Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld

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Simon and Schuster, 15 Haz 2010 - 336 sayfa
Close your eyes and picture -- just for a moment -- hell. Fire? Demons? Eternal torment?
Well, yes -- that's the place, in one very hot nutshell. But that's not all there is to the forbidding world beneath us. For a few millennia now, we mortals have imagined and reimagined hell in countless ways: as a realm of damnation, as an inspiration for highest art, as a setting for the lowest of lowbrow comedy. One might conclude that for all our good intentions to enter para- dise, we can't seem to get enough vivid details of its counterpart, hell.
Provocative, colorful, and damned entertaining, Go to Hell takes readers on a tour of the underworld that is both darkly comical and seriously informative. From the frozen hell of the Vikings to the sun-drenched Cayman Islands' town of Hell (where tourists line up to have their postcards aptly postmarked), from Dante's circles of hell to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Hellmouth, Go to Hell embraces our evolving relationship with the sinner's final destination, revealing how we truly think of ourselves in this world.

What's down below?
Meet HEL, the hideous, half-rotting goddess of the Viking underworld.
Beware the Egyptians' AM-MUT, an unsightly mix of lion, crocodile, and hippo parts, and insatiably hungry for wicked souls.
Visit JIGOKU, a Buddhist realm of eight fiery hells and eight icy hells: an all-you-can-suffer hot-and-cold buffet.
Step into the INFERNO for a tour of Dante's nine circles of the damned...

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Stuffed with hell-related trivia, pop culture references, and commentary from B-list celebrities, this compact book could easily be dismissed as mere eschatological bathroom reading. But winding its ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

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CHAPTER
56
CHAPTER THREE
104
CHAPTER FOUR
157
CHAPTER FIVE
216
CHAPTER
268
FINAL NOTE
315
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Sayfa 258 - Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go, and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Sayfa 42 - For in death there is no remembrance of thee : in the grave who shall give thee thanks...
Sayfa 79 - Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried, He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, And sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
Sayfa 316 - O Progeny of Heaven, Empyreal Thrones, With reason hath deep silence and demur Seized us, though undismayed : long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light...
Sayfa 157 - It must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Sayfa 18 - Gilgamesh, fill your belly with good things; day and night, night and day, dance and be merry, feast and rejoice. Let your clothes be fresh, bathe yourself in water, cherish the little child that holds your hand, and make your wife happy in your embrace; for this too is the lot of man.
Sayfa 54 - Pope John Paul II confirmed the doctrine of the Second Vatican Council from the 1960's that hell is a state of mind rather than a place, it "is the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy.
Sayfa 213 - When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.
Sayfa 116 - There are some eunuchs which were so born from their mother's womb; and there are some eunuchs which were made eunuchs of men; and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake

Yazar hakkında (2010)

Chuck Crisafulli, a writer and journalist, and Kyra Thompson, an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, have collaborated previously on a variety of film scripts, teleplays, and series treatments. Crisafulli is the author of two nonfiction books, Teen Spirit and Moonlight Drive. As a freelance journalist, he has covered pop culture for the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and Rolling Stone, and he was a contributing editor with Option magazine. Thompson's award-winning and -nominated documentary work includes Dying to Tell the Story, a film about war journalists, and The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful, a history of women in film. They both live in California.

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