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Author: Bruno Jonas
ISBN: 3492311407
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-10-02
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Mystery Stories
Author: Enid Blyton
ISBN: 0006920268
Pages: 172
Year: 1976
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All Days Are Night
Author: Peter Stamm
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590516974
Pages: 252
Year: 2014-11-04
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A novel about survival, self-reliance, and art, by Peter Stamm, finalist for the 2013 Man Booker International Prize All Days Are Night is the story of Gillian, a successful and beautiful TV host, content with her marriage to Matthias, even if she feels restless at times. One night following an argument, the couple has a terrible car accident: Matthias, who is drunk, hits a deer on the wet road and dies in the crash. Gillian wakes up in the hospital completely disfigured. Only slowly, after many twists and turns, does she put her life back together, and reconnects with a love interest of the past who becomes a possible future—or so it seems. In Stamm’s unadorned and haunting style, this new novel forcefully tells the story of a woman who loses her life but must stay alive all the same. How she works everything out in the end is at once surprising and incredibly rewarding.
We'll Always Have Parrots
Author: Donna Andrews
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466806222
Pages: 304
Year: 2006-02-07
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In We'll Always Have Parrots, Meg Langslow travels with her fiance Michael to a fan convention for Porfiria, Queen of the Jungle--a cheesy cult TV show on which Michael has a minor role. Michael hopes the weekend will give him a chance to talk Miss Wynncliffe-Jones, the show's temperamental leading lady and executive producer out of enforcing a certain provision in Michael's contract. Of course, Michael's not the only person whose career the dictatorial star has manipulated. So when the star is found murdered, the police have plenty of suspects. Trouble is, Meg doesn't believe they're going to arrest the right one. Soon she finds herself following the murderer's trail through a hotel filled with egotistical actors, costumed fans, and a motley flock of monkeys and parrots who, rebelling against their role as live scenery, have escaped from their cages to take an active (and noisy) role in the festivities.
The Limits of Choice
Author: Sahra Wagenknecht
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593399164
Pages: 327
Year: 2013-10-02
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In The Limits of Choice, Sahra Wagenknecht examines household saving decisions and basic needs in Germany and the United States, based on official data from both countries from the 1950s to present day. Arguing against the hypothesis that assumes consumers optimize their consumption intertemporally based exclusively on their permanent or lifetime income, Wagenknecht proposes a rule of thumb, according to which consumers will save if their current income exceeds basic expenditure, while they will demand credit when income can no longer meet basic needs.
H Is for Hawk
Author: Helen Macdonald
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802191673
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-03-03
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One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year ON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including TIME (#1 Nonfiction Book), NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine (10 Favorite Books), Vogue (Top 10), Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle (Top 10), Miami Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top 10), Library Journal (Top 10), Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Slate, Shelf Awareness, Book Riot, Amazon (Top 20) The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel's temperament mirrors Helen's own state of grief after her father's death, and together raptor and human "discover the pain and beauty of being alive" (People). H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.
A Frequency Dictionary of German
Author: Randall Jones, Erwin Tschirner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135182965
Pages: 199
Year: 2015-06-03
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A Frequency Dictionary of German is an invaluable tool for all learners of German, providing a list of the 4,034 most frequently used words in the language. Based on a 4.2 million-word corpus which is evenly divided between spoken, fiction and non-fiction texts, the dictionary provides a detailed frequency-based list plus alphabetical and part of speech indexes. All entries in the rank frequency list feature the English equivalent, a sample sentence plus an indication of major register variation. The dictionary also contains twenty-one thematically organized lists of frequently used words on a variety of topics as well as eleven special vocabulary lists. A Frequency Dictionary of German aims to enable students of all levels to maximize their study of German vocabulary in an efficient and engaging way.
A Critique for Aesthetic Capitalism
Author: Gernot Bohme
Publisher: Mimesis
ISBN: 886977029X
Pages: 104
Year: 2016-01-31
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When a new smartphone comes on the market, queues start forming in the early hours outside the palatial stores. This shows that what matters today is not only the use value of a commodity (that one can make phone calls or surf the Internet with such a device), but also what Gernot Bohme calls its "staging value". The stage-setting of products and lifestyles is a central feature of aesthetic capitalism, the manifestations of which Bohme tracks down here. In concerning himself with the ideology of growth, with the soundscape in shopping malls and the connection between performance ideology and consumption, he makes an important contribution to a reconstruction and extension of the theory of the culture industry to the sphere of economic life.
Author: Sonali Deraniyagala
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771025386
Pages: 208
Year: 2013-03-05
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A brave, intimate, beautifully crafted memoir by a survivor of the tsunami that struck the Sri Lankan coast in 2004 and took her entire family. On December 26, Boxing Day, Sonali Deraniyagala, her English husband, her parents, her two young sons, and a close friend were ending Christmas vacation at the seaside resort of Yala on the south coast of Sri Lanka when a wave suddenly overtook them. She was only to learn later that this was a tsunami that devastated coastlines through Southeast Asia. When the water began to encroach closer to their hotel, they began to run, but in an instant, water engulfed them, Sonali was separated from her family, and all was lost. Sonali Deraniyagala has written an extraordinarily honest, utterly engrossing account of the surreal tragedy of a devastating event that all at once ended her life as she knew it and her journey since in search of understanding and redemption. It is also a remarkable portrait of a young family's life and what came before, with all the small moments and larger dreams that suddenly and irrevocably ended. From the Hardcover edition.
Letters To Milena
Author: Catherine Millet
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448127556
Pages: 224
Year: 2012-03-20
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'One of the most explicit books about sex ever written by a woman' Edmund White A window into a life of insatiable desire and uninhibited sex – this is Parisian art critic Catherine M.’s unabashed autobiography, the story of her sexual awakening and unrestrained pursuit of pleasure. From the glamorous singles clubs of Paris to the Bois de Boulogne, she describes her erotic experiences in precise and beautiful detail. A phenomenal bestseller throughout Europe, The Sexual Life of Catherine M., like the recent Fifty Shades of Grey, breaks with accepted ideas of sex and examines the alternative manifestations of desire. Told in spare, elegant prose, her story will shock, enlighten and liberate you.
Kalkuliertes Abenteuer
Author: Karolina Dorothea Fell
Publisher: Metzler
Pages: 375
Year: 1998
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Author: Thomas Bernhard
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307833607
Pages: 336
Year: 2013-08-21
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From the late Thomas Bernhard, arguably Austria's most influential novelist of the postwar period, and one of the greatest artists in all twentieth-century literature in the German language, his magnum opus. Extinction, Bernhard's last work of fiction, takes the form of the autobiographical testimony of Franz-Josef Murau, the intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family. Murau lives in Rome in self-imposed exile from his family, surrounded by a coterie of artistic and intellectual friends. On returning from his sister's wedding to the "wine-cork manufacturer" on the family estate of Wolfsegg, having resolved never to go home again, Murau receives a telegram informing him of the death of his parents and brother in a car crash. Not only must he now go back, he must do so as the master of Wolfsegg. And he must decide its fate. Divided into two halves, Extinction explores Murau's rush of memories of Wolfsegg as he stands at his Roman window considering the fateful telegram, in counterpoint to his return to Wolfsegg and the preparations for the funeral itself. Written in the seamless style for which Bernhard became famous, Extinction is the ultimate proof of his extraordinary literary genius. It is his summing-up against Austria's treacherous past and -- in unprecedented fashion -- a revelation of his own incredibly complex personality, of his relationship with the world in which he lived, and the one he left behind. A literary event of the first magnitude.
My Father's Glory ; And, My Mother's Castle
Author: Marcel Pagnol
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: 0330321900
Pages: 352
Year: 1991-09-01
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With warmth, lucidity and good humour, Pagnol, a boy from the city, recounts the glorious summer days he spent exploring the sun-baked Provençal countryside. He vividly captures the atmosphere of a childhood filled with the simple pleasures: a meal, a joke, an outing shared with his close-knit and loving family. These heart-warming stories remind us of how children can invest the smallest event or statement with incredible significance, how mysterious the workings of the adult world can seem to them and how painful the learning process can often prove. However, Pagnol’s writing is filled with enormous optimism and delight. And his triumph in these classic memoirs is to have created that rare thing, a work suffused with joy. ‘Pagnol’s place in the history of French culture is secure. The Prousts and Sartres may be admired, but Pagnol is loved’ Times Literary Supplement
Police Cooperation in the European Union under the Treaty of Lisbon
Author: Hartmut Aden
ISBN: 3845250283
Pages: 266
Year: 2015-01-27
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Police cooperation in the EU has been characterised by intergovernmental patterns of decision-making. With the Treaty of Lisbon (2009) it has been fully integrated in the EU as part of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ). What has changed since then, which problems persist? What is the practical impact of the new rules established by the Treaty of Lisbon? How does the European Parliament use its extended co-decision powers in this field? What is the new role of human rights and data protection? Contributions by scholars from different disciplines and by practitioners analyse continuity and change of police cooperation in the EU in a political, legal and practical perspective. Contributions by: Jan Philipp Albrecht (MEP), Karsten Behn, Ludo Block, Monica den Boer, Gertjan Boulet, Olivier Cahn, Cyrille Fijnaut, Laura Füger, Mario Gruschinske, Daniela Heid, Paul De Hert, Nathalie Hirschmann, Hans-Gerd Jaschke, Daniela Kietz, Wilhelm Knelangen, Michael Niemeier, Bettina Rauch-Schulz, Peter Schaar, Funda Tekin and Hartmut Aden
Editorial Responsibility
Author: Wolfgang Schulz, European Audiovisual Observatory, Stefan Heilmann
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287164762
Pages: 39
Year: 2008
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Key questions addressed by this iris special: 1. What is the meaning of "editorial responsibility" in the framework of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive? 2. What are the consequences of its definition? 3. Where are the "grey zones" of editorial responsibility? 4. What does the concept of editorial responsibility imply for the classification of existing audiovisual media services? This iris special analyses what the term "editorial responsibility" comprises and it deals with the questions that the term raises for the implementation of the Directive. This iris special brings to the fore the many facets, concepts and important consequences that constitute the field of editorial responsibility. It also shows the grey zones where legislators may have to struggle to find workable solutions and from where potential diverging views could emerge