Download e-book for kindle: Nâzim Hikmet: The Life and Times of Turkey's World Poet by Mutlu Konuk Blasing

By Mutlu Konuk Blasing

ISBN-10: 0892554177

ISBN-13: 9780892554171

An authoritative biography of Turkey's most vital and most well-liked poet.

Nâzim Hikmet (1902–1963), Turkey’s best-loved poet and a commanding presence in its public existence, lived via a turbulent era—the finish of the Ottoman Empire, the increase of Communist Russia, and the start of the Turkish Republic. Born into the Ottoman elite, Hikmet embraced Communist beliefs and joined the innovative ranks at nineteen. Of passionate temperament, he lived his existence full-tilt, deeply romantic in his loves and uncompromising in his politics—for which he spent greater than a 3rd of his existence in prisons or in exile. His stirring unfastened verse in easy phrases, praising his state, his ladies, and the typical guy, used to be thought of “subversive” and banned for many years. at the present time it's to be had in additional than fifty languages, and Hikmet is famous all over the world as a tremendous twentieth-century poet.

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Download PDF by Rose Lagercrantz,Angelika Kutsch: Wenn es einen noch gibt: Ein Familienporträt (German

By Rose Lagercrantz,Angelika Kutsch

ISBN-10: 3924652414

ISBN-13: 9783924652418

Kurz nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg lernen sich die Eltern der Autorin in Schweden kennen: Ella aus dem rumänischen Sighet hat Auschwitz überlebt, der Deutsche Georg hat gegen Hitler gekämpft. Die kleine Rose entdeckt nach und nach, was once ihre Familie besonders macht: Manche Verwandte existieren nur auf Fotografien, andere sind über die ganze Welt verstreut. Rose Lagercrantz begleitet ihre Mutter Ella in deren letztem Lebensjahr und schildert die Gespräche und Erlebnisse, die sie auf ihren »Familienreisen« nach Frankreich, Südafrika, Kanada oder Ungarn hatte. Sie will verstehen, was once es bedeutet, wenn es einen noch gibt.
Lagercrantz' Sprache ist schnörkellos und ruhig. Gerade dadurch entfaltet sie einen starken Sog, sodass es »fast unmöglich ist, sich loszureißen«, wie Paula Helgesson im Svenska Dagbladet schrieb.

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New PDF release: Neglected Genius: The Diaries of Benjamin Robert Haydon,

By John Jolliffe

ISBN-10: 0571294774

ISBN-13: 9780571294770

The magazine of Benjamin Haydon was once, Max Beerbohm suggested to Siegfried Sassoon, the simplest diary Beerbohm had ever learn. Harold Acton declared Haydon 'a extra intriguing determine than Ruskin.' H.H. Asquith in comparison him favourably with Rousseau, whereas Aldous Huxley declared that 'Never was once somebody extra in actual fact minimize out to be an author.'
Today Haydon's pix and huge old work cling in just about all Britain's significant collections. even if in his personal time (1786-1846) his popularity was once much less safe. even though an intimate of Wordsworth and Walter Scott, on pleasant phrases with lords and politicians, Haydon was once additionally good conversant in debtor's criminal. nonetheless he remained all through a witty, outstanding diarist, vividly evidenced by means of this quantity, expertly edited through John Jolliffe, which gathers critiques on every thing from the Elgin Marbles and Turner's landscapes to Napoleon's digestion and Queen Victoria's complexion.

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Download e-book for iPad: Welcome Home: A Memoir by Jude Ezeilo

By Jude Ezeilo

ISBN-10: 1940122325

ISBN-13: 9781940122328

Welcome domestic chronicles the genuine lifestyles occasions and episodes of 1 man's stories from his homeland, to this awesome nation.
The trip started in a unique time and position, the place national occasions in different places captured the world's realization and eternally replaced a rustic. those occasions additionally prompted a sequence response that led a few to America.
Arriving within the usa as a criminal everlasting resident, lower than the safety of political asylum, on the age of 2, the adventure persisted. together with his mom and dad, and 4 siblings, Jude Ezeilo grew up in different towns and states, experiencing and having fun with all that this nice state needed to provide.
As in highschool, he used to be confronted with a choice, and selected a plan of action that might irrevocability switch his existence whilst he turned an grownup. The repercussions of that selection have been totally discovered years later while the govt of the one domestic that he had ever understand initiated lawsuits for his removing and deportation.
Given the present weather during this nation relating to Immigration reform, and the customarily pointed out "broken system", Welcome domestic exposes an extra demoralizing component of this idea that frequently is going unmentioned. With the demanding situations confronted alongside his trip, Mr. Ezeilo's stories uniquely qualify him to make clear this untold size of the damaged approach. This tale is one in all loss and ache, pleasure and remorse, existence and development. it's a actual American story.

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Download PDF by Nili Scharf Gold: Haifa: City of Steps

By Nili Scharf Gold

ISBN-10: 1512601187

ISBN-13: 9781512601183

Nili Gold, who was once born in Haifa to German-speaking mom and dad in 1948, the 1st yr of Israeli statehood, the following bargains a amazing homage to her local urban in the course of its heyday as a global port and cultural heart. Spanning the Twenties and ’30s, while Jews and Arabs lived jointly amicably and structures have been erected that mirrored ecu, modernist, Jewish, and Arab architectural affects, via 1948, while such a lot Arabs left, and into the ’50s and ’60s burgeoning of the younger nation of Israel, Gold anchors her own and family members historical past in 5 landmark clusters.

All in the community of Hadar HaCarmel, those landmarks outline Haifa as an entire. In beautiful aspect, Gold describes Memorial Park and its environs, together with the border among the most important Jewish and Arab neighborhoods in Haifa; the intersection of Herzl and Balfour Streets, whose spotlight is the European/Middle japanese Technion edifice; Talpiot industry, recalling Haifa as a full of life advertisement hub; Alliance highschool and the good Synagogue, the previous devoted to instilling a love of highbrow objectives, whereas the synagogue was once an arm of the dominant Israeli spiritual institution; the Ge’ula user-friendly college and neighboring structures that performed a historic function, between them, the Struck condominium, with its Arab-inspired architecture—all opposed to the dramatic backdrop of the mountain, sea, and bay, and their reverberations in reminiscence and literature.

Illustrated with greater than thirty-five images and 6 maps, Gold’s astute observations of the altering panorama of her formative years and formative years spotlight literary works that painting deeply held emotions for Haifa, by means of such canonical Israeli writers as A. B. Yehoshua, Sami Michael, and Dahlia Ravikovitch.

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Download e-book for kindle: Die Biographie - Beiträge zu ihrer Geschichte (German by Wilhelm Hemecker

By Wilhelm Hemecker

ISBN-10: 3110219360

ISBN-13: 9783110219364

Der Band reflektiert die Geschichte der modernen Biographik seit Johann Gottfried Herder. Bedeutende paradigmenbildende Biographien werden hinsichtlich ihres historischen prestige und ihrer Methodik systematisch untersucht. Dabei finden vor allem hermeneutische, narratologische, ideologiekritische und gendertheoretische Interpretationsverfahren Anwendung. Das Werk wird wie der Band Die Biographie - Zur Grundlegung ihrer Theorie im Auftrag des Ludwig Boltzmann Instituts für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie in Wien herausgegeben.Der Band reflektiert die Geschichte der modernen Biographik seit Johann Gottfried Herder. Bedeutende paradigmenbildende Biographien werden hinsichtlich ihres historischen prestige und ihrer Methodik systematisch untersucht. Dabei finden vor allem hermeneutische, narratologische, ideologiekritische und gendertheoretische Interpretationsverfahren Anwendung. Das Werk wird wie der Band Die Biographie Zur Grundlegung ihrer Theorie im Auftrag des Ludwig Boltzmann Instituts für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie in Wien herausgegeben.

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Read e-book online Arthur Schnitzler: Lieben Träumen Sterben (German Edition) PDF

By Ulrich Weinzierl

ISBN-10: 3100895029

ISBN-13: 9783100895028

ISBN-10: 3596302978

ISBN-13: 9783596302970

Lieben – Träumen – Sterben: Entlang dieser drei für Schnitzler so bezeichnenden Schlüsselwörter beschreibt Ulrich Weinzierl Leben und Werk des Autors. Weinzierl ist ein gründlicher Kenner sowohl der veröffentlichten wie auch vieler unveröffentlichter Schriften Schnitzlers und zudem ein ausgewiesener Fachmann für österreichische Literatur. Sein Buch hält wissenschaftlichen Ansprüchen stand und ist zugleich mit Esprit, Leichtigkeit und Sprachverstand geschrieben.
(Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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Download e-book for iPad: Io sono vivo, voi siete morti (Opere di Emmanuel Carrère) by Emmanuel Carrère

By Emmanuel Carrère

ISBN-10: 8845930874

ISBN-13: 9788845930874

«Da adolescente» scrive Emmanuel Carrère nel "Regno" «sono stato un lettore appassionato di Dick e, a differenza della maggior parte delle passioni adolescenziali, questa non si è mai affievolita. Ho riletto a intervalli regolari "Ubik", "Le tre stimmate di Palmer Eldritch", "Un oscuro scrutare", "Noi marziani", "La svastica sul sole". Consideravo – e considero tuttora – il loro autore una specie di Dostoevskij della nostra epoca». A trentacinque anni, spinto da questa inesausta passione, Carrère decise di raccontare los angeles vita, vissuta e sognata, di Philip ok. Dick. Il risultato fu questo libro, in cui, con un'attenzione chirurgica in line with il dettaglio e una lucidità mai ottenebrata dalla devozione, Carrère ripercorre le tappe di un'esistenza che è stata un'ininterrotta, sfrenata, deragliante indagine sulla realtà, condotta sotto l'influsso di esperienze trascendentali, abuso di farmaci e di droghe, deliri paranoici, ricoveri in ospedali psichiatrici, crisi mistiche e seduzioni compulsive – e riversata in un corpus di quarantaquattro romanzi e oltre un centinaio di racconti (che hanno a loro volta ispirato, più o meno direttamente, una quarantina di film). Con los angeles sua scrittura al pace stesso semplice e ipnotica, Carrère costruisce una biografia – intricata e avvincente quanto lo sarà, vent'anni dopo, quella di Eduard Limonov – che è insieme un romanzo di avventure e un nitido affresco delle pericolose visioni di cui Dick fu artefice e vittima.

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Read e-book online Heart Like A Starfish PDF

By Allen Callaci

ISBN-10: 1938349350

ISBN-13: 9781938349355

Allen Callaci is a librarian, rock and roll singer, and center transplant recipient. "Heart Like a Starfish" is his account of that death-defying trip and the therapeutic that follows for either himself and people round him. With illustrations by way of the writer and gorgeous hide artwork via Amy Maloof, this splendidly chaotic story is instructed in a non-linear sort that manages to show the frenetic occasions and feelings whereas nonetheless embracing the energy and care and defense throughout. A component of the proceeds of the booklet could be donated to Cedars-Sinai middle learn Institute the place the method used to be performed.

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New PDF release: Albrecht Dürer: Künstler, Werk und Zeit (German Edition)

By Anja Grebe

ISBN-10: 353428609X

ISBN-13: 9783534286096

Albrecht Dürer ist wohl der bekannteste deutsche Künstler. Auch heute noch beeindrucken uns die Modernität und die Vielfalt seines Werkes. Bereits zu Lebzeiten ein overseas gefeierter Künstlerstar, wurde sein Werk in den folgenden Jahrhunderten begeistert gesammelt. In allen Museen zählt es zu den absoluten Höhepunkten. Trotzdem umgibt Dürer noch manches Geheimnis. Rätselhaft geblieben sind sein Frühwerk, seine Reisen nach Italien, sein Verhältnis zu Raffael, Mantegna oder Cranach, aber auch seine Haltung gegenüber faith und Kirche. Genauso sind Entstehung und Vertrieb seiner Werke nicht in jedem Fall geklärt. Anja Grebe widmet sich dem bekannten wie dem unbekannten Dürer. Sie beschreibt nicht einfach nur Dürers Werke, sondern erklärt, unter welchen persönlichen und historischen Umständen sie entstanden sind. Wir erhalten so einen neuen umfassenden Zugang zu Albrecht Dürer.

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