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Plays: New Translation
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The most widely staged dramatist after Shakespeare, Chekhov left a deep mark both on the development of Russian literature and world theatre, with plays that were remarkable not just for their dialogue but their atmosphere and the tensions expressed between the lines.Collected in this volume are Chekhovs four most celebrated plays - The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard - in a brand-new translation by Hugh Aplin. In these personal stories of unfulfilled love, failed ambition and existential ennui, set against a background of unsettling social and economical change, the reader can appreciate the groundbreaking qualities of Chekhovs theatrical genius.

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Stand: 20.01.2021
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Play It as It Lays
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A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil---literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul---it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose.

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Play It as It Lays
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A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil---literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul---it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose.

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Alan Bennett: Stories: Read by Alan Bennett, Hö...
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A unique collection of eight Alan Bennett stories, read by the author. Alan Bennett is one of Britain's best-loved authors and an acclaimed storyteller. This exclusive compilation includes eight of his best tales, collected together for the first time. Here is his celebrated, iconic memoir 'The Lady in the Van'; as well as two fascinating autobiographical accounts of his family and childhood. 'Uncle Clarence' sees Bennett visiting the grave of a relative who died in Flanders in 1917; while in 'Hymn' he joins forces with composer George Fenton and the Medici String Quartet to explore his musical memories. Bennett's incisive, acute observations shine through in his fiction too, with wry, moving and darkly humorous meditations on death ('Father! Father! Burning Bright' and 'The Laying On of Hands'), sex ('The Shielding of Mrs Forbes) and middle-age ennui ('The Clothes They Stood Up In'). His gift for affectionate satire reaches its pinnacle in 'The Uncommon Reader', a delightful tale in which the Queen discovers the pleasures of literature. Poignant, compassionate, wise and witty, the stories included are 'The Lady in the Van', 'Uncle Clarence', 'The Clothes They Stood Up In', 'Father! Father! Burning Bright', 'Hymn', 'The Laying On of Hands', 'The Uncommon Reader' and 'The Shielding of Mrs Forbes'. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002529/bk_rhuk_002529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 20.01.2021
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Paulo Coelho's Fiction Existential and Spiritua...
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Paulo Coelho s fictional contribution of his first seven novels, namely, The Alchemist, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth Mountain, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes and The Zahir, initiates and takes forward his personal search for himself. Each novel fictitiously registers a confrontation with his self. Sketching predominantly, the self-exploration, the self-actualization of the protagonists, and the writer s own quest, all these novels are principally categorized as spiritual. However, what still differentiates and lends them with a character of its own, is an atmosphere of ennui, meaninglessness, nothingness, absurdity, anxiety and awareness of death, that Coelho s contemporary vision cannot help taking into account. It is this ambience of difference that also makes his novels, at the outset, peculiarly existential. Coelho s existential and spiritual preoccupation becomes the core of his fictional writings that delight as well as transform the reader who invariably finds herself/himself in the vicinity of one protagonist or the other.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 20.01.2021
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ISBN Plays (The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, ...
8,30 € *
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The most widely staged dramatist after Shakespeare, Chekhov left a deep mark both on the development of Russian literature and world theatre, with plays that were remarkable not just for their dialogue but their atmosphere and the tensions expressed between the lines.Collected in this volume are Chekhovs four most celebrated plays - The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard - in a brand-new translation by Hugh Aplin. In these personal stories of unfulfilled love, failed ambition and existential ennui, set against a background of unsettling social and economical change, the reader can appreciate the groundbreaking qualities of Chekhovs theatrical genius.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 20.01.2021
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Play It as It Lays
16,90 CHF *
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A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil-literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul-it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 20.01.2021
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There Must Be More Than This
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As millennials we stand accused--of aimlessness, entitlement, indifference, lack of gratitude--merely for existing under the wrong conditions, for illustrating simply by that fact the wrongness of those conditions. This book offers an apologia for an entire generation. It is not so much a solution to our problems as an orientation allowing us to face them. It provides a way of understanding ourselves, leading us to see what our increasingly economic mode of being has lopped off and discarded. We have inherited a deformed anthropology, an inane status quo, for which we have been told we ought to be thankful. We need to rediscover meaning in a world that has become a matter of indifference to us. It will take work, it won't be easy, and it will have to start with our generation. 'A provocative re-orientation to the spirit and outlook of millennials; a testimony of faith from a generation not supposed to have any.'--NATHAN SCHNEIDER, journalist and author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse 'Daniel Schwindt is one of those very unusual 'young voices' whose writing calls up very old questions: Why is our freedom in fact a form of exile? Why has the very concept of adulthood become meaningless? Why have our schools become 'our mental cancer'? Both radical and mindful of the radical nature of tradition, these short essays set off fireworks that signal the debut of a remarkable young social critic.'--ELIAS CRIM, founder and publisher, Solidarity Hall 'Daniel Schwindt has demonstrated with incisive clarity and sobriety that a spiritual life is a real life. He does not flatter, cajole, or seduce the reader; neither does he treat him or her to the fruits of his subjective impressions. He knows that the world is hard, that time is short, that we have all been disinherited, but that there is nonetheless a clear way to proceed. Solid, relevant, perceptive, uncompromising, compassionate without sentimentality, not a word out of place.'--CHARLES UPTON, author of The System of Antichrist: Truth and Falsehood in Postmodernism and the New Age 'Daniel Schwindt in a very brief book has produced a very powerful message. With an economy of expression that is nearly aphoristic, he has constructed a work that simultaneously grabs our hearts and our intellects. His words penetrate the web of lies that largely comprises modern life, as in brief but eloquent prose he deconstructs many of the shibboleths of the modern world, thereby clearing a path to the heart of our predicament. And, having shown us how we got there, he then suggests the way out. I hope that every member of Daniel's generation will read this book. And every member of my own as well.'--JOHN C. MÉDAILLE, author of Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits, and More 'In There Must Be More Than This, Daniel Schwindt gives utterance to the previously unarticulated existential ennui that plagues the so-called 'millennial' generation. Like a true doctor of souls, he diagnoses the various spiritual diseases afflicting it: affluence and its accompanying spiritual desolation; disillusionment with the hollow reality of the 'American dream'; the failure of religious, cultural, and political traditions to live up to their promises of a truly authentic engagement with life; and the technological colonization of the human person. In short, Schwindt describes with penetrating insight the 'existential self-centeredness' characteristic of postmodern existence, which results in a 'verbal universe' void of meaning and significance. But he is not without hope. He proposes an alternative, calling us to deep engagement with the cosmological

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 20.01.2021
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The New Martians
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The year is 2035, and the crew from the first expedition to Mars is returning to Earth. The crewmembers are anxious to get home, and ennui pervades the ship. The mood is broken by a series of mysterious events that jeopardize their safety. Someone or something is threatening the crew. Is it an alien being? A psychotic crewmember? A malfunctioning computer? The truth raises questions about the crewmembers' fate and that of the human race.In this novel, the intent is to show real psychological issues that could affect a crew returning from a long-duration mission to Mars. The storyline presents a mystery that keeps the reader guessing, yet the issues at stake are based on the findings from the author's research and other space-related work over the past 40+ years. The novel touches on actual plans being discussed for such an expedition as well as notions involving the search for Martian life and panspermia.The underlying science, in particular the psychological, psychiatric, and interpersonal elements, are introduced and discussed by the author in an extensive appendix.Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research on group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA-funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts. He is the co-author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award, and the author of Humans in Space: The Psychological Hurdles, which won the 2016 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award. Dr. Kanas has presented talks on space psychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and Worldcon science fiction conventions. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (London), he has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction. He is also the author of two non-fiction books (Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography and Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age) and two science fiction novels (The New Martians andThe Protos Mandate), all published by Springer.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 20.01.2021
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