The Madman s Library

This is a madman’s library of eccentric and extraordinary volumes from around the world, many of which have been completely forgotten.

Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471166929

Category: History

Page: 256

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* BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK * 'Anybody who loves the printed word will be bowled over by this amusing, erudite, beautiful book about books. It is in every way a triumph. One of the loveliest books to have been published for many, many years' Alexander McCall Smith 'Quite simply the best gift for any book lover this year, or perhaps ever' Lucy Atkins, Sunday Times Literary Book of the Year 'An utterly joyous journey into the deepest eccentricities of the human mind… The most cheering, fascinating book I’ve read for ages' Guardian From the author of the critically acclaimed and globally successful The Phantom Atlas, The Golden Atlas and The Sky Atlas comes a stunning new work. The Madman’s Library is a unique, beautifully illustrated journey through the entire history of literature, delving into its darkest territories to hunt down the very strangest books ever written, and uncover the fascinating stories behind their creation. This is a madman’s library of eccentric and extraordinary volumes from around the world, many of which have been completely forgotten. Books written in blood and books that kill, books of the insane and books that hoaxed the globe, books invisible to the naked eye and books so long they could destroy the Universe, books worn into battle, books of code and cypher whose secrets remain undiscovered… and a few others that are just plain weird. From the 605-page Qur'an written in the blood of Saddam Hussein, through the gorgeously decorated 15th-century lawsuit filed by the Devil against Jesus, to the lost art of binding books with human skin, every strand of strangeness imaginable (and many inconceivable) has been unearthed and bound together for a unique and richly illustrated collection ideal for every book-lover.

The Madman s Library

"Originally published in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2020"--Colophon.

Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781797207308

Category:

Page: 256

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Do you know how big the biggest book in the world is? Have you ever heard of books made out of knots? What about a book written in human blood? Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of utterly bizarre book history in THE MADMAN'S LIBRARY. THE MADMAN'S LIBRARY is a beautifully illustrated journey through the fascinating and arcane territories of literature, hunting down the strangest books ever written and revealing the stories behind their creation. This eccentric and extraordinary collection features books that hoaxed the world, books invisible to the eye, books that tower over the reader, ancient spell books, books bound in human skin, books of code and cypher whose secrets remain undiscovered . . . and others that are almost too bizarre for words. Every strand of strangeness imaginable has been unearthed and bound together to please the curious book-lover. Following in the footsteps of the author's celebrated THE PHANTOM ATLAS and THE SKY ATLAS, this eccentric collection will take you on a vivid journey through the unknown crevices of literature to examine the most unusual books ever created.

Madman Library Edition Volume 1

Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes The Madman comics universe begins here - with over 600 pages drawn by legendary ... This Madman universe omnibus library edition series collects all of Allred's award - winning Madman universe ...

Author: Michael Allred

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506722466

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 688

View: 148

The Madman comics universe begins here--with over 600 pages drawn by legendary comics creator Michael Allred! For the first time, Madman's debut series is presented in color for the ultimate surreal superhero reading experience in a digital format. From Madman's first appearance through his mysterious origins to his adventures throughout time, space, and pop-art absurdity; follow Frank Einstein's superhero alter ego Madman as he adventures through Snap City and encounters many zany and timeless characters and villains in this true homage to superhero fiction, metaphysical philosophy, 1950s science fiction films, rock and roll pop music, and much more in this truely humorous and heartfelt comic book classic! This six-volume Madman universe omnibus library edition series collects all of Allred's award-winning Madman universe (a.k.a. the "Madmaniverse") stories in selected reading order for the ultimate Madman fan! This 680-page volume collects Madman’s adventures from 1990 to 1996, reprinting “For the Record,” Madman (original series) 1–3, Madman Adventures 1–3, and Madman Comics 1–10, Mike Allred’s never-before-published first foray comics called THEY!, and featuring bonus pinups and art by some of comics’ greatest talent like Frank Miller, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Frank Frazetta, Emily Carroll, and more!

Madman Library Edition Volume 2

00 SHOW US THIS MADMAN , YOU SCAVENGER ! LOOK AT THIS PLACE ! HOW MANY OBJECTS HAVE YOU SOLO ? SPACE ORBITESTOR ..MUST REFER TO THE BADGER . MAYBE HE CAN HELP US . BUT HOW YOU GONNA GIT HIM FROM HUNNEROS OF YEARS AGO ? OH , SO ?

Author: Michael Allred

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506722474

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 576

View: 303

The Madman comics universe begins here--with over 600 pages drawn by legendary comics creator Michael Allred! For the first time, Madman's debut series is presented in color for the ultimate surreal superhero reading experience in a digital format. Volume Two collects many of Mike Allred's popular Madman Comics stories including numerous Madman spinoffs and crossovers featuring the Superman/Madman crossover and the Powers/Madman one-shot written By Brian Michael Bendis and drawn By Michel Avon Oeming. This six-volume Madman universe omnibus library edition series collects all of Allred's award-winning Madman universe (a.k.a. the "Madmaniverse") stories in selected reading order for the ultimate Madman fan! Collects MADMAN COMICS 11-20, SUPERMAN/MADMAN Hullabaloo, NEXUS MEETS MADMAN, MADMAN JAM, MADMAN KING-SIZE Super Groovy Special!, WHO KILLED MADMAN? (POWERS crossover), MADMAN All-New, Giant-Size Super Ginchy Special!, MADMAN Monster!, and "MADMAN Detour to Armenia".

Madman Library Edition Volume 1

From Madman's first appearance through his mysterious origins to his adventures throughout time, space, and pop-art absurdity; follow Frank Einstein's superhero alter ego Madman as he adventures through Snap City and encounters many zany ...

Author: Michael Allred

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 150672244X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 680

View: 164

v. 1: "Collects 'For the record,' Madman (original series) 1-3, Madman adventures 1-3, Madman comics 1-10, and the previously unpublished They! 1-3"--Copyright pag

The Madman s Gallery

The stories behind some of the most unusual and remarkable artworks from around the world, beautifully illustrated throughout

Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781398503571

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 373

The stories behind some of the most unusual and remarkable artworks from around the world, beautifully illustrated throughout

The Madman s Middle Way

Among English-language works, I consulted Irmgard Mengele, dGe-'dun-chos-'phel: A Biography of the 20th Century Tibetan Scholar (Dharamsala, India: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1999); K. Dhondup, “Gedun Chophel: The Man Behind ...

Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226493172

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entry into Lhasa by British troops in 1904 and by Chinese troops in 1951. Recognized as an incarnate lama while he was a child, Gendun Chopel excelled in the traditional monastic curriculum and went on to become expert in fields as diverse as philosophy, history, linguistics, geography, and tantric Buddhism. Near the end of his life, before he was persecuted and imprisoned by the government of the young Dalai Lama, he would dictate the Adornment for Nagarjuna’s Thought, a work on Madhyamaka, or “Middle Way,” philosophy. It sparked controversy immediately upon its publication and continues to do so today. The Madman’s Middle Way presents the first English translation of this major Tibetan Buddhist work, accompanied by an essay on Gendun Chopel’s life liberally interspersed with passages from his writings. Donald S. Lopez Jr. also provides a commentary that sheds light on the doctrinal context of the Adornment and summarizes its key arguments. Ultimately, Lopez examines the long-standing debate over whether Gendun Chopel in fact is the author of the Adornment; the heated critical response to the work by Tibetan monks of the Dalai Lama’s sect; and what the Adornment tells us about Tibetan Buddhism’s encounter with modernity. The result is an insightful glimpse into a provocative and enigmatic workthatwill be of great interest to anyone seriously interested in Buddhism or Asian religions.

Against the Apocalypse

He dropped his ambitious plans for a Madman's Library and abandoned his crazy narrator for being too bleak , too negative , and too " modern . 236 Meanwhile , the devil's work proceeded brilliantly , transforming Russian society into a ...

Author: David G. Roskies

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815606154

Category: History

Page: 388

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This text documents a virtually unknown chapter in the history of the refusal of Jews throughout the ages to surrender. The author employs wide-ranging scholarship to the Holocaust and the memories associated with it, in affirmation of both continuities and violent endings.

The Devil s Atlas

An Explorer's Guide to Heavens, Hells and Afterworlds Edward Brooke-Hitching. More from the Author The Madman's Gallery The Madman's Library The Sky Atlas The Golden Atlas The Phantom Atlas Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other...

Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1398503568

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 445

'Very beautiful and illuminating' Mariella Frostrup Edward Brooke-Hitching, author of the international bestseller The Phantom Atlas delivers an atlas unlike any other. The Devil’s Atlas is an illustrated guide to the heavens, hells and lands of the dead as imagined throughout history by cultures and religions around the world. Packed with colourful maps, paintings and captivating stories, the reader is taken on a compelling tour of the geography, history and supernatural populations of the afterworlds of cultures around the globe. Whether it’s the thirteen heavens of the Aztecs, the Chinese Taoist netherworld of ‘hungry ghosts’, or the ‘Hell of the Flaming Rooster’ of Japanese Buddhist mythology (in which sinners are tormented by an enormous fire-breathing cockerel), The Devil’s Atlas gathers together a wonderful variety of beliefs and representations of life after death. These afterworlds are illustrated with an unprecedented collection of images, ranging from the marvellous ‘infernal cartography’ of the European Renaissance artists attempting to map the structured Hell described by Dante and the decorative Islamic depictions of Paradise to the various efforts to map the Garden of Eden and the spiritual vision paintings of nineteenth-century mediums. The Devil’s Atlas accompanies beautiful images with a highly readable trove of surprising facts and narratives, from the more inventive torture methods awaiting sinners, to colourful eccentric catalogues of demons, angels and assorted death deities. A traveller’s guide to worlds unseen, The Devil’s Atlas is a fascinating study of the boundless capacity of human invention, a visual chronicle of man’s hopes, fears and fantasies of what lies beyond.

Pages Co The Book Smugglers

Thank you to Edward Brooke-Hitching for your book, The Madman's Library, which is where I read about the real-life ... Thank you to every bookseller and librarian who has recommended Pages & Co. to young (and not so young) readers; ...

Author: Anna James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593327217

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 569

"Mr. Lemoncello would love to go bookwandering at Pages and Co. If you love books, you're going to LOVE this book!"--Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mr. Lemoncello series The fourth magical adventure in the nationally bestselling Pages & Co. series, starring Milo, the book smuggler. Perfect for fans of Inkheart and The Land of Stories. Since he was six years old, Milo has lived on board the Sesquipedalian, or “Quip,” a magical train that uses the power of imagination to travel through both stories and the real world. Aboard the Quip, Milo lives and works with his uncle, Horatio, a book smuggler who trades in rare books. When Horatio takes on a dangerous new job, he needs the help of Tilly Pages, a uniquely gifted bookwanderer. But when Tilly’s grandfather and Horatio are poisoned by a mysterious copy of The Wizard of Oz and fall into a deep sleep, Milo and Tilly find themselves racing against time to save them. The friends must journey to the Emerald City with Dorothy, and eventually to Venice, Italy, to find out who is behind these strange poisonings. Praise for Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers: A USA Today Bestseller! A Barnes & Noble Book of the Month! A Fall 2019 Kids' Indie Next List Pick! "A loving testament to the powerful magic of books and imagination." --Kirkus Reviews "An affectionate ode to books and book lovers." --Publishers Weekly "A thrilling, inventive, book-lover's delight."--Matt Haig, author of The Midnight Library "Delightful! A Joy of a book."--Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars