The Golden Legend

Author: Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0451493796
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When shots ring out on the Grand Trunk Road in the fictional Pakistani city of Zamara, Nargis’s life begins to crumble around her. Soon her husband—and fellow architect—is dead and, under threat from a powerful military intelligence officer, she fears that a long-hidden truth about her past will be exposed. For weeks someone has been broadcasting people’s secrets from the minaret of the local mosque, and, in a country where even the accusation of blasphemy is a currency to be bartered, the mysterious broadcasts have struck fear in Christians and Muslims alike. A revelatory portrait of the human spirit, in The Golden Legend, Nadeem Aslam gives us a novel of Pakistan’s past and present—a story of corruption and resilience, of love and terror, and of the disguises that are sometimes necessary for survival.

The Golden Legend

Author: Jacobus de Voragine
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691154074
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Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints' feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work.

The Golden Legend And The Flowers Of Sanctity

Author: Sead Mahmutefendic
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543488498
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In this book, Mahmutefendi has cheered us up with his texts, which were conceived as novels but never completed, as well as with dialogues, tricks, and situations that have ended up as a burr to some prose. Some will recognize in them tinges of Gogol, or perhaps Kharms, Domanovi, or even Nui, as well as works like childrens memory books, anonymous letters, secret diaries, and various fun and boring newspapers. All these bits and pieces constantly intertwine, swarm, and burst, creating one artistic world, the world of Sead Mahmutefendi, a wizard with the terrible power of imagination, a wizard who, from scattered nonsensicalities, creates an astonishing sense of existence. His most significant works are the novels Kelvins Zero, Fish and One-Eyed Jack, The Centrifugal Citizens, Teasing of Salko Pirija, Demons, Like in a Movie, and Placebo: The Beauty and Horror of Lies, as well as the books of columns and essays, A Memorandum for the Reconquista and The Big and Small Cannibals. Sead Mahmutefendis books have been translated into English, Russian, French, Italian, Macedonian, Armenian, and Danish.

Temple Legend

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9781855840416
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At the time of these lectures Steiner was planning to inaugurate the second section of the Esoteric School, which was to deal in a direct way with a renewal - out of his own spiritual research - of ritual and symbolism. He gave these lectures as a necessary preparation, to clarify the history and nature of the cultic tradition. He thus discusses principally Freemasonry and its background, but also the Rosicrucians, Manichaeism, the Druids, the Prometheus Saga, the Lost Temple, Cain and Abel - and much else besides.

Chien D Or The Golden Dog

Author: William Kirby
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 077354030X
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A beloved literary artefact, presented for the first time as the author intended.

Golden Legend

Author: Oscar Luis Rigiroli
Publisher: Oscar Luis Rigiroli
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A 10th century saga narrates the arrival of a Viking castaway to the Mayan cities. He is accepted as an avatar of the God Kukulkan and marries a Maya Princess A genetic thread links those misty characters with a young Mexican archaeologist and through her with the members of an expedition set to find El Gran Paititi, legendary lost city of the Incas. Myths about lost civilizations are recurrent in all cultures because they exert an irresistible romantic attraction on the human soul. The search unfolds first in the Amazonian jungle between Peru and Brazil and in the forests of Peruvian highlands afterwards. The expedition has attracted the attention of dangerous people led by a former Soviet intelligence officer who are looking for Paititi by its riches to put them at the service of a world power restoration project. Finally, a strange millennial group of alleged descendants of the Incas intends to expel all foreigners who pollute their sacred site which they seek to preserve for the day of the resurrection of the vast Empire. All these elements interact in the novel, creating a climate of sustained suspense and anxiety until the final climax.

Sex Sin And Our Selves

Author: Anna Fisk
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630872962
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Sex, Sin, and Our Selves brings together readings in feminist theological thought and the literature of the acclaimed contemporary writers Michèle Roberts and Sara Maitland. Through placing theology in conversation with Roberts's and Maitland's literary engagement with issues of religion and gender, this book explores themes of selfhood, connection, sex, sin, and self-sacrifice. In doing so, it challenges a tendency of feminist theology to seek simple and idealized answers, rather than honor complexity and the need to continue to ask questions. In the encounters in feminist theology and contemporary women's writing, Anna Fisk employs autobiographical narrative, critically understood as reading these stories beside my own.

100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go

Author: Susan Van Allen
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 160952067X
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With passion, humor, and helpful tips 100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go inspires women to discover places that will appeal to their spirits, senses, and quests for adventure. Author Susan Van Allen, a former staffer for the sit com Everybody Loves Raymond, has explored Italy up and down the boot for over thirty years and written about her experiences for such places as National Public Radio, Town & Country, and Travelers’ Tales anthologies. In this book, she shares intriguing details and secrets of her favorite places, along with those she’s gathered from her girlfriends, writers, and actresses. Each entry steers women to spots that will fulfill their Italian fantasies—whether it’s exploring the palace where Audrey Hepburn lived in Roman Holiday, making a carnevale mask in Venice, or admiring Botticelli’s Birth of Venus in Florence. The cornucopia of choices to experience authentic Italy are divided into categories, so whether a woman is in the mood to “Go To The Divine” and see Venus revered in Roman Forum, “Go To A Cooking Class” and roll out pasta with a Calabrian mamma, or “Go On An Active Adventure” and ski the Dolomites, Van Allen, like a savvy girlfriend, is by their side, guiding them to unforgettable pleasures. The book also includes recommendations for relaxing spas and beaches, splendid gardens, places to taste Italy’s best gelato and chocolate, and shop for treasured handicrafts. Interlaced through the prose are femme-friendly insights, like the spicy story of Nero’s wife who had an eye for gladiators, and artist Raphael’s mistress, a baker’s daughter who he called “Fornarina” (little oven). Along with inspiration, Van Allen offers nuts and bolts info and suggestions for “Golden Days” where recommended places are matched with restaurants and hotels to fit a range of budgets and make a woman’s Italian vacation dreams come true.