The Past is a Foreign Country

Author: David Lowenthal,Professor Emeritus David Lowenthal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521294805

Category: History

Page: 489

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Discusses nostalgia, history, and preservation, explains how the past influences the future, and analyzes modern feelings toward the past

Ein Sommer in Brandham Hall

Author: Leslie Poles Hartley,L. P. Hartley

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3961610630

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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»Seit ich diesen Roman als Teenager zum ersten Mal las, begleitet mich die Atmosphäre der Sehnsucht nach vergangenen Zeiten und kindlicher Unschuld.« Ian McEwan Einer der schönsten englischen Romane des 20. Jahrhunderts Erstmals in adäquater Übersetzung »Aufwühlend und magisch.« The Independent Die Vergangenheit ist ein fremdes Land. Leo Colston ist ein Mann fortgeschrittenen Alters, als er in einem alten roten Karton auf sein Jugendtagebuch stößt. »Tagebuch für das Jahr 1900« steht darauf, und dieser Fund lässt Leo Colston in Gedanken zurückgehen in jenen Sommer 1900, als er dreizehn war: Während der Ferien auf dem Landgut der Eltern seines Schulfreundes wird Leo zum Überbringer heimlicher Liebesbotschaften zwischen Ted, dem Pächter, und Marian, der schönen Tochter des Schlossherrn, deren Verlobung mit Lord Trimingham kurz bevorsteht. Gegen seinen Willen zieht es Leo immer tiefer in den Strudel des gefährlichen Spiels von Verlangen und Verrat, von versprochener und verbotener Liebe, und schließlich steht er vor der ersten großen Gewissensentscheidung seines jungen Lebens. Ein Sommer in Brandham Hall ist ein raffiniert konstruierter Roman über die Strapazen des Erwachsenwerdens und die Gefühlswirren der Jugend, eine fein beobachtete Gesellschaftsanalyse und eine wunderbare Liebesgeschichte. »Ein vollkommenes Kunstwerk.« The Times »Ein Meisterwerk über verlorene Unschuld, Scheinheiligkeit und britische Wesensart.« The Guardian »Schon beim ersten Lesen ist Ein Sommer in Brandham Hall die gekonnt erzählte Geschichte eines heranwachsenden Jungen und dessen verlorener Unschuld. Doch das Wissen um eine immer näher rückende, unaufhaltbare Tragödie macht sie beim zweiten Lesen noch ergreifender.« Express »Wie sein literarischer Vorfahr Henry James spürt Hartley mit verblüffender Genauigkeit den Feinheiten moralischer Sittlichkeit nach und richtet sein Augenmerk dabei auf Figuren wie Leo, den Erzähler in Ein Sommer in Brandham Hall, der gefangen ist in einem Konflikt zwischen seinen Trieben und den gesellschaftlichen Konventionen, denen er sich zu beugen hat.« The New York Times »Ein Klassiker über Liebe und Verrat in neuer Übersetzung. Wer "Abbitte" mochte, wird "Ein Sommer in Brandham Hall" lieben!« COSMOPOLITAN


Die Vergangenheit ist ein gefährliches Land

Roman

Author: Gianrico Carofiglio

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641189101

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ein Roman von Weltklasse. Made in Italy. Giorgio ist ein mustergültiger Sohn und strebsamer Jurastudent, er hat eine nette Freundin und konkrete Vorstellungen davon, wie sein Leben einmal aussehen soll. Als er eines Abends jedoch auf den charismatischen Francesco trifft, einen undurchschaubaren Nichtstuer, ändert sich sein Leben auf fatale Weise. Denn Giorgio würde alles tun, um neben Francesco eine schillernde Figur abzugeben. Und so gerät er immer tiefer in den Sog der zwielichtigen Welt seines neuen Freundes: Konspirative nächtliche Treffen ziehen ihn unaufhaltsam in einen gefährlichen Strudel der Kriminalität ...

The Past Is a Foreign Country

A Thriller

Author: Gianrico Carofiglio

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429908269

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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An international bestseller and winner of Italy's prestigious Premio Bancarella prize—an intense psychological thriller in the vein of The Talented Mr. Ripley As world-weary Lieutenant Chiti spends sleepless nights hunting for the serial rapist terrorizing his city, trainee lawyer Giorgio is befriended by dangerously charismatic Francesco. Slowly the innocent Giorgio is lured into a corrupt world of beautiful women and casual violence. Then one terrifying night Giorgio is forced to realize just how far he has left his past behind. "Set largely in the southern Italian city of Bari, this stylish psychological thriller from Carofiglio (A Walk in the Dark) fuses Jack Kerouac's On the Road with hard-edged crime fiction à la Henning Mankell's Inspector Wallander saga." - Publishers Weekly


The Past is a Foreign Country

Scenes from a Life

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780850319590

Category: Historians

Page: 280

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A revisionist approach to the Second World War which draws on interviews with decision makers such as Lord Dowding and Lord Gort to challenge the accepted view of history and query 'the few' of Churchill's speech, and the truth about Dunkirk.

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 9: The Past is a Foreign Country

Author: Julian Fellowes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474604099

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Some documents are discovered that threaten the future of more than one family. Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens. Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized instalments complete with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change for ever... Text only version. Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgravia Twitter: @JFBelgravia Pinterest: /Belgravia Instagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia


The Go-between

Author: L. P. Hartley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141190736

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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L.P. Hartley's moving exploration of a young boy's loss of innocence The Go-Between is edited with an introduction and notes by Douglas Brooks-Davies in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there' When one long, hot summer, young Leo is staying with a school-friend at Brandham Hall, he begins to act as a messenger between Ted, the farmer, and Marian, the beautiful young woman up at the hall. He becomes drawn deeper and deeper into their dangerous game of deceit and desire, until his role brings him to a shocking and premature revelation. The haunting story of a young boy's awakening into the secrets of the adult world, The Go-Between is also an unforgettable evocation of the boundaries of Edwardian society. Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972) was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, and educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. For more than thirty years from 1923 he was an indefatigable fiction reviewer for periodicals including the Spectator and Saturday Review. His first book, Night Fears (1924) was a collection of short stories; but it was not until the publication of Eustace and Hilda (1947), which won the James Tait Black prize, that Hartley gained widespread recognition as an author. His other novels include The Go-Between (1953), which was adapted into an internationally-successful film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates, and The Hireling (1957), the film version of which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. If you enjoyed The Go-Between, you might like Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Magical and disturbing' Independent 'On a first reading, it is a beautifully wrought description of a small boy's loss of innocence long ago. But, visited a second time, the knowledge of approaching, unavoidable tragedy makes it far more poignant and painful' Express

Islamicate Sexualities

Translations Across Temporal Geographies of Desire

Author: Kathryn Babayan,Afsaneh Najmabadi

Publisher: Harvard CMES

ISBN: 9780674032040

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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Islamicate Sexualities: Translations across Temporal Geographies of Desire explores different genealogies of sexuality and questions some of the theoretical emphases and epistemic assumptions affecting current histories of sexuality. Concerned with the dynamic interplay between cultural constructions of gender and sexuality, the anthology moves across disciplinary fields, integrating literary criticism with social and cultural history, and establishes a dialogue between historians (Kathryn Babayan, Frédéric Lagrange, Afsaneh Najmabadi, and Everett Rowson), comparative literary scholars (Sahar Amer and Leyla Rouhi), and critical theorists of sexualities (Valerie Traub, Brad Epps, and Dina al-Kassim). As a whole, the anthology challenges Middle Eastern Studies with questions that have arisen in recent studies of sexualities, bringing into conversation Euro-American scholarship of sexuality with that of scholars engaged in studies of sexualities across a vast cultural (Iberian, Arabic, and Iranian) and temporal field (from the tenth century to the medieval and the modern).

The Go-between

Roman

Author: Leslie P. Hartley,Maria Wolff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518461532

Category:

Page: 387

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My Past Is a Foreign Country: A Muslim feminist finds herself

Author: Zeba Talkhani

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473684080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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'A brave new voice that reaches out to us all' Miranda Doyle, author of A Book of Untruths 27-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale, and her journey to find freedom abroad in India, Germany and the UK as a young woman. Talkhani offers a fresh perspective on living as an outsider and examines her relationship with her mother and the challenges she faced when she experienced hair loss at a young age. Rejecting the traditional path her culture had chosen for her, Talkhani became financially independent and married on her own terms in the UK. Drawing on her personal experiences Talkhani shows how she fought for the right to her individuality as a feminist Muslim and refused to let negative experiences define her.

The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History

Author: David Lowenthal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521635622

Category: History

Page: 338

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Heritage, while it often constitutes and defines the most positive aspects of culture, is a malleable body of historical text subject to interpretation and easily twisted into myth. When it is appealed to on a national or ethnic level in reactions against racial, religious, or economic oppression, the result is often highly-charged political contention or conflict. The extraordinary theme of this unique book is how the rise of a manifold, crusade-like obsession with tradition and inheritance--both physical and cultural--can lead to either good or evil. In a balanced account of the pros and cons of the rhetoric and spoils of heritage--on the one hand cultural identity and unity, on the other, potential holy war--David Lowenthal discusses the myriad uses and abuses of historical appropriation and offers a rare and accessible account of a concept at once familiar and fraught with complexity. David Lowenthal is Emeritus Professor of Geography at University College London, and the author of the bestselling The Past is a Foreign Country (Cambridge, 1985)