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Taal: duits

Auteur: Florian Illies

Ein Buch so farbig, so schillernd, so vielgestaltig wie der Sommer des Jahrhunderts.

"Ich konnte nicht mehr aufhören zu lesen - Illies' Geschichten sind einfach großartig. " Ferdinand von Schirach

Die Geschichte eines ungeheuren Jahres, das ein ganzes Jahrhundert prägte: Florian Illies entfaltet virtuos ein historisches Panorama. 1913: Es ist das eine Jahr, in dem unsere Gegenwart begann. In Literatur, Kunst und Musik werden die Extreme ausgereizt, als gäbe es kein Morgen. Zwischen Paris und Moskau, zwischen London, Berlin und Venedig begegnen wir zahllosen Künstlern, deren Schaffen unsere Welt auf Dauer prägte. Man kokst, trinkt, ätzt, hasst, schreibt, malt, zieht sich gegenseitig an und stößt sich ab, liebt und verflucht sich.

Es ist ein Jahr, in dem alles möglich scheint. Und doch wohnt dem gleißenden Anfang das Ahnen des Verfalles inne. Literatur, Kunst und Musik wussten schon 1913, dass die Menschheit ihre Unschuld verloren hatte. Der Erste Weltkrieg führte die Schrecken alles vorher schon Erkannten und Gedachten nur noch aus. Florian Illies lässt dieses eine Jahr, einen Moment höchster Blüte und zugleich ein Hochamt des Unterganges, in einem grandiosen Panorama lebendig werden.

Malewitsch malt ein Quadrat, Proust begibt sich auf die Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit, Benn liebt Lasker-Schüler, Rilke trinkt mit Freud, Strawinsky feiert das Frühlingsopfer, Kirchner gibt der modernen Metropole ein Gesicht, Kafka, Joyce und Musil trinken am selben Tag in Triest einen Cappuccino – und in München verkauft ein österreichischer Postkartenmaler namens Adolf Hitler seine biederen Stadtansichten.

250 Grammaticaoefeningen - Training & Tips Duits

Auteur: Hauschild

■ oefeningen voor de belangrijkste grammaticale onderwerpen
■ oefeningen op drie niveaus van beginners tot gevorderden: Al, A2, B1 [ERIC]
■ oplossingen van de oefeningen achter in het boek
■ talrijke tips over uitzonderingen, veel gemaakte fouten, uitspraak-moeilijkheden en woordenschat
■ voor zowel zelfstudie als klassikaal gebruik

A Company of Readers

Auteur: Free Press

Taal: engels

In 1951, Jacques Barzun, W. H. Auden, and Lionel Trilling joined together to form the editorial board of the Readers' Subscription Book Club. Thus began a venture unique in the annals of American culture. Never before or since have three such eminent intellectuals collaborated to bring books to the attention of the general public.

Now, a half century later, A Company of Readers tells the story of this extraordinary partnership and presents for the first time a selection of essays from the publications of the Readers' Subscription Book Club and its successor, the Mid-Century Book Society.

As they composed their comments to club members, these distinguished editors freely shared with each other their notes and drafts. The result is criticism of the highest order: smart, humane, learned—in short, stuff that makes for damn good reading. And because these pieces were written for the general public by men who knew that books still mattered, perhaps no other collection of essays gives so natural and vivid a picture of the cultural land-scape at midcentury.

Together, Auden, Barzun, and Trilling would plunge into a pile of books and pick out what they liked, what they thought would instruct and delight. What they chose may surprise you. Here is Auden on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, Barzun on Virginia Woolf's Writer's Diary, and Trilling on Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. Each book, whether weighty or light, summoned from the editors a spirited appraisal, in language that welcomed any kind of reader. The Mid- Century club disbanded in 1963, but its legacy lives on in these pages. A Coinpany of Readers is essential to admirers of this illustrious trio, and it offers a window on an America in which books took center stage.

A concise dictionary of Slang and unconventional english

Auteur: Paul Beale

Taal: engels
A CONCISE DICTIONARY OF SLANG and Unconventional English

Edited by PAUL BEALE
From 'A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English' by ERIC PARTRIDGE

For over fifty years the name Eric Partridge has been synonymous with slang in the English language. His famous dictionary, upon which A Concise Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is based, was first published in 1937 and is now in its eighth edition.

In preparing this Concise edition, Paul Beale has continued the traditions of the full volume while making it particularly relevant to our understanding of the language of the present day. Terms which are known to have arisen before this century have been omitted — they are fully documented in both A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English and in the Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang.

In return, some 1500 new terms have been added — coinages of the eighties which had not yet come to light when the complete edition went to press in 1983. Our language moves apace, and the Concise Dictionary of Slang presents a snapshot of its state as we go into the nineties. Like its parent volume, it gives a fascinating account of the vivid, racy and informal elements of our language. It documents the living history of English and the social history of the twentieth century — and it will also provide hours of amusement for the less serious-minded browser!

Ancient Kosova

This portion of the archaological heritage of Kosova is an attempt to bring back the spirit of pre-historic and ancient times. Reading this book may help in understanding the resistance and vitality of the people of Kosova during the struggles of the recent history.

Boudicca The warrior queen

Auteur: M. J. Trow

Taal: engels

BOUDICCA is a legendary figure today, the mother who determined to avenge her ravaged children, the warrior who rose up to protect the land she inherited from the assault of a rampaging enemy. Feminists identify with her as an icon of womanly strength; she has been described as a Margaret Thatcher without a handbag. Yet what of the true woman behind the legend? Did she, a mere woman, really draw together a disparate tribal nation against a ruthless Roman occupier? And if so, how? In this new hook, the first general biography for several years, Mei Trow strips away modern and ancient myths to reveal the flesh-and-blood woman who terrified Rome.

Married to the puppet king of the Iceni, Boudicca was beaten by the Romans, and her daughters raped, after her husband's death. In the summer of AD 60 Boudicca united several British tribes and led her fierce people in revenge attacks on the Roman towns of Colchester, London and St Albans, burning and destroying with a ferocity that has left a permanent scar on the archaeological landscape. An estimated 70,000 people died in the flames of Roman settlements, and, had the lceni and their allies not been destroyed at Manduesscdum, the place of the chariots, the entire course of British history would have been altered.

This book takes us on a journey through the Roman archives, the. archaeological record and Celtic mythology to a new understanding of Boudicca — the warrior' queen who took on the might of the greatest power of the ancient world and very nearly won.

Canada Sayings

Auteur: Bill Casselman

At last! Folk sayings are passed around by word of mouth in a small community where life and work are shared, and Casselman has collected 1,000 absolute beauties in this all new, all Canadian collection. As with the first volume, which was a #1 bestseller and stayed on the National Post bestseller list for a total of 61 weeks (!), these delightful and sometimes pungent sayings are annotated and arranged in over 130 categories, ranging from All is Well and All is Not Well through Anger, Appearance, Canadiana, Clumsiness, Excuses, Fatness, Liars, Machismo, Shyness, Ugliness, and Thinking, to Water, Weakness, Wealth, and Work. No one else writes about our words like Bill Casselman does—he has been called "A Bluenose among schooners on the sea of popular etymology".

Celtic Art

Taal: engels

Auteur: George Bain

Celtic Art is the only indigenous British art form of world significance and this book is a graphically eloquent plea for the establishment of this great national art to its rightful place in schools and colleges where the history of ornament is being taught. Until recently, the classical orientated art-world has regarded the abstract, iconographic and symbolic style of the Celtic artist as something of an enigma, a mysterious archaic survival largely ignored in histories of art. The modern trends away from realism and the interest of the younger generation in psychedelic and art nouveau styles provides favourable ground for the Celtic art revival which the widespread interest in this new edition seems to indicate is possible. When this book first appeared, it was hailed as a 'veritable grammar of ornament'. It is certainly an indispensable reference book and practical textbook for the art student and craftsman seeking simple constructional methods for laying out complex ornamental schemes. The entire chronology of symbols is embrace from spirals through chevrons, step patterns and keys to knotwork interlacings, which are unique to this particular Celtic school. There are also sections dealing with zoomorphics, authentic Celtic knitwear, ceramics and other areas in which the author pioneered in his day. This book deals with the Pictish School of artist-craftsman, who cut pagan symbols like the Burghead Bull, and in the early Christian era designed such superb examples of monumental sculpture as the Aberlemno Cross, the Ardagh Chalice and the counter-parts in the Books of Kells and Lindisfarne. Knotwork Interlacings, owing much of their perfection and beauty to the use of mathematical formulae, are unique to Pictish Art and are found nowhere else than the areas occupied by the Picts. The outstanding achievement of their art was the subtle manner in which they combined artistic, geometric and mathematical methods with magic, imagination and logic, the function being both to teach and adorn. Although incidental to the main educational purpose of this book, there is also an implicit challenge to the art historian and archaeologist. The author frankly admits that the evidence such researches into the art have revealed of a hitherto unsuspected culture of much sophistication in pre-Roman Britain, pose as many questions as are answered. Who were the Picts? Whence the Asiatic origins of the Celtic Art? The instinct to ornament is one of the most basic human impulses that seems to have atavistic roots in the primeval creative and imaginative characteristic that separates man from beast.