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The Past is a Foreign Country

The Past is a Foreign Country

  • Author: David Lowenthal,Professor Emeritus David Lowenthal
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521294805
  • Category: History
  • Page: 489
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Discusses nostalgia, history, and preservation, explains how the past influences the future, and analyzes modern feelings toward the past

The Past is a Foreign Country - Revisited

The Past is a Foreign Country - Revisited

  • Author: David Lowenthal
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521851424
  • Category: History
  • Page: 720
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"First published as The past is a foreign country, 1985"--Title page verso.

The Past Is a Foreign Country

The Past Is a Foreign Country

A Thriller

  • Author: Gianrico Carofiglio
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 9781429908269
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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An international bestseller and winner of Italy's prestigious Premio Bancarella prize—an intense psychological thriller in the vein of The Talented Mr. Ripley As world-weary Lieutenant Chiti spends sleepless nights hunting for the serial rapist terrorizing his city, trainee lawyer Giorgio is befriended by dangerously charismatic Francesco. Slowly the innocent Giorgio is lured into a corrupt world of beautiful women and casual violence. Then one terrifying night Giorgio is forced to realize just how far he has left his past behind. "Set largely in the southern Italian city of Bari, this stylish psychological thriller from Carofiglio (A Walk in the Dark) fuses Jack Kerouac's On the Road with hard-edged crime fiction à la Henning Mankell's Inspector Wallander saga." - Publishers Weekly

The Past is a Foreign Country

The Past is a Foreign Country

  • Author: David Lowenthal
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521224154
  • Category: History
  • Page: 516
  • View: 7718
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In this remarkably wide-ranging book Professor Lowenthal analyses the ever-changing role of the past in shaping our lives. A heritage at once nurturing and burdensome, the past allows us to make sense of the present whilst imposing powerful constraints upon the way that present develops. Some aspects of the past are celebrated, others expunged, as each generation reshapes its legacy in line with current needs. Drawing on all the arts, the humanities and the social sciences, the author uses sources as diverse as science fiction and psychoanalysis to examine how rebellion against inherited tradition has given rise to the modern cult of preservation and pervasive nostalgia. Profusely illustrated, The Past is a Foreign Country shows that although the past has ceased to be a sanction for inherited power or privilege, as a focus of personal and national identity and as a bulwark against massive and distressing change it remains as potent a force as ever in human affairs.

Belgravia (9) - Die Vergangenheit, ein fremdes Land

Belgravia (9) - Die Vergangenheit, ein fremdes Land

  • Author: Julian Fellowes
  • Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641207320
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Jane Croft, die frühere Zofe von Sophia Trenchard, besuchte die Trenchards in London, um Anne einige Papiere zu übergeben, die sie über fünfundzwanzig Jahre lang aufbewahrt hatte. Doch nicht nur Anne bekam sie zu sehen. Maria fühlte sich durch die Pläne für ihre Hochzeit mit John Bellasis zunehmend in die Enge getrieben und wandte sich an Charles um Hilfe. Julian Fellowes, der Autor von "Downton Abbey", entführt die Leser ins 19. Jahrhundert. Im Mittelpunkt steht eine unerhörte Liebesgeschichte. Fellowes lässt dabei die Zeit Charles Dickens‘ lebendig werden, zeigt, wie sich der alte englische Adel und die Händler, die mit der Errichtung des Commonwealth reich und mächtig geworden sind, arrangieren müssen. Dabei ist ganz in der Nähe des Buckingham Palastes das teuerste Viertel Londons, Belgravia, entstanden.

The Go-between

The Go-between

  • Author: L. P. Hartley
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141190736
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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L.P. Hartley's moving exploration of a young boy's loss of innocence The Go-Between is edited with an introduction and notes by Douglas Brooks-Davies in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there' When one long, hot summer, young Leo is staying with a school-friend at Brandham Hall, he begins to act as a messenger between Ted, the farmer, and Marian, the beautiful young woman up at the hall. He becomes drawn deeper and deeper into their dangerous game of deceit and desire, until his role brings him to a shocking and premature revelation. The haunting story of a young boy's awakening into the secrets of the adult world, The Go-Between is also an unforgettable evocation of the boundaries of Edwardian society. Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972) was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, and educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. For more than thirty years from 1923 he was an indefatigable fiction reviewer for periodicals including the Spectator and Saturday Review. His first book, Night Fears (1924) was a collection of short stories; but it was not until the publication of Eustace and Hilda (1947), which won the James Tait Black prize, that Hartley gained widespread recognition as an author. His other novels include The Go-Between (1953), which was adapted into an internationally-successful film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates, and The Hireling (1957), the film version of which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. If you enjoyed The Go-Between, you might like Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Magical and disturbing' Independent 'On a first reading, it is a beautifully wrought description of a small boy's loss of innocence long ago. But, visited a second time, the knowledge of approaching, unavoidable tragedy makes it far more poignant and painful' Express

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 9: The Past is a Foreign Country

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 9: The Past is a Foreign Country

  • Author: Julian Fellowes
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1474604099
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Some documents are discovered that threaten the future of more than one family. Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens. Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized instalments complete with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change for ever... Text only version. Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgravia Twitter: @JFBelgravia Pinterest: /Belgravia Instagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia

The Past is a Foreign Country

The Past is a Foreign Country

Scenes from a Life

  • Author: Richard Collier
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780850319590
  • Category: Historians
  • Page: 280
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A revisionist approach to the Second World War which draws on interviews with decision makers such as Lord Dowding and Lord Gort to challenge the accepted view of history and query 'the few' of Churchill's speech, and the truth about Dunkirk.

My Past Is a Foreign Country

My Past Is a Foreign Country

  • Author: Zeba Talkhani
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473684080
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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27-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale, and her journey to find freedom abroad in India, Germany and the UK as a young woman. Talkhani offers a fresh perspective on living as an outsider and examines her relationship with her mother and the challenges she faced when she experienced hair loss at a young age. Rejecting the traditional path her culture had chosen for her, Talkhani became financially independent and married on her own terms in the UK. Drawing on her personal experiences Talkhani shows how she fought for the right to her individuality as a feminist Muslim and refused to let negative experiences define her.

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 9

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 9

The Past is a Foreign Country

  • Author: Julian Fellowes
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN: 1455542032
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Some documents are discovered that threaten the future of more than one family. Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens. Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized installments complete with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change forever... Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgravia Twitter: @JFBelgravia Pinterest: /Belgravia Instagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia

In der Brandung

In der Brandung

Roman

  • Author: Gianrico Carofiglio
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641092817
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Ein Polizist mit einer dunklen Vergangenheit, eine Frau mit einer schweren Schuld und ein Mädchen in Gefahr. Roberto Marías führt als verdeckter Ermittler im Kampf gegen Drogenhandel und Bandenkriminalität ein Doppelleben. Die Grenze zwischen Rolle und Realität verschwimmt jedoch zusehends, als er sich in die Tochter eines Drogenbosses verliebt. Es kommt der Moment, in dem Roberto sich entscheiden muss, auf welcher Seite er steht – mit tragischen Konsequenzen, an denen er fast zerbricht. Er wird vom Dienst freigestellt und versucht, Schritt für Schritt wieder ins Leben zurückzufinden. Eines Tages begegnet er Emma, die genau wie er an einer großen Last trägt. Die beiden kommen sich vorsichtig näher. Als Emmas Sohn Giacomo ihm von einem Mädchen erzählt, das in Gefahr zu sein scheint, muss Roberto sich die Frage stellen, ob er bereit ist, den Kampf gegen die dunkle Seite wiederaufzunehmen.

Der Lauf der Liebe

Der Lauf der Liebe

Roman

  • Author: Alain de Botton
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104035644
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
  • View: 473
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Ein fesselndes Plädoyer für das WAGNIS DER LIEBE. Am Anfang ist jede Liebe leicht. Wie aber geht es mit ihr weiter? Wie gelingt es, zu zweit das Glück zu finden? In seinem neuen Roman durchleuchtet Alain de Botton gnadenlos, aber einfühlsam die Liebesgeschichte von Rabih und Kirsten. Die Wahl der Ikea-Gläser, das Kennenlernen der Schwiegereltern, die Frage, ob die Butter tatsächlich im Kühlschrank stehen soll - all das gibt Anlass für die größten Dramen. Und so wie de Botton mit seinem berühmten Scharfblick erzählt, erkennen wir jene Strukturen der Liebe, die uns allen gleichermaßen Glück und Leid bereiten.