By Samuel A. Schreiner
we will paintings with our personal hands;
we'll communicate our personal minds."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar," 1837
From the beginning of transcendentalism and America's highbrow renaissance within the 1830s, to the Civil struggle and past, the tale of 4 striking acquaintances whose lives formed a nation
"Beginning within the 1830s, coincidences that appear virtually astounding on reflection introduced jointly in harmony as buddies and acquaintances 4 males of very various temperaments and abilities who shared an identical conviction that the soul had 'inherent strength to know the reality' and that the reality may make males freed from previous constraints on suggestion and behaviour. as well as Emerson, a thinker, there has been Amos Bronson Alcott, an educator; Henry David Thoreau, a naturalist and insurgent; and Nathaniel Hawthorne, a novelist. This booklet is the tale of that designated and influential friendship in motion, of the lives the buddies led, and their paintings that led to an everlasting switch of their nation's direction."
--From the Prologue
By Mano Bouzamour
Auf einem gestohlenen Flügel spielt Samir, genannt Sam, morgens klassische Musik, beim Freitagsgebet in der Moschee kämpft er mit Fantasien von blonden, nackten Teufelinnen, im Geschichtsunterricht träumt er von Rache für die mutige Anne Frank, am glücklichsten ist er jedoch, wenn er nachts mit seinem geliebten Bruder auf der Vespa durch Amsterdam brausen darf. So wächst Sam als Sohn marokkanischer Einwanderer im bunten De-Pijp-Viertel heran, bis sein großer Bruder, der von Betrug und Diebstahl lebt, verhaftet wird und für sechs Jahre in den Knast muss. Doch Sam verspricht ihm, allen Widerständen zum Trotz den Schulabschluss im bürgerlichen Elitegymnasium zu schaffen, und meistert ein Leben voller Kontraste mit viel Witz und Frechheit.
By Rachel Douglas
Focusing particularly on Frankétienne, this publication bargains an outline of ways the defining aesthetic and thematic elements of Frankétienne's significant works have emerged over the process his forty-year writing occupation. It unearths the marked improvement of key notions guiding his literary construction because the Nineteen Sixties, and demonstrates that rewriting illustrates the critical aesthetic of the Spiral which has consistently formed his œuvre. it's, the e-book argues, the regularly relocating kind of the Spiral which Frankétienne explores via his consistent remodeling of his formerly written texts.
Frankétienne and Rewriting negotiates among the literary and fabric ends of the burgeoning box of postcolonial experiences, arguing that literary features in Frankétienne hook up with altering political, social, monetary, and cultural situations within the Haiti he rewrites.
By Lucette Destouches,Maruzzo Loira,Francesco Piga
By Christine Nöstlinger
Die große Kinderbuchautorin, Journalistin, Lyrikerin und Schriftstellerin erzählt von Ehen, Töchtern und Affären. Von ihren Erfolgen, von wütenden Lehrerattacken und aberwitzigen Political-Correctness-Sheriffs. Und auch davon, ob es erstrebenswert ist, in Würde zu altern.
By Dale Ahlquist
Chesterton wrote 100 books on quite a few topics, hundreds of thousands of essays for London newspapers, penned epic poetry, thrilled in detective fiction, drew illustrations, and made every body chuckle through his prepared humor. every person who knew Chesterton enjoyed him, even these he debated with. His specified writing kind that combines philosophy, spirituality, background, humor, and paradox have made him one of the main greatly learn authors of recent instances.
As Ahlquist exhibits in his enticing quantity, this so much quoted author of the twentieth century has a lot to percentage with us on themes masking politics, paintings, schooling, ask yourself, marriage, fads, poetry, religion, charity and masses extra.
By Christopher Gillie
By J. L. Cherry
By Bernadette Conrad
Bernadette Conrad, Autorin und Literaturkritikerin, die sich mit Paula Fox und ihrem Werk intensiv beschäftigt hat, geht mit Jonathan Franzen auf Cape Cod spazieren, sie trifft Paula Fox’ Tochter in Oregon und sucht in New Orleans nach Schauplätzen des Romans «Der Gott der Alpträume». In San Francisco besucht sie das Krankenhaus, in dem Paula Fox zwanzigjährig ihr erstes sort bekam – und zur Adoption freigab. Vor allem aber sitzt sie immer wieder mit Paula Fox am Tisch ihres Brooklyner Hauses und forscht einem Leben nach, das selbst wie ein Roman ist.
Einmal quer durch Amerika und bis nach Europa hat sich die Autorin auf die Spur eines Lebens und Werks begeben, das auf unvergleichliche Weise nicht nur von einer persönlichen Geschichte Zeugnis ablegt, sondern vom Leben in Amerika im 20. Jahrhundert.
By Rüdiger Safranski,David Dollenmayer
This sterling biography of Germany’s maximum author offers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as though we're seeing him for the 1st time.
The paintings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has reverberated via and a part centuries, changing the process literature in methods either grand and intimate. No different author so thoroughly captivated the highbrow lifetime of overdue eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe, placing into language the anxieties and targets of a civilization at the cusp of modernity. A literary famous person by means of the age of twenty-five, Goethe, who was once born in Frankfurt in 1749, attracted the adulation and admire of the best scientists, politicians, composers, and philosophers of his day. Schoolboys dressed like his fictional characters. Napoleon learn his first novel obsessively. He used to be an astoundingly prolific author, a grasp of many genres, from poetry to clinical treatises, from novels just like the tragic Sorrows of younger Werther to dramatic works like Faust. certainly, Goethe’s unheard of literary output could come to outline the Romantic age.
Rüdiger Safranski’s Goethe: existence as a piece of Art is the 1st definitive biography in a iteration to inform the larger-than-life tale of the author thought of to be the Shakespeare of German literature. Drawing upon the trove of letters, diaries, and notebooks Goethe left at the back of, in addition to correspondence and feedback from Goethe’s contemporaries, Safranski weaves a wealthy story of Europe within the throes of revolution and of the fellow whose rules heralded a brand new era.
Safranski’s enormous biography is a cautious survey of Goethe’s wide-ranging genius. past his superb literary presents, Goethe used to be intensely drawn to common technology and took heavily his legit publish as a statesman, operating tirelessly to make sure that the operating terrible bought wages and day-by-day bread. With grace and nuance, Safranski crafts a portrait of Goethe’s internal lifestyles that illuminates either his written paintings and the turmoil and triumphs of his period. Safranski indicates that studying Goethe provides now not easily an come across with a literary virtuoso yet a chance to enhance a deeper appreciation of the human condition.
Goethe used to be writing in the middle of a dramatic and bloody time for Europe: the revolutions in France and the USA overturned the outdated regimes and brought new methods of brooding about the area. Set in contrast backdrop, Goethe’s lifestyles and paintings function a necessary touchstone for the delivery of the trendy age. yet as Safranski eventually indicates, Goethe’s maximum production used to be not just his literary masterpieces yet his very life.