On Macabre Lines

A collection of short fictional railway mystery stories.

Author: Phil Mathison


ISBN: 0956299423

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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A collection of short fictional railway mystery stories. In Britain, in the land of their birth, railways hold a special place in the heart of the nation. The supernatural, the ghostly, and all things macabre have always excited and intrigued the mind. Together, these two topics, railways and the unexplained, exert a mysterious fascination. Here, you will find tales of murder, ghosts, demons and of hauntings played out against the backdrop of the steel rail, the whiff of steam and the clang of buffers.


It is also called middle rhyme, since it comes in the middle of lines. 35. The macabre element in drama was introduced by : (a) John Lyly (c) Ben Jonson (b) Marlow (d) John Webster Ans : (d) In works of art, macabre is the quality of ...




Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

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The Dance of Death and the Macabre Spirit in European Literature

The concluding fourteen lines of Latin are assigned to " Angelus " and " Doctor " . While “ la mort " is used in the text at times , the titles for the dead are most often “ le mort ” . This use of the term “ Macabre le docteur " serves ...

Author: Leonard Paul Kurtz

Publisher: Genève : Slatkine Reprints

ISBN: UOM:39015027246191

Category: Dance of death

Page: 301

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John Lydgate The Dance of Death and its model the French Danse Macabre

There is even uncertainty about the meaning of the term “macabre” or, more correctly, “macabré,” which is not helped by the ... e.g. in the opening lines that le mort addresses to the reader instead of to the Pope (lines 17–20).


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004442603

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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This book combines a scholarly edition of Lydgate’s Dance of Death and the French Danse Macabre poem, and discusses their wider context and historical circumstances of their creation, authorship and visualisation.

Encounters with American Culture

Gorey's curious little books combine macabre, unmistakable drawings with macabre, elusively familiar lines of verse. Like Hilaire Belloc, whose ironic Cautionary Verses relate the baroque deaths of naughty children, Gorey writes ...

Author: Peter Prescott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351311908

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Peter S. Prescott was one of the most informed and incisive American literary critics to write for the general public. Never content merely to summarize or to pronounce quick judgments, Prescott's reviews are witty and delightful essays to be enjoyed for their own sake as examples of civilized discourse. Whether he is exploring a well-known novelist's outlook and methods, or the peculiar deficiencies of a work of nonfiction, Prescott's grace, elegance, and insights make each piece proof that real criticism need not be pedantic, obscure, or interminably long. The focus in this second volume of Prescott's writings published by Transaction is on both fiction by American authors and on nonfiction reflecting our American unease. He casts an ironic eye on how we in this country think we live now; on what we are saying about ourselves in our fiction, our history, and our biography. Prescott considers some of our century's classic writers: Hemingway and Henry Miller; John Cheever and Thornton Wilder. He offers new insights regarding those who are still at work: Mailer, John Irving, Oates, Updike, Ozick, and Alice Walker. Some authors do not fare well. With his customary flair; Prescott explains why the reputations of Kurt Vonnegut and Barbara Tuchman, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and John Gardner, urgently need deflation. He includes essays on writers and books not generally noticed in collections of criticism: Stephen King, The Joy of Sex, fairy tales, science fiction, thrillers, books on survival and etiquette. Here is a critic with a personal voice and a sense of style. For essays published in this collection, Prescott received the most highly regarded prize in journalism: the rarely presented George Polk Award for Criticism. This is a chronicle of our contemporary American culture as revealed by its books, written with verve, intelligence, wisdom, and wit by a critic who's cruel only when appropriate. Encounters with American Culture is, quite simply, literary journalism at its urbane best.

The House Of Triblinkus

It is here , upon her steel bed - chamber , as Triblinkus looks corpse with strange and unnatural intent , that he remembers the macabre lines of something strange — composed just for her , his original thoughts of true and passionate ...

Author: Stephen Taylor

Publisher: Nightengale Press

ISBN: 097433488X

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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The murdered victim of an undertaker--known as "the abominable suitor"--speaks of her dread and anguish of having been murdered.

John Lydgate

... whilst the priest spoke cautionary or exhortatory lines , or else there would be regular dramatic performances with several speakers . * Some French ' clerk ' , possibly Jean Thomas , drew Lydgate's attention to this dance macabre ...

Author: Walter Franz Schirmer

Publisher: Univ of California Press



Page: 303

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The Origins and Development of the Danse Macabre

Il fait bon en toute saison , Penser a sa fin derreniere 59 Pour muer en mieux sa manniere 60 One of the Interpretations reads into the lines : " je li dois de mort treuage " and " Je fis de macabre la dance " an indication that after a ...

Author: Nicholas Letsou


ISBN: STANFORD:36105012233503

Category: Dance of death

Page: 146

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Mental Dis Order in Later Medieval Europe

(lines 297–298, “I am a royal officer, so how dare Death strike me?”). The pride of the king is evident in his lament “Helas, on peut veor & penser/Que vault orgueil, forche, lignage” (lines 75–76, “Alas, one can see and consider what ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004269743

Category: History

Page: 296

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Mental (Dis)order in the Late Middle Ages sketches the boundaries between mental, social and physical order and various states of disorder – unexpected mood swings, fury, melancholy, stress, insomnia, and demonic influence – and focuses on the interaction between lay and elite cultures.

How Music Came to the Ainchan People

The man clapped his hands, and the crabs stopped, then separated, forming lines on either side of the narrow steps, ... Shangodoon ascended warily past the two macabre lines of hard-carapaced creatures with their yard-wide embrace, ...

Author: Timothy Callender

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466963627

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

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This book can be read as a charming epic tale of how MUSIC was discovered by an ancient people, yet it is far more than that! It is also the story of an epic journey by the hero to find a way to overthrow a cruel dictator who was dominating his people with fierce cruelty. And yet it is far more than that! It is rich with descriptions of the nature of the elements of Earth, Water and Wind and how they metaphorically represent the elements of Music – Rhythm, Harmony and Melody. The discerning reader will discover great lessons depending on wherever he/she is on the journey to discover TRUTH. Entertaining! Fascinating! Creative, as well as being a book of knowledge."

New York Magazine

When she takes the potion, you see her wild, fearful imagination of death, which conjures up the vividly macabre lines of the play; then you see her courage, and also the reckless impetuousness that will lead her in the tomb scene to ...





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Playing Smart

The subsequent picture shows him surrounded by “unholy hussies” who “hover / like so many birds of prey,” and the final frame shows his tombstone (lines 17–18). This tongue-in- cheek fable warns that “the City's dance macabre / will ...

Author: Catherine Keyser

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813547862

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, Anita Loos, Lois Long, Jessie Fauset, Dawn Powell, Mary McCarthy, and others imagined New York as a place where they could claim professional status, define urban independence, and shrug off confining feminine roles. Their fiction raised questions about what it meant to be a woman in the public eye, how gender roles would change because men and women were working together, and how the growth of the magazine industry would affect women's relationships to their bodies and minds. Playing Smart celebrates their causes and careers and pays homage to their literary genius.

Bhrigu Mahesh

... faint blue lines adorning her neck after the fashion of macabre; beautiful in their symmetry and deadly in their design. Now that her skin had turned pearly white, the blue marks stood more distinct than before; a ghastly art that ...

Author: Nisha Singh

Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781643486635


Page: 386

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On his third adventure, Bhrigu Mahesh gets a visit from a famous builder called Govardhan Narayan, who is perplexed by his own house where he had lived for more than twenty years. It seems as if his kothi isn’t very accepting of tenants because as soon as the man puts it up for tenancy, mysterious events start to unfold. The old house is not at all fond of its new occupants and is forcing them to abandon it in sheer panic. When the fifth tenant hastily leaves the building, Mr. Narayan comes at the end of his wits and approaches Bhrigu Mahesh to solve this seemingly insoluble problem. Bhrigu accepts it at once but as soon as he begins to get to the heart of the mystery, his peace of mind is destroyed. This problem, it turns out, is not just a simple challenge but a puzzle which is going to shake the great detective’s faith in his own formidable talent and make him question his own splendid gift.

The Coal Miner

... do not rain any macabre lines over them, you will scare them half to 202 THE COAL MINER.

Author: Charles Washko

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467043362

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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"The Coal Miner"The novel unseals and reveals a few brave shepherds of the coal industry. The saga is a laborious tearjerker, with plenty of room for humorous yarns.' The initial chapter titled, "The Catastrophe," which is a fictitious and tearful description of a tragic disaster that occurred in 1894, near the city of Budapest, Hungary.' A trio of book stars opens an envelope, releasing a small package of ideas to travel to America, via London, England. The sliver of time spent in London combined humor and hysteria.' The journey across the Atlantic Ocean, on a vessel titled, "Goddess Of The Sea," highlighted a triple nuptial, as Double T. Hardluck, Tony Amoto and Charles Washko began tiptoeing through the tulips with their new bribes.' An odyssey to Bethlehem, Pa, to find out why all bathroom supplies suddenly became extinct in Wyoming Valley, Pa.' The introduction of the watermelon to Wyoing Valley, Pa., by Bob Drawinski, a farm boy from Los Angeles, California.' A narrative of the coal miner, and his good pal, the mule.' The tale of "Owie the Bum, coming to the rescue of Swoyersville, Pa., during Christening ceremonies for two streets of the borough.' A singing and dance act takes place. The female performers are Charity Live, Heavenly Darling, and Lois Generalipski. Members of "The Coal Miner's Band" accompany the girls on stage.' A world billiard contest occurs. Two U.S.A. billiard champions arrive in Swoyersville, Pa., to perform and put on a show for the soldiers and coal miners.

Where I Left Her

The other poems all had macabre lines, as well. Things Whitney knew had never happened. It seemed all of her poetry was morbid and dark. But then Whitney thought about her talk with Dan. How Amelia had been asking about Whitney's past ...

Author: Amber Garza

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751578959

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A MISSING DAUGHTER. EVERY MOTHER'S WORST NIGHTMARE. SHE'S NOT WHERE I LEFT HER __________ 'Don't look away, you won't want to miss a thing!' J.T. Ellison __________ When Whitney drops her teenage daughter, Amelia, off at a sleepover at a friend's house, she has no idea that her entire life is about to irrevocably change. Because the next morning, when Whitney returns to pick up Amelia, an elderly woman answers the door. She's never seen or heard of Amelia and she lives in this house alone with her husband. It's every mother's worst nightmare, but this time there's no waking up from it. Distraught and terrified, as Whitney tries to get to the bottom of her daughter's disappearance, she is forced to confront the secrets she thought she had outrun years before. With time running out to find Amelia, Whitney is forced to journey to the darkest parts of her history and piece together a puzzle that will be the difference between Amelia's life and her death.

The Factory

... think of now as the milking room had been rushed, hardly able to spare a glance at the macabre lines of live Amanda flesh — back then little had functioned, Hector finally having admitted the heinous crimes and ceasing production.

Author: Al K. Line

Publisher: Al K Line


Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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Dale tapped on the box. What he found inside would change his and Amanda's life forever. Chased through time by a man-mountain intent on their destruction, events spiral out of control, leaving the couple dazed and confused as they fight for their life and sanity. But there are other forces at play, and as Hexads become known to the masses, reality itself unravels, risking humanity's very existence. Jumping to the empty streets of Venice, exotic locations, and empty futures, the couple struggle to understand what they are involved in, and what they are to blame for. Nothing could have prepared them for the true horror they have to confront in order to put right all they have done wrong. Life will never be the same again, even if they manage to make it to a future they can survive in.

Flying for Something

began pooling a nice little puddle of blood; as the ship pitched and rolled, it started to paint macabre lines off in odd directions. Mark spat. “Will you let me up, or we gonna wait for the floor to change color?

Author: Marty Hall

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453541685

Category: Fiction

Page: 449

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Flying For Something FLY NAVY is a story that jets through suspenseful currents of Navy life in raw form. Formerly titled Airman Mark for protagonist Airman Mark Kramer, this F-14 Fighter Squadron rookie gets exposed to everything an innocent young recruit never imagined existed in military service: greed, power, lust, murder, and betrayal of the Uniform Code of Military Justice by the Navy's highest ranking officials. Surrounded by a cadre of fighter pilots and enlisted contemporaries, Airman Mark becomes embroiled in a real-life battle to prove his patriotic beliefs are worth the ultimate fight. He follows the squadron through sea trials and deployment to exotic ports about the world, coming full circle in realizing what a sinister definition can encompass those two famous words: FLY NAVY!

Instigation to Crimes against Humanity

developed, the extremists used the airwaves to justify their actions and to assign blame on the Tutsis for the nation's shortcomings.176 Outrageously cruel and inhuman broadcasts filled the airwaves.177 Macabre lines were set to popular ...

Author: Avitus A. Agbor

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004254138

Category: Law

Page: 230

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In Instigation to Crimes Against Humanity – The Flawed Jurisprudence of the Trial and Appeal Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Avitus A. Agbor critiques the jurisprudence of the ICTR on instigation to crimes against humanity under Article 6(1).