Horns

Horns

Now a major Hollywood film starring Daniel Radcliffe: read it first, if you dare ... Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with one hell of a hangover, a raging headache ... and a pair of horns growing from his temples. Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned American musician, and the younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, Ig had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more - he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic. Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone - raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances - with Ig the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, Ig was and always would be guilty. Now Ig is possessed with a terrible new power - with just a touch he can see people's darkest desires - to go with his terrible new look, and he means to use it to find the man who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge; it's time the devil had his due.

Corrugated Horns for Microwave Antennas

Corrugated Horns for Microwave Antennas

Introduction to hybrid-mode feeds. Propagation and radiation characteristics of cylindrical corrugated waveguides. Propagation and radiation characteristics of conical corrugated waveguides. Design of cylindrical and conical corrugated horns. Manufacture and testing of corrugated horns. Rectangular and elliptical corrugated horns.

In the Image: A Novel

In the Image: A Novel

A young woman's coming of age, a romantic love story, and a spiritual journey—each infused with the lessons of history. In the Image is an extraordinary first novel illuminated by spiritual exploration, one that remembers "a language, a literature, a held hand, an entire world lived and breathed in the image of God." Bill Landsmann, an elderly Jewish refugee in a New Jersey suburb with a passion for travel, is obsessed with building his slide collection of images from the Bible that he finds scattered throughout the world. The novel begins when he crosses paths with his granddaughter's friend, Leora, and continues by moving forward through her life and backward through his, revealing the unexpected links between his family's past and her family's future. Not just a first novel but a cultural event—a wedding of secular and religious forms of literature—In the Image neither lives in the past nor seeks to escape it, but rather assimilates it, in the best sense of the word, honoring what is lost and finding, among the lost things, the treasures that can renew the present. Reading group guide included.

The Hamlet Zone

Reworking Hamlet for European Cultures

The Hamlet Zone

Detached from Shakespeare’s English, Hamlet has been rewritten numerous times in European languages, the various translations into any one language jostling with each other for dominance and spawning new Hamlets that depart decisively from Shakespeare as a source. This book focuses on the rich tradition of drawing from Hamlet in European cultures to produce new, independent works, which include Hamlet theatre, Hamlet ballet, Hamlet poetry, Hamlet fiction, Hamlet essays and Hamlet films. It examines how the myth of Hamlet has crossed back and forth over Europe’s linguistic borders for four hundred years, repeatedly reinvigorated by being bent to specific geo-political and cultural locations. The enquiries in this book show how, in the process of translation, adaptation and reinventing, Hamlet has become the common cultural currency of Europe.

'Diese Merkwürdige Kleinigkeit Einer Vision'

Christoph Hein's Social Critique in Transition

'Diese Merkwürdige Kleinigkeit Einer Vision'

Christoph Hein is one of the best-known authors of the former GDR, and his works of fiction have been widely interpreted as responses to and critiques of socialist society. In this study, David Clarke undertakes a detailed analysis of all of Christoph Hein's major works of fiction from Der fremde Freund (1928) to Willenbrock (2000) in order to explore Hein's critique of the GDR regime, whilst also demonstrating how aspects of that critique provided a starting point for Hein's rejection of capitalism both before and after German unification. For Hein, socialism had failed to make good its promise to create a community bound together by common values and goals, preferring instead to impose conformity upon its citizens. Capitalism, he believed, was equally unable to meet the need for community, and Hein sought to demonstrate the consequences of this state of affairs in the figure of Wörle in his first post-unification novel, Das Napoleon-Spiel (1993). After this point, Clarke argues, Hein was nevertheless forced to re-examine his criticism of capitalism, a process which ultimately led to the more differentiated and convincing portrayal to be found in Willenbrock.

Christoph Hein in Perspective

Christoph Hein in Perspective

Unlike many writers from the former GDR, Christoph Hein's reputation and standing - and his creativity - have remained intact despite the demise of the GDR in 1989-90. Christoph Hein in Perspective brings together essays by both established and younger scholars from Britain, Germany and the USA which together cover a wide spectrum of his work, from the early writings of the 1970s to the play In Acht und Bann of 1999 and including his speeches and essays as well as all his major prose works. There is a marked emphasis in the volume on Hein's post-Wende output, with about half the contributions focusing primarily on this period. Another feature is the diversity of perspectives from which the works are examined: historical and political viewpoints are complemented by formal and comparative studies as well as by gender-based perspectives. The volume includes additionally the first published English translation of what is for many Hein's most successful work for the stage, Die wahre Geschichte des Ah Q of 1983 ('The True Story of Ah Q'). The volume as a whole should be of interest to scholars concerned with the GDR and with contemporary German culture, to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and also the others interested in the history and culture of Germany since 1945. Six of the essays are in English and six in German.

Jefferson: A Novel

Jefferson: A Novel

As he did with Presidents Jackson and Grant in those magnificent novels, Max Byrd now reveals Thomas Jefferson as we’ve never seen before. Byrd transports us to 1784, as Jefferson, the newly appointed American ambassador to the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, arrives in Paris—a city adrift in intrigue, upheaval, and temptation that will challenge his principles, incite his passions, and change him forever. Through the eyes of his impressionable young secretary, William Short, readers watch as the future president builds his dream of America with fellow patriots John Adams and Ben Franklin, while struggling between political ambition and an unexpected crisis of the heart with a woman who has the power to destroy him. Behind the face this complex Virginian shows the world, Thomas Jefferson is an enigmatic statesman who fights for individual liberty even as he keeps slaves, who champions free will even as he denies it to his daughters, and who holds men to the highest standards of honor—even as he embarks on a shadowy double life of his own. “Max Byrd’s historical novels about the third and seventh presidents bring both men alive in ways that only a literary imagination can.”—George F. Will, The Washington Post “Jefferson has the organic intimacy of a novel that has sprung full-blown from the imagination of its creator.”—The New York Times “Superb . . . fascinating in the psychological insight it provides to one of the greatest Americans . . . a truly memorable book.”—W. Jackson Bate, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Samuel Johnson and John Keats “Absolutely splendid historical fiction that resonates with international, provincial, and individual passion and drama.”—Booklist “A real tour de force.”—San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.

Novel Technologies for Microwave and Millimeter — Wave Applications

Novel Technologies for Microwave and Millimeter — Wave Applications

Novel Technologies for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Applications provides an overview of current research status in selected field, to facilitate a learning process from concepts to practices, from component design to system architecture, and from small scale to large scale. Each chapter focuses on a topic and is organized to be self-sufficient. Contents in each chapter include concise description of relevant background information, major issues, current trend and future challenges. Useful references are also listed for further reading. Novel Technologies for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Applications is suitable as a textbook for senior or graduate courses in microwave engineering.

Grabbing Your Destiny by the Horns

Finding Your Place in Life

Grabbing Your Destiny by the Horns

William Gabienu brings spirituality to the masses with his first release Grabbing Your Destiny By The Horns. This is a must-read volume for those tired of looking for enlightenment in the wrong places The Weekly Book Webinar William Gabienu hits all the right chords with his new book. You will find yourself hooked to this one within moments of opening it. Novel Ideas From The Author Q) William, what is the overall message of your book Grabbing Your Destiny by the Horns? A) Dream big according to your God-given purpose. Do not stop at difficulties and grab your designed destiny. Have we started? Seriously? (laughs) Q) Yes, I thought I would give you an easy one to begin with. Let me ask you, what is YOUR purpose and how did YOU find it? A) The question of purpose varies from person to person and so is being able to fully understand it. Generally, our purpose is to glorify God by living out our lives fully, not in part. Personally, my purpose takes its root in God and I try to do my best with the abilities He has put within me to His praise and to the benefit of all. Q) Living a life in part ? What does that mean? A) By living a life in part, I simply mean the instance when people do not utilize wholly their God-given abilities maybe because of difficulties. Some people stop midway on their journey to their designed place in life. This is living life in part. Trust me Nick, this is not glorifying in any way. Q) So you ve been there? You have experienced living life in part ? A) Sure! That s why my desire to help all people realize that the power to accomplish within them is higher than any obstacle that tries to stop us. Q) A reviewer said about your book that: [this book will show you] how to develop self-reliance and achieve your dreams. But what if you don t know what your dream is? Is living for God the dream all people should have? A) Firstly, I appreciate those kind word describing my book and I thank whoever the person is. There is a point in that review I would like to correct, though. I emphasize self-realization, hard work, focus, and of course, dependence on God as my faith teaches me. Q) So your book really only focuses on God and how God can glorify a life? A) Living for God is not the only dream people should have. The phrase dream life runs throughout my book and what I mean is the desire of your heart, your ambitions and all that you aspire to be in life. Q) Your book relies heavily on the Bible for inspiration. Would you say that the Bible itself is a self-help guide? A) No. No and no. Grabbing Your Destiny by the Horns is a book that seeks to help the reader realize that he is on earth for a purpose and that his talents, skills and abilities have been given to him so that life on earth can be more meaningful. All is attainable and possible if he marries correct action to the dreams of his heart. Nick, I m a bit uncomfortable calling it self-help . I would say the Bible and, for that matter, my book are inspirational and books that teach and enlighten. They teach self-realization, not self-help. It teaches ACTION on your part as well as mindfulness that all is of God.