Wolves at the Door

Author: Peter Arnds

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501366785

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 6918


In view of the current rhetoric surrounding the global migrant crisis – with politicians comparing refugees with animals and media reports warning of migrants swarming like insects or trespassing like wolves – this timely study explores the cultural origins of the language and imagery of dehumanization. Situated at the junction of literature, politics, and ecocriticism, Wolves at the Door traces the history of the wolf metaphor in discussions of race, gender, colonialism, fascism, and ecology. How have 'Gypsies', Jews, Native Americans but also 'wayward' women been 'wolfed' in literature and politics? How has the wolf myth been exploited by Hitler, Mussolini and Turkish ultra-nationalism? How do right-wing politicians today exploit the reappearance of wolves in Central Europe in the context of the migration discourse? And while their reintroduction in places like Yellowstone has fuelled heated debates, what is the wolf's role in ecological rewilding and for the restoration of biodiversity? In today's fraught political climate, Wolves at the Door alerts readers to the links between stereotypical images, their cultural history, and their political consequences. It raises awareness about xenophobia and the dangers of nationalist idolatry, but also highlights how literature and the visual arts employ the wolf myth for alternative messages of tolerance and cultural diversity.

Wolves at the Door

Author: Gunnar Staalesen

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1912374420

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 1780


The wolves are no longer in the dark ... they are at his door. And they want vengeance ... The next instalment in the international, bestselling Varg Veum series by one of the fathers of Nordic Noir ... ‘One of the finest Nordic novelists - in the tradition of Henning Menkell’ Barry Forshaw, Independent ‘Masterful pacing’ Publishers Weekly 'Mature and captivating’ Herald Scotland ‘The Norwegian Chandler’ Jo Nesbø _________________ One dark January night a car drives at high speed towards PI Varg Veum, and comes very close to killing him. Veum is certain this is no accident, following so soon after the deaths of two jailed men who were convicted for their participation in a case of child pornography and sexual assault ... crimes that Veum himself once stood wrongly accused of committing. While the guilty men were apparently killed accidentally, Varg suspects that there is something more sinister at play ... and that he’s on the death list of someone still at large. Fearing for his life, Veum begins to investigate the old case, interviewing the victims of abuse and delving deeper into the brutal crimes, with shocking results. The wolves are no longer in the dark ... they are at his door. _________________ Praise for Gunnar Staalesen ‘Gunnar Staalesen is one of my very favourite Scandinavian authors. Operating out of Bergen in Norway, his private eye, Varg Veum, is a complex but engaging anti-hero. Varg means “wolf ” in Norwegian, and this is a series with very sharp teeth’ Ian Rankin ‘Almost forty years into the Varg Veum odyssey, Staalesen is at the height of his storytelling powers’ Crime Fiction Lover ‘Staalesen continually reminds us he is one of the finest of Nordic novelists’ Financial Times ‘Chilling and perilous results — all told in a pleasingly dry style’ Sunday Times ‘Staalesen does a masterful job of exposing the worst of Norwegian society in this highly disturbing entry’ Publishers Weekly 'The Varg Veum series is more concerned with character and motivation than spectacle, and it’s in the quieter scenes that the real drama lies’ Herald Scotland 'Every inch the equal of his Nordic confreres Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo' Independent ‘Not many books hook you in the first chapter – this one did, and never let go!’ Mari Hannah ‘With an expositional style that is all but invisible, Staalesen masterfully compels us from the first pages ... If you’re a fan of Varg Veum, this is not to be missed, and if you’re new to the series, this is one of the best ones. You’re encouraged to jump right in, even if the Norwegian names can be a bit confusing to follow’ Crime Fiction Lover ‘With short, smart, darkly punchy chapters Wolves at the Door is a provocative and gripping read’ LoveReading ‘Haunting, dark and totally noir, a great read’ New Books Magazine

Wolves at the Door and Other Stories

Author: J. A. Jones

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480967300

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 474


Wolves at the Door and Other Stories by J. A. Jones In the story “Wolves at the Door” Your preacher has been convicted of murder and other felonies earlier in his life and is now working on his fifth wife. This is the situation facing the congregation of one Robert Shackelford who has left a trail of wrecked churches and lives across the United States. We see him in and out of jail, we see his children and wives as they cope with his antisocial personality. His congregation has to choose whether to keep him or show him the door. In the story “Bach’s Chaconne” A tale of a man who in middle life decides to play the violin and one of Bach’s most demanding scores, while his wife has other ideas. She pursues the violin teacher and decides to murder her – but the wife’s plan backfires. In the story “Michael and Penelope” Flashback to the 1960s and see two people in love whose lives are destroyed by drugs and sex; everything about them is intense and it is the intensity that draws them together and apart. In the story “Weatherman” A retired teacher falls into a deep sleep and imagines himself locked away for an armed robbery he didn’t commit. The various dream sequences are their own mini stories. The main character, Kincaid, remains rooted in his absolute certainty that he could not possibly have any connection with the crime. In the story “A Likely Story” A man named Sam attempts suicide, recovers and finds a new life with a new woman, only to lose it on an adventure he couldn’t resist. In the story “Ennui” A man’s boredom leads him to witness crimes that keep him moving from coast to coast for fear of being eliminated. Since the title is “Ennui,” the reader must consider the extent to which the whole story is a fiction made up by Jackson as a desperate response to his utter boredom.

Wolves at Our Door

Author: Jim Dutcher,Jamie Dutcher,James Manfull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743400496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 4429


Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher produced the Discovery Channel's most successful wildlife documentary based on this book. The authors spent six years in the Idaho wilderness living with a pack of wolves and documenting their activities.

Tales from the Beaver Lodge

Author: C. B. James

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524646520

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

View: 1074


Little Berry, born in the savage Maine wilderness, watches as her father is swept away by a flood wave and her mother is carried off by savage wolves, never to be seen again. Orphaned and alone, she is discovered by the kindly Ms. Parks, who operates a trading store in the remote valley not far from Bar Harbor known as the Valley of the Four Ponds. Mentored by Ms. Parks, Little Berry stuns her when she begins to speak and soon can read books. Not only can Little Berry speak English, she can speak numerous languages. It was if she had been alive for many years and even perhaps had existed as many beings and maybe had once been human. Surrounded by savage wolves and bears, Little Berry rallies a small band of young beavers to her side. Realizing Little Berrys great abilities, the beavers elect her as their queen. Her cousins, the twins, better known as Chunk and Crunch, become her bodyguards. Soon the Queen is winning over some of the bears, such as Sleepy Pete, with great kindness while fighting the wolves led by such fierce leaders as One-Eyed Jack and the Devils Breath. Along the way, Toasty, a tall lean bull beaver, learns to start fires and fly a plane. The Queen, with the help of the twins, finds a giant egg in a cave, which reveals the greatest surprise of all. Added to the mix of tales is Catalina Cougar, who kidnaps the Queen, but in the end, she is saved by a small kit beaver known as Little Ace. There are beaver baseball games and many other tales of adventure as the Queen and her furry friends meet the wolves in the climatic battle. Within these pages are many tales of fun and adventure as told by the Queen and her bucktoothed friends.

Wolves at the Gate

Author: E. L. Thomas

Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781926847160

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 124

View: 2823


A young pickpocket, Ren, edns up imprisoned with a Skinwalker and fears he'll be eaten alive. Instead, they invite Ren to escape and join his clan in the woods. He finds himself in a plot to kill the king.

The Wolves at Evelyn

Author: Harold Rhenisch

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 9781897142103

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 3219


The Wolves at Evelyn is a hybrid of creative non-fiction, autobiography, historical narrative, and philosophical treatise. As such, it focuses on the experience of immigrant families travelling to B.C., while providing a context for their lives derived from their European roots and the chaotic history of several generations. The book's philosophical linchpin is the uniquely Canadian obsession with the idea of land. Citing - and critiquing - the colonial definitions of this idea as presented by such "literary aristocrats" as Robertson Davies and Margaret Atwood, Rhenisch attempts to defy, or at the very least expand, the conventional notions of place through the lens of his family's experience. Rhenisch posits that the whole concept of "Canada" is an illusion, and insists upon the destructiveness inherent in the idea that one can ever have title to land. His refusal to be - as he describes it - colonized by this traditional view provides an iconoclastic take on the history of a people living in the Canadian wilderness. The book is at the same time a searing autobiographical look at Rhenisch's family's Nazi roots, and he describes the personal fallout from such a shameful legacy. He links these elements within the framework of a unique vision of the history of the founding of B.C.

Wolves at Our Door

Author: J. P. S. Brown

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826343872

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 813


Along the border of southern Arizona and northern Mexico, a close-knit group of Anglo and Hispanic families struggle to keep their ranches alive amidst the depredations of drug lords and smugglers. Here, age-old values collide with gangs of hardened border criminals. Ninety-nine percent of border traffic crosses American ranchland. Seventy-five-year-old Jim Kane's 7X ranch is right in the middle of today's border trouble. The people who come looking for work are trouble, but not a deadly threat. To Kane, the drug traffickers and the unscrupulous "coyotes" who traffic in poor people are the deadly threats to the nation.

Bobby of the Labrador

Author: Dillon Wallace

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732640108

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 314


Reproduction of the original: Bobby of the Labrador by Dillon Wallace

Free Agent

Author: J. C. Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698146395

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

View: 8188


When it comes to crafting happily-ever-afters, the Agency is the best in the land of Kingdom. The Fairy Godfather Grimm can solve any problem—from eliminating imps to finding prince charming—as long as you can pay the price… Working for Grimm isn’t Marissa Locks’s dream job. But when your parents trade you to a Fairy Godfather for a miracle, you don’t have many career options. To pay off her parents’ debt and earn her freedom, Marissa must do whatever Grimm asks, no matter what fairy-tale fiasco she’s called on to deal with. Setting up a second-rate princess with a first-class prince is just another day at the office. But when the matchmaking goes wrong, Marissa and Grimm find themselves in a bigger magical muddle than ever before. Not only has the prince gone missing, but the Fae are gearing up to attack Kingdom, and a new Fairy Godmother is sniffing around Grimm’s turf, threatening Marissa with the one thing she can’t resist: her heart’s wishes. Now Marissa will have to take on Fairies, Fae, dragons, and princesses to save the realm—or give up any hope of ever getting her happy ending…