If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is "a person who talks when you wish him to listen," and happiness is "an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another." This is the most comprehensive, authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce’s satiric masterpiece. It renders obsolete all other versions that have appeared in the book’s ninety-year history. A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe, for Bierce targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine forth. This new edition is based on David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi’s exhaustive investigation into the book’s writing and publishing history. All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries. Definitions dropped from previous editions have been restored while nearly two hundred wrongly attributed to Bierce have been excised. For dedicated Bierce readers, an introduction and notes are also included. Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.
The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD) is the single major reference work on the gods, angels, demons, spirits, and semidivine heroes whose names occur in the biblical books. Book jacket.
To defeat your enemy, know his strategies. Your ultimate guide to understanding dark spirits and supernatural manifestations. The word occult means "secret." God commands us not to be ignorant of the wiles of the enemy and how he works. After twenty years of teaching about spiritual warfare and demonology, Kimberly Daniels brings you the secrets of the enemy's camp in this comprehensive study. Revised with brand-new insights on biblical names for the devil and demons, this in-depth glossary and study guide includes terminology, explanations, testimonies, and examples of occult activity and cultic culture. With hundreds of verses from the Bible, The Demon Dictionary will do the following: Build your spiritual vocabulary Equip you with ammunition and weapons for spiritual warfare Increase your knowledge of cultic and demonic words, names, places, and things Bring light to areas of your life that the enemy wants to remain dark This book will help you understand the various words in the occultic culture so that you can have a better understanding of what your fighting against.
From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia; from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, this dictionary is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world and across time. Fully cross-referenced and with over 100 illustrations, it also features two appendices listing the functions and attributes shared by these deities and demons. Covering over 1800 of the most important gods and demons from around the world, this is the essential resource for anyone interested in comparative religion and the mythology of the ancient and contemporary worlds.
As she settles into her role as the neighborhood boss, Shamiko wants to know more about magical girls, demons, and the town itself. But while she struggles to bring up the topic to Momo, Ogura-san is suddenly launched into another dimension!
With more than 200 additional entries, the revised and expanded second edition of one the world's most important books on demonology is now available in paperback. Ever since the publication of the original book more than ten years ago, author M. Belanger has been collecting material for this expanded edition. Filled with additional new articles, spirits, demons, appendices, and art, the bestsellingDictionary of Demonsis now an even more comprehensive resource. You will discover an expanded introduction, extended articles, an update to the Decans of the Zodiac, additional entries, and dozens of new illustrations. The Dictionary of Demons: Revised and Expandedincludes more than 1,700 demons as well as short articles on demonology and a wealth of illustrations, making it one of the most valuable reference works in the field. Previous editions: First Edition (Out of Print): 9780738723068 Second Edition Limited-Edition Hardcover: 9780738765365
People are so strange... They keep remembering things that they should forget and forgetting things they should remember. They spend one-third of their lifetime sleeping and don't bother to understand it. This story is about a girl who travels to the 3rd layer of her twin brother's dream to wake him up and face reality.
Ambrose Bierce was born in 1842 and mysteriously disappeared in 1914. During his lifetime, he was a controversial and prolific writer, and there is a growing interest in his work. His experiences as a Union soldier during the Civil War provided him with material for some of the best American war literature ever written. In addition to his war stories, he wrote tales of the supernatural and a vast body of newspaper columns, which are among the most venomous and daring ever published. This reference is a guide to his life and writings. Along with a chronology, the volume includes several hundred alphabetically arranged entries on Bierce's major works and characters and on historical persons and writers who figured prominently in his life. Many of the entries supply bibliographic information, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.
"The binding thread throughout this edited collection of Ambrose Bierce's letters is the argument that Bierce has too often vilified as a cynical misanthrope. Joshi and Schultz believe that Bierce's human side has been ignored by scholars, and they work here to rectify this oversight. The importance of this collection is underscored by the fact that no collection of Bierce's letters has been published since 1922. This selection represents a sampling of nearly one-half million words of Bierce's correspondence, which Joshi and Schultz are the first to gather and transcribe." "The letters reveal many sides of Bierce that he deliberately concealed in his literary work: the caring father who keenly felt the deaths of his two sons and took constant interest in the welfare of his only daughter; the literary giant of San Francisco who gathered around him a substantial cadre of disciples whose work he encouraged and meticulously criticized; the vigorous castigator of chicanery, hypocrisy, and injustice wherever he saw it; and the author of coyly flirtatious letters to a number of female correspondents. For the first time, a well-rounded picture of Bierce the man and writer emerges in his own words. The volume ends chillingly with Bierce's last surviving letter, written from Chihuahua, Mexico, on December 26, 1913, which concludes: "As for me, I leave here tomorrow for an unknown destination." Bierce was never heard from again." "The letters have been scrupulously edited from manuscript sources and exhaustively annotated to elucidate obscure historical, literary, and other references."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the reader to draw cross-cultural comparisons. The Dictionary will be an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in comparative religion or the diversity of religious views throughout the world.