Severed States

Dilemmas of Democracy in a Divided World


Author: Robert K. Schaeffer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847693351

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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Russia, Bosnia, Palestine, Ireland--and many other nations are torn by seemingly intractable conflict in which partition has played a major role.


The True Story of the Black Dahlia


Author: John Gilmore

Publisher: Amok Books

ISBN: 187892317X

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 6183

Offers a documented and reasoned solution to one of the strangest of all unsolved murders in the annals of modern crime, the murder of aspiring starlet Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947.

The Severed Head

Capital Visions


Author: Julia Kristeva

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231157207

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 4595

Julia Kristeva turns her famed critical eye to a study of the human head as symbol and metaphor, as religious object and physical fact, further developing a critical theme in her work--the power of horror--and expanding the potential for the face to provide an experience of the sacred. Kristeva's study stretches far back in time to 6,000 B.C.E. with humans' early decoration and worship of skulls, and follows with an examination of the Medusa myth; the mandylion of Laon (a holy relic in which the face of a saint appears on a piece of cloth); the biblical stories of John the Baptist and Salome; tales of the guillotine; modern murder mysteries; and the rhetoric surrounding the fight for and against capital punishment. Drawing numerous connections between these "capital visions" and their experience, Kristeva affirms the possibility of the sacred, even in an era of "faceless" interaction.



Author: Kate Watterson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765392976

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5806

The Detective Ellie MacIntosh thrilling series continues in Kate Watterson's Severed. When the district attorney’s daughter is brutally murdered, her boyfriend is immediately arrested. It should be an open-and-shut case, except homicide detectives Ellie Macintosh and her partner Jason Santiago sense something off. Randy Lane maintains his innocence, and his prominent family is at the center of a much larger federal investigation which raises more questions than answers. Blocked by federal agents at every turn, the people that MacIntosh and Santiago are able to question have a bad habit of soon turning up dead. As the body count rises, the pressure is on to exonerate Lane and find the real killer before one wrong move by MacIntosh and Santiago turns fatal. And this time, there is so much then just their lives at stake. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Author: Simon Kernick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407095323

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 459

You wake up in a strange room on a bed covered in blood. You have no idea how you got there. Beside you is a dead girl. Your girlfriend. The phone rings, and a voice tells you to press play on the room's DVD machine. The film shows you killing your girlfriend. Then you're told to go to an address in East London where you're to deliver a briefcase and await further instructions. There's no way out. If you're to survive the next 24 hours, you must find out who killed your girlfriend, and why. Before they come for you too...

A Severed Head


Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101495834

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2575

A novel about the frightfulness and ruthlessness of being in love Martin Lynch-Gibson believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional reeducation. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendor at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. As his Medusa informs him, “this is nothing to do with happiness.” A Severed Head was adapted for a successful stage production in 1963 and was later made into a film starring Claire Bloom, Lee Remick, Richard Attenborough, and Ian Holm.

The Severed Head


Author: Lena Wood

Publisher: Standard Publishing

ISBN: 9780784715833

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 189

View: 8319

When Elijah and his friends find a treasure in an abandoned church, they discover that God has plans for them that they never expected.


A Memoir of Hope and Healing


Author: Sandra Jarvis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781733963220


Page: 382

View: 8019

Born into home marked by profound dysfunction, Sandra Jarvis struggles to overcome the messages ingrained throughout her childhood. I'm not worthy. I'm not loveable. I'll never be enough. The physical, sexual, and spiritual abuse of her childhood, all hidden behind the carefully crafted façade of a model Mormon home, leave her wondering if there really is a God-and if so, what must she do to prove her worth?She marries young, hoping to escape the misery of her childhood, only to discover that you can't run from the effects abuse. Bitterness and anger increase as she's faced with seemingly endless trials-postpartum depression, a porn addicted spouse, an LGBTQ child, a cancer diagnosis, overwhelming debt, and fear. Constant fear for what the future might hold. With all of this overshadowing her world, Sandra thinks things can't get any worse. Until a tragic accident nearly severs her right hand. Although the damage to her hand brings an entirely new set of problems, it also gives Sandra an unexpected opportunity to not only recover, but to begin severing herself from the lies that have always ruled her life, the ones she's told herself to prove she's not enough. Only then does she discover that life is just what you make of it. That adversity can make you stronger. And that perhaps, things are exactly the way they are supposed to be.Severed: a Memoir of Hope and Healing, is the powerful true story of finding hope and purpose amid life's challenges. It provides proof that even in life's darkest moments, peace is available, perhaps even plentiful.


Cloud Prophet Trilogy, #3


Author: Megg Jensen

Publisher: 80 Pages, Inc


Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 6412