Summary Book Review The Dead House: Naida by Dawn Kurtagich:
Download or read book The Dead House: Naida written by Dawn Kurtagich and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-10-11 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A digital short story from The Dead House author Dawn Kurtagich There is a box. A box that should never have been discovered. And a warning beneath the lid. This was for Kaitlyn. It was a mistake. Forget this box and leave the Isle. Don't look any further. I'm begging you. After the inferno that swept through Elmbride High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear, Naida Chounan-Dupre was locked away for the good of society. But that wasn't the end of the story. Because you can't play with the devil and not pay the price. The chilling, psychological horror of The Dead House returns with never-before-seen footage of the Naida tapes.
Summary Book Review Tales from the Dead-House by Richard Whittington-Egan:
Download or read book Tales from the Dead-House written by Richard Whittington-Egan and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2016-01-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chilling collection of macabre crimes.
Summary Book Review Notes from a Dead House by Fyodor Dostoevsky:
Download or read book Notes from a Dead House written by Fyodor Dostoevsky and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2015-03-24 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the acclaimed translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky comes a new translation of the first great prison memoir: Fyodor Dostoevsky’s fictionalized account of his life-changing penal servitude in Siberia. In 1849 Dostoevsky was sentenced to four years at hard labor in a Siberian prison camp for his participation in a utopian socialist discussion group. The account he wrote after his release, based on notes he smuggled out, was the first book to reveal life inside the Russian penal system. The book not only brought him fame but also founded the tradition of Russian prison writing. Notes from a Dead House (sometimes translated as The House of the Dead) is filled with vivid details of brutal punishments, shocking conditions, feuds and betrayals, and the psychological effects of the loss of freedom, but it also describes moments of comedy and acts of kindness. There are grotesque bathhouse and hospital scenes that seem to have come straight from Dante’s Inferno, alongside daring escape attempts, doomed acts of defiance, and a theatrical Christmas celebration that draws the entire community together in a temporary suspension of their grim reality. To get past government censors, Dostoevsky made his narrator a common-law criminal rather than a political prisoner, but the perspective is unmistakably his own. His incarceration was a transformative experience that nourished all his later works, particularly Crime and Punishment. Dostoevsky’s narrator discovers that even among the most debased criminals there are strong and beautiful souls. His story reveals the prison as a tragedy both for the inmates and for Russia; it is, finally, a profound meditation on freedom: “The prisoner himself knows that he is a prisoner; but no brands, no fetters will make him forget that he is a human being.”
Summary Book Review House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents by United States. Congress. House:
Download or read book House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents written by United States. Congress. House and published by . This book was released on 1868 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia with an Introduction by Julius Bramont by Fyodor Dostoyevsky:
Download or read book The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia with an Introduction by Julius Bramont written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 1911 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Dostoevsky Encyclopedia by K. A. Lantz:
Download or read book The Dostoevsky Encyclopedia written by K. A. Lantz and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 499 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Entries assess the life and literary career of the famous Russian writer, covering writers who influenced his work, literary movements with which he is associated, and ideas and themes that appear throughout his writings.
Summary Book Review Dostoevsky as Suicidologist by Amy D Ronner:
Download or read book Dostoevsky as Suicidologist written by Amy D Ronner and published by . This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through an analysis of suicide in Fyodor Dostoevsky's writings, Amy D. Ronner illustrates how his implicit awareness of self-homicide pre-figured theories of prominent suicidologists, shaped both his philosophy and craft as a writer, and forged a ligature between artistry and the pluripresent impulse to self-annihilate.
Summary Book Review Death House by Larry Leichter:
Download or read book Death House written by Larry Leichter and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2001-10-01 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is an excellent chance this book will save your life. You will see doctors, the practice of medicine, and community hospitals as you have never seen them before. You will learn about things you never could have believed existed before. For what is written in this book has never been told before in its entirety, anywhere and by anyone. Doctors with respectable credentials and good reputations are harming, maiming, and yes, murdering their patients. They are doing it with the support and blessings of the hospitals at which they work. And they are doing it with only their interests, not their patients' welfare in mind. The reason? In one word: MONEY. Dealing with a different incident of physician caused abuse, each chapter will contain an anecdotal story based on true events that happened to real patients at the hands of real doctors. Though in certain instances the patient's actual first name will be used, at all times the physician perpetrator's anonymity will be maintained. There should be nothing more important to you than your life and the lives of your loved ones. You must not let these DEATH HOUSE physicians who MURDER FOR MONEY take from you that which is most precious.
Summary Book Review Redemption and the Merchant God by Susan McReynolds:
Download or read book Redemption and the Merchant God written by Susan McReynolds and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dostoevsky’s Russian chauvinism and anti-Semitism have long posed problems for his readers and critics. How could the author of The Brothers Karamazov also be the source of the slurs against Jews in Diary of a Writer? And where is the celebrated Christian humanist in the nationalist outbursts of The Idiot? These enigmas—the coexistence of humanism and hatred, faith and doubt—are linked, Susan McReynolds tells us in Redemption and the Merchant God. Her book analyzes Dostoevsky’s novels and Diary to show how the author’s anxieties about Christianity can help solve the riddle of his anti-Semitism as well as that of his Russian messianism. McReynolds’ reading demonstrates Dostoevsky suffered from a profound discomfort with the crucifixion as a vehicle for redemption. Through his work, she traces this ambivalence to certain beliefs and values that Dostoevsky held consistently throughout his life. And she reveals how this persistent ambivalence about the crucifixion led Dostoevsky to project what he didn’t like about Christianity onto the Jews—and to invest those aspects of the crucifixion that he could approve with the “Russian idea.” A radical rereading of one of the Western canon’s most revered and perplexing authors, McReynolds’ book is also a major reconfiguring of Dostoevsky’s intellectual biography and a significant contribution to literary and cultural studies.
Summary Book Review Death Becomes Her by Elizabeth Dill:
Download or read book Death Becomes Her written by Elizabeth Dill and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-05-05 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dead and dying women are surely an age-old narrative trope. While associations of femininity with death have become almost prototypical in literary criticism and are familiar fodder for cultural conversations, the editors of Death Becomes Her offer us an opportunity to investigate the values that underlie such associations. But from where does our tireless investment in what constitutes a feminine death, a feminine reaction to death, and death’s courting of women emerge? These essays give voice to the idea that power and victimization are not opposites, but rather are complements in an operatic fantasy of intrigue, agency, absence and presence that pervades American writing and experience. Each chapter of Death Becomes Her offers a different lens to investigate the nature of death as surely more than just an anatomical matter: The penny press obsessively covers the death of a beautiful prostitute in 1840s Chicago; a novel of seduction becomes also a narrative of autopsy; a story of haunting allows women outlets for sexual license and the polemics of desire. Overall this volume invites readers to explore the ways in which death is portrayed as both an ornamentation of femininity and an ontological reality of it: how, put simply, “death becomes her.” Essays include analyses of women’s deathbed scenes, suicides, murders, funerals, and autopsies in literature and other nineteenth-century media. As such, the chapters in Death Becomes Her show how the authorial and readerly interest in scripting and staging women’s deaths is both intricate and abiding. They tell us that death is never, of course, simply about death, and they make relevant other issues, from linguistics to politics, as they inform the literature and lives of women from the late-eighteenth to early twentieth-century America. Taken together, the pieces in Death Becomes Her allow us greater access to the surrounding culture out of which the American woman emerges, performs, lives and dies. In doing so, they offer fresh insight into the often unsettling and highly relevant role of death in feminism.
Summary Book Review Possessing the Dead by Helen Patricia MacDonald:
Download or read book Possessing the Dead written by Helen Patricia MacDonald and published by Melbourne Univ. Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: London, 1868: visiting Australian Aboriginal cricketer Charles Rose has died in Guy's Hospital. What happened next is shrouded in mystery. The only certainty is that Charles Rose's body did not go directly to a grave. Written with clarity and verve, and drawing on a rich array of material, Possessing the Dead explores the disturbing history of the cadaver trade in Scotland, England and Australia, where laws once gave certain officials possession of the dead, and no corpse lying in a workhouse, hospital, asylum or gaol was entirely safe from interference. With a rare blend of curiosity, delight in the unexpected and an eye for detail, award-winning historian Helen MacDonald brings to life this gruesome past to reveal the chicanery at play behind the procuring of bodies for dissections, autopsies and collections.
Summary Book Review Coleridge and Wordsworth by Paul Magnuson:
Download or read book Coleridge and Wordsworth written by Paul Magnuson and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-14 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paul Magnuson contends that the relationship between Coleridge's and Wordsworth's poetry is so complex that a new criticism is required to trace its intricacies. This book demonstrates that their poems may be read as parts of a single evolving whole, a "dialogue" in which the works of one are responses to and rewritings of those of the other. Professor Magnuson discloses this dialogue as a joint canon, or sequence, which includes the complete early versions of poems, as well as fragments, canceled drafts, and poems in progress. He further shows that this sequence is based on lyric structure: the relations among its poems and fragments resemble those among stanzas in an ode, and individual poems take their significance from their surrounding contexts in the dialogue. Coleridge's and Wordsworth's poetic conversation arose from their recognition that their themes and styles were similar. There were, as one of Coleridge's friends said, "fears of amalgamation," and it was actually from their failed attempts to collaborate on individual works that their dialogue began. The first chapter of the book elaborates a dialogic methodology and the following chapters discuss the dialogic relationship between Wordsworth's Salisbury Plain poems and "The Ancient Mariner"; "The Ruined Cottage" and Coleridge's "Christabel"; Coleridge's Conversation Poems and Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey"; Wordsworth's Goslar poetry of 1798, "Home at Grasmere," and Lyrical Ballads (1800); and the dejection dialogue of 1802. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Summary Book Review Dying for Victorian Medicine by E. Hurren:
Download or read book Dying for Victorian Medicine written by E. Hurren and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-12-12 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book to provide a detailed analysis of the body-trafficking networks of the dead poor that underpinned the expansion of medical education from Victorian times. With an even-handed approach to the business of anatomy, Hurren uses remarkable case histories which still echo a vibrant body-business on the internet today in a biomedical age.
Summary Book Review The Dead City by Paul Dobraszczyk:
Download or read book The Dead City written by Paul Dobraszczyk and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-06-30 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Dead City unearths meanings from such depictions of ruination and decay, looking at representations of both thriving cities and ones which are struggling, abandoned or simply in transition. It reveals that ruination presents a complex opportunity to envision new futures for a city, whether that is by rewriting its past or throwing off old assumptions and proposing radical change. Seen in a certain light, for example, urban ruin and decay are a challenge to capitalist narratives of unbounded progress. They can equally imply that power structures thought to be deeply ingrained are temporary, contingent and even fragile. Examining ruins in Chernobyl, Detroit, London, Manchester and Varosha, this book demonstrates that how we discuss and depict urban decline is intimately connected to the histories, economic forces, power structures and communities of a given city, as well as to conflicting visions for its future.