The Complete Beyond the Fringe


Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Methuen Drama
ISBN: 9780413773685
Category: Comedy, English
Page: 186
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"The original script of the show itself, out of print for many years, contains some of the funniest writing ever. From Alan Bennett's cleric to Peter Cook's miner, from Dudley Moore's parody of Britten to Jonathan Miller's saga of the blue trousers, it sparkles with classic gems of wit and nonsense. This volume also contains the music of Dudley Moore's songs, the texts of a number of sketches included in the subsequent Broadway production, an account of the show's performance history by Roger Wilmut, and postscripts written 25 years later by three of the authors."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Tragically I Was an Only Twin

The Comedy of Peter Cook
Author: Peter Cook,William Cook
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446429628
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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For his many friends and fans, Peter Cook was quite simply the funniest man they'd ever encountered. And nearly eight years since his death, his status as one of Britain's greatest comedians shows no sign of shrinking. Despite his reputation for idleness, Peter Cook was a great comedy writer, who created countless outrageous sketches and articles and was famed for his prolific role in the satire boom of the 1960s. The very best, the most famous and some of the most unusual of his comic masterpieces are collected here. Some of these pieces have never been published before, others are out of print, a few only survive in print, and many have only ever been seen or heard - never read. This collection ranges from Cook's first writing, at school and university, via Beyond The Fringe, with Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller, his dualogues with Moore as Pete & Dud and Derek & Clive, and their brilliant TV series, Not Only But Also, to transcripts of his late, great TV appearances, and a selection of his journalism for the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard and Private Eye.

Die Lady im Lieferwagen


Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach
ISBN: 3803141990
Category: Fiction
Page: 96
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Alan Bennett, Meister des trockenen britischen Humors und der feinen Gemeinheiten, erzählt von Miss Shepherds schrulligen Methoden, das Leben zu meistern, von den Besonderheiten der englischen Straßenbahnen und den trügerischen Lebensweisheiten, die von Büchern verbreitet werden. Eines Tages taucht Miss Shepherd mit ihrem Lieferwagen auf. Zunächst ist es eine »kleine« Anschubhilfe, die sie erbittet, aber es dauert nicht lange, und sie erobert mit ihrem maroden rollenden Zuhause einen festen Platz im Vorgarten – für die nächsten zwanzig Jahre. Überzeugt, dass sie die eigentliche »eiserne Lady« ist, erteilt sie der viel zu weichen Margaret Thatcher gute Ratschläge. Ihr Rezept zur Rettung Englands ist verblüffend einfach: Gerechtigkeit. Sie gründet die Fidelis-Partei und kandidiert für das Parlament. Statt Wahlbroschüren zu verschicken, schreibt sie ihre programmatischen Ansichten auf den Gehsteigen von Camden Town nieder.

Notes from Beyond the Fringe


Author: Greg Stott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440135827
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 676
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No one ever accused Greg Stott of not having a sense of humor. His retelling of experiences often left his readers begging for more and now there is an entire book dedicated to the events that comprise life (as he knows it). Notes from Beyond the Fringe is a unique and entertaining collection of stories based on one man's view of the world around him. With a distinct and engaging voice, Stott relates his life through vignettes that, while seemingly ordinary in nature, either wind up impacting him or are subsequently addressed by him in a manner that is anything but ordinary. His subjects encompass a wide variety of topics familiar to just about everybody but are liberally skewed in the retelling by influences that began with growing up in a pre-tofu California in the 1950's, were adjusted as a result of teen life endured in a boarding school, befogged by a misspent youth and eventually warped from the effects of being a single parent. Very little escapes Stott's attention and subsequent 'adjustments' to his concept of reality. Whether describing how to deliver 400+ newspapers at speed in a 1965 Volkswagen, explaining difficult situations to his pre-pubescent tax deduction, the acquisition of proper Texas BBQ etiquette or relating his seemingly endless failures in dealing with animals, offspring, relationships, hot rods and amateur carpentry, the stories are both original and told with a perspective that can only come about as the result severe mental instability. Be prepared to spend hours attempting to understand how anyone could have survived so long in an uncontrolled environment and enjoying the humor that is, more often than not, related at the author's expense in Notes from Beyond the Fringe. Your perspective on the world will never be the same.

Die Bücherdiebin

Roman
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3894804270
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

The Long-Player Goodbye

The album from vinyl to iPod and back again
Author: Travis Elborough
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444714600
Category: Music
Page: 480
View: 7810

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For nearly 60 years, since the arrival of the long-playing record in 1948, the album has provided the soundtrack to our lives. Our record collections, even if they're on CD, or these days, an iPod, are personal treasure, revealing our loves, errors of jugdement and lapses in taste. Self-confessed music obsessive, Travis Elborough, explores the way in which particular albums are deeply embedded in cultural history, revered as works of art or so ubiqitous as to be almost invisible. But in the age of the iPod, when we can download an infinite number of single tracks and need never listen to a whole album ever again, does the concept of an album still mean anything? THE LONG-PLAYER GOODBYE is a brilliant piece of popular history and a celebration of the joy of records. If you've ever had a favourite album, you'll love Travis Elborough's warm and witty take on how vinyl changed our world.

Das sechste Sterben

Wie der Mensch Naturgeschichte schreibt
Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518740628
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 312
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Sie haben noch nie etwas vom Stummelfußfrosch gehört? Oder vom Sumatra-Nashorn? Gut möglich, dass Sie auch nie von ihnen hören werden, denn sie sind dabei auszusterben. Wir erleben derzeit das sechste sogenannte Massenaussterben: In einem relativ kurzen Zeitraum verschwinden ungewöhnlich viele Arten. Experten gehen davon aus, dass es das verheerendste sein wird, seit vor etwa 65 Millionen Jahren ein Asteroid unter anderem die Dinosaurier auslöschte. Doch dieses Mal kommt die Bedrohung nicht aus dem All, sondern wir tragen die Verantwortung. Wie haben wir Menschen das Massenaussterben herbeigeführt? Wie können wir es beenden? Elizabeth Kolbert spricht mit Geologen, die verschwundene Ozeane erforschen, begleitet Botaniker in die Anden und begibt sich gemeinsam mit Tierschützern auf die Suche nach den letzten Exemplaren gefährdeter Arten. Sie zeigt, wie ernst die Lage ist, und macht uns zu Zeugen der dramatischen Ereignisse auf unserem Planeten.

Eine Geschichte der Wölfe

Roman
Author: Emily Fridlund
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827079705
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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In den dunklen Wäldern von Minnesota wächst Linda in den kläglichen Überresten einer Kommune auf. Ihre Eltern sind über das Scheitern ihrer Hippie-Ideale zu Eigenbrötlern geworden, in der High-School kommt sie sich vor wie eine Außerirdische. In ihrer Isolation fühlt sich Linda wie magisch hingezogen zu ihrer Klassenkameradin Lily und zu ihrem Geschichtslehrer, Mr. Grierson. Es ist ein Schock, als der wegen des Besitzes von Kinderpornographie verhaftet wird und dann auch noch Lily von der Schule verschwindet. Linda hat niemand, mit dem sie über all das reden könnte. Da zieht eine Familie neu an den See. Alles bei ihnen scheint Linda gut und schön. Sie wird die Babysitterin des kleinen Paul und sehnt sich danach zu dieser heilen Familie zu gehören. Doch als Paul schwer krank wird, bleiben seine Eltern seltsam inaktiv. Soll Linda trotzdem einen Arzt rufen und damit das gute Verhältnis zu ihren "neuen Freunden" riskieren? Eine vielleicht unmögliche Entscheidung für eine Vierzehnjährige, die ihr ganzes weiteres Leben beeinflussen wird....

Beyond the fringe...and beyond

a critical biography of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore
Author: Ronald Bergan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 311
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Introducing Philosophy


Author: The Open University
Publisher: The Open University
ISBN: 1473001013
Category: Philosophy
Page: 35
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This 8-hour free course introduced the study of philosophy and the methods employed by The Open University in teaching philosophy.

Marx and Wittgenstein

Knowledge, Morality and Politics
Author: Gavin Kitching,Nigel Pleasants
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134538545
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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At first sight, Karl Marx and Ludwig Wittgenstein may well seem to be as different from each other as it is possible for the ideas of two major intellectuals to be. Despite this standard conception, however, a small number of scholars have long suggested that there are deeper philosophical commonalities between Marx and Wittgenstein. They have argued that, once grasped, these commonalities can radically change and enrich understanding both of Marxism and of Wittgensteinian philosophy. This book develops and extends this unorthodox view, emphasising the mutual enrichment that comes from bringing Marx's and Wittgenstein's ideas into dialogue with one another. Essential reading for all scholars and philosophers interested in the Marxist philosophy and the philosophy of Wittgenstein, this book will also be of vital interest to those studying and researching in the fields of social philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of social science and political economy.

Beyond the Urban Fringe

Land Use Issues in Nonmetropolitan America
Author: Rutherford H. Platt,George Macinko
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816660551
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 242
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Beyond the Urban Fringe was first published in 1983. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The non-metropolitan hinterland of the United States is no longer the placid and bucolic countryside celebrated by Currier and Ives. As urban America imposes ever-increasing demands upon the nation's resources, energy, water, food, recreation and scenery, peace and quiet are all sought in the land beyond the urban fringe. Certain dramatic changes in non-metropolitan America are already apparent. Census figures from 1980 documented that the population of rural areas and small towns was increasing more rapidly than that of metropolitan areas or the nation as a whole. The interstate highway network affords unprecedented access to small cities and towns, broadening commuting patterns and enabling industries to relocate outside of cities. During the 1960s and 1970s millions of acres were carved yo for second homes and recreational developments, a practice which often inflated the price of rural land. Beyond the Urban Fringe deals with problems arising from this transformation of nonmetropolitan America. It is based on reports given at a 1980 conference sponsored by the Association of American Geographers and funded by the National Science Foundation, with the participation of the U.S. Geological Survey and the Office of Water Research and Technology. The authors represent a wide range of disciplines—geography, resource economics, rural sociology, planning, law, and physics—and deal with topics not often found in a single volume: the character of land-use change in non-metropolitan areas, rural economic growth and decline, the rural land market, the growth and decline of small towns, farmland policy, remote sensing in rural areas, the impact of energy development on land use, hazardous waste disposal, and nuclear plant siting in nonurban areas. Geographers, planners, resource economists, and others concerned with environmental and resource management will find Beyond the Urban Fringe a valuable source of current research on a subject of central importance at all levels of government.

Eine perfekte Lüge

Thriller
Author: Lucie Whitehouse
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827077486
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Als Hannah an einem Tag im Sommer Mark begegnet, ist es um sie geschehen. Die beiden ziehen zusammen, heiraten, das vollkommene Glück. Doch als Mark nach einer Geschäftsreise plötzlich spurlos verschwunden ist, beschleicht Hannah ein ungutes Gefühl. Weshalb ist ihr Mann nicht zu erreichen? Warum sind all seine Papiere verschwunden? Wieso wurde ihr Konto geplündert? Und wer ist die Fremde, die dauernd anruft? Hannah beschließt zu handeln. Doch je mehr Fragen sie stellt, desto weniger Antworten bekommt sie. Gefangen in einem schier endlosen Labyrinth von Rätseln, wird ihr langsam klar, dass Mark keineswegs der Sunnyboy ist, für den sie ihn immer gehalten hat. Und bald hegt sie einen grauenhaften Verdacht...

Sedona

Beyond the Vortex
Author: Richard Dannelley
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
ISBN: 1622336704
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: N.A
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BEYOND THE VORTEX: THE ULTIMATE JOURNEY TO YOUR PERSONAL PLACE OF POWER AN ASCENSION MANUAL AND REMEMBRANCE OF THE SACRED SCIENCE OF THE SOUL A NEW BOOK BY RICHARD DANNELLEY, AUTHOR OF SEDONA POWER SPOT, VORTEX, AND MEDICINE WHEEL GUIDE Beyond the Vortex is a definitive statement on the science of Ascension. The information in this book is not limited to Sedona, but can be applied anywhere or this planet. Beyond the Vortex explores the relation between Soul Awareness, Vortex: Phenomenon, Sacred Geometry, the Merkaba, the Medicine Wheel, and Ascension. By using the meditations and practices that are detailed in this book we can learn to use "Vortex Energy," to activate our crystalline Body of Light (the Merkaba). Anyone who is interested in the possibility of Ascension will find this bool to be of great interest. CREATING THE NEW AGE OF PLANETARY PEACE AND HEALING THROUGH THE USE OF COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS

Goodbye Again

The Definitive Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
Author: Peter Cook,Dudley Moore
Publisher: Arrow Books
ISBN: 9780099472568
Category: English wit and humor
Page: 389
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Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are the greatest double act that Great Britain has ever produced. Today it's impossible to imagine modern sketch shows without them. If you're a fan of Monty Python, The Comic Strip or The Fast Show, then you're a fan of Cook and Moore. This collection of their works is a comprehensive compilation of the finest sketches that Cook and Moore ever wrote together - from the beginning of their partnership, in the groundbreaking stage show, Beyond The Fringe, to the notorious taboo busting Derek and Clive LPs that captured the spirit of punk rock, and inspired the scatological anarchy of Alternative Comedy. Featuring transcripts of one night stands long since almost forgotten, such as their Royal Variety performance, as well as a wealth of virtually unknown material, including previously unpublished scripts for Not Only But Also, Goodbye Again promises to be a revelation, even for Cook and Moore's most informed fans. As well as illuminating their work, this book also promises to shed light on their intimate yet turbulent relationship. from a middle class, public boarding school background, and diminutive, club-footed Moore, working class, but with an impressive musical talent came together to develop the closest of partnerships based on an instinctive, virtually intuitive sense of humour. Goodbye Again will chart the extraordinary friendship between the two men and its almost telepathic intensity, which not only bought them together but also pulled them apart time after time, until their eventual reconciliation

Wunder Sieh mich nicht an


Author: Raquel J. Palacio
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423625890
Category: Children with disabilities
Page: 448
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Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old, but he is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. Auggie sees himself as just an ordinary kid and all he wants is to be accepted. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Unsere Revolution

Wir brauchen eine gerechte Gesellschaft
Author: Bernie Sanders
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843715750
Category: Political Science
Page: 464
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Bernie Sanders zeigt, dass eine wahre gesellschaftliche Erneuerung nur von links geschehen kann. Seine Ideen eines modernen demokratischen Sozialismus sind wichtiger als je zuvor – für die USA und für die ganze Welt. In der führenden Nation des Westens spielen die Belange der Mittelschicht und der Geringverdiener, aber auch die des Umweltschutzes und der Minder heiten eine empörend geringe Rolle. Doch der Sozialist Bernie Sanders kämpft weiter für eine politische Revolution: für eine Ökonomie, die nicht nur Jobs schafft, sondern auch für gerechte Löhne sorgt; für ein Gesundheitswesen, das allen zugute kommt; für den nachhaltigen Schutz unserer Umwelt — und gegen jede Form von Rassismus. Nur so wird es gelingen, den USA und der ganzen Welt eine bessere Zukunft zu schaffen. Sanders’ Buch ist die linkspolitische Agenda für alle, die mit dem Primat der Profitgier und der Willkür des Establishments nicht einverstanden sind und nach neuen Wegen jenseits des Raubtierkapitalismus suchen.