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King

Author : John Berger
ISBN : 9780307794307
Genre : Fiction
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In this book you will be led to a place you haven't been, from where few stories come. You will be led by King, a dog--or is he a dog?--to a wasteland beside the highway called Saint Valéry. Here, at the end of the twentieth century, among smashed trucks, old boilers, and broken washing machines, live Liberto, Malak, Jack, Corinna, Danny, Anna, Joachim, Saul, Alfonso, and Vico and Vica. Listen to King's voice as he tells a different kind of story: twenty-four hours pass and lives are lived. It is good to have survived another winter, for now it is spring, when the nights, though cold, are no longer harsh enough to kill. The wet season is over, and with it the hopelessness of damp. Today the sun will shine: of what else will the day be made? King is at once a furious homage to the homeless and a lyrical meditation on language and experience. The bitter yet celebratory prose speaks to us all. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

Der Begrabene Riese

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 9783641153267
Genre : Fiction
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Der lang erwartete neue Roman des britischen Bestsellerautors Britannien im 5. Jahrhundert: Nach erbitterten Kriegen zwischen den Volksstämmen der Briten und Angelsachsen ist das Land verwüstet. Axl und Beatrice sind seit vielen Jahren ein Paar. In ihrem Dorf gelten sie als Außenseiter, und man gibt ihnen deutlich zu verstehen, dass sie eine Belastung für die Gemeinschaft sind. Also verlassen sie ihre Heimat in der Hoffnung, ihren Sohn zu finden, den sie seit langer Zeit nicht mehr gesehen haben. Ihre Reise ist voller überraschender Begegnungen und Gefahren, und bald ahnen sie, dass in ihrem Land eine Veränderung heraufzieht, die alles aus dem Gleichgewicht bringen wird, sogar ihre Beziehung. Ein gewaltiger, intensiver, spannender Roman, der uns mitnimmt auf eine so tiefgründige wie faszinierende Reise. Kazuo Ishiguros unprätentiöser und zugleich betörender Realismus macht ihn zu einem feinsinnigen Meister des Erzählens.
Category: Fiction

International Political Economy

Author : James H. Nolt
ISBN : 9781135994365
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book offers a completely new and unique introduction to the economics of international relations. It treats all the traditional major themes of international relations theory while giving each a refreshing new twist with the incorporation of the influence of private power, particularly in the realm of war and peace. It reframes the history of the modern global economy and politics by thoroughly purging the myth of the market, a systematic blindness to private power. It not only draws on, but also illuminates major themes and empirical findings of comparative politics, business history, business strategy, business cycle theory, social evolutionary theory as well as the practical wisdom of traders and investors. Part one introduces the major concepts of competing theories of international relations, emphasizing a unique approach, corporatism. Part two introduces the critical importance dynamic and oppositional analysis of issues. Part three traces the rise of the modern world from the mercantilist period until the rise of modern corporate organizations and the demise of imperialism in the crucible of World War I. Part four begins with the origins of the contemporary dominance of business internationalism before and during World War II, then analyzes three major facets of the postwar era: the unification of much of Europe, the industrialization of the Third World, and the Cold War and its aftermath. The final chapter considers the present and future of a fairly peaceful yet economically unstable world. This book presents a refreshing and exciting portrayal of the global economy which challenges every major subject from money to markets to the business cycle. This book eschews the economics of dull averages to restore the drama of contending business forces, struggling for wealth and, in the process, influencing war and peace.
Category: Business & Economics

Folk Women And Indirection In Morrison N Huibhne Hurston And Lavin

Author : Jacqueline Fulmer
ISBN : 9781351158183
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Focusing on the lineage of pivotal African American and Irish women writers, Jacqueline Fulmer argues that these authors often employ strategies of indirection, via folkloric expression, when exploring unpopular topics. This strategy holds the attention of readers who would otherwise reject the subject matter. Fulmer traces the line of descent from Mary Lavin to Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and from Zora Neale Hurston to Toni Morrison, showing how obstacles to free expression, though varying from those Lavin and Hurston faced, are still encountered by Morrison and Ní Dhuibhne. The basis for comparing these authors lies in the strategies of indirection they use, as influenced by folklore. The folkloric characters these authors depict-wild denizens of the Otherworld and wise women of various traditions-help their creators insert controversy into fiction in ways that charm rather than alienate readers. Forms of rhetorical indirection that appear in the context of folklore, such as signifying practices, masking, sly civility, and the grotesque or bizarre, come out of the mouths and actions of these writers' magical and magisterial characters. Old traditions can offer new ways of discussing issues such as sexual expression, religious beliefs, or issues of reproduction. As differences between times and cultures affect what "can" and "cannot" be said, folkloric indirection may open up a vista to discourses of which we as readers may not even be aware. Finally, the folk women of Morrison, Ní Dhuibhne, Hurston, and Lavin open up new points of entry to the discussion of fiction, rhetoric, censorship, and folklore.
Category: Literary Criticism

Der Zitronentisch

Author : Julian Barnes
ISBN : 9783462305395
Genre : Fiction
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»Erzählungen von großer Meisterschaft, mit Witz, mit Tempo, mit Frechheit« Elke Heidenreich Julian Barnes wird immer wieder gepriesen für seine stilistische Brillanz, für die scharfe Beobachtungsgabe, die Ironie und den oft schwarzen Humor. Der Erzählungsband mit dem geheimnisvollen Titel Der Zitronentisch zeigt Julian Barnes in seiner ganzen Meisterschaft. Jede Erzählung steht für sich, doch sind alle durch das Thema miteinander verbunden – das Altern. Ob die Erzählungen nun im 19. Jahrhundert oder in unserer Zeit spielen, die Menschen nähern sich dem Ende ihres Lebens, dem Ende, das sich in besonderen Erfahrungen und oft irrwitzigen Situationen ankündigt. Sie gehen damit gelassen um oder aufbegehrend, resigniert oder bitter. Die Zitrone, erfährt der Leser in der letzten Erzählung Stille, ist für die Chinesen das Symbol des Todes. In dieser Erzählung über den ausgebrannten Komponisten Sibelius treffen sich die alten Männer an einem (nicht Stamm-, sondern) Zitronentisch, um über ihr Ende zu sprechen: »Kopf hoch! Der Tod ist nicht mehr fern.« Julian Barnes erhielt 2004 den Österreichischen Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur. Der Preis wurde im August 2005 verliehen.
Category: Fiction

All Of Me

Author : Jos Willems
ISBN : 9781461656227
Genre : Music
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Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong was not only jazz's greatest musician and innovator, but also arguably its most famous entertainer and the frontal figure in the development of contemporary popular music. Overcoming social and political obstacles, he created a long and impressive career and an enormous musical output. Now, his ground breaking musical career is amassed and detailed in this discography of all his works, from professionally made commercial releases, to amateur and unissued recordings. All of Me is a comprehensive, chronological discography born out of love and admiration for Louis Armstrong, and devotion to years of collecting his musical accomplishments. Author Jos Willems has meticulously compiled all of Satchmo's known recordings_both studio and live performances_and with assistance from internationally renowned specialists, has assembled an impressively detailed, accurate, and complete listing. This volume is superbly formatted and presented, logically organized, and thoroughly indexed by song title and individual. Researchers, collectors, and enthusiasts can easily look up any detail of a recording: issues and releases of particular songs; publishing companies; producers; catalog numbers; dates, times, and locations of recordings; musicians Armstrong played with; and format, be it 78 or 45 RPM records, LPs, CDs, or media appearances. Every detail of Armstrong's career is listed in this impressive volume, shedding light on the enormity of his impact on jazz and popular culture. This is the ultimate reference guide for the complete works of Louis Armstrong.
Category: Music

Perfume

Author : Patrick Süskind
ISBN : 9780375725845
Genre : Fiction
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An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

Lichtjahre

Author : James Salter
ISBN : 9783827077370
Genre : Fiction
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Auf den ersten Blick ist es paradiesisch: Das privilegierte Leben von Viri und Nedra kreist um Dinnerpartys und Freunde, um einen sonnendurchfluteten Garten, um endlose Ferien am Atlantik mit den Kindern. Doch langsam entblättert sich das Trügerische dieser Idylle: Viri beginnt eine Affäre mit einer jungen Mitarbeiterin, Nedra trifft sich mit einem langjährigen Freund der Familie. In poetischen Bildern führt James Salter uns vor Augen, dass nichts unerbittlicher ist als Zeit und nichts vergänglicher als Glück.
Category: Fiction