The Red Laugh and The Abyss

They were afraid to interrupt my work with some careless noise, and the room was quiet—the true study of an educated man—comfortable, quiet, conducive to contemplation and creation. “My dear family, how well they take care of me!

Author: Leonid Andreyev

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770488045

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

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Leonid Andreyev’s The Red Laugh is an experimental depiction of war and its psychological effects, both on those who participate in the fighting and on those who hear of its atrocities from afar. Translated into English for the first time since 1905, it is here paired with a fresh translation of Andreyev’s earlier story “The Abyss,” which caused scandal upon its first publication. This edition provides an illuminating introduction by translator Kirsten Lodge as well as a range of background materials that help set the novel in its historical, literary, and artistic contexts.

Creation Myths of the World Parts I II

But then Ra had second thoughts about completely destroying creation, so he created beer from barley and red ochre and flooded the ... says that the creator laughed seven times, and each time he laughed bits of creation came into being.

Author: David Adams Leeming

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598841749

Category: Reference

Page: 553

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Nearly every belief system in every part of the world has its own distinctive answers to how the world was created, often taking the form of a story or myth. These narratives offer insight into a culture's values, its world view, and its interpretations of the relationship between the individual, society, and the divine.

Olivion s Favorites

Once again he began to fall, this time into a pitchblack abyss. Laugh picked up his scythe and flew over the abyss. Had Laugh's clap created the abyss? He did not even have to touch Midlandia to shape it. Louis stared hard at Laugh as ...

Author: Troy CLE

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416997368

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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When Louis Proof collapsed in pain in front of his uncle's store, he thought he was going to die. Instead he awoke in Midlandia, a place of the impossible. Almost as soon as he arrives, three eNoli -- people who look human but are otherworldly -- try to kill him. In fact, it seems as if everyone in Midlandia is trying to kill Louis and the other two human teens, Cyndi Victoria Chase and Devon Alexander. The three are Favorites. If they survive Midlandia, they will have great powers. That's a big "if," though. Louis must find Cyndi and Devon, who've been flung to different parts of Midlandia. Only when the three are together will Olivion's Gate appear. Then they will be able to cross the Gate, meet the Olivion, and return home. The three teens must also pay attention to everything on their journey. It is not enough to be a Favorite; they need to learn how to use their newfound abilities. Tremendous challenges await them at home. But as they're about to learn, those challenges are only the beginning. A threat is coming that is greater than anyone -- human or eNoli or iLone -- can imagine....

The Abyss That Laughs at Creation

The Abyss That Laughs At Creation is an illuminated book.

Author: Urizen Los

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1535010479


Page: 118

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The Abyss That Laughs At Creation is an illuminated book. I had the privilege to see some of William Blake's original books in the John Rylands Library in Manchester last year. We live in time of crisis, change, revolution and uncertainty, as did Blake. Abyss is inspired by my heros: Alan Moore, Alan Garner, Susan Cooper, Montaigne, PKD, Massive Attack, John Foxx, Dylan, Goya, Joy Division, Hoffer, Spencer, Nietzche, JGB, Camus, Jean Grenier, Norman Maclean, JKR, and many others. The central character is John Walsh, no it isn't, the central character is the Will to Negation... To misquote Neil Young, a little part of it in everyone.


Mark Fisher, “'An Abyss that Laughs at Creation'”, k-punk, 8 October 2009: <> An Afterword — A Lesson 1 Spencer Kornhaber, “The Pointlessness and Promise of Art After Death”, ...

Author: Matt Colquhoun

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781912248889

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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Egress is the first book to consider the legacy and work of the writer, cultural critic and cult academic Mark Fisher. Narrated in orbit of his death as experienced by a community of friends and students in 2017, it analyses Fisher’s philosophical trajectory, from his days as a PhD student at the University of Warwick to the development of his unfinished book on Acid Communism. Taking the word “egress” as its starting point—a word used by Fisher in his book The Weird and the Eerie to describe an escape from present circumstances as experiences by the characters in countless examples of weird fiction—Egress consider the politics of death and community in a way that is indebted to Fisher’s own forms of cultural criticism, ruminating on personal experience in the hope of making it productively impersonal.

History of Non dual Meditation Methods

43-48. The first part of the PGM XIII mentions an “account of the creation”. Its resemblance to the cosmogony of CH I is amazing: “When the god laughed, seven gods were born (who encompass the cosmos...). When he laughed first, ...

Author: Javier Alvarado Planas


ISBN: 9788415550532

Category: Religion

Page: 673

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The aim of this book is to study certain meditation methods followed not only by religious traditions or metaphysical movements that are still alive nowadays like Advaita Vedanta, Kabbalah (within the Jewish tradition), Christianity or Islam (particularly Sufism), but also practiced by other currents or schools that, even though already gone, significantly influenced the West. This is the case of Neoplatonism or Stoicism, whose influence was felt by ancient and medieval Christianity, or Greco-Egyptian Hermetism, which played an important role in the European cultural Renaissance from the 15th century on. A special consideration has been given to Christian tradition, introducing some of the most representative authors of recollection and their meditation methods. Este libro tiene por finalidad el estudio de ciertos métodos de meditación seguidos no solo por tradiciones religiosas o movimientos metafísicos que continúan vivos actualmente como el vedanta advaita, la cábala (en la tradición judía), el cristianismo o el islám (particularmente el sufismo), sino practicados también por otras corrientes o escuelas que, aunque ya desaparecidas, influyeron significativamente en Occidente. Es el caso del neoplatonismo o del estoicismo cuya influencia se dejó sentir en el cristianismo antiguo y medieval, o del hermetismo greco-egipcio que tuvo un papel destacado en el Renacimiento cultural europeo a partir del siglo XV. Especial consideración se ha dado a la tradición cristiana mostrando algunos de los autores más representativos del recogimiento y de su método de meditación.

Harnessing Chaos

There is an abyss laughing at creation combined with a destructive unfurling of world history, both intertwined, of. 36. O'Connell, Ian Brown, p. 93. 37. Reynolds, Rip It Up, pp. 187-88. 38. Cf. O'Donnell, 1 164 Harnessing Chaos.

Author: James G. Crossley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567655516

Category: Bibles

Page: 326

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Harnessing Chaos is an explanation of changes in dominant politicized assumptions about what the Bible 'really means' in English culture since the 1960s. James G. Crossley looks at how the social upheavals of the 1960s, and the economic shift from the post-war dominance of Keynesianism to the post-1970s dominance of neoliberalism, brought about certain emphases and nuances in the ways in which the Bible is popularly understood, particularly in relation to dominant political ideas. This book examines the decline of politically radical biblical interpretation in parliamentary politics and the victory of (a modified form of) Margaret Thatcher's re-reading of the liberal Bible tradition, following the normalisation of (a modified form of) Thatcherism more generally. Part I looks at the potential options for politicized readings of the Bible at the end of the the1960s, focussing on the examples of Christopher Hill and Enoch Powell. Part II analyses the role of Thatcher's specific contribution to political interpretation of the Bible and assumptions about 'religion'. Part III highlights the importance of (often unintended) ideological changes towards forms of Thatcherite interpretation in popular culture and with particular reference to Monty Python's Life of Brian and the Manchester music scene between 1976 and 1994. Part IV concerns the modification of Thatcher's Bible, particularly with reference to the embrace of socially liberal values, by looking at the electoral decline of the Conservative Party through the work of Jeffrey Archer on Judas and the final victory of Thatcherism through Tony Blair's exegesis. Some consideration is then given to the Bible in an Age of Coalition and how politically radical biblical interpretations retain a presence outside parliamentary politics. Harnessing Chaos concludes with reflections on why politicians in English politicians bother using the Bible at all.

The Man Who Laughs

They were inexp-ressibly' happy, Out of their hell they had created a. heaven. Such is thy power, 0 Love! D'ea heard Gwynplain-e-"s laugh; G'Wynplaiue saw Dee's smile. Thus ideal felicity w-as created; the perfect joy of life was ...

Author: V. Hugo

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9781144826428



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Laughing Matters

That abyss essential within each heart , through the psyche is directed out , projected onto cosmos so that it may be ... back and forth , provides the tension that infuses and perpetuates creation , preservation , and destruction .

Author: Lee Siegel

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120805488

Category: Indic wit and humor

Page: 528

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The Man Who Laughs

It was the embrace of those swallowed in the abyss; none closer, none more hopeless, none more exquisite. ... In their hell they had created heaven. Such was thy power, O Love! Dea heard Gwynplaine's laugh; Gwynplaine saw Dea's smile.

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547024538

Category: Fiction

Page: 517

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The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. It takes place in England, during the reigns of James II and Queen Anne, and depicts the English aristocracy of the time as cruel and power-hungry. The novel tells about the life of a young nobleman, also known as Gwynplaine, disfigured as a child on the king's orders. Whole his life, he travels with his protector and companion, the vagabond philosopher Ursus. The novel is famous for Gwynplaine's damaged face, stuck in a permanent smile, which has inspired many artists, dramatists, and filmmakers, touched by this subject.