Description : We live in an increasingly violent world. From suicide terrorists to serial killers, violent subjects challenge our imaginations. We seek answers to our questions on this subject in literature, cinema, and electronic media. In Bloodscripts, Elana Gomel examines how popular culture narratives construct violent subjectivity. Using such various narratives as mystery, horror; detective, and fantasy fiction as well as accounts of the atrocities perpetuated by serial killers and the Holocaust, Bloodscripts offers a new map of the genres of violence and links the twin obsessions of postmodern culture: crime and genocide. Bloodscripts is a stimulating, original, and accessible account of the narrative construction of the violent subject. It proposes a narrative model that will be of interest to literary critics, cultural scholars, criminologists, and anyone trying to understand the role of violence in postmodern culture.
Description : Enigma: Spændingsroman om englændernes arbejde i 1943 med at bryde den kode tyskerne anvender i u-bådskommunikationen. Menneskeliv er på spil, arbejdet foregår under tidspres og de involverede har mange hemmeligheder
Description : Originally published in 1895. Contents Include - The Influence of Science Upon Religion - Notes for a Work on a Candid Examination of Religion - Definition of Terms and Purpose of this Treatise - Causality - Faith - Faith in Christianity - Concluding Note by The Editor
Description : Collection of new critical essays on Bret Easton Ellis, focusing on his later novels: American Psycho (1991), Glamorama (1999), and Lunar Park (2005).
Description : Using an interdisciplinary approach, Film, History and Memory broadens the focus from 'history', the study of past events, to 'memory', the processes – individual, generational, collective or state-driven – by which meanings are attached to the past.
Description : Join Alex Cross on his most terrifying murder case yet in this #1 New York Times bestseller and one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads." In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In the sequel to Along Came a Spider, Washington D.C.'s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing-and they are working coast to coast.
Description : Interviews with American men and women convicted of a range of crimes, from manslaughter to contract killings, reveal the violence in their lives and its roots
Description : "Miles ahead of the average ghost-story" — Sunday Times. A novelist retreats to an abandoned house in the heart of London, where he becomes enthralled by an 18th-century spirit — and where his contact with the outside world gradually diminishes. Acclaimed by such masters as Lovecraft as one of the best ghost stories in the English language.
Description : In an effort to explain the eerie coincidence of two mass murders occurring on the same day halfway around the world, one of which killed her husband, Teresa Simon is drawn into the frightening virtual-reality world called Extreme Experience.