Tausend strahlende Sonnen

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030766

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Der Weltbestseller vom Autor von ›Drachenläufer‹ und ›Traumsammler‹ Mariam ist fünfzehn, als sie aus der Provinz nach Kabul geschickt und mit dem dreißig Jahre älteren Schuhmacher Raschid verheiratet wird. Jahre später erlebt Laila, ein Mädchen aus der Nachbarschaft, ein ähnliches Schicksal. Als ihre Familie bei einem Bombenangriff ums Leben kommt, wird sie Raschids Zweitfrau. Nach anfänglichem Misstrauen werden Mariam und Laila zu engen Freundinnen. Gemeinsam wehren sie sich gegen Raschids Brutalität und planen die Flucht... Ein ergreifender Roman über das Schicksal zweier Frauen in Afghanistan, wie ihn nur einer schreiben kann: der große Geschichtenerzähler Khaled Hosseini.


A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408803739

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's "A Thousand Splendid Suns"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410360482

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's "A Thousand Splendid Suns," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.

A Thousand Splendid Suns (Play Script)

Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini

Author: Ursula Rani Sarma

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525534474

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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The script for the stage production of the bestselling Khaled Hosseini novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, as adapted by playwright Ursula Rani Sarma. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever-escalating dangers around them--in their home, as well as in the streets of Kabul--they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, playwright Ursula Rani Sarma reimagines Hosseini's novel to show how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival. A stunning accomplishment, this reimagination of A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling production about unlikely friendship and indestructible love. This adaptation was first performed by the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in February 2017.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 280801497X

Category: Study Aids

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Unlock the more straightforward side of A Thousand Splendid Suns with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, a story of love, friendship and war in modern Afghanistan. It traces the bond that develops between Mariam and Laila, the first and second wives of a violent, abusive man. Despite their very different upbringings as a result of their country’s constantly changing political situation and the fact that Mariam initially feels that Laila is “stealing” her husband, the two women gradually become so close that they are like mother and daughter, and they will go to any lengths to protect each other. A Thousand Splendid Suns is Khaled Hosseini’s second novel, following on from his 2003 bestseller The Kite Runner. Find out everything you need to know about A Thousand Splendid Suns in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Ayse Gã¶Kce,Ayse Gökce

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640908678

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,7, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Lehrstuhl Fremdsprachendidaktik), course: Seminar "Young Adult Fiction," language: English, abstract: Teaching English as a foreign language means a great challenge which would certainly be answered by all English teachers in the affirmative. Today every school in Germany offers English as school subject, even the primary schools. Consequently it must be put great emphasis on teaching it accurately by taking into consideration any aspect of English language acquisition when learning it, for example the acquisition of a distinctive vocabulary, the ability to use grammar rules correctly, the ability to spell correctly, the ability to understand what is been said when native speakers talk in English which we call listening comprehension. Another very important part of learning English as a foreign language is undisputedly reading comprehension. The ability to read out correctly, to understand what is been read and to be able to work with a text effectively is not only a competence that should be concentrated on in the foreign language but also in the mother tongue. The PISA Study is a perfect proof of this which will be mentioned later on. In this paper I will try to accentuate the importance and significance of reading in the English class. In order to illustrate this I will introduce the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, an American author and doctor with Afghan origins, and use it for the elaboration of the importance of reading activities in the English class. Initially I will focus on the didactic analysis which includes the reference to the syllabus. The syllabus is of course the signpost in terms of guidelines when planning the lessons, choosing age-appropriate media and methods. What role does reading play in this context? What is said in the syllabus when it comes to reading? The next

Traumsammler

Roman

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028451

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Der Nr.1-Spiegel-Bestseller! Millionen Leser haben auf seinen neuen Roman gewartet: In ›Traumsammler‹ erzählt Khaled Hosseini die bewegende Geschichte zweier Geschwister aus einem kleinen afghanischen Dorf. Pari ist drei Jahre alt, ihr Bruder Abdullah zehn, als der Vater sie auf einem Fußmarsch quer durch die Wüste nach Kabul bringt. Doch am Ende der Reise wartet nicht das Paradies, sondern die herzzerreißende Trennung der beiden Geschwister, die ihr Leben für immer verändern wird. Ein großer Roman, der uns einmal um die ganze Welt führt und in seiner emotionalen Intensität und Erzählkunst neue Maßstäbe setzt. Fesselnder, reicher, persönlicher als je zuvor.


Bookclub in a Box Discusses Khaled Hosseini's Novel a Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini,Marilyn Herbert

Publisher: Bookclub-In-A-Box

ISBN: 9781897082522

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 89

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This is a terrific resource for students and educators of literary fiction. The newer novels of our time have few supportive interpretations as of yet; the classics have too many. BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX is the spot to come for a literary perspective and understanding that is just right. If you have suffered from a lack of discussion topics in the past, use this guide! Sections include: Literary Interpretation; Writing Style and Structure; Themes and Focus Points; Characaterisation; Historical Information; Novel Summary; Author Information; Images, Symbols and Metaphors; Important Quotes. This set includes: The complete BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX Guidebook; A Read-Alongside-Guide (RAG) -- a quick reference of fast facts and things to consider while reading the novel which can be copied and distributed to members; A BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX sticky notepad to highlight important passages and to record your important thoughts; Bookmarks to keep your place in all those great novels you're going to read.

Die Mütter

Author: Brit Bennett

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644001243

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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«Die Mütter», so nennen sie die alten Frauen in der kleinen kalifornischen Gemeinde Oceanside. Sie sind Zeugen des Skandals, mit dem dieser Roman beginnt. Ein Skandal ist es, wenigstens aus ihrer Sicht: dass Nadia Turner, deren Mutter sich das Leben genommen hat, mit Luke, dem Sohn des Pastors ... dass Nadia Turner ein Baby bekommt ... oder vielmehr beschließt, es nicht zu bekommen. Und das ist erst der Anfang der Geschichte. Anders als Luke kehrt Nadia der Kleinstadtenge bald den Rücken. Aber Aubrey, ihre beste Freundin, bleibt und stellt sich auf ihre Weise gegen den Chor der alten Frauen, deren Stimmen mit der Zeit merklich auseinandergehen. Es dauert nicht lange, und sie feiern ein neues Paar in Oceanside: Aubrey und Luke Sheppard. Und das beschäftigt die vom College heimgekehrte Nadia mehr, als sie vor der besten Freundin zugeben kann. Brit Bennett fragt nach dem, was uns hält und was uns bindet: Freundschaft, eine gemeinsame Vergangenheit, eine nicht gelebte Geschichte. In «Die Mütter» erzählt sie voller Respekt und mit der nötigen Respektlosigkeit von Herkunft, Hautfarbe und Geschlecht, erzählt mit einer gelassenen Genauigkeit, die staunen macht. Ein lebenskluger Roman über das Amerika von heute und das Amerika von morgen.

Female Oppression in "The Bell Jar" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns"

Author: Florian Kollmeier

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656439230

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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Pre-University Paper from the year 2013 in the subject Literature - Comparative Literature, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this essay is to discuss the notion that the representation of female oppression in literature transcends cultural differences by looking at The Bell Jar and A Thousand Splendid Suns. In order to discuss this notion I researched background information about the representation of female oppression in literature and the different cultures represented in the texts. The essay focuses on female sexuality and the position of women in relationships as indicators for oppression in society. In order to further compare the differences in the nature of the oppression of women, other works and literary critics have been considered. Furthermore the use of literary techniques such as stylistic devices and symbolism has been examined to trace connections between the works. The conclusion that was found was that both, The Bell Jar and A Thousand Splendid Suns comment on female oppression in their cultures. The different ways of discussing and presenting the oppression were found to be due to the different contexts of composition.

A Thousand Splendid Suns - 101 Amazingly True Facts You Didn't Know

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Author: G Whiz

Publisher: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)

ISBN: 1311018212

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Did you know Hosseini has been working to provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan through the Khaled Hosseini Foundation, which was inspired by the trip to Afghanistan that he made in 2007? Or, did you know when Hosseini first arrived in the United States at the age of 15, he did not speak English and studied the language through reading the paper, television and radio? What are the amazingly true facts behind A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • If not found, request to have your choice created by using form on our website! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • And, write a review when you're done to hop on the list of contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: Although the Author and Publisher strived to be accurate and verify all contributions by readers, due to the nature of research this publication should not be deemed as an authoritative source and no content should be used for citation purposes. All facts come with source URLS for further reading. This publication is meant for entertainment purposes to provide the best collection of facts possible. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Der Klang der Trommel

Roman

Author: Louise Erdrich

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841208924

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Eine große indianische Familiensaga. Es gibt Trommeln, die heilen, und Trommeln, die töten können. Sie werden eins mit dem Menschen, der sie hütet. Faye Travers hat zwar Indianerblut in den Adern, mit ihrer Herkunft verbindet sie aber nur noch ihre Begeisterung für indianische Antiquitäten. Bis sie auf eine wunderschöne alte Trommel stößt. Die Suche nach ihrem rechtmäßigen Besitzer führt Faye ins Indianerreservat und wird bald zu einer Entdeckungsreise in die Geschichte ihrer eigenen Familie. Der Klang der Trommel erzählt von den großen Fragen des Lebens, von Betrug, Schuld, Liebe und Verzeihung. “Der Klang der Trommel bietet, was wir von großer Literatur erhoffen: Antworten auf die großen Lebensfragen zu erhalten. Das ist Weltliteratur zwischen Faulkner und Proust.“ Deutschlandradio Kultur, Lutz Bunk.

Der Garten des Blinden

Roman

Author: Nadeem Aslam

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641122864

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Pakistan in den Monaten nach dem 11. September: Jeo ist mit Naheed, der großen Liebe seines Lebens, verheiratet, die auch sein Adoptivbruder Mikal begehrt. Als Jeo sich auf den Weg macht, in Afghanistan verwundeten Zivilisten zu helfen, begleitet Mikal ihn, doch ein Komplott führt die beiden unversehens zwischen die Fronten, Jeo stirbt, und Mikal gerät in Gefangenschaft. Auch in das Leben der Familie zu Hause bricht der Krieg ein. Ihr Vater Rohan, gläubiger Muslim und Gründer einer liberalen Schule, sieht sein Lebenswerk durch Fundamentalisten bedroht, und Naheed tut alles, um die mühsam erkämpfte Freiheit der Frauen nicht wieder zu verlieren. Sie trauert um Jeo, gibt aber die Hoffnung nicht auf, dass Mikal eines Tages zurückkehrt. Ebenso schonungslos wie poetisch beschreibt der vielfach ausgezeichnete Autor Nadeem Aslam in "Der Garten des Blinden" eine sehr gegenwärtige, dabei zeitlose Welt um Liebe und Krieg, Verlust und Verrat und um die tiefsten Beweggründe menschlichen Handelns.