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A Play of Heresy (Joliffe the Player, Book 7) by Margaret Frazer

By Margaret Frazer

From the pages of the nationwide bestselling Dame Frevisse mysteries...

A competition OF MURDER...

In the early summer season of 1438, Joliffe and his fellow avid gamers have arrived in Coventry for the theatrical competition of Corpus Christi Day. hired by means of one of many city's wealthy and robust service provider guilds, they plan to give of the numerous performs as a way to extravagantly depict all of God's tale in a parade of pomp and pageantry.

But whilst they organize to accomplish the Nativity, Joliffe could be known as directly to play a sensible guy off the level in addition. while the service provider grasp Kydwa is going lacking and is presumed useless, the crafty Bishop Beaufort calls on Joliffe's abilities as a secret agent to discover the mysteries of Coventry's elite. As suspicion falls on his personal partners, Joliffe is drawn into the devilish machinations of a mystery sect of heretics bent on destroying the Church. The gamers could be pressured to give the harrowing of Hell, yet will Joliffe have the capacity to get to the bottom of a confession of corruption ahead of Coventry's darkish enigmas unharness a medieval bloodbath of the innocents?

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The second concerned the persistence of essentially pre-modern ways of life in the context of American hypermodernity. In some ways, these issues were related as two elements of a new cosmopolitan vision of America. For the bohemians of Greenwich Village, America was a rich amalgam of immigrant and indigenous cultures. Polemicists including Van Wyck Brooks and Randolph Bourne asserted that Americans had for too long viewed themselves as England’s cultural inferiors; with the increasing financial and industrial power of the United States, it was time to assert a distinctively American cultural identity.

In constant retreat from the “phonies” who he believes surround him everywhere, Holden, after a painful arrival in Grand Central Station, visits Manhattan tourist attractions including Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, and the Empire Theatre. Salinger’s novel repeats the dual responses that have characterized the New York City novel from the first; in it, Manhattan exudes a surface glamour and excitement that hides a pervasive spiritual emptiness. In 1964, Hubert Selby, Jr. published Last Exit to Brooklyn, a New York novel that was dramatically, even shockingly, different from those that had preceded it.

Modernism 19 Thus we see that, even in the case of these fragmented narratives, there remains a strong desire for something like a totality. This helps account for the fact that, in the moment of the short, sketchy narrative, monumentally long works were also characteristic of modernist fiction. Notable examples of this are Stein’s thousand-page long family epic, The Making of Americans (1925) and the linked autobiographical fictions of Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward, Angel, 1929; Of Time and the River, 1935; The Web and the Rock, 1939; You Can’t Go Home Again, 1940).

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