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.

Sympathetic Sentiments

Affect, Emotion and Spectacle in the Modern World
Author: John Jervis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472535626
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.

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.

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.

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.

True Songs of Freedom

Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Russian Culture and Society
Author: John MacKay
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299292932
Category: History
Page: 136
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Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was the nineteenth century's best-selling novel worldwide; only the Bible outsold it. It was known not only as a book but through stage productions, films, music, and commercial advertising as well. But how was Stowe's novel—one of the watershed works of world literature—actually received outside of the American context? True Songs of Freedom explores one vital sphere of Stowe's influence: Russia and the Soviet Union, from the 1850s to the present day. Due to Russia's own tradition of rural slavery, the vexed entwining of authoritarianism and political radicalism throughout its history, and (especially after 1945) its prominence as the superpower rival of the United States, Russia developed a special relationship to Stowe's novel during this period of rapid societal change. Uncle Tom's Cabin prompted widespread reflections on the relationship of Russian serfdom to American slavery, on the issue of race in the United States and at home, on the kinds of writing appropriate for children and peasants learning to read, on the political function of writing, and on the values of Russian educated elites who promoted, discussed, and fought over the book for more than a century. By the time of the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991, Stowe's novel was probably better known by Russians than by readers in any other country. John MacKay examines many translations and rewritings of Stowe's novel; plays, illustrations, and films based upon it; and a wide range of reactions to it by figures famous (Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, Marina Tsvetaeva) and unknown. In tracking the reception of Uncle Tom's Cabin across 150 years, he engages with debates over serf emancipation and peasant education, early Soviet efforts to adapt Stowe's deeply religious work of protest to an atheistic revolutionary value system, the novel's exploitation during the years of Stalinist despotism, Cold War anti-Americanism and antiracism, and the postsocialist consumerist ethos.

Looking for Goodness

Exploring Eustace Cluver and His Family 1657-1982
Author: Ann Cluver Weinberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Physicians
Page: 426
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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.

Über das Dirigieren


Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843048622
Category: Music
Page: 76
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Richard Wagner: Über das Dirigieren Entstanden 1869. Hier nach: Richard Wagner: Sämtliche Schriften und Dichtungen. Band 8, Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, o.J. [1911]. Die Eigentümlichkeit der Orthographie wurde bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe beibehalten. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt. Über den Autor: 1813 in Leipzig als das neunte Kind eines Polizisten geboren, wird Richard Wagner zu einer die Musik beherrschenden Persönlichkeit des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ein bewegtes Leben lässt ihn vor politischer Verfolgung wie auch vor seinen Gläubigern in zahlreichen Orten Zuflucht suchen. Nach Stationen u.a. in Königsberg, Riga, London, Paris, und in der Schweiz kommt Wagner schließlich in Bayreuth an, das bis heute untrennbar mit seinem Namen verbunden ist. Seine finanziellen Schwierigkeiten hat der selbstbewußte Mann von kleinem Wuchs als »lächerliche Schulden« empfunden, denen erheblich größere »Aktiva« gegenüberstünden. Und in der Tat ist seine Wirkungsmacht auf die ihm nachfolgende Musik wohl einzigartig. Zu einer umstrittenen Figur ist Richard Wagner wegen seiner Auslegbarkeit im Sinne des Nationalsozialismus geworden, der er maßgeblich durch seine antisemitische Schrift »Das Judenthum in der Musik« Vorschub geleistet hat.

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.

Guide to Reprints


Author: Albert James Diaz
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
ISBN: 9783598239076
Category: Out-of-print books
Page: 948
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The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.

Pride and Prejudice


Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260001
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
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Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex. Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.

Tristram Shandy


Author: Laurence Sterne
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262913
Category: Fiction
Page: 457
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Introduces us to a group of memorable characters, variously eccentric, farcical and endearing. This book involves the reader in the labyrinthine creation of a purported autobiography. It anticipates modernism and postmodernism.

Frauen und Töchter

eine Alltagsgeschichte
Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Nach der Welle


Author: Sonali Deraniyagala
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104030626
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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*** »Ein ganz erstaunliches, wunderschönes Buch.« Joan Didion *** »Ich schrie nicht, heulte nicht auf. Ich fiel nicht in Ohnmacht. Abwarten, dachte ich mir. Ich warte ab, bis sie sie alle gefunden haben, und dann bringe ich mich um.« Sri Lanka, 26. Dezember 2004. Sonali Deraniyagala verbringt die Weihnachtsferien mit ihrer Familie in einem wunderschönen Hotel direkt an der Küste, als die Welle kommt. Sonali selbst überlebt knapp, aber sie verliert ihre gesamte Familie, ihren Mann, die beiden kleinen Söhne und ihre Eltern. »Ein unglaublich starkes und zutiefst bewegendes Buch, wie ich schon lange keines mehr gelesen habe. ... Sonali Deraniyagala beschreibt eine Katastrophe und ihre Auswirkungen, die keiner von uns miterleben musste. Und gleichzeitig erweckt sie in ihrem atemberaubenden Erfahrungsbericht alle diejenigen wieder zum Leben, die sie verloren hat, so dass auch wir sie niemals vergessen werden.« Michael Ondaatje