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A Sport And A Pastime

Author : James Salter
ISBN : 9781453243817
Genre : Fiction
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The astonishing novel and “tour de force” about a love affair in postwar France from the iconic author of All That Is (The New York Times Book Review). Twenty-year-old Yale dropout Phillip Dean is traveling Europe aimlessly in a borrowed car with little money. When he stops for a few days in a church-quiet town near Dijon, he meets Anne-Marie Costallat, a young shop assistant. The two begin an affair both carnal and innocent, and she quickly becomes to him the real France, its beating heart and an object of pure longing. James Salter, author of Light Years and the memoir Burning the Days, was an essential voice in the evolution of late twentieth-century prose, a stylist on par with Updike and Roth who won the PEN/Faulkner Award for his collection Dusk and Other Stories. One of the first great American novels to speak frankly of human desire free of guilt and shame, A Sport and a Pastime inspired Reynolds Price to call it “as nearly perfect as any American fiction I know.” This ebook edition features an illustrated biography of James Salter including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Category: Fiction

Ein Spiel Und Ein Zeitvertreib

Author : James Salter
ISBN : 9783827072047
Genre : Fiction
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Der Erzähler, ein junger Fotograf, unternimmt eine Autofahrt durch Frankreich in Begleitung seines amerikanischen Freundes Phillip Dean, der sich in Dijon in die 18-jährige Anne- Marie verliebt. In einer Mischung aus Voyeurismus, Eifersucht und schriftstellerischer Neugier versetzt sich der Erzähler ganz in Phillip hinein, rekonstruiert die verzweifelte Affäre zweier ungleicher Menschen, schildert ihre erotische Intensität.
Category: Fiction

Solo Faces

Author : James Salter
ISBN : 9781453243824
Genre : Fiction
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A novel about a lonely mountain climber from the author of All That Is: “Beautifully composed . . . will remind readers of Camus and Saint-Exupéry” (The Washington Post). Vernon Rand is a charismatic figure whose great love—whose life, in fact—is climbing. He lives alone in California, where he combats the drudgery of a roofing job with the thrill of climbing in the nearby mountain ranges. Sure of only his talent and nerve, Rand decides to test himself in the French Alps, with their true mountaineering and famed, fearsome peaks. He soon learns that the most perilous moments are, for him, the moments when he feels truly alive. One of the great novels of the outdoors, Solo Faces is as thrilling, beautiful, and immediate as the Alpine peaks that have enthralled climbers for centuries. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Salter including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Category: Fiction

J Ger

Author : James Salter
ISBN : 9783827077493
Genre : Fiction
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»Die Jäger, 1957 erschienen, ist der erste Roman von Salter und zugleich einer der prägnantesten Nachweise seines Talents. Der Roman ist autobiographisch und stützt sich auf Salters Erfahrungen als Kampfflieger im Koreakrieg. Während auf dem Boden ein schwerer Bürgerkrieg herrscht, wetteifern die Piloten in der Luft in ihren Kampfeinsätzen um die begehrten fünf Kills - den gültigen Nachweis dafür, dass man ein >As
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Life And The Student

Author : Charles Horton Cooley
ISBN : 9781412855273
Genre : Social Science
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Life and the Student (1927), with a new introduction by Jonathan B. Imber, is a compilation of reflections, commentaries, and letters from other scholars that Charles Horton Cooley, accumulated throughout his life. The book includes personal passages on various topics within the realms of reading and writing, thinking, art, science, sociology, academia, religion, and human nature. There is no formal structure to the book, except the literary sense that organizes these thoughts and observations about life. It is impossible to categorize these widely ranging commentaries. They include discussions of the automobile, the impressionable nature of young people, the claim that the question of racial superiority is still unresolved, his belief that eugenists are inconsistent in their views, and more. Cooley’s work sought to emphasize the connection between society and the individual. He believed that the two could only be understood in relationship to each other. While researching the effects of social responses and social participation, he created the concept of the “looking-glass self,” which is the theory that a person’s sense of self grows out of interpersonal interactions and the perceptions of others. Cooley also showed that social life and the relationship between groups and communities stems from mental phenomena.
Category: Social Science

The Summer Game

Author : Roger Angell
ISBN : 9781453297827
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A classic collection of early sportswriting by renowned reporter Roger Angell Acclaimed New Yorker writer Roger Angell’s first book on baseball, The Summer Game, originally published in 1972, is a stunning collection of his essays on the major leagues, covering a span of ten seasons. Angell brilliantly captures the nation’s most beloved sport through the 1960s, spanning both the winning teams and the “horrendous losers,” and including famed players Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Willie Mays, and more. With the panache of a seasoned sportswriter and the energy of an avid baseball fan, Angell’s sports journalism is an insightful and compelling look at the great American pastime.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Stars Stripes And Diamonds

Author : Marshall G. Most
ISBN : 9780786425181
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"This work treats baseball cinema as a separate film genre and explores the functions of baseball ideology as it is represented in that genre. It focuses on how the ideology of baseball has served not only to promote dominant values, but also to reconcile
Category: Sports & Recreation

Cassada

Author : James Salter
ISBN : 9783827078117
Genre : Fiction
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Ein amerikanischer Air-Force-Stützpunkt im Deutschland der fünfziger Jahre: zwei Düsenjägerpiloten, in Marseille gestartet, versuchen bei schlechtem Wetter zu landen. Die niedrige Wolkendecke verhindert einen präzisen Anflug, den beiden geht der Treibstoff aus und sie geraten in eine verzweifelte Lage. Captain Isbell und Lieutenant Cassada sind Freunde und Rivalen zugleich, denn beide lieben sie dieselbe Frau und müssen sich nun trotzdem blind aufeinander verlassen.
Category: Fiction

Golden Boy

Author : Aravind Adiga
ISBN : 9783406698040
Genre : Fiction
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Aravind Adigas dritter Roman erzählt von zwei jungen Brüdern auf der Suche nach sich selbst, vom Sport als Aufstiegschance und gnadenlosem Wettbewerb, von jungen Talenten und alten Talentsuchern, von Liebe und Ausbeutung, von Leidenschaft und Gewalt. Manjunath Kumar ist vierzehn. Er weiß, dass er ein guter Kricketspieler ist, vielleicht sogar so gut wie sein älterer Bruder Radha. Er weiß, warum er seinen dominanten und sportbesessenen Vater fürchtet, seinen brillanten Bruder bewundert und von der Welt amerikanischer Serien sowie interessanter wissenschaftlicher Fakten fasziniert ist. Aber es gibt vieles, das er noch nicht weiß – über sich selbst und die Welt um ihn herum. Als er Radhas großen Rivalen kennenlernt, einen privilegierten Jungen voller Selbstvertrauen, beginnt sich für Manju alles auf den Kopf zu stellen und er muss Entscheidungen treffen, die seine Welt verändern. Suggestiv und sensibel, bissig und schwungvoll – ein neuer, eindrucksvoller Roman des indischen Bestsellerautors und Booker-Prize-Gewinners
Category: Fiction