Portents and Oddities

Portents and Oddities
Author: Gwen DeMarco
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-12-21
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798788577036

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After defeating a Fae fanatic set on closing the portal between earth and the magic realm, things are looking up for Sophie Feegle. She can finally relax, drink whiskey at her favorite ogre pub, and get back to the autopsy assistant job she loves. Maybe she'll even go on a romantic date with a certain sexy fox shifter. Yeah, right. Things never seem to work out quite the way Sophie wants. When Sophie recognizes the body on her autopsy table from a dream, her world is shaken again. As more bodies end up in the morgue, Sophie realizes a serial killer is hunting San Francisco's Mythicals. But why? And why does Sophie see the victims in her dreams? Hot on the trail of the killer, Sophie and her crew encounter Mythicals with strange powers. But as they wade through these dangerous waters, the question becomes: are Sophie and her friends the hunters, or are they the ones being hunted? Welcome back to Sophie's San Francisco, where being in a serial killer's sights may be new but being odd is still the norm.

In Mist Apparelled

In Mist Apparelled
Author: Frederick E. Brenk
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-08-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789004327658

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The Painter s Dream Machine

The Painter   s Dream Machine
Author: London Fell
Publsiher: Austin Macauley Publishers
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2021-11-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781647507015

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This novel of the trilogy finds Claudette Monet, having traveled from New York City to Boston. Boston was known to her as the premier American center for elite institutions of all kinds. It is here in Boston that Claudette invents and proves The Painter’s Dream Machine with her painterly novelesque fantasmagoria and short painterly dreams. Readers can imagine for themselves what all the people in this trilogy looked like.

Human Oddities

Human Oddities
Author: David Pilgrim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1984
Genre: Abnormalities, Human
ISBN: IND:39000001159628

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Bulletin

Bulletin
Author: Östasiatiska museet
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1998
Genre: China
ISBN: UOM:39015042448368

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Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos

Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos
Author: Sarah Schneewind
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2020-10-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781684170999

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"""Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos"", the first book focusing on premortem shrines in any era of Chinese history, places the institution at the intersection of politics and religion. When a local official left his post, grateful subjects housed an image of him in a temple, requiting his grace: that was the ideal model. By Ming times, the “living shrine” was legal, old, and justified by readings of the classics.Sarah Schneewind argues that the institution could invite and pressure officials to serve local interests; the policies that had earned a man commemoration were carved into stone beside the shrine. Since everyone recognized that elite men might honor living officials just to further their own careers, premortem shrine rhetoric stressed the role of commoners, who embraced the opportunity by initiating many living shrines. This legitimate, institutionalized political voice for commoners expands a scholarly understanding of “public opinion” in late imperial China, aligning it with the efficacy of deities to create a nascent political conception Schneewind calls the “minor Mandate of Heaven.” Her exploration of premortem shrine theory and practice illuminates Ming thought and politics, including the Donglin Party’s battle with eunuch dictator Wei Zhongxian and Gu Yanwu’s theories."

Sophie and The Odd Ones

Sophie and The Odd Ones
Author: Gwen DeMarco
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020-07-13
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798664359237

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Sophie Feegle needs a break. Rent is due on her crappy apartment and she's halfway through her last loaf of bread. Sophie doesn't have big ambitions. She only wants a job that will keep her landlord off her back, enough extra cash for whiskey at the neighborhood bar and a bit of free time to hang out with the naughty old lady next door. When a chance encounter with a quiet stranger leads to a job offer at the San Francisco City Morgue, Sophie jumps at the opportunity. She never expected to find her calling on the graveyard shift surrounded by dead bodies and the strange characters that make up the morgue's staff. Finding out that your friends and co-workers are shifters, ogres and other non-human creatures is a shock, but Sophie quickly realizes that these are her people, and she has finally found her perfect gig. And then things get odd. Well... odder. Unusual murders keep ending up on Sophie's autopsy table, hinting at strange powers working within the city. Something nefarious is building in San Francisco, and it is up to Sophie and her friends to thwart the evil powers on the rise. Updated: Book edited to be in third person past tense.

Constructions of Gender in Religious Traditions of Late Antiquity

Constructions of Gender in Religious Traditions of Late Antiquity
Author: Shayna Sheinfeld,Juni Hoppe,Kathy Ehrensperger
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2024-03-15
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781978714564

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This volume examines questions concerning the construction of gender and identity in the earliest days of what is now Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Methodologically explicit, the contributions analyze textual and material sources related to these religious traditions in their cultural contexts. The sources examined are predominantly products of patriarchal elite discourses requiring innovative approaches to unveil aspects of gender otherwise hidden. This volume extends the discussion represented in the volume Gender and Second-Temple Judaism (2020) and highlights the fruitfulness of interdisciplinary research beyond anachronistic discipline distinctions.