Author: Lotte Eisner
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Fritz Lang, almost alone among his fellow continental refugees, was able to make outstanding films in both his native Germany and his adopted Hollywood. The director of Metropolis and M and Dr. Mabuse came to America in 1934 and began a long and distinguished career that included such films as You Only Live Once, The Woman in the Window, Scarlet Street, Ministry of Fear, Rancho Notorious, and The Big Heat. He is a key figure in the history of film noir, bringing to the screen a fatalist's vision of a menacing world of criminals, misfits, and helpless victims, and providing a distinctive visual look to every film he directed. This film-by-film study of Lang's oeuvre by one of the great film historians combines personal insight—Eisner and Lang had a long standing friendship—with deep historical understanding of Lang's roots in German culture and cinema. Both true modernists, Eisner and Lang are perfectly matched, as this book clearly demonstrates.
Author: Magda Szabó
Publisher: New York Review of Books
"When Ettie's husband dies, her daughter, Iza, insists that she give up the family house in the countryside and move to Budapest. Displaced from her community and her home, Ettie tries to find her place in this new life. Iza's Ballad is the story of a woman who loses her life's companion and a mother trying to get close to a daughter whom she has never truly known. It is about the meeting of the old-fashioned and the modern worlds and the beliefs we construct over a lifetime. Beautifully translated by the poet George Szirtes, this is a profoundly moving novel with the unforgettable power of Magda Szabo's award-winning The Door"--
Welten: Introductory German
Author: Prisca Augustyn, Nikolaus Euba
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Set around 12 German-speaking people and the worlds they live in, WELTEN focuses on the development of communicative competence and literacy through texts in various modalities. WELTEN helps students to acquire and practice functional language abilities while at the same time developing interpretive and analytical competencies and an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of language. Through current, relevant, and meaningful materials, students learn to use language while seeing the world through the eyes of others, ultimately learning about themselves and the world they live in. With its innovative and integral video program, its contextualized and learner-centered presentation of grammar, and its unique selection of engaging texts from a broad range of genres, WELTEN brings a new approach to introductory German. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Englisch lernen mit spannenden Kurzgeschichten Sie lieben England und alles was dazu gehört? Dann tauchen Sie ins Land ein und frischen Sie ganz nebenbei Ihre Englischkenntnisse auf!Mit 20 abwechslungsreichen Kurzgeschichten rund um die Insel erweitern Sie spielend Ihre Lesekompetenz. Wortangaben auf jeder Seite helfen Ihnen dabei. Für Wiedereinsteiger (A2) und Fortgeschrittene (B1).
This dictionary for intermediate-advanced level learners of English as a foreign language, combines a collocations (combination of words used) dictionary with a thesaurus, ensuring English learners choose the correct word and collocation every time.
Author: Uta Matecki
Publisher: Emc Pub
The Story of Mr Sommer
Author: Patrick Süskind, Michael Hofmann
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Limited
A boy's village childhood with all the traditional attributes - father, mother, brother, sister, a house on a lake, tree-climbing, going to the races, music lessons, a bicycle, a crush on a girl in the class - is bedevilled by the mystifying appearances of the eccentric Mr. Sommer. Moving through the landscape in silent haste, like a man possessed, with his empty rucksack and his long, odd-looking walking stick, Mr Sommer runs like a black thread through the boys days.
Author: Jim Scrivener, Celia Bingham
Practising German Grammar
Author: Martin Durrell, Katrin M. Kohl, Claudia Kaiser
This new edition of Practising German Grammar provides you with varied and accessible exercises for developing an in-depth and practical awareness of German as it is spoken and written today. � Whether used independently or as the ideal companion to the new sixth edition of the widely acclaimed Hammer�s German Grammar and Usage, this fourth edition of Practising German Grammar gives you the right tools to achieve high-level writing competence and comprehension of German. Using lively, authentic texts from a wide range of original sources and offering a variety of new and updated exercises designed to stimulate and to give confidence, Practising German Grammar will help you to master the complexities of the German language. Created especially for the new edition, a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/durrell offers a wide range of exercises and quizzes on all the main areas of German, suitable for self-study and to accompany instructed grammar courses.
Money and Magic
Author: Hans Christoph Binswanger, Hans P. Binswanger
Although Faust is widely celebrated as a literary classic, few readers have appreciated its penetrating insights into the enduring social problems of the modern economy. Hans Christoph Binswanger looks at Faust through the lens of economics and enlarges our understanding of this epic by explaining Goethe's preoccupation with financial matters. Money and Magic interprets Faust as a warning about the dangers of pursuing endless wealth. It will be a valuable resource for Germanic and Goethe scholars, social and cultural historians, and economists alike.