Some Hell

A Novel

Author: Patrick Nathan

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555979882

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1668

A wrenching and layered debut novel about a gay teen’s coming-of-age in the aftermath of his father’s suicide Middle school hasn’t been going well for Colin. His teenage sister teases him mercilessly, his autistic brother lashes out at him, and he has a crush on his best friend, Andy. But after the tragic night when his father commits suicide, none of that matters. Diane, his mother, seeks solace in therapy. Colin is awash in guilt, and casts about for someone to confide in: first his estranged grandfather, then a predatory science teacher. But nothing helps as much as the strange writing his father kept in a series of notebooks locked in his study. Colin looks for answers there—in fragments about disaster scenarios, the violence of snow, mustangs running wild in the west—but instead finds the writing infecting his worldview. Diane, meanwhile, has a miserable fling with a co-worker, and leans more heavily on Colin for support as things go from bad to worse. But spring is unfolding, and a road trip to Los Angeles gives them a tantalizing glimpse of what the future might hold. In Some Hell, a debut novel of devastating intensity and aching, pointillistic detail, Patrick Nathan shows how unspeakable tragedy shapes a life, and how imagination saves us from ourselves.
Posted in Fiction

Im Herzen der Gewalt

Roman

Author: Édouard Louis

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104902658

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4098

In seinem autobiographischen Roman ›Im Herzen der Gewalt‹ rekonstruiert der französische Bestsellerautor Édouard Louis die Geschehnisse einer dramatischen Nacht, die sein Leben auf den Kopf stellt. Auf der Pariser Place de la République begegnet Édouard in einer Dezembernacht einem jungen Mann. Eigentlich will er nach Hause, aber sie kommen ins Gespräch. Es ist schnell klar, es ist eine spontane Begegnung, Édouard nimmt ihn, Reda, einen Immigrantensohn mit Wurzeln in Algerien, mit in seine kleine Wohnung. Aber was als zarter Flirt beginnt, schlägt um in eine Nacht, an deren Ende Reda Édouard mit einer Waffe bedrohen wird. Indem er von Kindheit, Begehren, Migration und Rassismus erzählt, macht Louis unsichtbare Formen der Gewalt sichtbar. Ein Roman, der wie schon ›Das Ende von Eddy‹ mitten ins Herz unserer Gegenwart zielt – politisch, mitreißend, hellwach.
Posted in Fiction

Dream Hearted Poet

Author: Nicholas Talerico

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1641386037

Category: Poetry

Page: 696

View: 2379

The Real Truth Behind Dream-Hearted Poet “I was born an original, never die as a copy.” Nicholas Talerico is an author, a brilliant poet, and one of the most successful, outstanding, recognized number one best seller of the year and poet of all time. Only a few of his friends in his small town of Bourbonnais really knew him personally and what he had to offer to this world. Dream-Hearted Poet was recognized because of Nicholas’s creativity. He is one of the fewest most intelligent, downright humble, and gentle author you will ever meet. This book will not only take you on a journey, but it would literally take your breath away, with not only general poetry but true poems that will have you thinking about chasing your dreams. Critics have rated this book as a number one bestselling book of all time for being most original and creative. This updated edition that features new and old will leave you wanting to chase your dreams and still finding and believing in yourself though you feel lost.
Posted in Poetry

Hell’S Too Good for Some People

A Memoir

Author: Dr. Larry Ivan Vass

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450216625

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1018

Life has changed forever. The matriarch of the family has died; things will never be the same. All that is left is memories of a life well lived and preciously spent. Enter a world where challenges for survival never stop. Life looms large; anything and everything is possible. Lewis and Larry, two brothers growing up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia expereince outrageous adventures as they face down bulls and hide from bears, are supernaturally protected from snakes, come face to face with spooks, and become embroiled with witches. Age twelve is not only a magical age, but a near tragic age for the brothers and their only sister, Theoa. Lewis came close to losing his head when he was thrown from a tractor, Larry was nearly shot between the eyes by a twenty two bullet from a rifle misfire, and Theoa contracted a life changing virus known as poliomyelitis that left one of her legs shorter than the other. Their story is one of survival against all odds. Love, fear, adventure, hardship, and struggles push the brothers to new highs and lows. Even during the worst snow and ice storm recorded in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, the brothers are challenged not only to save some stranded cattle, but themselves. Join the two brothers as they overcome the missteps, mishaps, and misadventures in Hell's Too Good For Some People.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Recent Developments in Functional Discourse Grammar

Author: Evelien Keizer,Hella Olbertz

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027263116

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

View: 6089

This volume presents a collection of papers using the theory of Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG) to analyse and explain a number of specific constructions or phenomena (external possessor contructions and binominal constructions, negation, modification, modality, polysynthesis and transparency) from different perspectives, language-specific, comparative and typological. In addition to applying the theory to the topics in question, these papers aim to contribute to the further development of the theory by modifying and extending it on the basis of new linguistic evidence from a range of languages, thus providing the latest state-of-the-art in FDG. The volume as a whole, however, does more than this, as separately and together the papers collected here aim to demonstrate how FDG, with its unique architecture, can provide new insights into a number of issues and phenomena that are currently of interest to theoretical linguists in general.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Hell Is Real

An Eyewitness Account

Author: Steve Yates

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450000339

Category: Religion

Page: 105

View: 2541

Is Hell real? Does it exist? The reality of Hell has been one of the most controversial subjects in history. Shrouded behind the unknown, proof detailing the existence of Hell has remained a mystery, until now. Written from the eyewitness account of a man who was burning in the flames of Hell and returned to tell about it, this book details his horrifying encounter. Insights never heard before will bring to light mysteries surrounding the place called Hell. At a time when questions about the afterlife are on the rise, this book will answer the question, is Hell real?
Posted in Religion

South from Hell-fer-Sartin

Kentucky Mountain Folk Tales

Author: Leonard W. Roberts

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813101750

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 2395

South from Hell-fer-Sartin, a short creek flowing into the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River, lies one of the of the most isolated regions in Kentucky. There, on the north slope of the Pine Mountain range in Leslie and Perry counties -- probably the last stronghold of white, English-language folk tales in North America -- Leonard W. Roberts recorded this rich collection more than three decades ago. To a people who, at that time, watched dancing hearth fires more often than television, the adventures of Jack in the land of witches and giants, monsters and beautiful princesses, provided first-class entertainment. Here are such old favorites as "Sleeping Beauty" and "The Golden Arm," retold in the idiom of the Kentucky mountains. Here are hauntingly beautiful cantes fables and earthy Irishman jokes. Here are encounters with Indians and marvelous hunting escapades. Roberts introduces his collection, first published in 1955, with a sympathetic description of the mountain way of life. He notes especially the bewildering and rapid changes that came to the Pine Mountain watershed in that decade as the highways and electric lines at last brought in a sophistication that preferred the soap opera to the folk tale. Although the stories Roberts recorded were still a firm part of folk tradition at the time, he believed that within a decade or two they would be forgotten -- a prediction, sadly, by now no doubt fulfilled. Any lover of the vanishing art of tale telling will relish this rich treasury of folklore and humor. Full notes on sources, types, motifs, parallels, and possible origins of the tales make this collection valuable also for folklorists.
Posted in Travel

A Few Degrees From Hell

White Hot Tales of the Badwater Ultramarathon

Author: Scott Ludwig

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1782550038

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 6377

The Badwater Ultramarathon is commonly referred to as ‘the toughest footrace on the planet.’ In 2003, defending champion Pam Reed, Dean Karnazes and 71 other runners took the ultimate challenge of running 135 miles in California from Badwater to the portals of Mount Whitney. Their journey would take them through the hostile environment of Death Valley and subject them to temperatures ranking among the highest ever recorded on earth. Twenty-five runners tell of their adventures in arguably the absolute toughest of ‘the toughest footrace on the planet’– the good, the bad and yes, the ugly – in this incredible and fascinating compilation. You are certain to gain a respect for the runners you will meet and perhaps an even greater respect for the area known as Death Valley. The runners – who experienced heat exhaustion, dehydration, nausea, blisters, hallucinations, and fatigue during the race – competed in temperatures literally ‘a few degrees from hell.’
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Liebe und Krieg

Fackeln im Sturm 2

Author: John Jakes

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732528499

Category: Fiction

Page: 1296

View: 2156

Das Unfassbare ist geschehen. Aus dem jahrzehntelang schwelenden Konflikt um die Frage der Sklavenhaltung ist ein offener Krieg zwischen den Nord- und Südstaaten entbrannt, der auch vor den Familien der Mains und Hazards nicht haltmacht. Sie werden hineingerissen in einen Strudel von Gewalt und Hass, und ihre Freundschaft wird mehr als einmal auf eine harte Probe gestellt ... Der zweite Teil der Familiensaga - ein monumentales Epos über Liebe, Hass und Krieg.
Posted in Fiction

Von Nerds, Einhörnern und Disruption

Meine irren Abenteuer in der Start-up-Welt

Author: Dan Lyons

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 386414924X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 333

Er war 25 Jahre lang Journalist, dann stand er von einem Tag auf den anderen auf der Straße: Dan Lyons wurde mit 52 Jahren einfach aus dem Team wegrationalisiert. Was also tun? Da kam das Jobangebot von HubSpot, einem Bostoner Start-up, genau richtig: Sie bieten dem altgedienten Journalisten einen Stapel Aktien für den nicht näher bestimmten Job des »Marketingtypen«. Was soll da schon schiefgehen? Doch es kommt, wie es bei der Konstellation kommen muss: Schnell wird klar, dass bei seinem Job bei HubSpot ungefähr alles schiefläuft, was schieflaufen kann. Seine Kollegen sind im Schnitt halb so alt, statt Bürostühlen gibt es Sitzbälle, Spam wird als »liebenswerter Marketingcontent« bezeichnet und überhaupt erinnert die Atmosphäre bei HubSpot eher an einen immerwährenden Kindergeburtstag. Dass das nicht lange gutgehen kann, ist vorprogrammiert ... Dieses Buch bietet einzigartige Einblicke in die Start-up-Welt!
Posted in Business & Economics

The Problem of Hell

Author: Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195344752

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 2671

The doctrine of hell presents the most intractable version of the problem of evil, for though it might be argued that ordinary pain and evil can somehow be compensated for by the course of future experience, the pain and suffering of hell leads nowhere. This work develops an understanding of hell that is common to a broad variety of religious perspectives, and argues that the usual understandings of hell are incapable of solving the problem of hell. Kvanvig first argues that the traditional understanding of hell found in Christianity suffers from moral and epistemological inadequacies. Historically, these shortcomings lead to alternatives to the traditional doctrine of hell, such as universalism, annihilationism, or the second chance doctrine. Kvanvig shows, however, that the typical alternatives to the traditional understanding are inadequate as well. He argues that both the traditional understanding and the typical alternatives fail to solve the problem of hell because they share the common flaw of being constructed on a retributive model of hell. Kvanvig then develops a philosophical account of hell which does not depend on a retributive model and argues that it is adequate on both philosophical and theological grounds.
Posted in Religion

Four Views on Hell

Author: John F. Walvoord,Zachary J. Hayes,Clark H. Pinnock

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310872375

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1183

Most contemporary Christians acknowledge the doctrine of hell, but they’d rather not think about how God punishes the wicked. The authors of Four Views on Hell meet this subject head-on with different views on what the Scriptures say. Is hell to be understood literally as a place of eternal smoke and flames? Or are such images simply metaphors for a real but different form of punishment? Is there such a thing as “conditional immortality,” in which God annihilates the souls of the wicked rather than punishing them endlessly? Is there a Purgatory, and if so, how does it fit into the picture? The interactive Counterpoints forum allows the reader to see the four views on hell—literal, metaphorical, conditional, and purgatorial—in interaction with each other. Each view in turn is presented, critiqued, and defended. This evenhanded approach is ideal for comparing and contrasting views in order to form a personal conclusion about one of Christianity’s key doctrines. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
Posted in Religion

The Problem of Hell

A Philosophical Anthology

Author: Mr Joel Buenting

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409480704

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 4487

How can a perfectly good God justifiably damn anyone to hell? This is one version of the problem of hell. The problem of hell has become one of the most widely discussed topics in contemporary philosophy of religion. This anthology brings together contributions by contemporary philosophers whose work shapes the current debate.
Posted in Religion

Outlaws: Inside the Hell's Angel Biker Wars

Inside the Violent World of Biker Gangs

Author: Tony Thompson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444716638

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 9974

An outlaw motorcycle club is a band of brothers like no other. Hidden away from mainstream society behind multiple layers of secrecy, mythology and a sophisticated campaign of misinformation that portrays them as nothing more than loveable rogues, the brutal truth about the biker world has long escaped public scrutiny. In reality, today's outlaw bikers are at the epicentre of a violent underworld subculture, enforced by a ruthless code of silence, and control a global criminal empire worth millions. Spanning the UK, Europe, America, Canada and Australia, OUTLAWS is a compelling, shocking and chilling story of how bikers are born and made, and how and why they die.
Posted in True Crime

Hell Calling

Author: Enrique Laso

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1507100027

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 9243

Carlos, a successful businessman, receives the worst of all possible news: his wife and daughter have just been killed in a car accident. Feeling guilty at not having spent enough time with his daughter, Laura, he embarks upon a search for redemption, in which he resolves to find out more about the daughter now lost to him. Carlos is astonished as he begins to learn increasingly more about Laura’s life from her schoolteacher, her psychologist, and her friends, and he begins to suspect that perhaps she was not the loving little girl he thought she was; that behind her friendly face, terrible secrets were hidden. After several nights of hearing strange noises emanating from his radio-alarm clock, Laura begins to ask for his help... from the depths of Hell itself. From that moment on, Carlos will begin a chilling adventure he will wish he had never started... *Now a feature-length film in Spanish, under the original title of ‘Desde el Infierno’, premiered in 2014.
Posted in Fiction

Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go To Heaven?

With contributions by Timothy Keller, R. Albert Mohler Jr., J. I. Packer, and Robert Yarbrough. General editors Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson.

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031049463X

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 2377

Both outside and inside of the church, many people today are increasingly uncomfortable with hell. They wonder: How could it be fair to punish anyone for eternity? Will Jesus really condemn millions simply for not believing the right things about him? Isn’t God a God of love, not vengeance? The top-notch contributors to Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go to Heaven? tackle these and other questions with an even-handed survey of the Bible’s teaching on this difficult subject. Together, they present a careful case for upholding hell, showing that it remains central to a right understanding of God, the gospel, humanity, and God’s purposes for the world. Useful for group discussion or individual study, Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go to Heaven? provides an accessible introduction to the historic Christian doctrine of hell.
Posted in Religion

A Theodicy of Hell

Author: C. Seymour

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401706042

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

View: 3507

In A Theodicy of Hell Charles Seymour tackles one of the most difficult problems facing the western theistic tradition: to show the consonance between eternal punishment and the goodness of God. Medieval theology attempted to resolve the dilemma by arguing that any sin, no matter how slight, merits unending torment. Contemporary thinkers, on the other hand, tend to eliminate the retributive element from hell entirely. Combining historical breadth with detailed argumentation, the author develops a novel understanding of hell which avoids the extremes of both its traditional and modern rivals. He then surveys the battery of objections ranged against the possibility of eternal punishment and shows how his `freedom view of hell' can withstand the attack. The work will be of particular importance for those interested in philosophy of religion and theology, including academics, students, seminarians, clergy, and anyone else with a personal desire to come to terms with this perennially challenging doctrine.
Posted in Philosophy