Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead
Author: John le Carré
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2011-11-03
ISBN: 0141972246
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call for the Dead Book Excerpt:

The first of his peerless novels of Cold War espionage and international intrigue, Call for the Dead is also the debut of John le Carré's masterful creation George Smiley. After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him to such desperation. But on the very day that Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. Do the East Germans - and their agents - know more about this man's death than the Circus previously imagined? Le Carré's first book, Call for the Dead, introduced the tenacious and retiring George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit. If you enjoyed Call for the Dead, you might like le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Intelligent, thrilling, surprising ... makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard' Sunday Telegraph 'Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense' Observer

Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead
Author: John le Carré
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-02-27
ISBN: 9780241330876
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call for the Dead Book Excerpt:

After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him to such desperation. But on the very day that Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. Do the East Germans - and their agents - know more about this man's death than the Circus previously imagined? Le Carre's debut novel, Call for the Dead, introduced the tenacious and retiring George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit.

The Call of the Dead

The Call of the Dead
Author: April Swanson
Publsiher: April Swanson
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2021-04-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Call of the Dead Book Excerpt:

Beyond the dark sea, the dead are waiting. In her quest to end the Darkness, Evan Carter must venture to the uncharted North. The other Warriors believe Evan’s judgement is clouded by personal feelings, but Evan’s convinced she’s on the right path. The Red Warrior follows in pursuit, determined to save Evan from her ill-advised plan. But another threat lies in wait. As the Darkness tightens its grip, Evan must decide where her allegiance truly lies, and what she’s prepared to sacrifice to restore peace. Who can she trust? And where, amongst the ice and snow, is the ex-Chief of Swords? THE CALL OF THE DEAD is the fourth book in the Dragon Warriors series.

Understanding John Le Carr

Understanding John Le Carr
Author: John L. Cobbs
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781570031687
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding John Le Carr Book Excerpt:

John Cobbs establishes that contemporary English novelist John le Carre's fiction transcends the genre of espionage, and that le Carre is preeminently a social commentator who writes novels of manners. Cobbs analyzes each of le Carre's novels and offers a biographical sketch, describing le Carre's often overlooked academic success and reputation as a once member of British Intelligence.

The Spy who Came in from the Cold

The Spy who Came in from the Cold
Author: John Le Carré
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 832
Release: 1979
ISBN: 9780905712314
Category: Adventure stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spy who Came in from the Cold Book Excerpt:

Five stories.

The Special Branch

The Special Branch
Author: LeRoy Panek
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1981
ISBN: 9780879721787
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Special Branch Book Excerpt:

The author has chosen seventeen of the most important or representative British spy novelists to write about. He presents some basic literary analysis and criticism, trying both to place them in historical perspective and to describe and analyze the content and form of their fiction.

A Commentary Upon the Fifth Book of Moses Called Deuteronomy

A Commentary Upon the Fifth Book of Moses  Called Deuteronomy
Author: Simon Patrick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 694
Release: 1700
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Commentary Upon the Fifth Book of Moses Called Deuteronomy Book Excerpt:

Call for the Dead And A Murder of Quality

Call for the Dead  And  A Murder of Quality
Author: John Le Carré
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1962
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Large type books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call for the Dead And A Murder of Quality Book Excerpt:

George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead. Suicide. But why? An anonymous letter had alleged that Foreign Office man Samuel Fennan had been a member of the Communist Party as a student before the war. Nothing very unusual for his generation. Smiley had made it clear that the investigation, little more than a routine security check, was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. Next day, Fennan was dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn't go on. Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate, only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past.

Speaker for the Dead

Speaker for the Dead
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-11-30
ISBN: 1429963948
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speaker for the Dead Book Excerpt:

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth. Speaker for the Dead, the second novel in Orson Scott Card's The Ender Saga, is the winner of the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead
Author: John le Carré
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-07-13
ISBN: 9780241639214
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Otherwise Worlds

Otherwise Worlds
Author: Tiffany Lethabo King,Jenell Navarro,Andrea Smith
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN: 1478012021
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Otherwise Worlds Book Excerpt:

The contributors to Otherwise Worlds investigate the complex relationships between settler colonialism and anti-Blackness to explore the political possibilities that emerge from such inquiries. Pointing out that presumptions of solidarity, antagonism, or incommensurability between Black and Native communities are insufficient to understand the relationships between the groups, the volume's scholars, artists, and activists look to articulate new modes of living and organizing in the service of creating new futures. Among other topics, they examine the ontological status of Blackness and Indigeneity, possible forms of relationality between Black and Native communities, perspectives on Black and Indigenous sociality, and freeing the flesh from the constraints of violence and settler colonialism. Throughout the volume's essays, art, and interviews, the contributors carefully attend to alternative kinds of relationships between Black and Native communities that can lead toward liberation. In so doing, they critically point to the importance of Black and Indigenous conversations for formulating otherwise worlds. Contributors Maile Arvin, Marcus Briggs-Cloud, J. Kameron Carter, Ashon Crawley, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Chris Finley, Hotvlkuce Harjo, Sandra Harvey, Chad B. Infante, Tiffany Lethabo King, Jenell Navarro, Lindsay Nixon, Kimberly Robertson, Jared Sexton, Andrea Smith, Cedric Sunray, Se’mana Thompson, Frank B. Wilderson

British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire

British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire
Author: Sam Goodman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2015-06-05
ISBN: 1317678958
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire Book Excerpt:

The position of spy fiction is largely synonymous in popular culture with ideas of patriotism and national security, with the spy himself indicative of the defence of British interests and the preservation of British power around the globe. This book reveals a more complicated side to these assumptions than typically perceived, arguing that the representation of space and power within spy fiction is more complex than commonly assumed. Instead of the British spy tirelessly maintaining the integrity of Empire, this volume illustrates how spy fiction contains disunities and disjunctions in its representation of space, and the relationship between the individual and the state in an era of declining British power. Focusing primarily on the work of Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, and John le Carre, the volume brings a fresh methodological approach to the study of spy fiction and Cold War culture. It presents close textual analysis within a framework of spatial and sovereign theory as a means of examining the cultural impact of decolonization and the shifting geopolitics of the Cold War. Adopting a thematic approach to the analysis of space in spy fiction, the text explores the reciprocal process by which contextual history intersects with literature throughout the period in question, arguing that spy fiction is responsible for reflecting, strengthening and, in some cases, precipitating cultural anxieties over decolonization and the end of Empire. This study promises to be a welcome addition to the developing field of spy fiction criticism and popular culture studies. Both engaging and original in its approach, it will be important reading for students and academics engaged in the study of Cold War culture, popular literature, and the changing state of British identity over the course of the latter twentieth century.

The King Lifted Up His Voice and Wept

The King Lifted Up His Voice and Wept
Author: Niu Zhixiong
Publsiher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-09-18
ISBN: 887839260X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King Lifted Up His Voice and Wept Book Excerpt:

This study is the first monograph that subjects to investigation all the pericopes relating Davis’s mourning connected with human death in 2 Sam 3,26-39, for the infant born of Bathsheba in 2 Sam 11,27b-12,25, for the princes/Amnon in 2 Sam 13,23-39 and for Absalom in 2 Sam 18,19-19,9. Another unique feature of this project is that these stories are read and interpreted primarily through the lens of the Hebrew mourning rituals – an approach that has been hitherto rarely embraced. This thematic study, adopting a synchronic approach and focusing on its literary world, first conducts a close reading of each aforementioned text and then takes a collective look at them in the end. Besides allowing new meanings to surface in the reading of the individual stories, it has yielded at least the following general insights: 1 The primarily ceremonial mourning acts are not to be taken as Literal expressions of the mourners’ genuine emotions – an insight that is of paramount importance in the interpretation of certain figures at various places in the text. 2 The arrangement of the texts betrays a concentric design which strongly favors the reading of 2 Sam as one integral unit. 3. The study of the mourning texts also supports the view - noted as well by other scholars – which sees the portrait of David as a dynamic one, evolvingand developing with the progress of the narrative plot of 2 Sam.

The Call for Revivalists

The Call for Revivalists
Author: David Edwards
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2012-06
ISBN: 144975225X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Call for Revivalists Book Excerpt:

"The Awakening of a Generation, The Emergence of the Supernatural, The Sound of Revival Jesus said They Would do Greater Works, This is their Mantle, this is their Call..." The Call for Revivalists is a manual for this generation to rise in the supernatural call of God on their lives. Learn how to develop a lifestyle of living day to day in the power of God, walking in signs, wonders, and miracles. Be equipped in hearing God's voice, and activated in communicating His love to the world through the prophetic. Discover how to creatively express God's heart and fulfill your dreams. "So Rise Mothers, Rise Daughters, Rise Fathers, Rise Sons, Rise Revivalists!"

Female Mourning in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama

Female Mourning in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama
Author: Katharine Goodland
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780754651017
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Female Mourning in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama Book Excerpt:

Looking at the plays of Shakespeare, Kyd, and Webster this book presents a new perspective on early modern drama grounded upon three original interrelated points. The author explores how the motif of the mourning woman on the early modern stage embodies the cultural trauma of the Reformation in England; brings to light the extent to which the figures of early modern drama recall those of the recent medieval past; and addresses how these representations embody actual mourning practices that were, after the Reformation, increasingly viewed as disturbing.

The Law and the Dead

The Law and the Dead
Author: Heather Conway
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN: 1317964349
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and the Dead Book Excerpt:

The fate of the dead is a compelling and emotive subject, which also raises increasingly complex legal questions. This book focuses on the substantive laws around disposal of the recently deceased and associated issues around their post-mortem fate. It looks primarily at the laws in England and Wales but also offers a comparative approach, drawing heavily on material from other common law jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. The book provides an in-depth, contextual and comparative analysis of the substantive laws and policy issues around corpse disposal, exhumation and the posthumous treatment of the dead, including commemoration. Topics covered include: the legal frameworks around burial, cremation and other disposal methods; the hierarchy of persons who have a legal duty to dispose of the dead and who are entitled to possession of the deceased’s remains; offences against the dead; family burial disputes, and the legal status of burial instructions; the posthumous use of donated bodily material; and the rules around disinterment, and creating an appropriate memorial. A key theme of the book will be to look at the manner in which conflicts involving the dead are becoming increasingly common in secular, multi-cultural societies where the traditional nuclear family model is no longer the norm, and how such legal contests are resolved by courts. As the first comprehensive survey of the laws in this area for decades, this book will be of use to academics, lawyers and judges adjudicating on issues around the fate of the dead, as well as the death industry and funeral service providers.

The Complete Works

The Complete Works
Author: John Bunyan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1015
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Book Excerpt:

The Generosity of the Dead

The Generosity of the Dead
Author: Graciela Nowenstein
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN: 1317030796
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Generosity of the Dead Book Excerpt:

There has been a general assumption in the international debate surrounding organ procurement that Presumed Consent (opting-out) systems produce better results than Express Consent (opting-in) systems. This study uses the French case to challenge this widely held assumption and argues that the French presumed consent systems coexist with patterns of behaviour that in practice do not mobilize the law. It explores four key areas to current research in socio-legal studies focussing on the state and nature of social solidarity, social engineering and the changing nature of the citizen-state relations, state intervention in the event of death and discretion in use of corpses and recent modifications of the status of medical professionals as figures of authority and agents of state policy. Using material based on interviews with medical professionals, this title will be a valuable resource for researchers, academics, policy-makers and practitioners with an interest in this complex and topical subject.

Current Opinion

Current Opinion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 606
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Opinion Book Excerpt:

A Greek English Lexicon

A Greek English Lexicon
Author: Henry George Liddell,Robert Scott,Henry Drisler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 858
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Greek language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Greek English Lexicon Book Excerpt: