Awakening To The Great Sleep War

Author: Gert Jonke
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 156478827X
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Awakening To The Great Sleep War from the Author: Gert Jonke. One of the loveliest riddles of Austrian literature is finally available in English translation: Gert Jonke's 1982 novel, Awakening to the Great Sleep War, is an expedition through a world in constant nervous motion, where reality is rapidly frayingÑflags refuse to stick to their poles, lids sidle off of their pots, tram tracks shake their stops away like fleas, and books abandon libraries in droves. Our cicerone on this journey through the possible (and impossible) is an "acoustical decorator" by the name of BurgmŸllerÑa poetical gentleman, the lover of three women, able to communicate with birds, and at least as philosophically minded as his author: "Everything has suddenly become so transparent that one can't see through anything anymore." This enormously comicÑand equally melancholicÑtale is perhaps Jonke's masterwork.

F M R L

Author: Daniela Cascella
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782798161
Size: 74.57 MB
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F M R L from the Author: Daniela Cascella. Listening into writing, reading into writing take shape in F.M.R.L. through a collection of short texts, fragments and ‘deranged essays’, with attention to pacing and linguistic derives. An archive of books, notebooks, events and records prompts the texts in these pages, responding to encounters with Michel Leiris’s autobiographical fictions; concerts and events at Café Oto and the Swedenborg House in London; visits to museums such as the Pitt Rivers in Oxford and exhibitions such as Ice Age Art at the British Museum, among the others. F.M.R.L. is a book constructed across sonic patterns, assonance, repetitions, comprising texts that intermittently drift from sense to sound and to nonsense and back. A flip from the immateriality of sound to the sounds of letters and words as material, a call from reading to voicing.

The Distant Sound

Author: Gert Jonke
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564785262
Size: 78.82 MB
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The Distant Sound from the Author: Gert Jonke. A composer who has already given up composing--because of his inability to notate the music of the spheres!--the man becomes increasingly fixated on capturing a mysterious, eerie, distant sound, which he soon equates with all the things he desires most: the perfect woman, the perfect city, the perfect work of art. Obsessed with his impossible quest, the man breaks out of the asylum and begins a series of comic, dreamlike, and ultimately haunting adventures as he tries to locate the source of the sound that consumes him . . . and instead finds the root cause of all his failures.

Awakenings

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307834093
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Awakenings from the Author: Oliver Sacks. Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

The Great War And Medieval Memory

Author: Stefan Goebel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521854156
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The Great War And Medieval Memory from the Author: Stefan Goebel. A genuinely comparative study of the cultural impact of the Great War on British and German societies in the first half of the twentieth century. Taking public commemorations as its focus, this book unravels the British and German search for historical continuity and meaning in the shadow of an unprecedented human catastrophe. In both countries, the survivors of the Great War pictured the conflict as the 'Last Crusade' and sought consolation in imagery that connected the soldiers of the age of total war with the knights of the Middle Ages. Stefan Goebel shows that medievalism as a mode of war commemoration transcended national and cultural boundaries. This is an invaluable contribution to the burgeoning study of cultural memory and collective remembrance which will appeal to researchers and students in the history of the First World War, social and cultural history of warfare and medieval studies.

From Eileen Chang To Ang Lee

Author: Peng Hsiao-yen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317911032
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From Eileen Chang To Ang Lee from the Author: Peng Hsiao-yen. In 2007, Ang Lee made an espionage thriller based on the short story "Lust, Caution" by Eileen Chang, China’s most famous female author of the twentieth century. The release of the film became a trigger for heated debates on issues of national identity and political loyalty, and brought unexpectedly harsh criticism from China, where Ang Lee was labelled a traitor in scathing internet critiques, whilst the film's leading actress Tang Wei was banned from appearing on screen for two years. This book analyses Ang Lee’s art of film adaptation through the lens of modern literary and film theory, as well as featuring detailed readings and analyses of different dialogues and scenes, directorial and authorial decisions and intentions, while at the same time confronting the intense political debates resulting from the film’s subject matter. The theories of Freud, Lacan, Deleuze, Bataille and others are used to identify and clarify issues raised by the film related to gender, sexuality, eroticism, power, manipulation, and betrayal; the themes of lust and caution are dealt with in conjunction with the controversial issues of contemporary political consciousness concerning patriotism, and the Sino-Japanese War complicated by divided historical experiences and cross-Taiwan Strait relationships. The contributors to this volume cover translation and adaptation, loyalty and betrayal, collaboration and manipulation, playing roles and performativity, whilst at the same time intertwining these with issues of national identity, political loyalty, collective memory, and gender. As such, the book will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese and Asian cinema and literature, as well as those interested in modern Chinese history and cultural studies.

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Author: John Bunyan
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The Works Of That Eminent Servant Of Christ Mr John Bunyan The Holy War The Desire Of The Righteous Granted The Saint S Privilege And Profit Christ A Compleat Saviour The Saints Knowledge Of Christ S Love A Discourse Of The House Of The Forest Of Lebanon Of Anti Christ And His Ruin Saved By Grace Christian Behaviour A Discourse Touching Prayer The Strait Gate Some Gospel Truths Opened A Vindication Of Gospel Truths Opened Light For Them That Sit In Darkness Instruction For The Ignorant The Holy City The Resurrection Of The Dead And Eternal Judgment A Caution To Stir Up To Watch Against Sin An Exposition On The Ten First Chapters Of Genesis And Part Of The Eleventh The Work Of Jesus Christ As An Advocate Seasonable Counsel Divine Emblems Mr Bunyan S Last Sermon Ebal And Gerizzim Prison Meditations from the Author: John Bunyan.