The Portable Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992263

Category: History

Page: 624

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A new collection of the seminal writings and speeches of a legendary writer, orator, and civil rights leader This compact volume offers a full course on the remarkable, diverse career of Frederick Douglass, letting us hear once more a necessary historical figure whose guiding voice is needed now as urgently as ever. Edited by renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Pulitzer Prize–nominated historian John Stauffer, The Portable Frederick Douglass includes the full range of Douglass’s works: the complete Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as well as extracts from My Bondage and My Freedom and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass; The Heroic Slave, one of the first works of African American fiction; the brilliant speeches that launched his political career and that constitute the greatest oratory of the Civil War era; and his journalism, which ranges from cultural and political critique (including his early support for women’s equality) to law, history, philosophy, literature, art, and international affairs, including a never-before-published essay on Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture. The Portable Frederick Douglass is the latest addition in a series of African American classics curated by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. First published in 2008, the series reflects a selection of great works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by African and African American authors introduced and annotated by leading scholars and acclaimed writers in new or updated editions for Penguin Classics. In his series essay, “What Is an African American Classic?” Gates provides a broader view of the canon of classics of African American literature available from Penguin Classics and beyond. Gates writes, “These texts reveal the human universal through the African American particular: all true art, all classics do this; this is what ‘art’ is, a revelation of that which makes each of us sublimely human, rendered in the minute details of the actions and thoughts and feelings of a compelling character embedded in a time and place.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Das kleine Buch der großen Liebe

Author: Jacob Needleman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105617922

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

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»Welche Bedeutung unser Leben auch haben mag, es wäre sinnlos ohne die Liebe.« Wir glauben zu wissen, was Liebe ist. Doch: Wissen wir es wirklich? Warum streiten wir? Worauf können wir vertrauen? Das kleine Buch der großen Liebe erklärt uns, was wir wirklich voneinander wollen und bringt uns so dem großen Glück ein Stück näher. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Der Amerikanische Bürgerkrieg

Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644106517

Category: History

Page: 512

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Mit über 700 000 gefallenen Soldaten war der Amerikanische Bürgerkrieg blutiger und verlustreicher als alle Kriege zusammen, die die USA seither geführt haben. Und was seine Brutalität und Totalität angeht, nahm er sogar die Schrecken des Ersten Weltkriegs vorweg. Für John Keegan, laut New York Times «der originellste Militärhistoriker der Gegenwart», ist dieser Konflikt schlichtweg der erste moderne Krieg und zugleich «der wichtigste ideologische Kampf der Weltgeschichte». In seinem Buch schildert er nicht nur die Vorgeschichte des Bürgerkriegs, die großen Ereignisse und Schlachten und welche Folgen sie hatten – er widmet sich genauso den Protagonisten wie Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee oder Ulysses Grant. Dabei geht es ihm neben der profunden militärhistorischen Analyse auch um die politischen Dimensionen und die menschlichen Erschütterungen. Nicht zuletzt beschäftigt ihn die Frage, wie es möglich war, dass ein Land, das so sehr auf Konsens gebaut ist wie die Vereinigten Staaten, von einem tödlichen Bruderkonflikt zerrissen wurde. Ein Standardwerk, das eine Lücke schließt.

The Life of Frederick Douglass

A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom

Author: David F. Walker

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399581456

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting the key events and people that shaped the life of this great American. Recently returned to the cultural spotlight, Frederick Douglass's impact on American history is felt even in today's current events. Comic book writer and filmmaker David F. Walker joins with the art team of Damon Smyth and Marissa Louise to bring the long, exciting, and influential life of Douglass to life in comic book form. Taking you from Douglass's life as a young slave through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond, The Life of Frederick Douglass presents a complete illustrated portrait of the man who stood up and spoke out for freedom and equality. Along the way, special features provide additional background on the history of slavery in the United States, the development of photography (which would play a key role in the spread of Douglass's image and influence), and the Civil War. Told from Douglass's point of view and based on his own writings, The Life of Frederick Douglass provides an up-close-and-personal look at a history-making American who was larger than life.

The Portable Theater

American Literature and the Nineteenth-Century Stage

Author: Alan L. Ackerman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801869112

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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In The Portable Theater, Alan Ackerman investigates the crucial importance of theater in the works of Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry James. Whether as drama critics, playwrights, amateur actors, or simply as avid theater goers, each of these authors thought deeply about the theater and represented it in literature.

The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143130676

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century. Named one of NPR's Best Books of 2017. The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: an extraordinary range of voices offering the expressions of African American women in print before, during, and after the Civil War. Edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this collection comprises work from forty-nine writers arranged into sections of memoir, poetry, and essays on feminism, education, and the legacy of African American women writers. Many of these pieces engage with social movements like abolition, women’s suffrage, temperance, and civil rights, but the thematic center is the intellect and personal ambition of African American women. The diverse selection includes well-known writers like Sojourner Truth, Hannah Crafts, and Harriet Jacobs, as well as lesser-known writers like Ella Sheppard, who offers a firsthand account of life in the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers. Taken together, these incredible works insist that the writing of African American women writers be read, remembered, and addressed. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Die Scheidungspapiere

Roman

Author: Susan Rieger

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641154111

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Die 29-jährige Anwältin Sophie ist eigentlich auf Strafrecht spezialisiert. Doch eines Tages bittet sie ihr Chef, bei einem ganz anderen Termin einzuspringen: Die Tochter eines wichtigen Mandanten, Mia Durkheim, möchte sich beraten lassen, nachdem ihr Mann völlig überraschend die Scheidung eingereicht hat. Nach dem Gespräch ist Mia so von Sophie hingerissen, dass sie unbedingt von ihr vertreten werden möchte – trotz Sophies Warnungen. Aber schließlich ist es auch Mias erste Scheidung ... Und so stürzen sich die beiden Frauen gemeinsam in einen Rosenkrieg, der am Ende auch Sophies Leben gehörig auf den Kopf stellt.

Frühlingsanfang

Roman

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458749918

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Frühlingsanfang in Moskau, 1913. Nelly Reid, treusorgende Ehefrau und liebevolle Mutter dreier Kinder, verlässt ihren Mann Frank völlig unerwartet und kehrt nach England zurück, die Kinder bleiben bei ihrem Vater. Der sieht sich vor ungewohnte Herausforderungen gestellt: Er muss sich nicht nur um seine Firma kümmern, sondern auch um den Haushalt und den Nachwuchs ... Da tritt Lisa Iwanowna in Franks Leben, eine junge, gut aussehende Frau vom Lande. Aber ist sie wirklich so naiv, wie sie scheint? Und welche Rolle spielt Franks Buchhalter, Selwyn Crane, der sich so offensichtlich bemüht, die beiden zusammenzubringen? »Penelope Fitzgeralds Bücher bieten ein Lesevergnügen der besonderen Art: Ganz unaufgeregt, nachdenklich und wehmütig zeigen sie eine einfache Wahrheit: Das Alltägliche, das Allzumenschliche entwickelt oft famosen Witz.« Der Spiegel

Weißer Oleander

Roman

Author: Janet Fitch

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838722841

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Der weiße Oleander blüht in Kalifornien im Hochsommer. Dann, wenn die Hitze unerträglich erscheint. Für die zwölfjährige Astrid beginnt zu dieser Zeit eine ruhelose und dramatische Odyssee von Pflegefamilie zu Pflegefamilie. Ihre Mutter, eine exzentrische Schriftstellerin, die zu einer lebenslangen Haftstrafe verurteilt ist, vermag weiterhin einen dominanten Einfluss auf sie auszuüben. Erst allmählich gelingt es dem sensiblen und klugen Mädchen, einen eigenen Platz im Leben zu finden. Es zeigt sich, dass Astrid so stark wie der weiße Oleander ist, der selbst dann blüht, wenn man ihn immer wieder verpflanzt.

Nacht und Mondlicht

Author: Klaus Bonn,Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3741227153

Category: Philosophy

Page: 17

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Nach drei frühen Gedichten über den Himmelskörper hat sich Henry David Thoreau dem Mond und seinem Schein vor allem in seiner kleinen Studie "Night and Moonlight" (veröffentlicht 1863) zugewandt, die hier erstmals als eigenständiger, mit Anmerkungen versehener Text auf Deutsch vorliegt.

I Don't Hate the South

Reflections on Faulkner, Family, and the South

Author: Houston A. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195326555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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I Don't Hate The South takes its title from the famous declaration by Faulkner's character Quentin Compson in the novel Absalom, Absalom!. The book traces Baker's own ambivalent relationship to the South and its various protocols of family and black expressive cultural independence through a memoiristic recounting of the author's various academic posts, family dramas, travels, and engagements with that most famous of southern authors, William Faulkner as well as the black expressive "experimentalists" Percival Everett and Ralph Ellison. I Don't Hate The South's central claim is that the South is a laboratory, metaphor, and proving ground for American polity as a whole. W. E. B. Du Bois noted: "As the South goes, so goes the nation!" Houston Baker sets out to show the present-day wisdom of Du Bois's observation in a post-Hurricane Katrina moment of national family crisis. With incisive wit, scrupulous literary and cultural analysis, and vivid portraits of members of his own family, the author provides captivating reading and an object lesson on the United States' regional and national interdependence.