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  • Freemasonry, Secret Societies, and the Continuity of the by Marsha Keith M. Schuchard

    By Marsha Keith M. Schuchard

    This dissertation examines the function of Freemasonry and similar mystery societies within the transmission of the occult traditions in English literary background from the 17th to 20th centuries. The research attracts upon contemporary Renaissance and Hebrew scholarship to outline these parts of vision-inducement and magical theories of artwork which have been constructed into the syncretic Renaissance culture of Cabalistic and airtight symbolism. After the e-book and next suppression of this occult culture through the Rosicrucian agitation in Germany, Rosicrucianism used to be assimilated into the key traditions of Freemasonry in England within the mid-seventeenth century. Many English literary figures, similar to John Dee, Francis Bacon, Elias Ashmole, and John Milton, have been inquisitive about this theosophical, millenial reform circulate.

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  • Corporate Venture Capital: Bridging the Equity Gap in the by Kevin McNally

    By Kevin McNally

    This publication addresses the inability of educational and useful learn into company venturing by way of analyzing the function of this job as either a sort of huge firm-small enterprise collaboration and in its place resource of fairness finance for small agencies. those concerns are explored via surveys of self sufficient fund managers, coporate executives and technology-based enterprise administrators.

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  • I'll Be Here All Week by Ward Anderson

    By Ward Anderson

    Falling in love is like stand-up comedy. you need to be loopy to do it...

    Spence is a slapstick comedian whose declare to repute is a one-time visual appeal at the past due overdue convey. 8 years in the past. for the reason that then, he's been dwelling at the highway, operating in golf equipment just like the Comedy Crib or The humorous Farm or The Laff Shack--if he's fortunate. commonly, his agent lands him gigs in state western bars. On a very good evening, he will get loose beverages; on a foul evening, he offends the viewers with soiled jokes. Spence's ex-wife thinks he should still discover a great lady and quiet down. His ex-wife's husband thinks he should still cease having his mail despatched to their condo. What does Spence imagine? That attempting to have a courting at the street is not any guffawing topic. specifically while he meets Sam...

    She's clever, she's attractive, and she's Canadian--but she's no longer placing up together with his schtick. Sam desires Spence to drop the jokes and be himself, that's not easy for a guy who's humorous for a residing. however the nearer they get, the extra winning Spence turns into. Can a stand-up comedian stay fortunately ever after with the woman of his dreams...without it finishing in a punchline?

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  • Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel by Patrick Dewitt

    By Patrick Dewitt

    From the bestselling, guy Booker-shortlisted writer of The Sisters Brothers, comes a super and boisterous novel that reimagines the people tale.
    A love tale, an experience tale, a delusion and not using a ethical, and an ink-black comedy of manners, Undermajordomo Minor is Patrick deWitt's long-awaited follow-up to the across the world bestselling and severely acclaimed novel The Sisters Brothers.
    Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident abnormal duck within the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, younger and aimless, Lucy is a compulsive liar, a sickly weakling in a city well-known for generating brutish giants. Then Lucy accepts employment aiding the Majordomo of the distant, foreboding fort Von Aux.
    While tending to his new publish as Undermajordomo, Lucy quickly discovers where harbors many darkish secrets and techniques, now not least of that is the whereabouts of the castle's grasp, Baron Von Aux. He additionally encounters the colourful humans of the neighborhood village—thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and Klara, a fragile attractiveness whose love he needs to compete for with the highly good-looking soldier, Adolphus. therefore starts off a story of well mannered robbery, sour heartbreak, household secret, and cold-blooded homicide within which each point of human habit is laid naked for our hero to observe.
    Undermajordomo Minor is an experience, a secret, and a searing portrayal of rural Alpine undesirable habit, yet particularly it's a love tale and Lucy has to be cautious, for romance is a violent factor.

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  • The House of Life by Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    By Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    Defined via W.S. Blunt as 'the maximum of the the entire nice Victorian poems', this series of 103 sonnets was once composed among 1847 and 1881, and eventually released whole in Ballads and Sonnets simply six months earlier than Rossetti's demise. those passionate celebrations of the ecstasy of affection threatened by way of swap and destiny encouraged the Aesthetes and Decadents of the eighties and nineties, resulting in Walter Pater's Mona Lisa and Oscar Wilde's Salome.BR > This re-creation of Rossetti's poetic masterpiece is gifted right here with creation, Notes and definitive texts and date. All variations are given for every poem (some sonnets exist in as many as 8 versions), and every sonnet is given a documented date of composition and primary book. The illustrations comprise a few rarely-seen pictures, particularly a self-portrait via Elizabeth Siddal, the poet's spouse, in whose coffin he put his unique poems, merely to exhume them 8 years later. ROGER C. LEWIS is Emeritus Professor of English, Acadia collage, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  • Certain Girls: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner

    By Jennifer Weiner

    Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the clever, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who chanced on her satisfied finishing after her mom got here out of the closet, her father fell out of her lifestyles, and her ex-boyfriend begun chronicling their ex-sex lifestyles within the pages of a countrywide journal.

    Now Cannie's again. After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and hugely sexualized) model of her lifestyles -- turned an in a single day bestseller, she dropped out of the general public eye and became to writing technology fiction below a pseudonym. She's fortunately married to the tall, captivating vitamin medical professional Peter Krushelevansky and has settled right into a lifestyles that she unearths splendidly predictable -- knitting within the entrance row of her daughter Joy's drama rehearsals, volunteering on the library, and taking over-forty yoga periods along with her ally Samantha.

    As arrangements for Joy's bat mitzvah commence, every little thing turns out correct in Cannie's global. Then pleasure discovers the unconventional Cannie wrote years ahead of and without warning reveals herself confronted with what she thinks is the reality approximately her personal notion -- the tale her mom concealed from her all her lifestyles. whilst Peter surprises his spouse by way of asserting he desires to have a toddler, the kinfolk is pressured to re-evaluate its heritage, its destiny, and what it skill to be actually chuffed.

    Radiantly humorous and disarmingly soft, with Weiner's whip-smart discussion and sharp observations of contemporary lifestyles, Certain Girls is an unforgettable tale approximately love, loss, and the long-lasting bonds of kinfolk.

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  • Introduction to Radio Engineering by Nathan Blaunstein, Christos Christodoulou, Mikhail Sergeev

    By Nathan Blaunstein, Christos Christodoulou, Mikhail Sergeev

    The publication introduces the elemental foundations of excessive arithmetic and vector algebra. Then, it explains the fundamental features of classical electrodynamics and electromagnetism. in keeping with such wisdom readers examine numerous radio propagation difficulties concerning guiding constructions connecting digital units with antenna terminals positioned on the diverse radar platforms. It explains the function of antennas in means of transmission of radio signs among the terminals. ultimately, it exhibits the relation among the most operational charactistics of every type of radar and the corresponding wisdom bought from the former chapters.

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  • The Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder by Patricia Highsmith

    By Patricia Highsmith

    Following the nationwide bestseller Selected Stories, this autumn brings the republication of a gripping Highsmith classic.

    Stories from The Animal-Lover's e-book of Beastly Murder painting, with incisive humor, the murderously aggressive wants of our so much depended on partners. during this satirical reprise of Kafka, cats, canine, and the occasional cockroach are not any longer benign parts of a cheerful domestic yet even have the ability to break it.

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