Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Authors

Download e-book for iPad: Thomas Mann, der Amerikaner: Leben und Werk im by Hans Rudolf Vaget

By Hans Rudolf Vaget

ISBN-10: 3100870042

ISBN-13: 9783100870049

»Mein Deutschtum ist in dem kosmopolitischen Universum, das Amerika heisst, am richtigsten untergebracht.« Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann lebte vierzehn Jahre in Amerika. Diese dramatischste Periode seines Lebens warfare dem Kampf gegen Hitler und dem Nachdenken über Deutschland gewidmet; er wurde US-Bürger und warfare gleichzeitig der angesehenste Repräsentant deutscher Kultur.
In seiner facettenreichen Studie erhellt H. R. Vaget das politische und kulturelle Umfeld dieser Jahre. Zwei längere Kapitel stellen das Verhältnis zu Thomas Manns wichtigsten Bezugspersonen dar: Präsident Roosevelt und Agnes Meyer, seine Gönnerin. Weitere Kapitel befassen sich mit verschiedenen Aspekten des literarischen und politischen Kontexts. Abschließend wird Thomas Manns Rolle in der deutschen »Vergangenheitspolitik« neu zur Diskussion gestellt.

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Get Offbeat: Collaborating with Kerouac PDF

By David Amram

ISBN-10: 1560253622

ISBN-13: 9781560253624

ISBN-10: 1594515441

ISBN-13: 9781594515446

David Amram has been defined as "the Renaissance guy of yankee Music." His musical occupation has spanned partaking with Jack Kerouac within the unique jazz-poetry analyzing in 1957 in Greenwich Village to being commemorated because the first Composer-in-Residence for the hot York Philharmonic and to taking part in in Farm reduction live shows. he is played with an immense number of musical greats, reminiscent of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Willie Nelson, and and Tito Puente, and he maintains to compose and journey nationally. Now to be had in paperback, following the fiftieth anniversary of the ebook of Kerouac's vintage at the highway, Offbeat is the rollicking tale of this mythical musician and his adventures along with his shut good friend Jack Kerouac. Amram and Kerouac shared a dating in accordance with creativity, admire, and enjoyable, and Offbeat deals the reader a whole proportion of every. this excellent memoir takes the reader from the espresso homes of recent York to the San Francisco Opera apartment and into the making of the now-classic movie Pull My Daisy. Offbeat is Amram's vigorous and heartfelt account of Kerouac and the inventive group of artists-including Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Langston Hughes, and Neal and Carolyn Cassady-that courageously explored their artistic power and, in doing so, replaced American tradition forever.

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Get Die Sonntagsbrüder (German Edition) PDF

By Peter Hofmeister

Werner und Peter, mit einer Stunde Unterschied 1938 an einem Sonntag in Schlesien geboren, werden von ihren Familien wegen der großen Ähnlichkeit, liebevoll die Sonntagsbrüder genannt.
Trotz NS-Zeit und Kriegshysterie erleben sie eine glückliche Kindheit. Während 1945 die Rote Armee mit aller Härte und Grausamkeit an Breslau vorbei nach Berlin stürmt, sehen und erleben sie Unglaubliches. Gehen verloren und werden in die Sowjetunion deportiert. Um zu überleben, fliehen sie aus dem Lager und irren 2 Jahre in dem fremden Land umher. Peter findet seine Eltern wieder, Werner landet in einem Waisenhaus.
1950 treffen sie sich in Braunschweig wieder. Als Flüchtlinge aus dem Osten verpönt und Werner voller Hass, kämpfen sie sich zurück in ein normales Leben. Peter lernt schnell wie guy bereits mit 12 Jahren Geld verdient. Werner schwört Rache an denen, die ihm seine Familie nahmen.
Es folgen glückliche Zeiten. Neben den ersten erotischen Abenteuern mit 15, werden sie hervorragende Segler und Bergsteiger. Liederliche Reisen durch den Süden Europas folgen. Die Zeit bei der Bundeswehr, hart aber schön und voller Erlebnisse.
Peter kehrt nach three Jahren zurück, erarbeitet sich in der Industrie hohe Posten und wird schließlich selbst Unternehmer. Werner gelangt über den MAD zum Geheimdienst und wird ein führender Agent im Osten. Beide sehen das Land wieder, in dem sie als Kinder umherirrten. Werner um Rache zu nehmen, Peter um Versöhnung zu erreichen und neue Freunde und Kunden zu gewinnen.
Zwei aufregende Leben mit vielen unglaublichen Ereignissen bis 1996, werden von dem Autor bewegend und mitreißend in Rede und Gegenrede geschildert. Er baut damit eine ungeheure Spannung auf und gibt dem Leser das Gefühl, ständig und bei allem dabei zu sein.

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Read e-book online Alti su di me: Maestri e metodi, testi e ricordi (Einaudi) PDF

By Gian Luigi Beccaria

ISBN-10: 8806214853

ISBN-13: 9788806214852

L'autore racconta qualcosa di se stesso mentre racconta los angeles storia degli altri, il mondo universitario in cui si è formato e impegnato: maestri e compagni, fervide stagioni di dibattiti sulla critica e los angeles linguistica, sul rinnovamento dei metodi, e le letture, l'attività didattica, i seminari interdisciplinari di cui resta qui traccia, le ricerche comuni di commento ai testi, da Dante e Petrarca advert Alfieri e Pavese. Senza smarrimenti e nostalgie di fronte alle cose che cambiano e che tanto sono cambiate rispetto agli anni qui rievocati (i Sessanta- Ottanta del secolo scorso, quando le self-discipline umanistiche ancora occupavano in Italia un evidente primato culturale), l'autore tende a much risaltare alcune costanti: come nella lingua letteraria il già scritto prevalga sulle variabili dell'invenzione, e come i testi collocati entro una fitta rete di richiami, di citazioni e riusi svelino piú a fondo le loro strutture.

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Download e-book for iPad: Myself and the World: A Biography of William Faulkner by Robert W. Hamblin

By Robert W. Hamblin

ISBN-10: 1496805607

ISBN-13: 9781496805607

William Faulkner (1897�1962) as soon as stated of his novels and tales, �I am telling an analogous tale many times, that's myself and the world.� This biography presents an outline of the existence and profession of the well-known writer, demonstrating the interrelationships of that lifestyles, founded in Oxford, Mississippi, with the characters and occasions of his fictional international. The publication starts with a bankruptcy on Faulkner�s most famed ancestor, W. C. Falkner, �the outdated Colonel,� who vastly stimulated either the content material and the shape of Faulkner�s fiction. Robert W. Hamblin then proceeds to envision the highlights of Faulkner�s biography, from his formative years to his younger days as a fledgling poet, via his time in New Orleans, the production of Yoknapatawpha, the years of fight and his season of prolific genius, and during his time in Hollywood and his successful of the Nobel Prize. The ebook concludes with an outline of his final years as a respected writer, cultural ambassador, and college writer-in-residence.

In his Nobel Prize reputation speech, Faulkner noted �the affliction and sweat of the human spirit� that is going into inventive construction. For Faulkner, that fight used to be in particular acute. terrible and overlooked for a lot of his existence, struggling with continual melancholy and alcoholism, and unsatisfied in his own lifestyles, Faulkner overcame large hindrances to accomplish literary luck. one of many significant topics of his novels and tales continues to be persistence, and his biography shows that caliber in abundance. Faulkner the guy persisted and finally prevailed.

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Read e-book online Der junge Goethe: Epoche - Werk - Wirkung (Arbeitsbücher zur PDF

By Thorsten Valk

ISBN-10: 3406638546

ISBN-13: 9783406638541

Das Werk des jungen Goethe, zwischen 1765 und 1775 entstanden, fällt in eine von zahlreichen Spannungen geprägte Zeit. Thorsten Valks Buch beleuchtet Goethes Dichtungen aus ideengeschichtlicher und sozialhistorischer Perspektive. Es eröffnet eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Zugänge, indem es präzise Textlektüren mit epochengeschichtlichen Horizontbildungen verknüpft und dabei stets den aktuellen Forschungsstand berücksichtigt. Die zentralen Gedichte und Dramen des jungen Goethe werden ebenso analysiert wie der Werther, mit dem Goethe gleichsam über Nacht zu einem europäischen Erfolgsschriftsteller aufstieg. Ein besonderes Augenmerk gilt den kunsttheoretischen Schriften, die Goethe als entschiedenen Verfechter der Genieästhetik ausweisen. Die facettenreiche Wirkungsgeschichte des Frühwerks wird anhand der Werther-Kontroverse, am Beispiel des Götz von Berlichingen und seiner Bühnengeschichte sowie im Blick auf Gedichtvertonungen von Breitkopf bis Schubert verfolgt.

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The Canadian Don Quixote: The Life and Works of Major John by David Richard Beasley PDF

By David Richard Beasley

ISBN-10: 0889840202

ISBN-13: 9780889840201

ISBN-10: 0889840229

ISBN-13: 9780889840225

a pleasant mix of Canadian historical past, romantic biography, and literary learn, the ebook is not just a great learn yet features a bibliography, index and different fabric. truly it's a roaring reliable experience yarn a couple of hugely eccentric dreamer and writer of gothic novels. an immense access this year.
Library magazine (New York).

The lifetime of John Richardson reads like certainly one of his novels. David Beasley does justice to this Richardson, and what a narrative The Canadian Don Quixote is! military carrier, playing, duels all over the place, a cheerful marriage, consistent litigation, and incessant writing 'even this precis purely starts to spotlight the wealthy power of John Richardson's fifty six years.
(The London unfastened Press (London, Ont).

If his existence is a dream, David Beasley has anchored it very firmly within the social truth of the time.... His entire paintings teems with such cautious, loving study and this makes his biography of Richardson not just an exceptional learn however the achievement of what is often known as 'an aching void'
James Reaney, Brick (Toronto).

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New PDF release: Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain

By DavidWyn Jones,David Wyn Jones

ISBN-10: 113826735X

ISBN-13: 9781138267350

ISBN-10: 1840146885

ISBN-13: 9781840146882

This selection of essays through a number of the best students within the box appears to be like at quite a few features of musical lifestyles in eighteenth-century Britain. the numerous roles performed via associations corresponding to the Freemasons and international embassy chapels in selling song making and introducing international types to English song are tested, in addition to the effect exerted through contributors, either overseas and British. The ebook covers the spectrum of British track, either sacred and secular, and either cosmopolitan and provincial. In doing so it is helping to redress the image of eighteenth-century British track which has formerly portrayed Handel and London as its basic constituents.

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