Sentimentale Reisen

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384371438X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

View: 9345

»Ihr Scharfsinn ist gewohnt fein geschliffen und ihr Blick eiswasserklar... Didion hat die Stimmung in Amerika eingefangen.« The New York Times Joan Didion gilt seit langem als eine der brillantesten Autorinnen der USA. Die in diesem Band versammelten Essays und Reportagen aus den Jahren 1982 bis 1992 belegen dies eindrucksvoll. Ob Joan Didion vom Parteitag der Demokraten unter Bill Clinton berichtet oder von einem spektakulären Prozess in New York City, ob sie sich mit der Politik, den Medien oder dem Showbusiness befasst — immer zeichnen ihre Texte ein präzises Bild des geistigen und kulturellen Klimas in Amerika, das noch heute gültig ist. »Die beste Feder der amerikanischen Intellektuellen.« Der Spiegel »Jeder ihrer Sätze ist kostbar.« Die Welt

After Henry


Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504045696

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9421

Incisive essays on Patty Hearst and Reagan, the Central Park jogger and the Santa Ana winds, from the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West. In these eleven essays covering the national scene from Washington, DC; California; and New York, the acclaimed author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album “capture[s] the mood of America” and confirms her reputation as one of our sharpest and most trustworthy cultural observers (The New York Times). Whether dissecting the 1988 presidential campaign, exploring the commercialization of a Hollywood murder, or reporting on the “sideshows” of foreign wars, Joan Didion proves that she is one of the premier essayists of the twentieth century, “an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review). Highlights include “In the Realm of the Fisher King,” a portrait of the White House under the stewardship of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, two “actors on location;” and “Girl of the Golden West,” a meditation on the Patty Hearst case that draws an unexpected and insightful parallel between the kidnapped heiress and the emigrants who settled California. “Sentimental Journeys” is a deeply felt study of New York media coverage of the brutal rape of a white investment banker in Central Park, a notorious crime that exposed the city’s racial and class fault lines. Dedicated to Henry Robbins, Didion’s friend and editor from 1966 until his death in 1979, After Henry is an indispensable collection of “superior reporting and criticism” from a writer on whom we have relied for more than fifty years “to get the story straight” (Los Angeles Times).

Grace After Henry

Winner of The Big Book Awards 2018

Author: Eithne Shortall

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786493209

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

View: 6329

Winner of The Big Book Awards: The Best Page Turners, 2018 Shortlisted for the Popular Fiction Book of the Year: The Irish Book Awards, 2018 An Irish Independent Book of the year, 2018 Grace sees her boyfriend Henry everywhere. In the supermarket, on the street, at the graveyard. Only Henry is dead. He died two months earlier, leaving a huge hole in Grace's life and in her heart. But then Henry turns up to fix the boiler one evening, and Grace can't decide if she's hallucinating or has suddenly developed psychic powers. Grace isn't going mad - the man in front of her is not Henry at all, but someone else who looks uncannily like him. The hole in Grace's heart grows ever larger. Grace becomes captivated by this stranger, Andy - to her, he is Henry, and yet he is not. Reminded of everything she once had, can Grace recreate that lost love with Andy, resurrecting Henry in the process, or does loving Andy mean letting go of Henry?

Collected Essays

Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, and After Henry

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150405203X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 875

View: 8656

Three essential works that redefined the art of journalism by “one of our sharpest and most trustworthy cultural observers” (The New York Times). In these masterpieces of razor-sharp reportage, the National Book Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling author proves herself one of the premier essayists of the twentieth century, “an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review). Slouching Towards Bethlehem: America in the 1960s—a pivotal era of social change and generational divide. Here is Joan Didion on the “misplaced children” of Haight-Ashbury as well as John Wayne in Hollywood; folk singer Joan Baez and reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes; the extremes of both Death Valley and Las Vegas. Named to Time magazine’s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books, this is “a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country” (The New York Times Book Review). The White Album: A New York Times bestseller, this landmark essay collection confronts the dark aftermath of the 1960s. From a jailhouse visit to Huey Newton, cofounder of the Black Panther Party, to a recording session with The Doors, from the culture of shopping malls to the contradictions of the women’s movement, Joan Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with irony and insight. And in the iconic title essay, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders—a terrifying crime that, in her memory, surprised no one. After Henry: Whether reporting on a Hollywood murder or the “sideshows” of foreign wars, Joan Didion crystalizes her reputation as a brilliant essayist. Highlights include a portrait of the White House under the Reagans, two “actors on location”; an unexpected meditation on the Patty Hearst case; and an exposé on the racial divisions and class fault lines of New York City following the rape of the Central Park jogger. An indispensable collection from a writer on whom we can rely “to get the story straight” (Los Angeles Times).

Der Sommer der Blaubeeren


Author: Mary Simses

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641112370

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9726

Ein Geheimnis aus der Vergangenheit. Ein Weg in die Zukunft... Kurz vor ihrer Hochzeit fährt die New Yorker Anwältin Ellen Branford in den abgelegenen Küstenort Beacon, um den letzten Wunsch ihrer Großmutter zu erfüllen. Sie soll einen Brief überbringen und hofft, die Angelegenheit schnell erledigen zu können. Doch schon bald ahnt sie, dass sich dahinter viel mehr verbirgt. Denn inmitten von Blaubeerfeldern wartet eine alte Geschichte von Liebe und verlorenen Träumen auf Ellen – die ihr zeigen wird, dass man manchmal all seine Pläne über den Haufen werfen muss, um das wahre Glück zu finden ...

A Year After Henry

A Novel

Author: Cathie Pelletier

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402296797

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1688

"Nobody walks the knife-edge of hilarity and heartbreak more confidently than Pelletier."—Richard Russo In her exquisite new novel, acclaimed author Cathie Pelletier presents a witty and refreshingly candid portrait of grief, intergenerational conflict, and the impact one person can have on those he loved. Bixley, Maine. One year after Henry Munroe's fatal heart attack at age forty-one, his doting parents, prudish wife, rebellious son, and wayward brother are still reeling. So is Evie Cooper, a bartender, self-proclaimed "spiritual portraitist," and Henry's former mistress. While his widow, Jeanie, struggles with the betrayal, Henry's overbearing mother is making plans to hold a memorial service. As the date of the tribute draws closer and these worlds threaten to collide, the Munroes grapple with the frailty of their own lives and the knowledge that love is all that matters. With her trademark wry wit and wisdom, Cathie Pelletier has crafted an elegant and surprisingly uplifiting portrait of the many strange and inspiring forms that grief can take in its journey toward healing.

Australia's Future Tax System

The Prospects After Henry ; Essays in Honour of John W. Freebairn

Author: Chris Evans,Richard Krever,Peter Mellor

Publisher: Lawbook Company

ISBN: 9780864606938

Category: Australia's future tax system

Page: 471

View: 6779

The Review of Australia's Future Tax System, led by the Secretary to the Treasury Ken Henry and undertaken in 2008 and 2009, was a major and unique event in the context of taxation policy in Australia. It has already - indirectly and inadvertently - contributed to the downfall of at least one Prime Minister in 2010 through its ill-fated proposal for a minerals resources rent tax. But its implications go well beyond short term politics. It promises to have significant influence on the course of tax reform and the shape of Australian society over the years ahead. Its vision projects well into the middle years of the twenty first century. This volume brings together the thoughts of leading tax economists and other specialists from Australia and around the world on the future prospects for the Australian tax system based upon a "warts and all" review of the Review from a variety of perspectives. In a wide-ranging analysis it highlights the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, lays bare some of the shortcomings of the Review, identifies real strengths, compares the process of tax reform in Australia with developments in other countries, and explores the likely implications of the proposals set out in the Review for the equity, efficiency and simplicity of the Australian tax system. All those interested in an understanding of the Australian tax system and its future prospects will find this a stimulating and rewarding read.

Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141943580

Category: Drama

Page: 336

View: 4819

Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It is based on the life of King Henry V of England, and focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, part 1 and Henry IV, part 2. The plot follows the young prince (a reckless and undisciplined character in Henry IV) as he matures into a man and embarks on an attempted conquest of France.

Henry Cowell

A Man Made of Music

Author: Joel Sachs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199939187

Category: Music

Page: 624

View: 6438

Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Henry Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles. But as Sachs shows, Cowell's legacy extends far beyond his music. He worked tirelessly to create organizations such as the highly influential New Music Quarterly, New Music Recordings, and the Pan-American Association of Composers, through which great talents like Ruth Crawford Seeger and Charles Ives first became known in the US and abroad. As one of the first Western advocates for World Music, he used lectures, articles, and recordings to bring other musical cultures to myriad listeners and students including John Cage and Lou Harrison, who attributed their life work to Cowell's influence. Finally, Sachs describes the tragedy of Cowell's life, being sentenced to fifteen years in San Quentin -- of which he served four -- after pleading guilty to a morals charge that even the prosecutor felt was trivial. Providing a wealth of insight into Cowell's ideas and philosophy, Joel Sachs lays out a much-needed perspective on one of the giants of twentieth-century American music.

The Children of Henry VIII

Author: John Guy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191655945

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5257

Behind the façade of politics and pageantry at the Tudor court, there was a family drama. Nothing drove Henry VIII, England's wealthiest and most powerful king, more than producing a legitimate male heir and so perpetuating his dynasty. To that end, he married six wives, became the subject of the most notorious divorce case of the sixteenth century, and broke with the pope, all in an age of international competition and warfare, social unrest and growing religious intolerance and discord. Henry fathered four living children, each by a different mother. Their interrelationships were often scarred by jealously, mutual distrust, sibling rivalry, even hatred. Possessed of quick wits and strong wills, their characters were defined partly by the educations they received, and partly by events over which they had no control. Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, although recognized as the king's son, could never forget his illegitimacy. Edward died while still in his teens, desperately plotting to exclude his half-sisters from the throne. Mary's world was shattered by her mother's divorce and her own unhappy marriage. Elizabeth was the most successful, but also the luckiest. Even so, she lived with the knowledge that her father had ordered her mother's execution, was often in fear of her own life, and could never marry the one man she truly loved. Henry's children idolized their father, even if they differed radically over how to perpetuate his legacy. To tell their stories, John Guy returns to the archives, drawing on a vast array of contemporary records, personal letters, and first-hand accounts.

Henry's Demons

Living with Schizophrenia, a Father and Son’s Story

Author: Patrick Cockburn,Henry Cockburn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847377114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2805

On a cold February day two months after his 20th birthday, Henry Cockburn waded into the Newhaven estuary outside Brighton and tried to swim across, almost drowning in the process. The trees, he said, had told him to do it. Nearly halfway around the world, in Kabul, Afghanistan, journalist Patrick Cockburn learned that Henry, his son, had been admitted to a hospital mental ward and appeared to be suffering a mental breakdown. Ten days later, Henry was officially diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Thus begins Patrick and Henry's extraordinary account of Henry's steep descent into mental illness and of Patrick's journey towards understanding the changes it has wrought. With remarkable candour, Patrick writes of the seven years since, years Henry has spent almost entirely in mental hospitals. Schizophrenics are at high risk for suicide, and Patrick and his wife live in constant fear for Henry's life. Patrick also provides a fascinating glimpse into the conflicted history of schizophrenia's diagnosis and treatment and shows how little we still know about this debilitating condition. The book also includes Henry's own account of his experiences. In these raw and eerily beautiful chapters written from the hospital, he tells of the visions and voices that urge him on and of the sense that he has discovered something magical and profound. Together, Patrick's and Henry's stories create one of the most nuanced and revealing portraits of mental illness ever written, and a stirring memoir of family, parenthood, and the courage it takes to persevere and emerge, at last, whole.

The Last Days of Henry VIII

Conspiracy, Treason and Heresy at the Court of the Dying Tyrant

Author: Robert Hutchinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780222505

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4616

After 35 years in power, Henry VIII was a bloated, hideously obese, black-humoured old man, rarely seen in public. He had striven all his life to ensure the survival of his dynasty by siring legitimate sons, yet his only male heir was eight-year-old Prince Edward. It was increasingly obvious that when Henry died, real power in England would be exercised by a regent. The prospect of that prize spurred the rival court factions into deadly conflict. Robert Hutchinson spent several years in original archival research. He advances a genuinely new theory of Henry's medical history and the cause of his death; he has unearthed some fabulous eyewitness material and papers from death warrants, confessions and even love letters between Katherine Parr and the Lord High Admiral.

Thierry Henry: The Biography

The Amazing Life of The Greatest Footballer on Earth

Author: Oliver Derbyshire

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784184306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6526

He is the greatest striker in the game. Thierry Henry is the enigmatic multimillionaire Frenchman who has put the va-va-voom into the Premiership. Adored by fans of Arsenal and France worldwide, he has twice been voted Player and Footballer of the Year.But this living legend started his career with a pair of borrowed boots and endured a hazardous journey from Guadeloupe to France, whose national side he would join. He stayed focussed on the ball and rose through the French ranks to be spotted by Arsene Wenger.At Arsenal, the pair re-established the north Londoners as giants. A World Cup and European Championship winner, Henry has his formidable sights set on the Champions League. He is a modern-day superstar.In this revealing biography, Ollie Derbyshire speaks to Henry's family, friends and team-mates and reveals for the first time the full story of a footballer destined to be ranked alongside giants such as Pele and Maradona.

The Reign of King Henry VI

The Exercise of Royal Authority, 1422-1461

Author: Ralph Alan Griffiths

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520043725

Category: History

Page: 968

View: 7315


Henry of Lancaster's Expedition to Aquitaine, 1345-1346

Military Service and Professionalism in the Hundred Years War

Author: Nicholas A. Gribit

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1783271175

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 3628

First full-length study of the campaigns led by Henry of Lancaster in Aquitaine, including a detailed biographical study of the individuals involved.

Henry VIII

Famous People

Author: iMinds

Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd

ISBN: 1921761407

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 2

View: 500

Learn about the fascinating life of Henry VIII with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Henry VIII has gone down in history as a powerful, passionate English king. In his life, he married six times and fathered three future monarchs. But perhaps most incredibly of all, he changed religion in England forever by establishing the Church of England. Henry was born the second son of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in 1491 ...

Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834218

Category: Drama

Page: 315

View: 7892

As Henry's throne is threatened by rebel forces, England is divided. The characters reflect these oppositions, with Hal and Hotspur vying for position, and Falstaff leading Hal away from his father and towards excess. During Shakespeare's lifetime Henry IV, Part I was his most reprinted play, and it remains enormously popular with theatregoers and readers. Falstaff still towers among Shakespeare's comic inventions as he did in the late 1590s. David Bevington's introduction discusses the play in both peformance and criticism from Shakespeare's time to our own, illustrating the variety of interpretations of which the text is capable. He analyses the play's richly textured language in a detailed commentary on individual words and phrasesand clearly explains its historical background.

Henry Frye

North Carolina’s First African American Chief Justice

Author: Howard E. Covington, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476605726

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8592

Henry E. Frye came of age just as the South was beginning a transformational change. When he graduated from college in 1953, African Americans like him could only hope that the future would be different from the past. At the close of his public career in 2001, he was chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court—the head of the state’s third branch of government. Throughout their lives, Frye and his wife, Shirley, were in the vanguard of the advances that shaped the lives of African Americans. His election to the state legislature in 1968 was the beginning of steady, determined efforts to expand opportunities for African Americans in politics, business and society at large. This book traces, along with his career, the growing participation of African Americans in the civic, political and social life of North Carolina.