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During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions—most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, such as funerary legislation, and changes due to increased contacts with cultures of the ancient Near East. In Restless Dead, Sarah Iles Johnston presents and interprets these changes, using them to build a complex picture of the way in which the society of the dead reflected that of the living, expressing and defusing its tensions, reiterating its values and eventually becoming a source of significant power for those who knew how to control it. She draws on both well-known sources, such as Athenian tragedies, and newer texts, such as the Derveni Papyrus and a recently published lex sacra from Selinous. Topics of focus include the origin of the goes (the ritual practitioner who made interaction with the dead his specialty), the threat to the living presented by the ghosts of those who died dishonorably or prematurely, the development of Hecate into a mistress of ghosts and its connection to female rites of transition, and the complex nature of the Erinyes. Restless Dead culminates with a new reading of Aeschylus' Oresteia that emphasizes how Athenian myth and cult manipulated ideas about the dead to serve political and social ends.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Sarah Iles Johnston
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2013-08-02
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520922310

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In this companion volume to "Gothic! ten original dark tales" discover why we fear the undead.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Deborah Noyes
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Release: 2007
File: 253 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000060667816

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Top forensics expert Dr David Hunter is facing an uncertain future - his career hangs in the balance and his personal life has taken a turn for the worse. So when he gets a call from the Essex police, it comes at the perfect time. A badly decomposed body has been found in the mudflats and salt marshes of the Backwaters. Under pressure to close the case, they would like it to be the son of a prominent local family who went missing weeks ago. But Hunter has doubts about the identity: the hands and feet are missing, the face no longer recognisable. Then more remains are discovered - and as these desolate wetlands begin to give up their grisly secrets, Hunter is reminded that it's not the dead we need to fear...

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Genre: Detective and mystery fiction
Author: Simon Beckett
Publisher:
Release: 2021
File: 546 Pages
ISBN-13: 178541819X

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Based on comparative readings of contemporary books from Latin America, Spain, and the United States, the essays of this book present a radical critique against strategies of literary appropriation that were once thought of as neutral, and even concomitant, components of the writing process. Debunking the position of the author as center of analysis, Cristina Rivera Garza argues for the communality--a term used by anthropologist Floriberto Díaz to describe modes of life of indigenous peoples of Oaxaca based on notions of collaborative labor--permeating all writing processes. Disappropriating is a political operation at the core of projects acknowledging, both at ethical and aesthetic levels, that writers always work with materials that are not their own. Writers borrow from the practitioners of a language, entering in a debt relationship that can only be covered by ushering the text back to the communities in which it grew. In an increasingly violent world, where the experiences of many are erased by pillage and extraction, writing among and for the dead is a form of necrowriting that may as well become a life-affirming act of decolonization and resistance.

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Author: Cristina Rivera Garza
Publisher:
Release: 2020-10-15
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 0826501214

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Plagued by madness, violence, and terrifying visions, the reclusive Everol family has finally agreed to let university professor Jeff Gordon, who specializes in voodoo and the occult, into their world to help them, but Jeff is unprepared for the evil that awaits him. Original.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Hugh B. Cave
Publisher: Leisure Books
Release: 2002-12-06
File: 339 Pages
ISBN-13: 084395082X

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Describes an assortment of unusual events, including the mishaps that befell people involved in the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, premonitions of the sinking of the Titanic, and ghosts appearing on passenger airplanes

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Jim Razzi
Publisher: Trophy Press
Release: 1994
File: 81 Pages
ISBN-13: 0064404277

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The Young, the Restless, and the Dead captures the spirit of Canadian filmmakers through interviews with the most accomplished and dynamic of yesterday’s, today’s, and tomorrow’s film greats. Funny, provocative, and enlightening, the filmmakers reflect on their careers and explore with the interviewers the issues that challenge them. This book features an interview with a late director (Jean-Claude Lauzon) whose work is recognized in the canon as outstanding; interviews with filmmakers who are accomplished in their fields and have to their credit a sizeable body of work (Blake Corbet, Andrew Currie, Brent Carlson, Guy Maddin, Lynne Stopkewich, Anne Wheeler, Gary Burns, and Mina Shum); and an interview with a young director new to the field (Michael Dowse). Together these players in the Canadian film scene capture the energy, success, and tribulations of a fascinating cultural industry. The Young, the Restless, and the Dead is the first volume in a series of interviews with key cultural creators in the field of cinema. It seeks to bring to a wide audience the insights and emotions, the trials and achievements of significant figures in Canadian film. George Melnyk talks about The Young, the Restless, and the Dead with Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald. Read the interview online.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: George Melnyk
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release: 2009-10-22
File: 150 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781554581139

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Sylvia- a beautiful woman leaving an abusive cheating boyfriend Mike- a soldier raised by a single mother who hasn't found the right woman to love. The zombie apocalypse that brings them together. When genetically altered animals escape a military lab and infect the citizens of Chesterton. Two people meet and find love in an impossible scenario. Will they survive the dead? Will they survive the drama? The Dead and the Restless.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Ronald Griffin
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release: 2016-08-25
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781365354816

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Based on comparative readings of contemporary books from Latin America, Spain, and the United States, the essays in this book present a radical critique against strategies of literary appropriation that were once thought of as neutral, and even concomitant, components of the writing process. Debunking the position of the author as the center of analysis, Cristina Rivera Garza argues for the communality—a term used by anthropologist Floriberto Díaz to describe modes of life of Indigenous peoples of Oaxaca based on notions of collaborative labor—permeating all writing processes. Disappropriating is a political operation at the core of projects acknowledging, both at ethical and aesthetic levels, that writers always work with materials that are not their own. Writers borrow from the practitioners of a language, entering in a debt relationship that can only be covered by ushering the text back to the communities from which it grew. In a world rife with violence, where the experiences of many are erased by pillage and extraction, writing among and for the dead is a form of necrowriting that may well become a life-affirming act of decolonization and resistance.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Cristina Rivera Garza
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Release: 2020-10-15
File: 188 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780826501233

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The culmination of Brad Steiger’s 50 years of paranormal research, this book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and firstperson encounters with the supernatural. Arranged topically, it covers every sort of ghost and haunting: poltergeists, shadow beings, and phantoms alongside haunted apartments, hotels, and trains. From ghosts that still haunt Ohio’s State Reformatory, otherwise known as Shawshank, to Abe Lincoln’s regular consultation with mediums, this compendium delves into the true scary stories from both historical documents and personal accounts. In its 30 chapters, spirits represented include the good (“Ghosts that Saved Lives”), the bad (“Invisible Home Wreckers”), and the ugly (“Demonic Spirits That Whisper Commands to Kill”). The book goes on to unearth the ghastly goingson and macabre manifestations at haunted places such as museums, churches, graveyards, restaurants, and sacred sites while also instructing how to perform a cleansing ritual to rid a home of unwanted spectral visitors. This second edition is updated to include new stories and compelling evidence of both the existence of ghosts and proof of hauntings that will entertain, induce chills, and make the doubtful believe.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Brad Steiger
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Release: 2012-09-26
File: 680 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781578594221

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