Die Rückkehr

Auf der Suche nach meinem verlorenen Vater

Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641194407

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Hisham Matar wuchs als Kind in Libyen auf, doch die Diktatur unter Gaddafi hat seine Familie früh zerstört. Er selbst lebt seit langem in England, sein Vater wurde in das berüchtigtste Gefängnis von Libyen verschleppt. In dem kurzen Zeitfenster nach Gaddafis Sturz und vor dem neuen Bürgerkrieg kehrt Hisham Matar in seine Heimat zurück, um endlich vor Ort nach seinem Vater zu suchen. Sein Buch ist ein bewegendes Dokument.
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The Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500674

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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'To be loved to madness - such was her great desire' Eustacia Vye criss-crosses the wild Egdon Heath, eager to experience life to the full in her quest for 'music, poetry, passion, war'. She marries Clym Yeobright, native of the heath, but his idealism frustrates her romantic ambitions and her discontent draws others into a tangled web of deceit and unhappiness. Early readers responded to Hardy's 'insatiably observant' descriptions of the heath, a setting that for D. H. Lawrence provided the 'real stuff of tragedy'. For modern readers, the tension between the mythic setting of the heath and the modernity of the characters challenges our freedom to shape the world as we wish; like Eustacia, we may not always be able to live our dreams. This edition has a critically established text based on the manuscript and first edition. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Return of the Native (illustrated)

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765905258

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7842

The novel takes place entirely in the environs of Egdon Heath, and, with the exception of the epilogue, Aftercourses, covers exactly a year and a day. The narrative begins on the evening of Guy Fawkes Night as Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the surrounding hills, emphasising—not for the last time—the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens. Venn is a reddleman; he travels the country marking flocks of sheep with a red mineral called "reddle", a dialect term for red ochre. Although his trade has stained him red from head to foot, underneath his devilish colouring he is a handsome, shrewd, well-meaning young man. His passenger is a young woman named Thomasin Yeobright, whom Venn is taking home. Earlier that day, Thomasin had planned to marry Damon Wildeve, a local innkeeper known for his fickleness; however, a minor change in disposition as regards to Wildeve delayed the marriage. Thomasin, in distress, ran after the reddleman's van and asked him to take her home. Venn himself is in love with Thomasin, and unsuccessfully wooed her a year or two before. Now, although he knows Wildeve is unworthy of her love, he is so devoted to her that he is willing to help her secure the man of her choice. with original illustrations
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Thomas Hardy's The return of the native

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

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A collection of eight critical essays on Hardy's novel "The Return of the Native" arranged in chronological order of publication.
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Trennung

Roman

Author: Katie Kitamura

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256024

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Eine junge Frau reist im Auftrag ihrer Schwiegermutter nach Griechenland. Sie soll deren Sohn suchen. Die Schwiegermutter weiß nicht, dass das Paar längst getrennt lebt. In den steinigen, verbrannten Landschaften auf der Peloponnes geht die junge Frau den Spuren ihres Ex-Mannes nach. Sie beginnt Mutmaßungen anzustellen, die Vergangenheit zu hinterfragen. Gerade, als sie sich eingesteht, wie wenig sie ihren Mann eigentlich kannte, wird er tot aufgefunden. Warum hält sie nun, da die Trennung unwiderruflich ist und sie etwas wie Trauer empfindet, die Fiktion ihrer Ehe weiterhin aufrecht? Eine neue großartige Stimme aus Amerika – selten wurden die Abgründe der Gefühle so durchdrungen wie von Katie Kitamura.
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Argonauten des westlichen Pazifik

ein Bericht über Unternehmungen und Abenteuer der Eingeborenen in den Inselwelten von Melanesisch-Neuguinea

Author: Bronislaw Malinowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783880744509

Category: Barter

Page: 585

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In Extremis

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142721

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In Extremis ist ein existenzieller Roman und gleichzeitig einer der lustigsten, der über Tod und Familie geschrieben wurde. Thomas weiß, dass es etwas gibt, was er seiner Mutter noch sagen muss, bevor sie stirbt. Aber wird er das rechtzeitig schaffen? Und wird er den Mut haben zu sagen, was er vorher nicht sagen konnte? Sein Telefon brummt, in seinem Kopf dreht sich alles und er kann sich nicht darauf konzentrieren, was gerade passiert und worauf es ankommt. Soll er versuchen, den Familienkonflikt zu lösen, in dem sich sein Freund gerade befindet? Sollte er die Trennung von seiner Frau nochmal überdenken? Warum ist er so ungeheuer verwirrt, ja geradezu paralysiert? In diesem überaus anregenden Roman erkundet Tim Parks, wie tief unsere Identität in unserer familiären Vergangenheit wurzelt. Können wir das jemals wirklich ändern?
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The Return of the Native

Saint George Defeated

Author: Brian Thomas

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 142

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Brian Thomas begins this insightful analysis of The Return of the Native by laying to rest the contention of some earlier critics that Hardy's was an "unconscious" sort of genius; on the contrary, Thomas argues, such narratives as The Return of the Native tend to be unified by carefully established antithetical polarities of metaphor and perspective. This novel is in fact constructed around the subtle alternation of different angles of vision, according to Thomas: people and things are constantly being seen, almost cinematically, from different visual distances and are thereby revealed in new ways or with new kinds of significance. Thomas examines how myths, Christian and pagan, apply to the novel, particularly the sun-hero myth and its merging with the Christian belief in a redeemer who comes to restore life. Thomas observes that many elements of this myth appear in the novel in virtually undisplaced form, which accounts for the wasteland imagery and for the central and subtextual motifs of loss, alienation, exile, and fall. Thomas points up the irony in Hardy's use of the sun-hero myth by paralleling the legend of Saint George slaying the dragon with a "hero" who turns out to be impotent and all but blind to the salvific role accorded him. The unique power of The Return of the Native is, Thomas observes, related to its operatic quality. Although conceived in naturalistic terms, Egdon Heath has an archaic strangeness that frees the story's social world from the confines of plausibility. While often melodramatic and sometimes verging on the absurd, the novel's sense of passion and pathos is, Thomas contends, always on the grand scale. Desire and fear are characterized by a peculiar operatic compulsiveness precisely because they resonate within the context of what seems to be a compulsion of a much larger and stranger kind - a primal force that both shapes those human emotions and is oblivious to them.
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The Return of the Native

American Indian Political Resurgence

Author: Stephen Cornell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198020820

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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An incisive look at American Indian and Euro-American relations from the 16th century to the present, this book focuses on how such relations have shaped the Native American political identity and tactics in the ongoing struggle for power. Cornell shows how, in the early days of colonization, Indians were able to maintain their nationhood by playing off the competing European powers; and how the American Revolution and westward expansion eventually caused Native Americans to lose their land, social cohesion, and economic independence. The final part of the book recounts the slow, steady reemergence of American Indian political power and identity, evidenced by militant political activism in the 1960s and early 1970s. By paying particular attention to the evolution of Indian groups as collective actors and to changes over time in Indian political opportunities and their capacities to act on those opportunities, Cornell traces the Indian path from power to powerlessness and back to power again.
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The Return of the Native

Indians and Myth-Making in Spanish America, 1810–1930

Author: Rebecca Earle

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822340843

Category: History

Page: 367

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The Return of the Native offers a look at the role of preconquest peoples such as the Aztecs and the Incas in the imagination of Spanish American elites in the first century after independence.
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Im Land der weißen Wolke

Roman

Author: Sarah Lark

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838700821

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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London, 1852: Zwei junge Frauen treten die Reise nach Neuseeland an. Es ist der Aufbruch in ein neues Leben - als künftige Ehefrauen von Männern, die sie kaum kennen. Die adlige Gwyneira ist dem Sohn eines reichen "Schafbarons" versprochen, und die junge Gouvernante Helen wurde als Ehefrau für einen Farmer angeworben. Ihr Schicksal soll sich erfüllen in einem Land, das man ihnen als Paradies geschildert hat. Werden sie das Glück und die Liebe am anderen Ende der Welt finden? Ein fesselnder Schmöker über Liebe und Hass, Vertrauen und Feindschaft und zwei Familien, deren Schicksal untrennbar miteinander verknüpft ist.
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Spuk in Hill House

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937273136

Category:

Page: N.A

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Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats

Im Anschluß an Lewis H. Morgans Forschungen

Author: Friedrich Engels

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842416288

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 184

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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veröffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Großteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhältlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bücher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Förderung der Kultur. Sie trägt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten.
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Zauber einer Winternacht

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641120942

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

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Gabriel rettet die schwangere Laura aus ihrem verunglückten Auto, das in den verschneiten Bergen von Colorado ins Schlittern geraten ist. Er nimmt sie mit in seine Hütte und gewährt ihr für ein paar Tage Unterschlupf. Der zurückgezogene Künstler spürt jedoch, dass die wunderschöne Frau ein Geheimnis mit sich herumträgt, das zu schrecklich ist, um es ihm anzuvertrauen. Zu schrecklich, um überhaupt jemandem zu vertrauen. Schritt für Schritt kommen die beiden sich näher. Der Maler und die Frau, die er liebend gerne malen würde – und in seinem Leben behalten würde.
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The Return of the Native

Indians and Myth-Making in Spanish America, 1810–1930

Author: Rebecca A. Earle

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822388782

Category: History

Page: 376

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Why does Argentina’s national anthem describe its citizens as sons of the Inca? Why did patriots in nineteenth-century Chile name a battleship after the Aztec emperor Montezuma? Answers to both questions lie in the tangled knot of ideas that constituted the creole imagination in nineteenth-century Spanish America. Rebecca Earle examines the place of preconquest peoples such as the Aztecs and the Incas within the sense of identity—both personal and national—expressed by Spanish American elites in the first century after independence, a time of intense focus on nation-building. Starting with the anti-Spanish wars of independence in the early nineteenth century, Earle charts the changing importance elite nationalists ascribed to the pre-Columbian past through an analysis of a wide range of sources, including historical writings, poems and novels, postage stamps, constitutions, and public sculpture. This eclectic archive illuminates the nationalist vision of creole elites throughout Spanish America, who in different ways sought to construct meaningful national myths and histories. Traces of these efforts are scattered across nineteenth-century culture; Earle maps the significance of those traces. She also underlines the similarities in the development of nineteenth-century elite nationalism across Spanish America. By offering a comparative study focused on Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Ecuador, The Return of the Native illustrates both the common features of elite nation-building and some of the significant variations. The book ends with a consideration of the pro-indigenous indigenista movements that developed in various parts of Spanish America in the early twentieth century.
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The Return of the Native

Author: Suky Best,Steven Bode

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904270201

Category: Nature photography

Page: 64

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"'The Return of the Native' was released to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Pump House Gallery, London, in 2005. This small-format publication, resembling the old fashioned Ladybird book of birds, chronicles this particular body of work by British artist, Suky Best. Highlighting the gradual disappearance of hitherto common types of wildlife from their former habitats across the UK, Best's work 'The Return of the Native' presents a series of vivid and disarming photographs and short video animations, through which she digitally reintroduces a number of birds and insects into landscapes where they were previously seen in significant numbers but where they are now virtually extinct. The slightly studied and stylised nature of each composition, in which the respective elements don't quite fit together, elicits a vague but deceptively disquieting sense of loss. This book features an introductory essay by one of Britain's best-known writers on birds and birdwatching, Stephen Moss author of Garden Birds (Collins) and Bird in the Bush: A Social History of Birdwatching (Arum Press). A further essay, by the artist and writer Nicky Coutts, considers the themes and motifs of these new works in the context of Best's broader artistic practice." [Publisher's statement].
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