Cold Mountain

A Novel

Author: Charles Frazier

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802197177

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to sell over three million copies. Now, the beloved American epic returns, reissued by Grove Press to coincide with the publication of Frazier’s eagerly-anticipated second novel, Thirteen Moons. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father’s derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey, hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.



Ins Dunkel hinein

Roman

Author: Charles Frazier

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552057064

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Verstört, sprachlos, irgendwie zurückgeblieben – so kommen die Zwillinge Dolores und Frank bei Tante Luce an. Vermutlich waren sie dabei, als ihre Mutter starb, ermordet von Bud, einem brutalen Gelegenheitsgauner und dem ehemaligen Lebensgefährten der Mutter. Luce gewinnt langsam das Vertrauen der Zwillinge, und auch sie selbst, die Außenseiterin, die in einem verfallenden Sommerhaus in North Carolina lebt, scheint zur Ruhe zu kommen. Auf eine leichte, aufregend unspektakuläre Weise gelingt es Charles Frazier, eine Handvoll fragiler Menschen vor den Gefahren zu retten, die sie immer enger zu umschließen drohen.

A Study Guide for Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 141033564X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Charles Frazier's "Cold Mountain," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels 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 Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Anklage

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641164699

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Jedes Unrecht hat seinen Preis Als New Yorker Anwältin hat es Samantha Kofer binnen weniger Jahre zu Erfolg gebracht. Mit der Finanzkrise ändert sich alles. Samantha wird gefeuert. Doch für ein Jahr Pro-Bono-Engagement bekommt sie ihren Job zurück. Samantha geht nach Brady, Virginia, einem 2000-Seelen-Ort, der sie vor große Herausforderungen stellt. Denn anders als ihre New Yorker Klienten, denen es um Macht und Geld ging, kämpfen die Einwohner Bradys um ihr Leben. Ein Kampf, den Samantha bald zu ihrem eigenen macht und der sie das Leben kosten könnte. Samantha Kofer, ambitionierte Anwältin bei einer der größten Kanzleien in New York, wird kurz nach dem Untergang der US-Investmentbank Lehman Brothers von ihrem Job freigestellt. Im Gegensatz zu vielen ihrer Kollegen, die von einem auf den anderen Tag auf der Straße stehen, bietet man ihr einen Deal an: Wenn sie für ein Jahr ohne Gehalt bei einer Non-Profit-Organisation arbeitet, behält sie ihren Job. So verschlägt es Samantha nach Brady, einem kleinen Ort in den Bergen Virginias, wo sie bei einer Beratungsstelle für kostenlosen Rechtsbeistand anheuert. Anfangs noch etwas unbeholfen in der ungewohnten Umgebung, entwickelt Samantha bald ein Gespür für die Nöte der Einwohner Bradys. Menschen, die auf den umliegenden Kohlefeldern jahrelang Schwerstarbeit geleistet haben und nun, ausgebrannt oder erkrankt, von den Kohleunternehmen im Stich gelassen werden. Der tragische Fall eines Arbeiters, der von Elend und Krankheit so gezeichnet ist, dass ihm nur noch wenige Monate zu leben bleiben, lässt Samantha schließlich über sich hinauswachsen. Gemeinsam mit einem befreundeten Anwalt nimmt sie den Kampf gegen die Kohlemagnaten auf und schreckt auch dann nicht zurück, als ihr Leben akut bedroht wird.

Still in Print

The Southern Novel Today

Author: Jan Nordby Gretlund

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611172640

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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In Still in Print, eighteen Southern novels published since 1997 fall under the careful scrutiny of an international cast of accomplished literary critics to identify the very best of recent writings in the genre. These essays highlight the praiseworthy efforts of a pantheon of novelists celebrating and challenging regionality, unearthing manifestations of the past in the present, and looking to the future with wit and healthy skepticism. Organized around shared themes of history, place, humor, and malaise, the novels discussed here interrogate Southern culture and explore the region's promise for the future. Four novels reconsider the Civil War and its aftermath as Charles Frazier, Kaye Gibbons, Josephine Humphreys, and Pam Durban revisit the past and add fresh insights to contemporary discussions of race and gender through their excursions into history. The novels by Steve Yarbrough, Larry Brown, Chris Offutt, Barry Hannah, and James Lee Burke demonstrate a keen sense of place, rooted in a South marked by fundamentalism, poverty, violence, and rampant prejudice but still capable of promise for some unseen future. The comic fiction of George Singleton, Clyde Edgerton, James Wilcox, Donald Harington, and Lewis Nordan shows how Southern humor still encompasses customs and speech reflected in concrete places. Ron Rash, Richard Ford, and Cormac McCarthy probe the depths of human existence, often with disturbing results, as they write about protagonists cut off from their own humanity and desperate to reconnect with the human race. Diverse in content but unified in genre, these particular novels have been nominated by the contributors to Still in Print for long-term survival as among the best modern representations of the Southern novel.

A History of American Literature

1950 to the Present

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118329163

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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The History of American Literature from 1950 to the Present offers a comprehensive analysis of the wide range of literary works that extends into the 21st century Covers drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, science fiction, and detective novels Features discussion of American works within the context of such 21st-century issues as globalization, medicine, gender, education, and other topics

Erzähl mir dein Herz

Roman

Author: Charles Martin,Ulrike Bischoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548280196

Category:

Page: 397

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Salt Lake City, Flughafen. Es schneit und die Flüge werden gestrichen. Dr. Ben Payne möchte dringend nach Hause. Er chartert ein kleines Flugzeug und lädt die Journalistin Ashley Knox ein mitzufliegen, damit sie rechtzeitig zu ihrer Hochzeit kommt. Doch das Flugzeug stürzt mitten in der Wildnis ab.

Der Tod so kalt

Thriller

Author: Luca D'Andrea

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641211395

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Drei grausame Morde. Ein schweigendes Dorf. Ein Fremder, besessen von der Wahrheit Südtirol, 1985. Tagelang wütet ein gewaltiges Gewitter über der Bletterbach-Schlucht. Drei junge Einheimische aus dem nahegelegenen Siebenhoch kehren von einer Wanderung nicht zurück – schließlich findet ein Suchtrupp ihre Leichen, aufs Brutalste entstellt. Den Täter vermutet man im Bekanntenkreis, doch das Dorf hüllt sich in eisiges Schweigen. Dreißig Jahre später beginnt ein Fremder unangenehme Fragen zu stellen. Jeder warnt ihn vor den Konsequenzen, allen voran sein Schwiegervater, der die Toten damals gefunden hat. Doch Jeremiah Salinger, der seiner Frau in ihr Heimatdorf gefolgt ist, lässt nicht locker – und wird schon bald seine Neugier bereuen. Ein Fluch scheint alle zu verfolgen, die sich mit den Morden beschäftigen. Ist dort unten am Bletterbach etwas Furchtbares wieder erwacht? Etwas, so uralt wie die Erde selbst ...

Reconnecting with John Muir

Essays in Post-Pastoral Practice

Author: Terry Gifford

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820336653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Advancing for the first time the concept of "post-pastoral practice," Reconnecting with John Muir springs from Terry Gifford's understanding of the great naturalist as an exemplar of integrated, environmentally conscious knowing and writing. Just as the discourses of science and the arts were closer in Muir's day--in part, arguably, because of Muir--it is time we learned from ecology to recognize how integrated our own lives are as readers, students, scholars, teachers, and writers. When we defy the institutional separations, purposely straying from narrow career tracks, the activities of reading, scholarship, teaching, and writing can inform each other in a holistic "post-pastoral" professional practice. Healing the separations of culture and nature represents the next way forward from the current crossroads in the now established field of ecocriticism. The mountain environment provides a common ground for the diverse modes of engagement and mediation Gifford discusses. By attempting to understand the meaning of Muir's assertion that "going to the mountains is going home," Gifford points us toward a practice of integrated reading, scholarship, teaching, and writing that is adequate to our environmental crisis.

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Author: Abby H. P. Werlock,James P. Werlock

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 143814069X

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: N.A

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Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more.

Heidi

Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre

Author: Johanna Spyri

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3842328591

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

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Der erste Teil der Geschichte rund um Heidi, Klara, Herrn Sesemann, Fräulein Rottenmeier und den Almöhi: "Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre" (illustriert)

On Cold Mountain

A Buddhist Reading of the Hanshan Poems

Author: Paul Rouzer

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295806133

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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In this first serious study of Hanshan (�Cold Mountain�), Paul Rouzer discusses some seventy poems of the iconic Chinese poet who lived sometime during the Tang dynasty (618�907). Hanshan�s poems gained a large readership in English-speaking countries following the publication of Jack Kerouac�s novel The Dharma Bums (1958) and Gary Snyder�s translations (which began to appear that same year), and they have been translated into English more than any other body of Chinese verse. Rouzer investigates how Buddhism defined the way that believers may have read Hanshan in premodern times. He proposes a Buddhist poetics as a counter-model to the Confucian assumptions of Chinese literary thought and examines how texts by Kerouac, Snyder, and Jane Hirshfield respond to the East Asian Buddhist tradition. �

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616645

Category: Reference

Page: 536

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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 7: Foodways

Author: John T. Edge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616521

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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When the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was published in 1989, the topic of foodways was relatively new as a field of scholarly inquiry. Food has always been central to southern culture, but the past twenty years have brought an explosion in interest in foodways, particularly in the South. This volume marks the first encyclopedia of the food culture of the American South, surveying the vast diversity of foodways within the region and the collective qualities that make them distinctively southern. Articles in this volume explore the richness of southern foodways, examining not only what southerners eat but also why they eat it. The volume contains 149 articles, almost all of them new to this edition of the Encyclopedia. Longer essays address the historical development of southern cuisine and ethnic contributions to the region's foodways. Topical essays explore iconic southern foods such as MoonPies and fried catfish, prominent restaurants and personalities, and the food cultures of subregions and individual cities. The volume is destined to earn a spot on kitchen shelves as well as in libraries.

The Ultimate Man's Survival Guide

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Manhood

Author: Frank Miniter

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1621571696

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Do you know how to fight off an alligator? Throw a four-seam fastball? Mix the perfect martini? How about Ben Franklin’s 13 Rules of Improvement? Learn all this and more in the new expanded paperback edition of Frank Miniter’s New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide. Broken into seven sections—survivor, provider, athlete, hero,romantic, cultured man, and philosopher—Miniter teaches guys the skills,attitudes, and philosophies they need to be the ultimate man.

Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina

A Guidebook

Author: Georgann Eubanks

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607034

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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This concluding volume of the Literary Trails of North Carolina trilogy takes readers into an ancient land of pale sand, dense forests, and expansive bays, through towns older than our country and rich in cultural traditions. Here, writers reveal lives long tied to the land and regularly troubled by storms and tell tales of hardship, hard work, and freedom. Eighteen tours lead readers from Raleigh to the Dismal Swamp, the Outer Banks, and across the Sandhills as they explore the region's connections to over 250 writers of fiction, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction. Along the way, Georgann Eubanks brings to life the state's rich literary heritage as she explores these writers' connection to place and reveals the region's vibrant local culture. Excerpts invite readers into the authors' worlds, and web links offer resources for further exploration. Featured authors include A. R. Ammons, Gerald Barrax, Charles Chesnutt, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, Kaye Gibbons, Harriet Jacobs, Jill McCorkle, Michael Parker, and Bland Simpson. Literary Trails of North Carolina is a project of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Community on Land

Community, Ecology, and the Public Interest

Author: Janel M. Curry,Steven McGuire

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742501614

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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This book looks to the history of the 'the commons' in American and European social thought to better understand contemporary environmental problems. The authors show how American law governing lands and resources relies on the individualist assumptions of Enlightenment thinkers, who regarded land as 'wasted' when not being 'improved' by European agriculture or colonization. Curry and McGuire trace the history of this philosophical and historical legacy and reveal its strong influence on American concepts on community and land. They not only reveal the law's insufficient comprehension of community rights, but they also advocate realistic policy alternatives whereby community governance can better solve the challenges of resource management and other American social problems.

Composition in the Digital World

Conversations with 21st Century American Composers

Author: Robert Raines

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199357056

Category: Music

Page: 352

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American composers are at the forefront of a renaissance in concert music, in the process expanding the very definition of the category. The impact of digital technology on the creative process and the unprecedented diversity of contemporary composers are arguably among the catalysts driving the rebirth. In this series of personal interviews with some of the most prominent composers of art music currently working on the American music scene, composer and educator Robert Raines leads the intimate conversations through subjects ranging from the source of inspiration to work habits, the realities of the business of music, and the impact of technology on music and life in the 21st century. The musicians who participated in these conversations are as different from one another as might be imagined, both in styles of music and approaches to life and art, resulting in a series of stories that offer a kaleidoscopic view of the many paths to creativity, yet a common thread that runs through the interviews is the passionate artistic drive that is shared by all. The inspirational stories of struggles and successes, told in the artists' own words and distinctively framed by their individual personalities - humorous, curmudgeonly, serious, serene, and playful by turns - is a delightful and thought-provoking journey full of personal insights, advice, and sharp observations on composing music in a changing, technology-driven world. A loving homage to the artistic spirit, this book is a must-read for students of composition, professors and scholars of music, composers and aspiring composers, and anyone interested in the subjective process of writing music. This rich and entertaining collection provides a unique glimpse into the workings of the creative spirit in the digital age.