Mein Leben

zwanzig Radierungen

Author: Marc Chagall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458192060

Category:

Page: 59

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Speak, Memory

An Autobiography Revisited

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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'Speak, memory', said Vladimir Nabokov. And immediately there came flooding back to him a host of enchanting recollections - of his comfortable childhood and adolescence, of his rich, liberal-minded father, his beautiful mother, an army of relations and family hangers-on and of grand old houses in St Petersburg and the surrounding countryside in pre-Revolutionary Russia. Young love, butterflies, tutors and a multitude of other themes thread together to weave an autobiography, which is itself a work of art. Part of a major new series of the works of Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita and Pale Fire, in Penguin Classics.
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Wiedersehen mit Brideshead

Die heiligen und profanen Erinnerungen des Captain Charles Ryder

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257603436

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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›Wiedersehen mit Brideshead‹ ist das englische Gegenstück zum amerikanischen ›Großen Gatsby‹: das Porträt der Schönen und Reichen in den Jahren zwischen den Weltkriegen, die Chronik einer Vertreibung aus dem Paradies bei Anbruch der modernen Zeit – und die Geschichte einer unmöglichen Liebe.
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Good-bye to All That

An Autobiography

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141395273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 8408

"There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. A new arrival who talked patriotism would soon be told to cut it out. As Blighty, Great Britain was a quiet, easy place to get back to out of the present foreign misery, but as a nation it was nothing." This is the original version of Robert Graves's intense memoir of the First World War, restoring this raw, emotionally truthful, darkly comic work to the way it was first written, by a young man still reeling from the trenches. 'We see the dark heart of the book even more clearly, and hear it beating even more loudly, in this original edition than we do in the comparatively careful and considered terms of the later one' Andrew Motion 'One of the most candid self-portraits, warts and all, ever painted' TLS
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A Little Learning

The First Volume of an Autobiography

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718197682

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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'Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography.' Waugh begins his story with heredity, writing of the energetic, literary and sometimes eccentric men and women who, unknown to themselves, contributed to his genius. Save for a few pale shadows, his childhood was warm, bright and serene. The Hampstead and Lancing schooldays which followed were sometimes agreeable, but often not. His life at Oxford - which he evokes in Brideshead Revisited - was essentially a catalogue of friendship. His cool recollection of those hedonistic days is a portrait of the generation of Harold Acton, Cyril Connolly and Anthony Powell. That exclusive world he recalls with elegant wit and precision. He closes with his experiences as a master at a preparatory school in North Wales which inspired Decline and Fall.
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Robert de Niro

Ein Leben

Author: Shawn Levy

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310403477X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 9130

***Die fulminante Biographie des großen Filmidols*** Robert De Niro gehört zu den besten und erfolgreichsten Schauspielern der Welt (»Taxi Driver«,»Der Pate«, »Es war einmal in Amerika«). Der New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autor Shawn Levy hat bislang unveröffentlichtes Material und private Aufzeichnungen De Niros zusammengetragen, darunter Gespräche mit Scorsese, Coppola und Pacino. Er eröffnet ein neues faszinierendes Bild der grandiosen Arbeit des zweifachen Oscar-Preisträgers mit seltenen Einblicken in das private Leben des öffentlichkeitsscheuen Schauspielers. Mit großem Bildteil
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The Smiths

songs that saved your life

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898807357

Category:

Page: 344

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The Grass Arena

An Autobiography

Author: John Healy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141889497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6468

John Healy, the son of poor Irish immigrants in London, grows up hardened by violence and soon finds himself overwhelmed by alcoholism. He ends up in the grass arena: the parks and streets of the inner city, where beggars, thieves, prostitutes and killers fight for survival and each day brings the question of where to find the next drink. In his searing autobiography Healy describes with unflinching honesty his experiences of addiction, his escape through learning to play chess in prison, and his ongoing search for peace of mind.
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Die Autobiografie

Author: Ralph Siegel

Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig

ISBN: 3784482368

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Er hat seit 50 Jahren die deutsche Musikszene entscheidend mitgeprägt. Mit mehr als 2000 veröffentlichten Songsund 24 Grand-Prix-Teilnahmen, darunter 1982 der grandiose Sieg mit Nicoles 'Ein bisschen Frieden', ist er einer der erfolgreichsten Musikproduzenten Deutschlands. Er arbeitete mit zahlreichen namhaften Künstlern zusammen, darunter Dschinghis Khan, Peter Alexander, Udo Jürgens und förderte u.a. die Gruppe Silver Convention sowie die Kabarettisten Gerhard Polt und Willy Astor.Kindheit am Chiemsee,Studios auf dem Dachboden, Ausflüge in die Spielhöllen von Paris, der American Dream, die ersten Erfolge und Misserfolge, die Frauen, der Durchbruch – Ralph Siegel lässt nichts aus und erzählt mit viel Humor von den Wendepunkten und prägenden Momenten in seinem Leben. Und schreibt quasi nebenbei ein halbes Jahrhundert spannende deutsche und europäische Musikgeschichte.
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Author: Malcolm X,Alex Haley

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141185439

Category: African Americans

Page: 512

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Malcolm X's blazing, legendary autobiography, completed shortly before his assassination in 1965, depicts a remarkable life: a child born into rage and despair, who turned to street-hustling and cocaine in the Harlem ghetto, followed by prison, where he converted to the Black Muslims and honed the energy and brilliance that made him one of the most important political figures of his time - and an icon in ours. It also charts the spiritual journey that took him beyond militancy, and led to his murder, a powerful story of transformation, redemption and betrayal. Vilified by his critics as an anti-white demagogue, Malcolm X gave a voice to unheard African-Americans, bringing them pride, hope and fearlessness, and remains an inspirational and controversial figure today.
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Im Gespräch mit Morrissey

Author: Len Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854453116

Category:

Page: 422

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Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644574219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9433

Willy Wonka stand ganz allein in dem großen offenen Fabriktor. Seine Augen waren ungewöhnlich lebhaft. Plötzlich machte er ein paar komische kleine Tanzschritte, breitete die Arme aus und rief: «Willkommen, meine kleinen Freunde! Willkommen in der Schokoladenfabrik!» Der geheimnisvolle Willy Wonka öffnet zum ersten Mal die Tore seiner Schokoladenfabrik. Charlie kann es kaum fassen, dass er als eines der fünf glücklichen Kinder, die eine Goldene Eintrittskarte gewonnen haben, dort hineindarf. Denn Willy Wonka macht nicht nur die köstlichste Schokolade – er ist der beste Süßigkeitenerfinder aller Zeiten! Aber Charlie hätte nie gedacht, welche verrückten Abenteuer ihn in Wonkas Schokoladenfabrik wirklich erwarten würden ...
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My Autobiography

Author: Charles Chaplin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141011475

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 493

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Born into a theatrical family, Chaplin's father died of drink while his mother, unable to bear the poverty, suffered from bouts of insanity, Chaplin embarked on a film-making career which won him immeasurable success, as well as intense controversy. His extraordinary autobiography was first published in 1964 and was written almost entirely without reference to documentation - simply as an astonishing feat of memory by a 75 year old man. It is an incomparably vivid reconstruction of a poor London childhood, the music hall and then his prodigious life in the movies.
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Ein Engel an meiner Tafel

Eine Autobiographie

Author: Janet Frame

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406639569

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Janet Frames autobiographischer Roman erzählt die Lebensgeschichte einer der eigenwilligsten Autorinnen der Weltliteratur. Die junge Janet Frame wächst unter ärmlichen und tragischen Umständen an der Küste Neuseelands auf: ihr Bruder erkrankt an Epilepsie, und ihre beiden Schwestern ertrinken bei Badeausflügen. Nach einem Selbstmordversuch in die Psychiatrie eingeliefert, rettet die junge Autorin nur wenige Tage vor einer geplanten Hirnoperation ein Literaturpreis, und sie wird nach acht Jahren entlassen. «Ein Engel an meiner Tafel» liefert den Beweis für die lebensspendende Kraft der Literatur, erzählt von einer Autorin, die ihr Leben dem Schreiben widmete und bis zum Ende aus dieser Kraft schöpfte. Frames Autobiographie gehört zu den bedeutendsten Beispielen für dieses Genre im 20. Jahrhundert.
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Die Geschichte meines Lebens

Author: Charlie Chaplin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596140619

Category: Comedians

Page: 510

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Autobiography

Author: Morrissey

Publisher: Penguin Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 457

View: 5603

In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, he was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv. It has been said 'Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime" -- Back cover.
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