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."

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)

Why Love Leads to Justice

Love across the Boundaries
Author: David A. J. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316473147
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This book tells the stories of notable historical figures who, by resisting patriarchal laws condemning adultery, gay and lesbian sex, and sex across the boundaries of religion and race, brought about lasting social and political change. Constitutional scholar David A. J. Richards investigates the lives of leading transgressive artists, social critics, and activists including George Eliot, Benjamin Britten, Christopher Isherwood, Bayard Rustin, James Baldwin, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Margaret Mead. Richards shows how ethical empowerment, motivated by love, allowed these figures to resist the injustices of anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, and homophobia, leading to the constitutional condemnation of these political evils in the United States, Britain, and beyond. Love and law thus grow together, and this book shows how and why. Drawing from developmental psychology (including studies of trauma), political theory, the history of social movements, literature, biography, and law, this book will be a thought-provoking tool for anyone interested in civil rights.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Gesammelte Werke. Die Gedichte


Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3730691465
Category: Poetry
Page: 800
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Goethes Lyrik ist groß und gewaltig, klein und frech, ernst und witzig, tiefgründig, beiläufig und unerschöpflich. Sie ist das größte Dichtkunst-Universum, das in deutscher Sprache je entstanden ist. Goethes Gedichte sind ein Lebens-Werk im wahrsten Sinn des Wortes, geschrieben über einen Zeitraum von beinahe siebzig Jahren hinweg. Sie lassen sich immer neu erkunden und geben jedes Mal neue Facetten ihres Zaubers und Geheimnisses preis. Das macht mit dieser prächtig ausgestatteten Edition besonders viel Freude. Passend zum Inhalt ist diese wunderschöne Geschenk-Ausgabe in edles Iris-Leinen gebunden und mit Goldprägung versehen.

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.

Die verborgene Sprache der Blumen

Roman
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426408767
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Victoria Jones kennt von Geburt an nur Waisenhäuser und Pflegefamilien. Wie ein Gegenstand wurde sie von einer Bleibe zur nächsten weitergereicht. Schon als Kind hat sie sich deshalb zu einer wortkargen, menschenscheuen Kratzbürste entwickelt. Einzig für Blumen interessiert sie sich, und für deren Sprache, denn die hat sie von Elizabeth gelernt, dem einzigen Menschen, von dem sie je Liebe erfahren hat. Mit achtzehn Jahren ist Victoria obdachlos und ganz auf sich allein gestellt – bis sie einen Job in einem kleinen Blumenladen findet. Auf dem Markt der Blumenhändler lernt sie schließlich einen jungen Mann kennen. Erstaunt stellt sie fest, dass Grant ebenfalls die Sprache der Blumen versteht. Gegen ihren Willen keimt in Victoria nach langer Zeit wieder Hoffnung: auf Liebe, auf eine Familie, auf ein Zuhause ... Doch ihre Vergangenheit, ihre schmerzvollen Erinnerungen an Elizabeth holen sie immer wieder ein. Kann es Grant gelingen, sie trotzdem zu lieben – so unberechenbar, so verstockt, so verletzlich, wie sie ist?

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.

Frank Einstein - Die Entführung der Roboter

Roman
Author: Jon Scieszka
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364115426X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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Leg dich nicht mit einem Roboter an! Frank Einstein träumt nicht nur davon, einmal Erfinder zu werden, er ist es schon! Er und sein Freund Watson basteln in der Garage Geräte, die die Welt noch nicht gesehen hat. Als in einer stürmischen Nacht der Blitz in ihre Werkstatt einschlägt, hat das ungeahnte Folgen: Die beiden Roboter Klink und Klank erwachen zum Leben und weichen Frank nicht mehr von der Seite. Während er noch zweifelt, ob der überdrehte Klank und der alberne Klink die richtigen Assistenten für seine Versuche sind, werden die beiden von Franks Erzfeind T. Edison entführt. Dass der nur Böses im Sinn haben kann, ist Frank sofort klar. Mit seinen ruhigen Tagen als Erfinder ist es vorbei ...