The Portable Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992263

Category: History

Page: 624

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A new collection of the seminal writings and speeches of a legendary writer, orator, and civil rights leader This compact volume offers a full course on the remarkable, diverse career of Frederick Douglass, letting us hear once more a necessary historical figure whose guiding voice is needed now as urgently as ever. Edited by renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Pulitzer Prize–nominated historian John Stauffer, The Portable Frederick Douglass includes the full range of Douglass’s works: the complete Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as well as extracts from My Bondage and My Freedom and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass; The Heroic Slave, one of the first works of African American fiction; the brilliant speeches that launched his political career and that constitute the greatest oratory of the Civil War era; and his journalism, which ranges from cultural and political critique (including his early support for women’s equality) to law, history, philosophy, literature, art, and international affairs, including a never-before-published essay on Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture. The Portable Frederick Douglass is the latest addition in a series of African American classics curated by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. First published in 2008, the series reflects a selection of great works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by African and African American authors introduced and annotated by leading scholars and acclaimed writers in new or updated editions for Penguin Classics. In his series essay, “What Is an African American Classic?” Gates provides a broader view of the canon of classics of African American literature available from Penguin Classics and beyond. Gates writes, “These texts reveal the human universal through the African American particular: all true art, all classics do this; this is what ‘art’ is, a revelation of that which makes each of us sublimely human, rendered in the minute details of the actions and thoughts and feelings of a compelling character embedded in a time and place.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Geil auf Gewalt

unter Hooligans

Author: Bill Buford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442156283

Category:

Page: 359

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Wikinomics

die Revolution im Netz

Author: Don Tapscott,Anthony D. Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423345644

Category: Unternehmen - Netzwerkmanagement - Onlinegemeinde

Page: 324

View: 8887

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The Portable Theater

American Literature and the Nineteenth-Century Stage

Author: Alan L. Ackerman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801869112

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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In The Portable Theater, Alan Ackerman investigates the crucial importance of theater in the works of Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry James. Whether as drama critics, playwrights, amateur actors, or simply as avid theater goers, each of these authors thought deeply about the theater and represented it in literature.
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The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143130676

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century. Named one of NPR's Best Books of 2017. The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: an extraordinary range of voices offering the expressions of African American women in print before, during, and after the Civil War. Edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this collection comprises work from forty-nine writers arranged into sections of memoir, poetry, and essays on feminism, education, and the legacy of African American women writers. Many of these pieces engage with social movements like abolition, women’s suffrage, temperance, and civil rights, but the thematic center is the intellect and personal ambition of African American women. The diverse selection includes well-known writers like Sojourner Truth, Hannah Crafts, and Harriet Jacobs, as well as lesser-known writers like Ella Sheppard, who offers a firsthand account of life in the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers. Taken together, these incredible works insist that the writing of African American women writers be read, remembered, and addressed. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt

Author: Charles W. Chesnutt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097590

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

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A collection from one of our most influential African American writers An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt, an incisive storyteller of the aftermath of slavery in the South, is widely credited with almost single-handedly inaugurating the African American short story tradition and was the first African American novelist to achieve national critical acclaim. This major addition to Penguin Classics features an ideal sampling of his work: twelve short stories (including conjure tales and protest fiction), three essays, and the novel The Marrow of Tradition. Published here for the 150th anniversary of Chesnutt's birth, The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt will bring to a new audience the genius of a man whose legacy underlies key trends in modern black fiction. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Idyllen aus Messina

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110044775

Category:

Page: 588

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I Don't Hate the South

Reflections on Faulkner, Family, and the South

Author: Houston A. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195326555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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I Don't Hate The South takes its title from the famous declaration by Faulkner's character Quentin Compson in the novel Absalom, Absalom!. The book traces Baker's own ambivalent relationship to the South and its various protocols of family and black expressive cultural independence through a memoiristic recounting of the author's various academic posts, family dramas, travels, and engagements with that most famous of southern authors, William Faulkner as well as the black expressive "experimentalists" Percival Everett and Ralph Ellison. I Don't Hate The South's central claim is that the South is a laboratory, metaphor, and proving ground for American polity as a whole. W. E. B. Du Bois noted: "As the South goes, so goes the nation!" Houston Baker sets out to show the present-day wisdom of Du Bois's observation in a post-Hurricane Katrina moment of national family crisis. With incisive wit, scrupulous literary and cultural analysis, and vivid portraits of members of his own family, the author provides captivating reading and an object lesson on the United States' regional and national interdependence.
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Frühlingsanfang

Roman

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458749918

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Frühlingsanfang in Moskau, 1913. Nelly Reid, treusorgende Ehefrau und liebevolle Mutter dreier Kinder, verlässt ihren Mann Frank völlig unerwartet und kehrt nach England zurück, die Kinder bleiben bei ihrem Vater. Der sieht sich vor ungewohnte Herausforderungen gestellt: Er muss sich nicht nur um seine Firma kümmern, sondern auch um den Haushalt und den Nachwuchs ... Da tritt Lisa Iwanowna in Franks Leben, eine junge, gut aussehende Frau vom Lande. Aber ist sie wirklich so naiv, wie sie scheint? Und welche Rolle spielt Franks Buchhalter, Selwyn Crane, der sich so offensichtlich bemüht, die beiden zusammenzubringen? »Penelope Fitzgeralds Bücher bieten ein Lesevergnügen der besonderen Art: Ganz unaufgeregt, nachdenklich und wehmütig zeigen sie eine einfache Wahrheit: Das Alltägliche, das Allzumenschliche entwickelt oft famosen Witz.« Der Spiegel
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Walden oder Leben in den Wäldern

Eine illustrierte und vollständig neu überarbeitete Ausgabe

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 374489519X

Category: Fiction

Page: 427

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Henry David Thoreau baute sich im Jahr 1845 im Wald von Concord in Massachusetts eine Blockhütte. Thoreau lebte dort zwei Jahre, um eine Alternative zu dem hektischen und auf wirtschaftlichen Erfolg ausgerichteten Alltag auszuprobieren. Der Grund: Er wollte das Leben wieder im Einklang mit der Natur ganz bewusst spüren. Der minimalistische Lebensstil sollte Raum und Zeit für das Wesentliche schaffen. Über seine Empfindungen und Erfahrungen führte Thoreau in der Zeit im Wald Tagebuch. Aus seinen Aufzeichnungen entstand dieses Buch. Es beschäftigt sich mit seinen alltäglichen Problemen, mit wirtschaftlichen und philosophischen Überlegungen, mit dem Gefühl der Einsamkeit, mit den Tieren des Waldes, mit den Jahreszeiten und mit der Lektüre klassischer Werke.
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Wenn sich die Fakten ändern

Essays 1995-2010

Author: Tony Judt

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310403754X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Das Vermächtnis eines legendären Historikers und wegweisenden Intellektuellen: »Wenn die Welt sich ändert« versammelt erstmals Tony Judts wichtigste Essays in einem Buch. Die Texte reflektieren die großen Themen, die ihn zeitlebens beschäftigten – Europa und der Kalte Krieg, Israel und der Holocaust, 9/11 und die neue Weltordnung. Zudem dokumentieren sie die Entwicklung seiner Denkweise und die bemerkenswerte Beständigkeit seines leidenschaftlichen Engagements sowie seine intellektuelle Energie. Judt brachte Geschichte und Gegenwart zusammen wie kaum ein anderer Denker seiner Zeit. Die vorliegenden Essays lassen uns die Welt, in der wir leben, mit neuen Augen sehen. Mit einem Vorwort von Jennifer Homans.
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Pushing at Boundaries

Author: Heike Bartel,Elizabeth Boa

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042020512

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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Pushing at Boundaries presents approaches to women writers who have recently had a big impact in shaping the contemporary literary field in Germany. The opening chapters offer the first extensive consideration of Karen Duve's work, including an excerpt from her latest novel, the romance parody Die entführte Prinzessin, a fascinating commentary by her translator Anthea Bell, and essays on her acclaimed novel Regenroman, her subversive take on West German youth culture in the 1980s in Dies ist kein Liebeslied, and explorations of the witty echoes of fairy tales and myths in all her novels and stories. Other writers compared with Duve or discussed independently include Anne Duden, Jenny Erpenbeck, Julia Franck, Michael Fritz, Kerstin Hensel, Julia Schoch, Malin Schwerdtfeger, and Maike Wetzel. A final essay explores Berlin, as capital city and urban jungle, in recent novels by Sibylle Berg, Tanja Dückers, Alexa Hennig von Lange, Judith Hermann, Unda Hörner, Inka Parei, Kathrin Röggla, Antje Stelling, and Antje Rávic Strubel. Readers will find many cross-connections and contrasts reflecting the heterogeneous and often conflict-ridden culture in Germany today. Topics include the subversion of gender stereotypes; the merging of 'high' and 'low' culture; the invasion of cultivated spheres by 'wild' nature; post-Wende border crossings between East and West; and the highly charged relationship between lust and disgust.
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Das Irgendwo-Haus

Roman

Author: Helen Oyeyemi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827007414

Category:

Page: 286

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Ecce Homo

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849616258

Category:

Page: 94

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Ecce homo. Wie man wird, was man ist ist eine autobiographische Schrift des Philosophen Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche arbeitete von Oktober 1888 bis zu seinem Zusammenbruch Anfang 1889 an dem Werk, das zum ersten Mal 1908 im Auftrag des Nietzsche-Archivs veröffentlicht wurde. Es ist nicht vollständig überliefert und in seiner heute anerkannten Form erst seit den 1970ern bekannt. In Ecce homo gibt Nietzsche rückblickend Deutungen seiner philosophischen Schriften und präsentiert sich selbst und seine Erkenntnisse als schicksalhafte Ereignisse von weltbewegender Größe. Dabei stehen die Themen seines Spätwerks, besonders die Kritik am Christentum und die angekündigte „Umwertung aller Werte“, im Vordergrund. (aus wikipedia.de)
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