Hell and Damnation: A Sinner's Guide to Eternal Torment (Paperback)

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A literary history of Hell (and comparable underworlds) is every bit as scintillating and page-turning as it sounds. Told with a healthy dose of snark, the book is divided into easily digestible sections, often as direct answers to questions that would naturally arise in a matter-of-fact discussion of perdition. Dark, nasty fun.

— Rikki

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In Hell and Damnation, bestselling author Marq de Villiers takes readers on a journey into the strange richness of the human imaginings of hell, deep into time and across many faiths, back into early Egypt and the 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh. This urbane, funny, and deeply researched guide ventures well beyond the Nine Circles of Dante's Hell and the many medieval Christian visions into the hellish descriptions in Islam, Buddhism, Jewish legend, Japanese traditions, and more.

About the Author


Marq de Villiers is an award-winning writer and journalist of South African descent and is the author of the Governor General's Award winner Water, along with Sable Island, White Tribe Dreaming: Apartheid's Bitter Roots, and more. Marq lives in Port Medway, NS.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780889775848
ISBN-10: 0889775842
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2019
Pages: 312
Language: English