Princess Poppyseed's life on her family's farm is far from the glamorous world of her favorite pop singer, Vanna Banana. While Princess milks the cows and dreams of a life on stage, Vanna has her own dreams of a life far from the hectic pace of stardom. On a chance meeting, Vanna and Princess cross paths and realize they look almost exactly alike, which leads to the crazy notion that maybe they could switch lives!
Huttens Letzte Tage
Author: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
Publisher: Tredition Classics
Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten
Author: Irving M. Zeitlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book is a comprehensive account of how the Jews became a diaspora people. The term 'diaspora' was first applied exclusively to the early history of the Jews as they began settling in scattered colonies outside of Israel-Judea during the time of the Babylonian exile; it has come to express the characteristic uniqueness of the Jewish historical experience. Zeitlin retraces the history of the Jewish diaspora from the ancient world to the present, beginning with expulsion from their ancestral homeland and concluding with the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In mapping this process, Zeitlin argues that the Jews' religious self-understanding was crucial in enabling them to cope with the serious and recurring challenges they have had to face throughout their history. He analyses the varied reactions the Jews encountered from their so-called 'host peoples', paying special attention to the attitudes of famous thinkers such as Luther, Hegel, Nietzsche, Wagner, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, the Left Hegelians, Marx and others, who didn't shy away from making explicit their opinions of the Jews. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Jewish studies, diaspora studies, history and religion, as well as to general readers keen to learn more about the history of the Jewish experience.
Author: Tom Buk-Swienty
Publisher: Profile Books
The Battle of Dybbl, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German-speaking inhabitants. Danish troops make a valiant attempt to hold out but are overrun by the might of the Prussian onslaught. Of little strategic importance, the struggle for Schleswig foreshadowed the same forces that, fifty years later, would tear Europe apart. Prussia's victory would not only rejuvenate its nascent militarism, but help it claim leadership of the new German Empire. Told in rich detail through first-hand accounts, Tom Buk-Swienty's magisterial account of the Schleswig conflict tells the story of this pivotal war. 1864 shows how a minor regional conflict foreshadowed the course of diplomacy that led to the First World War and brutally presaged the industrialised future of warfare. But most of all, in its human detail, from touching letters between husbands and wives to heartbreaking individual stories of loss, 1864 is a gripping, epic human drama that shows the effect all wars have on the soldiers, on families and on the individual men and women who must live its realities.
Author: Erik Hedling
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Erik Hedling explores Anderson's entire output to examine how he contributed to a broadening of film narrative in Britain towards more radical forms, prefiguring thus the internationally acclaimed British art cinema of the 1980s. Lindsay Gordon Anderson (1923-1994) was a seminal figure in the post-war period for British film culture, first as a prominent critic in journals such as Sequence and Sight & Sound, and then as a director of documentary as well as feature films. His 'anger', fighting commitment and highly polemical style made him famous, even infamous. He was also, somewhat less famously, a sensitive film critic writing classic pieces on the cinema of John Ford and Humphrey Jennings, and an aesthetically refined artist who created some classic films. This book traces Anderson's aesthetics from the early writings in Sequence, through his engagement in the 'Free Cinema' movement and the British New Wave of the early 1960s, particularly his David Storey adaptation This Sporting Life (1963), culminating in studies of the radical style which he developed in the film trilogy If (1968), O Lucky Man! (1973) and Britannia Hospital (1982). Although Anderson also directed two theatrical adaptations for the screen - David Storey's In Celebration (1974) and David Berry's The Whales of August (1987) - it was particularly with the trilogy and the related works through which Anderson contributed to a self-reflexive mode of art cinema, incorporating Brechtian devices, theatrical stylization and self-conscious intertextuality. Drawing on extensive research and accessing previously unseen material from Lindsay Anderson's personal archive, Hedling explores Anderson's entire output to examine howhe contributed to a broadening of film narrative in Britain towards more radical forms, prefiguring thus the internationally acclaimed British art cinema of the 1980s.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House
Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.
Hans Christian Andersen
Author: Jackie Wullschlager
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Describes Andersen's turbulent and difficult life, from his birth in 1805, through his success as a writer in mid-nineteenth-century Europe, to his desperate search for love, ambition, and meaning.
Author: George Crabbe
The Object Reader
Author: Fiona Candlin, Raiford Guins
This unique collection frames the classic debates on objects and aims to generate new ones by reshaping the ways in which the object can be taught and studied, from a wide variety of disciplines and fields. The Object Reader elucidates objects in many of their diverse roles, dynamics and capacities. Precisely because the dedicated study of objects does not reside neatly within a single discipline, this collection is comprised of numerous academic fields. The selected writings are drawn from from anthropology, art history, classical studies, critical theory, cultural studies, digital media, design history, disability studies, feminism, film and television studies, history, philosophy, psychoanalysis, social studies of science and technology, religious studies and visual culture. The collection, composed of twentieth and twenty-first century writing also seeks to make its own contribution through original work, in the form of twenty-five short 'object lessons' commissioned specifically for this project. These new and innovative studies from key writers across a range of disciplines will enable students to look upon their surroundings with trained eyes to search out their own 'object studies'.