Small Gods

. . 'Just because you can't explain it, doesn't mean it's a miracle.' In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: 'Hey, you!' This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034847

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'Just because you can't explain it, doesn't mean it's a miracle.' In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: 'Hey, you!' This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, shape and size can be pretty crucial to make one's presence felt. So it's certainly not helpful to be reduced to appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone's book. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast: for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please...

Worshipping Small Gods

Author: Richard Parks

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Short stories, American

Page: 251

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Small Gods

Small Gods leans into this ambiguity. As each chapter focuses on the work of an artist with a unique understanding of 'the drone', the book illuminates myriad facets of these entangled technological entities.

Author: Alex Quicho

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1789040051

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

View: 826

Small Gods deconstructs the mythology of the drone: as soothing sound, aerial spy, and killing machine. When we say 'drone technology,' we can mean the tanpura, a plucked-string instrument originating in 16th century India, or the Gorgon Stare, an aerial surveillance technology designed by the US military - and evoke competing notions of terror and transcendence. Small Gods leans into this ambiguity. As each chapter focuses on the work of an artist with a unique understanding of 'the drone', the book illuminates myriad facets of these entangled technological entities. Opening with William Basinki's first glimpse of the ash-clouds of 9/11 - which spawned both The Disintegration Loops and the drone-driven War on Terror - the narrative then zooms into the representational sleights of hand of British and American artists preoccupied with the West's stake in endless drone wars. Its midsection lands us in the doldrums: where Anne Imhof's Angst, Anna Mikkola's drone-watched runner, and Atef Abu Saif's drone war memoir find maddening safety in boredom, raising questions about the trade-offs between security and surveillance. In the final section, the narrative uncouples from earthly oppression - we're freed to explore future and spirit worlds with artists including Korakrit Arunanondchai, Lawrence Lek, and WangShui, all of whom use drone technology to envision a future beyond the burden of colonialism, racism, exclusion or, simply, representation. Empty metal becomes a vessel for escape, connection, or intention; a future-facing spirit, a ride into the afterlife, a god or a ghost.

In Search of Small Gods

Jim Harrison. JIM HARRISON In Search of Small Gods In Search of Small Gods
Also by Jim Harrison poetry. Front Cover.

Author: Jim Harrison

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 1619320894

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

View: 631

“Jim Harrison has probed the breadth of human appetites--for food and drink, for art, for sex, for violence and, most significantly, for the great twin engines of love and death. Perhaps no American writer better appreciates those myriad drives; since the publication of his first collection of poetry . . . Harrison has become their poet laureate.”--Salon.com In Jim Harrison’s new book of poems, birds and humans converse, biographies are fluid, and unknown gods flutter just out of sight. In terrains real and imagined--from remote canyons and anonymous thickets in the American West to secret basements in World War II Europe--Harrison calls his readers to live fully in a world where “Death steals everything except our stories.” In Search of Small Gods is an urgent and imaginative book--one filled with “the spore of the gods.” Maybe the problem is that I got involved with the wrong crowd of gods when I was seven. At first they weren’t harmful and only showed themselves as fish, birds, especially herons and loons, turtles, a bobcat and a small bear, but not deer and rabbits who only offered themselves as food. And maybe I spent too much time inside the water of lakes and rivers. Underwater seemed like the safest church I could go to . . . Jim Harrison is the author of thirty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including Legends of the Fall and Shape of the Journey. A long-time resident of Michigan, he now lives in Montana and Arizona.

Terry Pratchett s Narrative Worlds

This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett.

Author: Marion Rana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319672983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 298

This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.

In Search of Small Gods

Harrison, one of America's most celebrated writers, is considered "a renegade genius" for his poetry.

Author: Jim Harrison

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 1556593007

Category: Poetry

Page: 87

View: 332

Harrison, one of America's most celebrated writers, is considered "a renegade genius" for his poetry.

Small Gods of Grief

Author: Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Publisher: Boa Editions

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 81

View: 628

The Isabella Gardner Poetry Award winner for 2001.

In the Pockets of Small Gods

Anis Mojgani's In the Pockets of Small Gods explores what we do with grief, long after the initial sadness has faded from our daily lives: how we learn to carry it without holding it, how our joy and our pain touch, and at times need one ...

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912918

Category: Poetry

Page: 200

View: 218

A beautiful exploration of grief by one of the top selling poets in America. Anis Mojgani's In the Pockets of Small Gods explores what we do with grief, long after the initial sadness has faded from our daily lives: how we learn to carry it without holding it, how our joy and our pain touch, and at times need one another. His latest collection of poetry touches on many kinds of sorrow, from the suicide of a best friend to a broken marriage to the current political climate. Mojgani swings between the surreal imagery and direct vulnerability he is known for, all while giving the poems a direct frankness, softening whatever the weight may be. A book of leaves and petals as opposed to a book of stones, In the Pockets of Small Gods encapsulates the human experience in a way that is both deeply personal and astoundingly universal.

Small Gods

In exquisitely mysterious prose poems ranging from epistles to proofs, Small Gods meditates on deeply human questions of faith, creating an inward, almost timeless landscape that widens outward from the familial and the existential and that ...

Author: Matthew Minicucci

Publisher: Green Rose Prize

ISBN: 9781936970476

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

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Fairies Demons and Nature Spirits

This book examines the fairies, demons, and nature spirits haunting the margins of Christendom from late-antique Egypt to early modern Scotland to contemporary Amazonia.

Author: Michael Ostling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113758520X

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 303

This book examines the fairies, demons, and nature spirits haunting the margins of Christendom from late-antique Egypt to early modern Scotland to contemporary Amazonia. Contributions from anthropologists, folklorists, historians and religionists explore Christian strategies of encompassment and marginalization, and the ‘small gods’ undisciplined tendency to evade such efforts at exorcism. Lurking in forest or fairy-mound, chuckling in dark corners of the home or of the demoniac’s body, the small gods both define and disturb the borders of a religion that is endlessly syncretistic and in endless, active denial of its own syncretism. The book will be of interest to students of folklore, indigenous Christianity, the history of science, and comparative religion.

The Little Tin Gods on wheels

MISS JACQUEMINOT . Patience , my dear ! To - night we have to smile , But on
the morrow at the sewing - circle We ' ll put a head on this small God - on -
Wheels ; We ' ll pick him into little bits of pieces , And tear his wretched character
to rags ...

Author: Robert Grant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Boston (Mass.)

Page: 32

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The Little Tin Gods on wheels Or Society in Our Modern Athens

MISS JACQUEMINOT . Patience , my dear ! To - night we have to smile , But on
the morrow at the sewing - circle We'll put a head on this small God - on - Wheels
; We ' ll pick him into little bits of pieces , And tear his wretched character to rags .

Author: Robert Grant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Boston (Mass.)

Page: 32

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The Small Gods of Participation

Author: Arne Musch

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789036516556

Category: Economic development projects

Page: 217

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When Shadows Fall

A hundred hundred seasons have turned since the Goddess banished the Small Gods to the sky, leaving the land to mankind alone.For Prince Teryk, life behind the castle walls is boring and uneventful until he stumbles upon an arcane scroll in ...

Author: Bruce Blake

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781927687109

Category:

Page: 412

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A hundred hundred seasons have turned since the Goddess banished the Small Gods to the sky, leaving the land to mankind alone. For Prince Teryk, life behind the castle walls is boring and uneventful until he stumbles upon an arcane scroll in a long-forgotten chamber. The parchment speaks of Small Gods, the fall of man, and the kingdom's savior-the firstborn child of the rightful king. It's his opportunity to prove himself to his father, the king, and assure his place in history. All he needs to do is find the man from across the sea-a man who can't possibly exist-and save mankind. But ancient magic has been put in motion by a mysterious cult determined to see the Small Gods reborn. Powerful forces clash, uncaring for the lives of mortals in their struggle to prevent the return of the banished ones, or aid in their rebirth. Named in a prophecy or not, what chance does a cocky prince who barely understands the task laid before him stand in a battle with the gods?

Small Gods n Garbage

Iambia is a world parallel to our own made except it is made from recycled rubbish left over from the Big Bang by a rebellious young god still wearing 'L' plates.

Author: Ivy Blyth

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781438932873

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 739

Iambia is a world parallel to our own made except it is made from recycled rubbish left over from the Big Bang by a rebellious young god still wearing 'L' plates. He only manages a flat square shift shaping world. When it becomes round, guess what? There's a problem with the garbage that the inhabitants usually tipped over the Edges. Men with their eyes on the profit to be made from them invent coloured wheelie bins. But the poor taxpayer eventually finds a very good use for them... Add to the mix a dysfunctional family with a teenager equally as rebellious as the young god.

Small Gods of Summer

Author: Gregory LeStage

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781936482399

Category: American poetry

Page: 72

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Small Gods epub kf8

Author: Terry PRATCHETT

Publisher: CCV Digital

ISBN: 9781473556713

Category:

Page: 128

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The Story of the South Seas

One in particular - Aa , * the national god of Rurutu - excited much interest , for
besides being covered with little gods outside , it was found that he had a door in
his back ; and on opening this door , twenty - four small gods were taken from the
 ...

Author: George Cousins

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 211

View: 699


When Ravens Call

Blood has been spilled on the altar of the Evenstar.

Author: Bruce Blake

Publisher: Best Bitts Productions

ISBN: 9781927687239

Category:

Page: 294

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Blood has been spilled on the altar of the Evenstar. As the prophecy forewarns, the return of the banished is nigh.The forgotten scroll spoke of unbelievable things: A man from across the sea, a barren mother, a living statue, and the return of the Small Gods. Unbelievable, and yet the pieces for the second coming of the Small Gods are drawn together by fate's hand, destined to bring evil back to the world.Those who would stop them are spread far and wide without hope of coming together, leaving them no chance of fulfilling their destines. Captured, threatened, fleeing...the sister, the firstborn, the Mother can all only pray to escape with their lives.If they die, what hope is there for a kingdom?

The Gods and Religions of Ancient and Modern Times

The ancient Egyptians , or pagan Greeks , had these saints , or rather minor gods
, in all places , public and private , in all sizes , from a vest pocket specimen for
travelers ' use to the immense colossus of brass or stone , or wood inlaid with ...

Author: De Robigne Mortimer Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mythology

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