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Weit über das Land

Weit über das Land

Roman

  • Author: Peter Stamm
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104031363
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Ist es ein neuer Anfang, wenn man alles hinter sich lässt? Der neue große Roman von Peter Stamm. Ein Mann steht auf und geht. Einen Augenblick zögert Thomas, dann verlässt er das Haus, seine Frau und seine Kinder. Mit einem erstaunten Lächeln geht er einfach weiter und verschwindet. Astrid, seine Frau, fragt sich zunächst, wohin er gegangen ist, dann, wann er wiederkommt, schließlich, ob er noch lebt. Jeder kennt ihn: den Wunsch zu fliehen, den Gedanken, das alte Leben abzulegen, ein anderer sein zu können, vielleicht man selbst. Peter Stamm ist ein Meister im Erzählen jener Träume, die zugleich locken und erschrecken, die zugleich die schönste Möglichkeit und den furchtbarsten Verlust bedeuten. ›Weit über das Land‹ ist ein Roman, der die alltäglichste aller Fragen stellt: die nach dem eigenen Leben.

Back & Beyond

Back & Beyond

  • Author: Clannon Miller
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3945796458
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Doktor Anna Lennarts ist zwar eine brillante Wissenschaftlerin, aber ihr Leben geht gerade total den Bach runter. Arbeitslos, pleite und mit gebrochenem Herzen bewirbt sie sich auf eine ominöse Stelle in Australien. Sie ahnt nicht, dass sie einen Job auf einer einsamen Rinderfarm mitten im Nirgendwo antreten wird. Man sollte vielleicht erwähnen, dass Pferde, Kühe und Kinder zu Annas natürlichen Feinden zählen. Ach ja, und nicht zu vergessen: Männer. Den Männern und der Liebe hat Anna eigentlich für immer abgeschworen, bis sie Robert Bendrich trifft, den größten Outback-Macho überhaupt. Die Katastrophe scheint vorprogrammiert, und Annas Abenteuer beginnt ...

23 Skiddoo: Way Back Beyond Across the Stars

23 Skiddoo: Way Back Beyond Across the Stars

  • Author: Wyman Wicket
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 148345052X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Ultra was on high alert. Factions from each [ET] “tribe” had succumbed to the insane aims of Project Lobster. Neither was working with the imprimatur of their respective peoples. This project was really the brainchild of top planning, who saw it as a kind of Counter-Reformation to the dawning of a new consciousness among Earthlings. Some called it “integral consciousness.” It also went by other names: 5th order consciousness, lateral thinking, etc. But the threat was crystal clear. Unless the elite could come up with a “higher” consciousness, they were doomed to lose the control they had enjoyed since the first bonehead banded with his brothers and declared tribal unity. It was an act of desperation, really. Containment of their master plan was in serious lapse. There seemed to be no defense to the human tendency to interpolate and exploit weaknesses, even in their overall dilapidated condition. They saw it coming, with the popularization of meditation and the re-discovery of individual sovereignty

Wer den Himmel berührt

Wer den Himmel berührt

Roman

  • Author: Barbara Bickmore
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783426632000
  • Category:
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Back of Beyond

Back of Beyond

New & Selected Poems

  • Author: Geoff Hattersley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 112
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Features selected poems.

Eine Insel zwischen Himmel und Meer

Eine Insel zwischen Himmel und Meer

  • Author: Lauren Wolk
  • Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 3423434244
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Emotional, herzzereißend, liebevoll Crow hat ihr ganzes Leben auf einer winzigen Insel verbracht. Sie wurde, kaum ein paar Stunden alt, in einem lecken kleinen Boot an den Strand gespült. Osh, der einzige Bewohner der Insel, hat sie gerettet. Bei ihm ist Crow aufgewachsen. Nur eine hat ihm dabei geholfen, die couragierte und liebevolle Miss Maggie. Alle anderen Menschen halten sich von dem Mädchen fern. Immer schon wollte Crow wissen, woher sie stammt und warum man sie fortgeschickt hatte. Ist es möglich, dass sie gar nicht von so weit her kommt? Als eines Nachts ein unheimliches Feuer auf einer vermeintlich menschenleeren Insel aufscheint, steigen in Crow all die unausgesprochenen Fragen nach ihrer Herkunft auf. Stück für Stück fügt sie das Puzzle ihrer Vergangenheit zusammen und begreift, was Familie wirklich bedeutet.

Back of beyond

Back of beyond

  • Author: Stewart Edward White
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Beyond the Black River

Beyond the Black River

  • Author: Robert E. Howard
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3736807716
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 89
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"Beyond the Black River" is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard. A young settler named Balthus encounters Conan in the forests slaying a forest devil. Accompanying the young man back to the Fort, Conan finds the body of a merchant ensorcelled by a Pictish wizard named Zogar Sag and slain by a swamp demon. The Fort Tuscelan Commander, Valannus, is a desperate man and asks Conan to slay Zogar Sag before he raises the Picts against the whole borderlands. Taking a hand picked team of scouts and Balthus, Conan sets off stealthily in canoes. Balthus is captured and most of Conan's men slaughtered in an ambush. Balthus and one of the Scouts are tied to stakes and the scout is sacrificed by Zogar Sag to one of his jungle creatures. Before Balthus can meet a similar fate, Conan sets the Pictish village on fire and the two flee into the woods. Conan tells Balthus of the cult of Jhebbal Sag, now forgotten by most. Once all living things worshipped him when men and beasts spoke the same language. Over time men and most beasts forgot his worship. Zogar Sag has not, however, and can control those few animals and creatures who also remember. And they are on Conan's trail now. Conan is able to neutralize them using a symbol he once noticed, and the pair hurry to return to the Fort to warn them of the impending Pictish assault, but they are too late. They then go to warn the settlers that the Picts have crossed the river and are raiding. They are joined by Slasher, a feral dog formerly owned by a settler who had been slain by the Picts. Balthus is sent on to warn settlers of the coming Pict raid, and Conan parts from him to warn a group of settler who had gone to gather salt. Balthus warns the settlers, and—accompanied by Slasher—makes a stand against the coming Pict raiders. Their sacrifice delays the Picts and give the settlers time to reach safety. Conan manages to warn the salt-gathering party in time, but finds he has been marked for death by the gods of darkness for misusing the symbol of Jhebbal Sag. In the end Conan triumphs, but the fort is lost. The story ends in a tavern. A survivor tells Conan about the courageous act of Balthus and Slasher, and how their final stand had delayed the Picts just barely long enough for the settlers to reach safety. Upon hearing of the fight, Conan vowed to take the heads of ten Picts to pay for Balthus' sacrifice, along with seven heads for the dog, who was "a better warrior than many a man."

Heute hier, morgen fort

Heute hier, morgen fort

  • Author: Tomi Ungerer
  • Publisher: Zürich : Diogenes
  • ISBN: 9783257216325
  • Category: Canada
  • Page: 166
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Beyond Black

Beyond Black

A Novel

  • Author: Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 9781429900638
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Hailed as a "writer of subtlety and depth," Hilary Mantel turns her dark genius on the world of psychics in this smart, unsettling novel (Joyce Carol Oates) A paragon of efficiency, Colette took the next natural step after finishing secretarial school by marrying a man who would do just fine. After a sobering, do-it-yourself divorce, Colette is at a loss for what to do next. Convinced that she is due an out-of-hand, life-affirming revelation, she strays into the realm of psychics and clairvoyants, hungry for a whisper to set her off in the right direction. At a psychic fair in Windsor she meets the charismatic Alison. Alison, the daughter of a prostitute, beleaguered during her childhood by the pressures of her connection to the spiritual world, lives in a different kind of solitude. She cannot escape the dead who speak to her, least of all the constant presence of Morris, her low-life spiritual guide. An expansive presence onstage, Alison at once feels her bond with Colette, inviting her to join her on the road as her personal assistant and companion. Troubles spiral out of control when the pair moves to a suburban wasteland in what was once the English countryside and take up with a spirit guide and his drowned therapist. It is not long before Alison's connection to the place beyond black threatens to uproot their lives forever. This is Hilary Mantel at her finest- insightful, darkly comic, unorthodox, and thrilling to read.

The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand

The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand

  • Author: Geoff Mayer
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • ISBN: 9781904764960
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 259
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From The Story of the Kelly Gang in 1906 to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Australia and New Zealand have made a unique impact on international cinema. This book celebrates the commercially successful narrative feature films produced by these cultures as well as key documentaries, shorts, and independent films. It also invokes issues involving national identity, race, history, and the ability of two small film cultures to survive the economic and cultural threat of Hollywood. Chapters on well known films and directors, such as The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, 1982), The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993), Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001), and Rabbit Proof Fence (Philip Noyce, 2002), are included with less popular but equally important films and filmmakers, such as Jedda (Charles Chauvel, 1955), They're a Weird Mob (Michael Powell, 1966), Vigil (Vincent Ward, 1984), and The Goddess of 1967 (Clara Law, 2000).

Mörderischer Abschied

Mörderischer Abschied

Roman

  • Author: C.J. Box
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641032636
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Es schien das vollkommene Glück. Mit ihrer Adoptivtochter Angeline hatten die McGuanes endlich das lang erhoffte Kind. Doch neun Monate später geschieht das Unvorstellbare. Der leibliche Vater will das Kind zurück. Durch einen damaligen Protokollfehler steht ihm dies rein rechtlich auch zu. Schon bald entbrennt ein grausames Machtspiel. Als die McGuanes den wahren Hintergrund hinter der Rückgabe des Kindes zu kennen glauben, eskaliert die Lage.

Stumme Zeugen

Stumme Zeugen

Roman

  • Author: C.J. Box
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641026512
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Im Wald lauert das Böse »Wäre die zwölfjährige Annie Taylor an diesem regnerischen Aprilnachmittag nicht auf die Idee gekommen, mit ihrem kleinen Bruder William angeln zu gehen, wäre es ihr erspart geblieben, die Exekution zu sehen und den Mördern in die Augen blicken zu müssen. Aber sie war nun einmal wütend auf ihre Mutter gewesen.« So beginnt eine gnadenlose Hetzjagd, denn die Kinder sind fortan auf der Flucht vor den skrupellosen Mördern, während die Mutter voller Verzweiflung nach ihnen sucht. C. J. Box gewann den Anthony Award, den französischen Prix Calibre 38, den Macavity Award, den Gumshoe Award, den Barry Award und wurde darüber hinaus für den wichtigsten amerikanischen Krimipreis, den Edgar Award, und den L.A.Times Book Prize nominiert.

1862 the Confederates Strike Back

1862 the Confederates Strike Back

  • Author: Kevin Carroll
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1491766484
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 408
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In the late summer of 1862, after a series of victories culminating in the Union Armys rout at Second Manassas, General Lee and his commanders meet with President Davis and Secretary of State Judah Benjamin near that blood-soaked battleground to arrange a highly controversial and risky campaign for the fall. General Lee agrees to divide his Army of Northern Virginia by sending his most trusted general, Thomas Stonewall Jackson, to Kentucky with three Divisions by railcars to Knoxville, Tennessee. Jacksons Corps is ordered to march into Kentucky and meet with two other Confederate armies, those of Braxton Bragg and Kirby Smith, to secure that state for the Confederacy. In 1862 The Confederates Strike Back, author Kevin Carroll offers a fictional work of military history that envisions what might have happened if commanders at the time had made other choices. The story journeys through a series of hypothetical historical events once the Battle of Second Manassas is complete. Laced with military strategy, tactical maneuvering, and unforeseen complications caused by the fog of war, 1862 The Confederates Strike Back is complete with details on orders of battle that were accurate in late summer of 1862. It presents a realistic and plausible alternative to the historical events as they occurred. Can General Lee hold on and buy the time Jackson needs to complete his mission and return to Virginia? Will the risky strategy backfire on the South? Will the Confederacy achieve Independence?

To the Back of Beyond

To the Back of Beyond

  • Author: Peter Stamm
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 1783783311
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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After returning from a pleasant holiday with his wife, Astrid, and their two children, Thomas leaves the house. He walks down the street, and he keeps on walking. At first Astrid asks herself where he's gone, and then when he's coming back, and finally whether he is even still alive. In precise and hypnotic prose that cuts as cleanly as a scalpel, To the Back of Beyond is a novel that takes away the safe foundations of a marriage and a lifestyle to ask deeper questions about identity, connection and how free we are to change our lives. It is a graceful and resonant work from one of Europe's most important writers.

Überflieger

Überflieger

Warum manche Menschen erfolgreich sind - und andere nicht

  • Author: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593405016
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.

Wenn das Schlachten vorbei ist

Wenn das Schlachten vorbei ist

Roman

  • Author: T.C. Boyle
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446239529
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 464
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Zwei Fraktionen von Umweltschützern liefern sich einen erbitterten Kampf. Schauplatz sind die Channel Islands vor der Südküste von Kalifornien, wo die Umwelt vom Menschen empfindlich gestört wurde. Soll man das Gleichgewicht des Ökosystems mit viel Steuergeldern wiederherstellen - was zwangsläufig die Ausrottung mancher Tierarten bedeutet -, oder soll man um jeden Preis das Töten verhindern? T. C. Boyles furioser, apokalyptischer Roman handelt von der Ausbeutung der Natur durch den Menschen und den katastrophalen Folgen. Boyle hat eines seiner ältesten Themen weiterentwickelt, nie war er so bitter und böse, nie war es ihm so ernst.

Beyond Epistemology

Beyond Epistemology

New Studies in the Philosophy of Hegel

  • Author: F.G. Weiss
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401020167
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 254
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This book approaches Hegel from the standpoint of what we might call the question of knowledge. Hegel, of course, had no "theory of knowledge" in the narrow and abstract sense in which it has come to be understood since Locke and Kant. "The examination of knowledge," he holds, "can only be carried out by an act of knowledge," and "to seek to know before we know is as absurd as the wise resolution of Scholasticus, not to venture into the water until he had learned to swim. " * While Hegel wrote no treatise exclusively devoted to epistemology, his entire philosophy is nonetheless a many-faceted theory of truth, and thus our title - Beyond Epistemology - is meant to suggest a return to the classical meaning and relation of the terms episteme and logos. I had originally planned to include a lengthy introduction for these essays, setting out Hegel's general view of philosophic truth. But as the papers came in, it became clear that I had chosen my contributors too well; indeed, they have all but put me out of business. In any case, it gives me great pleasure to have been able to gather this symposium of outstanding Hegel scholars, to provide for them a forum on a common theme of great importance, and especially, thanks to Arnold Miller, to have Hegel himself among them. Frederick G. Weiss Charlottesville, Va. • The Logic of Hegel, trans. from the Etu;yclopaedta by William Wallace. 2nd ed.

Beyond the Reformation?

Beyond the Reformation?

Authority, Primacy and Unity in the Conciliar Tradition

  • Author: Paul Avis
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0567317048
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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Beyond the Reformation? sheds fresh light on divisive issues of authority in the Christian Church and puts them in a new historical and ecumenical perspective. Against the background of the perennial tension between the mystical and the institutional dynamics in the life of the Church, it goes beyond the tragic divisions of the Reformation era in two major ways. First, it examines the power struggles of the medieval period, the largely abortive attempts at reform, and the theological solutions to apparently intractable divisions that were proposed by the Conciliar Movement and enacted by the reforming councils of the fifteenth century. It shows how the legacy of conciliar theology was both continued and modified by the Continental and Anglican Reformers and how this has shaped the churches in the modern world. It examines the question of continuity and discontinuity in the Reformation, seeing that event as an unresolved argument within the family of the Western Church. But this book also seeks to move beyond the Reformation in a second way. Drawing on Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican theology, the book explores the theme of conciliar and primatial authority in relation to the ecumenical quest for reconciliation and unity in the fragmented Church of today. In this major, ground-breaking work, Anglican theologian and ecumenist Paul Avis adds to his repertoire of studies of authority in the Christian Church, brings together historical, confessional and ecumenical aspects of ecclesiology, and charts a course for convergence between the major traditions on the thorny questions of authority, primacy and unity.