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Jacob the Liar

Jacob the Liar Author Jurek Becker
ISBN-10 1559703156
Release 1996
Pages 244
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Cut off from all news of the war along with thousands of fellow prisoners, Jacob Heym accidentally overhears a radio broadcast that reveals the Red Army's advancement and is forced to tell a series of lies in order to explain his knowledge.



Functions of Humor in German Holocaust Literature

Functions of Humor in German Holocaust Literature Author Jennifer Irene Bjornstad
ISBN-10 WISC:89074945916
Release 2001
Pages 188
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Functions of Humor in German Holocaust Literature has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Functions of Humor in German Holocaust Literature also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Functions of Humor in German Holocaust Literature book for free.



Die Soldaten Eine Komodie

Die Soldaten Eine Komodie Author Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz
ISBN-10 1514388251
Release 2015-06-17
Pages 34
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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.



Strategies of Humor in Post Unification German Literature Film and Other Media

Strategies of Humor in Post Unification German Literature  Film  and Other Media Author Jill Twark
ISBN-10 9781443827812
Release 2011-01-18
Pages 380
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The fourteen chapters in this anthology feature original analyses of contemporary German-language literary texts, films, political cartoons, cabaret, and other types of performance. The artworks display a wide spectrum of humor modes, such as irony, satire, the grotesque, Jewish humor, and slapstick, as responses to unification with the accompanying euphoria, but also alienation and dislocation. Kerstin Hensel’s Lärchenau, Christoph Hein’s Landnahme, and vignette collections by Jakob Hein (Antrag auf ständige Ausreise und andere Mythen der DDR) and Wladimir Kaminer (Es gab keinen Sex im Sozialismus) are interpreted as examples of the grotesque. The popular films Lola rennt, Sonnenallee, Herr Lehmann, NVA, Alles auf Zucker!, and Mein Führer—Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler are reexamined through the lens of traditional and more recent humor or comic book theories. The contributors focus on how each artwork enriches four prominent postwall German cultural trends: post-unification identity reconstruction, Vergangenheitsbewältigung (including Hitler humor), New German Popular Literature (Christian Kracht’s ironic subtexts), and immigrant perspectives (a “third voice” in the East-West binary reflected here pointedly in Eulenspiegel cartoons). To date, no other scholarly work provides as comprehensive an overview of the diverse strategies of humor used in the past two decades in German-speaking countries.



Bronstein s Children

Bronstein s Children Author Jurek Becker
ISBN-10 0226041271
Release 1999-05-15
Pages 264
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"East Berlin, 1973: An 18-year-old Jew discovers that his father's friends are holding prisoner a former Nazi concentration camp guard in the family cottage. . . . interrogating and torturing him in an attempt to get him to admit to his war crimes" ("Booklist"). "A chilly and disquieting novel".--"Los Angeles Times".



Minna Von Barnhelm

Minna Von Barnhelm Author Gotthold Lessing
ISBN-10 1542912075
Release 2017-02-03
Pages 150
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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German philosopher, playwright, and art critic. Lessing was one of the most prominent figures of the Enlightenment Era and his writings helped shape the development of modern German literature. Lessing's most famous plays are Nathan the Wise, Emilia Galotti, and Minna von Barnhelm. Minna von Barnhelm is a comedy set during the Seven Years' War that centers around a dishonorably discharged soldier in the Prussian Army and his lost love.



Andorra

Andorra Author Max Frisch
ISBN-10 0413305104
Release 2001-10-18
Pages 112
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Reissue of this Methuen classic to tie in with a major new production The republic of Andorra is invaded by totalitarian forces. The populace capitulates to the anti-Semitism of the aggressor and betrays Andri, the foundling son of the local schoolmaster. But Andri it seems, is not a Jew at all. Andorra explores the mechanism of racism with the story of a non-Jew brought up as a Jew, who falls victim to anti-Semitic hostility.



Der Vierundzwanzigste Februar

    Der Vierundzwanzigste Februar Author Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias Werner
ISBN-10 UOM:39015030048774
Release 1834
Pages 62
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The Female Nude

The Female Nude Author Lynda Nead
ISBN-10 9781134972753
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 184
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Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nude brings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nude represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.



Figure and Likeness

Figure and Likeness Author Charles Barber
ISBN-10 0691091773
Release 2002
Pages 207
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Figure and Likeness presents a thought-provoking new account of Byzantine iconoclasm--the fundamental crisis in Christian visual representation during the eighth and ninth centuries that defined the terms of Christianity's relationship to the painted image. Charles Barber rejects the conventional means of analyzing this crisis, which seeks its origin in political and other social factors. Instead, he argues, iconoclasm is primarily a matter of theology and aesthetic theory. Working between the theological texts and the visual materials, Barber demonstrates that in challenging the validity of iconic representation, iconoclasts were asking: How can an image depict an incomprehensible God? In response, iconophile theologians gradually developed a notion of representation that distinguished the work of art from the subject it depicted. As such, Barber concludes, they were forced to move the language describing the icon beyond that of theology. This pivotal step allowed these theologians, of whom Patriarch Nikephoros and Theodore of Stoudios were the most important, to define and defend a specifically Christian art. In highlighting this outcome and also in offering a full and clearly rendered account of iconoclastic notions of Christian representation, Barber reveals that the notion of art was indeed central to the unfolding of iconoclasm. The implications of this study reach well beyond the dispute it considers. Barber fundamentally revises not only our understanding of Byzantine art in the years succeeding the iconoclastic dispute, but also of Christian painting in the centuries to come.



Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory

Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory Author Thomas Habinek
ISBN-10 9780470775325
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 144
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This book introduces readers to the ancient rhetorical tradition by investigating key questions about the origins, nature and importance of rhetoric. Explores the role of the orator, especially the two greatest figures of the tradition, Demosthenes and Cicero Investigates the place of rhetoric at the center of ancient education Considers the role of rhetoric since the end of antiquity. Includes a glossary of proper names and technical terms; a chronological table of political events, authors, orators, and rhetorical works; and suggestions for further reading.



German

German Author Joseph Rosenberg
ISBN-10 9780486117621
Release 2013-01-16
Pages 400
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Filled with dialogues, grammar and idiom studies, and practical exercises, this is probably the most delightful, useful, and comprehensive elementary book available for learning spoken and written German. 330 illustrations.



Marbot

Marbot Author Wolfgang Hildesheimer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015028741810
Release 1983-08-01
Pages 246
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The Bone Man

The Bone Man Author Wolf Haas
ISBN-10 9781612191706
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 176
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The wry and rueful Columbo of Austria investigates a grisly murder at a beloved restaurant where snooty Viennese gourmands go to eat … fried chicken. At a wildly popular chicken shack in the Austrian countryside, a gruesome discovery is made in the pile of chicken bones waiting to be fed into the basement grinder: human bones. But when former-police detective now private eye Simon Brenner shows up to investigate, the woman who hired him has disappeared … Brenner likes chicken, though, so he stays, but finds no one will talk. And as he waits for the disappeared manager, there’s one ghastly find after another. Perhaps the most raucous book in the series, The Bone Man manages to make fun of institutions from high cuisine to soccer while nonetheless building relentless suspense based in all-too-real social issues. Smart, tense, and funny, the book makes clear why Carl Hiaasen called Wolf Haas “the real deal.”



Job The Story of A Simple Man

Job  The Story of A Simple Man Author Joseph Roth
ISBN-10 9781590209103
Release 2002-12-31
Pages 238
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The author's greatest achievement, The Radetzky March is an unparalleled portrait of a civilization in decline, and as such, a universal story for our times. The Radetzky March, Joseph Roth's classic saga of the privileged von Trotta family, encompasses the entire social fabric of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before World War I.



Triumph and Trauma

Triumph and Trauma Author Bernhard Giesen
ISBN-10 9781317250081
Release 2015-12-03
Pages 208
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This book deals with triumphant and tragic heroes, with victims and perpetrators as archetypes of the Western imagination. A major recent change in Western societies is that memories of triumphant heroism-for example, the revolutionary uprising of the people-are increasingly replaced by the public remembrance of collective trauma of genocide, slavery and expulsion. The first part of the book deals with the heroes and victims and explores the social construction of charisma and its inevitable decay. Part 2 focuses on a paradigm case of the collective trauma of perpetrators: German national identity between 1945 and 2000. After a time of latency, the legacy of nationalistic trauma was addressed in a public conflict between generations. The conflict took center stage in vivid public debates and became a core element of Germany's official political culture. Today public confessions of the guilt of the past have spread beyond the German case. They are part of a new post-utopian pattern of collective identity in a globalised setting.



The Final Journey

The Final Journey Author Gudrun Pausewang
ISBN-10 0140378006
Release 1998
Pages 153
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Alice is eleven years old, and it is wartime. She is on a train with no seats, no lights, no sanitary facilities. Her parents and her grandmother are missing, and Alice doesn't know where she is going. Maybe she will get to play outside again, maybe she will see her parents. But as the train rolls on, Alice begins to realize that just when you think things can't possibly get any worse, they do.