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This book recalls young writers who made their debut in the Third Reich or experienced their literary breakthrough in this period only, to fall victim to dictatorship, organized terror, and war as supporters, accomplices, disparagers, or opponents of National Socialism. Cross-sectional overviews and case descriptions are used to uncover the traces of this lost generation and reveal their literary legacy. The result is a collection of literary ruins and biographical debris that for esthetic or political reasons amply deserve to be recovered from the collective oblivion to which they have been consigned.
This study is based on the current understanding of parody as an ironic and metaliterary type of intertextuality. The affinity between parody and irony asserted in Early Romantic literary theory validates the application of the term to Goethes subtle novel. By presenting an intertextual solution to the enigma of the names, the study reveals the secret target of the narrators parodic wit to be the newly converted Friedrich Schlegel whose recent publications had just carried over previous attacks against Goethes Classicism from the realm of art into the fields of language theory and literature. The book shows how Goethe appropriated his opponents polemical language to retaliate with an ironic evocation of his charges and recommendations in the guise of a romantic novel.
The Brothers - A Story. Herbert George Wells was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Wells returned to a literary genre in which he had always excelled: the satire written in the form of an allegory. In a land torn apart by civil war, Bolaris was fiercely loyal to the Strong Men. So when Number Four informed him that Ratzel, leader of the enemy, had been captured, it was naturally a cause for celebration - that was until Bolaris actually met his great opponent? The likeness between Bolaris and Ratzel was so remarkable that Bolaris was left in no doubt that they were related - brothers, or perhaps even twins. As sworn enemies, and now as his captor, Bolaris had to work out a way to discover the truth of his identity - and do so without sacrificing his loyalty.
The Saga of a Political Guru, has come as a timely contribution to Ghanas slow- growing literary heritage. The book is an expose on the somber side of politics when it crossed the decorum of decency. The corruption of politics as has been portrayed adeptly by Obeng Afrane in this work, captures a cocktail ofintriguing moments: the campaign of calumny and other inferior communist tactics employed by political opponents to vilify one another in their inordinate desire to attain political power. The writer presents the reader with a silent nomenclature of grotesque images about our political scenario, and the familiar spirits bedevilling our social progress. Obeng Afrane creatively and successfully carried the theme through the central character - Kweku Ananse: a mythical person in Ghanaian folklore whose attributes are personified in deceit, greed, avarice and self-aggrandizement. The writers critical but beautifully crafted, easy to read narratives exploding satire and drama knocks on the door of the readers conscience to awaken it to the subtle acts of manipulations that have taken the kingdom of politics by violence in our part of the world. The writer in this effort has intended for the reader to come to terms with the subtle net of deceptionand political chicanery and the gripping influence of political practitioners which threatened societal values and often short-circuit our journeys to the canaan of ourcollective destiny. The Saga of a Political Guru, is a must-read work for all who appreciate good work of art. The book gives us the opportunity to assess the moral quagmire that politricks disguised as politics and coined moneytics by this writer, is plunging our society into. It is a call to re-evaluate ourselves and restore our sanity before the concept of politics is rendered redundant and inconsequential by the immoral act of a few selfish people. FREDAGBOBLI Ghana Association of Writers (GAW)
Nabokov’s third novel, The Luzhin Defense, is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen — an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster — but at a cost: in Luzhin’s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withers under his opponent’s unexpected and unpredictable lines of assault. One of the 20th century’s master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940, he moved to the United States and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961, he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002611de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most controversial books in history, Toledot Yeshu recounts the life story of Jesus from a negative and anti-Christian perspective. It ascribes to Jesus an illegitimate birth, a theft of the Ineffable Name of God, heretical activities, and, finally, a disgraceful death. Perhaps for centuries, the Toledot Yeshu circulated orally until it coalesced into various literary forms. Although the dates of these written compositions remain obscure, some early hints of a Jewish counter-history of Jesus can be found in the works of pagan and Christian authors of Late Antiquity, such as Celsus, Justin, and Tertullian. In the Middle Ages, the book became the object and tool of a most acrimonious controversy. Jews, Christians, and atheists - such as Ibn Shaprut, Luther, and Voltaire - quoted and commented on Toledot Yeshu , trying to disprove the beliefs of their opponents and revealing their own prejudices. Due to the offensive nature of the book, scholars have until recently paid little attention to Toledot Yeshu . In 2007, Peter Schäfer launched a project at Princeton University to prepare a scholarly edition with translation and commentary based on all the available manuscripts (about 150). Along with this project, Peter Schäfer, Michael Meerson, and Yaacov Deutsch organized an international conference, attended by the leading scholars of the subject, to discuss the present state of research. The conference contributions, published in this volume, mark a new stage in Toledot Yeshu research.
A 2015 Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Award of Merit recipient for outstanding literary fiction in the Romance Novella category. Victorian Era England... As far as rash decisions go, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne´s will remains strong. If the only way to save her family´s estate and reputation is by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. For Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction - and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself.... But she´s made the first move against a very dangerous opponent.... For Sebastian Thornton is no stripling to be trifled with. The lady has played her hand. Now it´s his turn. For Sebastian is in need of a wife. And to find a wife with spirit and fire - even if she means to only marry for his money - would be a great prize indeed. And he intends to thoroughly take his pleasure with her... and demands his own satisfaction in return. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Parker-Naples. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009148de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: British Crime Fiction, language: English, abstract: Sir Arthur Conan Doyles master detective Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous literary figures in the world. He is known by almost everybody, whether people have read his stories or not. This paper is intended to discuss and to contrast the topics Justice and Judgment and Lies and Deceit with regard to the short story The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. For Sir Arthur Conan Doyles fictional character Sherlock Holmes [...] the social order is something to be both upheld and defied. On one hand, his bohemian nature rebels at class distinction and privilege, while on the other hand he takes extreme measures to rescue the aristocracy from scandal (Doyle, Steven; Crowder, David A. 74). I personally chose this short story on the one hand because of the presence of one of Holmes biggest opponents apart from Professor James Moriarty, his gofer Colonel Sebastian Moran and Irene Adler - the already mentioned Charles Augustus Milverton - and on the other hand because of the fact that Sherlock Holmes himself commits a crime in this story. My aim in the conclusion of chapter 4 will be to consider whether lies and deceit or justice and judgment gain the upper hand in The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton or if there is simply no clear line that makes it possible to separate both topics from each other.