Centuries into the future Francis Sandow is the only man alive that was born in the 20th Century. He has become a god of an alien race but he doesn't believe in the powers ascribed to him. Yet he must use these powers against the most dangerous antagonist in the universe.
Centuries into the future Francis Sandow is the only man alive that was born in the 20th Century.
Author: Roger Zelazny
Category: Extraterrestrial beings
Baur and Bindschädler, two old men, friends from their days in the army, share a habitual walk to the edge of a town, Baur speaking incessantly—circling between past and present, inconsequential observations and profound insights—while Bindschädler, equally unmoored, listens, observes, and reflects. A meandering meditation on mortality, and a gentle complement to the work of contemporaries Samuel Beckett and Thomas Bernhard—not to mention Gerhard Meier's countryman Robert Walser—Isle of the Dead elevates a simple ramble along a riverside to the status of a metaphysical inquest, with Baur and Bindschädler's words and thoughts looping and colliding until it is nearly impossible to tell one man from the other. From the afterword by Burton Pike: “Constant here are the insistent wind, the drifting clouds, the autumnal leaf- whirling and coat-billowing gusts and breezes, and the ever-recurring cycle of nature. The reader should relax into the aura of the characters' thoughts and observations, and over the first few pages let himself or herself be drawn into the absorbing world that Meier has so skillfully created . . . ” “Isle of the Dead is a subtle novel about a meticulously detailed world. What distinguishes it from other modern novels, from the works of Robert Walser and Thomas Bernhard for instance, is that it does not convey an alienation from life but a sense of wonder, expressed with wit and humor, and, beneath the wonder, regret.”
The tone of Island of the Dead is elegiac and the setting autumnal, the dead and
the past itself coming vibrantly alive only in Baur's recollections of his earlier life.
Early November is the time for remembering the dead, and the novel is perfused
Author: Gerhard Meier
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
"This is the good stuff" "You will not be disappointed!" "What a shocker! Was not expecting that ending!" "A strongly-written novel" ~ David Moore Lord of the Flies meets Dawn of the Dead. This debut novel from one of the Isle of Wight's most infamous residents will blow you away! Sergeant John Warrington has policed his home town for years, but has never encountered anything like the grisly events that sunny morning at the Purton Mill. The dead are rising and overrunning the island, and Warrington and his companions must find an escape before the dead claim them... If you enjoy your horror realistic and powerfully written, you'll enjoy this breakout novel from Jody Neil Ruth.
The dead who had surrounded them earlier had dispersed, wandering towards
the light and noises flowing from The Downs: the high set of hills overlooking
Hangshaw and the vast acres of farmland adorning the Isle of Wight. General
Publisher: Jody Neil Ruth
VENICE, ITALY: CITY OF SPLENDOUR. CITY OF SECRETS. CITY OF THE SKIN HUNTER. In October 1555 the Italian master Titian painted the portrait of Angelico Vespucci - a Venetian merchant whose cruelty words could not capture. When Vespucci was revealed to be the elusive monster who had been flaying young women across the city, he vanished inexplicably, along with the painting. All that remained was a chilling warning: when the portrait emerges, so will the man. Now the lost Titian masterpiece has surfaced in modern-day London, and skinless corpses are amassing across the globe. And it will fall to an unlikely man from the fringes of the art world to unravel half a millennium of myth, mystery and murder.
The Skin Hunter was killing Venice herself. The mob comes each night. They
stand at Vespucci's gates, they chant the names of Larissa and Claudia,
summoning up the dead as though they believe the living cannot touch him.
Vespucci has ...
Author: Alex Connor
Publisher: Hachette UK
Isle of the Dead: Centuries in the future, Francis Sandow is the only man alive who was born as long ago as the 20th century. His body is kept young and in perfect health by advanced scientific methods; he has amassed such a fortune that he can own entire planets; and he has become a god. No, not a god of Earth, but one of the panetheon of the alien Pei'ans: he is Shimbo of Darktree, Shrugger of Thunders. Yet he doesn't believe that his personality has merged with the ancient consciousness of Shimbo, that he really can call down the skies upon his enemies. The time comes, however, when Francis Sandow must use these powers against the most dangerous antagonist in the universe: another Pei'an god -- Shimbo's own enemy, Belion. And Belion has no doubt whatever of his own powers.... Eye of Cat: A retired hunter of alien zoo specimens, William Blackhorse Singer, the last Najavo on a future Earth, is called upon by the World Government to aid in protecting an alien diplomat from a powerful and hostile member of his own species. Singer, in turn, seeks the aid of a shape-shifting alien known as "Cat" in carrying out the mission. Cat accepts, with one condition: when the mission is over, he wants a return bout with the man who captured him -- a chase with Singer as the hunted instead of the hunter....
Of the two places, the Isle of the Dead is far more sinister. The Valley seems to
hold a certain promise of peace. This, however, may be because I never
designed and built a Valley of Shadows, sweating over every nuance and
overtone of that ...
Author: Roger Zelazny
Taking over writing duties on Conan the Barbarian in the early 1980s, Bruce Jones brought his humor and horror sensibilities as well as his knack for telling great short stories to the title, invigorating John Buscema, who returned to work on the series with Conan #136. In The Chronicles of Conan: Isle of the Dead and Other Stories, these two comicbook titans lead Conan on a thrilling tour of Hyboria from the monsterinfested Bossonian Marshes to the hideous slave markets of Belthem as Conan encounters strange, supernatural foes, beguiling women, and overconfident rulers. * Stories like "The River of Death," "Titan's Gambit," and the twopart "Spider Isle" adventure are meticulously restored and recolored, and Jones and Buscema are joined by such talents as Ernie Chan, Mark Silvestri, Val Mayerik, Alfredo Alcala, and others. * This volume collects Conan the Barbarian issues #135 to #142, including all original series covers.
THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN: ISLE OF THE DEAD AND OTHER STORIES
The Chronicles of Conan®: Isle of the ... Any resemblance to actual persons [
living or dead], events, institutions, or locales, without satiric intent, is coincidental
Author: Bruce Jones
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Aided by the mysterious magic of Deltora's last dragons, Lief, Barda and Jasmine have found and destroyed two of the Four Sisters, evil Shadow Lord creations which have been poisoning Deltora. Now, aware that time is running out for the kingdom's starving people, the companions are racing to their next goal, on the wild west coast. But the Shadow Lord has become aware of their quest. And, somehow, he knows every move they make. Terrible dangers from the present and the past lie in wait for them. And the greatest shock of all lurks in the lair of the ferocious Kobb, on the desolate Isle of the Dead.
And, somehow, he knows every move they make. Terrible dangers from the present and the past lie in wait for them. And the greatest shock of all lurks in the lair of the ferocious Kobb, on the desolate Isle of the Dead.
Author: Emily Rodda
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Isle. of. the. Ungodly. Dead. Really, it is only when one comes to write one's
memoirs that one finds oneself in ... So I give you, (with more than a little
reluctance for fear you think I should be sent to Bedlam), 'The Island of the
Author: Pete Bevan
Sergeant John Warrington has policed his home town for years, but has never encountered anything like the grisly events that sunny morning at the Purton Mill.The dead are rising and overrunning the island, and Warrington and his companions must find an escape before the dead claim them...
Sergeant John Warrington has policed his home town for years, but has never encountered anything like the grisly events that sunny morning at the Purton Mill.The dead are rising and overrunning the island, and Warrington and his companions ...
Author: Jody Neil Ruth
The phrase fin de siècle conjures up images of artistic experimentation and political decadence. The contributors to this volume argue that Wilhelmine Germany—best known for its industrial and military muscle—also shared these traits. Their essays look back to the years between 1885 and 1914 to find in Germany a mixture of sociopolitical malaise and experimental exhilaration that was similar in many ways to the better-known cases of France and Austria. Revising the view that the German Second Reich was merely a precursor to the Third, this broad-scoped study presents pre–World War I Germany in its own fascinating and often contradictory terms. The foundations of the antiliberal passions that would plague the Weimar Republic are evident, but Wilhelmine society also had a lighter, more playful and moderate spirit, one that was largely extinguished by the Great War. Blending social, cultural, and intellectual history, the contributors—a distinguished cross-section of older and younger scholars—trace changing German views on liberalism, penal reform, race, women, art, popular culture, and technology. They juxtapose better-known figures such as Max Weber, Thomas Mann, and Martin Heidegger with now-forgotten individuals like the Jewish feminist novelist Grete Meisel-Hess and the iconoclastic Swiss painter Arnold Böcklin. Their essay topics range from the esoteric and erotic poetry of Stefan George to the Jewish comedy of the Herrnfeld Theater. “Modernity” is examined from the perspectives of bourgeois cinema-goers and judicial reformers, as well as from the viewpoint of Carl Jung. The result is a variegated picture of an unsettled world, rich in its innovations, ambitious in its undertakings, and often apocalyptic in its dreams.
Böcklin , The Isle of the Dead , 1883 version . Staatliche Museen zu Berlin —
Preußischer Kulturbesitz Nationalgalerie / bpk . Photo by Joerg P. Anders .
grandeur . He gave to his half - classicizing dreamscapes. Figure 2. Böcklin , The
Isle of ...
Author: Suzanne Marchand
Publisher: LSU Press
Notice of death 8 . Some person present at the death , or in attendance during the
last illneas of any to be given to person dying in this Isle , after the
commencement of this Act , or in case of the death , illness , or inability of all such
Author: Isle of Man
Author: August Strindberg
Federico Fellini professed a desire to create “an entire film made of immobile pictures.” In this study, Hava Aldouby uses this quotation as a launching point to analyze Fellini’s films as sequences of “pictures” that draw extensively on art history, and particularly painting, as a reservoir of visual imagery. Aldouby employs an innovative pictorial approach that allows her to uncover a wealth of visual evocations overlooked by Fellini scholars over the years. Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film sheds light on the intertextual links between Fellini’s films and the works of various artists, from Velazquez to Francis Bacon, by identifying references to specific paintings in his films. Using new archival evidence from Fellini’s private library, brought to light for the first time here, Aldouby draws out Fellini’s in-depth knowledge of art history and his systematic employment of art-historical allusions.
Isle of the Dead, a painting which distinctly figures the romantic idea of “the great
solitary man,” to use the words of Hans Henrik Brummer.63 Fellini's acquaintance
with The Isle of the Dead is well established through archival and ...
Author: Hava Aldouby
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Performing Arts
This volume contains the most recent scholarship on a number of issues and topics presented at an international conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls, held at Provo, Utah, July 15-17, 1996. Forty-three articles examine various aspects of the Scrolls, placed under the following divisions: Technology, Editions and Analyses of Texts, The Qumran Community, Calendar, Levi and the Priesthood, Messianism and Eschatology, and Wisdom and Liturgy.
After his death his collection of photographs was split up . ... As a result Joan
Allegro , his widow , acting on behalf of the Estate of John M . Allegro , took some
negatives back to the Isle of Man so that she could comply with such requests .
Author: Donald Wayne Parry
A beautiful island lying in the northern part of the Irish Sea between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, the Isle of Man was once a popular holiday destination. It is perhaps better known today for the TT motorcycle races held there, its tailless cats and Manx kippers. However, it also has its darker side. Manx Murders is a collection of gripping and mysterious murder cases committed on the Island over the last 150 years, from the brutal slaying of a spinster one dark night on a lonely track near Ramsey to the infamous 'Golden Egg Murder' in central Douglas. The cases that have caused shock and sensation throughout two centuries of the Island's history are recorded here as the author reveals the events behind the last hanging on the Island, a deathbead confession, the harrowing story of a murderous father and the cases that remain unsolved to this day. The Island's political importance as a wartime holding area for prisoners of war is also explored through the account of a bizarre, seemingly motiveless killing in 1916 and the stabbing of a Finnish prisoner during the Second World War. Using information obtained from newspapers, inquest records and trial transcripts whenever these were available, each murder is described against the backdrop of contemporary events to give the reader a distinct flavour of life at the time of the crime. While each case is unique, all share an overwhelming sadness and tragedy that will never be forgotten.
JOHN KEWISH: LAST HANGING oN THE ISLE OF MAN (1872) The last
executions in Great Britain took place on 13 August 1964. Two men, Peter ... The
victim had been stabbed and battered to death at his home in Seaton,
Author: Keith Wilkinson
Publisher: Random House
... pri connected with the sepultures of the dead . mitive interest , like other
national monuments or memo“ Tinted by Time ... by may be derived from a
Hebrew word ( mot ) , signithe antiquary But those who visit the Isle of Wight fying
, death .
Author: William Henry Davenport Adams
Category: Castles in art
This book looks in some detail into the sociolinguistic and formal linguistic situation which led to the decline and extinction of Manx Gaelic as a community language in the Isle of Man. The formal linguistic aspect concentrates upon developments in the following areas: phonology, morphophonology, morphology, morphosyntax and syntax, idiom and lexicon.
An investigation into the decline and extinction of Manx Gaelic as a community
language in the Isle of Man George Broderick. I. Language Death 1. l. Language
death as a world-wide phenomenon Language death as a field of study has ...
Author: George Broderick
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
Out in the Atlantic lies an island shaped like a huge footprint with amputated toes. A ridge of mountains runs the length of the island. On one side the island is covered with a beautiful town. Mansions dot the hillsides and once beautiful gardens stretch out before them. But all the inhabitants of these wondrous homes reside on the other side of the island. If you look over the crest of the hills, you will see the vast expanse of a graveyard stretching from one end of the island to the other. For this is the Isle of Death. Find out what happened in this short, but creepy tale. Ages 9 and up. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
But all the inhabitants of these wondrous homes reside on the other side of the
island. If you look over the crest of the hills, you will see the vast expanse ofa
graveyard stretchingfrom oneendof theislandto the other. Forthis isthe Isle of
Author: Caitlind L. Alexander
Publisher: Learning Island
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In this fast paced adventure, modern day treasure hunters collide with ghosts of pirates from the past as Karl Boyd uses his outstanding writing ability to combine fact with fiction to tell his version of what really happened to the treasure of the Esperanza. Come along for the boat ride of your life and match wits with Bill â€œSkeeterâ€ Whitaker and his buddy, Clete Palmer as they attempt to solve the mystery of the Esperanza. As this rollicking tale weaves its way between the beautiful isles of Hawaii and the far off isolated atoll of Palmyra, you will encounter murder, lies, greed, betrayal, unrequited romance and revenge. Is Karlâ€™s tale pure fiction, or, could his assumptions of where the treasure still resides be more historical fact waiting to be discovered? Decide for yourself, but remember: Only Palmyra, the isle of death knows for sure.
As if a ghost ship, the Becky Lou II began its return journey to the island of death.
“Why were you gone so long?” Larry asked Carter as he and Jimmy climbed back
aboard the S.R.&R. “We took a little ride with the happy trio of the Becky Lou II,” ...
Author: Karl Boyd