Lords And Ladies

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034871
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The fairies are back – but this time they don’t just want your teeth... It's Midsummer Night - no time for dreaming. Because sometimes, when there's more than one reality at play, too much dreaming can make the walls between them come tumbling down. Unfortunately there's usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place - to keep things out. Things who want to make mischief and play havoc with the natural order. Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven are up against real elves. And even in a world of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers and the odd orang-utan, this is going to cause real trouble. With lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place.

Lords Und Ladies

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 3641112761
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Ein Klassiker von Terry Pratchett in neuer Übersetzung und Gestaltung Das kleine Königreich Lancre bereitet sich auf ein ganz besonderes Mittsommernachtsfest vor. Denn an diesem Tag soll die Hochzeit der jungen Hexe Magrat Knoblauch mit Verenz, dem König von Lancre, gefeiert werden. Doch dann ermöglicht das stümperhaft ausgeführte Ritual einer Gruppe von Nachwuchs-Hexen den boshaften Elfen ihren Übertritt in die Menschenwelt – dort wollen sie nichts weniger, als die Herrschaft an sich zu reißen. An der Seite von Oma Wetterwachs und Nanny Ogg läuft die von ihrer damenhaften Prinzessinnenrolle ohnehin ziemlich gelangweilte Magrat zu großer Form auf. Und der märchenhafte Mittsommernachtstraum wird etwas turbulenter als ursprünglich geplant ...

Subcreation Fictional World Construction From J R R Tolkien To Terry Pratchett And Tad Williams

Author: Stefanie Schult
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832544194
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The doctorial thesis argues that the term Subcreation with its revised and broadened definition, in part differing from J.R.R. Tolkien's original term sub-creation, may be used for the discussion of the making of fictional worlds in literary discourse. The successful conception of a fictional world depends on the reader's willing suspension of disbelief. This depends both on the author and his skilled composition of the world and all its aspects, as well as on the reader's acceptance of this invented fictional world. The author needs to create a narrative with an inner consistency, which is crucial to achieving the effect of the reader's immersion in the fictional world. The fundamental aspects that an author needs to realize to achieve successful Subcreation have been structured into and analysed in four categories: Language and Linguistic Variation, Physiopoeia, Anthropoeia and Mythopoeia. Furthermore, this thesis shows that, as contemporary examples of fantastic literature, both Tad Williams's and Terry Pratchett's fictional worlds are successfully created through the realization of these aspects of Subcreation. Apart from commenting on the success of the subcreative process, this thesis also remarks upon the cultural influences both authors include in their writings. While both may be considered Anglophone in a general categorization, Pratchett's Discworld retains a feeling of 'Britishness' that is not to be found in Williams's Otherland. The thesis proposes several approaches to Subcreation that may be studied subsequently. So, for example, it may be possible to determine the success of an author's Subcreation by collecting empirical data. Apart from literary works this field of studies may also include other media.

The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407070509
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IT’S A RAT-EAT-RAT WORLD . . . Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice – a streetwise tomcat – leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money. Until they run across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil . . .

Ein Gutes Omen

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783807702476
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Geister Auf Der Metropolitan Line

Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342343371X
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Für alle Fans von Peter Grant Nach dem umwerfenden Erfolg von ›Der Galgen von Tyburn‹ kommt hier Nachschub für alle, die sehnlichst auf Neues aus dem Reich der Flüsse von London warten: Geistersichtungen auf der Metropolitan Line der Londoner U-Bahn! Chaos unter den Pendlern ist die Folge. Police Constable und Zauberlehrling Peter Grant nimmt ? mit ein paar guten alten Bekannten ? die Ermittlungen auf.

Die Krone Des Sch Fers

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 3641183111
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Noch einmal tut sich Großes auf der Scheibenwelt ... Tiffany Weh, die junge Hexe aus dem Kreideland, musste einige beeindruckende Gegner bezwingen und viele Prüfungen bestehen, bevor die anderen, erwachsenen Hexen der Scheibe sie als eine der Ihren akzeptierten. Nun ist die sie die offizielle Hexe ihrer Heimat, stolz und glücklich – und steht doch vor ihrer bisher größten Herausforderung. Denn tief im Kreideland rührt sich etwas: Ein alter Feind sammelt neue Kraft. Und nicht nur hier, auf der ganzen Scheibenwelt hat eine Zeit der Umbrüche begonnen. Grenzen verschwimmen, Allianzen verschieben sich, neue Mächte entstehen. Tiffany muss wählen zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit, zwischen Gut und Böse. Als sich eine gewaltige Invasion ankündigt, ruft Tiffany die Hexengemeinde auf, ihr beizustehen. Denn der Tag der Abrechnung rückt näher ...

The Intertextuality Of Terry Pratchett S Discworld As A Major Challenge For The Translator

Author: Aleksander Rzyman
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443870013
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For the translator, intertexts are among chief problems posed by the source text. Often unmarked typographically, direct or altered, not necessarily well-known and sometimes intersemiotic, quotations and references to other writings and culture texts call for erudition and careful handling, so that readers of the translation stand a chance of spotting them, too. For the reader, the rich intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is among its trademark features. Consequently, it should not be missed in translations whose success thus depends significantly on the quality of translation of the intertexts which, as is highlighted here, cover a vast and varied range of types of original texts. The book focuses on how to deal with Pratchett’s intertexts: how to track them down, analyse their role, predict obstacles to their effective translation, and suggest translation solutions – complete with a discussion of the translation of selected intertextual fragments in the Polish version, Świat Dysku, a concise overview of intertextual theories, and an assessment of the translator’s work.

Small Gods

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034847
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'Just because you can't explain it, doesn't mean it's a miracle.' In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: 'Hey, you!' This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, shape and size can be pretty crucial to make one's presence felt. So it's certainly not helpful to be reduced to appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone's book. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast: for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please...

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher:
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