A Feast for Crows

A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Four
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553900323
Category: Fiction
Page: 784
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction. A FEAST FOR CROWS It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist—or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces—some familiar, others only just appearing—are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests—but only a few are the survivors. From the Hardcover edition.

Feast

Food that Celebrates Life
Author: Nigella Lawson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448114624
Category: Cooking
Page: 480
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‘Food is the vital way we celebrate anything that matters. It’s how we mark the connections between us; how we celebrate life.’ A feast for the eyes and the senses, Feast is a must for every kitchen, in the tradition of Nigella’s classic How to Eat. Whether you’re hosting Christmas dinner, planning a wedding or having a children’s party, you’ll find a deliciously simple recipe for any occasion. With warm and witty food writing, clear recipes and ingredients lists and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family. Thanksgiving and Christmas – turkey and ham, mince pies and Christmas cake... and everything in between New Year – indulgent dinner menus for friends and family Meatless feasts – mouthwatering vegetarian recipes that everyone will love Valentine’s day – romantic dinner ideas for two Easter – slow-cooked lamb, hot cross buns and indulgent baking Passover – Seder night suppers and feasts Breakfast – something delicious for everyone, from how to boil eggs to morning muffins Kitchen feasts – everyday celebrations: suppers for friends and family meals Kiddie feast – delicious and healthy recipes for kids Chocolate cake hall of fame – a chocolate cake recipe for every occasion Eid – a fast-breaking curry banquet of Mughlai chicken curry, pheasant and lamb Breakfast – something delicious for everyone, from how to boil eggs to morning muffins Ultimate feasts –roast chicken, homemade burgers, steak, apple pie and other home comforts [Hallowe’en – party food] and spooky treats Rosh Hashana – food for sharing to celebrate the Jewish New Year A Venetian feast – glorious Italian recipes for the ultimate banquet Festival of lights – indulgent baking recipes for a happy Hannukah Partytime – party food ideas that go beyond the sausage roll Midnight feast – deliciously easy recipes to satisfy those late-night cravings, from carbonara to alcoholic hot chocolate Wedding feast – wedding ideas for the perfect banquet

Feast

Why Humans Share Food
Author: Martin Jones
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191623008
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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Is sharing food such an everyday, unremarkable occurrence? In fact, the human tendency to sit together peacefully over food is actually rather an extraordinary phenomenon, and one which many species find impossible. It is also a pheonomenon with far-reaching consequences for the global environment and human social evolution. So how did this strange and powerful behaviour come about? In Feast, Martin Jones uses the latest archaeological methods to illuminate how humans came to share food in the first place and how the human meal has developed since then. From the earliest evidence of human consumption around half a million years ago to the era of the TV dinner and the drive-through diner, this fascinating account unfolds the history of the human meal and its huge impact both on human society and the ecology of the planet.

Holy Feast and Holy Fast

The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women
Author: Caroline Walker Bynum
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520063297
Category: Religion
Page: 444
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Examines the role of food in the religion of women in the Middle Ages and argues that food practices enabled women to exert power in the family and define their religious vocations

Feast


Author: Franck Dangereux
Publisher: Quivertree Publications
ISBN: 0620312629
Category: Cooking
Page: 267
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This Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2004-Winner Best Chef Cookbook reveals all the sensual dishes at La Colombe restaurant.

FEAST


Author: Han Hyland
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365882306
Category: Poetry
Page: 114
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a collection of poems from han hyland, better known as dizzygrl.tumblr.com / in these poems she details the abuse she suffered at the hands of her family & friends as a child & the various ways in which she (as well as other children) cope & survive in such dire circumstances.

Announcing the Feast

The Entrance Song in the Mass of the Roman Rite
Author: Jason McFarland
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814662625
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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How does the entrance song of the Mass function within the Roman Rite? What can it express theologically? What should Roman Catholics sing at the beginning of Mass? In this groundbreaking study, Jason McFarland answers these and other important questions by exploring the history and theology of the entrance song of Mass. After a careful history of the entrance song, he investigates its place in church documents. He proposes several models of the entrance song for liturgical celebration today. Finally, he offers a skillful theological analysis of the entrance song genre, focusing on the song for the Holy Thursday Evening Mass-arguably the most important entrance song of the entire liturgical year. Announcing the Feast provides the most comprehensive treatment of the Roman Rite entrance song to date. It is unique in that it bridges the disciplines of liturgical studies, musicology, and theological method.

The Never-ending Feast

The Anthropology and Archaeology of Feasting
Author: Kaori O'Connor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847889271
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Feast! Throughout human history, and in all parts of the world, feasts have been at the heart of life. The great museums of the world are full of the remains of countless ghostly feasts Â? dishes that once bore rich meats, pitchers used to pour choice wines, tall jars that held beer sipped through long straws of gold and lapis, immense cauldrons from which hundreds of people could be served. Why were feasts so important, and is there more to feasting than abundance and enjoyment? The Never-Ending Feast is a pioneering work that draws on anthropology, archaeology and history to look at the dynamics of feasting among the great societies of antiquity renowned for their magnificence and might. Reflecting new directions in academic study, the focus shifts beyond the medieval and early modern periods in Western Europe, eastwards to Mesopotamia, Assyria and Achaemenid Persia, early Greece, the Mongol Empire, Shang China and Heian Japan. The past speaks through texts and artefacts. We see how feasts were the primary arena for displays of hierarchy, status and power; a stage upon which loyalties and alliances were negotiated; the occasion for the mobilization and distribution of resources, a means of pleasing the gods, and the place where identities were created, consolidated Â? and destroyed. The Never-Ending Feast transforms our understanding of feasting past and present, revitalising the fields of anthropology, archaeology, history, museum studies, material culture and food studies, for all of which it is essential reading.

The Feast

A Dramatic Retelling of Ireland's Epic Tale
Author: Randy Lee Eickhoff
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429973390
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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The Feast is a modern translation of Fled Bricrend, one of Ireland's most thrilling and humorous legends. Three men, each striving to be named Champion of Conchobor's realm, enter into a battle of wits and words in an effort to enjoy the privileges accorded to the national champion. As the heroic competition unfolds, visits to and from the otherworld threaten to unmask the true nature of the gathering. and at the center remains Bricriu, god of mischief and creator of the most delicious and devilish banquet the world has ever seen. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Die Macht der Musik: Georg Friedrich Händels Alexander’s Feast

Interdisziplinäre Studien
Author: Anja Bettenworth,Dominik Höink,Ulrich Berges
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3862341151
Category: Art
Page: 220
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»Alexander’s Feast Or: The Power of Music« gehört zu den wenigen Werken der Literatur- und Musikgeschichte, bei denen sowohl Text (John Dryden, 1697) als auch Vertonung (Georg Friedrich Händel, 1736) als Meisterwerke gelten.Das Stück schildert die machtvolle Wirkung der Musik am Beispiel Alexanders des Großen: Während eines feierlichen Gelages in Persepolis, mit dem Alexander seinen Sieg über die Perser begeht, gelingt es dem Sänger Timotheus mit seiner Musik Affektschwankungen – zwischen liebender Zuneigung und kampfeslustiger Rachsucht – beim berühmten Heerführer zu erreichen.Der Sammelband beleuchtet das bisher wenig behandelte Werk aus der Perspektive verschiedener Fachwissenschaften (Anglistik, Klassische Philologie, Kunstgeschichte, Musikwissenschaft, Theologie). Das Spektrum reicht von der Verarbeitung der zugrunde liegenden antiken Erzählungen über die Analyse der Dryden’schen Ode bis hin zur Untersuchung der Vertonung Händels und deren Rezeption.

Feast


Author: Jeremy Robinson
Publisher: Breakneck Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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The human race hangs by a thread the thickness of a single gene: RC-714. The gene, which unlocks the millennia of genetic traits stored in junk DNA, gives crops the ability to rapidly evolve and thrive in any environment. But RC-714 is passed on when consumed. Any creature—mammal, reptile, fish or insect—that eats the genetically modified crops becomes a slave to the Change. Bodies morph into unrecognizable abominations. Intellect takes a back seat to ravenous hunger. And all the world’s species eat each other toward extinction. Racing against this impending outcome, Peter Crane and his family attempt to reach a laboratory in Boston, where a slim hope of saving the human race from extinction exists. But before heading northeast, they must visit the swamps of South Carolina’s Hellhole Bay to find a scientist who can help undo the damage done by ExoGen, the corporation that created and unleashed RC-714. Upon reaching Hellhole, the family is captured by a man named Mason, who not only survived the Change, but managed to keep a small community alive as well—a community that is subject to his every carnal desire and whim. Trapped in the clutches of a man whose heart is as twisted as the monsters that roam the Earth, Peter, Ella, Jakob, Anne and Alia, must fight for their freedom from a literal hellhole. Danger lurks behind every door, stalks beneath the swampy waters and descends from the sky. As enemies—both human and ExoGenetic—close in, surviving will be harder than ever, and for some, impossible. In 2015, Jeremy Robinson exploded onto the horror/sci-fi scene (writing as Jeremiah Knight) with his Top 100 bestselling novel: Hunger. Combining the speculative science of Crichton with the twisted scares of King, Feast continues the story that made Hunger the #1 post-apocalyptic novel.

Skeletons at the Feast


Author: Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307449559
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary, to reach the British and American lines. Among the group is eighteen-year-old Anna Emmerich, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats. There is her lover, Callum Finella, a twenty-year-old Scottish prisoner of war who was brought from the stalag to her family’s farm as forced labor. And there is a twenty-six-year-old Wehrmacht corporal, who the pair know as Manfred–who is, in reality, Uri Singer, a Jew from Germany who managed to escape a train bound for Auschwitz. As they work their way west, they encounter a countryside ravaged by war. Their flight will test both Anna’s and Callum’s love, as well as their friendship with Manfred–assuming any of them even survive. Perhaps not since The English Patient has a novel so deftly captured both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war. Skillfully portraying the flesh and blood of history, Chris Bohjalian has crafted a rich tapestry that puts a face on one of the twentieth century’s greatest tragedies–while creating, perhaps, a masterpiece that will haunt readers for generations. From the Hardcover edition.

The Stranger at the Feast

Prohibition and Mediation in an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Community
Author: Tom Boylston
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520296494
Category: Religion
Page: 200
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"The Stranger at the Feast is the first full-length ethnographic study of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. Based on two years of field study on the Zege peninsula on Lake Tana between 2008 and 2014, the book follows the material relationships by which Ethiopian Orthodox Christians relate to God, each other, and the material environment. It shows how religious life in Zege is based around a ritual ecology of prohibition and mediation in which fasting and avoidance practices are necessary in order to make the material world fit for religious life. The book traces how religious feeding and fasting practices have been the idiom through which Christians in Zege have understood the turbulent political changes of recent decades"--Provided by publisher.

Prepare O Bethlehem!

The Feast of the Nativity
Author: Niko Chocheli
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
ISBN: 0881412082
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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An illustrated version of the Christmas story with liturgical texts from the Orthodox Church.

Feast and Famine

Food and Nutrition in Ireland 1500-1920
Author: Leslie Clarkson,Margaret Crawford
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191543678
Category: History
Page: 336
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This book traces the history of food and famine in Ireland from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century. It looks at what people ate and drank, and how this changed over time. The authors explore the economic and social forces which lay behind these changes as well as the more personal motives of taste, preference, and acceptability. They analyze the reasons why the potato became a major component of the diet for so many people during the eighteenth century as well as the diets of the middling and upper classes. This is not, however, simply a social history of food but it is a nutritional one as well, and the authors go on to explore the connection between eating, health, and disease. They look at the relationship between the supply of food and the growth of the population and then finally, and unavoidably in any history of the Irish and food, the issue of famine, examining first its likelihood and then its dreadful reality when it actually occurred.

A Guest at the Feast

A Memoir
Author: Colm Tóibín
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241962293
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 45
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A Guest at the Feast is Colm Tóibín's touching memoir. A Guest at the Feast moves from the small town of Enniscorthy to Dublin, from memories of a mother who always had a book on the go to the author's early adulthood, from a love of literature to the influences of place and family. Tóibín's captivating memoir is the story of a writer coming of age and his connections between home, work and love. It is a perfect gem of a book.

Feast

Harvest of Dreams
Author: Merrie Destefano
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062092294
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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“Merrie Destefano storms the world of urban fantasy…breathing new life into the vast genre of the undead.” —Tosca Lee, author of Havah and Demon: A Memoir “Merrie Destefano has made a fine start on a promising career.” —James Gunn, science fiction Grand Master With her brilliant debut novel, Afterlife, author Merrie Destefano earned herself a place of honor at the banquet table alongside today’s top authors of sf and urban fantasy. With Feast, she serves up another heaping helping of thrills, shivers, wonder, and glorious invention while spicing up the recipe with dark romance in the bestselling vein of C.L Wilson, Marjorie M. Liu, and other paranormal superstars. A spellbinding fantasy of supernatural intrigue and forbidden love, Feast blends vampire and fairy lore, with the resulting dish offering a sumptuous new take on both, as a troubled storyteller returns home to the mysterious autumn woods just prior to Halloween, to find her life and her soul captivated by a cursed immortal, the Lord of the Hunt.

A Feast of Creatures

Anglo-Saxon Riddle-Songs
Author: Craig Williamson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081220445X
Category: Humor
Page: 248
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In A Feast of Creatures, Craig Williamson recasts nearly one hundred Old English riddles of the Exeter Book into a modern verse mode that yokes the cadences of Aelfric with the sprung rhythm of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Like the early English riddlers before him, Williamson gives voice to the nightingale, plow, ox, phallic onion, and storm-wind. In lean and taut language he offers us mead disguised as a mighty wrestler, the sword as a celibate thane, the silver wine-cup as a seductress, the horn transformed from head-warrior to ink-belly or battle-singer. In his notes and commentary he gives us possible and probable solutions, sources, and analogues, a shrewd sense of literary play, and traces the literary and cultural contexts in which each riddle may be viewed. In his introduction, Williamson traces for us the history of riddles and riddle scholarship.

Admission to the Feast


Author: Gunnel Beckman
Publisher: Holt McDougal
ISBN: N.A
Category: Death
Page: 114
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A nineteen-year-old girl, dying of leukemia, writes a long letter to a friend in an attempt to stabilize her crumbling world.