EVERY MAN DIES ALONE

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Every Man Dies Alone

Author : Hans Fallada
ISBN : 9781612198279
Genre : Fiction
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This never-before-translated masterpiece—by a heroic best-selling writer who saw his life crumble when he wouldn’t join the Nazi Party—is based on a true story. It presents a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells the sweeping saga of one working-class couple who decides to take a stand when their only son is killed at the front. With nothing but their grief and each other against the awesome power of the Reich, they launch a simple, clandestine resistance campaign that soon has an enraged Gestapo on their trail, and a world of terrified neighbors and cynical snitches ready to turn them in. In the end, it’s more than an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more than a moving romance, even more than literature of the highest order—it’s a deeply stirring story of two people standing up for what’s right, and for each other.
Category: Fiction

Kleiner Mann Was Nun

Author : Hans Fallada
ISBN : 9788027242559
Genre : Fiction
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Die Handlung spielt 1930 bis 1932. Der Buchhalter Johannes Pinneberg und seine Freundin, die Verkäuferin Emma "Lämmchen" Mörschel, erfahren, dass sie im zweiten Monat schwanger ist. Nach der kurzentschlossenen Heirat der beiden Verliebten kündigt sich eine glückliche Ehe an, wenn auch in bescheidenen Verhältnissen. Kurz nach dem Bezug der gemeinsamen Wohnung in der kleinen norddeutschen Stadt Ducherow wird Pinneberg jedoch aufgrund einer Intrige der Frau seines Arbeitgebers, die ihn mit ihrer Tochter verkuppeln wollte, entlassen und muss sich im Deutschland der Weltwirtschaftskrise eine neue Arbeitsstelle suchen. Rettung kommt von Pinnebergs ungeliebter Mutter Mia... Hans Fallada (1893-1947) war ein Künstler der Neue Sachlichkeit. Er orientiert sich an der Realität, auf die damalige Gesellschaft und auf deren Probleme ein, z. B. die Armut vieler Menschen. Die Voraussetzung dafür war ein kritischer Blick auf die damalige Gegenwart. Die Umgebung wurde nüchtern und realistisch dargestellt. Die soziale, politische und wirtschaftliche Wirklichkeit der Weimarer Republik, die Nachwirkungen des Ersten Weltkrieges und die Inflation waren beliebte Motive. Die Themen, die die Gesellschaft bewegten, fanden sich in der Literatur wieder.
Category: Fiction

A Small Circus

Author : Hans Fallada
ISBN : 9781628724769
Genre : Fiction
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A small German town edges into fascism in a novel by the bestselling author of Alone in Berlin: “So terribly genuine, it is frightening.”—Kurt Tucholsky It is the summer of 1929, and in Altholm, Germany, a storm is brewing—a local political resistance that could be valuable to Max Tredup. Max, a shabby, unprincipled reporter working for the Chronicle, Altholm’s failing newspaper, is leading a precarious and hungry existence when he takes some potentially damning photographs. Sold to the right bidder, he could make a fortune. While he contemplates his next move, the town is buzzing. Farmers are plotting their revenge against greedy officials, a mysterious traveling salesman is stirring up trouble, and the Nazi party grows stronger as the Communists fight them in the street. And all the while, Altholm’s oppressive mayor, who’s doing everything in his power to seek the easy life, is involved in a conspiracy of schemes of his own. With the town rapidly slipping into chaos, tensions mount between workers and bosses, town and country, and left and right. As alliances are broken, bribes are taken, and plots are hatched, a shocking act of violence is all it takes to push Altholm over the edge. From the brilliant mind of one of Germany’s most celebrated writers, A Small Circus “gives us front-row seats to Germany's decade-long quest for a sacrificial scapegoat that culminated in the Nazi takeover” (The Independent).
Category: Fiction

A Stranger In My Own Country

Author : Hans Fallada
ISBN : 9780745681566
Genre : History
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“I lived the same life as everyone else, the life of ordinary people, the masses.” Sitting in a prison cell in the autumn of 1944, the German author Hans Fallada sums up his life under the National Socialist dictatorship, the time of “inward emigration”. Under conditions of close confinement, in constant fear of discovery, he writes himself free from the nightmare of the Nazi years. He records his thoughts about spying and denunciation, about the threat to his livelihood and his literary work and about the fate of many friends and contemporaries. The confessional mode did not come naturally to Fallada, but in the mental and emotional distress of 1944, self-reflection became a survival strategy. Fallada’s frank and sometimes provocative memoirs were thought for many years to have been lost. They are published here for the first time.
Category: History

Theo Drama Theological Dramatic Theory Vol 4

Author : Hans Urs von Balthasar
ISBN : 9781681495781
Genre : Religion
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Having presented his christology and mariology under the sign of the "Dramatis Personae" in volume three of Theo-Drama, von Balthasar now turns to the action of the divine drama itself. Here we find his soteriology, where time, freedom, history, power, sin, conflict are seen in the light of the Cross, the culmination of the action and passion of God and man. As Balthasar expresses it in the conclusion to his preface: here "we discern the unity of 'glory' and the 'dramatic'. God's glory, as it appears in the world--supremely in Christ--is not something static that could be observed by a neutral investigator. It manifests itself only through the personal involvement whereby God himself comes forth to do battle and is both victor and vanquished. If this glory is to come within our range at all, an analogous initiative is called for on our part. Revelation is a battlefield. Those who do battle on it can only be believers and theologians, provided they have equipped themselves with the whole armor of God (Eph 6:11)."
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Opium

Author : Thomas Dormandy
ISBN : 9780300183658
Genre : History
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Opium and its derivatives morphine and heroin have destroyed, corrupted, and killed individuals, families, communities, and even whole nations. And yet, for most of its long history, opium has also been humanity's most effective means of alleviating physical and mental pain. This extraordinary book encompasses the entire history of the world's most fascinating drug, from the first evidence of poppy cultivation by stone-age man to the present-day opium trade in Afghanistan. Dr. Thomas Dormandy tells the story with verve and insight, uncovering the strange power of opiates to motivate major conflicts yet also inspire great art and medical breakthroughs, to trigger the rise of global criminal networks yet also revolutionize attitudes toward well-being. Opium: Reality's Dark Dream traverses the globe and the centuries, exploring opium's role in colonialism, the Chinese Opium Wars, laudanum-inspired sublime Romantic poetry, American "Yellow Peril" fears, the rise of the Mafia and the black market, 1960s counterculture, and more. Dr. Dormandy also recounts exotic or sad stories of individual addiction. Throughout the book the author emphasizes opium's complex, valuable relationship with developments in medicine, health, and disease, highlighting the perplexing dual nature of the drug as both the cause and relief of great suffering in widely diverse civilizations.
Category: History

From Media Systems To Media Cultures

Author : Sabina Mihelj
ISBN : 9781108422604
Genre : Business & Economics
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Proposes an original framework for comparative media research, and uses it to provide fascinating insights into television under communist rule.
Category: Business & Economics

Little Man What Now

Author : Hans Fallada
ISBN : 9781612190648
Genre : Fiction
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This is the book that led to Hans Fallada’s downfall with the Nazis. The story of a young couple struggling to survive the German economic collapse was a worldwide sensation and was made into an acclaimed Hollywood movie produced by Jews, leading Hitler to ban Fallada’s work from being translated. Nonetheless, it remains, as The Times Literary Supplement notes, “the novel of a time in which public and private merged even for those whowanted to stay at home and mind their own business." *** This is a Hybrid Book. Melville House HybridBooks combine print and digital media into an enhanced reading experience by including with each title additional curated material called Illuminations — maps, photographs, illustrations, and further writing about the author and the book. The Melville House Illuminations are free with the purchase of any title in the HybridBook series, no matter the format. Purchasers of the print version can obtain the Illuminations for a given title simply by scanning the QR code found in the back of each book, or by following the url also given in the back of the print book, then downloading the Illumination in whatever format works best for you. Purchasers of the digital version receive the appropriate Illuminations automatically as part of the ebook edition. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction