Download Max Frisch: Sein Leben, seine Bücher (German Edition) by Volker Weidermann PDF

By Volker Weidermann

Max Frisch: Dies ist das Buch seines Lebens und seiner Bücher.
Volker Weidermann hat sich zu ihm bekannt. »Ich liebe seine Bücher«, schrieb er in »Lichtjahre« über Frisch, und jetzt hat er seine Biographie geschrieben. Die Geschichte eines Jahrhundertlebens und einer ungebrochenen, geheimnisvollen und beglückenden Wirkung.
»Wir kennen Max Frisch, wenn wir seine Bücher kennen. Wir kennen seine Frauen und sein Leben, sein Unglück und sein Glück. Und in Wahrheit kennen wir natürlich nichts.« Weil das so ist, brauchen wir einen, der in seinen Büchern zu Hause ist und sich in sein Leben hineingearbeitet hat. Volker Weidermann hat sich an die Recherche gemacht, Archive durchstöbert, Weggefährten getroffen, Gespräche geführt und vor allem gelesen: die großen Romane, die Theaterstücke, die frühen Texte, die Briefe, die Tagebücher. Und dann geschrieben, voller Zuneigung und doch genau und kritisch, lebendig und anschaulich, so dass sich ein facettenreiches und faszinierendes Bild ergibt.
Es zeigt zunächst einen unsicheren jungen Mann, ohne Geld und Erfolg, unglücklich in seinem Germanistikstudium, aber voller hochfliegender Pläne.  Einen Schriftsteller, der schlechte Bücher voll hohlem Pathos schreibt, nationalen Gedanken anhängt – ein geistiger Landesverteidiger am Schreibtisch und in Uniform. Der schließlich Architektur studiert und in diesem Beruf nach kürzester Zeit einen märchenhaften Erfolg feiert, der aber das Schreiben nie sein lässt und über das Theater und seine Freundschaft mit Bertolt Brecht schließlich zu dem extrem modernen, kühnen, Ich-suchenden Weltschriftsteller wird, den wir heute kennen. Von »Bin oder die Reise nach Peking« (1945) führt der Weg über »Stiller«, »Biedermann und die Brandstifter« und »Homo Faber« bis nach »Andorra« und schließlich zu »Montauk« und in den Weltruhm. Es ist das unglaubliche Leben eines vom Erfolg verwöhnten, eines positiv Engagierten, eines großen Liebenden, eines trotz allem mit dem Leben Hadernden – das Leben eines der besten Schriftsteller deutscher Sprache des letzten Jahrhunderts. Und wir sind dabei, in den Büchern und in seinem Leben, bei ihm – dank seines begeisterten Biographen.

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Download Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa by Joseph Farrell PDF

By Joseph Farrell

Almost each grownup and baby knows his Treasure Island, yet few comprehend that Robert Louis Stevenson lived out his final years on an both distant island, which was once squabbled over by means of colonial powers a lot as Captain Flint's treasure used to be contested via the mongrel workforce of the Hispaniola.

In 1890 Stevenson settled in Upolu, an island in Samoa, after years crusing around the South Pacific. He used to be given a Samoan identify and have become a fierce critic of the interference of Germany, Britain and the U.S.A. in Samoan affairs - a stance that earned him Oscar Wilde's sneers, and taken him into clash with the Colonial place of work, who seemed him as a risk or even threatened him with expulsion from the island.

Joseph Farrell's pioneering examine of Stevenson's twilight years stands except prior biographies by way of giving as a lot weight to the Samoa and the Samoans - their tradition, their manners, their background - as to the lifestyles and paintings of the fellow himself. For it's only through analyzing the total complexity of Samoa and the political scenario it confronted because the 19th century gave method to the 20th, that Stevenson's lasting and beneficiant contribution to its reason could be appreciated.

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Download Fuga dal paradiso: La vita di Lev Tolstoj (Italian Edition) by Pavel Basinskij,Cinzia Cadamagnani PDF

By Pavel Basinskij,Cinzia Cadamagnani

Un mattino qualsiasi, all'inizio del XX secolo, l'anziano Lev Tolstoj abbandona in gran fretta los angeles sua tenuta di Jasnaja Poljana, nella campagna russa. Questo piccolo evento, a cui dieci giorni dopo segue los angeles morte dello scrittore, ha risonanza mondiale, mentre le ragioni e le circostanze di quella misteriosa partenza sono kingdom a lungo argomento di congetture e pettegolezzi. Oggi, a oltre cent'anni di distanza, filtrare los angeles realtà dalla leggenda sembra ancor più arduo, ma è proprio questo l'obiettivo che si è prefisso Pavel Basinskij. In "Fuga dal paradiso", l'autore ripercorre le orme di Tolstoj in line with capire quale angoscia lo ha spinto verso quel gesto a prima vista incomprensibile. Basinskij ci porta nel "paradiso", dentro Jasnaja Poljana, cercando di spiegare attraverso gli occhi dei contemporanei di Tolstoj perché un rifugio accogliente fosse diventato d'un tratto un luogo insopportabile.

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Download Mon ami Pierrot (Mémoires, témoignages) (French Edition) by Marie-Pierre Daninos PDF

By Marie-Pierre Daninos

Ayant connu deux guerres qui l’ont meurtri, Pierre Daninos contemplait le monde avec circonspection et avait pris le parti d’en rire plutôt que d’en pleurer. Il est l’auteur de snap shots des Français du 20ème siècle - parmi lesquels il se comptait – et c’est sa vie qui se déroule sous l. a. plume de Marie-Pierre Daninos, qui se remémore sa rencontre avec celui qui fut son mari.

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Download Bindy's Moon by Lloyd Ratzlaff PDF

By Lloyd Ratzlaff

In a sequence of reflections excited by his hard-working Mennonite relations and pertaining to early life exploits from shoplifting and go-kart racing to the phobia of demise (which arises in the course of the practice session for a faculty Christmas concert), Lloyd Ratzlaff takes readers on a trip from formative years to philosophical adulthood. Combining elegy and cheerful nostalgia in those poetic essays, Ratzlaff recounts his younger struggles sooner than occurring to research his first marriage and his time in seminary and as a minister, and studying existence because the mum or dad of grownup young ones and confidante to a terminally sick friend.
Never straying faraway from his religious probing, Ratzlaff’s essays are expert by means of nature and the altering seasons which impact his existence in possible magical methods. Small enlightenments come up from interactions with the wildlife, starting from a spring equinox at the 7th anniversary of his father’s loss of life to the author’s waking to the songs of a robin who comes every one spring to live to tell the tale the riverbank throughout St. Henry street. Even a small gopher scurrying off and status like a signpost among graves activates an exploration of mortality.
Humour and honesty outline this non secular trip, because the boy who grew up conversing an ethnically Mennonite language discovers that the tension and unease of this tongue turns into, partially, the catalyst for his personal writing and an impetus to non secular circulation. Bindy’s Moon invitations readers to discover the demanding situations posed by means of scepticism and the simultaneous wish to think, weighing the gravity of doctrinairism opposed to the spirit’s boundless strength. Ratzlaff deals a special instance of what many others have skilled, combining humour and quiet mirrored image in a poignant prairie coming-of-age autobiography.

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Download W.R. Bion: Between Past and Future by Franco Borgogno,Silvio A. Merciai,Parthenope Bion Talamo PDF

By Franco Borgogno,Silvio A. Merciai,Parthenope Bion Talamo

a suite of papers on and concerning the paintings of Wilfred Bion and its carrying on with improvement. so much have been provided on the overseas Centennial convention at the paintings of Bion in Turin in 1997. participants contain Francesca Bion, Andre eco-friendly, James Grotstein, and lots of others.

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Download Ernst Toller and German Society: Intellectuals as Leaders by Robert Ellis PDF

By Robert Ellis

During the years of Weimar and the 3rd Reich, Toller was once one of many extra lively of the "other Germany's" left-wing intellectuals. a pacesetter of the Bavarian Soviet of 1919, he had furthermore gained the Kleist prize and was once well-known as one in every of Germany's most sensible playwrights. certainly, throughout the years of the Weimar Republic, the recognition of his works used to be unquestioned. His first play, Die Wandlung, was once quickly offered out and required a moment variation; his dramatic works and poems have been translated into twenty-seven languages. throughout the 1920’s it used to be acknowledged that he "dominated the German and Russian theatre" and that he used to be the "most miraculous character in glossy German literature." It used to be universal for contemporaries to categorise him as one of many superior German writers of the Weimar period. through the Thirties, as an exile, he popularized to overseas audiences the assumption of “the different Germany” and grew to become a number one spokesman opposed to Hitler.

However, it's Toller the social critic instead of Toller the dramatist with which thisbook is worried, his principles, his visions for Germany and Europe as transmitted in his works of fiction and prose. The ebook displays at the accountability an intellectual-critic has whilst writing a couple of democratic society (the Weimar Republic) that's unsuccessfully balancing among survival and annihilation. Toller used to be moreover a Jewish highbrow. How did his spiritual traditions form his perspectives? He was once additionally German and this increases an entire host of particularly Germanic styles of taking a look at the realm. He used to be additionally a left-wing highbrow and Toller is decided within the broader context of left-wing intellectuals in Weimar and the Nazi period. A similar mirrored image is to invite: so what? What distinction did it make? How a lot of a power do intellectuals have within the improvement of society? what's the dating among intellectuals and their readers in a bothered society?

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Download Ludmila Ulitskaya and the Art of Tolerance by Elizabeth Skomp,Benjamin M. Sutcliffe,Helena Goscilo PDF

By Elizabeth Skomp,Benjamin M. Sutcliffe,Helena Goscilo

Novelist Ludmila Ulitskaya is a vital cultural determine in modern Russia, garnering either literary awards and best-seller prestige. attractive with the prior to wrestle the creeping authoritarianism of the Putin period, she has develop into the most recent in an extended line of Russian dissident authors championing the values of liberalism and tolerance whereas critiquing the country. Ludmila Ulitskaya and the paintings of Tolerance is the 1st English-language publication approximately this influential author, contextualizing her within the transferring panorama of post-Soviet society and culture.

            Drawing on interviews with Ulitskaya and assets now not available to Western students, Elizabeth A. Skomp and Benjamin M. Sutcliffe discover the moral beliefs that make Ulitskaya’s novels resonate in today’s Russia—tolerance, sincerity, and diversity—and learn how she makes use of leading edge imagery to customize historical past via a spotlight on physique and kinship. this is often crucial analyzing for someone drawn to modern Russian literature and society.

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Download Genie und Eros (German Edition) by Lee Dovski PDF

By Lee Dovski

In den sieben vorliegenden Biographien versucht Lee van Dovski ein geheimes Wechselspiel aufzudecken: die subtile Beziehung zwischen dem schöpferischen Geist und dem Eros. Der Autor hat aus dem umfangreichen und fundierten fabric, das er in jahrelangen Studien zusammengetragen und verarbeitet hat, eine repräsentative Auswahl getroffen. Es ergeben sich neuartige Verbindungen zwischen Erlebnis und dichterischem Werk.
(Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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Download Anch'io sono scrittura. L'autobiografia (SUR) (Italian by Paz Octavio,Nicola Maria PDF

By Paz Octavio,Nicola Maria

Il modo migliore according to celebrare uno scrittore è leggere le sue opere. E according to festeggiare il centenario di uno dei più autorevoli intellettuali di tutti i tempi, il Premio Nobel messicano Octavio Paz, arriva ora questo prezioso libro autobiografico. Costruito dal curatore Julio Hubard sulla base di una serie di articoli, frammenti, saggi e versi di Paz, il libro ripercorre los angeles vita e l’opera dell’autore in ordine cronologico, dall’infanzia fino agli ultimi giorni passando in keeping with los angeles formazione letteraria, los angeles passione politica, l’amore according to l. a. poesia, i viaggi, i riconoscimenti, l. a. malattia, i ricordi personali. Un approfondito riesame di alcuni dei momenti fondanti della storia sociale, politica e artistica di un grande paese e del suo poeta più appassionato e acclamato.

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