In this collection of twenty-one unforgettable stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores the mysterious private lives of men and women with vivid, unsparing precision and sympathy. By turns interlocutor and interpreter, magician and realist, she dissects the psyches of ordinary people and their potential for good and evil with chilling understatement and lasting power.
Unravel the clues to a supernatural mystery and discover what will happen at the end of the world through the pages of this controversial 400-page supernatural novel. Based on ancient manuscripts including the books of Revelation, Enoch and the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch, it flashes back and forth between the centuries to a stunning andunforgettableending.
Discover why the eccentric Roman Catholic priest Benjamin Price was silenced bytheVatican. Enter the mind of Abaddon - Destroyer of the Old Testament and AngeloftheAbyss. Solve the mystery of the unusual Native woman found on a rocky beach with her bodystainedred. Live through shipwrecks, dramatic escapes, supernatural battles and executionsbyfire. Locate the living, time, fog-bound Island at the very edge ofNorthAmerica. Confront the Archangel Michael - warrior PrinceoftheSeraphim. Experience a vision of Heaven and a clash between celestial beings in the depths oftheAbyss. Uncover the reason for the penance imposed on the possessed cleric, EtienneD Entremont. Meet Nazi Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler who is obsessed with the mythicalNephilimPortal. Sail on Reprisal and Nicholas with pirate Edward Bailey and the lust-obsessed BernardLaRoque. Conspire to topple a throne with the Duc D Antin, first cousin to Louis, KingofFrance. Meet the children of an angel and find out why one loves him and the other hates everything hestandsfor, and learn why we are all moving inexorably to the final event in world history and TheDestinyOfTheHumanRace."
"The Little Penguin Handbook" continues to revolutionize the way pocket handbooks present information. With more visuals and sample documents than other essential handbooks, this handy full-color reference gives students just what they need to know about the writing and research processes, while providing extensive coverage of documentation and grammar. With a reorganized and updated research section, new visual "maps" of the research and documentation processes, an updated section on writing in the disciplines, a new chapter on online courses, and a new chapter on argument, "The Little Penguin Handbook" continues to be an invaluable resource for students in composition courses and in courses across the curriculum.
“A very solid and comprehensive collection of essays that allows readers to witness more concretely the variety of forms that the dialogue between literature and the radio has taken in the last century.
An outstanding book.”—Jean-Michel Rabate, author of Jacques Lacan and Literature “This book is a real gift: its variety of essays in different voices provides an opportunity to get up to speed with the sometimes suprising ways that radio helped to structure modernism, served as a foil for modernist writers and artists, and forced the modernists into a more constructive engagement with issues of elite and popular culture. A lively collection.”—Kevin J.H. Dettmar, author of Is Rock Dead? It has long been accepted that film helped shape the modernist novel and that modernist poetry would be inconceivable without the typewriter. Yet radio, a key influence on modernist literature, remains the invisible medium. The contributors to Broadcasting Modernism argue that radio led to changes in textual and generic forms. Modernist authors embraced the emerging medium, creating texts that were to be heard but not read, incorporating the device into their stories, and using it to publicize their work. They saw in radio the same spirit of experimentation that animated modernism itself. Because early broadcasts were rarely recorded, radio's influence on literary modernism often seems equally ephemeral in the historical record. Broadcasting Modernism helps fill this void, providing a new perspective for modernist studies even as it reconfigures the landscape of the era itself.
Guarantee value and profit with every proposal you write! Business proposals cross the desks of decision makers all the time, but rarely do they credibly promise high impact and impressive ROI. When they do, though, the people that matter pay attention. The Consultant's Guide to Results-Driven Business Proposals presents a systematic, structured method for gaining the attention of clients, earning their respect, and, ultimately, winning any project. ROI experts Jack and Patti Phillips take the proposal process to a new level by providing the means to prove forecasted value using systematic, routine processes. You'll learn new techniques for predicting ROI and clearly illustrating the financial value a proposed project will deliver--which always makes a powerful impression on anyone who reads it. The authors also address the key issue of providing what every stakeholder wants in a project--success guarantees. The Consultant's Guide to Results-Driven Business Proposals explains how to: Write proposals that are effective, efficient, timely, and on target Set objectives for proposals at a variety of levels Deliver your proposal to the most influential people Develop a success guarantee to drive total customer satisfaction The Consultant's Guide to Results-Driven Business Proposals is the difference between proposals that simply cross a desk and those that turn the heads of decision makers. This is the tool you need for transforming the process of business-proposal writing from a torturous task with a side of anxiety to an opportunity for approval and a chance to showcase your expertise.
En ung kvinna lämnas att dö sedan hon utsatts för en gruppvåldtäkt av en hord barnsoldater. En museiintendent i New York ombeds att ta över en avliden kollegas arbete och dras alltmer in i hennes liv. Den tyske 1500-talskonstnären Lucas Cranach försöker rädda en samling konstskatter undan förstörelse vid Karl den femtes belägring av Wittenberg. I Niklas Rådströms nya bok vävs dessa tre till synes orelaterade historier samman till en gripande och utmanande berättelse. En Marialegend är en storartat djärv och rik roman om hur vi handskas med den ondska som världen rymmer och om vad det är vi håller för viktigt i våra liv.
A collection of over 500 challenging problems and puzzles that require either logical deduction or lateral, imaginative thinking to solve.