Author: W. G. Sebald
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
View: 8308A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The four long narratives in The Emigrants appear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four Germans in exile. Sebald reconstructs the lives of a painter, a doctor, an elementary-school teacher, and Great Uncle Ambrose. Following (literally) in their footsteps, the narrator retraces routes of exile which lead from Lithuania to London, from Munich to Manchester, from the South German provinces to Switzerland, France, New York, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. Along with memories, documents, and diaries of the Holocaust, he collects photographs—the enigmatic snapshots which stud The Emigrants and bring to mind family photo albums. Sebald combines precise documentary with fictional motifs, and as he puts the question to realism, the four stories merge into one unfathomable requiem.
Author: Gilbert Imlay
View: 2550Imlay’s delightful epistolary adventure of 1793, set on the American frontier, was one of the first American novels. The trials of an emigrant family in the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky contrast the decadence of Europe with the utopian promise of the American West. Its sensational love plots also dramatize the novel’s surprising feminist allegiances.
Author: Lansford W Hastings
Publisher: Applewood Books
View: 8534Published in 1845, this guidebook for pioneers is a reproduction of one of the most collectible books about California and the Western movement. It was the guidebook used by the Donner Party on their fateful journey.
Badawi and Catherine Simon in America
Author: Louis Farshee
View: 4402A newly married teenage couple emigrates from Mount Lebanon in 1890 to begin a new life in the US. Told against the events of the time, the 1890s, the Great War, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression, they, and other immigrants struggle to join main-stream America.
Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
View: 6634«Die Einwanderer» ist der Auftakt eines faszinierenden Zyklus. Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der den amerikanischen Traum nicht nur träumt. Die Story eines Aufsteigers, der beim Sturz noch gewinnt. Schauplatz dieses großen Familienromans ist San Francisco. Den historischen Hintergrund bilden das aufblühende junge Amerika, der Erste Weltkrieg, die große Depression.
By the Petworth Emigration Committee, to Montreal, Thence Up the River Ottawa and Through the Rideau Canal, to Toronto, Upper Canada, and Afterwards to Hamilton; Also of the Journey from Hamilton to the Township of Blandford, where the Families Were Settled..
Author: James Marr Brydone
Romanticism, Poetry, and the Culture of Gender
Author: Jacqueline M. Labbe
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Literary Criticism & Collections
View: 1516As the first book devoted to a serious critical study of Smith's poetry, Charlotte Smith: Romanticism, poetry and the culture of gender will appeal to professional scholars and students alike."--BOOK JACKET.