Category: Political Fiction

Read e-book online Der Untergang von Heidelberg: Roman (German Edition) PDF

By Michael Buselmeier

ISBN-10: 3884234420

ISBN-13: 9783884234426

Die Neuauflage des 1981 erstmals im Suhrkamp Verlag erschienenen Romans Michael Buselmeiers »Der Untergang von Heidelberg« erfolgt anlässlich des seventy five. Geburtstags des Heidelberger Schriftstellers.

Ulrich Greiner sprach in seiner Rede zur Verleihung des Ben Witter Preises an Michael Buselmeier 2010 hinsichtlich dieses Romans von einem »grandiosen, wütenden Klagegesang.« Es ist ein zentrales Thema auch im späteren Werk des Schriftstellers, der Zorn über die Zerstörung dessen, used to be er unter Heimat versteht. Hier arbeitet er es erstmals literarisch aus. Wir folgen dem Ich-Erzähler einen Tag lang durch Heidelberg und verlassen die Stadt am Ende gen Frankfurt am major. Doch zuvor erleben wir die alltägliche regimen- das Frühstück mit dem variety, das Verkaufen der Stadtzeitung in der Fußgängerzone. Der Protagonist nimmt die Stadt mit allen Sinnen struggle, definiert den Heimatbegriff über Gerüche, Bilder und Geräusche. Es ist ein stark assoziatives Erzählen, das den Roman prägt. Der Tagesablauf wird immer wieder unterbrochen durch die Gedanken an die Kindheit, den Tod der Mutter, die Studentenrevolte. Buselmeier lässt uns am Verfall teilhaben, am Verfall der Stadt, der Ideale, die ihn umtrieben. Klage wird dabei zu Anklage, Hass zu Selbsthass. Der Zerstörung der Stadt wird die Utopie der Erinnerung gegenüber gestellt. Seit 1988 hat Buselmeier literarische Führungen durch Heidelberg veranstaltet und seinen Willen, die Heimat vor jeglicher Zerstörung zu bewahren, intensiviert. Kaum ein Schriftsteller ist ähnlich untrennbar mit der Stadt, in der und über die er schreibt, verbunden. Oder, wie es Greiner ausdrückt: »Buselmeier ist ja der Heidelberg-Forscher schlechthin.«

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Get A Musa de Camões (Portuguese Edition) PDF

By Maria Helena Ventura

ISBN-10: 9896372373

ISBN-13: 9789896372378

A Musa de Camões recua até ao séc. XVI, para a Lisboa de onde partem as caravelas que descobrem o mundo e chegam as especiarias que maravilham a Europa. No paço actual vive a mais bela e rica princesa da cristandade: a Infanta D. Maria. Nas ruelas tortuosas aventura-se o mais talentoso poeta da época: Luís de Camões. Mas Lisboa não tem só encantos. A Infanta, invulgarmente culta e graciosa, retratada por pintores e cantada por poetas, vive asfixiada por uma corte que conspira para que não case nem leve o dote mais cobiçado da Europa. E Camões, invejado pelo talento único e odiado por maridos cujas mulheres cantou e encantou, é um desafortunado que até El Rei pretende exilar para longe. Um dia os seus olhares cruzam-se. Tão diferentes de nascimento e posição, as suas almas desencantadas parecem gémeas. Uma deseja atenção, a outra anseia por uma musa, ambas encontram o amor. Trazendo à vida uma época gloriosa e personagens fascinantes, Maria Helena Ventura conta- -nos a história de um amor único e impossível, que aos olhos da lei period crime e aos da Inquisição period pecado.

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Read e-book online Earth Party PDF

By George Marshall

ISBN-10: 1906710112

ISBN-13: 9781906710118

Elizabeth has been compelled to come back to England from Kenya. The turmoil in an Africa devastated by way of weather switch making it now not secure to proceed her paintings as a nurse at a refugee centre. James, lecturer in artwork historical past, is an energetic member of an environmental social gathering. They meet unintentionally at a time whilst the expanding sea point is inflicting catastrophic flooding which ends up in a breakdown in social order. wasting every thing in their former lives within the political upheaval, even their prior identities, they trip jointly in the direction of an doubtful way forward for dwelling off the land. Their precarious courting faces emotional and actual threats as they get involved within the fight of a brand new political regime looking to determine its hold.

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Alexej Parin,Anastasia Risch's Die Chroniken von Leonsk (German Edition) PDF

By Alexej Parin,Anastasia Risch

ISBN-10: 3990123300

ISBN-13: 9783990123300

Mit einer klugen Parabel auf das heutige Russland legt der Kritiker und Dichter Alexej Parin seinen ersten Roman vor.
Die russische Stadt Leonsk blickt auf eine eindrucksvolle Geschichte zurück: Einst von venezianischen Adelsfamilien gegründet, entwickelte sie sich zu einer Hochburg der Kunst, Musik und Bildung. Doch noch etwas zeichnet die märchenhafte Stadt und ihre Bewohner aus: Sie haben Zwerglöwen aus Venedig mitgebracht, die in Leonsk heimisch geworden sind. Die sanften und intelligenten Leoncini wurden zum Wahrzeichen der Stadt und ein image ihrer Unabhängigkeit. Doch die Zwerglöwen sind in Gefahr – und mit ihnen die Freiheit von Leonsk. Der undurchsichtige Bürgermeister lässt die Statuen der Löwen in der Stadt demontieren, bald darauf kommt es zu einem folgenreichen Anschlag auf die Tiere und ihre Besitzer und in Leonsk bleibt nichts von der einstigen Größe zurück.

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Read e-book online The Hedonists PDF

By James Cumes

ISBN-10: 1591460174

ISBN-13: 9781591460176

At Europe’s fast-beating middle, erstwhile playboy Howard Winston Jocelyn the 3rd, now enthralled by way of the charismatic Anika, throws a closing-down celebration – spelt with a capital “P”. The social gathering grants complete bevies of luscious lovelies into the keen palms of young-diplomat-narrator Randall Pascoe Maitland.
Randall has been spicing his experience at the diplomatic carousel with a sequence of romantic romps. Miriam, filled with early life, attractiveness and energy and Carrie, with freckles on her nostril, were holding his intercourse lifestyles “robust.”
After stringing Howard alongside, Anika vanishes into Africa, yet, while Howard returns to the hot York headquarters of his men’s beauty corporation, she doesn’t enable him off her hook.
He wangles an project to Africa to go looking for her. There he back meets Randall who has been published to Benua to serve lower than Ambassador Richard Makepeace. in the course of his Transit to Africanus, through London, Canberra and Rome, Randall has realized little approximately Africa yet he has had a good time in love and friendship, specifically with Jasmine’s beneficiant and soft loving care within the everlasting urban of Rome.
In Benua, Makepeace connives on the “pacification” of the Ndolo; yet his attractive female friend Angela is appalled on the grotesque massacres entailed within the “pacification” and stirs Randall, heroically, to aid her keep their Ndolo friends.
Soon, Randall and Howard need to go away for brand spanking new York. Angela returns to Australia – which she describes as “harmless, phlegmatic, don’t-care-a-bugger-about-anything-much Aussie.”
Lovelorn, Howard moons approximately long island comforted by means of hobo-philosopher previous Geezer. not heroic, Randall compliantly is helping the UN defense Council shunt the Ndolo genocide directly to a siding the place it is going to unobtrusively rot.
The laundering of the Ndolo horror complete, Randall heads for domestic the place Howard has a brand new corporation task. jointly, they make a “Transit of Venus” through romantic Mexico. excessive above the Pacific, Howard’s boxcars of obsession with Anika are shuttled erotically apart within the freight yards of sleep.
In Canberra, Randall’s international Ministry bargains a weird and wonderful yet hot welcome yet with Angela, issues interfere. Howard and Randall throw a rollicking social gathering in Canberra’s Mugga approach. firstly, the going isn’t soft yet Howard’s megastar rises and Randall resumes his romantic romps.
Even extra, Randall pleases his Foreign-Ministry masters loads that they ask him to affix Ambassador Makepeace within the lushest of diplomatic eco-friendly pastures. Makepeace is being honoured with one of many greater Orders of Australia for his “statesmanship in resolving” the Ndolo problem.
“So,” Randall purposes, “even i would, within the fullness of the years, upward push to the rank of Ambassador myself and be offered a minor model of the Order of Australia of my very own. it truly is not at all too unrealistic an aspiration for a compliant Randall Pascoe Maitland…”

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Read e-book online Sotchi inventaire: Thriller (French Edition) PDF

By Jean-Claude Taki

ISBN-10: 291635591X

ISBN-13: 9782916355917

Disparitions en Russie

Dans l. a. ville de Sotchi, en Russie, un dessinateur français erre à l. a. poursuite du keepsake d’une amie disparue en mer. Dans cette ville où se côtoient les lines les plus profondes du système soviétique et les révolutions les plus violentes du système capitaliste, à l’approche des Jeux Olympiques qui doivent s’y tenir bientôt, le voyage qui start est aussi un voyage intérieur.

Un rythme et un suspense à couper le souffle

CE QU'EN PENSE l. a. CRITIQUE

- "Ce roman goûte aux choses concrètes et fait mouche, à los angeles manière d’un bon roman de voyage qui conjugue les rencontres humaines et l’évocation, même discrète, de lieux vus." (Daniel Fattore, Fattorius.over-blog)

A PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Jean-Claude Taki est cinéaste et écrivain. Ses movies (et notamment Sotchi 255) ont reçu de nombreux prix internationaux. Après Lettres kazakhes, un livre illustré paru en 2007, Sotchi inventaire est son most popular roman.

EXTRAIT

Sotchi... Tu avais prononcé ce mot maintes fois, sans en extraire los angeles résonance sèche qui n’arrivait pas à masquer le flou ou le mystère que tu ressentais toujours quand tu l’évoquais silencieusement, même en rêve, dans quelque lieu vaste et vierge, quand loin de los angeles foule, loin du monde, seul, tu tentais vainement peut-être l’expérience de l. a. disparition ou plus exactement de los angeles dissolution, sans jamais envisager le drame ou le tragique, mais par goût immodéré d’atteindre, ne serait-ce qu’une fois, ô merveilleux second, l’état d’apesanteur.

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Clancy Sigal's The Secret Defector: A Novel PDF

By Clancy Sigal

A passionately learned novel approximately an affair among a wandering American and state of the art woman novelist


Clancy Sigal’s fourth novel facilities on expatriate Gus Black, a freethinker who strikes to England looking for a brand new lifestyles. He absorbs the local tradition through plunging into its darkish corners. Amid the upheavals, he lands a role at Vogue, consorting with types like Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, and commences a passionate affair with Rose O’Malley, an excellent author loosely according to Sigal’s real-life lover Doris Lessing.


Set within the swinging London of the fifties and sixties, The mystery Defector is a portrait of an American at the free striving to outline himself opposed to an alien but oddly usual tradition. Sigal’s common topics of the operating type, the counterculture, and Marxism are in proof, as is his self-deprecating wit. This quasi-autobiographical novel takes Clancy’s trademark power to confront the decline of the left and the increase of feminism.

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The Princess by Trey Bahm PDF

By Trey Bahm

She's winning. She's well known. She's beautiful. She's conservative. because the granddaughter of the 1st Republican governor elected in Texas considering Reconstruction, Lisa Dillon Jeffus is The Princess. Serving as consigliore to an ever-growing record of elected VIPs, Lisa Jeffus is the go-to lady for embattled individuals of the Republican social gathering. Founding her personal political fund-raising company in Dallas, Lisa's fortunes flip the day she takes an appointment with a shady advisor named Danny Geister. Lisa's husband is critically injured and in a coma correct as she discovers she's pregnant with their first baby. The Princess needs to now fight to keep up her position in a global the place challenging consumers, worrisome in-laws, suspicious activists, and the mysterious Geister compete for her sanity. Borrowing from his years placing round either Republicans and evangelical Christians, Trey Bahm relates the problems confronted through people who are encouraged by means of religion to have interaction in politics. With a distinct point of view, Bahm crafts characters and a environment that position the trendy Republican celebration in aid opposed to its early twenty-first century zenith.

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Download e-book for kindle: Operation Red X by Thomas Slatcoff

By Thomas Slatcoff

ISBN-10: 0997150610

ISBN-13: 9780997150612

Operation crimson X is a piece of fiction – modern Fiction, Political Thriller.

The writer attracts on his different studies, wisdom and observations won from deepest enterprise, international govt carrier and existence to create Operation pink X.

The plot evolves over the process a month with the systematic assassination of all of the individuals of the Presidential cupboard to cast off the succession to the workplace of President so the President of the USA of the USA could have a 3rd time period. The Assassination staff, via a fake Flag Operation, implicates the Republic of Poland because the offender of Operation purple X. Out of the Embassy of Poland, in Washington D.C., a staff of hotshot investigators are assembled to counter the danger to the nationwide safety of the Republic of Poland. by surprise, the Assassination workforce turns Operation crimson X into the U.S. of the US Caliphate.

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Celebration: A Novel - download pdf or read online

By Harvey Swados

In previous age, a political firebrand appears again at a lifestyles full of social and political turmoil


Samuel Lumen has reached the hearts of hundreds of thousands together with his fearless advocacy for liberal explanations. Now he’s nearly 90 years previous, and the tips he espoused as a tender guy, radical on the time, are woven into the political panorama of the USA, while they’ve been warped and diluted by means of more youthful generations. His ideological heirs are looking to honor his contributions with a ceremonial dinner jam-packed with pomp and condition, yet Lumen’s no longer so definite he’s able to honor his heirs in go back. informed via Lumen’s diary entries, Celebration recounts his wealthy lifestyles, full of success, sadness, and an ever-growing understanding of the prices of stressed radicalism.

 

Published posthumously, Celebration is a becoming capstone to Swados’s mythical occupation as a novelist and critic, and is an unforgettable examine the intersection of reminiscence, nostalgia, and histories either own and political. 

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