The Terrible Power of a Minor Guilt

Author: Abraham B. Yehoshua

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815606567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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What is the relationship between literature and morality? Theater and ethics? Film and moral values? It has become unfashionable for today's critics to make even fleeting references to the moral issues raised by novels, stories, plays, and films. The renowned Israeli novelist and critic Abraham B. Yehoshua considers these crucial questions and illuminates his reading of nine texts—from the story of Cain and Abel to Camus, from Dostoyevsky to Raymond Carver-by admitting the moral dimension into his critical appraisals. How is the aesthetic value of a piece of writing to be established? In addition to traditional criteria, such as psychological complexity, originality of subject matter, and use of language, Yehoshua demonstrates how characters, who undergo moral as well as intellectual development and discover a capacity to transform themselves, embody literature's greatest achievements.

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Yuri Tsivian

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838716467

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 88

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Ivan The Terrible (1944/46) was envisaged by its director, Sergei Eisenstein as a trilogy. But, Eisenstein died before begining the third part. Part One had been a resounding success, winning a Stalin prize, but Part Two met with the Kremlin's disfavour and was eventually banned until 1958. Using research gathered from Soviet archives, Yuri Tsivian offers an insight into Eisenstein's grand project. He reconstructs the director's 'mental film' that underlies the finished work. The book attempts to follow the train of thought that connect the aesthetic construction and visual design of the film to Eisenstein's knowldege of iconography and painting, psychoanalysis and philosophy, Shakespeare and Balzac - and much more.

The Terrible Old Man

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8726596865

Category: Fiction

Page: 8

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He talks to bottles, collects strange stones and only "few know his real name". If the title of the short story is not enough, these facts about 'The Terrible Old Man' make it clear that he is not really approachable. But he is rumoured to have made a fortune while captaining East India Company clipper ships. Three robbers decide to ignore the unsettling aspects and head to his house to turn it over. Two of them go inside, with the third man waiting in the getaway car. Suddenly, the driver hears horrendous screaming coming from the house and the old man opens the gate, "smiling hideously". The getaway man goes to investigate and comes face-to-face with blood-soaked terror beyond his darkest nightmares. This short story is perfect for those already familiar with the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, or those simply looking for a quick scare. Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author famed for his horror and fantasy fiction. Born in Rhode Island, he became a pioneer of ‘cosmic horror’, conjuring up the lore of supernatural creatures who exist beyond our understanding. His best-known stories include "The Call of Cthulhu", "At the Mountains of Madness" and "The Colour Out of Space". While he was a mainstay of pulp magazines, Lovecraft never achieved wider literary recognition in his lifetime. But his posthumous influence has been profound. It can be found in everything from the fiction of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman to the HBO series "Lovecraft Country".

The Terrible Girls

Author: Rebecca Brown

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872866394

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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The girls on the prowl in The Terrible Girls are indeed terrible—relentless in love, ruthless in betrayal. These thematically linked stories depict a contemporary Gothic world in which body parts are traded for love, wounds never heal, and self-sacrifice is often the only way out.

The Terrible Indian Wars of the West

Author: Jerry Keenan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786499400

Category: History

Page: 505

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Expansion! The history of the United States might well be summed up in that single word. The Indian Wars of the American West were a continuation of the struggle that began with the arrival of the first Europeans, and escalated as they advanced across the Appalachians before American independence had been won. This history of the Indian Wars of the Trans-Mississippi begins with the earliest clashes between Native Americans and Anglo-European settlers. The author provides a comprehensive narrative of the conflict in eight parts, covering eight geographical regions--the Pacific Northwest; California and Nevada; New Mexico, the Central Plains, the Southern Plains; Iowa, Minnesota and the Northern Plains; the Intermountain West, and the Desert Southwest--with an epilogue on Wounded Knee.

Moon of the Terrible

Author: SM Reine

Publisher: SM Reine

ISBN: 1937733335

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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Abel is struggling to find his footing at the werewolf sanctuary when he receives terrible news: the girl he loves and his brother have vanished. Seth calls to claim that they’re eloping, but Abel knows it’s a lie. There’s no way that Rylie would get married without telling him. Not when the memory of her scorching kiss is still burning on his lips. Certain that something is wrong, Abel drops everything to rescue Rylie and Seth–and stake his claim over his mate.

The Truth of God and the Terrible Fraud of the Bible

Author: Carlos Alfonso Ramirez

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468537604

Category: Religion

Page: 283

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This big board in San Juan, Puerto Rico, announces the final trial for the May 21, 2011. Do you believe that?(6.17 Jeremy) The Lord put guards and told the people: Pay attention to the alarm signal. But the people said: We will not ignore. So says the Lord: Listen, nations know what will happen to my people. Listen earth: I will bring this town a disgrace that is the result of their evil plans, because they ignored my words, but despised my teaching. For I bring you incense Saba and fragrant plants from distant countries? To me I do not like their burnt offerings and their other sacrifices. Therefore the Lord says: I will make this people stumble and fall. Parents and children, neighbors and friends alike will die.

The Terrible Truth

Author: Stephen Roos

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385293068

Category: Girls

Page: 136

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Between a disastrous attempt to start a club, feuding with a class member, and trying to decide how to treat the new boy in sixth grade, Shirley feels life doesn't hold very much.