Demons is an extraordinary social satire whose ending will leave you reeling. It is the middle of winter. Seven friends travel to a remote coastal beach house for the weekend. Without phones, internet or television, they sit around the fireplace, telling stories, each exposing the foibles of humankind. But as a storm rolls in and torrential rain cuts the party off from the outside world, it soon becomes clear that some secrets are best kept hidden. Demons is an extraordinary novel by one of Australia's great writers. Wayne Macauley is the author of three highly acclaimed novels: Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, Caravan Story and, most recently, The Cook, which was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Book Award, a Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award. He lives in Melbourne. 'Macauley has ingeniously refurbished an old tale to capture the perplexing vacuity of a generation…a fierce and uncomfortable novel about contemporary Australian life that drives us to ask why we are who we are, as it simultaneously makes us wish we were better.' Weekend Australian 'Absorbing.' Saturday Paper 'Brilliant, thought-provoking.' Otago Daily Times 'Absorbing, thought-provoking and altogether quite brilliant.' BookMooch 'The novel [has] the potential to resonate with Australians in the same way as Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap, only it's darker and more complex.' Herald Sun/Courier Mail 'Demons is a compelling, can't-put-it-down book. Not because of any thrilling action, but because of its ordinary, troubled characters, their ordinary everyday struggles and the stories they tell. In a way the novel is like a collection of short stories, although every one of them leads us to understand more about the teller and the listeners as they start to hit uncomfortably close to home. Each story and how it is told offers fascinating insight into human nature in a humorous, yet sharp critique of contemporary society and its many flaws.' Surf Coast Times 'The pace is headlong; the disintegration relentless. Startling, discomforting, and not likely to be underrated.' Auckland Herald
Welcome to the world of demons! Halbdämon Hiroto kommt in den Besitz eines Demons force Ringes, der ihm unvorstellbare Kräfte verleiht. Dank seiner Fähigkeit eine Rüstung zu erzeugen, kann er sich nun auch gegen stärkere Gegner behaupten. Demons force reizt dem Leser damit, wissen zu wollen wie sich die Handlung der Geschichte weiterentwickelt. Die Freunde müssen sich im Verlauf gegen immer stärkere Gegner behaupten, was ihnen nicht immer sehr leicht fällt.
There are many creatures that inspire folklore. Some have existed for thousands of years, while others are more recent incarnations. Among the most enduring creatures of the past are demons. These creatures are as old as the Jewish faith, perhaps older, and hold a special place in the lives of humans. This book delves into the oldest demon folktales, explores the ways different cultures have experienced demons, and examines how demons are treated today.
Kurz vor Weihnachten erfüllt sich für Holly ein Traum. Sie trifft ihren heimlichen Schwarm, den Sänger Jake Leary. Zuerst kann sie ihr Glück kaum fassen, doch schnell entpuppt er sich zu einem wahr gewordenen Albtraum.
Charly, längst jenseits der sechzig angelangt, trifft auf den Helden seiner Jugendtage: Edgar Broughton, der mit seiner Band in den siebziger Jahren Leben und Weltsicht einer Generation von Jugendlichen geprägt hat. In einem trostlosen Dorf aufgewachsen, idealisierte Charly Broughton, der seine Zugehörigkeit zur Arbeiterklasse nie verleugnete und für die raue, politische Facette der Rockmusik stand. Seine Musik (vor allem aber,was Charly in deren Texte hineinfantasierte) erhob ihn aus der spießigen Idylle in eine größere, mutigere Gedankenwelt. Nun, Jahrzehnte später, ergreift Charly die Gelegenheit und bucht sein Idol für die Geburtstagsfeier seines Bruders. Es folgen Abende, Nächte, Tage, in denen nicht nur Edgar sich erinnert, sondern in denen Charly lernt, sein Leben ein wenig mehr zu akzeptieren. Walter Kohl nähert sich in seiner Huldigung an eine der prägenden Figuren der britischen Rockmusik literarisch an – und erfährt ganz nebenbei seine eigene Geistervertreibung.
Düstere Dämonen und schwarze Frauen verfolgen die Protagonisten in diesem Werk. Teuflische Begebenheiten müssen bestanden werden und Orte wie Friedhöfe und Geisterhäuser tauchen immer wieder auf. Kommt einfach mit in die Welt des Mystischen, des Unerklärlichen und seid dabei, wenn es von Geistern nur so wimmelt. Und wen ihr plötzlich Stimmen hört, Pestbeulen euer Gesicht verunstalten und ihr euch in einer merkwürdigen Geisterbahn wiederfindet, dann seid ihr richtig. Denn hier ist alles unglaublich, einfach unfassbar!
Five different Stories who becomes a unexpectedly reality. A melancholy Demon-Hunter, two clever cats who uncover a kidnapping, decommissioned gods of Olympus, a writer with magical abilities and a mysterious artifact that brings to light almost unbelievable. That's the exciting mystical world of Barbara Wegener! Geschichten die unerwartet real werden: eine melancholische Dämonenjägerin, Katzen die eine Entführung aufklären, degenerierte Götter und ein geheimnisvolles Artefakt das schier unglaubliches zutage fördert. Das ist die spannend mystische Welt der Barbara Wegener!
Powerful, nasty, and sometimes even deadly, demons are the very face of evil. Stories of these beingsÃ'-and the terror and ruin they inevitably bring-Ã'have existed in nearly all eras and all cultures. Despite these cautionary tales, some people seek contact with demons out of curiosity or a desire for personal gain. Others claim to have been victimized or even possessed by demons through no fault of their own. It seems that demonic encounters-Ã'or at least the idea of them-Ã'are just as common today as they were in ages long past.
These images, which reached a broad and socially varied audience across Western Europe, appeared in virtually all artistic media, including illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, sculpture, metalwork, and tapestry.".
The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case.
The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD) is the single major reference work on the gods, angels, demons, spirits, and semidivine heroes whose names occur in the biblical books. Book jacket.
Explores this dark aspect of folklore and religion and the role that demons play in the modern world. Includes numerous entries documenting beliefs about demons and demonology from ancient history to the present.
This collection of fascinating essays explores the relationship between humanism and magic, the intersection of religious ritual, orthodoxy and power, and the links between witchcraft, sexuality and savagery in the visual culture of Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
"On the whole, the volume reads like a cohesive book ... and maintains a high standard of scholarship throughout. Investigators of Russian literary demonism in the future will surely want to consult this excellent work." . The Russian Review ..". this collection displays a degree of mutual collaboration, as well as a consistently high quality, that surpasses that of most collections of essays ... it has much to praise and little to fault." . Slavic Review "It will become a valuable reference for undergraduates and postgraduates in the Slavic and Comparative Literature fields." . Australian and East European Studies "The scholarly excellence of individual contributions and the high standard that marks the constituent articles without exception . this volume is well thought out in conception and every effort appears to have been made by the editor to give it methodological cohesion. No doubt will it become a valuable reference for undergraduates and postgraduates in Slavic and Comparative Literature fields." . Australian Slavonic and East European Studies Merezhkovsky's bold claim that "all Russian literature is, to a certain degree, a struggle with the temptation of demonism" is undoubtedly justified. And yet, despite its evident centrality to Russian culture, the unique and fascinating phenomenon of Russian literary demonism has so far received little critical attention. This substantial collection fills the gap. A comprehensive analytical introduction by the editor is follwed by a series of fourteen essays, written by eminent scholars in their fields. The first part explores the main shaping contexts of literary demonism: the Russian Orthodox and folk tradition, the demonization of historical figures, and views of art as intrinsically demonic. The second part traces the development of a literary tradition of demonism in the works of authors ranging from Pushkin and Lermontov, Gogol and Dostoevsky, through to the poets and prose writers of modernism (including Blok, Akhmatova, Bely, Sologub, Rozanov, Zamiatin), and through to the end of the 20th century. Pamela Davidson is Lecturer in Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London."
In this finely written study of demonology and Christian spirituality in fourth- and fifth-century Egypt, David Brakke examines how the conception of the monk as a holy and virtuous being was shaped by the combative encounter with demons. Drawing on biographies of exceptional monks, collections of monastic sayings and stories, letters from ascetic teachers to their disciples, sermons, and community rules, Brakke crafts a compelling picture of the embattled religious celibate.

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