Sacred Hunger

Sacred Hunger

For this reason, shrines were left to them, and those who wanted to sate the spirits' hunger for children's blood and flesh would leave offerings of food in the ... The victim may not die immediately, but will. 115 Sacred Hunger — Belanger.

Author: Michelle Belanger


ISBN: 9781411654211

Category: Vampires

Page: 144

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Author Michelle Belanger has fascinated and informed readers about the vampire in folklore, fiction, and fact since the early 90s. Now enjoy all of Michelle's major essays on this fascinating topic, collected for the first time in one volume. Find out why author Bram Stoker wrote about vampires -- and what real-life psychic vampire inspired the figure of Dracula. Learn about the history and development of the modern community of real vampires. Explore the allure of the vampire in modern culture, and meet members of the vampire underground who have made this potent archetype a fundamental part of their lives ...
Categories: Vampires

Sacred Hunger

Sacred Hunger

... Stone Virgin Sugar and Rum Sacred Hunger Morality Play After Hannibal Losing Nelson The Songs of the Kings The Ruby in Her Navel Land of Marvels The Quality of Mercy SACRED HUNGER BARRY UNSWORTH ANCHOR BOOKS A Division of Random.

Author: Barry Unsworth

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307948441

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Winner of the Booker Prize A historical novel set in the eighteenth century, Sacred Hunger is a stunning, engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed in the British Empire as it entered fully into the slave trade and spread it throughout its colonies. Barry Unsworth follows the failing fortunes of William Kemp, a merchant pinning his last chance to a slave ship; his son who needs a fortune because he is in love with an upper-class woman; and his nephew who sails on the ship as its doctor because he has lost all he has loved. The voyage meets its demise when disease spreads among the slaves and the captain's drastic response provokes a mutiny. Joining together, the sailors and the slaves set up a secret, utopian society in the wilderness of Florida, only to await the vengeance of the single-minded, young Kemp.
Categories: Fiction

The Booker Prize and the Legacy of Empire

The Booker Prize and the Legacy of Empire

( 123 ) . a Deeds of Empire : Barry Unsworth's Sacred Hunger ( 1992 ) “ Space and the language to describe it make a ship . ” 19 Barry Unsworth's Sacred Hunger , co - winner of the Booker Prize in 1992 , is redolent with a language that ...

Author: Luke Strongman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004490574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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This book is about the Booker Prize – the London-based literary award made annually to “the best novel written in English” by a writer from one of those countries belonging to, or formerly part of, the British Commonwealth. The approach to the Prize is thematically historical and spans the award period to 1999. The novels that have won or shared the Prize in this period are examined within a theoretical framework mapping the literary terrain of the fiction. Individual chapters explore themes that occur within the larger narrative formed by this body of novels - collectively invoked cultures, social trends and movements spanning the stages of imperial heyday and decline as perceived over the past three decades. Individually and collectively, the novels mirror, often in terms of more than a single static image, British imperial culture after empire, contesting and reinterpreting perceptions of the historical moment of the British Empire and its legacy in contemporary culture. The body of Booker novels narrates the demise of empire and the emergence of different cultural formations in its aftermath. The novels are grouped for discussion according to the way in which they deal with aspects of the transition from empire to a post-imperial culture - from early imperial expansion, through colonization, retrenchment, decolonization and postcolonial pessimism, to the emergence of tribal nationalisms and post-imperial nation-states. The focus throughout is primarily literary and contingently cultural.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Works of Edmund Spenser

The Works of Edmund Spenser

I. O SACRED hunger of ambitious mindes , And impotent desire of men to raine ! Whom neither dread of God , that devils bindes , Nor lawes of men , that common - weales containe , Nor bands of nature , that wilde beastes restraine ...

Author: Edmund Spenser


ISBN: NYPL:33433074909114



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Narrating the Slave Trade Theorizing Community

Narrating the Slave Trade  Theorizing Community

The contrast between Delblanc's humane, egalitarian community and Erasmus's ruthless, capitalist worldisatthe heart of Peggy Knapp's “Barry Unsworth's Sacred Hunger: History and Utopia” and Greg Forter's “Barry Unsworth's Utopian ...

Author: Raphaël Lambert

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004389229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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In Narrating the Slave Trade, Theorizing Community, Raphaël Lambert applies contemporary theories of community to works of fiction about the slave trade in order to both shed new light on slave trade studies and rethink the very notion of community.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

Indeed, when Statius tells Virgil and Dante how he came to repent of his prodigality, we learn that it was through reading Virgil's Aeneid that he began to appreciate that there was a proper or “sacredhunger for gold that should ...

Author: Richard Newhauser

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004157859

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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These essays examine the seven deadly sins as cultural constructions in the Middle Ages and beyond, focusing on the way concepts of the sins are used in medieval communities, the institution of the Church, and by secular artists and authors.
Categories: Religion

John Donne

John Donne

To Mr B. B. Is not thy sacred hunger of science Yet satisfied ? Is not thy brain's rich hive Fulfilled with honey which thou dost derive From the arts ' spirits and their quintessence ? 90 100 110 Then wean thyself at last , and thee ...

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019284041X

Category: Poetry

Page: 532

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne'ssermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking. John Donne (1572-1631) is today celebrated as one of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, whose verse was daringly original and whose use of imagery and conceits marked a new, intellectual approach to poetry. His Satires, Elegies, and Songs and Sonnets, which contain his most famous love poems,were complemented by his religious writing, both verse and prose. He was one of the most renowned preachers of his day, and this volume does equal justice to the full range of his work. In addition to nearly all his English poetry this volume includes over 130 extracts from Donne's sermons, aswell as the full text of his last sermon, 'Death's Duel'. A distinguishing feature of the selection is that the works are arranged in the chronological order of their composition.
Categories: Poetry

The British Slave Trade and Public Memory

The British Slave Trade and Public Memory

Sacred Hunger , p . 361 . 19. Sacred Hunger , p . 568 . 20. Sacred Hunger , pp . 328 and 618 . 21. Sacred Hunger , p . 629 . 22. Sacred Hunger , p . 2 . 23. Cf. Todd , who also writes , " The knowledge the reader gains as to Luther's ...

Author: Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510314

Category: History

Page: 270

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How does a contemporary society restore to its public memory a momentous event like its own participation in transatlantic slavery? What are the stakes of once more restoring the slave trade to public memory? What can be learned from this history? Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace explores these questions in her study of depictions and remembrances of British involvement in the slave trade. Skillfully incorporating a range of material, Wallace discusses and analyzes how museum exhibits, novels, television shows, movies, and a play created and produced in Britain from 1990 to 2000 grappled with the subject of slavery. Topics discussed include a walking tour in the former slave-trading port of Bristol; novels by Caryl Phillips and Barry Unsworth; a television adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park; and a revival of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In each case, Wallace reveals how these works and performances illuminate and obscure the history of the slave trade and its legacy. While Wallace focuses on Britain, her work also speaks to questions of how the United States and other nations remember inglorious chapters from their past.
Categories: History

Postcolonial Studies Across the Disciplines

Postcolonial Studies Across the Disciplines

“Mainly Story-Telling and Play-Acting” — Theatricality and the Middle Passage in Barry Unsworth's Sacred Hunger CARL PLASA The most magnificent drama in the last thousand years of human history is the transportation of ten million human ...

Author: Jana Gohrisch

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401210027

Category: History

Page: 406

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Bringing together contributions from various disciplines and academic fields, this collection engages in interdisciplinary dialogue on postcolonial issues. Covering African, anglophone, Romance, and New-World themes, linguistic, literary, and cultural studies, and historiography, music, art history, and textile studies, the volume raises questions of (inter)disciplinarity, methodology, and entangled histories. The essays focus on the representation of slavery in the transatlantic world (the USA, Jamaica, Haiti, and the wider Caribbean, West Africa, and the UK). Drawing on a range of historical sources, material objects, and representations, they study Jamaican Creole, African masks, knitted objects, patchwork sculpture, newspapers, films, popular music, and literature of different genres from the Caribbean, West and South Africa, India, and Britain. At the same time, they reflect on theoretical problems such as intertextuality, intermediality, and cultural exchange, and explore intersections – postcolonial literature and transatlantic history; postcolonial and African-American studies; postcolonial literary and cultural studies. The final section keys in with the overall aim of challenging established disciplinary modes of knowledge production: exploring schools and universities as locations of postcolonial studies. Teachers investigate the possibilities and limits of their respective institutions and probe new ways of engaging with postcolonial concerns. With its integrative, interdisciplinary focus, this collection addresses readers interested in understanding how colonization and globalization have influenced societies and cultures around the world. Contributors: Anja Bandau, Sabine Broeck, Sarah Fekadu, Matthias Galler, Janou Glencross, Jana Gohrisch, Ellen Grünkemeier, Jessica Hemmings, Jan Hüsgen, Johannes Salim Ismaiel–Wendt, Ursula Kluwick, Henning Marquardt, Dennis Mischke, Timo Müller, Mala Pandurang, Carl Plasa, Elinor Jane Pohl, Brigitte Reinwald, Steffen Runkel, Andrea Sand, Cecile Sandten, Frank Schulze–Engler, Melanie Ulz, Reinhold Wandel, Tim Watson Jana Gohrisch and Ellen Grünkemeier are based in the English Department of Leibniz University, Hannover (Germany), where they research and lecture in British studies with a focus on (postcolonial) literatures and cultures.
Categories: History

Contemporary Historical Fiction Exceptionalism and Community

Contemporary Historical Fiction  Exceptionalism and Community

only thirteen essays analyzing Sacred Hunger in 2020. These essays agree on the novel's strengths, which combine an ambitiously broad focus with imaginative creation of character and event, all grounded in extensive, ...

Author: Susan Strehle

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030554668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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This book analyzes a significant group of contemporary historical fictions that represent damaging, even catastrophic times for people and communities; written “after the wreck,” they recall instructive pasts. The novels chronicle wars, slavery, racism, child abuse and genocide; they reveal damages that ensue when nations claim an exalted, exceptionalist identity and violate the human rights of their Others. In sympathy with the exiled, writers of these contemporary historical fictions create alternative communities on the state’s outer fringes. These fictive communities include where the state excludes; they foreground relations of debt and obligation to the group in place of individualism, competition and private property. Rather than assimilating members to a single identity with a unified set of views, the communities open multiple possibilities for belonging. Analyzing novels from Britain, Australia and the U.S., along with additional transnational examples, Susan Strehle explores the political vision animating some contemporary historical fictions.
Categories: Literary Criticism