Author: Peter Stamm
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Peter Stamm's best-selling debut novel, Agnes, now available for the first time in the United States. "Write a story about me," Agnes said to her lover, "so I know what you think of me." So he started to write the story of everything that had happened to them from the moment they met. At first, he works with Agnes to create a narrative that is most true to life, but as time passes and he grows more enamored with the narrative he has begun, he continues writing on his own, imagining a future for them after he reaches the present. Happy couples do not necessarily make for compelling reading, and as Agnes sees the unexpected plot he has planned for her, the line between fiction and reality begins to blur. In this unforgettable and haunting novel Stamm incisively examines the power of storytelling to influence thought and behavior, reaching a chilling conclusion.
Of all the aspects of recovery in postwar Germany perhaps none was as critical or as complicated as the matter of dealing with Nazi criminals, and, more broadly, with the Nazi past. While on the international stage German officials spoke with contrition of their nation's burden of guilt, at home questions of responsibility and retribution were not so clear. In this masterful examination of Germany under Adenauer, Norbert Frei shows that, beginning in 1949, the West German government dramatically reversed the denazification policies of the immediate postwar period and initiated a new "Vergangenheitspolitik," or "policy for the past," which has had enormous consequences reaching into the present. Adenauer's Germany and the Nazi Past chronicles how amnesty laws for Nazi officials were passed unanimously and civil servants who had been dismissed in 1945 were reinstated liberally—and how a massive popular outcry led to the release of war criminals who had been condemned by the Allies. These measures and movements represented more than just the rehabilitation of particular individuals. Frei argues that the amnesty process delegitimized the previous political expurgation administered by the Allies and, on a deeper level, served to satisfy the collective psychic needs of a society longing for a clean break with the unparalleled political and moral catastrophe it had undergone in the 1940s. Thus the era of Adenauer devolved into a scandal-ridden period of reintegration at any cost. Frei's work brilliantly and chillingly explores how the collective will of the German people, expressed through mass allegiance to new consensus-oriented democratic parties, cast off responsibility for the horrors of the war and Holocaust, effectively silencing engagement with the enormities of the Nazi past.
Ideal zur selbststandigen Vorbereitung auf den Jahrgangsstufentest Deutsch zu Beginn der 8. KLassean Gymnasien in Bayern. Der Band enthalt: Original-Jahrgangsstufentests 2013- 2017 Hinweise zu Ablauf und Inhalt des Jahrgangsstufentests Deutsch in der 8. KLasse hilfreiche Tipps und Informationen zu Vorgehensweise und Arbeitstechniken anschauliche Beispiele zur Wiederholung des Basiswissens ubungsaufgaben aus allen prufungsrelevanten Kompetenzbereichen zu allen Aufgaben sorgfaltig ausgearbeitete, ausfuhrliche und schulergerechte Losungen
Author: Tracy Bowens
Publisher: Compact Verlag
Geeignet für Lernende mit geringen Vorkenntnissen, die ihren Wortschatz auf spielerische Weise und ohne Anstrengung festigen und erweitern wollen. Der Grundwortschatz Englisch kann damit leicht überprüft, ausgebaut und konsolidiert werden. Gleichzeitig werden die Kenntnisse in Grammatik und Landeskunde aufgefrischt. Das Buch enthält jeweils 100 Wortschatztests in mehr als 10 Testformen wie z. B. Kreuzworträtsel, Lückentests, Wortsuchrätsel, Zuweisungsübungen u.a. mit umfangreichem Übungsangebot. Im Anhang findet sich ein Lösungsschlüssel.
Cross and Sword
Author: H. McKennie Goodpasture
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
From conquistadores and explorers to Protestants, peasants and priests, eyewitnesses give narrative to the triumphs and tragedies of Latin America's religious development.
My Sister Sara
Author: Ruth Weiss
Based on a true tale, My Sister Sara begins in December 1948. The Leroux family stands on Cape Town's docks to welcome their newest member, a blonde, blue-eyed war orphan that patriotic Pa has "ordered" from Germany. The God-fearing clan falls in love with the bright four-year-old. Even stern Pa, an architect of Apartheid, is softened by the orphan's presence until a document arrives revealing a terrible secret. Everything changes. The truth must never come out. Pa swears the family to secrecy. Sara is fed and clothed but never shown affection again. And never told the reason why. Told through the eyes of her adoptive brother Jo, Sara's past underscores her present against the heinous backdrop of Apartheid in the 1950's and 60's. She must call on Anne Frank-like courage to resist her enemies, even those with the Leroux name, if she is to have any hope of finding her place in the world.
Author: Rainer Jacob
"Henceforth I will serve Evil. I'll become a most depraved character. I'll turn really wicked." - Fursey Having escaped being burnt at the stake, the reluctant sorcerer Fursey is back in this sequel, trying to make a quiet life for himself as a grocer in the realm of King Ethelwulf. But when his old enemies seize his wife, Fursey resolves to embrace evil and return to Ireland to reclaim her. Along the way, he'll have to contend with bloodthirsty Vikings, a melancholy vampire, an alcoholic wizard, a lovesick cow, and Satan himself, who is more determined than ever to get his hands on Fursey's soul. "The Return of Fursey shows no lessening at all in Wall's quality of imagination ... as with the best of Charlie Chaplin, or of Anton Chekhov or O'Casey, the laughter is very akin to high art." - Robert Hogan "For anyone who doesn't know Fursey, this opportunity to do so is not to be missed." - George O'Brien, Dublin Book Review "The Unfortunate Fursey and The Return of Fursey are not quaint esoterica for the specialist, folks, they are living masterpieces. They haven't dated slightly and are as fresh and as powerful as when they were first written." - Darrell Schweitzer "The Unfortunate Fursey and its 1948 sequel, The Return of Fursey, have been called the Irish equivalent to T.H. White's The Once and Future King ... If you enjoy the dry, ironic humour of John Collier, Roald Dahl, Saki, or Jack Vance (and you should), you will like Fursey." - Michael Dirda, Essays and Literary Entertainments