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Golem Girl

Golem Girl
A Memoir

by Riva Lehrer

  • Publisher : One World
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1984820311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies “Golem Girl is luminous; a profound portrait of the artist as a young—and mature—woman; an unflinching social history of disability over the last six decades; and a hymn to life, love, family, and spirit.”—David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? Can we envision a world that sees impossible creatures? In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive. Her parents and doctors are determined to "fix" her, sending the message over and over again that she is broken. That she will never have a job, a romantic relationship, or an independent life. Enduring countless medical interventions, Riva tries her best to be a good girl and a good patient in the quest to be cured. Everything changes when, as an adult, Riva is invited to join a group of artists, writers, and performers who are building Disability Culture. Their work is daring, edgy, funny, and dark—it rejects tropes that define disabled people as pathetic, frightening, or worthless. They insist that disability is an opportunity for creativity and resistance. Emboldened, Riva asks if she can paint their portraits—inventing an intimate and collaborative process that will transform the way she sees herself, others, and the world. Each portrait story begins to transform the myths she’s been told her whole life about her body, her sexuality, and other measures of normal. Written with the vivid, cinematic prose of a visual artist, and the love and playfulness that defines all of Riva's work, Golem Girl is an extraordinary story of tenacity and creativity. With the author's magnificent portraits featured throughout, this memoir invites us to stretch ourselves toward a world where bodies flow between all possible forms of what it is to be human. “Not your typical memoir about ‘what it’s like to be disabled in a non-disabled world’ . . . Lehrer tells her stories about becoming the monster she was always meant to be: glorious, defiant, unbound, and voracious. Read it!”—Alice Wong, founder and director, Disability Visibility Project

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl
A Short Story

by Mike Mignola,Christopher Golden

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2012-02-28
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1466807911
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. In Joe Golem and the Copper Girl, hard-nosed private detective Joe Golem and his employer are faced with one of their strangest cases yet. When a young mother named Rachael Blum arrives on their doorstep, frantic about the bizarre changes in her daughter's appearance and the terrible dreams plaguing the girl, it's up to Joe to separate nightmare from reality. But Joe Golem knows better than anyone that sometimes, the two are one and the same.

The Golem and the Dragon Girl

The Golem and the Dragon Girl
A Book

by Sonia Levitin

  • Publisher : Fawcett
  • Release : 1994-07-31
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780449704417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Jonathan's family buys Laurel's house, the Jewish boy and Chinese American girl gradually become friends as they deal with ancestral spirits and changing family relationships.

The Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague

The Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague
A Book

by Yehudah Yudl Rozenberg

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780300134728
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of interrelated stories about a sixteenth-century Prague rabbi and the golem he created became an immediate bestseller upon its publication in 1909. So widely popular and influential was Yudl Rosenberg's book, it is no exaggeration to claim that the author transformed the centuries-old understanding of the creature of clay and single-handedly created the myth of the golem as protector of the Jewish people during times of persecution. In addition to translating Rosenberg's classic golem story into English for the first time, Curt Leviant also offers an introduction in which he sets Rosenberg's writing in historical context and discusses the golem legend before and after Rosenberg's contributions. Generous annotations are provided for the curious reader. The book is full of adventures, surprises, romance, suspense, mysticism, Jewish pride, and storytelling at its best. The Chief Rabbi of Prague, known as the Maharal, brings the golem Yossele to life to help the Jews fight false accusations of ritual murder-the infamous blood libel. More human, more capable, and more reliable as a protector than any golem imagined before, Rosenberg's Golem irrevocably changed one of the most widely influential icons of Jewish folklore.

Golem in the Gears

Golem in the Gears
A Book

by Piers Anthony

  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2002-03-26
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0345454383
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A golem to the rescue! Grundy Golem was the size of an inconsequence, and nobody had any respect for him—including Grundy! To prove himself, he volunteered to ride the Monster Under the Bed to the Ivory Tower to find little Ivy’s long-lost dragon, Stanley Steamer. After many adventures, he reached the Tower, to learn that the evil Sea Hag kept lovely Rapunzel imprisoned there, her body destined to be used to maintain the witch’s immortality. Grundy managed to free the damsel, and they fled together. As the descendant of Jordan the Barbarian and Bluebell Elf, Rapunzel could become any size, even that of any Golem’s dreamgirl. But Grundy knew she was surely fated for someone better than he. Besides, the Sea Hag still pursued them to destroy him and get her back. And he still hadn’t found Stanley Steamer.

The Nosferatu Story

The Nosferatu Story
The Seminal Horror Film, Its Predecessors and Its Enduring Legacy

by Rolf Giesen

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2019-03-04
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 1476635331
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Director F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, made in 1921, right after the devastating Spanish Flu pandemic, has become the ultimate cult classic among horror film buffs around the world. For years there was much speculation about the production background, the filmmakers, and their star, the German actor Max Schreck. This book tells the complete story drawing on rare sources. This book tells the complete story, drawing on rare sources. The trail leads to a group of occultists with a plan to establish a leading film company that would produce a momentous series of horror movies. Along the way, the author touches upon other classic German fantasy silents, such as The Golem, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Metropolis.

The Golem, how He Came Into the World

The Golem, how He Came Into the World
A Book

by Maya Barzilai

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 1640140301
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides an aesthetic and historical overview of and new critical insights into Paul Wegener's great 1920 film, recognized at the time as a breakthrough in German cinema.

The Golem of Hollywood

The Golem of Hollywood
A Book

by Jonathan Kellerman,Jesse Kellerman

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-09-16
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 110159716X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Alex Delaware novels and the award-winning #1 international bestselling author of The Genius combine their extraordinary talents for one of the most unusual—and unnerving—thrillers of the year. Detective Jacob Lev has awakened dazed and confused: it appears he picked up a woman the night before, but can’t remember anything about it. And then suddenly, she’s gone. Not long after, he’s dispatched to a murder scene in a house in the Hollywood hills. There is no body, only a head. And seared into a kitchen counter is a message: the Hebrew word for justice. Lev is about to embark on an odyssey—through Los Angeles, London, and Prague, through the labyrinthine mysteries of a grotesque ancient legend, and most of all, through himself. All that he has believed to be true will be upended. And not only his world, but the world itself, will be changed.

Joe Golem and the Drowning City

Joe Golem and the Drowning City
A Book

by Mike Mignola,Christopher Golden

  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1595829717
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After a séance gone horribly wrong, strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits abduct the aging psychic Orlov the Conjuror, sending his young assistant Molly McHugh racing through the canals of a submerged Manhattan. As Molly flees her captors through a sunken city full of scavengers, her one hope comes in the form of two strange men: Simon Church, a Victorian-era detective kept alive by clockwork gears and magic, and his assistant, Joe, whose mysterious past is hinted at in dreams of stone and witches. This deluxe, limited-edition, slipcased hardcover edition of Mignola and Golden's Joe Golem features multiple illustrations by Hellboy artist Mike Mignola plus a signature plate signed by the creators.

The Believer

The Believer
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Golem

The Golem
A Book

by Gustav Meyrink

  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release : 2010-10-25
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1907650083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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classic novel of Kaballah & legend, tr M Mitchell

The Gryphon Taint

The Gryphon Taint
A Book

by K. M. Frontain

  • Publisher : Thinkharder Press
  • Release : 2006-03
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1411649125
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What does a monster with an angel's soul do when a prince comes along to steal his girl? He wants to kill him, of course. When the Gods meddle in the lives of mortals, personal disaster is assured, and disaster is coming for golem, girl and prince. ***** The Gryphon Taint was written to be a nice big read, with romance, with adventure, with trouble, and lots of all three. There is an angel whose soul was rent from his divine body a hundred years earlier, but who is now trapped in the hulking shell of a creature of sticks and mud. There is a girl, born hideously ugly, who may have elvish blood and in whom the Gods have taken a strange interest. And there is a prince whose bloodline boasts a link to a mythical heritage. If so, the girl shares it, for she is his distant cousin through a bastard line. ***** In the land of Ulmenir, where kings boast the blood of gryphons, some things aren't quite as they seem.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
A Book

by Catherynne M. Valente

  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release : 2011-05-10
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781429923132
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn't . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday. With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when author Catherynne M. Valente first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction title for 2011.

Golem

Golem
Modern Wars and Their Monsters

by Maya Barzilai

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2020-04-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 147984845X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Jewish Literature and Linguistics Honorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by AAJR A monster tour of the Golem narrative across various cultural and historical landscapes In the 1910s and 1920s, a “golem cult” swept across Europe and the U.S., later surfacing in Israel. Why did this story of a powerful clay monster molded and animated by a rabbi to protect his community become so popular and pervasive? The golem has appeared in a remarkable range of popular media: from the Yiddish theater to American comic books, from German silent film to Quentin Tarantino movies. This book showcases how the golem was remolded, throughout the war-torn twentieth century, as a muscular protector, injured combatant, and even murderous avenger. This evolution of the golem narrative is made comprehensible by, and also helps us to better understand, one of the defining aspects of the last one hundred years: mass warfare and its ancillary technologies. In the twentieth century the golem became a figure of war. It represented the chaos of warfare, the automation of war technologies, and the devastation wrought upon soldiers’ bodies and psyches. Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters draws on some of the most popular and significant renditions of this story in order to unravel the paradoxical coincidence of wartime destruction and the fantasy of artificial creation. Due to its aggressive and rebellious sides, the golem became a means for reflection about how technological progress has altered human lives, as well as an avenue for experimentation with the media and art forms capable of expressing the monstrosity of war. New Books Network interview with Maya Barzilai on Golem

The Limehouse Golem

The Limehouse Golem
A Novel

by Peter Ackroyd

  • Publisher : Nan A. Talese
  • Release : 2012-03-14
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 0307816230
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now a major motion picture A literary star returns with an addictive tale of murder in Victorian London. Peter Ackroyd is "our most exciting and original writer... one of the few English writers of his generation who will be read in a hundred years' time." -- The Sunday Times (London) Without a doubt, Peter Ackroyd's breakout book. It has all the erudition and literary brilliance we expect of Ackroyd, yet it is as vivid, scary, and spellbinding as the best of Edgar Allan Poe. The year is 1880, the setting London's poor and dangerous Limehouse district, home to immigrants and criminals. A series of brutal murders has occurred, and, as Ackroyd leads us down London's dark streets, the sense of time and place becomes overwhelmingly immediate and real. We experience the sights and sounds of the English music halls, smell the smells of London slums, hear the hooves of horses on the cobblestone streets, and attend the trial of Elizabeth Cree, a woman accused of poisoning her husband but who may be the one person who knows the truth about the murders. The wonderfully rhythmic shifting of focus from trial to back alleys, where we come upon George Gissing, author of New Grub Street, and even Karl Marx, gives the story a tremendous depth and resonance beyond its page-turning thriller plot. Peter Ackroyd has once again confirmed his place as one of the great writers of our time. Previously published as The Trial Of Elizabeth Cree.

The Horror Film

The Horror Film
A Book

by Stephen Prince

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780813533636
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focusing on recent postmodern examples, this is a collection of essays reviewing the history of the horror film and the psychological reasons for its persistent appeal.

The Golem Returns

The Golem Returns
From German Romantic Literature to Global Jewish Culture, 1808-2008

by Cathy S. Gelbin

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0472117599
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exploring the role of the golem in the formation of modern Jewish culture

The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen (Light Novel) Vol. 2

The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen (Light Novel) Vol. 2
A Book

by Northcarolina

  • Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Release : 2020-11-26
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1648270573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fleeing their dark fate, Nemaki and his faithful partner Goltarou have at least reached human civilization. However, Nemaki's search for answers is soon interrupted by his desire to help his fellow man. When he rescues an indebted shopkeeper, he makes himself the target of a criminal organization--and it's up to Goltarou to protect him from revenge.

Golem in My Glovebox

Golem in My Glovebox
A Book

by R.L. Naquin

  • Publisher : Carina Press
  • Release : 2014-04-21
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1426898169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Monster Haven Story, book four In her role as Aegis, Zoey Donovan has rescued and cared for hundreds of monsters and mythical creatures. Now humans are the ones in need of her help. Someone with a personal vendetta against the Board of Hidden Affairs has kidnapped all the other Aegises in the country—including Zoey's mother. With the Hidden government in shambles and a string of deadly clues to follow, Zoey and her reaper boyfriend set out on a cross-country chase to stop the kidnapper from killing the captured Aegises. Along the way, they pick up a miniature golem who's on a quest to find his humanity…and may be the key to solving the grisly clues. If Zoey succeeds in defeating this new evil, she'll finally be reunited with the mother she lost over twenty years ago. But if she fails, she'll become the final victim. Don't Miss Monster in My Closet, Pooka in My Pantry, and Fairies in My Fireplace, available now! 80,000 words

The Golem of Justice

The Golem of Justice
A Book

by Robert Collins

  • Publisher : Robert Collins
  • Release : 2021-07-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jilla used to be known as a woman who bested men in duels. Now she travels the world, searching for wealth to steal, women (and men) to love, and the odd danger (magical or not) to overcome. This collection contains eight tales of Jilla the Rogue, in which she deals with animated golems, magical spears, and a kidnapped priestess.