And What About Anna

Author: Jan Simoen
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781865084565
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Sixteen-year-old Anna's life is turned upside-down and around when she gets a clue that her brother, thought to have died in Bosnia, may be alive.

Leo Tolstoy War And Peace English Edition

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3746792290
Size: 49.38 MB
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“Heavens! what a virulent attack!” replied the prince, not in the least disconcerted by this reception. He had just entered, wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches, and shoes, and had stars on his breast and a serene expression on his flat face. He spoke in that refined French in which our grandfathers not only spoke but thought, and with the gentle, patronizing intonation natural to a man of importance who had grown old in society and at court. He went up to Anna Pávlovna, kissed her hand, presenting to her his bald, scented, and shining head, and complacently seated himself on the sofa. “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Tolstoy’s novel spans the period 1805 to 1820. It was first published in 1869. “War and Peace” is a central work of world literature.

Eu English Lehrbuch Mit Audio Cd

Author: Anna Trebits
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125346406
Size: 56.66 MB
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Der Kurs wurde speziell für die Anforderungen im Umfeld der Europäischen Union entwickelt. Bietet eine allgemeine Einführung in die verschiedenen Institutionen und Richtlinien der EU. Schult das Verständnis für die multinationale Funktion der Europäischen Union. Trainiert speziellen Wortschatz in EU Kontexten. Arbeitet mit authentischen EU Texten. Beinhaltet top aktuellen Wortschatz und Standard-EU-Terminologie. Inklusive Small-Talk-Sektionen mit hilfreichen Phrasen für die echte Kommunikation sowie Grammar Reminderund Übungsteil. Trainingsseiten zu EU Wortschatz, inklusive Lösungen und inklusive kompletten Hörtexten auf Audio CD. Das Werk kann als Lehrbuch, aber auch zum Selbststudium eingesetzt werden.

Between Myth And Reality

Author: Dan Farrelly
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443833924
Size: 26.56 MB
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“In 2004 Ettore Ghibellino published his provocative thesis that Goethe’s beloved was not Charlotte von Stein but the Dowager Duchess, Anna Amalia. Ghibellino claimed that Charlotte, the former lady-in-waiting of Anna Amalia, acted as a ‘straw woman’ and that the many letters, and the love they expressed, were really meant for Anna Amalia herself. Dan Farrelly, who translated Ghibellino’s book, has been preoccupied with this thesis since 2005. Here he has undertaken a meticulous re-reading of Goethe’s letters to Charlotte von Stein from 1776 to 1786. He analyses the whereabouts of Charlotte and Anna Amalia at any given time, including their journeys, and concludes that Charlotte was the real addressee of the letters. This amounts to a refutation of one of Ghibellino’s central arguments. This book is to be recommended as a further contribution to discussion of Goethe’s early Weimar period.” —Ilse Nagelschmidt, Leipzig “Although the image of Goethe in the popular imagination is quite different from the scholarly reception of Goethe’s life and work, the two worlds do cross over, and misconceptions about the poet are difficult to dispel once they become established in contemporary Goethean culture. In tackling Ghibellino’s recent misreading of Goethe’s relationship with Anna Amalia—which has recently merited attention in Die Zeit—Farrelly is able to give the high cultural and the colloquial equal credence. His combination of scholarship and a fundamental awareness of the plain sense of things has an intellectual hardness at its core. There is an unapologetic quality about Farrelly’s writing and a deep sense of intellectual responsibility and integrity.” —Lorraine Byrne Bodley, Dublin

Transnational Tolstoy

Author: John Burt Foster, Jr.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441135685
Size: 61.32 MB
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Transnational Tolstoy renews and enhances our understanding of Tolstoy's fiction in the context of "World Literature," a term that he himself used in What is Art? It offers a fresh perspective on Tolstoy's fiction as it connects with writers and works from outside his Russian context, including Stendhal, Flaubert, Goethe, Proust, Lampedusa and Mahfouz. Foster provides an interlocking series of cross-cultural readings ranging from nineteenth-century Germany, France, and Italy through the rise of modernist fiction and the crisis of World War II, to the growth of a worldwide literary outlook from 1960 onward. He emphasizes Tolstoy's writings with the most consistent international resonance: War and Peace and Anna Karenina, two of the world's most compelling novels. Transnational Tolstoy also discusses a shorter work, Hadji Murad. It shares the earlier novels' historical sweep, social breadth, and subtle interplay among a large cast of characters. Along with bringing Tolstoy's gifts to bear on a Muslim protagonist, it also represents his most sustained attempt at world literature.

Revolutionary Lives

Author: James R. Boylan
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558491649
Size: 73.46 MB
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Relying on original historical materials, an illustrated biography traces the lives of an influential pair of American socialists--he a wealthy journalist-activist, she an aspiring novelist--in Russia in the midst of the 1905 Revolution. UP.