions. At the same time, their extraordinary poems signal an increasingly harsh repudiation of Christianity's sacred symbols and beliefs. They reveal a complex relationship to Christian culture as Jews internalized elements of medieval culture even while expressing a powerful revulsion against the forms and beliefs of Christian life. This gracefully written study crosses traditional boundaries of history and literature and of Jewish and general medieval scholarship. Focusing on specific incidents of persecution and the literary commemorations they produced, it offers unique insights into the historical conditions in which these poems were written and performed.

A Beautiful Death

Author: S. T. Haymon
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447225201
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A Beautiful Death from the Author: S. T. Haymon. The blast rocked the entire block of flats, awaking Detective Inspector Ben Jurnet from a sleep of exhaustion. Bells, sirens, whoopers – sounds that betokened rescue, the arrival of fire engines, ambulances, the police his brothers – reached him on the morning air. Everything under control at least. Or so he thought. Outside, near the wrecked Rover, a shoe lay on the ground. In it, a foot with an ankle attached. Miriam’s shoe. Miriam’s ankle. Was it all a ghastly mistake, a trap set for the police generally, or for Jurnet in particular, that had by dreadful chance caught the wrong victim? Had political murder arrived in sedate and sensible Angleby, that jewel of East Anglia? Why, in heaven’s name, Miriam? Jurnet’s search for the answer to that question proves to be a journey into his very heart and soul. A Beautiful Death combines all the elements of a page-turning thriller with a moving statement about love, bereavement, grief and renewal.

Afterdead 1 2

Author: Donna Barr
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ISBN: 9781892253316
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Afterdead 1 2 from the Author: Donna Barr.

A Beautiful Blue Death

Author: Charles Finch
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429955331
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A Beautiful Blue Death from the Author: Charles Finch. On any given day in London, all Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, wants to do is relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist another chance to unravel a mystery, even if it means trudging through the snow to her townhouse next door. One of Jane's former servants, Prudence Smith, is dead – an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The house where the girl worked is full of suspects, and though Prudence dabbled with the hearts of more than a few men, Lenox is baffled by an elusive lack of motive in the girl's death. When another body turns up during the London season's most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities. Was it jealousy that killed Prudence? Or was it something else entirely, something that Lenox alone can uncover before the killer strikes again – disturbingly close to home?

My Beautiful Death

Author: Eben Venter
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ISBN: 9780624044253
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My Beautiful Death from the Author: Eben Venter. In a language rich with innuendo, textual references and streams-of-consciousness a South African boy in diaspora tells his story in the first person singular and takes the reader along up to his very last breath.

Mortals And Immortals

Author: Jean-Pierre Vernant
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691019314
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Mortals And Immortals from the Author: Jean-Pierre Vernant. Jean-Pierre Vernant has profoundly transformed our perceptions of ancient Greece. Published in 1991, this collection of nineteen essays probes deeply into themes of enduring interest-- death, the body, the soul, the individual, and relations between mortals and immortals; the mask, the mirror, the image, and the imagination; the self and the other, and, more broadly, the concept of otherness itself, or "alterity.' "This work will be the definitive Vernant textbook for students and scholars alike in the English-speaking world. . . . Froma Zeitlin is in my view America's foremost expert on the work of Vernant. . . ."--Gregory Nagy, Harvard University "Vernant's work ranges across the entire field of ancient Greek religion, philosophy, and literature and joins exacting philological scholarship to exciting and innovative theoretical paradigms. Not since Jane Harrison and Gilbert Murray has a classicist commanded the attention of non-classicists in the way Vernant has over the last twenty-five years."--Choice

Bella Morte

Author: Josephine Ballowe
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ISBN: 9780615667614
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Bella Morte from the Author: Josephine Ballowe. The Debut Launch Anthology from Hot Ink Press (an Erotic Imprint of Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing). Bella Morte: Make your nights sizzle like summertime and feed your desire with sensual illusion and fantastic stories in the Bella Morte Anthology. This anthology features stories from some of today's freshest erotica romance authors. Bella Morte will leave your heart racing and your imagination running wild. Vampires, Genies, and Demon Hunters are the lovers of choice; guaranteed to bring a little death to everyone.

Beautiful Death

Author: Fiona McIntosh
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480439711
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Beautiful Death from the Author: Fiona McIntosh. A calculating killer, who “trophies” the faces of his victims, is targeting Londoners. Under enormous pressure from politicians and the public, DCI Jack Hawksworth and his team begin their investigation, which takes them into the murky world of human organ trading. But when the murderer strikes closer to home than Jack could ever have imagined possible, the case becomes a personal crusade—and a race against time. Can the killer be brought to justice before Jack is removed from the operation?