Modern Languages Study Guides: Der Besuch der alten Dame

Literature Study Guide for AS/A-level German

Author: Paul Elliott

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 147189195X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 96

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Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and narrative technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit), this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the play and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary
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Modern Languages Study Guides: Good bye, Lenin!

Film Study Guide for AS/A-level German

Author: Geoff Brammall

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471891860

Category: Study Aids

Page: 96

View: 5835

Film analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and director's technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Good bye, Lenin!, this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the film and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary
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A History of German

What the Past Reveals about Today's Language

Author: Joseph Salmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192561359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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This book provides a detailed but accessible introduction to the development of the German language from the earliest reconstructable prehistory to the present day. Joe Salmons explores a range of topics in the history of the language, offering answers to questions such as: How did German come to have so many different dialects and close linguistic cousins like Dutch and Plattdeutsch? Why does German have 'umlaut' vowels and why do they play so many different roles in the grammar? Why are noun plurals so complicated? Are dialects dying out today? Does English, with all the words it loans to German, pose a threat to the language? This second edition has been extensively expanded and revised to include extended coverage of syntactic and pragmatic change throughout, expanded discussion of sociolinguistic aspects, language variation, and language contact, and more on the position of German in the Germanic family. The book is supported by a companion website and is suitable for language learners and teachers and students of linguistics, from undergraduate level upwards. The new edition also includes more detailed background information to make it more accessible for beginners.
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The Visit

A Tragicomedy

Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt,Joel Agee

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: 9780802144263

Category: Drama

Page: 115

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Friedrich Dürrenmatt is considered one of the most significant playwrights of our time. During the years of the Cold War, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. In this ALTA National Translation Award–winning new translation of what many critics consider his finest play, Joel Agee gives a fresh lease to a classic of twentieth-century theater. Dürrenmatt once wrote of himself: “I can best be understood if one grasps grotesqueness,” and The Visit is a consummate, alarming Dürrenmatt blend of hilarity, horror, and vertigo. The play takes place “somewhere in Central Europe” and tells of an elderly millionairess who, merely on the promise of her millions, swiftly turns a depressed area into a boom town. But the condition attached to her largesse, which the locals learn of only after they are enmeshed, is murder. Dürrenmatt has fashioned a macabre and entertaining parable that is a scathing indictment of the power of greed and confronts the perennial questions of honor, loyalty, and community.
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La Dentellière

Author: Pascal Lainé

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351225804

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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The full French text of Lain? novel is accompanied by French-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.
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Flannel Kisses

Author: Linda Crotta Brennan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395736814

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Rhyming text describes a winter day spent playing in the snow.
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La Dentellière

Author: Pascal Lainé

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138427358

Category:

Page: N.A

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The full French text of Lain� novel is accompanied by French-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.
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Anthologie Prévert

Author: Christiane Mortelier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138173286

Category:

Page: 172

View: 5599

Includes the French text, accompanied by French-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the poems in their social and historical context.
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The Pledge

Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022653068X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Set in a small town in Switzerland, The Pledge centers around the murder of a young girl and the detective who promises the victim’s mother he will find the perpetrator. After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective lays a trap for the real killer—with all the patience of a master fisherman. But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge. Here Friedrich Dürrenmatt conveys his brilliant ear for dialogue and a devastating sense of timing and suspense. Joel Agee’s skilled translation effectively captures the various voices in the original, as well as its chilling conclusion. One of Dürrenmatt’s most diabolically imagined and constructed novels, The Pledge was adapted for the screen in 2000 in a film directed by Sean Penn and starring Jack Nicholson.
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Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik

Author: Jamie Rankin,Larry Wells

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305544951

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 528

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This intermediate, modular approach to German grammar serves as both a reference handbook and a practice manual. The text is organized to allow instructors to follow each chapter sequentially or to teach in modules, as each chapter is self-contained and can be used in any order. The chapter structure of the 24 regular chapters provides a presentation of new information, followed by material for oral and written practice: Grammatik (grammar), Wortschatz (vocabulary), Übungen (exercises, self-practice, and small-group practice), Anwendung (application, in-class group activities), Schriftliche Themen (writing topics), and Zusammenfassung (summary). The six reference chapters consist of grammar presentations through explanations, models, and charts; and Übersicht (summary). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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A History of Architectural Conservation

Author: Jukka Jokilehto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131726651X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 494

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The first book to provide a full history of the development of architectural conservation, A History of Architectural Conservation is considered a landmark publication by architectural conservation students and professionals the world over. Twenty years after its first publication, this new edition of Jukka Jokilehto’s groundbreaking book continues the story to bring the history of architectural conservation right up to the modern day. Jokilehto draws on his distinguished career of over 40 years at ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, founded by UNESCO) to provide studies from Europe, the Middle East, the USA, Japan, India, China, Australia and South America. This accessible and well-written introduction to the history and theory of architectural conservation is richly illustrated in full colour and will be an essential go-to guide for students and practitioners worldwide.
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German for Reading

Author: John R. Wendel,Karl C. Sandberg

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585107476

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 548

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German for Reading presupposes no previous acquaintance with German and can be used with equal effectiveness by graduate students in the arts and sciences who are preparing to pass a reading knowledge examination, or by undergraduates who are beginning to deal seriously with the problems of reading. Its programmed format permits it to be used either as a classroom text or by individuals working on their own. The second edition builds on strengths of the first while updating outdated terminology, removing terms and phrases no longer in use, and incorporating many revisions made in light of suggestions from readers.
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The Inspector Barlach Mysteries

The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion

Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022653071X

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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This volume offers bracing new translations of two precursors to the modern detective novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, whose genre-bending mysteries recall the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipate the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists. Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime and justice seems to have vanished. In The Judge and His Hangman, Barlach forgoes the arrest of a murderer in order to manipulate him into killing another, more elusive criminal. And in Suspicion, Barlach pursues a former Nazi doctor by checking into his clinic with the hope of forcing him to reveal himself. The result is two thrillers that bring existential philosophy and the detective genre into dazzling convergence.
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Jealousy

Author: Alain Robbe-Grillet

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 0714546623

Category: Fiction

Page: 129

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In his most famous and perhaps most typical work, Robbe-Grillet explores his principle preoccupation: the meaning of reality. The novel is set on a tropical banana plantation, and the action is seen through the eyes of a narrator who never appears in person, never speaks and never acts. He is a point of observation, his personality only to be guessed at, watching every movement of the other characters' actions as they flash like moving pictures across the distorting screen of a jealous mind.The result is one of the most important and influential books of our time, a completely integrated masterpiece that has already become a classic.
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European Elites and Ideas of Empire, 1917-1957

Author: Dina Gusejnova

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107120624

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 3272

Explores European civilisation as a concept of twentieth-century political practice and the project of a transnational network of European elites. Available as Open Access.
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Literatur und Lebenskunst

Festschrift für Gerd Rohmann

Author: Eva Oppermann

Publisher: kassel university press GmbH

ISBN: 3899581679

Category: Authorship

Page: 298

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