Flowers for the Dead

Author: Barbara Copperthwaite
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514263976
Page: 472
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"A chillingly drawn serial killer. Will have you looking over your shoulder and under your bed... Original, gripping, with a deep psychological impact," Sunday Mirror "Enthralling, tense and moving," Real People magazine ADAM WILL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE YOU HAPPY. EVEN IF IT KILLS YOU. Adam Bourne is a serial killer who thinks he is a saviour. When he murders his victims and cuts off the women's lips, he believes he has done it to make them happy. How did he become warped from the sensitive four-year-old who adored his gran and the fairy tales she read to him? What turned him into a monster who stalks his victims? And what is he trying to say with the bouquets he sends? When he meets Laura Weir, Adam weaves a fairy tale romance around them. A tale she has no idea she is part of. As he hatches his twisted plan for their fairy story ending, can anyone stop him before he creates the ultimate sacrifice to love?

Flores Para Los Muertos / Flowers for the Dead

Author: Luis Felipe Fabre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993522901
Page: 73
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Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by Amanda Hopkinson, Daniel Borzutzky, and Cole Heinowitz. FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD is a carefully selected collection of poems by Mexican poet Luis Felipe Fabre. It is divided into three sections: "A Season in (Aztec) Hell," "Funerary Monument to Gerónimo Calbo," and "Notes on a Zombie Cataclysm." Written originally in Spanish and translated into English by Amanda Hopkinson, Daniel Borzutzky, and Cole Heinowitz, Fabre's poetic and social critique is permeated with satire, desire and tragedy, revealing a contemporary aesthetic and political urgency that is native of its own geography and sociopolitical dynamics.

Day of the Dead in the USA

The Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon
Author: Regina M Marchi
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813548579
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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Honoring relatives by tending graves, building altars, and cooking festive meals has been an honored tradition among Latin Americans for centuries. The tribute, "el Dia de los Muertos," has enjoyed renewed popularity since the 1970s when Latino activists and artists in the United States began expanding "Day of the Dead" north of the border with celebrations of performance art, Aztec danza, art exhibits, and other public expressions. Focusing on the power of ritual to serve as a communication medium, Regina M. Marchi combines a mix of ethnography, historical research, oral history, and critical cultural analysis to explore the manifold and unexpected transformations that occur when the tradition is embraced by the mainstream. A testament to the complex nature of ethnic identity, Day of the Dead in the USA provides insight into the power of ritual to create community, transmit oppositional messages, and advance educational, political, and economic goals.

The Corpse

A History
Author: Christine Quigley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147661377X
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased’s position in life, such as a pharaoh’s mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures is the focus of study. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are fully covered. Preservation techniques such as cryonic suspension and mummification are discussed, as well as a look at the “recycling” of the corpse through organ donation, donation to medicine, animal scavengers, cannibalism, and, of course, natural decay and decomposition. Mistreatments of a corpse are also covered.

Fastorum libri sex

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108082475
Category: History
Page: 524
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This 1929 five-volume edition of Ovid's unfinished Fasti offers text, English translation and a detailed commentary, with illustrations.

Gardening All-in-One For Dummies

Author: The National Gardening Association,Bob Beckstrom,Karan Davis Cutler,Kathleen Fisher,Phillip Giroux,Judy Glattstein,Michael MacCaskey,Bill Marken,Charlie Nardozzi,Sally Roth,Marcia Tatroe,Lance Walheim,Ann Whitman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118053168
Category: Gardening
Page: 744
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"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." --Sir Francis Bacon National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don't have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening All-in-One For Dummies comes in. Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can't tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Don’t worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your little patch of the outdoors into a blooming paradise. Drawing upon the expertise of the National Gardening Association, it gets you up to speed on: Basic gardening skills—from understanding your microclimate to using gardening tools to managing pests and common plant diseases How to design, plan and build a garden landscape that reflects your unique sense of style Selecting, planting and maintaining stunning roses Building a raised bed for your perennials and making them bloom in any climate Choose, grow and maintain annuals From amaryllis to spider dahlias to wood tulips—coaxing beauty from homely bulbs Enjoying nature’s bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening All-in-One For Dummies is an indispensable resource for novices and experienced gardeners alike. It brings together between the covers of a single volume seven great books covering: Gardening Basics Garden Design Roses Perennials Annuals Bulbs Vegetables and Herbs Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to experience the “purest of human pleasures” in your own backyard.

White Lines

Author: Tracy Brown
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429915946
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mother's boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect. But all his love couldn't save her from a crack addiction. Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top. And her stormy romance with one of the fiercest hustlers on the streets makes White Lines one of the most unforgettable urban loves stories of the year.


Everything Important About the Most Popular Secular Holiday
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469179504
Category: Reference
Page: 539
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Flowers for the Girl

Author: Shane Kennedy
Publisher: Shane Kennedy
ISBN: 1450572006
Category: Fiction
Page: 80
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Love on the battlefield … Dumped into a platoon of UN peacekeeping soldiers embroiled in a hot conflict, American Lieutenant Robert J. Dixon, or “Dix” as he is known, struggles to understand the morality and motives of those around him. His own conflicts intensify when he finds himself attracted to Rebecca Lee, a lawless soul who is not only a committed soldier, but also his superior officer. Under the command of Gregory Braun, an aging colonel who sees the mission as an opportunity to enhance his career prospects, the platoon attempts to create a buffer zone against a group of settlers who have crossed over a mountain range, determined to invade a small village occupied by their ethnic rivals.As Dix and Lee struggle to keep their emotions in check; everything seems lost; then a mysterious refugee girl appears. Have the real problems only begun?


A Philosophy of Vegetal Life
Author: Michael Marder
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023153325X
Category: Nature
Page: 248
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The margins of philosophy are populated by non-human, non-animal living beings, including plants. While contemporary philosophers tend to refrain from raising ontological and ethical concerns with vegetal life, Michael Marder puts this life at the forefront of the current deconstruction of metaphysics. He identifies the existential features of plant behavior and the vegetal heritage of human thought so as to affirm the potential of vegetation to resist the logic of totalization and to exceed the narrow confines of instrumentality. Reconstructing the life of plants "after metaphysics," Marder focuses on their unique temporality, freedom, and material knowledge or wisdom. In his formulation, "plant-thinking" is the non-cognitive, non-ideational, and non-imagistic mode of thinking proper to plants, as much as the process of bringing human thought itself back to its roots and rendering it plantlike.

Ente, Tod und Tulpe

Kleine Geschenkausgabe
Author: Wolf Erlbruch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783888976575
Category: Death
Page: 30
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Ein Kinderbuch? Kein Kinderbuch? Ein Buch vom Leid? Ein Buch vom Schluss? Erzählt es eine Fabel? Ein Märchen? Überhaupt eine Geschichte? Oder ist es vielmehr eine Meditation? , fragte sich Benedikt Erenz in der Zeit, als Ente, Tod und Tulpe vor drei Jahren erschien. Und befand, dass es ein Buch sei für kleine Menschen und für große Menschen; Ein meisterhaftes und ein unendlich tröstliches Buch, das in den verschiedensten Regalen seinen Platz finden könne. Womit er ganz richtig lag - Das Buch wurde im deutschsprachigen Raum bislang über 50.000mal verkauft und in sechzehn Sprachen übersetzt. Nun erscheint Ente, Tod und Tulpe in handlichem Format und edler Ausstattung, für alle, die es nicht ins Regal stellen, sondern immer in der Tasche dabei haben wollen.

The Studio

Author: Yuri Schwebler
Publisher: Hudson River Museum
Category: Sculpture
Page: 64
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The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191653039
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 908
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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.

Meeting the Dead

A Novel
Author: Andrew Geyer
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826339824
Category: Fiction
Page: 203
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Drama rises with the floodwaters as two friends struggle with feuds and romantic entanglements on a plantation in northern Peru.

Dead Flowers

Author: Lori Armstrong
Publisher: Ridgeview Publishing
ISBN: 0988823500
Category: Fiction
Page: 50
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Valentine’s Day is for suckers… In Dead Flowers*, cynical PI Julie Collins trails cheating lovers, which leads to questions about her relationship with Tony Martinez. *This novella was originally digitally published in the Guns and Roses Anthology in 2012.

Die Schuld einer Mutter

Author: Paula Daly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442547357
Page: 352
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Sie ist verschwunden. Und es ist deine Schuld. Lucinda war in deiner Obhut, als es passierte. Jetzt wurde sie entführt, wie das Mädchen davor, das gerade noch lebend entkam. Lucinda wird nicht so viel Glück haben. Du musst sie finden. Sonst wirst du dir nie verzeihen. Und die anderen auch nicht ... Lisa Kallisto ist verzweifelt: Lucinda, eine Freundin ihrer Tochter, ist spurlos verschwunden - dabei hätte sie in Lisas Obhut sein sollen. Die Polizei vermutet, dass Lucinda einem Vergewaltiger in die Hände fiel, der zuvor bereits eine Schülerin in seine Gewalt gebracht hatte. Um ihr Versagen wieder gutzumachen, macht sich Lisa auf die Suche nach Lucinda. Ohne zu ahnen, welch brisanten Geheimnissen ihrer englischen Kleinstadtidylle sie auf die Spur kommt ... Paula Daly wurde in Lancashire geboren und lebt heute mit ihrem Mann, ihren drei Kindern und Hund Skippy im englischen Lake District. Sie arbeitete als freiberufliche Physiotherapeutin, lebte für kurze Zeit in Frankreich, vermisste aber bald den gewohnten Trubel und kehrte nach Grossbritannien zurück. 'Die Schuld einer Mutter' ist ihr von Presse und Lesern begeistert gefeierter Debütroman. Derzeit schreibt Paula Daly bereits an ihrem zweiten Thriller.

Feasting the Dead

Food and Drink in Anglo-Saxon Burial Rituals
Author: Christina Lee
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1843831422
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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An examination of the frequently elaborate rituals of food and feasting in Anglo-Saxon funeral rites.

The Days of the Dead

Mexico's Festival of Communion with the Departed
Author: John Greenleigh,Rosalind Rosoff Beimler
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 0764906194
Category: Social Science
Page: 110
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"Pomegranate catalog no. A924"--P. facing t.p.