Features full-color cover art and numerous black-and-white illustrations by Bill Griffith, as well as a hilarious short story, "The Pataphysician", by Nigey Lennon.
Author: Nigey Lennon
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) lived fast, died young, and refused to accept objective reality. He was a major influence on artistic movements such as Dada and Surrealism, and his nihilistic 1896 play, "Ubu Roi", is acknowledged as the turning point in modern drama. In "The Man with the Axe", author Nigey Lennon and illustrator/underground comix legend Bill Griffith take an appropriately surrealistic graphic approach to chronicling the absurd life of this seminal figure. As the first-ever non-academic biography of Jarry, "The Man with the Axe" has been legendary since its initial publication in 1984. AirStream Books is proud to re-introduce it in e-book format to a new generation of readers. Features full-color cover art and numerous black-and-white illustrations by Bill Griffith, as well as a hilarious short story, "The Pataphysician", by Nigey Lennon.
Finally, she runs into a house and slams the door, and in the last panel the pursuers are attacking the house with axes and the woman's head sticks out the ...
Author: Jon A. Jackson
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
“The toughest, most darkly comic, consistently superior American procedural on the market” takes on the greatest mystery of all: the death of Jimmy Hoffa (Booklist). When an eager young historian asks Detroit police detective “Fang” Mulheisen for the real story of Grootka—his legendary law-enforcement mentor—the question leads him to uncover his late friend’s notebooks. And with them, Mulheisen may also have stumbled upon the answer to one of the biggest unanswered questions in American history . . . What happened to Jimmy Hoffa? The notebooks tell an incredible story in which the supposedly late labor leader was, in fact, about to meet his end when he was rescued by a gifted musician and spirited into hiding in the wilderness of northern Michigan. More than that, the past Grootka describes may be related to a deadly mystery in present-day Detroit. With this action-packed novel spanning decades of cops and criminals, “Jackson remains a master of irreverent, hard-boiled comedy” (Publishers Weekly).
Accompanying the descriptions are over 100 photographs of the axes, many seen only in museums. The axe was one of man's earliest tools, and remained one of his most important almost until the present day.
Author: Charles A. Heavrin
Category: Social Science
A wonderful book that covers the vast range of axes used throughout time and throughout the world, starting with the early stone hand-axes of the paleolithic period through the flint, copper, and bronze axes of early civilizations, the early iron axes of the medieval ages, and the production of steel axes made possible by the Industrial Revolution. Included are discussions of all axe types from celts to hand axes, tomahawks to hatchets, pebble tools to broad axes, plus a chapter on special axes. The author gives detailed descriptions of the axes, how they were made and the materials used, and the evolution of their design over time. Accompanying the descriptions are over 100 photographs of the axes, many seen only in museums. The axe was one of man's earliest tools, and remained one of his most important almost until the present day. Yet over the tens of thousands of years of its use, the changes in its design have been surprisingly small. What have changed dramatically are its methods and materials of fabrication, reflecting the advances in man's technological skills. Students of the history of technology and tool collectors alike will find this a fascinating boo
Why? How could he fit through that piece in the door? The man is never found for sure but speculations abound which Geary presents with his usual gusto!
Author: Rick Geary
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Nights of terror! A city awash in blood! New Orleans right after the First World War. The party returns to the Big Easy but someone looks to spoil it. Grocers are being murdered in the dead of night by someone grabbing their axe and hacking them right in their own cushy beds! The pattern for each murder is the same: a piece of the door is removed for entry, the axe is borrowed on the property, and the assailant aims straight for the head! Why? How could he fit through that piece in the door? The man is never found for sure but speculations abound which Geary presents with his usual gusto!
On a cold Halloween night, Dr. Melvin Hume was murdered - hacked to death by an axe-wielding psychopath - after one of his bizarre experiments failed.
Author: Scott Donnelly
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
On a cold Halloween night, Dr. Melvin Hume was murdered - hacked to death by an axe-wielding psychopath - after one of his bizarre experiments failed. Twenty years later, random associates of Dr. Hume have been gathered at Blood Manor. One by one, they are hacked to death with an axe. As the blood and bodies start to pile up, the horrific truth of Blood Manor will be revealed.
The first attack of the axe man was swinging his axe from left to the right. The young man, who quickly blocked the axe upwards, then blocked the pistol ...
Author: Musa Cavusgil
Publisher: Musa Cavusgil
Legends of the Forbidden City Winter-Age Chronicles Crystal Rose Trilogy Book Three Crystal Rose You've never heard of the Bergrof Islands. The islands, which its people refer to as the Three Sisters, are located east of Boston. It's not on maps, it's not in encyclopedias. Independent of the United States, these three islands are one of the largest oil sources of the United States. These Islands, which could be reached by ferries and seaplanes, had a prestigious College, and Beatrice Hallburn was the most popular girl of this College. She had a rich family, a good education, a handsome and popular boyfriend. Everyone liked her, loved her, wanted to be like her. Miss Hallburn was safe and at peace. But everything was changing; people were going crazy, brutally attacking each other. Airports were closing, the United States Army was conducting operations somewhere every day, and government officials and insightful people were beginning to get nervous. These were, in fact, portents of a great storm, but almost no one, like Beatrice, cared about those. Almost none of them were prepared for what could happen to them. Bergrof was far enough from those events. Beatrice believed that nothing would change and that her carefree, beautiful life would always go like this. But over time, everything will change, she will realize that nothing is as it seems. It happens to all of us, usually with small events, we start to notice it. Someone's death, accidents, stormy love affairs... Beatrice, unfortunately, was not so lucky. The threshold for change that came to her was a nuclear bomb that exploded in New York. Their communications with the World have been cut off. All they could learn was that after this attack, infected people attacked their victims in droves and tore them apart… As Beatrice tried to survive in the reformed world, she would also rediscover herself and her feelings. The Crystal Rose Trilogy novels are a part of the Legends of the Forbidden City cosmos and the events in the books happen in the Winter-Age era. The story in this trilogy is in line with the other books of the same cosmos and era.
... account of the axe made for Mr. Glad . stone , my journey to Hawarden Castle , the presentation , and the courteous reception accorded to me as a bonâ -fide Birmingham working man as representing the mass of Birmingham working men ...
Apparently it was this powerful visual impression that promoted Gauguin to paint Man with an Axe (1891, W. 430) which depicted the scene the way it was ...
Author: Victoria Charles
Publisher: Parkstone International
Paul Gauguin was first a sailor, then a successful stockbroker in Paris. In 1874 he began to paint at weekends as a Sunday painter. Nine years later, after a stock-market crash, he felt confident of his ability to earn a living for his family by painting and he resigned his position and took up the painter’s brush full time. Following the lead of Cézanne, Gauguin painted still-lifes from the very beginning of his artistic career. He even owned a still-life by Cézanne, which is shown in Gauguin’s painting Portrait of Marie Lagadu. The year 1891 was crucial for Gauguin. In that year he left France for Tahiti, where he stayed till 1893. This stay in Tahiti determined his future life and career, for in 1895, after a sojourn in France, he returned there for good. In Tahiti, Gauguin discovered primitive art, with its flat forms and violent colours, belonging to an untamed nature. With absolute sincerity, he transferred them onto his canvas. His paintings from then on reflected this style: a radical simplification of drawing; brilliant, pure, bright colours; an ornamental type composition; and a deliberate flatness of planes. Gauguin termed this style “synthetic symbolism”.
Begrenzt man eine Quarzplatte durch parallele Flächen , die unter 45 ° gegen die Axe geneigt sind , und beobachtet durch dieselben mit einer Loupe einen leuchtenden Punkt , so sieht man zwei Bilder . Sind die Grenzflächen parallel der ...
Written and illustrated by Queenie Chan, the creator of The Dreaming and various other stories, this collection of short horror stories covers the full range, from creepy to macabre, to the weird and disturbing.
Author: Queenie Chan
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Trapped in an elevator with a murdered man... A woman's foot savaged by something as she reads ghost stories late at night... A boy flees from a battlefield, only to be swallowed by a tree... A starving family struggles to stay civilised... Here are four spine-chilling, Twilight Zone-esque stories illustrated in comics-prose for you to read in the late hours of the night. Written and illustrated by Queenie Chan, the creator of The Dreaming and various other stories, this collection of short horror stories covers the full range, from creepy to macabre, to the weird and disturbing.
To every man cometh, at intervals, a man with an axe to grind. To you, reader, among the rest. By and by that axe's aspect becomes ...
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away—to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion—to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"—meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Editors: Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick
And then he saw the man with the axe again. He was running straight at him, the axe gripped high, screaming shrilly like an enraged boar, all thought of ...
Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A stunning new series from Michael Jecks, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. The year is 1346 and King Edward III is restless. Despite earlier victories his army has still not achieved a major breakthrough and the French crown remains intact. Determined to bring France under English rule and the French army to its knees he has regrouped and planned a new route of attack. And on the beaches of Normandy his men now mass, ready to march through France to victory. But the French are nowhere to be seen. Edward knows that the worst thing he could do would be to take the battle to the French, where they will have the advantage and so he sets up camp near a small hill at Crecy and waits. The Battle of Crecy will be a decisive turning point in the Hundred Years' Wars. This is the story of that battle and the men who won it. Praise for Templar's Acre 'A cracking read in the best style of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell, this will delight existing fans and bring many more to the fold' Manda Scott 'Vivid imagination and gripping prose' Anthony Riches 'Compellingly brought to life - both bloody reality and glorious courage' Julian Stockwin 'The Siege of Acre is meticulously observed and bloodily rendered. I want more' Robert Low
I'll stand for 'im—” The man with the axe came at Jack and kicked a boot into Jack's stomach and then his ribs. Jack's bowels coiled, went hot, ...
Author: Cory Anderson
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Young Adult Fiction
When everything you love is in danger, how long can you keep running to survive? Life can be brutal Winter in Idaho. The sky is dark. It is cold enough to crack bones. Jack knew it Jack Dahl has nothing left. Except his younger brother, Matty, who he'd die for. Their mother is gone, and their funds are quickly dwindling, Jack needs to make a choice: lose his brother to foster care, or find the drug money that sent his father to prison. So did I Ava lives in isolation, a life of silence. For seventeen years her father, a merciless man, has controlled her fate. He has taught her to love no one. Did I feel the flutter of wings when Jack and I met? Did I sense the coming tornado? But now Ava wants to break the rules - to let Jack in and open her heart. Then she discovers that Jack and her father are stalking the same money, and suddenly Ava is faced with a terrible choice: remain silent or speak out and help the brothers survive. Looking back, I think I did . . . Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Meg Rosoff and Daniel Woodrell, What Beauty There Is an unforgettable debut novel that is as compulsive as it is beautiful, and unflinchingly explores the power of determination, survival and love. 'Beautifully written and superbly constructed, Anderson pulls you onto a chilling footpath of love and loss and keeps you there until you've read every last word' Ruta Sepetys, bestselling author of Between Shades of Grey