James Shelby Downards s The Carnivals of Life and Death

One man's unnerving experiences in the 1920s encountering Freemasonry in the Deep South.

Author: James Shelby Downard


ISBN: 1932595155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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James Shelby Downard 's thrilling life story, detailing the skullduggery and ritualism of the KKK and Freemasonry, and how they imposed themselves on the young Downard and his family in America in the early part of the 20th century. Freemasonry and its hidden aspects is the subject of Dan Brown's next novel, which is sure to boost even more the continual popular interest in the subject. Downard wrote the most amazing conspiratorial work I've ever read.' - Richard Metzger, Disinfo.com'
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The Life of the Party

61 Parties enact, in the modern context, the symbolic drama of death and rebirth
central to carnival. And the enactment depends on the problematics of individual
and group. But Bakhtin stops short of such applying his theory of carnivalization ...

Author: Christopher Ames

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820336909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Critics have long recognized the links between community festivals and literary art. The comedies and tragedies of the ancient Greeks grew out of their festivals; Anglo-Saxon poetry was often read at festival occasions; and the structural patterns of renaissance drama are inseparable from their festive origins. In The Life of the Party, Christopher Ames argues that the private party has become the festival of modern culture and has served as a shaping force in the fiction of many important twentieth century writers. Drawing upon and extending theories of Mikhail Bakhtin and others, Ames contends that parties have inherited much of the spirit and social function of festivals and carnivals. In these "controlled transgressions," ordinary rules of behavior are set aside for a short time, permitting excess and including (usually in veiled form) a ritual encounter with death, as well as a cathartic return to the normal social order when the party ends. In the experimental fiction of James Joyce and Virginia Wolf, the mingling of many voices at the party challenges both social and narrative decorum. For F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, and Henry Green, the party becomes a microcosm of a decadent society and informs a festive vision characteristic of the literature that emerged between the wars. And in postmodern works by Thomas Pynchon and Robert Coover, the novelists celebrate the disruptive and liberating force of parties even as they illustrate the dangers of chaos through scenes of the party-gone-wild. With its creative application of literary theory and ethnographic studies of festival, The Life of the Party demonstrates the persistence of the festive vision and its significance in the evolution of modern fiction.
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Caribbean Carnival

Here , all is ephemeral and nothing lasts , just as the universal principle of life :
what is today , tomorrow is no longer . The philosophy of opposites , of the unity
of contraries , which explains the eternal conflict between birth and death ...

Author: Diego Samper


ISBN: STANFORD:36105018252580

Category: Barranquilla (Colombia)

Page: 191

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The Life and Death but mostly the death of Erica Flynn

“Don't like carnivals?” “I love carnivals, I'm just a little. . . .” I stopped. How was I
feeling about everything? Was I okay with being dead now, just because of a
cigar and a few rides and booths? I wanted to get back, and there was some part
of ...

Author: Sara Marian

Publisher: Per Bastet Publications

ISBN: 9781942166016

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Erica Flynn never expected to die in a car crash just minutes after a fight with her husband, Dominic. But then, a modern, down-to-earth skeptic like Erica never expected to end up in an afterlife somewhere between Greek mythology and quantum theory gone haywire. Despite the allure of the Underworld and a happy reunion with her deceased Uncle Jeff, Erica can't rest in peace until she resolves her fight with Dominic. Just when it looks like haunting a medium might give her a chance, Hades--ruler of the capitol city of the Underworld--forbids her to make contact with the Upper World again. Against all advice (which is how Erica usually does things), she pits herself against Hades and faces the treacherous road back to the Land of the Living, determined to make things right.
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Life and Death in Hollywood

They came , for the most part , from the poorest and most flamboyant sectors of
show - business — carnivals , burlesque wheels , tank - town stock companies
and second - rate vaudeville circuits . Those who could fill the peculiar
requirements ...

Author: George S. Rosenthal


ISBN: STANFORD:36105010587611

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Page: 96

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The Encyclopedia of Religion

At the height of the carnival , the Putzesel , figures wearing asses ' masks made
of leaves , are also introduced , followed by the ... All three stages symbolize the
struggle between the moral and the immoral , joy and sadness , life and death .

Author: Mircea Eliade

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 0029098009

Category: Religion

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A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.
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Panjab University Research Bulletin

The Old Judge is suspended between life and death while the carnival is at full
swing outside . People are going delirious with hilarity and Fay is shaking the
Judge in exasperation . “ It is my Birthday ! " she cries . She wants him to get up
and ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105014859289

Category: Arts


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University of Florida Monographs

... 40 ; Captain ' s Daughter , 40 ; “ poor knight " of , 79 Nationalism , 95 Nature ,
70 , 72 , 83 , 90 ; and carnivals , 140 , 149 ; cycle of life and death in , 86 , 126 –
27 , 129 , 152 , 164 ; and integration , 136 , 142 ; modern man and , 45 ; and
reality ...

Author: University of Florida


ISBN: UOM:39015053421114



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Role play in South African Theatre

... are illuminating : “ It was a matter of life or death Captain . Those kids are
treating the situation like a carnival . Burning of our policemen and burning of
innocent people is seen as some kind of fire works display . I thought that
laughing must ...

Author: Haike Frank

Publisher: Bayreuth African Studies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112598284

Category: Black theater

Page: 375

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Mind Man and Mask

In this sense Carnival is a celebration at the most elemental border , at the
crossroad between life and death . The reassertion of the body over the mind is
prominent in all aspects of Carnival . Jokes and puns and the symbolism of
masks ...

Author: Subhash Chandra Malik

Publisher: Arts

ISBN: UOM:39015051295692

Category: Identity (Psychology)

Page: 334

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Contributed articles presented at the International Seminar, Rūpa-Pratirūpa: Mind, Man, and Mask held on 24-28 Feb., 1998 at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.
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The Encyclopedia Americana Burma Cathay

KUBLAITWA CARNIVAL , kär ' nə - vəl , in the traditional Christian calendar , is a
period of feasting and merrymaking ... The main features that have endured are :
( 1 ) dramatizations symbolizing the death of winter and the resurrection of life in



ISBN: UOM:39015048511235

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


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Creole Carnivals

FROM 1861 TO 1865. Author's o. Edition, with Prefatory Sketch by L. deV.
Chaudron ...

Author: Thomas Cooper De Leon


ISBN: UOM:39015046825066

Category: Carnival

Page: 59

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A Pictorial History of the American Carnival

After Wortham's death in 1922 , Beckman and Gerety took over the World's Best
Shows and finally in 1930 they put their own names on the equipment . ... This
thirteen year old boy liked carnivals and midway life , and he moved up rapidly .

Author: Joe McKennon

Publisher: Sarasota, Fla. : Carnival Publishers of Sarasota, [1972]-c1981.

ISBN: UOM:39015010394594

Category: Amusement parks

Page: 208

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Performance Studies

Festivals and carnivals – almost but not quite the same – are comic theatrical
events : comic in desire , even if sometimes ... expose to the general eye for
approval and / or ridicule the basic ( and therefore bodily ) facts of human life and
death .

Author: Erin Striff


ISBN: STANFORD:36105026179916

Category: Performing arts

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Vermont Life

Winter Carnival poi It all started quietly forty - six years ago at VERMONT
ACADEMY Written & photographed by ... too , made its interest at Vermont
Academy , for the curricular parts of every school or college appearance — death
defying ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105117015334

Category: Vermont


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Problems of Dostoevsky s Poetics

and for similarity ( doubles and twins ) are characteristic of the carnival mode of
thinking . ... This is a special manifestation of the carnival category of eccentricity ;
it is the violation of the usual and the accepted , it is life drawn out of its usual rut .
... in the carnival carried a lighted candle ( " a candle stub " ' ) , and each tried to
put out the candle of the other , crying " Sia ammazzato ! " ( " Death to thee ...

Author: Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich Bakhtin

Publisher: [Ann Arbor, Mich.] : Ardis

ISBN: 0882330403

Category: Poetics

Page: 249

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The fact that life has an end is not overlooked , but this end never coincides with
physical death . ... Society permits the dead to return only on certain days set
aside by custom , such as carnivals ; then it can control their presence and ward
off ...

Author: Edwin S. Shneidman

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UOM:39015040512918

Category: Psychology

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Discusses attitudes toward death, legal definitions of death, aspects of dying, suicide, grief, mourning, and nuclear destruction.
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Somerset Carnivals

On the death of Elizabeth , the Catholics danced in the streets . They knew that
James Vl of Scotland would soon become James I of England . He was the son of
the Catholic Mary Queen of Scots and had promised a better life for the Catholics

Author: Roger Evans


ISBN: IND:30000111315994

Category: Carnivals

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