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Die Zeit Der Gaben

Author : Patrick Leigh Fermor
ISBN : 9783908778035
Genre : Fiction
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Zu Fuß zum Meer, die Feder im Gepäck Eine der erstaunlichsten Reisen unserer Zeit! An einem verregneten Dezembertag macht sich der 18jährige Patrick Leigh Fermor zu Fuß, quer durch Europa, nach Konstantinopel auf. In dem Jahr, in dem Hitler an die Macht kommt, wandert der vielseitig interessierte junge Mann durch Wiesen und Wälder, verschneite Städte und die Salons der guten Gesellschaft. Er macht Bekanntschaft mit Handwerkern, Arbeitern und Direktoren, er nächtigt in ärmlichen Hospizen, Scheunen und auf märchenhaften Schlössern. Mit wachem Geist nimmt er nicht nur die Schönheit der Landschaften wahr, sondern erahnt das Heraufziehen des Sturms. In seiner poetischen und präzisen Sprache erzählt Patrick Leigh Fermor von Menschen und Begegnungen, Landschaften und Orten im Europa vor dem Krieg. Er läßt vor unserem inneren Auge noch einmal das alte Europa erstehen, das wenige Jahre später endgültig in Schutt und Asche versinkt.
Category: Fiction

A Time Of Gifts

Author : Patrick Leigh Fermor
ISBN : 9781590175170
Genre : Travel
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At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor’s book explores a remarkable moment in time. Hitler has just come to power but war is still ahead, as he walks through a Europe soon to be forever changed—through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, through the baroque remains of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, and down to the Danube. At once a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a journey, and a dazzling exposition of the English language, A Time of Gifts is also a portrait of a continent already showing ominous signs of the holocaust to come.
Category: Travel

The Traveller S Tree

Author : Patrick Leigh Fermor
ISBN : 9781590175224
Genre : Travel
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In the late 1940s Patrick Leigh Fermor, now widely regarded as one of the twentieth century’s greatest travel writers, set out to explore the then relatively little-visited islands of the Caribbean. Rather than a comprehensive political or historical study of the region, The Traveller’s Tree, Leigh Fermor’s first book, gives us his own vivid, idiosyncratic impressions of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, and Haiti, among other islands. Here we watch Leigh Fermor walk the dusty roads of the countryside and the broad avenues of former colonial capitals, equally at home among the peasant and the elite, the laborer and the artist. He listens to steel drum bands, delights in the Congo dancing that closes out Havana’s Carnival, and observes vodou and Rastafarian rites, all with the generous curiosity and easy erudition that readers will recognize from his subsequent classic accounts A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water.
Category: Travel

Die Unterbrochene Reise

Author : Patrick Leigh Fermor
ISBN : 9783908778349
Genre : Fiction
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Patrick Leigh Fermor brach im Dezember 1933 zu seiner Wanderung quer durch Europa von Hoek van Holland nach Konstantinopel auf. Er war 18 Jahre alt und von verschiedenen Schulen geflogen. Seine beiden berühmten Bände Die Zeit der Gaben und Zwischen Wäldern und Wasser berichten von dieser großen Wanderung, der letztere Band endet mit den Worten "Fortsetzung folgt" am Eisernen Tor, dem Ende Mitteleuropas. Der dritte und letzte Teil der Wanderung, an dem Paddy, wie ihn Freunde und Fans nannten, bis wenige Monate vor seinem Tod arbeitete, wurde zur Legende. Die unterbrochene Reise setzt sich aus zwei Teilen zusammen. Den ersten Teil bildet das unvollendete Manuskript. Der zweite Teil besteht aus dem erhaltenen sogenannten Grünen Tagebuch des zwanzigjährigen Patrick Leigh Fermor, der darin seine Tage auf dem Berg Athos festhielt, wo seine Reise endete.
Category: Fiction

Zwischen W Ldern Und Wasser

Author : Patrick Leigh Fermor
ISBN : 9783908778042
Genre : Fiction
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Zu Fuß zum Meer, die Feder im Gepäck Zwischen Wäldern und Wasser erzählt den zweiten Teil von Patrick Leigh Fermors Wanderung im Jahr 1934 durch das alte Europa, von Hoek van Holland nach Konstantinopel. Hier treffen wir ihn wieder auf der Donaubrücke, wo wir ihn am Ende der Zeit der Gaben verlassen haben, und folgen ihm über Budapest, die Große Ungarische Tiefebene in die transsilvanischen Marschen, später ins Hochland der Karpaten bis zum Eisernen Tor, dem Ende Mitteleuropas, in eine Landschaft, die heute in den Fluten eines Stausees versunken ist. Fermor in Vollendung - farbiger, eleganter, lebensfroher und wißbegieriger denn je!
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Das Nibelungenlied

Author : Burton Raffel
ISBN : 0300125984
Genre : Literary Collections
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It portrays the existential struggles and downfall of an entire people, the Burgundians, in a military conflict with the Huns and their king."--Jacket.
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The Venetian Empire

Author : Jan Morris
ISBN : 9780141938028
Genre : History
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For six centuries the Republic of Venice was a maritime empire, its sovereign power extending throughout much of the eastern Mediterranean – an empire of coasts, islands and isolated fortresses by which, as Wordsworth wrote, the mercantile Venetians 'held the gorgeous east in fee'. Jan Morris reconstructs the whole of this glittering dominion in the form of a sea-voyage, travelling along the historic Venetian trade routes from Venice itself to Greece, Crete and Cyprus. It is a traveller's book, geographically arranged but wandering at will from the past to the present, evoking not only contemporary landscapes and sensations but also the characters, the emotions and the tumultuous events of the past. The first such work ever written about the Venetian ‘Stato da Mar’, it is an invaluable historical companion for visitors to Venice itself and for travellers through the lands the Doges once ruled.
Category: History

Between The Woods And The Water

Author : Patrick Leigh Fermor
ISBN : 9781590175187
Genre : Travel
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Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933—to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day—proved so rich in experiences that when much later he sat down to describe them, they overflowed into more than one volume. Undertaken as the storms of war gathered, and providing a background for the events that were beginning to unfold in Central Europe, Leigh Fermor’s still-unfinished account of his journey has established itself as a modern classic. Between the Woods and the Water, the second volume of a projected three, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, A Time of Gifts. The opening of the book finds Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube—at the very moment where his first volume left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is followed by a trip downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback across the Great Hungarian Plain, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. Remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges that are the haunt of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and a variety of sects are all savored in the approach to the Iron Gates, the division between the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, where, for now, the story ends.
Category: Travel

What Is Landscape

Author : John R. Stilgoe
ISBN : 9780262029896
Genre : Architecture
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A lexicon and guide for discovering the essence of landscape.
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Why We Took The Car

Author : Wolfgang Herrndorf
ISBN : 9780545586368
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A beautifully written, darkly funny coming-of-age story from an award-winning, bestselling German author making his American debut. Mike Klingenberg doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends. (Okay, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties - including the gorgeous Tatiana's party of the year. Andre Tschichatschow, aka Tschick (not even the teachers can pronounce his name), is new in school, and a whole different kind of unpopular. He always looks like he's just been in a fight, his clothes are tragic, and he never talks to anyone. But one day Tschick shows up at Mike's house out of the blue. Turns out he wasn't invited to Tatiana's party either, and he's ready to do something about it. Forget the popular kids: Together, Mike and Tschick are heading out on a road trip. No parents, no map, no destination. Will they get hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere? Probably. Will they meet crazy people and get into serious trouble? Definitely. But will they ever be called boring again? Not a chance.
Category: Juvenile Fiction