Hunger's Brides

Publisher : Vintage Canada
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ISBN : 0307368319
Pages : 1376 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Hunger's Brides written by W. Paul Anderson and published by Vintage Canada. This book was released on 2011-07-27 with total page 1376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An epic novel of genius and obsession — apocalyptic, lyrical and erotically charged. Spanning three centuries and two cultures, Hunger’s Brides brings to vivid life the greatest Spanish poet of her time, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and plumbs a mystery that has intrigued writers as diverse as Robert Graves, Diane Ackerman, Eduardo Galeano and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. Why did a writer of such gifts silence herself? At the time of her death in 1695, Juana Inés de la Cruz was arguably the greatest writer working in any European tongue, yet she had never set foot in Europe. Instead she was born among the descendants of the Aztec empire, in the shadow of the mountain pass Cortés and his troops descended on their advance to Montezuma’s capital. A child prodigy from a barbarous wilderness, her beauty and wit provoked a sensation at the viceregal court in Mexico City. But at the age of nineteen, still a favourite of the court, Juana entered a convent, and from that point her life unfolded between the mystery of her sudden flight from palace to cloister, and the enigma of her final vow of silence, signed in blood. After a quarter-century of graceful, often sensuous poetry, plays and theological argument, Sor Juana chose silence, which she maintained until she died of plague at the age of forty-five. Drawing on chronicles of the conquest and histories of the Inquisition, myth cycles and archeological studies, ancient poetry and early Spanish accounts of blood sacrifice, Hunger’s Brides is a mammoth work of inspired historical fiction framed in a contemporary mystery. In the dead of a Calgary winter night, a man escapes from an apartment in which a young woman lies bleeding — in his arms he clutches a box he has found on her table addressed to him. He is Donald Gregory, a once-respected, now-disgraced, academic. She is Beulah Limosneros, one of his students, and for a brief time his lover. Brilliant, erratic, voracious, she had disappeared two years earlier in Mexico, following the thread of her growing obsession with Sor Juana. Over the ensuing days and weeks, as a police investigation closes in around him, Gregory pieces together the contents of the box she has left him: a poetic journal of her travel in Mexico, diaries, research notes, unposted letters, and a strange manuscript — part biography, part novel — on Sor Juana. Hunger’s Brides is a dramatic unveiling of three intimate journeys: a man’s forced march to self-knowledge, a great poet’s withdrawal from the world, and a profane mystic’s pilgrimage into modern Mexico, in which the bones of the past constantly poke through a present built on the ruins of the vanquished. Excerpt from Hunger’s Brides “From the moment I was first illuminated by the light of reason, my inclination toward letters has been so vehement that not even the admonitions of others . . . nor my own meditations have been sufficient to cause me to forswear this natural impulse that God placed in me . . . that inclination exploded in me like gunpowder. . . .” —Sor Juana, in a letter of self-defence written to a bishop in 1691, just before she took a vow of silence

Hunger's Brides

Publisher : Vintage Books Canada
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ISBN : 9780679312000
Pages : 1378 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (312 users)

Download or read book Hunger's Brides written by W. Paul Anderson and published by Vintage Books Canada. This book was released on 2005 with total page 1378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An epic novel of genius and obsession -- apocalyptic, lyrical and erotically charged. Spanning three centuries and two cultures, Hunger's Brides brings to vivid life the greatest Spanish poet of her time, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and plumbs a mystery that has intrigued writers as diverse as Robert Graves, Diane Ackerman, Eduardo Galeano and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. Why did a writer of such gifts silence herself? At the time of her death in 1695, Juana Ines de la Cruz was arguably the greatest writer working in any European tongue, yet she had never set foot in Europe. Instead she was born among the descendants of the Aztec empire, in the shadow of the mountain pass Cortes and his troops descended on their advance to Montezuma's capital. A child prodigy from a barbarous wilderness, her beauty and wit provoked a sensation at the viceregal court in Mexico City. But at the age of nineteen, still a favourite of the court, Juana entered a convent, and from that point her life unfolded between the mystery of her sudden flight from palace to cloister, and the enigma of her final vow of silence, signed in blood. After a quarter-century of graceful, often sensuous poetry, plays and theological argument, Sor Juana chose silence, which she maintained until she died of plague at the age of forty-five. Drawing on chronicles of the conquest and histories of the Inquisition, myth cycles and archeological studies, ancient poetry and early Spanish accounts of blood sacrifice, Hunger's Brides is a mammoth work of inspired historical fiction framed in a contemporary mystery. In the dead of a Calgary winter night, a man escapes from an apartment in which a young woman lies bleeding -- in his arms he clutches a box he has found on her table addressed to him. He is Donald Gregory, a once-respected, now-disgraced, academic. She is Beulah Limosneros, one of his students, and for a brief time his lover. Brilliant, erratic, voracious, she had disappeared two years earlier in Mexico, following the thread of her growing obsession with Sor Juana. Over the ensuing days and weeks, as a police investigation closes in around him, Gregory pieces together the contents of the box she has left him: a poetic journal of her travel in Mexico, diaries, research notes, unposted letters, and a strange manuscript -- part biography, part novel -- on Sor Juana. Hunger's Brides is a dramatic unveiling of three intimate journeys: a man's forced march to self-knowledge, a great poet's withdrawal from the world, and a profane mystic's pilgrimage into modern Mexico, in which the bones of the past constantly poke through a present built on the ruins of the vanquished. Excerpt from "Hunger's Brides" ""From the moment I was first illuminated by the light of reason, my inclination toward letters has been so vehement that not even the admonitions of others . . . nor my own meditations have been sufficient to cause me to forswear this natural impulse that God placed in me . . . that inclination exploded in me like gunpowder. . . ." --Sor Juana, in a letter of self-defence written to a bishop in 1691, just before she took a vow of silence" "From the Hardcover edition."

Hunger for the Word

Publisher : Liturgical Press
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ISBN : 9780814629208
Pages : 244 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (629 users)

Download or read book Hunger for the Word written by Larry Hollar and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of reflections on hunger and justice designed to be used with the lectionary.

Hunger and Shame

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136049347
Pages : 296 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Hunger and Shame written by Mary Howard and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-11-12 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In discussing the moral and practical dilemmas posed by the malnourished children in Mount Kilimanjaro, the authors explore the shame associated with child hunger in relation to social organization, colonial history and global economy.

Soak In My Love My Bride

Publisher : Certa Publishing
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ISBN : 099657137X
Pages : 110 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (996 users)

Download or read book Soak In My Love My Bride written by Dr. Patricia Green and published by Certa Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-17 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During her quest to draw closer to Yahweh and Yahshua, Patricia Green received a revelation from the Holy Spirit. The Spirit showed her seven ways in which God’s children can soak in His love. From that revelation, Green understood that the bride of Christ needs to prepare for her Bridegroom, as His imminent return is coming swiftly. Those who are wise and have set extra oil in their lamps will be ready when the trumpet sounds and Yahshua appears in the sky. Now is the time for the bride of Christ to soak in His love by becoming intimate with her Bridegroom.

Cycles of Norse Mythology

Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
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ISBN : 1789820707
Pages : 836 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (789 users)

Download or read book Cycles of Norse Mythology written by Glenn Searfoss and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2019-04-11 with total page 836 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These stories are old, old as the Behmer Wold and seldom in life has there been such a brewing... Cycles of Norse Mythology captures the passion, cruelty, and heroism of an ancient world. Encompassing Odin’s relentless pursuit of wisdom across the nine worlds, Gullveig’s malicious death at the hands of the Æsir that sparks a brutal war with the Vanir, Thor’s battles against the giants of Jotunheim, the tragedy of Volund, the many devious machinations of Loki, and the inescapable events of Ragnarök, this lyrical re-imagining of the Norse myths presents the gripping adventures of the Norse gods and their foes in a style to delight modern readers of all ages. A detailed glossary provides a quick reference to the meaning behind names and terms used in the book. A Source Reference is included for persons who want to delve deeper into the study of Norse mythology.

Sweet Hunger

Publisher : eBook Partnership
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ISBN : 0986159204
Pages : 228 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (986 users)

Download or read book Sweet Hunger written by Teresa Shields Parker and published by eBook Partnership. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How Can I Be As Hungry For God As I Am For a Cookie? From the author of the number one Christian weight loss memoir, Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds, comes Teresa's long-awaited nine-session Bible study. For years I craved sweets and comfort foods. When I was lonely, tired, angry, depressed, overwhelmed, stressed or even happy, my first reaction was to run to my drug of choice. My god had become my stomach. God was not on the throne of my life. In order to lose 260 pounds, I had to put God back in His rightful place as my Lord, Master and King. I had to let Him lead me every step of the way. The result was understanding that God's heart's desire is that we all come closer to Him. I have come a long way from when I weighed 430 pounds. I now understand life is about stepping into the assignment God has for me, not eating whatever I want, whenever I want. This Bible study will relate to whatever is holding you back from doing the same, whether it is food, drugs, alcohol, bad relationships, lying, cheating, poor choices or just a plain old rebellious spirit. Designed for personal Bible study, the nine lessons, questions and activities in Sweet Hunger can also be used for groups. The FREE Sweet Hunger Leader's Guide is available from TeresaShieldsParker.com. Also available for purchase from her website are nine Sweet Hunger video teaching sessions.

Hell and the Hunger

Publisher : Author House
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ISBN : 1496922611
Pages : 289 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (496 users)

Download or read book Hell and the Hunger written by Mike Reynolds and published by Author House. This book was released on 2014-06-27 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a vampire loses his love of the hunt he is left with nothing but his hunger... That is precisely where Joe finds himself at the beginning of Hell and the Hunger. He simply doesn't want to be alive any longer but it hurts too much not to feed. Spiraling slowly into a deep pit of melancholy, the once proud hunter has been reduced to combing bars for drunken women to feed on. Then he finds her. Evelyn is a wonderful enigma. She lacks the emptiness that normally sits behind the eyes of the humans Joe hunts and awakens longings in him that he hasn't felt in so long they feel foreign. He follows her on a journey that leaves him burned, battered, and nearly dead. By the time Joe realizes that there was a reason he and Evelyn were brought together, she has been taken. With the aid of an old priest in an abandoned cathedral, Joe begins to regain his former glory. He needs to remember who he was before he became a nightmare lurking in the shadows. He will have to fight to the center of Hell and back if he wants to save his one reason in the Universe to live.

Demon's Bride

Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
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ISBN : 1420128167
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (42 users)

Download or read book Demon's Bride written by Zoe Archer and published by Kensington Publishing Corp.. This book was released on 2011-10-24 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hell To Pay Leo Bailey may have been born to poverty, but ruthless business sense and sparkling intelligence have made money worries a thing of his past. It doesn't hurt that the Devil himself has granted Leo the ability to read the future. But even infallible predictions are a déclassé commoner's trick to some members of the ton. They'll never see Leo as their equal--one good reason to prove himself their better. And a noble marriage is an obvious start. Bookish Anne Hartfield, daughter of a baron, is hardly the flashiest miss on the marriage market. But her thoughtful reserve complements Leo's brash boldness in an attraction neither can deny. A whirlwind courtship sweeps Anne and Leo into a smoldering marriage before either can believe their luck. But happiness built on Leo's dark powers can't last. Soon, Anne will have to save her husband. . .or lose her heart. . . "Zoë Archer mixes my two favorite things--paranormal and historical--brilliantly!" --Colleen Gleason Praise for Zoë Archer and Her Novels "Romantic and wonderfully original." --Shana Abé "The action explodes on page one and the pace never lets up."--Ann Aguirre "Crackles with adventure." --Mary Jo Putney

The Great Hunger

Publisher : Good Press
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Pages : 247 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (46 users)

Download or read book The Great Hunger written by Johan Bojer and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2021-04-25 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Great Hunger" by Johan Bojer (translated by Charles Archer, W. J. Alexander Worster). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Bride's Necklace

Publisher : MIRA
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ISBN : 1426865392
Pages : 395 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (426 users)

Download or read book The Bride's Necklace written by Kat Martin and published by MIRA. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Knowing that she alone can protect her sister from the Baron Harwood, their lecherous stepfather, Victoria Temple Whiting snatches the family's heirloom necklace—believed to hold the power to bring great happiness or terrible tragedy—to pay for their escape to London. Terrified that the baron will find them, Victoria poses as Tory Temple and finds employment as a servant in the household of handsome Cordell Easton, the scandalous Earl of Brant. The sisters' arrival couldn't have been more welcome. In need of a new mistress, Cord turns to Tory, whose wit and intellect intrigue him. But when the baron discovers the girls' whereabouts, Cord learns Tory's secret—her noble birth. Furious that he has compromised the daughter of a peer, Cord must decide—marry Tory to keep her safe or allow his stubborn pride to deny his heart.

We, the Bride

Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780892211876
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (211 users)

Download or read book We, the Bride written by Francis Clare and published by New Leaf Publishing Group. This book was released on 1990 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Hunger and Famine in Kalahandi

Publisher : Pearson Education India
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ISBN : 9788131717974
Pages : 284 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (717 users)

Download or read book Hunger and Famine in Kalahandi written by Arima Mishra and published by Pearson Education India. This book was released on 2010 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Venetian Bride

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0192647369
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (192 users)

Download or read book The Venetian Bride written by Patricia Fortini Brown and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-12 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A true story of vendetta and intrigue, triumph and tragedy, exile and repatriation, this book recounts the interwoven microhistories of Count Girolamo Della Torre, a feudal lord with a castle and other properties in the Friuli, and Giulia Bembo, grand-niece of Cardinal Pietro Bembo and daughter of Gian Matteo Bembo, a powerful Venetian senator with a distinguished career in service to the Venetian Republic. Their marriage in the mid-sixteenth century might be regarded as emblematic of the Venetian experience, with the metropole at the center of a fragmented empire: a Terraferma nobleman and the daughter of a Venetian senator, who raised their family in far off Crete in the stato da mar, in Venice itself, and in the Friuli and the Veneto in the stato da terra. The fortunes and misfortunes of the nine surviving Della Torre children and their descendants, tracked through the end of the Republic in 1797, are likewise emblematic of a change in feudal culture from clan solidarity to individualism and intrafamily strife, and ultimately, redemption. Despite the efforts by both the Della Torre and the Bembo families to preserve the patrimony through a succession of male heirs, the last survivor in the paternal bloodline of each was a daughter. This epic tale highlights the role of women in creating family networks and opens a precious window into a contentious period in which Venetian republican values clash with the deeply rooted feudal traditions of honor and blood feuds of the mainland.

Savage Hunger

Publisher : E-Book Publishing World Inc.
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Download or read book Savage Hunger written by Sophia Gray and published by E-Book Publishing World Inc.. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Savage Hunger is book 3 and the finale of the Rogue Demons MC trilogy! I'M A SAVAGE… AND I 'M NOT GONNA PLAY BY THE RULES. What tastes sweeter: Revenge, or the space between her thighs? Lucky for me, I don't have to choose. I can get both at once. Because Clementine is the chink in my enemy's armor. And by devouring her, I get to hit him where it hurts the most. It's cute – she thinks I love her. But she's nothing more than a toy to me. At least, that's what I used to think. But when I find myself doing whatever it takes to protect her, I start to wonder… Is she more than just a toy after all?

One Bride One Garment

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1257645242
Pages : 100 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (257 users)

Download or read book One Bride One Garment written by Carmen Buchanan and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you ever wonder how the Bride of Christ will emerge as one? Well after much thought I came up with an explanation that not only blew me away, but I discovered how very important we are to one another. The Bride of Christ will come together like threads of fabric that have been woven together. The scriptures are consistent in the fact if we are to work effectively, we must act as one body. The church, although we have many members (individuals) will come together as one, thus to become the Bride of Christ.