This incisive book offers an unusual window onto a society that remains divided.
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
History lies heavily on South Africa, and Adam Hochschild brings to bear a lifetime's familiarity with the country in an eye-opening work that blends history and reportage. Hochschild looks at the tensions of modern South Africa through a dramatic prism: the pivotal nineteenth-century Battle of Blood River -- which determined whether the Boers or the Zulus would control that part of the world -- and its contentious commemoration by rival groups 150 years later. This incisive book offers an unusual window onto a society that remains divided. In his epilogue, Hochschild extends his view to the astonishing political changes that have occurred in the country in recent years -- and the changes yet to be made.
40 Matveeva mentions that future husbands in Siberia could be seen in mirrors ,
dreams , or through rings . 41 Bolonev ... The mirror was to be placed opposite
the open door and at midnight the image of your spouse would appear . Young ...
Author: William Francis Ryan
Publisher: Penn State Press
The title of this book refers to the classic time and place for magic, witchcraft, and divination in Russia. The Bathhouse at Midnight, by one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, surveys all forms of magic, both learned and popular, in Russia from the fifth to the eighteenth century. While no book on the subject could be exhaustive, The Bathhouse at Midnight does describe and assess all the literary sources of magic, witchcraft, astrology, alchemy, and divination from Kiev Rus and Imperial Russia, and to some extent Ukraine and Belorussia. Where possible, Ryan identifies the sources of the texts (usually Greek, Arabic, or West European) and makes parallels to other cultures, ranging from classical antiquity to Finnic. He finds that Russia shares most of its magic and divination with the rest of Europe. Subjects covered include the Evil Eye, the Number of the Beast, omens, dreams, talismans and amulets, plants, gemstones, and other materials thought to possess magic properties. The first chapter gives a historical overview, and the final chapter summarizes the political, religious, and legal aspects of the history of magic in Russia. The author also provides translations of some key texts. The Bathhouse at Midnight will be invaluable for anyone&—student, teacher, or general reader&—with an interest in Russia, magic, or the occult. It is unique in its field and is set to become the definitive study of Russian magic.
After spending two hours writing the scenes involving the mirror on the 14th floor,
the mirror in my bedroom collapsed. One of the wall fixtures had broken. Two
weeks passed, during which we did not speak about the mirror at all. Then the
Author: Jake Anderson
Publisher: Citadel Press
A Fortune Magazine “Most Anticipated Books of 2020” Selection A Goodreads Featured Release for February 2020 Oxygen’s List of “Best True Crime Books of 2020” Selection “The Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles is a palpable presence in Gone at Midnight: The Mysterious death of Elisa Lam by Jake Anderson… While allowing for other possible interpretations (and minimizing the daunting logistics), Anderson believes that Lam was murdered, the victim of a “traumatic sexual attack” by one or more assailants. Or something. Given the checkered history of the Cecil Hotel (which was recently named to the Los Angeles registry of historic landmarks), I wouldn’t rule out Jack the Ripper.” —The New York Times A Los Angeles hotel with a haunting history. A missing young woman. A disturbing video followed by a shocking discovery. A cold-case mystery that has become an internet phenomenon—and for one determined journalist, a life-changing quest toward uncomfortable truths. Perfect for Murderinos looking for their next fix… Twenty-one-year-old Vancouver student Elisa Lam was last heard from on January 31, 2013, after she checked into downtown L.A.’s Cecil Hotel—a 600-room building with a nine-decade history of scandal and tragedy. The next day, Elisa vanished. A search of the hotel yielded nothing. More than a week later, complaints by guests of foul-smelling tap water led to a grim discovery: Elisa’s nude body floating in a rooftop water tank, in an area extremely difficult to access without setting off alarms. The only apparent clue was a disturbing surveillance video of Elisa, uploaded to YouTube in hopes of public assistance. As the eerie elevator video went viral, so did the questions of its tens of millions of viewers. Was Elisa’s death caused by murder, suicide, or paranormal activity? Was it connected to the Cecil’s sinister reputation? And in that video, what accounted for Elisa’s strange behavior? With the help of web sleuths and investigators from around the world, journalist Jake Anderson set out to uncover the facts behind a death that had become a macabre internet meme, as well as a magnet for conspiracy theorists. In poring through Elisa’s revealing online journals and social-media posts, Anderson realized he shared more in common with the young woman than he imagined. His search for justice and truth became a personal journey, a dangerous descent into one of America's quiet epidemics. Along the way, he exposed a botched investigation and previously unreported disclosures from inside sources who suggest there may have been a corporate conspiracy and a police cover-up. In Gone at Midnight, Anderson chronicles eye-opening discoveries about who Elisa Lam really was and what—or whom—she was running from, and presents shocking new evidence that may re-open one of the most chilling and obsessively followed true crime cases of the century. “Outstanding…true crime buffs won’t want to miss this gripping search for the truth.” —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
The mirror was fogged, not uncommon when it wasn't in use. Around the edges
appeared six other crests and one symbol at the top, which she assumed allowed
one to reach all the other Councilmen simultaneously. She avoided that button, ...
Author: Shayla Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An apocalypse approaches in the new novel from bestselling author Shayla Black's electrifying Doomsday Brethren series, as a magical warrior and a spirited witch ignite a smoldering passion that could destroy them both. As a mysterious dark cloud drains the life of her beloved brother, Doomsday Brethren leader Bram, Sabelle Rion can think of little else. Still, every time she meets Ice Rykard's intense green gaze, her body aches with need for the sexy warrior. Their attraction is explosive, incredible -- and forbidden. As dangerous as he is unpredictable, Ice is her brother's sworn enemy. But as Bram weakens, a more sinister force is gaining power. Evil Mathias and his ruthless Anarki army are on a bloodthirsty hunt for the Doomsday Diary. Sabelle must guard the potent book with her life -- and Ice vows to protect the beautiful witch with his. Duty demands that Sabelle deny her lover's fiery call of possession and mate with a man who can sway the magical Council against the impending rebellion. With the fate of magickind hanging in the balance, will she forsake the burning desires she can't ignore or turn her back on her people for the courageous man she can't resist?
The previous night, so the old man relates, he had the experience at midnight of
being seized in front of his mirror by a childhood memory that contained the
superstitious fear of gazing into a mirror at midnight. “I smiled upon remembering
Author: Otto Rank
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Alive, fresh, and stimulating, the theme of The Double comprises the issues of identity, narcissism, and the fear of death--actually the core of human existence. Rank's book is primarily a study of the double as it appeared in striking examples in German, French, Russian, English, and American literature from Goethe to Oscar Wilde. Originally published in 1971. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
“And keep your boots off the mattress. It's new. Finest quality a shameless rake
can buy.” Barrow rolled his eyes. “Now.” Chase lifted a gilt-framed mirror and
positioned it on the wall opposite the bed. “Tell me, can you see yourself?” “Partly
Author: Tessa Dare
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Be whisked away by four of your favourite Regency authors!
I put my make—up on for some again unknown reason only to finish up and look
in the mirror thinking to myselfthat I looked very nice, but why did I go through all
this trouble. I went then back in to my room to get a full view of myself in my ...
Author: Sylvia Martinez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
I want to take my readers in to the world of Past Life Regression, and help them understand that there is another life that we indeed do live. Some of us remember, some of us believe we are just dreaming, when in fact we are having flashbacks of our previous life. My story is true, and given in much detail to help one comprehend all the emotions felt during my past life, and how it revealed itself in to my present day life. The journey is a long, enlightening, and sometimes painful, but bittersweet.
... the present inhaing commentary on the subject :up and removed , and digging
under found These thirteen stars the world must undera tooth , a skull , the thigh
and shin bones stand , Attest the Drama's midnight is at hand ; of a human body ...
Containing original essays; historical narratives, biographical memoirs, sketches of society, topographical descriptions, novels and tales, anecdotes, select extracts from new and expensive works, the spirit of the public journals, discoveries in the arts and sciences, useful domestic hints, etc. etc. etc.
... schoolroom until you married.” “I might not have taken. I might not have found a
husband. My father would have . . .” A smile twisted the corner of Mariana's lips. “
Oh, you would have taken. Don't you ever look in the mirror?” Kate stared at her ...
Author: Eloisa James
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love.” —New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn “Romance writing does not get much better than this.” —People The Cinderella story moves to Regency England—with more than a few twists and turns along the way! With A Kiss at Midnight, the remarkable Eloisa James spins a delicious tale involving a carriage, a godmother, a pair of rats…and a beauty with no interest whatsoever in getting married—and certainly not to a prince! Read A Kiss at Midnight and see why New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas says, “Eloisa James is extraordinary.”
'Evensong' also begins with a short three-beat line, but it starts with a trochee, its
slowing-down stress on the first syllable being the mirror-opposite of an iamb.
This is a signal that the whole poem will have the character, appropriate to
Author: John Drury
Publisher: Penguin UK
George Herbert wrote, but never published, some of the very greatest English poetry, recording in an astonishing variety of forms his inner experiences of grief, recovery, hope, despair, anger, fulfilment and - above all else - love. He was born in 1593 and died at the age of 39 in 1633, before the clouds of civil war gathered, his family aristocratic and his upbringing privileged. He showed worldly ambition and seemed sure of high public office and a career at court, but then for a time 'lost himself in a humble way', devoting himself to the restoration of the church at Leighton Bromswold in Buckinghamshire and then to his parish of Bemerton, three miles from Salisbury, whose cathedral music he called 'my heaven on earth'. When in the year of his death his friend Nicholas Ferrar, leader of the quasi-monastic community at Little Gidding, published Herbert's poems under the title The Temple, his fame was quickly established. Because he published no English poems during his lifetime, and dating most of them exactly is impossible, writing Herbert's biography is an unusual challenge. In this book John Drury sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it, and depth can be added to the narrative of Herbert's life. (T.S. Eliot: 'What we can confidently believe is that every poem in the book [The Temple] is in tune to the poet's experience.') His Herbert is not the saintly figure who has come down to us from John Aubrey, but a man torn for much of his life between worldly ambition and the spiritual life shown to us so clearly through his writings. The result is the most satisfying biography of this exceptional English poet yet written.
The first thing I saw was a sign, in the mirror ICE COLD BEER that seemed to
spell backwards, through distorted reflection ICE COLD FEAR Funny thought to
get caught in my head but all I said was, "It's chilly in here I should have brought
Author: Linda Goodman
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Linda Goodman is the world's best-known astrologer. Her three books, Sun Signs, Love Signs, and Star Signs have sold over 40 million copies in many languagaes. Known to her friends as both a poet and a romantic, Linda Goodman's view of the world was influencd by the astrology she understood so well. That unique combination of talents produced this charming and profound book. These poems about love and loss, death and reincarnation, beauty and romance, all seen through the prism of an astrological landscape, teach us how this fascinating science helps weave the fabric of our lives. But even more than that--like most great poetry, they make the heart sing and the spirit soar, and give us the wisdom to appreciate that the dance is eternal.
He moved to the stave driven into the ground and held up the barbed tips to the
mirror that hung on it. “Be as stone until I move you, my faithful ones.” He
received a mumbled “Yes, Lord,” before they fell silent. The night outside the
Author: Ethan Kincaid
The White Asp, a sorcerer of great power, threatens all life on Silan. Damon, a boy yet untested on the field of battle must stop him. Phoenix, a princess fleeing the sorcerer's genocidal campaign, must find a way to help him. One problem: Phoenix and Damon are literally worlds apart.
The moment Song breaks the mirror is the moment when he declares his "death"
and never appears on the stage again. Rather than fashioning a mirror image of
the Hollywood model, Song at Midnight disfigures the original in many respects.
Author: Zhang Zhen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Illustrating the cultural significance of film and its power as a vehicle for social change, this book reveals the intricacies of the cultural movement and explores its connections to other art forms such as photography, drama, and literature.
"I'm not even sure how it happened," Samsaid, with asigh. "I only know that I love
him." She glanced fiercely at her grandmother. "But you're not to tell him I told you
so." "I wouldn't dream of it." Sam turned back to the mirror. "I'll tell him myself.
Author: Gael Morrison
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Nate Robbins needs the twenty million dollars his eccentric uncle left him to fuel the business he began in honor of his deceased wife and unborn child. But there's a catch. To get the twenty million, Nate must re-marry before his thirtieth birthday, only three weeks away. Samantha Feldon married for love. But after the birth of her son, her husband deserted her and the child. Now, Sam is determined not to marry again unless she's sure the love she finds is true. So when her boss, Nate Robbins, offers her the job of "wife", Sam refuses, but agrees to help him find someone suitable. Accompanying Nate on a Caribbean Cruise, Sam finds him the perfect woman, realizing too late she loves Nate herself. REVIEW: "...love, passion and family all mixed into one delightful romance cocktail. ~EC Sheedy, author of Man for the Morning LOVERS IN PARADISE, in order A Woman's Heart Meet Me at Midnight Magic of the Drums Athenian Wish OTHER TITLES by Gael Morrison Lovers Never Lie Take Me, I'm Yours A Little Loving
Yellowlegs looked toward another mirror. “The Wyrd governs and forms the
foundation of this world. Not just Erilea, but all life. There are worlds that exist
beyond your knowledge, worlds that lie on top of each other and don't know it.
Right now ...
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: A&C Black
The action-packed, heart-wrenching and fantastically addictive sequel to Sarah J. Maas's epic YA fantasy debut THRONE OF GLASS. Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King's contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all ... And trying to may just destroy her.
Maybe it was the punch that was served at midnight. My inhibitions had fled out of
the window and I was liberated. More boys and girls were coming round and
forming a circle with me in the middle. I saw a boy beckoning on me. I
Author: Nkwentie, Susan Nde
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG
When a young girl's dreams are cracked like a mirror and children are caught between two fathers harbouring teenage grudges we wonder at life's surprises. These are short stories that present a cross section of an African society presenting life in the village, life in town, portraits of teenagers and adults we encounter every day. These are stories about our struggles with the inevitable forces of life, providing some subtle and interesting insights to these struggles. They have been told by a woman who has, in these stories, proven to be a keen observer who mentally records the thrills, frustrations and idiosyncrasies of the people she encounters. We would wonder, laugh and sympathise with the characters she has so vividly recreated.
He returned to a gilt-framed mirror to straighten his collar. “You're here about
Gloria, of course,” he said. “I'm ripped to pieces about it, Ellie. Just gutted. You
can't imagine.” I watched him study his handsome dark-eyed face in the mirror.
Author: Simone St. James
London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter. Ellie doesn't contact the dead—at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria's secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics. As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria's life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria's circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it... From the Trade Paperback edition.