Rest in the Mourning

Author: R. H. Sin





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From best-selling poet, r.h. Sin, comes an expanded hardcover keepsake edition of his original chapbook, Rest in the Mourning. The calm before and after the storm. Rest in the Mourning is a steady and profound stream of conscious thoughts and emotion. Documenting unhealthy relationships and why the heart ends up in the hands of those deemed unworthy. It speaks to the heart's ability to hold on to relationships that no longer deserve our energy as well as what happens when we are ready to let go. Rest in the Mourning is about self-care and self-love. "

Today, Tonight, Tomorrow

Adoption, Addiction, Redemption A story of a Beautiful Life and Tragic Death, and My Recovery

Author: Jan Scruggs

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.


Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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I have experienced two of the most profound experiences God offers us on this earth: the overwhelming joy of adopting children, and the overpowering grief of losing a child from the tragedy of heroin addiction. In this book, I have placed everything my heart holds. It is a blend of happy experiences with my children as my husband and I raised them, horrific experiences as we helplessly watched one child's life painfully ripped apart in a storm of evil, and the unimaginable aftermath of losing a child. Tears from all these are spread throughout these pages. In his death, my child was redeemed and set free. I was left picking up the pieces of my broken heart, shaking my head, and trying to understand why. God's overpowering love and sovereignty had raised a sword against one of Satan's greatest tools, the power of addiction. Was my child nothing more than a casualty of spiritual warfare? God is good. Did I still believe that? This book chronicles my journey through His Word, listening for whispers from heaven, until finally, I too am set free. Today,Tonight,Tomorrow was written by Him,for Him,and belongs to Him. I pray that this book will help fight the spread of the addiction plague that has been so carefully orchestrated by the enemy and will help provide comfort to those already caught in the battle.

Mourning Headband for Hue

An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

Author: Nha Ca

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: History

Page: 376

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“An intimate―and disturbing―account of war at its most brutal, told from the point of view of civilians trying to survive the maelstrom.” —Publishers Weekly Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father’s funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around them, drastically changing or cutting short their lives. After a month of fighting, their beautiful city lies in ruins and thousands of people are dead. Mourning Headband for Hue tells the story of what happened during the fierce North Vietnamese offensive and is an unvarnished and riveting account of war as experienced by ordinary people caught up in the violence. “A visceral reminder of war’s intimate slaughter.” —Kirkus Reviews “[A] searing eyewitness account . . . It makes for an intimate―and disturbing―account of war at its most brutal told from the point of view of civilians trying to survive the maelstrom.” —VVA Veteran

Postcolonial Hauntologies: African Women’s Discourses of the Female Body

Author: Ayo A. Coly

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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"Postcolonial Hauntologies is an interdisciplinary analysis of critical, literary, visual, and performance texts by women from different parts of Africa. Ayo A. Coly employs the concept of "hauntology" to examine postcolonial silences surrounding the African female body as well as female sexuality in the art of African women"--

A William Monk Collection: The Face of a Stranger, A Dangerous Mourning, Defend and Betray

The first three gripping Victorian mysteries in one unmissable collection

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 900

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Commander William Monk - A man with no past has only his conscience and instinct to guide him... One: THE FACE OF A STRANGER Monk is given a particularly sensational case: the brutal murder of Crimean war hero, Joscelin Grey, in his rooms in fashionable Mecklenburgh Square. It's an assignment to make or break an investigator who must pry into a noble family's secrets. Suggesting that his superior, the wily Runcorn, hopes he will fail, Monk returns to a world where he cannot distinguish friend from foe. Grasping desperately for any clue to his own past and to the identity of the killer, each new revelation leads Monk step by terrifying step to the answers he seeks but dreads to find. Two: A DANGEROUS MOURNING No breath of scandal has ever touched the aristocratic Moidore family. London's wealthiest and most influential can often be found taking tea or dining in the opulent family mansion of Sir Basil Moidore in Queen Anne Street. Now Sir Basil's beautiful widowed daughter has been stabbed to death in her own bed, a shocking and incomprehensible tragedy. Inspector William Monk is ordered to find her killer without delay - and in a manner that will give least pain to her family. Handicapped by his inept supervisor and the lingering traces of amnesia, Monk gropes warily through the silence and shadows that obscure the case. But with the intelligent help of Hester Latterly, he begins to approach the astonishing solution, step by dangerous step. Three: DEFEND AND BETRAY After a brilliant military career in India, General Thaddeus Carlyon finally meets death not in the frenzy of battle, but at a London dinner party, in what appears to be a freak accident. But the General's beautiful wife readily confesses that she killed him - a story she clings to even under the shadow of the gallows. Investigator William Monk, nurse Hestor Latterly and Oliver Rathbone, counsel for the defence, work feverishly to break down the silence of the accused and her husband's proud family; and with the trial only days away they inch towards the appalling heart of the mystery.

Mourning Dress (Routledge Revivals)

A Costume and Social History

Author: Lou Taylor

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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First published in 1983, Mourning Dress chronicles the development of European and American mourning dress and etiquette from the middle ages to the present day, highlighting similarities and differences in practices between the different social strata. The result is a book which is not only of major importance to students of the history of dress but also to anyone who enjoys social history.

Codierungen von Emotionen im Mittelalter / Emotions and Sensibilities in the Middle Ages

Author: C. Stephen Jaeger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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Historical research into emotionality is at present generally enjoying an heightened level of interest. This bilingual volume documents the proceedings of an international conference, discussing current paradigms and perspectives in historical literary research into emotions and heightening awareness of the mediality of cultures of emotion in historical change. The discussion of methodological questions opens up avenues for interdisciplinary research.

When a Jew Dies

The Ethnography of a Bereaved Son

Author: Samuel C. Heilman

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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"Samuel Heilman has walked the mourner's path both as an anthropologist observing the socio-cultural death practices of the Jewish community, and as a bereaved son grieving the loss of a beloved father. In the wake of his successful navigation through these two worlds—academic and personal—he presents an acute understanding of the detailed intricacies of the cycle of Jewish rituals from deathbed to burial, from mourning to memorialization. Heilman emerges from his journey through grief with a wise and seasoned appreciation of the symbols and practices which are at the foundation of Jewish life and culture. When a Jew Dies provides an insightful roadmap to the subtle and profound vicissitudes of grief in the Jewish tradition. For mourner and scholar alike, this is a book to be savored, a friend to walk with, a companion with which to explore the reality of the walk through the valley of the shadow of death."—Simcha Raphael, author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife "Heilman has an unusually keen sense of perception and ability to put everything into an almost universal, social scientific perspective while, at the same time, retaining his personal ties, thought and feelings. As in his previous work, he here examines something that almost every traditional Jew is familiar with, and gives it new perspectives and new meaning. When a Jew Dies includes significant discussion of prevalent customs and the Jewish bases for them. The author's particularistic-universalistic synthesis as well as his deeply-rooted, personal-scholarly synthesis set this book apart from all others."—Chaim I. Waxman, Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University and author of America's Jews in Transition "Heilman offers a unique synthesis of historical scholarship and ethnographic description in this rich account of the complex processes by which Judaism brings the dying to the end of life and the mourning to the end of grief and a return to life. This is, as far as I know, the only study combining the legal-historical, social-historical, and ethnographic perspectives in a single volume. It offers a remarkable glimpse of how one sector of contemporary Jewry confronts the reality of death and transfigures it."—Martin S. Jaffee, author of Torah in the Mouth

Critical Practice

Philosophy and Creativity

Author: Martin McQuillan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on What is the relationship between theory and practice in the creative arts today? In Critical Practice, Martin McQuillan offers a critical interrogation of the idea of practice-led research. He goes beyond the recent vocabulary of research management to consider the more interesting question of the emergence of a cultural space in which philosophy, theory, history and practice are becoming indistinguishable. McQuillan considers the work of a number of writers and thinkers who cross the divide between theoretical and creative practice, including Alain Badiou and Terry Eagleton, and the longer tradition of 'theory-writing' that runs through the work of Hélène Cixous, Roland Barthes and Louis Althusser. His aim is to elucidate the contemporary ramifications of a relationship that has been contested throughout the long history of philosophy, from Plato's dialogues to Derrida's 'Envois'.