This volume gathers 11 essays (7 in English, 4 in German) that examine strategies for establishing cultural legitimacy and claiming authority in a variety of medieval and early modern German texts and contexts.
Author: William Alan Blair
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
This volume gathers 11 essays (7 in English, 4 in German) that examine strategies for establishing cultural legitimacy and claiming authority in a variety of medieval and early modern German texts and contexts. The texts considered vary from demonologies
The definitive book on a very curious subject, New Orleans Cemeteries is as intensely visual as it is informative.
Author: Robert Florence
Publisher: Batture PressInc
New Orleans Cemeteries depicts the 'cities of the dead' in all their grandeur and decay, their exquisite artisanship and humble memorials, their voluminous historical accounts of the city and undefinable spiritual qualities. The definitive book on a very curious subject, New Orleans Cemeteries is as intensely visual as it is informative.
When a former PI is invited to a gathering of New Orleans chefs, murder is on the menu in this “well written, sharply observed” mystery (The New York Times). Sophisticated Boston Brahmin Michael Spraggue will never forget the flaky strawberry tarts Dora Levoyer made for him when he was a little boy. A French immigrant who has worked for Michael’s eccentric aunt Mary for decades, Dora has an old-world sensibility, an elegant palate, and a past that cannot be spoken of. Deserted by her husband long ago, she has fought hard to put him out of her mind. But when Dora is invited to a banquet held by the finest chefs in New Orleans, she sees a man who looks just like her missing spouse. Before she can confront him, he is found with a chef’s knife embedded in his heart—and every piece of evidence points to Dora as the killer. At his aunt Mary’s behest, Michael hops the first plane down to New Orleans—a mysterious city where the dead, like the living, have dangerous secrets. Cities of the Deadis the 4th book in the Michael Spraggue Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Joseph Roach reveals how performance can revise the unwritten past, comparing patterns of remembrance and forgetting in how communities forge their identities and imagine their futures.
Author: Joseph Roach
Joseph Roach reveals how performance can revise the unwritten past, comparing patterns of remembrance and forgetting in how communities forge their identities and imagine their futures. He examines the syncretic performance traditions of Europe, Africa, and the Americas in the urban sites of London and New Orleans.
In Cities Of The Dead, pop-culture writer Si?n Smith embraces what remains of the spirit of Jack Kerouac as he wanders through seven landmark cities in search of coffee, culture and adventure.
Author: Sion Smith
In Cities Of The Dead, pop-culture writer Si?n Smith embraces what remains of the spirit of Jack Kerouac as he wanders through seven landmark cities in search of coffee, culture and adventure. From Florence to New York, Paris to Warsaw, he digs up the road less travelled and finds?amongst many other curios?a mermaid who has been assaulted more times than she deserves, a rock star with a stolen head and a corporate accountant on a desperate quest to forget his wife. The result is a collection of lucid essays that reveal a world distracted by the noise of its own making in which few take the time to see what is actually happening beneath their nose. Written during various trips around the globe, Cities of the Dead is hard-boiled travel writing for anybody who never wanted to read a guide book in the first place.
As Davis shows, prophecies of urban doom too often come true.
Author: Mike Davis
Category: Social Science
As Davis shows, prophecies of urban doom too often come true. Beginning with a trip to New York's Ground Zero, Davis pairs the horror of lower Manhattan's falling skyscrapers with Las Vegas' delirious delight in blowing up its landmark hotels.
The first sequel to 2011's highly acclaimed Cities of the Dead: Stories of the Zombie Apocalypse, Winters of Discontent brings the reader four additional stories set in the same universe. If zombies weren't enough to contend with, Mother Nature has gripped North America with a brutal winter, forcing the surviving humans to find ingenious new ways to survive the apocalypse. And, to make matters worse, men are quickly turning on their fellow men in a battle for the remaining resources of the world. Readers will also re-unite with gyrocopter pilots Will and Frank as they, too, fight the undead and winter in the shadow of the Kinzua Dam deep in a forest in Pennsylvania.
This intriguing volume includes helpful travel information, such as a list of ""who’s buried where.
Author: Jan Arrigo
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
This photographic tour of the city's captivating graveyards features large-format color photography partnered with an engaging Introduction and informative captions. Glorious photos showcase more than 15 of New Orleans' most fascinating historic cemeteries (or "cities of the dead"), such as St. Louis #1, Greenwood, St. Roch's, Lafayette, and bayou and plantation cemeteries.
In fact, it is more appropriate to say the 'Cities of the Dead' because of its seventeen different sub-areas. Most of these are completely urbanised with ...
Author: Suhaylā Shahshahānī
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Pilgrimage places anthropological works on a privileged platform for religious studies. The origin of built environment sets apart a platform for worship. It contains the dichotomy of life and death, striving towards the spirit of a dead that may or may not be religious. It is a soul searching process, a coming to terms with hopes and disillusions. Human situations in the flow of globalised urban areas draw together primal human search and economic considerations. The sacred and the profane, the belief in miracles and the management of both, necessitate fresh search of urban pilgrimage.