Unterwelt

Roman

Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462306022

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

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Die Handlung des Romans schwingt in großen Bögen von den 50er Jahren in die heutige Zeit und zurück, fahrt von New York durch die Weiten Amerikas bis in die Wüste Arizonas. Nick Shay, der eine Schuld aus seiner Jugend in sich trägt, arbeitet und lebt mit seiner Familie in Arizona. In der Wüste von Arizona bemalt Klara Sax, die leidenschaftlich für ihre Unabhängigkeit von Familie und Konventionen gekämpft hat, den Abfall der Geschichte, ausrangierte B-52 Bomber, und schafft ein gigantisches Kunstobjekt. In New York, in der Bronx, hatten Nick und Klara einst eine kurze, leidenschaftliche Affäre. Ihre Lebensläufe, ihre Erinnerungen verbinden sich mit einer Vielzahl von unvergeßlichen Figuren, fiktiven und historischen, mit politischen, sportlichen und künstlerischen Ereignissen und mit einem Baseball, der 1951 bei einem berühmten Spiel geschlagen wurde, als zum gleichen Zeitpunkt die Sowjetunion ihre erste Atombombe zündete. Kunstvoll komponiert, in einer lebendigen, originellen und facettenreichen Sprache geschrieben, ist Unterwelt ein unvergleichlicher Roman, ein Bild Amerikas, ein Bild unserer Zeit und unserer Welt. In seinem großen Roman Unterwelt beschwört Don DeLillo ein faszinierendes Panorama der letzten Hälfte dieses Jahrhunderts. Unsere Alltagswelt, Kunst, Sport und Politik, die alles bestimmende Bilderflut von der Werbung bis zum Internet spiegeln sich im Leben der Figuren, in deren Mittelpunkt Nick Shay, Manager in einer Müllentsorgungsfirma, und Klara Sax, eine Konzeptkünstlerin, stehen.

Unterwelt

Roman

Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462027365

Category: Ex-convicts

Page: 965

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Aus dem amerik. von Frank Heibert.

Revenge of the Underworld

Der Gefallene

Author: Loredana Bursch

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3748143451

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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Anivarem. Wenn sich zwei Seelen begegnen, die zueinander gehören. Nach dem Aufstand der Unterwelt wünscht sich Janay nichts mehr als einen Neustart. Wäre da nicht eine dunkle Prophezeiung, die einen erneuten Krieg weissagt. Ein mysteriöser Mann namens Ari stürzt aus dem Himmel und die Vorhersage scheint sich zu bewahrheiten. Als Janay ihm gegenübersteht, entfacht zwischen ihnen ein magischer Nebel, der das fremde Verhältnis in tiefstes Vertrauen wandelt. Von Ari erfährt Janay, dass der Vater aller Götter eine Schöpfergottheit gefangen hält. Erneut steht die Menschheit vor einem todbringenden Aufstand. Hat Janay eine Wahl, obwohl ihr Schicksal bereits besiegelt ist? Teil 2 der düsteren Revenge of the Underworld Trilogie.

Die Underworld-Saga

Underworld evolution : basierend auf den Figuren von Kevin Grevioux und Len Wiseman & Danny McBride ; nach der Geschichte von Len Wiseman & Danny McBride und dem Filmdrehbuch von Danny McBride : [der offizielle Roman zum Film] / aus dem Amerikanischen von Timothy Stahl. ...

Author: Greg Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833213090

Category:

Page: 299

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Underworld

Kurzgeschichten

Author: Daniel P. Schenk

Publisher: FALLENDREAM MEDIA

ISBN: 3933427053

Category:

Page: 215

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Underworld

Roman

Author: Meg Cabot

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364112347X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Zwischen Himmel und Hölle liegt noch eine andere Welt ... Pierce Oliviera ist nicht tot. Nicht dieses Mal. Doch sie wird gegen ihren Willen in einer düsteren Welt zwischen Himmel und Hölle festgehalten, wo die Geister der Verstorbenen auf ihre letzte Reise warten. Der Mann, der sie dort festhält, ist John Hayden, der Herrscher über die Unterwelt. Er behauptet, es sei zu ihrem eigenen Schutz. Denn nicht alle Toten sind freundlich. Manche sind nicht glücklich damit, was nach der Unterwelt auf sie wartet und so kehren sie als Furien zurück auf die Welt, dürstend nach Rache. Sie wollen sich an John Hayden rächen – oder an der Frau, die er liebt ...

Assassin's Creed: Underworld

Roman zum Game Syndicate

Author: Oliver Bowden

Publisher: Panini

ISBN: 3833231939

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Im November 2015 wird die erfolgreiche UBISOFT-Gamereihe um den ewigen Kampf zwischen Assassinen und Templer-Orden in die nächste Runde gehen. Das brandneue Game "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" entführt den Spieler dann ins England des 19. Jahrhunderts. Zwischen den glänzenden Fassaden des viktorianischen Zeitalters und dem dichten Qualm der industriellen Revolution wird der epochenalte Zwist fortgesetzt. Mit "Assassin's Creed: Underworld" präsentiert Panini den offiziellen Roman zum neuen Game!

Myths of the Underworld Journey

Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets

Author: Radcliffe G. Edmonds, III

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139456005

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book was first published in 2004. Plato, Aristophanes and the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through a close analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition. For these authors, myth is an agonistic discourse, neither a kind of sacred dogma nor a mere literary diversion, but rather a flexible tool that serves the wide variety of uses to which it is put. The traditional tale of the journey to the Underworld in Greek mythology is neither simple nor single, but each telling reveals a perspective on the cosmos, a reflection of the order of this world through the image of the other.

Mismapping the Underworld

Daring and Error in Dante's Comedy

Author: John Kleiner

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804721431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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The three central chapters of the book each examine a different type of error or anomaly: a mismeasured giant, a self-defeating experiment, an erring citation of Virgil. These apparently trivial discrepancies are linked, the author suggests, to much larger questions. What is the status of mimetic realism in Dante's poem? By what right does a poet pretend to represent the order of God's mind? Where does aggressive allegoresis cross over into interpretive error? Through the study of error, the author offers an alternative account of Dante's poetic project, one that gives priority to wit and self-irony rather than didactic seriousness.


Underworld

A Novel

Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416595854

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties. With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, “this is DeLillo’s most affecting novel…a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).

Underworld

Author: S. D. Perry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671024426

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Rebecca Chambers, and their companions take on the awesome power of Umbrella, the mysterious megacorporation that is creating terrifying biological weapons, as they set out to find the key to stopping Umbrella forever. Original.

Underworld

Author: Greg Cox,Danny McBride

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743480710

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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The centuries-long struggle between vampires and their sworn enemies, the werewolves, takes a bizarre turn in modern-day Budapest when vampire warrior Selene, a Death Dealer, finds herself drawn to Michael, an inncent American recently infected with the lupine curse. Original. (A Sony Pictures film, written by Danny McBride, releasing September 2003, starring Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Robby Gee, Erwin Leder, Wentworth Miller, Sophia Myles, Bill Nighy, & Michael Sheen) (Horror)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Author: Greg Cox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439155933

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The official movie novelization of the latest film in the blockbuster action/horror movie series, Underworld—coming to theaters in January 2009 from Sony Pictures! Centuries ago...two ageless and terrifying races—the aristocratic vampires and the feral lycans—are bound by a cruel, ancestral relationship between master and servant, and eternally separated by the ongoing, violent rivalry between their two species. But unknown to both nobility and enslaved alike, a clandestine—and forbidden—affair between the lycan servant Lucian and the beautiful vampire noblewoman Sonja burns brightly with an unbridled passion. Seeking to escape Sonja’s tyrannical father, Viktor, and a future in which their love is considered an abomination, Lucian risks the ever-present machinations of the court and his very life to cast himself and his beloved free of their bonds...a daring tactic that will eventually give all lycans the courage to rise up against their oppressive vampire overlords. New alliances are forged even as the chains of slavery are broken...and all that Lucian and Sonja hold dear will be threatened with utter annihilation....

Queering the Underworld

Slumming, Literature, and the Undoing of Lesbian and Gay History

Author: Scott Herring

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226327922

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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At the start of the twentieth century, tales of “how the other half lives” experienced a surge in popularity. People looking to go slumming without leaving home turned to these narratives for spectacular revelations of the underworld and sordid details about the deviants who populated it. In this major rethinking of American literature and culture, Scott Herring explores how a key group of authors manipulated this genre to paradoxically evade the confines of sexual identification. Queering the Underworld examines a range of writers, from Jane Addams and Willa Cather to Carl Van Vechten and Djuna Barnes, revealing how they fulfilled the conventions of slumming literature but undermined its goals, and in the process, queered the genre itself. Their work frustrated the reader’s desire for sexual knowledge, restored the inscrutability of sexual identity, and cast doubt on the value of a homosexual subculture made visible and therefore subject to official control. Herring is persuasive and polemical in connecting these writers to ongoing debates about lesbian and gay history and politics, and Queering the Underworld will be widely read by students and scholars of literature, history, and sexuality.

The Upperworld and the Underworld

Case Studies of Racketeering and Business Infiltrations in the United States

Author: Robert J. Kelly

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306459696

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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From Damon Runyan's colorful tough guys in black shirts and white ties to recent media coverage of John Gotti, the `dapper don', public depictions of racketeers in the United States have drawn attention away from the true nature of organized crime and its extensive penetrations into mainstream business. The Upperworld and the Underworld: Case Studies of Racketeering and Business Infiltrations in the United States strips away the romantic patina and reveals the significant impact of racketeering on vital segments of American industry. In this informative study Robert Kelly explores two fundamental questions: `Why is organized crime a serious problem in some businesses and industries, and not in others?' and `What are the consequences of racketeering activities for labor organizations and businesses tainted by a criminal presence?' He examines the blurred demarcation between the legitimate and illegitimate sectors of society and explains the reasons for this occurrence. In the process, Kelly provides a distinct vantage point for understanding organized crime, not just as an `outlaw fringe' preying on society, but as a disturbingly integral element of our social and economic structure. Moreover, he confirms a widely held thesis that organized crime is not merely parasitic but an institutional component of American society. The Upperworld and the Underworld affords a fascinating view of the current state of organized crime in the United States and the rise of nontraditional criminal organizations in new immigrant communities. The volume is an essential resource for students and scholars concerned with issues of crime and its effects on the economy.

Jeremy in the Underworld

Author: Becky Citra

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1551434660

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 63

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Jeremy must help Mr. Magnus remove the curse placed on the Enchanted Theater by Zeus, so he, along with the cat Aristotle, travels back in time to visit the Underworld in order to solve a riddle.

Khallaas - an A to Z Guide to the Underworld

Author: J. Dey

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8179928500

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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As a journalist on the crime beat, the author has spent long hours talking to those in uniform, those in the underworld and those in the grey zone – people who work as police informers. Much of what he has seen, heard and observed in over a decade of covering crime has found its way into print. But there’s a lot that’s spoken of in hushed tones, or buried in underworld lore. The underworld speaks its own language, and words are invented on the spur of the moment. A shooter is referred to as an “artist”, an informer is simply “zero dial”, Dubai is “Delhi”, while arrest is “get admitted”. Most of these are aimed at sending the police or adversaries on a wild goose chase. It’s a world that thrives on the spirit of enterprise, actively courts power and danger, and has conquered fear. The rules are straight and the ethics sacrosanct. The principles of ‘dhanda’ apply equally here – risk, profit and competition are at the very core. An informer will think nothing of selling precious information on a rival if it can earn him extra bucks or goodwill from the police.

The Global Underworld

Transnational Crime and the United States

Author: Don Liddick,Donald R.. Liddick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980740

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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Provides a general overview of the nature and scale of transnational crime and how it affects the United States.

Radical Underworld

Prophets, Revolutionaries and Pornographers in London, 1795-1840

Author: Iain McCalman

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521307550

Category: History

Page: 338

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This highly acclaimed study draws on information from spy reports and contemporary literature to look at English popular radicalism during the period between the anti-Jacobin government "Terror" of the 1790s and the beginnings of Chartism. The book traces for the first time the history of theunderground revolutionary-republican grouping founded by the agrarian reformer, Thomas Spence. Challenging conventional distinctions between "high" and "low" culture, McCalman illuminates the darker, more populist sides of Romanticism. Radical Underworld broadens the conventional boundaries ofpopular politics and culture by exploring a political underworld connected with poverty, crime, prophetic religion, and literary culture.