Author: Arto Paasilinna
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
View: 5849Liebevoll-skurriler Roadtrip durch die finnische Wildnis Seine Arbeit ödet ihn an, seine Ehe ist schon seit Jahren eine Qual - der Journalist Vatanen schleppt sich von einem Tag zum nächsten. Bis ihm auf der Heimfahrt von einem seiner üblichen langweiligen Pressetermine ein junger Hase vors Auto hoppelt ... und Vatanens ehemals so hübsch geordnetes Leben zum Abenteuer wird, das ihn quer durch Finnland führt. Ein wunderbar erzählter Roman, todernst und urkomisch zugleich - von Arto Paasilinna, dem vielfach ausgezeichneten Meister des skurrilen Humors
Author: Jane Russ
View: 2121A celebration of the hare, covering its role in nature and its appearances in myth and legend Elusive, ethereal, and evocative--the hare permeates our consciousness like no other creature. Despite facing ever-increasing environmental pressures, it still retains its ability to both delight and confound in equal measure. Published in conjunction with The Hare Preservation Trust, this book offers a unique insight into this most fascinating of creatures; from its place in nature to its many appearances in art and literature. With never before published scientific research and original artwork from Jackie Morris this is a unique and long overdue look at the hare in all its many guises.
Author: Arto Paasilinna
View: 2839Suddenly realizing what's important in life (with the help of a bunny), a man quits his job and heads to the countryside in this internationally bestselling comic novel. "Which of us has not had that wonderfully seditious idea: to play hooky for a while from life as we know it?" With these words from his foreword, Pico Iyer puts his finger on the exhilaratingly anarchic appeal of The Year of the Hare. While out on assignment, a journalist hits a hare with his car. This small incident becomes life-changing: he decides to quit his job, leave his wife, sell his possessions, and spend a year wandering the wilds of Finland-with the bunny as his boon companion.
Author: César Aira
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
View: 2438When a Mapuche chief suddenly goes missing, a British naturalist is asked to find him in the vast Argentine pampas Clarke, a nineteenth-century English naturalist, roams the pampas in search of that most elusive and rare animal: the Legibrerian hare, whose defining quality seems to be its ability to fly. The local Indians, pointing skyward, report recent sightings of the hare but then ask Clarke to help them search for their missing chief as well. On further investigation Clarke finds more than meets the eye:in the Mapuche and Voroga languages every word has at least two meanings.Witty, very ironic, and with all the usual Airian digressive magic, The Hare offers subtle reflections on love, Victorian-era colonialism, and the many ambiguities of language.
das verborgene Erbe der Familie Ephrussi
Author: Edmund De Waal
View: 9624Anhand kleiner japanischer Kunstfiguren, die in einer Bankiersfamilie in Paris, Wien und Tokyo von Generation zu Generation weitergegeben wurden, wird das Leben der jüdischen Oberschicht vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis nach dem 2. Weltkrieg rekonstruiert.
Author: H. A. Macpherson,Gerald Lascelles,Charles Richardson
Publisher: Palala Press
View: 8190This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Author: Marianne Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 8291To the people of rural Britain, hares are deeply beloved, perhaps above all other animals. They thrive in abundance in imagery but can be maddeningly elusive in reality. In our stories – ancient and modern – they are magical, uncanny and illogical beings which commune with the moon, vanish at will, and lose their minds when spring arrives. Yet despite the breadth and depth of its legends, the brown hare of the lowlands is a relative newcomer to our islands, and our 'real' ancient hare is the mountain hare of the most unforgiving high mountainsides. Hares of myth have godly powers, but real, earthbound hares walk a dangerous line – they are small animals with many predators but have no burrow or tunnel to shelter them from danger. They survive by a combination of two skills honed to unimaginable extremes – hiding in plain sight, and running faster than anything and anyone. The need to excel as hiders and runners ultimately directs every aspect of hare biology and behaviour, as well as inspiring our own wild ideas about hare-kind. This book explores hares as they are and as we imagine them, and the long and often bloody history of our association with these enigmatic animals. Elegant studies of molecular biology and biomechanical physics help us understand how hares are put together, while centuries of game estate records reveal how humans have commodified and exploited them. But it is ultimately the moments spent in the company of wild hares that allow us to bring together myth and reality to celebrate the magic of the living animal.
Author: Claude Lanzmann
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
View: 8514Auch hundert Leben, sagt Claude Lanzmann, Autor des epochemachenden Films «Shoah», hätten nicht ausgereicht, seine Neugier auf das Leben zu stillen. Seine Autobiographie, literarisches Meisterwerk, Bestseller in Frankreich wie in Deutschland, ist vieles in einem: Erzählung eines überreichen Lebens, Bild jüdischer Geschichte, Traktat über Freiheit und Gewalt. Vor allem aber das faszinierende Dokument einer «amour fou» mit dem Leben. «Ein epochales Meisterwerk! ... Es beschwört das vergangene Jahrhundert mit unvergleichlicher suggestiver Kraft.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung) «Voller Tiefsinn, Humor und Leidenschaft.» (Der Spiegel) «Ein Monument des 20. Jahrhunderts.» (DIE ZEIT)
Author: Toni Morrison,Slade Morrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 8391In the well-known tale of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” everyone remembers that “slow and steady wins the race”—or does it? In this energetic retelling of a favorite fable, it’s the speedy Hare who crosses the finish line first, but it’s Tortoise who has the tale to tell when he discovers that the race, not the winning, is what matters most. While winning is important, making a true friend is the best prize of all.
Who Else Was There?
Author: Sana M. Hussain
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 3414You have all probably heard the story with the tortoise and the hare—the one with the moral “slow and steady wins the race.” Ever wondered what happened after that? Someone happened to be watching the race from afar, leading to another race, but this time, to save a friend! This race might not be on a racetrack, but someone will reach the finish line! Find out who will win in The Tortoise and the Hare: Who Else Was There?
A Dream Story
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: The Floating Press
View: 5459Much of H. Rider Haggard's body of work focuses on the globetrotting adventures of grizzled explorer Allan Quatermain. The thought-provoking tale The Mahatma and the Hare finds the author in a more philosophical mood. Almost fable-like in its simplicity, this profound story probes questions of morality, fairness and life after death.
Author: Susan Shaw-Russell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 4829More than 40 puzzles include hidden pictures, search-a-words, fill-in-the-blanks, mazes, and other games, all starring the slow and steady tortoise, the fleet-footed rabbit, and their woodland friends. Kids can color the charming illustrations. Solutions.
Author: Jenny Giles
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
View: 5662Aesop was born in Thrace but was taken as a slave to the island of Samos in the Adriatic in the 6th century BC. Small Greek tortoises would have lived there - they are half the size of hares. Fables make pertinent comments on human behavioiur and the moral of this one is timeless - 'Steady effort brings rewards.' Set in southern Europe at anytime.
Author: Jenny Lang
Publisher: Golden Pr
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 7761In a classic fable that is accompanied by the sounds of the hare zooming, the tortoise trudging along, the tortoise spinning on his shell, and the hare laughing, the speedy bunny and the slow tortoise race to the finish line.