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Download e-book for kindle: De H is van Havik (Dutch Edition) by Helen Macdonald,Nico Groen,Joris Vermeulen

By Helen Macdonald,Nico Groen,Joris Vermeulen

ISBN-10: 9023492412

ISBN-13: 9789023492412

Helen Macdonald, een ervaren valkenier, had nooit de behoefte een van de allerfelste roofvogels af te richten: de havik. Maar dan sterft plotseling haar vader, de bekende fotograaf en valkenier Alisdair Macdonald, in Londen, midden op straat. Overweldigd door rouw en verdriet besluit Helen een havik te nemen om haar verlies te verwerken. Door het vurige dier te temmen verkent ze haar grenzen en verandert haar leven voorgoed.

In De H is van havik beschrijft Helen Macdonald hoe ze haar havik, Mabel, stapje voor stapje tam maakt. Het is een roerend en humoristisch relaas over rouwverwerking en de aantrekkingskracht van een buitengewoon beest. Macdonald betreedt onontgonnen gebied met dit hartveroverende boek dat tegelijkertijd een memoir, een boek over de natuur en een spirituele queeste is, en waarin ze onderzoekt of de dood zich laat verzoenen met het leven en de liefde.

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Download e-book for kindle: Hunnen und Rebellen: Meine Familie und das 20. Jahrhundert by Jessica Mitford,Joachim Kalka

By Jessica Mitford,Joachim Kalka

ISBN-10: 3937834605

ISBN-13: 9783937834603

Wenige Familien aus der englischen ­Aristokratie vereinten die dünkelhaften, hinterweltlichen, aber auch die zu­weilen radikal unkonventionellen Züge dieser Gesellschaftsschicht in so burlesker Konzentration auf sich wie die Mitfords in den dreißiger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Töchter aus diesem guten Hause heirateten Brauerei­erben und Faschisten, waren ­glü­hende Bewunderinnen von Adolf Hitler, ­gingen auf die Fuchsjagd und endlose Cocktailparties – oder aber sie zogen für die Republik in den Spanischen Bürgerkrieg. Letzteres tat Jessica Mitford, die mit ihren Memoiren eines der vielleicht schönsten, komischsten und boshaftesten Porträts nicht nur ihres exzentrisch reaktionären Elternhauses schrieb.

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Get Henry David Thoreau: A Life PDF

By Laura Dassow Walls

ISBN-10: 022634469X

ISBN-13: 9780226344690

ISBN-10: 022659937X

ISBN-13: 9780226599373

ISBN-10: 1541415078

ISBN-13: 9781541415072

“Walden. the day past I got here right here to live.” That access from the magazine of Henry David Thoreau, and the highbrow trip it all started, may by means of themselves be adequate to put Thoreau within the American pantheon. His try and “live intentionally” in a small woods on the fringe of his place of origin of harmony has been a touchstone for individualists and seekers because the book of Walden in 1854.

 

But there has been even more to Thoreau than his short test in residing at Walden Pond. A member of the colourful highbrow circle based on his neighbor Ralph Waldo Emerson, he used to be additionally an ardent naturalist, a handbook laborer and inventor, an intensive political activist, and extra. Many books have taken up numerous features of Thoreau’s personality and achievements, yet, as Laura Dassow partitions writes, “Thoreau hasn't ever been captured among covers; he was once too quixotic, mischievous, many-sided.” 2 hundred years after his delivery, and generations after the final full-scale biography, partitions restores Henry David Thoreau to us in all his profound, inspiring complexity.

 

Walls strains the complete arc of Thoreau’s lifestyles, from his early days within the highbrow hothouse of harmony, whilst the yank test nonetheless felt clean and precarious, and “America was once a relatives affair, earned through one iteration and approximately to move to the next.” by the point he died in 1862, at merely forty-four years of age, Thoreau had witnessed the transformation of his global from a group of farmers and artisans right into a bustling, interconnected advertisement kingdom. What did that portend for the contemplative person and considerable, wild nature that Thoreau celebrated?

 

Drawing on Thoreau’s copious writings, released and unpublished, partitions provides a Thoreau vigorously alive in all his quirks and contradictions: the younger guy shattered by way of the surprising dying of his brother; the bold Harvard collage scholar; the ecstatic visionary who closed Walden with an account of the regenerative strength of the Cosmos. We meet the guy whose trust in human freedom and the price of work made him an uncompromising abolitionist; the solitary walker who discovered society in nature, but in addition stumbled on his personal nature within the society of which he was once a deeply interwoven half. And, working via all of it, Thoreau the passionate naturalist, who, lengthy earlier than the age of environmentalism, observed tragedy for destiny generations within the human heedlessness round him.

 

“The Thoreau I sought used to be no longer in any booklet, so I wrote this one,” says partitions. the result's a Thoreau in contrast to any visible considering the fact that he walked the streets of harmony, a Thoreau for our time and all time.

 

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Read e-book online Carta carbone (SUR) (Italian Edition) PDF

By Cortázar Julio,Zavagna Giulia

ISBN-10: 8897505244

ISBN-13: 9788897505242

Carta carbone – il primo di tre volumi con cui SUR presenta l’epistolario di uno dei più grandi scrittori di tutti i tempi – raccoglie un centinaio di lettere di Julio Cortázar (1914-1984) advert altri autori: da Vargas Llosa a García Márquez, da Paz a Borges, da Soriano a Onetti, da Victoria Ocampo a Galeano. Con un registro di volta in volta divertente o profondo, impegnato o surreale, formale o amichevole queste lettere – inviate dall’Europa nell’arco dei tre decenni passati da Cortázar lontano dall’Argentina, e arrivateci grazie alla mania di conservarne sempre una copia carbone – compongono il ritratto di un uomo e della sua epoca, di un autore e della sua opera, di un intellettuale e del suo ruolo nella società. È possibile così attraversare l. a. parabola umana e letteraria di Cortázar vivendola «in presa diretta»: gli esordi, i primi riconoscimenti, fino al successo internazionale di Storia di cronopios e famas e di Rayuela, il tutto condito da viaggi, amori, amicizie, battaglie politiche e vicende personali.

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Get Sul far del giorno: Nuova edizione ampliata (Italian PDF

By Wole Soyinka

ISBN-10: 8893441047

ISBN-13: 9788893441049

Nel linguaggio lirico e politico, profondamente umano, che gli è proprio, mescolando immagini della millenaria tradizione yoruba e della cultura classica occidentale, il premio Nobel according to los angeles Letteratura Wole Soyinka cattura lo spirito creativo travolgente della sua terra natìa e della sua gente. Ne racconta l. a. storia dai tempi coloniali a quelli dell’indipendenza, l. a. guerra civile del Biafra che gli feeò los angeles prigione, le successive dittature, fino a quella del generale Sani Abacha che lo costrinse all’esilio con una taglia internazionale sulla testa.
Il racconto si apre col ritorno dell’autore nell’amata città natale, Abeokuta, in seguito alla morte del sanguinario dittatore. Andando avanti e indietro nel pace, Soyinka ricorda gli amici scomparsi, gli anni da studente in Inghilterra, l. a. fascinazione del bambino nei confronti della strada, i viaggi continui e le fughe dal paese, lo studio delle maschere e dei riti tradizionali, le scorribande con gli amici al ritmo highlife della metropoli, le battute di caccia nella quiete del bosco, il rapporto col suo demiurgo personale Ogun, le passeggiate a Venezia con W. H. Auden e Stephen Spender, los angeles cerimonia del Nobel, l’incontro con Nelson Mandela a Parigi, gli anni americani, l’esilio.
Una vita vissuta sotto l’insegna di un unico, potentissimo ideale: los angeles giustizia come chiave essenziale della condizione umana.

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Get Sterben kann jeder (German Edition) PDF

By Jens Dittmar

ISBN-10: 3990181254

ISBN-13: 9783990181256

Das Höfle bildet einen für die Gegend typischen Dorfkern an der alten Handelsstraße nach Italien. Leider gehören die verwinkelten Häuser, überdachten Außentreppen, geknickten Fassaden und Ställe wohl endgültig der Vergangenheit an, denn wie jeder weiß: Das Höfle ist am eleven. Oktober 1972 bis auf die Grundmauern abgebrannt.

In der nämlichen Nacht kam Jodok Kaufmann ums Leben, der dort im Haus Nummer 36 mit seiner Frau Ilse und den beiden Söhnen Martin und Lorenz gelebt hat. Zeugen wollen gesehen haben, dass Ilse ihn ins Flammenmeer stieß, während andere in derselben Armbewegung den Versuch sahen, ihn vor dem Sturz ins Treppenhaus zu bewahren. – Wie struggle es wirklich?

Jahre später, am 24. Juli 2008, besucht Lorenz, der arbeitslose Zahntechniker, seine Mutter im Altersheim St. Florin. Bei der Gelegenheit erfährt er Dinge, die ihm bisher entgangen waren: Als junge Frau hatte Ilse ihren Jodok in Norddeutschland kennengelernt und unter widrigen Umständen geheiratet; dann im Krieg verlor sie ihn aus den Augen – Jodok galt als vermisst. Tatsächlich battle er nach der Befreiung jahrelang in Buchenwald. Trotz seiner Liechtensteiner Staatsbürgerschaft und obwohl er im Krieg nicht gekämpft hatte, kam er 1948 erst wieder frei.

Als das junge Paar 1950 in Jodoks Heimat zieht, tut sich Ilse schwer. Die alemannische Sprache und Kultur bleiben ihr weitgehend fremd. Und außerdem ist da noch eine tiefsitzende Kränkung, ein Betrug, den sie ihm nie verzeiht.

Ohne die scheinbar banale Gegenwart je aus den Augen zu verlieren, begleitet der Autor seine Protagonisten über Zeit und Raum hinweg quer durch die Welt und entwirrt die vorab vielfältig verschlungenen Lebensspuren in einem rauschenden literarischen Furioso.

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Get Scum of the Earth PDF

By Arthur Koestler

ISBN-10: 0090872800

ISBN-13: 9780090872800

ISBN-10: 0907871496

ISBN-13: 9780907871491

before everything of the second one global warfare, Koestler was once dwelling within the south of France engaged on Darkness at midday. After backing out to Paris he was once imprisoned by means of the French as an bad alien even if he were a revered crusader opposed to fascism. merely good fortune and his passionate strength allowed him to flee the destiny of a number of the blameless refugees, who have been passed over to the Nazis for torture and sometimes execution. Scum of the Earth is greater than the tale of Koestler's survival. His intelligent statement of the cave in of French selection to withstand in the course of the summer season of 1940 is a demonstration of what occurs while a country loses its honour and its pride.

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Download e-book for kindle: Le Livre des masques (French Edition) by Remy de Gourmont

By Remy de Gourmont

ISBN-10: 1521824452

ISBN-13: 9781521824450

De l. a. vie vécue par des êtres douloureux qui se meuvent dans le mystère d’une nuit. Ils ne savent rien que souffrir,
sourire, aimer ; quand ils veulent comprendre, l’effort de leur inquiétude devient de l’angoisse et leur révolte
s’évanouit en sanglots. Monter, monter toujours les dolentes marches du calvaire et se heurter le entrance à une porte
de fer : ainsi monte sœur Ygraine, ainsi monte et se heurte à los angeles cruauté de l. a. porte de fer chacune des pauvres
créatures dont M. Maeterlinck nous dévoile les simples et pures tragédies.
En d’autres temps le sens de l. a. vie fut connu ; alors les hommes n’ignoraient rien d’essentiel, puisqu’ils savaient
le yet de leur voyage et en quelle dernière auberge se trouvait le lit du repos. Quand, par l. a. technological know-how même, cette
science élémentaire leur eut été enlevée, les uns se réjouirent, se croyant allégés d’un fardeau ; les autres se
lamentèrent, sentant bien que par-dessus tous les autres fardeaux de leurs épaules on en avait jeté un, à lui tout
seul plus lourd que le reste : le fardeau du Doute...

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Nina Shengold,Dennis Stock,Jennifer May's River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers PDF

By Nina Shengold,Dennis Stock,Jennifer May

ISBN-10: 1438434251

ISBN-13: 9781438434254

ISBN-10: 143843426X

ISBN-13: 9781438434261

An intimate workforce portrait of up to date Hudson Valley writers.

“When you really fall in love, even if with someone or a spot, you are making every little thing else healthy round it. The final 8 years of my existence were a love affair with this place.” — Gwendolyn Bounds, writer of The Little Chapel through the River

For centuries, writers have drawn suggestion from the Hudson River and its atmosphere. John Burroughs, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Edith Wharton all lived and labored within the area immortalized by means of the Hudson River university of painters. In River of Words, writer Nina Shengold and photographer Jennifer may possibly discover the present crop of Hudson Valley writers, providing intimate snap shots of seventy-six modern writers who stay and paintings during this incredible and storied area. integrated during this wealthy number of rising and confirmed novelists, memoirists, poets, newshounds, and screenwriters are Pulitzer Prize–winners John Ashbery and the past due Frank McCourt, bestselling memoirists Julie Powell and Susan Orlean, and amazing emigres Chinua Achebe and Da Chen. What attracts those writers jointly isn't just their devotion to their paintings yet their love and affection for the Hudson Valley. via phrases and pictures, River of Words deals an inside of point of view at the literary existence, the craft of writing, and the pull of this distinct American landscape.

Nina Shengold is Books Editor at Chronogram journal, and has written writer profiles for Poets & Writers. Her novel Clearcut used to be released by means of Anchor Books in 2005. She gained the Writers Guild Award for her teleplay Labor of affection. With Eric Lane, she has edited twelve theatre anthologies for classic Books and Viking Penguin. She lives in Stone Ridge, New York.

Jennifer May’s pics of authors have seemed on booklet jackets for Harcourt, Penguin, Random apartment, Simon & Schuster, Norton, Seven tales, Doubleday, and several other others. In 2009, may perhaps flew round the usa photographing ladies for The L existence: amazing Lesbians creating a Difference. Her images has additionally seemed in periodicals together with the New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Country Home; Chronogram; Hudson Valley Magazine; Poets & Writers; Gourmet; and Food and Wine. She lives together with her husband, the artist Chris Metze, in Woodstock, New York.

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