Uncle Tom's Cabin


Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840224023
Category: Fiction
Page: 438
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The story of Tom, Simon Legree, and oppressed slaves in the Antebellum South.

Die Leute von Oldtown

Roman von Harriet Beecher Stowe. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von T. N. Heynrichs
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Sympathetic Sentiments

Affect, Emotion and Spectacle in the Modern World
Author: John Jervis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472535618
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Sympathetic Sentiments develops an innovative interdisciplinary framework to explore the implications of living in a culture of feeling that seems ill at ease with itself, one in which sentiments are frequently denounced for being sentimental and self-indulgent. These tensions are traced back to the inheritance of the eighteenth century, enabling us to identify a distinctive 'spectacle of sympathy', in which sympathy entails public forms of expression whereby being on show is both a condition of the authenticity of such affects and of their capacity to be masked and simulated. This, John Jervis suggests, is at the root of a range of controversies central to modern life, art and culture, including contemporary debates around trauma and compassion fatigue. Connected to these debates is the issue of modern sensationalism, discussed here and elaborated in a companion volume: Sensational Subjects: The Dramatization of Experience in the Modern World, which is published simultaneously by Bloomsbury.

Zauber einer Winternacht


Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641120942
Category: Fiction
Page: 166
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Gabriel rettet die schwangere Laura aus ihrem verunglückten Auto, das in den verschneiten Bergen von Colorado ins Schlittern geraten ist. Er nimmt sie mit in seine Hütte und gewährt ihr für ein paar Tage Unterschlupf. Der zurückgezogene Künstler spürt jedoch, dass die wunderschöne Frau ein Geheimnis mit sich herumträgt, das zu schrecklich ist, um es ihm anzuvertrauen. Zu schrecklich, um überhaupt jemandem zu vertrauen. Schritt für Schritt kommen die beiden sich näher. Der Maler und die Frau, die er liebend gerne malen würde – und in seinem Leben behalten würde.

Fathers and Sons


Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262869
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
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With an Introduction by Lionel Kelly, University of Reading. Translated by C.J. Hogarth. Fathers and Sons is one of the greatest nineteenth century Russian novels, and has long been acclaimed as Turgenev's finest work. It is a political novel set in a domestic context, with a universal theme, the generational divide between fathers and sons. Set in 1859 at the moment when the Russian autocratic state began to move hesitantly towards social and political reform, the novel explores the conflict between the liberal-minded fathers of Russian reformist sympathies and their free-thinking intellectual sons whose revolutionary ideology threatened the stability of the state. At its centre is Evgeny Bazorov, a strong-willed antagonist of all forms of social orthodoxy who proclaims himself a nihilist and believes in the need to overthrow all the institutions of the state. As the novel develops Bazarov's political ambitions become fatally meshed with emotional and private concerns, and his end is a tragic failure. The novel caused a bitter furore on its publication in 1862, and this, a year later, drove Turgenev from Russia.

Shakespeare's Sonnette


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 151
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...as his own" (Dowden). For the references to the poet's age.in the Sonnets, see p. 41 above. 3. Furrows. Cf. Sonn. 2 above, and Rich. III. i. 3. 229. 4. Expiate. Bring to an end. Cf. Rich. III. iii. 3. 23: "Make haste; the hour of death is expiate." Here, as there, Steevens conjectures "expirate," which White and Hudson adopt. Surely there is no need of coining a word to replace one which S. twice uses and which can be plausibly explained. Malone quotes Chapman's Byron's Conspiracie, in which an old courtier speaks of himself as " A poor and expiate humour of the court." XXIII 1. Vnperfect. Used by S. only here; but unperfectness occurs in Oth. ii. 3. 298. Imperfect we find in Sonn. 43. 11 and elsewhere, and imperfection six times in the plays. On the present passage, cf. Cor. v. 3. 40: --"Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace." 2. Besides. For the prepositional use, cf. T. N, iv. 2. 92: "Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?" 3. Replete with too much rage. The rage overcoming self-control. 5. For fear of trust. Fearing to trust myself. Schmidt makes it = " doubting of being trusted;" but the context clearly confirms the explanation I have given. Dowden calls attention to the construction of the first eight lines, 5, 6 referring to 1, 2, and 7, 8, to 3. 4 6. Ceremony. Hudson says that the word "is here used as a trisyllable, as if spelt cer'mony;" but how he would scan the verse I cannot imagine. The word is clearly a quadrisyllable, as almost always in S. 9. Books. Sewell reads " looks;" but the old reading is supported by 13 below. The books, as Dowden remarks, are probably the manuscript books in which the poet writes his sonnets. 12. That tongue. Probably = any tongue, however eloquent, ...

A Passion for Society

How We Think about Human Suffering
Author: Iain Wilkinson,Arthur Kleinman
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520287231
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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What does human suffering mean for society? And how has this meaning changed from the past to the present? In what ways does “the problem of suffering” serve to inspire us to care for others? How does our response to suffering reveal our moral and social conditions? In this trenchant work, Arthur Kleinman—a renowned figure in medical anthropology—and Iain Wilkinson, an award-winning sociologist, team up to offer some answers to these profound questions. A Passion for Society investigates the historical development and current state of social science with a focus on how this development has been shaped in response to problems of social suffering. Following a line of criticism offered by key social theorists and cultural commentators who themselves were unhappy with the professionalization of social science, Wilkinson and Kleinman provide a critical commentary on how studies of society have moved from an original concern with social suffering and its amelioration to dispassionate inquiries. The authors demonstrate how social action through caring for others is revitalizing and remaking the discipline of social science, and they examine the potential for achieving greater understanding though a moral commitment to the practice of care for others. In this deeply considered work, Wilkinson and Kleinman argue for an engaged social science that connects critical thought with social action, that seeks to learn through caregiving, and that operates with a commitment to establish and sustain humane forms of society.

Satanstoe


Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849607755
Category:
Page: 534
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Satanstoe erzählt die Geschichte der Familie Littlepage, die an der amerikanischen Ostküste zu Zeiten der englischen Kolonialisierung lebt. Einer der ersten Romane des bekannten "Lederstrumpf"-Autors.

The Idiot


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853261756
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Translated by Constance Garnett, with an Introduction and Notes by Agnes Cardinal, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.

Der Dschungel


Author: Upton Sinclair (Schriftsteller, USA)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783293206649
Category:
Page: 416
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Die Grenzbewohner oder Die Beweinte von Wish-Ton-Wish


Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Tredition Classics
ISBN: 9783847237761
Category:
Page: 500
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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Eiswelt

Roman
Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641233577
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
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In einer Welt, die der unseren gar nicht so unähnlich ist, hat die Eiszeit nie aufgehört. Jedes Jahr versinkt während der Wintermonate alles in Eis, Schnee und Dunkelheit. Selbst die Menschen ziehen sich zurück und halten Winterschlaf – außer die Winterkonsuln. Sie wachen über den Schlaf der Menschen, denn draußen in der Dunkelheit treiben heulende Bestien ihr Unwesen. Hier tritt der junge Charlie seine erste Arbeitsstelle an, und sie entwickelt sich schon bald zu einem Albtraum. Denn wenn Charlie diesen Winter überleben will, muss er wach bleiben. Um jeden Preis ...

Die linke Hand

Roman
Author: Hannah Tinti,Irene Rumler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442741649
Category:
Page: 366
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Draußen im Dunkel


Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644022712
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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«Ein Geschwisterpaar, das im Inzest ein Kind gezeugt und sich damit außerhalb der menschlichen Ordnung begeben hat. Das Neugeborene, das sein Vater namenlos im Wald aussetzt, wird für die beiden zur Inkarnation irdischer Verdammnis. Eine Geschichte von biblischer Wucht und antiker Unentrinnbarkeit in einer Sprache, die lapidare Alltagsdialoge und knappe, präzise Beschreibungen mit glühend-visionärem Pathos verbindet. Alles, die Figuren, die Südstaatenlandschaft, wirkt – und darin besteht McCarthys große Darstellungskunst – real und mythisch zugleich: Apokalypse im Wilden Westen.» (Frankfurter Rundschau)

Pygmalion

Romanze in fünf Akten
Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518189283
Category:
Page: 161
View: 1822

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