Selected Poems


Author: Wystan Hugh Auden
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307278085
Category: Poetry
Page: 344
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Restores the original versions of poems that Auden had revised and includes such works as "Will You Turn a Deaf Ear," "This Lunar Beauty," "Noon," and "First Things First."

W.H. Auden


Author: Tony Sharpe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317724429
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
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As both a politically engaged and stylistically versatile poet, W.H. Auden is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. His work is not only widely studied and read, but has been used in musical scores and quoted in Hollywood films. This guide to Auden’s compelling work offers: an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Auden’s texts, from publication to the present an introduction to key critical texts and perspectives on Auden’s life and work, situated in a broader critical history cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of W.H. Auden and seeking not only a guide to his works but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds them.

Auden at Work


Author: Bonnie Costello,Rachel Galvin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137452935
Category: Poetry
Page: 304
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This collection of essays from a distinguished, international group of scholars offers a portrait of W. H. Auden's creativity. The essayists look in fresh ways at Auden's composition process and artistic virtuosity, and at the astonishing breadth of his interests and activities. Critics have long acknowledged Auden's 'second thoughts' with regard to religion and politics, yet few have considered how essential rethinking and revision were to his writing process. His notebooks and drafts served as a fascinating, multifaceted laboratory for his literary experiments; and even after his writing was published, Auden never stopped revising it. The essays collected here explore cross-pollination in the genesis of his works: how theater collaboration, film work, traveling, teaching, reviewing, and wartime activities shaped his literary oeuvre. They uncover neglected episodes that affected his artistic choices, and overlooked archives full of surprising revelations about his writing practice. The essays also explore manuscript evidence that shows the formal experimentation of one of the great versifiers of modern poetry.

Zeichen am Weg

das spirituelle Tagebuch des UN-Generalsekretärs
Author: Dag Hammarskjöld
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783426777671
Category:
Page: 222
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Nothing to Admire

The Politics of Poetic Satire from Dryden to Merrill
Author: Christopher Yu
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198035343
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 232
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Nothing to Admire argues for the persistence of a central tradition of poetic satire in English that extends from Restoration England to present-day America. This tradition is rooted in John Dryden's and Alexander Pope's uses of Augustan metaphor to criticize the abuse of social and political power and to promote an antithetical ideal of satiric authority based on freedom of mind. Because of their commitment to neoclassical conceptions of political virtue, the British Augustans developed a meritocratic cultural ideal grounded in poetic judgment and opposed to the political institutions and practices of their superiors in birth, wealth, and might. Their Augustanism thus gives a political meaning to the Horatian principle of nil admirari. This book calls the resulting outlook cultural liberalism in order to distinguish it from the classical liberal insistence on private property as the basis of political liberty, a conviction that arises within the same general period and often stands in adversarial relation to the Augustan mentality. Dryden and Pope's language of political satire supplies the foundation for the later and more radical liberalisms of Lord Byron, W.H. Auden, and James Merrill, each of whom looks back to the Augustan model for the poetic devices he will use to protest the increasingly conformist culture of mass society. Responding to the banality of this society, the later poets reinvigorate their predecessors' neo-Horatian attitude of skeptical worldliness through iconoclastic comic assaults on the imperial, fascist, heterosexist, and otherwise illiberal impulses of the cultural regimes prevailing during their lifetimes.

Collected Poems


Author: Wystan Hugh Auden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571142262
Category: English poetry
Page: 926
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Contains the work by which Auden chose to be remembered, including all the original verse which post-dates COLLECTED SHORTER POEMS (1966)

Die Goldene Legende

Roman
Author: Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641203147
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Wenn ein Leben nur in der Lüge möglich ist In dem Moment, als auf der Grand Trunk Road Schüsse zu hören sind, beginnt Nargis' Leben zu zerbrechen. Ihr Ehemann gelangt versehentlich ins Kreuzfeuer und stirbt, bevor sie ihm die Wahrheit über ihre Vergangenheit beichten kann. Schon seit Längerem fürchtet sie, dass diese bald ans Licht kommen wird: Ein Unbekannter verkündet regelmäßig Geheimnisse der Anwohner vom Minarett der örtlichen Moscheen und versetzt damit Muslime und Christen gleichermaßen in Angst. Als die Lautsprecher die verbotene Liaison ihres Nachbarn mit der Tochter des muslimischen Geistlichen aufdecken, sind die Einschläge so nah, dass Nargis handeln muss ... In der für ihn typischen leuchtenden Prosa erzählt Nadeem Aslam eine Geschichte über Fanatismus, Widerstandsvermögen und die Lügen, die manchmal nötig sind, um zu überleben. Ein mutiger, zeitgemäßer und schmerzlich schöner Roman, in dem sich Pakistans Vergangenheit und Gegenwart spiegeln.

On the Move

Mein Leben
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644040818
Category: Psychology
Page: 448
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Oliver Sacks war der berühmteste Neurologe der Welt. Mit seinen Fallgeschichten hat er uns einen neuen Blick auf Krankheiten und Abweichungen gelehrt: Was bei einem Patienten auf den ersten Blick als Störung erscheint, ermöglicht oft besondere Fähigkeiten der Wahrnehmung. Mit diesem Buch hat Sacks eine von fesselnder Energie getriebene Autobiographie vorgelegt. Ehrlich und anrührend beschreibt er die wichtigsten Stationen seines Lebens – das enge Großbritannien der Nachkriegszeit, das anarchische Kalifornien der frühen Sechziger, schließlich das ewig pulsierende New York. Ob er in der Forschung tätig ist oder in der klinischen Praxis, konstant bleiben die Begeisterung für die Arbeit mit den Patienten und das Schreiben darüber. Gerühmt für seine feinsinnigen Fallgeschichten, analysiert Sacks hier seinen eigenen Fall: Er erzählt von erfüllter und unerfüllter Liebe, der Beziehung zu seiner jüdischen Medizinerfamilie, zeitweiliger Drogensucht und exzessivem Bodybuilding und von unbändigen Glücksgefühlen auf den Road Trips durch die Weiten Nordamerikas. Die Lebensbilanz eines außergewöhnlichen Mediziners – und das Meisterwerk eines großartigen Erzählers.

Traveling Back

Toward a Global Political Theory
Author: Susan McWilliams,Susan Jane McWilliams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199329680
Category: History
Page: 217
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What does it mean to think globally? Susan McWilliams argues that to understand politics in our 'new world, ' we should revisit one of the oldest themes in political theory: travel. This title uncovers the rich travel-story tradition of political theorizing and shows how it helps to answer today's toughest political questions.

Personalführung

Die 20 wichtigsten Instrumente
Author: Gunnar C. Kunz
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406662137
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
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Personalführung ist eine Herausforderung für jede Führungskraft. Souveräne Vorgesetzte sind dazu in der Lage, ein gutes Team aufzubauen, ein positives Teamklima zu erzeugen und ihre Mitarbeiter so zu coachen, dass Spitzenleistungen möglich werden. Ihnen gelingt es, durch ein flexibles, durchdachtes Handeln in der Führungsrolle gemeinsam mit ihren Mitarbeitern gesteckte Ziele gemäß den Erwartungen der Kunden zu erreichen. In diesem Buch steht die Frage im Mittelpunkt, welche Führungsinstrumente eingesetzt werden können, um die Mitarbeiter zielgerichtet zu motivieren, den Zusammenhalt im Team zu fördern, gute wirtschaftliche Ergebnisse zu erreichen und die Kundenzufriedenheit zu steigern. Der intelligente Einsatz von Führungsinstrumenten wird dabei als ein Beitrag zur Erreichung der strategischen Unternehmensziele verstanden.

Wales and the Medieval Colonial Imagination

The Matters of Britain in the Twelfth Century
Author: M. Faletra
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137391030
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 243
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Focusing on works by some of the major literary figures of the period, Faletra argues that the legendary history of Britain that flourished in medieval chronicles and Arthurian romances traces its origins to twelfth-century Anglo-Norman colonial interest in Wales and the Welsh.

Promises to keep

Poems. Gedichte
Author: Robert Frost
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406627781
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Die Gedichte Robert Frosts (1874–1963) gehören nicht nur zum festen Bestand amerikanischer Lyrik der Moderne, sie haben ihren Platz in der Weltliteratur gefunden. Der vorliegende Band macht den deutschen Lesern die bekanntesten, die kanonisch gewordenen Gedichte von Robert Frost zugänglich wie "Rast am Wald an einem verschneiten Tag" oder "Der nicht genommene Weg". Frost hat sich um einen natürlichen, organischen Sprachfluss bemüht und sich zugleich stets dem freien Vers widersetzt, die Gedichte suchen die Nähe zur gesprochenen Sprache und halten doch an der Besonderheit dichterischer Sprache fest. Die Natur, die äußere und die innere des Menschen, hat Frost fasziniert, der als Farmer gleichzeitig einen unsentimentalen Blick auf sie hatte. Aber auch die menschliche Natur zeigt sich in allen ihren Feinheiten und Brüchen, so Frost, besonders dem Dichter. So ist seine Lyrik in ihrer klassischen Schönheit auch eine Begegnung mit uns selbst.

Incitement in International Law


Author: Wibke K. Timmermann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317669673
Category: Law
Page: 287
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This book offers a comprehensive study of incitement in its various forms in international law. It discusses the status of incitement to hatred in human rights law and examines its harms and dangers as well as the impact of a prohibition on freedom of speech. The book additionally presents a detailed definition of punishable incitement. In this context, Wibke K. Timmermann argues that incitement should be recognized as the crime of persecution, where it is utilized within a system of persecutory measures by the State or a similarly powerful organization. The book draws on the Nahimana case before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, as well as jurisprudence from German and other courts following World War II to provide support for this proposal. The work moreover provides a comprehensive analysis of public incitement to crimes; solicitation or instigation; and the related modes of liability aiding and abetting and commission through another person. Dedicated exclusively and comprehensively to incitement in its various forms, this book will be of essential use and great interest to students and researchers of international criminal law and human rights law, in addition to practitioners within these areas.

As I Walked Out One Evening

Songs, Ballads, Lullabies, Limericks, and Other Light Verse
Author: Wystan Hugh Auden,Edward Mendelson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679761705
Category: Poetry
Page: 220
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W. H. Auden once defined light verse as the kind that is written by poets who are democratically in tune with their audience and whose language is straightforward and close to general speech. Given that definition, the 123 poems in this collection all qualify; they are as accessible as popular songs yet have the wisdom and profundity of the greatest poetry. As I Walked Out One Evening contains some of Auden's most memorable verse: "Now Through the Night's Caressing Grip," "Lullaby: Lay your Sleeping Head, My Love," "Under Which Lyre," and "Funeral Blues." Alongside them are less familiar poems, including seventeen that have never before appeared in book form. Here, among toasts, ballads, limericks, and even a foxtrot, are "Song: The Chimney Sweepers," a jaunty evocation of love, and the hilarious satire "Letter to Lord Byron." By turns lyrical, tender, sardonic, courtly, and risqué, As I Walked Out One Evening is Auden at his most irresistible and affecting.